Patents Examined by Shailendra Kumar
  • Patent number: 10321266
    Abstract: A distance estimate between two nodes may be determined from a path loss exponent and a direct path energy estimate. The direct path energy estimate may be determined from channel state information of a packet received from one of the nodes. The path loss exponent may be determined from the direct path energy estimate and a received signal strength indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Souvik Sen
  • Patent number: 10299275
    Abstract: A method for improved random access procedures by a UE is provided. The method comprises: measuring a common CSI-RS; selecting a best horizontal/vertical beam from a set of fixed beams; determining a preamble mapped to the selected horizontal/vertical beam; transmitting the preamble; and receiving a random access response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jilei Hou, Neng Wang, Chao Wei
  • Patent number: 10292205
    Abstract: A cellular-WLAN integration capability is presented herein. The cellular-WLAN integration capability provides an integration of a cellular network and a WLAN network that supports more efficient routing of downlink and uplink bearer traffic via cooperation of the cellular and WiFi interfaces in both the radio access network and at the end user device. The cellular-WLAN integration capability provides an integration of a cellular network and a WLAN network in which downlink bearer transmissions to an end user device may be selectively distributed between the cellular and WLAN networks and, similarly, uplink bearer transmissions from an end user device may be selectively distributed between the cellular and WLAN networks. The cellular-WLAN integration capability provides an integration of a cellular network and a WiFi network that tends to increase capacity for downlink bearer traffic while providing a reliable and efficient path for uplink bearer traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Subramanian Vasudevan, Satish Kanugovi
  • Patent number: 10264588
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for automatically forming a wireless sensor network, implementing power management for the wireless sensor network, and/or self-healing within the wireless sensor network. For example, hub devices, configured to forward messages through the wireless sensor network to a gateway device having access to a network, may automatically join and configure into the wireless sensor network by locating and connecting to master devices using signal frequencies representing numbers of hops to the gateway device. A hub device may be configured to transition between a low power sleep state for power conservation and an awakened normal operational state for transmitting timing signals according to a duty cycle, and thus the hub device may be capable of operating from a battery. If a hub device determines that a master device has become inoperable, the hub device may automatically search for a new master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Chip Curtis
  • Patent number: 10264108
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a frame in a communication system that generates layer 2 (L2) signalling information related to an L2 service, that checks whether a baseband frame (BBF) exists that is divided from BBFs forming a frame and respectively included in the frame and other frames, that constitutes the frame such that a baseband packet (BBP) corresponding to the first BBF of the BBFs includes the L2 signalling information if there is no BBF included in the respective frame and the other frames, and that transmits the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hee Hwang, Hyun-Koo Yang
  • Patent number: 10257828
    Abstract: Time-division duplexing (TDD) in distributed communications systems, including distributed antenna systems (DASs) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a control circuit is provided and configured to control the TDD transmit mode of a DAS to control the allocation of time slots for uplink and downlink communications signal distribution in respective uplink path(s) and downlink path(s). The control circuit includes separate power detectors configured to detect either a transmit power level in a downlink path or a receive power level in an uplink path. If the transmit power detected in the downlink path is greater than receive power detected in the uplink path, the control circuit switches the TDD transmit mode to the downlink direction. In this manner, the control circuit does not have to control the TDD transmit mode based solely on detected power in the downlink path, where a directional coupler may leak uplink power in the downlink path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Dror Ben-Shlomo, Isaac Shapira
  • Patent number: 10257086
    Abstract: Various techniques for source imposition of network routes are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving label values at a source host from a label server. The individual label values corresponding to a network route to one of the hosts or network nodes in the computing network. The method also includes constructing a label stack to reach a destination virtual machine on a destination computing device in the computing network based on the received label values corresponding to the destination computing device and a location of the source computing device in the computing network. The method also includes imposing the constructed label stack on a packet destined to the destination virtual machine on the destination computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Black, Dawn Cseh, Tim LaBerge, Edet Nkposong
  • Patent number: 10244548
