Patents Examined by Sulaiman Nooristany
  • Patent number: 10447373
    Abstract: A controlling entity communicates with a plurality of network devices having a plurality of distributed transceivers and one or more corresponding antenna arrays. The controlling entity receives information, such as location information, propagation environment characteristics, physical environment characteristics and/or link parameters and quality from the network devices and/or communication devices that are communicatively coupled to the plurality of network devices. The controlling entity coordinates communication of data streams for the distributed transceivers and the antenna arrays based on the received information. The network device comprises an access point, a router, a switching device, a gateway and/or a set top box. The controlling entity is located within or external to one of the network devices. One or more functions performed by the controlling entity are split between the controlling entity and one or more of the network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GOLBA LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Moshfeghi
  • Patent number: 10439888
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes identifying, by an interconnect engine executing at a computing device, based at least in part on querying telemetry data that indicates interconnections established between interconnection facility customers within a plurality of interconnection facilities by an interconnection facility provider, a set of existing interconnections between a particular interconnection facility customer and at least one target interconnection facility customer within the plurality of interconnection facilities; generating, by the interconnect engine and based at least on part on the set of existing interconnections, a set of prospective interconnections between the particular interconnection facility customer and the target interconnection facility customers for at least one interconnection facility of the plurality of interconnection facilities, wherein the set of prospective interconnections are not included in the telemetry data; and outputting, by the interconnect engine and for display
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EQUINIX, INC.
    Inventors: Kirk Allan Felbinger, Steve Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10440771
    Abstract: Methods for managing hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback are disclosed, where HARQ feedback operations by a receiving device may be modified. A receiving device may receive a data transmission. The receiving device may evaluate a condition for determining how to provide HARQ feedback in response to the data transmission. The receiving device may modify a HARQ feedback operation based at least in part on the condition. Modification of HARQ feedback operations may include turning off HARQ feedback, excluding negative acknowledgment (NAK) reporting, or excluding acknowledgement (ACK) reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Durga Prasad Malladi, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Shimman Arvind Patel, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Michael Mao Wang, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10440748
    Abstract: A first communications device 102 and a method therein for transmitting data to a second communications device 104 on a sub-channel. The first device performs carrier sensing on a first sub-channel assigned an unknown occupancy state. When the first sub-channel is determined as being vacant, the first device transmits, to the second device, the data on the first sub-channel. When the first sub-channel is determined as being occupied, the first device assigns the first sub-channel an occupied state, starts a first time period associated with the first sub-channel, and performs carrier sensing on a second sub-channel assigned with the unknown occupancy state. When the second sub-channel is determined as being vacant, the first device transmits, to the second device, the data on the second sub-channel. In absence of the second sub-channel assigned an unknown occupancy state, the first device enters an inactive mode until the first time period has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Dennis Sundman, Miguel Lopez, Thomas Nilsson, Nafiseh Shariati
  • Patent number: 10433287
    Abstract: A method for transmitting uplink control information in a carrier aggregation environment, the method includes: calculating n pieces of response data, each having 1 bit or 2 bits, for n subframes received from an enhanced Node B (eNB) through n downlink component carriers and decoded by a User Equipment (UE); calculating k bits of integrated response data by applying a mapping rule reflecting a weight given to a downlink component carrier of each of the n pieces of response data; and performing a block coding of the integrated response data to produce encoded integrated response data, and transmitting the encoded integrated response data to the eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Sungkwon Hong
  • Patent number: 10432337
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for timestamping data packets are provided. The apparatus includes an input bit counter responsive to input bits entering a physical layer (PHY) device and an output bit counter responsive to output bits transmitted by the PHY device. A timestamp for an incoming bit is calculated based on a number of bits awaiting transmission by the PHY device at the time of arrival of the incoming bit. The number of bits awaiting transmission by the PHY device is determined based on the first count and the second count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Eric Baden, Ankit Bansal, Sharath Gargeshwari
  • Patent number: 10425806
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and system for utilizing a digital data capture device in conjunction with a Bluetooth (BT) enabled mobile device for publishing data and multimedia content on one or more websites automatically or with minimal user intervention. A client application is provided on the BT enabled mobile device. In the absence of inbuilt BT capability, a BT communication device is provided on the digital data capture device. The BT communication device is paired with the BT enabled mobile device to establish a connection. The client application detects capture of data and multimedia content on the digital data capture device and initiates transfer of the captured data, multimedia content, and associated files. The digital data capture device transfers the captured data, multimedia content, and the associated files to the client application. The client application automatically publishes the transferred data and multimedia content on one or more websites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CellspinSoft Inc.
