Patents Examined by Mewale Ambaye
  • Patent number: 10389648
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a method and an apparatus for controlling a scheduling packet. The method is applied to an HFC network system. The method includes: determining, by a network device, a transmission bandwidth of a first scheduling packet; determining a target quantity according to a first control threshold when the transmission bandwidth of the first scheduling packet is greater than or equal to the first control threshold, where the target quantity is less than or equal to a quantity of IEs included in the first scheduling packet; and generating a second scheduling packet according to the target quantity, where a quantity of IEs included in the second scheduling packet is less than the target quantity, the second scheduling packet includes an IE used to carry resource allocation information for a second uplink period, and the second uplink period follows the first uplink period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Biao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10383145
    Abstract: An evolved NodeB (eNB) for scheduling multiple Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) cells is described that includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to perform clear channel assessment (CCA) detection and obtain a channel status at a configured Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell (SCell). The instructions are also executable to manage a counter. The instructions are further executable to determine whether the counter is reduced or suspended if the channel is sensed to be idle. The instructions are additionally executable to reduce the counter if determined, otherwise suspend the counter and move to a next channel sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10375716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for performing a LCP procedure in a carrier aggregation, the method comprising: configuring with a first cell group including at least one first cell and a second cell group including a least one second cell served by an eNB; receiving two priorities for a logical channel for a LCP procedure; receiving a UL grant from the first cell or the second cell; selecting a priority based on whether the UL grant is received from the first cell or the second cell; and performing a LCP procedure for the logical channel using the selected priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10368369
    Abstract: An access point (AP) uses a communication channel resource to communicate with first wireless communication devices using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and with second wireless communication devices using carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA). The AP alternates between OFDMA communication and CSMA/CA communication, and—during OFDMA communication—alternating between uplink and downlink communication. Each time period between an end of uplink communication and a start of downlink communication has a duration that is smaller than a time period threshold, and each time period between an end of downlink communication and a start of uplink communication has a duration that is smaller than the time period threshold. The time period threshold is smaller than or equal to a minimum time period required for any of the second wireless communication devices to acquire access to communication with the AP using CSMA/CA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Leif Wilhelmsson, Thomas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10368382
    Abstract: A UE may receive, via a first communication link that uses a first radio access technology (RAT), information that identifies a threshold associated with a second communication link that uses a second RAT. The UE may monitor one or more communications on the second communication link. The UE may determine whether a parameter associated with the second communication link satisfies the threshold based at least in part on monitoring the one or more communications on the second communication link. The UE may provide a message via the first communication link when the parameter associated with the second communication link satisfies the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hoon Ki Lee, Aziz Gholmieh, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, Arnaud Meylan, Deepak Dhamdhere, Mahesh Kumar Kalikot Veetil, Umang Sureshbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10367575
    Abstract: A spacecraft payload subsystem includes a tracking receiver, an input multiplexer, an antenna pointing mechanism (APM) controller and a plurality of antenna reflectors. Each antenna reflector is mechanically coupled with a respective APM, and illuminated by a respective tracking feed element. Each respective tracking feed element is configured to receive an uplink beacon signal from the ground by way of one of the antenna reflectors and is coupled, by way of a respective pseudo-monopulse (PSM) coupler and the input multiplexer, to the tracking receiver. The tracking receiver is configured to receive multiplexed signals from the PSM couplers by way of the input multiplexer and output corresponding pointing error information to the APM controller. The APM controller is configured to send commands to one or more of the APMs. Each APM is configured to point a respective antenna reflector in response to the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Mathews, Michael Aliamus, Gordon Wu, Ty Davis Lee
  • Patent number: 10361961
    Abstract: A flow entry aggregation method of a network system includes classifying a plurality of flow entries into a plurality of partitions according to a plurality of indicators of the plurality of flow entries, wherein each flow entry utilizes ternary strings to represent at least one field of the flow entry and the plurality of indicators are utilized to indicating network requirements corresponding to the plurality of flow entries; and utilizing bit merging or subset merging to compress the flow entries in the same partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corp., Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Tsung-Hsien Tsai, Kuo-Chen Wang, Wei-Feng Wu, Wei-Tso Tsai, Yu-Han Shih
  • Patent number: 10362572
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method performed by a UE, for using subframes of a radio access network for a D2D communication. The method comprises determining (650) subframes available for D2D communication among subframes of the radio access network. The subframes available for D2D communication exclude a number of subframes of the radio access network, such that a periodicity of the D2D communication in number of subframes divides the number of subframes available for D2D communication. The method also comprises using (660) the determined subframes for enabling D2D communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ricardo Blasco Serrano, Marco Belleschi, Hieu Do, Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10355993
    Abstract: Deterministic network interface for an avionic network, configured for two Ethernet physical media, with two neighboring network interfaces. The network interface of the invention allows the realization of ring-topology network without collision in the physical Ethernet media. The communication between nodes is carried out in a fully deterministic fashion by an unconnected (UDP) protocol. The interface of the invention incorporates a hardware end-to-end integrity mechanism that ensures message integrity from the memory of the sender host to that of the recipient one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mercury Mission Systems International S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Ricco, Yves Mathys, Khaled Bettaïeb
  • Patent number: 10356131
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating communication between one or more of a plurality of user virtual machines and external devices is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of uplink bridges configured to facilitate communication between the plurality of user virtual machines and the external devices, a plurality of local bridges, with each of the plurality of user virtual machines being connected to one or more of the plurality of local bridges, and a first multiplexing bridge connected to the plurality of local bridges. The first multiplexing bridge is configured to direct data between the plurality of user virtual machines and the plurality of uplink bridges. The system also includes a second multiplexing bridge connected to the first multiplexing bridge and the plurality of uplink bridges. The second multiplexing bridge is configured to direct the data between the first multiplexing bridge and the plurality of uplink bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NUTANIX, INC.
