Patents Examined by Peter G Solinsky
  • Patent number: 10756795
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to pair of wireless communication devices wirelessly communicating with a network system in a coordinated manner. A secondary wireless communication device can wirelessly communicate part of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission associated with a primary wireless communication device (i) with the primary wireless communication device via the peer-to-peer link and (ii) with the network system via a cellular link. The secondary wireless communication device can enable the primary wireless communication device to communicate with the network system at a higher data rate and/or at a higher MIMO rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Patent number: 10757005
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a particular forwarding element (FE) in a network of FEs. The method receives a packet at the particular FE. The packet includes a packet header that includes, for each of multiple FEs along a path from a source of the packet to a destination of the packet, (i) an identifier for the FE and (ii) a set of one or more actions for the FE to perform on the packet. The method parses the packet header to identify the set of actions for the particular FE. The method performs the identified set of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Barefoot Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Changhoon Kim, Jeongkeun Lee, Milad Sharif, Robert Soule
  • Patent number: 10756971
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for network strengthening, such as by detecting issues with one or more network components and reconfiguring one or more upstream or downstream network components to preempt issues with the one or more upstream or downstream network components, for instance. Some embodiments are particularly directed to a tool (e.g., strengthening agent) that implements pre-scripted or dynamic hardening of up and downstream dependencies of a network component in response to an issue identified with the network component. In many embodiments, up and downstream components of a network component may be reconfigured while the issue with the network component is being addressed to preempt issues with the up and downstream components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric K. Barnum, Bryan Pinos, Lindsay Helbing
  • Patent number: 10750549
    Abstract: A controller and a plurality of client apparatuses form a wireless home network. Predetermined setting information necessary for each client apparatus to communicate with the controller is input to each client apparatus, for example, through a path via a remote controller in a manner of communication different from a manner of communication of the wireless home network. Each client apparatus has the input setting information retained in an internal memory to automatically connect to the wireless home network later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Minezawa
  • Patent number: 10743202
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide methods and apparatus for enhanced reporting in for a UE operating in a shared spectrum. The UE may detect at least one parameter associated with a non-serving base station (BS) operating in a same spectrum as a serving BS and report, to the serving BS, an indication of the (at least one) parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Peter Gaal, Farhad Meshkati
  • Patent number: 10742569
    Abstract: A multi-port status message maintains network connections between virtual ports of two network elements. The network elements negotiate the network connections between first virtual ports on a first network element and corresponding second virtual ports on a second network element. The first network element generates a multi-port status message listing the first virtual ports that are actively connected to the corresponding second virtual ports. The first network element sends the multi-port status message to the second network element to maintain the network connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhiraj Kashyap, Charu Jain
  • Patent number: 10743205
    Abstract: A measurement report is sent from user equipment in a communication system to a serving base station in a serving cell of the communication system, wherein the measurement report comprises one or more signal measurements obtained by the user equipment for one or more other base stations in the communication system. A base station removal list is received at the user equipment from the serving base station which lists any base stations from the measurement report that failed a set-up procedure and are thus potentially false base stations. Any base stations in the base station removal list are removed from consideration by the user equipment as a target base station for a handover procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventor: Suresh P. Nair
  • Patent number: 10728803
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment (UE) connected to a network that utilizes a first bandwidth for a plurality of network operations and assigns the UE a second bandwidth, within the first bandwidth, to utilize for communication with the network. The method including determining a third bandwidth within the first bandwidth that is narrower than the first bandwidth and wider than the second bandwidth and includes the second bandwidth, monitoring the third bandwidth for at least one reference signal transmitted by the network, and determining at least one value that corresponds to the connection between the UE and the network based on the at least one reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Zhu Ji, Johnson O. Sebeni
  • Patent number: 10727984
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method implemented by a wireless communication device (10). The wireless communication device (10) transmits data to a radio node (12) of a wireless communication network (1). The wireless communication device (10) monitors for a positive acknowledgement or a negative acknowledgement of the data from the radio node (12). The wireless communication device (10) retransmits the data to the radio node (12) when said monitoring indicates reception of a negative acknowledgement of the data. The wireless communication device (10) refrains from retransmitting the data to the radio node (12) when said monitoring indicates reception of a positive acknowledgement of the data. The wireless communication device (10) also refrains from retransmitting the data to the radio node (12) when said monitoring indicates neither reception of a positive acknowledgement of the data nor reception of a negative acknowledgement of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Marco Belleschi, Björn Nordström, Ying Sun, Riikka Susitaival, Mattias Tan Bergström
  • Patent number: 10728826
    Abstract: In 5G proposals, functionality of the BBU is disaggregated into a DU and a CU that handle BBU functionality according to different functional splits. A significant amount of cloud infrastructure is envisioned to be needed to implement several of the designated splits. An integrated device (e.g., white box) can integrate the functionality of multiple RRU (or NR in 5G) and the functionality of multiple BBU (or DU/CU splits in 5G). By performing a lightweight routing determination at the integrated device, requisite cloud infrastructure can be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Monica Pennington, Anju Bhagat
  • Patent number: 10727871
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus is disclosed. The transmitting apparatus includes an encoder to perform channel encoding with respect to bits and generate a codeword, an interleaver to interleave the codeword, and a modulator to map the interleaved codeword onto a non-uniform constellation according to a modulation scheme, and the constellation may include constellation points defined based on various tables according to the modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Belkacem Mouhouche, Daniel Ansorregui Lobete, Hong-sil Jeong
  • Patent number: 10721677
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is provided and is capable of selecting between a mode in which a service notification is issued in a single network (NW) and a mode in which a service notification is issued in a plurality of NWs selects which mode to issue a service notification based on a predetermined condition, and issues a service notification based on the selected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10716147
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for optimizing channel access by an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network is provided, the method comprises transmitting first information to a station, and receiving second information from the station while transmitting the first information to the station, wherein the first information and the second information includes at least one of a request to send (RTS) frame, clear to send (CTS) frame, acknowledgement information, and data, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arzad Alam Kherani, Karthik Rangaraj Manavalan, Amar Prakash Azad
  • Patent number: 10716122
    Abstract: When a radio bearer for sending packets to a UE is split between master and secondary network nodes, then based on relative network conditions (such as relative link quality in view of latency targets or other conditions that reflect user-plane loading) between that master and secondary network nodes a redundancy retransmission mode may be selected from among multiple redundancy retransmission modes. Each of these redundancy retransmission modes define a different protocol for retransmitting multiple copies of selected ones of the packets to the UE over the split radio bearer. These multiple copies are then wirelessly retransmitted to the UE over the split radio bearer according to the selected redundancy retransmission mode. In one example there are 4 possible modes and different modes retransmit PDCP PDUs versus RLC PDUs; in one mode the master and secondary network nodes both perform retransmissions of the identical selected packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Reza Holakouei, Venkatkumar Venkatasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10708931
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Taehyoung Kim, Youngbum Kim, Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh, Seunghoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10708911
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic device and a wireless communication method in a wireless communication system. According to the disclosure, the electronic device comprises one or more processing circuits. The processing circuit is configured to execute the following operation: configure timing mapping information between a downlink subframe carrying uplink scheduling grant signaling and an uplink subframe carrying uplink transmission, comprising physical uplink shared channel PUSCH transmission, scheduled by the uplink scheduling grant signaling, and performed on an unlicensed channel by user equipment in the wireless communication system. By means of the electronic device and the wireless communication method in the disclosure, a timing mapping relationship between a downlink subframe carrying uplink scheduling grant signaling and an uplink subframe carrying uplink transmission comprising PUSCH transmission can be determined, thereby realizing effective utilization of an unlicensed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATON
    Inventors: Bingshan Hu, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10708002
    Abstract: A device, system and method for determining when to initiate certain operations associated with received data. The method is performed at a device connected to a network. The method includes estimating a first number of repetitions of a subframe which is associated with a likelihood that the device will successfully perform an operation based on the subframe. The method further includes delaying initiating the operation for the subframe until a received number of repetitions of the subframe is greater than or equal to the first number of repetitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhu Ji, Yang Li, Johnson O. Sebeni, Junsung Lim
  • Patent number: 10708912
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a UE (User Equipment). In one embodiment, the method includes the UE being configured with a control resource set (CORESET). The method further includes the UE receiving a Downlink Control Information (DCI) on the CORESET, wherein an index is included in the DCI and the index indicates a time domain resource allocation pattern. The method also includes the UE receiving data in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols determined according to the time domain resource allocation pattern, wherein a range of the time domain resource allocation pattern starts from the first OFDM symbol of the CORESET or after an offset from the first OFDM symbol of the CORESET, and the range of the time domain resource allocation pattern may end across a slot boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Huang, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo
  • Patent number: 10700884
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and computer program products are disclosed for data distribution. A method comprises: sending a message, containing an indication of a target area related to first data to be distributed, from a first distribution unit to a distribution management device; receiving first information comprising at least one target address from the distribution management device in response to sending of the message, wherein the at least one target address is related to one or more second distribution units covering the target area; and sending the first data to the at least one target address when the message does not contain the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Xiang Xu, David Navratil
  • Patent number: 10701730
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a spatial reuse (SR) method of a first station (STA) associated with a first basic service set (BSS) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system may include receiving an inter-BSS physical protocol data unit (PPDU) from an AP or second STA associated with a second BSS different from the first BSS, wherein the inter-BSS PPDU includes a physical (PHY) preamble and an inter-BSS frame and the high efficiency (HE)-signal (SIG) A field of the PHY preamble includes an SR indicator indicating whether SR is allowed; performing CCA on a channel based on a clear channel assessment (CCA) level, that is, a criterion by which the busy or idle state of the channel is determined if the SR indicator indicates that the SR is allowed; and transmitting a signal through the idle channel when the channel is idle as a result of the execution of the CCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinmin Kim, Kiseon Ryu