    Abstract: A radio station (1) includes a first part (1A) and at least one second part (1B). The second part (1B) can be arranged so as to be physically separated from the first part (1A) and is connected to the first part (1A) via a transmission line (40) so as to be able to communicate with the first part (1A). The first part (1A) includes a bearer termination unit (10) capable of terminating at least one bearer between an upper network and the radio station (1). The second part (1B) includes a physical layer signal processing unit (12) that performs physical layer signal processing. The physical layer signal processing includes channel coding and decoding for user data pertaining to a first mobile station connected to the second part (1B) among a plurality of mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10230807
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for energy-optimized data transmission by OPC UA protocol in radio networks is disclosed. When OPC UA communication is operated in a mobile device, e.g. as mobile access to part of a plant for maintenance, monitoring, parameterization, transmission is frequently implemented by the OPC UA's own request-response based communication behavior. Since the device is rarely able to switch off the transmitter, the battery of the device is very quickly discharged. This poses a problem, particularly in the case of devices that are intended to respond promptly to infrequent warnings or events. However, when a client device is intended to provide notification in relation to one event only, the previous polling, i.e. the periodic interrogation is dispensed with and an alternative notification through means inherent in the mobile network is used. This method uses, for example, a mobile push service supplied by the network provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Deiretsbacher, Christian Hock, Gerald Kaefer, Frank Volkmann
  • Patent number: 10225189
    Abstract: A first device may determine an Internet Protocol version R (IPvR) interface address associated with a second device, where R is greater than or equal to four. The first device and the second device may be associated with an external border gateway protocol peering session. The first device may generate an Internet Protocol version S (IPvS) interface address based on the IPvR interface address associated with the second device, where S is greater than or equal to six and different than R. The first device may store the IPvS interface address in a routing table. The first device may receive, from the second device, a service route that includes the IPvS interface address, and may provide the service route to a third device. The first device may provide a labeled route to the third device. The labeled route may include a label associated with the IPvS interface address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Himanshu Kumar Tambakuwala, Nipun Chawla
  • Patent number: 10218526
    Abstract: A novel method of conducting multicast traffic in a network is provided. The network includes multiple endpoints that receive messages from the network and generate messages for the network. The endpoints are located in different segments of the network, each segment including one or more of the endpoints. For a source endpoint to replicate a particular message (e.g., a data packet) for all endpoints belonging to a particular replication group (i.e., multicast group) within the network, the source endpoint replicates the particular message to each endpoint within the source endpoint's own segment and to a proxy endpoint in each of the other segments. Each proxy endpoint in turn replicates the particular message to all endpoints belonging to the particular replication group within the proxy endpoint's own segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Jianjun Shen, IV, Alexander Tessmer, Ram Dular Singh, Hua Wang, Da Wan
  • Patent number: 10212737
    Abstract: The present invention is designed so that PRACH transmission is carried out taking coverage enhancement into account. A radio communication terminal employs coverage enhancement and has a transmitting section that transmits a random access preamble by using a radio resource that is stipulated for the radio communication terminal employing coverage enhancement, and, in this radio communication terminal, one or a combination of the time, the frequency band and the sequence of the radio resource that is stipulated for the radio communication terminal employing coverage enhancement is different from that of a radio resource that is stipulated for a radio communication terminal not employing coverage enhancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Yasukawa, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10205567
    Abstract: Methods (700, 900) and nodes (110, 120) for transmission of broadcast information, over at least one antenna port, in a subframe, which transmission is received by a receiver (110) in a wireless communication system (100). The broadcast information is transmitted over a set of antenna ports comprising at least one antenna port, in at least one subframe (300) comprising a set of time-frequency resources, wherein a cell-specific reference signal, CRS, is not transmitted in each subframe (300). The method (700) comprises defining (701) a set of antenna ports for the set of time-frequency resources. Also, the method (700) comprises transmitting (702) the broadcast information on the defined (701) set of antenna ports, thereby using said set of time-frequency resources exclusively, such that they are unused for any other antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fredrik Berggren, Weijun Sun
  • Patent number: 10205656
