Fault Detection Patents (Class 370/242)
  • Patent number: 11082905
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method for processing a radio link failure, and a terminal device and a network device. The method includes: sending, by a terminal device, same PDCP layer data to a network device using a primary carrier and a secondary carrier; if the number of transmissions of AMD PDU reaches the maximum number of transmissions in an RLC entity corresponding to the secondary carrier, determining by the terminal device that an RLF event occurs in the secondary carrier; and sending, by the terminal device, first RLF type indication information to the network device, wherein the first RLF type indication information is used to indicate that a carrier where the RLF event occurs is the secondary carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11075829
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for distributed monitoring in clusters with self-healing. One example method includes determining, by a first instance of a monitoring agent of a first node of a cluster, whether an error condition in a first registry included in the first node is present, where the error condition is associated with a second node of the cluster. In response to determining that the error condition associated with the second node is present in the first registry, the first instance of the monitoring agent performs at least one corrective action on the second node. A result of that action is determined, and the first registry in the first node is updated with the result. The first registry is then broadcast to each of the other nodes in the cluster other than the first node as an updated registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sandeep Venkatesh, Pradeep Gunda Bhat, Amit Kumar Ray
  • Patent number: 11070682
    Abstract: A maintenance system includes a plurality of apparatuses and a maintenance server. Each apparatus: transmits log data indicating a state of the apparatus to the maintenance server; receives a prediction model from the maintenance server, the prediction model predicting the occurrence of an abnormal state of the plurality of apparatuses; determines whether the abnormal state of the apparatus occurs based on the prediction model to generate a determination result; and transmits the determination result indicating the occurrence of the abnormal state of the apparatus to the maintenance server. The maintenance server: generates the prediction model based on the log data received from each of the plurality of apparatuses; and issues an instruction of a maintenance work for one or more of the plurality of apparatuses that transmit the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 11070330
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, WDEV, etc.) includes at least one processing circuitry configured to support communications with other WDEV(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. to support communications with other WDEV(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. The WDEV supports first communications with another WDEV to determine an agreed-upon orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) resource unit (RU) and agreed-upon OFDMA sub-carriers, adjacent or interspersed, to be used by the other WDEV to provide predetermined response(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Leo Montreuil, Ron Porat
  • Patent number: 11070451
    Abstract: The technology disclosed provides a method of testing handling of HTTPS sessions of a plurality of clients with a plurality of servers by a switching, bridging or routing device (i.e., a DUT), where the testing is conducted by a test system coupled to ports on the DUT. The method includes using client state machines running on at least four processor cores, communicating through the DUT with server state machines running on at least four additional processor cores. The method also includes, for each connection between a client represented by a client state machine and a server represented by a server state machine, setting up an HTTPS session by negotiating an encryption protocol and completing an HTTPS handshake. Further, the method includes following the setup of between 100,000 HTTPS sessions and 10,000,000 HTTPS sessions, conducting a stress test including combining payload data and header information without using the negotiated encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Canady, Richard Wank, Xiaohua Wu, Chunsheng Li
  • Patent number: 11071069
    Abstract: A method of a terminal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes performing a medium access control (MAC) reset; stopping a running periodic power headroom report (PHR) timer, when the MAC reset is performed; receiving, from a second cell, information for allocating an uplink resource; starting the stopped periodic PHR timer when the uplink resource is first allocated for a new transmission since the MAC reset is performed, without transmitting a PHR; triggering a PHR when the started periodic PHR timer expires; transmitting, to the second cell, the triggered PHR; and starting the expired periodic PHR timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Soeng-Hun Kim, Himke Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: 11060840
    Abstract: Systems are provided for cable length measurement in a communication system. The systems include a transmitter, a receiver, a signal sampler and a cable length calculation unit. The transmitter is configured to transmit a plurality of data symbols at a first data rate via a wired data communication link, and the receiver is configured to receive a reflection signal. The signal sampler is configured to sample the received reflection signal using a phase shift number of shifting sampling phases to generate reflection samples, and combine the reflection samples with different sampling phases to generate a series of reflection samples corresponding to a second data rate higher than the first data rate. The cable length calculation unit is configured to determine a delay parameter from the series of reflection samples, and generate an estimate of a length of the data communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaoan Dai, Kok-Wui Cheong, Zhenzhong Gu
