Patents Examined by Tan H Trinh
  • Patent number: 10616838
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the example method may include generating a data frame including a Medium Access Control (MAC) header or a physical layer (PHY) header. The MAC header or the PHY header of the data frame may include transmit power related information. The transmit power related information may include at least one of: a maximum transmit power, power backoff per modulation and coding scheme information, or an actual transmit power. The method may include transmitting the data frame to a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Bin Tian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10609655
    Abstract: Various arrangements are presented for controlling a mesh network. An electronic device may determine an occupancy state of a structure. In response to determining that the structure is not occupied, the electronic device may determine whether each node of the mesh network is in communication with at least one device that currently needs wireless communications, wherein the mesh network comprises a plurality of nodes. Power consumption of at least one node of the plurality of nodes of the mesh network may be adjusted based on determining whether each node of the mesh network is in communication with at least one device that currently needs wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Kamesh Raj Velu
  • Patent number: 10602461
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for transmitting uplink signals through multiple cells in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the uplink signal transmission method comprises: a step of receiving a first downlink signal at a first timing through a first cell and receiving a second downlink signal at a second timing through a second cell; a step of transmitting a first uplink signal, corresponding to the first downlink signal, through the first cell after a first processing time has elapsed since the first timing; and a step of transmitting a second uplink signal, corresponding to the second downlink signal, through the second cell after a second processing time has elapsed since the second timing, wherein, if the first uplink signal and the second uplink signal are transmitted at the same timing, uplink transmission power is allocated first to the uplink signal corresponding to the downlink signal received at the preceding timing between the first timing and the second timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Hyunho Lee, Yunjung Yi, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10601495
    Abstract: Drone-based wireless communications systems are provided, as are methods carried-out by such wireless communications systems. In one embodiment, the wireless communications system includes a Satellite Signal Transformation (SST) unit and a plurality of aerial network drones, which can be deployed over a designated geographical area to form a multi-drone network thereover. During operation, the SST unit transmits a network source signal, which contains content extracted from a satellite signal. The multi-drone network receives the network source signal, disseminates drone relay signals containing the content through the multi-drone network, and broadcastings user device signals containing the content over the designated geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Chris Hardy, Paul Bellotti
  • Patent number: 10585460
    Abstract: A repeater system including one or more donor antennas, one or more server antennas and a repeater integrated with a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Mouser, Patrick Lee Cook, Christopher Ken Ashworth, Casey James Nordgran, Eddie F. Iglesias
  • Patent number: 10582344
    Abstract: A terminal device includes at least one processor and a transceiver. The at least one processor is configured to execute computer readable instructions to generate a list of a plurality of other terminal devices located within a threshold range from the terminal device via short-range wireless communication. The transceiver is configured to transmit, in response to selection of a set of terminal devices from among the plurality of other terminal devices included in the list, a request to establish an association with users corresponding to terminal devices in the selected set of terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LINE Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10582422
    Abstract: In one implementation, interference generated by a constellation of satellites is mitigated. Each satellite is configured to provide multiple beams that define a coverage footprint. Anticipated positions are determined for satellites. Based on the anticipated positions, a determination is made that, during a defined period of time, portions of a coverage footprint for a first satellite will be covered by coverage footprints for other satellites. Based on this, a beam assignment for the first satellite is defined in which a first subset of beams configured to provide coverage of a first portion of the first coverage footprint are inactive, and a beam assignment for a second satellite is defined in which a second subset of beams are active, where the second subset of beams provide coverage within the first portion of the first coverage footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Tatum
  • Patent number: 10575283
