Patents Examined by Mohamed Kamara
  • Patent number: 10397123
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining predicted available bandwidths for an end user device, monitoring buffer occupancy of a buffer of the end user device, determining bit rates for portions of media content according to the predicted available bandwidths and according to the buffer occupancy, and adjusting bit rates for portions of media content according to the predicted available bandwidths and according to the buffer occupancy during streaming of the media content to the end user device over a wireless network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, Jeffrey Erman, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Emir Halepovic, Rakesh Sinha, Xuan Kelvin Zou
  • Patent number: 10397957
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A wireless device may receive configuration parameters for the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10397937
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a scheduling method and device for a single-cell Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zijiang Ma, Yaying Wang, Yutang Xie
  • Patent number: 10390330
    Abstract: A method and a wireless device (110) for managing an EPS bearer, a method and a radio base station (120) for setting parameters of an S1 bearer or an Iu bearer as well as a method and a second network node (150) for managing an EPS bearer are disclosed. The wireless device (110) sends, to the second network node (150), a request for setting up the EPS bearer for a service. The request is associated with a required level of a connectivity for the service. The required level relates to likelihood of maintaining the connectivity towards a first network node (140). The second network node (150) further receives the required level of the connectivity for the service. The second network node (150) sends, to a radio base station (120), a request for setting parameters of the S1 bearer or the Iu bearer. Corresponding computer programs and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Dahlman, Magnus Frodigh, Mikael Höök, Harald Kallin, Gunnar Mildh, Joachim Sachs
  • Patent number: 10389854
    Abstract: A system for forming an ad-hoc network among devices includes a wireless device that utilizes one or more connection protocols; a protocol bridging mechanism operating on one or more communication layers selected from the group of: an application layer, a transport layer, a data link layer, a physical layer and a network layer, wherein the one or more connection protocols connects to other wireless devices through the protocol bridging mechanism; and a controller stored within the wireless device. The system further includes a memory including program instructions executable by the controller that cause the controller to connect to the first nearby wireless device through the first communication protocol; connect to the second nearby wireless device through the second communication protocol; and transmit data between the first nearby wireless device and the second nearby wireless device through the protocol bridging mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Infinet, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Cheng, Kecheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10390283
    Abstract: A combination of repeaters and relays is used to improve the data throughput for user equipment (“UE”) near the cell edge in a LTE network. Amplify-and-forward repeaters and decode-and-forward relays enhance the down-link and up-link, respectively. Relay assistance on the up-link occurs when the evolved Node B (“eNB”) requests a retransmission (HARQ) from the UE at which point the UE and relay transmit simultaneously in a cooperative fashion. The quality of the up-link signal received by the eNB is improved due to a favorable channel through the relay. An analysis shows that relay assistance improves the throughput for a cell-edge user when the average delay per data transport block is allowed to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Neil Braithwaite
  • Patent number: 10388374
    Abstract: A non-volatile programmable circuit configurable to perform logic functions, is provided. The programmable circuit can employ two-terminal non-volatile memory devices to store information, thereby mitigating or avoiding disturbance of programmed data in the absence of external power. Two-terminal resistive switching memory devices having high current on/off ratios and fast switching times can also be employed for high performance, and facilitating a high density array. For look-up table applications, input/output response times can be several nanoseconds or less, facilitating much faster response times than a memory array access for retrieving stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Crossbar, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Asnaashari, Hagop Nazarian, Lin Shih Liu
  • Patent number: 10389494
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, user equipment (UE), evolved node B (eNB), computer readable media, and methods are described for uplink grants and hybrid automatic repeat requests (HARQ) in communications systems. Some embodiments operate to determine that an unlicensed first channel is idle based on a sensing of the first channel for a first period of time. Such an embodiment may then generate a reservation signal on the first channel and an uplink grant for a first user equipment (UE). After the uplink grant is communicated, the embodiment senses the first channel to detect a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission associated with the uplink grant. A HARQ acknowledgment or negative acknowledgement may be sent in various embodiments following the sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Gi Wan Choi, Hwan-Joon Kwon, Abhijeet Bhorkar
  • Patent number: 10379899
    Abstract: A data processing system can comprise a first module having a workspace and configured to execute a task that can request access to a frame in a system memory, a queue manager configured to store a frame descriptor which identifies the frame in the system memory, and a memory access engine coupled to the first module and the queue manager. The memory access engine copies requested segments of the frame to the workspace and has a working frame unit to store a segment handle identifying a location and size of each requested segment copied to the workspace of the first module. The memory access engine tracks history of a requested segment by updating the working frame unit when the requested segment in the workspace is modified by the executing task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Pillar, Michael Kardonik, Bernard Marchand, Peter W. Newton, Mark A. Schellhorn
  • Patent number: 10382997
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a user equipment migration method and device to implement flexible migration of UE in a core network device pool. The method includes that a source core network device receives a migration instruction carrying first identification information of a target core network device and migration information of to-be-migrated UE, sends an indication message used to instruct the to-be-migrated UE to detach, and sends a migration rule to an access network device according to the migration instruction, so that the access network device migrates the to-be-migrated UE from the source core network device to the target core network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 10375723
    Abstract: A method of communicating data by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method includes configuring plural frequency blocks divided from a system bandwidth; receiving scheduling information including a frequency block indicator and resource allocation information for data; and performing a procedure for receiving or transmitting the data via a first frequency block indicated by the frequency block indicator among the plural frequency blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joon Kui Ahn, Jung Hoon Lee, Dong Youn Seo
  • Patent number: 10374951
    Abstract: Various systems, processes, and products may be used to filter multicast messages in virtual environments. In particular implementations, a system, process, and product for filtering multicast messages in virtual environments may include the ability to, responsive to receiving a multicast message including a destination address, examine a local filtering store of the network adapter for a multicast filtering address matching the destination address. The message is sent to respective virtual machines if the destination address matches the multicast filtering address found in the local filtering store for the respective virtual machines. Responsive to determining that the destination address does not match any multicast filtering address found in the local filtering store, a determination is made whether the local filtering store is full and, if so, the multicast message is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Omar Cardona, James B. Cunningham, Baltazar De Leon, III, Matthew R. Ochs
  • Patent number: 10368317
    Abstract: A system that determines to modify transmission power of a first small cell: determines an effect of modifying transmission power of the first small cell on a user equipment that is served by the first small cell; and controls modifying the transmission power of the first small cell based on the determination to modify the transmission power and the determined effect of modifying the transmission power on the user equipment that is served by the first small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xu, Yu Sun, Rui Gao, Baoxue Wu
  • Patent number: 10368347
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for subframe configuration and generation in a multi-cell multi-carrier system. A frame for radio transmission in the system consists of multiple subframes, and each subframe consists of multiple Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. Training symbols, frequency-domain data scrambling, size of Fast-Fourier Transform (FFT), or length of cyclic prefix can be configured differently for each subframe to facilitate different applications, such as unicasting or broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Titus Lo, Kemin Li, Haiming Huang
  • Patent number: 10367783
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for flushing of Customer Media Access Control (C-MAC) addresses in a PBB-EVPN network are disclosed. A first provider edge (PE) device can maintain a plurality of service instances configured on a first interface. The first PE device can detect at least one failed ethernet virtual circuit (EVC) on the first interface and identify at least one service instance from the plurality of service instances that is associated with the at least one failed EVC. The PE device can send, to a second PE device, a C-MAC flush notification message that identifies the at least one service instance and the message can cause the second PE device to remove C-MAC addresses corresponding to the at least one service instance and the B-MAC address for the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ali Sajassi, Jose A. Liste, Patrice Brissette, Mei Zhang, Vi Vu
  • Patent number: 10368355
    Abstract: Method, device, and chip for allocating radio frequency (RF) resources by a multi-subscriber identification module (SIM) including at least a first SIM and a second SIM. The method includes determining a frequency of RF resource allocation to the second SIM based on at least one of a data communication state of the first SIM in a connected mode and a received signal state of the second SIM in an idle state, and allocating the RF resources to the second SIM based on the frequency of the RF resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jun-Kyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10361820
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for repeated transmission. In one novel aspect, the RV sequence is selected from a predefined set of RV sequences for the repeated transmission. In one embodiment, the one or more RV values in the selected RV sequence are repeatedly used for the repeated transmission, by applying each RV value one by one to one block of repetitions cyclically, wherein the number of repetition in the block is determined by the repetition number and the length of the RV sequence. In another embodiment, the one or more RV values in the selected RV sequence are repeatedly used for the repeated transmission, by applying each RV value one by one to one repetition cyclically. In one embodiment, the RV value and the scrambling sequences are the same for the repetition blocks and a symbol level combination is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Hua-Min Chen, Min Wu, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10361955
    Abstract: A system and method for protocol independent receive side scaling (RSS) includes storing a plurality of RSS hash M-tuple definitions, each definition corresponding to one of a set of possible protocol header combinations for routing an incoming packet, the set of possible protocol header combinations being modifiable to include later-developed protocols. Based on initial bytes of the incoming packet, a pattern of protocol headers is detected, and used to select one of the plurality of RSS hash M-tuple definitions. The selected RSS hash M-tuple definition is applied as a protocol-independent arbitrary set of bits to the headers of the incoming packet to form a RSS hash M-tuple vector, which is used to compute a RSS hash. Based on the RSS hash, a particular queue is selected from a set of destination queues identified for the packet, and the packet is delivered to the selected particular queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yuhong Mao, Richard Lee Sites
  • Patent number: 10360309
    Abstract: A method and system enables language translation and routing of Person-to-Person (P2P) messages. Customer messages are diverted to various alternate destinations in an enterprise based on the language of the messages. Enterprise alternate destinations include language capable call center customer service representatives (CSRs), language specialized call centers, and personnel in various departments in an enterprise having language skills. The CSRs and other personnel can communicate through the call centers or using data enabled devices. Information collected from the messages can be used to determine the appropriate destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Brett Chisholm, James Hunt, Eugene Lee Lew
  • Patent number: 10362521
    Abstract: A method of multi-radio interworking to provide integrated cellular and WLAN access for a multi-radio device is provided. A serving base station in a cellular network first obtains wireless local area network (WLAN) information and then forward the WLAN information to a serving device such that the serving device is capable to connect with both the cellular network and a WLAN. The WLAN information may comprise scanning information, WLAN QoS information, WLAN layer-3 information, or additional WLAN access point information. The WLAN information is forwarded based on triggering events associated with the serving base station information, WLAN coverage information, or the serving device information. Based on the received WLAN information, when entering WLAN coverage, the serving device activates its WLAN access to forward traffic from the cellular access network to the WLAN access network. When leaving WLAN coverage, the serving device deactivates its WLAN access to save power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: I-Kang Fu, Chao-Chin Chou