Start-stop Patents (Class 370/305)
  • Patent number: 10506603
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may apply transmission power commands and transmit uplink control information based on a received two-stage grant. For example, a UE may receive a grant including a transmit power command that may be applied to a transmission time interval (TTI) during which the UE transmits. The UE may also apply the transmit power command to a TTI that is a number of TTIs after the grant is received. In some cases, the UE may receive a trigger as part of a two-stage grant, and the application of the transmit power command may be based on the trigger. In another example, the UE may identify uplink control information based on a time delay between a number of TTIs. In some cases, a UE may identify control channel elements based on a DCI type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 10505704
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an interface circuit for the transfer of data from a synchronous circuit to an asynchronous circuit. Data from the synchronous circuit is received into a memory in the interface circuit. The data in the memory is then sent to the asynchronous circuit based on an instruction in a circular buffer that is part of the interface circuit. Processing elements within the interface circuit execute instructions contained within the circular buffer. The circular buffer rotates to provide new instructions to the processing elements. Flow control paces the data from the synchronous circuit to the asynchronous circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wave Computing, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher John Nicol
  • Patent number: 10405226
    Abstract: An invention relates to methods for transmitting a buffer status report (BSR) in a mobile communication system, more particularly to the definition of rules for triggering, generating and transmitting BSRs. The invention also relates to a data transmission method utilizing new rules to decide data of which radio bearers is transmitted within a given transmission time interval. Moreover, the invention relates to scheduling method for radio resources that is taking into account additional scheduling-relevant information from the buffer status reporting and/or data transmission method. To avoid unnecessary grants from the network and to suggest an advanced handling of data transmissions the invention suggests a buffer status reporting and data transmission schemes that take into account the scheduling mode of data of radio bearers pending for transmission to decide whether to report on it in a buffer status report, respectively, whether to multiplex the data to a transport block for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Martin Feuersaenger, Joachim Loehr, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10346744
    Abstract: The field of the disclosure relates generally to a method and system for analyzing behavior of a computer infrastructure and the displaying the behavior of the computer infrastructure in a graphical manner. The system comprises an analytical engine connected to agents running on devices in the computer infrastructure and analyzing continuous data and asynchronous data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Elasticsearch B.V.
    Inventor: Stephen Dodson
  • Patent number: 9811482
    Abstract: A mobile system includes a first interface configured to transmit a payload in synchronization with a first clock signal through a first channel at a first transfer rate; and a second interface that includes: a payload storage connected to the first channel and configured to receive the payload from the first channel; and a payload receiver connected to the payload storage and configured to receive the payload from the payload storage in synchronization with a second clock at a second transfer rate through a second channel. A length of the second channel is shorter than a length of the first channel, and the first clock signal is asynchronous with the second clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Hee-Seong Lee, Woo-Jin Kim, Nak Hee Seong
  • Patent number: 9489009
    Abstract: A mobile system includes a first interface configured to transmit a payload in synchronization with a first clock signal through a first channel at a first transfer rate; and a second interface that includes: a payload storage connected to the first channel and configured to receive the payload from the first channel; and a payload receiver connected to the payload storage and configured to receive the payload from the payload storage in synchronization with a second clock at a second transfer rate through a second channel. A length of the second channel is shorter than a length of the first channel, and the first clock signal is asynchronous with the second clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Hee-Seong Lee, Woo-Jin Kim, Nak Hee Seong
  • Patent number: 9329793
    Abstract: A method (1000) of operation of a storage system includes: partitioning a first virtual disk volume by allocating a first portion, a first low performance storage capacity, and a first reserved capacity; establishing, based on a user policy register, a partition bias for the first virtual disk volume; and adjusting a capacity of the first portion and the first low performance storage capacity based on usage statistics, the partition bias, and limiting the capacity adjustment by a dynamic partitioning module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ENMOTUS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Mills, Marshall Lee
  • Patent number: 9179407
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may reduce unnecessary resource consumption and network traffic in a communications network, such as an LTE network. Initiating a tracking area update (TAU) procedure may be avoided in instances where a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle length chosen by a user equipment (UE) would be ignored in accordance with standards governing paging in the communications networks. To determine whether or not a TAU should be initiated, three parameters may be considered. A first parameter may be the DRX cycle length that is already configured in a mobility management entity (MME). A second parameter may be a DRX cycle length chosen by the UE that the UE wishes to indicate to the MME. A third parameter may be a DRX cycle length that is broadcast by an evolved Node B serving a cell in which the UE is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Sushruth Nagaraj Donthi, Pradeep Seshadri
  • Patent number: 8565128
    Abstract: A method of handling a timer for triggering buffer status report in a user equipment of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes starting a timer used for triggering a buffer status report (BSR), and restarting the timer in a transmission time interval (TTI) for which a semi-persistent scheduling uplink grant has been configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Sonic Limited
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 8540630
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing a user's biosignal data received from a plurality of measurement devices is provided, including: transmitting a time set command to each of the plurality of measurement devices; receiving the user's first biosignal data from each of the plurality of measurement devices, the first biosignal data including a time axis and the time axis including a measurement start time and a measurement termination time; comparing the measurement start time and the measurement termination time with a standard time; and generating second biosignal data from corrected first biosignal data, corrected by referring to the standard time, when the comparison results in an error; and synchronizing a plurality of the second biosignal data and generating third biosignal data, wherein each of the plurality of measurement devices receives the time set command and generates the first biosignal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Sang Hwang, Soo Kwan Kim, Kyung Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8428000
    Abstract: A system and method for improving efficiency of satellite communications is described. In one embodiment, multiple return links are associated with a single forward link to reduce communications costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: SkyBitz, Inc.
    Inventors: Rich Battista, Jay Brosius, Uday Shankar
  • Patent number: 8170484
    Abstract: Synchronized UWB piconets for SOP (Simultaneously Operating Piconet) performance. A common backbone (either wired or wireless) is employed that provides a common CLK (clock signal) to all of the various PNCs (piconet coordinators) of various piconets that may operate within a sufficiently close region such that interference could undesirably occur. By providing a very reliable CLK signal from a common backbone to all of the PNCs of the various piconets operating within a substantially close proximity to one another, very precise synchronization may be ensured for all of the communications performed therein. The various piconets may then even operate using TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access)—whose performance would be substantially compromised without effective synchronization. In addition, combined TFC (time frequency code) and TDMA may also be employed to support the communications therein thereby providing even another degree of orthogonality that provided by TDMA alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Eric J. Ojard, Edward H. Frank
  • Patent number: 8085694
    Abstract: A method for avoiding unnecessary excessive stay of short cycle in discontinuous reception mechanism begins by using the short cycle while the short cycle timer is running. Then, it determines whether the inactivity timer expires or not and whether the short cycle timer expires or not. If the inactivity timer expires but the short cycle timer does not expire, the short cycle is used. If the short cycle timer expires but the inactivity timer does not expire, the long cycle is used. If the inactivity timer and the short cycle timer expire at the same time, either the short cycle or the long cycle is selected for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sunplus mMobile Inc.
    Inventors: Chunli Wu, Tsung-Liang Lu, Yen-Chen Chen, Chih-Wen Chang, Chien-Cheng Kuo
  • Patent number: 7912518
    Abstract: Provided is a power saving method for a mobile terminal, of a WiBro communication system, particularly for a standby mode. A power saving method for a mobile terminal having a modem for communicating with a base station and a host for controlling the modem, includes starting, at the mobile terminal, a timer if a resource withdrawal is determined through a negotiation with the base station; turning off power to the modem; determining whether the timer has expired; and turning on the power to the modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Rae-Jin Uh, Sung-Guk Na
  • Patent number: 7831743
    Abstract: A numerical controller in which group IDs are automatically allocated to I/O units so that the group IDs and addresses can be set automatically even when a system configuration is changed in response to detection of a configuration error. When a power of the numerical controller is turned on, group IDs are successively allocated to I/O units with distance from the numerical controller, and types of the I/O units are stored. Initial values of the group IDs allocated when the power is turned on for the first time after a system of the numerical controller is constructed, and addresses for the allocated group IDs are stored. An alarm is issued if the types and number of units for the group IDs automatically allocated for the second or later time of starting the numerical controller are different from the initial values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Kouji Hada, Hiroshige Ando, Hiroshi Noda
  • Patent number: 7830983
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method to minimize degradation in a D-MPSK hierarchical modulation system by adding additional data throughput (i.e., secondary information) as an offset to the primary signal transmitted by a SDARS terrestrial repeater. The present invention provides techniques for adding the additional throughput as Level 2 data by transmitting offset phase and/or amplitude information across adjacent OFDM symbols and/or adjacent frequency subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Dibiaso, Glenn A. Walker, Michael L. Hiatt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7804843
    Abstract: A communication apparatus in an airbag system includes an airbag ECU as a master unit, sets of communication lines and slave sensor devices. The slave sensor devices are respectively connected to the airbag ECU through the set of communication lines. The airbag ECU transmits data transmission request commands to the respective sets of communication lines at timings which are different from each other. Thus, transmission timings in the respective sets of communication lines are prevented from being synchronized, and noise which develops in consequence of the data communications between the master unit and the slave sensor devices can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuo Mayumi
  • Patent number: 7761058
    Abstract: A small office/home office base transceiver station includes an acoustic sensor array. Directions from which acoustic signals are detected are presumed to correspond to the interior of the building within which the base transceiver station is located, and with human activity within that interior, while directions from which few or no acoustic signals are detected are presumed to correspond to proximate outside walls. Transmit power gain for directional antenna array elements used for communications are then set to reduce transmission of power in directions that might result in interference with adjacent base transceiver stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joseph Cleveland
  • Patent number: 7633895
    Abstract: Orthogonal CDMA (OCDMA) in the return link of a satellite based communications system provides improved bandwidth efficiencies; increased ability to overcome channel degrading phenomenon; reduced transmission power; or various combinations thereof. By achieving code synchronization needed for advantageous use of OCDMA in the return link of a satellite based communication system, a plurality of terminals, each with a unique time slot/code channel assignment, may transmit concurrently, with the same, or lower, aggregate power as would be used by a single terminal using TDMA. Use of OCDMA in the return link allows one or more terminals, each in a common beam and assigned a common time slot, to transmit at a higher transmission power to overcome channel degradation effects. The ability to allow for higher transmission power for a particular terminal can increase the effective data rate for that terminal by enabling the use of a higher order modulation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonard N. Schiff, Ahmad Jalali
  • Patent number: 7069577
    Abstract: The communication system includes a hybride fiber/coax distribution network. A head end provides for downstream transmission of telephony and control data in a first frequency bandwidth over the hybrid fiber/coax distribution network and reception of upstream telephony and control data in a second frequency bandwidth over the hybrid fiber/coax distribution network. The head end includes head end multicarrier modem for modulating at least downstream telephony information on a plurality of orthogonal carriers in the first frequency bandwidth and demodulating at least upstream telephony information modulated on a plurality of orthogonal carriers in the second frequency bandwidth. The head end further includes a controller operatively connected to the head end multicarrier modem for controlling transmission of the downstream telephony information and downstream control data and for controlling receipt of the upstream control data and upstream telephony information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: SDC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Geile, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Robert J. Kirscht, Michael J. Fort, Mark D. Elpers
  • Patent number: 6657977
    Abstract: A radio (10) with a burst event execution and time synchronization apparatus (16) executes instructions during and after performing time synchronization between a mobile unit and a base station. Both base station (12) and mobile radio (10) have internal timer units (26, 16). Mobile radio (10) timing unit (16) is reset during synchronization between the mobile radio (10) and the base station (12). The control unit (18) writes instructions I(i) including their execution times T(i) to a memory bank (42) within the mobile radio (10). Execution logic (32) within mobile radio (10) executes instruction operands O(i) when execution time T(i) is equal or smaller then a timing count signal received from the timer unit (16). When a time synchronization reset causes the radio (10) time count to jump past queued instructions they can be executed immediately in a burst or delayed until the next communication frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Oded Norman, Moshe Refaeli, Yoram Salant, Jean M. Khawand
  • Publication number: 20010030948
    Abstract: A system and method for adjusting forward traffic channel power allocation in a communications system, wherein signal qualities of pilot channels respectively transmitted by multiple base stations in an active set of a mobile station, are measured by the mobile station, compared to a signal quality standard, and the comparison results reported to a system controller, thereby to indicate which of the pilots at the mobile station surpass the standard. The system controller then adjusts the forward channel power allocation based on the comparison results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventor: Edward G. Tiedemann
  • Patent number: 6292496
    Abstract: An asynchronous data transmission method and a telecommunication system for transmitting asynchronous data characters and status information of a terminal interface and possibly other control and synchronization information through a synchronous traffic channel or a set of synchronous traffic channels. The system has an arrangement including a transmission protocol utilizing an asynchronous-to-synchronous conversion. The transmission protocol has protocol data units for transmission over the traffic channel or set of traffic channels. Each protocol data unit contains a predetermined number of terminal interface asynchronous data characters without start and stop bits, and the terminal interface status information and possibly other control or synchronization information, concatenated between a common start bit and a common stop bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Nokia Telecommunications Oy