    Inventors: Uzui Li, Miao Cui, Gregory A. Smith, Arunkumar Navasivasakthivelsamy
  • Patent number: 10348430
    Abstract: A sensor may determine a sampling pattern based on a group of synchronization signals received by the sensor. The sampling pattern may identify an expected time for receiving an upcoming synchronization signal. The sensor may trigger, based on the sampling pattern, a performance of a sensor operation associated with the upcoming synchronization signal. The performance of the sensor operation may be triggered before the upcoming synchronization signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Leo Aichriedler
  • Patent number: 10349455
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for data communication between NAN devices, and a NAN device for performing data communication. The method for data communication between the NAN devices comprises the steps of: receiving a service discovery frame from a second NAN device by a first NAN device; transmitting a TIM element to a second NAN device by the first NAN device having received the service discovery frame and being triggered by a user action, wherein the TIM element includes information related to data buffered with respect to the second NAN device; performing, by the first NAN device, an authentication procedure and an association procedure with the second NAN device on the basis of a request of the second NAN device having received the TIM element; transmitting a falling frame from the second NAN device by the first NAN device; and transmitting, by the first NAN device, the data buffered with respect to the second NAN device, to the second NAN device in response to the falling frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Dongcheol Kim, Byungjoo Lee, Hyunhee Park
  • Patent number: 10333817
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium that stores a determination program that causes a communication device to execute a process including transmitting a check packet to the communication destination device, when the communication device receives a first response packet, determining whether or not header information of a second response packet is included in data of the first response packet, a communication path corresponding to the first response packet and a communication path corresponding to the second response packet being different each other, and determining that a failure occurs in the communication path corresponding to the second response packet when the header information of a second response packet is included in data of the first response packet and when the communication device does not receive the second response packet within a predetermined time from transmitting the check packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki Hyoudou, Osamu Shiraki, Jun Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10333676
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) search space determination. In one embodiment, a base station may identify an index of the current EPDCCH occasion period, each EPDCCH occasion period including a number of subframes, and the subframes being divided to a number of search units. A distribution of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to at least one EPDCCH aggregation level in the EPDCCH occasion period may be determined based on the index of the EPDCCH occasion period and the number of search units in the EPDCCH occasion period. The base station may then select, from the distribution of the EPDCCH candidates, an EPDCCH candidate for transmitting downlink control information (DCI) to a UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Yuantao Zhang, Chunhai Yao, Lars Lindh
  • Patent number: 10334576
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for reporting uplink control information (UCI) when one or more Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) serving cells are configured is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine if physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmissions are scheduled on LAA serving cells and licensed cells. The instructions are also executable to determine a type of UCI to be reported. The instructions are further executable to determine a channel and cells to carry different UCI. The instructions are additionally executable to transmit the channel on the cells determined to carry UCI. The instructions are also executable to determine whether a LAA PUSCH is transmitted and UCI is multiplexed. The instructions are further executable to drop LAA PUSCH or transmit LAA PUSCH subject to listen-before-talk (LBT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10326520
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for providing a relay service. A second message sent by an MME is received by a P-GW, where the second message includes a first identifier of remote UE; an uplink packet filter of the remote UE is determined according to the first identifier of the remote UE; and an uplink TFT of relay UE is determined, where the uplink TFT includes the uplink packet filter of the remote UE, and the uplink packet filter of the remote UE is used by the relay UE to map an uplink data packet of the remote UE to an EPS bearer of the relay UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guowei Ouyang, Hui Jin, Qiang Yi, Yue He
  • Patent number: 10318383
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide a node diagnosis apparatus and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Su Yi, Hao Wang, Xiaojing Fan, Lefei Wang, Wenqian Xue, Ryuichi Matsukura
  • Patent number: 10320547
    Abstract: The present invention is designed so that uplink control signals can be transmitted adequately even when the number of component carriers that can be configured in a user terminal is expanded. A user terminal can communicate by using six or more component carriers, and has a receive receiving section that receives a DL signal, a transmission section that transmits a UL control signal, which includes a delivery acknowledgement signal in response to the DL signal, and a control section that controls a format to apply to the UL control signal, and the control section applies a format, having large capacity in comparison to a PUCCH format of an existing system in which the number of component carriers to be configured is five or less, to the UL control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Tooru Uchino, Kazuaki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10313908
    Abstract: A user apparatus for use in a mobile communication system, including: determination means configured to determine whether the user apparatus can take both states of a discontinuous reception state and a non-discontinuous reception state at the same time; and measurement control means configured, if it is determined that the user apparatus can take both states of a discontinuous reception state and a non-discontinuous reception state at the same time by the determination means, to determine which measurement condition to use for performing measurement between a measurement condition for when in a discontinuous reception state and a measurement condition for when in a non-discontinuous reception state, and to perform measurement using a determined measurement condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Kunihiko Teshima, Kazuki Takeda, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10306506
    Abstract: A wireless device receives messages indicating CSI measurement resources of cells belonging to at least two base stations or belonging to at least two sectors of a base station. The wireless device measures CSI employing at least CSI measurement resources of the cells. The wireless device quantizes the measured CSI jointly across cells and encodes and transmits the jointly quantized CSI. The wireless device receives a resource assignment for data packet(s). The wireless device receives signals carrying the data packets from multiple cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan