Patents by Inventor Edward Robert Hall

Edward Robert Hall 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).

  • Publication number: 20210219220
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a user equipment (UE). The UE may be configured to transmit a message indicating an identifier (ID) associated with an application to a first edge computing system; receive first information associated with the application in response to transmitting the message, the first information indicating whether at least one second edge computing system configured to provide the application is accessible through at least one cell; and determine a set of cells through which the at least one second edge computing system is accessible based on the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Robert HALL, Tom CHIN, Alan SOLOWAY, Ajith Tom PAYYAPPILLY
  • Publication number: 20210136177
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing a connection with an edge application server are provided. A user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication network establishes a connection with an edge application server to offload the data processing of an application executing on the UE to the edge application server. The UE communicates key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with the application to the edge data network. The KPIs indicate the resources that application uses to process the data. In response, the UE receives edge application server parameters from multiple servers in the edge data network that meet or exceed the KPIs. The parameters include compute, graphical compute, memory and storage parameters with various levels of specificity. The UE selects one of the edge application servers to process the data on behalf of the application based on the parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Robert Hall, Alan Soloway, Prashanth Haridas Hande, Imed Bouazizi
  • Publication number: 20210136775
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods performed by a processor of a mobile device for allocating resources to a plurality of mobile devices in communication with an Edge network. The processor may receive from the plurality of mobile devices one or more capabilities of each mobile device related to a computing task in which the plurality of mobile devices are participating. The processor may determine a fairness result for the plurality of computing devices based on the one or more capabilities of each mobile device and the computing task. The processor may allocate resources to each of the plurality of mobile devices based on the determined fairness result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Soloway, Edward Robert Hall, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Publication number: 20210112438
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. The method includes transmitting, to an edge data network via a wireless network, an indication of an adjustment to one or more performance indicators for an application client operating on the UE to receive service from the edge data network based on a UE modified performance profile for the application client and communicating application data traffic with the edge data network via the wireless network in accordance with adjusted performance indicators. The method includes receiving, from a UE via a wireless network, an indication of an adjustment to one or more performance indicators for an application client operating on the UE to receive service from the edge data network based on a UE modified performance profile for the application client and communicating application data traffic with the UE via the wireless network in accordance with adjusted performance indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Soloway, Edward Robert Hall
  • Publication number: 20210111953
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that provide for configuration of edge data networks based on current and projected future locations of a user equipment (UE). The UE may provide one or more expected future locations based on routing information of the UE, a polygon associated with one or more current or future UE locations, a waypoint set of the UE, and the like. Based on the provided one or more future locations, the edge data network may provide to the UE one or more edge data network configurations for different UE locations. As the UE moves to different locations, different edge data network configurations may be used, thereby enhancing efficiency of UE operation in the edge data network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Robert Hall, Mahmoud Watfa, Alan Soloway, Tom Chin
  • Publication number: 20210112137
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that provide for establishment and maintenance of edge data network services. A user equipment (UE) may register one or more application clients for edge services at an edge application server. In order to maintain edge application servers that are continuing to be used by the UE, an edge enabler server at the edge data network, an edge enabler client at the UE, or both, may initiate a timer that is used to confirm the edge application server is continuing to be used. Such techniques may help prevent resources from being consumed after the edge services are no longer needed, such as after the UE no longer needs the edge services or the UE has moved outside of an area associated with the edge services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Soloway, Edward Robert Hall, Tom Chin, Ajith Tom Payyappilly
  • Publication number: 20210101612
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods performed by a processor of an Edge computing device for generating local dynamic map (LDM) data. The processor may receive new or updated (“first”) LDM data for a service area of the Edge computing device. The processor may integrate the first LDM data into an LDM data model. The processor may determine second LDM data of the LDM data model that is relevant to a vehicle or mobile device. The processor may provide the determined second LDM data to the vehicle or mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Robert Hall, Alan SOLOWAY, Hong CHENG
  • Patent number: 10924969
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) registers on a first Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) and, while in an idle mode, receives a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) service. The UE determines whether to perform a periodic network reselection search for a higher priority PLMN while in the idle mode, wherein the UE determines whether to perform the periodic network reselection search based on reception of the MBMS service. The UE may postpone the periodic network reselection search for a period of time while the UE receives the MBMS service in the idle mode. The UE may postpone the periodic network reselection search for a period of time while the UE receives the MBMS service in the idle mode. The UE may interleave the periodic network reselection search with the reception of transmission bursts of the MBMS service, the search being performed on frequencies other than that of the MBMS transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish Bhardwaj, Edward Robert Hall
  • Publication number: 20200045599
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) registers on a first Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) and, while in an idle mode, receives a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) service. The UE determines whether to perform a periodic network reselection search for a higher priority PLMN while in the idle mode, wherein the UE determines whether to perform the periodic network reselection search based on reception of the MBMS service. The UE may postpone the periodic network reselection search for a period of time while the UE receives the MBMS service in the idle mode. The UE may postpone the periodic network reselection search for a period of time while the UE receives the MBMS service in the idle mode. The UE may interleave the periodic network reselection search with the reception of transmission bursts of the MBMS service, the search being performed on frequencies other than that of the MBMS transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ashish BHARDWAJ, Edward Robert HALL
  • Patent number: 10554708
    Abstract: In some cases, V2X systems may send warning messages. The warning messages may be sent over short distances. The warning messages may be useful over wider distances. Some systems may us MBMS from a V2X proximity broadcast. Electronic communications devices, such as UEs may be unaware of the MBMS. A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be an RSU. The RSU receive a V2X message from a UE. The RSU may broadcast information associated with the V2X message. The RSU may send the information associated with the V2X message to a network entity for a point-to-multipoint broadcast. The method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication may also use V2X messages that include bootstrapping information to tune to an MBMS broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xinzhou Wu, Edward Robert Hall, James Alan Misener, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20190281420
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a system, method, and apparatus for providing multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) operations in a wireless communication system. In some aspects of the present disclosure, the system, method and apparatus may provide flexibility for an application server to select one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by a network device for transmission of multimedia content to a mobile device. The MBMS service delivery functionalities selected by the application server may be a subset of a plurality of MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Haris ZISIMOPOULOS, Lorenzo CASACCIA, Edward Robert HALL, Thomas STOCKHAMMER
  • Patent number: 10341820
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a system, method, and apparatus for providing multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) operations in a wireless communication system. In some aspects of the present disclosure, the system, method and apparatus may provide flexibility for an application server to select one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by a network device for transmission of multimedia content to a mobile device. The MBMS service delivery functionalities selected by the application server may be a subset of a plurality of MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Lorenzo Casaccia, Edward Robert Hall, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 9820259
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for smooth transition between broadcast/multicast transmission and unicast transmission. A method for managing unicast and multicast services switching in a multi-band/multi-frequency wireless communications system (WCS) capable of both unicast and multicast signaling includes determining whether an aggregate demand for a content provided via dedicated unicast transmissions exceeds a threshold. The method includes switching transmission of the content from the dedicated unicast transmissions on one frequency to a multicast transmission on a second or more frequencies in response to determining that the aggregate demand exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Wang, George Cherian, Nagaraju Naik, Xiaoxia Zhang, Edward Robert Hall, Arungundram Chandrasekaran Mahendran, Gordon Kent Walker, Charles N. Lo, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Kuo-Chun Lee, Jack Shyh-Hurng Shauh, Gang Bao
  • Publication number: 20170013423
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a system, method, and apparatus for providing multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) operations in a wireless communication system. In some aspects of the present disclosure, the system, method and apparatus may provide flexibility for an application server to select one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by a network device for transmission of multimedia content to a mobile device. The MBMS service delivery functionalities selected by the application server may be a subset of a plurality of MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Haris ZISIMOPOULOS, Lorenzo CASACCIA, Edward Robert HALL, Thomas STOCKHAMMER
  • Publication number: 20160285935
    Abstract: In some cases, V2X systems may send warning messages. The warning messages may be sent over short distances. The warning messages may be useful over wider distances. Some systems may us MBMS from a V2X proximity broadcast. Electronic communications devices, such as UEs may be unaware of the MBMS. A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be an RSU. The RSU receive a V2X message from a UE. The RSU may broadcast information associated with the V2X message. The RSU may send the information associated with the V2X message to a network entity for a point-to-multipoint broadcast. The method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication may also use V2X messages that include bootstrapping information to tune to an MBMS broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Xinzhou WU, Edward Robert HALL, James Alan MISENER, Jun WANG
  • Patent number: 9439470
    Abstract: A helmet assembly including a mandible bracket configured to connect a mandible to a helmet, at least one strap connected to the mandible bracket and configured to extend from the mandible bracket to a rear portion of a helmet. The assembly includes at least one strap guide having a strap engaging portion connected to the strap along a length of the strap for connecting the strap to a helmet, and a fastener engaging portion configured to connect to a fastener attached to a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Revision Military S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Michael James McGinn, Dominic Giroux Bernier, Stéphane Lebel, Edward Robert Hall
  • Publication number: 20160127439
    Abstract: Interfacing of multimedia public warning system alerts is discussed in which a user equipment (UE) receives a system information broadcast message with a multimedia alert contained therein. The multimedia alert triggers the UE to automatically initiate a multimedia broadcast application to process the alert. The multimedia alert includes broadcast system information that enables the multimedia broadcast application to automatically tune the UE to the streaming multimedia content associated with the alert. The UE may then process the streaming multimedia content on the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Vani Chaitanya Ginnela, Edward Robert Hall, Praveen Nagaraja Kona
  • Publication number: 20160065480
    Abstract: A wireless communication device controls whether an application can access a service provided by a server. The wireless communication device maintains a policy that specifies a particular action (e.g., blocking traffic) to be taken at the wireless communication device if a particular network condition occurs (e.g., congestion at a server). The wireless communication device also monitors network conditions (e.g., in real-time) so that it can take appropriate action whenever a trigger condition occurs according to the policy. In some scenarios, the policy supports mission-critical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Edward Robert Hall
  • Publication number: 20130294321
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for smooth transition between broadcast/multicast transmission and unicast transmission. A method for managing unicast and multicast services switching in a multi-band/multi-frequency wireless communications system (WCS) capable of both unicast and multicast signaling includes determining whether an aggregate demand for a content provided via dedicated unicast transmissions exceeds a threshold. The method includes switching transmission of the content from the dedicated unicast transmissions on one frequency to a multicast transmission on a second or more frequencies in response to determining that the aggregate demand exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Wang, George Cherian, Nagaraju Naik, Xiaoxia Zhang, Edward Robert Hall, Arungundram Chandrasekaran Mahendran, Gordon Kent Walker, Charles N. Lo, Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Kuo-Chun Lee, Jack Shyh-Hurng Shauh, Gang Bao
  • Publication number: 20130000016
    Abstract: A helmet retention system having a first side strap system configured to connect to a first side of a helmet and a second side strap system configured to connect to an opposite second side of a helmet is provided. A chin cup and a chin cup connecting mechanism are provided. The chin cup connecting mechanism is configured to connect the first and second side strap systems in an area about the user's chin and to vary the amount of tension in the system between at least two predefined tension states. Strap adjusters provide a cam design for tensioning the straps and retaining the adjustors fixed to the straps at the desired adjustment under external force applied to the straps. Anchors provide secure mounting of the straps to the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Edward Robert Hall, Michael James McGinn, Curtis Herman