Contiguous Regions Interconnected By A Local Area Network Patents (Class 370/338)
  • Patent number: 10298465
    Abstract: A device may receive a trained data model that has been trained using historical link quality information associated with a set of links. The device may determine, after receiving the trained data model, link quality information associated with a link that is actively supporting traffic. The device may classify the link by using the link quality information as input for the data model. The data model may classify the link into a class of a set of classes associated with measuring link quality. The device may determine an actual quality level of the link. The device may selectively update the class of the link after determining the actual link quality of the link. The device may perform one or more actions associated with improving link quality based on classifying the link and/or selectively updating the class of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alam Yadav, Madhava N, Saikat Sanyal
  • Patent number: 10299105
    Abstract: A device that includes one or more processors may receive instructions to scan, at a given time, one or more channels in one or more frequency bands for presence of wireless devices in an environment of the device. The device may also identify one or more operations of the device that are occurring at the given time. The device may also adjust a duration of scanning the one or more channels based on the identified operations. The device may also cause a wireless receiver of the device to scan, for the adjusted duration, the one or more channels for the presence of the wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Dmitry Shmidt
  • Patent number: 10299198
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for Basic Service Set (BSS) association, comprises receiving, by a station (STA) from an access point (AP), a frame comprising a traffic type indicator, wherein the traffic type indicator indicates a type of STA that is allowed to associate with the AP and the frame is a beacon frame or a probe response frame; and associating the STA with the AP upon determining that a device type of the STA is indicated by the traffic type indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 10298673
    Abstract: A computing device is able to communicate wirelessly with other devices using different types of wireless networks, such as infrastructure networks and peer-to-peer networks. Situations can arise in which a computing device is connected to different types of networks at the same time. In such situations a check is made as to whether the computing device can connect to a first of the wireless networks using the same channel as is used by the computing device to connect to a second of the wireless networks. If so, then the computing device connects to the first wireless network using the same channel as is used by the computing device to connect to the second wireless network, resulting in the computing device sharing the same channel for the multiple wireless networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Uday Sooryakant Hegde, Victor Juan Broto Cartagena
  • Patent number: 10299081
    Abstract: In aspects of gesture profiles and location correlation, a mobile device includes a wireless radio system to scan for location data from wireless-enabled devices within communication range of the mobile device. The mobile device implements a profile module to initiate the scan for the location data responsive to motion of the mobile device, and can determine from the location data, location coordinates corresponding to locations of the mobile device before and after the scan. The profile module can determine gesture profiles of gestures corresponding to a location of the mobile device, identify the gestures that occur at the location of the mobile device based on the determined gesture profiles, and correlate the identified gestures of the gesture profiles with the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Tyagi, Joseph Vincent Nasti, Sudhir C. Vissa, Douglas Alfred Lautner
  • Patent number: 10298659
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for data transfer disclosed herein. Specifically, embodiments may utilize a protocol module deployed on a computing device, where the protocol module may be configured to receive data from an application and send that data using a particular protocol. The protocol module may, for example, utilize a latency tolerant protocol such as the Mobile Transport Protocol (MTP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Simon Copsey, Oliver Sturrock, Timothy John Wentford
  • Patent number: 10299092
    Abstract: Systems and methods for control and triggering of machine to machine (M2M) devices (e.g., smart meters). More specifically how to allow an M2M service provider (e.g., utility company) to use an operator's network to communicate with the M2M device connected with a UE/GW associated with the operator's network. The M2M service provider may receive identification of the UE/GW, but not for the M2M device. By transmitting an identifier for the M2M device along with an identifier for the UE/GW, the network operator may define establish and maintain a communication path specific to M2M devices. Similar techniques may be incorporated to allow the M2M service provider to locate and trigger the M2M device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Jun Wang, Anand Palanigounder, John Wallace Nasielski
  • Patent number: 10299280
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for interference alignment in a wireless local area network (LAN) with an overlapping basic service set (OBSS). In an embodiment, a method includes instructing a first access point (AP) in the wireless LAN to broadcast a null data packet (NDP) sounding packet to a plurality of stations when no other AP is broadcasting, wherein the NDP sounding packet comprises a plurality of long training field (LTFs), and wherein a total number of LTFs is equal to a total number of transmission streams, receiving channel beamforming (BF) information and a signal plus interference to noise ratio (SINR) from each of the stations, wherein each of the stations computes the channel BF information and the SINR from sounding packets received from each of the APs in the wireless LAN, and determining a transmission schedule according to the SINRs and the channel BF information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Suh, Osama Aboul-Magd, Kwok Shum Au, Sheng Sun
  • Patent number: 10299178
