Patents Examined by Peter G Solinsky
  • Patent number: 10980003
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for allocating a source specific multicast internet protocol address to a streaming media content are disclosed. For example, a processor of a device may receive a streaming media content, allocate a source specific multicast internet protocol address to the streaming media content for a base station of a cellular network, allocate a first broadcast channel of the base station to the streaming media content, and associate the first broadcast channel with the source specific multicast internet protocol address. The processor may further generate a manifest file, the manifest file including an identification of the streaming media content and the source specific multicast internet protocol address, transmit the manifest file via a second broadcast channel of the base station, and transmit the streaming media content via the first broadcast channel of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Darren Kaufman, Brian Wilson, Frank Robert Coppa
  • Patent number: 10979895
    Abstract: A cellular device is used to make a first HTTP request to a host. The host returns a token to the cellular device. The cellular device sends a second HTTP request to a cellular data network in response to receiving the token. The cellular data network header-enriches the second HTTP request with the MSISDN of the cellular device and forwards the second request to the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Boku, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Southall, Paul Russell McGuire
  • Patent number: 10973042
    Abstract: A method that carries out uplink multiple access while reducing complexity in processing accompanying exchange of control information. A terminal device that performs uplink multiple access communication includes a reception unit that receives a frame including uplink multiple access connection information, a first autonomous decentralized control unit that instructs securing time of a wireless resource, and a second autonomous decentralized control unit that instructs securing time of a wireless resource after reception of a frame including the uplink multiple access connection information. The terminal device is instructed securing time of the wireless resource by the first autonomous decentralized control unit in a case that a frame including the uplink multiple access connection information is not received. Securing time of the wireless resource is instructed by the second autonomous decentralized control unit in a case that a frame including the uplink multiple access connection information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoki Yoshimura, Hiromichi Tomeba, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10972947
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive a message that indicates a change from an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) to a New Radio (NR) PDCP, wherein the message includes an instruction to perform an intra-cell handover; generate one or more security keys based at least in part on receiving the message that includes the instruction to perform the intra-cell handover; and communicate using the one or more security keys after the intra-cell handover is performed. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Arun Prasanth Balasubramanian, Masato Kitazoe, Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10972354
    Abstract: Systems for wireless communication between a wide bandwidth network node and a narrow bandwidth wireless device are configured to perform operations including determining a maximum channel bandwidth of the narrow bandwidth wireless device, configuring at least two bandwidth parts (BWPs) within a single carrier deployed by the wide bandwidth network node, scheduling a data transmission between the wide bandwidth network node and the narrow bandwidth wireless device within the at least two BWPs, and instructing the narrow bandwidth wireless device to aggregate the at least two BWPs within the single carrier to receive the data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Justin Sungki Park, Saied Kazeminejad, Durga Prasad Satapathy
  • Patent number: 10973024
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to inhibit an increase in the amount of A/N resources, without changing the timing at which the error detection result of an SCell is notified when UL-DL configurations to be configured for each of the unit bands are different, from the timing at which the error detection result is notified when just a single unit band is configured. A control unit transmits, using a first unit band, a response signal including error detection results about data received with both the first unit band and a second unit band. In a first composition pattern set for the first unit band, an uplink communication subframe is set to be the same timing as at least an uplink communication subframe of a second composition pattern set for the second unit band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10965511
    Abstract: A system for determining a communication mode utilized by a transmitting node to transmit a data packet in a mesh network is provided. For example, a receiving node operates in a base communication mode to detect a pilot prefix of a data packet. The pilot prefix contains a signal with a predetermined frequency. In response to determining that the pilot prefix is detected, the receiving node detects a communication mode used to transmit the data packet based on preamble signals that are contained in a preamble of the data packet and are received after the detected pilot prefix. Once the communication mode is detected, the receiving node receives and processes the remaining portion of the data packet using the detected communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Clifford Matthews
  • Patent number: 10966150
