Transmission Or Handling Of Upstream Communications (epo) Patents (Class 348/E7.07)
  • Patent number: 10382096
    Abstract: A control unit (22) controls a filter (30) of a communication device (3a) by wired communication via a LCX (4a) to pass or cut off a signal in a wireless frequency band, to cause the LCX (4a) and LCX (4b) to function as a single antenna or a plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakatsukasa, Yasunori Hoshihara, Hisao Nakano
  • Patent number: 10362709
    Abstract: A vent-free, fan-less pre-configured Information Technology component cluster suitable for in-wall mounting is provided which maintains proper operational temperature of all components within the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Tommy Joe Buckner, III
  • Patent number: 10356463
    Abstract: A media switch enables a terminal to access content by receiving a content request from a terminal for a first piece of content to be distributed over a cable system, identifying a personal channel within resources available in the cable system to distribute the first piece of content to the terminal, transmitting access information to the terminal to enable the terminal to access the first piece of content through the personal channel, and interfacing with a cable headend to provide the first piece of content on the personal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Gilbert G. Weigand
  • Patent number: 10341739
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for recommending providers of media content to users viewing over-the-top content based on quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter R. Klappert, Raymond Valadez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10341040
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a polarization immune wavelength division multiplexing demultiplexer are disclosed and may include, in an optoelectronic transceiver having an input coupler, a demultiplexer, and an amplitude scrambler: receiving input optical signals via the input coupler, communicating the input optical signals to the amplitude scrambler via waveguides, configuring the average optical power in each of the waveguides utilizing the amplitude scrambler, and demultiplexing the optical signals utilizing the demultiplexer. The amplitude scrambler may include phase modulators and a coupling section. The phase modulators may include sections of P-N junctions in the two waveguides. The demultiplexer may include a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer. The demultiplexed signals may be received utilizing photodetectors. The input coupler may include a polarization splitting grating coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Luxtera, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Welch
  • Patent number: 10306307
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to select display settings for a display device. Device capabilities may be read from a display device and a determination made whether the device capabilities support other display formats than are read from the display, for example, a high dynamic range (HDR) format or a high resolution format. When the device capabilities do not include an format supported by a video source, video may be driven from the video source to the display device in the format and, if confirmation is received that the display device displays the driven video, settings may be stored for the display device identifying the format as a one supported by the display device. Additionally, interconnect may be tested by estimating noise levels generated by the interconnect to a network connection and/or by estimating network throughput both when video is driven over the interconnect and when it is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Sanders, Christopher J. Kane, Jad Osseiran, James A. Young, Ori Gersten, Patrick E. McClaughry, Vijay Sundaram, Jano Banks, Timur O. Starobinets, Bryan J. Follis
  • Patent number: 10298686
    Abstract: There is provided an intermediate server for uploading data from a communication apparatus to a data storage server. While a current target file group including a current document file and some of plural image files to be uploaded is stored in the data storage server, the intermediate server receives an upload command for instructing an upload of a first image file to the data storage server, the current document file including text data for respectively specifying the image files stored in the data storage server. When the upload command is received, the intermediate server uploads the first image file, thereby changing the current target file group into a changed target file group which includes: a changed document file; and the first image file, the changed document file being acquired by adding first text data for specifying the first image file to the current document file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10277467
    Abstract: A method of locating endpoint connectors of a network cable comprises: capturing an incoming packet carrying therein a specific identifier from an echo request instruction; determining whether the incoming packet carries therein the specific identifier; and in response to determining that the incoming packet received carries therein the specific identifier, triggering an indicating device indicative of locations of endpoint connectors of a network cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Fei Chang, Ming Da Ho, Ming-Pin Hsueh, Ya Hsuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10255443
