Patents Examined by Tri H. Phan
  • Patent number: 10455598
    Abstract: A network device for a wireless local area network, specifically a TSCH MAC and IEEE 802.15.4e wireless network. The network device can wirelessly communicate with a plurality of wireless network nodes over at least one frequency channel according to a schedule which allocates cells to links. A cell is a timeslot on a frequency channel; and a link represents communication between two network nodes or a network node and the network device. The network device has a radio and a processor. The radio is operable to receive traffic information, comprising the number of packets each of the network nodes is planning to transmit during a scheduling period and the processor is configured to define a schedule. The schedule has at least one cell allocated to a link as a redundancy cell for communicating a packet when communication of a packet by the link during an earlier allocated cell fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Yichao Jin
  • Patent number: 10455061
    Abstract: A smart NIC (Network Interface Card) is provided with features to enable the smart NIC to operate as an in-line NIC between a host's NIC and a network. The smart NIC provides pass-through transmission of network flows for the host. Packets sent to and from the host pass through the smart NIC. As a pass-through point, the smart NIC is able to accelerate the performance of the pass-through network flows by analyzing packets, inserting packets, dropping packets, inserting or recognizing congestion information, and so forth. In addition, the smart NIC provides a lightweight transport protocol (LTP) module that enables it to establish connections with other smart NICs. The LTP connections allow the smart NICs to exchange data without passing network traffic through their respective hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Caulfield, Eric Chung, Doug Burger, Derek Chiou
  • Patent number: 10454657
    Abstract: There is a need to support narrowband TDD frame structure for narrowband communications. The present disclosure provides a solution by supporting one or more narrowband TDD frame structure(s) for narrowband communications. In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may determine a narrowband TDD frame structure for narrowband communications. The apparatus may also determine a PUSCH format of a group of PUSCH formats for allocating at least one RU to a UE for a NPUCCH. In addition, the apparatus may allocate the at least one RU to the UE using the determined PUSCH format. In one aspect, the RU may include one or more subcarriers in each of one or more slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Bhattad, Xiao feng Wang, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10447542
    Abstract: Methods and systems here may be used for managing a wireless network including associating a first and second wireless access device to an access point (AP), assigning the first and second wireless access device to respective first and second isolation groups, providing local communication via the AP within the isolation group, and prohibiting local communication via the AP between the first and second isolation groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: David Stiff
  • Patent number: 10432518
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improvements in communication flow. For example, a network may benefit from packet flow optimization. A method can include receiving a flow at an entity of a communication system having a virtualized control plane. The method can also include dynamically deciding how to route the flow to an entity selected from a group of entities comprising at least one virtualized part of an entity. The method can further include routing the flow as decided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Juha Antero Rasanen, Devaki Chandramouli
  • Patent number: 10433194
    Abstract: Systems and methods of cloud-based thermal control of an access point performed by a cloud-based controller include periodically obtaining temperature measurements from the access point comprising one or more radio chips operating therein; responsive to the temperature exceeding a first threshold, causing one or more thermal mitigation techniques to modify operating conditions of the one or more radio chips; and, responsive to the temperature being lower than a second threshold, causing reversion back of the one or more thermal mitigation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Plume Design, Inc.
    Inventors: William McFarland, Yoseph Malkin, Richard Chang, Patrick Hanley
  • Patent number: 10432503
    Abstract: Client device prefixes are distributed to other network devices (e.g., routers) in the network inside a special container attribute of an update message. The container attribute is attached as an optional-transitive attribute to a location prefix announcement. A location prefix identifies the Autonomous System (AS) that originates the client prefixes. All of the ID prefixes packed in the container use the location prefix as the recursive next-hop towards them. As a result, all convergence in the network occurs for a small number of location prefixes, while at the same time, the location/ID mapping is being distributed using the Location best-paths. In some embodiments, the container attribute can utilize BGP update packets, or optimized NLRI/attribute packaging. Compression of the ID prefixes can also be used within the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Maciej Rzehak, Pavel Kiselev, Stephen Callaghan
  • Patent number: 10425316
    Abstract: A heartbeat monitoring apparatus monitors the status of CPE devices based on received inform messages including events or event codes and heartbeat monitoring parameters. The heartbeat monitoring apparatus may generate and send alarm messages to external systems upon detecting a failure (e.g., offline, reboot, etc.) status of a CPE device. The heartbeat monitoring parameters may include an indication of which CPE devices (e.g., type of device, location of devices, or the like) are to be monitored, a heartbeat interval and subinterval, the frequency of a heartbeat check for alarms, or the like. The inform messages may include HEARTBEAT events for the CPE devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Jigang Yang, Bahadir Danisik
  • Patent number: 10425254
    Abstract: A gateway provides duplex-directional, multimedia ad hoc mesh networking, peer-to-peer direct communications, power optimization, dynamic configuration, and data management, while operating within various devices and network topologies. A multitasking virtual machine monitor for mobile networked devices, that is capable of functional expandability and portability to various operating environments, interoperability with a variety of operating systems, the Gateway Control System (GCS) performs functional capabilities in both a local and a networked topology using local and remote hardware and software. Software within the GCS is partitioned into sequentially, autonomous code, referred to herein as “modules,” each module being configured to communicate with hardware and other gateway modules. Collectively, all gateway modules are referred to herein as the gateway stack (GS). Each member of the GS can be turned on or off, downloaded from a remote site, and dynamically configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EYECAM, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Eugene Fisher, Bryan Jonathan Davis, Mark Joseph Meyer, Bradley Brian Bushard, Nitin Patil, James Fisher
  • Patent number: 10417173
    Abstract: A parallel processing apparatus including a plurality of compute nodes and a management node including a first processor configured to execute a process including collecting failure information regarding a plurality of ports of the plurality of compute nodes, and transmitting, to the plurality of compute nodes, failed port information including information on a failed port of the plurality of ports when an update in the failure information is detected in the collecting, wherein each of the plurality of compute nodes includes a second processor configured to execute a process including determining a retransmission route based on the failed port information when an inter-compute node communication in a low-level communication library has failed, and re-executing the inter-node communication by using the determined retransmission route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Nobutaka Ihara
  • Patent number: 10419350
    Abstract: An example of a system may include a processing resource and a controller including a memory resource storing instructions executable by the processing resource to determine a rate of traffic communication at each of a plurality of ingresses participating in a communication of a packet flow context, determine a rate of traffic communication at each of a plurality of egresses participating in the communication of the packet flow context, determine a target packet admission rate applicable to each of the plurality of ingresses from the rate of traffic communication at each of the plurality of ingresses and the rate of traffic communication at each of the plurality of egresses, and communicate the target packet admission rate to an ingress of the plurality of ingresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Seely, Eric J. Pelletier, Brian Peter L'Ecuyer, Mark Shillingburg
  • Patent number: 10412733
    Abstract: Techniques are described that provide for generation of a first transport block (TB) that includes a number of code blocks (CBs) that are transmitted to a receiver during a first transmission time interval (TTI) having a first duration, and retransmission of any unsuccessfully received CBs in a second TTI having a duration that is selected from multiple available TTI durations. The second TTI may have a second TTI duration that is shorter than the first TTI duration, and may have CBs only from the first TB. One or more of a time duration or frequency resources of the second TTI may be selected based on the number of CBs that are retransmitted in the second TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10412656
    Abstract: The proposed technology relates to path selection in wireless mesh networks. In particular the disclosure relates to methods for selection of one or more transmission paths from an originating node to a target node in a wireless mesh network, wherein there are at least two possible transmission paths between the originating node and the target node. More specifically, the disclosure proposes a method, performed in an originating node in a wireless network comprising several nodes wirelessly connected to each other, for enabling selection of a transmission path from the originating node to a target node, wherein there are at least two possible transmission paths between the originating node and the target node. The method comprises the steps of receiving SI discovery signals from nodes in the at least two possible transmission paths and estimating S2, based on the received discovery signals, radio channels H for transmission from the originating node to the nodes transmitting the discovery signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Magnus Åström, Bengt Lindoff
  • Patent number: 10397111
    Abstract: A packet relay device automatically generates a whitelist including an authorized communication rule. The packet relay device snoops on communications between a DHCP server and a DHCP client in accordance with DHCP. When the IP address of a DHCP client is changed, the packet relay device also automatically changes IP address information included in a whitelist related to the DHCP client to IP address information newly allocated to the DHCP client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Alaxala Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Uchizumi
  • Patent number: 10386445
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a first received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of a first beacon in an array of beacons and receiving a second RSSI of a second beacon in an array of beacons, calculating a RSSI of the array (r) as a function of the first RSSI and the second RSSI, retrieving a calibrated RSSI value of the array (r?) from a memory, determining whether r>r?, and outputting a signal to a user device responsive to determining that r>r?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: YuBo Li, Yonghua Lin, Qing Wang, Wei Dong Wang, Chao Xue
  • Patent number: 10386446
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a first received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of a first beacon in an array of beacons and receiving a second RSSI of a second beacon in an array of beacons, calculating a RSSI of the array (r) as a function of the first RSSI and the second RSSI, retrieving a calibrated RSSI value of the array (r?) from a memory, determining whether r>r?, and outputting a signal to a user device responsive to determining that r>r?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: YuBo Li, Yonghua Lin, Qing Wang, Wei Dong Wang, Chao Xue
  • Patent number: 10382989
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device-to-device (D2D) operation method performed by a remote UE in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: measuring the quality of a link between a relay UE and the remote UE on the basis of an offset; and selecting a relay UE suitable for the remote UE on the basis of the measurement, wherein the offset is determined on the basis of information which may have an effect on communicating with a base station by the remote UE through the relay UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10379584
    Abstract: Systems and methods of local thermal control of an access point include determining temperature associated with the access point including one or more radio chips operating therein; responsive to the temperature exceeding a first threshold, performing one or more thermal mitigation techniques to modify operating conditions of the one or more radio chips; and, responsive to the temperature being lower than a second threshold, reverting back the one or more thermal mitigation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Plume Design, Inc.
    Inventors: William McFarland, Yoseph Malkin, Richard Chang, Patrick Hanley
  • Patent number: 10375127
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing a robocall from leaving a voicemail are described. When an incoming call without a history information header (HIH) destined for a subscriber is detected, the incoming call is prevented from leaving a voicemail if the subscriber does not answer the incoming call. If the incoming call has the HIH, additional determination process based on a visited network address of the subscriber is performed to determine whether the incoming call is to be prevented from leaving a voicemail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Homer Nicolas B. Filart
  • Patent number: 10374854
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving signals includes a receiver for receiving a time domain signal from a transmitter, wherein at least one first information bit is mapped, resulting in at least one first mapped symbol; at least one second information bit is mapped, resulting in at least one second mapped symbol; the at least one second mapped symbol is multiplied by at least one third information bit; and the time domain signal is generated from the at least one first mapped symbol and the at least one second mapped symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Seung Hee Han, Min Seok Noh, Young Woo Yun