    Abstract: A first base station provides radio communication service to user equipments, UEs, and a second base station that provides radio communication service to UEs in adjacent cell service area. The first base station receives cell range expansion, CRE, information from the second base station for expanding the size of the first cell and evaluates handover of one or more UEs with respect to the second cell based on the CRE information. In one embodiment, the second base station determines a CRE related configuration that includes the CRE information with respect to the first cell, sends the CRE information to the first base station. For example, the second base station may send a handover request including the CRE information to the first base station. The second base station also may consider CRE information in handover evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Angelo Centonza, Mojgan Fadaki, Lars Lindbom
  • Patent number: 10299130
    Abstract: Resource sharing method and device are provided. The method includes: sending an access request to a second communication network through a target backhaul link of the second communication network by a resource sharing device when the access request is received from a terminal from a first communication network; sending the access request to the first communication network by the second communication network, for authenticating the terminal; sending QoS level information of the terminal to the second communication network by the first communication network when the terminal is authenticated, and sending access rejected information to the second communication network when the terminal is unauthenticated; providing services for the terminal according to the subscription QoS level information, or rejecting to provide services for the terminal according to the access rejected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Fei Zhang, Ting Fu, Yi-Qing Cao, Chen-Lu Zhang, Ya-Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10299120
    Abstract: A method for assigning a cellular network identity. The method comprises receiving (222), in a user equipment capable to attach to a cellular network and a wireless local area network, a unique representation of a user equipment context of the user equipment and in what cellular network node the user equipment is or is going to be attached, from a network node. The unique representation is labelled (224) as a cellular network identity and cellular network identity is stored (226) a pseudonym identity and/or a fast re-authentication identity in a memory in the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Daniel Nilsson, Qian Chen, Chunbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10292088
    Abstract: In certain cellular communication systems, a roaming communication device may attempt to establish a connection with a visited wireless communication network. Before allowing the connection, the visited network may check to see whether the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the device has been listed in an Equipment Identity Register (EIR) as being blocked, and may refuse the connection if the IMEI is listed as being blocked. In addition, when the home network of the device receives a request to authorize usage of the device, the home network may also check its own EIR to determine whether the IMEI has been blocked. If the IMEI has been blocked in the EIR of the home network, the home network indicates to the visited network that the connection should be refused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hichem Zait, Nassereddine Sabeur
  • Patent number: 10292189
    Abstract: A method of network configuration for a first wireless access point (AP) includes scanning to find a second wireless AP; determining whether the first wireless AP is a network provider or a network joiner in a network connection with the second wireless AP according to a determination rule; establishing the network connection with the second wireless AP; and configuring a profile of the first wireless AP when the network connection is established; wherein the second wireless AP is configured to have a profile identical to the profile of the first wireless AP when the network connection is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Chen Lee, Pohsun Yang
  • Patent number: 10291598
    Abstract: A network device decrypts a record, received from a client device, that is associated with an encrypted session between the client device and an application platform. The network device incorporates decrypted record data, from the decrypted record, into a payload field of a transmission control protocol (TCP) packet to be transmitted to another device, identifies a record header in the record, and determines, based on the record header, a record type associated with the decrypted record. Based on the record type, the network device marks the one or more TCP packets as including urgent data by setting a TCP urgent control bit in a header of the one or more TCP packets, and sets a second field, in the header of the TCP packet, to a second value that identifies an end of the urgent data, which corresponds to an end of the decrypted record data in the payload field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajeev Chaubey
  • Patent number: 10291751
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and apparatus for transmitting signaling information within payload traffic. For example, the method parses a certificate received from a service provider to obtain service imprint information associated with a mobile service, inserts a service control parameter derived from the service imprint information into a packet header, and forwards the packet header within payload traffic to a policy charging and enforcing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Gus Bourg, Terry Figurelle, Jie McKnight, Jeffrey Dean Hjort
  • Patent number: 10291303
    Abstract: An apparatus for mapping data in a wireless communication system. The apparatus includes circuitry for generating a precoding matrix for multi-antenna transmission based on a precoding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback from at least one remote receiver where the PMI indicates a choice of precoding matrix derived from a matrix multiplication of two matrices from a first code book and a second codebook. The apparatus further includes circuitry for precoding one or more layers of a data stream with the precoding matrix and transmitting the precoded layers of data stream to the remote receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Eko N. Onggosanusi, Runhua Chen
  • Patent number: 10291608
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for establishing a wireless connection. In one embodiment, a method includes establishing a first wired connection with a router, receiving connection information sent from the router via the first wired connection, wherein the connection information is configured to enable an electronic device to connect wirelessly to the router, and establishing a second wireless connection with the router based on the connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Jialin Fan, Heng Qu, Qiuzhi Huang