    Abstract: A code protection method may include storing, using a processor of a computer, a package file that includes files for an application on a storage device of the computer; transforming, at the processor, a protection target method and/or function selected from a file that includes an execution code among the files, or converting or deleting a library file among the files; regenerating the package file by adding, to the package file, a first protection module file for restoring the transformed protection target method and/or function or a second protection module file for restoring the library file; and providing the regenerated package file over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Line Corporation
    Inventors: Sungbeom Ahn, SangHun Jeon, Wang Jin Oh, Myungju Chung, Dongpil Seo, Seong Yeol Lim, Kwang-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 10230799
    Abstract: Tokens and policy descriptors are used for dynamic on demand session management in a distributed and scalable architecture for on demand sessions and resource management. The architecture includes an on demand client, a purchase server, and a session manager. A purchase token is generated at the purchase server and assigned to the on demand client. The purchase token represents at least one requested asset. In response to an on demand session set-up request corresponding to the purchase token from the on demand client to the session manager, the purchase token is expanded to generate at least one dynamic policy management descriptor for the on demand session. This provides token-based purchase authorization and policy management for on demand services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Mao, Neville A. Black, Charles L. Compton
  • Patent number: 10218658
    Abstract: Systems and methods for regulating electronic messages transmissions. A message delay system is disposed between one or more first entities and a second entity within at least one network. Electronic messages are received from among at least one the first entities and the second entity at one or more message arrival times. A message delay component applies a delay to each received electronic message, based on a predefined delay time common to all of the first entities and a first entity delay offset associated with a first entity that is associated with the received message. The first entity delay offset is based on a geographical origin of the first entity relative to a geographical origin of the second entity. Each delayed message is transmitted to a designated recipient via the network, where the designated recipient is among the second entity and the first entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Parizhsky, Alexei Lebedev, Robert Cornish
  • Patent number: 10200151
    Abstract: A method of transmitting Ethernet data over multiple physical sub-channels is disclosed. The method includes determining one or more noisy sub-channels affected by alien crosstalk; selectively reducing a number of data bits per symbol for transmitted data symbols along the noisy sub-channels; transmitting data along the noisy sub-channels via sparser constellations; and transmitting data along non-noisy sub-channels via denser constellations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Aquantia Corp.
    Inventors: Ramin Farjadrad, Hossein Sedarat
  • Patent number: 10165330
    Abstract: A method and system for providing television programming content and interactive data services is provided. In one embodiment, the interactive content is displayed on the television concurrently with television programming content and facilitates game play between viewers. The game may be scored for each viewer based on selection data from the viewer and event data that is determined by events occurring in the television programming content. In addition, the interactive content may present a message that conveys an incentive to the viewer to take some action such as actuating a button when a particular commercial is presented thereby allowing the service provider and advertisers to determine how many, and which, viewers watched a particular commercial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: YOUR CHOICE INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Angelo J. Pino, Jr., Mohammed Sattar, Peter M. Redling
  • Patent number: 10152524
    Abstract: Security on data storage and transport are important concerns on cloud computing. Wavefront multiplexing/demultiplexing process (WF muxing/demuxing) embodying an architecture that utilizes multi-dimensional waveforms has found applications in data storage and transport on cloud. Multiple data sets are preprocessed by WF muxing before stored/transported. WF muxed data is aggregated data from multiple data sets that have been “customized processed” and disassembled into any scalable number of sets of processed data, with each set being stored on a storage site. The original data is reassembled via WF demuxing after retrieving a lesser but scalable number of WF muxed data sets. In short, the WF muxed data storage solution enhances data security and data redundancy by, respectively, creating a new dimension to existing security/privacy methods and significantly reducing the storage space needed for data redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald C. D. Chang, Juo-Yu Lee, Steve K Chen
  • Patent number: 10123152
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device providing network communications services to user devices using a frequency band and to machine-to-machine (M2M) communication devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). The device monitors traffic loads in the frequency band due to the user devices and due to the M2M communication devices. Depending on the traffic loads, the M2M communication devices use a narrowband carrier within the frequency band, within the adjacent guard band, or separate from the frequency band and guard band as a standalone carrier. The narrowband M2M carriers are dynamically deployed to support the user devices and IoT devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Ye Chen, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10120873
