Patents Examined by Stephen M. D'Agosta
  • Patent number: 10813166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to technologies for sensor networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, machine-type communications (MTC), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail businesses, and security and safety related services, on the basis of said technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Sun Baek, Jeong-Wun Jee
  • Patent number: 10798743
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method includes generating, by an access point, a frame, the frame assigning first resource units to first devices participating in a multi-user transmission with the access point during a transmission opportunity, and further indicating second resource units available during the transmission opportunity for transmissions to other devices, transmitting the frame; and receiving the multi-user transmission from the first devices according to the resource unit assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Guido Robert Frederiks
  • Patent number: 10791426
    Abstract: Optimized location information is provided for a location based service. An event is detected which is indicative of an error in the location based service which degrades the performance of the location based service. A cause of the error is determined, and resolution of the error is initiated based on the determined cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 10785823
    Abstract: Measures, including methods, systems and computer-readable storage mediums, for use in processing notifications relating to telecommunication sessions. A cluster of servers is operable to receive incoming notifications where each server can process any given notification and update a store holding records based on previous notifications. The cluster may include a timer function to allow records to be closed when no relevant notifications are received after a timeout interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Williams, Andrew Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10784569
    Abstract: A system for transmitting signals includes processing circuitry for receiving at least one input signal for transmission from the processing circuitry to a second location. Electromagnetic knot processing circuitry receives processed signals from the first processing circuitry and applies an electromagnetic knot to the received processed signal before transmission to the second location. A first signal degradation caused by environmental factors of the electromagnetic knot processed signal is improved over a second signal degradation caused by the environmental factors of a non-electromagnetic knot processed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10778475
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure provide a method and device for Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) transmission. The method includes that: User Equipment (UE) determines an activated uplink Bandwidth Part (BWP); the UE determines an SRS parameter configuration corresponding to the active uplink BWP; and the UE transmits an SRS on the uplink BWP according to the SRS parameter configuration. With adoption of the embodiments of the disclosure, SRS transmission flexibility can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenhong Chen, Zhihua Shi
  • Patent number: 10779159
    Abstract: A method is provided for diagnosing and assessing potential faults with a mobile device. Based on device status data acquired from the mobile device and aggregated device status data from other mobile devices, potential faults with the mobile device may be diagnosed, and the impact of such potential faults may be evaluated. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASSURANT, INC.
    Inventors: Cameron E. Hurst, Cassandra G. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10750328
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Patent number: 10743358
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for operating a dual-band capable STA of a WiFi network in a real-time simultaneous dual band (RSDB) configuration in which a 2.4 GHz base-channel link to the WiFi network through the AP may operate in parallel with 5 GHz off-channel links to one or more peer STAs of the WiFi network through tunneled direct link setup (TDLS). The STA may connect to the AP and may establish a TDLS link with a peer STA over the base-channel. If the peer STA is capable of RSDB configuration using the off-channel TDLS link, the STA and the peer STA may switch the TDLS link from the base-channel to the off-channel. The base-channel AP link and the off-channel TDLS link are maintained in parallel, eliminating the need to toggle between the channels of the two links, reducing packet latency, eliminating discontinuity of data transfer, and increasing data throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Siva Mullati, Nitin Bhaskar
  • Patent number: 10742292
    Abstract: Disclosed are a channel state information (CSI) feedback method, a precoding method, and an apparatus. In the present invention, a terminal obtains, according to the number of downlink transport layers, a first precoding matrix set that is located on a first subband and that is corresponding to the number of the downlink transport layers, the first precoding matrix set comprising one or more precoding matrices, and a physical resource in the first subband being corresponding to a precoding matrix in the first precoding matrix set; the terminal determines a channel quality indicator (CQI) on a second subband according to downlink channel information and the first precoding matrix set on the first subband; and the terminal feeds back the CSI, the CSI comprising one or more of the following information: an RI used for indicating the number of the downlink transport layers, a PMI used for indicating the first precoding matrix set on the first subband and the CQI on the second subband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Wenhong Chen, Qiubin Gao, Hui Li, Runhua Chen, Tamrakar Rakesh
  • Patent number: 10728928
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to performing random backoff over multiple spatial dimensions in spatial listen-before-talk (LBT) procedures are provided. A first wireless communication device determines a first backoff counter for contending for a transmission opportunity (TXOP) in a communication medium over a first spatial subspace. The first wireless communication device detects a transmission in the TXOP within the first spatial subspace. The first wireless communication device determines a second backoff counter for contending for the TXOP over a second spatial subspace that is different from the first spatial subspace based on the detecting. The second spatial subspace is part of the first spatial subspace and the detected transmission is in a different spatial subspace than the second spatial subspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10721617
    Abstract: To facilitate LWA PDCP setting/scheduling, a method of providing dynamic PDCP status report polling is proposed. To enhance scheduling efficiency, the transmitter (can be eNB from DL or UE for UL) can dynamically poll PDCP status report for LWA behavior. The polling can be done by a standalone PDCP control PDU or use reserved bit in PDCP data PDU. The triggering condition for PDCP status polling includes: PDCP without poll time exceeds a first threshold, PDCP without poll bytes exceeds a second threshold, PDCP without poll PDU numbers exceeds a third threshold, a data buffer is empty, and when LWA is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Chen Lee, Yu-Ting Yao, Ching-Yueh Kao
  • Patent number: 10721788
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a wireless communication unit which performs wireless communication, and a processing unit which controls the communication of the wireless communication unit. In a state in which the wireless communication unit performs wireless connections with a plurality of terminal apparatuses (existing connection terminals) and the wireless communication unit starts a wireless connection with a new connection terminal, which is different from the plurality of terminal apparatuses, the processing unit cuts the wireless connections with the plurality of terminal apparatuses, and establishes the wireless connections with the plurality of terminal apparatuses after waiting for establishment of the wireless connection with the new connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Ogawa, Kenji Sakuda
  • Patent number: 10716103
    Abstract: A communication system is presented in which a base station is provided for communicating with a plurality of mobile communication devices in a cellular communication system. The base station operates one of more communication cells and communicates subframes, with each of the plurality of communication devices within the cell(s), each comprising the communication resources of a control region for communicating a control channel and the communication resources of a data region for communicating a respective data channel. The base station communicates a control channel having a first DMRS sequence in a control region of some subframes and a control channel having a second DMRS sequence in a control region of other subframes. The second control channel may be transmitted in a radio beam focussed spatially in a direction of a communication device. The first control channel may be transmitted omnidirectionally throughout the cell(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yassin Aden Awad, Yasushi Maruta, Toshifumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10715433
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a plurality of virtual machines each having a function of sending an address request for communication data to an outside, and sending communication data to a destination address received as a response to the address request. The apparatus further includes a communication debugger that logs first communication data between the virtual machine and another virtual machine. Upon receiving an address request from the virtual machine, the communication debugger sends an address of the communication debugger as the destination address, to the virtual machine, and logs the communication data sent from the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki Hoshino, Takuya Miyamaru
  • Patent number: 10701750
    Abstract: An electronic device that establishes a second connection is described. After determining its location, the electronic device may provide information that specifies the location to a cellular-telephone network using a first connection to the cellular-telephone network. In response, the electronic device may receive mapping information. When the mapping information indicates that there are available channels in associated bands of frequencies at the location, the electronic device may: perform a scan of the available channels in the associated bands of frequencies; and establish the second connection with a radio node based on scan results. Alternatively, when the mapping information indicates that there are no available channels in associated frequency bands at the location, the electronic device may establish a third connection with the radio node in a licensed band of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Kaliaperumal, Paul Petrus
  • Patent number: 10694581
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing assistance data corresponding to a plurality of access points (APs). The techniques include, in part, providing assistance data to a mobile device. The assistance data comprises group data that is common among the plurality of APs. The group data is associated with a group identifier (ID). The techniques further include providing the group ID and a set of AP-specific information for at least one of the plurality of APs. The group data may include information corresponding to a common grid, common location area and/or common characteristics of the APs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 10681535
    Abstract: A method is provided for diagnosing and assessing the status of a mobile device. Device status data acquired from a mobile device may be compared to benchmark values to diagnose potential faults with the mobile device. The potential faults with the mobile device, in connection with a determined probability of resolving at least one potential fault, are used to evaluate and determine the status of the mobile device. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ASSURANT, INC.
    Inventors: Cameron E. Hurst, Cassandra G. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10681733
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) or base station communicating in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band may transmit a signal (e.g., a request-to-send (RTS) or clear-to-send (CTS) signal) in a licensed radio frequency spectrum band to decrease the likelihood that neighboring devices will transmit interfering communications. Specific resources may be designated in the licensed radio frequency spectrum band for transmitting these signals, and these resources may be associated with specific unlicensed channels. Signaling in the licensed radio frequency spectrum band may also carry an indication of the unlicensed channel being used or other information relevant to the unlicensed communication. The RTS/CTS signaling in licensed radio frequency spectrum band may be transmitted during a downlink transmit opportunity or an uplink transmit opportunity, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Siddhartha Mallik, Taesang Yoo, Jing Sun, Anastasios Stamoulis, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 10681559
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide reliable voice connections and highest possible data rates in New Radio dual-connectivity environments, given limitations of available spectrum. A system includes a first wireless station and a second wireless station. The first wireless station provides a shared spectrum of a first frequency band, the shared spectrum including a first spectrum for a first cellular wireless standard and a second spectrum for a second cellular wireless standard. The second wireless station is at least partially within a coverage area of the first wireless station and provides a third spectrum for the second cellular wireless standard. The third spectrum is a millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The first wireless station broadcasts cell parameters barring an end device in an idle mode from camping on the second spectrum. The first wireless station or the second wireless station triggers the end device to swap to the second spectrum when a paging request for a voice call is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Niranjan B. Avula, Timothy M. Dwight, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Kalyani Bogineni, Andrew E. Youtz, Xin Wang, Sagiv Draznin