Contiguous Regions Interconnected By A Local Area Network Patents (Class 370/338)
  • Patent number: 10674316
    Abstract: The disclosure proceeds from a system, in particular from a portable power tool system, having at least one mobile functional module which has at least one communications unit for communicating electronic data, having at least one building infrastructure device which has at least one communications unit for communicating with the functional module, and having at least one control and/or regulation unit which is at least intended to use an evaluation of a communication between the functional module and the building infrastructure device to at least infer a position of the functional module. It is proposed that the functional module is at least intended to sense at least one article-specific parameter, a user-specific parameter and/or an environment-specific parameter and/or to transmit said parameter(s) at least to the building infrastructure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Schadow, Joern Stock, Florian Esenwein, Wolf-Bastian Poettner, Janina Meier, Juan Nogueira-Nine, Julian Bartholomeyczik, Kamil Pogorzelski, Martin Werner
  • Patent number: 10674309
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a database of geofences and registering geofences, with each geofence in the database being associated with an IP address, preferably an IPV6 address. Each geofence is defined using at least one geographic designator, preferably real property boundaries. Entitlements can be associated with geofences relating to permissive and prohibitive activities within the geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10674488
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: configuring a common resource space having a plurality of time-frequency resources and code resources, where the common resource space includes a first portion for a first type of signaling and a second portion for a second type of signaling, where the first type of signaling includes at least one of persistent acknowledgement signaling and scheduling request signaling, where the second type of signaling includes dynamic acknowledgement signaling; and allocating, based on the configured common resource space, resources of the common resource space for the at least one of persistent acknowledgement signaling and scheduling request signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tiirola, Kari Hooli, Timo Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10674533
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data transmission method, apparatus, and system, and an access point. The method includes: transceiving data of a data portion in an uplink OFDMA PPDU scheduled by an access point AP on a corresponding allocated frequency resource unit RU, determining one or more fundamental channel units on which the allocated frequency resource unit RU is located, and transceiving at least some fields in a common signaling portion in the uplink OFDMA PPDU on the determined one or more fundamental channels. In this way, one or more fundamental channels for transceiving at least some fields in a common signaling portion in an uplink OFDMA PPDU are determinate, and another user can transceive data on another idle fundamental channel, thereby improving channel utilization. In addition, multiple users can simultaneously transceive data on multiple fundamental channels, thereby improving a service transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Le Liu, Zhou Lan
  • Patent number: 10673484
    Abstract: A method includes: controllably configuring at least one antenna diversity switch in a wireless device to establish conductive paths between at least one transceiver of the wireless device and multiple antennas each disposed at a respective one of a multiple areas of a housing of the wireless device; and routing signals between the at least one transceiver and the multiple antennas, via the at least one antenna diversity switch, such that a signal is routed to either of at least two of the multiple antennas disposed at a first end area of the multiple areas of the housing of the wireless device or to either of at least two other antennas disposed at a second end area of the multiple areas of the housing of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Puayhoe See, David Maldonado, Gurkanwal Sahota
  • Patent number: 10674549
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and an apparatus for networking an unmanned aerial vehicle and a system for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle. The method for networking an unmanned aerial vehicle includes: generating a service set identifier and a password; sending the generated service set identifier and password to a control end by means of short-distance wireless communication; judging the status of a connection to the control end; when the connection is disconnected, returning to the step of generating a service set identifier and a password, where the service set identifier and the password that are generated each time are both different from the previously generated service set identifier and password; and when the connection is not disconnected, continuing to judge the status of the connection to the control end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kui Li
  • Patent number: 10671330
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes: a first communication interface configured to perform communication according to a first communication standard; a second communication interface configured to perform communication according to a second communication standard that is different from the first communication standard and that is a wireless communication standard; an image recorder; and a controller. The controller receives image data and first identification information from an image-data output device via the first 02-19 communication interface. The controller broadcasts the received first identification information via the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 10673470
