Patents Examined by Ricardo Castaneyra
  • Patent number: 10159065
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reliably and quickly establishing multiple reverse links in multi-carrier wireless networks is provided. Signaling channels are established on an existing forward link in order to transmit reverse link power control bits and the acknowledgment indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Young C. Yoon, Li-Hsiang Sun, Suk Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10143018
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes transmitting data over a first wireless connection with a first wireless access point; detecting, by the computing device, a wireless signal from a second wireless access point; accessing, for an account that is associated with a data service, information that identifies a portion of a budget for the account that has already been spent, wherein the budget identifies an amount of data that is available for transmission over a period of time in association with the account; determining whether the account currently has a budget deficit based on a comparison of i) the portion of the budget that has been spent and ii) a usage pattern; determining whether to switch to a second wireless connection with the second wireless access point; and establishing the second wireless connection as a result of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Irfan Sheriff, Thomas G. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10117264
    Abstract: The application provides a CA scheduling scheme, a base station, a radio communication system and a program to allocate radio resources based on allocation indexes calculated using the bandwidths of component carriers and traffic loads. A frequency block allocation method is for a radio communication system in which a radio station and mobile stations perform radio communication using a frequency block selected from a plurality of system bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Ohta, Takahiro Nobukiyo
  • Patent number: 10110407
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a user equipment (UE) (100), comprising: a first measuring unit (110) adapted to measure time alignment error (TAE) and/or frequency alignment error (FAE) for antenna ports belonging to transmission point devices in Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP), the TAE including internal TAE and/or external TAE; and a first feedback unit (120) adapted to feedback the measured internal TAE, and/or external TAE, and/or FAE to at least one of the transmission point devices. The present invention provides a simple, direct and efficient approach for measuring and feeding back the cell-specific internal TAE and/or the UE-specific external TAE/FAE by UE and compensating the TAE/FAE by the transmission point device in the CoMP transmission, so that the CoMP transmission can properly operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Hai Wang, Yang Hu, Shaohua Li, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10104697
    Abstract: A method of adapting the capacity of a contention transmission channel between terminals and a connection station comprises a step of continuous estimation, using measurements in reception of expected bursts, a probability of receiving an empty expected burst Pe, or the probability Pe and a measured probability of receiving a burst Ps, or a probability of receiving a burst having undergone a collision Pc. The method determines a current quantity Gr, monotonically sensitive to the external loading of the contention channel, using an estimated probability, Pe or Pc, or of the two estimated probabilities Pe and Ps, and detects whether a crossing of a threshold from among two predetermined thresholds while deviating from a fixed nominal value of Gr has occurred to decide to increase or decrease the current capacity of the transmission channel. The connection station notifies the terminals in quasi-real-time of the current composition of the transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: David Niddam, Mathieu Gineste, C├ęcile Faure, Isabelle Ulpat
  • Patent number: 10097417
    Abstract: A method for visualizing and analyzing a field area network, which includes obtaining, network, traffic data that includes atomic communications and packet detail from a packet intercept system on a field area. This field area network includes a number of network nodes. The method also includes a processor extracting connectivity and routing information from the traffic data, where the connectivity and routing information includes packet information and node information, determining network characteristics based on the extracted connectivity and routing information, retaining the network characteristics in a data structure, and importing the data structure into a computer readable storage medium that is accessible to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vencore Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Pietrowicz, Jason Youzwak, John Haluska, Seth Bromberger
  • Patent number: 10098147
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication system in which high-speed communication is implemented. A receiving device includes an RA managing unit that transmits Msg1 through a PRACH over an SCELL and a D-SR managing unit that transmits a D-SR through a PUCCH over a PCELL before or after the PRACH. A transmitting device includes an RA managing unit that receives Msg1 and a D-SR managing unit that receives the D-SR. The RA managing unit associates a scheduling request with a preamble, and identifies a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ohta, Yoshinori Tanaka, Yoshiharu Tajima, Yoshihiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10080242