    Abstract: Provided is a method and device for inter-device communication, the method comprising: a first terminal device is determined to be a central terminal device for a first group, wherein the first group comprises the central terminal device and at least one member terminal device; and the first terminal device allocates a first radio resource for a second terminal device, such that the second terminal device carries out inter-device communication according to the first radio resource, wherein the second terminal device belongs to the member terminal devices of the first group. The present invention is capable of improving the efficiency and reliability of inter-device communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10567031
    Abstract: A filter module (20) includes a filter circuit (22) that includes switches (221SW and 224SW), a pass band of the filter circuit (22) being switched in accordance with switching between ON and OFF of the switches (221SW and 224SW); and an impedance matching circuit (21) that is disposed in at least one of a preceding stage and a subsequent stage of the filter circuit (22) and that includes a switch (212SW), an element value for achieving impedance matching being switched in the impedance matching circuit (21) in accordance with switching between ON and OFF of the switch (212SW). The switches (221SW and 224SW) and the switch (212SW) synchronize with each other regarding timing of switching between ON and OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10564741
    Abstract: A method includes storing a log of pairing events between the stylus and each of a plurality of digitizer systems from which the stylus is configured to receive input and defining a search protocol to identify which digitizer system from the plurality of digitizer systems is providing input to the stylus based on the log. The method also includes searching for the digitizer system that is communicating with the stylus based the input detected and transmitting signals from an interacting tip of the stylus using a protocol configured for communicating with the digitizer system identified during the searching. The log of pairing events is stored while a user is operating a stylus and the search protocol is dynamically defined based on the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Shoham Dekel
  • Patent number: 10560166
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for beamforming using tunable passive time-delay structures are disclosed. One apparatus includes a node, wherein the node includes a passive time-delay structure, wherein the passive time-delay structure is operative to generate a plurality of delayed signals, wherein each of the plurality of delayed signals is a delayed version of a communication signal, a tunable element, the tunable element operative to introduce a variable delay to the communication signal propagating through the passive time-delay structure, an antenna array, wherein the antenna array generates a beamforming pattern corresponding the passive time-delay structure, and a phase delay adjust control operative to adjust the tunable element of the passive time-delay structure, wherein a direction of the one or more beams of the beamforming pattern changes depending upon tuning of the tunable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Michael Coutts
  • Patent number: 10554293
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose implementations of a UE and a method for providing a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network, the method including: receiving an NB-IoT downlink over a forward link; obtaining MAC configuration parameters, a transmit-timing offset and a transmit-frequency offset; pre-adjusting, to align with a return link timing and a return link frequency, a transmit-timing with the transmit-timing offset and a transmit-frequency with the transmit-frequency offset; requesting, based on the MAC configuration parameters and after the pre-adjusting, a connection with a Random-Access Preamble (RAR) over an NB-IoT uplink via the return link; and establishing the connection upon receiving a Random-Access Response (RAR), where a Round Trip-Time (RTT) from a transmitting antenna to a receiving antenna is greater than 67 microseconds (us), and both the NB-IoT downlink and the NB-IoT uplink use a mostly unchanged NB-IoT standard waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Chin, William Whitmarsh
  • Patent number: 10555135
    Abstract: A terminal device includes at least one processor and a transceiver. The at least one processor is configured to execute computer readable instructions to generate a list of a plurality of other terminal devices located within a threshold range from the terminal device via short-range wireless communication. The transceiver is configured to transmit, in response to selection of a set of terminal devices from among the plurality of other terminal devices included in the list, a request to establish an association with users corresponding to terminal devices in the selected set of terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LINE Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10555303
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for estimating a Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device's (CBSD's) coverage area using user equipment (UE) timing advance and/or power headroom information and allocating resources based on the estimate. In an exemplary method embodiment a Spectrum Access System: (i) receives, from a CBSD, user equipment (UE) information including at least one of timing advance or power headroom information for one or more UEs in communication with the CBSD; (ii) estimates, based on the received first UE information, a first CBSD coverage area; and (iii) makes a first resource allocation to the CBSD based on the estimated CBSD coverage area, the first resource allocation including an allocation of at least one of a frequency bandwidth allocation or transmission power allocation to the CBSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Haider Syed, Muhib T. Oduwaiye, Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 10542412
