Diagnostic Testing (other Than Synchronization) Patents (Class 370/241)
  • Patent number: 11329719
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, among other things, may integrate one or more first alarms reported by routers and Ethernet switches with one or more second alarms reported by reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) and optical transport network (OTN) network elements. Moreover, one or more troubleshooting actions may be performed based on the integrated first alarms and second alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Mohammad Abidi
  • Patent number: 11324020
    Abstract: This application provides a resource scheduling method, an apparatus, and a system, and relates to the field of communications technologies, to meet scheduling requirements of data transmitted on different logical channels. The method includes: sending, by a terminal device, a BSR to an access network device, where the BSR carries first indication information, and the first indication information is used by the access network device to determine a scheduling mode corresponding to a first logical channel; receiving, by the terminal device, a first uplink grant resource sent by the access network device, where the first uplink grant resource is scheduled by the access network device based on the BSR in the scheduling mode; and sending, by the terminal device, to-be-sent data on the first logical channel to the access network device by using the first uplink grant resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haifeng Yu, Xin Xiong, Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 11323282
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and computer-readable recording media perform onboarding of a wireless extender in a wireless residential network. A mobile device, obtains a media access point (MAC) address or serial number from a wireless extender, and transmits to a residential gateway a request to add the wireless extender to the wireless residential network. The residential gateway performs a protected onboarding operation that includes transmitting a unique onboarding trigger SSID to the wireless extender, the unique onboarding trigger SSID including an identifier with part or all of the MAC address or the serial number from the wireless extender and being provided as a signal to initiate a standard WPS operation on the wireless extender. The wireless extender initiates the standard WPS operation for establishing a wireless backhaul link between the wireless residential network and the wireless extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Jay William Strater, Ken Haase, Gregory Nobutaka Nakanishi, Christophe Piel
  • Patent number: 11323195
    Abstract: A communication system includes a Precision Time Protocol (PTP) grandmaster configured to provide a PTP clock reference via a PTP network, and a server connected to the PTP grandmaster via the PTP network, the server being configured to generate a frame event and a frame number for a frame synchronization based on a synchronization to the PTP clock reference using PTP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Nimesh Ambeskar, Akash Gaikwad, Yogesh Sethi
  • Patent number: 11316621
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a base station to transmit and for a User Equipment (UE) to receive repetitions of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH). Time and frequency resources for EPDCCH repetitions are defined together with restrictions in time resources to provide UE power savings. Time and frequency resources are also defined for repetitions of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission and for repetitions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. Methods and apparatus are also provided for the UE to transmit and for the base station to receive acknowledgement information in repetitions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUCCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 11310866
    Abstract: A communication method according to one embodiment is a communication method in which a first radio terminal executes a layer 2 relay in which a packet of a second radio terminal is transmitted between the second radio terminal and a base station in a layer higher than a Radio Link Control (RLC) layer in Layer 2. The first radio terminal transmits information indicating that the first radio terminal is capable of executing the layer 2 relay. The second radio terminal transmits a request for the layer 2 relay to the first radio terminal in response to receiving the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Adachi, Masato Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 11308504
    Abstract: According to an example, product test orchestration may include accessing user-defined information of a product to be tested and identifying, based upon the accessed user-defined information, a set of devices on which the product is to be tested and a set of testing tools to be implemented on the identified set of devices to test the product. Product test orchestration may further include generating test operations for the identified set of testing tools to be implemented on the identified set of devices, executing the generated test operations on the identified set of devices, tracking results of the executed test operations, and generating a report of the tracked results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Vijaya Krishna BS, Sunilkumar Gogula, Ashok K. Muthusamy, Sadanand Kapali
  • Patent number: 11304164