  • Patent number: 11057213
    Abstract: An authentication system having a communications bus, a transmitter connected to the bus, and a receiver connected to the bus. A physical layer signal may be applied by the transmitter to a message on the bus for authenticating the transmitter. The physical layer signal may incorporate an identifier (ID) of the transmitter. The receiver may receive the message and decode the physical layer signal on the message. Decoding the physical layer signal on the message may reveal the ID of the transmitter sending the message. The receiver may look up the ID on a list of IDs corresponding to transmitters approved to send the message, to determine whether the ID of the transmitter sending the message matches an ID on the list. Only if the ID of the transmitter matches an ID on the list, then the transmitter may be authenticated and authorized to send the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GARRETT TRANSPORTATION I, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Markham, Alexander Chernoguzov
  • Patent number: 11032181
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device obtains performance data regarding failures of a tunnel in a network. The device generates a failure profile for the tunnel by applying machine learning to the performance data regarding the failures of the tunnel. The device determines, based on the failure profile for the tunnel, whether the tunnel exhibits failure flapping behavior. The device adjusts one or more Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) probing timers used to detect failures of the tunnel, based on the determination as to whether the tunnel exhibits failure flapping behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Vinay Kumar Kolar, Grégory Mermoud
  • Patent number: 11029299
    Abstract: A checking unit as well as to a process are provided for checking a gas-measuring device. With the checking unit and process it is possible to efficiently detect measured gas values with a gas-measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ulf Ostermann, Christof Rodehorst, Celina Fiedler
  • Patent number: 11025516
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a notification device that notifies information, a first LAN interface that connects to a network, a second LAN interface that connects to a network, transmits a DHCP discovery packet via a LAN cable when the LAN cable is connected to the first LAN interface, and determines whether to provide a notification and to notify information based on a determination to provide a notification based on a DHCP offer packet transmitted in response to the DHCP discovery packet and network information used to communicate via the second LAN interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Minoru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11017300
    Abstract: A system that suggests and refines priority, severity, historical resolution, resolution time and assignment group to resolve auto-generated incidents is provided. The system leverages an incident characterization list tracking essence key phrases associated with historical incidents generated by an application performance management (APM) system and a machine data (MD) analysis system. The system automatically obtains a first auto-generated incident, from the APM system or the MD analysis system, based on any specified search criteria being met, or detection of a deviation in the value of key metrics from a specified threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Digital.ai Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Kapoor, Srikanth Gopalaswami, Michael Fodor
  • Patent number: 11006294
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to performing wireless diagnostic analyses including execution and evaluations of interactive content resources executed by execution devices on and/or for separate content receiver devices. A multi-phrase diagnostic session may proceed with an execution of an initial set of diagnostic modules on an execution device, during which interactive content is transmitted/received from a connected receiver device. The results of the diagnostic modules may be evaluated in real-time and transmitted to a diagnostic analyzer server to select additional diagnostic modules for execution during the diagnostic session. The diagnostic analyzer server may select the additional diagnostic modules based on based on response data received via the content execution device to the interactive content of the previously executed diagnostic modules, and/or data received from additional data sources related to the content receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Dustin B. Wahlstrom, Kristina Breaux, James Holdnack, Lawrence G. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11005601
    Abstract: In a case of a contention-based radio communication technique, it is necessary to identify a terminal apparatus that has performed data transmission among terminal apparatuses sharing frequency resources. There is a problem that it is difficult to identify the terminal apparatus that has performed data transmission in a case with a large number of terminal apparatuses that are non-orthogonally spatial multiplexed. Provided is a transmission device for transmitting a data signal to a reception device, the transmission device including: a transmission processing unit configured to transmit the data signal without performing SR transmission or receiving control information of transmission permission transmitted from the reception device; an identification signal multiplexing unit configured to multiplex an identification signal to an orthogonal resource; and a control information receiving unit configured to receive in advance a transmission parameter relating to transmission of the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Jungo Goto, Osamu Nakamura, Takashi Yoshimoto, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10999171
    Abstract: A method of determining the latency of path segments in a communication network that uses multi-bit data packets comprises generating a test packet for use in determining the latency of path segments in the network; transmitting the test packet from a first device coupled to the network; storing in the test packet the time when a preselected bit in the test packet is transmitted from the first device; when the test packet is received by a second device coupled to the network, storing in the second device at least one of (a) the time when a preselected bit in the test packet is received by the second device and (b) the difference between (i) the time when the preselected bit in the test packet is transmitted from the first device and (ii) the time when the test packet is received by the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Accedian Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Robitaille, Pierre Trudeau
  • Patent number: 10992546
    Abstract: A method and system for diagnosing a fault in a system. Operational state and configuration information is obtained from a plurality of components residing in a plurality of domains, the status and configuration information being based on a plurality of layers of a communication model. The operational state and configuration information are correlated and reformatted to create an end-to-end view of a network-based application; and a user interface configured to visualize the correlated and reformatted operational state and configuration information across the plurality of domains is generated, the user interface configured to present the visualized status and configuration information at each of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventor: Sandeep Reddy Mereddy
  • Patent number: 10992688
    Abstract: An unauthorized activity detection method is provided in an onboard network system having multiple electronic units (ECU) that perform communication via a bus, such that an occurrence of an unauthorized state can be detected by monitoring frames transmitted over the bus. The unauthorized activity detection method determines, by a monitoring electronic control unit using unauthorized activity detection rule information indicating a first condition, whether or not a set of frames received from the bus satisfies the first condition. The first condition being a condition regarding a relation in content between a first frame having a first identifier and a second frame having a second identifier that differs from the first identifier. And the method further detects the occurrence of the unauthorized state in a case where the first condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kishikawa, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Jun Anzai, Hideki Matsushima, Masato Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10986032
    Abstract: A radio communication device includes a reception unit that receives a part of data transmitted from a first communication device, via a first path including a radio channel between the radio communication device and the first communication device and that receives another part of data transmitted from the first communication device, via a second path that goes through a second communication device; a control unit that performs communication control in accordance with a state of data communication performed via the second path; and a transmission unit that transmits, to the first communication device via the first path by using control performed by the control unit in accordance with the state of the data communication performed via the second path, reception state information that specifies data that has been received or data that has not been received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ohta, Shinichiro Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10985848
    Abstract: Provided herein are method and apparatus for perform radio link monitoring (RLM) based on a Reference signal (RS). An embodiment provides a user Equipment (UE) comprising circuitry configured to: decode a Reference Signal (RS) received from an access node; and determine beam quality for one or more beam pair links (BPLs) of the RS between the UE and the access node based on the decoded RS, wherein each of the BPLs comprises a transmit (Tx) beam of the access node and a receive (Rx) beam of the UE. Also provided is a procedure of RLM. At least some embodiments allow for beam recovery request for UE beam refinement, and allow for determining whether radio link failure (RLF) occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yushu Zhang, Wook Bong Lee, Dae Won Lee, Seunghee Han, Alexei Davydov, Guotong Wang, Gregory Morozov
  • Patent number: 10980081
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for receiving information indicating the type of a signaling radio bearer (SRB) in a wireless communication system. A user equipment (UE): receives a first radio resource control (RRC) message including information indicating the type of SRB on which a second RRC message, which is a message corresponding to the first RRC message, is to be transmitted; and transmits the second RRC message via the type of SRB indicated by the information indicating the type of SRB. Accordingly, the type of bearer on which a first message is received and the type of bearer on which a second message is transmitted in a single RRC procedure may be identical or mutually different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Hongsuk Kim, Sangwon Kim, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10979093
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, obtaining uplink information associated with a downlink path, wherein the uplink information includes operational parameters used by a plurality of communication devices for transmitting wireless signals on a plurality of uplink paths; performing, based on the uplink information, a plurality of measurements of the plurality of uplink paths; identifying a measurement from the plurality of measurements that is below a threshold, thereby indicating an affected uplink path of the plurality of uplink paths; initiating a first filtering of the affected uplink path, wherein the initiating is based on the identifying and wherein the first filtering is based upon one or more first filtering parameters; and receiving instructions comprising one or more updated filtering parameters, wherein the instructions are received by the system at a port of the system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Igor Goodman, Amr Abdelmonem
  • Patent number: 10972336
    Abstract: A technique for resolving a link failure occurring on a link between a first virtualized network function, VNF, and a second VNF provided in a cloud computing environment is disclosed. A method implementation of the technique is performed by the first VNF and comprises receiving a link failure notification comprising link recovery status information indicating a current recovery status of the link, and triggering an action depending on the link recovery status information to resolve the link failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Giuseppe Celozzi, Luca Baldini, Daniele Gaito, Gaetano Patria
  • Patent number: 10969767
    Abstract: A networked control system for controlling at least one plant includes a receiver configured to receive a feedback signal indicative of a current state of a controlled variable of a plant over a wireless link and a controller configured to determine a control command based on a control error between a reference state of the controlled variable and the current state of the control variable. The system also includes a processor configured to determine, based on a function of the control error, a number of transmission times a packet with the control command needs to be transmitted over the wireless link, and a transmitter configured to transmit the packet over the wireless link the number of transmission times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianlin Guo, Yehan Ma, Yebin Wang, Ankush Chakrabarty, Heejin Ahn, Philip Orlik
  • Patent number: 10965578
    Abstract: A hardware architecture for a universal testing system used for performing tests on cable modem devices (DUT) is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, a CMTS test harness enables the DUT to respond to test phone calls from the MOCA interface and which test phone calls terminate at the DUT's phone port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Contec, LLC
    Inventors: Samant Kumar, Shivashankar Diddimani, Hemanth Nekkileru, James Christopher Collip, Naresh Chandra Nigam, Mrinal Mathur
  • Patent number: 10959279
    Abstract: A method performed by a User Equipment (UE) for handing a Radio Link Failure (RLF) on a first group of cells in a wireless communication network is provided. The UE is engaged in an ongoing communication with the wireless communication network via a first group of cells and a second group of cells. The UE detects (501) that an RLF is on one or more out of the first group of cells. The further UE sends (502) a report to a network node in the wireless communication network. The report is sent via one or more out of the second group of cells while continuing the communication with the wireless communication network. The report comprises radio link information about the RLF on one or more out of the first group of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Antonino Orsino, Oumer Teyeb, Stefan Wager, Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10952247
    Abstract: A technique for transmitting data (504) from a first station to a second station on a contention-based radio channel is described. As to a method aspect of the technique, the first station obtains a transmit identifier (506) for the first station from a set of transmit identifiers; transmits control information (502) including the transmit identifier (506) to the second station; and transmits the data (504) to the second station according to the control information (502), wherein the data includes a station identifier (508) for the first station, the station identifier (508) or a combination of the station identifier and the transmit identifier (506) being indicative of the first station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Erik Eriksson, Jonas Fröberg Olsson, Martin Hessler
  • Patent number: 10952116
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed, in which a mobile telephone communicates user data substantially simultaneously via a first base station and a second base station of the communication system. The mobile telephone detects a problem in communications with the second base station and transmits, to the first base station on detection of a problem in communications with said second base station, an indication of the detected problem in communications with the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhua Chen, Vivek Sharma, Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10944776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to communications methods and apparatus dynamically detecting and/or mitigating anomalies in communications systems/networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Jaikarran Bharrat, Timothy R. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10945215
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and device are provided. The method comprises: a terminal device determining a reference uplink signal of a target uplink signal; the terminal device determining the transmission power of the target uplink signal according to the transmission power of the reference uplink signal; and the terminal device transmitting the target uplink signal by using the determined transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenhong Chen
  • Patent number: 10944610
    Abstract: Devices and methods described herein decode a sequence of coded symbols by guessing noise. In various embodiments, noise sequences are ordered, either during system initialization or on a periodic basis. Then, determining a codeword includes iteratively guessing a new noise sequence, removing its effect from received data symbols (e.g. by subtracting or using some other method of operational inversion), and checking whether the resulting data are a codeword using a codebook membership function. In various embodiments, soft information is used to generate a symbol mask that identifies the collection of symbols that are suspected to differ from the channel input, and only these are subject to guessing. This decoder embodies or approximates maximum likelihood (optionally with soft information) decoding for any code. In some embodiments, the decoder tests abounded number of noise sequences, abandoning the search and declaring an erasure after these sequences are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
