Communication Over Free Space Patents (Class 370/310)
  • Patent number: 10693536
    Abstract: A method and system for converging a 5th-generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT) are provided. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The method for transmitting and receiving a phase compensation reference signal (PCRS) to compensate for phase noise. The method may determine whether a first precoding is applied to a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) and the PCRS to be transmitted to a terminal. The base station may also generate the DMRS and the PCRS, based on whether the first precoding is applied to the DMRS and the PCRS, and transmit data, the DMRS, and the PCRS to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaewon Kim, Jeehwan Noh, Hyunseok Ryu, Hyukmin Son, Hyunkyu Yu, Hyunil Yoo
  • Patent number: 10693726
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for data transmission between a transmitter-side data transmission unit and a receiver-side data transmission unit is provided. The method includes transmitting a first portion of a data packet from a real-time application to the receiver-side data transmission unit, receiving a communication channel availability indicator from the receiver-side data transmission unit, and, if the availability indicator shows that the communication channel is available, adjusting the configuration of the remaining data of the data packet to be transmitted within the maximum permissible data transmission time which is still available for the data packet and transmitting the remaining data to the receiver-side data transmission unit. A transmitter-side data transmission unit and a receiver-side data transmission unit configured to execute the data transmission method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Azad Ravanshid, David Gozalvez Serrano
  • Patent number: 10694364
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to providing local address information while roaming. A wireless device may connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point in a roaming location. The wireless device may communicate with one or more servers of a home network via the WLAN access point. The wireless device may provide a local address of the wireless device to the home network in one or more messages related to a service. The home network may be configured to determine a location of the wireless device based on the local address and determine whether to provide the service based on the location of the wireless device. In response to the home network determining to provide the service based on the location of the wireless device, the wireless device may perform the service using the home network via the WLAN access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli, Christopher A. Volkert, Krisztian Kiss, Prashant H. Vashi, Rohan C. Malthankar, Yogesh D. Karandikar
  • Patent number: 10685556
    Abstract: A vehicle inspection system installed in an inspection line of a vehicle factory includes a barcode reader configured to recognize a vehicle which enters the inspection line; an antenna configured to connect a wireless on-board diagnostics (OBD) installed in the vehicle and wireless communication; an in-vehicle eCall system (IVS) installed in the vehicle and configured to provide an emergency road call service; and an inspector configured to determine whether the IVS operates normally through a simulation test of transmitting virtual accident event information to the vehicle connected to the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Yeon Park, Jihoon Park, Jin Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 10687357
    Abstract: A channel access method and apparatus are disclosed. The channel access method by an access point (AP) having a sector antenna in a wireless local access network (WLAN), may include transmitting a sector beacon with respect to any one sector among a plurality of sectors, transmitting and receiving data with at least one station in any one sector during a pre-scheduled sector interval, sequentially performing transmission of the sector beacon and transmission and reception of the data with respect to remaining sectors of the plurality of sectors excluding the any one sector, transmitting an omni beacon with respect to all of the plurality of sectors, and transmitting and receiving data with respect to at least one station of the plurality of sectors during a pre-scheduled Basic Service Set (BSS) interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Min ho Cheong, Hyoung Jin Kwon, Jae Seung Lee, Jae Woo Park, Sok Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10686619
    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: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Avista Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Gustafson, Curtis Allen Kirkeby, Stephen Edward Schulte
  • Patent number: 10681680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, to a method and a device for communicating device-to-device. The method for a first device to transmit a signal to a second device according to one embodiment of the present invention enables the first device to request to a base station a resource allocation for transmitting the signal to the second device, receive from the base station scheduling information for transmitting the signal to the second device, and the signal can be transmitted from the first device to the second device on the basis of the scheduling information, wherein the scheduling information includes information on an uplink resource for transmitting the signal from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Daewon Lee, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10681142
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a network are disclosed. One method can comprise transmitting a first identifier associated with a first service. Access to the first service can be provided to a user device using the first identifier. A filter element associated with the user device can be received. Transmission of a second identifier associated with a second service can be filtered based on the filter element, wherein filtering transmission inhibits access of the user device to the second service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Ong, Clifton Lowery
  • Patent number: 10674505
    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: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Jin Wang, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10673577
    Abstract: A method for re-transmitting data from nodes in a multi-hop wireless network to a control node, wherein each node is a child node to a corresponding parent node, each child node configured to communicate with the control node via its intervening parent node. The method comprises the control node determining or initiating determination of a transmission schedule for the nodes and the nodes re-transmitting previously transmitted data towards the control node using the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Adnan Aijaz
  • Patent number: 10666391
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a method for encoding data in a wireless communication network. A communication device obtains an information bit sequence of a bit length K and a code length M. When M is greater than or equal to a first threshold and K is greater than or equal to a second threshold, the device divides the information bit sequence into p subsequences that are of an equal length K1. Then the device encodes each of the p subsequence to obtain p encoded subsequences. The device rate-matches each of the p encoded subsequences to obtain p rate matched subsequences, concatenates the p rate matched subsequences to obtain the output sequence of the code length M, then outputs the output sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Xu, Rong Li, Gongzheng Zhang, Yue Zhou, Lingchen Huang, Yunfei Qiao, Carmela Cozzo, Yiqun Ge
  • Patent number: 10666335
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for selecting a beam in an electronic device. An electronic device includes: a plurality of antennas configured to form beams in different directions; and at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to: control the plurality of antennas to form a wide beam, determine a transmission beam pattern of a transmitting side through the wide beam, control the plurality of antennas to form a reception beam, and determine a reception beam pattern to be used for receiving a signal from the transmitting side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoungjoo Lee, Mingyu Kang, Jinwoo Kim, Taeyoon Kim, Byungwook Yoo, Kookyeon Lee, Chaeman Lim, Ilgyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10659281
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a broadcast signal is disclosed. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes link layer processing IP/UDP data to output a link layer packet, and physical layer processing the link layer packet based on a PLP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woosuk Kwon, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon
  • Patent number: 10660147
    Abstract: A communication apparatus which performs communication in a wireless LAN by operating as a base station or a terminal station of the wireless LAN determines, if currently connected to the wireless LAN as the terminal station when receiving the connection request from a first another apparatus, whether to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN. Then, the communication unit communicates with the first another apparatus via a second another apparatus which operates as the base station in the currently connected wireless LAN when determining to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN, and communicates with the first another apparatus not via the second another apparatus when determining not to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10659953
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe pruning a neighbor list sent to a client device using a predefined assignment corresponding to an AP or the client device which can reduce the time required for the client device to roam between APs in a WLAN deployment. The pruned neighbor list serves as a Wi-Fi client steering mechanism to affect which AP the client device chooses when roaming. In one embodiment, a controller uses information regarding fabric nodes in the backend infrastructure to prune the neighbor list to include only the APs that are assigned to the same fabric node as the current AP. In another embodiment, the controller considers a service provider corresponding to the client device when pruning the neighbor lists. The list may include only the neighboring APs assigned to provide Wi-Fi access for the same service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal S. Desai, Sanjay K. Hooda
  • Patent number: 10657463
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising answering one or more incoming phone calls received at one or more pre-specified phone numbers utilizing a bot. The bot is configured to engage in a conversation with a caller initiating an incoming phone call utilizing a voice recording that impersonates a human being. The method further comprises recording each conversation the bot engages in, and classifying each recorded conversation as one of poison data or truthful training data based on content of the recorded conversation and one or more learned detection models for detecting poisoned data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathalie Baracaldo Angel, Pawan R. Chowdhary, Heiko H. Ludwig, Robert J. Moore, Taiga Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10660063
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A base station may send, to a core network entity (CNE), a message indicating a context release of a wireless device comprising paging assistance elements. The CNE may utilize one or more beam identifiers for paging the wireless device. The base station may remove the paging assistance information from memory. The CNE may send the paging assistance information back to the base station for paging the wireless device, thereby saving resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Alireza Babaei, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10660002
    Abstract: A method for transferring a communication session from a first network to a second network. The method includes receiving, on the first network, a first request associated with a first user device to transfer a first communication session to a second network and a second request associated with a second user device to transfer a second communication session to the second network, accessing profile information associated with the first user device and the second user device, accessing subscription information associated with the first user device and the second user device, accessing performance requirements associated with each application running on each of the respective first user device and second user device, determining a priority of each of the respective requests based on the accessed profile information, subscription information, and performance requirements; and transferring one or more of the communication sessions to the second network based on the determining step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10652819
