Patents Examined by Shailendra Kumar
  • Patent number: 10149202
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for indicating response frame types according to response frame durations in a wireless network. The embodiments include defining a plurality of response frame types in accordance to different transmission durations. The different response frame types are assigned corresponding indication values. When transmitting a current frame to a receiver entity, a transmitter entity selects a response frame type from the defined response frame types, and indicates in the current frame the selected response frame type using the assigned indication value. When a third entity receives the current frame, the third entity waits for a time period about equal to a predefined inter-frame and backoff time before transmitting a new frame. Upon determining that the indication value in the current frame is for sending a response frame, the third entity also waits an additional time period about equal to the transmission duration of the indicated response frame type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Younghoon Kwon, Yunsong Yang, Zhigang Rong
  • Patent number: 10142246
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing congestion in a network are disclosed. One method can comprise receiving a service tag at a first node, the service tag representing congestion information of at least a portion of the network. If the first node is a boundary node, the method comprises modifying a downstream data rate based upon the congestion information, and if the first node is not a boundary node, the method comprises transmitting the congestion information to a second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Mehmet Toy
  • Patent number: 10142945
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a network to control a power of transmissions from a User Equipment (UE) on a first Cell Group (CG) or on a second CG depending on a communication delay between the two CGs. Methods and apparatus are also provided for a UE configured with a first CG and a second CG in Carrier Aggregation (CA) operation to determine whether or not to transmit a channel conveying control information when the UE needs to reduce a respective nominal transmission power. Methods and apparatus are additionally provided for a network to transmit and for a UE to receive a Transmission Power Control (TPC) command for transmission on a cell of a first CG or on a cell of a second CG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 10142968
    Abstract: A control channel transmission/reception method and apparatus are provided. The control channel transmission method of a base station includes acquiring a criterion for sorting control channels, sorting the controls channels into at least two control channel sets based on the criterion, configuring the control channels by allocating at least one antenna port to each control channel set, and transmitting the control channels as configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoungju Ji, Younsun Kim, Juho Lee, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 10128995
    Abstract: A Filter Bank Multicarrier (FBMC) modulation-based signal transmitting method includes mapping, by a transmitter, an original Data Block (DB) with at least one symbol to a first Resource Block (RB), preprocessing the original DB, and mapping the preprocessed original DB to a second RB, modulating, by the transmitter, data of the first RB and the second RB by using a FBMC modulation, and, transmitting, by the transmitter, the data modulated. A transmitter, comprising a mapping module, a modulating module and a transmitting module, wherein the mapping module is to map an original DB with at least one symbol to a first resource block (RB), preprocess the original DB, and map the preprocessed original DB to a second RB, the modulating module is to modulate data of the first RB and the second RB, by using FBMC modulation, and, the transmitting module is to transmit the data modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen Qian, Pengfei Sun, Bin Yu, Chengjun Sun
  • Patent number: 10129120
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and devices for obtaining round trip time measurements for use in location based services. In particular implementations, a fine timing measurement request message wirelessly transmitted by a first transceiver device to a second transceiver device may permit additional processing features in computing or applying a signal round trip time measurement. Such a signal round trip time measurement may be used in positioning operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carlos Horacio Aldana, Sandip Homchaudhuri, Xin He, Xiaoxin Zhang, Ashish Kumar Shukla
  • Patent number: 10116557
    Abstract: A configurable directional 2D router for Networks on Chips (NOCs) is disclosed. The router, which may be bufferless, is designed for implementation in programmable logic in FPGAs, and achieves theoretical lower bounds on FPGA resource consumption for various applications. The router employs an FPGA router switch design that consumes only one 6-LUT or 8-input ALM logic cell per router per bit of router link width. A NOC comprising a plurality of routers may be configured as a directional 2D torus, or in diverse ways, network sizes and topologies, data widths, routing functions, performance-energy tradeoffs, and other options. System on chip designs may employ a plurality of NOCs with different configuration parameters to customize the system to the application or workload characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Gray Research LLC
    Inventor: Jan Stephen Gray
  • Patent number: 10104681
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for enabling overlapping transmissions in a wireless network. An apparatus may be arranged to detect a response to a frame, the response transmitted from a first device as addressed to a second device different from the apparatus and comprising a first value indicating a received signal strength between the first device and the second device. The apparatus may determine a second value indicating a received signal strength of the response in the apparatus and cause transmission of a frame that overlaps with a transmission between the first device and the second device only if the second value in proportion to the first value is below a determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Pekka Janis, Jarkko Lauri Sakari Kneckt, Olli Alanen
  • Patent number: 10091806
    Abstract: A radio station (1) includes a first part (1A) and a 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. Each of the first part (1A) and the second part (1B) includes a digital signal processing unit (11A, 11B) and is capable of alternatively performing digital signal processing for user data. An analog signal processing unit (13) arranged in the second part performs analog signal processing including at least one of frequency conversion and power amplification to provide an air interface to a mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10085169
    Abstract: A radio station (1) includes a first part (1A) and a 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. The first part (1A) includes a first scheduling unit (20A) capable of performing dynamic scheduling to allocate a plurality of radio resources to a plurality of mobile stations or user data. The second part (1B) includes a second scheduling unit (20B) capable of performing, instead of the first scheduling unit (20A), at least a part of dynamic scheduling for a first mobile station connected to the second part (1B) among the plurality of mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10064200