    Abstract: Handling of asynchronous multi-carrier is discussed. In new radio (NR) fifth generation (5G) networks, the potential for provision of multi-carrier operations (e.g., carrier aggregation (CA), dual connectivity (DC), etc.) that include asynchronous component carriers (CCs) has been proposed. However, because of the asynchronous relationship network entities, such as base stations and user equipments (UEs) will manage the asynchronous CCs by obtaining timing offset information, either through derivation or direct signaling, and determining a subframe correspondence based on the timing offset relative to a reference CC. By determining the subframe correspondence to the reference CC, the base stations and UEs can accurately map communications over the asynchronous CCs to the appropriate subframes across CCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Shimman Arvind Patel, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 11295617
    Abstract: A method at a computing device within an Intelligent Transportation System, the method including detecting a traffic event at the computing device; determining no fixed roadside unit is available from the computing device; establishing an Internet Protocol connection from the computing device to a network node; and sending a traffic event message from the computing device to the network node, the traffic event message providing information for the traffic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, Adrian Buckley
  • Patent number: 11297137
    Abstract: A method for performing Simple Storage Service (S3) seamless migration using index objects and associated apparatus are provided. The method includes: in response to a request of migrating user data of a user of the storage server from a remote S3-compatible server into the storage server, during an index stage, utilizing an index-object-based S3 migration management module among multiple program modules running on a host device within the storage server to create and store multiple index objects into a storage device layer of the storage server to be respective representatives of multiple normal objects of the user data at the storage server, and migrate respective Access Control Lists (ACLs) of the multiple normal objects to the storage server to be respective ACLs of the multiple index objects; and during a data stage, utilizing the index-object-based S3 migration management module to trigger one or more migration agents to migrate object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Silicon Motion Technology (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Chi-En Chang, Kuan-Kai Chiu
  • Patent number: 11297566
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for transmitting information. The method includes: a terminal device receives state indication information sent by a network device, the state indication information is used for indicating that the network device will switch from an ON state to an OFF state; and the terminal device performs cell selection according to the state indication information, so that the terminal device can learn the state of the network device and then transmit data normally according to the state of the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11294746
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process includes determining whether an error log is included in an operation log over a terminal; when the error log is included in the operation log, specifying a start timing and a stop timing of a script including the error log stored in a memory based on the operation log; and extracting moving image data output to the terminal during execution of the script based on time information related to the specified start timing and stop timing of the script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fujishima, Susumu Koga, Masahiro Nakayama, Tomoyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11290863
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for discovering User Equipment's over side link in device to device (D2D) communication. The present invention discloses new approaches for discovery and communication scheduling enabling optimum system performance with DRX alignment and meeting varied QoS targets. The present invention further addresses congestion handling during system overload situations. Further, the present invention discloses quality of service (QoS) scheduling methods that consider DRX function achieve substantial gains over existing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vinay Kumar Shrivastava, Piyush Makhija, Raghavendra Murali, Rohan Raj
  • Patent number: 11291028
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device in a User Equipment (UE) and a base station used for wireless communication. The UE receives a first signaling in a first time window in a first subband; monitors a second signaling in a second time window in a second subband; if successfully receives the second signaling in the second time window in the second subband, transmits a first radio signal in a third time window in a third subband, otherwise drops transmission of the first radio signal in the third time window in the third subband. Herein, the first signaling comprises first-type scheduling information of the first radio signal. The above method allows the base station to flexibly control a transmission time of each uplink transmission on unlicensed spectrum according to specific conditions, such as the result of LBT or the direction of beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Keying Wu, Xiaobo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11284437
    Abstract: A device (e.g. a wireless communication device) may determine, according to a set of guidelines, a list that includes system information to be requested by the device as part of a system information request procedure. The device may determine whether to combine the system information request with an additional request associated with a random access procedure (RACH). In response to determining that the requests are to be combined, the device may initiate a unified RACH that combines the system information request and the additional request. The decision to combine the requests may be based on the type of the additional request, whether the list has been completed by the time the additional request is to be issued, and/or additional factors associated with wireless communications of the device. The system information request may be an OnDemand system information block request, and the RACH may be contention-based or contention-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Su, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy, Muthukumaran Dhanapal