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one processor, at least one antenna, and a wireless communication circuit electrically connected to the at least one processor and the at least one antenna. The wireless communication circuit includes a switch including a first terminal electrically connected to a path corresponding to a first frequency band, a second terminal electrically connected to a path corresponding to a second frequency band, and a third terminal selectively connected to a corresponding terminal of the first terminal and the second terminal and a filter circuit electrically connected between the third terminal and the at least one antenna and having a designated resonant frequency band. The wireless communication circuit selectively transmits a signal in one corresponding frequency band between the first frequency band and the second frequency band based on a terminal which is connected to the third terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Yeop Lee, Dong Il Yang, Jong Hun Yoo, Hyo Seok Na
  • Patent number: 10673809
    Abstract: A method for managing an address in a local area network using an access device allowing access to an extended communication network. The address allows a device of the local area network to communicate with other devices by using the access device. The access device obtains an access control rule to be applied for blocking communication of data packets from at least one start time and until an end time. The access device then sends, to a device of the local area network, a message relating to an address in the local area network associated with the device. The message indicates that the address is no longer valid from the start time. The access device implements at least one action leading to an absence of a valid address for the device of the local area network, as long as the end time of the access control rule is not exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Fabrice Fontaine, Nicolas Neyret
  • Patent number: 10667085
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicates receives wirelessly and directly, from a device, advertising packets of a plurality of different formats that comply with a predetermined communication standard and are transmitted from the device, and estimates a proximity level between the device having transmitted the advertising packets and the information processing apparatus by sampling the radio field intensities of the advertising packets of the plurality of different formats. The advertising packets include a first advertising packet of a first format and a second advertising packet of a second format, wherein a number of sampling of the radio field intensities of the first advertising packet is less than that of the radio field intensities of the second advertising packet per unit of time. A sampled radio field intensity of the first advertising packet influences the estimate more than a sampled radio field intensity of the second advertising packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Morikazu Ito
  • Patent number: 10667292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication method for power saving and a wireless communication terminal using the same, and more particularly, to a wireless communication method for efficiently operating data transmission/reception of each terminal in a high-density environment and a wireless communication terminal using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongho Kim, Jinsam Kwak, Juhyung Son
  • Patent number: 10666548
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented herewith for selecting a preferred route for routing a packet from a first network node to a second network node. A set of possible routes is maintained, with each route having am associated weight value. A random subset of routes is then selected based on the weight values. Each route of the subset is then probed to determine its gain value. The preferred route is selected based on the gain values (e.g., by selecting the highest gain value). Then, all weight values are updated based on the respective gain values. The steps are periodically repeated. Then, whenever a packet needs to be routed, the route currently designated as preferred is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Giacomo Bernardi, Markus Nispel
  • Patent number: 10666408
    Abstract: A method and user equipment for transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) of a user equipment in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes calculating an SRS transmission count based on at least one of a numerology, an SRS periodicity, a number of SRS symbols, and an SRS repetition factor, and transmitting the SRS based on the SRS transmission count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Cheol Kyu Shin, Jeong Ho Yeo, Young Woo Kwak, Hoon Dong Noh, Hyun Il Yoo
  • Patent number: 10667149
    Abstract: A control apparatus for wireless communication system includes: a communication unit to obtain, from a base station, information indicating reception quality, at a terminal device, of a signal transmitted on a directional beam from the base station; and a processing unit to determine whether to remove a spot on the basis of the information obtained by the communication unit, the spot being an area irradiated with a directional beam from the base station. If the processing unit determines that the spot is to be removed, the communication unit sends an instruction to remove the spot to the base station or to a master base station of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daichi Uchino
  • Patent number: 10666417
    Abstract: A system capable of synchronizing clocks on separate devices despite variable delays between the separate devices. The system may compensate for skew (e.g., difference between clocks) and drift (e.g., frequency offset between clocks). The system may determine the skew and drift based on differences between timestamps when packets are sent from a first device to a second device and vice versa. For example, the system may estimate a first line corresponding to the fastest packets from the first device to the second device and may estimate a second line corresponding to the fastest packets from the second device to the first device. The system may determine the skew based on a midpoint between the first line and the second line, and the drift based on a slope of the first line or the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Alan Pogue
  • Patent number: 10666605
    Abstract: In aspects of the disclosure, a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the apparatus determines if a connection to a PLMN has been established. In another aspect, the apparatus builds a FQDN based on the determination by attempting to build the FQDN using each of the prioritized FQDNs in order of priority until the FQDN is built, building the FQDN using a PLMN ID of the PLMN if it is determined that the PLMN is found in the list, or building the FQDN based on the wildcard PLMN if it is determined that the list comprises the wildcard PLMN. Further still, the apparatus selects a network security gateway to provide network security and internet working control based on the FQDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Suli Zhao, Amer Catovic
  • Patent number: 10666687
    Abstract: Converged network management application and system is provided that delivers a management platform as a service that can view and/or manage all managed networks in the aggregate, or any one of them individually (including individual devices within the managed networks), in a secure and efficient manner, providing continuously available intelligence in real time on the managed networks and systems, and overcoming integration issues including conflicting address schemas, the need to avoid unnecessary infrastructure, and the need acquire all necessary information in real time within applicable memory and bandwidth constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NECTAR HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Kiefer, Joseph Fuccillo, Edmond Baydian
  • Patent number: 10666736
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of managing tenants on a multi-tenant SIP server system has at least two multi-tenant enabled SIP server instances in an SIP server cloud or private datacenter environment. Each SIP server instance of the plurality of SIP server instances is configured as a virtual application. The method contains the steps of initially configuring a first tenant on a first SIP server instance, monitoring the capacity of the first SIP server instance, and monitoring the capacity of a second SIP server instance. The monitoring of the first and second SIP server instances is carried out by monitoring at least one predetermined capacity-relevant value. When the at least one predetermined capacity-relevant value exceeds a predetermined threshold value indicating that capacity resources are low on the first SIP server instance, then the first tenant is moved from the first SIP server instance to the second SIP server instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Unify Patente GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl Klaghofer, Johannes Ruetschi, Stefan Ried
  • Patent number: 10667262
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for conducting wireless communication are provided. One method includes identifying a location of the apparatus. The method further includes obtaining spectrum usage data from a database. The spectrum usage data indicates a licensed entity licensed within an area including the location of the apparatus to communicate across a first sub-band of frequencies within a frequency band. The frequency band includes a plurality of channels each having a fixed width. The method further include determining a first set of one or more of the plurality of channels containing the first sub-band of frequencies over which the licensed entity is licensed to communicate. The method further includes conducting wireless transmissions on a second set of one or more of the plurality of channels that do not contain the first sub-band of frequencies while disabling wireless transmissions on the first set of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Vinko Erceg, Ron Porat, Thomas Derham, Matthew J. Fischer, Christopher David Szymanski
  • Patent number: 10656256
    Abstract: During a service period (SP) for a ranging measurement signal exchange between a first communication device and one or more second communication devices, the first communication device receives respective first null data packets (NDPs) from the one or more second communication devices, and transmits respective second NDPs to the one or more second communication devices. The first communication device transmits, during the SP, respective first ranging measurement feedback packets to the one or more second communication devices to allow each of the one or more second communication devices to determine a time-of-flight between the first communication device and the second communication device and/or receives, during the SP, respective second ranging measurement feedback packets from the one or more second communication devices to allow the first communication device to determine respective times-of-flight between the first communication device and the one or more second communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Sagar Tamhane, Hongyuan Zhang, Christian Berger, Niranjan Grandhe, Sudhir Srinivasa, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10660028
    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: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 10660089
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide various mechanisms for protection of MU transmissions, such as UL MU MIMO and UL OFDMA. The mechanisms may allow for various NAV setting options for UL MU MIMO or UL OFDMA. Aspects of the present invention relate to a processing system configured to generate a first frame configured to trigger multiple transmissions from multiple devices, wherein the first frame has a duration field set to a value corresponding to a duration that covers at least the multiple transmissions, and an interface configured to output the frame for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Patent number: 10660132
    Abstract: A method for detecting aggressive signal transmission signatures in a wireless communication network is provided. The network includes at least one cooperative device, an access point, and at least one non-cooperative device. The method includes steps of generating a matrix of at least 8 bits configured to register each instance of at least one of a clear-to-send frame and a request-to-send frame transmitted between the at least one cooperative device and the access point during a specified duration, calculating a cumulative distribution function based on the registered instances within the generated matrix for a probability of the presence of an aggressive transmission signal by the at least one non-cooperative device within a measurable vicinity of one or more of the cooperative device and the access point, and determining the presence of the aggressive transmission signal based on the calculated cumulative distribution function being greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc
    Inventors: Dorin Gheorghe Viorel, Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Belal Hamzeh, Josh Redmore, Carey Sonsino
  • Patent number: 10659975
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for providing underground services in a network of moving things, for example but not necessarily including autonomous vehicles. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for providing communication services, location services, safety services, vehicle guidance services, etc., in underground or other environments in which direct communication with entities outside such environment is not possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Diogo Carreira
  • Patent number: 10659116
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a plurality of wireless devices associated with the wireless network apparatus, identifying a subset of the plurality of wireless devices based on whether the wireless devices in the subset have a probability above a threshold to yield to each other via a clear channel assessment (CCA) and whether the wireless network apparatus can decode uplink signals simultaneously transmitted by the wireless devices in the subset over a common uplink resource, assigning the subset to an uplink resource, separating each wireless device in the subset to each of a plurality of groups, and transmitting, for each group, a steered downlink message indicating the assigned uplink resource for each wireless device in the group, wherein the wireless devices in each group are assigned to different uplink resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Silverman, Guatam Bhanage, Pooya Monajemi
  • Patent number: 10660054
    Abstract: A synchronization signal transmission method and a base station are disclosed, the method comprising: generating a PSS group by applying an OCC to a combination of mutually different PSS sequences to be transmitted across multiple time intervals; disposing a SSS in a region that is adjacent, on a frequency axis, to a resource region assigned to the PSS group; generating a synchronization signal comprising the PSS group and the SSS; and transmitting the synchronization signal across multiple time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kilbom Lee, Kijun Kim, Jaehoon Chung, Hyukjin Chae, Kyuseok Kim, Minki Ahn
  • Patent number: 10652243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for controlling a connection between a first device and a second device by using Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) technology. The method comprises: receiving from the first device an advertising message including information related to a service for controlling the first device; connecting with the first device based on the advertising message; requesting the connected first device for information on one or more devices included in a Whitelist, which is indicating a list of device the first device can connect to; receiving the information on one or more devices from the first device; and instructing the first device to connect with the second device when the information on one or more devices includes the second device's information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghwan Kwon, Minsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10652793
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method by which a packet data network gateway (PGW) processes data for an UE in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a tracking area identifier (TAI) list from a mobility management entity (MME); and receiving downlink data for the UE from a network, wherein the PGW buffers the downlink data when all of the tracking areas (TAs), which belong to the TAI list, are not included in the same serving gateway (SGW) service region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Myungjune Youn, Dongsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10652159
    Abstract: A mobile communications system includes a transceiver and a packet subsystem server of a mobile communications network for the transceiver. The transceiver can transceive wireless signals with mobile devices in a coverage area using wireless connections to exchange data with application servers. For each wireless connection the packet subsystem server can determine weighted scores using different weights for each of direct radio measures, a packet retransmission rate of the mobile communications network, and a throughput data rate. The packet subsystem server can determine an aggregated score from the weighted scores and determine a data-rate-control decision for the wireless connection using the aggregated score. The data-rate-control decision can be outputted to a packet core handling system of the mobile communications network for controlling the data rate of data transmitted using the wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, William Cottrill, Mohamad Hannaoui
  • Patent number: 10652741
    Abstract: A communication apparatus automatically starts operating in a direct wireless communication mode in conjunction with a user's logging in to the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Maki
  • Patent number: 10652209
    Abstract: A router media access control (MAC) address for a router, and network interaction data are received. The network interaction data indicates a connection between a user device and the router through an association between a user MAC address of the user device and the router MAC address. An access parameter number is determined based on one or more connections of one or more user devices to the router over a predetermined period of time. The one or more connections can be determined based on the network interaction data. The router address type is identified based on a comparison between the access parameter number and a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Wen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10652764
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of wireless communications technologies, and in particular, to a terminal device, an access network device, an air interface configuration method, and a wireless communications system, so as to establish a connection between a terminal device and two radio access network devices. A second access network device in a radio access network determines air interface configuration information of an air interface between a terminal device and the radio access network, and sends a first air interface configuration message comprising the air interface configuration information to a first access network device in the radio access network, where the first access network device and the second access network device use different wireless communications standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiyan Luo, Hongzhuo Zhang, Xiaoli Shi, Wenjie Peng
  • Patent number: 10651969
    Abstract: Method disclosed is applied to an OFDM wireless transmission system which includes at least two OFDM symbols, and includes: adding a zero power padding ZP to a tail end of each of the at least two OFDM symbols; adding data of Nw consecutive points at one end of a first OFDM symbol of the at least two OFDM symbols to the ZP at the other end of the first OFDM symbol, so that the data of the Nw points is a prefix and/or a suffix of the first OFDM symbol, where the first OFDM symbol includes data of N points, N>Nw; and performing point multiplication processing with symmetric time domain window function on the data of the Nw points at the two ends of the first OFDM symbol to which the prefix and/or the suffix is added, so that a sum of point coefficients corresponding to the symmetric time domain window function is 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengpeng Dong, Yuanzhou Hu, Zongjie Wang
  • Patent number: 10649718
    Abstract: Example systems and techniques disclosed herein facilitate interoperability between different media playback systems referred to herein as a virtual line-in (VLI) media playback system and a native playback system. When a VLI session is created by a VLI sender, a first native playback device can join a VLI group as a VLI receiver. As a VLI receiver, the first native playback device receives audio content and playback commands from the VLI sender to facilitate synchronous playback with other VLI receivers. At the same time, this native playback device can concurrently operate as a native domain group coordinator of a native domain synchrony group. As the native domain group coordinator, the native playback device translates VLI domain audio, control, and timing signals into the native domain and distributes such signals to native domain group members. In this way, the native domain group members can synchronize their playback with the VLI group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Coburn, IV, Chris Kotowski, Arvin Faruque
  • Patent number: 10652744
    Abstract: A control plane entity can perform validation checks to confirm the validity of a device identifier, for example, an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI), received from a user equipment (UE) during registration of the UE with a communication network. In one aspect, the control plane entity can verify that the IMEI conforms to a defined format; for example, the IMEI is fifteen digits long, does not comprise alphabets and/or symbols, and/or comprises a valid type allocation code (TAC) of eight decimal digits, etc. The validation of the IMEI can reduce errors in billing that can otherwise result in revenue loss for the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ranjit Kumar Avasarala, Vamsidhar Sivadi
  • Patent number: 10652799
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for enabling very high throughput (VHT) communications. A wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU) may receive, from an access point (AP), a management frame comprising VHT capabilities information. The VHT capabilities information may comprise an indication of support for reception via non-contiguous channels. The WTRU may transmit, on a condition that reception via non-contiguous channels is supported, at least one data packet, to the AP, via multiple non-contiguous channels. The multiple non-contiguous channels may be used simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Patent number: 10652912
    Abstract: A radio arbitrator, electronic system, and method for wireless communication are disclosed in which at least two RF requests are received through a single radio module. The radio arbitrator performs predictive arbitration based on timing information known for an RF request prior to receiving the RF request. Rf requests may be based on one or more of ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, or WiFi communication topologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Yifeng Yang
  • Patent number: 10652804
    Abstract: Computer-readable instructions stored in a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium may cause a communication device to acquire predetermined information from a first interface under a state where a number of child stations participating in a first wireless network in which an external device operates as a parent station is equal to an upper limit, shift an operation state of the communication device to a parent station state from a specific state so as to form a second wireless network in a case where the predetermined information is acquired from the first interface, and supply a first predetermined instruction to an OS program. The first predetermined instruction may include an instruction for causing a second interface to send a participation request to the external device. The participation request may be a command for requesting the external device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10652416
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor configured to detect an object within a predetermined range, a storage unit that stores information about the detected object, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the sensor to detect the object when the image forming apparatus is in a first mode, and in response to the detection of the object, store the information indicating that the object is detected. In response to transition from the first mode to a second mode in which power consumption is higher than the first mode, when the information indicates that the object is detected, the controller performs authentication of a developer cartridge attached to the image forming apparatus, and when the information does not indicate that the object is detected, the controller skips the authentication of the developer cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Eiji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10645726
    Abstract: In a wireless communication terminal, a controller wirelessly receives communication channel information from a first terminal by using a communicator. The communication channel information transmitted from the first terminal to the wireless communication terminal includes first information and second information. The communication channel information transmitted from the second terminal to the first terminal includes the second information. The first information represents a communication channel used for wireless communication by the first terminal. The second information represents a communication channel used for wireless communication by the second terminal. The controller determines a communication channel used for wireless communication by the wireless communication terminal on the basis of the communication channel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahisa Endo, Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Kiyoshi Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10644960
    Abstract: A calibration method for achieving channel reciprocity is provided. The method is used in a wireless communication device and includes: receiving environment information between a root node and each of a plurality of child nodes and between each of the child nodes and one of the other child nodes transmitted by the root node and the child nodes; obtaining evaluation parameters between each of the child nodes and the root node and between each of the child nodes and one of the other child nodes according to the environment information; determining links between the root node and the child nodes according to the evaluation parameters to form a first tree network topology; and obtaining calibration parameters according to the first tree network topology to calibrate reciprocity of the root node and the child nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Che-Ying Lien, Shang-Ho Tsai
  • Patent number: 10644827
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing for dynamic switching between the various waveforms on the downlink are described. Embodiments of a dynamic downlink waveform switching implementation may, for example, support utilization of one or more multiple carrier (MC) waveform (e.g., OFDMA) or other high peak to average power ratio (PAPR) waveform and one or more SC (SC) waveform (e.g., discrete Fourier transform-spread-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (DFT-S-OFDM)) or other low PAPR waveform. Dynamic selection of a downlink waveform may be made by an access point based upon various metrics, including relative distance to a served an access terminal and the preference of downlink waveform indicated by a served an access terminal. A downlink waveform selection indication may be signaled from the access point to the served an access terminal using downlink control information (DCI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Jing Sun, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10645740
    Abstract: A Bluetooth communication system includes: a transmitting-end Bluetooth device arranged to operably insert an auto-pairing request and a source Bluetooth device address into one or more target packets when the transmitting-end Bluetooth device wants to initiate a Bluetooth auto-pairing procedure, and arranged to operably transmit the one or more target packets when operating under a transmitting-end predetermined operating mode; and a receiving-end Bluetooth device arranged to operably receive the one or more target packets when operating under a receiving-end predetermined operating mode, and to parse the one or more target packets to extract the auto-pairing request and the source Bluetooth device address from the one or more target packets. Then, the receiving-end Bluetooth device is enabled to conduct a Bluetooth auto-pairing procedure with the transmitting-end Bluetooth device according to the auto-pairing request and the source Bluetooth device address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10645737
    Abstract: In a wireless communication terminal, a processor transmits instruction information to a fourth communication device of an external terminal by a second communication device when a first condition and a second condition are satisfied. The instruction information is information for instructing the external terminal to transmit a connection request for the wireless communication terminal. The first condition is a condition that a second communication connection is established between the second communication device and the fourth communication device. The second condition is a condition that the first communication device is operating in a first mode. If the connection request has been received after transmission of the instruction information, the processor establishes a first communication connection with a third communication device of the external terminal by the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10645755
    Abstract: A communication system includes multiple first communication devices and second and third communication devices. Each first communication device performs first wireless communication using a directive radio wave using first and second function modules; performs second wireless communication wider in communication range than the first wireless communication using a third function module; and generates different network cells. The second communication device performs the first wireless communication with the first function module and connects to one of the network cells. The third communication device manages a multi-hop communication path using the second wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Shiotani, Kengo Matsuyama, Shintaro Kawamura, Wang Yang
  • Patent number: 10645628
    Abstract: An apparatus for bridging a barrier to wireless communication between wireless field device networks includes a pair of locally-powered wireless devices connected by a wired link spanning the barrier. At least one of the locally-powered wireless devices is in wireless communication with each of the wireless networks intended to be interconnected. The wireless devices include a wireless transceiver and an antenna. Messages from one wireless field device network addressed to a member node of another wireless field device network are received by a wireless device on one side of the barrier and transmitted via the wired link to another wireless device on the other side of the barrier for routing to the member node of the other wireless field device network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly Michael Orth
  • Patent number: 10645617
    Abstract: A system may include a management platform. The system may include a master system hosted by a first subscriber device that is communicatively coupled to the management platform over an external network. The system may include an agent system hosted by a second subscriber device that is communicatively coupled to the first subscriber device, and to an end-user device, over a WLAN. The agent system may be configured to cause the second subscriber device to output information regarding the end-user device. The management platform may be configured to cause one or more processors, of the management platform, to identify, based on the information, an insufficiency in network resource capacity, associated with the WLAN, for the end-user device, and provide one or more commands to the master system to cause the master system to perform an action to address the insufficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Talbert, Meaghan Leong, Christina L. Fyock, Aldrich Gamboa
  • Patent number: 10645533
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which an island tracking area code detection and remedial service is provided. A device may detect an island tracking area code cell based on a predicted optimal tracking area code. The device calculates scores for neighbor cells and their corresponding tracking area codes based on the distances of the neighbor cells from a target cell. The device may select the predicted optimal tracking area code based on these scores. The device may use the predicted optimal tracking area code as a basis to determine whether a tracking area code assigned to the target cell is an island tracking area code cell. The device may perform a remedial measure when an island tracking area code cell is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Winter, Xia Li
  • Patent number: 10644940
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses associated with the service layer may provide clustering management capabilities for sensor nodes in M2M/IoT SL platforms, via conventional clustering algorithm reselection and performance optimization, which may be based on service layer analytics. Clustering functionality may be adapted not only within the individual network model and optimization goals employed by each conventional clustering algorithm, but the conventional clustering algorithms themselves may be changed or reconfigured using service layer functionality. These re-configurations may be based on analytics indicating that performance of a sensor node is sub-optimal and may occur within a significantly larger time scale when compared to dynamic routing decisions on a per-message basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Catalina M. Mladin, Guang Lu, Chonggang Wang, Dale N. Seed, Hongkun Li, Xu Li, Lijun Dong, Qing Li, William Robert Flynn, IV
  • Patent number: 10638258
    Abstract: A method, a server, and a terminal device of deleting a piece of push information are disclosed. The method includes: determining geographical location information of a terminal device; determining, according to the geographical location information and a preset database, whether the terminal device enters a regional range corresponding to a place, and if affirmative, pushing a piece of information related to the place to the terminal device, the database storing regional range information of each place and related pieces of information; and after determining that the terminal device leaves the regional range corresponding to the place, sending an instruction of deleting the piece of push information to the terminal device, so that the terminal device deletes the piece of push information. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, interference caused by pieces of push information to the daily life of users can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Shuyan Liu, Tian Zhang