Patents Examined by Prenell Jones
  • Patent number: 11076301
    Abstract: An Ethernet network access device includes a wired Ethernet network port and a wireless network module. The wired Ethernet network port facilitates a wired network connection to a network via a wired network line. The wireless network module includes a wireless transceiver to selectively establish a wireless connection to the network, and a wireless network repeater to selectively provide wireless access to the network for other devices when the wired network connection is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kamal Dalmia
  • Patent number: 10681605
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing optimized handover decisions for mobile devices participating in streaming services. In one embodiment, a serving base station in a cellular communications network obtains a play out buffer size for a streaming service of a mobile device. The serving base station then makes a handover decision based on the play out buffer size for the streaming service of the mobile device. In one embodiment, the streaming service is a downlink streaming service to the mobile device, and the play out buffer size is a size of a downlink play out buffer at the serving base station for the downlink streaming service to the mobile device. In another embodiment, the streaming service is an uplink streaming service from the mobile device, and the play out buffer size is a size of an uplink play out buffer at the mobile device for the uplink streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Konstantinos Dimou, Walter Müller
  • Patent number: 10531437
    Abstract: A receiving node of a first wireless communications system is co-located with a node of a second wireless communications system, said first and second wireless communications systems are configured with frequencies on a shared frequency band. Information identifying a node of the first wireless communications system transmitting on the shared frequency band is received. The received information identifying the transmitting node as an interfering node to the co-located node of the second wireless communications system is transmitted to an entity controlling configuration of the shared frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Jari Yrjana Hulkkonen, Christian Menzel
  • Patent number: 10477524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. Particularly, the present invention relates to a method for receiving control information in a wireless communication system and a device therefor, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a PDCCH signal including uplink scheduling information; transmitting a PUSCH signal by using the uplink scheduling information: and receiving a PHICH signal including acknowledgement information on the PUSCH signal, wherein an RS for the PUSCH signal exists only in one slot per RB pair within an RB set in which the PUSCH signal is transmitted, and a resource for receiving the PHICH signal is determined by using an index of the slot in which the RS exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn, Bonghoe Kim
  • Patent number: 10462771
    Abstract: According to one disclosure in the present specification, a receiving method for a user device in a small-scale cell is provided. The receiving method may include: a step of monitoring a plurality of candidate control channels within a search space for a serving cell; and a step of acquiring downlink control information (DCI) by decoding the plurality of candidate control channels. The DCI can include a resource block assignment field, and the resource block assignment field can include information about virtual system bandwidth in the downlink system bandwidth. The receiving method may include a step of receiving a data channel over multiple subframes, based on the virtual system bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Bonghoe Kim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10420166
    Abstract: Methods for avoiding handover failure are provided. The method includes determining, by a source Base Station (BS), to perform a handover of a User Equipment (UE); determining, by the source BS, whether a target BS connects with a user plane node serving the UE at the source BS; and releasing resources, when the target BS does not connect with the user plane node serving the UE at the source BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Huarui Liang
  • Patent number: 10341449
    Abstract: There are provided a transparent performance enhancing proxy, a method for operating a transparent performance enhancing proxy between a source device and a destination device, and corresponding computer program product. The method includes preserving, without translation, packet header information of a header for a packet received from the source device to be forwarded to the destination device. The method further includes during a transmission control protocol connection setup phase for the packet, preserving transmission control protocol connection semantics. The method also includes during a transmission control protocol data transfer phase for the packet, running a transmission control protocol by masquerading as the source device to the destination device and masquerading as the destination device to the source device to transmit the packet to the destination device with the preserved packet header information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Kashyap, Michael J. Kravetz, Xiuling Ma, Erich M. Nahum
  • Patent number: 10193777
