Patents Examined by Xavier Szewai Wong
  • Patent number: 10108457
    Abstract: A method and system for prioritized baseband processing in a wireless communication network is disclosed. Parameters affecting processing times for performing tasks associated with different user equipments are evaluated and the tasks are prioritized based on the evaluation. Each task is performed by the baseband processor at a time that is based on the priority assigned to the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Adrien Joseph Comeau, Peter Malcolm Coe, Gregory Allan Osborne, Gary David Boudreau
  • Patent number: 10104703
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards providing direct communications between a mobility management node (e.g., SGSN, S4-SGSN or MME) and an MTC-IWF node via a T5 interface. With the use of the direct communications unnecessary queries to a HSS or HLR may be avoided. The direct communications are established by the mobility management node and the MTC-IWF node saving identifying information of the other node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gunnar Rydnell, Hans Bertil Rönneke
  • Patent number: 10103832
    Abstract: Systems and methods for triggering interference mitigation at a wireless device in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a node associated with a cellular communications network makes a determination to trigger interference mitigation at a wireless device based on a signal load in at least one interfering cell from which transmissions result in interference at the wireless device during reception from a desired cell, a relation between reference signals used in the desired cell and the at least one interfering cell, and a timing relation between at least one of a group consisting of: signals transmitted by the desired cell and the at least one interfering cell and signals received at the wireless device from the desired cell and the at least one interfering cell. In response to making the determination, the node triggers interference mitigation at the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Chrysostomos Koutsimanis, Muhammad Kazmi, Lars Lindbom
  • Patent number: 10097336
    Abstract: Various aspects provide a subframe for uplink (UL) communication in a frequency-division duplex (FDD) configuration. Control information in the frequency range of the UL communication may include channel quality indicator (CQI) and acknowledgement (ACK) information. The CQI information may be provided prior to a demodulation reference signal (DMRS). The ACK information may be provided subsequent to another DMRS. The CQI information may be time-division multiplexed in a common frequency range as the ACK information. A sounding reference signal (SRS) may be provided as an initial symbol of the subframe. Some CQI information may be provided in two or more separate portions that are each prior to a separate DMRS. Some ACK information may be provided in two or more separate portions that are each subsequent to another separate DMRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saurabha Tavildar, Joseph Binamira Soriaga
  • Patent number: 10097368
    Abstract: An apparatus including a security system that protects a secure geographic area of a home, a WiFi access point within the home coupled to the security system, a portable wireless device that detects the WiFi access point and matches an identifier of the WiFi access point with a reference identifier and the portable wireless device automatically downloading one or more instructions to the security system through the WiFi access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: KamalaKannan Balraj, Philip J. Ferro
  • Patent number: 10098055
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for distributing access information in a multi-operator scenario. In a multi-operator network (100), network nodes (130, 140, 150) are configured to transmit one or more system signatures and one or more access information tables. A terminal device (200) can use a received system signature to retrieve a set of system information from an access information table. The retrieved system information is used by the terminal device (200) to initiate a random access procedure to gain access to an operator network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Erik Eriksson, Martin Hessler, Göran Rune
  • Patent number: 10080120
    Abstract: A method at a network element for providing data access to a network. The method comprising establishing a primary communication channel with the network with a first wireless interface of said network element, establishing a complementary communication channel with one or more of a group of delay tolerant devices with a second wireless interface of said network element, receiving data from respective delay tolerant devices in the group, aggregating the received data and transferring said aggregated data on the established primary communication channel to the network. In an embodiment the primary and complementary channels correspond respectively to first and second spectrums, which may in turn be, respective, licensed and unlicensed spectrums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Amine Maaref, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10079756
    Abstract: A provider edge device, capable of accessing a first type of memory and a second type of memory, may determine a network address associated with a customer edge device. The provider edge device may determine whether the customer edge device is categorized as a leaf device in an Ethernet Tree service provided by the provider edge device. The provider edge device may selectively store the network address in the first type of memory or the second type of memory based on determining whether the customer edge device is categorized as a leaf device in the Ethernet Tree service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Sharma, Poorna Pushkala Balasubramanian, Nitin Singh, Xiaomin Wu
  • Patent number: 10075258
    Abstract: A connection-oriented communications network comprises a plurality of interconnected nodes. A traffic path can be set up across the network. Path delay data is obtained for the traffic path by using control plane signalling messages (e.g. a Resource Reservation Protocol-Traffic Engineering, RSVP-TE signalling message) between nodes of the traffic path. The path delay data can be path delay asymmetry data indicative of an asymmetry in path delay between a forward transmission direction and a reverse transmission direction of the traffic path. Each intermediate node along the traffic path can form a signalling message for forwarding to the downstream node which includes one or more values of path delay incurred by that node, or an accumulated path delay value. The path delay can result from one or more of mapping delay, Forward Error Correction (FEC) coding and propagation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Enrico Dutti, Riccardo Ceccatelli, Stefano Ruffini
  • Patent number: 10057904
    Abstract: A radio resource control suspend operation and a radio resource control resume operation. The terminal (702, 1300) and the communication network (110) stores respective radio resource control information related to a configured connected state of the terminal (702, 1300). The method comprises performing an admission control process during the radio resource control resume operation, where the admission control process comprises a procedure for examining whether the connected state is to be resumed according to the stored radio resource configuration information or if a radio resource reconfiguration procedure is to be performed for resuming the connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Lars-Bertil Olsson, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Alexander Vesely
  • Patent number: 10057023
