Patents Examined by Rodrick Mak
  • Patent number: 10292172
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting a packet in a system performing a Device to Device (D2D) direct communication are provided. In the method, whether to transmit a small packet is determined. When small packet transmission is determined, at least one peripheral reception device is informed of whether the small packet is transmitted at a scheduling point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Woo Lim, Kyung-Kyu Kim, Dae-Gyun Kim, Seung-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 10284387
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for facilitating intra-vehicle wireless communication among a plurality of electronic control units. An example method includes determining, by a first electronic control unit in a vehicle, a wait-time for a message, which is to be transmitted to a second electronic control unit in the vehicle via a wireless channel. The first electronic control unit executes a first availability-check, by determining availability of the wireless channel. In response to the first availability-check indicating that the wireless communication channel is available, the method includes delaying transmission of the message by the wait-time. The method also includes executing, by the first electronic control unit, after passage of the wait-time, a second availability-check. In response to the second availability-check indicating that the wireless communication channel is still available, the method includes transmitting the message for receipt by the second electronic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Jiun-Ren Lin, Ozan Tonguz, Dan Shan
  • Patent number: 10285160
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for transmitting, by a base station, a broadcast channel through a massive multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) antenna in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the method comprises the steps of: selecting broadcast channel dedicated antenna elements from among all antenna elements of the massive MIMO antenna; and transmitting the broadcast channel by performing a beamforming using the broadcast channel dedicated antenna elements. In the present invention, the power applied to the broadcast channel dedicated antenna elements in greater than the voltage applied to the remaining antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soocheol Kyeong, Sungho Park, Kyunghaeng Lee, Hyunsoo Ko, Sunam Kim
  • Patent number: 10284320
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed which can be performed by a network node for sending to a wireless device a first synchronization signal and an associated information message, for synchronization of the wireless device with the network node. The network node and the wireless device operate in a wireless communications network. The network node sends the first synchronization signal in N OFDM symbols within a subframe, at least once in a time and frequency position in every one of the N OFDM symbols. N is equal or larger than 2. For each sending of the first synchronization signal, the network node sends an associated information message at a pre-defined time and frequency position in an OFDM symbol. The pre-defined time and frequency position is relative to the time and frequency position of the first synchronization signal. The associated information message is associated with the first synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mattias Frenne, Dirk Gerstenberger, Johan Furuskog
  • Patent number: 10257790
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal with which it is possible, in a heterogeneous cell network, to transmit a Periodic-Sounding Reference Signal (P-SRS) at a transmission bandwidth and power density necessary for carrying out both a process of selection of a transceiving participating base station and a process of frequency scheduling of a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH). A terminal (300) comprises a receiving unit (301) which receives control information which includes information which denotes a P-SRS transmission parameter, and a transmission unit (303) which, using a transmission parameter which is included in the received control information, transmits a first P-SRS provided with a first bandwidth and a first power density at a first period, and transmits a second P-SRS provided with a second bandwidth which is narrower than the first bandwidth and second power density which is higher than the first power density at a second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Akihiko Nishio, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10225169
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for autonomous relay of statistics from a network device to a network controller of a software-defined networking (SDN) network are described. The network controller is operative to transmit a message including a statistics profile, where the statistics profile includes a type of data to be collected associated with a behavior of a flow at the network device and a set of one or more criteria; where the message causes the network device to transmit a statistics message associated with one or more flows when the one or more flows satisfy at least one criterion from the set of one or more criteria, where the statistics message includes data collected at the network device associated with a behavior of the one or more flows as identified by the type of data to be collected included in the statistics profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bhalaji Narayanan, Muthukumaran Kothandaraman, Shuva Jyoti Kar
  • Patent number: 10205570
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting a feedback frame in a WLAN system. More specifically, a transmission apparatus configures the pilot sequence of a first WLAN system using the pilot sequence of a second WLAN system. The transmission apparatus transmits the pilot sequence of the first WLAN system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsung Park, Jinsoo Choi, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10187170
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data transmission method in a mobile communication system. The data transmission method through a code sequence in a mobile communication system includes grouping input data streams into a plurality of blocks consisting of at least one bit so as to map each block to a corresponding signature sequence, multiplying a signature sequence stream, to which the plurality of blocks are mapped, by a specific code sequence, and transmitting the signature sequence stream multiplied by the specific code sequence to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EVOLVED WIRELESS LLC
    Inventors: Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Seung Hee Han, Hyun Hwa Park, Dong Cheol Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Min Seok Noh
  • Patent number: 10154485
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to wireless communication systems, and more particularly, to beacons for shared spectrum operation among multiple tiers of users. For example, a method for wireless communication is provided that includes generating, with a second tier wireless communication device of a network operating in a shared spectrum, a beacon that includes a short training field (STF), a long training field (LTF), and a beacon information field, the beacon information field including data about the network; and transmitting, from the second tier wireless communication device of the network, the beacon during a time slot of a sub-frame such that communications over the shared spectrum are coordinated based on the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh Paul Abraham, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 10129808
    Abstract: To perform an inter-technology handoff, an indicator in a service request message is received by a mobile switching center (MSC). The indicator is to indicate to the MSC that an inter-technology handoff from a packet-data wireless access network to a circuit wireless access network has been requested. The behavior of the MSC is modified in response to the indicator to reduce the communication silence during the inter-technology handoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stegall, Marvin Bienn, Jing Chen, Gary Stephens
  • Patent number: 10097475
    Abstract: A method performed by a multi-path transmission control protocol (MPTCP) controller of a MPTCP capable device. The method includes receiving, from outside of the device, information signals comprising MPTCP usage information. The method also includes sending control signals to an MPTCP scheduler of the device for controlling the scheduler. The control signals are based on the received usage information. Devices for performing the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gunnar Mildh, Jari Vikberg, Tomas Hedberg
  • Patent number: 10089550
    Abstract: A system and method of producing and superimposing information graphics that relate to a sporting event. The information graphics may be superimposed on the playing surface during an athletic competition, a racetrack during a motorsports race, and the like. The information graphics may comprise a superimposed first down line that corresponds to a football team's colors. The information graphics may comprise a superimposed perimeter that borders the playing surface and corresponds to a team's colors. Additional embodiments include an information display graphic that quickly provide critical information to viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: William F. Otte
  • Patent number: 10068581
    Abstract: In a method of providing a backward and forward compatible speech codec payload format, performing the steps of providing a RTP package. Subsequently, including payload according to a first codec into the provided RTP package, and appending payload according to a second codec into the provided RTP package. In addition, locating at least one unused bit in the included first codec payload, and designating the located at least one unused bit as a codec compatibility bit. Finally, utilizing the designated at least one codec compatibility bit to provide an indication of the presence of the appended second codec payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tomas Frankkila, Stefan Bruhn, Daniel Enström
  • Patent number: 10063669
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a processor, wherein the processor adds a header corresponding to a second communication rule used by a network to uplink data which is transmitted from a terminal device to a control device to generate uplink transfer data when the communication device does not have a control element which is used for converting the communication rule of the data and corresponds to a first communication rule used by the terminal device; and the processor transmits, through the network, the generated uplink transfer data to a management device which includes the control element, that converts the communication rule of the uplink data in the uplink transfer data from the first communication rule to the second communication rule using the control element, and that transmits the uplink data to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Megumi Nakata, Takeshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10051586
    Abstract: A terminal synchronization method and apparatus for use in a wireless communication system are provided. A synchronization method includes configuring, at the terminal, a synchronization signal reference time depending on whether a synchronization signal is received in an initial observation period as long as at least two frames, monitoring to receive the synchronization signal in an alternation period of a transmission period and a reception period, the alternation period following the initial observation period, updating the reference time depending on whether the synchronization signal is received in the reception period, transmitting the synchronization signal at the updated reference time in the transmission period, and updating the reference time depending on whether the synchronization signal is received in a dedicated observation period following the alternation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation of Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Seunghoon Park, Hyungjin Choi, Kyunghoon Won, Kyunghoon Lee, Kyungkyu Kim, Daegyun Kim, Chiwoo Lim
  • Patent number: 10050762
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum management (DSM) engine may determine the channel quality of one or more channels associated with the DSM engine when packets are not being transmitted over the channels. For example, the DSM engine may trigger a channel quality measurement on a non-primary channel on a condition that a predetermined period of time has lapsed since the last activity associated with the non-primary channel. Channel quality measurement may be triggered via a data sending event on the non-primary channel such as sending a data frame on the non-primary channel. The DSM engine may perform respective quality measurements on multiple channels and store the respective quality values in a database. Time-averaged channel qualities for the channels may be computed based on the stored quality values for computing transmit power distribution of across the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jane Mack, Francois Periard, Fred M. Schreider, John Cartmell, Amith V. Chincholi, Alpaslan Demir, Zinan Lin
  • Patent number: 10027433
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to a micro-architecture of NoC router clocking which allows for a flexible Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous (GALS) implementation. The example implementations allow arbitrary clock domain partitions to be defined across the system. The example implementations further involve allowing the components of the NoC to be configured by the user through a NoC generation system to achieve the desired arbitrary clock domain partitioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NETSPEED SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Joji Philip, Joseph Rowlands, Sailesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10015837
    Abstract: A method in a user equipment comprises receiving, from a network node, a request to configure a first component carrier at the user equipment for dual connectivity operation, and determining whether a total number of currently configured component carriers including the first component carrier associated with the request exceeds a threshold number of component carriers that the user equipment can use for dual connectivity operation. The method further comprises performing one or more component carrier related radio operations based at least in part on the determination of whether the total number of currently configured component carriers including the first component carrier associated with the request exceeds the threshold number of component carriers that the user equipment can use for dual connectivity operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Imadur Rahman, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9998400
    Abstract: A method of attributing contributions to congestion of a shared resource to respective user registers, the resource being operable to serve requests for service, each of a plurality of the requests having a user indication associated therewith indicating with which of a plurality of user registers the request is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert John Briscoe, Andrea Soppera, Arnaud Jacquet
  • Patent number: 9973545
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, generating a tone during first communications with another communication device, providing the tone to a gateway to cause the gateway to transmit a re-invite message without the gateway providing the tone to the other communication device, receiving the re-invite message where the re-invite message includes a request for a higher bandwidth than the first communications, providing a response message to the gateway responsive to the re-invite message where the providing of the response message causes the gateway to provide the tone to the other communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vimal Patel, James Ibezim, Koan S. Chong