  • Patent number: 11284434
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some cases, inter-cell interference may occur for one or more random access channel (RACH) transmissions. To mitigate the inter-cell interference, one or more based stations may use inter-cell coordination to exchange configuration information associated with RACH procedures. Accordingly, each base station may select cell-specific RACH configurations to mitigate the inter-cell interference based on the exchanged configuration information and transmit the cell-specific RACH configurations to user equipments (UEs) served by each base station. In some cases, each base station and the corresponding UEs may use the cell-specific RACH configurations for a two-step RACH procedure that includes a first RACH message transmitted from a UE to the base station and a second RACH message transmitted from the base station to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Lei, Seyong Park
  • Patent number: 11284428
    Abstract: A device may monitor a first search space (SS) corresponding to an active first component carrier (CC), and detect first control information (CI) that identifies an inactive second CC. In response to receiving the first CI, the device may activate the inactive second CC to make it an active second CC. The device may also set up a second SS corresponding to the active second CC, and may monitor the second SS to schedule the active second CC and receive a physical data channel. The first CI may also include additional scheduling information and a start time for reception of the physical data channel. The device may operate in a first bandwidth part (BWP) according to a first communication configuration associated with the first bandwidth part, and may switch to operating in a second BWP and to operating according to a second communication configuration associated with the second BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Junsung Lim, Wei Zhang, Sami M. Almalfouh, Johnson O. Sebeni, Yuchul Kim, Wei Zeng, Haitong Sun, Pengkai Zhao, Ping Wang, Dawei Zhang, Fangli Xu, Yuqin Chen, Haijing Hu
  • Patent number: 11283759
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described, including identifying a first attribute value associated with a first access point; receiving a second attribute value; and determining that the first attribute value associated with the first access point is the same as the received second attribute value. An attribute value may be an n-bit value, where n is an integer. The n-bit value may identify a BSS color. The n-bit value may, additionally or alternatively, indicate other BSS color information such as a BSSID, ESSID, SSID, or a combination thereof. It is helpful when devices detect BSS attribute value (e.g., BSS color, BSSID, MAC address, ESSID) overlap and notify other associated devices (e.g., STAs, APs) of this overlap so that a device may cease using an attribute value for power save or channel access decisions, and facilitate attribute value adjustment and correction to eliminate a BSS collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Naveen Kumar Kakani, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 11277482
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, for real-time operation control, among other things. There may be adjustments to a first device in which a first network service operates. The adjustment to the device may include moving a second network service of the first device to a second device. The first network service and the second network service may be associated with virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Glover, John Oetting, George Dome
  • Patent number: 11277428
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to detecting malicious network activity coming from network devices such as routers and firewalls. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide for detecting stealth malware on a network device by comparing inbound and outbound network traffic to discover packets originating from the network device and packets that violate configuration rules. When combined with a network traffic monitor server configured to monitor actual network traffic reports and to receive known network traffic reports from host computers, the system can detect stealth network traffic originating from both network devices and host computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: David Paul Heilig
  • Patent number: 11275913
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manipulating an aiming light of a reader to indicate the field-of-view (FOV) of an imager within the reader includes a window and an optical element. The FOV of the imager extends through the window. The optical element receives the aiming light from an aiming assembly and redirect the aiming light such that the central axis of the aiming light exiting the optical element is non-coaxial with the central aiming axis of the aiming assembly at the entry of the optical element. The optical element may be configured to project an image on a target that indicates the boundary of the FOV or project an image on the target that indicates the center of the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Yuri Astvatsaturov
  • Patent number: 11272555
    Abstract: A data transmission channel processing method, an apparatus and a system, the method comprising determining, by a session management network element, that a data flow of a packet data unit (PDU) session of a terminal needs to be offloaded, where the PDU session is established by using a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access technology and a non-3GPP access technology, and determining, by the session management network element, to insert an offloading device into a data path of the PDU session, where the data path of the PDU session includes a data transmission channel in the 3GPP access technology or a data transmission channel in the non-3GPP access technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Lu, Huan Li
  • Patent number: 11265846
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting a signal are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system and method are configured to perform: broadcasting at least one signal via a broadcast channel within a first cell using an anchor carrier, wherein the broadcast channel is associated with the anchor carrier, and wherein the at least one signal indicates information about a plurality of non-anchor carriers that are respectively used in a plurality of second cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xu Liu, Bo Dai, Xiubin Sha, Ting Lu
  • Patent number: 11259206
    Abstract: The disclosed technology describes on-demand adjusting of the quality of service (QoS) class identifier (QCI) relative weight settings for different QCI classes associated with user devices. A QoS controller, which can be implemented in a standalone or a cloud configuration, updates the QCI weight settings as requested or needed to deal with changing network environments, such as growing traffic, different RF conditions, new devices, ratio of different service classes of user devices, to improve the overall performance of one or more cell sites. In one implementation, the QoS controller collects actual network statistics, and runs simulations based on those statistics with different groups of candidate QCI weight settings to generate multiple result sets. The QoS controller evaluates the result sets to determine which group of QCI weight settings meets desired performance objectives, and then applies those QCI weight settings to one or more NodeBs for use with actual data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Huahui Wang, Ravi Raina
  • Patent number: 11259279
    Abstract: A data transmission method and device are described. The method includes: a first transmission node determines that a resource in a second predefined time window is available according to a detection value obtained by detection on a resource in a first predefined time window, and/or determines that the resource in the second predefined time window is available according to first feedback information or second feedback information from a second transmission node; and the first transmission node transmits data to the second transmission node by using the resource in the second predefined time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Dai, Zhaohua Lu, Wei Gou, Yajun Zhao, Shuqiang Xia
  • Patent number: 11258685
    Abstract: A method of performing bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD) by a hardware forwarding element that includes a set of ingress pipelines and a set of egress pipelines. Each ingress pipeline includes a packet generator. A packet generator in a first pipeline periodically generates a pair of packets to monitor the health of a particular egress link. The pair includes a BFD transmit packet and a BFD dummy transmit packet. The method forwards each dummy BFD transmit packet to a first egress pipeline and increments a counter at the first egress pipeline. Each BFD packet is transmitted through the particular egress link to a network node. BFD packets received from the network node are forwarded to the first egress pipeline and the value of the counter is rest. The method marks the particular egress link as failed when the value of the counter exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Barefoot Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Licking, Chaitanya Kodeboyina, Julianne Zhu, Changhoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11251910
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, a UE, and a base station for transmitting a HARQ-ACK are disclosed. The method includes: determining a channel for transmitting a HARQ-ACK; determining a HARQ-ACK feedback bit; and sending the HARQ-ACK feedback bit on the channel. According to this application, transmission of a HARQ-ACK between a UE and a base station can be implemented in a scenario where carrier aggregation is performed between base stations having a non-ideal backhaul.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Cheng, Sha Ma, Lixia Xue
  • Patent number: 11249873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for continuous integration testing of network access devices. A testing platform includes a virtual environmental library and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Ethan Wright, Micah Labbee
  • Patent number: 11252071
    Abstract: This document describes systems, devices, and methods for testing the integration of a content provider's origin infrastructure with a content delivery network (CDN). In embodiments, the teachings hereof enable a content provider's developer to rapidly and flexibly create test environments that send test traffic through the same CDN hardware and software that handle (or at least have the ability to handle) production traffic, but in isolation from that production traffic and from each other. Furthermore, in embodiments, the teachings hereof enable the content provider to specify an arbitrary test origin behind its corporate firewall with which the CDN should communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Jones, Manish Gupta
  • Patent number: 11246175
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, including receiving, from a base station, configuration information including a plurality of information elements for a time-frequency region, receiving control information from the base station, and cancelling a transmission of physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) associated with a time-frequency region indicated by the control information, wherein the time-frequency region indicated by the control information is associated with at least one of the plurality of information elements included in the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Sungjin Park, Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh, Seunghoon Choi
  • Patent number: 11232052
    Abstract: A timing control method and system applied on the network simulator platform are disclosed. When at least one subprocess calls a system call to enter a blocking I/O, a marking operation is performed, the kernel issues a first notification event to a network simulator, to request the network simulator to pause until the subprocess leaves from the blocking I/O. when the kernel detects that the subprocess leaves from the blocking I/O already, the kernel issues a second notification event to the network simulator, so that the network simulator continues to simulate. The present invention can control the subprocess to not continuously occupy resource, and first and second notification events can prevent a simulator timer from continuously running during the subprocess execution period, to cause an abnormal timing of a simulation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Estinet Technologies Incorporation
    Inventors: Chih-Che Lin, Ting-Wei Ho
  • Patent number: 11231446
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for monitoring photovoltaic solar systems. In some examples, the system includes a solar power measurement input for coupling to a solar panel system, a measurement circuit configured to measure power produced by the solar panel system using the solar power measurement input, and a data transmission system. The measurement circuit is configured, by virtue of the measurement circuit including electrical components rated to at least a certain tolerance level, to take revenue-grade power measurements from the solar power measurement input with a level of accuracy that meets a national or international metering standard. The data transmission system is configured to transmit the revenue-grade power measurements from the measurement circuit to a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Udo Uebel, Gaurang Kavaiya, Kevin C. Fischer, Carl Lenox, Donald H. Scrutchfield
  • Patent number: 11233610
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that provide for allocation of control channel candidates for multiple component carriers (CCs) in carrier aggregation (CA) communications. A CA limit may correspond to a total number of configurable control channel candidates across multiple CCs. The control channel candidates may include blind decoding (BD) candidates or control channel element (CCE) candidates for channel estimation. A per-CC limit of control channel candidates may correspond to a number of configurable control channel candidates for each CC. An applied set of control channel candidates may be determined by allocating control channel candidates across the multiple CCs based on the CA limit and the per-CC limit. Such techniques may be used in cases where the CCs have a same numerology or mixed numerology, and may also be used for cross-carrier scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huilin Xu, Heechoon Lee, Jing Sun, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Wanshi Chen, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11234184
    Abstract: A method for receiving broadcast information by a user equipment (UE) connected with a network via a relay UE in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of determining whether the broadcast information stored in the UE is updated or not; transmitting a request message for updating the broadcast information to the relay UE, when the broadcast information stored in the UE is not updated; and receiving the requested broadcast inĀ¬formation from the relay UE or the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 11229036
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a communication method, a terminal device and a network device. The method includes: starting, by a terminal device, a preconfigured timer; and monitoring, by the terminal device, resource preemption indication information transmitted by a network device in a preconfigured target frequency monitoring area within a duration of the timer, where the resource preemption indication information is used to indicate a resource that is preempted by other traffic in an evolved mobile broadband traffic (eMBB) resource, the eMBB resource is a time-frequency resource used to schedule eMBB traffic, the other traffic is different from the eMBB traffic. The embodiments of the present application can inform a terminal device of a preempted eMBB resource flexibly within a duration of a timer by using the resource preemption indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11228935
    Abstract: A base station and mobile device (UE) may coordinate transmission of reference signals and reception of corresponding channel state information (CSI) reports. If a periodic reference signal is scheduled for transmission outside the on-duration period of the UE, even if the reference signal corresponds to a periodic CSI report scheduled to be transmitted by the UE during the on-duration period, the base station may not transmit the periodic reference signal, thereby allowing the UE not to prematurely exit a low-power state. The base station may instead transmit an aperiodic reference signal at a specified point in time later than the scheduled transmission of the periodic reference signal. The UE may receive the aperiodic reference signal and either transmit the periodic CSI report or an aperiodic CSI report in response, depending on how close to the start of the on-duration period the transmission of the periodic CSI report is scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Junsung Lim, Yuchul Kim, Wei Zeng, Wei Zhang, Johnson O. Sebeni, Haitong Sun, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11228932
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A discontinuous reception (DRX) periodicity may be configured to enable monitoring of a reference signal (RS) for RLM procedures. For example, a transmitting device may configure a DRX periodicity for an RS, where the configured DRX periodicity may include a periodicity of discrete transmissions of the RS or a periodicity of a transmission window in which the RS is located. Accordingly, a receiving device may identify the DRX periodicity and monitor radio link quality using the RS based on the DRX periodicity. In some examples, the RS may be transmitted independent of control channel transmissions, and the transmitting device may configure one or more control resource sets for the RS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Tao Luo, Wanshi Chen, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 11222006
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory associated with an instance of a distributed database at a compute device configured to be included within a first group of compute devices. The apparatus is configured to determine an order for each event from the set of events based on different configurations of an event consensus protocol. The different configurations are logically related to different configurations of compute devices that implement the distributed database. The apparatus is configured to determine a current state of the instance of the distributed database based on the order determined for each event from the set of events and generate a signed state associated with the instance of the distributed database based on a hash value associated with the current state. The apparatus sends a signal to post into the instance of the distributed database an event that includes a transaction indicative of the signed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Swirlds, Inc.
    Inventor: Leemon C. Baird, III
  • Patent number: 11216524
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for merging versions and activities associated with a file into a history feed and displaying the history feed on a user interface of a client computing device. In one aspect, a file is identified and activities associated with the file are also identified. It may be determined whether the file has at least one activity. When it is determined that the file has at least one activity, at least one actionable history element for the at least one activity is generated. Additionally, the generated history elements are merged to generate a history feed. The history feed is displayed on a user interface. The history feed may be displayed with an application that has opened the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Lane Milvaney, Maura FitzGerald, Joshua Jones, Matt McNeill, Manoj Sharma, Lidiane Jones
  • Patent number: 11212716
    Abstract: An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) can include processing circuitry configured to encode capability information for transmission within a serving cell of an evolved Node-B (eNB), the capability information indicating the UE supports per UE network controlled small gap (NCSG) operation. A request message is encoded to request a per UE NCSG on a first frequency associated with the serving cell. Configuration information received in response to the request message can be decoded, the configuration information including a NCSG configuration for the NCSG on the first frequency. Measurements can be performed on a second frequency during a measurement gap, the measurement gap configured based on the NCSG configuration. A network message is decoded in response to the capability information, the network message including an indication of the request message for requesting the per UE NCSG on the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Yang Tang, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 11212792
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a wireless communication apparatus capable of effectively causing transmission and reception of data at an existing transmission time interval and transmission and reception of data at a short transmission time interval shorter than the existing transmission time interval to coexist. [Solution] Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including: a frame generation unit configured to generate a frame including a plurality of subframes; a transmission unit configured to transmit the generated frame to another communication apparatus; and a notification unit configured to notify the other communication apparatus of information regarding scheduling in which a same transmission time interval as one subframe period is set as a unit and information regarding scheduling in which a short transmission time interval which is a transmission time interval shorter than one subframe period is set as a unit, using a control field in the subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 11212832
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns radio communication. More particularly, the present disclosure inter alia introduces techniques to allow low-complexity UEs 120a-j, e.g. Rel-3 MTC devices, to operate in a legacy LTE system with maintained, or improved, performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan Bergman, Yufei Blankenship
  • Patent number: 11212038
