Communication Over Free Space Patents (Class 370/310)
  • Patent number: 12040909
    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: June 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Avista Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Gustafson, Curtis Allen Kirkeby, Stephen Edward Schulte
  • Patent number: 12035196
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus includes a communication selecting unit for switching a plurality of communication units from one to another, a storage unit to hold spatial positions of a plurality of fixed stations for the communication means or semi-fixed stations for which position information can be acquired, and a characteristic of a radio wave used by the communication unit; an interference source prediction unit for monitoring a position of an interference source that will interfere with the communication unit, and predicting the position, a moving direction, and a characteristic of the interference source; and an interference determination unit for determining whether or not interference will occur as the spatial position and the characteristic of the radio wave held by the storage unit overlap with the position and the characteristic of the interference source predicted by the interference source prediction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Nagano
  • Patent number: 12033524
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting, monitoring, and mitigating the presence of a drone are provided herein. In one aspect, a system for detecting presence of a drone includes a radio-frequency (RF) receiver. The system can further include a processor and a computer-readable memory in communication with the processor and having stored thereon computer-executable instructions to cause the at least one processor to receive a set of samples from the RF receiver for a time interval, obtain predetermined data of expected communication protocols used between the drone and a controller, and determine whether the RF signal corresponds to one of the expected communication protocols by comparing the samples of the RF signal to the predetermined data and decoding the RF signal. In further aspects the system extracts a unique identifier of the drone based at least partially on the decoded RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: SkySafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Jordan, Scott Torborg, Chun Kin Au Yeung, Brandon Fang-Hsuan Lo
  • Patent number: 12028843
    Abstract: Provided is a communication apparatus which performs data communication by bundling multiple bands. The communication apparatus includes a communication section that performs transmission and reception of a wireless signal by using multiple bands, and a control section that controls communication operation of the communication section. The control section performs control such that, after a transmission right has been acquired in a first band, a first signal is transmitted in the first band before a transmission right is acquired in a second band. The control section also performs control such that, when the transmission rights are acquired in both the first band and the second band, data transmission is performed by using the first band and the second band simultaneously. An RTS frame, a CTS frame, a data frame, a busy tone, or the like is transmitted as the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Hirata, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 12022479
    Abstract: The present specification provides a method for transmitting a PBCH by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: mapping a PBCH to a plurality of resource elements (REs); and transmitting the PBCH to a terminal on the plurality of REs, wherein the PBCH mapping comprises copying PBCH orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols included in PBCH repetition into an LTE control region, in consideration of a frame structure type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Seonwook Kim, Changhwan Park, Seokmin Shin, Joonkui Ahn, Suckchel Yang, Seunggye Hwang
  • Patent number: 12016004
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides communication apparatuses and communication methods for 5G NR based V2X communications. The communication apparatuses include a communication apparatus which comprises a receiver, which in operation, receives from a base station a first resource information indicating a first resource allocated by the base station; and a transmitter, which in operation, transmits to a target communication apparatus or a plurality of target communication apparatuses including the target communication apparatus a second resource information indicating a second resource allocated to at least the target communication apparatus, the second resource including a whole or a part of the first resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tien Ming Benjamin Koh, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Lilei Wang, Madhav Gupta, Lei Huang, Yang Kang, Chan Wah Ng, Hong Cheng Michael Sim
  • Patent number: 12010243
    Abstract: This application relates to devices and methods of authenticating messages exchanged over a network between a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter generates a truncated MAC code by selecting predetermined bits from a message authentication code (MAC) computed over a concatenation of a part of the message with a part of a previously transmitted message. The transmitter appends the truncated MAC code to the message for transmission. The receiver receives a previously transmitted message, the currently transmitted message, and the truncated MAC code, and generates an expected truncated MAC code by selecting predetermined bits from a message authentication code (MAC) computed over a concatenation of the part of the message with the previously transmitted message. The receiver authenticates the message and the previously transmitted message if the truncated MAC code as received is identical to the expected truncated MAC code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Arnoldus Cornelis Bernsen
  • Patent number: 12010686
    Abstract: A first apparatus may be configured to generate a scheduling request to request to transmit at least one of data or control information on a sidelink channel. The first apparatus may be further configured to transmit, to another UE, the scheduling request on resources of a channel configured to carry feedback responsive to transmissions on the sidelink channel. A second apparatus may be configured to monitor resources on a channel for transmissions from other UE, the channel being configured to carry feedback from the other UE responsive to transmissions on a sidelink channel. The second apparatus may be further configured to receive at least one scheduling request from at least one of the other UE on the resources of the channel configured to carry the feedback based on monitoring the resources on the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaojie Wang, Piyush Gupta, Lik Hang Silas Fong
  • Patent number: 12010180
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for resource guiding, a device for resource guiding, an apparatus and a computer storage medium, the method includes: acquiring, by a first receiver, a target request sent by a first requester, the target request carries resource information and a target address, the target address includes a virtual resource address, and the resource information includes recommendation information; and acquiring, by the first receiver, the recommendation information according to the virtual resource address, and determining an action executor according to the virtual resource address, the recommendation information is used for recommending a next action to be executed for the action executor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qian Zhang, Junjie Zhao, Yanqiu Zhao, Jing Su, Xinan Wang, Shaobei Chen
  • Patent number: 12004092
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to systems, devices, apparatuses, products, and methods for wireless communication. For example, a communication system may include a repeater that relays communications between communication devices. The repeater determines one or more power configuration parameters associated with the repeater and transmits the one or more power configuration parameters to a controlling node, such as a base station or other entity. The repeater receives, from the controlling node, gain configuration information determined based on the one or more power configuration parameters. A repeater may receive a communication, determine a gain value based on the gain configuration information, and apply the gain value to the received communication to create a gain adjusted communication for transmission to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Junyi Li, Ashwin Sampath
  • Patent number: 12004156
    Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for transmitting acknowledgement information. The method comprises receiving a physical downlink control channel conveying a downlink control information (DCI) format, a physical downlink shared channel conveying one or more data transport blocks scheduled by the DCI format, and configuration information for transmission of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) conveying acknowledgement information in response to the reception of the one or more data transport blocks; and transmitting the PUCCH in time-frequency resources within a first slot. An index of the first slot is configured by the DCI format. The time-frequency resources within the first slot are configured by the DCI format through a configuration of an index of a first symbol, a number of consecutive slot symbols, and an index of a first frequency resource block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 12003662
    Abstract: The disclosure provides various methods, apparatus and computer-readable mediums supporting subscriptions to events in a core network. One method in a network exposure function for a core network comprises: providing, to a policy control function for the core network, a subscription request message indicating a request for a subscription for a plurality of terminal devices to receive notifications of events from the policy control function. The subscription request message comprises one or more of: an indication of one or more identifiers of events for which the plurality of terminal devices are to receive notifications; an indication of a type of resources to which the subscription relates; an indication of one or more services defined in the policy control function to which the subscription relates; and an indication as to whether notifications of events are to comprise an indication of one or more rules affected by the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Fuencisla Garcia Azorero
  • Patent number: 12004066
    Abstract: Provided are a path, a path information processing method and device, a storage medium, and an electronic device. The path processing method may be performed by an I-SMF and include: receiving a first message sent by an anchor-session management function (A-SMF), wherein the first message comprises context information associated with a User Equipment (UE); determining, according to the context information, a mode corresponding to a data path established by the I-SMF, wherein the mode is indicative of whether the data path supports a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session with multi-homing function; and determining a node type of a node according to the mode, wherein the node type comprises an uplink classifier (UL-CL) or a branching point (BP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuang Liang, Jinguo Zhu, Zhijun Li
  • Patent number: 11997496
    Abstract: A device providing temporary pairing for wireless devices may include a memory and at least one processor configured to receive a request to temporarily pair with a wireless device. The at least one processor may be further configured to pair with the wireless device, wherein the pairing comprises generating a link key for connecting to the wireless device. The at least one processor may be further configured to connect to the wireless device using the link key. The at least one processor may be further configured to initiate a timer upon disconnecting from the wireless device. The at least one processor may be further configured to automatically and without user input, delete the link key when the timer reaches a timeout value without having reconnected to the wireless device using the link key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Natalia A Fornshell, Aarti Kumar, Robert D. Watson, Ariane Cotte, Bob Bradley, Marc J. Krochmal, Kang Sun, Chen Ganir, Sarang S. Ranade, Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa
  • Patent number: 11996967
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein provide techniques for reference signal (RS) configuration for high frequency bands (e.g., frequency above 52.6 GHz). For example, embodiments may include techniques for configuration of a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS), and/or a sounding reference signal (SRS). The RS configuration may provide a low peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) compared to prior techniques. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avik Sengupta, Alexei Davydov
  • Patent number: 11997667
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and devices for wireless communication that support control of feedback reporting associated with broadcast or multicast transmissions based on indications of non-numerical K1 (NNK1) in associated transmission grants. In aspects, a base station transmits multicast transmission grants that include NNK1s to a set of UEs. The UEs in the set of UEs generate feedback codebooks, for the multicast transmissions, and holds transmission of the codebooks, based on the NNK1 received in the transmission grants until a report triggering event occurs. In aspects, the report triggering event includes receiving a subsequent multicast transmission grant with a valid K1, receiving a subsequent unicast transmission grant with valid K1, or receiving a UE-specific multicast retransmission grant. In aspects, the UEs use the valid K1 in the triggering event to determine a feedback resource to transmit the held feedback codebooks. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang, Le Liu
  • Patent number: 11985186
    Abstract: The present application addresses the problem of high communication loads in the in-vehicle networks in cities and prolonged time spent by the vehicle in requesting services, and provides a method of drone-assisted caching in an in-vehicle network based on geographic location, the content is divided into local content and comment content; the moving vehicle and the drone only cache the comment content, the roadside unit fixed caches the local content and the comment content according to a ratio. The content delivery method is designed, and a content request latency of the in-vehicle is analyzed, and an optimization problem for minimizing the average request latency is constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Qi Zhu, Ting Gong
  • Patent number: 11979786
    Abstract: In one example method, a first network node transmits a first control message, which indicates a set of candidate mobile edge computing (MEC) hosts, a client device, and network performance boundaries for selection of a MEC host, to a second network node. The first network node receives a second control message, which indicates a subset of the set of candidate MEC hosts and performance of a fastest path from the client device to each candidate MEC host in the subset of candidate MEC hosts, and probabilities of the client device entering a coverage area of the each candidate MEC host, from the second network node. The first network node transmits a third control message indicating a selected MEC host to the second network node. The second network node selects a user plane function (UPF) for traffic steering to the selected MEC host based on the third control message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alisa Devlic
  • Patent number: 11977907
    Abstract: Events to be executed by one or more serverless functions are received from an events queue. A determination that a first set of the events are to be executed by one or more serverless functions at a local host system and a second set of the events are to be executed at one or more serverless functions at a remote host system is made. The first set of the events are directed to the one or more serverless functions at the local host system and the second set of the events are directed to the one or more serverless functions at the remote host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Ludwig Huss, Huamin Chen, Ricardo Noriega De Soto
  • Patent number: 11968679
    Abstract: Wireless communications are described. A base station may send control information for scheduling data to be transmitted to the wireless device via a downlink. The control information may comprise one or more indications of wireless resources to be used by the wireless device to receive the data. The wireless device may receive the data based on one or more determinations/conditions, such as satisfying a time offset (e.g., between reception of the downlink information and a scheduled transmission of the data), whether a control resource set is configured to indicate a transmission configuration state, and/or whether the control information indicates a transmission configuration state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Cirik, Esmael Dinan, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Alireza Babaei, Kyungmin Park, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 11963160
    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). A method performed by the terminal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving downlink signal including at least one of downlink data or downlink control information (DCI), determining an uplink signal to be transmitted based on the downlink signal, determining at least one of a time unit or an uplink physical channel for transmitting the uplink signal, the uplink physical channel including at least one of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), and transmitting the uplink signal in the determined at least one of the time unit or the uplink physical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sa Zhang, Yi Wang, Jingxing Fu, Feifei Sun
  • Patent number: 11963087
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system information transmission method, apparatus and system, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, belonging to the field of communication technology. The method can include sending a paging message including indication information, where the indication information is used to indicate other system information which is to be broadcast within a specified period of time. The method can further include broadcasting, within the specified period of time, the other system information indicated by the indication information. This method can reduce the number of system information requests and the frequency of repeatedly broadcasting other system information, thereby reducing waste of radio resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xing Yang
  • Patent number: 11963056
    Abstract: Layer 2 handling during a cell change procedure includes decoding an RRC reconfiguration message received from a first cell. The RRC reconfiguration message includes a Layer 1 (L1) configuration corresponding to a second cell. The first cell and the second cell share an SDAP entity, a PDCP entity, an RLC entity, and a MAC entity. The first cell and the second cell have a separate L1 entity. In response to decoding the RRC reconfiguration message, the L1 configuration corresponding to the second cell is stored. A cell change message received from the first cell is decoded. The cell change message indicates that a cell change from the first cell to the second cell is to be performed. The stored L1 configuration corresponding to the second cell is applied for data transmission and reception associated with the second cell. A cell change to the second cell is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fangli Xu, Chunhai Yao, Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Qiming Li, Wei Zeng, Yang Tang, Yuqin Chen, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11956628
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes obtaining an access request for a device to access a visited access network, the access request including an authentication identifier for the device including an identity for the device and a realm comprising a network identifying portion; determining a re-write rule for the realm by querying a database based on an identity type of the device and the network identifying portion of the realm, the database including a plurality of re-write rules for a plurality of networks and a plurality of identity types; re-writing the realm based on the re-write rule using the identity for the device to generate a re-written realm; obtaining, based on the re-written realm, an address for an authentication server of an identity provider associated with the device; and performing an authentication with the authentication server using the authentication identifier to authenticate the device for the visited access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Grayson, Bart A. Brinckman, Srinath Gundavelli
  • Patent number: 11956704
    Abstract: Mechanisms and methods are provided for improving wireless audio transmission and synchronization for multi-channel Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) systems. In various embodiments, mechanisms and methods may include generating transmissions having a plurality of Protocol Data Units (PDUs) to BLE-compliant slave devices. The plurality of PDUs may be stored in a buffer. When an error is determined to have occurred in transmitting one of the PDUs, a re-transmission to the slave device may be generated, which may include the PDU in error and any subsequent PDUs of the plurality of PDUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Mien Chen
  • Patent number: 11956282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Patent number: 11956675
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including: a communication unit that performs radio communication; a control unit that controls an operation of sensing resources to be used in a communication scheme used for performing inter-device communication with other devices, in which the control unit controls to sense the resource in a predetermined minimum unit on a time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yifu Tang, Naoki Kusashima, Hiromasa Uchiyama, Hiroki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11950292
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for data transmission are provided. The method is applied to a user equipment that detects a current timing advance (TA) in a target time unit to obtain a detection result. The user equipment sends, if the detection result indicates that the current TA has expired, at least one of a random access signal and a target notification message to a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qin Mu
  • Patent number: 11949765
    Abstract: A device may be configured to generate data packets including a packet header and a payload. The packet header may include a value that signals whether the payload encapsulates input data according to a single short packet encapsulation, a single long packet encapsulation, a segmented encapsulation, or a concatenated encapsulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11948464
    Abstract: A network computer system receives request data from computing devices of requesting users in a sub-region of a service area. The system further receives location data from computing devices of drivers operating in the sub-region. Based on the request data and the location data, the system determines a service condition for the sub-region. Based on the service condition indicating that the sub-region is in a driver oversupply state, the system transmits a service instruction to computing devices of a plurality of drivers within the sub-region, the service instruction being associated with a target outside the sub-region and a set of progress conditions. The system then periodically determines, for each driver of the plurality of drivers, an estimated time of arrival (ETA) to the target from a current position of the driver to determine whether the driver is satisfying the set of progress conditions of the service instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Quitoriano, Kevin Spieser, Parijat Mazumdar, Rei Chiang, Shicong Meng, Zhi Li
  • Patent number: 11943828
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting updated information for an ML reconfiguration in a wireless LAN system are proposed. Specifically, a reception MLD performs an ML reconfiguration with a transmission MLD. The reception MLD transmits MLD capability information for the ML reconfiguration to the transmission MLD. The transmission MLD comprises a first transmission STA operating in a first link and a second transmission STA operating in a second link. The reception MLD comprises a first reception STA operating in the first link and a second reception STA operating in the second link. The MLD capability information includes information on a change in the number of links supported by the transmission and reception MLDs at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Namyeong Kim, Jinsoo Choi, Insun Jang, Sunhee Baek
  • Patent number: 11941141
    Abstract: Methods and systems are configured to store user data and control access to the user data, wherein the data is stored remotely from the user (such as external to a user's computing device) and the user's data is maintained anonymously. Content is stored in association with a user identifier and access by third parties is controlled by linked third party identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Alethos, Inc.
    Inventors: George Peter Kelesis, Christian Mendy
  • Patent number: 11943770
    Abstract: Proposed herein are a method for performing wireless communication by a first apparatus and an apparatus supporting the same. The method may include the steps of obtaining SL DRX configuration including information related to SL DRX active time of a second apparatus, determining a selection window, selecting at least one first candidate resource within the selection window based on sensing, selecting at least one second candidate resource within the SL DRX active time of the second apparatus, based on the at least one first candidate resource not being within the SL DRX active time of the second apparatus, selecting an SL resource from among the at least one first candidate resource and the at least one second candidate resource, transmitting first SCI, to the second apparatus, for scheduling a PSSCH and second SCI, through a PSCCH, based on the SL resource, and transmitting the second SCI and a MAC PDU to the second apparatus, through the PSSCH, based on the SL resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woosuk Ko, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11943058
    Abstract: Example techniques for data retransmission in systems that do not utilize explicit hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback are presented, including an example method by a wireless device that includes starting a timer for a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process associated with a transport block (TB) transmission by the wireless device to the network node. The method includes identifying a HARQ policy for the HARQ process, the HARQ policy governing whether the wireless device is to retransmit the TB or transmit a new TB where no HARQ feedback responsive to the TB transmission is received from the network node before the timer expires. Furthermore, the method includes retransmitting the TB or transmitting the new TB according to the HARQ policy at a next periodic transmission occasion for the HARQ process after the timer expires. Methods at a network node and related apparatuses and computer programs are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Zhenhua Zou, Ali Behravan, Daniel Chen Larsson, Gustav Wikström
  • Patent number: 11936480
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enabling data transmission using HARQ in IEEE 802.11 systems are described. A method is disclosed, performed by a transmitting device, comprising computing a plurality of redundancy frames based on a plurality of data frames, transmitting the plurality of data frames to a receiving device, and transmitting a set of the plurality of redundancy frames to the receiving device determined by the transmitting device in response to receiving acknowledgement. One embodiment includes a method determining failed data frames of the plurality of data frames, requesting a set of the plurality of redundancy frames, and recovering the failed data frame using a decoder employing hard decision inputs. Other embodiments include an apparatus in a receiver device implementing the method of decoding the failed data frames using a decoder employing soft decision inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Samat Shabdanov, Po-Yuen Cheng, Chung-Ta Ku, Weisung Tsao
  • Patent number: 11932320
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate restriction on use. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from radio-access-technology-specific access restrictions. A method can include registering a user equipment with a network element. The registering can include identifying user equipment capabilities. The method can also include receiving a response from the network element indicating restriction on use of at least one radio access technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Rainer Liebhart, Tsunehiko Chiba
  • Patent number: 11936482
    Abstract: A data transmission method, and a device are provided. The method includes: when direct hybrid auto repeat request HARQ feedback information and uplink information are to be sent within a target time unit, and the direct HARQ feedback information and the uplink information satisfy a predetermined timing relationship, sending, by a first terminal, the direct HARQ feedback information and the uplink information to an access network device on the same physical layer uplink channel within the target time unit. The direct HARQ feedback information is configured to indicate a receiving state corresponding to direct data, and the direct data is physical layer data sent by the first terminal to a second terminal through a direct link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11936564
    Abstract: Techniques for a TCP proxy to communicate over a LEO satellite network on behalf of a client device by selecting a TCP congestion-control algorithm that is optimal for the LEO satellite network based on the time of day and/or location of the TCP proxy. Based on the locations of satellites during the day as they traverse predefined and patterned orbital paths, different TCP congestion-control algorithms may be more optimized to communicate data through the LEO satellite network. However, client devices generally use a single TCP congestion-control algorithm to communicate over WAN networks. Accordingly, a TCP proxy may be inserted on, for example, a router to communicate with the client device using a TCP congestion-control algorithm that the client device is configured to use, but then communicate over the LEO satellite network using a different TCP congestion-control algorithm that is optimal based on the time of day and/or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: David John Zacks, Jeff Apcar, Oliver Boehmer, Thomas Szigeti
  • Patent number: 11930387
    Abstract: A method for filtering vehicle-to-X messages, having the following steps: receiving a number of vehicle-to-X messages and adapting a filter parameter for filtering the received vehicle-to-X messages in such a manner that a number of vehicle-to-X messages to be discarded leaves a number of vehicle-to-X messages to be processed from the number of received vehicle-to-X messages. The adaptation is carried out on the basis of a correction value for describing a deviation of the number of vehicle-to-X messages to be processed in a specified duration from a number of vehicle-to-X messages provided for processing in the specified duration. Also disclosed are a corresponding vehicle-to-X communication device and to a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Richard Scherping
  • Patent number: 11923879
    Abstract: A radio unit for TDD multi-band operation in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The radio unit comprises a transmitting power amplifier for multi-band operation; one or more receiving amplifiers for multi-band operation and an antenna element. The radio unit further comprises one or more switch networks coupled in parallel between the power amplifier and the antenna element. Each of the one or more switch networks comprises one or more shunt switches coupled between an output of the transmitting power amplifier and a signal ground. Each of the one or more switch networks is configured to operate at a certain frequency band in transmitting or receiving mode and is controlled separately by a switching control unit based on un-synchronized TDD time slots configured according to user data traffic scheduling requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yuanjun Xu, Bo Göransson
  • Patent number: 11916681
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method for transmitting and receiving data by a base station in a wireless communication system. More specifically, a terminal receives configuration information for configuration of a control resource set (CORESET) from the base station. Thereafter, the terminal receives first downlink control information (DCI) and second DCI for generation of ACK/NACK by using a semi-static method on the basis of the configuration information. The terminal receives a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and a second PDSCH, and transmits first Ack/Nack for the first PDSCH and Ack/Nack for the second PDSCH, on a resource scheduled by the first DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyuseok Kim, Hyungtae Kim, Kijun Kim, Jiwon Kang, Kilbom Lee
  • Patent number: 11916770
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods to process timing information of flows in a network. One or more processors determine a latency associated with each of one or more packets of a flow passing through a device. The one or more processors determine that the latency is greater than a baseline latency, and the one or more processors provide a message indicating at least the flow and that the latency is greater than the baseline latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Padmanab Pathikonda, Rishi Chhibber, Roshan Lal, Lakshmi Priya Sarma, Vinay Narayana Rai, Akash Garg
  • Patent number: 11917701
    Abstract: Embodiments related to gateway arrangements for wireless communication networks are disclosed herein. For example, in some embodiments, a network controller computing system may include serving gateway (SGW) control plane circuitry to virtualize control plane functions of an SGW, packet data network gateway (PGW) control plane circuitry to virtualize control plane functions of a PGW, first communication circuitry to establish a first secure communication link between the SGW control plane circuitry and an SGW user plane computing system that is to perform user plane functions of an SGW, and second communication circuitry to establish a second secure communication link between the PGW control plane circuitry and a PGW user plane computing system that is to perform user plane functions of a PGW. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Meghashree Kedalagudde, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Wu-Chi Feng, Puneet Jain
  • Patent number: 11910327
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be configured to determine a PSD based on a transmission power associated with transmission of an uplink signal. The apparatus may be configured to select one of a first beam or a second beam for the transmission of the uplink signal based on the PSD. The second beam may be wider than the first beam, and may be generated by a single antenna element of the apparatus. The apparatus may be configured to transmit the uplink signal using the selected one of the first beam or the second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ruhua He, Shrenik Patel, Sang-June Park, Mihir Vijay Laghate, Raghu Narayan Challa
  • Patent number: 11902074
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a communication system to generate a waveform by multiplexing multiple user data. The system comprises at least one transceiver, a multiplexer and a processor. The at least one transceiver configured to perform at least one of receiving a plurality of data from a transmitter, and transmitting a generated waveform to a destination. The multiplexer configured to multiplex a plurality of data associated with a plurality of users, to generate multiplexed data. The processor is configured to perform a rotation operation on the multiplexed data to produce a rotated data. Also, the processor is configured to transform the rotated data using Fourier transform to produce transformed data. Further, the processor is configured to map the transformed data using a predefined number of subcarriers to produce a mapped data sequence and thereafter, process the mapped data sequence to generate the waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Kiran Kumar Kuchi
  • Patent number: 11903081
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for operating a first device (100) in a wireless communication system. The method may comprise the steps in which: resource selection for a resource included in an active time of a sidelink (SL) discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration is performed on the basis of a second device (200) performing SL communication on the basis of the SL DRX configuration; and information related to the resource selected on the basis of the resource selection is transmitted to the second device (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Seoyoung Back, Jongwoo Hong
  • Patent number: 11895611
    Abstract: A SIM card registration method and apparatus, a computer device, and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: receiving a SIM card registration request, and acquiring a SIM card type corresponding to the SIM card registration request; receiving a feedback information returned according to the SIM card registration request; and responding to the feedback information according to the SIM card type when the feedback information carries preset information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ONEPLUS TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zeke Min
  • Patent number: 11895632
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for supporting uplink Transmission Time Interval (TTI) bundling in Long Term Evolution (LTE) are provided. Methods, systems, and apparatus for signaling, activation/deactivation, and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) behavior are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Jin Wang, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 11889414
    Abstract: A wireless station comprises a receiver that is configured to receive a frame from an access point (AP). The frame comprises a physical layer header. The physical layer header includes an indication of a color associated with the AP. A processor in the STA is configured to enter a power save state based on the color associated with the AP not matching a stored AP color of an AP that the STA is associated with. An AP that performs a similar function is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohammed Sammour, Sudheer A. Grandhi, Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 11889504
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receives control information over a physical downlink control channel in a shared radio resource space monitored by the WTRU. The control information includes radio resource assignment information and an indication of whether the control information includes radio resource assignment information for an uplink shared channel or whether the control information includes radio resource assignment information for a downlink shared channel. The WTRU determines whether the control information is intended for the WTRU based on WTRU identity-masked (ID-masked) cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits. The WTRU determines, based on the indication, whether the control information is for the uplink shared channel or whether the control information is for the downlink shared channel. The WTRU transmits data over the uplink shared channel based on the radio resource assignment information on a condition that the control information is determined to be for the uplink shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen G. Dick, Philip J. Pietraski