Repeater Patents (Class 370/315)
  • Patent number: 10348389
    Abstract: The present invention is applicable to the field of communications technologies, and provides a repeating method of a wireless repeating device and a wireless repeating device. The method includes the following steps: synchronizing network connection information of an upstream AP to a downstream WLAN AP interface of the wireless repeating device; obtaining, according to the downstream WLAN AP interface corresponding to the synchronized upstream AP, downstream wireless STA MAC address information, and establishing an upstream WLAN Client interface which is in a mapping relationship with an STA MAC address; and performing, according to the mapping relationship between the STA MAC address and the established upstream WLAN Client interface, management on data forwarded between the upstream AP and a downstream wireless STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chong Zhu, Wei Du
  • Patent number: 10348513
    Abstract: A node within a wireless mesh network is configured to forward a high-priority message to adjacent nodes in the wireless mesh network by either (i) transmitting the message during successive timeslots to the largest subset of nodes capable of receiving transmissions during each timeslot, or (ii) transmitting the message on each different channel during the timeslot when the largest subset of nodes are capable of receiving transmissions on each of those channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jana Van Greunen, Sterling Hughes, Peter Hunt, William E. San Filippo, III
  • Patent number: 10348383
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication 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). 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. A method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving Channel State Information (CSI) is provided for use in a Full Dimensional Multiple Input Multiple Output (FD-MIMO) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suryong Jeong, Taeyoung Kim, Keonkook Lee, Jiyun Seol
  • Patent number: 10341007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for transmitting a content using a cache memory, and a method for transmitting a content using a cache memory by a relay node according to the present invention may comprise the steps of: storing a first packet among a plurality of the packets constituting the content in the cache memory; decoding a second packet among the plurality of packets constituting the content; and when the second packet has been successfully decoded, combining the first packet and the second packet and transmitting the combined packet to a terminal, wherein the second packet is not already stored in the cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hojin Song, Wan Choi, Dongin Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10341055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for performing autonomous RLC retransmission in a wireless communication system. The methods involve and the devices perform transmitting a RLC PDU to a RLC receiver on a first transmission opportunity. When the RLC PDU is transmitted, a check is performed to determine if a condition for performing a RLC PDU retransmission procedure is met. If the condition is met, the RLC PDU is stored in a re-transmitter buffer and re-transmitted during consecutive transmission opportunities following the first transmission opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10342040
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a random access procedure at a cell on an unlicensed carrier in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) transmits a random access preamble, and receives a random access response including an index of a second cell. A first cell is a first serving cell on a licensed carrier, and the second cell is a second serving cell on the unlicensed carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10341008
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the amplified downstream channel signals to wirelessly transmit to the at least one client device via an antenna. A second coupler guides the amplified downstream channel signals to the transmission medium of the guided wave communication system to propagate as second guided electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10341935
    Abstract: This method, executed in a group of nodes of the ad hoc network (1) including a source (10), first and second relays (11, 12) and an addressee (13), the relays being neighbors of the source, the addressee being a neighbor of the relays, the source having useful data to be retransmitted towards a final addressee (15) through a routing path passing through the first relay (11), and then the addressee (13), consist of: computing a first characteristic quantity of an elementary path between the source (10) and the addressee (13), via the first relay (11) and a second characteristic quantity of an elementary path between the source (10) and the addressee (13), via the second relay (11); verifying the observance of a criterion for the first characteristic quantity; and, in case of negative verification, using the second relay (12) for relaying the useful data from the source (10), towards the addressee (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Hicham Khalife, Hicham Anouar, Didier Pirez, Vania Conan, Jawad Seddar
  • Patent number: 10334563
    Abstract: Provided are a method for realizing device-to-device communication relay selection, a network control node and user equipment. The method includes: a network control node receiving relay-related information sent by user equipment and determining a relay node; and the network control node sending device-to-device communication relay configuration information to the determined relay node. In the technical solution, by sending relay-related information in a network to perform selection or configuration of a relay node, a corresponding solution is provided for a scenario for which relay selection is not provided, and thereby the selection of the relay node is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Lin Chen, Shuanshuan Wu, Bo Dai, Guanghui Yu, Feng Xie, Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 10325483
    Abstract: Methods and systems for contingency communication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing emergency services may be performed by a base station operating in a communication system In an embodiment, the method for providing emergency services includes transmitting a beacon signal to indicate an emergency status to enable portable devices to operate in a stress mode. A distress signal may be transmitted by a mobile device in response to the beacon signal to the base station, wherein the distress signal carries information at least comprising user identity associated with the mobile device, geolocation of the mobile device, or biometrics of a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Neocific, Inc.
