Patents Examined by Nourali Mansoury
  • Patent number: 10797840
    Abstract: A wireless device receives configuration parameters of one or more licensed cells and one or more unlicensed cells. A physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) signal is transmitted via a licensed cell of the one or more licensed cells. A determination is made, independent of transmissions of the PUSCH signal via the licensed cell, whether to transmit or to drop configured transmission of at least one sounding reference signal (SRS) via the one or more unlicensed cells. The configured transmission of the at least one SRS is overlapping with the PUSCH signal. Based on the determination: the at least one SRS is transmitted via an unlicensed cell of the one or more unlicensed cells; or the at least one SRS is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 10785659
    Abstract: A relay node in a mobile communication network for relaying communications between a base station and a mobile terminal. The relay node includes a first communication unit that communicates with the base station via a backhaul link using at least one of a first modulation method and a first multiplexing method, and a second communication unit that communicates with the mobile terminal via an access link using at least one of a second modulation method and a second multiplexing method. The relay node also includes a communication control unit that selects the at least one of the first modulation method and the first multiplexing method, or selects the at least one of the second modulation method and the second multiplexing method based on a characteristic of a link, a type of link or a type of data included in a communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Kimura
  • Patent number: 10779180
    Abstract: Provided are a method for performing a measurement report by a terminal on the basis of a time-to-trigger (TTT) abort timer in a wireless communication system and a device for supporting same. A terminal is for initiating a TTT timer and initiating a TTT abort timer, wherein the TTT abort timer can be initiated in an interval in which the TTT timer operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10772087
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that enable signaling of physical layer parameters in a shared radio frequency spectrum band or a dedicated radio frequency spectrum band (or any available radio frequency spectrum band). One or more physical layer channels may be used to transmit physical layer parameters, and different portions of the channel(s) may carry physical layer information for different groups of UEs. A base station may configure a UE into a UE group that monitors particular channel resources based on the UE group. In this manner, a base station may transmit physical layer parameters that may be received by a UE for receiving wireless communications for one or more subframe. A base station may transmit physical layer parameters to be monitored by the use using a physical hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) indicator channel (PHICH), a physical control format indicator channel (PCFICH), a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Tao Luo, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10743345
    Abstract: A source node identifies a communication interval for communication with a destination node, the communication interval comprising a control interval, a data interval disposed after the control interval, a coordination interval disposed after the data interval, and a feedback interval disposed after the coordination interval. The source node transmits one or more control signals during the control interval, transmits one or more data signals during the data interval, transmits or receiving one or more coordination signals during the coordination interval, the one or more coordination signals coordinating at least one aspect of a listen-after-talk (LAT) procedure, and listens for one or more feedback signals during the feedback interval, the one or more feedback signals indicating a status of the transmission of the one or more data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Junaid Ansari
  • Patent number: 10728428
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including an image sensor device controlled by an adjusting circuit, and the adjusting circuit configured to transmit a control signal to the image sensor device to be controlled according to a transmission cycle synchronized with a reference clock, the image sensor device includes a first period during which the control signal is allowed to be supplied to the image sensor device to be controlled and a second period during which the supplying of the control signal to the image sensor device to be controlled is not preferable compared to that in the first period, the adjusting circuit is configured to, when a transmission timing of the control signal determined according to the transmission cycle is within the second period, adjust the transmission timing of the control signal so that the control signal will be transmitted in the first period to the image sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Takitsune, Kazunori Masaki, Motoshige Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10728098
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for constructing an abstract domain topology. In one embodiment, a Path Computation Element (PCE) is configured as a parent PCE to at least one child PCE. Each of the child PCEs is responsible for providing path computational services for a domain. Communication is established between the parent PCE and the at least one child PCE. The parent PCE receives from each of its child PCEs domain connection information corresponding to the domain of each child PCE. The parent PCE builds and maintains an abstract domain topology based on the domain connection information that it receives from its child PCEs. In one embodiment, the domain connection information is communicated from the child PCE to the parent PCE by adding a new notification-type (NT) and notification-value (NV) to a notification object in a Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) notification message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Huaimo Chen
