Patents Examined by Xavier Szewai Wong
  • Patent number: 10291541
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for scheduling transmissions from an access node in a communication network. A plurality of data packets may be received at a buffer of an access node. A discard timer may be started on receipt of the data packets. When the discard packet timer expires, a number of data packets in the buffer and an associated aggregated queuing delay may be determined. The aggregated queuing delay may be compared to target block error rate (BLER). The target BLER may be modified when the aggregated queuing delay and the number of data packets exceed a target threshold. Data packets may be transmitted from the access node using the modified BLER.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sanghoon Sung, Tri Duong, Udit Thakore, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10284501
    Abstract: Technologies for multi-core wireless data transmission include a computing device having a processor with multiple cores and a wireless network interface controller (NIC). The computing device establishes multiple transmission queues that are each associated with a processor core. A driver receives a packet for transmission from an application in the execution context of the application, determines a current processor core of the execution context, adds metadata to the packet indicative of the current core, and enqueues the packet in the transmission queue associated with the current core. The wireless NIC merges the packet with packet data from the other transmission queues, adds a sequence number to each packet, and transmits each packet. The wireless NIC may determine the current processor core based on the metadata of the packet and raise an interrupt to the current processor core in response to transmitting the packet. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Elad Oren, Marina Sharkansky, Oren Kaidar, Rafi Raskin, Moshe Island
  • Patent number: 10285023
    Abstract: A device may receive a message from a third party messaging server device. The message may be destined for one or more user devices. The message may include a parameter that includes information related to the message. The device may determine that the message is an application-to-person (“A2P”) message type based on the message being received from the third party messaging server device. The device may configure a value of the parameter based on determining that the message is the A2P message type. The device may provide the message to a user device, of the one or more user devices, or an inter-carrier server device after configuring the value of the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sethumadhav Bendi, Trevor A. MacDonald, Lodema M. Steinbach
  • Patent number: 10284314
    Abstract: Channel state information is generated by a communication device. The device can determine that at least one uplink resource element of a radio frame is to be left unoccupied and perform at least one interference measurement on at least one downlink resource element coinciding with the at least one unoccupied uplink resource element, A channel state information report can then be generated based on the measurement, A network node may cause the communication device to leave at feast one uplink resource element of a radio frame unoccupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Timo Erkki Lunttila, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Rapeepat Ratasuk
  • Patent number: 10271315
    Abstract: In order to change PUCCH transmission cells appropriately, the present invention provides a user terminal that communicates with a plurality of cell groups each consisting of one or more cells using different frequency bands, the user terminal comprising: a reception section that receives a radio resource control (RRC) message; and a control section that selects at least one cell from cells that are configured for each of the cell groups and are allocatable with an uplink control signal, and controls the cell to be a cell for transmitting the uplink control signal, wherein when the RRC message includes a change instruction of the cell allocatable with the uplink control signal, the control section controls to transmit transmission acknowledgement information (HARQ-ACK) in response to the RRC message in the cell before change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Tooru Uchino
  • Patent number: 10264474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and embodiments thereof in a Radio Node, a node, computer program and computer program products for adapting of Radio Coordination schemes to transport network characteristics. The method comprises detecting new neighbours, retrieving transport characteristics values between radio neighbours, validity checking of the active Radio Coordination scheme(s), and updating of Radio Coordination scheme, if necessary, based on the measured transport characteristics values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Balazs Varga, Mats Forsman, Shahryar Khan, Lars Peter Pehrson, Tomas Thyni
  • Patent number: 10257068
    Abstract: A method and system for wireless communication between a moving vehicle and a remote server through at least one external mobile network are disclosed. The at least one exterior mobile network provides at least two concurrently useable data links. The method includes: providing at least one router in the moving vehicle for receiving and transmitting wireless data communication to and from a stationary communication server outside the moving vehicle through the at least one exterior mobile network; evaluating the quality of the data links on a host layer by repeatedly sending requests arranged to trigger a determinable automated response to the stationary communication server via the data links, and measure the time until the triggered automated responses are received; and assigning data streams to the data links at least partly based on the evaluated quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ICOMERA AB
    Inventors: Viktor Eikman, Andreas Thunberg, Aron Ulmestrand
  • Patent number: 10237876
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide terminal connection control method and apparatus in a base station of a mobile communication system which supports a Carrier Aggregation (CA) function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam-Ryul Jeon, Ki-Back Kim, Han-Seok Kim, Hyun-Ho Im, Ji-Hyeon Choi
  • Patent number: 10225884
    Abstract: A method for initializing a protection device PD comprising steps of: receiving by a beacon receiver beacon information from other protection devices around the PD; sending by the beacon receiver the received beacon information to a channel monitoring decision maker within a time period set in a channel monitoring timer; determining by the channel monitoring decision maker whether there exists any primary beacon transmission device PPD; if yes, deciding the PD as a secondary beacon transmission device SPD; if no, deciding the PD as a PPD; receiving by an initialization process decision maker a determination result from the channel monitoring decision maker and determining an operation status of the PD within a time period set in the initialization process timer; outputting by the initialization process decision maker the determination result to a transmitter of the PD to decide whether the transmitter has transmitted any data or request information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Beijing Samsung Telecom R&D Center
    Inventors: Jinxia Cheng, David Mazzarese
  • Patent number: 10225724
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for selecting a wireless device to share a set of resource blocks from an access node. A channel orthogonality of a plurality of parallel data streams received at the access node from wireless devices may be determined. From the wireless devices, a non-relay capable wireless device whose channel orthogonality meets a set threshold may be selected. From the plurality of wireless devices, a relay-capable wireless device whose channel orthogonality meets a set threshold may be selected. The selected non-relay capable and relay-capable wireless devices may be paired to share a same set of resource blocks. The selected non-relay capable and relay-capable wireless devices may be scheduled for resource transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Hemanth Pawar, Chunmei Liu, Krishna Sitaram, Pratik Kothari
  • Patent number: 10219161
    Abstract: A method and apparatus operate a device on a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum. The device can operate on a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) channel using a WWAN transceiver via a WWAN Radio Access Technology (RAT) base station using a WWAN RAT. The device can communicate with a WWAN RAT Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) base station using the WWAN RAT via a WWAN RAT WLAN receiver on a WWAN RAT WLAN channel operating on a WLAN frequency. Activation of WLAN frequency-based personal access point using a WLAN personal access point transceiver on the device can be detected. A personal access point WLAN channel of the WLAN frequency-based personal access point can be selected that provides the least desense of the WWAN RAT WLAN channel on the WWAN RAT WLAN receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, James Van Bosch
  • Patent number: 10219238
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for providing OTDOA timing information comprising defining an FFT window pair for estimating a value of reference signal time difference “RSTD” for at least one base station and a reference cell, receiving a PRS from the at least one base station and the reference cell, executing an FFT per OFDM symbol of the PRS for each FFT window of the FFT window pair, obtaining a first FFT output vector per OFDM symbol of each FFT window, for each first output vector, descrambling tones corresponding to the known position of the PRS, wherein all other tones are set to zero, combining vectors based on respective first FFT output vectors, executing an iFFT to convert to the time domain; and calculating an estimated value of reference signal time difference “RSTD” for the at least one base station and the reference cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sequans Communications S.A.
    Inventors: Moussa Abdi, Serdar Sezginer, Alain Kouioumdjian, Imran Latif, Aymane Hamahmy, Bertrand Muquet
  • Patent number: 10212078
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for enabling network services in a multi-tenant IaaS environment are provided. A service portal is deployed in the IaaS environment. In one embodiment, tenant packet associated with a first tenant of the IaaS environment is received by the service portal. The tenant packet is analyzed to identify one or more services to which to transmit the tenant packet. The tenant packet is distributed to the identified services for processing. A processed tenant packet is received from one or more of the identified services. The processed tenant packet is transmitted to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Wen Chao, Cheng-Ta Lee, Wei-Shiau Suen, Ming-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 10212080
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring wireless process mesh networks is provided. The system includes a processor, user interface module, memory, and an analysis module. The user interface module is configured to generate a user interface to receive user-provided mesh network design parameters. Memory is coupled to the processor and stores information indicative of a plurality of wireless process mesh networks and associated wireless field devices. The analysis module is configured to analyze the information indicative of the plurality of wireless process mesh networks and generate an alternate wireless mesh network configuration based on the user-provided mesh network design parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wynn Gervacio Diancin, Nicholas T. Meyer, Wendy Geneva Santos Leonor, Patrick Pererras Natividad
  • Patent number: 10205671
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for adding tokens in traffic shaping are provided. According to the method, a weight of each data stream is configured, and each data stream is added to corresponding token schedulers based on the weight of the each data stream. Based on a weight of each token scheduler, each token scheduler is sequentially added to corresponding token scheduler groups, and all the token scheduler groups are aggregated into a token scheduler of a total data stream. The token scheduler of the total data stream is added to a top token scheduler. Based on a preset cycle, a token is assigned to the token scheduler of the total data stream in the top token scheduler, and the assigned token is delivered to each token scheduler group or to a respective data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xuequan Cai, Min Zeng, Gang Xia, Kaixin Yuan
  • Patent number: 10206140
    Abstract: A method and apparatus operate a device on a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum. The device can operate on a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) channel via a WWAN base station using a WWAN Radio Access Technology (RAT). The device can detect at least one WWAN RAT Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) base station using the WWAN RAT operating on a WLAN frequency. The device can communicate with the WWAN RAT WLAN base station on a WWAN RAT WLAN channel operating on the WLAN frequency. The device can scan WLAN frequencies. A WLAN access point load on the WWAN RAT WLAN channel can be calculated based on scanning the WLAN frequencies, where a WLAN access point uses a WLAN RAT. The device can disable communication using the WWAN RAT WLAN channel when the WLAN access point load exceeds a threshold and allow communication on the WWAN channel when the WLAN access point load exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, James Van Bosch
  • Patent number: 10194456
    Abstract: A communication device for handling data transmission in an unlicensed band comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise receiving an uplink (UL) grant in the unlicensed band from a network, wherein the UL grant indicates a first plurality of resource blocks for transmitting data; transmitting the data in the first plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band to the network according to the UL grant; and transmitting a preamble in a second plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band to the network, wherein the preamble indicates the transmission of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Shiang-Rung Ye
  • Patent number: 10193641
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for estimating an expected reception quality in an interval of time for car-to-X communication including a receiving device for acquiring data packets and a memory, wherein the memory stores at least one empirically determined variable for reception patterns of data packets in a first interval of time, which variable indicates or can be used to determine how high the probability is of a data packet or n data packets being successfully received in a subsequent, second interval of time, wherein the apparatus is designed so that the reception pattern is determined for a first interval of time before the interval of time and the associated probability for the interval of time is read from the memory, wherein a warning message is generated and/or a transmission parameter and/or a functionality of a driver assistance function is/are changed on the basis of the probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Tetiana Zinchenko, Jan-Niklas Meier, Burak Simsek
  • Patent number: 10178662
    Abstract: A method for communicating data between a base station and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system, for example an LTE-based system. The wireless communication system uses plural frequency sub-carriers spanning a system frequency band. Physical-layer control information for the terminal device is transmitted from the base station using sub-carriers selected from across the system frequency band, for example to provide frequency diversity. However, higher-layer data for the terminal device is transmitted using only sub-carriers selected from within a restricted frequency band which is smaller than and within the system frequency band. The terminal device is aware of the restricted frequency band, and as such need only buffer and process data within this restricted frequency band during periods where higher-layer data is being transmitted. The terminal device buffers and processes the full system frequency band during periods when physical-layer control information is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 10158571
    Abstract: A device may receive a packet that includes a destination address. The device may analyze a first Bloom filter, based on the destination address, in order to identify a prefix range entry associated with the destination address and included in a set of prefix range entries associated with the first Bloom filter. The device may analyze a second Bloom filter, based on the destination address and the identified prefix range entry, in order to identify a prefix length entry associated with the destination address and included in a set of prefix length entries associated with the second Bloom filter. The device may determine routing information associated with the identified prefix length entry. The routing information may identify a longest prefix match associated with the destination address. The device may provide the packet based on the routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Goel, Mugdha G. Patil, Paul Kim