  • Patent number: 10284275
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) beamforming. A device may determine one or more short sector sweep frames associated with one or more antennas of the device. The device may cause to set one or more fields of at least one of the one or more short sector sweep frames to indicate an MIMO communication with one or more first devices. The device may identify one or more response frames from at least one of the one or more first devices based at least in part on the one or more short sector sweep frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10285159
    Abstract: Diversity enhancement for multiple carrier systems is disclosed which includes generation of a multiplexed multicarrier radio frequency (RF) signal having N carriers organized to be accessed at a rate of one carrier access per multicast channel (MCH) scheduling period (MSP) per carrier of the N carriers, thereby requiring N accesses per MSP duration across the N carriers. The method may also include the base station transmitting the RF signal to a user equipment (UE). In other aspects, the diversity enhancements include the UE receiving a multiplexed multicarrier RF signal having N carriers. The UE may access the N carriers by performing one carrier access per MSP per carrier of the N carriers, thereby performing N accesses per MSP duration across the N carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Ralph Akram Gholmieh, Jun Wang, Xiaoxia Zhang, Kuo-Chun Lee, Nagaraju Naik
  • Patent number: 10285140
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a power estimation method and apparatus. On a premise of controlling interference caused by a second node to a first node to be within a range, a transmit power of the second node can be increased so as to improve communication quality of the second node. A specific solution is: obtaining an estimated load value of each first node in N first nodes according to a transmit power and user service requirements of each first node that are obtained and according to a transmit power set for each second node in M second nodes, and further, respectively using the transmit power set for each second node as an allowed transmit power of each second node according to the estimated load value of each first node in the N first nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Hongcheng Zhuang, Andrian Beletchi, Jietao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10282146
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is selectively executable a normal mode or a sleep mode, the information processing apparatus including: a main controller circuit that operates in the normal mode; a sub controller circuit that operates in the sleep mode; a first communication interface capable of communicating with an external apparatus connected to a first network; and a second communication interface capable of communicating with a proxy response device, the proxy response device being unconnected to the first network. In the sleep mode, the sub controller circuit receives a request from the external apparatus via the first communication interface, sends the request to the proxy response device via the second communication interface, receives a response to the request from the proxy response device via the second communication interface, and sends the response to the external apparatus via the first communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Aiba
  • Patent number: 10285149
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for phase tracking in wireless communications using frames with some portions that use relatively long symbol durations. One technique includes generating a frame having a plurality of orthogonal training field sequences. Each orthogonal training field sequence is assigned to a different spatial stream. The frame is output for transmission as a single user (SU) transmission, a downlink multi-user (MU) multiple input multiple output (MIMO) transmission, or an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission. After obtaining the frame, channel estimation and/or phase tracking may be performed based on the orthogonal training field sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Bin Tian, Tao Tian
  • Patent number: 10285127
    Abstract: Users are enabled to readily use desired applications. A wireless communication device performs an inter-device wireless communication with another wireless communication device in accordance with the Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Direct specification. This wireless communication device includes a transmitting unit. This transmitting unit incorporates information about the role of the wireless communication device into an action frame specified in the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 802.11 specification, and then transmits the action frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Yamaura
  • Patent number: 10285209
    Abstract: An optimization processing method and apparatus for a D2D service are provided. The optimization processing method includes the following steps. D2D service information and/or service experience information about a terminal are/is acquired, wherein the service experience information is used for reflecting quality of a terminal user' experience on a current service. The D2D service information and/or service experience information are/is reported. By means of the above-mentioned technical solution, the technical problem that there is no solution for a terminal to report D2D service information and/or service experience information in the related art is solved, thereby implementing reporting of the D2D service information, improving the supervision capability of a network side on a D2D service, and providing a strong support for improving the user experience of the D2D service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yin Gao, Lin Chen, Dapeng Li
  • Patent number: 10285041
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus includes a communication controller and an identification information setup portion. The communication controller establishes first communication, namely, communication with a first wireless communication apparatus having identification information already set and receives first information, namely, information to settle the identification information to be set, from the first wireless communication apparatus. The identification information setup portion sets the identification information for the wireless communication apparatus based on the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Fujiwara, Yoshihiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10285178
    Abstract: Radio transmission is performed even to a communication party whose bandwidth that can be used for transmission and reception is limited without having an influence of an offset of a DC component. A radio transmitter applied to an OFDMA communication system in which a plurality of different terminals performs communication using OFDM signals at the same time that includes a mapping part that allocates transmission power to each subcarrier, and also selects a subcarrier to which minimum power of the transmission power to be allocated is allocated and modulates transmission data in units of communication slots to output the modulated data; and a transmission part for transmitting radio signals including the modulated data using each of the subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10282966
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for systemic resource utilization analysis and management, such as employing a single-point sensor to detect or identify resource leakage at one or more other locations in a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Travelers Indemnity Company
    Inventors: Aasta Frascati-Robinson, Michael R. Gammon, Paul R. Langdon, Robert O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10284516
    Abstract: Systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms or apparatus for monitoring DNS services by causing one or more client devices to resolve a unique Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) to collect query records useful in determining client device and DNS service host address and location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Isaiah Connell, Guruvayurappan Sriram
  • Patent number: 10285085
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method for facilitating and establishing network connectivity. The network connectivity is established by a first computing device which is capable of identifying network parameters of available network connections and broadcasting the network parameters. The first computing device receives connection request along with connection request parameters from second computing devices to establish connection with one of the available network connections. The first computing device determines which network connection can server the connection request parameters and then facilitates the available network connection to the second computing device. The second computing device establishes the network connections with the first computing device. The second computing device identifies which are first computing devices with their network parameters can serve the connection request parameters of the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Santhosh Kumar Mohan Naidu
  • Patent number: 10285114
    Abstract: Neutral host networks may offer one or more different services via one or more different service providers, but user equipment (UE) may not necessarily know which services/service providers are offered by the neutral host networks. Accordingly, nodes of the neutral host networks (e.g., an access point, such as an evolved Node B (eNB)) may transmit service discovery information (SDI) to advertise the one or more services or service providers offered by the node and/or the neutral host network. Thus, a UE can receive the SDI via broadcast by the node, dedicated message from the node, etc., and can accordingly present at least a portion of the SDI or determine whether to connect to the node or another node of the neutral host network based at least in part on the SDI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Jun Wang, Ajay Gupta, Ozcan Ozturk
  • Patent number: 10275765
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems, methods and media for omni-channel state preservation are provided. In example embodiments, a method comprises identifying a plurality of flow chain elements in a transaction flow of a user session, causing the presentation of a first flow chain element in the transaction flow in an interface of a first user device, causing the presentation of a second flow chain element in the transaction flow in an interface of a second user device, and preserving a state of the user in the session when causing the presentation of the second flow chain element in the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Romero
  • Patent number: 10277748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a mobile ad-hoc voice network for operation in a rapidly changing environment, which comprises (A) assigning to a plurality of devices a group ID and to each of said devices a respective serial number (B) providing within each of said devices an algorithm for (B.1) calculating, based on individual neighbors data that are transmitted by each of the network devices within slots of a TDMA cycle, a structure of the network, including determination of one or more relay devices (B.2) calculating a leader for the network and (B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cardo Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Avi Moato, Abraham Glezerman, Albert Samuel Ashkenazy, Yael Sherman, Yossef Rahamim
  • Patent number: 10275388
    Abstract: A system includes an input/output adapter operable to receive packets in a single clock cycle. The system includes a controller operatively connected to the input/output adapter. The controller is operable to receive a first packet on a first pipeline and a second packet on a second pipeline in a same clock cycle. The controller is further operable to route a header portion of the first packet and a header portion of the second packet on a header path to a header buffer including a plurality of physical arrays in parallel through a header buffer write interface having a single offset address. The controller is operable to route a payload portion of the first packet and a payload portion of the second packet on a data path to a data buffer including a plurality of physical arrays in parallel through a data buffer write interface having a single offset address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hanscom, Tynan J. Garrett, John M. Pritz
  • Patent number: 10278109
