Including Signaling Between Network Elements Patents (Class 370/236)
  • Patent number: 11026174
    Abstract: A wireless streaming system includes a wireless network interface circuit to receive streaming content from a wireless router. A processor is connected to the wireless network interface circuit. A memory is connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to enter a sleep mode that periodically invokes a wireless interface chip off state and a wireless interface chip on state. The sleep mode is exited in response to the receipt of a wake packet observed during the wireless interface chip on state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg Garner
  • Patent number: 11026239
    Abstract: A method in a user equipment for predicting an available throughput for uplink data to be sent from the user equipment to a base station over a radio link. The user equipment obtains (201) an information about a past scheduling of the user equipment. The user equipment obtains (202) a radio quality measure related to the radio link. The user equipment predicts (204) the available throughput based on a relationship between the information about a past scheduling of the user equipment and one or more previously obtained pieces of information about the past scheduling of the user equipment. The user equipment predicts the available throughput further based on a relationship between the radio quality measure and of one or more previously obtained radio quality measures. The user equipment predicts the available throughput further based on a previously obtained throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Fu, Steven Corroy, Vincent Huang
  • Patent number: 11026240
    Abstract: A method in a user equipment for predicting an available throughput for uplink data to be sent from the user equipment to a base station over a radio link. The user equipment obtains (201) an information about a past scheduling of the user equipment. The user equipment obtains (202) a radio quality measure related to the radio link. The user equipment predicts (204) the available throughput based on a relationship between the information about a past scheduling of the user equipment and one or more previously obtained pieces of information about the past scheduling of the user equipment. The user equipment predicts the available throughput further based on a relationship between the radio quality measure and of one or more previously obtained radio quality measures. The user equipment predicts the available throughput further based on a previously obtained throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Fu, Steven Corroy, Vincent Huang
  • Patent number: 11013026
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a data transmission method, a terminal, and a network side device. The data transmission method includes: before an air interface signaling connection is established, sending a data message carrying state transition data to a network side device; receiving a response message returned by the network side device in response to the data message, a data transmission indication included in the response message; when the data transmission indication indicates transmitting, sending an uplink data packet to the network side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chenlu Zhang, Haihui Gong, Fei Qin, Xiaodong Shen, Yu Ding, Xiaolong Li
  • Patent number: 11006328
    Abstract: End marker functionality may be provided in mobile networks having mobile user planes configured with segment routing for IPv6 (SRv6), especially suitable for 5G network migration. For example, a base station may receive an SRv6 control message from a user plane function (UPF) which carries data traffic of a data session for the UE. The base station may perform a function associated with a segment identifier (SID) identified in a segment routing header (SRH) of the SRv6 control message. The function may be an end marker handling function associated with an end marker SID. Performing the end marker handling function may cause the base station to generate a tunneling protocol message (e.g. according to GPRS tunneling protocol or GTP) comprising an end marker message and send the tunneling protocol message comprising the end marker message for receipt by the target base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Patent number: 10999826
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for channel detection in an uplink shared control channel. In an exemplary embodiment, a method includes generating soft-combined bit streams for an acknowledgement (ACK) indicator, rank indicator (RI), and channel quality indicator (CQI) received in an uplink shared channel. The method also includes decoding the ACK, RI, and CQI soft-combined bit streams to generate Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator, and generating Top-Q symbols for each indicator from the Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator. The method also includes calculating metrics from the Top-Q symbols and uplink control information (UCI) symbols extracted from the uplink shared channel, combining the metrics to form a search space, and searching the search space to determine transmitted ACK, RI, and CQI bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Cavium, LLC
    Inventor: Yuanbin Guo
  • Patent number: 10999762
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an Internet of Things transmission optimization method. The method includes: generating, by a receiver side device, first indication information when the receiver side device receives a last PDU sent by a transmitter side device, where the first indication information is indicates whether the receiver side device is to send a status report; and sending, by the receiver side device, the first indication information to the transmitter side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baokun Shan, Yinghui Yu, Chenwan Li
  • Patent number: 10999743
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method performed by a radio network node (200), wherein the radio access network comprises a central unit, CU (220), and a distributed unit, DU (210), comprising obtaining (502) one or more criteria for determining a preferable location for a UE context controller in the radio access network node, the UE context controller managing a connection between a UE (100) and the radio access network node (200); and determining (504), based on the one or more criteria, whether the UE context controller shall be located in the CU (220) and/or in the DU (210). The invention further related to a corresponding radio network node (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Elena Myhre, Walter Müller
