Multiple Access (e.g., Tdma) Patents (Class 370/337)
  • Patent number: 10313086
    Abstract: Multiple full channel quality indication (CQI) reports indicative of received signal quality for multiple carriers in wireless communication are transmitted in multiple time intervals of a CQI channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Joseph Paul Odenwalder, Stein Arne Lundby, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 10305534
    Abstract: A method for performing communication by a user equipment (UE) in a UE-flexible Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode in a network configured to support the UE-flexible TDD mode in which a base station (BS) operates in a full duplex mode and the UE operates in a half duplex mode includes receiving information associated with a UE-flexible TDD mode support cell configured to support the UE-flexible TDD mode through a primary cell (PCell) from the base station (BS); and receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) from the base station (BS) through the UE-flexible TDD mode support cell based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinmin Kim, Jaehoon Chung, Genebeck Hahn, Eunjong Lee, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10306655
    Abstract: A method for determining an uplink (UL) channel quality by a base station (BS) includes obtaining a coverage class (CC) value of a user equipment (UE), receiving a random access (RA) signal from the UE, determining an UL channel quality of a band in which the RA signal is transmitted, based on the CC value and the RA signal, and generating UL resource allocation information based on the UL channel quality and transmitting the UL resource allocation information to the UE. The BS includes a transceiver configured to obtain a CC value of a UE and to receive a RA signal from the UE, and a controller configured to determine an UL channel quality of a band in which the RA signal is transmitted, based on the CC value and the RA signal. A UE includes determines a CC value of the UE based on a DL signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Sagong, Yong-Ho Cho, Ji-Yun Seol, Yeo-Hun Yun
  • Patent number: 10291367
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus includes: a frame generator configured to generate a frame including a plurality of OFDM symbols; and a signal processor configured to signal-process the generated frame, wherein the plurality of OFDM symbols are included in a bootstrap, a preamble including an L1 basic and an L1 detail, and a payload, and wherein the bootstrap includes information on an FFT size of the OFDM symbols included in the preamble, a length of a guard interval (GI) inserted in the preamble, and a pattern of a preamble pilot inserted in the preamble, and information on an L1 basic mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ho Oh, Se-ho Myung, Hak-ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10271327
    Abstract: A wireless communication device according to an embodiment is one of a plurality of wireless communication devices in a multihop wireless communication system to transmit and receive information with each other. The wireless communication device has: a transmitter configured to transmit information in an m-th slot (m is an integer equal to or more than 1 and equal to or less than M, M is an integer equal to or more than 2) in a first slot group in N slot groups (N is an integer equal to or more than 2) in a frame, respective one of the slot groups including M slots, and a controller configured to control the transmitter to receive a connection request in an m-th slot in a second slot group in the N slot groups from a wireless communication device not included in the plurality of wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Fumiaki Kanayama, Yuji Tohzaka, Sakie Nagakubo, Suhwuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10251177
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for allocating a wireless resource in order to prevent interference in a wireless LAN. A method for allocating a wireless resource in a wireless LAN may comprise the steps of: allocating, by an AP, a plurality of wireless resources for a plurality of STAs included in a BSS, in the entire bandwidth, respectively; and transmitting, by the AP, a PPDU to the plurality of STAs through the plurality of wireless resources, respectively, wherein each of the plurality of wireless resources is a combination of a plurality of wireless units defined in different sizes on a frequency axis, and each of the plurality of wireless resources can be determined in consideration of the size of the bandwidth of at least one STA supporting a bandwidth smaller than the size of the entire bandwidth from among the plurality of STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Choi, Hangyu Cho, Wookbong Lee
  • Patent number: 10250565
    Abstract: A machine to machine (M2M) service layer can facilitate acquiring and providing location information for use by M2M devices. The service layer can also ensure that privacy controls are maintained and enforced for location information. A device can report its location and its privacy preferences to a service layer device. Other devices can receive this location information subject to qualifying to receive it based on the privacy preferences. Devices in an area may advertise services with the service layer acting as a filter and relay point ensuring that such advertisements satisfy the privacy policies of the devices involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Lijun Dong, Guang Lu, Dale N. Seed, Chonggang Wang
  • Patent number: 10250638