    Inventors: Muriel Medard, Kenneth R. Duffy
  • Patent number: 10931700
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide a validation and anomaly detection service. The service includes quantitatively assessing latent space data representative of network performance data, which may be generated by a generative model, based on quantitative values pertaining to quantitative criteria. The quantitative criteria may include Hausdorff distances, divergence, joint entropy, and/or total correlation. The service further includes generating geogrid data for services areas of deployed network devices and service areas for prospective and new deployments based on selected latent space data and corresponding network performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Said Soulhi, Bryan Christopher Larish
  • Patent number: 10929172
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing applications management, based at least in part on operations, administration, and management (“OAM”) information. A host computing system might comprise a dedicated OAM management agent. While normal application frame flow might be sent or received by VMs running on the host computing system, OAM frame flow might be sent or received by the OAM management agent, which might also serve as an OAM frame generator. Alternatively, or additionally, based on a determination that at least one OAM frame has changed (in response to a change in address of far-end and/or near-end OAM server functions), the OAM management agent might update a list associating the at least one OAM frame that has changed with corresponding at least one VM of the one or more VMs, without restarting any of the at least one VM, the OAM management agent, and/or the host computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Michael K. Bugenhagen
  • Patent number: 10931317
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for providing Doppler correction. In particular, embodiments may provide re-banding circuitry having a reference clock, a mixer, and a compensation circuitry for re-banding and for Doppler correction. The compensation circuitry may be configured to adjust a reference frequency of the reference clock based on signals received from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. The mixer may be configured to translate communication signals in a first frequency band to a second frequency band based at least in part on the adjusted reference frequency of the reference clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew John Fox, Matthew Parry
  • Patent number: 10924944
    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). An apparatus that monitors a base station in a wireless communication system and a method therefor are provided. The method of operating the apparatus includes detecting an anomaly occurring in the base station, determining at least one measure, based on the detected result, and performing or outputting the determined at least one measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeyoung Seol, Sungbum Park, Mikyung Kang, Harim Kang, Minsung Kim, Hwanhee Lee
  • Patent number: 10924949
    Abstract: Provided is an abnormality detecting method implemented by a computer, the abnormality detecting method including: acquiring a plurality of pieces of performance information each containing performance of a management target device; determining whether abnormal performance information is included among the plurality of pieces of performance information, in accordance with a condition for determining an abnormality of the performance; when the abnormal performance information is included, identifying a type of a failure corresponding to the abnormal performance information, in accordance with a correspondence relationship that associates respective combinations of a plurality of identifiers indicating the abnormality of the performance with failure types; and deciding a degree of importance of a measure against the failure, in accordance with information related to the identified failure type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ai Yano, Takeshi Ohtani, Ryuichi Matsukura, Jun Kakuta
  • Patent number: 10924293
    Abstract: A network connection retrieving method and a network system are provided. The method is adapted for retrieving connections between network devices by a master device among network devices in a local area network, and includes: attempting to establish the connection with a current device according to a pre-recorded network address of the current device; sending a plurality of broadcast packets to each of the network devices in the local area network if the step of establishing the connection failed, and collecting a response message returned from each of the network devices in response to the broadcast packets; and identifying the response message returned from the current device by comparing unique identification information recorded in each of the response messages with pre-recorded unique identification information of each of the network devices, and using the network address recorded in the response message to re-establish the connection with the current device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: QNAP SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Shih-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 10904830
    Abstract: As one of energy saving mechanisms for a new radio access technology (NR), a power saving state may be defined according to the present invention. More specifically, a user equipment (UE) enters an active state, monitors a first radio frequency (RF) bandwidth for the active state, enters the power saving state, and monitors a second RF bandwidth, which is restricted to M MHz within the first RF bandwidth, for the power saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10892977
    Abstract: A method includes: establishing, by a first network device, a first BMP session with a second network device, and establishing a second BMP session with a third network device; receiving a first BGP route set sent by the second network device, where the first BGP route set includes a BGP route sent by the second network device to the third network device; receiving a second BGP route set sent by the third network device, where the second BGP route set includes the BGP route received by the third network device from the second network device; and when detecting that the second BGP route set includes a first BGP route but the first BGP route set does not include the first BGP route, determining the first BGP route as an unavailable route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haijun Xu, Shunwan Zhuang, Haibo Wang
  • Patent number: 10887128
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes a plurality of relay devices that is connected to control devices of a vehicle, and communicates with each other and is configured such that each of a plurality of request devices that transmits a response request to the control device is connected to any one of the relay devices, a storage unit that stores a priority of the request devices, a master setter that sets, as the master, the relay device to which the request device having the highest priority has been connected among the relay devices to which any one of the request devices has been connected, and an arbitrator that performs arbitration to prioritize a response request from the request device having the highest priority when the response requests are transmitted from at least two of the request devices when the relay device in which the arbitrator is included is the master.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroya Ando, Shu Ishizuka, Taichi Matsumura, Masashi Amesara, Yutaka Ueda, Yoshifumi Ohmori, Toshio Kawamura, Tomomi Kawamura, Toshio Shimada, Yoshiroh Hirata
  • Patent number: 10884048
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining a communication time delay in electrical power systems are provided. In one embodiment, a method of determining a communication time delay in a communication network between a local terminal and each of a plurality of remote terminals in a multi-terminal multi-junction electrical power system includes: (a) calculating a respective initial communication time delay between each remote terminal and the local terminal; (b) calculating a respective junction time delay between respective first, second and third pairs of adjacent junctions; and (c) correcting the calculated initial communication time delay of each remote terminal spaced from the local terminal by two or more junctions according to each corresponding junction time delay arising between the or each remote terminal and the local terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Sankara Subramanian Sri Gopala Krishna Murthi, Hengxu Ha
  • Patent number: 10880203
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a server has connectivity to a network that includes a plurality of nodes. The server stores a context identifier that is associated with backup path information stored at a particular node of the plurality of nodes, the backup path information indicating a backup path in the network. The server sends to the particular node a probe packet having a data plane instruction label that includes an identifier of the particular node, the context identifier and server identifier information. The context identifier in the probe packet causes the particular node to retrieve the backup path information and send the probe packet to a next hop node in the backup path based on the backup path information. The server determines whether the probe packet is received at the server after traversing the backup path, and validates the backup path for the particular node accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Carlos M. Pignataro, Rajiv Asati
  • Patent number: 10873977
    Abstract: A wireless device receives a message indicating a maximum counter value. A listen-before-talk (LBT) is performed for transmission of a preamble for a random access (RA) procedure. When a corresponding RA response is not received: a preamble transmission opportunity counter is increased based on the LBT being performed; a preamble transmission counter is increased based on the LBT being successful; the RA procedure is considered unsuccessfully completed in response to the preamble transmission counter reaching the maximum counter value; and the RA procedure is considered unsuccessfully completed in response to the preamble transmission opportunity counter reaching the maximum counter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 10873960
    Abstract: A method for scheduled stations is provided. The method includes: receiving identification information of a neighbor station of a target station reported by the target station; treating, based on pre-acquired information of a basic service set to which the target station belongs and the identification information, each station except the neighbor station among the stations included in the basic service set as a latent hidden station of the target station; and scheduling, based on a transmission strategy currently used by the target station, a scheduled station corresponding to the transmission strategy to perform data transmission with the target station in a target mode, wherein the scheduled station corresponding to the transmission strategy is the station corresponding to the transmission strategy in a pre-acquired mapping relation between the transmission strategy and the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xun Yang, Yunbo Li, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 10869354
