Patents by Inventor Saied Abedi

Saied Abedi 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: 9736884
    Abstract: A wireless sensor network of devices including a sensor and a coordinator: the sensor comprising sensing means operable to detect values of a parameter; transmission and reception means for wireless communication with other devices in the network; and sensor control means operable to control a sleep pattern of the sensor; and the coordinator comprising transmission and reception means for wireless communication with other devices in the network; wherein the sensor transmission means is operable to transmit value information as to the parameter values and the coordinator transmission means is operable to transmit an indication of a suitable sensor sleep pattern taking into account the value information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Saied Abedi, Hind Chebbo
  • Patent number: 9693284
    Abstract: A wireless network of devices comprising a relay start device, an intermediate device and a relay end device, information being communicated wirelessly in use between the relay start device and the relay end device via the intermediate device, wherein: the intermediate device comprises control means and transmission means, the control means being operable to cause the intermediate device transmission means to transmit an indication of connection stability as a function of at least one connection stability parameter of the intermediate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 9681492
    Abstract: A method of allocating resources in a wireless sensor network, the network having functions including medical monitoring of a patient using multiple network devices having sensors, the method including steps of: sensing, by a network device in the network, a life parameter of the patient; recognizing the existence of an emergency condition with respect to the parameter; the network device sending a request for streaming towards a coordinator of the network; the coordinator receiving (S12) the request along with any other requests from other devices in the network; and the coordinator granting (S14, S16) each the request by scheduling one of: a streaming allocation with highest priority for a network device which is in an emergency condition; a streaming allocation of medium priority for a network device sensing a life parameter which is not in an emergency condition; and a streaming allocation of lowest priority for a network device which is not sensing any life parameter of the patient and which is not in an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Saied Abedi, Hind Chebbo
  • Patent number: 9526062
    Abstract: In a wireless sensor network having a plurality of mobile sensor nodes (62, 63, 64, 65), a sink (70) is provided and re-positioned as required by assigning the role of sink to one of the mobile sensors at a time. Re-positioning involves finding candidate sinks in the vicinity of a current sink, a temporary sink or a central candidate in the network; judging the suitability of each candidate, for example by estimating the data throughput likely to be achieved if each candidate is selected as the new sink; and transferring the role of sink to the best candidate found. The temporary sink or central candidate may be selected with the aid of a positioning system (80) of the network. Suitability of a candidate sink may take into account a desired transmission rate of each sensor node in the vicinity of a candidate, this desired rate being found from a 3-D look-up table of each sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hind Chebbo, Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 9258716
    Abstract: A method of controlling spectrum use in a first wireless communications system which is operable to take part in a spectrum assignment process involving a plurality of wireless communications systems including the first wireless communications system, in which spectrum assignment process one of the said wireless communications systems assigns a portion of spectrum to at least one of the other said wireless communications systems. The method comprising effecting an instance of the spectrum assignment process in response to a trigger which is based on network conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 9072114
    Abstract: A communication method in a wireless sensor system of networks served by a first non-beacon mode coordinator and a second beacon-mode coordinator, initially, placing all network devices in a first network of the first coordinator; monitoring a parameter of each entity by sensors of the network devices; transmitting sensor data from the network devices in the first network to the first coordinator; detecting an emergency state with respect by using the monitored parameters; in response to detection of the state, handing over the network devices to the second network; transmitting sensor data from the network devices in the second network to the second coordinator; and in response to detection of the emergency state, handing over the associated network devices to the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8934425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless network of devices including a network device and a coordinator; the coordinator comprising transmission and reception means for wireless communication; and the network device comprising transmission means and reception means for wireless communication; and control means operable to selectively cause the device to communicate according to two different channel access schemes, a higher throughput scheme and a lower throughput scheme; wherein a trigger is provided in the network for a switch from the lower throughput scheme to the higher throughput scheme, wherein the trigger is determined taking into account the network device's transmission requirements. The transmission requirements may be based on a network according to the present invention, wherein the transmission requirements are defined based on one or more of the following factors: data waiting in the network device's buffer, emergency status of a device, urgency status of a device and battery level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Saied Abedi, Hind Chebbo
  • Patent number: 8825120
    Abstract: A sensor for use in a wireless sensor network of devices, comprising: sensing means operable to detect values of a parameter; control means operable to determine a suitable sleep pattern of the sensor taking into account the detected values and a transmitter operable to transmit an indication of the suitable sleep pattern to a further device in the wireless sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hind Chebbo, Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8704656
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless sensor network having a plurality of network devices including sensors (11E, 13) for monitoring a plurality of parameters, and a coordinator (10) for communicating with the network devices either directly in a star protocol or indirectly in a peer-to-peer protocol, the method comprising: arranging the coordinator (10) for communication over a low-priority link with at least a subset of the network devices; gathering sensor data by sensors of the network devices and transferring the data to the coordinator; detecting existence of an emergency state with respect to at least one of the network devices (11E); and establishing a high-priority link with the devices (11E) in the emergency state, the high-priority link having higher priority for network resources than the low-priority link. The method may be applied, for example, to monitoring of patients in a hospital using MBANs operating in accordance with IEEE 802.15.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8694035
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference in a first wireless communications system, the first wireless communications system being operable in use to take part in a spectrum assignment process involving at least a second wireless communications system, the method comprising defining an exclusion zone in proximity to the first wireless communications system, the exclusion zone indicating that any mobile communications apparatus located within the exclusion zone is not permitted to communicate with the second wireless communications system using a portion of spectrum which was pre-assigned to the first wireless communications system and which is currently re-assigned to the second wireless communications system as part of the spectrum assignment process; and varying the local size of a part only of the exclusion zone in dependence on a level of interference inflicted on the first wireless communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8433351
