Patents Examined by Mark Rinehart
  • Patent number: 10142172
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an internet service provider (ISP) system capable of delegating network policy configuration tasks to ISP franchisee accounts. For example, the ISP system can establish, via a backhaul channel, a network tunnel from an access point hosting a local area network (LAN) to a gateway server connected to a wide area network (WAN). The ISP system can authenticate an ISP franchisee account operating a mobile device. The ISP franchisee account can configure, from the mobile device, a network usage policy associated with using the network tunnel, the gateway server, and/or application services available through the gateway server. The ISP system can authenticate a subscriber account operating a subscriber device to connect with the WAN from the LAN. The ISP system can enforce, at the gateway server, the network usage policy when the customer device is using the access point to access the WAN through the gateway server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Viswanath Poosala, Philip Lewis Bohannon, Maksim Kamenetsky, Debra Vaughn Hester, Christopher Andrew Daniels
  • Patent number: 10136384
    Abstract: Integrated circuits with wireless communications circuitry are provided. The wireless communications circuitry may include an input FIFO, an output FIFO, a processing module interposed between the input and output FIFOs, and dynamic power control circuitry that controls the performance of the processing module. The input and output FIFOs may provide fill level information to the processing module. The dynamic power control circuitry may analyze the current fill level information received from the input and output FIFOs and may increase the operating frequency and/or boost the power supply voltage of the processing module in response to detecting that the input FIFO is filling up faster than the output FIFO or may decrease the operating frequency and/or reduce the power supply voltage of the processing module in response to detecting that the output FIFO is filling up faster than the input FIFO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventor: Volker Mauer
  • Patent number: 10117228
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for wireless communications. Configuration information including a resource start offset is received. Downlink control information (DCI) is received on an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) using at least one of control channel elements (CCEs). The DCI includes a resource offset for a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) feedback. A resource of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) is determined based on a first CCE of the CCEs, the resource offset in the DCI, and the resource start offset in the configuration information. A HARQ-ACK signal is transmitted on the PUCCH using the determined resource to a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10116496
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer program products for improving resiliency in a network of computing components functioning according to a multilayered Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model include, upon exceeding a predetermined threshold for at least one of the multiple layers in the OSI model, for a certain event, a real-time notification of the event is provided in an inter-layer basis such that the responsible entity manages the event according to an OSI model-wide system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Christopher V. Derobertis, Louie A. Dickens, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10111049
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a UE. The UE receives at least one of a unicast or a broadcast/multicast communication on a first frequency from a first cell of a serving eNB through a first receive chain. In addition, the UE receives at least one of broadcast/multicast signal, synchronization signal, or reference signal communication on a second frequency from a second cell of the serving eNB through a second receive chain without having received instruction from the serving eNB to receive the at least one of the broadcast/multicast signal, the synchronization signal, or the reference signal communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack Shyh-Hurng Shauh, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Kuo-Chun Lee, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10085136
    Abstract: The systems, methods and apparatuses described herein provide an apparatus configured for ensuring proximity of a communication partner. In one aspect, the apparatus may comprise a communication port and a processor. The processor may be configured to send a request to and receive a response from the communication partner via the communication port using modulated signals, measure a time period between sending and receiving using timings of modulated signals' symbols, and receive a secondary value from the communication partner. The secondary value may be verified to include at least a portion of the request and a portion of the response, and may have been sent with authenticating data to authenticate it. The time period may be compared with a predefined threshold calculated based on a predefined maximum allowed distance to the communication partner. In another aspect, an apparatus may be configured to ensure its proximity to a communication partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: OLogn Technologies AG
    Inventors: Sergey Ignatchenko, Georgii Ignatchenko
  • Patent number: 10079782
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described that provide for credit based flow control in a network in which a public buffer is supported at a receiver node, where a transmitter node can control the use of the public buffer. In particular, the transmitter node determines a buffer credit value (TCRi) for each virtual lane of the transmitter node. The buffer credit value (TCRi) is negative (e.g., less than 0) in an instance in which a respective virtual lane private buffer is fully used and thus reflects a loan of credits from the public buffer. In addition, the transmitter node knows the needed buffer size per virtual lane for transmitting a packet in advance based on the round trip time (RTT) and maximum transmission unit (MTU) for the packet and is precluded from consuming more space on the public buffer than required to meet RTT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies TLV Ltd.
    Inventors: Zachy Haramaty, Ran Ravid, Oded Wertheim
  • Patent number: 10075266
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus generates a data transport block, divides the data transport block into a number of sub-blocks. The sub-blocks include at least a first sub-block and a second sub-block, where a size of the first sub-block is different than a size of the second sub-block. The apparatus may encode the number of sub-blocks using different code rates and/or different coding schemes. The apparatus may modulate the encoded sub-blocks using different modulation orders. The apparatus transmits the sub-blocks to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tao Luo, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Hao Xu, Michael Mao Wang
  • Patent number: 10070470
    Abstract: An environment control device (ECD) providing a Wi-Fi hotspot for accessing the Internet. The ECD comprises a communication module with a Wi-Fi hotspot functionality for establishing a Wi-Fi hotspot at the ECD, and a mesh client functionality for communicating over a mesh network. The communication module provides for exchanging environmental data with at least another ECD, over one of the Wi-Fi hotspot or mesh network. It also provides for receiving upstream Internet data from at least one user terminal over the Wi-Fi hotspot, and forwarding the upstream Internet data to another ECD over the mesh network. It further provides for receiving downstream Internet data from another ECD over the mesh network, and forwarding the downstream Internet data to the at least one user terminal over the Wi-Fi hotspot. The ECD providing the Wi-Fi hotspot for accessing the Internet may be a daisy-chained ECD controlled by a master ECD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DISTECH CONTROLS INC.
    Inventors: Francois Gervais, Danny Breton, Francois Ouellet
  • Patent number: 10063461
    Abstract: A system and method for regional routing of internet protocol based real-time communication that includes registering a set of client application endpoint routes, comprising registering at least a first client gateway route of a first endpoint in a first region; receiving a communication invitation of the first endpoint; processing a set of communication instructions associated with the communication invitation and identifying a set of communication resources and at least a second endpoint; querying the client application endpoint routes and identifying a client gateway route of the second endpoint; and dynamically directing signaling path and media path of the communication according to the regional availability of the communication resources, the client gateway route of the first endpoint, and client gateway instance route of the second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TWILIO, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Tarricone, Edward Kim, Ameya Lokare, Jonas Borjesson
  • Patent number: 10063482
    Abstract: Provided is a distributed service function (SF) forwarding system that applies the corresponding service function chain (SFC) to traffic classified by a plurality of service network (SN) controller instances based on an SN overlay structure. Therefore, by selectively combining and executing necessary network functions (SFs) according to a path and traffic made up of defined component services, it is possible to dynamically configure and control one network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ji Young Kwak, Sae Hoon Kang, Hyun Joo Bae
  • Patent number: 10050697
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a host node device having a terminal interface that receives downstream channel signals from a communication network and sends upstream channel signals to the communication network. An access point repeater launches the downstream channel signals as guided electromagnetic waves on a guided wave communication system and to extract a first subset of the upstream channel signals from the guided wave communication system. A radio wirelessly transmits the downstream channel signals to at least one client node device and to wirelessly receive a second subset of the upstream channel signals from the at least one client node device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10044617
    Abstract: In order to enable dynamic scaling of network services at the edge, novel systems and methods are provided to enable addition of add new nodes or removal of existing nodes while retaining the affinity of the flows through the stateful services. The methods provide a cluster of network nodes that can be dynamically resized to handle and process network traffic that utilizes stateful network services. The existing traffic flows through the edge continue to function during and after the changes to membership of the cluster. All nodes in the cluster operate in active-active mode, i.e., they are receiving and processing traffic flows, thereby maximizing the utilization of the available processing power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Mike Parsa, Jayant Jain, Xinhua Hong, Anirban Sengupta, Kai-Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 10033592