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining network connectivity over power lines is disclosed. Such network connectivity is maintained even if various customers are covered by different power line networks or if one or more power lines in a network are unavailable to transmit data. More particularly, in order to bridge a gap in a power line network, one or more messages are extracted from a first node in a power line network and are then transmitted to a second node via free space transmission, illustratively wireless radio frequency (RF) transmission conforming to one or more of the 802.11a, b or g standards. When those messages are received at the second node, the message is injected back into the power line on the other side of a gap in power line coverage. This method of transmission backup will continue until power line connectivity is restore upon which the preferred method will be selected and used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Alan K. Au, Farhad Barzegar, Edward J. Dolan, Irwin Gerszberg, Jeremiah A. Okoro
  • Patent number: 10165487
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for offloading selected data to an alternate communication network. The offloading provides another route for selected packet traffic that can relieve the burden on a mobile operator's network, such as the backhaul and core networks. As the proliferation of data rich content and increasingly more capable mobile devices has continued, the amount of data communicated over mobile operator's networks has exponentially increased. Upgrading the existing network that was designed for voice calls is not desirable or practical for many mobile operators. This disclosure provides systems and methods for offloading data to the Internet or another IP network to relieve congestion on the mobile operator's network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuntal Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10158464
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device may include a receiver circuit and a processing circuit. The receiver circuit may be configured to receive a composite signal comprising a plurality of reference signal patterns associated with a plurality of transmit locations. The processing circuit may be configured to identify a first reference signal pattern and a second reference signal pattern from the plurality of reference signal patterns; generate a first offset estimate and a second offset estimate based on the first reference signal pattern and the second reference signal pattern; determine a refined offset estimate based on the first offset estimate and the second offset estimate, wherein first offset estimate has a greater offset estimation range than the second offset estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Dae Jung Yoon, Bertram Gunzelmann, Ansgar Scherb
  • Patent number: 10148394
    Abstract: A transmission resource in a time domain subframe is divided into a plurality of equal duration resource elements in a time and frequency domain, the plurality of resource elements are segregated into a plurality of resource regions, information to be transmitted is modulated to generate a sequence of modulation symbols at a transmitter, the sequence of modulation symbols is mapped into the plurality of resource elements in the plurality of resource regions, and the modulation symbols are transmitted via a plurality of antennas using the respective corresponding resource elements to a receiver. The mapping of the modulation symbols in at least one resource region is independent of a certain control channel information that is carried in the time domain subframe, and the mapping of the modulation symbols in at least another resource region is dependent upon that certain control channel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhouyue Pi, Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: 10142868
    Abstract: A Core Service Platform (CSP) system is integrated with an operator network and IT system to provide services to subscribers and operators. Based on information collected from the operator network and IT system, the CSP system delivers alerts to a subscriber's device and provides offers to resolve the condition causing the alerts. The CSP system provides customized contextual offers to the subscriber's device based on contextual assessments of a subscriber's current context, such as time in contract, loyalty status, data and voice usage, value of customer, time, location and purchase history. The CSP system also provides an operator a suite of tools for the operator to manage its pricing, offers, campaigns and other subscriber-related issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jahangir Mohammed, Amit Gupta, Daniel Collins, Gautam Shah, Scott Barkely, Jack McGwire
  • Patent number: 10129775
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relates to a method in a first radio base station (12) for handling communication in a radio communications network (1), which first radio base station (12) is comprised in the radio communications network (1). The first radio base station (12) receives a report of a radio link failure, RLF, of a wireless device (10), from the wireless device (10), which report comprises an identity of a first cell (11) for re-establishing connection in. The first radio base station (12) compares the identity of the first cell (11) in the received report with a cell identity of a current cell the wireless device (10) is currently connected to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Icaro L. J. Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10117259
