Patents by Inventor Lawrence Winston Yonge, III

Lawrence Winston Yonge, III 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: 10306672
    Abstract: A method includes sending, from a first transmitter to a first receiver, a request to send (RTS) message associated with a first transmit opportunity (TXOP). The RTS message requests the first receiver to indicate whether reuse of the first TXOP is permitted. The method further includes receiving, at the first transmitter from the first receiver, a clear to send (CTS) message responsive to the RTS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Zhu, Srinivas Katar, Simone Merlin, Chao Zou, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, George Cherian, Santosh Paul Abraham, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Hemanth Sampath
  • Publication number: 20170366463
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for communication time slot allocation in a communication network. In one aspect, a first network device may determine that a second network device will transmit one or more packets associated with a first latency, and determine that a third network device will transmit one or more packets associated with a second latency. The first network device may determine to allocate a greater quantity of communication time slots to the second network device than to the third network device based, at least in part, on the first latency being less than the second latency. The first network device may allocate a first plurality of communication time slots of a beacon period to the second network device, and allocate a second plurality of communication time slots of the beacon period to the third network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Srinivas Katar, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Sidney Brower Schrum, JR.
  • Patent number: 9847909
    Abstract: A network device may be configured for communication over multiple communication networks. In one example, a method for using a network device to communicate over multiple networks is disclosed. The method includes receiving a packet from a combined communication interface and determining that the packet is formatted according to a first communication protocol. In response to determining that the packet is formatted according to the first communication protocol, the method includes enabling a first component in a first digital signal processor (DSP) block of the network device to process the packet according to the first communication protocol, and disabling a second component of the first DSP block, wherein the second component is configured to process the packet according to a second communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hassan Kaywan Afkhami, Purva Rameshchandra Rajkotia, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Deniz Rende
  • Patent number: 9838940
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for deferral based on basic service set identification (BSSID) information. According to certain aspects, a method for wireless communications is provided. The method generally includes receiving, on a shared access medium, a packet having at least one deferral-related parameter and deciding whether to defer transmission on the shared access medium based, at least in part, on the deferral-related parameter. Another method may generally include generating a packet comprising at least one deferral-related parameter to be used by another apparatus for deciding whether or not the other apparatus should defer transmitting on a shared access medium and providing the packet to the other apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Simone Merlin, Hao Zhu, Srinivas Katar, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Chao Zou, Bin Tian, Yan Zhou, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9819602
    Abstract: Described herein is datagram segmentation and acknowledgment in a network. A communication node in the network may determine a length of a datagram is greater than a maximum protocol data unit (PDU) length of a protocol of the network and create a segmented message comprising the datagram and a payload length field indicating the length of the datagram. The node may then segment the segmented message into segments and create a PDU comprising one or more of the segments and a segment number least significant bits (LSB) field comprising least significant bits of a segment number associated with the one or more segments. The PDUs may be acknowledged using selective acknowledgment (SACK) messages. The SACK message may comprise a SACK type indicator, a segment number most significant bits (SN_MSB) indicator, and a payload comprising one or more least significant bits (LSBs) of a segment of the segmented message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sidney Brower Schrum, Jr., Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Richard Newman
  • Patent number: 9762496
    Abstract: A slotted message access protocol can be implemented for transmitting short packets. Each beacon period may be divided into multiple time slots. At least one time slot may be assigned to a network device per beacon period based, at least in part, on latency specifications of packets that the network device is configured to transmit. In one example, some of the unassigned time slots may be designated as contention-based time slots. Network devices may contend with each other to gain control of and transmit packets during a contention-based time slot based on the priority level of the packets to be transmitted. Network devices may also use an encryption key and an initialization vector for securely exchanging short packets. Furthermore, a repeater network device may be designated to retransmit a packet, received from an original transmitting network device, during a communication time slot assigned to the original transmitting network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Katar, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Sidney Brower Schrum, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9749100