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for determining time-frequency resources. The method comprises: determining, by a first communication node, at least one piece of the following information about a first resource set: time-frequency resources of a second resource set contained in the first resource set, configuration information of the second resource set, time-frequency resource configuration information of the first resource set, and a dynamic signaling indication used for indicating whether the first resource set is multiplexed to a PDSCH transmission or a PUSCH transmission or whether the PDSCH transmission or the PUSCH transmission needs to implement rate matching; and after the above-mentioned information is determined, transmitting the information to a second communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chenchen Zhang, Peng Hao
  • Patent number: 11202257
    Abstract: A method for selectively changing an activation status of an access point in a wireless system is described. The wireless system includes a plurality of wireless access points having at least one device for extending wireless signal coverage coupled thereto and a controller. The controller is configured to change the activation status of the at least one extender coupled to the one or more of the plurality of wireless access points based on connection quality of a user device to the wireless system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings, SAS
    Inventors: Francois Schnitzler, Adithya Vadapalli
  • Patent number: 11202217
    Abstract: A method of reporting channel state information (CSI) on a terminal in which a plurality of CSI processes are configured in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: measuring a channel based on a CSI reference signal (RS) resource related to one of the CSI processes; measuring interference based on a CSI-interference measurement (IM) resource related to the CSI process; determining CSI based on the measured channel and the measured interference; and reporting the CSI through an uplink channel, wherein a codebook for reporting the CSI, which is used for determining the CSI, is one of two or more codebooks that correspond independently to each of the CSI processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kijun Kim, Jonghyun Park, Hanbyul Seo, Hanjun Park
  • Patent number: 11197139
    Abstract: Design of search spaces and grants in enhanced machine-type communication (eMTC) is discussed in which the search space for common control information is determined based on the search space for non-common control information. In addition, the monitoring of search spaces by mobile devices is also discussed. Additionally, communication schemes between base stations and mobile devices in which information is provided in multiple transmission modes is also discussed. Other aspects discuss schemes for the transmission of control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 11196651
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for monitoring the status of a network connection between first and second host computers. The method is performed in some embodiments by a tunnel monitor executing on the first host computer that also separately executes a machine, where the machine uses a tunnel to send and receive messages to and from the second host computer. The method establishes a liveness channel with the machine to iteratively determine whether the first machine is operational. The method further establishes a monitoring session with the second host computer to iteratively determine whether the tunnel is operational. When a determination is made through the liveness channel that the machine is no longer operational, the method terminates the monitoring session with the second host computer. When a determination is made that the tunnel is no longer operational, the method notifies the machine through the liveness channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Boon Ang, Guolin Yang, Wenyi Jiang
  • Patent number: 11197190
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes processing circuitry functioning as an acquisition part and a change part, and includes communication circuitry. The acquisition part acquires a control command regarding the volume of traffic per unit time. The change part changes a communication parameter to reduce the volume of traffic per unit time in accordance with the control command. The communication circuitry performs multi-hop wireless communications with the volume of traffic according to the changed communication parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Takaomi Murakami
  • Patent number: 11196676
    Abstract: Example embodiments describe a transmitter including data encapsulation circuitry configured to encapsulate data packets into Data Transport Units, DTUs, for further transmission over a communication medium. The data packets have respective Quality of Service, QoS, tolerances. The data encapsulation circuitry is configured to delay transmission of first data packets with a lower QoS tolerance and to group the first data packets in a subset of DTUs available for transportation of the first data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Bart Pauwels, Yannick Lefevre, Jochen Maes
  • Patent number: 11190270
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for locating a fault in an optical communication link. In one aspect, a method comprises determining a fault in a first optical link, and determining a fault in a second optical link. The method then determines that a first portion of the first optical link is co-located with a second portion of the second optical link and identifies, as a result of determining that the first portion is co-located with the second portion, that the fault in the first optical link is located in the first portion and/or the fault in the second optical link is located in the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Gianmarco Bruno, Daniele Ceccarelli, Roberto Magri