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing the power consumption of a Base Station (BS) in a multi antenna system are provided. The method for reducing the power consumption of the BS includes identifying an amount of resources being in use for communication, determining whether to convert at least one Radio Frequency (RF) unit into a power saving mode considering the amount of resources, if converting at least one RF unit into the power saving mode, turning OFF a power supply of a power amplifier of at least one of at least two antenna paths constituting the at least one RF unit converted into the power saving mode, and increasing a gain of at least one antenna path turning ON a power supply such that a transmission Power Spectral Density (PSD) is not changed according to the power saving mode conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-Ki Kim, Mi-Yeon Yu
  • Patent number: 10645593
    Abstract: A system for determining and optimizing wireless network performance of a network having at least two access points comprises a plurality of wireless instruments configured to send, receive, and measure received wireless signals in a monitored area. The system further comprises a master controller in communication with the wireless instruments to form a distributed wireless network testing solution. The master controller is configured to send wireless signals to and receive wireless signals from the wireless instruments, measure the received wireless signals, and perform an analysis of the wireless signals to determine a radio frequency environment performance of the distributed wireless network based at least in part on the wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tempo Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Barmettler, Jason Edward Butchko
  • Patent number: 10645615
    Abstract: A method for establishing bearers in a wireless communication system is provided. The wireless communication system includes a user equipment (UE), a base station, a core network, and a mobile edge computing (MEC) entity. The method includes the following actions. A first bearer between the UE and the MEC entity is established. The first bearer transports at least one data flow. Whether the at least one data flow forms a feedback loop is determined. A second bearer between the UE and the MEC entity is configured when the at least one data flow forms the feedback loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hung-Yu Wei, Chia-Fu Lee, Chun-Ting Chou
  • Patent number: 10642549
    Abstract: A communication apparatus including a direct wireless communication function determines whether the direct wireless communication function is automatically stopped based on a device setting and the type of an SSID to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Go Inoue
  • Patent number: 10644977
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to a scalable solution for end-to-end performance delay measurement for Segment Routing Policies on both SR-MPLS and SRv6 data planes. The scalability of the solution stems from the use of distributed PM sessions along SR Policy ECMP paths. This is achieved by dividing the SR policy into smaller sections comprised of SPT trees or sub-paths, each of which is associated with a Root-Node. Downstream SID List TLVs may be used in Probe query messages for signaling SPT information to the Root-Nodes Alternatively, this SPT signaling may be accomplished by using a centralized controller. Root-Nodes are responsible for dynamically creating PM sessions and measuring delay metrics for their associated SPT tree section. The root-nodes then send the delay metrics for their local section to an ingress PE node or to a centralized controller using delay metric TLV field of the response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Filsfils, Rakesh Gandhi, Tarek Saad, Sagar Soni, Patrick Khordoc
  • Patent number: 10645750
    Abstract: A method for assigning radio resources to a UE comprises receiving an uplink beacon transmission during a beacon occasion of the UE, determining that the uplink beacon transmission corresponds to a need by the UE for radio resources in an upcoming communication occasion of a discontinuous communication mode implemented by the UE, identifying at least one TRP to participate in data communication with the UE, receiving a grant of radio resources for the data communication, wherein the grant of radio resources is specified for use in the upcoming communication occasion, and transmitting the grant of radio resources to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Tao Cai, Johan Christer Qvarfordt
  • Patent number: 10637551
    Abstract: Facilitating generic reciprocity-based channel state information acquisition frameworks for advanced networks (e.g., 4G, 5G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a system can comprise determining first uplink channel state information for a first mobile device based on first downlink channel state information received from the first mobile device. The first mobile device can be from a group of mobile devices in a wireless communications network. The operations can also comprise training a model on a difference between the first downlink channel state information and the first uplink channel state information to a defined level of confidence. Further, the operations can comprise employing the model to determine, without receipt of second downlink channel state information from a second mobile device of the group of mobile devices, second uplink channel state information for the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, SaiRamesh Nammi, Salam Akoum
  • Patent number: 10638309
    Abstract: A system to alter a phone number assigned to a telematics unit in which a server of a data center retrieves a phone call log that includes the call transmissions of a telematics unit made over a time period. Moreover, upon retrieval, the server will extract certain criteria from the phone call log, compile the extracted criteria, and then determine whether or not to alter the phone number based on the compiled criteria. When it is determined to do so, the server may alter the phone number by changing the phone number's area code or exchanging the phone number assigned to the telematics unit with another phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Esteban Camacho, Ali H. Fawaz, Ryan Olejniczak, Alexander X. Cermak
  • Patent number: 10638537
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5the-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4the-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). Embodiments herein provide a method implemented in a User Equipment (UE). The method includes receiving, from a Mobility Management Entity (MME), a bearer resource modification reject message with a cause value, in response to a bearer resource modification request message sent to the MME. Further, the method includes deactivating an Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alok Kumar Jangid, Kailash Kumar Jha, Krishnamurthy Doddaballapur Ramu, Lalith Kumar
  • Patent number: 10638383
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling a waiting time related to determination of a radio link failure in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving a message from a network, if a first timer for determination of the radio link failure is running and the message includes timer information related to the waiting time, starting a second timer related to the waiting time based on the timer information, and if the second timer expires before expiration of the first timer, determining a channel situation of a serving cell as a situation of the radio link failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electroncs Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min Moon, Anshuman Nigam, Jung-Soo Jung, Sun-Heui Ryoo, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10635606
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method and an apparatus of maintaining continuity of an on-going session over a wireless interface and a wired interface. The method includes identifying, by a media agnostic universal serial bus (MA-USB) layer, the on-going session between a USB host and a USB device over the wireless interface, detecting, by an application service platform (ASP) layer, an event corresponding to an interruption of the on-going session in the wireless interface, and concurrently continuing, by the ASP layer, the on-going session over a wired interface between the USB host and the USB device in response to the detected event. Wherein session continuity parameters are exchanged between the USB host and the USB device during one of an initial connection over the wireless interface and while initiating connection over the wired interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mayuresh Madhukar Patil, Vimal Bastin Edwin Joseph
  • Patent number: 10631322
    Abstract: A method comprises constructing, by an access point (AP), a radio frame within a scheduling window, the radio frame including at least a preamble part compatible with an existing IEEE 802.11 preamble legacy preamble, a preamble part used in a next-generation IEEE 802.11 standard (HEW preamble), and the first downlink subframe (DL subframe); sending the Legacy preamble, the HEW preamble and the first DL subframe in the radio frame; receiving at least one uplink subframe (UL subframe) located after the first DL subframe; wherein each of the at least one UL subframes is triggered by one DL subframe located before the UL subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiayin Zhang, Jun Zhu, Yingpei Lin, Xun Yang
  • Patent number: 10624066
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and a wireless device for communication in a wireless communication network, the method comprising the steps of obtaining information of a level of duplication of one or more common control signals or channels; and receiving the common control signals or channels using the obtained information. The method further relates to a network node and a method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Christopher Callender, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 10623074
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for performing beamforming training in multi-antenna wireless devices. For example, an apparatus for wireless communication may include a first interface configured to obtain, from each of a plurality of radio frequency (RF) modules, a first information regarding detection of one or more pilot signals via at least one antenna element at a respective one of the plurality of RF modules. The apparatus may also include a processing system configured to process the first information obtained from the plurality of RF modules to generate second information to synchronize the plurality of RF modules, and a second interface configured to provide the second information to the plurality of RF modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Amichai Sanderovich, Gal Basson, Alecsander Petru Eitan
  • Patent number: 10616177
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for providing secure dynamic address resolution and communication. Accordingly, a node may include processor and memory having instructions thereon, that when executed, cause the node to pair with another node. The pairing may include creating a DNS record on the node including a current address associated with the second node, this current address may be dynamically updated. The instructions may further allow the node to transmit a message to the second node, based on a resolved address from the DNS record on the first node. Authentication, dynamic message encryption and the provision of a DNS cache may further be implemented on the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Willie L. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10609669
    Abstract: A method for operating a communication network having a base station includes associating the base station with a first sub-network of the communication network and operation of the first sub-network of the communication network by a management entity, wherein the base station is configured to communicate with a first set of communication terminals during operation of the first sub-network. The method further includes associating the base station with a second sub-network of the communication network and operation of the second sub-network of the communication network by the management entity, wherein the base station is configured to communicate with a second set of communication terminals during operation of the second sub-network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Markus Breitbach
  • Patent number: 10609564
    Abstract: A system for detecting a rogue access point (AP) may include: a user device configured to detect whether an accessed AP is a rogue AP with reference to a rogue AP database based on uniform resource locator (URL) access detection, and determine whether the accessed AP is a rogue AP by further using one or more information of secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate validity information of a predetermined server, electronic signature information of an accessed web page, and media access control (MAC) address collection information of an accessed gateway, if information of the accessed AP is not searched in the rogue AP database; and a detection server configured to share the rogue AP database with the user device. Using the system for detecting a rogue AP, it is possible to detect existence of a rogue AP having an unknown form through access detecting using a one-time URL, and detect address resolution protocol (ARP) spoofing attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Seedgen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui-young Kim
  • Patent number: 10608788
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a method for encoding data in a wireless communication network. A communication device obtains an information bit sequence of a bit length K and a code length M. When M is greater than or equal to a first threshold and K is greater than or equal to a second threshold, the device divides the information bit sequence into p subsequences that are of an equal length K1. Then the device encodes each of the p subsequence to obtain p encoded subsequences. The device rate-matches each of the p encoded subsequences to obtain p rate matched subsequences, concatenates the p rate matched subsequences to obtain the output sequence of the code length M, then outputs the output sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Xu, Rong Li, Gongzheng Zhang, Yue Zhou, Lingchen Huang, Yunfei Qiao, Carmela Cozzo, Yiqun Ge
  • Patent number: 10602483
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to apparatus, systems, and methods for reception of calls on a mobile device that includes Wi-Fi and cellular radios. The mobile device may be configured to establish communication on a Wi-Fi network with a cellular carrier. The mobile device may further be configured to register a first IP address with an IMS server for the Wi-Fi network communication and register a second IP address with the IMS server for the cellular network communication (or register different ports of a single IP address with Wi-Fi and cellular). Upon occurrence of a mobile terminating call from the cellular carrier, the mobile device may receive an incoming call notification on one or both of the Wi-Fi network using the first IP address and the cellular network using the second IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Paul V. Flynn, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Vinay R. Majjigi, Wen Zhao, Xiaowen Wang
  • Patent number: 10601512
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for silent start when connecting a point-to-point (P2P) customer premises equipment (CPE) to a fiber access network. The P2P CPE may boot in a silent mode (by disabling an upstream optical transmitter) when the P2P CPE is connected to the fiber access network using a simplex fiber. Upstream transmissions are not sent by the P2P CPE unless a valid downstream signal with expected characteristics is detected by the P2P CPE. A valid downstream signal determination may indicate that the fiber access network is a P2P access network. A variety of characteristics may be used to validate the downstream signal including wavelength, a range of wavelengths, a line coding, a frame format, parity data, point to multipoint network information, point to point network information, logical link identifier, and a multi-point control protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Marek Hajduczenia
  • Patent number: 10593183
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an antenna device includes at least one terminal, a plurality of array antennas, a plurality of sensors corresponding to the plurality of array antennas, and a selection circuit. Each sensor of the plurality of sensors measures a temperature of an array antenna corresponding to the sensor among the plurality of array antennas. The selection circuit selects at least one array antenna from the plurality of array antennas, based on the temperature measured by each sensor. The at least one array antenna is connected to a wireless communication circuit via the at least one terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Funaki, Takeshi Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10595297
    Abstract: Mobile devices may receive page transmissions that include information related to a service for which the mobile device is being paged. The mobile device may be provided with a policy that describes a priority of radio access technologies (RATs) based on the type of service for which the mobile device is being paged. The mobile device, based at least in part on the service information, may access one or more of the wireless communications networks based on the identified service and/or based on the policy. A page transmission may include an indication of a RAT that is to be used for the page response and/or an index into the policy. A base station that transmits a page transmission may include an identifier of a particular network that is to be accessed in response to the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Stefano Faccin, Osok Song
  • Patent number: 10587783
    Abstract: An image receiving terminal includes a communicator and one or more processors. An elapsed time is a time period from a time point at which a vertical synchronization signal is generated to a time point at which a specific packet is received by the communicator. The processor sets a determination reference time on the basis of the plurality of measured elapsed times. The processor determines whether the communication channel which is used by the communicator is to be switched to another communication channel on the basis of the set determination reference time and the elapsed time measured after the determination reference time has been set. The processor controls switching of the communication channel which is used by the communicator on the basis of the result of determination of the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10582454
    Abstract: A wireless device receives message(s) indicating: a first resource for a first uplink control channel and a second resource for a second uplink control channel of a cell. The first resource and the second resource overlap in symbol duration(s). A first power level is determined for transmission of first uplink control information via the first resource. A second power level is determined for transmission of second uplink control information via the second resource. The first power level is scaled based on a first scaling factor. The first scaling factor is determined based on a first priority of the first uplink control channel. The second power level is scaled based on a second scaling factor. The second scaling factor is determined based on a second priority of the second uplink control channel. A sum of the power levels is larger than an allowed transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Esmael Dinan, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10581572
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an AT monitors a DMTC window of a shared communication medium while refraining from performing any AUL transmissions. The AT selectively transmits one or more AUL transmissions based on the monitoring (e.g., in response to DRS detection, either in one or more subframes of the DMTC window or outside of the DMTC window). In a further embodiment, the AT establishes different LBT contention windows for use during and outside of POWs and/or DMTC windows. In a further embodiment, the AT receives an AUL disable signal instructing the AT to disable AUL transmissions, and the AT refrains from performing one or more AUL transmissions on the shared communication medium in response to the AUL disable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10575049
    Abstract: An example broadcasting signal receiving apparatus includes a signal receiver configured to receive a broadcasting signal of a channel tuned among a plurality of channels; an information processor configured to process channel information embedded in the broadcasting signal; a plurality of signal processors configured to sequentially perform a plurality of signal processes based on the channel information with respect to the received broadcasting signal; a storage configured to store the channel information processed by the information processor; and a channel-switching setting portion comprising channel-switching setting circuitry configured to perform a channel-switching setting operation for at least one among the plurality of signal processors based on the channel information stored in the storage in response to switching of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Da-som Seo, Sang-mook Lim
  • Patent number: 10575243
    Abstract: Femtocell access is provisioned based on social network, presence and/or user preference information. In particular, the disclosed system can include a femto access manager that can identify a list of ‘close friends’, to which the femtocell owner is likely to grant femtocell access, based on an analysis of access data (e.g., data from social networks, communication logs, calendars, address books, websites and/or blogs, transaction related data, and the like). Further, an access priority associated with each of the close friends can be determined based in part on location data, availability data, and/or predefined policies. Furthermore, the femto access control list, within the femto access point (FAP), can be populated, dynamically and/or automatically, with the highest priority friends from the close friends list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 10575047
    Abstract: There is provided a decoding apparatus that includes a wireless communication unit configured to establish a wireless connection with a plurality of encoding apparatuses, a decoding unit configured to decode pieces of content received from the plurality of encoding apparatuses via the wireless communication unit, a reproduction unit configured to reproduce the plurality of pieces of content decoded by the decoding unit, and a control unit configured to control an encoding condition of each of the plurality of encoding apparatuses for content in a manner that a required decoding capability required by a set of the pieces of content to be reproduced by the reproduction unit does not exceed an actual decoding capability of the decoding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Yoshimura, Hideki Iwami, Sho Amano
  • Patent number: 10567337
    Abstract: A communication apparatus has a first interface for connecting with a first network and a second interface for connecting with a second network. The communication apparatus detects that an address used in the first network is changed, and furthermore, when it detects that the address that is changed in the first network duplicates an address being used in the second network, disconnects a connection of a link layer with the second network, and after the disconnection, reconstructs the second network using an address which is not duplicated by the changed address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akinobu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10560981
    Abstract: A method by which a terminal receives data in a wireless communication system and a device using the method are provided. The method is characterized by receiving first data in a unit of transport block, the transport block including at least one code block, transmitting acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information for each code block, of which there is at least one, and receiving, in a unit of code block, second data included in a code block, for which NACK has been transmitted, among code blocks, of which there is at least one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sechang Myung, Seonwook Kim, Hanjun Park, Joonkui Ahn, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 10560772
    Abstract: Wireless data network access architecture and methods enabling location-specific and/or user-specific provision of services or resources. In one embodiment, an end-user device makes a request for service within a wireless LAN (WLAN). A wireless access point (WAP) controller/policy server determines whether the user device meets criteria for a first user status or a second user status, and assigns the appropriate status to an identifier of the end-user device. When the user device is assigned the first user status, the user device is provided network access according to e.g., a first permissible bandwidth allocation. Otherwise, the user device is provided network access according to a second, different bandwidth allocation. The first and second user status may be assigned based on a location of the user device within e.g., a venue, a class of end-user device, end user application, an access pass associated with the user device, or yet other criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Don Gunasekara
  • Patent number: 10560917
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may include a processing system configured to generate a frame including a data field and a plurality of training subfields. The data field may include information indicating a different direction for transmitting each of the training subfields. The apparatus may include an interface configured to output the frame for transmission with the data field in a first direction and the training subfields in their respective directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Assaf Yaakov Kasher, Amichai Sanderovich, Alecsander Eitan