Patents Examined by Tarell A Hampton
  • Patent number: 10575312
    Abstract: Disclosed is a channel assignment method of a communication system for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the method including receiving assignment data and an interference analysis criterion from a spectrum authority; performing an interference analysis and selecting a control and non-payload communication (CNPC) channel based on the assignment data and the interference analysis criterion; and requesting the spectrum authority for assigning the CNPC channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hee Wook Kim, Kwang Jae Lim, Tae Chul Hong
  • Patent number: 10574385
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a data rate in a mobile communication system. The method includes changing an offset from a first offset used in a previous packet to a second offset determined based on whether or not the previous packet is successfully received by a second apparatus; determining whether or not a second channel quality in which the second offset is applied is within a range from a minimum quality to a maximum quality; if it is determined that the second channel quality is not within the range, determining that the offset is maintained as the first offset in a current packet; and transmitting, to the second apparatus, the current packet according to a first channel quality in which the first offset is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyo-Yol Park, Yun-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10568108
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide a channel access period allocation method. The method includes: receiving, by an access point (AP), first information sent by a first station (STA) for requesting a dynamic service period (DSP) from the AP; and sending, by the AP, second information to the first STA to instruct the first STA to send a data frame to the AP in a first DSP, where a start time of the first DSP falls within a first preset time period following an end time of an SP of the first STA, and the first DSP requested by the first STA is pre-allocated to a second STA having a priority that is lower than that of the first STA, where a time delay of the first STA for sending the data frame to the AP satisfies a time delay requirement of a quality of service QoS in the first preset time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Li, Dejian Li, Pei Liu
  • Patent number: 10560329
    Abstract: An electrical device of a network of electrical devices can include an auto-commissioning device having a transceiver and an auto-commissioning engine, where the transceiver communicates with an adjacent transceiver of an adjacent electrical device, where the auto-commissioning engine, based on communication between the transceiver and the adjacent transceiver, identifies and commissions the adjacent electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephan P Iannce, Benjamin Avery Freer, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10560818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, packet data network gateway (PGW), and server in a mobile communication system and device for controlling charging in a mobile communication system. The method by a PGW in a mobile communication system includes identifying data usage information associated with a specific service for a terminal, determining whether the data usage information satisfies a predetermined condition, and transmitting a notification message including the data usage information if the data usage information satisfies the predetermined condition, to a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) entity. The data usage information is used to display a message in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Yean Cho, Ji Cheol Lee, Sung Ho Choi, Joon Ho Park, Kill Yeon Kim, Ki Suk Kweon
  • Patent number: 10554535
    Abstract: An apparatus stores connection information indicating connection relationship among topological structures in a network, in which first-type topological structures are coupled to second-type topological structures. The apparatus stores first transfer-patterns each indicating a combination of input and output ports for performing all-to-all communication without path conflict in each of the first-type topological structures, and second transfer-patterns each indicating a combination of input and output ports for performing all-to-all communication without path conflict in each of the second-type topological structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro Shimizu, Kohta Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10555339
    Abstract: Techniques for transmission of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) or enhanced PDCCH (EPDCCH) within a partial subframe of a license assisted access (LAA) burst are discussed. One example apparatus comprises a processor configured to generate a LAA burst; generate one or more downlink control channel messages that comprise at least one of PDCCH messages or EPDCCH messages; generate a physical layer encoding of the LAA burst comprising a first partial subframe, wherein the first partial subframe comprises a physical layer encoding of the one or more downlink control channel messages; and output the first partial subframe comprising the physical layer encoding of the one or more control channel messages to transmitter circuitry for subsequent transmission via an unlicensed carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhorkar, Hwan-Joon Kwon, Jeongho Jeon, Qiaoyang Ye
  • Patent number: 10542569
    Abstract: A method for accessing communication networks includes receiving by a device an identification of a communication network; determining whether the identification corresponds to a registered communication network; if the identification corresponds to a registered communication network, generating a password for accessing the communication network by applying a cryptographic function parameterized with a secret value associated with the communication network to the identification; and automatically establishing a connection of the device to the communication network using the generated password. Furthermore, methods for managing access to communication networks and providing communication networks are disclosed. A corresponding client device, service infrastructure and service provider infrastructure are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TMRW FOUNDATION IP S. À R.L.
    Inventor: Cevat Yerli
  • Patent number: 10542561
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a system for transmitting a downlink signal is provided. The method includes monitoring a first common control channel indicating a downlink (DL) interval of subframe (SF) #(n?1) and SF #n, monitoring a second common control channel indicating a DL interval of SF #n and SF #(n+1), and performing a DL reception process in the SF #n based on a detection result of the first common control channel and a detection result of second common control channel. The DL interval represents occupied OFDM symbols in a DL subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Minseok Noh, Jinsam Kwak, Juhyung Son
  • Patent number: 10541787
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmitting retransmission data using an HARQ in a wireless communication system. Specifically, it is determined whether there is a radio resource for transmitting retransmission data. When the radio resource exists, a DCI format including a retransmission indicator field is configured. The retransmission indicator field indicates whether the retransmission data is general retransmission data or opportune retransmission data. The opportune retransmission data is retransmitted before an ACK/NACK signal for initial transmission data is received. The retransmission data is transmitted through the radio resource according to scheduling of a configured DCI format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilmu Byun, Heejeong Cho, Genebeck Hanh, Eunjong Lee
  • Patent number: 10530657
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing virtual networking functionality for managed computer networks. In some situations, a user may configure or otherwise specify one or more virtual local area networks (“VLANs”) for a managed computer network being provided for the user, such as with each VLAN including multiple computing nodes of the managed computer network. Networking functionality corresponding to the specified VLAN(s) may then be provided in various manners, such as if the managed computer network itself is a distinct virtual computer network overlaid on one or more other computer networks, and communications between computing nodes of the managed virtual computer network are handled in accordance with the specified VLAN(s) of the managed virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by networking devices of the managed virtual computer network if they were physically present and configured to support the specified VLAN(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jason Brandwine, Peter J. Hill
  • Patent number: 10530651
    Abstract: A method is described that determines that a replacement node device has been connected to a mesh network, the replacement node device corresponding to an original node that has been removed from the mesh network. In response to determining that the replacement node device has been connected to the mesh network, network topology data is accessed that specifies one or more data routing configurations that are each associated with a node device included in the mesh network. From among the one or more data routing configurations specified by the network topology data, a particular data routing configuration is identified that is associated with the original node device that has been removed from the mesh network. Data that specifies the particular data routing configuration that is associated with the original node device that has been removed from the mesh network is provided to the replacement node device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Flannery Knight, John Douglas Penning
  • Patent number: 10523432
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for power management and security for wireless modules in “Machine-to-Machine” communications. A wireless module operating in a wireless network and with access to the Internet can efficiently and securely communicate with a server. The wireless network can be a public land mobile network (PLMN) that supports wireless wide area network technology including 3rd generation (3G) and 4th generation (4G) networks, and future generations as well. The wireless module can (i) utilize sleep and active states to monitor a monitored unit with a sensor and (ii) communicate with wireless network by utilizing a radio. The wireless module can include power control steps to reduce the energy consumed after sending sensor data by minimizing a tail period of a radio resource control (RRC) connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Nix
  • Patent number: 10523775
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for flow control. In one aspect, there is provided a method, wherein the method may include monitoring, by an external flow controller, a workflow at a first cloud application to determine whether at least one condition is satisfied to extend the workflow to a second cloud application external to the first cloud application; diverting, by the external flow controller, when the at least one condition is satisfied; handling, by the external flow controller, a request to divert the workflow to the second cloud application by at least formatting the request in accordance with configuration information at the external flow controller; sending, by the external flow controller, the workflow to the second cloud application; receiving, by the external flow controller, a result to incorporate into the workflow at the first cloud application; and/or proceeding with the workflow at the first cloud application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jagdeep Shetty, John Lark, Kshitij Dayal, Pankaj Khandelwal, Jennifer Chen, Dinesh Shahane
  • Patent number: 10517048
    Abstract: A device includes circuitry configured to transmit advertisement data to one or more electronic devices at a first advertisement rate. A presence or absence of the electronic devices is detected within communication range of the device based on a detection signal received from at least one of the one or more electronic devices. A predetermined advertisement rate is modified to correspond to a second advertisement rate based on the presence or absence of the one or more electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Raghavendra Ramappa, Amrit Swarup Devulapalli, Ravi Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10516501
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device, and a method and a network node for a wireless communication system. The device includes: a transceiver and a processor, and the transceiver is configured to receive a first control signal from a network node where the first control signal includes a measurement request for a first reference signal, and receive the first reference signal from the network node, the processor is configured to measure the first reference signal according to the measurement request, and the transceiver is further configured to transmit a second control signal to the network node where the second control signal includes a measurement report indicating the measurement of the first reference signal, and transmit a second reference signal to the network node where the measurement report indicates a transmitted power of the second reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Henrik Olofsson, Petteri Kela
  • Patent number: 10516500
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a data rate in a mobile communication system. The method includes changing an offset from a first offset used in a previous packet to a second offset determined based on whether or not the previous packet is successfully received by a second apparatus; determining whether or not a second channel quality in which the second offset is applied is within a range from a minimum quality to a maximum quality; if it is determined that the second channel quality is not within the range, determining that the offset is maintained as the first offset in a current packet; and transmitting, to the second apparatus, the current packet according to a first channel quality in which the first offset is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyo-Yol Park, Yun-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10512048
    Abstract: A system and method for cell synchronization suitable for a wireless signal including substantially identical synchronization signals that repeat in predetermined time intervals, the synchronization signals including a plurality of substantially identical symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ceva D.S.P Ltd.
    Inventors: Omri Isaacs, Zeev Kaplan, Tal Shalev
  • Patent number: 10505606
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hybrid beamforming-based broadcast channel transmitting method and devices. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method for transmitting broadcast channels in a wireless connection system supporting hybrid beamforming includes: a step of transmitting N broadcast channels including the same broadcast information in N mutually different subframes; and a step of receiving feedback information on one or more of the N broadcast channels, wherein N mutually different analog beams may be applied to the N broadcast channels, and N may be a positive integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Jiwon Kang, Kilbom Lee, Heejin Kim
  • Patent number: 10506621
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for sharing uplinks in a multiple radio access technology environment. Such techniques may improve transmission and processing of acknowledgment data from a user equipment in the multiple radio access technology environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Kausik Ray Chaudhuri, Sameh Guirguis, Ozge Koymen, Atanu Halder