Patents by Inventor Angelo A. Cuffaro

Angelo A. Cuffaro has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10575245
    Abstract: Techniques for sending an aggregated beacon in a cognitive wireless network are disclosed. A beacon device may segment beacon information and send beacon segments via a plurality of channels simultaneously. A certain information elements of the beacon information may be included in each beacon segment. Each beacon segment may include channel information for other beacon segments that are transmitted simultaneously. Alternatively, a discovery beacon may be transmitted in addition to a regular beacon. The discovery beacon may include information indicating an operating channel on which the regular beacon is transmitted. The discovery beacon may be transmitted using a predetermined channel bandwidth, with a smaller beacon interval than the regular beacon, or in a frequency hopping fashion. The discovery beacon may be sent on a channel selected based on a regulatory class and corresponding channel information. The discovery beacon may be transmitted on a side channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Zinan Lin, Rocco DiGirolamo, Joseph M. Murray, Alpaslan Demir, Saad Ahmad, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Alexander Reznik, Zaid Al-khatib
  • Publication number: 20190182759
    Abstract: Techniques for sending an aggregated beacon in a cognitive wireless network are disclosed. A beacon device may segment beacon information and send beacon segments via a plurality of channels simultaneously. A certain information elements of the beacon information may be included in each beacon segment. Each beacon segment may include channel information for other beacon segments that are transmitted simultaneously. Alternatively, a discovery beacon may be transmitted in addition to a regular beacon. The discovery beacon may include information indicating an operating channel on which the regular beacon is transmitted. The discovery beacon may be transmitted using a predetermined channel bandwidth, with a smaller beacon interval than the regular beacon, or in a frequency hopping fashion. The discovery beacon may be sent on a channel selected based on a regulatory class and corresponding channel information. The discovery beacon may be transmitted on a side channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Zinan Lin, Rocco Di Girolamo, Joseph M. Murray, Alpaslan Demir, Saad Ahmad, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Alexander Reznik, Zaid Al-khatib
  • Patent number: 10237812
    Abstract: Techniques for sending an aggregated beacon in a cognitive wireless network are disclosed. A beacon device may segment beacon information and send beacon segments via a plurality of channels simultaneously. A certain information elements of the beacon information may be included in each beacon segment. Each beacon segment may include channel information for other beacon segments that are transmitted simultaneously. Alternatively, a discovery beacon may be transmitted in addition to a regular beacon. The discovery beacon may include information indicating an operating channel on which the regular beacon is transmitted. The discovery beacon may be transmitted using a predetermined channel bandwidth, with a smaller beacon interval than the regular beacon, or in a frequency hopping fashion. The discovery beacon may be sent on a channel selected based on a regulatory class and corresponding channel information. The discovery beacon may be transmitted on a side channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco DiGirolamo, Zinan Lin, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Zaid Al-Khatib, Joseph Murray, Alexander Reznik, Alpaslan Demir
  • Patent number: 10153870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt (LE) spectrum. An aggregating cell operating in a frequency division duplex (FDD) licensed spectrum is aggregated with a LE supplementary cell operating in a time sharing mode for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) operations. The LE supplementary cell may be an FDD supplementary cell dynamically configurable between an UL only mode, a DL only mode, and a shared mode, to match requested UL and DL traffic ratios. The LE supplementary cell may be a time division duplex (TDD) supplementary cell. The TDD supplementary cell may be dynamically configurable between multiple TDD configurations. A coexistence capability for coordinating operations between the LE supplementary cell with other systems operating in the same channel is provided. Coexistence gaps are provided to measure primary/secondary user usage and permit other systems operating in the LE supplementary cell channel to access the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdongs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Martino M. Freda, Zinan Lin, Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Erdem Bala, Mihaela C. Beluri, Douglas R. Castor, Amith V. Chincholi, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Yuying Dai, Alpaslan Demir, Joseph Gredone, Rui Yang, Liangping Ma, Rocco Di Girolamo, Debashish Purkayastha, Athmane Touag
  • Patent number: 10070431
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus may be used to provide assistance for connection procedures in a hierarchical network where macro cells may be operating in licensed spectrum while small cells may be operating in dynamic and shared spectrums, such as TVWS. This may be done, for example, to allow an LTE system performing carrier aggregation (CA) to reconfigure itself to change from a supplementary cell (SuppCell) in one dynamic and shared spectrum channel to a SuppCell in another dynamic and shared spectrum channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Athmane Touag, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Joseph M. Murray, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha, Angelo A. Cuffaro
  • Publication number: 20180152268
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt (LE) spectrum. An aggregating cell operating in a frequency division duplex (FDD) licensed spectrum is aggregated with a LE supplementary cell operating in a time sharing mode for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) operations. The LE supplementary cell may be an FDD supplementary cell dynamically configurable between an UL only mode, a DL only mode, and a shared mode, to match requested UL and DL traffic ratios. The LE supplementary cell may be a time division duplex (TDD) supplementary cell. The TDD supplementary cell may be dynamically configurable between multiple TDD configurations. A coexistence capability for coordinating operations between the LE supplementary cell with other systems operating in the same channel is provided. Coexistence gaps are provided to measure primary/secondary user usage and permit other systems operating in the LE supplementary cell channel to access the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Martino M. Freda, Zinan Lin, Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Erdem Bala, Mihaela C. Beluri, Douglas R. Castor, Amith V. Chincholi, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Yuying Dai, Alpaslan Demir, Joseph Gredone, Rui Yang, Liangping Ma, Rocco Di Girolamo, Debashish Purkayastha, Athmane Touag
  • Patent number: 9980213
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for managing an exposure of a network to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. One representative method includes receiving, by an access point (AP) of the network, information associated with the WTRU; and selectively exposing, by the AP, the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Lynch, Scott C. Hergenhan, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Alexander Reznik, Yousif Targali, Yogendra C. Shah, Vinod Kumar Choyi
  • Patent number: 9930568
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. According to a method, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) communicates with a base station using a first base station operating frequency and a set of cell configuration parameters. The WTRU receives information indicating a second base station operating frequency to use for communications with the base station at a given time. The WTRU communicates with the base station using the second base station operating frequency and the same set of cell configuration parameters on or after the given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Zinan Lin, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Alpaslan Demir, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Rocco DiGirolamo, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9906995
    Abstract: An access point includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals, a receiver configured to receive signals, and a timing information device. The timing information device is configured to receive a timing information request from a station associated to the access point, receive timing information for a beacon signal sent by a second access point, and report the timing information to the station. The timing information includes a time difference relative to a known reference time for transmission of the beacon signal and the time difference is an offset in timing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Roy, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf, Frank La Sita, Christopher Cave, Athmane Touag, Angelo Cuffaro
  • Patent number: 9882684
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt (LE) spectrum. An aggregating cell operating in a frequency division duplex (FDD) licensed spectrum is aggregated with a LE supplementary cell operating in a time sharing mode for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) operations. The LE supplementary cell may be an FDD supplementary cell dynamically configurable between an UL only mode, a DL only mode, and a shared mode, to match requested UL and DL traffic ratios. The LE supplementary cell may be a time division duplex (TDD) supplementary cell. The TDD supplementary cell may be dynamically configurable between multiple TDD configurations. A coexistence capability for coordinating operations between the LE supplementary cell with other systems operating in the same channel is provided. Coexistence gaps are provided to measure primary/secondary user usage and permit other systems operating in the LE supplementary cell channel to access the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Martino M. Freda, Zinan Lin, Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Erdem Bala, Mihaela C. Beluri, Douglas R. Castor, Amith V. Chincholi, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Yuying Dai, Alpaslan Demir, Joseph Gredone, Rui Yang, Liangping Ma, Rocco Di Girolamo, Debashish Purkayastha, Athmane Touag
  • Publication number: 20170325122
