Patents Examined by Mark H. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 11108591
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the Transporting of Fibre Channel data over Ethernet are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, Fibre Channel data frame and primitive signals are transported over Ethernet instead of using the Fibre Channel FC-1 and FC-0 protocols. This allows less expensive Ethernet equipment and devices to transport and perform services for Fibre Channel connected devices without having a physical Fibre Channel interface. The ability to provide Fibre Channel services and functions without having a physical Fibre Channel interface allows existing Ethernet equipment to be placed into service as SAN components without modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Alex E. Henderson, Walter E. Croft, John W Hayes, Linda Elaine Eaton Hayes
  • Patent number: 10944875
    Abstract: First user equipment transmits information identifying first interfaces supported by the first user equipment and first channel capacities associated with the first interfaces. The first user equipment receives information identifying a subset of the first interfaces. The subset is selected based on the first channel capacities and second channel capacities of second interfaces associated with at least one second user equipment. The first user equipment is then configured to aggregate the subset of the first interfaces. A policy server selects a subset of first interfaces supported by a first user equipment based on information indicating first channel capacities of the first interfaces and second channel capacities of second interfaces associated with at least one second user equipment. The policy server transmits instructions to the first user equipment to aggregate the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Milind M. Buddhikot, Lance Hartung
  • Patent number: 10938983
    Abstract: A communication method includes receiving a query request sent by a basic communication server, the query request including at least one of a current calling number or an intermediate communication number; finding target binding information corresponding to a communication number included in the query request from stored binding information according to the query request, the target binding information including a calling number and a called number that are bound to the intermediate communication number; setting up number information, the number information including at least the called number included in the target binding information; and sending the number information to the basic communication server. The communication method can effectively protect the privacy of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Daocheng Xie
  • Patent number: 10904334
    Abstract: For data writing, a first input device performs a first wavefront multiplexing transform on a first input stream and a first probing stream to generate L first intermediate streams. An en-route processing device generates J output streams from the stored L first intermediate streams and at least a second probing stream. For data reading, an en-route processing device generates L first intermediate streams and at least a first recovered probing stream from J input streams including a first stored probing stream. The L first intermediate streams are stored in a first storage site. A first output device performs a first wavefront demultiplexing transform on the L first intermediate streams to generate a first output stream and a second recovered probing stream. The J input streams are stored in a distributed storage structure having at least a second storage site that stores P of the J input streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Donald C. D. Chang, Juo-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10891144
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a first managed forwarding element operating within a first data compute node (DCN) that executes on a host machine. From the first DCN, the method receives a packet destined for a second DCN that is logically connected to the first DCN through a set of logical forwarding elements of a logical network. The method performs forwarding processing on the packet in order to (i) identify a particular logical forwarding element in the set of logical forwarding elements, a logical port of which is coupled to the second DCN, and (ii) identify a second managed forwarding element that implements the logical port of the particular logical forwarding element. The method forwards the packet to the second managed forwarding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Donghai Han, Meiwen Li
  • Patent number: 10887920
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network. The controller selects one of one or more uplink (UL) Bandwidth Parts (BWPs) to be an active UL BWP, and selects one of one or more downlink (DL) BWPs to be an active DL BWP according to an association between the UL BWPs and the DL BWPs. Also, the controller performs a random access procedure on the active UL BWP and the active DL BWP via the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventor: Guan-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 10869205
