Patents Examined by Peter G Solinsky
  • Patent number: 10693673
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program, in which: traffic is routed between a wide area network connection and a plurality of local network devices; the wide area network connection is formed in any of a plurality of connection types; each local network device of the plurality of the local network devices is identified; for each of the identified local network devices a suitable connection type is determined out of the plurality of connection types; and for each of the identified network devices the suitable connection type is arranged so that different ones of the identified network devices are able to communicate over the wide area network connection with different connection types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Sami Johannes Kekki
  • Patent number: 10694425
    Abstract: The solution presented herein manages the feedback from multiple transmission points by reducing the amount of feedback provided by one or more slave nodes to a controlling master node. To that end, methods and apparatus are provided that determine whether there is a need for the slave node to provide feedback to the master node. Responsive to this determination, the methods and/or apparatus operate the master and/or slave node in a reduced feedback mode that manages the feedback provided by the slave node to the master node such that an amount of feedback provided by the slave node when operating in the reduced feedback mode is less than an amount of feedback provided by the slave node when operating in a full feedback mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Torbjörn Wigren, Ramon Alejandro Delgado Pulgar, Katrina Lau, Richard Middleton, Walter Müller, Ying Sun
  • Patent number: 10693576
    Abstract: A method comprising operating at least one hardware processor for: receiving, by a radio frequency (RF) receiver, a plurality of training RF transmissions from an RF device, wherein each of said training RF transmissions is temporally associated with operational parameters and ambient parameters of said RF receiver and said RF device; at a training stage, training a machine learning classifier based, at least in part, on a training set comprising: (i) a Carrier Frequency Offset (CFO) value calculated for each of said training RF transmissions, and (ii) labels associated with said operational parameters and said ambient parameters; and at an inference stage, applying said machine learning classifier to determine whether one or more runtime RF transmissions originate from said RF device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LEVL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dmitry Blokh, Michael Estrin, Daniel Zahavi
  • Patent number: 10687362
    Abstract: Enhancements to slot format indicator (SFI) for new radio (NR) unlicensed (NR-U) operations is disclosed. The SFI may be transmitted separately from a channel occupancy time (COT) range indication. The COT range indication identifies parameters of a three-segment structure of a current COT within the current TxOP. Upon receiving the SFI and COT range indication, a UE may engage in communications with the serving UE in accordance with the COT range indication and the SFI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang, Ozcan Ozturk, Srinivas Yerramalli
  • Patent number: 10687311
    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: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Darren Kaufman, Brian Wilson, Frank Robert Coppa
  • Patent number: 10687242
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing V2X communications are generally described. The multimode UE communicates V2X messages with an eNB. The eNB detects whether the UE is able to receive messages from a nearby DSRC RSU based on measurements received from the UE and reported to the eNB. Based on the measurements, the eNB offloads V2X traffic to the DSRC RSU and triggers the UE to start communicating the V2X services from the DSRC RSU rather than the eNB. The measurements are reported in a BSR or DSRC MAC control element or RRC measurement report. The measurement report includes DSRC presence fields, CCH measurements and SCH measurements for each DSRC RSU that the UE is able to detect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ranganadh Karella, Meghashree Dattatri Kedalagudde, Dave A. Cavalcanti, Ana Lucia Pinheiro
  • Patent number: 10687280
    Abstract: A system of saving battery power in a battery powered Wi-Fi device. The system includes a battery powered Wi-Fi device configured to transmit a customized beacon frame from the battery powered Wi-Fi device to a Wi-Fi enabled device. The customized beacon frame includes battery status information. In another form, a method of saving battery power in a battery powered Wi-Fi device. The method includes transmitting a customized beacon frame from the battery powered Wi-Fi device to a Wi-Fi enabled device. The customized beacon frame includes battery status information. In another form, a system for saving sensor battery power includes a battery powered sensor configured to transmit a customized beacon frame from the battery powered sensor to a Wi-Fi enabled device. The customized beacon frame includes sensor data. Customized beacon frame may be sent from the Wi-Fi enabled device to a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Kumar Singh, Antony Baskar Arul
  • Patent number: 10673499
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an apparatus, a method, a central unit and a computer program for determining information related to precoding. A mobile communication system (300) comprises one or more relay station transceivers (100) being configured, to provide wireless services to one or more mobile transceivers (200) of the mobile communication system (300) via a first radio channel. The one or more relay station transceivers (100) are configured to use wireless backhaul communication to communicate with a central, unit (400) of the mobile communication system (300) via a second radio channel. An apparatus (10) for determining information related to precoding in the mobile communication system (300) comprises one or more interfaces (12) configured to obtain, information related to the first radio channel or an. effective access channel, and to obtain information related to the second radio channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventor: Cornelis Hoek
  • Patent number: 10674531
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collision handling between transmissions using a first Transmission Time Interval (TTI) and transmissions using a second TTI, such as a legacy TTI and a short TTI (sTTI), are provided. In some embodiments, the proposed solution helps the UE handle collisions between transmissions using legacy TTI in UL and overlapping transmissions using short TTI in UL. In some embodiments, this is accomplished by a wireless device adapted for uplink transmissions using a first TTI or a second TTI where the second TTI is shorter than the first TTI. The method includes altering at least one transmission of a first transmission using the first TTI and a second transmission using the second TTI based on a determination that a collision is to occur between the first transmission and the second transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Laetitia Falconetti, Daniel Larsson, Mattias Andersson, Gustav Wikström
  • Patent number: 10674411
    Abstract: Provided is a process, medium, or system including using block chain as a distributed routing environment for contract based handoff to route streaming data to edge-based data centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Vapor IO Inc.