    Abstract: Wireless mesh networking protocols for directional transmissions in the PHY layer over multiple hops between a mix of mesh and non-mesh stations (STAs). Joint beamforming (BF) training and mesh network discovery is described including adaptive signaling with the mesh network. The mesh networking protocol can be utilized in a mix of wireless nodes including portals, access points (APs), personal control points (PCPs), and mesh stations (STAs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy Medhat Abdallah, Mohamed Abouelseoud
  • Patent number: 10530315
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to calibrating a power amplifier. The power amplifier calibration circuit is configured to provide a plurality of bias signal combinations each including a respective first bias signal and a respective second bias signal to the power amplifier. Power amplifier performance parameters for each of the bias signal combinations can be measured and provided to a control circuit in the power amplifier calibration circuit. The control circuit is configured to rank the measured power amplifier performance parameters based on predefined ranking criteria and determines a selected bias signal combination that can optimize the power amplifier performance parameters of the power amplifier. As such, it is possible to calibrate the power amplifier to operate at a balanced performance level, thus helping to improve radio frequency (RF) coverage and performance of the remote unit in a wireless distribution system (WDS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Amit Gutman, Shlomi Kaduri, Roi Yosy Ziv
  • Patent number: 10531400
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control part. The control part performs control to transmit a frame for requesting the transmission of data to an information processing apparatus as a destination of the data and for requesting information processing apparatuses other than the information processing apparatus as the destination to set a transmission inhibition time, the frame being transmitted with transmitting power determined on the basis of surrounding environment information regarding an environment surrounding the information processing apparatus transmitting the frame. Transmission of the frame causes the transmission inhibition time to be set over an appropriate range of information processing apparatuses. Efficiency of utilization of communication resources is improved by suitably setting a transmission inhibition time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Shigeru Sugaya, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10530409
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module includes a multilayer substrate, an input switch, an output switch, and filters. A switch IC is disposed on a main surface of the multilayer substrate. The input switch is disposed in the switch IC and includes a first input terminal and first output terminals. The output switch is disposed in the switch IC and includes second input terminals and a second output terminal. The filters are disposed outside the switch IC and are connected to the first output terminals and the second input terminals. In a plan view of the multilayer substrate, the first input terminal and the first output terminals are disposed close to a first side of an exterior of the switch IC, and the second input terminals and the second output terminal are disposed close to a second side different from the first side of the exterior of the switch IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10524213
    Abstract: Techniques for transmit power control calculation by user equipments (UEs) are discussed. An example apparatus employable by a UE comprises a processor configured to: configure, for each active link of a set of active links, a distinct set of power control parameters, wherein each active link comprises a distinct combination of a UE beam of a set of UE beams and a transmission/reception point (TRP) beam of a set of TRP beams; process an uplink (UL) grant received via a control channel that indicates a first active link of the set of active links, wherein the first active link comprises a first UE beam and a first TRP beam; calculate a first transmit power based at least in part on the distinct set of power control parameters configured for the first active link; and output UL data for transmission via the first UE beam at the first transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Shirish Nagaraj, Jong-Kae Fwu, Bishwarup Mondal, Ajit Nimbalker, Yuan Zhu, Sungho Moon
  • Patent number: 10523305
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater configured to perform variable bandwidth filtering of signals is disclosed. The repeater can include a signal path for a radio frequency (RF) signal. The signal path can include a fixed-bandwidth low pass filter (LPF) operable to perform a variable bandwidth filtering of the RF signal to produce a channelized signal. The variable bandwidth filtering at the LPF can be performed by adjusting a first variable local oscillator (LO). The signal path can include a fixed-bandwidth high pass filter (HPF) operable to perform a variable bandwidth filtering of a channelized signal output from the LPF. The variable bandwidth filtering at the HPF can be performed by adjusting a second variable LO. The first variable LO and the second variable LO can be set to create a variable bandwidth that enables the repeater to perform variable bandwidth filtering of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Dale Robert Anderson