Patents Examined by Melanie Jagannathan
  • Patent number: 11452175
    Abstract: Embodiments of an enhanced directional multi-gigabit (EDMG) station (STA), access point (AP), and method of communication are generally described herein. The EDMG STA may receive, from the AP, a Link Measurement Request Frame that includes a request for information for time division duplexing (TDD) rate adaptation. The EDMG STA may transmit a Link Measurement Response Frame that includes a Directional Multi Gigabit (DMG) Link Margin element that includes a Rate Adaptation Control parameter. The DMG Link Margin element may be configurable to include one or more optional fields for the TDD rate adaptation and transmit power control. The Rate Adaptation Control parameter may indicate: a number of space time streams (STSs) for which information is included in the DMG Link Margin element; and whether the DMG Link Margin element includes the one or more optional fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Carlos Cordeiro, Oren Kedem
  • Patent number: 11412430
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application relate to the communications field and disclose a network handover method and a session management network element. The method includes: receiving, by a session management network element, first indication information and second indication information from an access management network element, wherein the first indication information is used to indicate that a terminal device is handed over from a first network to a second network to set up a voice service, and the second indication information is used to indicate that the terminal device needs to return to the first network after the voice service ends; and sending, by the session management network element, the first indication information and the second indication information to an access network device of the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiwei Chong, Xiaobo Wu
  • Patent number: 11405837
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and a communication terminal can carry out first wireless communication and second wireless communication. The first wireless communication is established when a distance between the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal is equal to or less than a first distance. The information processing apparatus determines whether data communication is to be carried out over the first wireless communication or the second wireless communication. When the data communication is to be carried out over the first wireless communication, the information processing apparatus carries out the data communication over the first wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sadaaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11405953
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for allocating wireless resources to a multiple basic service set identifier (BSSID) set including a number of BSSIDs each associated with a corresponding one of a number of access points (APs). An AP may allocate random access resources for use by stations belonging to the multiple BSSID set using a number of association identifier (AID) values based on a group AID mapping contained in a partial virtual bitmap of a traffic indication map (TIM) element. The AP may transmit a trigger frame containing the number of AID values to the stations belonging to the multiple BSSID set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 11399318
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. Devices may exchange information regarding a radio link failure and/or a handover. The information may comprise a radio link failure report which may comprise an indication of packet duplication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Esmael Dinan, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 11394650
    Abstract: Modification less packet prioritization for frame generation is disclosed. An aggregation device receives, via a digital communication interface, a plurality of encapsulated packets, each respective encapsulated packet of the plurality of encapsulated packets comprising a priority indicator and a packet to which the priority indicator corresponds. The aggregation device extracts a corresponding plurality of packets from the plurality of encapsulated packets and generates a frame that comprises a subset of packets selected from the plurality of packets based at least in part on the priority indicators that correspond to the plurality of packets. The aggregation device transmits the frame via a second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: William M. LaPierre
  • Patent number: 11381609
    Abstract: A system of multi-modal transmission of packetized data in a voice activated data packet based computer network environment is provided. A natural language processor component can parse an input audio signal to identify a request and a trigger keyword. Based on the input audio signal, a direct action application programming interface can generate a first action data structure, and a content selector component can select a content item. An interface management component can identify first and second candidate interfaces, and respective resource utilization values. The interface management component can select, based on the resource utilization values, the first candidate interface to present the content item. The interface management component can provide the first action data structure to the client computing device for rendering as audio output, and can transmit the content item converted for a first modality to deliver the content item for rendering from the selected interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Rapp, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: 11381512
    Abstract: A port extender provides individual flow control for ports multiplexed from a network device. The port extender is configured to multiplex a network device port across the front panel ports on the port extender. The port extender also determines that passing traffic through one of the front panel ports is degraded due to network congestion, and generates a flow control message identifying the front panel port. The port extender sends the flow control message via the network device port to the network device. The flow control message causes the network device coupled to the network device port to discontinue sending data for transmission from the degraded port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Aviran Kadosh
  • Patent number: 11375516
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting an interferer having a periodic time of recurrence and a periodic spectral frequency range, identifying a spectral segment of a plurality of spectral segments of a wideband radio system having a time of occurrence and an operating frequency range that overlaps with the periodic time of recurrence and the periodic spectral frequency range of the interferer, identifying a communication device utilizing the spectral segment for transmitting data in accordance with a segment schedule assigned to the communication device, and generating an updated segment schedule by modifying the segment schedule of the communication device to avoid utilizing an affected portion of the spectral segment during the periodic time of recurrence and the periodic spectral frequency range of the interferer. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Mikhail Galeev, Dariusz Seskiewicz, Bill Myers
  • Patent number: 11368863
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for allocating a PTRS in a next-generation communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunil Yoo, Mythri Hunukumbure, Yinan Qi, Hyungju Nam
  • Patent number: 11356354
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide congruent bidirectional Segment Routing (SR) tunnels, namely congruent and fate-shared traffic forwarding for bidirectional SR tunnels. A bidirectional SR tunnel, as described herein, includes two unidirectional SR tunnels where the forward and reverse traffic directions follow the same path through the network when forwarded based on prefix and adjacency Segment Identifiers (SIDs). The term “congruent” is used herein to refer to the fact that the two unidirectional SR tunnels, i.e., the forward and reverse traffic directions, follow the same path through the network but in opposite directions. The guarantee of congruency is based on modification of the Segment Identifier (SID) configuration at the source nodes of each tunnel. Accordingly, the present disclosure maintains compatibility with existing Segment Routing configurations with the modifications solely at the source nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventor: Darek Skalecki
  • Patent number: 11356369
    Abstract: In general, the disclosure describes techniques for distributing processing of routes among multiple execution threads of a network device. In some examples, a method includes partitioning a routing information base (RIB) into a plurality of RIB partitions, assigning a route processing thread to each RIB partition, processing BGP routing protocol messages at each of the route processing threads, and receiving, at a BGP update thread serving a BGP peer group, from two or more of the route processing threads, route update information for routes to be advertised. The route update information includes a BGP route tuple having a network prefix value and a pointer to an outgoing attribute. The method further includes collecting, based on the BGP route tuples, route update information for routes having the same outgoing attribute and constructing a BGP update message from the collected route update information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaihari V. Loganathan, Ashutosh K. Grewal, Sanjay Khanna
  • Patent number: 11350451
    Abstract: A method of handling communication for a communication device of a wireless communication system, wherein the communication device is configured with a plurality of frequency bands, includes the step of: receiving a downlink (DL) control signal from a network of the wireless communication system via a first frequency band among the plurality of frequency bands, wherein the DL control signal indicates whether at least one of the plurality of frequency bands is available or not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei-Chen Pao, Chien-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11350484
    Abstract: To provide a communication control means for establishing a session between a terminal apparatus and a network in a network-initiated manner and/or a connection control means for supporting service continuity and/or a session establishment control means for supporting service continuity and/or a communication control means for service continuity, and the like. These provide a communication control method for establishing an optimal session for service continuity through which service is continued by switching between sessions for communication, an optimal communication control method for service continuity, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yudai Kawasaki, Masafumi Aramoto
  • Patent number: 11349750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing at least one communication pathway between a first router (30) and a second router (130), being characterised in that it comprises the following steps: establishing a session (40) between a terminal (10) connected to the first router (30) and a remote piece of equipment (70) connected to the second router (130); analysing at least one characteristic of the session (40) in order to determine whether said session (40) is collaborative and if this is the case: receiving at least one signalling message containing at least one piece of information relating to a characteristic of said session (40); determining parameters of the connection between said routers (30, 130) depending on the at least one obtained piece of information; modifying the at least one communication pathway (80) between said routers (30, 130), depending on the determined connection parameters; and transmitting the data of said session (40) over said modified communication pathway (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Frederic Fieau, Gael Fromentoux, Arnaud Braud
  • Patent number: 11336580
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses and computer program products for transmitting data. A method comprises determining, at a source node, a traffic type of a packet to be sent to a destination node, the source node and the destination node having therebetween a plurality of network paths for different traffic types. The method further comprises including a mark indicating the traffic type in the packet. In addition, the method further comprises sending the packet including the mark to the destination node such that the packet is forwarded along one of the plurality of network paths specific to the traffic type. Embodiments of the present disclosure can transmit data using different network paths based on different traffic types of data so as to optimize network performance for different network requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Ying, Junping Zhao, Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 11330452
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for allocating a PTRS in a next-generation communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunil Yoo, Mythri Hunukumbure, Yinan Qi, Hyungju Nam
  • Patent number: 11323367
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for transferring data from an apparatus called multi-protocol gateway in a network seamlessly that operates using a particular protocol, to another device that is either in the same network or outside operating in a totally different protocol is described. Today, to accomplish this requires external units, one per technology. For example, for supporting both WiFi and WiMAX devices today, we would require a WiFi access point, a WiMAX base station and a router. We provide plug-ins that would handle multiple protocols within the same gateway, to cater to devices that operate in those protocols. The apparatus translates between various protocols in the back end making it inexpensive and portable. The unit is scalable, grows with technology, and acts as a gateway to a local network. The device can be configured to address Quality of Service, Priority between technologies and fault-tolerance through management layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Umm-Al-Qura University
    Inventors: Emad Abdulrazzak Felemban, Adil Amjad Ashraf Sheikh, Moshin Murad, Muhammad Asif Manzoor
  • Patent number: 11317360
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing the power transmit level of Citizens Broadband Radio Service Devices (CBSDs) in a Citizens Broadband Radio Service Network. In an exemplary method embodiment a CBSD is operated to: (i) receive from a Spectrum Access System one or more of: (a) a power headroom threshold value used to identify cell edge user equipment devices (UEs) or (b) a channel quality indicator threshold value used to identify cell edge user equipment devices; receive a power down command from the SAS; (ii) identify based on one or more of the received power headroom threshold value and the received channel quality indicator threshold value cell edge UEs being serviced by the CBSD; and (iii) decrease transmit power of the CBSD by an estimated amount of transmit power required to support the identified cell edge UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Haider Syed, Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 11310792
    Abstract: A device receives information associated with one or more user equipments (UEs) communicatively connected with the device. The device generates a score based on the information associated with the one or more UEs and adjusts, based on the score, one or more subframe parameters associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Wolff, Nischal Patel