Patents by Inventor John Tomici

John Tomici 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: 9295089
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for bandwidth management, aggregation and internet protocol (“IP”) flow mobility (“IFOM”) across multiple-access technologies are provided. Included is a method that includes selecting, from a packet data network (“PDN”) connection formed through a plurality of access systems communicatively coupled with a wireless transmit and/or receive unit (“WTRU”), an access system over which to transport a flow of internet protocol (“IP”) traffic to and/or from the WTRU. The method may also include sending, to the WTRU, a request to associate the flow of IP traffic with the selected access system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhakar Chitrapu, Kushanava Laha, John Tomici, John Cartmell, Kenneth Lynch, Alexander Reznik, Oscar Lopez-Torres, Chunxuan Ye, Dale Seed, Michelle Perras
  • Publication number: 20140161055
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for bandwidth management, aggregation and internet protocol (“IP”) flow mobility (“IFOM”) across multiple-access technologies are provided. Included is a method that includes selecting, from a packet data network (“PDN”) connection formed through a plurality of access systems communicatively coupled with a wireless transmit and/or receive unit (“WTRU”), an access system over which to transport a flow of internet protocol (“IP”) traffic to and/or from the WTRU. The method may also include sending, to the WTRU, a request to associate the flow of IP traffic with the selected access system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Prabhakar Chitrapu, Kushanava Laha, John Tomici, John Cartmell, Kenneth Lynch, Alexander Reznik, Oscar Lopez-Torres, Chunxuan Ye, Dale Seed, Michelle Perras
  • Publication number: 20070104123
    Abstract: In a wireless local area network (WLAN) mesh network of clusters, each cluster having a master node with a plurality of associated slave nodes, a method an apparatus for coordinating channel access between the clusters. A structure of clusters is established as a hierarchal mastership, wherein a high level master node serves a plurality of subservient master nodes. The hierarchal mastership is controlled by the high level master node using an HCF controlled channel access (HCCA) mechanism. Alternatively, the structure of clusters is configured as a peer-to-peer mastership that controls channel access by a distributed mechanism, such as EDCA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Tomici, Catherine Livet, Shamim Rahman, Juan Zuniga
  • Publication number: 20070070943
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating slot allocations of nodes in a wireless mesh network that has data exchanges between the nodes occurring during slots. Each node maintains internal tracking of its slot allocation. A node may request a slot allocation of another node, and each node is enabled to report its slot allocation to other nodes. An information element (IE) and management type messages are introduced for tracking and reporting slot allocations among mesh network nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine Livet, Juan Zuniga, John Tomici, Shamim Rahman
  • Publication number: 20060268715
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of mesh points (MPs), a method and apparatus for transmitting management information includes a first MP transmitting a management frame to a second MP, wherein the management frame includes the medium access control (MAC) address of a destination MP. The second MP receives the management frame from the first MP and determines if it is the destination MP. The second MP updates the management frame if the second MP determines it is not the destination MP, and transmits the management frame to a third MP. The transmissions terminate when the data reaches the destination MP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Zuniga, Catherine Livet, John Tomici
  • Publication number: 20060262794
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method and apparatus for transmitting concatenated frames in a wireless communication system comprising a plurality of mesh points (MPs). In one embodiment, a first MP transmits a data stream to a second MP, wherein the data stream is further transmitted to a third MP as a final destination. The second MP receives the data stream from the first MP. The second MP transmits a concatenated frame to the first and third MPs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine Livet, John Tomici, Juan Zuniga
  • Publication number: 20060230238
    Abstract: A multi-node communication system and method used to request, report and collect destination-node-based measurements and route-based measurements is disclosed. The communication system may be a mesh network including a plurality of mesh points (MPs). In one embodiment, a destination-node-based measurement request is sent to one or more destination nodes via destination-unicast, destination-multicast, or destination-broadcast, using routes specified via next-hop-unicast, next-hop-multicast, or next-hop-broadcast addressing. In another embodiment, a source node sends a measurement request message to a final destination node, whereby each node along the route individually sends a measurement report message to the source node. Alternatively, measurement results of each node are combined and appended to the measurement request message, and a measurement report message including the combined measurement results is sent to the source node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Roy, Guang Lu, Maged Zaki, John Tomici
  • Publication number: 20060218353
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for implementing path-based traffic stream (TS) admission control in a wireless mesh network having a distributed and/or centralized admission control architecture is disclosed. When the wireless mesh utilizes distributed admission control architecture, a source mesh point (S.MP) transmits a request for TS admission requiring certain resources/quality of service (QoS). The request propagates through the wireless mesh network until the destination mesh point (D.MP) is reached and an admitted path is determined. If an intermediate mesh point (MP) is unable to meet the requested resources/QoS for the TS, the S.MP is notified. When the wireless mesh network utilizes centralized admission control architecture, a S.MP requests a route to the D.MP from a central controller. The central controller maintains a status of MPs in the wireless mesh network, and selects a best route to handle the TS to satisfy the requested resources/QoS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine Livet, John Tomici, Maged Zaki
  • Publication number: 20050141450
    Abstract: The present invention integrates resource allocation between time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD) in wireless communication systems. A radio network controller (RNC) receives a radio access bearer (RAB) request from a core network or a wireless receive/transmit unit. The RNC utilizes a TDD-FDD selector to assign radio resources in response to the request. The TDD-FDD selector evaluates various parameters regarding the received RAB request and determines whether it is preferable to assign TDD resources or FDD resources and whether such resources are currently available. Once resources are assigned, system conditions are evaluated to determine whether optimizations may be made to a current resource allocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Carlton, Shamim Rahman, Janet Stern-Berkowitz, John Tomici, Michel Desgagne, Teresa Hunkeler