Patents Examined by Mark H. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 10735979
    Abstract: A self-organizing backhaul radio (SOBR) and related arrangements are disclosed. A “primary” link between an first SOBR enabled radio and a second SOBR radio includes a secondary transmission link, referred to as a signature control channel (SCC), as a spread spectrum modulated signal embedded within and transmitted simultaneously with the primary link. The SCC transmissions from the first SOBR radio may be utilized by other SOBR enabled radios to determine an interference level to or from the first SOBR radio's primary link. The SCC transmission may be utilized to allow transmit beam forming between SOBR-enabled radios without damaging other friendly SOBR radios within the propagation distance of the transmitted signals based upon the detection of the SCC transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Skyline Partners Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J. Negus, James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10721153
    Abstract: A technique to increase the throughput (TP) of transmission of IP packets over a cellular connection between a mobile device (MD) and a network element (NE) is disclosed. An example embodiment of the disclosed technique starches the time period of the slow start phase of a TCP/IP connection between the MD and the NE. Another example embodiment divides the slow-start phase into two or more slow-start-sub phases. Yet, another disclosed embodiment is configured to add, during the slow-start phase, an extra number of bytes that are embedded in extra-number-of packets (ENoP) wherein the value of the ENoP is decreased when the RTT is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Flash Networks, LTD
    Inventors: Roland Zink, Meiron Tzhori, Or Sivan
  • Patent number: 10707948
    Abstract: This invention presents methods comprising a BS with a plural of antennas capable of beamforming two or more spatial multiplexed streams with two or more antennas on UEs; using one or more of relays to project the capacity of the BS to cover one or more UEs; the BS estimating the uplink channel state information (CSI) between each antenna on the BS and each antenna on the one or more UEs using pilots transmitted from the UE antennas in the presence of the relays which amplifies and forwards the one or more pilots; and, the BS making use of the perseverance of the reciprocity of the over the air channel by the symmetry of the DL and UL paths of the relays to obtain the downlink CSI using the estimated uplink CSI that includes the effect of the relays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RF DSP Inc.
    Inventor: Ping Liang
  • Patent number: 10700843
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for information transmission in a Machine Type Communication (MTC) system. The method includes that: a subframe set and a narrowband for transmitting first information are determined according to a Physical Cell Identity (PCID); and the first information is sent or received on the subframe set and the narrowband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Xianming Chen, Bo Dai, Shuqiang Xia, Kun Liu, Jing Shi, Wen Zhang, Huiying Fang
  • Patent number: 10701582
    Abstract: Dynamic application QoS profile provisioning may be provided. First, an access point may send a profile to a client device. The profile may comprise a plurality of application identifiers and a plurality policies corresponding to the plurality of application identifiers. Each of the plurality of application identifiers may respectively correspond to a plurality of applications. Next, the client device may receive the profile. Then the client device may select, from the received profile, a first policy from the plurality policies in the profile. The first policy may correspond to a first application identifier in the plurality of application identifiers. The first application identifier may correspond to a first application within the plurality of applications. The first application may be on the client device. The first application on the client device may then create a network flow from the client device to the access point based on the selected first policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Sudhir Kumar Jain, Thomas Szigeti, Jon Michael Snyder, Gangadharan Byju Pulanikkal
  • Patent number: 10693781
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for implementing in Network Interface Controller (NIC) flow switching. Switching operations are effected via hardware-based forwarding mechanisms in apparatus such as NICs in a manner that does not employ use of computer system processor resources and is transparent to operating systems hosted by such computer systems. The forwarding mechanisms are configured to move or copy Media Access Control (MAC) frame data between receive (Rx) and transmit (Tx) queues associated with different NIC ports that may be on the same NIC or separate NICs. The hardware-based switching operations effect forwarding of MAC frames between NIC ports using memory operations, thus reducing external network traffic, internal interconnect traffic, and processor workload associated with packet processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Iosif Gasparakis, Peter P. Waskiewicz, Jr., Patrick Connor
  • Patent number: 10694544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus in which a terminal performs contention-based access in a mobile communication system, wherein the method comprises: a sensing step of sensing whether or not contention-based access is allowed for at least one logical channel; a receiving step of receiving a contention-based reverse grant from a base station; and a transmitting step of transmitting data to the base station through the logical channel for which the contention-based access is allowed. According to the present invention, contention-based access can be efficiently performed, and the reliability of transmission can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng Hun Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10680750
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus is disclosed. The transmitting apparatus includes an encoder to perform channel encoding with respect to bits and generate a codeword, an interleaver to interleave the codeword, and a modulator to map the interleaved codeword onto a non-uniform constellation according to a modulation scheme, and the constellation may include constellation points defined based on various tables according to the modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Belkacem Mouhouche, Daniel Ansorregui Lobete, Hong-sil Jeong
  • Patent number: 10673757
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a network element that processes data by a network element with a data processing pipeline is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the network element receives network data and performs a policy-based routing lookup using one or more characteristics of the network data to retrieve a next hop identifier. In addition, the network element generates a key for the next hop identifier and performs a longest prefix match lookup to retrieve a forwarding result. The network element further determines a next hop interface based on the forwarding result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanna Parthasarathy, Sriharsha Jayanarayana, Prashant Kumar
  • Patent number: 10667184
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to selection of a wireless network for use by a target computing device. Examples include a determination that a client computing device is connected to a first wireless network of a first frequency band and having a first service set identifier (SSID). Examples further include selection of a second wireless network of a second frequency band for use by the target computing device without user intervention, the second wireless network having an SSID including at least a base substring of the first SSID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Parckard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Rothery, III, Laurel Lasslo, Gregory P. Kuziej
  • Patent number: 10667242
    Abstract: Provided is an example related to a control field which is used for PPDU in a wireless LAN system supporting a plurality of RUs. An additional identifier can be comprised in the control field for PPDU. An identifier value comprised in the control field is preferably determined on the basis of whether or not only one RU corresponding to the full bandwidth of a transmission frequency band is arranged. Comprising of information for allocation of RU of the PPDU can be determined on the basis of the identifier value comprised in the control field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jinsoo Choi, Dongguk Lim, Hangyu Cho, Eunsung Park
  • Patent number: 10651988
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for allocating resources in a wireless communication system using multiple antennas. The method for allocating resources comprising: transmitting a reference signal to first-type terminals based on type information of a plurality of terminals; receiving channel estimation information from the first-type terminals that have received the reference signal; generating beams based on the received channel estimation information; and allocating resources for the generated beams. First-type beams for the first-type terminals are primarily generated and allocated, and on the basis of the generated first-type beams, second-type beams for second-type terminals may be non-orthogonally generated and allocated when the resources for the beams are allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Heejin Kim, Kwangsoon Kim, Kyungjun Choi, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 10645607
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for improving carrier aggregation for wireless networks. A plurality of bandwidth channels are assigned to a basic service set (BSS) for transmissions. Specifically, the bandwidth channels are divided into multiple channel segments corresponding to multiple primary or alternate primary channels. A channel segment possibly further includes one or more additional secondary channels. The locations of the primary or alternate primary channels that correspond to the channel segments of the BSS are then broadcasted in the network. When a station or AP receives this BSS information, it searches for an available primary or alternate primary channel of the BSS to begin transmission. Upon detecting an available primary channel or alternate primary channel that is not used for another transmission, the station or AP transmits data on the channel segment corresponding to the detected primary or alternate primary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osama Aboul-Magd, Kwok Shum Au, Jung Hoon Suh
  • Patent number: 10623278
    Abstract: A reactive mechanism for in-situ operation, administration, and maintenance (IOAM) traffic is provided. In one embodiment, a method is provided that includes assigning a plurality of discriminator identifiers associated with a plurality of discriminators. Each discriminator is mapped to a specified action. The method includes receiving a data packet that includes an IOAM header comprising telemetry data associated with the data packet and a bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD) field that includes a specified discriminator identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shwetha Subray Bhandari, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Carlos M. Pignataro, Frank Brockners, Reshad Rahman
  • Patent number: 10615926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for controlling an uplink (UL) scheduling and Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) timing supported in a TDD-FDD CA environment. According to aspects of the present invention, in a TDD-FDD carrier aggregation deployment environment, an efficient UL scheduling/HARQ operation may be performed for a UE in which a cross-carrier scheduling is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: SK TELECOM CO., LTD., INNOSKY
    Inventor: Dong Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10616950
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling wireless connection of a device having a wireless communication interface to a wireless access point. The method includes: determining, by the device, if a known wireless access point is available by comparing a determined location of the device with geographical information associated with a set of known wireless access points; if the known wireless access point is available, determining, by the device, a time elapsed since a most recent data communication activity of the device; and disabling the wireless communication interface of the device if the time elapsed is less than an idle time threshold value so as to prevent wireless connection of the device to the known wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew A. Armstrong, Richard W. Pilot
  • Patent number: 10602443
    Abstract: Provided are a communication method and system that integrate 5G communication systems with IoT technologies to support higher data rates after 4G systems. The present disclosure is based on 5G communication technologies and IoT related technologies, and may be applied to intelligent services such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail, and security and safety. The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in an electronic device supporting machine type communication. There is provided a method of signal processing for an electronic device in a mobile communication system. The method may include: obtaining repetition level information for signal reception; determining a decoding start point and decoding period; and making, if the decoding start point arrives, an attempt to decode the repeatedly received signal at every decoding period on the basis of the repetition level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Kyeongin Jeong, Soenghun Kim, Juho Lee, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10574514
    Abstract: A duplex control device includes: two systems of duplex controllers and a switching device. The switching device includes, in a feedback path of each system, a transmitter configured to generate feedback data including data for fixing failure detection and a receiving device configured to determine the presence or absence of a fixing failure based on the feedback data output from the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ikutomo Watanabe, Yukio Maniwa
  • Patent number: 10575360
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique of fusing a 5G communication system for supporting higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system with an IoT technology and a system thereof. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related service, or the like) based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Jang, Soenghun Kim, Sangbum Kim, Kyeongin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10554350
    Abstract: A communication management resource associated with a wireless access point in a network environment allocates use of a wireless channel and sub-channels over time to multiple communication devices in communication with the wireless access point. For example, during use, from a first communication device of the multiple communication devices competing for wireless bandwidth, the communication management resource receives a request for allocation of wireless bandwidth to communicate over a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. Subsequent to receiving the request, the communication management resource identifies an appropriate amount of wireless bandwidth suitable to satisfy the request for bandwidth from the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Praveen C. Srivastava, Rajesh M. Gangadhar, Hussain Zaheer Syed