Patents Examined by Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 10039128
    Abstract: A system and method dynamically schedule wireless transmissions without collision. A master transmitter periodically transmits a time mark during a first predefined time slot of a plurality of consecutive time slots that form a transmission block. Multiple consecutive transmission blocks form a frame. An announcement transmission from a wireless transmitting device is received via at least one receiver during a second predefined time slot of the plurality of time slots. An allocator allocates, at least partly based upon the received announcement transmission, a third time slot of the plurality of time slots to the wireless transmitting device. A time slot reservation area of at least one subsequently transmitted time mark includes indication of the allocation of the third time slot to the wireless transmitting device. The wireless transmitting device receives the subsequently transmitted time mark and transmits only during the third time slot of subsequent frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Emrys Bennett, Mike Etienne Ciholas, Herbert Alan Hollinger, Jeremy Wayne Aldridge, Mason Thomas Blankenship, Daniel Lawrence Morris
  • Patent number: 10033646
    Abstract: In an approach for achieving resilience and load balancing control over layer 2 gateways in a cluster, a processor forms a cluster, wherein the cluster includes one or more layer 2 gateways. A processor registers endpoints for a tenant system attached to a virtual network through a bridge network to add to an endpoint database used to associate a destination MAC address with the cluster. A processor distributes flow of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jing He, Gang Tang, Ming Shuang Xian, Xing Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10033621
    Abstract: In one example, a method and apparatus for initiating Internet connection speed tests in residential gateways are disclosed. In one example, the method initiates, by a residential gateway of a subscriber premises, a test of an internet connection speed associated with the subscriber premises, such that the residential gateway and a test server are endpoints for an exchange of test data. A speed of the exchange of the test data is then measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jerald Robert Howcroft
  • Patent number: 10028145
    Abstract: Blocking of undesirable voice over internet protocol (VOIP) communications is disclosed. A communication screening service initiates operations to block a threat posed by a VOIP communication upon receiving the communication from a gateway server. The communication may include an audio/video conversation and/or an audio/video conference. Next, metadata and content of the communication is analyzed to detect a threat, such as a scamming scheme and/or a phishing scheme, from a sender of the communication. A rejection of the communication is generated to disrupt the threat associated with the communication. The rejection is transmitted to the gateway server to prompt the gateway server to block the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Johnson
  • Patent number: 10027593
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to reorder PDCP SDUs. In one novel aspect, a timer-based PDCP reordering process is triggered upon detecting a PDCP gap existing condition, which indicates an SN gap between the PDCP SDUs of two parallel RLC entities larger than zero. The PDCP gap-closing condition is detected when the last-delivered SDU COUNT number plus one equals to the next-expected SDU COUNT number. In one embodiment, all the stored PDCP SDUs with consecutive COUNT numbers starting from the received SDU COUNT number are delivered upon detecting the PDCP gap-closing condition. In another novel aspect, a reordering timer is started upon detecting the PDCP gap condition. In one embodiment, the expiration of the reordering timer triggers the delivery of SDUs to upper layers. In one embodiment, the UE is configured with dual connectivity and the reordering SDU COUNT numbers and the reordering timers are associated with different connectivity configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Per Johan Mikael Johansson, Chia-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10015117
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method of this embodiment provides storing a packet header at a set of at least one page of memory allocated to storing packet headers, and storing the packet header and a packet payload at a location not in the set of at least one page of memory allocated to storing packet headers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Linden Cornett, David B. Minturn, Sujoy Sen, Hemal V. Shah, Anshuman Thakur, Gary Tsao, Anil Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10003470
    Abstract: A method for transmitting and receiving data, which is performed by a terminal, includes: transmitting first data to each of a plurality of reception terminals connected to the terminal, the first data including a source data segment and a parity data segment; determining second data to be transmitted after the first data, based on feedback information that relates to the first data and is received from each of the plurality of reception terminals; and transmitting the determined second data to each of the plurality of reception terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon-mok Ko, Dae-hyung Kwon, Kill-yeon Kim, Duk-gu Sung, Mun-hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10004049
    Abstract: Disclosed is a controller managing a base station in a heterogeneous network environment constituted by a macro base station and a small cell base station group, including: a traffic managing unit managing traffic of the small cell base station group; and an operation controlling unit controlling an operation of at least one peripheral base station included in the small cell base station group based on the traffic of the small cell base station group, wherein the small cell base station group includes a center base station and the at least one peripheral base station and the small cell base station group is disposed in a macro cell configured by the macro base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yeon Seung Shin, Eung Bae Kim, Jee Hyeon Na
  • Patent number: 10003521
    Abstract: A Fibre Channel (FC) N_Port virtualization (NPV) gateway apparatus includes an NP_Port to connect to an F_Port of an FC switch of an FC fabric, a first F_Port to connect to a host device, and a second F_Port to connect to a target device. The apparatus includes shortcut path logic to create a shortcut path between the host and target devices to permit the host and target devices to communicate with one another without the communication traversing the switch. In response to receiving communication from the host device addressed to the target device, the apparatus diverts the communication to the target device over the shortcut path in lieu of sending it to the switch. In response to receiving communication from the target device addressed to the host device, the apparatus diverts the communication to the host device over the shortcut path in lieu of sending it to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hari Hara Kiran Prasad Vemula, Praveen Mada, Vinod Kashyap
  • Patent number: 9985854
    Abstract: A communication system including a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus is provided. The first communication apparatus includes a communication portion. The second communication apparatus includes a communication portion. The first communication apparatus includes a first transmission portion. The first transmission portion transmits a first signal to another communication apparatus. The first signal at least includes information enabling to specify the first communication apparatus. The second communication apparatus includes a second transmission portion. The second transmission portion transmits a second signal to the first communication apparatus. The first communication apparatus includes a malfunction determination portion. The malfunction determination portion determines whether the communication portion of the first communication apparatus is out of order. The communication system includes a congestion determination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichiro Funabashi, Toshiyuki Ito
  • Patent number: 9986542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and provides an efficient control information transmission method and apparatus for supporting a multiple antenna transmission technique. A method is provided for transmitting downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information related to an uplink multiple codeword transmission and includes receiving the uplink multiple codeword transmission, generating HARQ information related to each of the multiple codewords based on a result of decoding each of the multiple codewords, modulating the HARQ information, and transmitting the modulated HARQ information via one or more physical HARQ indicator channels (PHICHs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Ko, Jae Hoon Chung, Bin Chul Ihm, Moon Il Lee
  • Patent number: 9986502
    Abstract: A network of nodes includes data nodes and at least one sink node to exchange packets between the sink node and the data nodes in a multi-hop manner. The data nodes include a battery powered node (BPN) having a transceiver, a memory, and a battery to provide energy to components of the BPN. The BPN includes a processor to determine a sleep schedule of the BPN independently from the sleep schedules of other data nodes and independently from commands transmitted by the sink node. The processor of the BPN switches the transceiver ON and OFF according to the sleep schedule to form an active period and a sleep period of the BPN. Also, the processor partitions at least part of the active period into a receiving (RX) period and a transmission (TX) period and causes the transceiver to transmit the data packets only during the TX period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Evripidis Paraskevas, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 9980169
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A user equipment (UE) may signal a band-specific measurement gap indication based on the capability of a set of receivers to measure target frequency bands while monitoring a set of component carriers (CCs). The UE may receive a measurement gap configuration for a first component carrier (CC) associated with measuring the target frequency bands accounting for the band-specific measurement gap indication. The UE may then perform a measurement on one or more of the target frequency bands according to the measurement gap configuration while continuing to monitor other configured CCs for downlink messages and transmit uplink control messages during gaps configured for the first CC (e.g., using a different receiver). In some examples the measurement gap configuration message includes configuration options and the UE may select the measurement gap configuration for the first CC from the set of available options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Valentin Alexandru Gheorghiu, Masato Kitazoe, Amir Aminzadeh Gohari
  • Patent number: 9980222
    Abstract: An endpoint device capable of communicating with a data collection device comprises a first communication subsystem for low data rate messaging, a second communication subsystem for high data rate messaging, and a controller in communication with the first and second communication subsystems, where the first communication subsystem may be used as a primary means of communications with the data collection device, and the second communication subsystem may be used as needed for high data rate communications with the data collection device. The controller may turn on the second communication subsystem for scheduled or unscheduled transfer of data at a high data rate, in response to receiving a wake-up command from the data collection device, in response to receiving an alarm event at the endpoint device, etc. A wake-up command may include a request for data between scheduled data transfers, a parameter change request, etc. Various methodologies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Johann de Jager, Christopher Lloyd Osterloh
  • Patent number: 9973944
    Abstract: Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE) to operate in accordance with a physical random access channel (PRACH) are disclosed herein. The UE may comprise hardware processing circuitry to determine a coverage enhancement category for the UE based on downlink channel statistics related to reception of downlink signals at the UE from an Evolved Node-B (eNB) and an uplink-downlink imbalance parameter related to uplink reception at the eNB. The hardware processing circuitry may be further to select, for use in a coverage enhancement mode, a PRACH preamble from a set of candidate PRACH preambles based on the determined coverage enhancement category for the UE. In some embodiments, at least some of the candidate PRACH preambles may span a different number of sub-frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: Intel Corporation, Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Dimou, Gang Xiong, Seunghee Han, Hong He
  • Patent number: 9967369
    Abstract: A system for communicating data packets in a process control environment is described. A client device connects, via the network, to an historian device, creates, via a first dictionary manager module, a first tag dictionary, synchronizes, via the network, the first tag dictionary with a second tag dictionary created by the historian device, optimizes a packet via a packet optimization layer comprising scanning a tag ID present in the packet, determines a matching tag handle for the tag ID from the first tag dictionary, replaces each instance of the tag ID in the packet with the matching tag handle, and sends the optimized packet to the historian device via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Software, LLC
    Inventors: Shiewun Lie, Vinay T. Kamath, Yevgeny Naryzhny, Abhijit Manushree, Elliott Middleton, Bala Kamesh Sista
  • Patent number: 9961558
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for wireless communications. In one method, an opportunity may be identified for a first operator to perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) for a shared spectrum. The opportunity may be based on a priority of the first operator with respect to at least one other operator associated with the shared spectrum. The CCA may be performed for the shared spectrum during the identified opportunity to determine whether the shared spectrum is available for a transmission during a transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 9960823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scheduling a beam in a mobile communication system are provided. A terminal receives signals through a plurality of switching beam directions, and receives a plurality of beams that are transmitted while performing beam switching in a transmission time interval (TTI) unit by a base station. The terminal selects a signal having largest intensity among received signals, and transmits an uplink scheduling request signal in a beam direction corresponding to the selected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Il Gyu Kim, Jun Hwan Lee, Hee Sang Chung
  • Patent number: 9949266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a power control method and apparatus, and relate to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: determining, according to a power offset parameter configured by a network side, a first power offset value used by a control channel corresponding to a first subframe, and determining a second power offset value used by a control channel corresponding to a second subframe; feeding back the control channel corresponding to the first subframe to the network side by using the first power offset value; and feeding back the control channel corresponding to the second subframe to the network side by using the second power offset value. The present invention is applicable to a multiflow transmission scenario in which a UE feeds back control information to a network side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fan Wang
  • Patent number: 9949146
    Abstract: A wireless communication network controls data services that are delivered over a wireless access point. The wireless access point broadcasts service identifiers for the data services to user communication devices. The user communication devices and the wireless access point exchange the user data for the data services. The wireless access point and a network gateway exchange the user data for the data services. The network gateway processes the user data to determine if one of the data services falls below a Quality-of-Service (QoS) threshold. If one of the data services falls below its QoS threshold, then the network gateway transfers an instruction to stop wirelessly broadcasting the service identifier for the data service. The wireless access point receives the instruction and stops its wireless broadcast of the service identifier for the data service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Saravana Velusamy, Sreekar Marupaduga