Patents by Inventor Nicholas William Anderson

Nicholas William Anderson 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: 10560891
    Abstract: In some implementations, a Medium Access Control (MAC) method for LTE in Unlicensed (LTE-U) includes transmitting at least one of a Clear to Send (CTS) message or a Request to Send (RTS) message on an LTE-U Secondary Cell (SCell) carrier. The at least one of the CTS message or the RTS message may include a duration field. The duration field may indicate a transmission time of a transmission on a packet data shared channel on the LTE-U SCell carrier. An evolved NodeB (eNB) transmits a scheduling grant for the transmission on the packet data shared channel on the LTE-U SCell carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eswar Vutukuri, Takashi Suzuki, Nicholas William Anderson, Zhijun Cai
  • Patent number: 10560846
    Abstract: An unlicensed wireless spectrum access point control circuit receives a first identifier from a first network entity and also receives a second identifier from a second network entity and then compares the late the first identifier to the second identifier to thereby authenticate the second network entity. By one approach the first and second identifier are medium access control (MAC) addresses. By one approach the first network entity comprises an Evolved Node-B base station in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Access Network and the second network entity comprises a portable wireless device. Upon authenticating the second network entity, the control circuit can then allow user plane data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eswar Vutukuri, Nicholas William Anderson, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 10523265
    Abstract: A wireless communication may receive a composite signal that includes data symbols, a code division multiplexing (CDM) pilot sequence that is spread with a first channelization code, and a time division multiplexing (TDM) pilot sequence including a cyclic prefix where the TDM pilot sequence is spread with a second channelization code. The composite signal may be received within a designated time region such that the CDM pilot sequence has non-cyclic properties over the designated time region. The composite signal may be descrambled with a non-cyclic scrambling code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas William Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190364581
    Abstract: A wireless access network node transmits scheduling information assigning an uplink resource for a user equipment (UE), detects whether the UE has not transmitted using the assigned uplink resource, determines, based on the detecting, that the UE has failed a Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) check at the UE, and further schedules and assigns an uplink resource for the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas William Anderson, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Patent number: 10457674
    Abstract: The invention is directed to certain novel compounds. Specifically, the invention is directed to compounds of formula (I): and salts thereof. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of kinase activity, in particular PI3-kinase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited
    Inventors: Niall Andrew Anderson, Nicholas Paul Barton, Sebastien Andre Campos, Edward Paul Cannons, Anthony William James Cooper, Kenneth David Down, Kevin James Doyle, Julie Nicole Hamblin, Graham George Adam Inglis, Armelle Le Gall, Vipulkumar Kantibhai Patel, Simon Peace, Andrew Sharpe, Gemma Victoria White
  • Publication number: 20190246379
    Abstract: A control circuit determines that a wireless portable electronic device currently being serviced via licensed wireless spectrum should also be served via unlicensed wireless spectrum and then transmits a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message to cause the wireless portable electronic device to connect to a network node operating in the unlicensed wireless spectrum. By one approach this control circuit comprises an Evolved Node-B base station in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Access Network (RAN) and the network node operating in the unlicensed wireless spectrum comprises an 802.11-compatible wireless local area network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Eswar VUTUKURI, Nicholas William ANDERSON, Stephen John BARRETT
  • Patent number: 10375714
    Abstract: A wireless access network node determines that a user equipment (UE) has experienced a channel busy condition that prevented the UE from transmitting on an uplink to the wireless access network node. In response to the determining, the wireless access network node refrains from scheduling an uplink resource for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas William Anderson, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Patent number: 10292142
    Abstract: A control circuit determines that a wireless portable electronic device currently being serviced via licensed wireless spectrum should also be served via unlicensed wireless spectrum and then transmits a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message to cause the wireless portable electronic device to connect to a network node operating in the unlicensed wireless spectrum. By one approach this control circuit comprises an Evolved Node-B base station in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Access Network (RAN) and the network node operating in the unlicensed wireless spectrum comprises an 802.11-compatible wireless local area network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eswar Vutukuri, Nicholas William Anderson, Stephen John Barrett
  • Publication number: 20180278292
    Abstract: A wireless communication may receive a composite signal that includes data symbols, a code division multiplexing (CDM) pilot sequence that is spread with a first channelization code, and a time division multiplexing (TDM) pilot sequence including a cyclic prefix where the TDM pilot sequence is spread with a second channelization code. The composite signal may be received within a designated time region such that the CDM pilot sequence has non-cyclic properties over the designated time region. The composite signal may be descrambled with a non-cyclic scrambling code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas William Anderson
  • Patent number: 10015785
    Abstract: An evolved Node B (eNB) includes a memory and at least one hardware processor communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to: determine to suspend an established radio resource control (RRC) connection with a user equipment (UE), where suspension causes the established RRC connection to be a suspended RRC connection that disables user plane data communications between the UE and the eNB; in response to a determination to suspend the established RRC connection, store RRC connection data related to the established RRC connection; and transmit, to the UE, an RRC connection suspend command instructing the UE to store the RRC connection data and suspend the established RRC connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas William Anderson, Richard Charles Burbidge, Gordon Peter Young
  • Patent number: 9992787
    Abstract: A channel sharing method includes determining a starting time for transmission on an LAA-LTE channel. A length of a hybrid preamble is determined based on the starting time and a predetermined transmission time boundary. Subsequent to determining the length of the hybrid preamble, the hybrid preamble having the determined length is transmitted. Subsequent to the hybrid preamble, a Long Term Evolution (LTE) signal is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Eswar Vutukuri, Nicholas William Anderson, Mohammed Nawaf Smadi, David Philip Hole, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 9912588
    Abstract: An IEEE 802.11 media access control (MAC) frame (or contents thereof) at a transmitter apparatus includes information from which a logical channel carrying traffic can be identified, so that a receiver apparatus, when unpacking the IEEE 802.11 MAC frame (or contents thereof), is able to route the traffic to the appropriate radio link control (RLC) entity associated with the logical channel. An evolved Node B (eNB) that is also an access point (AP) distinguishes conventional uplink wireless local area network (WLAN) traffic from traffic that is to be routed to an RLC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Nicholas William Anderson, Eswar Vutukuri, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Patent number: 9900046
    Abstract: A composite signal may be generated with code division multiplexing (CDM) and time division multiplexing (TDM) pilots. A first pilot sequence may be a CDM pilot sequence. A second pilot sequence may have TDM pilot sequences including a cyclic prefix. The composite signal may have a cyclic prefix time domain portion based on the cyclic prefix and a base portion of the composite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas William Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170347346
    Abstract: An evolved Node B (eNB) includes a memory and at least one hardware processor communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to: determine to suspend an established radio resource control (RRC) connection with a user equipment (UE), where suspension causes the established RRC connection to be a suspended RRC connection that disables user plane data communications between the UE and the eNB; in response to a determination to suspend the established RRC connection, store RRC connection data related to the established RRC connection; and transmit, to the UE, an RRC connection suspend command instructing the UE to store the RRC connection data and suspend the established RRC connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas William ANDERSON, Richard Charles BURBIDGE, Gordon Peter YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20170295546
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method at a User Equipment (UE) comprising determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a Power Preference Indication (PPI) for a radio resource configuration of the normal type. Also disclosed is a method at a UE comprising: determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a power optimized type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a PPI for a radio resource configuration of the power optimized type. Also disclosed is a UE including a processor, the UE configured to: determine that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, refrain from sending a PPI for a radio resource configuration of the normal type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Gordon Peter Young, Nicholas William Anderson, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Publication number: 20170245318
    Abstract: A method, mobile device (101) and radio access network RAN (102) are disclosed for suspending and re-establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection. In some examples, the mobile device (101) indicates a preference to have the RRC connection either suspended or released. In other examples, RAN (102) sends to the mobile device (101) a connection suspend command message instructing the mobile device to suspend a RRC connection with the RAN (102). The mobile device (101), in response to the connection suspend command message, suspends the RRC connection. When the RRC connection is suspended the mobile device (101) cannot transmit or receive user plane data to the RAN (102) and performs functions the same as or similar to idle mode functions. On suspension, RRC connection information is stored and can be used to re-establish the suspended RRC connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Venkata Ratnakar Rao RAYAVARAPU, Nicholas William ANDERSON, Richard Charles BURBIDGE, Gordon Peter YOUNG
  • Patent number: 9743396
    Abstract: An evolved Node B (eNB) includes a memory and at least one hardware processor communicatively coupled with the memory and configured to: determine to suspend an established radio resource control (RRC) connection with a user equipment (UE), where suspension causes the established RRC connection to be a suspended RRC connection that disables user plane data communications between the UE and the eNB; in response to a determination to suspend the established RRC connection, store RRC connection data related to the established RRC connection; and transmit, to the UE, an RRC connection suspend command instructing the UE to store the RRC connection data and suspend the established RRC connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas William Anderson, Richard Charles Burbidge, Gordon Peter Young
  • Patent number: 9693306
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method at a User Equipment (UE) comprising determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a Power Preference Indication (PPI) for a radio resource configuration of the normal type. Also disclosed is a method at a UE comprising: determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a power optimized type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a PPI for a radio resource configuration of the power optimized type. Also disclosed is a UE including a processor, the UE configured to: determine that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, refrain from sending a PPI for a radio resource configuration of the normal type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Peter Young, Nicholas William Anderson, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Patent number: 9674864
    Abstract: A User Equipment, UE, of a cellular communication system transmits scheduling assistance data to a base station comprising a base station scheduler which schedules uplink packet data. The scheduling assistance data relates to uplink packet data transmission from the UE. The UE comprises a channel controller which is operable to cause the scheduling assistance data to be transmitted from the UE to the base station in a first physical resource of an uplink air interface. The first physical resource is not managed by the base station based scheduler. The scheduling assistance data may specifically be transmitted in a first transport channel multiplexed with other transport channels on a physical resource. The transport channels may be individually optimized and may have different termination points and transmission reliabilities. Specifically, the transport channel supporting the scheduling assistance data signaling may have a high reliability and be terminated in the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas William Anderson, Martin Warwick Beale, Peter Jonathon Legg
  • Publication number: 20170150515
    Abstract: A channel sharing method includes determining a starting time for transmission on an LAA-LTE channel. A length of a hybrid preamble is determined based on the starting time and a predetermined transmission time boundary. Subsequent to determining the length of the hybrid preamble, the hybrid preamble having the determined length is transmitted. Subsequent to the hybrid preamble, a Long Term Evolution (LTE) signal is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Eswar VUTUKURI, Nicholas William ANDERSON, Mohammed Nawaf SMADI, David Philip HOLE, Stephen John BARRETT