Patents by Inventor Geoffrey McHARDY

Geoffrey McHARDY 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: 20200389256
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method in a network node configured to transmit data using an automatic retransmission process are disclosed. The method comprises: receiving data to be transmitted to a remote endpoint; and when all process identifiers in a predetermined set of process identifiers are currently in use: selecting one process identifier from the predetermined set of process identifiers; storing information pertaining to a previously transmitted transport block in a temporary buffer, the previously transmitted transport block including the selected process identifier; and transmitting the received data in a second transport block including the selected process identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Samir Shah, Geoffrey McHardy, Adrian Turcanu
  • Patent number: 9265031
    Abstract: A lightweight communication protocol reduces overhead for small data transmissions from a wireless device to a base station over an uplink channel. The wireless device is preconfigured with a device identifier that is known to the base station. The preconfigured device identifier is associated with a static tunnel between the base station and a serving gateway. The wireless device transmits application data to the base station in a medium access control packet without using higher layer protocols. When the base station receives the medium access control packet, it maps the application data to the tunnel associated with the preconfigured device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Optis Cellular Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey McHardy, Stefan F. Tjärnlund
  • Publication number: 20140177534
    Abstract: A lightweight communication protocol reduces overhead for small data transmissions from a wireless device to a base station over an uplink channel. The wireless device is preconfigured with a device identifier that is known to the base station. The preconfigured device identifier is associated with a static tunnel between the base station and a serving gateway. The wireless device transmits application data to the base station in a medium access control packet without using higher layer protocols. When the base station receives the medium access control packet, it maps the application data to the tunnel associated with the preconfigured device identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Geoffrey McHardy, Stefan F. Tjärnlund
  • Patent number: 8699340
    Abstract: A method for link adaptation is provided. Data associated with a user device is stored. A first number of scheduling blocks, SBs, required to transmit the stored data is estimated based at least in part on a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS). The first MCS corresponds to a first channel performance level. A second MCS is determined based at least in part on a link quality. The second MCS corresponds to a second channel performance level. A determination is made whether second channel performance level is less than the first channel performance level. An operating MCS is selected based at least in part on whether second channel performance level is less than the first channel performance level. The data is scheduled for transmission based at least in part on the selected operating MCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Girum Alebachew Fantaye, Andreas Molin Edlund, Eugenia Lambiri, Michael McKenna, Geoffrey McHardy, Peter Hazy
  • Publication number: 20130322241
    Abstract: A method for link adaptation is provided. Data associated with a user device is stored. A first number of scheduling blocks, SBs, required to transmit the stored data is estimated based at least in part on a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS). The first MCS corresponds to a first channel performance level. A second MCS is determined based at least in part on a link quality. The second MCS corresponds to a second channel performance level. A determination is made whether second channel performance level is less than the first channel performance level. An operating MCS is selected based at least in part on whether second channel performance level is less than the first channel performance level. The data is scheduled for transmission based at least in part on the selected operating MCS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Girum Alebachew FANTAYE, Andreas Molin EDLUND, Eugenia LAMBIRI, Michael McKENNA, Geoffrey McHARDY, Peter HAZY