Patents by Inventor Timothy James Speight

Timothy James Speight 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: 10721753
    Abstract: A network device, based on received location from a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE may determine that the first UE and the second UE are in proximity to each other. Based on the proximity determination, the network device may provide at least one of the first and second UE uplink LTE resources for transmission, wherein the transmission is associated with a group of UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Wilkinson, Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10652870
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to receive from the base station an allocation of uplink resources for transmitting uplink data to the relay device, and to transmit uplink data to the relay device using the uplink resources allocated to the terminal device. The relay device is operable to receive the transmitted uplink data from the terminal device on the allocated resources, to receive an allocation of uplink resources for relaying the received uplink data to the base station, and to transmit the received uplink data to the base station using the uplink resources allocated to the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CONVIDA WIRELESS, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10491562
    Abstract: A router node for a network is described. The router node comprises: a transceiver; an interface operably coupled to the transceiver; and a signal processor operably coupled to the transceiver and configured to support a consensus protocol. The signal processor is operably coupled to a cache and configured to receive and distribute resource records to other nodes in the network via the interface and store the resource records in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Veea Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10492202
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device can transmit one or more first type access request messages to request uplink resources from the base station, and if no response to the first type access request messages is received from the base station, can transmit a second type access request message. The base station is responsive to a first type access request message received from the terminal device to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device. The relay device is responsive to a second type access request message received from the terminal device to transmit a relayed access request message to request the base station to allocate uplink resources to the terminal device. The base station is responsive to the relayed access request message to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Publication number: 20190261389
    Abstract: A network device, based on received location from a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE may determine that the first UE and the second UE are in proximity to each other. Based on the proximity determination, the network device may provide at least one of the first and second UE uplink LTE resources for transmission, wherein the transmission is associated with a group of UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Wilkinson, Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10368286
    Abstract: A wireless remote communication unit for communicating with a cellular network node and other wireless remote communication units is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Veea Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Publication number: 20190200344
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to receive from the base station an allocation of uplink resources for transmitting uplink data to the relay device, and to transmit uplink data to the relay device using the uplink resources allocated to the terminal device. The relay device is operable to receive the transmitted uplink data from the terminal device on the allocated resources, to receive an allocation of uplink resources for relaying the received uplink data to the base station, and to transmit the received uplink data to the base station using the uplink resources allocated to the relay device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy James SPEIGHT, Paul William PIGGIN
  • Patent number: 10251164
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to receive from the base station an allocation of uplink resources for transmitting uplink data to the relay device, and to transmit uplink data to the relay device using the uplink resources allocated to the terminal device. The relay device is operable to receive the transmitted uplink data from the terminal device on the allocated resources, to receive an allocation of uplink resources for relaying the received uplink data to the base station, and to transmit the received uplink data to the base station using the uplink resources allocated to the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10237884
    Abstract: A network device may receive a communication having a geographic position of a user equipment (UE) in a cell based on satellite information. A network device may send information on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) resources in a time slot. The OFDM resources may be scheduled based on the UE and another UE being part of a group and a probability of interference between the UE and another UE being located outside close proximity of the geographic position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Wilkinson, Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10230637
    Abstract: A wireless communication unit is arranged to communicate with one or more wireless mobile communication units. The wireless communication unit comprises: a cellular receiver arranged to receive content from a network server using a conventional client server mechanism; a processor operably coupled to the cellular receiver and configured to convert the received content into a bundle format that can be transmitted into a delay tolerant network; at least one memory operably coupled to the processor and configured to store the bundle formatted content; and at least one short-range wireless circuit operably coupled to the at least one memory and configured to extract the bundle formatted content from the at least one memory and transmit the extracted bundle formatted content to at least one wireless mobile communication unit using a short-range wireless communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Virtuosys Limited
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10129890
    Abstract: A wireless communications system including a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device can transmit one or more first type access request messages to request uplink resources from the base station, and if no response to the first type access request messages is received from the base station, transmit a second type access request message. The base station is responsive to a first type access request message received from the terminal device to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device. The relay device is responsive to a second type access request message received from the terminal device to transmit a relayed access request message to request the base station to allocate uplink resources to the terminal device. The base station is responsive to the relayed access request message to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10085195