    Inventors: Titus Lo, Xiaodong Li
  • Patent number: 10327161
    Abstract: A method of communication between an access network and terminals. The access network includes half-duplex base stations, in which, when a downlink message is to be sent, in the course of a predetermined time interval, to a terminal that has sent an uplink message received by several base stations. Reception loads associated respectively with a group of base stations that have received the uplink message sent by the terminal are obtained. Each reception load being representative of a probability of reception, by the corresponding base station, of an uplink message in the course of the time interval. A base station is selected from among the base stations of the group, as a function of the reception loads obtained. The downlink message is transmitted by the selected base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SIGFOX
    Inventor: Lionel Molinier
  • Patent number: 10327267
    Abstract: As IMS-based sessions are established for UEs served by a relay base station, the IMS platform will signal to a core network to request setup of bearers for carrying traffic of the IMS-based sessions and will identify the relay base station serving the UEs. Based on this IMS signaling messages identifying the relay base station serving the UEs for which the bearers are being set up, the core network will track a count of such bearers established for UEs served by the relay base station. And upon detecting that the tracked count reaches a threshold level, the core network will trigger adjustment of a maximum bit rate and/or other QoS attribute of a relay bearer established for providing aggregate wireless backhaul connectivity for the relay base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Rajil Malhotra, Saravana Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10320460
    Abstract: A method for a transmitting end transmitting a signal to a receiving end in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving, from the receiving end, information on a first precoder and a second precoder which are for a channel between the transmitting end and the receiving end and transmitting a signal to the receiving end based on the first precoder where the signal is transmitted to the receiving end based on the second precoder if the receiving performance of the receiving end based on the first precoder is greater than or equal to a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Heejin Kim, Kukheon Choi, Jiwon Kang, Kilbom Lee
  • Patent number: 10321418
    Abstract: An integrated signal booster system provides cellular and wireless local area network (WLAN) access within a single device. The integrated signal booster system includes at least one antenna integrated configured to receive a cellular uplink signal from user equipment (UE) of a cellular network and to transmit a boosted cellular downlink signal to the UE, signal booster circuitry configured to receive a cellular downlink signal from a cable and to send a boosted cellular uplink signal over the cable, and WLAN access point (AP) circuitry configured to control wireless communications with one or more wireless clients of a WLAN network. The signal booster circuitry is configured to generate the boosted cellular downlink signal based at least in part on amplifying the cellular downlink signal, and to generate the boosted cellular uplink signal based at least in part on amplifying the cellular uplink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CELLPHONE-MATE, INC.
    Inventor: Hongtao Zhan
  • Patent number: 10321476
    Abstract: A data transmission method is provided. The method includes: a base station detecting a preset frequency band, and determining whether an idle for a first length of time exists in a predetermined period of time in a subframe p of the preset frequency band; and if the idle for the first length of time is detected, the base station scheduling data on N consecutive subframes starting from a following subframe of the subframe p and transmitting the data, and setting last A symbols in the last one among the N consecutive subframes to be idle, N and A being both positive integers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Yanan Lin, Zukang Shen, Xuejuan Gao, Qianqian Si
  • Patent number: 10321517
    Abstract: A system and method includes a core network located on an aircraft and a gateway included with the core network. The gateway connects with at least two of a wireless link, an optical link, a wired link and a crew wireless link. The gateway is configured to switch between the wireless link, the optical link, the wired link and the crew wireless link to transfer data from the core network to a telecom service provider network, an airport service provider network and an airport infrastructure network based on availability of connectivity service and data transfer conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Fong Shi
  • Patent number: 10321359
    Abstract: A first wireless access network node receives feedback information from a second wireless access network node that performs data offload for the first wireless access node, the feedback information identifying a user equipment (UE) and including information relating to a buffer condition of a data buffer in the second wireless access network node. In response to the feedback information, performing, by the first wireless access network node, control of the data offload that includes controlling an offload of at least one radio bearer of the UE identified by the feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Rene Waraputra Purnadi, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song, Changhoi Koo
  • Patent number: 10321434
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enhances the management of signaling resources of a wireless provider network using hidden public land mobile network (PLMN) signals. In one implementation, a Long Term Evolution (LTE) access node provides hidden and non-hidden PLMNs to wireless communication devices. During the communications for the wireless communication devices, the LTE access node identifies a transition condition for the network and a physical cell identifier (PCI) associated with a hidden PLMN. Once the PCI is identified, the PCI is provided to at least a subset of the wireless communication devices, permitting the subset to communicate using channels associated with the hidden PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth Oroskar, Jasinder Pal Singh, Rajil Malhotra, Nitesh Manchanda
  • Patent number: 10321503
    Abstract: A method and apparatus attach a remote unit to a mobile core network via a standalone untrusted non-3GPP access network. A remote unit can be communicated with over a non-3GPP access network via a first network interface. A mobile core network can be communicated with via a second network interface and a third network interface. A secure connection request to establish a secure connection can be received via the first network interface. The secure connection with the remote unit can be established via the first network interface. Signaling data can be relayed between the secure connection and the second network interface when the secure connection request is associated with the first capability. A data connection can be established via the third network interface on behalf of the remote unit and user data can be relayed between the secure connection and the data connection when the secure connection request is associated with the second capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Apostolis Salkintzis
  • Patent number: 10314042
    Abstract: [Object] To be able to utilize radio resources more efficiently in the environment where a small cell is operated. [Solution] Provided is a communication control apparatus including: a communication unit configured to communicate with a radio communication apparatus being connected to a base station via a radio backhaul link and being connected to one or more terminals via an access link; and a control unit configured to, when a reception on the radio backhaul link and a transmission on the access link, or a reception on the access link and a transmission on the radio backhaul link are executed on an identical channel simultaneously in the radio communication apparatus, adjust a power ratio between a reception signal and a transmission signal in order to support the radio communication apparatus in removing self-interference due to a sneak of the transmission signal from the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Ryo Sawai, Ryota Kimura
  • Patent number: 10313924
    Abstract: A communication device for aggregating a long term evolution (LTE) system and a wireless local area network (WLAN) comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise generating a LTE protocol data unit (PDU); generating a WLAN PDU comprising the LTE PDU; and transmitting the WLAN PDU to an access point via a WLAN physical layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10313242
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the communications field, and discloses a data flow transmission method, a device, and a system, so as to resolve a problem of resource waste caused when a relay user equipment provides a relay service for a remote user equipment. A specific solution is as follows: A first network device triggers a first relay user equipment to establish a common data flow bearer with a second network device, and the first network device sends an identifier of a common data flow to a remote user equipment in a first group before or after the first network device triggers the first relay user equipment to establish the common data flow bearer with the second network device. The present disclosure is applied to data flow transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanmei Yang, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10306564
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device including: a communication unit that receives a beacon for a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service; and a control unit that controls a transmission power to be used for transmission of a radio signal of the second communication service from the communication unit based on location data included in the beacon and indicating a location of a transmission source node of the beacon and a location of an interfered node interfered by the second communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Sawai, Ryota Kimura
  • Patent number: 10305574
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods that can provide a coverage enhancement to a coverage limited device. According to an example a method can include repeating a Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH) data transmission multiple times over multiple sub-frames to a coverage limited Machine Type Communication (MTC) User Equipment (UE), or repeating the PBCH data transmission two or three times within one sub-frame to the coverage limited MTC UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Gang Xiong, Jong-Kae Fwu, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 10298314
    Abstract: A method of supporting a user equipment (UE) to UE (UE-to-UE) communication by a network in a wireless communication system, the method includes transmitting a system information block associated with the UE-to-UE communication, wherein the system information block contains a period parameter indicating a periodicity at which a relay UE transmits discovery announcement, wherein the system information block contains a high threshold value and a low threshold value, wherein the relay UE is not allowed to transmit the discovery announcement if a reference signal received power (RSRP) measured by the relay UE is above the high threshold value, and wherein the relay UE is not allowed to transmit the discovery announcement if the RSRP measured by the relay UE is below the low threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsook Ryu, Laeyoung Kim, Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim, Taehyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10291352
    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 a long term evolution (LTE). A method for transmitting a signal in transmitting apparatus in a wireless communication system supporting a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) scheme is provided. The method includes transmitting a signal to a receiving apparatus; detecting there is a need for a retransmission operation for the signal; and performing the retransmission operation for the signal based on at least one of a reception scheme used in the receiving apparatus or an interference characteristic of an interference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Nam Hong, Tae-Young Kim, Ji-Yun Seol