    Abstract: A method of controlling spectrum use in a first wireless communications system, the first wireless communications system being operable to take part in a spectrum assignment process involving at least the first wireless communications system and one or more other wireless communications systems, the method comprising in a single instance of the spectrum assignment process, exchanging a first portion of spectrum for a second, different portion of spectrum, by assigning the first portion of spectrum from the first wireless communications system to the one or more other wireless communications systems and accepting the assignment of the second portion of spectrum from the one or more other wireless communications systems to the first wireless communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8422453
    Abstract: A spectrum-assignment method for use in a wireless communication system, the system comprising at least first and second communication apparatuses each having a portion of communication spectrum pre-assigned to it for communication, the method comprising: on a dynamic basis, controlling re-assignments of said spectrum between the first and second communication apparatuses in dependence upon spectrum requirements of those apparatuses and at least one indicator indicative of interference expected to result from such re-assignments, so as to tend to improve spectrum utilization between the first and second communication apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8311554
    Abstract: Controlling spectrum use in a first wireless communications system which takes part in a spectrum assignment process, in which one of the first wireless communications system and a second wireless communications system assigns a portion of spectrum to the other of the first and second wireless communications system. The first wireless communications system includes a plurality of network elements some or all located within a cell associated with a particular network element of the second wireless communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8310359
    Abstract: A wireless sensor network having mobile sensors (64, 65) is provided with a mobile sink (70). To re-position the sink, candidate sink positions are found using information from the sensors. The candidate sink locations are then assessed to give a measure of their suitability to act as the new permanent position. To do this, the sink moves to each of the candidate positions in turn and obtains data and/or signals from the sensors (64, 65) within range to estimate a total throughput expected if the sink is located at that position. The sink then transfers to the most suitable candidate position permanently, until the dynamic repositioning process is triggered again. In this way it is possible to achieve a better performance than if only the center of gravity of the sink range is taken into account to position the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8275388
    Abstract: Controlling spectrum use in a first wireless communications system which takes part in a spectrum assignment process, in which one of the first wireless communications system and a second wireless communications system assigns a portion of spectrum to the other of the first and second wireless communications system. The first wireless communications system includes a plurality of network elements some or all located within a cell associated with a particular network element of the second wireless communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Publication number: 20120184310
    Abstract: A method of controlling spectrum use in a first wireless communications system, the first wireless communications system being operable to take part in a spectrum assignment process involving at least the first wireless communications system and one or more other wireless communications systems, the method comprising in a single instance of the spectrum assignment process, exchanging a first portion of spectrum for a second, different portion of spectrum, by assigning the first portion of spectrum from the first wireless communications system to the one or more other wireless communications systems and accepting the assignment of the second portion of spectrum from the one or more other wireless communications systems to the first wireless communications system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied ABEDI
  • Patent number: 8184583
    Abstract: A method of scheduling uplink transmissions from a plurality of source user equipments to a base station is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of determining the amount of data in the data buffer of each of the user equipments, comparing the amount of data in the data buffers of the user equipments to obtain, for each user equipment, a relative indicator, the relative indicator indicating how full that user equipment's data buffer is in comparison to the data buffers of the other user equipments, and scheduling uplink transmissions in dependence on the relative indicators. In this way, each user equipment is given some knowledge of the state of the buffer in the other user equipments. The user equipments are therefore able to make more efficient scheduling decisions. This can improve the throughput and give lower packet delivery delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Publication number: 20120106397
    Abstract: A method of performing communications of network devices (11E, 13) in a wireless sensor system formed of respective networks served by a first coordinator (10NB) for non beacon-mode communication and a second coordinator (10B) for beacon-mode communication, the network devices associated with at least one entity to be monitored and the method comprising: initially, placing all the network devices (11E, 13) in a first network served by the first coordinator (10NB); monitoring one or more parameter of the or each entity by sensors of the associated network devices (11E); transmitting sensor data from the network devices in the first network to the first coordinator (10NB); detecting starting or ending of an emergency state with respect to a said entity by using the monitored parameters; in response to detection of starting of the emergency state with respect to a said entity, handing over the associated network devices (11E) to the second network; transmitting sensor data from the network devices in the second
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Publication number: 20120092155
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless sensor network having a plurality of network devices including sensors (11E, 13) for monitoring a plurality of parameters, and a coordinator (10) for communicating with the network devices either directly in a star protocol or indirectly in a peer-to-peer protocol, the method comprising: arranging the coordinator (10) for communication over a low-priority link with at least a subset of said network devices; gathering sensor data by sensors of the network devices and transferring the data to the coordinator; detecting existence of an emergency state with respect to at least one of the network devices (11E); establishing a high-priority link with said at least one of the devices (11E) in the emergency state, said high-priority link having higher priority for network resources than said low-priority link; and where said one device is acting as a relay for low-priority links with other devices (13), maintaining, modifying or dropping those low-priority links in dependence upon
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Saied Abedi
  • Patent number: 8160005
    Abstract: A method of scheduling uplink transmissions from a plurality of source user equipments to a base station is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of determining the amount of data in the data buffer of each of the user equipments, comparing the amount of data in the data buffers of the user equipments to obtain, for each user equipment, a relative indicator, the relative indicator indicating how full that user equipment's data buffer is in comparison to the data buffers of the other user equipments, and scheduling uplink transmissions in dependence on the relative indicators. In this way, each user equipment is given some knowledge of the state of the buffer in the other user equipments. The user equipments are therefore able to make more efficient scheduling decisions. This can improve the throughput and give lower packet delivery delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Saied Abedi