    Abstract: A method for receiving a PDCH is provided. The method comprises: receiving, by a UE, information identifying a plurality of resource elements that are transmitted with zero power in a resource block containing the PDCH; receiving, by the UE, a first DMRS on a first DMRS port transmitted from a first cell; and receiving, by the UE, the PDCH that is transmitted on the first DMRS port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Vahid Pourahmadi, Hua Xu, Siva Dharshan Muruganathan, Yongkang Jia, Shiwei Gao, Yi Song, Robert Mark Harrison
  • Patent number: 10050890
    Abstract: A method for managing computer communication between a plurality of electronic devices and a vehicle in a vehicle network includes establishing connections between each of the plurality of electronic devices and the vehicle, and communicating one or more data types that each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices is capable of transmitting to the vehicle via each of the connections between each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices and the vehicle. The method includes determining a current context of the vehicle based on information received from one or more vehicle systems, and assigning a priority to each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices based on the current context, the one or more data types of each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices, and a priority rules set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bonnie Chen
  • Patent number: 10045355
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a first user device, a request to access a first resource associated with the device. The first user device may be associated with a closed subscriber group. The device may determine that a congestion level, associated with the device, satisfies a threshold value. The device may identify a second user device that has been allocated a second resource associated with the device. The second user device may not be associated with the closed subscriber group. The device may enable the first user device to preempt the second user device. The device may remove, for the second user device, access to the second resource based on enabling the first user device to preempt the second user device and based on the second user device not being associated with the closed subscriber group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Saghir, Said Hanbaly, Syed Faraz Iqbal
  • Patent number: 10033876
    Abstract: A system and method for associating an audio clip with an object is provided wherein the voice-based system, such as a voicemail system, is used to record the audio clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS TECHNOLOGY VENTURES 2, LLP
    Inventors: Jarold Bowerman, David Mancini
  • Patent number: 10027521
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus, a receiving apparatus and controlling these apparatuses with regard to antenna identification information are provided. The transmitting apparatus includes: a frame generator configured to generate a plurality of frames which include a preamble symbol and a data symbol; and a transmitter configured to group a plurality of sub-carriers for the plurality of frames into a plurality of groups, insert in the plurality of frames antenna identification information controlling a sum of phase differences between the plurality of groups, calculated based on identification information about at least one external antenna of the transmitting apparatus, to be lowered than a predetermined threshold value, and transmit the plurality of frames in which the antenna identification information is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jae-hyeon Bae, Jong-soo Seo, Hak-jin Kim, Young-ho Oh
  • Patent number: 10015803
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls the communication period length of a signal transmitted by radio obtains the first radio quality regarding the first signal and the second radio quality regarding the second signal when spatially separating and transmitting the first signal and the second signal in parallel. The apparatus determines whether the first radio quality satisfies the first level for transmitting the first signal in the first communication period length and whether the second radio quality satisfies the second level for transmitting the second signal in the second communication period length. In a case where the first radio quality does not satisfy the first level or the second radio quality does not satisfy the second level, the apparatus extends the communication period length of a signal having a smaller communication period length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Horio
  • Patent number: 10015833
    Abstract: A communication device for RNTI allocation comprises a processing means, for executing a program, and a storage unit, coupled to the processing means, for storing the program which instructs the processing means to perform the steps: connecting to a first base station, receiving a first RNTI assigned by the first base station, receiving a RRC message including a second RNTI for communication with a second base station from the first base station, transmitting a RRC message response to the first base station, performing communication with the first base station with the first RNTI and communication with the second base station with the second RNTI, transmitting a random access preamble to the second base station, receiving a random access response from the second base station, transmitting a scheduled transmission containing the second RNTI to the second base station, and receiving a contention resolution message from the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10009188
    Abstract: Methods and nodes (200, 202) in a data distribution network, for distributing content to multiple consuming nodes (C1, C2, C3, . . . ). A first node (200) detects (2:2) multiple data flows (2:1b) of a first content from the first node to a second node (202) in the distribution network, when the first node operates as delivering node of the first content for the consuming nodes. The first node then instructs (2:4) the second node to operate as delivering node of the first content for the consuming nodes and redirects (2:5) the consuming nodes to use the second node as delivering node of the first content. The first node further reduces (2:6) the multiple data flows to a common data flow of the first content to the second node. Thereby, efficiency can be improved in the data distribution network by reducing the number of data flows between the first and second nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Hellkvist, Joacim Halén, Jan-Erik Mångs
  • Patent number: 9992272
    Abstract: A cloud computing system retrieves routing entries associated with a particular tenant of the cloud computing system and are a subset of a routing table of the entire cloud computing system. The routing entries are loaded into a networking switch, which is configured to route network packets using the loaded subset of routing entries, using a general-purpose processor rather than a costly dedicated ASIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Maskalik, Weiqing Wu, Debashis Basak, Sachin Thakkar, Govind Haridas
  • Patent number: 9979621
    Abstract: A method to provide a cyber attack resistant and fault tolerant precision clocking scheme for wide area critical infrastructure networks through what is called Distributed Time Source Validation, DTSV, is provided, which is a distributed algorithm and signaling mechanism for a network to detect a compromised time source or sources in a multiple master clock system. The method includes providing a local clock signal, receiving in a node R1 an external clock signal from an external source, C or S1, estimating based on the local clock signal and the external clock signal timing parameters associated with the first node and the external source, comparing the timing parameters to detect any Mutual Clock Discrepancy (MCD) between the first node and the external source, and distributing any detected MCD in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NET INSIGHT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventor: Magnus Danielsson