Patents Examined by Shawn D Miller
  • Patent number: 11411911
    Abstract: A router includes routing circuitry and a plurality of ports. The routing circuitry is configured to receive from a first subnetwork, via one of the ports, a packet destined to be delivered to a target node located in a second subnetwork, to select a mapping, from among two or more mappings, depending on a topological relation between the first subnetwork and the second subnetwork, to map a Layer-3 address of the packet into a Layer-2 address using the selected mapping, and to forward the packet via another one of the ports to the Layer-2 address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Lion Levi, Vladimir Koushnir, Matty Kadosh, Gil Bloch, Aviad Levy, Liran Liss, Dvir Libhaber
  • Patent number: 11399275
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide control-plane signaling to support a user equipment (UE)-assisted local caching feature, where information content may be locally cached at or near a base station in a wireless communication network. The control plane signaling may include a system information broadcast (SIB) to advertise availability of the feature; a UE capability message that indicates UE support of the feature; and/or radio resource control (RRC) configuration signaling to configure the UE to utilize the feature. Further aspects describe operation and maintenance (OAM) configuration of a base station to utilize the feature. A base station may additionally check for UE eligibility to utilize the feature, e.g., based on the user's subscription. In further examples, various enhancements to the user-plane signaling to utilize the UE-assisted local caching feature are provided. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ruiming Zheng, Huichun Liu, Xipeng Zhu, Juan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11388572
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising: determining a discrete value based on one or more transmission parameters, whereineach of the one or more transmission parameters is indicative of a respective attribute with respect to a communication of a radio node transmitting identifier information in a venue, wherein the discrete value is indicative of a value from a finite number of values, and wherein the identifier information is indicative of information allowing the radio node to be identified. It is further disclosed an according apparatus, computer program and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne
  • Patent number: 11381523
    Abstract: Methods and structures are disclosed for self-automating a process of determining a device's location based on its network address. A computing device includes a network interface configured to communicate with a physical port of a network switch and a memory configured to store a plurality of different initialization protocols each associated with a corresponding network address of a plurality of network addresses. Each of the initialization protocols may be associated with a different physical location. The computing device also includes a processor configured to attempt to connect to the network switch via the network interface using a network address from the stored plurality of network addresses. In response to connecting with the network switch using the network address, the processor identifies a corresponding initialization protocol associated with the network address and executes the corresponding initialized procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Paul W. Davis, Dylan George, Jonathon E. Kruger
  • Patent number: 11375444
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for indicating a network for a remote unit. One method (600) includes transmitting (602) a first message including a first registration request from a remote unit (102). The first message includes a discovery indication indicating that the remote unit (102) is attempting to discover a network configured for use by the remote unit (102). The method (600) includes receiving (604) a second message including a list of networks configured for use by the remote unit (102). The second message is received in response to transmitting (602) the first message. The method (600) includes transmitting (606) a third message including a second registration request from the remote unit (102). The second registration request includes an indication of a network selected from the list of networks configured for use by the remote unit (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Genadi Velev, Apostolis Salkintzis, Dimitrios Karampatsis
  • Patent number: 11363559
    Abstract: A method of testing an Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) node is disclosed, the method including: providing a device under test as well as a test equipment for testing the device under test, wherein the device under test corresponds to an Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) node to be tested; simulating at least one Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) donor by the test equipment; simulating a participant by the test equipment, the participant being connected with the device under test; establishing at least one connection between the device under test and the test equipment, wherein a backhaul link is established with the test equipment; configuring link resources for the device under test via configuration information by the test equipment; gathering reception information by the test equipment; and combining the configuration information with the reception information by the test equipment in order to verify correct resource utilization of the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sandra Merkel, Daniela Raddino, Juergen Schlienz, Rabih El-Masri
  • Patent number: 11349686