    Abstract: This application discloses a method and an apparatus for updating a manner of processing a packet of a service flow. The method includes a first packet of the service flow is forwarded by using a first service function chain (SFC). A control node obtains a flow identifier and indication information from a service function (SF) node of the first SFC, where the indication information is used to indicate a manner of processing a second packet of the service flow, the flow identifier is used to identify the service flow. The control node obtains the manner of processing the second packet according to the indication information, and sends the flow identifier and the manner of processing the second packet to the processing node, where the manner of processing the second packet does not include forwarding the second packet along the first SFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junru Lin, Lehong Niu, Hongyu Li, Jing Huang
  • Patent number: 10200949
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for saving power (e.g., battery power) at a receiving device (e.g., wireless device) by having a transmitting device (e.g., wireless access node) add an indicator to repeated radio blocks, where the indicator can be used by the receiving device (e.g., wireless device) to stop monitoring one or more of the repeated radio blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paul Schliwa-Bertling, MÃ¥rten Sundberg, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10200827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a signal transmission method and apparatus. The signal transmission method provided in embodiments of the present invention includes: determining a modulation type of service data that needs to be transmitted, where the modulation type includes hierarchical modulation and non-hierarchical modulation; modulating, by means of the hierarchical modulation when it is determined that the modulation type is the hierarchical modulation, the service data that needs to be transmitted, and sending a modulated hierarchical modulation signal to UE; and sending modulation configuration information to the UE, where the modulation configuration information includes information used to indicate the modulation type. By using the embodiments of the present invention, the system spectrum utilization efficiency and the system throughput can be greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuanjie Li
  • Patent number: 10201002
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for processing interference, wherein according to a first demodulation reference signal DMRS pilot symbol carried by a first subcarrier used by an uplink user equipment, an interference channel matrix of an uplink interference channel from the uplink user equipment to a D2D receiving end is measured, wherein the first subcarrier is a subcarrier shared by a D2D transmitting end and the uplink user equipment; a null space matrix of the uplink interference channel is calculated according to the interference channel matrix; and the signal received by the D2D receiving end via the first subcarrier is processed by using the null space matrix to eliminate an interference signal which comes from the uplink user equipment in the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Rongdao Yu
  • Patent number: 10194467
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate to a mechanism at a radio access node(s) and a User Equipment (UE) that enable the UE to decide whether the UE can use a wireless channel for data transmission even when the UE senses the wireless channel as being busy during a listening phase of a Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) procedure. In some embodiments, the method of operation of the UE comprises performing a LBT procedure for an observed channel where a result of the LBT procedure being that the observed channel is busy and deciding to override the LBT procedure based on knowledge that the observed channel is busy due to transmission by a compatible UE and transmitting on the observed channel even though the result of the LBT procedure is that the observed channel is busy upon deciding to override the LBT procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gabor Fodor, Chrysostomos Koutsimanis
  • Patent number: 10194281
    Abstract: An MBMS control method comprises the steps of: transmitting, by a eNB 200 included in the network, an MBMS counting request for counting UE 100s that either receive or have an interest in receiving the MBMS service, by using a predetermined signal that can be received by a user terminal in an RRC idle state; receiving, by an MBMS-compliant UE 100 that supports MBMS reception, the MBMS counting request transmitted by using the predetermined signal, in the RRC idle state; and performing, by the MBMS-compliant UE 100, a predetermined operation for transmitting an MBMS counting response, on the basis of the received MBMS counting request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Saiwai, Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: 10187912
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method in a first network node for connecting nodes in a communications network. The first network node receives, from a RAN node, information indicating the RAN node and a communications resource which the at least one RAN node is responsible for. The first network node receives, from a second network node, a request for information indicating a serving RAN node which serves a communications resource. The communications resource served by the serving RAN node is one of the communications resource which the received information indicates. The first network node identifies the serving RAN node based on the received information and request. The first network node establishes a connection between the identified serving RAN node and the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson ((publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Sonnevi, Bengt Persson