    Abstract: A method of 5G/WLAN vertical handover based on fuzzy logic control, the method including: 1) obtaining, by a mobile node, dynamic access-network information from a database of access network discovery and selection function; 2) from the obtained dynamic access-network information, sorting out and selecting an RSS, an available bandwidth, and a degree of user's preference for WLAN as performance parameters, and monitoring a real-time status of networks; 3) when the real-time status of the networks satisfies mandatory user-defined rules, executing a typical handover directly according to the user-defined rules; when the real-time status of the networks does not satisfy mandatory user-defined rules, triggering a vertical handover-decision procedure based on a fuzz logic mode; and 4) conducting adjustment and control, by the MN, by dynamically updating access-network information, changing rules and varying membership functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHONGQING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Zhizhong Zhang, Li Yu, Fang Cheng, Haonan Hu
  • Patent number: 10278233
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a radio interface unit that sends a data message to a receiver and extracts, when a message sent by the receiver via unicast with an optimized transmission rate is received, rate information indicating the optimized transmission rate of the receiver from the received message, a message processor that generates the data message, in which a multicast identifier indicating a multicast group is a destination, and outputs the data message to the radio interface unit, and a selector that selects, according to the rate information, a data message transmission rate to send the data message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yujen Lai, Yosuke Bando, Kenichi Maeda, Masahiro Ishiyama, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Takeshi Sakoda
  • Patent number: 10278067
    Abstract: Methods and systems for associating or accessing one or more social media profiles are disclosed herein. The system may include one or more unconnected (Wireless Enabled Devices) WEDs which may broadcast or detect a beacon message, where the beacon message may include the MAC address or other wireless identifier of the broadcasting WED (Wireless Enabled Device). The detecting WED may send a query to an API for accessing or retrieving one or more social media profiles that may be associated with the detected MAC address. The API may check the detected MAC address against a plurality of MAC addresses previously registered in a registry. The API may retrieve links stored in the registry and associated with the registered MAC address. The API may send these links to the detecting WED which may use the links to automatically retrieve one or more social media profiles from third-party providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CECELUMEN, LLC
    Inventor: Stillman Bradish
  • Patent number: 10277367
    Abstract: A method and apparatus schedule uplink transmissions with reduced latency. A first resource used for transmitting a scheduling request indication in a subframe can be determined at a device. The first resource can be associated with uplink data transmissions using a first TTI length. The first TTI length can include a first number of symbols. A second resource used for transmitting a scheduling request indication in the subframe can be determined. The second resource can be associated with uplink data transmissions using a second TTI length. The second TTI length can include a second number of symbols. The second number of symbols can be smaller than the first number of symbols. A scheduling request indication resource can be selected from one of the first resource and the second resource. The scheduling request indication can be transmitted in the selected scheduling request indication resource in the subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ravikiran Nory, Vijay Nangia, Hossein Bagheri, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 10278056
    Abstract: In one example, a method for providing probe responses in a wireless communication network includes determining, in response to a broadcast probe request from a station, to respond to the broadcast probe request based on whether the station previously acknowledges a previous broadcast probe response from an access point. Additionally, the method includes transmitting a probe response to the station based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Ido Ouzieli, Liat Kahana, Necati Canpolat
  • Patent number: 10278224
    Abstract: A method for simultaneously communicating with multiple communication devices in a wireless local area network is described. Multiple uplink data units are received that are simultaneously transmitted by multiple second communication devices. The multiple uplink data units include a management data unit and a traffic data unit. An acknowledgment data unit is generated to acknowledge receipt of the multiple data units. The acknowledgment data unit includes (i) an indication that indicates that the acknowledgment data unit is intended for the multiple second communication devices, and (ii) respective acknowledgment information fields for the multiple second communication devices. The respective acknowledgment information fields include a first acknowledgment information field for the management data unit and a second acknowledgment information field for the traffic data unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10278037
    Abstract: Methods and Systems are disclosed herein for the streamlined configuration of WIFI devices and particularly credentials for local WIFI networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Telephone Science Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Foss, Vadim Alexander Gordin
  • Patent number: 10278159
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for performing communications in a wireless software defined network SDN and an apparatus thereof. The method includes: generating a message in a first format; and transmitting the message to a wireless network control device of a control plane, so that the wireless network control device obtains content in the message according to the first format. According to the method for performing communications in the wireless software defined network SDN and the apparatus thereof in embodiments of the present invention, the wireless network control device in the wireless SDN may perform communications with a base station and a user equipment by defining the message content and the message format for performing communications between the wireless network control device of the control plane and the base station as well as the user equipment of a data plane, thereby enhancing feasibility of a wireless SDN architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xueliang Chen, Dan Li
  • Patent number: 10278206
    Abstract: A method for scheduling radio resource in an unlicensed spectrum and a base station using the method is provided. This method includes following steps. Downlink data are obtained, and the first starting time point for a downlink transmission of this downlink data is estimated. A plurality of second starting times are set according to the first starting time point. A plurality of downlink control information (DCIs) for the downlink data are prepared before the earliest second start time point. Each of the DCIs is corresponding to each of the first start time point or the second start time points, and each of the DCIs points to a radio resource block of the downlink data. Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) procedure in the unlicensed spectrum is performed, and the DCIs are disposed in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) after the channel process is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chi-Tao Chiang, You-En Lin
  • Patent number: 10277425
    Abstract: Generally, the described techniques provide for protection mechanisms for sounding training signals transmitted between wireless devices when performing ranging sounding estimation. For example, sounding training signals may be encoded to include a sequence of phase rotations or cyclic shifts to protect the sounding training signal from peer devices. In some cases, encoding information associated with a long training field (LTF) may be transmitted either before or after the LTF is transmitted. Additionally or alternatively, a time delay may be introduced to the sounding training signal, where timing information may be removed from one or more fields of the sounding training signal and the time delay may be appended to an interframe spacing. Alternatively, a frame may be split into multiple frames with the sounding training signal in a first frame, and timing information in a second frame that is offset in time from the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Erik David Lindskog, Ning Zhang, Naveen Kumar Kakani, Alireza Raissinia, Xiaoxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10270410
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates an automatic gain control apparatus and method for rapidly and effectively completing automatic gain control by performing a gain control procedure only three times irrespective of intensity of a received signal using peak values in an analog region and an output signal of an analog-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FCI INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Kang, BeomJin Kim, Byeong Moo Moon, JaeJun Ban, MyungWoon Hwang, ChulHee Kang, Hyun Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10268258
    Abstract: A storage device includes a storage unit, a communication port configured to perform serial communication with an external device, and a controller configured to access the storage unit based on a command communicated from the external device through the communication port, and set the communication port to a power-saving mode before the communication port receives any signal for synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Myouga
  • Patent number: 10270607
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium that includes instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, causes performance of operations. The operations include receiving, at a first network device in a first network, a multicast message comprising data to be transmitted at least to two or more client devices that have roamed from the first network to a same second network, determining that at least one client device has roamed from the first network to the second network, and responsive at least to the determining operation, forwarding, by the first network device to a second network device in the second network, a single copy of the data for distribution to each of the two or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Harsha Nagaraja, Vithal Suresh Mohare
  • Patent number: 10271359
    Abstract: A host (100) provides a service to a dockee (120) via wireless docking. The host has a host wireless communication unit (102) and a near field receiver (103). When the user places the dockee near the host within a near field communication (153) distance, a near field transmitter (123) transmits a service search signal comprising a dockee identifier and a dockee service list for indicating services which are relevant to the dockee. The host determines a matching service set of services that are available at the host, and transmits, via the host communication unit, a service available signal comprising the dockee identifier and the matching service set via the host communication unit. The dockee processor determines whether the received dockee identifier corresponds to the dockee identifier and any of the matching services is actually required by the dockee, and if so, initiates the wireless docking with the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Arnoldus Cornelis Bernsen, Walter Dees, Franciscus Antonius Maria Van De Laar
  • Patent number: 10269180
    Abstract: Interaction between a virtual object and the real space is to be presented in a preferred manner. In accordance with a user's viewing or finding of an actual object 151, the virtual object 150 corresponding to the actual object 151 appears. The actual object 151 includes output devices that generate outputs such as vibration, electric pulse, heat or cooling air, wind, sound, light, a transfer, and a jump. The actual object 151 performs reaction to action performed on the actual object 151 by the virtual object 150. Where interaction is conducted between the virtual object 150 and the actual object 151 in synchronization, a stronger impression of reality can be given to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Yasuhide Hosoda, Manabu Kii
  • Patent number: 10271255
    Abstract: A base station according to a present embodiment includes: a controller configured to set first determination parameters used for a radio terminal to determine whether to switch a standby destination or a connection destination between the mobile communication network and a wireless LAN; a transmitter configured to transmit the first determination parameters to a radio terminal served by the base station; and a receiver configured to receive information notified from another base station. The controller is configured to set the first determination parameters in consideration of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Mitsui, Masato Fujishiro, Kugo Morita, Yushi Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 10271314
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems of User Equipment (UE) centric access network selection. For example, a node B may transmit to a User Equipment (UE) a cellular communication message over a cellular communication medium, the message including a value of a predefined parameter, which is based on a cellular network load of a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Hyung-Nam Choi, Nageen Himayat