    Inventors: Gurvinder Singh, Marcos Klein, Vince Laviano
  • Patent number: 10425187
    Abstract: In an unlicensed band, different types of interference may be experienced by user equipments (UEs), and a serving evolved Node B (eNB) may not be aware of the interference types affecting a UE. Therefore, aspects presented herein provide UE assisted interference learning, in which the UE detects an interfering signal and reports information such as the interference level and properties of the interfering signal to a serving eNB. Another aspects presented herein provide for an eNB which receives, from one or more UEs, information indicating properties of each of at least one interfering signals experienced by the UEs, such as interference types affecting the UEs. The eNB further uses the information received from the UE, including the wireless technology type to determine the properties of its downlink transmission and the length of the contention window leading up to its downlink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 10425336
    Abstract: A system and method for adaptive congestion management uses measurements of usage of each edge network segment both per-customer and for each edge network segment as a whole. The technique then processes these measurements to determine what changes to make to allowed transfer rates to alleviate congestion. Adaptive congestion management also uses these measurements to determine when to remove any restrictions on transfer rates in the case that the edge network segment is no longer congested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Adam Dunstan, Christopher W. Gunner
  • Patent number: 10411856
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for reference signal transmissions and transmit power ratio determination in non-orthogonal transmissions. A traffic-to-pilot power ratio (TPR) may be determined for a base layer for a non-orthogonal channel and another TPR may be determined for an enhancement layer for the non-orthogonal channel. Reference signal transmissions may be transmitted by a base station at a reference signal transmission power, and a user equipment (UE) may estimate channel quality for the base layer or the enhancement layer based at least in part on an energy level of the received reference signal and one or more of the first TPR or the second TPR. A base station may transmit TPR signaling that may indicate one or more TPR values for one or both of the base layer or enhancement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Tao Luo, Hao Xu, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 10404441
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a base station of a mobile communication system configuring at least one low latency transmission time interval (TTI) within a length of at least one transmission symbol in a subframe including a plurality of transmission symbols and transmitting LL (low latency) TTI related information using a physical control format indicator channel (PCFICH) transmitted at a pre-defined transmission symbol position within the subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Soojung Jung, Anseok Lee, Seungkwon Cho, Sung Cheol Chang
  • Patent number: 10404648
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses an addressing mechanism adapted for extending a customer local area network of a customer premises of a customer outside of the customer premises and into a private data network with improved scalability and performance. The extension of a local area network of a customer premises of a customer outside of the customer premises and into a private data network may be provided using a customer bridge associated with the customer local area network of the customer, a customer bridging domain hosted on a network gateway device for the customer, and a switching element hosted in the private data network for the customer for one or more customer components hosted within the private data network for the customer. The addressing mechanism may include one or more of address announcement functions, address resolution functions, address translation functions, or the like, as well as various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Wadhwa, Jun Hu
  • Patent number: 10397960
    Abstract: Physical layer structures and access schemes for use in such networks are described and in particular initial access channel (IACH) structures are proposed. A spectrum efficient downlink (DL) IACH design supports different types of User Equipment (UE) capabilities and different system bandwidths. An IACH includes the synchronization channel (SCH) and broadcast-control channel (BCH). A non-uniform SCH for all system bandwidths is provided, as well as scalable bandwidth BCH depending on system bandwidth. An initial access procedure is provided, as well as an access procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Hua Xu, Ming Jia, Sarah Boumendil, Evelyne Le Strat, Hang Zhang, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10390313