    Abstract: Disclosed are a frame transmission method using a selective beamforming and a communication apparatus to perform the frame transmission method. The communication apparatus may determine a beamforming matrix based on classification information in which a plurality of subcarriers used for communication is classified into a plurality of frequency units, may map a long training field (LTF) sequence to the beamforming matrix, and transmit a beamforming training (BF-T) frame including the mapped LTF sequence to a plurality of stations, may receive, from the plurality of stations having receiving the BF-T frame, feedback information generated based on a reception strength of the BF-T frame, and may allocate frequency units to data frames to be transmitted to the plurality of stations based on the feedback information, and transmit the data frames using the allocated frequency units. The reception strength of the BF-T frame may be determined at each station for each frequency unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu Ro Lee, Jae Woo Park, Jae Seung Lee, Jee Yon Choi, Il Gyu Kim, Seung Chan Bang
  • Patent number: 10868769
    Abstract: To more efficiently utilize buffer resources, schedulers within a traffic manager may generate and queue read instructions for reading buffered portions of data units that are ready to be sent to the egress blocks. The traffic manager may be configured to select a read instruction for a given buffer bank from the read instruction queues based on a scoring mechanism or other selection logic. To avoid sending too much data to an egress block during a given time slot, once a data unit portion has been read from the buffer, it may be temporarily stored in a shallow read data cache. Alternatively, a single, non-bank specific controller may determine all of the read instructions and write operations that should be executed in a given time slot. The read instruction queue architecture may be duplicated for link memories and other memories in addition to the buffer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Innovium, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brad Matthews, Puneet Agarwal, Bruce Hui Kwan
  • Patent number: 10869193
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing secured wireless communications between electromagnetic communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Kampeas, Ofer Givati
  • Patent number: 10862650
    Abstract: Disclosed is an uplink communication method for: receiving data through an mmWave downlink from an mmWave base station; transmitting, to the mmWave base station, an ACK/NACK reply to the data and an mmWave uplink reference signal through an mmWave uplink; receiving, from the mmWave base station, an indicator indicating use of a legacy uplink instead of the mmWave uplink; shortening the length of a legacy TTI to correspond to the length of an mmWave TTI according to the indicator; and communicating with the mmWave base station through the legacy uplink using the shortened legacy TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kukheon Choi, Hyunsoo Ko, Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10863025
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classifying and routing an inbound call using ENUM queries are described. When a calling party initiates an inbound call, an Interconnect Session Border Controller (I-SBC) may generates a query for a calling party number (CgPN) and a called party number (CdPN) to search CgPN information and personal number block (PNB) information in a first E.164 Number to URI Mapping (ENUM) database. If the I-SBC is able to check the CgPN using the first ENUM database, the I-SBC may set a parameter of the inbound call to a first status to avoid further checking. Otherwise, the I-SBC may set the parameter to a second status, and the inbound call, tagged with a service provider identification (SPID) number associated with the classification found in one or more of the ENUM databases, is processed based on the SPID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Homer Nicolas B. Filart
  • Patent number: 10840966
    Abstract: A wireless device is disclosed. The wireless device includes an antenna configured to transmit and receive data over a first frequency band having a first transmit frequency band and a first receive frequency band and a second frequency band having a second transmit frequency band and a second receive frequency band, a plurality of band filters including a first band filter, wherein the first band filter corresponds to the first transmit frequency band and the second receive frequency band, wherein at least a portion of the first transmit frequency band overlaps the second receive frequency band, and a switch including a first switch configured to bifurcate a signal path of the first band filter into a signal path of the first transmit frequency band and a signal path of the second receive frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Younghee Kang, Seokhwan Lee, Hosik Jeon, Kyungho Lim, Woonki Hur
  • Patent number: 10841215
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, exchanging messages between a back-end-as-a-service network element and a mobile core network processor to obtain a message exchange responsive to a request for providing a mobile device with access to a back-end service of a remote system without requiring a back-end client resident at the mobile device. The messages are exchanged according to protocols operating at layers below layer five of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) seven-layer model. Responsive to the message exchange, delivery is facilitated of the back-end service of the remote system to the mobile device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Patent number: 10834725