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for operating a first wireless device (100) in a wireless network. At least one target wireless device (200) is determined which should receive a wake up signal by which a wake up receiver of the at least one target wireless device is informed that a main transceiver of the target wireless device should be ready for receiving at least a first message from the first wireless device, Furthermore a frequency is determined at which the at least first message should be transmitted to the at least one target wireless device, and a frequency information is encoded into the wake up signal with which at least one target wireless device is informed about the frequency at which the at least first message will be received. The wake up signal is transmitted with the encoded frequency information to the at least one target wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Parth Amin, Luis Felipe Del Carpio Vega
  • Patent number: 10966190
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for enabling a terminal to transceive a signal with a base station in a TDD (Time Division Duplex) communications system. Specifically, the method includes the steps of: receiving reference sub-frame set information through the system information and active sub-frame set information through dynamic signaling; receiving an uplink grant for transmitting an uplink signal in a downlink sub-frame defined in the active sub-frame set information; judging the effectiveness of a particular uplink sub-frame for transmitting the uplink signal commanded by the uplink grant; and transmitting the uplink signal to the base station if the particular uplink sub-frame is effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10965593
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided in which a CE protocol communication session is established, at a first provider edge network device (PE), for customer equipment device (CE) multi-homed to the first PE and one or more second PEs. The first PE is an owner of the CE protocol communication session. The first PE signals to the one or more second PEs an ownership message indicating that the first PE is the owner of the CE protocol communication session. The ownership message includes parameters that enable one or more second PEs to install in their respective forwarding tables a redirect policy to instruct the respective PE to forward packets of this session to the first PE via an overlay segment. The first PE receives the packets of the session via the overlay segment based on the ownership message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Dhananjaya Rao, Ali Sajassi
  • Patent number: 10959272
    Abstract: Methods may be provided to operate a wireless terminal UE in a wireless communication network. Responsive to receiving a request for a primary identification of a non-serving base station for the wireless terminal, transmission to the non-serving base station for the wireless terminal may be initiated using a random access channel RACH configuration. A random access response RAR may be received from the non-serving base station. Moreover, the random access response may be received with the primary identification of the non-serving base station, and the random access response may be responsive to the transmission using the RACH configuration. The primary identification of the non-serving base station may be transmitted to a node of the wireless communication network other than the non-serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pradeepa Ramachandra, Mehdi Amirijoo, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Stefan Wager
  • Patent number: 10959254
    Abstract: A radio communications method, a base station, and a terminal, where the base station sends downlink control information to the terminal, where the downlink control information includes uplink scheduling indication information, and the uplink scheduling indication information instructing the terminal to send uplink data in a plurality of uplink subframes on at least one unlicensed carrier such that the terminal sends uplink data in a plurality of uplink subframes on one or more corresponding unlicensed carriers based on the uplink scheduling indication information, thereby implementing scheduling, using uplink scheduling indication information in one piece of downlink control information, of a plurality of uplink subframes to perform uplink transmission. This increases a data volume in data transmission while effectively reducing scheduling signaling overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Xu, Xiaocui Li
  • Patent number: 10958407
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A transmitting device may identify a duration of a slot used for communications with a receiving device. The transmitting device may determine that the communications with the receiving device comprises frequency division duplexing (FDD) communications. The transmitting device may transmit communications to the receiving device during a first portion of the slot, a duration of the first portion being less than the duration of the slot and the duration of the first portion is based at least in part on the determination that the communications comprise FDD communications. The transmitting device may select, based at least in part on the determination that the communications comprise FDD communications and that the communications are transmitted during the first portion of the slot, a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) scheme to use during the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Tingfang Ji, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Peter Gaal, John Edward Smee, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 10959261
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed in which pilots are used to assist in identifying grant-free uplink transmissions originating from the same UE. In one embodiment, a base station receives a grant-free uplink transmission that carries initial data from a user equipment and an initial pilot. The initial pilot is successfully decoded and the initial data is unsuccessfully decoded. The successfully decoded initial pilot and the unsuccessfully decoded initial data are stored in memory. Another grant-free uplink transmission carrying retransmission data from the user equipment and a retransmission pilot is then received. The retransmission pilot is successfully decoded and used to identify the successfully decoded initial pilot in the memory and the unsuccessfully decoded initial data. The retransmission data and the unsuccessfully decoded initial data are used to successfully decode the initial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liqing Zhang, Yu Cao
  • Patent number: 10951438
    Abstract: An acceleration proxy device includes a network module, an application acceleration module, and a strategy routing module. The network module includes at least one bridge, and each bridge is associated with an IP address segment. The strategy routing module stores routing tables of the at least one bridge, and a routing table of each bridge includes a gateway corresponding to the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wangsu Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenwei Xie, Jianying Lin
  • Patent number: 10952216
    Abstract: An access point generates a management communication frame, that includes information indicating network parameters of a wireless communication network, for transmission in an operating channel of the wireless communication network. The operating channel including i) at least one primary component channel used at least for synchronizing with client stations associated with the access point and ii) at least one scanning channel specified, by the first communication protocol, to be used for scanning by client stations not associated with the access point. The access point generates a physical layer data unit to include the management communication frame, and transmits the physical layer data unit in the at least one scanning channel, specified by the first communication protocol, to allow discovery of the wireless communication network by client stations that are not associated with the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10952258
    Abstract: An example method for transmitting a random access preamble comprises selecting (502) a random access preamble configuration from a plurality of predetermined random access preamble configurations. The method further includes determining (504) a time interval in which to transmit the random access preamble. The method further comprises transmitting (506) the random access preamble according to the selected random access preamble configuration. Each of the plurality of random access preamble configurations comprises a combination of (a) a single root sequence from a predetermined set of one or more root sequences, (b) a single cyclic shift of a predetermined plurality of cyclic shifts for the root sequence, and (c) a single starting position of two or more predetermined starting positions within time intervals allocated for random access preamble transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andres Reial, Henrik Sahlin, Oskar Mauritz
  • Patent number: 10952084
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to interference management for a spectrum (e.g., unlicensed band) shared among multiple wireless communication devices (e.g., user equipment or base stations). A first wireless communication device may generate and transmit to a second wireless communication device an indication that facilitates interference management (e.g., interference estimation, suppression, and/or mitigation). For example, an interfering device may indicate its transmission characteristics to an interfered device to facilitate receiver-side interference suppression, or an interfered device may indicate its reception characteristics to an interfering device to facilitate transmitter-side interference mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Yisheng Xue, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 10952218
    Abstract: The implementations of the present disclosure provide a BWP switching method and apparatus, and a terminal device. The method comprises: a terminal device acquiring first configuration information, wherein the first configuration information comprises first resource information and identifier information of a first search space, the first resource information is used for initiating a random access process, the identifier information of the first search space is used for detecting a downlink control channel, the first configuration information corresponds to a first BWP, and the first search space corresponds to a second BWP; and where the first BWP is in an activated state, the terminal device switching the second BWP to an activated state or maintaining the second BWP in an activated state, and executing the random access process on the first BWP and the second BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 10944664
    Abstract: A base station provides, a first number of probe packets to an access point for transmission to a user equipment over an access network path. The base station receives information indicating a bandwidth of the access network path estimated by the user equipment. The base station determines which of the base station or the access point to use for communication with the user equipment based on the bandwidth. The user equipment receives a second number of packets over an air interface and determines inter-arrival packet delays for the second number of probe packets. The user equipment estimates the bandwidth of the air interface based on the inter-arrival packet delays, the first number, and a time interval for transmission of the first number of probe packets. The user equipment transmits information indicating the bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Nokia of America Corporation, Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Jonathan Ling, David Lopez-Perez, Bongho Kim, Vasudevan Subramanian, Satish Kanugovi