    Abstract: A method for managing a resource in a shared network includes: receiving an adjustment request from a PCEF entity, the adjustment request indicates a participant mobile network operator to which user equipment belongs, and requests to adjust a guaranteed bit rate quota and/or a maximum bit rate quota of the participant mobile network operator in the PCEF entity; obtaining, according to the adjustment request, a subscription guaranteed bit rate resource allocated by a primary operator to the participant mobile network operator and a used guaranteed bit rate resource of the participant mobile network operator; and sending an adjustment response to the PCEF entity according to the subscription guaranteed bit rate resource and the used guaranteed bit rate resource, the adjustment response indicates whether the PCEF entity is allowed to adjust the guaranteed bit rate quota and/or the maximum bit rate quota.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuo Wang
  • Patent number: 10110490
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for forwarding a packet, where a first network virtualization edge (NVE) receives a first packet sent by a first tenant end system (TES), where a destination Internet Protocol (IP) address of the first packet is an IP address of a second TES, a destination media access control (MAC) address of the first packet is a gateway MAC address corresponding to the first NVE. The first NVE acquires an access virtual network identifier (VN ID) and a layer 3 virtual private network (VPN) instance identifier of the first TES, and searches a routing and forwarding table, to obtain an entry corresponding to the IP address of the second TES. Then the first NVE encapsulates the first packet into a network virtualization overlays (NVO3) packet according to the entry, and forwards the NVO3 packet to a second NVE to forward to the second TES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiguo Hao, Yizhou Li, Hui Ni, Shibi Huang
  • Patent number: 10103776
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for synchronizing multiple channels in an access network, where the multiple channels are neighboring channels such that a guard band between them or use of a diplexer to prevent inter-channel interference is not required. Synchronization is achieved by defining channel MAP (media access plan) cycle structures such that all channels work in the same direction (upstream US or downstream DS) at any given time. Moreover, the network controller of channel may send out a beacon to allow new nodes to join. A long MAP cycle (402) may be followed by three consecutive regular MAP cycles (404, 406), and (408). These MAP cycles are repeated between beacon transmissions. Synchronization allows multiple channels to be configured contiguous (without a guard band between neighboring channels) and without utilizing diplexers. A plurality of customer premises equipment may operate on each of the communications channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Zong Wu
  • Patent number: 10097874
    Abstract: A controller output device monitors a media stream buffer on each of multiple receiver output devices. The controller output device determines, at a given instance of time, a buffer data size value of the media stream buffer on each of the receiver output devices. Additionally, the controller output device determines a playback state and a buffer state of one or more of the receiver output devices at the given instance of time, based on the buffer data size values of the media stream buffer of each of the one or more receiver output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Johan Le Nerriec, Jehan Gerard Bing, Judah John Menter, Craig Furman
  • Patent number: 10090981
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The UE receives a cyclic shift field in an uplink scheduling assignment from a base station, allocates a first cyclic shift value of a first DMRS for a first layer and a second cyclic shift value of a second DMRS for a second layer, based on the cyclic shift field, and transmits the first DMRS and the second DMRS to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Min Seok Noh, Jae Hoon Chung, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Hyun Soo Ko, Seung Hee Han, Moon II Lee
  • Patent number: 10085273
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting enhanced transmission selection (ETS) standard configuration information. The receiving method includes: receiving LLDP packets, wherein, the LLDP packets are in an ETS recommended TLV format; analyzing a first field in the LLDP packets, and determining whether the value of each byte in the first field is in a preset range or not; analyzing the value of a first segment of bits of each byte in the first field when determining that the value of each byte in the first field is in the preset range, and determining a scheduling algorithm used by internal priorities of a traffic class corresponding to each byte in the first field according to the values of the first segment of bits; and analyzing value of a second segment of bits of each byte in the first field, and determining an additional parameter corresponding to the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Xilong Li, Xiangrang Zhang, Shuling Cao
  • Patent number: 10075947
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for assigning the number of control channel candidates and the number of blind detection times, a base station, and a user equipment. The method includes determining a first aggregation level set {L1i} and determining the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to each aggregation level in the {L1i}. {L1i} is formed by N aggregation levels supported by an EPDCCH. A second aggregation level set {L2j} is determined along with the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to each aggregation level in the {L2j}. {L2j} is formed by M aggregation levels supported by an EPDCCH to be detected, {L2j} is a subset of {L1i}, and the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to L2j in {L2j} is greater than or equal to the number of EPDCCH candidates corresponding to L2j in {L1i}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianqin Liu, Kunpeng Liu, Qiang Wu, Yongxing Zhou, Jianghua Liu