Patents Examined by Ricky Ngo
  • Patent number: 10177997
    Abstract: A network device and a method for maintaining a count of network events in a network device are provided. A first memory is configured as a first counter, where the first counter is configured to store a least significant bit (LSb) portion of a count value. A second memory is configured as a second counter, where the second counter is configured to store a most significant bit (MSb) portion of the count value. Update circuitry is configured to (i) selectively increment or decrement the LSb portion of the count value stored in the first memory upon occurrence of an event, and (ii) selectively increment or decrement the MSb portion of the count value stored in the second memory upon occurrence of a wrap-around event in the first memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Dror Bromberg, Carmi Arad
  • Patent number: 10111118
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and method configurations for device discovery and connection establishment in connection with use of device-to-device (D2D) and proximity-based services are generally described herein. In some examples, an evolved packet core (EPC) of a 3GPP Long Term Evolution or 3GPP Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE/LTE-A) network is arranged to assist D2D identification and discovery procedures at user equipment (UEs) connected to the LTE/LTE-A network. Various identification and discovery procedures may be implemented in connection with proximity detection and the establishment of communication times for the establishment of the D2D communication link, between the UEs. Accordingly, the EPC of the LTE/LTE-A network may assist the establishment of a device-to-device communication link between UEs on a wireless network employing a distinct wireless protocol (for example, a direct wireless network connection via a wireless local area network (WLAN) or wireless personal area network (WPAN)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kerstin Johnsson, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10104680
    Abstract: According to an aspect of this disclosure, a radio communication device is provided comprising a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication technology; a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology; a first processor configured to control the first transceiver; and a second processor configured to control the second transceiver wherein the first processor is configured to control the first transceiver to transmit signals in accordance with a predefined transmitting schedule, wherein the first processor is further configured to control the first transceiver to omit transmitting signals within at least one of a time period and a frequency band provided for signal transmission of the first transceiver in accordance with the predefined transmitting schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Bruno Jechoux, Francois Deparis, Matthias Hofmann, Volker Aue
  • Patent number: 10091703
    Abstract: A relay apparatus connected to communication lines to perform data relay between the communication lines is provided. The relay apparatus includes a receiver unit that receives rewrite information, which includes information for changing setting of the relay apparatus, from a source apparatus via any of the communication lines, a setting changer unit that changes the setting of the relay apparatus in accordance with the rewrite information, and a change information sending unit that sends the rewrite information to another relay apparatus existing in a local network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 10091689
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprising receiving, for each of a plurality of wireless routers, location, connection time, wireless band and wireless channel information, calculating, for each of the plurality of wireless routers, a congestion quotient from the received location, connection time, wireless band and wireless channel information, the congestion quotient defining the likelihood of destructive interference at the respective wireless router, identifying a wireless router with a congestion quotient greater than a predetermined threshold, determining changes in wireless band and/or wireless channel for the identified wireless router that would lower the congestion quotient for the identified wireless router, and transmitting the determined changes to the identified wireless router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur
  • Patent number: 10085174
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprising receiving, for each of a plurality of wireless routers, location, connection time, wireless band and wireless channel information, calculating, for each of the plurality of wireless routers, a congestion quotient from the received location, connection time, wireless band and wireless channel information, the congestion quotient defining the likelihood of destructive interference at the respective wireless router, identifying a wireless router with a congestion quotient greater than a predetermined threshold, determining changes in wireless band and/or wireless channel for the identified wireless router that would lower the congestion quotient for the identified wireless router, and transmitting the determined changes to the identified wireless router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur
  • Patent number: 10070465
    Abstract: An apparatus for reception and detection of RACH data in an LTE input signal includes a hardware accelerator that has a decimator that filters and down-samples the input signal, a first Fourier transform circuit that transforms the decimated signal from the time domain to the frequency domain, and a second transform circuit that multiplies the resulting signal by a complex Z-C sequence and performs an inverse Fourier transform (iFT) operation to transform the multiplied signal from the frequency domain to the time domain. A DSP performs a delay profile analysis operation on the signal resulting from the iFT operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Girraj K. Agrawal, Arvind Kaushik, Vincent Martinez, Amrit P. Singh
  • Patent number: 10050856
    Abstract: Provided is a communication apparatus including: data transmission-reception unit that is communicably connected to at least one terminal apparatus via a communication line; and bandwidth estimation unit. The bandwidth estimation unit is configured to generate particular information to be used to estimate an available bandwidth on the communication line, determine whether to transmit in series or in parallel the particular information for a particular one of the terminal apparatuses and the particular information for another one of the terminal apparatuses, and estimate the available bandwidth of the communication line between the communication apparatus and terminal apparatuses, by transmitting, based at least part on the determination, the particular information for the particular terminal apparatus and the particular information for the another terminal apparatus, with uses of the data transmission-reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Oshiba
  • Patent number: 10051050
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for establishing peer-to-peer communication in a wireless network is described. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive configuration information comprising periodic resources comprising time and subcarrier resources from a base station of a wireless network. The time and subcarrier resources may be used in discovery of other WTRUs. The WTRU is further configured to transmit an identification in the allocated resources and to transmit a synchronization signal to a peer WTRU for timing synchronization of the peer WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldad M. Zeira, Tao Deng, Ravikumar V. Pragada
  • Patent number: 10034290
    Abstract: Disclosed are a transmission device and a transmission method with which it is possible to prevent delays in data transmission and to minimize the increase in the number of bits necessary for the notification of a CC to be used, in cases where a CC to be used is added during communication employing carrier aggregation. When a component carrier is to be added to a component carrier set, a setting section provided in a base station: modifies a CIF table that defines the correspondence between code points, which are used as labels for the respective component carriers contained in the component carrier set, and the identification information of the respective component carriers; and assigns a vacant code point to the component carrier to be added, while keeping the correspondence between the code points and the component carrier identification information defined in the CIF table before modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 10034329
    Abstract: According to an aspect of this disclosure, a radio communication device is provided comprising a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication technology; a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology; a first processor configured to control the first transceiver; and a second processor configured to control the second transceiver wherein the first processor is configured to control the first transceiver to transmit signals in accordance with a predefined transmitting schedule, wherein the first processor is further configured to control the first transceiver to omit transmitting signals within at least one of a time period and a frequency band provided for signal transmission of the first transceiver in accordance with the predefined transmitting schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Bruno Jechoux, Francois Deparis, Matthias Hofmann, Volker Aue
  • Patent number: 10033580
    Abstract: A method, related device, and system for configuring a wireless local area network device are provided. A configuration device obtains working channel information of a wireless local area network. The working channel information is used to indicate a working channel of the wireless local area network. The configuration device receives a configuration instruction sent by an access point. The configuration instruction is received through the working channel according to the working channel information. The configuration instruction is sent after the access point receives a configuration request of an application terminal, and the configuration instruction is used to instruct the configuration device to send configuration information. The configuration device sends the configuration information through the working channel information, so that the application terminal performs network configuration with the access point according to the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gaokun Pang, Guiming Shu, Zhiming Ding
  • Patent number: 10034292
    Abstract: Allocating resources in a wireless network includes monitoring usage of each of a control channel and a data channel, determining that at least the usage of the data channel exceeds a capacity of the data channel, determining a usage of each of the control channel and the data channel operating in MU-MIMO mode, determining that the usage of the control channel in the MU-MIMO mode exceeds a first capacity of the control channel, determining a usage of each of the control channel and the data channel operating in both the MU-MIMO mode and an enhanced control mode, and adjusting a size of the portion of resources of the data channel allocated for control information upon determining that the second usage of one of the control channel or the data channel exceeds a second capacity of one of the control channel or the data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Chunmei Liu, Krishna Sitaram, Hemanth Pawar, Pratik Kothari
  • Patent number: 10028286
    Abstract: A network communications method includes receiving, by a user equipment (UE), instruction information sent by a radio network controller (RNC) in an access network, where the instruction information is used to instruct the UE to perform uplink and downlink service transmission with a macro base station and perform uplink service transmission with a micro base station in a first area, and/or perform uplink and downlink service transmission with a micro base station and perform downlink service transmission with a macro base station in a second area, and performing, by the UE, service transmission according to the instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Zhou, Meng Hua, Peng Zhang, Xiaolei Tie
  • Patent number: 10015733
    Abstract: A method carried out by a network device comprising a plurality of network adapters for transmitting and/or receiving data through a first group of network adapters. Each network adapter of the first group of network adapters is capable of using a plurality of communication technologies for transmitting and/or receiving data. The each network adapter is configured to use a corresponding communication technology for transmitting and/or receiving data. The each network adapter is configured by a configuration corresponding to each network adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wan Chun Leung
  • Patent number: 9998211
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protection switching method for a passive optical network. The method includes receiving, by an optical network unit ONU through each of two uplink passive optical network PON interfaces, an optical network terminal management and control interface OMCI message delivered by an OLT, where the OMCI message includes: configuration information on a work side and configuration information on a protect side; and processing, by the ONU by using each of two independent OMCI MIBs of the ONU, the OMCI message received by each of the two uplink PON interfaces, updating each of the two independent OMCI MIBs according to the OMCI message, and independently responding to the OMCI message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Binchao Lin, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 9999011
    Abstract: A wireless network device including, in the wireless network device, a Bluetooth device and a wireless local area network device. The Bluetooth device is configured to establish a network of Bluetooth client stations and output a synchronization signal prior to a start of Bluetooth data transmission between the Bluetooth device and the Bluetooth client stations. The synchronization signal indicates the start of the Bluetooth data transmission. The wireless local area network device is configured to establish a network of wireless local area network client stations, receive the synchronization signal from the Bluetooth device, and transmit, a predetermined time subsequent to receiving the synchronization signal, a beacon to the wireless local area network client stations. The beacon instructs the wireless local area network client stations when to begin wireless local area network data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Donovan, Partho Mishra, Ken Kinwah Ho, Chia-Chun Chung
  • Patent number: 9986579
    Abstract: In order to perform an appropriate data transmission control, an information processing apparatus performs data transmission by using at least one of a wireless transmission channel of a high frequency band and a wireless transmission channel of a low frequency band, and performs real time image transmission with another information processing apparatus in accordance with a Wi-Fi certified miracast specification. Also, the information processing apparatus includes a control unit. This control unit executes a control to transmit a control signal relevant to Wi-Fi certified miracast to the other information processing apparatus by using the wireless transmission channel of the low frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Amano, Hideki Iwami, Osamu Yoshimura, Natsuki Itaya
  • Patent number: 9985896
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing a packet received by a managed forwarding element. The method performs a series of packet classification operations based on header values of the received packet. The packet classifications operations determine a next destination of the received packet. When the series of packet classification operations specifies to send the packet to a network service that performs payload transformations on the packet, the method (1) assigns a service operation identifier to the packet that identifies the service operations for the network service to perform on the packet, (2) sends the packet to the network service with the service operation identifier, and (3) stores a cache entry for processing subsequent packets without the series of packet classification operations. The cache entry includes the assigned service operation identifier. The network service uses the assigned service operation identifier to process packets without performing its own classification operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Teemu Koponen, Ethan J. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9980167
    Abstract: A radio network node (110) and a method therein for managing transmission of at least one channel quality report and a user equipment (120) a method therein for handling transmission of at least one channel quality report are disclosed. The radio network node (110) sends, to the user equipment (120), a first message comprising information about at least one resource for use by the user equipment (120) when transmitting the at least one channel quality report. The radio network node (110) sends, to the user equipment (120), a second message for activating, in the user equipment (120), the transmission of the at least one channel quality report. The radio network node (110) receives, from the user equipment (120), a first channel quality report of the at least one channel quality report. The first channel quality report is received on the at least one resource on an uplink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Rui Fan