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to determine the status of a radio resource control (RRC) connection between a base station and a mobile terminal in a wireless communication system. According to some aspects, a base station transmits a first message to the mobile terminal, the first message comprising instructions which, upon being executed by the mobile terminal, would cause the establishment, the modification, or the release of the RRC connection between the mobile terminal and the base station. The base station subsequently transmits a second message to the mobile terminal, the second message comprising instructions which, upon being executed by the mobile terminal, would force the mobile terminal to transmit a response to the base station. The base station then determines the status of the RRC connection between the mobile terminal and the base station based, at least in part, on the presence or absence of the response from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10869361
    Abstract: A communication device, processing device or method constructs M RLC PDUs including M RLC SDUs, respectively, where M is larger than 1; submits, for a transmission opportunity, only L RLC PDUs for L RLC SDUs with lowest L SNs among the M RLC PDUs to a MAC layer, where L<M and the L RLC PDUs include a first RLC PDU having a poll to trigger status reporting at a receiving device; transmits the L RLC PDUs to the receiving device; constructs a second RLC PDU including a second RLC SDU having a highest SN among SNs of RLC SDUs submitted to the MAC layer, when the poll retransmission timer started upon submitting the first RLC PDU having the poll expires and no new RLC SDU or RLC SDU segment can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gyeongcheol Lee, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 10866920
    Abstract: For adjusting a signal transmission direction in a cable, which is configured to be electrically coupled between a first interface port and a second interface port, an electric characteristic on at least a first pin of the first interface port is detected. Then a signal transmission direction of at least one pair of differential signal transmission channels in the cable is controlled to change from a first direction to a second direction different from the first direction, provided that a communication protocol between the first interface port and the second interface port is changed from a first communication protocol to a second communication protocol, and the electric characteristic complies with a first condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: VIA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lung Lin, Hsuan-Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 10869215
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating by a user equipment (UE) connected with a master base station (BS) and a secondary BS in a wireless communication system. The UE configures a first cell supporting a contention based random access and a second cell other than the first cell. The first cell and the second cell are associated with the secondary BS. The UE determines whether a radio link problem is occurred on the first cell or the second cell. The UE indicates the radio link problem to an upper layer only if the radio link problem occurs on the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Seungjune Yi, Sungjun Park
  • Patent number: 10862738
    Abstract: A Fault Management (FaM) system monitoring a telecommunication network is able to determine a root cause of a malfunction within the network. The root cause determination is accomplished by receiving alarms from network elements, which may be physical devices, logical interfaces, or a combination thereof. An alarm typically includes a managed object, an alarm name, object type, timestamp, and the like. FaM systems may receive thousands of alarms, where a root cause alarm indicates a malfunction which triggered other alarms to be reported. Alarms are correlated by the FaM system, and a probability is determined for each correlated alarm to be the root cause. The system may have a learning mode, in which it correlates alarms, and an online mode, in which it receives alarms and determines that the alarms are correlated based on data from the learning mode. In some embodiments, both modes may be executed in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TEOCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moshe Tocker, Itai Lavi
  • Patent number: 10856300
    Abstract: A per-transmit time interval (TTI) rank control within a transmission opportunity (TxOP) is described for downlink coordinated multiple point (CoMP) operations. In operation, a base station may determine rank and data rate for communication during a transmission opportunity (TxOP) at the beginning of the TxOP. Each TxOP may include a plurality of transmission time intervals (TTIs). For each TTI of the TxOP, the base station computes one or more channel quality indicator (CQI) back-offs using one or more outer loop adaptation processes per TTI, and updates rank and the data rate using the CQI back-offs. Once updated, the base station transmits the downlink data during each TTI according to the updated rank and the data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yisheng Xue, Weiliang Zeng, Siddhartha Mallik, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10855783
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a real-time and interactive preview of alerts is provided in a user interface. A computer system parses a set of rules that specifies an alert definition. Each rule identifies a set of observations and an alert trigger criterion based on user input in the user interface. For a rule, the computer system accesses historical data corresponding to the set of observations identified by the rule and determines, based on an analysis of the historical data, time points that trigger alerts over a time period according to the rule. The analysis is based on the alert trigger criterion identified by the rule. The computer system aggregates, based on the alert definition, the time points determined for the rule with time points determined for another rule from the set of rules. Further, the computer system generates an alert preview over the time period for presentation at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Nathan Purser, Joseph Ward, Kristopher Paries, John Bates