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses and methods for providing communication in multiple frequencies in a multiband Ethernet over Coax (EoC) system. An exemplary apparatus comprises a transceiver for transmitting or receiving a first data packet on a first channel associated with a first frequency, and a transmitter for transmitting a second data packet on at least one second channel associated with at least one second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Gregory Allen Magin, Brian James Langlais
  • Patent number: 9722729
    Abstract: A powerline communication (PLC) device can be configured to execute functionality for zero cross sampling and detection. When the PLC device is directly coupled to a high-voltage PLC network, the PLC device can comprise printed safety capacitors in series with a high-voltage input AC powerline signal to safely couple the high-voltage AC powerline signal to the low-voltage processing circuit. The PLC device can also comprise an ADC to sample a scaled AC powerline signal and to obtain zero cross information. When the PLC device is part of an embedded PLC application, dynamic loading can affect the integrity of a low voltage zero cross signal that is used to extract zero cross information. After digitizing the zero cross signal, the PLC device can execute functionality to minimize/eliminate voltage drops caused by dynamic loading and obtain the zero cross information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Allen Magin, Faisal Mahmood Shad, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Sanjay Kasturia, Niranjan Anand Talwalkar
  • Publication number: 20170195218
    Abstract: A hybrid network may include a mix of different network technologies and devices. A multi-interface device, such as a hybrid device, may provide for bridging of frames between different networks. Some routing schemes may not be suitable for a hybrid network. In this disclosure are various concepts for a routing scheme suitable for a hybrid network. In accordance with a routing scheme, one or more routing trees may be determined based on a topology map for the hybrid network. The topology map may include nodes to represent different interfaces of at least one multi-interface device. A routing tree determined based, at least in part, on the topology map may be used to manage routing of frames in the hybrid network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Sidney Brower Schrum, JR., Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Richard Ernest Newman
  • Patent number: 9622262
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a first transmitter, a clear channel access (CCA) threshold associated with reuse of a first transmit opportunity (TXOP) of a message. The method further includes sending, from the first transmitter to a first receiver, at least a portion of the message, wherein the portion of the message indicates the CCA threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Zhu, Srinivas Katar, Simone Merlin, Chao Zou, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, George Cherian, Santosh Paul Abraham, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Hemanth Sampath
  • Publication number: 20170093745
    Abstract: A network device may be configured for communication over multiple communication networks. In one example, a method for scheduling a network device for communication in communication networks is disclosed. The method includes determining, based at least in part on a first schedule, a first collision interval indicating when the network device is available for communication over the communication networks that include a first communication network and a second communication network. The method includes determining communication behavior of the network device for communicating over the first communication network and the second communication network during the first collision interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Hassan Kaywan Afkhami, Purva Rameshchandra Rajkotia
  • Publication number: 20170093626
    Abstract: A network device may be configured for communication over multiple communication networks. In one example, a method for using a network device to communicate over multiple networks is disclosed. The method includes receiving a packet from a combined communication interface and determining that the packet is formatted according to a first communication protocol. In response to determining that the packet is formatted according to the first communication protocol, the method includes enabling a first component in a first digital signal processor (DSP) block of the network device to process the packet according to the first communication protocol, and disabling a second component of the first DSP block, wherein the second component is configured to process the packet according to a second communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Hassan Kaywan Afkhami, Purva Rameshchandra Rajkotia, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Deniz Rende
  • Publication number: 20170034067
    Abstract: Described herein is datagram segmentation and acknowledgment in a network. A communication node in the network may determine a length of a datagram is greater than a maximum protocol data unit (PDU) length of a protocol of the network and create a segmented message comprising the datagram and a payload length field indicating the length of the datagram. The node may then segment the segmented message into segments and create a PDU comprising one or more of the segments and a segment number least significant bits (LSB) field comprising least significant bits of a segment number associated with the one or more segments. The PDUs may be acknowledged using selective acknowledgment (SACK) messages. The SACK message may comprise a SACK type indicator, a segment number most significant bits (SN_MSB) indicator, and a payload comprising one or more least significant bits (LSBs) of a segment of the segmented message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Sidney Brower Schrum, JR., Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Richard Newman
  • Publication number: 20170033846
    Abstract: A method for determining transmission properties of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel. In one embodiment, a MIMO receiver receives a non-beamformed, spatial-multiplexed (SM) sounding signal over multiple signal paths of the MIMO channel. The receiver determines beamforming information including beamforming coefficients and beamforming Eigenvalues for the MIMO channel based, at least in part, on frequency responses of the signal paths. The receiver determines a first signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimate for one or more SM data streams of the SM sounding signal based, at least in part, on the determined beamforming information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Deniz Rende, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Arun Avudainayagam, Hassan Kaywan Afkhami
  • Publication number: 20170026968
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for communicating information via a communication channel from a first device to a second device. An apparatus may comprise an I/O module, and a processor coupled to the I/O module. The processor is configured to: determine a weak carrier associated with the communication channel; determine a strong carrier for pooling with the weak carrier and associated with the communication channel; determine information being transmitted on the strong carrier; and transmit the information on the weak carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Hassan Kaywan Afkhami, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Purva Rameshchandra Rajkotia
  • Publication number: 20170019230
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for communicating an acknowledgment for a data payload on a network. An exemplary apparatus comprises an I/O module, and a processor coupled to the I/O module. The processor is configured to: determine a first channel for communicating the data payload, determine a second channel for communicating the acknowledgment, wherein the second channel is different from the first channel, communicate the data payload on the first channel, and communicate the acknowledgment on the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Purva Rameshchandra Rajkotia, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Hassan Kaywan Afkhami
  • Publication number: 20170019220
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses and methods for providing communication in multiple frequencies in a multiband Ethernet over Coax (EoC) system. An exemplary apparatus comprises a transceiver for transmitting or receiving a first data packet on a first channel associated with a first frequency, and a transmitter for transmitting a second data packet on at least one second channel associated with at least one second frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Gregory Allen Magin, Brian James Langlais
  • Publication number: 20170019226
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses for receiving preamble information via a channel between a first device and a second device. An apparatus is configured to scan a band of multiple carriers associated with the channel, determine a first carrier associated with the channel from the band of multiple carriers, wherein a first channel quality metric associated with the first carrier is greater than a threshold channel quality metric, receive, on the first carrier, the preamble information from the first device, determine a second carrier associated with the channel from the band of multiple carriers, wherein a second channel quality metric associated with the second carrier is greater than the threshold channel quality metric, receive, on the second carrier, the preamble information from the first device, and determine, based on receipt of the preamble information from the first device, a start of a data packet transmission from the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence Winston Yonge, III, Hassan Kaywan Afkhami, Purva Rameshchandra Rajkotia
  • Patent number: 9537641
    Abstract: A first powerline communication device, associated with a first powerline communication network, determines a plurality of time intervals in a beacon period of the first powerline communication network based, at least in part, on variations in levels of interference from a second powerline communication network which shares a powerline communication medium with the first powerline communication network. The first powerline communication device determines at least one channel adaptation parameter for each of the plurality of time intervals in the beacon period to compensate for effects of the variations in the levels of interference from the second powerline communication network. The first powerline communication device applies the at least one channel adaptation parameter corresponding to one or more of the plurality of time intervals in the beacon period when transmitting data via the powerline communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Katar, Hassan Kaywan Afkhami, Hao Zhu, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III
  • Patent number: 9451558
    Abstract: Network devices can be configured to implement adaptive power control functionality in a communication network. A power control requestor of a local communication network can calculate a link margin between a neighbor network device of a neighbor communication network and a local network device associated with a least preferred performance measurement. The power control requestor can transmit a power control message including the link margin to request the neighbor network device to vary the transmit power of the neighbor network device. In response to receiving a power control message, a power control responder can use a link margin indicated in the power control message to evaluate the feasibility of reducing the transmit power of the power control responder. The power control responder can transmit a power control response indicating whether it will vary the transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Zhu, Srinivas Katar, Lawrence Winston Yonge, III