Patents Examined by Raymond Dean
  • Patent number: 10231193
    Abstract: Provided are a method for performing, by a terminal, transmission power control in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using the method. The method is characterized by independently calculating first transmission power for wide area network (WAN) transmission performed in a first carrier wave, and second transmission power for transmission according to a device-to-device (D2D) operation performed in a second carrier wave, and reducing the second transmission power if the sum of the first transmission power and the second transmission power is greater than the maximum supported power of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Suhwan Lim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10225877
    Abstract: A method of allocating resources for communications in a mobile telecommunication system wherein the mobile telecommunication system includes a wireless interface for a base station to communicate with communications devices and wherein a communications device is operable to transmit signals to another communications device using resources of the wireless interface and in accordance with a device-to-device communication protocol. A first pool of the resources is allocated to device-to-device communications of broadcast type and a second pool of the resources is allocated to a device-to-device communications of unicast type, the second pool of resources being separate from the first pool. The method includes a first communications device transmitting broadcast messages using resources of the first resources pool and a second communications device transmitting unicast messages using resources of the second resources pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10218389
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a transmitter. The transmitter includes: a dual-band input circuit including at least two band input ends, performing DPD processing on an input baseband signal, and outputting the baseband signal; a modulo circuit, performing modulo processing on the input baseband signal, and outputting the baseband signal; a signal decomposition circuit, receiving the baseband signal input by the dual-band input circuit and a baseband signal modulus value input by the modulo circuit, and performing decomposition to obtain multiple decomposed signals; a modulation circuit, receiving the multiple decomposed signals, performing processing, modulating two signals obtained after processing to corresponding working frequencies, and outputting the two signals to a dual-band power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Xiang Feng, Qian Yin
  • Patent number: 10205545
    Abstract: The present document discloses a method and apparatus for creating a resource. In the above method, receiving a resource creation request from a transmitting end, herein information carried in the resource creation request carries resource creation information corresponding to a resource to be created; and determining whether a first resource name needs to be reallocated to the resource to be created and creating the resource to be created according to the resource creation information. According to the technical solutions provided by the present document, the management of resource names by a CSE is enhanced, and the uniqueness of the resource names is ensured, consequently the application scenarios of an M2M service provider are expanded, and at the same time the duplicated registration of the same resources is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10205512
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for enhancing flatness of frequency response of couplings of radio frequency (RF) ports in an RF switch matrix. Techniques include determining a second RF port has been selected to be coupled to a first RF port via a coupling, obtaining an indication of a frequency or frequencies to be carried via the coupling, determining an amount of attenuation or amplification for the coupling for the frequency or frequencies, and adjusting attenuation or amplification applied to the coupling according to the determined amount attenuation or amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kumudchandra Shantilal Patel, Daniel Raymond Wendling, Minheng Shan, Walter Robert Kepley, III
  • Patent number: 10187471
    Abstract: A thermostat in a building includes a user interface, a communications interface, and a processing circuit. The user interface is configured to present information to a user. The communications interface is configured to receive emergency information and building event information from a network. The processing circuit is configured to generate one or more emergency directions based on the emergency information and one or more building event directions based on the building event information. The processing circuit is configured to select a highest priority direction based on the emergency directions and the building event directions and cause the user interface to display the highest priority direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: William P. Alberth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10181896
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for utilizing an operating schedule to place a satellite communication device in a sleep state for reducing power consumption in the satellite communication device during periods of time when no satellite is available to communicate with the satellite communication device. The operating schedule, which can be a wake-up schedule and/or a sleep schedule, is dynamically updated by a scheduling server that receives two-line element (TLE) data from a TLE server on a recurring basis and uses the TLE data to determine timing information pertaining to line-of-sight visibility of one or more satellites to the satellite communication device. A push routine is then used by the scheduling server to periodically push the timing information to the satellite communication device for dynamically updating the operating schedule of the satellite communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Richard Swift, Mark Rice, Philip Spear
  • Patent number: 10182419
    Abstract: A method of operating first and second terminal devices for transmitting data in a device-to-device communication mode in a wireless telecommunications system supporting communications on a first carrier operating over a first frequency band and a second carrier operating over a second frequency band. The first terminal device transmits control signalling on the first carrier and this is received by the second terminal device. The control signalling comprises an indication of an allocation of radio resource blocks on the second carrier to be used for transmitting user-plane data from the first terminal device to the second terminal device. The first terminal device then proceeds to transmit the user-plane data to the second terminal device on the second carrier using the radio resource blocks on the second carrier identified by the control signalling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10177925
    Abstract: A radio communication device (1) according to the present invention is supplied with power through a communication cable (21). The radio communication device (1) includes a control unit that determines a setting content of the radio communication device (1) so that an amount of power consumption does not exceed an amount of power supply supplied to the radio communication device (1), the amount of the power consumption being calculated by using power consumption information associating the setting content of the radio communication device (1) with power consumption consumed when the radio communication device (1) operates with that setting content. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a radio communication device capable of realizing a stable operation even when a feed system that supplies power through a communication cable is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Motohiro Mukouyama
  • Patent number: 10178707