    Abstract: A method of monitoring network links is disclosed which includes: issuing, by a primary node module, a configuration file to a plurality of secondary node modules; receiving, by the secondary node modules, the configuration file, and performing a least link coverage algorithm to the configuration file, obtaining a set of least link coverages of a data detection stream between the secondary node modules; performing, by the secondary node modules, a one-way delay detection algorithm, performing one-way delay detection to the set of least link coverages, obtaining a one-way delay detection result, and returning the one-way delay detection result to the primary node module; and determining, by the primary node module, whether to trigger an alarm program based on a set alarm threshold. Links of the entire network are monitored more accurately and efficiently, while solving the asymmetric link delay issue, and may locate a failed link quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zecheng Zhuo, Pengfei Zhang, Bixi Wang, Bin Liu, Wenbo Liu
  • Patent number: 10033655
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate dynamic packet prioritization for delivery of content to multiple devices. Methods, systems, and computer readable media described herein are operable to prioritize packet delivery to a plurality of client devices based upon feedback received from the client devices, wherein the feedback includes buffer status information associated with the client devices. The rate of transmitting packets to a client device having a stressed buffer may be increased, while the rate of transmitting packets to one or more other client devices may be decreased. Buffer status information may be received periodically or conditionally at a central device in the form of feedback messages output from one or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Charles Hardt, Kurt Alan Lumbatis, Bradley Thomas Howard
  • Patent number: 10033644
    Abstract: A flow in a flow set having an access control (“AC”) policy assigned is monitored. A bandwidth used by the flow is determined. One or more packets associated with the flow are selectively dropped based on at least one of the used bandwidth and the AC policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Adara Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Stewart
  • Patent number: 10021577
    Abstract: Various embodiments of electronic communication systems and methods in which an infrastructure in-motion adapts from a first set of communication parameters to a second set of communication parameters while moving from one geographical region to a second geographical region, and associated transmission pattern of the infrastructure in-motion may be modified to either avoid a problem of multiple-region-coverage or to resolve such a problem once it has arisen. The infrastructure in-motion may be a base station or other infrastructure, and any or all of multiple techniques such as beam switching, beam selection, phased array, and null-steering, may be used to modify a transmission pattern. In various alternative embodiments, infrastructure in-motion in one geographical region establishes a first backhaul link with a first core network, moves to a second geographical region, and then establishes a second backhaul ink with a second core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Redline Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Picker
  • Patent number: 10014916
    Abstract: A method for operating a large scale antenna array in a wireless communication system includes receiving one or more signals. The one or more signals include information for beamforming to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) using a full-dimensional multiple-input multiple-output (FD-MIMO) beamforming scheme. The FD-MIMO beamforming scheme includes same time resources and same frequency resources that are co-scheduled to the plurality of UEs. The method further includes identifying a time delay of the one or more signals associated with one or more antenna arrays that are distributed in the large scale antenna array and performing a multi-user (MU) joint beamforming on the one or more signals to one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yuan, Yang Li, Young-Han Nam, Ioannis Tzanidis, Gang Xu, Md. Saifur Rahman, Yan Xin, Robert Monroe, Jianzhong Zhang, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Patent number: 10009944
    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: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew A. Armstrong, Richard W. Pilot
  • Patent number: 10009920
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, CSI and/or a plurality of ACK/NACKs related to a group of DL data transmissions may be buffered at the UE as a GACK until a DCI trigger is received from the eNB. When the DCI trigger is received, the UE may transmit the CSI and/or GACK. In this way, HARQ feedback and/or CSI may be reliably communicated even if a CCA does not clear and/or UL subframes are unavailable. In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. In an aspect, the apparatus may be a UE. The apparatus monitors one or more subframes for a DCI trigger. In a further aspect, the apparatus receives the DCI trigger in a subframe. In another aspect, the apparatus transmits UCI using a subsequent subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Onkar Jayant Dabeer, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Aleksandar Damnjanovic