Patents Examined by Willie J. Daniel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10700978
    Abstract: A determination is made at an application executing in conjunction with a switch that a request packet sent to a virtualized computing entity (VCE) connected to the switch should be offloaded to a second VCE. A destination of the request packet is changed from the VCE to the second VCE, to form a first modified request packet. An evaluation is made whether a response packet from the second VCE, which is responsive to the request packet, is usable in the data communication with a sender of the request packet. When the evaluating is affirmative, the first modified request packet is caused to be transmitted from the switch to the second VCE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Wenzhi Cui, Wesley M. Felter, Yu Gu, Eric J. Rozner
  • Patent number: 10693623
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to using a dedicated reference subframes in a cellular communication system. According to one embodiment, a base station may transmit reference signals in a dedicated synchronization and measurement reference subframe. Neighboring base stations may also transmit reference signals in dedicated reference subframes in a temporally coordinated (synchronized) manner. The reference signals transmitted be each base station may be orthogonal with the reference signals transmitted by each neighboring base station. The reference subframes may be transmitted periodically, and data subframes may be transmitted between reference subframes. Some or all of the data subframes may not include cell-specific reference symbols, as their function may be unnecessary given the use of the dedicated reference subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, S. Aon Mujtaba, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10693783
    Abstract: A LRE (logical routing element) that have LIFs that are active in all host machines spanned by the LRE as well as LIFs that are active in only a subset of those spanned host machines is provided. A host machine having an active LIF for a particular L2 segment would perform the L3 routing operations for network traffic related to that L2 segment. A host machine having an inactive LIF for the particular L2 segment would not perform L3 routing operations for the network traffic of the L2 segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Agarwal, Ganesan Chandrashekhar, Rahul Korivi Subramaniyam, Howard Wang, Ram Dular Singh
  • Patent number: 10687251
    Abstract: A robust header compression (ROHC) controller provides for service flow processing of a ROHC channel in a WiMAX wireless communication system. The ROHC controller controls the negotiations of the MS ROHC capabilities during its registration and the negotiations of the ROHC channel parameters during ROHC enabled service flow setup; the MS ROHC capabilities including ROHC compression and decompression capabilities and ROHC channel and feedback strategies; the channel parameter negotiation covers the ROHC profile set and feedback channel information in addition to the 16e/12D standard. The ROHC controller receives a service flow request for a ROHC enabled service flow, wherein the request includes a QoS profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Qingchao Liu, Wenhui Yuan, Randy Kuang
  • Patent number: 10660133
    Abstract: A random access method may include receiving a random access preamble that is uniquely allocated to a User Equipment (UE) from the UE on an extended-Physical Random Access Channel (e-PRACH) and identifying the UE based on the random access preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Seoul National University R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Sunghyun Choi, Sundo Kim, Junseok Kim, Kitaek Lee, Seungil Park
  • Patent number: 10660088
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an ACK/NACK feedback method in a wireless communication system, including: determining, by a UE, number of public sub-frames, all of which are uplink sub-frame in PCC and any SCC sub-frames of any radio frame in frame structure configurations according to the frame structure configurations of the PCC and any SCC; selecting, by the UE, a configuration, uplink sub-frames of which merely include sub-frames corresponding to the determined number of public sub-frames from existing seven kinds of frame structure configurations; and feeding back, by the UE, to a eNB ACK/NACK information corresponding to PDSCH in the SCC on the PCC adopting a timing relationship between the PDSCH and the ACK/NACK corresponding to the selected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong He, Yingyang Li, Chengjun Sun
  • Patent number: 10652061
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus of transmitting information in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes transmitting information based on a first resource index through a first antennae and transmitting the information based on a second resource index through a second antennae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Hee Han, Moon Il Lee, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Jin Sam Kwak, Hyun Woo Lee, Dong Cheol Kim, Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Ho Moon, Min Seok Noh, Hyun Soo Ko
  • Patent number: 10652831
    Abstract: A wireless device receives configuration parameters of cells grouped into physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups. The PUCCH groups comprise a secondary PUCCH group comprising a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH. An adjustment factor is determined based on a first transmit power control (TPC) command for the secondary PUCCH. A value of the adjustment factor is stored in response to a deactivation of the PUCCH secondary cell. A second TPC command for the secondary PUCCH is received. The second TPC command is ignored based on the PUCCH secondary cell being in a deactivated state. After an activation of the PUCCH secondary cell, an uplink control information (UCI) is transmitted via the secondary PUCCH employing the stored value of the adjustment factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 10645710
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, facilitating establishing a first interface between a processor and the system where the system performs a policy and charging rules function in a mobile communications network and where the first interface bypasses a packet data network gateway and a serving gateway, facilitating establishing a second interface between the processor and the system where the second interface utilizes the packet data network gateway and the serving gateway, providing a first message from the processor to the system via the first interface where the first message is associated with a quality of service authorization, and receiving a second message from the system via the first interface where the second message is associated with the quality of service authorization. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jiansong Wang, Ryan Redfern
  • Patent number: 10608932
    Abstract: A first flow entry includes match parameters and an action. A second flow entry includes match parameters and which are the same as the match parameters and the action of the first flow entry. The first flow entry and the second flow entry are refreshed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sandeep Kurudi Matada, Sonali Rajput
  • Patent number: 10602533
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for implementing data scheduling are provided. By adopting the method, the apparatus, and the system in embodiments of the present invention, a BSR is generated when uplink data that needs to be sent exists; and by using the BSR and correspondence between a logical channel and a base station, a UE can transmit the uplink data on a logical channel that corresponds to a base station, thereby avoiding a problem that data cannot be processed because a radio resource and a logical channel correspond to different base stations, so that the UE can transfer data to be uploaded to a correct base station corresponding thereto, which greatly improves efficiency of data scheduling in a mode of carrier aggregation between base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qufang Huang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10588114
    Abstract: A wireless device transmits first uplink control information (UCI) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) secondary cell employing an adjustment factor. The adjustment factor is updated when the wireless device receives a transmit power control command for the secondary PUCCH. The wireless device receives a first media access control (MAC) command indicating deactivation of the PUCCH secondary cell. The wireless device stops transmission of uplink signals on the PUCCH secondary cell. The wireless device receives a second MAC command indicating activation of the PUCCH secondary cell. The wireless device transmits a second UCI on the secondary PUCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10542451
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for managing conflicts between a load balancing protocol and a neighbor relations protocol. Network characteristics for an access node in communication with a plurality of wireless devices may be determined. The plurality of wireless devices may be classified into a high priority class and a low priority class based on a traffic requirement for each of the wireless devices. The determined network conditions my then be compared to a criteria. Based on the comparison, the high priority class of wireless devices may be instructed to perform one of a neighbor relations protocol and a load balancing protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Pinal Tailor, Tri Duong, Harsh Mehta, Aaron Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 10541861
    Abstract: A system includes a first switch, a second switch, and a processing device. The first switch detects a failure occurring at a first port, generates failure information on the first port when the failure occurring at the first port is detected, and transmits a failure notification packet including the failure information to another switch through a port other than the first port. The second switch transmits a selection-condition-added packet through a port which is coupled to the processing device, the selection-condition-added packet being obtained by adding, to the failure notification packet, selection condition information indicating a selection condition that a second port is selected as a port to relay a packet, the second port having received the failure notification packet through the another switch. And, the processing device performs a path control of a packet based on selection condition information extracted from the selection-condition-added packet received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki Hyoudou, Yukihiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10531392
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE). The method includes: receiving information on a battery threshold of a terminal from a base station; determining whether to use a reception beam width wider than a currently used reception beam width, by comparing a battery level of the terminal with the battery threshold; transmitting additional resource request information to the base station when it is determined that a wider reception beam width is used; and when an additional resource corresponding to the additional resource request information is allocated from the base station, blocking a power supply of at least one antenna reception circuit among multiple antenna reception circuits corresponding to multiple antenna elements in order to form at least one reception beam having the wide reception beam width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byung-Hwan Lee, Su-Ryong Jeong, Hyun-Kyu Yu, Jeong-Ho Park, Ji-Yun Seol, Jae-Seung Son, Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10516617
    Abstract: A technology is provided for improving computer network throughput. Data located in memory of a processing device may be identified. The data packets located in the memory may be sent through a tunneling interface to encapsulate the data packets using a tunneling protocol on a first computing device. Alternatively, the data packets can be sent through a split proxy interface system. The data packets received in the interface may also be encoded using random linear network coding (RLNC) to form encoded packets, using a processor. Further, the encoded packets may be sent across a packet network to a second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: APS Technology 1 LLC
    Inventors: Chris Anderson, Jeffrey G. Ballif
  • Patent number: 10516614
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink are provided. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication is provided. The method includes transmitting a quality of service (QoS) message to a device. The QoS message includes a request for a transmission opportunity for sending uplink data to the device. The QoS message includes at least one of a sequence control field or a QoS control field. The method further includes receiving a clear to transmit (CTX) message in response to the QoS message. The method further includes transmitting data to the device in response to the CTX message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Hemanth Sampath, Sameer Vermani
  • Patent number: 10452341
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for providing an audio file interface. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes, while playing an audio file on a mobile device and displaying a current view in a user interface of the mobile device, receiving first user input requesting that an audio interface be displayed, and displaying the audio interface as an overlay in the user interface, where the audio interface includes information associated with the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Scott M. Herz, Sean Boland Kelly, Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Kevin Tiene, Steven P. Jobs
  • Patent number: 10440624
    Abstract: A data transmission control method, apparatus and system are provided. A radio communication node receives a data packet sent by a base station, where the data packet is generated by using a Packet Data Convergence Protocol protocol data unit (PDCP PDU) of the base station. The radio communication node acquires the PDCP PDU, which is used as a Radio Link Control service data unit (RLC SDU), in the data packet. The radio communication node sends data generated by using the RLC SDU to a user equipment, where a user plane connection is established between the radio communication node and the user equipment, and a control plane connection is established between the base station and the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao Zhao, Bo Lin, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10412562
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a processing system, data from a plurality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication devices, and aggregating the data to generate local information. The method can also include receiving and analyzing a message, from a user communication device, that includes a request regarding an M2M communication device. If the request cannot be responded to based on the local information, a query is transmitted to the M2M communication device based on the analyzing, and a reply to the query is received from the M2M communication device. The processing system receives the data and transmits the query message within the premises using millimeter-wave communications or WiFi communications. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yuang Lou, Douglas A. Duet