    Abstract: In order to improve communication with another electronic device, during an advertising mode an electronic device (such as a smartphone) may transmit a packet with advertising information using a default transmit power level. Then, based on feedback about a performance metric associated with the communication from the other electronic device, the electronic device may selectively increase the transmit power level for a subsequent packet. Because this selective increase in the transmit power level may increase the overall power consumption, the change in the transmit power level also may depend on one or more factors, such as a battery power level of the electronic device. However, the selective increase in the transmit power level may, in some instances, decrease the overall power consumption by reducing or eliminating retries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Narang, Peter Agboh, Vusthla Sunil Reddy, Chia Yiaw Chong, Indranil S. Sen, Ruben Caballero, Manjit S. Walia, Xi Yang
  • Patent number: 10390360
    Abstract: A wireless device receives message(s) comprising configuration parameters of cells, a first IE for the primary PUCCH, a second IE indicating SR maximum number of transmissions, and an SR prohibit timer IE for an SR timer. The configuration parameters comprise: a primary cell with a PUCCH; and a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH. The first IE indicates the SR maximum number of transmissions. In response to an SR counter less than the SR maximum number of transmissions in a first SR subframe: the SR counter increments; a physical layer is instructed to signal an SR associated with an SR process on one valid PUCCH resource for the SR. The SR timer starts and is configured with an expiration duration value determined based on the SR prohibit timer IE regardless of which one of the primary PUCCH and the secondary PUCCH is employed for transmission of the SR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10390187
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments and corresponding disclosure thereof, various aspects are described in connection with providing shared scheduling request (SR) resources to devices for transmitting SRs. Identifiers related to the shared SR resources can be signaled to the devices along with indications of the shared SR resources in given time durations. Thus, devices can transmit an SR over shared SR resources related to one or more received identifiers for obtaining an uplink grant. This can decrease delay associated with receiving uplink grants since the device need not wait for dedicated SR resources before transmitting the SR. In addition, overhead can be decreased on control channels, as compared to signaling dedicated SR resources and/or uplink grants. Moreover, identifiers related to SR resources can correspond to a grouping of devices, such that a device can transmit over shared SR resources related to a group including the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sai Yiu Duncan Ho, Wanshi Chen, Juan Montojo, Parag Arun Agashe
  • Patent number: 10383095
    Abstract: A method for processing a medium access control entity, UE and a communication system. The method includes: establishing a corresponding medium access control entity by UE for a second connectivity, so that there exists dual connectivity between the UE and network side including a first connectivity and the second connectivity; wherein the medium access control entity of the second connectivity at least includes a multiplexing or de-multiplexing module and a logic channel prioritization module. Resources of the UE may be efficiently managed, and waste of resources is reduced based on control optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yanling Lu, Weiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 10382181
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for acknowledge mode data (AMD) re-segmentation are disclosed. An AMD protocol data unit (PDU) is generated from at least one RLC SDU. The AMD PDU size is within a flexible maximum AMD PDU size. The original AMD PDU is stored in a retransmission buffer, and transmitted. If transmission of the original AMD PDU fails and the original AMD PDU size is larger than an updated maximum AMD PDU size, the original AMD PDU is segmented to segmented AMD PDUs. If transmission of one of the segmented AMD PDUs fails, the original AMD PDU may be re-segmented to smaller size AMD PDUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Stephen E. Terry, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10383120
    Abstract: A communication device of reporting channel information comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise receiving a plurality of beamformed reference signals transmitted by a network via a plurality of beams, respectively; obtaining a plurality of channel quality indicators (CQIs) of the plurality of beams according to the plurality of beamformed reference signals; and transmitting a bitmap indicating whether the plurality of CQIs are greater than a threshold to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Ping-Heng Kuo
  • Patent number: 10383028
    Abstract: A user equipment transmits at least one repeater information request (42, 52) to at least one terminal device to request information on a repeater capability of the at least one terminal device. The user equipment receives at least one repeater information response (43, 53) from the at least one terminal device. The user equipment selects a terminal device based on the received at least one repeater information response (43, 53). The user equipment transmits a repeater transition request (45) to the selected terminal device to request the selected terminal device to initiate activation of a repeater function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Rickard Ljung, Saif Alnashi