Patents by Examiner Xavier Szewai Wong
  • Patent number: 9820138
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including identifying, by a system including a processor, a second subtask from a first subtask to generate a collective task to be performed for a communication device and determining, by the system, a bearer path for enabling the first resource to coordinate with the second resource to perform the collective task. The first subtask and the second subtask are associated with a first resource and a second resource identified from a database of available resources for performing the collective task. The first resource performs the first subtask, and the second resource performs the second subtask. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 9820188
    Abstract: A method, system and device load balancing in a telecommunications network is provided where the selection of the one or more User Equipment (UE) 150, to be relocated from a source cell 112 to a target cell 122, is based on a prediction value of the performance in the target cell. The prediction of the performance in the target cell is performed by mapping the current load of the target cell and a current detected signal of the target cell, into a perceived performance, perceived by UEs that have been relocated previously. After relocation of the UE the perceived performance in the target cell is measured actually and fed back 312 by the target cell RBS 120 to the source cell RBS 110, and used for updating the predicted performance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sven Ekemark, HÃ¥kan Eriksson, Lena Melin
  • Patent number: 9807794
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for wireless communication are provided. A method for wireless communication comprises receiving a first physical layer protocol data unit. The method further comprises receiving a second PPDU. The method further comprises updating a value of a response indication deferral counter to a value indicated by the second PPDU when the second PPDU is associated with a same basic service set as the first PPDU. The method further comprises updating the response indication deferral counter to the value indicated by the second PPDU when the second PPDU is associated with a different basic service set than the first PPDU and the indicated value is not less than a current value of the response indication deferral counter. The current value of the response indication deferral corresponds to a value of the response indication deferral counter when the end of the second PPDU is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Maarten Menzo Wentink
  • Patent number: 9800487
    Abstract: A method performing a measurement on a data flow at a node of a communication network, the data flow including data units transmitted during first and second block periods marked by respective first and second marking values, the first and second block periods alternating in time. The method includes, at the node, during a current block period: a) determining a first parameter relating to the data units received at the node during a preceding block period; b) receiving from a further node of the transmission path a first data structure including a second parameter relating to data units transmitted to the node during the preceding block period; c) processing the first parameter and the second parameter for providing a result of the measurement on the data flow; and d) transmitting to a still further node of the transmission path a second data structure including the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Tiziano Ionta, Antonio Cappadona
  • Patent number: 9794147
    Abstract: A network switch, includes: a port configured to receive a packet from one of a first information processing device and a second information processing device: a processor configured to process the packet, wherein the processor performs operations of: extracting first information which is used for creating a request packet requesting a response of a first virtual machine executed by the first information processing device from the packet which is transmitted by the first virtual machine to a second virtual machine executed by the second information processing device; creating the request packet using the first information; transmitting the request packet to the first virtual machine; and determining an operation state of the first virtual machine based on if a response packet for the request packet is received from the first virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki Hyoudou, Yukihiro Nakagawa, Takeshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9780934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for performing a radio resource measurement in a synchronized cell when a similar co-location is applied and apparatuses for supporting the same. As an embodiment of the present invention, a method in which a user equipment (UE) performs a radio resource measurement (RRM) in a radio access system may comprise the steps of: receiving a higher layer signal including similar co-location (QCL) information of a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) of a first cell and a cell specific reference signal (CRS) and/or a CSI-RS of a second cell; receiving the CRS and/or the CSI-RS of the second cell on the basis of the QCL information; and measuring a first RRM of the first cell by using the CRS and/or the CSI-RS of the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bonghoe Kim, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 9769791
    Abstract: Systems and methods for broadcasting media content include recording the media content by a mobile device and monitoring the recording to determine whether a threshold has been reached. The recorded content is segmented into chunks that can be encoded, compressed, and uploaded to a server for broadcasting to a specified list of recipients. The recorded chunks can be deleted from the mobile device once a confirmation is received from the server that the chunk was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Alively, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Tuscano, Raymond Lee, Vadim Lavrusik
  • Patent number: 9769219
    Abstract: A terminal management system transmits identification information for identifying a first communication terminal to one or more of a plurality of communication terminals, in response to receiving from the first communication terminal a notification that the first communication terminal is waiting to be registered as a candidate counterpart communication terminal. In response to receiving, from a second communication terminal of the one or more of the plurality of communication terminals, a request for adding the first communication terminal as a candidate counterpart communication terminal of the second communication terminal, the terminal management system stores the identification information of the first communication terminal in association with identification information of the second communication terminal to register the first communication terminal as a candidate counterpart communication terminal of the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuyuki Oikawa
  • Patent number: 9763112
    Abstract: A communications system having a network of nodes that may transmit and receive wireless signals. RF channel quietness may be measured at each node. A channel that is the best for all of the nodes may be selected. However, if all of the nodes except for one node determine that a particular channel is the best and not acceptable to the one node but that another channel is acceptable to all of the nodes, then the entire network may choose to operate on the other channel. The network may choose to operate on more than one channel in a time slotted fashion if a single acceptable channel cannot be found for all of the nodes. Channel quietness measurements may be facilitated by and uploaded to a host controller. The host controller may build a profile of measurements from the nodes for each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thomas, Jeffrey M. Reeder
  • Patent number: 9749095
