Patents Examined by Un C Cho
  • Patent number: 10356623
    Abstract: Aspects for reducing interference between networks are provided. A signal transmitted by a first network over a communications medium using an unlicensed frequency spectrum is decoded to determine one or more parameters of a packet in the signal. A level of utilization of the communications medium by the first network can be estimated based at least in part on a signal strength of the signal and the one or more parameters. A time for communicating in a second network over the communications medium using the unlicensed frequency spectrum can be adjusted based at least in part on the level of utilization of the communications medium by the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Mohammad Naghshvar, Nachiappan Valliappan
  • Patent number: 10355974
    Abstract: In embodiments of the invention when a session request is received the value assigned to that session is compared to present congestion costs in the network at the present time. If the value of the session exceeds the cost then the session is accepted; otherwise it is rejected. It is possible to show mathematically that, provided this strategy is used for all session requests, then, when demand exceeds supply for a given resource, the congestion measurement for that resource rises to become equal to its shadow price. Here, in a model of a capacity constrained network, the shadow price of a capacity constraint is the cost to other users of using one unit of capacity. Congestion measurements can therefore be used to provide a “cost” (to other users) of admitting the flow to the network, which can then be compared against the “value” (to the network operator) of admitting the flow during the admission control evaluation. Additionally, this “cost” vs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ben Strulo, Marc Wennick, Gabriele Corliano
  • Patent number: 10355846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in a wireless device for mapping a logical channel to one of a first and a second link. The first link is maintained to a first radio network node and the second link is maintained to a second radio network node. The method comprises obtaining (910) information indicating to which of the first and the second links one or more of at least one logical channel is mapped. The method also comprises selecting (920) a logical channel among the at least one logical channel, and mapping (930) the selected logical channel to one of the first and the second links based on the obtained information. The invention also relates to a corresponding method in the first radio network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Erik Dahlman, Bengt Lindoff, Robert Baldemair
  • Patent number: 10356668
    Abstract: Methods, nodes, computer programs and a mobile network for handling a terminating circuit switched signaling service to a terminal in a mobile network are described. A method of handling a terminating circuit switched signaling service to a terminal in a mobile network is described. The signaling service is distinct from a call. The mobile network comprises a first control node and a second control node. The method is performed by the first control node. The method comprises receiving signaling information for terminating the circuit switched signaling service to the terminal, subsequent to the step of receiving, detecting that the terminal has requested a location update from a second control node of the mobile network, and, based on the step of detecting, forwarding the received signaling information to the second control node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Karl-Peter Ranke, Sven Gemski, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 10349286
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireless positioning and an accuracy measure thereof, using a probabilistic approach alone or in combination with other models, is provided, for wireless-network-enabled areas. Further means of ranking “base-stations” in a wireless network area according to position discrimination significance and using this ranking to provide an accuracy measure of positioning is provided. Further means of determining the locations of “base-stations” of a wireless network in unknown area without the need for any absolute reference based positioning system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Atia, Aboelmagd Noureldin
  • Patent number: 10348554
    Abstract: One embodiment is a method that includes retrieving key performance indicators from multi-tone signals captured by a data collector located in a cable network; identifying a fault signature based on the key performance indicators, in which the fault signature is identified based on phase domain analysis of a channel response; and accessing a data repository located in a cloud network for geographical information associated with the cable network. The method further includes determining a location of a fault in the cable network based on the fault signature and the geographical information, in which the determining further includes: determining a length of a fault cavity associated with the fault; identifying at least one segment having a length the same as the length of the fault cavity; identifying terminating devices associated with the at least one segment; and tagging the identified terminating devices as potentially faulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Hang Jin
  • Patent number: 10341901
    Abstract: There is provided a method performed by a first network node for enabling network congestion management in a wireless network. The method comprises the step of encapsulating and sending user packets in a tunnel to a second network node, wherein each packet comprises information related to a byte loss volume for the tunnel. The method further comprises the step of receiving congestion volume information for the tunnel from the second network node. The method also comprises either the step of applying network congestion policing for the tunnel based on the received congestion volume information, or alternatively the step of forwarding the received congestion volume information to a third network node, to enable network congestion policing for the tunnel based on the received congestion volume information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Steve Baillargeon, Ingemar Johansson
  • Patent number: 10341042
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A wireless device may use a sampling rate that is less than a default sampling rate associated with a wireless carrier. The device may operate in a narrowband portion of a system bandwidth, and the sampling rate may be less than that used by devices monitoring the whole bandwidth. Multiple sampling rates may be used so that a portion of signal processing may be associated with one sampling rate and another portion of the signal processing may be associated with another sampling rate. The size of a cyclic prefix (CP) may be adjusted based on the sampling rate to align subframe timing boundaries for signals of different sampling rates. In some cases, each symbol of a signal may include both a CP and a postfix such that the postfix for each symbol overlaps the prefix of the next symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Lei, Hao Xu, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10320955
    Abstract: A method for operating a data processing system to decode a data packet and computer readable medium that causes a data processor to perform that method when the media read by the data processing system is disclosed. The method provides a model of the possible data packet formats and an iterative process for moving through the model to decode a data packet. The model includes a plurality of nodes connected by arcs. The program iteratively examines the data packet by proceeding to a next node from a current node. The current node examines a portion of the data packet by matching each of a plurality of candidate matches to that portion of the data packet. The candidate matches include a pattern to be matched against the portion, a priority that determines the order in which the candidates matches are matched, and the identity of the next node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Lehane, Antony Kirkham
  • Patent number: 10313936
    Abstract: A method for accessing a base station is provided. The method includes: identifying, by a terminal device, a target base station providing a maximum received signal strength from at least one base station; receiving a system message sent by the target base station, the system message including an access parameter associated with the target base station; if a value of the access parameter satisfies a preset condition, accessing the target base station; and if the value of the access parameter does not satisfy the preset condition, maintaining access to a base station currently accessed by the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hengbin Cui, Long Sun, Qi Wang
  • Patent number: 10305792
    Abstract: A network detection method links multiple nodes residing in a network topology to form multiple edges and creates snake paths through the edges using a snake algorithm. The routing frequencies of each of the snake paths is calculated, and software-defined network (SDN) policy flows to each of the nodes are produced and applied. The health and performance status, and available bandwidths, of the snake paths are dynamically detected via packet flows using a pathChirp bandwidth detection method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cloud Network Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Yu Yang, Bo-Run Shao, Hao-Wen Chung
  • Patent number: 10299244
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for transmission of small data packets through a paging procedure in a MTC or cellular internet of things system (CIoT). A core network may receive data to be transmitted to a user equipment (UE) and may determine that a small data packet transmission may be initiated for the data. The core network may format the small data packet into a paging request that includes the data and a UE identification, and transmit the paging request to a base station. The base station may receive the paging request, and initiate a page process with the UE. The UE may receive a page message, and initiate an access procedure that may be used for transmission of the small data. The UE may be in idle mode prior to the small data transmission, and in some examples may return to idle mode following the transmission of the small data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam
  • Patent number: 10277464
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch capable of auto-configuration of client devices for a link aggregation. The switch includes a packet processor, an auto-configuration module, and a link-aggregation management module. During operation, the packet processor extracts an identifier of a client device from a notification message received via a local port. The auto-configuration module, which is coupled to the packet processor, associates the local port with the identifier of the client device. If the packet processor recognizes the identifier of the client device in a message received from a remote switch, the link-aggregation management module forms a multi-switch link aggregation for the client device in conjunction with the remote switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Mei Yang, Ravindran Suresh, Arijit Bhattacharyya, Maocheng Hu
  • Patent number: 10257770
    Abstract: Wi-Fi based position information communicating methods, vehicle mounted communication devices, and pedestrian devices are provided. One of the methods includes: a communication device mounted on a first vehicle determining whether position information of a second vehicle, whose distance to the first vehicle is shorter than a first predetermined distance, is received within a first predefined time period; and if no, broadcasting position information of the first vehicle in a first 802.11 management frame. By employing the methods, pedestrian detection rate may be improved and wireless channel congestion may be mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Zeng Yang, Qingshan Zhang, Guoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10251088
    Abstract: Load balancing is facilitated utilizing geographical location and mobility speed. An example method includes receiving, by a first cell device including a processor and associated with a first cell, from a device of devices, information indicative of whether the device has detected cell type information from a second cell device associated with a second cell, wherein at least a portion of the second cell is located within a first boundary of the first cell. The method also includes: determining, by the first cell device, a mobility characteristic of the device, wherein the devices comprise respective mobility characteristics; and selecting, by the first cell device, the device of the devices to associate with the second cell based on the mobility characteristic of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Slawomir Stawiarski, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10205654
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a bio-inspired routing protocol using overhearing and probabilistic path finding in a mobile ad hoc network is provided, which can provide correct routing information for a destination, prevent a stagnation problem that repeatedly finds the same path because path finding depends mainly on regular pheromone values, also prevent the unnecessary creation of proactive ant packets and the increase of overhead which are caused by the stagnation problem, and decrease the probability with which an alternative path to be used in the event of link failure cannot be secured in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hyun-Ho Choi, Bong-Soo Roh, Jung-Ryun Lee, Myoung-Hun Han, Jeung-Won Choi
  • Patent number: 10200158
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for use at one or more links of a communication network along which communications are exchanged under extremely low SNR conditions. The method comprises a step of transmitting an extended communication frame, which comprises a plurality of basic frames, wherein each of the plurality of basic frames included in the extended frame, comprises the same payload as all other basic frames included in the plurality of basic frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Doron Rainish, Avraham Freedman
  • Patent number: 10200203
    Abstract: A system and approach that may provide power to network switches of controllers in a failsafe manner. For instance, when a controller is receiving normal power, the controller may act as a power over Ethernet (POE) source that supplies power to its connected Ethernet devices as required. However, if power to a controller is lost, then Ethernet devices may switch to a powered device mode and use power from a neighboring device to keep active. Some power may be tapped for network switch operation from any network switch port receiving power from another device. This may allow communication to remain operational across multiple devices in a string of which some have lost a source of normal power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lou Jones, Cory Grabinger, John Hutchey, Paul Wacker
  • Patent number: 10200894
    Abstract: Interference management methods are proposed to facilitate multi-cell, multi-user millimeter wave cellular networks. One method includes a feedback approach in which a base station (BS) device collects information from mobile devices in the cell operated by the BS device and other BS devices in other cells. Each mobile device feeds back a best beams set and a worst interference beams set to its serving BS device and the information is shared amongst other BS devices in the network. According to the information, BS devices implement a beam selection criterion to select a beam for downlink transmission. To reduce feedback cost, another method leverages the channel reciprocity in time division duplexing to use the measured uplink power and interference information to select the narrow beam for downlink transmission. The BS device selects the narrow beam that establishes a reliable channel and reduces interference to mobile devices in neighboring cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: MiaoMiao Dong, WaiMing Chan, Taejoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10177893
    Abstract: The serial communication system includes a first communication device and a second communication device connected with the first communication device. The first communication device and the second communication device respectively operates in response to a first clock signal and a second clock. The first communication device generates a first training signal, transmits the first training signal to the second communication device, encodes a first data signal to generate a first encoded signal, and transmits the first encoded signal to the second communication device. The second communication device measures a second interval length, receives the first encoded signal from the first communication device, and decodes the first data signal from the first encoded signal by detecting the level of the first encoded signal at a preset first point of time preset and a preset second point of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shimosakoda