    Abstract: A wireless remote communication unit is described. The wireless remote communication unit comprises: at least one transceiver configured to communicate with a cellular network node using either a first technology employed with mesh connectivity via at least one other wireless remote communication unit or a second technology employed with a direct connection to the cellular network node; and a processor coupled to the at least one transceiver and configured to select internet connectivity using either: a first internet protocol, IP, address associated with mesh functionality to route low priority, high delay tolerant data via an edge router and the cellular network node; or a second IP address associated with direct connection to the cellular network node for high priority, low delay tolerant data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Virtuosys Limited
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10069739
    Abstract: An application server coupleable to a wireless communication system that comprises multiple wireless remote communication units is described. The application server comprises: a memory operably configured to store internet protocol (IP) addresses for the multiple wireless remote communication units, wherein at least one wireless remote communication unit is assigned multiple IP addresses; a processor, operably coupled to the memory, and configured to select one IP address from the multiple IP addresses based on the different data types of communication that the at least one wireless remote communication unit wishes to support; and a transmitter configured to instruct the at least one wireless remote communication unit to use the selected one IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Virtuosys Limited
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 10027401
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to transmit a message to the base station via the relay device. The relay device is operable to add a relay header to the message received from the terminal device, the relay header comprising control information for controlling the transmission of subsequent messages from the terminal device to the relay device. The relay device is also operable to relay the message having the relay header added to the base station. By adding such control information to messages being relayed from the terminal device to the base station on the uplink, subsequent downlink communications from the base station to the terminal device can include the control information generated at the relay device (or transmission parameters derived from the control information).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10020871
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to transmit a message to the base station via the relay device. The relay device is operable to add a relay header to the message received from the terminal device, the relay header comprising control information for controlling the transmission of subsequent messages from the terminal device to the relay device. The relay device is also operable to relay the message having the relay header added to the base station. By adding such control information to messages being relayed from the terminal device to the base station on the uplink, subsequent downlink communications from the base station to the terminal device can include the control information generated at the relay device (or transmission parameters derived from the control information).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Publication number: 20180167445
    Abstract: An edge computing system comprises: a cloud computing system; an edge processing function; a connection between the edge processing function and the cloud computing system; a backend server within the cloud computing system. An assessment module is configured to receive information about processing goals, and processing capabilities of the backend server and the edge processing function. The assessment module derives a set of possible interfaces and corresponding functionality splits defining a division of processing activity between the backend server and the edge processing function. Based on a received measurement of bandwidth and/or of latency on the connection, the assessment module selects an interface and corresponding functionality split, and downloads them to the edge processing function and the backend server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Nicholas Jelbert, Stephen Robert Calvert
  • Publication number: 20180167867
    Abstract: A beacon device for communicating with at least one discovering device is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Allen Salmasi
  • Patent number: RE47806
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method employing channel transport format allocation in a shared uplink channel between a UE and a Node B, and wherein the UE can determine a transport format combination which it can support, by: detecting in the UE a change in transport format combination that the UE can support; and sending to the Node B an indication of transport format combination that the UE can support, whereby efficiency of channel transport format allocation in the system may be improved. A conditional delay mechanism may be employed to reduce signalling overhead. This allows uplink shared channels to be efficiently used by providing a means by which UTRAN (UMTS terrestrial radio access network) is informed of the TFCs within the TFCS which can be used in the uplink by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: RE47807
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method employing channel transport format allocation in a shared uplink channel between a UE and a Node B, and wherein the UE can determine a transport format combination which it can support, by: detecting in the UE a change in transport format combination that the UE can support; and sending to the Node B an indication of transport format combination that the UE can support, whereby efficiency of channel transport format allocation in the system may be improved. A conditional delay mechanism may be employed to reduce signalling overhead. This allows uplink shared channels to be efficiently used by providing a means by which UTRAN (UMTS terrestrial radio access network) is informed of the TFCs within the TFCS which can he used in the uplink by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: RE47808
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method employing channel transport format allocation in a shared uplink channel between a UE and a Node B, and wherein the UE can determine a transport format combination which it can support, by: detecting in the UE a change in transport format combination that the UE can support; and sending to the Node B an indication of transport format combination that the UE can support, whereby efficiency of channel transport format allocation in the system may be improved. A conditional delay mechanism may be employed to reduce signalling overhead. This allows uplink shared channels to be efficiently used by providing a means by which UTRAN (UMTS terrestrial radio access network) is informed of the TFCs within the TFCS which can be used in the uplink by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight