Patents Examined by Stephen N Steiner
  • Patent number: 10932189
    Abstract: A method for enhanced power consumption management of a user equipment using a mobile communication network and a radio access technology. The user equipment is provided with priority information regarding at least one of the mobile communication network and the radio access technology. The method includes performing, by the user equipment in case that the priority information indicates a sufficiently low priority of at least one of the mobile communication network used by the user equipment and the radio access technology used by the user equipment, a network selection procedure to find a higher priority mobile communication network after a time interval has elapsed. The user equipment includes an entity realizing the functionality of a subscriber identity module that includes time interval related information such that the time interval depends on the time interval related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10924138
    Abstract: A noise mitigation device includes a signal processing unit positioned within a signal path. The signal processing unit is configured to determine a power level of the signal path at a first time and a second time. The signal processing unit is also configured to determine a dynamic noise threshold based on the power level at the first time and at the second time. The signal processing unit is also configured to store the dynamic noise threshold for a predetermined time period that is longer than a time between the first time and the second time. The signal processing unit is also configured to actuate a switch in the signal path into a first state when the power level exceeds the dynamic noise threshold. The signal processing unit is also configured to actuate a switch in the signal path into a second state when the power level does not exceed the dynamic noise threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Erdogan Alkan, Raymond W. Palinkas, Amos McKinnon
  • Patent number: 10925051
    Abstract: A channel transmission/reception method and an apparatus for transmitting/receiving channels between a base station and a mobile terminal efficiently in a mobile communication supporting massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) transmission are provided. The method includes determining a resource to which a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) addressed to a terminal is mapped within a resource block, the DMRS resource being positioned in at least one of a first resource set capable of being allocated for DMRS and a second resource set symmetric with the first resource set on a time axis, and transmitting the DMRS and DMRS allocation information to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younsun Kim, Aris Papasakellariou, Kiil Kim, Juho Lee, Hyojin Lee, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 10917226
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive scheduling information for a transmission associated with a particular radio access technology (RAT) of a 4G RAT or a 5G RAT, wherein the scheduling information identifies a particular resource of one of a first set of resources for the 4G RAT or a second set of resources for the 5G RAT, wherein one or more resources of the first set of resources are guaranteed for the 4G RAT based at least in part on a reference 4G time division duplexing (TDD) configuration, and wherein the one or more resources of the first set of resources and the second set of resources do not overlap in a time domain; and transmit or receive the transmission using the particular resource. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 10912139
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10897752
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating spatial relation indication for uplink control channels and SRS are disclosed herein. An example method for wireless communication at a UE includes determining, based on a rule, a default uplink transmit beam for transmitting an uplink transmission when an uplink transmit beam is not configured by a base station for the uplink transmission. The example method also includes transmitting, to the base station, the uplink transmission on the default uplink transmit beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Venugopal, Yan Zhou, Tianyang Bai, Jung Ho Ryu, Junyi Li, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10869222
    Abstract: A data frame transmission method and apparatus for a virtual elastic Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), where the method includes constructing a super frame of the virtual elastic CPRI, where the super frame of the virtual elastic CPRI is a data frame of a CPRI physical interface equivalent to N times of a reference rate, and N is a positive integer, dividing a frame structure of a physical interface into a plurality of timeslots, where bandwidth of the plurality of timeslots is not less than the reference rate, placing the super frame of the virtual elastic CPRI into at least one timeslot of the plurality of timeslots in the frame structure of the physical interface to obtain a new data frame, and sending the new data frame to a receive end using the physical interface. Hence, network bandwidth utilization can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiwen Zhong, Qiuyou Wu
  • Patent number: 10863342
    Abstract: A device for processing a signaling message related to a communication service provided to a client device via a communication network. When the client device is connected via an access network operating in circuit mode, the device translates a first signaling message for the circuit mode into a second signaling message suitable for being carried over the access network operating in packet mode, and vice versa. When the client device is connected via the access network operating in packet mode, the processing device receives from the client device a third signaling message suitable for being carried over the access network operating in packet mode and sends the third signaling message to a server of the communication network subsystem, and vice versa, and replaces in the received third signaling message a source address, including an address of the client device, with an address of the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 10863364
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to communication systems, and more particularly, to enhanced reporting by user equipment (UE). An example method generally includes receiving an information request from a network node and in response, sending a message to the network node, wherein the message comprises information that allows the network node to determine a starting coverage enhancement (CE) level of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incororated
    Inventors: Subrahmanya Manikanta Veeramallu, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Praveen Kona, Mungal Singh Dhanda, Srihari Vodnala
  • Patent number: 10849083
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a D2D synchronization method, user equipment, and a serving cell. The method includes: acquiring, by user equipment, synchronization control information of a serving cell; acquiring an identity of a first synchronization signal sent by a first synchronization source that is obtained through searching on a second transmission carrier frequency, and signal quality of the first synchronization source; determining, according to the identity of the first synchronization signal, the signal quality of the first synchronization source, and the synchronization control information, whether to start to send a synchronization signal; sending, by the user equipment, a second synchronization signal on a third transmission carrier frequency whose frequency is different from a frequency of a carrier frequency of the serving cell, so that a problem of synchronization between different user equipments in a multi-carrier frequency transmission scenario can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingchao Li, Guanglin Han, Zhenzhen Cao, Deping Liu
  • Patent number: 10841959
    Abstract: In millimeter wave systems, user equipment may not be able to receive RACH parameters through a PDCCH when the information is transmitted with an omni-directional beam. In an aspect of the disclosure, an apparatus, such as a base station, may determine the RACH parameters and transmit a subset of the RACH parameters via a PBCH. The user equipment may receive the RACH parameter subset and initiate a RACH procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Juergen Cezanne, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li, Karl Georg Hampel, Bilal Sadiq
  • Patent number: 10827413
    Abstract: In one example, a first plurality of health scores and a second plurality of health cores are calculated. The first plurality of health scores quantifies the health of a plurality of nodes in a telecommunication service provider network, where the plurality of nodes represents connectivity points in the network. The second plurality of health scores quantifies the health of a plurality of links connecting the plurality of nodes. A priority score is calculated that quantifies an importance of a traffic demand. A route over the plurality of nodes and the plurality of links is generated, based at least in part on the first plurality of health scores, the second plurality of health scores, and the priority score. The route delivers the traffic demand from a source to a destination in a manner that meets a need of the traffic demand without exceeding the need by more than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhijit Railkar, Mark D. Austin, Paul Ireifej, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10820304
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a NAV (network allocation vector) setting method in a wireless communications system and a related device. The method includes: receiving, by a receiving node, a PPDU (physical layer protocol data unit) sent by a transmitting node; determining whether the receiving node satisfies a condition of allowing simultaneous transmission; and if the condition of allowing simultaneous transmission is satisfied, keeping a current NAV value unchanged; or if the condition of allowing simultaneous transmission is not satisfied, decoding the received PPDU to obtain a duration field, and updating the current NAV value of the receiving node according to a value of the duration field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Chixiang Ma, Jiyong Pang, Peter Loc
  • Patent number: 10819420
    Abstract: A method for providing a multipath satellite backbone is disclosed. The method includes: creating sub-backbone flows over multipaths between a first peer and a second peer, wherein each of the sub-backbone flows is associated with one of the multipaths; retrieving a policy corresponding to each of the multipaths, the first peer and the second peer; receiving a transport metric for at least one of the multipaths; calculating distribution weights for the sub-backbone flows based on the policy and the transport metric; and transporting traffic over the sub-backbone flows based on the distribution weights, wherein at least one of the multipaths is relayed by a satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Satyajit Roy, George Choquette
  • Patent number: 10813099
    Abstract: The base station serves includes: a sending unit, configured to send a request message to a second network device, where the request message is used to enable the second network device to generate a first configuration for a bearer of a user equipment UE, and a type of the bearer is type 2 or type 3; and a generating unit, configured to generate a second configuration for the bearer when it is determined that the type of the bearer is type 2, where the sending unit is further configured to: send the first configuration and the second configuration to the UE when it is determined that the type of the bearer is type 2, and send the first configuration to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Hao Bi, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10798199
    Abstract: A system for improving network data communications performance between end-user devices and content origin servers. A plurality of accelerators are distributed across a network and communicate with end-user devices and content origin servers. Software development kits installed on end-user devices monitor control channel data traffic between the end-user devices and accelerators. Various data traffic efficiency approaches are implemented by the software development kits on the end-user devices and the plurality of accelerators resulting in improved data communications links between the end-user devices and the content origin servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Twin Prime, Inc.
    Inventors: Kartikeya Chandrayana, Satish Raghunath, Radha Krishna Pagadala, Shauli Gal, Maria Garcia Cerdeno, Russell Larsen
  • Patent number: 10779223
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide to estimate a load for each access mode of multiple access modes of a wireless station, wherein the access modes include a first mode and one or more other modes; calculate a loading metric for each access mode based on its corresponding load in response to the estimation; calculate an order of priority for each access mode by which one or more end devices are to use to connect to the wireless station, based on the loading metric of each access mode; generate a first message that includes the order of priority; and broadcast the first message within a cell of the wireless station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Jignesh S. Panchal, Zheng Zhao, Lei Song
  • Patent number: 10772135
    Abstract: A contending radio node (200) is configured for attempting contention-based random access. The contending radio node (200) obtains a timing advance sequence that is susceptible to contention. The contending radio node (200) transmits, using the same transmission advancement timing, the timing advance sequence and a contention-resolving identity to a recipient radio node (250). Responsive to that transmission, the contending radio node (200) receives a response signal that indicates a contention-resolving identity and a timing advance. The contending radio node (200) resolves any contention in its favor when the contention-resolving identity indicated by the response signal corresponds to the contention-resolving identity that the contending radio node (200) transmitted. The contending radio node (200), responsive to resolving the contention in its favor, adjusts its transmission advancement timing according to the timing advance indicated by the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Henrik Sahlin, Amitav Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10772110
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to signaling medium reservation information medium sharing among multiple radio technologies (RATs) are provided. A wireless communication device of a first RAT detects a channel reservation signal of a second RAT in a spectrum shared by the first RAT and the second RAT. The wireless communication device determines whether the channel reservation signal indicates a first transmission opportunity (TXOP) duration or a second TXOP duration that is different from the first TXOP duration. The wireless communication device selects, based on the determination, at least one of performing a backoff or continuing to monitor the spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Tamer Kadous, Yongbin Wei, Zhifei Fan, Jing Sun, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Bin Tian
  • Patent number: 10764184
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the system identifies geographic areas covered by a communication network. The system determines, for each identified geographic area, a network performance metric for the identified geographic area based on a difference between: (1) a first average network speed of the communication network in the identified geographic area during prior time periods in which the communication network is busy, and (2) a second average network speed of the communication network in the identified geographic area during second prior time periods in which the communication network is not busy. The system compares the respective performance metrics of the geographic areas to a threshold network performance metric, which is determined by a congestion-analysis machine learning (ML) model. The system identifies traffic congestions in one or more of the identified geographic areas having a determined network performance metric below the threshold network performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Martinus Arnold de Jongh, Vincent Gonguet, James Donovan, Laurent Corigliano