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable storage mediums including computer-readable instructions and/or circuitry for control of transmission to a target device with a cloud-based architecture may implement operations including, but not limited to: detecting, at least in part via a cloud-based architecture, an elapsed time since a prior authorization of a transmission to a target device; comparing, at least in part via a cloud-based architecture, the elapsed time since a prior authorization of a transmission to a target device against a threshold transmission interval associated with a target device; and authorizing, at least in part via a cloud-based architecture, at least one transmission to a target device in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Craig J. Mundie, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10248679
    Abstract: Implementations of a system, method and apparatus described herein receive, for a configuration item in a configuration management database, status indicating an operational state and an automation state associated with the configuration item, and determine whether a conflict will occur with at least one of the operational state or the automation state of the configuration item as a result of a process affecting the configuration item. When the conflict will not occur, a change is made to at least one of the operational state or the automation state of the configuration item in accordance with the process. Upon a conclusion of the process, the change is removed. If the conflict will occur, the process not allowed to continue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Chandrashekar, Manish Gupta, Magesh Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10244490
    Abstract: A UE may receive a directional synchronization subframe from a base station and transmit a scheduling request to the base station during a time period based on the directional synchronization subframe. The scheduling request may enable a base station to grant the UE resources to send a buffer status report (BSR). The time period may be associated with a random access channel (RACH) time period. The UE may also transmit a scheduling request within a frequency region of the RACH time period. The scheduling request may be transmitted based on a received indication of a set of subcarrier, a cyclic shift, or a sequence index. In some examples, the resources used by the UE to send the BSR may include physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) or physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Juergen Cezanne, Junyi Li, Ashwin Sampath, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10237889
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a processor-readable storage medium for wireless communication are provided. In an aspect, the apparatus is a subordinate entity that receives an indication of a resource allocated for an uplink transmission. The subordinate entity also receives a condition associated with the resource. The subordinate entity evaluates whether the condition is satisfied and determines whether to transmit a packet using the resource based on the condition being satisfied. In another aspect, the apparatus is a scheduling entity that generates an indication of a resource allocated for an uplink transmission. The resource is associated with a condition that limits access to the resource. The scheduling entity transmits the indication and the condition to a subordinate entity and receives a packet from the subordinate entity via the resource based on the condition being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Chih Ping Li, Gavin Bernard Horn, Keiichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10231224
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a base station, a plurality of intermediate devices, and a terminal device. Downlink communications may be provided directly from the base station to the terminal device, including control signals which instruct the terminal device where to send uplink data. This enables the base station to directly control scheduling of uplink communications, and in particular to define an uplink route from the terminal device to the base station via one or more intermediate devices. Power is conserved at the terminal device on the uplink because a lower power transmission can be used which although insufficient to reach the base station can reach the intermediate device. The terminal device is not required to determine the uplink path itself and therefore does not require complex, expensive, and power consuming control logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10225834
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for receiving system information by a user equipment (UE). System information including first partial bits of a system frame number (SFN) and bandwidth information are received at a first subframe of a radio frame. The system information is identical during a broadcast channel transmission period. Second partial bits of the SFN are acquired having a different value in each of radio frames within the broadcast channel transmission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong-In Jeong, Himke Van Der Velde, Soeng-Hun Kim, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10212718
    Abstract: Provided is a communication apparatus that includes a communication unit configured to receive frames including first information from a plurality of other communication apparatuses and transmit first frames including information indicating a first transmission time period to the plurality of other communication apparatuses. The communication appratus further includes a control unit configured to determine the first transmission time period on the basis of the plurality of pieces of first information and a processing unit configured to generate the first frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Itagaki, Tomoya Yamaura, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10211929
