Patents Examined by Philip Sobutka
  • Patent number: 11190955
    Abstract: In a wireless communication network, a Centralized Unit (CU) and Distributed Units (DUs) wirelessly communicate with Access Points (APs). The DUs wirelessly receive test signals from the APs and generate radio data. The CU receives the radio data from the DUs. The CU determines data throughputs for combinations of the DUs and the APs based on the radio data. The CU configured selects one of the combinations of the DUs and the APs based on the data throughputs. The CU exchanges user data with the DUs in the selected combination. The DUs in the selected combination wirelessly exchange the user data with the wireless network APs in the selected combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Herkole Sava, Ankit Arvind Muchhala, Michael Scott Witherell, Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 11190940
    Abstract: A message archival and retrieval system is disclosed comprising a telecommunications service provider server that receives a request for messages associated with a party from a government agency server and transmits a grey list to one or more private gateways. The system also comprises a private gateway configured to couple a plurality of user equipment (UE) to a radio access network that receives the grey list from the telecommunications service provider server, identifies data messages associated with the party from one or more of the plurality of UE based on identifying information included in the grey list, continues transmission of the identified data messages to one or more intended endpoints, and stores the identified data messages and corresponding metadata in one or more block chains in a message data store. The one or more block chains are transmitted to the government agency server in response to the request for messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: David Hufker, Lyle W. Paczkowski, George J. Schnellbacher, Michael D. Svoren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11191038
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure help provide stable wideband transmissions through interference. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Minyoung Park
  • Patent number: 11190267
    Abstract: A drone communication system is described. Using the system, a method may be executed that includes: when a recipient vehicle is out of wireless range, transmitting a message, from a sending vehicle, to a plurality of drones that are focusing antenna beams on the sending vehicle so that the plurality then may transmit the message to the recipient vehicle by focusing antenna beams thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Perry Robinson MacNeille, Jeffrey Anthony Hamel, John Jeffrey Pfeiffer, Doug Moore
  • Patent number: 11191036
    Abstract: A power control method, a terminal, and a network device include, when any one of two terminals that perform direct communication determines a transmission power of the terminal, the terminal determines the transmission power based on at least one of a path loss between the two terminals, and a channel quality status of another terminal used as a receive end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Cai, Yongbo Zeng, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 11183758
    Abstract: An active electrically scanned array (AESA) antenna device is disclosed. In embodiments, the AESA antenna device includes a beam forming network including a plurality of analog beamformer (ABF) integrated circuit devices. The beam forming network may be configured to: receive a first set of signals and a second set of signals with multiple ABF integrated circuit devices, and combine the first set of signals and the second set of signals to generate a first receive input beam and a second receive input beam. In embodiments, the AESA antenna device further includes a carrier substrate communicatively coupled to the beam forming network. The carrier substrate may be configured to receive the first receive output beam with a first electrical line and the second receive output beam with a second electrical line, and route the first electrical line and the second electrical line within a first manifold layer of the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Pond, Lee M. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 11166242
    Abstract: A method of indicating transmit power of a reference signal (RS), a method of receiving transmit power of an RS, a network device, and user equipment are provided. The method includes: configuring a power offset set including a plurality of power offset values, where a power offset value in the power offset set represents a difference between power used to transmit a first RS and power used to transmit a second RS; and transmitting indication information to user equipment, where the indication information carries an actual difference value between the power used to transmit the first RS and the power used to transmit the second RS, and the actual difference value between the power is a power offset value in the power offset set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd Research Inst., China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Wu, Hui Tong, Fei Wang, Yi Zheng
  • Patent number: 11160029
    Abstract: A method for uplink (UL) power control of a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a Downlink (DL) Reference Signal (RS); measuring DL path-loss by using the DL RS; determining transmission power for an UL channel by using the measured path-loss; and transmitting the UL channel, wherein the DL RS used for determining the transmission power for the UL channel is determined based on configuration information indicated by a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Hanbyul Seo, Kijun Kim, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 11129220
    Abstract: A method of communication between first and second controllers positioned in spaced relation along a length of a train includes forming between the first and second controllers, first and second wireless communication channels operating at different carrier frequencies and causing the first and second wireless communication channels to be in communication in parallel, whereupon the first and second controllers are in communication via both the first and second wireless communication channels. The first controller then causes information to be transmitted in parallel on the first and second wireless communication channels to the second controller and the second controller receives the information transmitted in parallel on first and second wireless communication channels. The first and second wireless communication channels are then caused to be inactive, whereupon the first and second controllers are out of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Padam Dhoj Swar, Carl L. Haas, Danial Rice
  • Patent number: 11129226
    Abstract: Two devices can be connected for communication by a wireless connection, where those devices will function as master and slave devices with respect to that connection. A slave device to a connection can perform changes to the connection on behalf of an application, subsystem, or other such source on either the slave device or a master device. These changes can include changes to connection parameter values, or can include state changes such as to perform a disconnect action. Enabling the slave device to perform these actions can help to bypass any restrictions that would otherwise prevent these actions being performed from a master device to the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilles Luc Jean Francois Boccon-Gibod, Andrew Scott Branscomb, Irvin Owens, Hsiao-Kai Wang, Sylvain Pierre Christophe Rebaud, Samuel Cordes Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11129108
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application provides a wireless communication method and a wireless communication device. The method includes: determining, by a terminal device, power information for performing uplink transmission of a first service in a first time period, wherein the terminal device simultaneously performs uplink transmission of the first service and at least one second service in the first time period; and sending, by the terminal device, the power information to a network device in the uplink transmission of the second service performed in the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenhong Chen, Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11124677
    Abstract: Materials and methods for mitigating passive intermodulation. A membrane for reducing passive intermodulation includes a first polymeric layer, a second polymeric layer, and a continuous metal layer encapsulated between the first and second polymeric layers. A self-adhesive radio frequency barrier tape includes a waterproof polymeric top layer, a metal-containing layer adhered by an adhesive layer to the polymeric top layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer adhered to the metal-containing layer, and a release liner on a bottom surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer. A method of mitigating passive intermodulation includes passing a probe over an area of interest, the probe being sensitive to an intermodulation frequency of interest, and identifying a suspected source of passive intermodulation when the amplitude of the probe output exceeds a threshold at the frequency of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Thomas Bell, Christopher Griffin, Jacob Heaps, Joel Hazy
  • Patent number: 11115933
    Abstract: A technique includes selecting, by a user device independently for each of a plurality of sounding reference signal resources, an uplink data channel power control parameter set for an uplink data channel beam pair to be used to adjust a sounding reference signal transmission power for a sounding reference signal beam pair, adjusting, by the user device for each sounding reference signal resource based on a selected uplink data channel power control parameter set, a sounding reference signal transmission power for a sounding reference signal, and transmitting, by the user device, each of a plurality of power-adjusted sounding reference signals via a corresponding sounding reference signal resource and a corresponding sounding reference signal beam pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Yuantao Zhang, Deshan Miao, Mihai Enescu
  • Patent number: 11075691
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for a constellation design for a Martian synchronous orbit are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a system for communications comprises at least one antenna on Mars in communication with at least one Martian satellite. In one or more embodiments, at least one Martian satellite is located in an areosynchronous orbit (ASO) around Mars. The system further comprises at least one Martian satellite in communication with at least one antenna on Earth. In at least one embodiment, at least one Martian satellite is part of a Martian areosynchronous satellite constellation, which comprises a total of at least four Martian satellites. In some embodiments, the areosynchronous orbit (ASO) is an areostationary orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kurt W. Loheit, Matthew G. Richards
  • Patent number: 11071070
    Abstract: A base station transmits, during a first subframe, an uplink grant triggered in response to transmitting a trigger during a validation duration. The uplink grant indicates resource blocks. During the validation duration, the trigger indicating an uplink subframe for reception is transmitted via the resource blocks. A power headroom value determined for a reference subframe is received during the uplink subframe and via the resource blocks. The reference subframe: is after the first subframe; and is before the uplink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Esmael Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 11070266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaptive beamforming for a mobile satellite system (MSS). Embodiments described herein provide individual-user-optimized, adaptive beamforming. One example system creates a user beam optimized based either on known user locations or the waveforms received from all cochannel users. The user beam maximizes the signal-to-interference-noise relative to the desired user, both in the forward and return links. The optimization process considers the spatial distribution of all cochannel users in the footprint of the satellite. The user beam adapts to the user's location and co-channel interference environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ATC Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dunmin Zheng, Santanu Dutta
  • Patent number: 11053702
    Abstract: A small cell base station adapted to be secured to a strand cable is provided with a flywheel and an electric motor to rotate the flywheel in an axis of rotation substantially perpendicular to the strand cable. The rotating flywheel acts as a gyrostabilizer to prevent swinging of the small cell base station due to wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Doru Cristian Bucur
  • Patent number: 11051136
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling dynamic group creation in a vehicle to everything (V2X) system is provided. The method includes assigning, by a first server, a link layer identifier corresponding to a dynamic group information, sending, by the first server, a push request including the link layer identifier corresponding to the dynamic group information to a first V2X user equipment (UE) from a plurality of V2X UEs, receiving, by the first V2X UE, the link layer identifier corresponding to the dynamic group information, storing, by the first V2X UE, the link layer identifier corresponding to the dynamic group information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Nishant Gupta
  • Patent number: 11044683
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may receive a first set of power control parameters and a second set of power control parameters; transmit a first transmission based at least in part on the first set of power control parameters; and transmit a second transmission based at least in part on the second set of power control parameters, wherein the second transmission is a retransmission of the first transmission. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Farhad Meshkati, Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Mehmet Yavuz
  • Patent number: 11040786
    Abstract: The focus of the present disclosure relates to a constellation of earth-observation satellites communicating with terrestrial access points through an intermediate satellite constellation of networked relay satellites. The network system includes one or more terrestrial access points, one or more earth observation satellites, and a satellite constellation including a plurality of communicatively coupled relay satellites. The earth observation satellites establish links with the relay satellites, which relay the communications from the earth observation satellites to the terrestrial access points. The earth observation satellite can transfer recorded information to one or more of the plurality of relay satellites. The communication from the earth observation satellite may be routed through multiple relay satellite in the network system to reach the terrestrial access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CLOUD CONSTELLATION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hooshang Kaen