    Abstract: User equipments (UEs) can be efficiently clustered into groups of UEs where a UE of a group can be selected as a host UE to communicate with a radio access network (RAN) on behalf of other UEs in the group. A resource manager component can receive information, including predictive information of predicted future UE performance or characteristics, relating to respective power availability, signal strength, data performance, and transit vectors of respective UEs from UEs in an area, and determine which UEs are to be clustered in a group and which UE(s) of the group is to be a host UE(s) for the group based on such information. The host UE can facilitate communications between the other UEs in the group and the RAN. The resource manager component also can employ a round-robin technique for substantially equal sharing of duties as host UE among multiple UEs of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood Peitzer
  • Patent number: 10827406
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of cell redistribution for a UE and a UE using the same method. In one of the exemplary embodiments, the disclosure is directed to a method of cell redistribution for a UE. The method would include not limited to: acquiring an area information of a cell redistribution candidate for being redistributed from a camping cell to a target cell; performing a filtering procedure for the cell redistribution candidate based on the area information to determine a filtered cell redistribution candidate; performing a cell re-selection procedure to select the target cell from the filtered cell redistribution candidate; and attaching to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Jung-Mao Lin
  • Patent number: 10805219
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transmitting data packets through a selected connection that the first data packet of a data session satisfies a match condition. The match condition is received through a user interface. When data packets of the data session are received, the data packets will then be transmitted through a selected connection. The selected connection is selected from connections based on a connection selection criteria. Further differentiated services code point (DSCP) of first data packet is changed when sent by a computing device. After a network node receives the first data packet, then resets the DSCP value before sending the first data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Ho Wai Sung, Wan Chun Leung, Alex Wing Hong Chan, Kam Chiu Ng
  • Patent number: 10791156
    Abstract: A stable conference system, which is reduced in the processing load placed on the system and receives a speech request from a discussion unit reliably, is be provided. A conference system S includes a control unit 1 and a discussion unit 2, a running packet is repeatedly transmitted and received between both units, the discussion unit includes a DU control portion 26, and a DU communication portion 21, the control unit includes a CU communication portion 11, and an audio slot, the DU control portion adds a request flag to the running packet, the audio slot receives audio information from the discussion unit, and when the running packet, with the request flag added, is received from the discussion unit, the CU communication portion transmits a content acquisition packet, carrying an acquisition command to acquire a content, to the discussion unit, which added the request flag, if the audio slot is vacant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Audio-Technica Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Onizuka, Yasuhito Kikuhara, Toru Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10791052
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for latency-oriented router. An incoming packet is received on a first interface. The type of the incoming packet is determined. Upon the detection that the incoming packet belongs to latency-critical traffic, the incoming packet is duplicated into one or more copies. Subsequently, the duplicated copies are sent to a second interface in a delayed fashion where the duplicated copies are spread over a time period. The duplicated copies are received and processed at the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: OLogN Technologies AG
    Inventor: Sergey Ignatchenko
  • Patent number: 10778546
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to determining aggregate energy consumption associated with sending content (e.g., media content, such as a video file, audio file, etc.) across a network. For example, node 106A receives a network packet from server 104 and forwards the packet to node 106B. Node 106A determines an amount of energy consumed by node 106A in processing the packet. Node 106A adds this determined energy consumption value to an energy consumption value in a header within the network packet to produce an aggregate energy consumption value and send the network packet with the aggregate energy consumption value to node 106B. Node 106B receives the network packet from node 106a. Node 106B determines an amount of energy consumed by node 106B in processing the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Elena Fersman, Hongxin Liang, Patrik Oldsberg, Gabór Stikkel
  • Patent number: 10771386
    Abstract: A Multibit Trie is created for routing distribution of IP prefixes in each Virtual Private Network (VPN); and each Multibit Trie is divided into multiple layers. When routing search is performed for an IP address of a VPN, an input key is generated for each layer respectively, the input key of the layer comprises a VPN identifier of the VPN and bits corresponding to all of at least one layer before the layer in the IP address. A calculation is performed for the generated input key of each layer by using a Hash function of the layer, and routing is searched for according to a data structure information pointer of a Sub_Trie node corresponding to a longest Hash hit result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kai Ren, Changzhong Ge, Shaoliang An