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a device capable of implementing an extended association procedure that enables compatibility with the existing association procedures. [Solution] Provided is a device including: a determination unit configured to determine whether transmission timing of a first frame received from a communication terminal is a first timing in an intra-body communication system; and a timing decision unit configured to decide timing to transmit a second frame to the communication terminal on the basis of a determination result by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Kentaro Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10212694
    Abstract: This document describes multicast communication between wireless devices. A scheduling frame may be wirelessly transmitted by a wireless device. The scheduling frame may include a multicast address indicating a group of intended receiving devices for a payload frame. The scheduling frame may further include scheduling information indicating an order for the group of intended receiving devices to transmit acknowledgement information for the payload frame. A payload frame may also be wirelessly transmitted by the wireless device. The payload frame may include payload information intended for the group of intended receiving devices. Additionally, acknowledgement frames may be wirelessly received by the wireless device from at least a subset of the group of intended receiving devices. The acknowledgement frames may be received according to the order indicated in the scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Ramamurthy, Kapil Chhabra, Matthew L. Semersky, Daniel R. Borges, Charles F. Dominguez
  • Patent number: 10182452
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein are related to communicating feedback communications received over multiple component carriers (CCs) in wireless communications. The communications can be received from a serving node over the multiple CCs configured in carrier aggregation or multiple connectivity. One or more of the multiple CCs can be determined for transmitting feedback regarding the communications received over at least one CC of the multiple CCs, wherein the one or more of the multiple CCs are selected for transmitting the feedback based at least in part on a transmission time interval (TTI) duration for the at least one CC. Feedback related to receiving the communications from the serving node over the at least one CC can be transmitted over the one or more of the multiple CCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Peter Gaal, Shimman Arvind Patel, Jing Sun, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10178636
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a method. The method includes determining, by a first node device in a network, a first master clock according to a first clock data set of the first node device and a first clock data set of another node device in the network, and synchronizing to the first master clock, where the first clock data set includes a first clock domain selection parameter of a node device. The method also includes determining, by the first node device, a second master clock according to a second clock data set of the first node device and a second clock data set of another node device that belongs to a same first node clock domain as the first node device does, and synchronizing to the second master clock, where the second clock data set includes a second clock domain selection parameter of a node device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinfang Zhang, Bojie Li
  • Patent number: 10171678
    Abstract: A method of establishing a communications session for communication of data with respect to a telephony user device and at least one other user device in a data communications network. Communications are conducted with a server system. The communications comprise a client-server connection. Call party details of a telephone call are transmitted to the server system in the communications. The telephone call involves at least the telephony user device, as a first telephony user device involved in the call, and a second telephony user device involved in the call. The call party details including a first identity associated with the first telephony user device and a second identity associated with the second telephony user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD
    Inventors: Chris Mairs, Liz Rice, Philip Pearl, Felix Palmer, David Drysdale, Shaun Crampton
  • Patent number: 10171224
    Abstract: Underlay network node and macro base station and methods therein for enabling avoidance of interference in a cell extension area associated with an uplink/downlink imbalance. The underlay network node is assumed to be associated with a cell area A, and a cell extension area B, where the cell extension area B has an uplink/downlink imbalance in relation to a neighboring base station and the network node. The method in the underlay network node involves serving a UE in both uplink and downlink when the UE is located in cell area A. The method further involves serving a UE only in the uplink when the UE is located in cell extension area B, thus enabling avoidance of interference related to communication of a UE located in said cell extension area B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Gunnar Mildh, Stefan Parkvall, Stefan Wager
  • Patent number: 10169682
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device for sorting frames included in one moving image into different channels, the frames included in the moving image being a mixture of frames belonging to the different channels. The image processing device includes an automatic sorting unit and a re-sorting unit. The automatic sorting unit calculates a similarity degree of the plurality of frames included in the moving image by performing image processing on the frames, and sorts the plurality of frames into the plurality of channels based on the similarity degree. The re-sorting unit accepts, from a user, an association operation of individually associating at least one non-sorted frame, which is not automatically sorted by the automatic sorting unit, with any of the plurality of channels, and individually sorts the non-sorted frame to any of the plurality of channels based on content of the association operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NK WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumiko Nakagawa, Tomoo Nakano, Yukiko Murata
  • Patent number: 10159009
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosed approach attempts to provide suitable contention access by an Access Point (AP) to a communications medium shared with a plurality of stations (STAs) by adapting Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA) parameters for the AP. Generally, the disclosed approach includes determining a metric value by measuring an amount of access of a medium by a device over a first period of time; and changing, based on the metric value, a contention parameter of the device if a target metric value associated with access of the medium for the device is not achieved while a limit of the contention parameter has not been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10153866
    Abstract: Processing and transmitting transmission frames. A method for processing a transmission frame, includes receiving a transmission frame including a bootstrap portion, a preamble portion, and a payload portion. The boot strap portion of the received transmission frame is processed, by processing circuitry of a reception apparatus, to extract preamble structure information from one of four bootstrap symbols included in the bootstrap portion. The preamble portion of the transmission frame is decoded, by the processing circuitry, based on the extracted preamble structure information. A first one of the four bootstrap symbols is used for synchronization and a last one of the four bootstrap symbols in the bootstrap portion includes the preamble structure information. Further, the preamble structure information indicates a structure of one or more preamble symbols in the preamble portion that follows the last symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Lachlan Michael, Daniel Schneider, Lothar Stadelmeier, Samuel Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 10149208
    Abstract: A mobile station executed method, wherein upon changing from a current cell to a new cell in a wireless packet data network the mobile station enters the new cell; generates a cell change packet data unit (PDU) message for informing the network of the location of the mobile station in the new cell; buffers the cell change PDU message into a PDU transmit queue before any buffered PDUs that were present before the mobile station entered the new cell; and transmits the buffered cell change PDU before any of the buffered PDUs that were present before the mobile station entered the new cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Mika Forssell
  • Patent number: 10135562
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for a scheme of link adaptation (LA) in uplink grant-less random access (RA) communications. The scheme includes changing a modulation and coding (MCS) of a user, instead of using a fixed MCS over time, as the user link, channel, or non-link conditions vary during the RA communications. In an embodiment, a transmission point (TP) receives from a UE a packet encoded using a MCS, and detects a condition associated with uplink measurements or other non-link based condition of the UE. The TP then initiates an upgrade or a downgrade of the MCS in accordance with the condition, and signals the UE indicating a second MCS as a result. The UE thus sends a second packet encoded using the second MCS. In another embodiment, the UE initiates the MCS change in accordance to detecting a link or non-link based condition, such as change of mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqing Zhang, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10136385
    Abstract: Modes on power consumption are suitably set. There is provided an information processing device including a control section. When the information processing device in a first mode transitions to a second mode in which the information processing device consumes power differently than in the first mode, the control section performs control to transmit at least one frame. Upon transmitting the frame, the control section inserts into the frame information for notifying a first device compatible with the second mode that the information processing device will transition to the second mode, and information for causing a second device incompatible with the second mode to suppress transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke Sakai, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10129913
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for direct communication between mobile terminals by using GSM carrier frequencies, wherein each carrier frequency transmits TDMA frames with a TDMA frame duration of 4.615 ms and each TDMA frame comprises 8 time slots with a duration of 577 microseconds, with the invention being characterized in that a multiframe is agreed upon by combining multiple TDMA frames, preferably 26 TDMA frames, wherein the involved terminals operate in the simplex mode and always transmit and receive in separate time slots within an agreed TDMA frame of the multiframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hanan Armoni, Saar Shlapobersky
  • Patent number: 10111256
    Abstract: A communications device to transmit data to a mobile communications network includes one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for communication. The communications device includes a controller controlling a transmitter to transmit a random access message to a first network element via a random access channel of the wireless access interface common to one or more other communications devices, to receive in response an acknowledgement indicating an allocation of communications resources of a shared up-link channel for the communications device to transmit signals to the mobile communications network, or a negative acknowledgment indicating the communications device has not been allocated communications resources of the shared up-link channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10102696
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control device includes a recording unit that sequentially records first data transferred through an in-vehicle local network; a data acquisition unit that acquires second data relating to an event from a portion of the first data generated within a first time before occurrence of the event and from another portion of the first data recorded within a second time after occurrence of the event; a generation unit that generates third data when a specified operation or change in state of an occupant occurs by elapse of a third time after occurrence of the event; a first holding unit that holds the second data; a second holding unit that holds the third data; a nonvolatile memory having a first and a second recording regions; and a data control unit that records the second data on the first recording region and the third data on the second recording region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shintaro Iwaasa
  • Patent number: 10098110
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for allocating wireless resources based on a single resource unit in a WLAN. The method for allocating the wireless resources based on a single resource unit in a WLAN may comprise the steps of: an AP scheduling, on a bandwidth, a plurality of wireless resources for communication with a plurality of STAs; and the AP transmitting a plurality of items of downlink data to each of the plurality of STAs through each of the plurality of wireless resources, wherein when resource allocation based on a virtual allocation resource unit is not supported, each of the plurality of wireless resources can include at least one first resource unit only or at least one second resource unit only, wherein the size of the first resource unit can be larger than the size of the second resource unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Choi, Hangyu Cho, Wookbong Lee
  • Patent number: 10095812
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing CAx data may include (1) storing a model of an engineering object as a group of nodes including one or more feature nodes, (2) associating a corresponding transaction history with each feature node, the transaction history indicating one or more states for a feature over time, and (3) determining a state of a selected feature node at a selected point in time by accessing the corresponding transaction history of the selected feature node. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Robert Freeman, Kelly Eric Bowman, Charles Greg Jensen, Daniel Staves, Joshua Q. Coburn
  • Patent number: 10085160
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for receiving neighbor BS information by a mobile station in a wireless communication system. The mobile station receives a neighbor BS information message. It is determined whether operator ID information identifying a network operator of a neighbor BS is not included in the neighbor BS information message. Operator information of the neighbor BS is determined as operator information of a serving BS, if it is determined that the operator ID information is not included in the neighbor BS information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hyung Kim, Hong-Sung Chang, Yong Chang, Geun-Hwi Lim, Jung-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10075932
    Abstract: A method for matching time synchronization between UEs during Device-to-Device (hereinafter referred to as “D2D”) communication in a radio communication system without involving an Evolved Node B (ENB) is proposed. Using the proposed method, all the UEs can operate to match the time synchronization without malfunction in accordance with a synchronization signal of the ENB even if the UE inside an ENB area and the UE outside the ENB area coexist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd..
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Jang, Kyeongin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10070332
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measurement reporting and event-triggered periodic measurement reporting in an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) monitors cell-specific reference signals from a serving cell and neighbor cells to detect a reporting event defined for the E-UTRAN. Once a reporting event is detected, the WTRU sends a measurement report to the network. The measurement quantity may be a reference signal received quality (RSRQ). After detection of the reporting event, the WTRU may send event-triggered measurement reports periodically. The WTRU may send a scheduling request to the network for the event-triggered periodic measurement reports. The WTRU may send a termination indication if the event-triggered periodic measurement reports are terminated before a configured number of times. The WTRU may send an extension request if a specified number of periodic reporting has been sent but more reports still need to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Peter S. Wang
  • Patent number: 10056938
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for managing communication between each of the plurality of wireless RF nodes and a base station using frequency hopping over M non-overlapping frequency channels in a wireless network is provided. The communication is carried out according to a time slot schedule comprising M time slot assemblies, each time slot assembly comprising at least one time slot for the base station to transmit, preferably by broadcast, data on a different channel of the M channels, and R time slots, R being an integer equal to or greater than 1, for one or more of the plurality of nodes to transmit data to the base station. The methods described herein enable a point-to-multipoint wireless communication system in an ISM frequency band that can provide a reliable RF data link even in an area that already comprises one or more WLAN networks that operate in the same ISM frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MAYLAPS B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Six, Bas Jan Emile Van Rens, Henk Jan Ober, Marcel Schaap, Adriaan Klaas Verwoerd
  • Patent number: 10057906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for generating a signal for low latency in a wireless communication system. The method, according to one embodiment of the present invention, for a communication device generating a situation-reporting signal for low latency and transmitting the signal to a base station in a wireless communication system comprises the steps of: generating the situation-reporting signal on the basis of a pre-set, specific situation recognized by the communication device; and transmitting the generated situation-reporting signal to the base station, wherein the situation-reporting signal may be generated so as to have a subcarrier spacing which is a pre-set number of times larger than a subcarrier spacing of a legacy communication system, the pre-set number being an integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Ko, Heejeong Cho, Hyeyoung Choi, Ilmu Byun, Kungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10051505
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: American Messaging Services, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10044601
    Abstract: A multi-cast multi-poll scheme for BLUETOOTH low energy (BLE) technology to be used by one or more mobile devices within a communication environment is disclosed. A broadcaster communication device comprises a transceiver that is configured to communicate with a plurality of recipient communication devices. The broadcaster communication device further comprises a controller that is configured to transmit a packet to the plurality of recipient communication devices and to receive, at predefined time intervals, responses from the plurality of recipient communication devices according to a pre-negotiated order without transmitting any additional packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoxin Xie, Chikan Kwan, Shawn Ding, Jun Guo, Yuan Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10038470
    Abstract: The invention relates to network communication safety, and provides an intelligent socket and an intelligent system. The intelligent socket includes a first control module, and a second control module connected with the first control module. The first control module is configured to receive a data signal, transcode the received data signal, and transmit the transcoded data signal. The second control module is configured to receive a data signal, modulate the data signal, and transmit the modulated data signal. The intelligent socket is configured to achieve communication between a control terminal and a controlled terminal and achieve data transmission, demodulation, transcoding and other functions, thereby reducing the burden on the control terminal, improving the intelligence level of the intelligent socket to a certain extent, and bringing more convenience to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Minwa Auto-Protection (Smart Plug) Technology Co. Limited
    Inventor: Hak Wah Lau
  • Patent number: 10028332
    Abstract: A method for wireless communications is provided. The method includes forming a first set of wireless components into a master cluster that provides upper level service functionality to a subset of user devices. The method includes forming a second set of wireless components into a nested cluster that is associated with the master cluster, where the nested cluster provides data transfer to and from the subset of user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Siddhartha Mallik, Jilei Hou, Amir Farajidana, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10028323
    Abstract: A wireless network access point and User Equipment (UEs) communicate over Base Station-to-Device (BS2D) traffic links. The wireless network access point receives status reports from the UEs that form a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication group. The wireless network access point filters the UEs in the D2D communication group based on a signal strength threshold and a buffer capacity threshold to identify a candidate set of the UEs. The wireless network access point further prioritizes the candidate set based on buffer status reporting frequency of the UEs to select one of the UEs as the D2D communication master for the D2D communication group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Saravana Velusamy, Vanil Parihar, Nitesh Manchanda
  • Patent number: 10021041
    Abstract: A vehicle network node module includes device buffers, a network buffer, a switch circuit, and a processing module. The device buffers temporarily store outgoing device packets from, and temporarily store incoming device packets for, vehicle devices in accordance with a locally managed prioritization scheme. The network buffer receives incoming network packets from, and outputs the outgoing network packets to, a vehicle network fabric in accordance with a global vehicle network protocol. The network buffer also temporarily stores the incoming network packets and the outgoing network packets in accordance with the locally managed prioritization scheme. The switching circuit selectively couples the network buffer to individual ones of the device buffers in accordance with the locally managed prioritization scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE.
    Inventors: Nariman Yousefi, Yongbum Kim, John Walley, Sherman (Xuemin) Chen, Wael W. Diab, Nicholas Ilyadis
  • Patent number: 10003982
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data, the method including receiving data from one or more data units, determining a total data rate based on data obtained from the one or more data units, determining an optimum data rate for packet transmission based on minimizing overhead data included in the packet transmission where, when the total data rate exceeds a predetermined threshold, a first portion of data is automatically removed from the data obtained from the one or more data units for placement in a data storage buffer and a second portion of the data obtained from the one or more data units remains in the packet transmission such that the total data rate is decreased and transmitting the second portion of the data obtained from the one or more data units at the optimum data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chen J. Chang, Amir L. Liaghati, Mahsa L. Liaghati
  • Patent number: 9999043
    Abstract: Parallel demodulators are provided in field units. Forward and reverse channel allocation information may be broadcast to the field units in the same epoch as traffic data but on first and second channels, such as paging and traffic channels. This assures that all field units are able to receive forward and reverse channel allocation information every epoch. By having parallel demodulators in the field unit, switching between the first and second channels is avoided and channel allocation information is not lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Cornett, Jr., Kevin P. Johnson, George R. Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9979597
    Abstract: The present methods and apparatus relate to managing interference associated with a configuration of a self-organizing network (SON) during wireless communication, comprising receiving, at a first radio access technology (RAT) entity, measurement information from a user equipment (UE) for assisting with interference management at a second RAT entity, wherein the first RAT entity is collocated with the second RAT entity; and configuring the second RAT entity based at least in part on the measurement information received by the first RAT entity. In a further aspect, the present methods and apparatus comprise embedding, by a first RAT entity, RAT entity-specific information of a second RAT entity in a management indication, wherein the first RAT entity and the second RAT entity are collocated; and transmitting the management indication to one or both of a UE and another first RAT entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 9973257
    Abstract: A communication system where wireless devices communicating with an access node may be communicating either directly with the access node, or via a heterodyne repeater. A heterodyne repeater relays communications transparently such that operation of the access node may not provide the ability to distinguish which wireless devices are communicating directly from those that are communicating via the heterodyne repeater. The system determines whether the wireless device is communicating either directly with the access node, or via a heterodyne repeater. When a wireless device is communicating via a heterodyne repeater, the access node selects a radio resource control configuration adapted for communication via a heterodyne repeater to be used with that wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Sanghoon Sung
  • Patent number: 9973293
    Abstract: Multiple full channel quality indication (CQI) reports indicative of received signal quality for multiple carriers in wireless communication are transmitted in multiple time intervals of a CQI channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Joseph Paul Odenwalder, Stein Arne Lundby, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 9961685
    Abstract: A method in a network node is disclosed. The method comprises allocating a pool of radio resources for vehicle-to-other (V2x) communication by a plurality of wireless devices, and dividing the allocated pool of radio resources for V2x communication into a plurality of orthogonal sets of radio resources, each set of radio resources having an associated set identifier comprising one of a plurality of positive integers. The method further comprises assigning one or more radio resource sets to each wireless device among the plurality of wireless devices based at least in part on a radio-compatibility characteristic, and communicating to each wireless device the assigned set of radio resources to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, Hieu Do, Ricardo Blasco Serrano
  • Patent number: 9961518
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sending and receiving text, or data, messages between wireless communication devices and wireline-messaging devices utilize a broadband connection to the wireline premises as the signaling channel. A message application server sends messages directly to wireline-messaging devices through a digital network, such as the Internet. Such systems and methods include wireline-messaging devices integrated with premises telephones connected to a PSTN, in which the telephones are adapted with thin client software to send and receive data messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas B. Alston, Barbara Stark, Valois Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9955329
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile wireless communication system that improves response immediacy in a wireless communication system using an SCPC communication system. For this purpose, a base station and/or a plurality of mobile stations is provided with a number-of-channels switching means that monitors the communication state to create determination information for determining the necessity of switching the number of channels, and that switches the ratio of the number of channels for downlink communications and that for uplink communications, in a case where a change in the number of channels is necessary on the basis of the determination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Oga