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for network management via MAC measurements. The measurements may include WTRU uplink traffic loading measurement, and an AP service loading measurement. The measurements may be applicable to at least to layers 1 and 2 as applied to, for example, 802.11k in the context of OFDM and CDMA 2000 systems, but may be applicable to other scenarios as well. A method for determining and transmitting congestion information may be provided for a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system. The method and apparatus may be used for managing congestion when congestion is detected. The method and apparatus may be used in wireless systems that use a Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) mechanism. The methods may be implemented in wireless transmit/receive units (WTRU)s and access points (AP)s of various forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kwak, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Paul Marinier, Christopher R. Cave, Ahmed Ali, Vincent Roy, Athmane Touag, Frank La Sita, Marian Rudolf, Teresa J. Hunkeler, Shamim A. Rahman
  • Publication number: 20170289997
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus may be used to provide assistance for connection procedures in a hierarchical network where macro cells may be operating in licensed spectrum while small cells may be operating in dynamic and shared spectrums, such as TVWS. This may be done, for example, to allow an LTE system performing carrier aggregation (CA) to reconfigure itself to change from a supplementary cell (SuppCell) in one dynamic and shared spectrum channel to a SuppCell in another dynamic and shared spectrum channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Athmane Touag, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Joseph M. Murray, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha, Angelo A. Cuffaro
  • Publication number: 20170280465
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic white space management are described. First, local handling of channel queries, in which a channel query by a white space device (WSD) is handled by a local dynamic spectrum management (DSM) server, if the DSM server has all the information necessary for providing a response to the channel query. Second, a search extension, in which a WSDB passes part of a search for available channels to a local DSM server. Third, assisting of an available channel calculation, in which a DSM server provides spectrum sensing information to WSDBs to improve the available channel calculation within the WSDBs. And fourth, dynamic bandwidth management to meet the coexistence requirements. In addition, the content of the messages and procedures that enable the above value-adding functions and interactions with the WSDB systems are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco Di Girolamo, Alexander Reznik, Liangping Ma, Chunxuan Ye, Alpaslan Demir, Angelo A. Cuffaro
  • Patent number: 9743313
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for network management via MAC measurements. The measurements may include WTRU uplink traffic loading measurement, and an AP service loading measurement. The measurements may be applicable to at least to layers 1 and 2 as applied to, for example, 802.11k in the context of OFDM and CDMA 2000 systems, but may be applicable to other scenarios as well. A method for determining and transmitting congestion information may be provided for a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system. The method and apparatus may be used for managing congestion when congestion is detected. The method and apparatus may be used in wireless systems that use a Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) mechanism. The methods may be implemented in wireless transmit/receive units (WTRU)s and access points (AP)s of various forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kwak, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Paul Marinier, Christopher R. Cave, Ahmed Ali, Vincent Roy, Athmane X. Touag, Frank La Sita, Marian Rudolf, Teresa J. Hunkeler, Shamim A. Rahman
  • Patent number: 9706545
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus may be used to provide assistance for connection procedures in a hierarchical network where macro cells may be operating in licensed spectrum while small cells may be operating in dynamic and shared spectrums, such as TVWS. This may be done, for example, to allow an LTE system performing carrier aggregation (CA) to reconfigure itself to change from a supplementary cell (SuppCell) in one dynamic and shared spectrum channel to a SuppCell in another dynamic and shared spectrum channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Athmane Touag, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino Freda, Joseph M. Murray, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha, Angelo A. Cuffaro
  • Publication number: 20170099617
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for offloading backhaul traffic are disclosed. A first base station may detect a condition triggering backhaul traffic offloading for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The first base station may establish a wireless connection with a second base station, and offload at least one bearer of the WTRU onto the second base station via the wireless connection. The first base station may be a macro-cell base station and the second base station may be a femto-cell base station having a wired connection to Internet and a mobile operator core network. The first or second base station may include a relay functionality and act as a relay between thee WTRU and the other base station. The backhaul link may be established using a Uu, Un, X2 interface or any other interface over a licensed or license-exempt frequency, a TV white space frequency, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Tomici, Alexander Reznik, Prabhakar R. Chitrapu, Ayaskant Rath, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Brian G. Kiernan, Joseph M. Murray, Ravikumar V. Pragada
  • Patent number: 9526056
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for offloading backhaul traffic are disclosed. A first base station may detect a condition triggering backhaul traffic offloading for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The first base station may establish a wireless connection with a second base station, and offload at least one bearer of the WTRU onto the second base station via the wireless connection. The first base station may be a macro-cell base station and the second base station may be a femto-cell base station having a wired connection to Internet and a mobile operator core network. The first or second base station may include a relay functionality and act as a relay between the WTRU and the other base station. The backhaul link may be established using a Uu, Un, X2 interface or any other interface over a licensed or license-exempt frequency, a TV white space frequency, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Tomici, Prabhakar R. Chitrapu, Ayaskant Rath, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Brian G. Kiernan, Joseph M. Murray, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Alexander Reznik
  • Publication number: 20160337090
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt (LE) spectrum. An aggregating cell operating in a frequency division duplex (FDD) licensed spectrum is aggregated with a LE supplementary cell operating in a time sharing mode for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) operations. The LE supplementary cell may be an FDD supplementary cell dynamically configurable between an UL only mode, a DL only mode, and a shared mode, to match requested UL and DL traffic ratios. The LE supplementary cell may be a time division duplex (TDD) supplementary cell. The TDD supplementary cell may be dynamically configurable between multiple TDD configurations. A coexistence capability for coordinating operations between the LE supplementary cell with other systems operating in the same channel is provided. Coexistence gaps are provided to measure primary/secondary user usage and permit other systems operating in the LE supplementary cell channel to access the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Martino M. Freda, Zinan Lin, Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Erdem Bala, Mihaela C. Beluri, Douglas R. Castor, Amith V. Chincholi, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Yuying Dai, Alpaslan Demir, Joseph Gredone, Rui Yang, Liangping Ma, Rocco Di Girolamo, Debashish Purkayastha, Athmane Touag
  • Publication number: 20160270090
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic white space management are described. First, local handling of channel queries, in which a channel query by a white space device (WSD) is handled by a local dynamic spectrum management (DSM) server, if the DSM server has all the information necessary for providing a response to the channel query. Second, a search extension, in which a WSDB passes part of a search for available channels to a local DSM server. Third, assisting of an available channel calculation, in which a DSM server provides spectrum sensing information to WSDBs to improve the available channel calculation within the WSDBs. And fourth, dynamic bandwidth management to meet the coexistence requirements. In addition, the content of the messages and procedures that enable the above value-adding functions and interactions with the WSDB systems are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Rocco Di Girolamo, Alexander Reznik, Liangping Ma, Chunxuan Ye, Alpaslan Demir, Angelo A. Cuffaro
  • Patent number: 9419776
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating supplementary cells in licensed exempt (LE) spectrum. An aggregating cell operating in a frequency division duplex (FDD) licensed spectrum is aggregated with a LE supplementary cell operating in a time sharing mode for uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) operations. The LE supplementary cell may be an FDD supplementary cell dynamically configurable between an UL only mode, a DL only mode, and a shared mode, to match requested UL and DL traffic ratios. The LE supplementary cell may be a time division duplex (TDD) supplementary cell. The TDD supplementary cell may be dynamically configurable between multiple TDD configurations. A coexistence capability for coordinating operations between the LE supplementary cell with other systems operating in the same channel is provided. Coexistence gaps are provided to measure primary/secondary user usage and permit other systems operating in the LE supplementary cell channel to access the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Martino M. Freda, Zinan Lin, Joseph M. Murray, Chunxuan Ye, Erdem Bala, Mihaela C. Beluri, Douglas R. Castor, Amith V. Chincholi, Angelo A. Cuffaro, Yuying Dai, Alpaslan Demir, Joseph W. Gredone, Rui Yang, Liangping Ma, Rocco DiGirolamo, Athmane Touag, Debashish Purkayastha