    Abstract: Presented is a multi-channel data process to utilize wavefront multiplexing for data storage and data stream transport with redundancy on cloud or in a distribution network. This processing features additional applications for multi-media recording and data communications via transponding platforms including satellites, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or others for better survivability and faster accessing. Multiple concurrent data streams are pre-processed by a wavefront multiplexer into multiple sub-channels or wavefront components, where signals from respective data streams are replicated into sub-channels. These replicated data streams are linked via a unique complex weighting vector (amplitude and phase or their equivalents), or “wave-front”, which are also linked by various spatially independent wavefronts. Additionally, probing data streams are embedded and linked via some of the independent wavefronts. Aggregated data streams in sub-channels are unique linear combinations of all input data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Juo-Yu Lee, Donald C.D. Chang, Steve K. Chen
  • Patent number: 10034208
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present disclosure is to perform connection re-establishment in a mobile communication system, wherein a method for operating a terminal in a mobile communication system includes: receiving, from a base station, a message informing whether to support to fetching a context of the terminal; and determining whether at least one base station supports to fetching the context based on the message. In addition, the present invention includes other embodiments as well as the above-described embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min Moon, Sung-Jin Lee, Jung-Soo Jung, Sun-Heui Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10031859
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that reads and writes a plurality of counters is described. In an exemplary embodiment, a device receives plurality labels that correspond to the plurality of counters. The plurality of counters is stored in a shared memory table in the shared memory of the device. In addition, a writer writes counter data for each of the plurality of counters to the shared memory table. For each of the plurality of labels, the device performs a lookup of that label for a memory reference to a corresponding counter that is one of the plurality of counters and retrieves the memory reference for the corresponding counter. The device further reads the counter data for plurality of counters using the plurality of memory references. The device additionally sends the counter data to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Duncan Stuart Ritchie, Sebastian Sapa, Christopher Elisha Neilson
  • Patent number: 9954577
    Abstract: A system for communicating BPL signals is provided, including a BPL modem having a first internal modem and a second internal modem, the first internal modem and the second internal modem each in communication with a RF combiner; the RF combiner in communication with a medium voltage power line; and wherein the RF combiner combines signals from the first internal modem and the second internal modem into a single signal, and communicates the single signal to the medium voltage power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CORINEX COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sam Shi, Peter Sobotka, Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: 9949401
    Abstract: A vent-free, fan-less pre-configured Information Technology component cluster suitable for in-wall mounting is provided which maintains proper operational temperature of all components within the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Tommy Joe Buckner, III
  • Patent number: 9948421
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an orthogonal codes based code division multiplexing method of performing the code division multiplexing of demodulation reference signals in multiple layers of resource blocks by using orthogonal matrices, the method comprising: changing the order of chips in particular rows of a first orthogonal matrix to obtain a second orthogonal matrix with the changed order of chips; and multiplying the chips in respective rows of the second orthogonal matrix by the demodulation reference signals in corresponding layers of resource blocks correspondingly in the time direction to obtain code division multiplexing signals. The technical scheme of the present disclosure can improve the power jitter situation of downlink signals on the time, thereby the usage efficiency of the power amplifier at the base station side can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Zhi Zhang, Ming Xu, Masayuki Hoshino, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 9930532
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secure out-of-band wireless device management are provided. In one embodiment, a network device comprises: a wireless radio module that includes: a first wireless modem, wherein the first wireless modem communicates application data over a first wireless service; a second wireless modem, wherein the second wireless modem communicates management data over a second wireless service distinct from the first wireless service; a wireless radio module management logic programmed to manage operation of the wireless radio module based on the management data communicated using the second wireless modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Digi International Inc.
    Inventor: Harald Remmert
  • Patent number: 9929942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling, by a multipath control entity (100), a remote access from a client device (300) to a server (235) connected to a residential multipath entity, via a multipath connection. The multipath connection includes at least two transmission networks (11, 12) between the client device (300) and the server (235). The method comprises the following steps: First, a session request for an establishment of a data session is received from the residential multipath entity (200), the session request indicating that the session request is for the remote access to the server (235). Then, a session identifier is determined for the remote access including the multipath connection. Then, in a response to the received session request the determined session identifier is transmitted back to the residential multipath entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Uwe Horn, Robert Skog
  • Patent number: 9923668
    Abstract: A communication system is configured to use coded modulation architecture using sparse regression codes. A transmitter includes a plurality of antenna and processing circuitry configured to: divide a data signal into a plurality of layers, allocate power individually to each of the plurality layers, encode a subset of the plurality of layers, the subset comprising a number of layers less than the whole, and interleave the subset of the plurality of layers. A receiver includes a plurality of antenna and processing circuitry configured to divide a received data signal into a plurality of layers and perform layer-by-layer decoding on the received data and control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muryong Kim, Eran Pisek, Shadi Abu-Surra
  • Patent number: 9923751
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided to modify existing overlay system architectures in a cost effective manner to meet the growing demand for narrowcast services and to position the existing overlay systems for additional future modifications. The implementations of the improved overlay system of this disclosure re-digitize narrowcast analog signals after they have been QAM modulated and upconverted to RF frequencies and replace the analog narrowcast transmitters with digital narrowcast transmitters. In the fiber nodes, the received narrowcast signals are converted back to analog signals and combined with analog broadcast signals for transmission to the service groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Zoran Maricevic, Marcel F. Schemmann, Dean Painchaud, William P. Dawson, Zhijian Sun
  • Patent number: 9912464
    Abstract: An example method for characterizing interference relationships in full duplex cable network environments is provided and includes generating a global interfered list for a plurality of cable modems in the cable network and for a plurality of frequency ranges, generating a global interfering list for the plurality of cable modems and for the plurality of frequency ranges, assigning respective downstream reception frequency ranges and upstream transmission frequency ranges for the plurality of cable modems based on the global interfered list and the global interfering list, and transmitting to the cable modems corresponding assignment information comprising the respective assigned downstream reception frequency ranges and upstream transmission frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jin, John T. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9894625
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for facilitating synchronization between a base station (BS) and a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system. The UE receives a synchronization signal originated by the BS. The synchronization signal is encoded with a selected cyclically permutable (CP) codeword. Encoding of the synchronization signal is facilitated by a repetitive cyclically permutable (RCP) codeword derivable from the selected CP codeword. The RCP codeword has a plurality of codeword elements each associated with a value, the value of at least one codeword element in the RCP codeword being repeated in another codeword element position in the RCP codeword. And the synchronization signal is decoded in accordance with repetitive structure of the RCP codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fredrik Berggren
  • Patent number: 9887795
    Abstract: Processing a received optical signal in an optical communication network includes equalizing a received optical signal to provide an equalized signal, demodulating the equalized signal according to an m-ary modulation format to provide a demodulated signal, decoding the demodulated signal according to an inner code to provide an inner-decoded signal, and decoding the inner-decoded signal according to an outer code. Other aspects include other features such as equalizing an optical channel including storing channel characteristics for the optical channel associated with a client, loading the stored channel characteristics during a waiting period between bursts on the channel, and equalizing a received burst from the client using the loaded channel characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Soto, Walter Soto
  • Patent number: 9887855
    Abstract: A virtual converged cable access platform (CCAP) system and method for hybrid fiber CATV (HFC) cable networks. The system uses a new type of digital optical fiber node configured to receive optical fiber data packets, and reconstitute the optical data packets into RF waveforms suitable for injection into the system's CATV cable. The system replaces the legacy HFC head end with a simplified “virtual head end”. The system's virtual head end operates using a new type of virtual CCAP controller and virtual CCAP software that in turn controls high performance edge routers. Much of the intelligence of running the HFC cable system is managed by the controller software, while the edge router manages the interface between the CATV portion of the system and outside networks. The system can handle even legacy CATV RF signals by appropriate conversion operations, while reducing power and space needs, and improving operational flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Shlomo Selim Rakib
  • Patent number: 9871698
    Abstract: An information processing device in the present invention includes: an updating means for acquiring update information, updating data pre-stored in a storage unit, and acquiring difference information between the pre-update data and the post-update data; a communication state acquisition means for acquiring a communication state of each of a plurality of communication channels to communicate with another information processing device storing the pre-update data; a difference information splitting means for, based on the communication state of each of the plurality of communication channels acquired by the communication state acquisition means, splitting the difference information, which is acquired by the updating means, so as to be related with each of the communication channels; and a transmission means for transmitting pieces of the difference information split by the difference information splitting means to the another information processing device through the communication channels related with the piec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 9860820
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireless network communications between a plurality of remote devices and a site controller are provided. Each network and the site controller communicates using a communications protocol adapted to allow remote devices and the site controller to independently control the communication path for transmissions sent by each device. In some embodiments, remote devices can collect and store information about other remote devices and available communication paths for optimum data transmission. Also, in some embodiments, remote devices can quickly join a preexisting network by communicating with a site controller and/or other remote devices. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SIPCO, LLC
    Inventor: David Petite
  • Patent number: 9860481
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing method and an electronic device. The method is applied in a first electronic device and comprises: obtaining a first data; obtaining P frame images based on the first data, where P is an integer larger than or equal to 1; obtaining a second data based on a data channel with a second electronic device; obtaining Q frame images based on the second data, where Q is an integer larger than or equal to 1; generating a video stream of M frame images based on the P frame images and the Q frame images, where M<P+Q. With the present invention, based on the video data of both communication parties, the video or voice data can be clipped based on a processing rule to generate a video stream, such that the resulting video stream can be more compact and continuous and have a better viewing effect. The generated video stream can be used as a communication record for the communication parties which is convenient for the user to view or play as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Yan Ke
  • Patent number: 9854316
    Abstract: Methods and systems to provide and manage on-demand sessions are described herein. A request is received from a client to start an on-demand session. It is determined if there are sufficient resources to start the on-demand session for the client. The request is inserted into a queue if there aren't sufficient resources to start the on-demand session for the client. The on-demand sessions is started when there are sufficient resources available and it is the client's turn in the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CSC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Greenfield
  • Patent number: 9842006
    Abstract: A method for allocating processing of an application performed by a computing system made up of a plurality of interconnected physical computing devices includes executing an application on a first application server associated with the computing system, the application having a number of modular software components; while executing the application, measuring processing resources consumed by one of the modular software components; and in response to one of the modular software components consuming an amount of processing resources defined by a criterion, deploying the one of the modular software components to a second application server associated with the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd Eric Kaplinger, Aaron Kyle Shook
  • Patent number: 9819389
    Abstract: A signal conditioning device for conditioning bi-directional radiofrequency (RF) signals in a telecommunications network is provided. The signal conditioning device can allow for the conditioning of both upstream and downstream components of a bi-directional telecommunications signal in a telecommunication system using a signal conditioning device disposed at a single location. The signal conditioning device can include first and second line connections and a signal path between the first and second line connections. The signal conditioning device can condition upstream and downstream components of a bi-directional telecommunications signal using plug-in signal conditioning circuits received into one or more external plug-in sockets coupled to the signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Thomason Broadband Supply
    Inventor: J. Christian Hope
  • Patent number: 9819726
    Abstract: Methods provide mechanisms for efficiently delivering files over a broadcast system to mobile devices. Files for broadcast may be logically identified as belonging to a directory in a file system. A Broadcast Schedule Message may inform receiver devices of files that will be broadcast at a specified time, as well as describe the files. File may be transmitted in file delivery pipes, which may be of different bandwidth and data rates. Receiver devices configured according to the embodiments may make use of the broadcast schedule message to select files to be received based on the service or application with which the file is associated, and whether the file is new or an update to a previously received file. Receiver devices activate receiver circuitry to capture the files within their advertised broadcast window, and pass the files to be broadcast to applications or services requesting the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Rohit Sauhta, Qiang Gao, Mangesh Ghiware, Thadi Manjunath Nagaraj, Dirceu Galvao Cavendish, Jr., Jalaj Swami, Ralph Akram Gholmieh
  • Patent number: 9813747
    Abstract: The subject disclosure describes identifying a table associated with a set-top box that receives services from equipment of a video head-end office, where the table indicates that the set-top box has requested a video stream that would exceed a first number of video streams allocated to the set-top box and would exceed a bandwidth configuration, detecting a conflicting event according to information in the table, reconfiguring the bandwidth configuration allocated to the plurality of set-top boxes to resolve the conflicting event, determining a second number of video streams requested by the plurality of set-top boxes when the conflicting event occurred, determining a third number of video streams to resolve the conflicting event based on a difference between the first number of video streams and the second number of video streams, and instructing the equipment to provide the third number of video streams to the set-top box. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ospalik, Marisa Earnshaw, Daniel P. Malee, John Mathew, Giya Tektumanidze
  • Patent number: 9813944
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for dynamic provisioning of Wi-Fi capacity in areas using a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) architecture is presented. The computer-implemented method includes introducing a set of access points (APs) in a network for providing capacity required to serve a plurality of users accessing heterogeneous content, introducing a set of remote radio heads (RRHs) in the network acting as transmit/receive points, tracking traffic fluctuations, and adapting front-haul configurations at a granularity of epochs, where measurements from previous epochs serve as input to drive current epochs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mustafa Arslan, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Ramanujan Sheshadri
  • Patent number: 9773504
    Abstract: Spectral encoding methods are more robust when used with improved weak signal detection and synchronizations methods. Further robustness gains are achieved by using informed embedding, error correction and embedding protocols that enable signal to noise enhancements by folding and pre-filtering the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi K. Sharma, Adnan M. Alattar
  • Patent number: 9755728
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for guard band detection and/or frequency offset detection. For example, a signal processing circuit may be operable to determine, for each of a plurality of downconverted signals, one or more frequency offsets that are associated with one or more corresponding local oscillators (LOs) used in obtaining the plurality of downconverted signals; and relating to the determined frequency offsets may be generated for the plurality of downconverted signals. The signal processing circuit may perform, based on the generated information, one or both of a band stacking operation and a channel stacking operation so as to prevent channels/bands being stacked on each other or being overlapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MAXLINEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Raja Pullela, Glenn Chang, Sridhar Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9748696
    Abstract: An active cable that is capable of reducing crosstalk is provided. A ground pattern is formed so as to sandwich one or both of a part of a transmission side transmission channel located at a side closer to the other side than a compensation circuit and a part of a reception side transmission channel located at a side closer to the other side than the compensation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Nishimura, Izumi Fukasaku, Takahiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9736800
    Abstract: A method is provided for detection and synchronization for a multistation wireless communication system (WiFi) implementing a layer, termed the MAC or Medium Access Control layer, provided for implementing a multiple access protocol and a physical layer, termed the PHY or Physical Layer, provided for achieving synchronization and detection functions, the MAC layer transmitting commands to the PHY layer so as to carry out the multiple access protocol and the PHY layer generating in response at least one waveform carrying synchronization signals and detection signals, the MAC layer implements an orthogonal or quasi-orthogonal cyclic signal to construct the at least one waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: COMSIS
    Inventor: Zhipeng Zhao
  • Patent number: 9716830
    Abstract: An image signal processing device includes a channel converter to divide an input signal stream, that includes image signals generated by a plurality of pixels, by processing units and generate a plurality of processing unit signals, an image signal processing core including a plurality of image processing channels each performing an image signal processing operation, and generating a plurality of output unit signals by receiving and processing the plurality of processing unit signals in parallel through one or more of the plurality of image processing channels, a channel combiner to combine the plurality of output unit signals and generate an output signal stream, and a configuration controller to control, according to an operation mode, at least one of the number of the plurality of processing unit signals, selection of a frequency of a processing clock signal, and combination of the plurality of output unit signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byung-Joon Baek
  • Patent number: 9686035
    Abstract: Presented are systems and methods for spectrum management and timing optimization of communication networks have multiple distribution points, multiple remote transceivers, and a shared communication binder. In some embodiments, distribution points and communication lines are added to an active network by the allocation of unused time slots. In some embodiments, transmission collisions, near-end cross-talk, and far-end cross-talk, are predicted upon the addition of added distribution points and communication lines, and techniques are applied to reduce or cancel such phenomena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Strobel
  • Patent number: 9681322
    Abstract: A base station is provided with a reference signal for channel state measurement generation part that generates a reference signal for channel state measurement for a mobile terminal to measure a channel state, and transmission antenna parts, that transmit reference signal for channel state measurements to the mobile terminal with each transmission antenna port. The mobile terminal is provided with reception antenna parts, that receive the reference signal for channel state measurements transmitted from the base station in reception antenna ports, and a feedback information generation part which measures a channel state between the transmission antenna port and the reception antenna port based on the received reference signal for channel state measurement to calculate a channel state estimation value, performs grouping on a plurality of channel state estimation values, and generates feedback information for the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 9681184
    Abstract: Exposing consumers to content of secondary interest via a content distribution network is becoming increasingly difficult as Video on Demand gains popularity and consumers isolate themselves from secondary content, including: new programs, emergency alerts, etc. Additionally, ensuring that the consumers are consuming secondary content that is provided to them via the content distribution network poses technical difficulties for the service provider. Therefore, systems and methods that encourage consumers to consume secondary content and verify its consumption non-intrusively are of increasing importance to service providers. Providing consumers with the ability to opt in and out of tracking and verification for the promotion of content allows consumers to be provided secondary content and for the service provider to appropriately reward the consumers for consuming the content to encourage additional consumption of secondary content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Ray Killick, Muhammad Asif Raza
  • Patent number: 9660960
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide reconfigurable web application firewall (WAF) functionality across a distributed platform. Specifically, the WAF function at each distributed platform server is customizable on a per customer and per inbound message basis. When a server receives an inbound message, the server identities the content or services of which specific customer are implicated by the inbound message. The server screens the inbound message for attacks using a first set of rules and policies defined as part of a production profile from a WAF instance defined by the specific customer while contemporaneously testing the inbound message against a second set of rules and polices defined as part of an audit profile from the same WAF instance. In this manner, the specific customer tests the audit profile rules and policies while still receiving the protections of the production profile rules and policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Phonsa, Hayes Kim, David Andrews
  • Patent number: 9642038
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for offloading of communication traffic from a cellular network to a Wireless Local Area Network (“WLAN”). According to various implementations, a wireless device determines a time period during which a wireless channel of the WLAN is busy. This first time period may include multiple channel-busy periods separated by periods during which the channel is not busy. The wireless device determines a second time period that represents interframe spacings associated with the first time period. The wireless device determines a modified channel utilization for the wireless channel based on the first time period and on the second time period. The wireless device reports the modified channel utilization to the cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Murali Narasimha, Colin D. Frank, Sandeep H. Krishnamruthy
  • Patent number: 9629003
    Abstract: A computing system includes: an inter-device interface configured to receive a receiver signal including a serving control information for representing a serving control signal communicated over a serving control channel; and a communication unit, coupled to the inter-device interface, configured to: generate a boosting factor estimate based on the receiver signal, and determine the serving control information from the receiver signal based on the boosting factor estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongwoon Bai, Jungwon Lee
  • Patent number: RE47365
    Abstract: First and second active optical modules that terminate first and second active optical cable segments, each of which having a respective active end and a respective passive end, can be authenticated by: reading information from active-end storage devices attached to the respective active ends of the first and second active optical modules; providing information read from the active-end storage devices to an aggregation point; reading information from passive-end storage devices attached to the respective passive ends of the first and second active optical cable segments; providing information read from passive-end storage devices to the aggregation point; and authenticating the first and second active optical modules using information provided to the aggregation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kamlesh G. Patel, David Stone, Joseph C. Coffey