Patents Examined by Wei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10778752
    Abstract: A singular federated Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network (LVN) computing system and method provides a controlling interface between Radio Access Network (RAN) Provider participants and participating Application Provider End-Devices. The system leverages the advantages of each RAN Provider participant. It allows Application Providers to use a variety of RANs, and RAN Providers to offer services to Application Providers without the need for direct relationships. Steps include an End-Device transmitting a message, receiving the End-Device transmission at one or more gateways, determining if the End-Device is a LVN member, if no, discard the transmission message, if yes, test the validity of the received end device transmission message at a network controller, if not valid, discard the transmission message, if valid, weight the message by the receiving gateway's class, fractionalize the message, and attribute value to the RAN provider and the Application Provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Senet, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Corbett, David L. Kjendal, Jamie R. Woodhead
  • Patent number: 10779251
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method for uplink synchronization is provided, wherein the method includes receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a radio resource control (RRC) message from a network, the RRC message comprising a first Timing Advance Group (TAG) identity (ID) and a second TAG ID different than the first TAG ID. The method also includes transmitting, by the UE, a first signal over a component carrier in accordance with a timing advance associated with the first TAG ID and a second signal over the component carrier in accordance with a timing advance associated with the second TAG ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hamidreza Farmanbar, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Aman Jassal
  • Patent number: 10779154
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments herein relate to a method in a first communication device, a first communication device, a method in a second communication device and a second communication device and computer programs respectively. The method in the first communication device comprises: receiving from the second communication device, a discovery message at Layer 1 of the first communication device; identifying a message format of the received discovery message; decoding the received discovery message according to the identified message format; and sending the decoded discovery message to higher layers, L2/L3, of the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yunxi Li, Qianxi Lu, Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10779311
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for reducing control signaling in uplink transmissions. A device, such as a wireless transmit/receive unit, may determine to use a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) transmission schedule out of a plurality of DM-RS transmission schedules. The DM-RS transmission schedule may be characterized by a DM-RS transmission being mapped to a single orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol per subframe of a data stream. The DM-RS transmission schedule may be characterized by a DM-RS transmission being mapped to a first subset of subcarriers of an OFDM symbol of a subframe of a data stream and Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission or Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) control information being mapped to a second set of subcarriers of the OFDM symbol. The first set of subcarriers may be different than the second set of subcarriers. The data stream may be transmitted according to the DM-RS transmission schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 10764331
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing communications between multiple intercommunicating computing nodes, such as multiple virtual machine nodes hosted on one or more physical computing machines or systems. In some situations, users may specify groups of computing nodes and optionally associated access policies for use in the managing of the communications for those groups, such as by specifying which source nodes are allowed to transmit data to particular destinations nodes. In addition, determinations of whether initiated data transmissions from source nodes to destination nodes are authorized may be dynamically negotiated for and recorded for later use in automatically authorizing future such data transmissions without negotiation. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinton R. Hoole, Christopher C. Pinkham, Roland Paterson-Jones, Willem R. van Biljon
  • Patent number: 10764010
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a method for operating a terminal (10) for a wireless communication network. The terminal (10) is adapted for device-to-device, D2D, communication. The method comprises decoding first data contained in a first D2D message based on a determination of first demodulation reference signaling and/or first scrambling coding associated to the first data, wherein the determination of demodulation reference signaling and/or scrambling coding is based on information extracted from a second D2D message different from the first D2D message, the second D2D message pertaining to second data to which second reference signaling and/or second scrambling coding is associated, the second reference signaling and/or second scrambling coding being different from the first reference signaling and/or second scrambling coding. The disclosure also pertains to related devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Ricardo Blasco Serrano
  • Patent number: 10757747
    Abstract: A method for transmitting downlink data, a base station and a user equipment are provided. The method includes: generating, by a base station, on reception of downlink traffic data sent by a core network to a user equipment in a light connection state, a triggering message based on an identifier of the user equipment in the light connection state; and controlling, based on the triggering message, the user equipment in the LC state to recover to a connection state. Furthermore, the downlink traffic data may be sent to the user equipment which has been restored to the connection state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Fangli Xu, Jing Liang, Chandrika Kumudinie Worrall
  • Patent number: 10742485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for analyzing and determining a root cause based on a sequence of events including a first event in a mobile communication network system. In particular, the present invention provides a method for determining a sequence of events including a first event in a mobile communication network system, comprising the steps of identifying at least one second event before and/or after the first event; determining a probability of an occurrence of each second event before and/or after the first event, —determining a probability of an occurrence of each second event before and/or after each other second event; and determining a sequence of first and second events with the highest probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: András Rácz, Norbert Reider
  • Patent number: 10736137
    Abstract: A method includes triggering, by a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity of a User Equipment (UE), a first Scheduling Request (SR) procedure for a first logical channel, wherein the first logical channel is not configured with a valid Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource for the first SR procedure; and performing, by the MAC entity of the UE, a plurality of procedures in response to triggering the first SR procedure, wherein the procedures includes: initiating a Random Access (RA) procedure and canceling the first SR procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Heng-Li Chin, Chie-Ming Chou, Hung-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10728887
    Abstract: For downlink control, a method receives by use of a processor, at User Equipment, a control channel with a first aggregation level in a Transmission Time Interval. The method attempts to decode the control channel. In response to the control channel being successfully decoded, the method determines a first downlink control information (DCI) with a first number of bits based on the received control channel; determines whether to decode the first DCI to determine a second DCI with a second number of bits based on the first DCI; and determines the second DCI with a second number of bits based on the decoded first DCI if determined to decode the first DCI. The method transmits data according to the second DCI if the second DCI is an uplink grant. The method receives data according to the second DCI if the second DCI is a downlink assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Hossein Bagheri, Vijay Nangia
  • Patent number: 10721717
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to reduced signaling to carry out the linking between new radio (NR) carrier aggregation (CA) band combinations and NR band processing combinations (BPCs), and includes apparatus and methods of receiving, at a modem of a user equipment (UE), a UE configuration from a base station based on UE band combination constraint information, configuring the UE, by a processor of the UE, according to the UE configuration, and performing a communication with the base station, via the modem of the UE, according to the UE configuration. In an implementation, the disclosure includes transmitting the UE band combination constraint information, such as in the form of receiving a total number of layers supported in a CA band combination, and wherein receiving the UE configuration further comprises receiving a CA combination and a BPC configuration in response to the UE band combination constraint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Peter Gaal, Vishal Mahajan, Valentin Alexandru Gheorghiu, Hari Sankar, Masato Kitazoe
  • Patent number: 10715280
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for determining a feedback time sequence of a hybrid automatic repeat request. The method includes: determining a configuration of a currently used TDD frame structure, wherein the configuration of the TDD frame structure comprises uplink and downlink configurations and a special sub-frame ratio; determining the size of a currently used transmission time interval (TTI); and according to the configuration of the TDD frame structure and the size of the TTI, determining a relative position relationship between a data transmission TTI and a feedback TTI thereof in a HARQ process, or a relative position relationship between an initial transmission TTI, a feedback TTI and a retransmission TTI. A communication device and a storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: China Mobile Comm. Co., Ltd. Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Lijie Hu, Xueying Hou, Xiaodong Shen, Jing Dong
  • Patent number: 10716054
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accessing networks prohibit uncontrolled communications over a designated network. In some aspects, a method of controlling network access is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting, by a first access point, a first beacon over a first network to a station, the first beacon including information allowing the station to associate with the first access point. The method also comprises receiving a probe request at the first access point over the first network from the station, the probe request including a request for rules for associating with a second network. The method additional comprises generating a probe response to include the rules regarding associating with the second network, wherein the rules do not permit uncontrolled communications over the second network. The method further comprises transmitting the probe response from the first access point to the station over the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Abhishek Pramod Patil
  • Patent number: 10708805
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes identifying a plurality of VTP configurations representing allocations of TPs among a plurality of VTPs each having at least one TP. Potential serving VTPs are then identified for a selected UE in a plurality of UEs according to at least one UE centric criterion. The potential serving VTPs are selected for each of the plurality of VTP configurations. A UE measurement set is then scheduled for the potential serving VTPs for a scheduled channel resource according to measurement parameters. The method further includes selecting a serving VTP configuration from the plurality of VTP configurations according to UE measurement feedback from the selected UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Baligh, Keyvan Zarifi, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10708791
    Abstract: A base station within a network for providing ATG wireless communication in various cells may include a first antenna array, a base station unit and a remote radio head disposed between the base station unit and the first antenna array. The first antenna array defines a plurality of first sectors having respective widths defined in azimuth. Each of the first sectors includes a first sector floor and a first sector ceiling at respective elevation angles such that combining first sector floors and first sector ceilings creates at least a portion of a respective first base station conical cell centered at the first base station. The first base station is configured to define additional first base station conical cells at respective elevation angles between the first sector floor and the first sector ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Hyslop
  • Patent number: 10708031
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. The method includes monitoring a set of master information block broadcasts from a base station to obtain a first set of samples associated with a first prior target transmission time interval (TTI) and a second set of samples associated with a current TTI, identifying a payload change in the master information block broadcasts between the first set of one or more prior TTIs and the current TTI based on a comparison between the first set of samples and the second set of samples, modifying the first set of samples based on the identified payload change, and decoding a master information block based on a combination of the modified first set of samples and the second set of samples. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vijayvaradharaj Tirucherai Muralidharan, Neha Gupta, Gowrisankar Somichetty, Shashidhar Vummintala
  • Patent number: 10700923
    Abstract: The network disturbance notification system monitors one or more computer networks watching for indications of an interruption of service. As non-limiting examples, the interruption of service may be caused by a network outage or an equipment failure. Responsive to detecting an interruption of service, the invention may attempt to notify a user by sending one or more notification messages via one or more notification channels. As non-limiting examples, emails, text messages, pager messages, and/or faxes may be sent via cell phone networks, wired networks, wireless networks, and/or land-line based telephone system. The network disturbance notification system may operate from AC power with battery backup. In some embodiments, the network disturbance notification system may activate local audible and visual alarms to alert that an interruption of service has occurred. In some embodiments, the invention may monitor the ambient temperature and report the temperature in notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Lance Holmer
  • Patent number: 10701191
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes network data. During operation, the system obtains, at a remote capture agent, a first protocol classification for a first packet flow captured by the remote capture agent. Next, the system uses configuration information associated with the first protocol classification to build a first event stream from the first packet flow at the remote capture agent, wherein the first event stream comprises time-series event data generated from network packets in the first packet flow based on the first protocol classification. The system then transmits the first event stream over a network for subsequent storage and processing of the first event stream by one or more components on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Shcherbakov, Michael Dickey
  • Patent number: 10701761
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technology for improving the quality of an IoT service by increasing the success rate of reception of a downlink packet transmitted to an IoT terminal through a new proposed method of solving a problem of downlink packet collision recognized by a BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Seong Jang, Chang Min Park, Dae Hyuk Kim, Jeong Seok Seo, Sang Min Lee, Deok Nyong Ko
  • Patent number: 10693584
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and/or techniques for improving downlink spectrum efficiency may be disclosed. For example, a higher order modulation (HOM) transmission may be provided to a device. The higher order modulation transmission may be configured to be indicated by the network or a device. Additionally, multiple modulation and coding scheme (MCS) tables, transport block size (TBS) tables, and/or channel quality index (CQI) tables may be provided to support the higher order modulation transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf