Communication Over Free Space Patents (Class 370/310)
  • Patent number: 11032195
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a broadcast signal, includes processing one or more input packets to generate link layer packet(s), each link layer packet including a header and a payload, the header including packet type information representing a type of an input packet in the payload and payload configuration information representing a configuration of the payload, wherein the type of the input packet is an Internet Protocol (IP) packet or a Movie Picture Exports Group (MPEG) Transport Stream (TS) packet, the payload configuration information is set to a first value for a link layer packet including a single input packet and no additional header or the single input packet with an additional header, or the payload configuration information is set to a second value for a link layer packet including more than one input packet or a part of one input packet, and processing the link layer packet(s) to generate the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woosuk Kwon, Minsung Kwak, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 11032034
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of operating a transmitting node in a millimeter-wave communication network. The method includes transmitting millimeter-wave signaling in a transmission timing structure. The transmission timing structure includes N time interval elements sequentially ordered in time. The millimeter-wave signaling includes N separate signaling structures, each signaling structure being transmitted in a different one of the time interval elements; N being an integer multiple of 2. A first subset of the N separate signaling structures corresponds to control signaling, wherein the subset includes 2{circumflex over (?)}m signaling structures consecutive in time beginning with the signaling structure of the first time interval element; m being an integer such that 2{circumflex over (?)}m<=N. A second subset of the N separate signaling structures corresponds to data signaling. The second subset comprises 0 or an integer number of signaling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Mehrnaz Afshang, Rikke Apelfrojd, Jung-Fu Cheng, Ning He, Dennis Hui, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 11032096
    Abstract: A broadband access system, comprising a broadband access hub device (hub device) and broadband access premise devices (premise devices) wirelessly coupled the hub device to provide broadband services to multiple user equipment (UEs), is described. The hub device may access broadband services on a fiber optic broadband network and wirelessly provide access to the broadband services to the premise devices. The premise device may wirelessly communicate with the hub device and communicate with user equipment (UEs) for providing access to the broadband services through the hub device. The premise device may be attached to an electric utility meter, and a power interface module of the premise device may supply electrical power to the premise device from the electric utility meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Avista Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Gustafson, Curtis Allen Kirkeby, Stephen Edward Schulte
  • Patent number: 11026242
    Abstract: A method and a radio access device for performing the method for positioning of a target station (STA) by a radio access device. The method receives sounding feedback, from a target station (STA), for each of a plurality of subbands in response to sending a sounding signal, the sounding feedback comprising channel quality information for each subband of the plurality of subbands. The method calculates an angle-of-arrival (AoA) characteristic from the sounding feedback for at least a subset of the plurality of subbands and maps the AoA characteristics of the at least the subset of the plurality of subbands to a fingerprint in a fingerprint reference map. The method then determines the location of the target STA based on at least the fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Torbjörn Wigren, Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 11012926
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application disclose a method and apparatus for acquiring wireless access points information. One specific embodiment of the method comprises: in response to detecting a user operation of initiating a target application, acquiring a Wifi privilege; in response to detecting that the user opening a system interface for displaying a wireless access points information list, acquiring the wireless access points information list; in response to detecting a switch from the system interface for displaying the wireless access points information list to an interface of the target application, presenting the wireless access points information list in the interface of the target application. The embodiment implements displaying the wireless access points information list in the interface of the target application of a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI SHANGWANG NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pei Zhang, Yinglin Cui
  • Patent number: 11011175
    Abstract: Embodiments of a speech broadcasting method, device, apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The method can include: receiving recorded speech data from a plurality of speakers; extracting respective text features of the plurality of speakers from the recorded speech data, and allocating the plurality of speakers with respective identifications; and inputting the text features and the identifications of the speakers to a text-acoustic mapping model, to output speech features of the plurality of speakers; and establishing a mapping relationship between the text feature and the speech feature of each speaker. In the embodiments of the present application, a broadcaster can be selected to broadcast a text, greatly improving user experience of the text broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongguo Kang
  • Patent number: 11012122
    Abstract: In a general aspect, various fields of a PHY frame are used for motion detection. In some aspects, a first training field and a second, different training field are identified in a PHY frame of each wireless signal transmitted between wireless communication devices in a wireless communication network. A first time-domain channel estimate and a second time-domain channel estimate are generated for each wireless signal. The first time-domain channel estimate is based on a first frequency-domain signal included in the first training field, while the second time-domain channel estimate is based on a second frequency-domain signal included in the second training field. A determination is made whether motion has occurred in a space during the time period based on the first time-domain channel estimates, and a location of the motion within the space is determined based on the second time-domain channel estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher Beg, Mohammad Omer
  • Patent number: 11012194
    Abstract: A method and device for sidelink data duplication. The method includes: determining whether a sidelink data packet is to be duplicated based on a sidelink radio bearer on which the sidelink data packet is to be transmitted; performing sidelink data duplication of the sidelink data packet, when it is determined that the sidelink data packet is to be duplicated based on the sidelink radio bearer. Therefore, a solution provides for properly configuring data duplication for sidelink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Zhang Zhang, Shehzad Ali Ashraf, Liang Hu, Marco Belleschi, Ricardo Blasco Serrano
  • Patent number: 11012186
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for error check-based synchronization. Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH) data may be determined. A scrambling (e.g., a first scrambling) of the PBCH data may be scrambled via a sequence (e.g., a first sequence). The first sequence may be based on a cell ID and/or timing information. Error check bits may be attached to the scrambled PBCH data and to the timing information. The error check bits may include one or more cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits. The scrambled PBCH data, the timing information (e.g., the unscrambled timing information), and/or the attached error check bits may be polar encoded. The polar encoding may result in polar encoded bits. A scrambling (e.g., a second scrambling) of the polar encoded bits may be scrambled via a sequence (e.g., a second sequence). The first sequence and the second sequence may be different. The polar encoded bits may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Fengjun Xi
  • Patent number: 11012946
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to modifying a buffer status report (BSR) are provided. In one embodiment, a first wireless communication device determines a BSR based on at least a first data size and a predicted data size. The first wireless communication device transmits to a second wireless communication device, the BSR. The first wireless communication device receives from the second wireless communication device, a scheduling grant in response to the BSR. The first wireless communication device transmits to the second wireless communication device, a communication signal based on the scheduling grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shanshan Wang, Aziz Gholmieh, Udara Fernando, Reza Shahidi
  • Patent number: 11005776
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating resources are disclosed. Resources such as streams are allocated using restore credits. Credits are issued to the clients in a manner that ensure the system is operating in a safe allocation state. The credits can be used not only to allocate resources but also to throttle clients where necessary. Credits can be granted fully, partially, and in a number greater than requested. Zero or negative credits can also be issued to throttle clients. Restore credits are associated with reads and may be allocated by determining how many credits a CPU/cores can support. This maximum number may be divided amongst clients connected with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Keyur B. Desai
  • Patent number: 10999882
    Abstract: A method, by a multipath control entity, to control a transmission of a user data plane stream between a mobile entity and a proxy, wherein the user data plane stream is exchanged between the mobile entity and an application server connected to the proxy. In a split decision, it is determined that the user data plane stream is split into at least two stream parts and over which of the supported network technologies each of the at least two stream parts is transmitted between the mobile entity and proxy. A multipath connection module in the mobile entity is informed in a first control message which stream part is transmitted by which network technology in accordance with the split decision, and a multipath connection module provided in the proxy is informed in a second control message which stream part is transmitted by which network technology in accordance with the split decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Uwe Horn, Branko Djordjevic
  • Patent number: 10999242
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that enable a service provider to synchronize public-private Internet protocol (IP) pairs between a central logging entity (CLE) server that attributes network traffic and network address translation NAT device that logs network traffic. The CLE server includes a communication protocol client communicatively coupled to a communication protocol host. The CLE server, in response to receiving a deregistration message from a registration protocol server, sends a clear request message comprising a private address via the communication protocol client. The deregistration message includes the private address. The NAT device includes the communication protocol host. The NAT device, in response to receiving the clear request message comprising the private address via the communication protocol host, clears a binding that maps the private address to a public address to prevent network address translation between the private address and the public address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Amal K
  • Patent number: 10993093
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-entity (V2X) communication method, device, and system, the method including obtaining, by a terminal, a correspondence between a priority of a pedestrian-to-entity (P2X) service data packet and a V2X communication parameter value range, where the V2X communication parameter comprises at least one of a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), a quantity of transmissions, a transmit power, or a quantity of occupied resource blocks (RBs), determining, by the terminal, according to the priority of the P2X service data packet and the correspondence, a V2X communication parameter value range corresponding to the priority of the P2X service data packet, selecting, by the terminal, a V2X communication parameter value from the determined V2X communication parameter value range, and transmitting, by the terminal, the P2X service data packet on a radio resource according to the selected V2X communication parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenzhen Cao, Hang Liu, Xiao Xiao
  • Patent number: 10993222
    Abstract: An access point including a memory; at least one network interface configured to interface over a network with one or more of a other access point and a user equipment (UE); and a processor configured to, establish, via the at least one interface, a virtual link with the UE based on the respective one of the at least one virtual address, and transfer the virtual link to the other access by transmitting a command to the other AP to set, after a time period, at least one network interface associated therewith to be addressable via the respective one of the at least one virtual address, and disassociating the at least one network interface and the respective one of at least one virtual address after the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AIRTIES KABLOSUZ ILETISIM SAN. VE DIS TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Eren Soyak, Firat Birlik, Okan Palaz, Irfan Acar
  • Patent number: 10980015
    Abstract: A second RAN node (2) associated with a second RAT sends a radio resource configuration of the second RAT to a radio terminal (3) via a first RAN node (1) associated with a first RAT. The radio resource configuration explicitly or implicitly indicates at least one numerology that is included in multiple numerologies supported by the second RAT and is different from a reference numerology. It is thus, for example, possible to allow a radio terminal to be configured with a numerology of a cell served by a secondary gNB or a target gNB in Inter-RAT Dual Connectivity between E-UTRA and NR and in a handover from E-UTRA to NR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10979247
    Abstract: Computing devices and methods for transmitting and receiving optimized tunneling IP packets. At the entry point of a tunnel, an IP packet comprising at least one header is received. If data comprised in one of the at least one header of the received IP packet are redundant with data comprised in one or more tunneling header of a tunneling IP packet, then the redundant header is removed from the received IP packet. The tunneling IP packet encapsulating the received IP packet (with its redundant header removed) is transmitted. A header removal field is positioned in the tunneling IP packet to indicate the positive determination of redundancy. At the exit point of the tunnel, the tunneling IP packet is received. The header removal field and the one or more tunneling header of the tunneling IP packet are used for identifying the previous determination of redundancy and recreating the removed header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kaloom Inc.
    Inventors: Per Andersson, Benoit Tremblay, Suresh Krishnan, Laurent Marchand
  • Patent number: 10979953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for offloading traffic by means of wireless LAN in a mobile communications system and apparatus therefor, and more particularly to a method for a terminal to offload traffic at a bearer level, and to a base station communicating with the terminal. The method for a terminal to offload traffic according to the present invention includes the steps of: while performing a data communication with a base station through a bearer of a first communications network, receiving from the base station an offloading command for offloading a part of traffic to a second communications network; transmitting a report of the offloading to the base station in response to the offloading command; and performing a data communication of the partial traffic with an accessible AP through a bearer of the second communications network without releasing the bearer of the first communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soenghun Kim, Jaehyuk Jang, Kyeongin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10966280
    Abstract: A first communication device generates a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (MPDU) delimiter having i) a feedback indication field and ii) a feedback content field. The feedback indication field is generated to include a first value that indicates the MPDU delimiter includes the feedback content field rather than an MPDU length field corresponding to a second value of the feedback indication field. The feedback content field is generated to include feedback information such as acknowledgement information regarding a communication frame previously transmitted by a second communication device, or control, management, and/or status information regarding the first communication device that was previously requested by the second communication device. The first communication device then transmits a packet that includes the MPDU delimiter to the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10966169
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method, network apparatus, terminal apparatus, and computer storage medium for indicating a position of a synchronization signal block. The method comprises: determining a transmission position of a synchronization signal block of at least one cell of a first type; and sending to a terminal apparatus, by means of signaling, the transmission position of the synchronization signal block of the at least one cell of the first type, wherein the terminal apparatus is covered by a cell of a second type managed by the network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10966128
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a wireless device, for handling a mobility procedure in a communication network. The communication network comprises a first network and a second network. The first network is associated with a core network node and a first RAN node. The second network is associated with a second RAN node. The first RAN node and the second RAN node each support a set of cells. The first and the second network comprise partitioned sets of functionalities, wherein a first set of functionalities belongs to a first network slice supporting the wireless device. The wireless device is associated with the first network and the first network slice in a first cell of the first RAN node. The network slices and corresponding network slice identities are uncoordinated between the first and the second network. The wireless device receives, from the core network node, a message comprising an indication of combinations of networks and network slices equivalent to the first network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Oscar Zee, Walter Müller, Elena Myhre, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 10958326
    Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from at least one transmission and reception point (TRP) of a group of (N) TRPs, channel status information (CSI) configuration information, determining a CSI report based on the CSI configuration information, identifying, based on the configuration information, one or more TRPs of the group of (N) TRPs to transmit the determined CSI report, and transmitting, to the one or more TRPs, the determined CSI report over an uplink channel. The determined CSI report includes a TRP indicator for selecting (M) TRPs of the group of (N) TRPs, and CSI for each of the selected (M) TRPs, wherein N is greater than one, and wherein M is greater or equal to 1, and less or equal to N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Md Saifur Rahman, Eko Onggosanusi, Li Guo
  • Patent number: 10959129
    Abstract: A data transmission method includes: receiving, by a receive end, a Radio Link Control protocol data unit (RLC PDU); determining, by the receive end, whether the RLC PDU includes a complete service data unit (SDU) or an SDU segment, where the RLC PDU is transmitted in unacknowledged mode (UM); and transmitting, by the receive end to a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer based on a result of the determining, the complete SDU or a complete SDU assembled by using the SDU segment. The data transmission method implements data transmission in UM at an RLC layer in 5G.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Xu, Zhenzhen Cao, Bingzhao Li, Xuelong Wang
  • Patent number: 10958325
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for selecting an antenna for beam measurement in which a terminal and a base station can communicate with each other in a 5th generation (5G) communication environment by executing an embedded artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm and/or a machine learning algorithm to perform signal processing. The method for selecting an antenna according to an embodiment of the present disclosure can include transmitting, to a base station, a report indicating that an antenna selection function for beam measurement is provided, receiving resource allocation information for beam measurement corresponding to the report from the base station, and performing, in response to a change in a beam direction caused by rotation of a terminal, beam tracking, based on commencement of a beam measurement period included in the resource allocation information for beam measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Ki Wan Park
  • Patent number: 10959062
    Abstract: A system and method for sending notifications of audio tone sequences to users in a push-to-talk over cellular communication system, including: decoding an audio transmission in a PTT (push to talk) server or in a PTT client, identifying audio tone sequences in the audio transmission, and sending from the PTT server or from the PTT client notifications of the identified specific audio tone sequences to users of cellular mobile devices, computers, and two-way radio communication devices. The notification may be a text message to a predefined PTT group, a delayed buffered replay of the audio transmission, the specific audio tone sequences with the audio transmission before and after the specific audio tone sequences; or an emergency alert sent to predefined members of a PTT group, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Scott Walker
  • Patent number: 10952060
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires identification information from a first different communication apparatus, a determination unit that determines whether the acquired identification information is first identification information, a reception unit that receives, from the first different communication apparatus, a predetermined request to connect a second different communication apparatus to a wireless network generated by the communication apparatus, and a providing unit that, in a case where the identification information is the first identification information, provides the second different communication apparatus with a communication parameter for connecting to the wireless network in response to receipt of the predetermined request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomokazu Yamaki
  • Patent number: 10945044
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for allowing a user to obtain a listing of points of interest and associated media content listings based on the user's current geographic location. The user's current geographic location may be determined using, for example, a GPS transceiver incorporated in the user's user access device. Information may then be communicated from a remote server to the user access device that identifies points of interest associated with the geographic location as well as media content listings associated with the points of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Royce Hamano
  • Patent number: 10944514
    Abstract: A technique for transferring data in a radio communication is described. As to one method aspect of the technique, the data is received in at least two hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes (580, 582). For each of the at least two HARQ processes (580, 582), an error detection scheme is performed for the received data. For each of the at least two HARQ processes (580, 582), a feedback (596, 598) is sent based on a logical combination (589) of results (585, 587) of the error detection scheme for the at least two HARQ processes (580, 582).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Torsten Dudda, Joachim Sachs, Henning Wiemann, Gustav Wikström
  • Patent number: 10932133
    Abstract: A service data transmission method includes: determining, by an access network device, first information of service data to be sent by a terminal, where the first information includes at least one of a service type and a priority; then receiving, by the access network device, the service data sent by the terminal by using a non-access stratum signaling message; and sending, by the access network device, the service data and the first information to a gateway, so that the gateway charges the service data based on the first information after receiving the service data and the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingshun Liu, Zhenglei Huang, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10931336
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and apparatus in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system are disclosed. A wireless communication method according to one embodiment may include generating a high-efficiency Wi-Fi (HEW) frame including at least one of an HEW-SIG-A field and an HEW-SIG-B field which include channel information for communications according to an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) mode, and transmitting the generated HEW frame to a reception apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yu Ro Lee, Jae Woo Park, Jae Seung Lee, Jee Yon Choi, Il Gyu Kim, Seung Chan Bang
  • Patent number: 10931398
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for transmitting control information by using a polar code. The device generates a codeword by encoding information bits indicating control information by using the polar code, and transmits the whole or a part of the codeword through a control channel A block size of the polar code is determined according to a reference coding rate for the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonkui Ahn, Kijun Kim, Bonghoe Kim, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10917392
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for protecting user privacy in, for example, online advertising environments. The method includes receiving data related to a user in a first communication session between a host server and a client device, and generating a user profile associated with the user. The method further may include encrypting the user profile to produce encrypted user profile data and generating a decryption key for decrypting the encrypted user profile data. Thereafter, either the decryption key or a portion of the encrypted user profile data may be transmitted to the client device and then deleted from host server before ending the first communication session. The method further may include establishing a second communication session between the host server and the client device and retrieving the transmitted content. Then targeted advertising may be provided by decrypting the encrypted user profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Todd Wilson
  • Patent number: 10917863
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe configuring a number of antennas in an antenna array to use in communicating in a wireless network. The number of antennas of the antenna array, less than all available antennas for transmission or reception in the antenna array, can be determined such to achieve a radio frequency (RF) power that results in a certain effective data rate for communicating in the wireless network. The number of antennas can be indicated, over a backhaul, to one or more other access points of the wireless network to coordinate using of the number of antennas at a determined time. One or more devices in the wireless network can be communicated with using the number of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Jung Ryu, Vasanthan Raghavan, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10917669
    Abstract: The present invention presents a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal, according to the present invention, presents a system capable of supporting a next-generation broadcast service in an environment supporting next-generation hybrid broadcasting using a terrestrial broadcast network and an Internet network. In addition, presented is an efficient signaling method capable of covering both the terrestrial broadcast network and the Internet network in the environment supporting the next-generation hybrid broadcasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Soojin Hwang, Jongyeul Suh
  • Patent number: 10904927
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication terminal that wirelessly communicates with a base wireless communication terminal. The wireless communication terminal includes a transceiver, and a processor. The processor is configured to set an integer selected from a range of 0 to a value equal to or smaller than an OFDMA Contention Window (OCW) as a counter for random access, receive a trigger frame for triggering random access using one or more resource units (RUs) allocated for the random access from the base wireless communication terminal using the transceiver, decrement a value of the counter based on the one or more RUs allocated for the random access, randomly select one RU based on the one or more RUs allocated for the random access when the value of the counter is 0 or reaches 0, and attempt transmission to the base wireless communication terminal using the selected RU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Geonjung Ko, Juhyung Son, Woojin Ahn, Jinsam Kwak
  • Patent number: 10904912
    Abstract: A method and apparatus communicate a transport block in an unlicensed uplink transmission on a wireless network. Downlink Control Information (DCI) can be received on a control channel. The DCI can schedule an unlicensed uplink (UL) transmission for a UE. The DCI can include a field that indicates whether the UE should apply a scaling factor when determining a Transport Block Size (TBS). A transport block can be transmitted in the unlicensed UL transmission based on the received DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Johann Maria Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Robert T. Love, Vijay Nangia
  • Patent number: 10897788
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, context data associated with a user's interactions with another device; determining, using a processor, whether the context data is associated with device use data, wherein the device use data corresponds to an intention of the user to operate the another device; and establishing, responsive to determining that the context data is associated with the device use data, a wireless connection between the information handling device and the another device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Patrick Delaney, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10895396
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an HVAC system includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of HVAC units and a second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of HVAC units. The first control unit may connect to the second control unit using a Wi-Fi direct protocol to create an HVAC control network. The first control unit and second control unit may each detect and connect to a Wi-Fi network comprising a wireless access point. The first and second control units may then communicate concurrently over both the HVAC control network and the Wi-Fi network. The first control unit may detect a user device over the Wi-Fi network, receive a first command from the user device over the Wi-Fi network, and communicate the first command to the second control unit over the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Castillo, Jayprakash Charavda, Nguyen T. Ho, Sunil K. Khiani
  • Patent number: 10897745
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing service to access nodes are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may generate a geographical coverage map comprising a plurality of wireless access nodes respectively at a plurality of geographic locations and a wireless coverage range for each wireless access node. The computing device may receive from at least one wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes an indication that the at least one wireless access node detected a first wireless access node of the plurality of wireless access nodes. The computing device may refine a first coverage range of the first wireless access node based on a respective geographic location of the at least one wireless access node. In some embodiments, a first wireless access node may receive and forward join emergency mesh (JEM) messages to establish a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derrick Krening, Edward David Monnerat, Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Andy Martushev, Jasbir Rajpal, Scott Moody, Garey Hoffman, David B. Leach, David O'hare
  • Patent number: 10897691
    Abstract: Techniques are described for provisioning Wi-Fi network connectivity for a wireless device without requiring a user to provide network credentials to allow the wireless device to establish a network connection. In some implementations, a method is performed by a computing device to provision a wireless network connection. A MAC address associated with a property is obtained. A temporary network credential for the wireless device is determined based on the MAC Address of the wireless device. The temporary network credential permits the wireless device to connect to a temporary network. The temporary network credential for the wireless device is available over the temporary network. A determination that the wireless device has connected to the temporary network using the temporary network credential for the wireless device is made. An instruction is transmitted to the wireless device over the temporary network in response to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Christopher Silverman, Benjamin Asher Berg, Yang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10897425
    Abstract: A method for handling communication between a telecommunications network and a user equipment includes using label information for indicating at least one service data flow such that any data packet belonging to the at least one service data flow and being transmitted in a direction from the user equipment to the gateway node or in a direction from the gateway node to the user equipment includes the label information and/or is transmitted with the label information. The label information indicates: a termination point of the at least one service data flow, both termination points of the at least one service data flow, and/or a quality-of-service level to be applied to the service data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Nenner, Dieter Gludovacz
  • Patent number: 10893390
    Abstract: Provided herein are a method for receiving, by a first device, location information of a second device in a wireless communication system and a device for supporting the same. The method may include the steps of receiving a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH) from the second device, and receiving location information of the second device from the second device through a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) related to the PSCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongyoul Lee, Jinwoo Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Jaeho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10892549
    Abstract: A phased-array antenna system includes antenna elements of an RF front-end that each propagate a wireless beam portion. A digital beamforming system generates a digital beam corresponding to the wireless beam that is transmitted or received from the phased-array antenna system. Digital beamforming processors are each associated with a proper subset of the antenna elements. The digital beamforming processors can be collectively configured to iteratively process digital beam portions of the digital beam in a plurality of iteration levels comprising a lowest iteration level associated with lowest-level digital beam portions corresponding to the respective wireless beam portions at each of the respective antenna elements and a highest iteration level associated with the digital beam. Each digital beam portion associated with a given iteration level includes a sum of lesser digital beam portions from a next lower iteration level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ronald P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10887934
    Abstract: A terminal is described, along with a method for data processing carried out by the terminal, for communication via a plurality of interfaces of the terminal. The terminal can include a first interface for communication via a radiofrequency link, and a second interface for communication via a short-range link, where the second interface can be polluted by the radiofrequency link used by the first interface. The terminal can be configured to activate the first interface, deactivate the first interface and initiate a time-out during which the terminal can activate a third interface for communication via an optical link, and then activate the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Micheline Perrufel, Sylvain Leroux, Christophe Cutullic
  • Patent number: 10887056
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter is directed towards highly reliable Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) retransmission procedures, including to provide different levels of reliability for Sidelink transmissions. A scheduler node schedule a data transmission by a transmitter node, and can receive (and store) the data packet transmission. If the scheduler node receives a negative acknowledgement (NAK) from the receiver node, the scheduler node can allocate resources to the transmitter node to perform a retransmission of the data packet, and/or retransmit a copy of the data packet from the scheduler node to the receiver node. The scheduler node can inform the receiver node that a retransmission is being sent by the transmitter node and the scheduler node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Salam Akoum, Milap Majmundar, Thomas Novlan
  • Patent number: 10887428
    Abstract: A method for allocating a service request from a mobile object is provided. The method includes receiving the service request and a route of the mobile object, determining estimated arrival times of the mobile object in a plurality of regions based on the route, the plurality of regions being associated with a plurality of regional servers, respectively, determining a region among the plurality of regions based on the estimated arrival times of the mobile object in the plurality of regions and an estimated time for fulfilling the service request, and transmitting the service request to a regional server corresponding to the determined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yecheng Zhao, BaekGyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10887150
    Abstract: A data transmission and signaling method in a transmitter device configured for concurrent transmission of non-orthogonal independent downlink data streams to receiver devices in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises sending to all receiver devices control information that includes indices of receiver devices selected for transmission, code rates of selected receiver devices, a label bit-to-receiver device allocation, an index of an expanded constellation, and a number of resource elements used for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alberto Giuseppe Perotti, Pablo Soldati, Branislav M. Popovic
  • Patent number: 10880937
    Abstract: A method of connecting a User Equipment, UE, with a radio access network, RAN, in a telecommunication network, wherein said RAN comprises a plurality of Baseband Units, BBU's, wherein said UE comprises two multi layered protocol stacks that can be used for same type of connections with BBU's and wherein said UE is connected to a first BBU using a first of said two protocol stacks for communication with said first BBU, said method comprising the steps of receiving, by a second BBU, from a network node in said telecommunication network, a Stack Selector parameter, wherein said Stack Selector parameter indicates which of said two protocol stacks are to be used by said UE for said communication with said second BBU, transmitting, by said second BBU, to said UE a downlink grant message, wherein said downlink grant message comprises said Stack Selector parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Niclas Wiberg, Håkan Andersson, John Skördeman
  • Patent number: 10873383
    Abstract: In some examples, a first wireless device includes a network interface capable of communicating using 16 spatial streams; and at least one processor configured to allocate at least one spatial stream of the 16 spatial streams to a plurality of wireless devices, such that no wireless device of the plurality of wireless devices is allocated more than 4 spatial streams, and send a control information element indicating the allocation of the at least one spatial stream to the plurality of wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Suh, Osama Aboul-Magd, Kwok Shum Au
  • Patent number: 10868650
    Abstract: Adaptive signaling (e.g., pilot signaling, control signaling, or data signaling) is disclosed in which resources allocated to one or more symbols are allowed to vary to more closely match channel conditions and data latency requirements. In one embodiment, a method includes determining that low-latency data is available to transmit during a first transmission time interval (TTI) and informing a mobile station that the low-latency data will be transmitted during one slot reserved for a symbol in the first TTI. The low-latency data may be transmitted during the first time slot in the first TTI and the symbol (originally scheduled symbols) may be transmitted during a second time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Naga Bhushan, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee