Patents Examined by Steven H Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10659296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for admitting new nodes into an existing network, for example a MoCA network. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for adding a new node to an existing network without requiring on-site manual configuration, for example utilizing communication between the new node and a network coordinator of the existing network prior to admission of the new node to the existing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Hebron, Na Chen, Ronald Lee
  • Patent number: 10652823
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing a wakeup receiver for latency-critical applications are described herein. An example system includes a wakeup receiver communicatively coupled to a communication channel. The wakeup receiver is configured to monitor an input signal of the communication channel and down-convert the input signal to a DC signal. The system also includes an analog to digital converter (ADC) configured to digitize the DC signal and provide an ADC output. The system further includes a digital baseband (DBB) module configured to determine a received signal strength indication (RSSI) from the signal. The DBB is also configured to, for each packet, determine a respective packet length and compare the RSSI and respective packet length with a two-dimensional template. The DBB is additionally configured to, based on the comparison, determine an interrupt condition and, based on determining the interrupt condition, generate a wakeup signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: IMEC VZW
    Inventors: Ming Ding, Peng Zhang, Yan Zhang, Akio Hirata, Akifumi Nagao
  • Patent number: 10645734
    Abstract: Proposed are a mission-critical user priority-based random access method and apparatus for a collision resolution in a coexisting PS-LTE and LTE-M network. The MCHP-RA method includes broadcasting information as part of a system information block (SIB) 2 in order for an eNB to allocate a random access channel (RACH) slot in a network environment in which an LTE-based public safety (PS-LTE) network and an LTE-based marine (LTE-M) network coexist, selecting an emergency slot as a next RACH slot when the number of mission-critical high priority-based user equipments (MCHP UEs) is greater than a predefined threshold and processing the MCHP UEs during a random access procedure, and selecting a normal slot as a next RACH slot when the number of MCHP UEs is smaller than a predefined threshold and processing the MCHP UEs, wherein the eNB may allocate the RACH slot based on configurations in order to prevent a preamble collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INHA-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kyunghi Chang, Ishtiaq Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10644995
    Abstract: A network box accepts packets from a network in ingress ports of a first tier of leaf switches, adaptively routes the packets from the leaf switches to a second tier of spine switches within the network box, statically routes the packets from the spine switches to designated egress ports of the leaf switches, and transmits the packets from the designated egress ports into the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES TLV LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Levy, Barak Gafni
  • Patent number: 10638487
    Abstract: A wireless device receives parameters indicating that first bearer(s) of bearer(s) are configured with duplication. Each bearer in bearer(s) is identified by an identifier. A control element of a fixed size of one octet is received. The control element comprises a sequence of activation bits comprising a first activation bit for a first bearer in the first bearer(s). A first position of the first activation bit in the one octet identifies a second position of a first bearer identifier in an ordered list of the bearer identifiers. A first value of the first activation bit indicates whether the PDCP duplication for the first bearer is activated or deactivated. In response to the control element indicating that the PDCP duplication is activated for the first bearer, a first packet corresponding to the first bearer is transmitted via a first cell and a duplicate of the first packet via a second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Esmael Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Hyoungsuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 10638355
    Abstract: A method for configuring a flow-based quality of service (QoS), configuring a bearer-based QoS, and introducing a new layer above a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer in order to process the flow-based QoS are provided. An operation of the PDCP layer to support the new layer is also provided. The disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a fifth generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a fourth generation (4G) system with an Internet of things (IoT) technology. The 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 or connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donggun Kim, Seungri Jin, Soenghun Kim, Youngwoo Kwak
  • Patent number: 10637608
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes identifying a latency between a start of a transmission time interval (TTI) of a transmission burst and a feedback opportunity for the TTI, and determining a duration of the TTI based at least in part on the latency. Another method includes identifying a latency between an end of a TTI of a transmission burst and a feedback opportunity for the TTI, identifying a plurality of code blocks in the TTI, selecting one of a transport block level feedback or a code block level feedback for the TTI based at least in part on the latency, and transmitting the selected one of the transport block level feedback or the code block level feedback for the TTI during the feedback opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10630766
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically registering a communication device are disclosed. As one example, a communication network architecture is disclosed that includes multiple feature servers, multiple registration redirect servers (RRSs), and multiple communication devices. The feature servers provide services to the communication devices. The RRSs each service a shared virtual Internet Protocol (IP) address and perform load balancing of registration requests on behalf of multiple feature servers located geographically proximate to the RRS. The communication devices are configured to issue initial registration requests intended for any of the feature servers to the shared virtual IP address, whereby upon issuing an initial registration request, a communication device is directed to a particular feature server that is associated with a RRS that is closest to the communication device, and where the particular feature server is selected by a load balancing routine executing on the RRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Terpstra, John Hearty, Daryl William Malas
  • Patent number: 10615936
    Abstract: A method for sending a wireless local area network packet structure is provided, and the method comprises: determining a packet structure, where the packet structure comprises an HE-SIGA and an HE-SIGB, the HE-SIGA comprises an indication information, and if a current transmission mode is a full bandwidth MU-MIMO transmission, the indication information is used to indicate a number of scheduled users, or if the current transmission mode is other transmission mode, the indication information is used to indicate a number of symbols in the HE-SIGB; and sending the packet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meilu Lin, Ming Gan, Le Liu, Jun Zhu, Jian Yu
  • Patent number: 10609724
    Abstract: A BS determines an amount of resource overloading for a contention transmission unit (CTU) access region associated with a grant-free uplink transmission scheme in a multiple access system. The BS determines a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) limit indicating a maximum MCS level for the CTU access region. The BS sends the MCS limit to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) associated with the first CTU access region. A UE receives from the base station the MCS limit and determines a first MCS index within the MCS limit for a first uplink transmission. The UE sends the first uplink transmission to the base station using a CTU in the CTU access region. The first uplink transmission includes user data and the first MCS index determined at the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10594651
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for bridging communications between a private network and a public network. A mapping that associates a first set of IP addresses of endpoints in the private network with a second set of IP addresses of endpoints in the public network is provided which enables communications between the private network and public network for network-address-translation (NAT). In response to a data packet having a first IP address of the first set of IP addresses, the data packet is used to determine whether the local line should be accessed. In response to an indication that the local line should be accessed, the identifier among the second set of IP addresses is used to activate an analog-telephone bridging (ATB) circuit and redirect a call associated with the data packet by passing the data packet through the ATB circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehdi Salour
  • Patent number: 10588091
    Abstract: An arrangement for controlling energy consumption of a network node associated with a cell includes a terminal activity monitor configured to detect active terminals served by the cell. A transmission controller is connected to the terminal activity monitor and is configured to restrict transmission downlink in the cell during time periods when there are no active terminals served by the cell. During these time periods transmission is restricted to intermittent transmission of information assisting active terminals not served by the cell in finding the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Bo Hagerman, Bengt Lindoff, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 10574533
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product to manage a network comprising a plurality of interconnected components are described. The method includes obtaining a set of all the components that are part of the network over time, and identifying one or more repeating patterns of components among the set of all the components as corresponding lower-level definitions to generate a hierarchical set of all the components. The method also includes obtaining time-varying information regarding topology and operational values within the network, and creating a representation of the network at a set of times based on the hierarchical set of all the components and the time-varying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Utopus Insights, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich A. Finkler, Fook-Luen Heng, Steven N. Hirsch, Mark A. Lavin, Jun Mei Qu, Amith Singhee, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10567064
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for a beam recovery when there has been a partial control channel failure. Transient obstructions, and other interference effects can cause the failure of a beam pair link which can comprise a transmit beam and a receive beam associated with respective antennas on a transmitter and receiver. A group of control channels (downlink control channels) (configured as a control resource set “CORESET”) on a group of beam pair links can be associated with a group of uplink control resources (Physical Uplink Control Channel resources). When a subset of the CORESET group fails, the user equipment (UE) device can find another PUCCH that is associated with a working CORESET to send an indication to the network about the failure. When the network receives the indication, the network can switch the failed CORESET to a new beam pair link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, Salam Akoum
  • Patent number: 10567309
    Abstract: Data center switches are described. A rack of a data center can include several switches to implement a network topology. The switches can include ports on their fronts and sides such that cables can be coupled with these side ports to implement the network topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiping Yao, Che Kin Leung
  • Patent number: 10567924
    Abstract: A communication method includes generating a packet including the data regarding which the priority has been set beforehand, acquiring channel-used time, calculating channel-usable time based on the channel-used time, calculating a first channel usage estimated time, calculating a wireless transmission rate to be applied when the wireless base station transmits the packet to the first wireless terminal and the second wireless terminal, based on the priority of the data included in the packet, to where the first channel usage estimated time is within the channel-usable time, and transmitting the packet, and information indicating the wireless transmission rate, to the wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takahiro Yoneda, Kazunobu Konishi, Yuta Shimotsuma, Ryota Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10568082
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for reduced overhead signaling when a user equipment device is being configured with multiple bandwidth parts for downlink transmission. When a user equipment device is being configured with multiple bandwidth parts (channels on an aggregate carrier), the signaling that indicates the codebook subset restriction bit map, rank restriction bit map, and beam restriction bit map needs to be repeated for each bandwidth part. Often however, the restriction bit maps are repeated in the bandwidth parts, and so overhead can be reduced by encoding a confirmation bit in each bandwidth part, such that if the confirmation bit is set to “1”, the user equipment device can know to apply the restriction bit map from the primary bandwidth part to the secondary bandwidth part, without having to encode the secondary bandwidth part restriction bit map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10560331
    Abstract: A broadband network gateway (BNG) controller is described that includes a network subscriber database (NSDB) and one or more core applications. The NSDB is configured to store vBNG instance information for one or more subscriber devices. The vBNG instance information specifies vBNG instances operable by one or more edge routers. The vBNG instances are configured to receive requests to access service provider services from the one or more subscriber devices and to selectively authenticate the one or more subscriber devices for network services based on authentication information included in the requests to access services provider services. The one or more core applications include a network instance and configuration manager (NICM). The NICM is configured to modify the vBNG instance information at the NSDB to include an additional vBNG instance and to output, to an edge router, an instruction to generate the additional vBNG instance at the edge router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Madhaorao Gandhewar, Nirmal Antony X
  • Patent number: 10548124
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. In one method, a control format indicator value for a frame may be received over a physical carrier in a shared spectrum. Based on the control format indicator value, a number of subframes of the frame to be used by a base station for downlink transmissions over the physical carrier may be determined. The control format indicator value may indicate an end of transmission, if data is to be transmitted during the frame, a number of subframes to be used for transmission, or whether the current subframe is the final subframe used for transmission. In some cases, a user equipment (UE) may use the control format indicator value to determine a sleep schedule. Further, ACK/NACK transmissions by a UE may be scheduled based on the control format indicator value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo, Srinivas Yerramalli, Tingfang Ji, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Yongbin Wei, Naga Bhushan, Durga Prasad Malladi, Ravi Teja Sukhavasi
  • Patent number: 10536884
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for supporting a connected mode enhanced pruning procedure. A UE may select, while operating in connected mode with a first radio access technology (RAT), measurement candidates for a potential handover based on one or more criteria, maintain an active list including the selected measurement candidates, perform at least one measurement based, at least in part, on the active list, and take one or more actions based, at least in part, on the at least one measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Shravan Kumar Raghunathan, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy