Patents Examined by Scott M Sciacca
  • Patent number: 11146360
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for improved data transmissions using puncturing and binary sequences. A receiving device receives a sequenced data input that includes a set of individual values and performs a puncturing of the sequenced data input, yielding a punctured sequenced data input. The receiving device calculates correlation values for the punctured sequence data input and a set of predetermined data outputs. The receiving device determines whether any of the resulting correlation values exceeds a threshold correlation value. In response to determining that the correlation value calculated based on one of the predetermined data outputs exceeds the threshold correlation value, the receiving device determines that the sequenced data input corresponds to the predetermined data output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Gareth L. E. Bridges, Whitney J Giaimo
  • Patent number: 11147105
    Abstract: A method for determining a root sequence index by a network management server, according to an embodiment of the disclosure, comprises the steps of: determining whether to reassign a root sequence index of a cell managed by a base station; when reassigning the root sequence index of the cell, determining the root sequence index to be reassigned to the cell on the basis of the number of handovers between the cell and adjacent cells of the cell; and transmitting the determined root sequence index to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoung Han
  • Patent number: 11140669
    Abstract: The present invention is designed so that the transmission of A/Ns can be controlled properly when the reference value for the timing for transmitting signals is controlled in radio base stations and/or user terminals. A user terminal, according to the present invention, has a receiving section that receives a downlink (DL) shared channel, and a control section that controls transmission of retransmission control information in response to the DL shared channel. The control section controls the transmission of the retransmission control information based on a reference value that is configured for timing for transmitting the retransmission control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Shaozhen Guo, Lihui Wang, Liu Liu, Xiaolin Hou, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 11133917
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for sampling a signal in a wireless communication system that employs a time division duplex (TDD) scheme are provided. According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for a base station being operated in a wireless communication system that employs TDD comprises the steps of: determining a switching section for controlling a conversion mode of a sampling rate conversion circuit based on a timing advance (TA) value with respect to a signal transmitted by a terminal; generating a switching signal within the switching section; changing the conversion mode from a first mode to second mode in response to the switching signal; and changing a sampling rate of a transmission signal or reception signal based on the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minchan Lee, Hyeongrae Son
  • Patent number: 11129002
    Abstract: A method for supporting a first mobile station to predict the channel quality for a planned decentralized wireless communication to a communication partner station which includes sending to the first mobile station from a second mobile station a report about the channel quality measured at the second mobile station. This report includes at least one information entry about the channel quality measured by the second mobile station at a position for a communication to or from a third mobile station indicated in the report. The first mobile station benefits from the historical channel quality measurements of the second transportation vehicle. The accuracy of the channel quality prediction is thus increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Pfadler, Daniel Reimann, Guillaume Jornod, Ahmad El Assaad
  • Patent number: 11122477
    Abstract: Methods for performing a handover in wireless communications for a user plane function (UPF) are disclosed. In an aspect, the method includes establishing a tunnel between the UPF and a target base station based on information in a path switch preparation request for a make before break handover of a user equipment (UE) from a source base station to the target base station, the path switch preparation request being received in response to a request originating by the target base station. The method further includes bi-casting a downlink data packet unit (PDU) to a source base station and to the target base station with a same sequence number (SN) in a tunnel protocol, receiving PDUs from the source base station and the target base station with corresponding PDUs having the same SNs in the tunnel protocol and discarding received duplicate PDUs based on the SNs in the tunnel protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes, Gavin Bernard Horn, Karthika Paladugu
  • Patent number: 11121940
    Abstract: Examples include techniques to meet quality of service (QoS) requirements for a fabric point to point connection. Examples include an application hosted by a compute node coupled with a fabric requesting bandwidth for a point to point connection through the fabric and the request being granted or not granted based at least partially on whether bandwidth is available for allocation to meet one or more QoS requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Karthik Kumar, Thomas Willhalm, Andrew Herdrich, Edwin Verplanke
  • Patent number: 11121758
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for radio link recovery procedure enhancements in wireless communication systems. In some cases, radio link recovery may be enhanced (e.g., sped up and network congestion reduced) by allowing a user equipment (UE) to use an additional secondary cell (SCell) serving the UE to assist in beam recovery when a layer one (L1) event is detected on a primary cell (PCell) or primary secondary cell (PSCell) of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Venugopal, Jung Ho Ryu, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Tianyang Bai
  • Patent number: 11089546
    Abstract: Devices and methods for prolonging battery life of an inventory tracking tag. The tag determines its location and reports to remote server over a cellular data connection using the cellular communication subsystem. The remote server assesses whether the tag is within range of a short-range communication network, such as a WiFi network, and sends an instruction message over the cellular data connection to instruct the tag to use the first short-range communication network. The instruction message may include credentials for connecting to the network. The tag disables the cellular communication subsystem, enables the short-range communication subsystem, and requests a connection to the first short-range communication network for the purpose of sending future location reports to the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sameh Ayoub
  • Patent number: 11082894
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an enhanced session model capable of managing the configuration and the usage of a single packet data unit session, which is an association between a user equipment and a packet data network entity and is composed of multiple transmission bearers between the access network and the core network. The latter comprises a session type manager entity adapted to control the connectivity of these transmission bearers whose assignment is either individual or shared, multiple user plane function entities, a session type database and a control plane function entity. The latter can be functionally separate from the session type manager entity or extended with its functionalities. The user equipment and the user plane function entities are individually extended with the functionalities of, respectively, a user session type extension entity and user plane session type extension entities, which all comprise a respective mapping table dedicated to the assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Clarissa Marquezan, Xueli An
  • Patent number: 11076427
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling collisions between uplink transmissions and downlink transmissions over a wireless spectrum. Some of the techniques allow a UE to perform a collision management procedure after identifying a transmission collision (e.g., a collision between a downlink transmission with repetition and an uplink transmission, or a collision between a downlink transmission with repetition and a guard frame for an uplink transmission). The collision management procedure allows the UE to refrain from transmitting at least part of an uplink transmission, refrain from decoding at least part of a downlink transmission, or a combination thereof. Other techniques allow a base station to mitigate transmission collisions by scheduling downlink transmissions based on received, inferred, or determined parameters of uplink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vijayvaradharaj Tirucherai Muralidharan, Gowrisankar Somichetty, Shashidhar Vummintala, Vivek Padi, Kapil Bhattad, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 11071146
    Abstract: A communication method performed by a terminal device is described. The method includes receiving a notification message from a network device. The notification message carries a target manner of an uplink waveform. The method further includes determining the target manner of an uplink waveform, and thereafter sending a message 3 with the target manner of the uplink waveform to the network device to perform an initial random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingting Wang, Qinghai Zeng, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 11063874
    Abstract: A method, includes receiving a packet flow optimization policy including a flow identifier of a target packet flow, a device identifier of a to-be-adjusted forwarding device, and information about the next hop; obtaining status information of an access control list (ACL) of the to-be-adjusted forwarding device based on the device identifier, where the status information includes resource usage status information of the ACL and capability information that indicates whether the to-be-adjusted forwarding device supports packet flow forwarding that is based on the ACL; and when determining, based on the status information, that the ACL includes an idle resource and the to-be-adjusted forwarding device supports packet flow forwarding that is based on the ACL, sending an ACL record to the to-be-adjusted forwarding device, where the ACL record includes the flow identifier and the information about the next hop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Nan Wu, Shunwan Zhuang, Jing Liu, Yuan Rao, Haibo Wang
  • Patent number: 11051341
    Abstract: Provided is a downlink control information transmitting and receiving method which can maximize the use of limited radio resources by effectively forming an uplink signaling message to be transmitted from a base station to a terminal and transmitting the formed uplink signaling message with a minimum amount of radio resources occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae-Heung Kim, Kyoung-Seok Lee, Jung-Im Kim, Soo-Jung Jung
  • Patent number: 11044133
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a composite synchronization sequence in a communication system. In one embodiment, the apparatus is configured to provide a first synchronization sequence and a second synchronization sequence in a first domain, transform the first synchronization sequence and the second synchronization sequence into a second domain, and extend the first synchronization sequence and the second synchronization sequence in the second domain to a common length to produce an extended first synchronization sequence and an extended second synchronization sequence. The apparatus is also configured to transform the extended first synchronization sequence and the extended second synchronization sequence into the first domain, and multiply elementwise the extended first synchronization sequence by the extended second synchronization sequence in the first domain to obtain a composite synchronization sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Johan Axnäs, Robert Baldemair, Naga Vishnu Kanth Irukulapati, Andres Reial, Henrik Sahlin
  • Patent number: 11044702
    Abstract: Various arrangements for using multiple grant-free transmission configurations are presented. A cellular network may assign multiple grant-free transmission configurations to an instance of user equipment. The cellular network may receive a set of data according to the first grant-free transmission configuration and a replication of the set of data according to the second grant-free transmission configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Wireless L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mehdi Alasti, Mariam Sorond, Siddhartha Chenumolu
  • Patent number: 11038775
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network assurance service that monitors a network detects a network anomaly in the network using a machine learning-based anomaly detector. The network assurance service identifies a set of network conditions associated with the detected network anomaly. The network assurance service initiates a network test on one or more clients in the network that exhibit the identified network conditions. The network assurance service retrains the machine learning-based anomaly detector based on a result of the network test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Santosh Ghanshyam Pandey, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Sukrit Dasgupta
  • Patent number: 11032694
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing optimized communications links between at least two network nodes. Configuration data may be generated and exchanged between the two network nodes. Based on the configuration data, at least one signaling channel may be created by one of the two network nodes, via one of the available network interfaces between the two network nodes, and at least one data channel may be created, via one of the available network interfaces. The data channel may then be changed from one available network interface to another available network interface, based on monitoring of the plurality of available network interfaces and assessment of at least one performance related parameter of the available network interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Danzeisen, Michael Schaedler, Daniel Rodellar
  • Patent number: 11006355
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for selection of radio access technology (RAT) based on device usage patterns are provided. A User Equipment (UE) obtains information relating to one or more Quality of Service (QoS) metrics for communication of data by the UE. The UE designates a Radio Access Technology (RAT) from a plurality of available RATs as a preferred RAT for the communication, based on the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish Shankar Iyer, Vasanth Kumar Ramkumar, Naveen Kumar Pasunooru, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Liangchi Hsu
  • Patent number: 11005582
    Abstract: Developing intelligent systems which take into consideration the economical, environmental, and safety factors of the modern society, is one of the main challenges of this century. Progress in the fields of mobile robots, control architectures, artificial intelligence, advanced technologies, and computer vision allows us to now envisage a smart environment future. The rise of the connected objects known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT) will rival past technological marvels. This disclosure introduces a time synchronous communication IoT network and use of time of day by various objects to navigate freely, without interference and collision in a smart environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Kiomars Anvari