  • Patent number: 10992638
    Abstract: Technologies directed to network address translation based on logical channels in a shared private network with a single ingress to an ISP and multiple customer devices are described. One method receives a first public IP address assigned to an endpoint device by an ISP. The method creates a sub-interface on a WAN interface and adds a first rule that translates the first public IP address to a first private IP address assigned to the customer STA and a second rule that translates the first private IP address to the second public IP address. The first customer STA creates a second sub-interface between the customer STA and the endpoint device, adds a third rule that translates the first private IP address to a second private IP address assigned to the first endpoint device, and adds a fourth rule that translates the second private IP address to the first private IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Burak Varan, Sanjeev Gupta, Ravi Manghirmalani
  • Patent number: 10986021
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for managing data flows in a switch connected in a network. Such a method includes monitoring a set of data flows traversing the switch for compliance with a predetermined resource-usage policy, and, in response to detection of a non-compliant data flow, mirroring a set of data packets of that flow to send respective mirror packets to a mirror port of the switch. The method further comprises using the mirror packets sent to the mirror port to construct a non-compliance notification for the non-compliant flow, and sending the non-compliance notification into the network. The resource-usage policy can be defined such that the switch is operable to send a non-compliance notification before occurrence of congestion due to the non-compliant flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Schmatz, Mitch Gusat, Alexander T. Iannicelli, Akos Mate
  • Patent number: 10979478
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for monitoring or setting a quality of service for a data transmission via a data connection formed between at least one application and a transmission/reception device connected to the mobile communication device by way of at least one radio channel. The quality of service is established via setting a connection capacity and/or a data transmission mode such that an appropriate user satisfaction value corresponds at least to a minimum threshold. The quality of service can also be set in accordance with the utilization level of the corresponding radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Lottermann, Levent-Yusuf Ekiz, Oliver Klemp
  • Patent number: 10979348
    Abstract: A communication node of a multi-node communication network is disclosed. The communication node includes a communication interface and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a data packet, via the communication interface, from a first additional communication node, the data packet including a broadcast address indicative of a clustering status of the first additional communication node. The controller is further configured to determine a clustering status of the communication node, the clustering status based on a relationship between a number of gateway nodes and a number of clusterhead nodes communicatively coupled to the communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: TJ T. Kwon, Anthony D. Schaefer, Naveen Rajanikantha, Blanka Giese, Wayne H. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10966237
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus transmits capability information. The capability information includes a first capability parameter, a second capability parameter, and a third capability parameter. The first capability parameter indicates whether the terminal apparatus supports Semi-Persistent Scheduling in a primary cell. The second capability parameter indicates whether the terminal apparatus supports skipping of uplink transmission corresponding to a grant configured for a primary cell in a case that there is no available data for transmission in a buffer of the terminal apparatus. The third capability parameter indicates whether the terminal apparatus supports Semi-Persistent Scheduling in an LAA secondary cell, and whether the terminal apparatus supports skipping of uplink transmission corresponding to a grant configured for an LAA secondary cell in a case that there is no available data for transmission in the buffer of the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Wataru Ouchi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10958378
    Abstract: A method for a base station processing an in-band emission interference signal caused when the base station operating in a Full Duplex Radio (FDR) mode transceives signals using a Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM) manner includes transmitting a downlink signal in a flexible downlink duration of an uplink band; and processing the in-band emission interference signal caused by transmission of the downlink signal in an uplink duration of the uplink band, wherein the processing of the in-band emission interference signal is performed by puncturing a corresponding resource of the uplink duration, wherein the resource on the downlink signal is transmitted is mirrored to the corresponding resource of the uplink duration from a Direct Current (DC) subcarrier as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongkyu Kim, Woochan Kim, Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10949520
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for validating an action using a physical token, such as a near-field-communications (NFC)-capable chip. A server may receive a request to perform the action, and may require validation from the holder of the physical token. The holder of the physical token may log into an application using their login credentials, providing a first tier of authentication. The holder may then scan the physical token with a reader on their mobile device, which provides a second tier of authentication. The scan may reveal a value for a counter on the physical token, which may be compared to a counter at the server in order to validate that the physical token has been used as expected. If the server deems it appropriate, a third (or further) tier may be required, such as scanning a photographic identification of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: William Duane, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 10951931
    Abstract: A data distribution system including a source configured to distribute data and a sink configured to process the distributed data includes a marker configured to receive a packet distributed by the source, add supplementary information to the received packet based on information obtained from a header of the packet, and transfer the packet; and a filter configured to receive the packet transferred by the marker, determine whether the received packet can be transferred to the sink based on the supplementary information added to the packet, transfer the packet to the sink if the packet can be transferred to the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Higo, Ryota Ishibashi, Toshimitsu Tsubaki, Yoshiko Sueda, Masao Aihara
  • Patent number: 10951306
    Abstract: A communication system including a transmit antenna that transmits an output signal including output information, a network interface that receives state data regarding a first remote platform, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit predicts a performance of a communication link that the transmit antenna uses to transmit the output signal based on the state data, evaluates a performance condition based on the estimated performance and a threshold performance, responsive to the performance condition being satisfied, uses the transmit antenna to transmit the output signal, and responsive to the performance condition not being satisfied, at least one of (i) adjusts at least one of a time parameter or a frequency parameter that the transmit antenna uses to transmit the output signal, or (ii) provide an instruction to a second remote platform to cause the second remote platform to transmit the output information to the first remote platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: John Thommana, Syed Asim Ahmed, Lizy Paul
  • Patent number: 10952094
    Abstract: A method of defining ATtention (AT) commands for 5G QoS management is proposed. AT commands for modifying PDU sessions, creating and modifying QoS flows and QoS rules, and for querying QoS flow and QoS rule parameters are defined for 5G networks. Specifically, the AT command can be a set command for triggering a PDU session modification procedure and thereby creating and modifying QoS flows and QoS rules. For example, AT command +C5GQOS is introduced for creating and modifying QoS flows, AT command +C5GQOSRDP is introduced for retrieving QoS flow parameters, AT command +CGTFT can be reused for creating and modifying QoS rules, and AT command +CGTFTRDP can be reused for retrieving QoS rule parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Chi-Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 10952092
    Abstract: A method includes, in response to receiving an overload start indication from a network node, composing and sending first signaling to at least one user equipment to indicate that an overload condition exists for the network node and, in response to receiving an overload end indication from the network node, composing and sending second signaling to the at least one user equipment to indicate that the overload condition no longer exists. A further method includes receiving at a user equipment first signaling from a network access node that indicates that an overload condition exists for a network node and abstaining from making a network access attempt until receiving second signaling from the network access node that indicates that the overload condition no longer exists for the network node. Corresponding apparatus and computer programs are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Jarkko T. Koskela
  • Patent number: 10952192
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provided techniques that may be applied in systems that utilize bundled transmissions from a base station (e.g., an eNodeB) to a user equipment (UE), when a user equipment (UE) is in a connected mode of operation. An exemplary method performed by a UE for processing a downlink control channel sent as a bundled transmission over a bundle of subframes, comprises determining when to start monitoring for the control channel; and monitoring for the control channel in a limited number of downlink subframes, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10939455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for allocating priorities to a logical channel group implicitly in a D2D communication system, the method comprising: receiving information including N numbers of priority lists in order of increasing logical channel group identity from an eNB, associating each of the N numbers of priority lists with each of the N numbers of logical channel groups in an order corresponding to a sequential order of the information, when a sidelink logical channel with a first priority is configured, allocating the sidelink logical channel with the first priority to a logical channel group associated with the first priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10924970
    Abstract: Techniques for sending packets and maintaining synchronization during handover is described. A user equipment (UE) may be handed over from a source base station to a target base station. The source base station may forward packets for the UE to the target base station, which may receive the packets out of order. In one design, the target base station may determine whether each packet can be sent in order to the UE, send the packet if it can be sent in order, and discard the packet otherwise. In another design, the target base station may re-order packets received within a re-ordering window and may send the re-ordered packets to the UE. In yet another design, the target base station may process each packet received out of order as if the packet is in order, e.g., by incrementing a hyper-frame number (HFN) or re-assigning the packet with a later sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Arnaud Meylan
  • Patent number: 10924073
    Abstract: A transmission/reception system 1 includes a transmission device 10 and a reception device 20 that is connected to each other through differential signal lines 30 and a signal line 40, and receives a differential signal that is sent out from the transmission device 10 using the reception device 20. The transmission device 10 includes a signal output unit 11, a request input unit 12, and a resistor 13. The signal output unit 11 sends out a differential signal from a pair of output terminals P111 and P112 that are connected to the differential signal lines 30. A common voltage of each of the pair of output terminals P111 and P112 is constant over a state where no electric power is supplied and an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: THINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Yusuke Fujita
  • Patent number: 10925091
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to performing listen-before-talk (LBT) with discovery signal transmissions for spectrum sharing are provided. A wireless communication device senses a channel in a spatial domain based on a plurality of expected beam transmission directions, wherein the wireless communication device is associated with a first network operating entity, and wherein the channel is shared by a plurality of network operating entities including the first network operating entity. The wireless communication device transmits a plurality of discovery signals in one or more of the plurality of expected beam transmission directions during a discovery period to facilitate synchronization in the channel based on the sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 10922127
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for transactional messaging support in connected messaging networks. A first messaging network is provided which does not support transactional processing and a second messaging network is provided which does support transactional processing. A proxy application is provided between the first and second messaging networks. The proxy application receives messages from a first application on the first messaging network, the messages including instructions regarding transactional processing of the messages, and forwards the messages to the second messaging network using a transactional processing supported by the second messaging network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Levell, Matthew David Peel
  • Patent number: 10909491
    Abstract: Content distribution for one or more user devices, including: associating the one or more user devices with a user domain; acquiring content with one or more user accounts linked to the user domain; accessing the acquired content with the one or more user devices according to predetermined privileges, wherein access for an individual user device of the one or more user devices is valid while the individual user device is associated with the user domain and has an active status with the user domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berger, Mitch Singer
  • Patent number: 10904152
    Abstract: In one illustrative example, a network node (e.g. a router or switch) may receive a data packet and timestamp a copy of the data packet. The node may also compute a signature for the copy and insert the signature in a header of the copy. The node may send the copy to a controller for correlation with one or more other timestamped data packet copies of the data packet from one or more other network nodes having the same signature and for the computation of delay. The original data packet may be forwarded to a next network node without any timestamp or other metadata added to it. The processing of the data packets may be performed as part of a function for punting the timestamped data packet copy and forwarding, or as a function for forwarding and punting the timestamped data packet copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zafar Ali, Clarence Filsfils, Francois Clad, Faisal Iqbal, Mohmad Saleem Hafeez
  • Patent number: 10897371
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform a process including: setting a forwarding path or a forwarding method; creating a data list storing a random value; and requesting each of a plurality of clients to add an attribute value stored by the client to the data list and forward the data list using the forwarding path or the forwarding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Miwa Okabayashi, Eiichi Takahashi, Akira Shiba, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10897722
    Abstract: A method for providing enhanced visibility in heterogeneous network. The method comprises receiving, at a networking device housing a cellular base station and a WLAN access point, cellular network traffic from an electronic device. The method further comprises receiving, at the networking device, WLAN traffic from the electronic device and encapsulating, at the networking device, the cellular network traffic and the WLAN traffic using a common protocol. The method further comprises transmitting the encapsulated cellular traffic and the encapsulated WLAN traffic to a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Mark Allen Webb, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, John Martin Graybeal
  • Patent number: 10892861
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for transmitting HARQ feedback information in a wireless communication system are provided. In so doing, the method for transmitting the HARQ feedback information in a receiving end includes confirming the number of packets received from a transmitting end, and when receiving a reference number of packets from the transmitting end, transmitting to the transmitting end a feedback signal comprising HARQ feedback information for the reference number of the packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Sung Lim, Hun-Kee Kim, Sung-Man Han
  • Patent number: 10892842
    Abstract: The purpose is to estimate a selection interval of transmission slots of other stations. A TDMA communication device may include a receiver, an estimating information acquirer, and a selection interval estimator. The receiver may receive communication data from another station through any of a plurality of reception slots within a selection interval set based on a given nominal increment. The estimating information acquirer may acquire estimation information for an estimated selection interval of another station based on the communication data received from another station. The selection interval estimator may estimate the estimated selection interval based on the estimation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaya Nose
  • Patent number: 10887793
    Abstract: A radio station (3) is configured to perform, with at least one radio terminal (1, 2), first radio communication in accordance with a first transmission time interval (TTI) and second radio communication in accordance with a second TTI. The first TTI is equal to a duration of one subframe (410, 510). The second TTI is shorter than the duration of the subframe (410, 510). The radio station (3) is configured to receive assistance information (802, 904) regarding the second radio communication from the radio terminal (2) capable of performing the second radio communication or from a higher network node (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10887385
    Abstract: This document describes marker based approaches for a CDN to monitor and report on the amount of traffic that it is serving on behalf of content providers. They are particularly useful in hybrid delivery scenarios. Hybrid delivery scenarios means that a client may obtain content, such as a given multimedia stream, from one or more servers in the CDN, or from one or more peers in a peer to peer network. The amount of data served from the peer network is referred to herein as the “offload”, as delivery of that data has been offloaded from the CDN platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Singhal, Eric K. Geyer, Henning Makholm, Christian Worm Mortensen
  • Patent number: 10887775
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for data-driven network roll-out planning. A mobile network that includes at least one sector with a plurality of cells may be rolled-out using carrier aggregation. The carrier aggregation based rolling out includes gathering data from a plurality of network counters associated with two or more cells of the at least one sector; detecting a network congestion situation (Cs), based on a minimal throughput level and an aggregate cumulative distribution function (CDF), where the aggregate CDF is based on the plurality of network counters; identifying one or more cells effecting the congestion situation among the two or more cells; and determining for each of the identified one or more cells whether a capacity or coverage pain point is associated with the congestion situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventors: Damiano Scanferla, Pavle Belanovic
  • Patent number: 10887243
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for aggregating bandwidth from multiple sources. In embodiments, a user device, such as a cellular telephone, may have a communications channel established with both a cellular tower and a wireless access point (WAP). When the user device transmits data, this data transmission may be divided between the multiple communications channels concurrently, so as to utilize the combined bandwidth of the multiple channels. Each communication channel may be prioritized, such as by prioritizing using the cellular channel until it is at capacity, and then using the WAP channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Hodroj, Yasmin Karimli
  • Patent number: 10880728
    Abstract: A method for data migration in a first terminal device is provided, which includes the following. Connect to a hotspot established by a second terminal device. A first data set is received from the second terminal device and data recovery on the first data set is performed in one thread. A second data set is received from the second terminal device and data recovery is performed on the second data set in another thread, during data recovery of the first data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNCATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hailong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10873535
    Abstract: Various solutions for avoiding packet fragmentation with respect to user equipment and network apparatus in mobile communications are described. An apparatus may determine a first maximum transmission unit (MTU) configuration of a session via a first network interface. The apparatus may determine a second MTU configuration of the session via a second network interface. The apparatus may determine a tunnel overhead size between the second network interface and the first network interface. The apparatus may select a transport protocol to generate a packet according to the second MTU configuration and the tunnel overhead size. The apparatus may transmit the packet via the second network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Rohit Naik, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Sami Jutila
  • Patent number: 10868766
    Abstract: A method for anticipatory bidirectional packet steering involves receiving, by a first packet steering module of a network, a first encapsulated packet traveling in a forward traffic direction. The first encapsulated packet includes a first encapsulating data structure. The network includes two or more packet steering modules and two or more network nodes. Each of the packet steering modules includes a packet classifier module, a return path learning module, a flow policy table, and a replicated data structure (RDS). The return path learning module of the first packet steering module generates return traffic path information associated with the first encapsulated packet and based on the first encapsulating data structure. The first packet steering module updates the RDS using the return traffic path information and transmits the return traffic path information to one or more other packet steering modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nefeli Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniele di Proietto, Barath Raghavan, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Justine Sherry, Melvin Walls
  • Patent number: 10863513
    Abstract: Provided is a method executed by user equipment, including: receiving a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message; determining whether the received RRCConnectionReconfiguration message contains indication information, the indication information indicating user equipment (UE) to reconfigure a first type of data radio bearer (DRB) into a second type of DRB that is different from the first type of DRB; and in a case where the received RRCConnectionReconfiguration message contains the indication information, reconfiguring the UE according to the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message, wherein the first type of DRB includes a main cell group (MCG) DRB or a wireless local area network (WLN) non-split DRB, and the second type of DRB includes an MCG DRB, a WLN split DRB or a WLN non-split DRB. Corresponding user equipment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fangying Xiao, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 10863009
    Abstract: A system, comprising: a configurable parser that comprises one or more configurable parsing engines, wherein the configurable parser is arranged to receive a packet and to extract from the packet headers associated with a set of protocols that comprises at least one protocol; a packet type detection unit that is arranged to determine a type of the packet in response to the set of protocols; and a configurable data integrity unit that comprises a configuration unit and at least one configurable data integrity engine; wherein the configuration unit is arranged to configure the at least one configurable data integrity engine according to the set of protocols; and wherein the at least one configurable data integrity engine is arranged to perform data integrity processing of the packet to provide at least one data integrity result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Naaman, Erez Izenberg, Nafea Bshara
  • Patent number: 10862695
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform a process including: setting a forwarding path or a forwarding method; creating a data list storing a random value; and requesting each of a plurality of clients to add an attribute value stored by the client to the data list and forward the data list using the forwarding path or the forwarding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Miwa Okabayashi, Eiichi Takahashi, Akira Shiba, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10855606
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to acquire a feature amount related to a flow composed of a plurality of packets. The processor is configured to control a transmission of the plurality of packets based on the acquired feature amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Shiraki
  • Patent number: 10848681
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reconstructing images from sensor data are provided. In one example, a method comprises: receiving input data generated by photodiodes each associated with a channel having a target wavelength range for photon-to-charge conversion; obtaining, for each channel, a plurality of channel coefficients, the plurality of channel coefficients being configured to, when combined with the input data to generate channel output data for the each channel, increase a main component of the channel output data contributed by a part of the incident light within the target wavelength range of the each channel with respect to a crosstalk component of the channel output data contributed by a part of the incident light out of the target wavelength range; and generating, for the each channel, the channel output data based on combining the input data with the plurality of channel coefficients to reconstruct an image for the each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Huixuan Tang, Song Chen, Xinqiao Liu
  • Patent number: 10831166
    Abstract: There is provided a packet monitoring apparatus for monitoring packets copied from an industrial control system (ICS) network, the apparatus being configured to perform an analysis of a plurality of packets copied from the ICS network and generate a digital command signal responsive to the analysis for transmission via a digital input/output channel. There is also provided an active prove that is configured to generate and transmit at least one query packet into the ICS network responsive to a digital command signal, optionally received from the packet monitoring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RADIFLOW LTD.
    Inventors: Yehonatan Kfir, Ilan Barda
  • Patent number: 10834150
    Abstract: A method for file downloading by a computing device is described. The method includes sending a multicast representative message on a multicast channel in response to receiving file download instructions. The multicast representative message indicates that the computing device is a multicast representative. The method also includes downloading file data during a multicast delay. The method additionally includes sending the file data on the multicast channel upon expiration of the multicast delay. The method further includes sending a multicast complete message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ivanti, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Paul Olsen, Blake Alan Thompson
  • Patent number: 10819597
    Abstract: A system for network device measurements may use a white box to perform measurements that may help determine the likelihood of network anomalies, such as microbursts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Monetti, Tzuu-Yi Wang, Richard Koch, Tuan Duong, Yaron Koral, Kenneth Duell, Kathleen Meier-Hellstern, Simon Tse
  • Patent number: 10812572
    Abstract: A first device broadcasts an intent to share data with a second device, using a first communications protocol, The first device connects to a cloud server using a second communications protocol, and shares the data with the second device on the cloud server when the second device is connected to the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Prashant Asthana
  • Patent number: 10812164
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for reporting channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment in a wireless communication system. According to the present invention, the user equipment may receive configuration information related with the CSI from a base station and measure the CSI based on the configuration information. Thereafter, the user equipment includes reporting the CSI to the base station and the CSI includes a rank indicator (RI), a channel quality indicator (CQI), and an indicator indicating the number of amplitude coefficients other than 0 and the second part includes a precoding matrix indicator (PMI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Haewook Park, Kijun Kim, Jiwon Kang, Sukhyon Yoon
  • Patent number: 10805985
    Abstract: A radio terminal according to one embodiment comprises: a controller configured to establish a direct first connection between the radio terminal and a base station; and a receiver configured to receive a first message from the base station. The first message is a message for restricting the radio terminal from transmitting uplink information to the base station via the first connection. The receiver receives the first message transmitted from the base station when a second connection for relay is established between a relay terminal connected to the base station and the radio terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 10797957
    Abstract: A network management apparatus includes: a determination part that determines, when a set of transmission rates set for a plurality of groups including one or more flows is gradually changed from a start state to an end state, a set(s) of transmission rates used in an intermediate state(s) in such a manner that a constraint(s) on a bandwidth(s) of a link(s) through which a flow(s) passes is satisfied; and a setting part that gradually changes the set of transmission rates set for the plurality of groups from the start state to the end state while using the determined set(s) of transmission rates in the intermediate state(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Hayashi, Jun Suzuki, Masaki Kan