  • Patent number: 10715296
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided to allocate a time and frequency resource of a resource request indicator (RRI) and to transmit an RRI. Codes are allocated for an RRI and other (such as non-RRI) uplink control signaling. The RRI and other uplink control signaling can be multiplexed in the same time and frequency resource, such as through multiplexing in a code division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shujun Dang, Sha Ma, Xianghua Wang, Tianle Deng, Xiaobo Chen, Chengyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10708869
    Abstract: An acoustic network is located in a formation traversed by a borehole having a pipe contained therein. The acoustic network includes a backbone network having a number of backbone modems engaging the pipe and acoustically communicating along the pipe using a first modulation technique. A number of end node modems acoustically communicate using a second modulation technique orthogonal to the first modulation technique. At least one of the backbone modems is a bridge hub modem that is coupled to both the backbone network and an end node modem and communicates with the backbone network using the first modulation technique and with the end node modem using the second modulation technique. The end node modems may have a hibernation mode defined by low energy usage with no transmission or receipt of data, and a transmission mode defined by transmission of data by the end node modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Arnaud Croux, Julius Kusuma, Stephane Vannuffelen
  • Patent number: 10708728
    Abstract: Multi-user superposition transmissions (MUSTs) on non-aligned resources are described. A base station may schedule a transmission to an enhancement layer user equipment (UE) and a base layer UE. The transmission may include a base layer that spans a base layer resource set and an enhancement layer that spans an enhancement layer resource set, where the resource sets may be aligned or un-aligned. The base station may use a combined constellation to map symbols to the base layer resource set for communication with the enhancement layer and base layer UEs over overlapping portions of the resource sets, and an extended constellation to map symbols to an extended set of resources for which the enhancement layer resource set is exclusive of the base layer resource set. The extended constellation may be based on an extended modulation order determined based on a base modulation order and an enhancement modulation order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 10686725
    Abstract: A Software-Defined Network (SDN) controller receives controller Application Programming Interface (API) calls from an SDN application and transfers SDN data machine API calls. SDN data machines receive the SDN data machine API calls and process user data responsive to the SDN data machine API calls. The SDN controller transfers SDN controller Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that indicate an amount of the SDN application API calls for the SDN data machine API calls. The SDN data machines transfers SDN data machine KPIs that indicate an amount of the processed user data for the SDN data machine API calls. An SDN server receives the SDN data machine KPIs and the SDN controller KPIs. The SDN server determines an SDN Quality-of-Service (QoS) score for a data communication service based on the amount of the SDN application API calls relative to the corresponding amount of the processed user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Marouane Balmakhtar, Arun Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10674485
    Abstract: User equipment (UE)-specific information may be transmitted within a control resource set configured to carry resources common to UEs within a system. The UE-specific information may be associated with a search space having an aggregation level different from aggregation levels used with the common control resources and may occupy different modulation symbols within the common control resource set (e.g., to support flexible scheduling for multiple UEs). A base station and UE may operate in a system using one or more control resource sets within a system bandwidth. The UE may detect common control resources by monitoring decoding candidates in the control resource set according to a first set of aggregation levels. The UE may detect UE-specific control resources by monitoring decoding candidates in the control resource set according to other aggregation levels. The UE and base station may communicate based on control information obtained from the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Yang Yang, Heechoon Lee, Bilal Sadiq, June Namgoong
  • Patent number: 10638480
    Abstract: A method of transmitting an acknowledgment signal in a mobile telecommunications system, the system including a base station and a terminal operable to communicate with the base station via a wireless interface, the wireless interface having a first frequency band and a second frequency band, wherein the first frequency band is different from the second frequency band. The method includes: determining that, at a time t, an acknowledgment signal is to be transmitted by the base station to the terminal in the second frequency band; and if it is determined that, at the time t, a downlink signal is to be transmitted to the terminal, wherein the downlink signal is to be transmitted to the terminal in a first frequency band, then transmitting a multiplexed signal by multiplexing the acknowledgment signal with the downlink signal and transmitting the multiplexed signal in the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Patent number: 10623948
    Abstract: A communication system is described in which mobile telephones are able to roam between neighbouring home node base stations. Techniques are described for allocating U-RNTIs to mobile telephones by the home base stations or the home base station gateway. Techniques are also disclosed for target home base stations to be able to retrieve information needed to respond to a Cell Update request received from a mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suresh Ganapathy, Milena Filipovic, Neeraj Gupta, Hiroaki Kuwano
  • Patent number: 10623123
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a virtual HDBaseT® link. In one embodiment, a first switch transmits packets over an Ethernet network that includes one or more hops. The payload of each of the packets includes an HDBaseT® T-packet belonging to an HDBaseT® session. A first processor sets, for each packet from among a plurality of the packets, a timestamp value in the packet to correspond to the time at which the packet is transmitted by the first switch. A second switch receives the packets over the Ethernet network. A second processor calculates a clock correction value based on the timestamps in the plurality of packets, and utilizes the clock correction value to perform at least one of the following: (i) control transmission, by the second switch, of data in T-packets in the payloads of the packets, and (ii) recover a source clock of native media delivered over the Ethernet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Shai Stein, Eran Rippel
  • Patent number: 10602400
    Abstract: A method includes determining that a full PDCP status report does not fit into a single PDCP Control PDU, generating a partial PDCP status report that fits into the single PDCP Control PDU, and sending the single PDCP Control PDU containing the partial PDCP status report. Another method includes receiving a PDCP Control PDU where the maximum size thereof is limited, and determining that the received PDCP Control PDU contains a partial PDCP status report instead of a complete PDCP status report. Apparatus, program products, programs, UEs, base stations, and a communication system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa Malkamäki, Henri Koskinen, Benoist Sebire, Mika Rinne
  • Patent number: 10594744
    Abstract: In a connection method between speech communication terminals, a first speech communication terminal states a first category including multiple speech codec modes in an SDP offer and transmits to a second communication speech terminal. The second communication speech terminal selects, and states in an SDP answer as a second category, multiple modes from among the first category stated in the SDP offer, and transmits to the first speech communication terminal. At least one of the SDP offer and the SDP answer states a request for a maximum bandwidth or a bandwidth of a mode of highest priority from among the speech codec modes included in the second category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 10568036
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting battery charge aware communications is disclosed. A system receives a content request from a client device, wherein the content request indicates one or more content items. The system retrieves the one or more requested content items from a content database at the system. The system determines whether the content request includes current remaining battery power data for the client device. In response to determining that the content request includes the current remaining battery power data for the client device, the system determines whether a current remaining battery power is below a predetermined threshold. In response to determining that the current remaining battery power is below the predetermined threshold, the system analyzes the one or more requested content items to determine core content sections. The system transmits the determined core content sections to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Lakshmanan Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10554586
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying a physical port associated with a virtual machine is provided. The method includes receiving a request to identify the physical port associated with the virtual machine. The method also includes translating, by a processor, an address of a virtual interface of the virtual machine into an address of a physical interface, the address of the physical interface including slot identification and port identification of the physical port. The method further includes identifying a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that correspond to the address of the physical interface and instructing a LED controller to activate the plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Cheloha, Utsav Lokinindi, Irving Olmedo, Kara Schrader, Juan P. Villamizar
  • Patent number: 10555287
    Abstract: Provided are a terminal device and a retransmission control method that make it possible to minimize increases in overhead in an uplink control channel (PUCCH), even if channel selection is used as the method to transmit response signals during carrier-aggregation communication using a plurality of downlink unit bands. On the basis of the generation status of uplink data and error-detection results obtained by a CRC unit, a control unit in the provided terminal uses response signal transmission rules to control the transmission of response signals or uplink control signals that indicate the generation of uplink data. If an uplink control signal and a response signal are generated simultaneously within the same transmission time unit, the control unit changes the resources allocated to the response signal and/or the phase point of the response signal in accordance with the number and position of ACKs within the error-detection result pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Akihiko Nishio, Ayako Horiuchi, Daichi Imamura