  • Patent number: 10292182
    Abstract: A method of dynamic spectrum sharing mechanism called listen-before-talk (LBT) is proposed for uplink transmission in Licensed Assisted Access (LAA). A maximum channel occupancy time (MCOT) including downlink (DL) transmission from one eNB and uplink (UL) transmission to the same eNB is introduced. A transmission sequence is defined as a number of subframes including possible partial subframes for DL and/or UL within a MCOT. The transmission in the first subframe among the transmission sequence is conducted after a Category 4 LBT. The transmission sequence within the MCOT can be initiated by either a DL transmission or an UL transmission. After the first subframe in a transmission sequence, LBT for another transmission is a fast DL LBT and/or fast UL LBT. Further, a Category 4 LBT can be converted to a short LBT (e.g., one shot CCA) for more efficient channel access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Weidong Yang, Bo-Si Chen, Chien-Chang Li, Yih-Shen Chen, Pavan Santhana Krishna Nuggehalli
  • Patent number: 10292184
    Abstract: A method for establishing relay services includes transmitting a random access parameter to a network node indicating a request for relaying services, the transmitting of the random access parameter initiates a first random access procedure, receiving, by the RD, a random access response including a relay indicator indicating one or more candidate relay devices, wherein receiving the relay indicator terminates the first random access procedure, and searching for a relay device in accordance with the relay indicator included in the random access response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Guorong Li
  • Patent number: 10285208
    Abstract: In a mobile communication system including a network having at least one base station operative to receive information in resource allocation terminology understandable to the base station and to allocate downlink bandwidth accordingly, at least one relay operative to convey to the base station information regarding needs of mobile communicators associated with the relay, using the resource allocation terminology understandable to the base station, and when receiving uplink bandwidth, from the base station, which generates an uplink between itself and the base station, to distribute the uplink bandwidth between the mobile communicators associated with the relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Adi Schwartz, Yaakov Shoshan, Gil Koifman
  • Patent number: 10278204
    Abstract: In a base station (100), a division number calculating unit (103) calculates the division number of a PRB pair on the basis of a first number of REs capable of mapping an allocation control signal, a second number of REs capable of mapping signals other than the allocation control signal, and a reference value, which is the number of REs satisfying the reception quality request in a terminal (200) for the allocation control signal, in each PRB pair. Then, a control signal mapping control unit (104) determines a search space by determining a control channel element group constituting a plurality of mapping unit resource region candidates within a CCE group obtained by separating each PRB pair contained in a first group into the same number as the division number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Ayako Horiuchi, Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 10278053
    Abstract: Devices and methods for dynamic management of incident area deployable communications systems. Deployable base stations implement an ad hoc peer-to-peer or master-slave methods of determining activation states and transmission characteristics of plurality of deployable base stations at an incident area. The methods include receiving incident scene information from the plurality of deployable base stations and determining a coverage region for providing wireless communications coverage to one or more mobile communication devices in the incident area. The methods further include determining the activation states of the plurality of deployable base stations and determining transmission characteristics of the plurality of deployable base stations based on the incident scene information and the coverage region. One or more of the deployable base stations are activated in accordance with the determined transmission characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Trent J. Miller, Lee M. Proctor, Bruce D. Mueller, David P. Gurney
  • Patent number: 10266187
    Abstract: Systems and methods for alerting rail workers of an oncoming rail vehicle are described. The system and method provide for a vehicle alert device on a rail vehicle. The vehicle alert device has two radios operating at different frequencies. Further provided is a personal alert device worn by a rail worker. The personal alert device has two radios operating at different frequencies. The frequencies of the radios in the vehicle alert device and of the radios in the personal alert device correspond to one another. One of the radios in the vehicle alert device and one of the radios in the personal alert device operate on the same frequency and perform ranging functions. The other radio in the vehicle alert device and the other radio in the personal alert device operate at the same frequency and provide for data communication between the rail worker and the rail vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fortin, Mike Zampini, Carl Cowley, Daniel Farris, Jim Resio
  • Patent number: 10263326
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an antenna subsystem that can be used in various repeater systems to optimize gain of the repeater by increasing isolation between donor and server antennas, wherein at least one of the donor and server antennas is an active multi-mode antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ETHERTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Abhishek Singh, Sebastian Rowson, Laurent Desclos, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 10264432
    Abstract: A communication system may include a first broadband wireless device and a second broadband wireless device. Signals may be wirelessly communicated from the first broadband wireless device to the second broadband wireless device at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask. The communicated signals may be transmitted over a designated frequency band. A barrier separates the first broadband wireless device from the second broadband wireless device. The first broadband wireless device may be paired with the second broadband wireless device. Usable channels may be detected within a frequency spectrum band designated for use by the first and the second broadband wireless device. The signals may be wirelessly communicated from the first to the second broadband wireless device via one or more of the detected usable channels. Two or more of the plurality of the detected usable channels may be aggregated and utilized for the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Ling, Timothy Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10264461
    Abstract: A method of providing radio resources to a number of communication flows in a radio access network that comprises a slice controller and a plurality of base stations. The method comprises in the slice controller abstracting radio resources that are available to the plurality of base stations and dynamically allocating the abstracted radio resources to a number of isolated slices, each slice accommodating one or more of the communication flows and communicating the radio resource allocations to the base stations. The method further comprises, in the base stations, performing application specific customisation radio resources within an allocated slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Adnan Aijaz
  • Patent number: 10250366
    Abstract: A method for transmitting, by a base station, a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of generating a DMRS sequence; mapping the DMRS sequence to resource elements of respective layers; and transmitting, through respective antenna ports corresponding to the respective layers, the DMRS sequence mapped to the resource elements, wherein if the number of layers exceeds a predetermined number, the DMRS sequence is mapped to the resource elements according to a pattern on at least two bundled consecutive resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Hyunsoo Ko, Jiwon Kang, Kilbom Lee, Heejin Kim
  • Patent number: 10251047
    Abstract: Techniques may be used for restricted direct discovery in proximity services (ProSe). A ProSe function may receive from a discovery wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) a restricted ProSe Application identity (ID) of an application located at the discoverer WTRU requesting ProSe discovery. The ProSe function may derive a first and second ProSe codes for the discoveree WTRU and discoverer WTRU, and provide the ProSe codes to the discoverer and/or discoveree WTRUs. A ProSe application server may receive a revocation message from an announcing WTRU indicating a revoked WTRU. The ProSe application server may provide a ProSe discovery WTRU ID for the revoked WTRU to a ProSe Function. The ProSe function may instruct the announcing WTRU to stop announcing a ProSe code known by the revoked WTRU, and may provide a new ProSe code to at least one WTRU authorized to discover the announcing WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Karampatsis, Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Saad Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10250490
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method and a radio access network node for routing backhaul packets. The method comprises: forwarding to a core network node an attach request originated from a User Equipment (UE); receiving from the core network node a response message indicating that the UE is a backhaul UE, the response message containing an attach response destined to the UE; and routing, upon receiving an Internet Protocol (IP) packet from the UE, the IP packet based on a destination IP address of the IP packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Zhiheng Guo, Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 10244398
    Abstract: The capacity of a cellular wireless system is increased by operation of base stations or base station sectors arranged to re-use radio resource elements that are used by neighboring base stations or base station sectors, in conjunction with operation of relay stations, which are similarly arranged to re-use radio resource elements used by neighboring relay stations, and where the radio resource elements re-used by the relay stations are different to those used by the base stations. The relay stations provide coverage, particularly in the areas at the boundaries between the areas of coverage of base stations that suffer from interference between signals transmitted from the respective base stations. In addition, the relay stations generally increase the average available carrier to interference ratio compared with a system in which base stations alone are deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James Mark Naden, Peiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 10244542
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a network transceiver configured to communicate with a cellular network, a cluster transceiver configured to communicate with other mobile communication devices, and a communication management subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Pavan Yaduraj Athani
  • Patent number: 10244515
    Abstract: A communication control method in a relay station that holds a donor base station list, is connected to a donor base station existing on the donor base station list, and performs relay transmission between the donor base station and a user terminal, comprises a step A of designating a neighboring base station, a step B of inquiring the neighboring base station designated in the step A of whether to accept or refuse the relay station, and a step C of updating the donor base station list in response to an inquiry result in the step B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10237811
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods and computer program products for controlling operation of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices, such as wireless beacons. Multiple BLE devices may be controlled centrally or may work together in a cooperative fashion such that signals can be exchanged between or repeated by BLE devices in order to allow for signals received at one BLE device to reach another BLE device without requiring further central interaction. Power settings of BLE devices may be altered to change power consumption or to change a detectable range of the BLE devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Ben Dunsbergen, Kiyo Kubo
  • Patent number: 10237897
    Abstract: A method for establishing relay services includes transmitting a random access parameter to a network node indicating a request for relaying services, the transmitting of the random access parameter initiates a first random access procedure, receiving, by the RD, a random access response including a relay indicator indicating one or more candidate relay devices, wherein receiving the relay indicator terminates the first random access procedure, and searching for a relay device in accordance with the relay indicator included in the random access response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Guorong Li
  • Patent number: 10230505
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for carrier aggregation deployment and organization in unlicensed bands. A method may comprise scanning, by a transceiver within a base station, channels in a band of interest, reporting, by the transceiver, signal measurement information to the base station, cell searching, by the transceiver, channels in the band of interest, determining channel information for neighboring each channel, and transmitting, by the transceiver, the channel information to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Huarui Liang, Tarik Tabet, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10210745
    Abstract: Several embodiments include a portable security device. The portable security device can include one or more sensors. The portable security device can compute a home rhythm pattern utilizing a machine learning engine based on a historical record of real-time sensor feeds. The portable security device can camouflage itself as a digital clock, a digital calendar, or a home security dashboard. The portable security device can define an action trigger that binds a state of the environment around the portable security device to at least a device component action. The portable security device can identify a real-time state of the portable security device amongst a finite set of potential states based on features observed from the sensor feeds. The portable security device can execute the device component action at the portable security device in response to determining that the real-time state matches the action trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Liang Tung, Wang-Jui Hsieh, Fu-Yia Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10212642
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: generate or receive a message comprising relay capability information, and transmit or forward the message to a device to device group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technology Oy
    Inventors: Zexian Li, Carl Wijting
  • Patent number: 10211912
    Abstract: In a satellite communication system to relay communication between a terminal and a gateway installed on the ground through a satellite repeater, the satellite repeater forms a user link beam for communicating with the terminal and a feeder link beam for communicating with the gateway in a same area, and changes frequency or polarization association with respect to each of the user link beam and the feeder link beam, based on a traffic situation. Thus, a capacity that can be communicated by the beam may be changed after satellite launching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shigenori Tani, Katsuyuki Motoyoshi, Hiroyasu Sano
  • Patent number: 10211888
    Abstract: A network node and a method therein for CoMP reception of a transmission from a wireless device are provided. The method comprises determining (110) an available backhaul capacity of a reception point of the serving RBS and of at least one potential reception point of respective further RBS(s); and determining (120) a received signal quality of a received signal, transmitted from the wireless device, received by the reception point of the serving RBS and received by the at least one potential reception point of the respective further RBS(s). The method comprises determining (130) cooperating reception of the transmission from the wireless device and determining a TBS for the transmission from the wireless device based on the determined available backhaul capacity and received signal quality; and notifying (140) the respective RBS(s) of the determined cooperation reception point(s) about their participation in the CoMP reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Anders Christensson, Christian Skärby
  • Patent number: 10205571
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for performing communication based on hybrid beamforming in a wireless communication system. Specifically, a user equipment (UE) transmits a dedicated scheduling request to a base station (BS). The dedicated scheduling request indicates a first scheduling request that is a request to transmit beam state information, multiplexed on an uplink data channel, or a second scheduling request that is a request to allocate a resource for a reference signal for beam refinement information. When the dedicated scheduling request indicates the first scheduling request, the UE receives an uplink grant including a response to the first scheduling request from the BS. The UE feeds the BSI back multiplexed on the uplink data channel to the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minki Ahn, Jaehoon Chung, Kilbom Lee, Kyuseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10206222
    Abstract: A method of operating a relay station in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes operating in a first mode comprising a first sub-mode and a second sub-mode, in the first sub-mode a first downlink and a first uplink between a base station and the relay station being simultaneously activated, in the second sub-mode a second downlink and a second uplink between the relay station and a mobile station being simultaneously activated, and operating in a second mode comprising a third sub-mode and a fourth sub-mode, in the third sub-mode the first downlink and the second uplink being simultaneously activated, in the fourth sub-mode the first uplink and the second downlink being simultaneously activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hak Seong Kim, Ki Jun Kim, Yu Jin Noh, Dae Won Lee, Bong Hoe Kim