Patents Examined by Robert C. Scheibel
  • Patent number: 10820352
    Abstract: In one of its aspects the technology disclosed herein concerns a communications system comprising an access node (22) and a wireless terminal (26). The wireless terminal comprises receiving circuitry (40) and transmitting circuitry (44) as well as processor circuitry (40). The transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a random access preamble configured for a request of system information. The receiving circuitry configured to receive a random access response. The processor circuitry is configured to consider a reception of the random access response as successful in a case that the random access response comprises a random access preamble identifier (RAPID) corresponding to the transmitted random access preamble, wherein the RAPID is in a medium access control (MAC) subheader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10805854
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, a first switching unit, and a second switching unit. The communication unit is configured to conduct a wireless communication using plural transmission methods, one of which has plural channels. The first switching unit switches between the channels according to quality of a communication that is being conducted. The second switching unit switches between the transmission methods when the first switching unit could not switch between the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Koue
  • Patent number: 10798734
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method and wireless device for transmitting a RACH preamble in a wireless communication network. The method includes steps of configuring a Narrowband Physical Random Access Channel (NPRACH) preamble comprising a first mini preamble and a second mini preamble; and transmitting the first mini preamble in a first available consecutive Up-Link (UL) sub-frames and the second mini preamble in a subsequent consecutive UL sub-frames reserved for UL transmission in at least one frame duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
    Inventors: Budama Sree Charan Teja Reddy, Jeniston Deviraj Klutto Milleth, Sunil Kaimalettu, Bhaskar Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 10791054
    Abstract: Systems and methods for flow control and congestion management of messages among acceleration components (ACs) configurable to accelerate a service are provided. An example system comprises a software plane including host components configured to execute instructions corresponding to a service and an acceleration plane including ACs configurable to accelerate the service. In a first mode a sending AC is configured to, in response to receiving a first indication from a receiving AC, send subsequent packets corresponding to a first message associated with the service using a larger inter-packet gap than an inter-packet gap used for previous packets corresponding to the first message associated with the service, and in the second mode the sending AC is configured to, in response to receiving a second indication from the receiving AC, delay a transmission of a next packet corresponding to the first message associated with the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian M. Caulfield, Eric S. Chung, Michael Papamichael
  • Patent number: 10778377
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and a user equipment for performing a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) transmission in a downlink from a base station to at least one user equipment are provided. An exemplary method comprises receiving a HARQ feedback to a HARQ transmission performed with respect to a transport block. The method further comprises determining whether the HARQ feedback is an ambiguous HARQ feedback with respect to a negative acknowledgement or a discontinuous transmission. The method additionally comprises setting (S206) the ambiguous HARQ feedback as the negative acknowledgement or the discontinuous transmission based on the number of HARQ transmissions having been performed and the corresponding received HARQ feedbacks within a target number of HARQ transmissions counting from a first HARQ transmission. With the methods and apparatuses, the ambiguity of the HARQ feedback can be overcome and communication efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Hong Ren, Ping Yu, Feng Li, Yang Tian
  • Patent number: 10778386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for downlink channel reception by a terminal in a wireless communication system and a device therefor. Specifically, a method for downlink channel reception by a terminal in a wireless communication system may comprise the steps of: receiving, from a base station, beam configuration information relating to a plurality of transmission beams of the base station; receiving, from the base station, beam indication information indicating one or more transmission beams among the plurality of transmission beams of the base station; and receiving a downlink control channel through a specific transmission beam among the one or more transmission beams, on the basis of the received beam configuration information and the received beam indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiwon Kang, Inkwon Seo, Minki Ahn
  • Patent number: 10778577
    Abstract: A packet broker deployed in a visibility fabric may intelligently assign identifiers to data packets that are routed through sequences of one or more network tools for monitoring and/or security purposes. Guiding techniques based on these identifiers offer flexible support for multiple network tool operational modes. For example, the packet broker may be able to readily address changes in the state of a network tool connected to the packet broker by modifying certain egress translation schemes and/or ingress translation schemes. The “state” of a network tool can be “up” (i.e., ready for service) or “down” (i.e., out of service) based on, for example, the network tool's ability to pass through health-probing data packets dispatched by the packet broker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Gigamon Inc.