    Inventor: Colton Malone Crawford
  • Patent number: 10667261
    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: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10666546
    Abstract: A network device including a first network interface adapted to communicate with at least one further network device within a sub-network, and a proxy module adapted to provide control and information retrieval functionality relating to the at least one further network device to network devices outside the sub-network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Frank Pohlmann
  • Patent number: 10666396
    Abstract: A communications system including an infrastructure equipment, forming part of a mobile communications network, that transmits and receives data to/from a user device via a wireless access interface using a plurality of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers that extend across a first bandwidth. The infrastructure equipment is configured to transmit repeatedly signals representing a same instance of user device payload data in a second bandwidth less than and within a first bandwidth, and includes a subset of the OFDM subcarriers. The user device is configured to receive one or more of the signals repeatedly transmitted across the second bandwidth, to store in a memory signals representing the repeatedly transmitted signals received across the second bandwidth and to combine the stored signals, and to detect the user device payload data from the combined signals, the user device having been provided with an indication of the second bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10666502
    Abstract: A communication apparatus (10) according to the present disclosure includes a transmitting unit (11) configured to transmit a packet to a communication apparatus (20) at the other end through a communication line (31), a transmitting unit (12) configured to transmit a packet to the communication apparatus (20) at the other end through a communication line (32), a packet generation unit (13) configured to generate a plurality of packets by duplicating a packet, a monitoring unit (15) configured to monitor communication states of the communication lines (31, 32), and a control unit (14) configured to determine to transmit two or more of the plurality of duplicated packets to the communication apparatus (20) at the other end by using at least one of the communication lines (31, 32) according to the communication states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, SoftBank Corp.
    Inventors: Shigetaka Togo, Ryo Nishibori
  • Patent number: 10660084
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a terminal device capable of efficiently performing communication in a communication system in which a base station device and the terminal device communicate with each other. [Solution] A terminal device that communicates with a base station device, including: a higher layer processing unit configured to perform SPDSCH setting through signaling of a higher layer from the base station device; and a receiving unit configured to receive a PDSCH in a case in which the SPDSCH setting is not performed and receive an SPDSCH in a case in which the SPDSCH setting is performed. The SPDSCH is mapped to any one of one or more SPDSCH candidates set on a basis of the SPDSCH setting. A number of symbols of a resource used for mapping of the SPDSCH is smaller than a number of symbols of a resource used for mapping of the PDSCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Patent number: 10652062
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from new slot formats to support dynamic allocation between SC and CP-OFDMA. In accordance with some embodiments, a method may include transmitting, by a network entity, at least one physical downlink slot containing at least one physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and at least one physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). The at least one PDCCH is associated with at least one subcarrier waveform without a cyclic prefix (CP). The at least one PDSCH is associated with at least one CP-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) or single carrier (SC) waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Kari Pajukoski, Frederick Vook, Rapeepat Ratasuk
  • Patent number: 10645201
    Abstract: Example methods are provided for packet handling during service virtualized computing instance migration in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment. The method may comprise configuring first reachability information to associate a first service virtualized computing instance with an active role, and second reachability information to associate a second service virtualized computing instance with a standby role. In response to determination that a switchover is required to facilitate a migration of the first service virtualized computing instance, the first reachability information may be updated to associate the first service virtualized computing instance with the standby role, and the second reachability information to associate the second service virtualized computing instance with the active role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Mishra, Jayant Jain, Pierluigi Rolando, Kantesh Mundaragi, Raju Koganty
  • Patent number: 10638301
    Abstract: Each known operating system, software, or hardware can correspond to a list of identifiable attributes that is used to uniquely identify the operating system, software, or hardware of interest. By using these identifiable attributes in rules, fingerprints can be generated that define the existence of an object (e.g. operating systems, software and hardware). By using the generated fingerprints via a discovery tool, the existence of the objects can be determined within an environment (e.g. computing device, computing network).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BDNA Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Meau, Danny Leung
  • Patent number: 10630430
    Abstract: An origination device (e.g., a base station) encodes first and second data packets according to a first set of encoding parameters corresponding to channel conditions associated with a first communication link between a signal forwarding device and a destination device. The resulting first and second single-encoded data packets contain the same data. The origination device combines the first and second single-encoded data packets to generate a single-encoded data block. The origination device encodes the single-encoded data block, according to a second set of encoding parameters corresponding to channel conditions associated with a second communication link between the origination device and the signal forwarding device, to generate a dual-encoded data block. The dual-encoded data block is transmitted to the signal forwarding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kalhan, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 10630357
    Abstract: According to various aspects, techniques to enable implicit and/or explicit transmit (Tx) beamforming in a wireless personal area network are provided. In particular, the implicit transmit beamforming may be enabled during certain events, frames, and/or other conditions when a channel between a beamformer and a beamformee is reciprocal (i.e., packets are received and transmitted on the same frequency). In such cases, the beamformer may estimate channel state information (CSI) based on a packet received from the beamformee and use the estimated CSI to steer a beam in a direction towards the beamformee. In use cases that implement explicit transmit beamforming, the beamformee may estimate the CSI based on a packet received from the beamformer and provide the estimated CSI to the beamformer, which may then use the estimated CSI received from the beamformee to steer a beam in a direction towards the beamformee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Le Luong, Anssi Haverinen, Yoshiro Fukuoka, Paul Denboer, Huibert Denboer, Joel Linsky, Thomas Cargill