    Abstract: A communications system and method of operation thereof. The communications system includes a communication network, a plurality of subscriber units and accessories, and a communications server. Each of the plurality of accessories are associated with and linked to one of the of subscriber units by a wireless connection. The communications server communicates with the plurality of subscriber units via the communication network, and is configured to obtain and maintain a plurality of data on each of the plurality of subscriber units, and generate a backup list identifying secondary subscriber units to which each of the plurality of accessories can link. Upon detecting a condition where communication drops below a desired level of service, the communication server is configured to identify a secondary subscriber unit from the first accessory's backup list and instruct the secondary subscriber unit to link with the first accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yong Tian, Da-jun Chen, Xun Fei, Dong Zhao, Kang-Kai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10171131
    Abstract: A system is provided that can automatically adjust a tuned circuit to resonate at the frequency of an applied excitation signal. The error in the resonant frequency of the tuned circuit is determined in real time from signals derived from within the network. The system permits the use of a time varying excitation frequency in a high Q circuit, including modulation conveying information. The tuning information may be stored in a memory and used to set the tuning instantaneously in order to maintain resonance when the excitation frequency changes abruptly, for example when frequency shift keying is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: William Redman-White
  • Patent number: 10171651
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for configuring a message, and a wearable electronic device and a method for receiving and executing the message are provided. The method includes detecting an event, configuring the message in response to the detected event, the message being executed on a wearable electronic device communicating with the electronic device, and transmitting the message to the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hun-Je Yeon
  • Patent number: 10172093
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closed-loop clock calibration method, comprising: performing clock calibration according to a calibration factor of an nth calibration period within the nth calibration period, and obtaining a calibration error of the nth calibration period; and according to the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period, obtaining a calibration factor of an (n+1)th calibration period, n being a positive integer. Also disclosed are a terminal and a computer storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sanechips Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Junling Zhang
  • Patent number: 10165523
    Abstract: A communication device for power saving and a method for controlling power thereof are provided. The communication device includes a power amplifying unit and a control unit. The power amplifying unit generates an output signal obtained by amplifying a downlink signal, using a supply voltage, and outputs the output signal. The control unit determines a current state by comparing predetermined downlink reference information with output signal information on the output signal, and, if the current state is an active state as a comparison result, controls the supply voltage to correspond to the output signal information. Accordingly, power for amplifying a signal can be controlled according to communication traffic, thereby preventing consumption of unnecessary power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SOLiD, INC.
    Inventor: Hwan Sun Lee
  • Patent number: 10142011
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing end-to-end beamforming. For example, end-to-end beamforming systems include end-to-end relays and ground networks to provide communications to user terminals located in user beam coverage areas. The ground segment can include geographically distributed access nodes and a central processing system. Return uplink signals, transmitted from the user terminals, have multipath induced by a plurality of receive/transmit signal paths in the end to end relay and are relayed to the ground network. The ground network, using beamformers, recovers user data streams transmitted by the user terminals from return downlink signals. The ground network, using beamformers generates forward uplink signals from appropriately weighted combinations of user data streams that, after relay by the end-end-end relay, produce forward downlink signals that combine to form user beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth V. Buer, Mark J. Miller, Christopher J. Cronin, Mark D. Dankberg, Donald L. Runyon
  • Patent number: 10136393
    Abstract: A control method for real-time scene detection by a wireless communication apparatus equipped with at least one environmental measurement sensor is disclosed. A temporal adjustment of the instants of activation of the detection is based on measurement values delivered by the at least one environmental measurement sensor at instants of measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Pierre Demaj, Matthieu Durnerin, Laurent Folliot, Ludovic Champsaur
  • Patent number: 10123285
    Abstract: There is provided a method for reducing transmission power. The method may be performed by a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication device and comprise: deriving a value of maximum power reduction (MPR); determining a transmission power by using the value of the MPR; and transmitting signals at the determined transmission power. If the signals are a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH) signal and physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) signal and if simultaneous transmissions of the PSCCH signal and the PSSCH signal is configured, the value of the the MPR may be equal to or less than 1.5 dB or 2 dB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Suhwan Lim, Yoonoh Yang, Sangwook Lee, Manyoung Jung, Jinyup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10123278
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may decrease a first value of a transmission power of a first component carrier relative to a second value of a transmission power of a second component carrier based at least in part on the second component carrier carrying control information for the user equipment, wherein the second value of the transmission power of the second component carrier is based at least in part on a first maximum power reduction value identified for carrier aggregation. The user equipment may increase the transmission power of the second component carrier to a third value based at least in part on a second maximum power reduction value identified for single carrier. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanth Kumar Ramkumar, Pritesh Vora, Hongbo Yan, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10111109
    Abstract: A satellite communication system comprises one or more non-geostationary satellites. Each satellite is configured to provide a plurality of spot beams using time domain beam hopping among the spot beams. The spot beams are divided into hopping groups and each satellite is configured to switch throughput and power among spot beams in a same hopping group at intervals of an epoch over a hopping period according to a hopping plan. Each satellite is configured to receive, change and implement the hopping plan in orbit while the satellite moves in relation to a fixed geographic coverage region. The satellites are programmable to assign any combination of epochs in a hopping plan among spot beams of a same hopping group and to route throughput between spot beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: William Hreha, Anne Elizabeth Wharton, Erin Michelle Lavis, David Linford Foulke, Guillaume Lamontagne, Eric Shima, Louis Trichardt Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 10111126
    Abstract: There are disclosed measures for enhancing network performance monitoring. Such measures may for example comprise receiving a report on measurements of terminal-related network performance parameters from a terminal, acquiring information of access network-related network performance parameters, and combining the received terminal-related network performance parameters and the acquired access network-related network performance parameters into a combined network performance report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Antti A. Toskala, Malgorzata Tomala