Patents by Inventor James M. Miller

James M. Miller 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: 20180063787
    Abstract: A method for performing outer loop power control in wireless communications includes initializing a time interval clock to count down a predetermined time interval; receiving and decoding a channel quality indicator (CQI) message; computing a decision metric value for each symbol in the decoded CQI message; determining whether the CQI message is erroneous; counting a number of erroneous CQI messages; and signaling a wireless/transmit receive unit to adjust an uplink transmission power on a condition that the time interval clock has expired and the number of erroneous CQI messages exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180049049
    Abstract: Disclosed is method and apparatus for operation of a base station in wireless communications, including self-configuration of the base station for secure and authenticated communications with other base stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, James M. Miller, Louis J. Guccione
  • Publication number: 20180042008
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9860817
    Abstract: The invention performs long term evolution (LTE) tracking area updates (TAUs), and tracking area code (TAC) and public land mobile network identification (PLMN-ID) assisted optimized wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) cell reselection. An evolved Node-B broadcasts system information including at least one system information block (SIB) based at least in part on an enhanced universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) parameter response message sent by an evolved packet core (EPC) network. A WTRU generates a new TAC, which represents a tracking area identification (TA-ID) of a new cell, based on the system information, and compares the new TAC to an existing TAC, which represents a TA-ID of a previous cell. The WTRU transmits to the EPC network a TAU request message including the TA-ID of the new cell. The EPC network sends either a TAU accept message or a TAU reject message to the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20170374592
    Abstract: An enhanced uplink user equipment is in soft handover. A radio network controller selects a primary Node-B out of a plurality of Node-Bs supporting the soft handover. The radio network controller receiving successfully received enhanced uplink data packets from the plurality of Node-Bs. The radio network controller reordered the successfully received enhanced uplink data packets for in-sequence deliver. The primary Node-B sends specified scheduling information to the user equipment that the other Node-Bs does not transmit. At least the primary Node-B transmits acknowledgements and negative acknowledgements to the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 9854497
    Abstract: The present invention is a procedure for a self configuring eNB/E-UTRAN. The eNB/E-UTRAN interacts with the Enhanced Packet Core (EPC) of the LTE network in order to complete the mutual authentication task between the eNB and the EPC and other operating procedures in the eNB self configuration phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Peter S. Wang
  • Patent number: 9832735
    Abstract: An uplink signal may be transmitted by a user equipment (UE) in a time interval using an uplink control channel. The uplink signal may include hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) control information related to received downlink data. If the UE determines that information indicating a coding and modulation is to be transmitted at a same time interval as the H-ARQ control information, the uplink signal may include the information that indicates the coding and modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Ariela Zeira, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Patent number: 9832767
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9820212
    Abstract: A method and a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), including a universal subscriber identity module (USIM), for identifying a closed subscriber group (CSG) cell are disclosed. The WTRU receives a broadcast from a cell including a cell identifier (ID). If the cell ID is associated with a CSG cell, the WTRU determines whether the CSG ID is programmed in the USIM. The cell broadcast may include a single bit information element (IE) indicating that the cell is a CSG cell. If the cell ID is a CSG ID, the cell ID may further include a plurality of fields which indicate at least one of a country, a region, an operator, and a home evolved Node-B (HeNB) number. The cell broadcast may further include a bit indicating whether the CSG cell is public or private. The cell broadcast may further include a bit indicating that emergency calls are allowed from all users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Rajat P. Mukherjee, Mohammed Sammour, Shankar Somasundaram, James M. Miller, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 9807623
    Abstract: Disclosed is method and apparatus for operation of a base station in wireless communications, including self-configuration of the base station for secure and authenticated communications with other base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SIGNAL TRUST FOR WIRELESS INNOVATION
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, James M. Miller, Louis J. Guccione
  • Patent number: 9807690
    Abstract: A method for performing outer loop power control in wireless communications includes initializing a time interval clock to count down a predetermined time interval; receiving and decoding a channel quality indicator (CQI) message; computing a decision metric value for each symbol in the decoded CQI message; determining whether the CQI message is erroneous; counting a number of erroneous CQI messages; and signaling a wireless/transmit receive unit to adjust an uplink transmission power on a condition that the time interval clock has expired and the number of erroneous CQI messages exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SIGNAL TRUST FOR WIRELESS INNOVATION
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9789378
    Abstract: A golf training device is described, and which forms an aiming point which is directed towards a golf ball by the correct positioning of a golfer's head and body, and wherein the aiming point assists the golfer in positioning and maintaining the golfer's head and body in an appropriate orientation relative to the golf ball so that the golfer may continually view the aiming point which is directed towards the golf ball through at least a portion of the golf swing of a golfer to strike the golf ball and thereby achieve improved golfing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Judson E. Threlkeld, Joe Hare, Shamus T O'Doherty, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170273081
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may receive a first downlink signal, which may include a resource assignment having an indication of a first resource of a plurality of resources. The resource assignment may also have an indication of a number of resources of the plurality of resources. In addition, the plurality of resources may be consecutive resources in a sequence. Further, the first downlink signal may include an indication as to a number of time intervals that the resource assignment applies. Moreover, each time interval may include at least one time slot. Additionally, the UE may receive at least one additional downlink signal over a downlink shared channel in the indicated first resource and in the number of consecutive resources in the sequence in the number of indicated time intervals. In an example, the first downlink signal may be received over a downlink signaling channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Eldad M. Zeira, Ariela Zeira
  • Patent number: 9763156
    Abstract: An enhanced uplink user equipment is in soft handover. A radio network controller selects a primary Node-B out of a plurality of Node-Bs supporting the soft handover. The radio network controller receiving successfully received enhanced uplink data packets from the plurality of Node-Bs. The radio network controller reordered the successfully received enhanced uplink data packets for in-sequence deliver. The primary Node-B sends specified scheduling information to the user equipment that the other Node-Bs does not transmit. At least the primary Node-B transmits acknowledgements and negative acknowledgements to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Publication number: 20170245268
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170201913
    Abstract: An eNB may receive a first signal from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), including a closed subscriber group identification (CSG ID) for a home eNodeB (HeNB). The eNB may send, based on the first signal, a membership verification request with the CSG ID for the HeNB to a core network. The eNB may receive a result of a membership verification indicating that the WTRU is permitted to access the HeNB. The eNB may send, based on the result of the membership verification, a message to the HeNB for the HeNB to establish communication with the WTRU, wherein the message includes radio access bearer (RAB) information associated with the WTRU. The eNB may receive a configuration message from the HeNB. The eNB may transmit a second signal including a radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message to the WTRU, the RRC reconfiguration message based on the received configuration message from the HeNB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal M. Adjakple, Mahmoud Watfa, James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20170196017
    Abstract: A transmitting device may receive a radio link control (RLC) status report from a user equipment (UE) that indicates that a first RLC protocol data unit (PDU) is missing. The first RLC PDU may be multiplexed with a RLC PDU associated with a second priority to produce a second data block. The second priority may be higher priority than the first priority. The second data block may be transmitted using hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Yi-Ju Chao, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9686803
    Abstract: A wireless digital communication system includes a base station in communication with a plurality of user equipment mobile terminals (UEs). The system prioritizes the forwarding of blocks of downlink data to designated ones of the UEs. The system employs adaptive modulation and coding (AM&C) to achieve improved radio resource utilization and provides optimum data rates for user services. Blocks of downlink (DL) data are received by the base station which requests downlink (DL) channel quality measurements only from those mobile terminals (UEs) with pending downlink transmissions. The UEs respond to the request by measuring and reporting DL channel quality to the base station, which then allocates resources such that the UEs will make best use of radio resources. The base station notifies the UEs of the physical channel allocation indicating the modulation/coding rate and allocated slots followed by transmission of blocks of downlink data which are transmitted to the UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Eldad M. Zeira, Ariela Zeira
  • Patent number: 9686801
    Abstract: The architecture of the high-speed shared service provides a Node B yielding various sets of information that answer a set of basic questions that a data service needs. Many potential measurements the Node B can make are provided to the RNC to enable a resource manager to perform certain functions and which can be used to answer the set of basic questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170164297
    Abstract: An uplink signal may be transmitted by a user equipment (UE) in a time interval using an uplink control channel. The uplink signal may include hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) control information related to received downlink data. If the UE determines that information indicating a coding and modulation is to be transmitted at a same time interval as the H-ARQ control information, the uplink signal may include the information that indicates the coding and modulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Ariela Zeira, Eldad M. Zeira