    Abstract: A method for transmitting uplink control information by a user equipment in a wireless communication system operating in time division duplex (TDD), the user equipment being configured with a plurality of cells having different uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configurations; and a communication apparatus therefore are discussed. The method according to one embodiment includes receiving at least one downlink signal on at least one cell; and transmitting the uplink control information including at least one per-cell hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) bit via a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH). Based on a reference UL-DL configuration, a number of the at least one per-cell HARQ-ACK bit is determined using a smallest value of W and Mc, W denoting a value indicated by 2-bit downlink assignment index (DAI) information included in downlink control information corresponding to the PUSCH, and Mc denoting a number of downlink subframes corresponding to the uplink subframe on the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Dongyoun Seo
  • Patent number: 9749774
    Abstract: In order to minimize traffic on a Zigbee network, a gateway of the Zigbee network represents end devices in communications with peripheral networks. The gateway receives messages, such as status request messages, from the peripheral network intended for an end device on the Zigbee network. The Zigbee network generates a response message by retrieving stored data for the end device instead of communicating the received message to the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AMX, LLC
    Inventors: James Roger Hargrave, Kelvin Hui Xu, David Alan Escamilla, Darin William Smith, Richard Gelling
  • Patent number: 9742647
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus may include a memory and a processor. The memory may store control information. The processor may determine, based at least in part upon the control information, an expected packet loss rate associated with performing a radio operation. The processor may then communicate the expected packet loss rate to a network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Christopher Callender
  • Patent number: 9736778
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method of waking up a station in a wireless local area network (WLAN) to perform time of flight (ToF) measurements. A wake-up signal for waking the station may be configured for a low energy signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuval Amizur, Leor Banin, Uri Schatzberg
  • Patent number: 9736840
    Abstract: A communication method between a plurality of terminals and a resource allocation method in an infrastructure network are disclosed. A terminal according to an embodiment communicates with at least one other terminal using a particular frequency band in a third time section distinguished from a first time section for reception of a downlink data and a second time section for transmission of an uplink data, thereby providing a technology of generating a small-scale network partly with respect to a particular region in a network with an extensive coverage of an infrastructure network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gwang Zeen Ko, Sung Jin Yoo, Jin Suk Pak
  • Patent number: 9730150
    Abstract: A mobile device performs a scanning operation for identifying a wireless network and receives from the wireless network a hotspot aggregator service identifier which identifies a hotspot aggregator service made available via the wireless network. The mobile device compares the received hotspot aggregator service identifier with one or more hotspot aggregator service identifiers stored in memory. When there is a match between the received and the stored hotspot aggregator service identifiers, the mobile device initiates a connection with the wireless network for receiving the hotspot aggregator service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Alexander Jordan Reif
  • Patent number: 9712310
    Abstract: An embodiment method for network communications includes receiving, by a network device, a plurality of channel quality indicator (CQI) symbols and one or more acknowledgement (ACK) symbols and selecting a reduced set of candidate CQI symbols by comparing a plurality of candidate CQI symbols with the plurality of CQI symbols. The method further includes generating a plurality of candidate CQI and ACK symbol combinations by combining the reduced set of candidate CQI symbols with candidate ACK symbols. The network device detects the plurality of CQI symbols and the one or more ACK symbols by comparing the plurality of candidate CQI and ACK symbol combinations with the plurality of CQI symbols and the one or more ACK symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuanbin Guo, Junhong Nie
  • Patent number: 9713160
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for allocating a common radio resource for simultaneous transmission of data streams in multiple pairs of communication nodes in a multi-node wireless network. The invention also relates to a method of assessing radio resource isolation in a multi-node wireless network. The inventive methods include transmission (44) of at least a first and a second test probe message on a common radio test resource. Receipt of the intended test probe messages are verified (45), whereupon radio resource isolation may be determined and a common radio resource allocated (46) for transmission in the tested communication node pairs. The invention also relates to a communication node and a control node wherein the inventive methods are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Vicknesan Ayadurai, Mikael Prytz
  • Patent number: 9705619
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that may be used to provide timestamps to physical layer devices are provided. One method includes obtaining a time value from a clock associated with a physical layer device that is communicatively coupled to a primary data packet switch. The method further includes adding a processing time to the time value to generate a timestamp and transmitting the timestamp to a multiplexer circuit. The method further includes writing the timestamp in parallel from the multiplexer circuit to a plurality of external physical layer devices that are communicatively coupled to a secondary data packet switch and are located external to a housing of the secondary data packet switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GARRETTCOM, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Harrell House, Ming-Hsin Kuo, Dileep Sivasankaran, Frank S. Madren
  • Patent number: 9686199
    Abstract: A method for implementing Ethernet operation, administration, and management (OAM) function in a network element coupled to a software-defined networking (SDN) system is disclosed. The method comprises adding a flow table entry for an OAM traffic flow to a flow table of the network element. The method continues with adding a group table entry for the OAM traffic flow to a group table of the network element, where the group table entry includes an instruction to send the packet to a set of ports, including a loopback port. The method continues with receiving the packet directing to the group table entry from the SDN controller, and sending the packet to the set of ports of the network element according to the group table entry, where the packet is to be looped back through the loopback port to the flow table periodically at a predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Prashant Anand
  • Patent number: 9686140
    Abstract: An intelligent network interconnect may include a control channel and a plurality of nodes. The plurality of nodes may include a first node coupled to a first network and a second node coupled to a second network. Each of the plurality of nodes is coupled to the control channel. The intelligent network interconnect may also include a control device coupled to the control channel. The intelligent network interconnect may be configured to: collect network data from the first node and the second node, wherein the network data includes traffic data of the first network; obtain metrics based on the collected network data; detect an event based on the metrics and the collected network data; and a rule whose condition matches the event; and send a command over the control channel, to one or more of the nodes, to perform an action associated with the rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Verizon Deutschland GmBH
    Inventors: Dante J. Pacella, Ismat A. Pasha, Syed Ammar Ahmad, Sven Maduschke, Mark D. Carney