    Inventors: Yingchun Ma, Yan Xiu, Ramakrishna Manchiraju-Venkata, Zbigniew Sufleta
  • Patent number: 10778324
    Abstract: A D2D communication control apparatus (10) according to the present invention includes: a communication unit (11) configured to receive determination information that can be used to determine whether each of a plurality of radio terminals is capable of performing device-to-device (D2D) communication with another radio terminal; and a selection unit (12) configured to select, using the determination information between radio terminals that may operate as relay radio terminals, a candidate for a relay radio terminal that relays the communication between one of the plurality of radio terminals and a network, the relay radio terminal candidate transmitting a response signal in response to a first discovery signal transmitted from one of the radio terminals by performing D2D communication with the one of the plurality of radio terminals and performing cellular communication with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kazushi Muraoka, Taichi Ohtsuji
  • Patent number: 10772025
    Abstract: A communication method for a channel access in a wireless communication system and an apparatus therefor are provided. The communication method includes an evolved NodeB (eNB) that transmits data to a user equipment (UE) through a licensed band, and determines whether an unlicensed band channel is in an idle state during a first channel sensing duration. If the unlicensed band channel is in the idle state, the eNB transmits data to the UE through an unlicensed band during a first channel occupying duration, a second channel sensing duration, and a second channel occupying duration. In the method, a sum of the first channel occupying duration, the second channel sensing duration, and the second channel occupying duration is equal to or less than a certain time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Oh, Taehan Bae, Jeongho Yeo
  • Patent number: 10764788
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in accordance with the present invention, a method, computer program product, and system for managing and redistributing unused bandwidth between devices connected to a mobile telecommunications network is provided. One or more computer processors determine a predicted amount of data to be used by a mobile device. The one or more computer processors determine a surplus of allocated data based on whether the predicted amount of data is less than an allocated amount of data. The one or more computer processors, upon determining that there is a surplus of allocated data, move the surplus of allocated data to a data pool to be used by one or more additional mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asmahan Ali, Ali Y. Duale, Mustafa Mah
  • Patent number: 10764020
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) receives UE group information indicating a first UE group to which the UE belongs, and transmits uplink (UL) data and a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), which is for demodulating the UL data, on the basis of the UE group information. The DM-RS is transmitted by means of a first uplink demodulation reference signal (UL DM-RS) resource, which corresponds to the first UE group to which the UE belongs, among a plurality of UL DM-RS resources respectively corresponding to one or more UE groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunsun Kim, Hyunsoo Ko, Kijun Kim, Yunjung Yi, Hanbyul Seo, Suckchel Yang, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10764935
    Abstract: Methods for selecting network slice, session management, and user plane functions for for user equipment (UE) are described. In one example, a control plane (CP) entity for mobility management may select a CP entity for session management for a session of a UE based on a first set of data items. The CP entity for mobility management may further select a user plane (UP) entity for the session of the UE based on a second set of data items, where second set of data items include at least some of the same data items of the first set. The CP entity for mobility management may send, to the selected CP entity, a message including an identity or indication of the selected UP entity for the session of the UE. The selected CP entity may select the identified or indicated UP entity for use in the session of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Stammers, Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Humberto Jose La Roche, Arun C. Alex
  • Patent number: 10756873
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first circuit (111) operable to generate at least a first and a second channel quality indicator (CQI) vector associated with a plurality of subbands for each of at least first and second spatial codewords respectively and generate a first and a second reference CQI for the first and second spatial codewords, and operable to generate a first and a second differential subbands CQI vector for each spatial codeword and generate a differential between the second reference CQI and the first reference CQI, and further operable to form a CQI report derived from the first and the second differential subbands CQI vector for each spatial codeword as well as the differential between the second reference CQI and the first reference CQI; and a second circuit (113) operable to initiate transmission of a signal communicating the CQI report. Other electronic devices, processes and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Runhua Chen, Eko Nugroho Onggosanusi
  • Patent number: 10750365
    Abstract: A subscriber identity element authenticates a communication device to a communication network. The subscriber identity element is assigned a subscriber identity identifier. The communication network comprises a subnetwork having a discovery server. The subscriber identity element comprises: a memory in which an initialization profile of the subscriber identity element is stored, wherein the initialization profile indicates a subnetwork identifier the subnetwork; and a communication interface, configured to establish a communication link to the discovery server using the subnetwork identifier and to transmit the subscriber identity identifier to the discovery server via the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Thomas Sonntag
  • Patent number: 10750379
    Abstract: A base station device includes: a signal receiving unit to receive a downlink signal, which is transmitted from an adjacent base station over a downlink frequency band of a frame for the adjacent base station, over an uplink frequency band of a silent inverted frame during a first time interval, during which the base station device uses the silence inverted frame; a measuring unit to measure a channel environment with the adjacent base station based on the downlink signal from the adjacent base station; and an interference removing unit configured to remove the signal interference induced from the adjacent base station by removing the downlink signal received from the adjacent base station over a uplink frequency band of the base station device during a second time interval based on the channel environment with the adjacent base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: SK Telecom Co., LTD., Industry—Academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University
    Inventors: Min Soo Na, Young Lak Kim, Tak Ki Yu, Sung Ho Moon, Tae Guen Kim, Yo Seop Park, Dae Sik Hong, Han Ho Wang
  • Patent number: 10743306
    Abstract: A method in a communication system comprising a radio device and radio access network node, the method comprising and/or initiating a step of setting, in the radio device, a length of a transmission time interval (TTI) in a physical uplink control channel; a step of transmitting control information, by the radio device, over the physical uplink control channel with the set transmission time interval length; and a step of changing the transmission time interval length to be set by said radio device based on a channel or payload characteristic between said radio device and said radio access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gustav Wikström, Mattias Andersson, Laetitia Falconetti, Daniel Larsson
  • Patent number: 10735314
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to perform service specific route selection in communication networks are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 10736172
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a radio bearer processing method, user equipment, and a base station. The method includes: suspending, by user equipment, data transmission of a bearer on a second base station; and sending, by the user equipment, a suspend indication to a first base station, where the suspend indication is used to indicate that the user equipment has suspended the data transmission of the bearer on the second base station. When the data transmission of the bearer on the second base station is resumed, the related protocol entity does not need to be re-established, thereby improving utilization of radio bearer resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Bo Lin, Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 10728834
    Abstract: A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system comprises a transceiver to perform wireless communication with a base station and to obtain system information defining communication parameters from system information data received from that base station; system information storage; and a controller to detect whether the system information storage already holds at least some of the system information applicable to a newly communicating base station and to control the transceiver to obtain any portions of the system information not already held by the terminal device, in which: the system information comprises a plurality of system information blocks; and the controller is configured to detect parts of a system information block stored by the system information storage which are applicable to the newly communicating base station and to obtain other parts of that system information block as a partial system information block from the newly communicating base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10728127
    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. 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: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan K. Au, Farhad Barzegar, Edward J. Dolan, Irwin Gerszberg, Jeremiah A. Okoro