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: 20150229970
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed facilitate differentiated QoS service for packets within a single packet stream. For example, extended QCI values may be used to differentiate service of video packets associated with different priorities. A flexible representation of QoS requirements/parameters is disclosed where QoS may be defined as a hyperspace that is a function of base QoS parameters. A WTRU may explicitly specify and/or request desired QoS parameters. A WTRU may be configured to perform one or more of video packet separation into a plurality of video packet sub-streams, merging of the video packet sub-streams, and/or reordering of the packets included in the video packet sub-streams. Techniques may be utilized to exposing more information to a data transmission network regarding the type of video packets (and/or other packets) being transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: VID SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Liangping Ma, Ariela Zeira, Kamel M. Shaheen, Hang Liu, Zhuorong Deng, Weimin Liu, Chris Wallace, Avi Rapaport, Zhifeng Chen, Edward L. Hepler, James M. Miller, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Eun Ryu
  • Patent number: 9100849
    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: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, James M. Miller, Louis J. Guccione
  • Publication number: 20150195761
    Abstract: A method for assigning a tracking area (TA) is disclosed. A mobility state of a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is determined and the TA is assigned based on the determined mobility state. Also disclosed is a method for accessing a closed subscriber group (CSG) TA. A CSG TA identifier is received at a WTRU and is stored. A CSG TA broadcast is received and the broadcast CSG TA is accessed if an identifier of the broadcast CSG TA matches the stored CSG TA identifier. Also disclosed is a method for changing a mobility state of a WTRU. A current mobility state of the WTRU is determined and a predetermined metric of the WTRU is examined. The predetermined metric is evaluated to determine if the metric has crossed a threshold and the mobility state is changed based on the evaluated metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Rajat P. Mukherjee, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram, James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9078117
    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: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram, Mohammed Sammour, Rajat P. Mukherjee, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150139147
    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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: James M. Miller, Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9007939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a secondary wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to use of secondary cellular spectrum are provided. The secondary WTRU monitors transmissions of a primary WTRU; determines whether to provide assistance to the primary WTRU; and in response to a determination to provide assistance, performs cooperative communications with the primary WTRU for its transmission of data to a base station. If the assistance results in the data being transmitted to the base station faster than it would have with out assistance, the secondary WTRU may utilize uplink resources originally intended for the primary WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Amith V. Chincholi, Alpaslan Demir, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8989744
    Abstract: A method for assigning a tracking area (TA) is disclosed. A mobility state of a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is determined and the TA is assigned based on the determined mobility state. Also disclosed is a method for accessing a closed subscriber group (CSG) TA.A CSG TA identifier is received at a WTRU and is stored. A CSG TA broadcast is received and the broadcast CSG TA is accessed if an identifier of the broadcast CSG TA matches the stored CSG TA identifier. Also disclosed is a method for changing a mobility state of a WTRU. A current mobility state of the WTRU is determined and a predetermined metric of the WTRU is examined. The predetermined metric is evaluated to determine if the metric has crossed a threshold and the mobility state is changed based on the evaluated metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Rajat P. Mukherjee, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram, James M. Miller, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8977839
    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: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Miller, Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20150043507
    Abstract: Managing the transmission and retransmission of radio link control (RLC) data protocol data units (PDUs) is disclosed. An indication is received that an RLC data PDU was not received by a receiving device. The RLC data PDU, that was not received, is retransmitted and prioritized over other RLC data PDUs. A number of times that the RLC data PDU was retransmitted may be tracked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Yi-Ju Chao, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150009938
    Abstract: A system and method which permit the RNC to control purging of data buffered in the Node B. The RNC monitors for a triggering event, which initiates the purging process. The RNC then informs the Node B of the need to purge data by transmitting a purge command, which prompts the Node B to delete at least a portion of buffered data. The purge command can include instructions for the Node B to purge all data for a particular UE, data in one or several user priority transmission queues or in one or more logical channels in the Node B, depending upon the particular data purge triggering event realized in the RNC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Yi-Ju Chao, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8929385
    Abstract: A network device or user equipment (UE) may manage the transmission and retransmission of radio link control (RLC) data protocol data units (PDUs). An indication is received that an RLC data PDU was not successfully received by a receiving device. The RLC data PDU, that was not successfully received, is retransmitted, and prioritized over non-retransmitted RLC data PDUs. A number of times that the RLC data PDU was retransmitted is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Yi-Ju Chao, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140341067
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and system for controlling the current data bit rate of a radio link (RL) to maintain the quality of the RL. The system includes a core network (CN), a radio network controller (RNC) and at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The RL is established between the RNC and the WTRU. The RNC establishes a guaranteed data bit rate, a maximum data bit rate and a current data bit rate associated with the RL. When the RNC senses an event which indicates that the quality of the RL has substantially deteriorated, the RNC reduces the value of the current data bit rate. Then, in a recovery process, if a similar event does not occur during an established waiting period, the RNC restores the current data bit rate back to the maximum data bit rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eldad M. Zeira, Guodong Zhang, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8867452
    Abstract: A system and method which permit the RNC to control purging of data buffered in the Node B. The RNC monitors for a triggering event, which initiates the purging process. The RNC then informs the Node B of the need to purge data by transmitting a purge command, which prompts the Node B to delete at least a portion of buffered data. The purge command can include instructions for the Node B to purge all data for a particular UE, data in one or several user priority transmission queues or in one or more logical channels in the Node B, depending upon the particular data purge triggering event realized in the RNC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Yi-Ju Chao, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8798009
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and system for controlling the current data bit rate of a radio link (RL) to maintain the quality of the RL. The system includes a core network (CN), a radio network controller (RNC) and at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The RL is established between the RNC and the WTRU. The RNC establishes a guaranteed data bit rate, a maximum data bit rate and a current data bit rate associated with the RL. When the RNC senses an event which indicates that the quality of the RL has substantially deteriorated, the RNC reduces the value of the current data bit rate. Then, in a recovery process, if a similar event does not occur during an established waiting period, the RNC restores the current data bit rate back to the maximum data bit rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Eldad M Zeira, Guodong Zhang, Stephen E Terry, James M Miller
  • Publication number: 20140204829
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing wireless communication services, (e.g., multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS)), are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) detects a plurality of target cell evolved Node-Bs (eNodeBs) that neighbor a serving cell eNodeB. The WTRU evaluates cell reselection criteria and determines a neighboring target cell eNodeB to reselect. The WTRU receives and reads master information block (MIB) and system information messages of the neighboring target cell eNodeB, and confirms that the determined neighboring target cell eNodeB is not part of a multimedia broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN). The WTRU identifies the neighboring target cell eNodeB to the serving cell eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram, Mohammed Sammour, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Rajat P. Mukherjee, James M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140194136
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes circuitry configured to receive control information on a downlink control channel from a base station. The control information indicates an allocation of an uplink channel and the control information is sent in response to the base station determining that the UE is to send an adaptive modulation and coding report. The circuitry is further configured in response to the control information to transmit a communication in the allocated uplink channel in a time interval including at least one time slot. The communication includes an adaptive modulation and coding report, and a transmission power level of the communication is derived from the control information and a pathloss measured by the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick, James M. Miller, Ariela Zeira, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Publication number: 20140161076
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for paging a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states are disclosed. A WTRU may send an indication of an enhanced paging channel (PCH) capability of receiving a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states, for example, in a CELL UPDATE message, a URA UPDATE message, or a UTRAN MOBILITY INFORMATION CONFIRM message. A drift radio network controller (DRNC) may receive an indication whether the WTRU has an enhanced PCH capability from a serving RNC and page the WTRU based on the indication. An RNC may page the WTRU over both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/secondary common control physical channel (S-CCPCH) if a WTRU capability is not known. The WTRU may monitor both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/S-CCPCH. The WTRU may configure reception over an HS-DSCH based on the capability of the SRNC or configuration from the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Cave, Diana Pani, James M. Miller, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20140132080
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a static transfer switch to eliminate transformer inrush current in the presence of residual flux. The method includes: detecting an interrupt of electric power at an output terminal of the static transfer switch; controlling amplitude of voltage at the output terminal using phase fired control of one or more silicon controlled rectifiers interposed between a voltage source and the output terminal, where the amplitude of voltage is set at a value less than a peak value of the sinusoidal waveform; and increasing the amplitude of voltage at the output terminal incrementally until the amplitude reaches a peak value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: Terry D. Bush, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8712414
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing wireless communication services, (e.g., multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS)), are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) detects a plurality of target cell evolved Node-Bs (eNodeBs) that neighbor a serving cell eNodeB. The WTRU evaluates cell reselection criteria and determines a neighboring target cell eNodeB to reselect. The WTRU receives and reads master information block (MIB) and system information messages of the neighboring target cell eNodeB, and confirms that the determined neighboring target cell eNodeB is not part of a multimedia broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN). The WTRU identifies the neighboring target cell eNodeB to the serving cell eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Somasundaram, Mohammed Sammour, Rajat P. Mukherjee, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Jin Wang, James M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8693409
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for paging a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states are disclosed. A WTRU may send an indication of an enhanced paging channel (PCH) capability of receiving a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states, for example, in a CELL UPDATE message, a URA UPDATE message, or a UTRAN MOBILITY INFORMATION CONFIRM message. A drift radio network controller (DRNC) may receive an indication whether the WTRU has an enhanced PCH capability from a serving RNC and page the WTRU based on the indication. An RNC may page the WTRU over both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/secondary common control physical channel (S-CCPCH) if a WTRU capability is not known. The WTRU may monitor both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/S-CCPCH. The WTRU may configure reception over an HS-DSCH based on the capability of the SRNC or configuration from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Cave, Diana Pani, James M. Miller, Paul Marinier