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for allocating random access channel resources, wherein the method includes the following steps: a first node sending random access channel configuration information through a downlink channel, wherein the information includes at least configuration information of a random access channel allocated to a second node. The present document relates to the field of mobile communication. The technical solution according to the embodiment of the present document is applicable to a machine type communication (MTC) system, thereby solving the problem of an MTC user equipment (UE) receiving a random access response message, and achieving a receiving configuration of the random access response message in an improvement design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Kun Liu, Bo Dai, Zhaohua Lu, Shuqiang Xia, Huiying Fang, Jing Shi, Xincai Li
  • Patent number: 10079700
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for edge windowing of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. In one example, among others, a method includes obtaining an edge windowing portion by reducing a cyclic prefix size for a quantity of edge subcarriers in an OFDM symbol and reducing side lobes by applying a windowing function to the edge subcarriers. In another example, a device includes a separator capable of dividing subcarriers of an OFDM symbol into first and second subcarrier groups, a first CP adder capable of obtaining a windowing portion by adjusting a cyclic prefix size of the first subcarrier group, and a first windower capable of reducing side lobes by applying a windowing function to the first subcarrier group. In another example, a method includes determining a RMS delay spread of a mobile station and scheduling a subcarrier based at least in part upon the RMS delay spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Alphan Sahin, Huseyin Arslan
  • Patent number: 10070406
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a transmission timing of a terminal station, which is performed at a base station in a Time-Division Duplex communication system, is disclosed. The method includes (a) receiving ranging signals or other reference signals, transmitted from a terminal station; (b) determining whether transmission timing at the terminal station is appropriate or not, by referring to the ranging signals transmitted from the terminal station; and (c) transmitting a value for adjusting the transmission timing at the terminal station. The value of the transmission timing is a value of the integral multiples of the timing offset detection capability of the ranging signal, or a value calculated by referring to the received reference signals, which have assigned with a different interval from an interval of the ranging signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Takekawa, Keigo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10063403
    Abstract: A method includes determining statics indicators of a first communication device when communicating with a plurality of communication groups comprising the first communication device and at least one second communication device; generating a plurality of multi-user level statics of a plurality of multi-user levels according to the static indicators corresponding to each multi-user level, wherein each multi-user level comprises communication groups with a given number of communication devices; adjusting a plurality of group offsets of the plurality of communication groups according to the plurality of multi-user level statics and current modulation and coding scheme of the first communication device in the plurality of communication groups; and adjusting initial MCSs of the first communication device and the second communication device in each communication group by the group offset of each communication group, to acquire the current MCSs of the first communication device and the second communication device of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ying-You Lin, Chih-Wei Kang, Chih-Kun Chang, Shu-Min Cheng
  • Patent number: 10063420
    Abstract: A control apparatus comprises: a network management unit that holds topology information and flow information; a network division unit that divides a plurality of switches into a core switch(es) and edge switches; a core network management unit that holds topology information about a core network including the core switch(es); an edge network management unit that holds topology information about an edge network including the edge switches; a core control logic that generates flow information based on the topology information about the core network and stores the flow information in the core network management unit; and an edge control logic that generates flow information based on the topology information about the edge network and stores the flow information in the edge network management unit. When the flow information about the core network or the edge network is generated, the flow information held in the network management unit is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Masaharu Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10033642
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates optimal forwarding decisions based on device-specific routing parameters. During operation, the system receives, from a transmitting device, an advertisement for a name prefix, wherein the advertisement includes route parameters specific to the transmitting device. The system stores the route parameters based on the name prefix and a first interface associated with the transmitting device. In response to receiving an interest with a name that includes the name prefix, the system obtains a matching entry in a forwarding information base based on the name prefix, wherein the matching entry indicates one or more outgoing interfaces and corresponding route parameters, which include the first interface and the corresponding stored route parameters. The system selects a second interface from the outgoing interfaces based on the route parameters for the outgoing interfaces, and forwards the interest via the selected second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn C. Scott, Priti Goel
  • Patent number: 10009924
    Abstract: The invention is directed to the optimization of an access to a medium in wireless networks which can be accessed by a plurality of nodes, each node of the plurality of nodes using a medium access mechanism of the Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance type based on a computation of a backoff value. A specific value is associated with each node of a set of nodes of the plurality of nodes, the specific value of a node being known by the other nodes of the set of nodes. According to the invention, a backoff value is determined for each node of the set of nodes, in each node of the set of nodes, the backoff value associated with a node being determined as a function of the specific value associated with that node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Patrice Nezou, Julien Sevin, Pascal Viger
  • Patent number: 10003998
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed which implement one or more overhead reduction technique, if channel conditions favorable to implementation of overhead reduction are present. The one or more overhead reduction technique may have one or more restriction corresponding to the channel for which the overhead reduction technique is implemented. The one or more overhead reduction technique implemented may include time-domain bundling, frequency-domain bundling, and pattern adaptation. Pattern adaptation may include pattern code-domain reduction, pattern timing-domain reduction, and pattern frequency-domain reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Tao Luo, Peter Gaal, Taesang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10003552
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch which comprises one or more ports adapted to receive packets. The switch is a member of a network of interconnected switches, and also comprises a path monitoring apparatus adapted to: in response to a control packet associated with a session within a predetermined time interval, set a receive indicator for the switch to an active state; and in response to absence of the control packet associated with the session within the predetermined time interval, set the receive indicator for the switch to an inactive state. The path monitoring apparatus is also adapted to set a path state associated with the session based on the receive indicators for the switch and other member switches. The switch also comprises a broadcast apparatus adapted to broadcast at least the receive indicator for the switch to the other member switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar, Prabu Thayalan, Shivalingayya Chikkamath, Mythilikanth Raman
  • Patent number: 9992764
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described for a trained data transmission for communication systems. A training phase may include a first wireless station exchanging medium reservation messages with a second wireless station to reserve a medium and to select a data transmission parameter. The data transmission parameter may include a modulation scheme and a forward error correction (FEC) coding rate. At least one of the medium reservation messages may include a duration field indicating a duration for which the medium is reserved. A first data phase may include sending data from the first wireless station to the second wireless station according to the selected data transmission parameter. A second data phase may then be performed without first repeating the training phase. The second data phase may include transmitting data from the first wireless station to a second wireless station according to the data transmission parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian P. Stephens, Eric A. Jacobsen, Duncan M. Kitchin, Sumeet Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9985771
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication includes communicating using a first radio based on a first radio technology; configuring a second radio based on a second radio technology different from the first radio technology to assist the first radio with a first-radio operation; and performing at least a portion of the first-radio operation at the second radio. The first-radio operation includes at least one of multiple subscriber identity module (SIM) page monitoring and page/data processing, higher order diversity data acquisition and processing, interference measurement and management, E-UTRAN cell global identifier (ECGI) determination and reporting, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement, beacon detection for small cell identification, a minimization of drive test (MDT) measurement, and a speed estimation measurement. The first radio technology is a wireless wide area network (WWAN) technology and the second radio technology is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Awoniyi-Oteri Omolade Olufunmilola, Soumya Das, Bongyong Song, Yong Sang Lee, Martin Stone, Samir Salib Soliman
  • Patent number: 9954756
    Abstract: Disclosed are system, method, and computer-readable medium embodiments for a network to provide network applications and services and estimate network metrics for individual applications and services. In an embodiment, a first routing device receives a packet and determines that the packet is to be sampled. The first routing device samples the packet by storing first information associated with the packet and transmits the first information to a measurement server. The first routing device transmits the packet towards a destination according to routing information. A second routing device receives the packet and determines that the packet is to be sampled. The second routing device samples the packet by storing second information associated with the packet and transmitting the second information to the measurement server. The measurement server determines a measurement based on the first information and second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Thomas Sella, James Michael Sella
  • Patent number: 9894640
    Abstract: A base station transmits an RRC message to modify a first cell group of a first cell. If the first cell is a primary cell, the RRC message reconfigures the primary cell with an updated first cell group and the RRC message comprises mobility control information. If the first cell is a secondary cell, the RRC message releases the secondary cell and adds the secondary cell with an updated first cell group without employing mobility control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan