Patents Examined by Ricky Q. Ngo
  • Patent number: 11317459
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wireless communication node that includes (1) at least one small cell sub-node that is configured to communicate with multiple CPE sub-nodes outside of the wireless communication node via multiple first wide-beam-width communication links and (2) at least one CPE sub-node that is configured to communicate with one small cell sub-node outside of the wireless communication node via a second wide-beam-width communication link, where the at least one small cell sub-node and the at least one CPE communication sub-node are housed within a single enclosure. In some implementations, the wireless communication node may also support multiple carriers operating at different frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: L3VEL, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Ross, Muhammad Ahsan Naim
  • Patent number: 11304130
    Abstract: The present invention provides a control device for providing network-slice-aware licensed assisted access (LAA). The control device is configured to determine, for at least one slice-type, an unlicensed frequency band and/or an LAA configuration parameter. Furthermore, the control device is configured to provide, to at least one radio access node, configuration information comprising the determined frequency band and/or the LAA configuration parameter. The present invention also provides a radio access node for configuring network-slice-aware LAA. The radio access node is configured to receive, from a control device, configuration information comprising, for at least one slice-type, a frequency band and/or an LAA configuration parameter. The radio access node is further configured to request and receive, from a UE, a channel measurement report on one or more unlicensed frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Emmanouil Pateromichelakis, Ă–mer Bulakci, Chenghui Peng
  • Patent number: 11303573
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for delivering packets that carry data from a plurality Internet Protocol (IP) servers toward a plurality of mobile devices (MDs). The disclosed technique postpones or drops data packets that are directed toward a certain MD. The downloaded process can be resumed when the application that is running at the certain MD needs the content that is carried by the postponed data packets. Consequently the delaying process is unnoticeable to the user that uses the application that running over the MD. Thus, the QoE of the user of that MD is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Flash Networks, LTD
    Inventor: Dror Shlomo
  • Patent number: 11297568
    Abstract: Techniques for location-based apparatus management can result in significant battery power savings for the apparatus and robust controls over the apparatus. This may be achieved by using discovered wireless network(s) to learn repeating patterns of the apparatus and, accordingly, set up soft geofences to trigger automatic operations of the apparatus. Information associated with the discovered wireless network(s) is used to determine the location of the apparatus, and the type of location can be identified. Based on the type of location, the apparatus is placed in a mode corresponding to the identified type of location. Alternatively, or additionally, specific features and/or applications on the apparatus may be activated or deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Baird, Parag Garg, Nicholas LaVassar, Christopher Painter
  • Patent number: 11284283
    Abstract: An uplink multi-user multi-input multi-output establishment method includes broadcasting, by a network side device, an uplink data sending announcement; receiving buffer information sent by a terminal that needs to send data, where the buffer information includes at least a sending level and a data sending length of to-be-sent data; determining, according to the buffer information, scheduling information for establishing uplink multi-user multi-input multi-output; and sending, to a terminal that is allowed to send data and selected from the terminal that needs to send data, a clear to send frame that carries the scheduling information, so that the terminal that is allowed to send data sends the to-be-sent data according to the scheduling information. The embodiments of the present disclosure effectively implement uplink multi-user multi-input multi-output establishment, so that signaling interworking is reduced, resource overheads are reduced, and data sending efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Luo, Xun Yang, Yingpei Lin
  • Patent number: 11277806
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for data transmission in a radio cell of a mobile terminal. The radio cell includes an auxiliary carrier in a low frequency band and at least one master carrier in a high frequency band, the method including: the mobile terminal achieving downlink synchronization with the radio cell through the auxiliary carrier in the low frequency band, and after achieving the downlink synchronization, obtaining configuration information of the radio cell, and transmitting data by using the master carrier and/or the auxiliary carrier according to the configuration information. The present application also provides a mobile terminal. By using the present application, radio cell coverage and transmission performance may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shichang Zhang, Bin Yu, Chengjun Sun
  • Patent number: 11272351
    Abstract: Aspects directed towards steering of roaming (SoR) are disclosed. In one example, a communication from a public land mobile network (PLMN) is received by a user equipment (UE) in which the communication indicates an acceptance of a UE registration with the PLMN. This example further includes performing a determination of whether an SoR indicator associated with a home PLMN (HPLMN) is embedded within the communication. The UE then manages PLMN selection according to the determination. In another example, a UE is configured to operate according to an SoR configuration in which the UE is configured to ascertain whether an SoR indicator is embedded within a communication from a PLMN. An SoR indicator associated with an HPLMN is then generated and subsequently transmitted from the HPLMN to the UE via the PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anand Palanigounder, Adrian Edward Escott, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere
  • Patent number: 11258709
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the system identifies one or more geographic areas covered by a communication network. The system determines, for each identified geographic area, a congestion metric for the identified geographic area based at least on a difference between a first and second reference point on a network speed curve, wherein the network speed curve represents download speeds for a volume of traffic in the identified geographic area. The system identifies one or more network traffic congestions in one or more of the identified geographic areas based on a comparison of the respective congestion metrics of the identified geographic areas to a threshold congestion metric. The system sends, to one or more operators of the communication network, one or more alerts about the identified network traffic congestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Martinus Arnold de Jongh, Vincent Gonguet, James Donovan, Laurent Corigliano
  • Patent number: 11251993
    Abstract: A gateway apparatus includes: a gateway apparatus selection part configured to select a first gateway apparatus compliant with a first version of a communication protocol or a second gateway apparatus compliant with a second version of the communication protocol different from the first version of the communication protocol, the first and second gateway apparatuses being connected to a communication destination network, in such a manner that a selection rate of the first and second gateway apparatuses matches a predetermined rate; a message conversion part configured to convert a version of a message(s); and a transmission part configured to transmit a message(s) after matching the version of the communication protocol of the message(s) and the version of the communication protocol of the selected one of the first and second gateway apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11245510
    Abstract: A wireless device receives one or more messages comprising one or more configuration parameters of a plurality of cells. The plurality of cells comprise: a first cell comprising a first bandwidth part (BWP); and a second cell comprising a second BWP and a third BWP. The first BWP and the second BWP are bundled. A beam failure recovery (BFR) procedure for the third BWP is initiated. A switch is made to the first BWP as an active BWP of the first cell during the BFR procedure. Based on the switching: the BFR procedure is aborted; and a switch is made to the second BWP as an active BWP of the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cagatay Cirik, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Yunjung Yi, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 11246181
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus of data transmission in a wireless communication system and a method and apparatus of receiving data in a wireless communication system. The method of data reception comprises transmitting a request for the RRC message to the network node based on default transmission parameters; and receiving the RRC message from the network node at a predetermined time unit. With embodiments of the present disclosure, it is possible to request the RRC message when the terminal device need this message and therefore the RRC message transmission can be reduced and in turn, the inter-node interference can be limited, and the number of LBTs required for these signal transmissions can be reduced if they are transmitted on unlicensed spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hongmei Liu, Lei Jiang, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 11233620
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can be utilized to schedule at least one Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) transmission and at least one HARQ feedback message in the same Physical Resource Block (PRB). A HARQ transmission can be scheduled in a mini-slot of the PRB. Accordingly, latencies associated with transmitting and receiving the PRB can be reduced, while the high reliability of HARQ can be retained. Implementations can be applied to 5G technologies such as Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLCs) and enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB), as well as other low-latency communications. A method can include determining a location of a device; selecting, based at least in part on the location of the device, a mini-slot size; scheduling, in one or more mini-slots having the mini-slot size in a PRB, a HARQ transmission; and transmitting, to the device, the HARQ transmission in the one or more mini-slots of the PRB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuqing Xing, Wafik Abdel Shahid, Scott Francis Migaldi
  • Patent number: 11228939
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for managing wireless bands and/or wireless channels comprises receiving information on connected local devices for a plurality of wireless routers, wherein the plurality of wireless routers are using a same wireless band and/or wireless channel, and wherein each connected local device for which information is received utilizes one or more of the plurality of wireless routers for a network connection. The method further comprises calculating, for each of the plurality of wireless routers, a congestion quotient from the received information on the connected local devices, wherein the congestion quotient defines a likelihood of destructive interference at each respective wireless router. The method further comprises determining changes in wireless band and/or wireless channel for one or more wireless routers of the plurality of wireless routers, wherein the changes lower the respective congestion quotients for each of the respective one or more wireless routers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur
  • Patent number: 11212826
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method performed by user equipment. The method comprises: initiating a first timer based on a state related to a scheduling request; and when the first timer expires, then transmitting information related to the scheduling request. Furthermore, the present disclosure further provides corresponding user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chongming Zhang, Shohei Yamada, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 11212200
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system that implements a set of tools to define a set of one or more logical forwarding elements from a number of physical forwarding elements and a scalable framework to retrieve statistics relating each logical forwarding element. In some embodiments, the statistics relate to the logical ports of a logical forwarding element. The system of some embodiments allows a network administrator to retrieve a total packet count and byte count for one or more logical ports of the logical forwarding element, even though the logical ports may be distributed across multiple physical forwarding elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Somik Behera, Henry Mai
  • Patent number: 11212863
    Abstract: Example communication methods and apparatus in a wireless network are described. One example communication method includes establishing dual connections to a first access network device and a second access network device by a terminal device. A connection that is between the terminal device and the first access network device and that is included in the dual connections is a radio resource control (RRC) connection. The terminal device receives first configuration information sent by the first access network device. The first configuration information includes signaling radio bearer (SRB) configuration information of the second access network device and a trigger condition for using the SRB configuration information. When the trigger condition is met, the terminal device uses the SRB configuration information of the second access network device to establish an RRC connection to the second access network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haifeng Yu, Xin Xiong, Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 11206706
    Abstract: In one example, a method and apparatus for web browsing on multihomed mobile devices having multiple communication interfaces are disclosed. In one example, the method establishes a primary multiple path transmission control protocol subflow for the transfer of a resource from a server to a user endpoint device. The method then determines a threshold of resource size. When the size of the resource is determined to exceed the threshold, the method establishes a secondary multipath transmission control protocol connection that cooperates with the primary multiple path transmission control protocol subflow for the transfer of the resource from the server to the user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Rittwik Jana, Lusheng Ji, Feng Qian
  • Patent number: 11206075
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A communication device may perform a first set of beam measurements for a first plurality of beams over a wireless channel, each beam in the first plurality of beams having a first beam-width. The communication device may transmit a first beam measurement report for the first plurality of beams, the first beam measurement report indicating a beam sweep order for a second set of beam measurements for a second plurality of beams. The communication device may perform the second set of beam measurements for the second plurality of beams over the wireless channel according to the indicated beam sweep order, each beam in the second plurality of beams having a second beam-width that is narrower than the first beam-width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanthan Raghavan, Juergen Cezanne, Kobi Ravid, Jung Ho Ryu, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11196654
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a statistics collection framework that is used to aggregate statistic for interfaces such as logical ports and logical port pairs. Flows that are related with these interfaces are tagged with the identifier of the logical entities for which statistics are being collected. The interface statistics is periodically sent in the background to a statistics aggregator. The read queries for the interface statistics are directed to the statistics aggregator. The statistics aggregator, therefore, acts as a cumulative cache for the interface statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Somik Behera, Henry Mai
  • Patent number: 11197206
    Abstract: When a UE is served with dual-connectivity by a master node (MN) over master connection on a first radio access technology (RAT) and a secondary node (SN) over a secondary connection on a second RAT and where the UE is engaged in a voice call over the master connection, an entity detects that quality of the UE's master connection has become threshold poor and responsively carries out a sequence of operations including (i) releasing the UE's secondary connection with the SN so as to transition the UE from dual-connectivity to standalone-connectivity served by the MN, and (ii) then transferring the UE's voice call from being served by the MN on the first RAT to instead being served by a tertiary node (TN) on a third RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh