Patents Examined by Zhiren Qin
  • Patent number: 10412683
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a power control method, including: obtaining, by a UE, configuration information, where the configuration information includes a configuration parameter of at least one Scell configured by a base station for the UE; setting, by the UE, an initial power adjustment value of the Scell according to the configuration parameter of the Scell in the configuration information; and controlling, by the UE, transmit power on the Scell according to the set initial power adjustment value of the Scell. Correspondingly, an embodiment of the present invention further discloses an activation management method, a UE, and a base station. By using the present invention, transmit power of a UE on an Scell can be accurately controlled, thereby ensuring accuracy of data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guanglin Han, Jianqin Liu
  • Patent number: 10412708
    Abstract: A NodeB for a WCDMA system, arranged to transmit instructions to a UE for the UE's uplink transmissions. The NodeB is arranged to transmit the instructions on a dedicated downlink physical channel which the NodeB is arranged to use for transmissions to a plurality of UEs and which comprises a plurality of radio frames, where each radio frame comprises a number of slots and each slot comprises a number of WCDMA symbols. The instructions to the UE comprise Transmit Power Commands as well as other instructions to the UE for the UE's uplink transmissions. The NodeB is arranged to use a first WCDMA slot format for the TPC commands to the UE and a second WCDMA slot format for the other instructions to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Erik Larsson, Johan Bergman, Bo Göransson, Johan Hultell, Niklas Johansson, Fredrik Ovesjö
  • Patent number: 10396920
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for an improved communication network. In one embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving, at a first device, a first signal over a first medium, the signal comprising a first portion and a second portion, and extracting by a processor a third portion of the first signal, the third portion being at least a portion of the first portion of the first signal, the third portion being intended for receipt by a second device associated with a particular user account. The method may further include combining at least a fifth portion of the first signal with the third portion of the first signal to generate a second signal, the fifth portion of the first signal being at least a portion of the second portion of the first signal and providing the second signal to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 10382531
    Abstract: A system for extending the range of a wireless signal is disclosed. A typical or near typical IP packet may be used to establish a connection between a server and a sending device. A server receives the payload of a packet for which delivery information has been removed. The server may package the data into a full IP packet and then communicate with a smart device, such as a door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sure-Fi Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 10382295
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for network monitoring and analytics are disclosed. The methods, systems, and apparatus for network monitoring and analytics perform highly probable identification of related messages using one or more sparse hash function sets. Highly probable identification of related messages enables a network monitoring and analytics system to trace the trajectory of a message traversing the network and measure the delay for the message between observation points. The sparse hash function value, or identity, enables a network monitoring and analytics system to identify the transit path, transit time, entry point, exit point, and/or other information about individual packets and to identify bottlenecks, broken paths, lost data, and other network analytics by aggregating individual message data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LUMINOUS CYBER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles F. Barry, Sumanta Saha
  • Patent number: 10375535
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a service request from a user equipment (UE) device via a wireless access network; identify a Short Message Service Inter-Working Function (SMS-IWF) device associated with the UE device; and determine that the identified SMS-IWF device is associated with a link failure. The processor may further be configured to instruct the UE device to detach based on determining that the identified SMS-IWF device is associated with a link failure; receive a re-attach request from the UE device, in response to instructing the UE device to detach; and assign a functioning SMS-IWF device to the UE device, in response to receiving the re-attach request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Priscilla Lau
  • Patent number: 10367621
    Abstract: A wireless device may transmit a data block based on a low latency operational mode. The device may then transmit a number of redundancy versions of the data block prior to determining whether an acknowledgement (ACK) has been received. In some examples the ACK may be an augmented ACK, which may be based on the number of redundancy versions received prior to successfully decoding the data block, and which may include an additional resource request. In some examples, the device may select an updated modulation and coding scheme (MCS) based on the augmented ACK. In some examples, the device may increase a number of frequency resources (e.g., component carriers) used for transmission based on the augmented ACK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Kambiz Azarian Yazdi, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10367684
    Abstract: A method in which a base station installed in each of a plurality of sections of a route, an antenna which is connected to the base station and installed along the route, and a control device which controls all the base stations installed along the route are used includes: measuring a strength of a signal emitted from the antenna in at least one mobile body in operation; acquiring a temporary failure determination result based on the signal strength, transmitting announcement information by the control device via the base station and the antenna to which it is determined that a failure occurs when the temporary failure determination result is acquired, transmitting an answer to the control device by an arbitrary mobile body in operation and receives the announcement information, and making a final failure determination based on the answer transmitted from each mobile body in the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10356721
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, devices, and techniques for selecting a device in an environment to act as a communication hub for other devices in the environment. For instance, an environment may include two or more devices that are configured to communicate with one another as well as with remote resources (e.g., Internet-available resources, etc.). In one example, the devices each include a first radio configured to communication over a wireless local area network (WLAN) and a second radio configured to communicate over a short-range wireless communication network, such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave, or the like. A device having a highest battery life may be selected as the communication hub for the devices, such that the other non-hub devices may therefore route messages through the hub using their short-range radios. In addition, the non-hub devices may power off their WLAN radios, thus conserving battery life of these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Arora, Zoe Adams, Apoorv Naik, Scott Edward Van Vliet
  • Patent number: 10348575
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods comprising a gateway located at a premise forming at least one network on the premise that includes a plurality of premise devices. A sensor user interface (SUI) is coupled to the gateway and presented to a user via a remote device. The SUI includes at least one display element. The at least one display element includes a floor plan display that represents at least one floor of the premise. The floor plan display visually and separately indicates a location and a current state of each premise device of the plurality of premise devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Sundermeyer, Paul Dawes, Jim Fulker
  • Patent number: 10342044
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to reducing transmission latency in unlicensed spectrum. These latency reduction techniques include enabling ultra low latency (ULL) traffic to gain fast channel access. These latency reduction techniques further include updating a size of a contention window for channel access. In addition, these latency reduction techniques include enhancing CPDCCH-based signaling to accommodate the ULL frame structure. Further, these latency reduction techniques include providing robust operation against bursty interference for ULL transmissions. Moreover, these techniques include managing DRX for ULL. Additionally, these latency reduction techniques include joint scheduling of different TTI durations. These latency reduction techniques further include updating SRS transmission opportunities. In addition, these latency reduction techniques include reducing latency associated with PRACH transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Wanshi Chen, Jing Sun, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10342069
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for controlling one or more beacon devices. In one implementation, the method comprises receiving a list of users connected to an access point and a list of beacon devices located within predefined distance from the access point and identifying a total number of users from the list of users utilizing a predefined service. Further, the method comprises generating a command based on comparison of the total number of users and a predefined threshold. The method furthermore comprises, transmitting the command to the one or more beacon devices, from the list of beacon devices, for one of a) activating the beacon devices, b) modifying a time interval between two consecutive beacons transmitted by the one or more beacon devices, or c) deactivating the beacon devices, thereby controlling the one or more beacon devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUBERCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Sundar Subramaniyan, Senthil Kumar Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10334564
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an RRC message processing method, user equipment, and a base station. On a UE side, it is determined, according to designated information carried in a received first RRC message and designated information carried in a second RRC message received before the first RRC message is received, whether the first RRC message and the second RRC message are repeated RRC messages, where the designated information includes at least one of the following information: an RRC transaction identifier corresponding to an RRC message carrying the designated information, an RRC message type corresponding to an RRC message carrying the designated information, or a message payload of an RRC message corresponding to an RRC message carrying the designated information; and no response is made to the first RRC message when it is determined that the first RRC message and the second RRC message are repeated RRC messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Quan, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10314078
    Abstract: There is provided a terminal device that communicates with a base station apparatus. The terminal device includes a transmission unit that configures a transmit power for transmission of a physical uplink shared channel in a serving cell belonging to a first cell group based on whether or not a physical random access channel is transmitted in the first cell group and a second cell group in a case where the first cell group and the second cell group are configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ouchi, Toshizo Nogami, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Naoki Kusashima, Takashi Hayashi, Alvaro Ruiz Delgado, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10306499
    Abstract: A method for channel measurement is provided when a mobile terminal is configured with a primary component carrier and a secondary component carrier. The mobile terminal receives configuration information for channel measurement in the secondary component carrier from a base station. The mobile terminal derives the channel measurement in the secondary component carrier based on a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) when the configuration information includes a first indicator indicating that CSI-RS is used for the channel measurement in the secondary component carrier, or deriving the channel measurement in the secondary component carrier based on a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) when the configuration information does not include the first indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soyeon Kim, Sungho Moon, Jaehoon Chung, Minseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10299194
    Abstract: A method (200) for facilitating network identification is provided. The method comprises, at an access node of a first network: detecting (S210) a physical-layer-related identity of each of one or more neighboring access nodes; decoding (S220), for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes, a network identity of the neighboring access node; for each of the one or more neighboring access nodes: determining (S230) whether the neighboring access node belongs to the first network or a different network; and determining (S230) an identity group in which the detected physical-layer-related identity of the neighboring access node is included; and selecting (S240), as a physical-layer-related identity of the access node, a physical-layer-related identity from an identity group other than any identity group in which a physical-layer-related identity of a neighboring access node belonging to a different network is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
    Inventors: Gen Li, Tim Irnich
  • Patent number: 10298416
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system for processing a first layer two packet converting a first layer two packet to a first unicast layer two packet at a wireless access point. The wireless access point receives first one or more layer three packets and extracts a first layer two packet from the first one or more layer three packets. If the first layer 2 packet is a multicast packet and it satisfies the predefined rule, the first layer two packet is converted to a layer two unicast packet with a first destination address and send to a Local Area Network (LAN) network interface. If the first layer two packet does not satisfy the predefined rule, it is broadcast to one or more LAN network interface. When the first layer two packet is not a multicast packet, it is sent to its corresponding destination address through one or more LAN network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kam Chiu Ng, Yu Yeung, Ka Kei Liu
  • Patent number: 10291361
    Abstract: [Problem] To avoid the occurrence of a “DTX-ACK” error or “DTX-NACK” error when a terminal has failed to receive uplink control information. [Solution] A base station (20) of a wireless communication system wherein packet retransmission control is performed by means of a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) is equipped with: a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) reception processing unit (104) that, when the transmission timing of HARQ information from a terminal (10) coincides with the transmission timing of a PUSCH transmitted from the terminal (10), receives the HARQ information from the PUSCH and performs a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) on a packet included in the PUSCH; and an HARQ information check unit (105) that performs HARQ-based confirmation of reception at the terminal (10) by receiving the HARQ information checked by the PUSCH reception processing unit (104) and the CRC result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Kogure
  • Patent number: 10285145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for deterministic wireless transfer of time-triggered real-time messages in a distributed real-time system, which real-time system comprises a plurality of node computers and one or more base stations, which are arranged in an arena, wherein all node computers and base stations have a global time, wherein one or more real-time message sequences are periodically transferred in the arena, wherein a real-time message sequence consists of a time-triggered header message with variable length and a sequence of one or more time-triggered real-time messages with a priori known length, and wherein, at an a priori determined transmission time, the software of a T-node issues, to a communication controller thereof, the command to send the header message, and wherein the communication controller of the T-node starts to send the header message as soon as no activity is determined in the arena during an IFS, and wherein the sending of the header message is aborted at an a priori determined
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TTTech Computertechnik AG
    Inventor: Hermann Kopetz
  • Patent number: 10278212
    Abstract: A communication device of handling a random access procedure comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage unit. The processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise determining a first coverage enhancement (CE) level; selecting at least one first random access preamble from a first preamble group corresponding to the first CE level; performing the random access procedure according to the at least one first random access preamble with a network; determining a second CE level, if the random access procedure performed according to the first access preamble is performed unsuccessfully; selecting at least one second random access preamble from a second preamble group; and performing the random access procedure according to the at least one second random access preamble with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Shiang-Rung Ye