    Inventor: Juha Räsänen
  • Patent number: 6263033
    Abstract: A microcontroller provides an asynchronous serial port with a serial clock derived from the processor clock. Although the serial clock cannot be exactly programmed to yield an ideal frame length at a particular baud rate, an additional register is provided for tuning the frame length. Each transmitted asynchronous serial frame is stretched by a number of either serial clock phases or processor clocks defined in the tuning register. This provides for improved reception of the asynchronous data, because the frame length more nearly matches the ideal baud rate frame length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5844953
    Abstract: A method for common transmission of digital source and control data between data sources and sinks being connected by data lines, includes transmitting the source and control data in a format prescribing a clocked sequence of individual bit groups of equal length. In each bit group, there are one or more and in particular two control bits, which are used for the transmission of control signals. One control signal is assigned bitwise to the control bits of successive bit groups. A starting identification code which is identical for all of the control signals is provided at the beginning of each control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Becker GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Heck, Herbert Hetzel
  • Patent number: 5838748
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing communication between two computers over a communications network and for detecting a command word received form the network for interrupting normal communication. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first part for organizing data transmitted onto the network in asynchronous format such that the data is arranged in frames with a flag designating the start of each frame and having an interframe period between each frame during which data is not transmitted. Each frame has a time period less than the predetermined time of transmission of the command word. The apparatus includes a second part responsive to the command word for interrupting normal communication, and a third part responsive to the flag for placing the second part in a disabled state for the time period of each frame, and when the frame time period is complete, for enabling the second part to respond to the command word during the interframe period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Star Dynamic Corp.
    Inventor: Hai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 5787132
    Abstract: A data receiving unit includes a data receiving circuit for receiving, through a transmission path, transmission data which has been encoded into a predetermined transmission code by using a predetermined transmission clock signal and includes a reference pulse having a pulse width corresponding to a period of the transmission clock signal, a clock for generating a received clock signal in synchronization with the transmission data, and a data decoding circuit for decoding the transmission data received by the data receiving circuit using the received clock signal generated by the clock, where the clock includes an oscillator generating at least a reference clock having a period which is shorter than that of the transmission clock signal, a counter circuit counting an interval between points of change of the transmission data received by the data receiving circuit according to the reference clock signal, a reference pulse detector circuit for detecting the reference pulse on the basis of a count value from th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kishigami, Katsuhisa Tsuji, Yoshiki Tatsutomi
  • Patent number: 5727036
    Abstract: A high bit rate start code monitoring, searching and detecting circuit includes a Least Significant Bit (LSB) zero counter, a Most Significant Bit (MSB) zero counter, first and second adders, first and second registers, a comparator, a start code detector, and a start code decoder. The LSB zero counter counts the number of consecutive zero bits from the least significant bit while the MSB zero counter counts the number of consecutive zero bits starting with the most significant bit. A LSB zero count output is added with a prescribed value by the first adder to arrive at a Zero.sub.-- Bits.sub.-- Shifted.sub.-- Out (ZBSO) value, which is saved in the first register. A MSB zero count output is added with the stored value of the ZBSO value during the subsequent clock cycle. If the summed (S) value is greater than or equal to 23, then the start code detector is enabled. The start code detector can detect parts of a start code contained in two separate bitstreams or a start code embedded in a bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Semiconductor America, Inc.
    Inventor: James N. Maertens
  • Patent number: 5623522
    Abstract: An asynchronous serial data receiving device receives serial data, containing main data of bits sandwiched between a start bit and a stop bit, which are transmitted thereto in an asynchronous manner. In the device, the serial data are temporarily stored in a shift register circuit in response to high-speed clocks whose speed is higher than transmission rate of the serial data. A counter circuit counts number of the high-speed clocks. Every time a change of level is detected in the serial data, counting operation of the counter circuit is reset so that the counter circuit re-starts counting from its initial number. The change of level is detected responsive to the serial data or noise. Existence of the start bit is acknowledged on the basis of a fact that the counter circuit continues counting for a window time, without being reset, in a duration of the start bit. Herein, the window time is less than a half of the duration of the start bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Ito