Patents Examined by Otis L Thompson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10419998
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may identify a trigger condition relating to one or more of cell information regarding a cell to which the apparatus is connected, channel allocation information regarding the device, or a device display status of the apparatus. The apparatus may selectively activate or deactivate an advanced receiver of the apparatus based at least in part on the trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yue Yang, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Aziz Gholmieh, Prashant Udupa Sripathi, Shailesh Maheshwari, Vishal Dalmiya
  • Patent number: 10419389
    Abstract: A method for transmitting MAC frames between remote and/or virtual machines, across network devices (i.e., switches, multilayer switches, and routers) that conventionally do not hold capacity to address MAC rewrites to any and all possible destinations within expanding data centers. More specifically, a network device retains MAC rewrite table entries corresponding to Top of Rack (ToR) switches versus to the hosts and virtual machines that reside under those ToR switches. This use of a ToR switch as an overlay routing intermediate point may reduce the number of required MAC addresses stored on a network device for the purposes of performing rewrites, thereby once again establishing the capability for packets to reach any arbitrary destination as data centers scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh W. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 10404533
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that facilitate multiple switching points within a slot. A slot format indication is conveyed to a user equipment which indicates which symbols within a slot are uplink, downlink or unknown. Some formats feature half-slot switching meaning that a switch from uplink to downlink transmission takes place twice within a slot. Switching on a more frequent basis can deliver improved latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toufiqul Islam, Yu Cao, Jianglei Ma, Hua Xu, Amine Maaref, Liqing Zhang, Kelvin Kar Kin Au
  • Patent number: 10405332
    Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) operating with a new radio (NR) radio access technology (RAT). The method comprises receiving synchronization signals and a master information block (MIB) in a first bandwidth (BW) and receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a second BW, wherein the second BW is indicated by an offset in the MIB relative to the first BW and the PDCCH conveys a downlink control information (DCI) format that configures a reception of a first system information block (SIB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 10397044
    Abstract: The problem of recovering from multiple link failures in a way that is quick, avoids loops, avoids packet modifications, and that avoids significant modifications to existing routers is solved by: (1) associating a network rerouting unit (NRU) with each of the plurality of routers; (2) configuring each router so that if a link (or more specifically, any link) directly connected to the router fails, the router redirects any packets whose next hop is a port terminating an end of the failed link to the NRU associated with the router; (3) executing a routing protocol on each of the NRUs whereby each NRU will learn a topology of the communications network; (4) receiving by a first NRU, a packet redirected from the router associated with the first NRU; and (5) responsive to receiving, by the first NRU, the packet redirected from the router associated with the first NRU, (i) identifying a link directly connected to the router as a failed link using a destination address in the redirected packet, and the topology of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Cing-Yu Chu, Yang Xu, Jonathan Chao
  • Patent number: 10397184
    Abstract: A device can receive, from a network device, a request to create an internet protocol (IP) session for a user device. The device can allocate an IP address for the user device and a first tunnel endpoint identifier associated with a tunnel. The IP address can include a first set of bits associated with a location identifier and a second set of bits associated with a device identifier. The device can provide a response to the network device, and can receive a request that includes a second tunnel endpoint identifier associated with the tunnel. The device can provide the IP address and the first and second tunnel endpoint identifiers to be stored using a data structure. The device can provide a response to the network device indicating to establish the downlink portion of the IP session, and can perform one or more actions associated with managing the IP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Niranjan B. Avula, Kalyani Bogineni, Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10389549
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus of message transmission in vehicle communication field. The method includes: determining current state of a gateway; generating instruction message indicating the current state in accordance with the current state of the gateway; and transmitting the instruction message to a receiving unit. The present invention solves the problem of a lower message transmission stability, improves the message transmission stability. The present invention is for message transmission in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: CHERY AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD., WUHU POWER-TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhonglin Wang
  • Patent number: 10375757
    Abstract: Provided are a method for a terminal performing physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring for receiving a single-cell point-to-multipoint (SCPTM) service in a wireless communication system, and a device supporting same. A terminal may receive one or more SCPTM discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration for receiving a SCPTM service, and on the basis of the one or more SCPTM DRX configuration, perform PDCCH monitoring for receiving the SCPTM service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10375626
    Abstract: A base station determines whether a reception of each uplink signal transmitted by a plurality of terminals succeeds. The base station generates a response bit map representing whether the reception succeeds. Further, the base station transmits first downlink control information (DCI) including the response bit map to the plurality of terminals through a first downlink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Choongil Yeh, JaeSheung Shin
  • Patent number: 10361818
    Abstract: A system for reducing message dropout rate in a communication system is provided. Message dropouts occur during transportation of isochronous datasets across a plesiochronous boundary. The system includes a first processing element configured to operate in response to a first clock signal at a first clock speed. The system further includes a second processing element configured to operate in response to a second clock signal at a second clock speed, different from the first clock speed. The second processing element is operably connected to the first processing element by a data bus. The first processing element and the second processing element are configured to indicate a fault when no dataset is received during a processing interval. If two different datasets are received within the same processing interval one of the two datasets is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: John M. O'Neil, Patricia M. Ahearn-Heyse
  • Patent number: 10362619
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an existing end-to-end bearer data path of communication between a wireless device and an endpoint in a core network is modified. The wireless device receives parametric information identifying respective service capabilities of network nodes in the core network that are available for forming alternate end-to-end bearer data paths of communication between the wireless device and the endpoint. The parametric information is used to determine that a more favorable end-to-end bearer data path of communication between the wireless device and the endpoint is available. The more favorable end-to-end bearer data path has a more favorable service capability in the core network as compared to the existing end-to-end bearer data path. The wireless device requests a path modification from the existing end-to-end bearer data path to the more favorable end-to-end bearer data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Suliman Albasheir, Jad El-Najjar
  • Patent number: 10362150
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism capable of improving communication efficiency even in communication before allocation of an AID. [Solution] A communication device including: a communication unit configured to transmit a first frame including a second association identifier decided by a communication device to which a first association identifier is allocated and receive a second frame including information related to the second association identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeru Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10349422
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a server of a first wireless communication network receives a wireless communication originated by a terminal of the first wireless communication network, the wireless communication containing a current geographic location of the terminal as determined by the terminal. The server may then determine acceptable communication parameters for the terminal to communicate on the first wireless communication network, e.g., based on preventing transmission by the terminal that might interfere with operation of one or more unintended receivers. The server then generates an instruction message for the terminal based on the acceptable communication parameters, and transmits the instruction message toward the terminal to cause the terminal to only continue transmitting according to acceptable communication parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Reis, Mark E. Russell, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10341876
    Abstract: Various embodiments may be generally directed to techniques for transmitting and receiving one or more reference signals opportunistically within a window over an unlicensed carrier. Various embodiments provide techniques for determining a configuration of the window within an operating environment that may include one or more different radio access technologies (RATs). Various embodiments provide techniques for transmitting the one or more reference signals opportunistically within the window based on an availability of a wireless communications medium. Various embodiments provide techniques for receiving and recovering the one or more reference signals regardless of their location within the window, thereby improving communications in an unlicensed spectrum shared by a variety of different communication devices that may operate according to a variety of different communication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seunghee Han, Shafi Bashar, Jong-Kae Fwu, Jeongho Jeon, Hwan-Joon Kwon
  • Patent number: 10341955
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mobile terminal includes: determining whether one or more alarm trigger signals satisfy a set alarm transmission period; and when the set alarm transmission period is satisfied, collectively transmitting the one or more alarm trigger signals at a specific time, thereby reducing current consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeonchang Choi, Jinho Park, Joohyun Lee, Jaesuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10341060
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for data acknowledgment. One apparatus includes a transmitter that transmits data to a device. The apparatus may include a processor that determines a response window having multiple subframes for receiving an acknowledgement corresponding to the data. The apparatus may include a receiver that receives the acknowledgement within the response window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventors: Haipeng Lei, Zukang Shen, Xiaodong Yu
  • Patent number: 10333794
    Abstract: A system performed by a computing device for validating routing tables of routing devices is provided. The routing tables map destination addresses to a next hops of the routing device. The system accesses one or more contracts that specify the desired behavior of a routing table of a routing device by specifying destination addresses and permissible next hops. For each routing device, the system generates a violation predicate for each contract that is applicable to the routing device. When a violation predicate is evaluated for a target destination address and a target next hop of the routing device, the violation predicate indicates whether the routing table violates the contract. The system then solves the violation predicates for all possible combinations of a target destination address and target next hops to determine whether any routing table violates the desired behavior of its routing device as specified by a contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nikolaj Skallerud Bjorner, Karthick Jayaraman, Geoffrey Hugh Outhred
  • Patent number: 10334582
    Abstract: A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method includes receiving an Radio Resource Control (RRC) message for reconfiguring a new value of a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) reordering timer, while the PDCP reordering timer is running; and setting a value of reordering_PDCP_RX_COUNT to a COUNT value associated to RX_HFN and Next_PDCP_RX_SN when the RRC message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10334583
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for sending and receiving control information, an apparatus and a communication system. The method for sending control information includes: setting respective control bits in a downlink control information (DCI) format to generate control information applied by a network side to a terminal, wherein indication information indicating whether to swap a corresponding relationship between a transmission block and a codeword is not carried in a control bit in the DCI format, if a dedicated demodulation reference signal used to demodulate data is preconfigured by the network side for the terminal and respective codewords correspond to the same number of layers; and the indication information is carried in a control bit in the DCI format, if the dedicated demodulation reference signal used to demodulate data is not preconfigured by the network side for the terminal; and sending the generated control information to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyu Yan, Yang Li, Lei Wan, Sha Ma, Xiaotao Ren, Chaojun Li
  • Patent number: 10326685
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for creating virtual routing tables in routers in a multi-tier network. One or more routers in the network are configured to block other routers in a lower tier of the network from receiving routing updates from one another. By blocking the routing updates, the routers in the higher tier of the network cause the routers in the lower tier of the network to create different virtual routing tables that do not include other routers the lower tier of the network. In such a configuration, routers in the lower tier of the network can be connected to routers in the higher tier of the network with partially overlapping uplink connections without a loss of bandwidth utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin John Whittaker