    Abstract: A network arrangement is provided for a charging park for providing IP services to the charging park. The charging park has a plurality of components. The network arrangement comprises a core network, a backend server and a central gateway that is coupled to the core network and to the backend server. The central gateway provides an interface for one or more communication nodes of the core network. The components of the charging park are connected communicatively to one another and to the central gateway via the core network. Each component of the charging park has an associated communication node of the core network, and the components of the charging park can interchange data with the backend server via the central gateway via their respective associated communication nodes and the interfaces associated with the communication nodes. Further, the invention relates to a method for addressing components of the charging park.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Volker Reber, Iosif-Norbert Gaier, Eric Vogel, Steve Zander, Julian Kramer, Timo Kaul, Christian Metzger
  • Patent number: 11330023
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for Embodiments described herein provide for the use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or other techniques for network-implemented spam call detection. Calls may be screened prior to notifying a called User Equipment (“UE”) that a call has been placed to the called UE. A Machine Learning Spam Detection Component (“MLSDC”) may screen a call, such as a voice call, by initiating a call session between the MLSDC and a calling UE, from which the call was requested. Via the established call session, the MLSDC may receive communications, such as voice communications, from the UE, and may determine a measure of likelihood that the call request is associated with spam by using machine learning or other techniques to compare the received communications against one or more models that indicate attributes of calls that have been identified as spam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Chen, Federico Zarfati, Stuart R. Burkhart, Chiang Ming Yang, Aude Claire Marzuoli
  • Patent number: 11310652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system comprising a mobile device (1), a device (13b) for transmitting information, a device (15) hosting a device registry (14) and a wireless device (3a). The mobile device (1) comprises a receiver, a transmitter, storage means and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Antonius Norp, José Almodóvar Chico, Michael Schenk, Sander de Kievit
  • Patent number: 11303544
    Abstract: An automated infrastructure switch system is disclosed, wherein an infrastructure switch is configured to automatically provision resources between electronic devices when those electronic devices are connected to internal network transceivers of the switch. The infrastructure switch automatically sets up a private cloud system for the connected devices, which can be connected to other private cloud systems on-demand. A cloud server can maintain connectivity between discrete private cloud systems, while also automatically providing access to common resources via a public cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intotoware Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Sajadi, Farsheed Atef
  • Patent number: 11303526
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a network slice deployment method and apparatus. The method includes: obtaining slice coexistence relationship information of a first network slice, where the slice coexistence relationship information is used to indicate information about a second network slice that has a slice coexistence relationship with the first network slice; determining, based on the slice coexistence relationship information, a deployment mode of a network function entity required by the first network slice; and deploying the network function entity in the deployment mode. According to the embodiments, in a scenario in which one terminal device simultaneously accesses a plurality of network slices, how to deploy a network function entity shared by the plurality of network slices can be clearly learned, thereby improving network slice management efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Haipeng Fang
  • Patent number: 11297528
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G (5th generation) or pre-5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate than a 4G (4th generation) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). In accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure, a device in a Central Unit (CU) connected to a Distributed Unit (DU) and a fronthaul in a wireless communication system may comprise: a communication interface for performing signaling between the CU and the DU; and at least one processor for determining whether to control a congestion state of the DU on the basis of the signaling, and when controlling the congestion state of the DU, stopping transmission of at least one packet to the DU before processing a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sejin Park, Wonil Lee
  • Patent number: 11290332
    Abstract: The present is directed to systems, methods, and devices for modelling cloud networks for automation, The system can include a computing network including at least one transit router and a plurality of switches. The system can include at least one server that can access model information for the computing network, and set up the computing network based upon the model information. Setting up the computing network can include creating a topology database, and building the computing network based on the topology database. The topolopgy data can be created by creating switches at each layer in the computing network, mapping links connecting the switches, each link connecting a pair of switches, creating Border Gateway Protocol (“BGP”) routing for both an underlay network and an overlay network, creating a topology graph of the computing network, and generating Zero Touch Provisioning (“ZTP”) links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Rishi Kaundinya Mutnuru, Iain Roger Cadd
  • Patent number: 11284466
    Abstract: Method, base unit and remote unit are disclosed for performing a resume request procedure. A method comprising: receiving a resume request from a remote unit in an inactive state; sending a message to a last serving base unit; and in response to receiving a response from the last serving base unit, sending a configuration message to the remote unit to maintain the remote unit in the inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lianhai Wu, Jing Han, Haiming Wang, Zhuoyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11272042
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to protocol state transition and/or resource state transition tracker configured to monitor, e.g., via filters, for certain protocol state transitions/changes or host hardware resource transitions/changes when a host processor in the control plane that performs such monitoring functions is unavailable or overloaded. The filters, in some embodiments, are pre-computed/computed by the host processor and transmitted to the protocol state transition and/or resource state transition tracker. The protocol state transition and/or resource state transition tracker may be used to implement a fast upgrade operation as well as load sharing and or load balancing operation with control plane associated components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Riaz Khan, Peter Geoffrey Jones
  • Patent number: 11259317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system message receiving method, comprising: receiving a minimum system message transmitted by a base station; determining a scheduling state of first other system messages in other system messages according to first indication information; if all messages in the first other system messages are changed from being scheduled to not being scheduled, ending the process of requesting the first other system messages; and if some of the first other system messages are changed from being scheduled to not being scheduled, ending the process of requesting the first other system messages, and sending to the base station a request of obtaining some messages that are still scheduled in the first other system messages, alternatively, continuing the process of requesting the first other system messages, and sending, after the process of requesting the first other system messages is ended, to the base station the request for obtaining some messages that are still scheduled in the first other system messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 11252538
    Abstract: A message sending method includes obtaining, by a group management server, a message sending period interval corresponding to a first group. The the message sending period interval includes a start time and an end time. The method also includes sending, by the group management server, the message sending period interval to a group member of the first group. The method further includes receiving, by the group management server, a first message sent by an application server. The method additionally includes sending, by the group management server, the first message to the group member of the first group within the message sending period interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Bei Xu, Jiaxin Yin, Yongjing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11252266
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide network traffic marking and measurement methods and a node, and relate to the field of communications technologies, and specifically, to network traffic measurement and network traffic distribution. The network traffic measurement method includes: receiving, by a second node, a data packet sent by another node in a network, where the data packet is periodically marked by the another node, and each node has a different period of marking a data packet. According to the application, the second node may distinguish, based on the period of marking the data packet, traffic sent by the another node in the network, to obtain network traffic sent by the another node in the network to the second node. Upon implementing the traffic measurement method, data plane overheads can be reduced, and a hardware implementation process is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhe Chen, Chuang Wang, Delei Yu
  • Patent number: 11252752
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide an information feedback method which performed by a transmitting end, the method includes: obtaining a direct link transmission resource; sending first direct communication data to a receiving end by using the direct link transmission resource, where the first direct communication data carries feedback indication information and sending manner indication information, the feedback indication information is used to indicate whether a receiving feedback needs to be performed for the first direct communication data, and the sending manner indication information is used to indicate that a manner of sending the first direct communication data is at least one of unicast, multicast, or broadcast; when the feedback indication information indicates that a feedback needs to be performed for the first direct communication data, receiving second direct communication data sent by the receiving end on a direct link feedback resource, where the second direct communication data carries
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingchao Li, Zhenzhen Cao, Xiao Xiao, Hang Liu
  • Patent number: 11252547
    Abstract: A service enabler architecture layer (SEAL) system for a wireless communication network and a method therefor are provided. The SEAL system includes: a SEAL function entity including SEAL service servers corresponding to functionalities associated with service applications, where the SEAL function entity is an intermediate layer between a 3GPP network core and a service application system, and interfaces provided by the SEAL service servers. The SEAL system also provisions inter-services communication in a SEAL system of wireless communication network by receiving a request from a service application system for accessing at least one functionality of a plurality of functionalities, determines at least one functionality of the plurality of functionalities requested by the service application system based on the request, and provides at least one functionality to the service application system based on the inter-services communication in the SEAL system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Nishant Gupta, Suresh Chitturi, Karthik Srinivasa Gopalan