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to enable adequate feedback on the uplink even when CA and CoMP are employed between a plurality of radio base stations (inter-eNB CoMP/CA). A receiving section that receives downlink signals from a first radio base station that forms a first cell and a second radio base station that forms a second cell, a generating section that generates a feedback signal in response to the downlink signal from each radio base station, and a control section that assigns the feedback signal in response to the downlink signal from the first radio base station to an uplink control channel and/or an uplink shared channel on the first cell depending on whether or not there is a UL grant, and assigns the feedback signal in response to the downlink signal from the second radio base station to the uplink shared channel on the first cell or the second cell regardless of whether or not there is the UL grant, are provided in a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Shimpei Yasukawa, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10045399
    Abstract: Integrated voice and data services are provided that utilize wired cordless access with unlicensed/unregulated connectivity sources. A digital cordless telephone operates over unlicensed/unregulated spectrum in conjunction with one or more wireless access points (WAPs) that are installed in homes, businesses, entertainment venues, and the like. The WAPs are connected to a communications service provider's broadband packet data network. A user may use the device when they are in range of another wireless access point in a public or private building that also is connected to their communications service provider's broadband packet data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Alson Hicks, III, Gregory Nelson Patterson, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10034120
    Abstract: A method at a network element for providing data access to a network. The method comprising establishing a primary communication channel with the network with a first wireless interface of said network element, establishing a complementary communication channel with one or more of a group of delay tolerant devices with a second wireless interface of said network element, receiving data from respective delay tolerant devices in the group, aggregating the received data and transferring said aggregated data on the established primary communication channel to the network. In an embodiment the primary and complementary channels correspond respectively to first and second spectrums, which may in turn be, respective, licensed and unlicensed spectrums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Amine Maaref, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10015720
    Abstract: A communication system and method which receive and stores an identifier; mode, an outbound message; and transmits a modified version received inbound message. The system extracts routing data comprising location and identity of each respective forwarding transceiver from received messages; compares past received messages with a current message to determine repetition, and controls the transceiver to transmit a modified version of the message having appended a geographic location and identifying information of the communication device, selectively in dependence on at least: the extracted routing data comprising location and identity of each respective forwarding transceiver, the comparing, and an operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GoTenna, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Perdomo
  • Patent number: 10009192
    Abstract: A switching device including a first interface for contacting a media-independent interface of a first physical interface unit, and a second interface for contacting a media-independent interface of a second physical interface unit. The switching device is designed to couple the first interface to the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Helge Zinner
  • Patent number: 10009793
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises a first wireless network device identifying a deterministic receive slot reserved for reception of a first data packet from a second wireless network device along a deterministic track in a deterministic network; the first wireless network device transmitting an acknowledgement in the deterministic receive slot, to the second wireless network device, in response to successful reception of the first data packet in the deterministic receive slot; the first network device transmitting a second data packet in the deterministic receive slot, following the acknowledgement, to the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Wetterwald, Pascal Thubert, Eric Michel Levy-Abegnoli, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 10003433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for control signal outer-loop adjustment are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a network node in a cellular communications network is provided. The method includes transmitting a control signal and a data signal to a wireless device. The method also includes detecting an ambiguous state of reception of the control signal by the wireless device based on a feedback of reception of the data signal. The method also includes, in response to detecting the ambiguous state of reception, updating a link adaptation (LA) parameter used to choose a coding scheme and power level for transmission of information in the control signal. By updating the LA parameter in response to detecting the ambiguous state of reception, the network node may provide improved performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xixian Chen, James Jianfeng Weng, Ahmed Nouah, Ying Shao
  • Patent number: 9999083
    Abstract: A method for accessing a network. In one embodiment, the method includes at least one computer processor identifying a request from a first device to utilize wireless communication capabilities of a second device to communicate with a wireless network. The method further includes generating a secure peer-to-peer communication link between the first device and the second device. The method further includes establishing a wireless communication link between the second device and the wireless network. The method further includes transmitting one or more communications from the first device to the wireless network, via the wireless communication capabilities of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 9999020
    Abstract: A disclosure of the present specification provides a method for transferring downlink data by a serving gateway (S-GW). The method may comprise the steps of: transmitting a downlink data notification (DDN) message to a mobility management entity (MME) and a serving general packet radio service (GPRS) supporting node (SGSN), when downlink data arrives at a wireless device in a state where an idle mode signaling reduction (ISR) is activated; receiving a message notifying of a DDN refusal from any one of the MME and SGSN when the wireless device, being in a power saving mode (PSM), cannot receive the downlink data; and transmitting a paging stop request message to any one of the MME and SGSN when the message indicating the refusal of the DDN is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Kim, Jinsook Ryu, Taehun Kim, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Taehyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9985713
    Abstract: An apparatus for defining and generating boundaries of satellite coverage. The apparatus includes a processor that is configured to select a plurality of beam points, from a set of points on a coordinate system, to be included within a beam definition, and determine a number of ellipses capable of enclosing the selected beam points while excluding all remaining points of the set of points. The processor then assigns the selected beam points to a corresponding ellipse, and optimizes geometric information for each ellipse to enclose the beam points assigned thereto. A coverage beam is then defined based on a contour resulting from the combined shape of all the ellipses using the optimized geometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Bahman Salamat, Murali Regunathan, David A. Roos