Patents Examined by Mohammad Anwar
  • Patent number: 10104662
    Abstract: A licensed shared access (LSA) Message Feedback controller device is configured to convey reverse link messages from an LSA controller to one or more target incumbent frequency licensees. The LSA controller is configured to control LSA frequency spectrum availability for use by eNodeBs of a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Markus Dominik Mueck, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara
  • Patent number: 10075944
    Abstract: A control unit (208) transmits a response signal on an uplink control channel on the basis of a rule. In the rule, error detection result pattern candidates are associated with multiple resources of the uplink control channel used in the transmission of the response signal and with phase points within each resource, and at least a specific pattern candidate, wherein the pattern for a specific error detection result with respect to downlink data of a first unit band is identical to the error detection result pattern when communication with the base station (100) occurs using only the first unit band, and the error detection results other than the specific error detection result are all NACK or DTX, is associated with the first resource of the multiple resources. In addition, at least the first resource of the multiple resources is arranged within the first unit band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Toru Oizumi
  • Patent number: 10075277
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting a control channel in an intra-cell carrier aggregation system. The method includes establishing a connection with a base station through a Primary cell (Pcell) of a Time Division Duplex (TDD) scheme and a Secondary cell (Scell) of a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) scheme. The method also includes receiving data through the Scell before a timing configured as an uplink sub-frame according to a TDD UpLink-DownLink (UL-DL) configuration of the Pcell. The method also includes transmitting a feedback of the received data through the Pcell in a feedback sub-frame. By the method, a feedback for a data can be effectively transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Choi, Youngbum Kim, Joonyoung Cho, Hyoungju Ji
  • Patent number: 10070017
    Abstract: The present technique relates to an information processing apparatus, a method, and a program allowing for easily controlling video synchronization in image data transmission. The information processing apparatus according to the present technique includes a synchronization cancellation unit configured to cancel synchronization between synchronization timing of a network to which image data are transmitted and synchronization timing of the image data, on the basis of a delay time of image data transmission, an adjusting unit configured to adjust synchronization timing of the image data of which synchronization with the synchronization timing of the network is cancelled by the synchronization cancellation unit, and a synchronization connection unit configured to synchronize the synchronization timing of the image data, which is adjusted by the adjusting unit, with the synchronization timing of the network. The present technique can be applied to, for example, an information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Iwami, Tamotsu Munakata, Hiroshi Okawa
  • Patent number: 10063383
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include a set of communication ports that facilitate communication with a network device via a set of communication links that collectively operate as a LAG bundle. The disclosed apparatus may also include a link-management unit communicatively coupled to the set of communication ports that facilitate communication with the network device. The link-management unit may detect an amount of communication activity on one or more active communication links included in the set of communication links that are collectively operating as the LAG bundle. The link-management unit may then determine that the amount of communication activity detected on the active communication links has reached a certain threshold. In response to this determination, the link-management unit may modify the active communication links included in the set of communication links to account for the amount of communication activity. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindranath C Kanakarajan, Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, Prabhu Raj V.K.
  • Patent number: 10039040
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a cell change based on target cell performance are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a network node in a cellular communications network comprises receiving a measurement report from a wireless device having a serving cell, the measurement report comprising an indication that another cell is better than the serving cell such that the other cell is identified as a target cell for a cell change and the serving cell is identified as a source cell for the cell change. The method further comprises determining whether to perform the cell change from the source cell to the target cell based on one or more parameters indicative of a performance of the target cell. The method further comprises performing the cell change upon determining that the cell change from the source cell to the target cell should be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Debasish Sarkar, Deepak Gupta, Ayan Sen, Ganesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10014987
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal that increases the ACK/NACK resource utilization efficiency while preventing ACK/NACK collision, and that causes no unnecessary reduction of the PUSCH band in a system that transmits E-PDCCH control information. The radio communication terminal adopts a configuration including a receiving section that receives a control signal including an ACK/NACK index via an enhanced physical downlink control channel (E-PDCCH) transmitted using one configuration from among one or a plurality of configuration candidates, a control section that selects a resource to be used for an ACK/NACK signal of downlink data from among specified resources specified beforehand based on E-PDCCH configuration information used for transmission or reception of the E-PDCCH and the ACK/NACK index, and a transmitting section that transmits the ACK/NACK signal using the selected specified resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Ayako Horiuchi, Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 10004022
    Abstract: A method of handover signaling in a cellular communication system is disclosed. Prior to a user equipment (UE) undergoing a cell-to-cell transition, a target node transmits handover-related signaling in one or more Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (M8SFN) subframes in order to reduce handover delay. The cellular communication system includes a source node configured to transfer a handover (HO) request to the target node. The (HO) request corresponds to a (UE) presently being served by the source node. The target node is configured to transmit (HO) information to the (UE) over at least one MBSFN subframe in response to the (HO) request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kalhan, Henry Chang, Douglas Dunn, David Comstock
  • Patent number: 9998203
    Abstract: Onboard servers, and methods for communicating over wireless interface between an onboard server installed in an airplane and a ground server located remote from the airplane. Executable application code and first user data is received by the onboard server from the ground server before take-off of the airplane and stored. At least a part of the executable application code is executed by the onboard server. The onboard server receives delta user data from the ground server after the take-off and before landing of the airplane. The first delta user data updates the first user data to form second user data. The onboard server, after takeoff and before landing of the airplane, transmits at least a portion of the second user data to a seat entertainment terminal mounted within the airplane and/or to a personal mobile terminal of a user aboard the airplane for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pierre-Philippe Di Costanzo, Thomas Gualino, Antoine Picolet, Akshit Singla, Etienne Callies, Emile Generat, David Triscornia, Vincent Domurado
  • Patent number: 9992738
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for using a random offset to achieve power savings. For certain aspects, a Basic Service Set (BSS)-specific offset may be added to the (partial) association identifier (AID) prior to entering the partial AID into a 9-bit field of the physical layer (PHY) header (e.g., bits 13-21 of the NSTS field). The BSS-specific offset may be selected randomly by an access point (AP) and signaled to the associated stations (STAs) through the association response, or the offset may be communicated to the STA via other means. In this manner, the value in the 9-bit field for downlink transmissions may, with high likelihood, be different from one BSS to the next, allowing STAs to remain awake only when a frame is being transmitted to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Maarten Menzo Wentink
  • Patent number: 9992108
    Abstract: In general, a capability for forwarding packets based on path encoding is presented. The capability for forwarding a packet based on path encoding may be configured to enable forwarding of a packet along a network path by determining a path encoding label for the network path, associating the path encoding label for the network path with the packet, and forwarding the packet along the network path based on the path encoding label associated with the packet. The network path for a packet may include an ordered sequence of node output interfaces of an ordered sequence of nodes. The path encoding label for the network path includes an ordered sequence of node interface labels corresponding to the ordered sequence of node output interfaces of the nodes of the network path. The nodes of the network path forward the packet along the network path based on the path encoding label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Adiseshu Hari, Urs Niesen, Gordon Wilfong
  • Patent number: 9980208
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are provided for automatically detecting and connecting to a Wi-Fi network. In these methods, a wireless device listens for beacons that are sent using a low-power wireless protocol. Once the wireless device detects a first beacon at a first location, the wireless device extracts a first beacon region identifier from the beacon and correlates the first beacon region identifier with a first Wi-Fi network that is located at the first location. Next, the wireless device retrieves a first set of credentials for connecting to the first Wi-Fi network. Once the first set of credentials is retrieved, the wireless device uses the first set of credentials to connect to the first Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Artiom Shamis, Kapil Chhabra
  • Patent number: 9967823
    Abstract: A computing device updates wireless connectivity information while the device is in an idle state, in expectation of user-interaction. Power is suspended to wireless network circuitry in a mobile device, for example, when the device is in an idle state. On detecting a movement of the mobile device, a location sensor is activated to read a current location of the mobile device while power to the wireless network circuitry is suspended. Based on the current location being a threshold distance from a location determined before power to the wireless network circuitry was suspended, the wireless network circuitry is activated and a current listing of wireless access points near the mobile device is determined without user interaction with the virtual features of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Derek Basehore, Alexandra Levich
  • Patent number: 9949270
    Abstract: In a communication system including a first apparatus and a second apparatus, the first apparatus transmits to the second apparatus a signal that requests information for connecting to a network. Then, in response to receiving the signal from the first apparatus, the second apparatus determines whether or not another apparatus connectable to the network is present within a communicable range of the second apparatus, and when determining that the other apparatus is present in the communicable range, the second apparatus notifies the first apparatus of information for connecting to the other apparatus. The first apparatus receives from the second apparatus the information for connecting to the other apparatus, and connects to the other apparatus and to the network, based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Tachiwa
  • Patent number: 9942013
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for hierarchical modulation and interference cancellation in wireless communications systems. Various deployment scenarios may be supported that may provide communications on both a base modulation layer as well as in an enhancement modulation layer that is modulated on the base modulation layer, thus providing concurrent data streams that may be provided to the same or different user equipments. Various interference mitigation techniques may be implemented in examples to compensate for interfering signals received from within a cell, compensate for interfering signals received from other cell(s), and/or compensate for interfering signals received from other radios that may operate in adjacent wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 9942873
    Abstract: Performing concurrent data communication and voice call monitoring using a single cellular radio. According to some embodiments, the UE may perform data communication, via the radio, using a first RAT, supported by a first SIM. The UE may also perform paging functions for a voice communication, via the radio, using a second RAT, supported by a second SIM. In some scenarios, the first and second RATs are the same. The data communication and the paging functions may be performed concurrently using shared physical layer resources. For example, the shared physical layer resources may comprise a shared software defined radio (SDR) configured to demodulate and/or decode signals of the data communication and the paging function. As another example, the shared physical layer resources may comprise a shared Rake receiver configured to demodulate signals of the data communication and the paging function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson O. Sebeni, Li Su, Jianxiong Shi
  • Patent number: 9936077
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for the encoding of participants in a conference setting. In an embodiment, audio from conference participants in a voice-over-IP setting may be received and processed by the system. In an embodiment, audio may be received in a compressed form and de-compressed for processing. For each participant, return audio is generated, compressed (if applicable) and transmitted to the participant. The system may recognize when participants are using the same audio encoding format and are thus receiving audio that may be similar or identical. The audio may only be encoded once instead of for each participant. Thus, redundant encodings are recognized and eliminated resulting in less CPU usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin O'Connor, Felix Immanuel Wyss
  • Patent number: 9918254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, User Equipment (UE) and method for preventing voice call (VoLTE) call drops in a communication network. A paging message is received as an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) invite message. The paging message includes a domain, or the UE establishes a connection with the network, in order to determine whether the IMS invite is for a voice call. A condition of non-sustenance of the voice call is detected based on a power level check for the UE and Extended Service Request (ESR) is triggered. The voice call is continued according to a success or a failure of the ESR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Srinivas Chinthalapudi, Ajay Kumar Kabadi, Prasad Basavaraj Dandra
  • Patent number: 9912457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting data in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of: allocating, by a base station, a resource for transmitting data modulated by a hybrid frequency shift keying (FSK) and quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) (FQAM) scheme in which a QAM scheme and a FSK scheme are combined; transmitting, by the base station, a sequence modulated by the FQAM scheme, to a mobile station, via an interference measurement channel; transmitting, by the base station, a reference signal for measuring channel quality information (CQI) to the mobile station; receiving, by the base station, CQI estimated based on an interference characteristic of the interference measurement channel, from the mobile station, and performing scheduling of the mobile station based on the received CQI; and transmitting, by the base station, the data modulated by the FQAM scheme to the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Ryong Jeong, Jeong-Ho Park, Jae-Won Kim, Min Sagong, Hyun-Kyu Yu, Sung-Nam Hong
  • Patent number: 9907100
    Abstract: A method is described of establishing and/or using a plurality of packet data network connections between a user equipment and a 3GPP core network via a gateway node in a non-3GPP access network, comprising using a different device identifier for each packet data network connection of the plurality, or at least for each packet data network connection of the plurality that is associated with the same IP address, to distinguish between the packet data network connections of the plurality or to allow such a distinction to be made, wherein the device identifier used to distinguish between the packet data network connections of the plurality is a device identifier associated with the user equipment, or a device identifier associated with the gateway node in the non-3GPP access network, or a combination of these. The device identifier may be a MAC address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Dinand Roeland