Patents Examined by Sai-Ming Chan
  • Patent number: 10389856
    Abstract: Embodiments may implement a new hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping to facilitate transmissions for wireless communications devices. Many embodiments comprise MAC sublayer logic to generate and transmit management frames such as beacon frames with a partial virtual bitmap based upon the hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping. In some embodiments, the MAC sublayer logic may store the traffic indication map and/or the traffic indication map structure in memory, in logic, or in another manner that facilitates transmission of the frames. Some embodiments may receive, detect, and decode communications with frames comprising the partial virtual bitmap based upon the hierarchical data structure. In some embodiments, indications of buffered data for pages, super-blocks, blocks, sub-blocks, and/or stations may be inverted. In several embodiments, a new association identifier (AID) structure is defined for the new hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 10390264
    Abstract: In a wireless communications network, the presence of a wireless local area network in a cell segment is determined. An identifier of the wireless local area network in the cell segment is sent to at least one mobile station in the cell segment to enable the at least one mobile station to hand off to the wireless local area network. Optionally, information identifying geographic boundaries of cell segments and the wireless local area network can be sent to the at least one mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anit Lohtia, Yuqiang Tang, Miroslav Budic
  • Patent number: 10389639
    Abstract: Nodes within a network are configured to adapt to changing path states, due to congestion, node failures, and/or other factors. A node may selectively convey path information and/or other state information to another node by annotating the information into packets it receives from the other node. A node may selectively reflect these annotated packets back to the other node, or other nodes that subsequently receive these annotated packets may reflect them. A weighted cost multipathing selection technique is improved by dynamically adjusting weights of paths in response to feedback indicating the current state of the network topology, such as collected through these reflected packets. In an embodiment, certain packets that would have been dropped may instead be transformed into “special visibility” packets that may be stored and/or sent for analysis. In an embodiment, insight into the performance of a network device is enhanced through the use of programmable visibility engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Innovium, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brad Matthews, Puneet Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10383131
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a transmission and reception mechanism for a downlink control channel applicable to a narrowband MTC UE, and a base station and a user equipment for executing the mechanism. The method according to the embodiment of the present invention includes: determining an MPDCCH-PRB-set and determining a set of MPDCCH candidates in the determined MPDCCH-PRB-set according to an aggregation level, wherein a number of PRB-pairs in the MPDCCH-PRB-set is 2, 4 or 6; and monitoring the MPDCCH in the determined set of MPDCCH candidates to obtain downlink control information for an MTC UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Renmao Liu, Xingya Shen, Qi Jiang
  • Patent number: 10368393
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for enhancing the setup of carrier aggregation (or dual connectivity or multi connectivity or stand-alone LTE/LTE-like on unlicensed band or LAA or LTE-WLAN aggregation) from IDLE mode (or semi-idle or semi-connected or suspended state) are provided. One method includes providing an indication, to at least one UE, of (or configuring the UE with) potential inter-frequency carriers that the UE should measure during IDLE mode (or during semi-idle or semi-connected or suspended state) for potential SCells. The method may further include during or after RRC connection establishment, receiving an indication from the at least one UE that it has inter-frequency carrier(s) and/or SCell measurement results available, and based on the received measurement results, configuring carrier aggregation (or dual connectivity or multi connectivity or LAA or LTE-WLAN aggregation) without further measurements and activating the SCell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jari Petteri Lunden, Elena Virtej, Lars Dalsgaard, Tero Henttonen, Sari Kaarina Nielsen, Esa Mikael Malkamäki
  • Patent number: 10368258
    Abstract: One embodiment of the disclosure sets for an example method to create a network of devices. The method includes requesting location information from a first mobile device within the wireless range covered by a stationary device, receiving the location information of the first mobile device, determining whether the distance between the first mobile device and a second mobile device is less than a value, and sending an instruction to the first mobile device to become a part of a communication network such that the first mobile device can send data directly to the second mobile device without involving the stationary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Mung Chiang
  • Patent number: 10356773
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to determination of bandwidth, frequencies, or a set one or more of subbands that carries a downlink control channel. In some examples, a set of one or more subbands that carries a downlink control channel may be determined based on a function of a predetermined reference resource location. The predetermined reference resource location may be a set of one or more subbands that carries one or more synchronization signals and a broadcast channel. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Yang Yang, Peter Ang, Chong Li, Hung Ly
  • Patent number: 10356791
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a mobile terminal over a wireless network. The method includes: applying a different priority level to different types of data transmission; determining quantity of data remaining before expiry of the data connection between the mobile terminal and the wireless network; and transmitting the different types of data over the network in an order determined by the applied priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: Renaud DiFrancesco
  • Patent number: 10356831
    Abstract: A method for controlling communication between a remote device and a control server includes sending, over a long range radio communication link, to a number of remote devices, a number of reduced packets, each of the number of reduced packets causing each of the number of remote devices to generate a reduced response packet, the reduced response packet indicating a status of each of the number of remote devices, receiving, from a number of responding remote devices, a number of actual reduced response packets to identify when a remote device is in a report state, examining status data related to each of the number of remote devices, the status data comprising a number of attributes include a remote device reduced packet, a remote device reduced response packet, and a number of remote device attributes, when a fault is detected, generating a remote devices fault report, and transmitting, to a control server, a remote device fault report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 10348339
    Abstract: A device combines filter circuits to be connected to an antenna, enabling carrier aggregation for wireless communications over multiple RF frequency bands in different operational environments. The device includes first, second and third filter circuits having first, second and third matching networks and one or more first, second and third band pass filters with corresponding passbands, respectively. The device further includes multiple individual matching networks not dedicated to any of the first, second or third filter circuits, and a multi-state switch configured to provide different filter circuit combinations by selectively connecting at least two of the first, second and third filter circuits, respectively, and at least one individual matching network of the multiple matching networks. Each filter circuit combination includes a combined matching network having at least two of the first, second and third matching networks and the at least one individual matching network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Paul Bradley, Lueder Elbrecht, Jeesu Kim, Young Kwon, Mohammad Ardehali
  • Patent number: 10341217
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for testing a data connection (e.g., network connection and/or packet-based service connection) and determining a performance condition of the data connection. The data connection may depend on conditions of an access network and/or a local area network. In some embodiments, a local performance test device may be in communication with an access network and/or a local area network. The local performance test device may receive a request to test the access network and/or the local area network. The local performance test device may further be configured to analyze the access network and/or the local area network to determine whether a data connection issue is occurring on the access network and/or the local area network. Once the local performance test device determines where a performance issue is occurring, the local performance test device may send the result of the test to a requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10341953
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a low power receiver. The receiver includes a first channel that receives an RF signal and generates an input signal. The receiver also includes a second channel and a packet detection circuit. The packet detection circuit is coupled to the first channel and the second channel. The packet detection circuit detects a valid packet in the input signal, and activates the second channel on detection of the valid packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi
  • Patent number: 10333602
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). Embodiments of the present invention provide beamforming transmitting/receiving apparatus and method to use in Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)-based wireless communication systems. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for operating a transmitting node in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes determining at least one transmit beam candidate from a plurality of transmit beams and at least one receive beam candidate from a plurality of receive beams, determining an optimal beam pair from pairs of the transmit beam candidates and the receive beam candidates, and transmitting/receiving data with a receiving node based on the optimal beam pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunil Yoo, Taeyoung Kim, Jeehwan Noh, Jiyun Seol, Jae-Seung Son
  • Patent number: 10334476
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for providing single MPDU frame signaling are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Stacey, Solomon Trainin, Adrian Stephens
  • Patent number: 10334599
    Abstract: A device and method for transmitting user equipment capability information to a network. In a first mechanism, the device and method determines the carrier aggregation (CA) combinations supported by the user equipment that are relevant to the user equipment. in a priority order to the network. The relevant CA combinations may be determined based on most recent camped bands and the neighbor bands of the most recent camped bands. In a second mechanism, the device and method orders the relevant CA combinations into a prioritized list according to which CA combination have priority based on selected priority factors. Subsequently, the user equipment broadcasts the prioritized list of CA combinations to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vijay Venkataraman, Sarma V. Vangala, Swaminathan Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10327244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for relay of a first device-to-device (D2D) terminal in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving settings regarding a D2D terminal group for single frequency network (SFN) relay; and performing SFN relay using a first resource pool set for SFN relay, wherein the first resource pool is set to be different from a second resource pool for D2D signal transmission of the first D2D terminal to a second D2D terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10314023
    Abstract: In one aspect, the teachings herein provide a new mechanism for signaling in a manner that makes advantageous use of preexisting identifiers that are defined for a communication network by an applicable communication standard or protocol according to a “standard” use, by temporarily repurposing one or more such identifiers for an alternate use differing from the standard use. For example, a network base station or other node knows or learns that a given wireless device operating in the network is compatible with the alternate use, selects a given one of the identifiers and temporarily repurposes its for an alternate use, e.g., where the alternate use provides a new signaling mechanism between the network and the compatible device. These operations include limiting the repurposing to occasions involving compatible devices and avoiding avoid conflicts with standard usage involving non-compatible devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Magnus Stattin, Gunnar Bergquist, Mikael Wittberg
  • Patent number: 10313276
    Abstract: It is presented a method for managing a jitter buffer depth for receiving real-time communication. The method is performed in a receiver and comprises the steps of: determining an adaptive bitrate state of the receiver when a current capacity of a communication channel for receiving the real-time communication is below a maximum bitrate for receiving the real-time communication; and increasing a depth of a jitter buffer for receiving the real-time communication when the adaptive bitrate state is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Jansson, Erlendur Karlsson, Jonas Lundberg, Yang Zuo
  • Patent number: 10305803
    Abstract: A highly predicable quality shared distributed memory process is achieved using less than predicable public and private internet protocol networks as the means for communications within the processing interconnect. An adaptive private network (APN) service provides the ability for the distributed memory process to communicate data via an APN conduit service, to use high throughput paths by bandwidth allocation to higher quality paths avoiding lower quality paths, to deliver reliability via fast retransmissions on single packet loss detection, to deliver reliability and timely communication through redundancy transmissions via duplicate transmissions on high a best path and on a most independent path from the best path, to lower latency via high resolution clock synchronized path monitoring and high latency path avoidance, to monitor packet loss and provide loss prone path avoidance, and to avoid congestion by use of high resolution clock synchronized enabled congestion monitoring and avoidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TALARI NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Andre N. Fredette, John Edward Dickey
  • Patent number: 10306518
    Abstract: A method includes when a terminal needs to execute a circuit switched service again after completing the execution of the circuit switched service once, the terminal executes the circuit switched service again instead of immediately returning to a first network, and then returns to the first network when a preset condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Duan, Bo Zhang, Hui Jin