Patents by Inventor Yair Bourlas

Yair Bourlas 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).

  • Publication number: 20190098630
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating and utilizing persistent allocation of resources are described herein. A base station may allocate persistent resources to a client station, and may associate the client station or persistent resource allocation with a particular shared NACK channel. The base station may monitor the NACK channel for a NACK indicating a map error. The base station may monitor the resource allocation to implicitly determine a map error. The base station may resend one or more persistent resource allocation information elements in response to the NACK or implicit error determination. A client station having a persistent resource allocation may monitor persistent resource allocation information elements in map messages and/or may indicate failure to receive a persistent resource allocation information element in a NACK message on a shared NACK channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Kirupairaj Asirvatham
  • Publication number: 20190044771
    Abstract: Systems and methods of pre-allocating identifiers to wireless devices for use in requesting resources over a random access channel are described. A wireless communication system includes a random access channel over which wireless devices can anonymously send requests for resources. The base stations receiving and processing the anonymous requests reduces the probability of random access channel collisions and conserves the resources needed to support the anonymous requests by pre-allocating one or more identifiers to select wireless devices. The wireless devices having the pre-allocated codes can transmit a particular code over the random access channel as a request for resources that uniquely identifies the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Adam E. Newham, Lei Wang, Srikanth Gummadi
  • Patent number: 10142988
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating and utilizing persistent allocation of resources are described herein. A base station may allocate persistent resources to a client station, and may associate the client station or persistent resource allocation with a particular shared NACK channel. The base station may monitor the NACK channel for a NACK indicating a map error. The base station may monitor the resource allocation to implicitly determine a map error. The base station may resend one or more persistent resource allocation information elements in response to the NACK or implicit error determination. A client station having a persistent resource allocation may monitor persistent resource allocation information elements in map messages and/or may indicate failure to receive a persistent resource allocation information element in a NACK message on a shared NACK channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Kirupairaj Asirvatham
  • Publication number: 20180110033
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20180098221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok
  • Patent number: 9860753
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok
  • Patent number: 9854577
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. March, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20170195886
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok
  • Patent number: 9668109
    Abstract: A fixed content server stores electronic content for delivery to a nomadic server on a vehicle. A schedule for arrival and departure of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server at a destination location is obtained, and a destination content server is identified. An electronic package is generated to contain an identifier for the vehicle and an identifier for the destination content server. Delivery of the electronic package to the destination content server at the destination location is initiated based on the schedule for arrival of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server to the destination location so delivery of the electronic package is initiated while the vehicle is traveling to the destination location. A time is determined to upload the electronic package from the destination content server to the nomadic server of the vehicle. Quality of service that a network uses to deliver the electronic package is provisioned based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: THALES AVIONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Jaroslaw Dzierzega, Aleksander Seman, Michael Sanderson, Tracy Raymond Trent, Juan York
  • Patent number: 9608703
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus for closed loop operation of a wireless system implementing multiple input multiple output (MIMO). In one aspect, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving a payload including channel estimation information. Moreover, one or more bits of the payload may be inserted into a subset of the tiles of a slot. The slot including the subset of the tiles carrying the one or more bits of the payload may be provided as part of a closed loop MIMO-based system. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MONUMENT BANK OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC
    Inventors: Ron Porat, Wee Peng Goh, Yair Bourlas
  • Patent number: 9603145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok
  • Patent number: 9591639
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok
  • Publication number: 20160308701
    Abstract: Systems and methods of pre-allocating identifiers to wireless devices for use in requesting resources over a random access channel are described. A wireless communication system includes a random access channel over which wireless devices can anonymously send requests for resources. The base stations receiving and processing the anonymous requests reduces the probability of random access channel collisions and conserves the resources needed to support the anonymous requests by pre-allocating one or more identifiers to select wireless devices. The wireless devices having the pre-allocated codes can transmit a particular code over the random access channel as a request for resources that uniquely identifies the requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Adam E. Newham, Lei Wang, Srikanth Gummadi
  • Patent number: 9474072
    Abstract: An advanced technology frame structure is described herein. The advanced technology frame structure can enhance a first technology frame structure in dimensions of time, frequency, or a combination of time and frequency. A second technology frame structure time division multiplexes second technology subframes with the first technology downlink and uplink subframes. The first technology downlink subframe can be divided into a first technology downlink subframe and one or more second technology downlink subframes. Similarly, the first technology uplink subframe can be divided into a first uplink subframe and one or more second technology uplink subframes. These principles can be expanded upon and can be applied in many communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Monument Bank of Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Marks, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Srikanth Gummadi, Kenneth Stanwood, Ron Porat
  • Publication number: 20160270076
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok
  • Publication number: 20160262135
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. March, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20160249182
    Abstract: A fixed content server stores electronic content for delivery to a nomadic server on a vehicle. A schedule for arrival and departure of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server at a destination location is obtained, and a destination content server is identified. An electronic package is generated to contain an identifier for the vehicle and an identifier for the destination content server. Delivery of the electronic package to the destination content server at the destination location is initiated based on the schedule for arrival of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server to the destination location so delivery of the electronic package is initiated while the vehicle is traveling to the destination location. A time is determined to upload the electronic package from the destination content server to the nomadic server of the vehicle. Quality of service that a network uses to deliver the electronic package is provisioned based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Yair BOURLAS, Jaroslaw DZIERZEGA, Aleksander SEMAN, Michael SANDERSON, Tracy Raymond Trent, Juan York
  • Patent number: 9380607
    Abstract: Systems and methods of pre-allocating identifiers to wireless devices for use in requesting resources over a random access channel are described. A wireless communication system includes a random access channel over which wireless devices can anonymously send requests for resources. The base stations receiving and processing the anonymous requests reduces the probability of random access channel collisions and conserves the resources needed to support the anonymous requests by pre-allocating one or more identifiers to select wireless devices. The wireless devices having the pre-allocated codes can transmit a particular code over the random access channel as a request for resources that uniquely identifies the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Adam E. Newham, Lei Wang, Srikanth Gummadi
  • Patent number: 9357328
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for distributing content between fixed and nomadic servers using attributes. Attributes may relate to, inter alia, the type of content, location of a fixed and/or nomadic content server, a vehicle that includes a nomadic server, an ability to use content, a need for content, vehicle owner information, and/or time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Bourlas, Jaroslaw Dzierzega, Aleksander Seman, Michael Sanderson, Tracy Raymond Trent, Juan York
  • Patent number: 9351300
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system is disclosed. One embodiment uses a self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol. The self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol utilizes a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. CPEs primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. The use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests (that express the current state of their respective connection queues) allows the bandwidth allocation method and apparatus to be “self-correcting”. Another embodiment utilizes an abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol to allocate bandwidth. The abridged bandwidth request/grant protocol system utilizes padding packets to request a reduction in bandwidth allocation to a CPE. A base station modem alerts a base station CPU when the BS modem receives a padding packet from a CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Brian Spinar, Yair Bourlas, Amir Serok