Assigning Period Of Time For Information To Be Transmitted (e.g., Scheduling) Patents (Class 370/395.4)
  • Patent number: 10361785
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method for transmitting data via an optical network comprising a plurality of optical nodes, in which at least one wavelength is dedicated to the transmission, in the network, of data bursts transmitted by at least one source node and wherein the data bursts are intended for an addressee node. The method may comprise transmitting a control message from the addressee node to the at least one source node wherein the control message is conveyed in an optical signal emitted according to the wavelength dedicated to the transmission, in the network, of data bursts intended for the addressee node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Sébastien Jobert, Ahmed Triki, Paulette Gavignet, Bernard Arzur, Esther Le Rouzic
  • Patent number: 10356142
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for streaming media content. The systems, methods, and computer-readable media described herein may improve user experiences and reduce device failures by mitigating problems between devices. In an example method described herein, a media streaming device may be connected to a display device in order to facilitate streaming of content. A processing apparatus of the media streaming device may determine that the display device is not presenting content streamed from the media streaming device and in turn switch the antenna radiation pattern from a first pattern to a second pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jagan Vaidyanathan Rajagopalan, Amit Shailesh Gaikwad
  • Patent number: 10321451
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for transmitting data are described herein. In some aspects, a method comprises generating a first message. The first message may comprise an allocation of a first station to a first frequency channel and a second station to a second frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting the first message over the first frequency channel and the second frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting, after transmission of the first message, a second message to the first station using the first frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting, after transmission of the first message, a third message to the second station using the second frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hemanth Sampath, Bin Tian, Rahul Tandra, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Yan Zhou, Sameer Vermani, Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 10321479
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for a network station receiving a communication schedule announced by a first wireless network station, determining that the first wireless network station has a right to generate an adjusted communication schedule, and transmitting an availability window schedule to the first wireless network station. The availability window schedule indicates one or more time slots during which communication with the wireless network station is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Emily H. Qi
  • Patent number: 10313489
    Abstract: A USB-to-coaxial network bridging system and method includes receiving data frames from a USB or FireWire device via a corresponding USB or FireWire communication interface, wherein the received data frames are intended for transmittal to a predetermined remote device on a coaxial network; combining the received data frames into an aggregated frame and addressing the aggregated frame to allow the aggregated frame to be routed to the predetermined remote device on the coaxial network; and sending the aggregated frame to the remote device over the coaxial network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Inderjit Singh, Branislav Petrovic
  • Patent number: 10313040
    Abstract: To solve the problem of still being able to use an inexpensive network controller which can store only a single transmission time, even when telegrams from a plurality of application modules need to be sent in synchronized fashion and the transmission times thereof need to be reliably ascertained and reliably associated with the respective telegrams, provided is a communication device for the synchronized sending of telegrams, a communication system including such a communication device, and a method for the synchronized sending of telegrams. The communication device comprises a coordination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Rotter, Volker Detert
  • Patent number: 10314089
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for a base station informing a user equipment (UE) of a resource configuration for D2D PSCCH, and corresponding base station and user equipment. The method comprising: generating D2D grant information, the D2D grant information including D2D PSCCH resource configuration instruction information which is used to indicate the time-frequency position of a first physical resource block pair for transmitting PSCCH; and transmitting the D2D grant information to the UE, wherein the time-frequency position of a second physical resource block pair for transmitting PSCCH can be derived from the time-frequency position of the first physical resource block pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Meng Zhang, Qi Jiang, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 10298413
    Abstract: A communication device includes a communication port including network interface circuitry; and a processor, and a non-transitory storage medium configured to store program instructions which, when executed by the processor cause the communication device to perform a network operation comprising: entering into a listening phase; and searching for and attempting to acquire a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Entropic Communications LLC
    Inventors: Branislav Petrovic, Yoav Hebron, Sagar Jogadhenu, Michail Tsatsanis, Mark O'Leary, Yunhong Li, Inderjit Singh, Ronald B. Lee
  • Patent number: 10291941
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device including a processing system that receives items of media content; delivers the items over a network according to a schedule determined by a content delivery scheduling system; detects a level of broadcast network capacity utilization; and periodically generates and transmits to the scheduling system a forecast of network capacity utilization. A new forecast is generated and transmitted responsive to the network capacity utilization deviating from the forecast by more than a predetermined tolerance. A resource for delivering the items of media content is dynamically assigned to the processing system by the scheduling system in accordance with a current forecast. The items of media content comprise a queue accessible to the content delivery scheduling system; the queue is maintained by the scheduling system and is uniquely assigned to the processing system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Rong Lu, Richard Silvestri
  • Patent number: 10291540
    Abstract: A computer-implemented medium using a scheduler for processing requests by receiving packet data from multiple source ports and then classifying, the received packet data based upon the source port received and a destination port the data being sent. Next, sorting, the classified packet data into multiple queues in a buffer, and updating, a static component of one or more of the multiple queues upon the queue receiving the sorted classified data packet. Further, scheduling, using the scheduler based upon the destination port availability and a set of fairness factors including priority weights and positions, for selecting a dequeuing of data packets from a set of corresponding queues of the multiple queues, and then updating the static of the dequeued queue upon the data packet being outputted from the dequeued queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cavium, LLC
    Inventors: Vamsi Panchagnula, Heeloo Chung
  • Patent number: 10244531
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for wireless communications. The method comprises generating a frame comprising a first portion and a second portion. The method also comprises outputting the first portion of the frame for transmission on at least one channel, shifting a center frequency of the at least one channel, and outputting the second portion of the frame for transmission on the at least one channel after the center frequency shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alecsander Eitan, Amichai Sanderovich, Gal Basson
  • Patent number: 10237766
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for estimating available user data rate in a communications channel is provided. Node weight selection parameters are monitored by a resource manager executing on a node in communication with neighbor nodes. Neighbor node weight selection parameters are analyzed by the node. The node determines whether a change to a node weight or a neighbor node weight is needed to balance the available user data rate. The available user data rate is estimated for the node and the node weight is predictively adjusted as needed. The available user data rate is estimated for one or more of the neighbor nodes and an estimate of the neighbor node weight is generated as needed. A scheduler for the communications channel is updated based on the node weight and the estimate of the neighbor node weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hughes, Deanna K. Harden
  • Patent number: 10237233
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system includes one or more memory units and one or more processing units. The memory units store blocks that each include a number of identifiers. The memory units include executable instructions that upon execution by the processing units cause the system to receive a request to allocate an identifier to an entity. The request includes data identifying the entity. A target block of identifiers is identified. The target block includes more unallocated identifiers than any other block. The target block is split into first and second blocks. The identifiers of the second block are each higher than any identifier of the first block. The second block is assigned to the entity, and a lowest identifier of the second block is allocated to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric J. Brandwine
  • Patent number: 10223199
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory system receives a request to read data. That request includes a quality of service indication. The memory system performs a read process that satisfies the quality of service indication and identifies a set of data with errors. The memory system returns the set of data with errors in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Judah Gamliel Hahn, Gadi Vishne, Joshua Lehmann, Alexander Bazarsky, Ariel Navon
  • Patent number: 10205706
    Abstract: Sensitive data is sent through insecure network regions across different software defined networks (SDNs) over an encrypted path without requiring encryption applications at the source or destination hosts. One or more special-purpose encryptors are strategically placed within each SDN, which can act as an encryptor or decryptor, of both the data packet content and the header. Using the controller and a special encryption service application, the encrypted IP packets are forwarded from an encryptor, closest to the source, towards a decryptor, closest to the destination, utilizing a tagging method. Each encryptor has a static and globally unique tag. Each controller advertises to other controllers its encryptor information: IP of the encryptor, the IP block of the users the encryptor is responsible for and the unique encryptor tag(s). Each forwarder along the flow path is instructed by its respective controller how to forward packets towards the destination according to the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ARGELA YAZILIM VE BILISIM TEKNOLOJILERI SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Erhan Lokman, Sinan Tatlicioglu, Seyhan Civanlar, Burak Gorkemli, Metin Balci, Bulent Kaytaz
  • Patent number: 10200302
    Abstract: Techniques for allocating resources for communication in a communication network are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for allocating resources for communication in a communication network comprising receiving a request for a session associated with a mobile device from a mobility management device, wherein the request comprises a group identifier identifying a group of communication sessions in which the requested session is a member; receiving the service plan associated with the group of communication sessions; allocating shared resources to the group of communication sessions in accordance with the service plan; and sending a response to the mobility management device, indicating that the requested session has been established for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Veena Ramamoorthy, Sudarsan Kannan
  • Patent number: 10133774
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products a for offloading multiple processing operations to an accelerator includes receiving, by a processing device, a database query from an application. The method also includes performing analysis on the database query and selecting an accelerator template from a plurality of accelerator templates based on the analysis of the database query. The method further includes transmitting an indication of the accelerator template to the accelerator and executing at least a portion of the database query on the accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sameh W. Asaad, Parijat Dube, Hong Min, Bharat Sukhwani, Mathew S. Thoennes
  • Patent number: 10129167
    Abstract: A method to schedule multiple traffic flows through a multiplexer server to provide fairness while minimizing the sizes of the associated queues, is proposed. The multiplexer server minimizes a quantity called the maximum Normalized Service Lag for each traffic flow. In each time-slot, the normalized service lag of every traffic flow may be updated by adding the normalized lag increment value, whether or not there is a packet in the queue associated with the flow. In each time-slot, a multiplexer server selects a traffic flow to service with an available packet and with the maximum normalized service lag. When the traffic rate requested by each traffic flow is stable, the multiplexer server schedule may repeat periodically. Efficient methods to compute periodic schedules are proposed. The methods can be applied to packet-switched Internet routers to achieve reduced queue sizes and delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Ted H. Szymanski
  • Patent number: 10117267
    Abstract: A network includes a parent node and at least one child node that is configured to communicate with the parent node via a wireless network protocol. The parent node includes a broadcast coordinator to transmit a broadcast message from the parent node to the child node at predetermined time intervals according to the wireless network protocol. A scheduler generates a scheduling packet that is communicated in the broadcast message. The scheduling packet includes a data field to instruct each child node to activate and receive data communicated from the parent node in a prescribed time slot following the broadcast message that is defined by the scheduling packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arvind K. Raghu, Ariton E. Xhafa, Ramanuja Vedantham, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10116773
    Abstract: K classifiers and S network service processors are deployed in a network device. A network adapter receiving queue is divided into multiple queue areas. Each classifier may acquire a packet identifier from a queue area that corresponds to the classifier and is in the network adapter receiving queue, that is, the network adapter receiving queue has multiple information reading interfaces such that the K classifiers may concurrently read packet identifiers from corresponding queue areas in the network adapter receiving queue, and the K classifiers may further concurrently determine, based on the packet identifiers acquired by the K classifiers, corresponding flow queue identifiers. Related operations before the K classifiers distribute packet description information to flow queues may all be concurrently executed, and concurrent execution makes processing times of the related operations become partially or completely overlapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Wu, Guangsheng Li
  • Patent number: 10110679
    Abstract: Generating a schedule for a distributed real time system. At least one schedule generator may receive temporal properties from respective timed functions executing on master devices, where each master device is connected to a respective plurality of slave devices. Each master includes one or more timed functions configured to control timing of physical input and/or output operations for the respective plurality of slave devices, and streams between the master device and the respective plurality of slave devices. The schedule generator may receive associations between the timed functions and streams between master devices, and generate respective schedules for the masters based at least in part on the temporal properties and the associations. The respective schedules may be distributed to the master devices, and are useable by the master devices to control execution of the timed functions and the streams between the master devices in real time in a coordinated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sundeep Chandhoke, Aljosa Vrancic
  • Patent number: 10104655
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for supporting uplink Transmission Time Interval (TTI) bundling in Long Term Evolution (LTE) are provided. Methods, systems, and apparatus for signaling, activation/deactivation, and wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) behavior are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Jin Wang, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10095541
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for executing a memory access while performing a task switching using an optical circuit switch provided with a plurality of channels. The method includes executing, by a hardware processor, the memory access on the basis of a precedent task using a first channel of the plurality of channels. The method further includes assigning, by the hardware processor, a second channel of the plurality of channels to a subsequent task before performing the task switching. The method also includes executing, by the hardware processor, the subsequent task being executed after the precedent task upon performing the task switching. The method further includes performing, by the hardware processor, the task switching to the subsequent task to which the second channel has been assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Atsuya Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10097478
    Abstract: Micro-schedulers control bandwidth allocation for clients, each client subscribing to a respective predefined portion of bandwidth of an outgoing communication link. A macro-scheduler controls the micro-schedulers, by allocating the respective subscribed portion of bandwidth associated with each respective client that is active, by a predefined first deadline, with residual bandwidth that is unused by the respective clients being shared proportionately among respective active clients by a predefined second deadline, while minimizing coordination among micro-schedulers by the macro-scheduler periodically adjusting respective bandwidth allocations to each micro-scheduler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Khoa To, Jitendra Padhye, George Varghese, Daniel Firestone
  • Patent number: 10098133
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to the scheduling of resources in a telecommunication system that includes a mobile terminal and base station. In one embodiment, the mobile terminal sends an initial scheduling request to a base station. Subsequently, the mobile terminal does not transmit a scheduling request to the base station unless and until a scheduling request triggering event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Optis Cellular Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kristina Jersenius, Henning Wiemann, Anna Larmo, Peter Moberg, Eva Englund
  • Patent number: 10098135
    Abstract: Devices and methods of providing a NAN schedule update are generally described. NAN devices communicate data on a schedule of repeating time blocks in which transmission in different time blocks are on different channels. A public action frame indicates in a subfield that the frame is a schedule update frame. The schedule update frame provides attributes to have general schedule update for availability time, existing unicast service or existing multicast service. The schedule update frame also contains a schedule update control field that indicates in a subfield that the current time block is cancelled or extended or provides a general schedule update. The schedule update control field also indicates a reason for the schedule update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Elad Oren, Emily H. Qi
  • Patent number: 10089337
    Abstract: This application discloses a system for presenting data to a user based on requests to move data from primary storage to secondary storage. The system receives a request to move data that satisfies at least one criterion, from primary to secondary data storage. The system then identifies an initial database query from the request, and further builds a nested database query from the initial database query according to a database schema. Next, the system estimates a size of a result of executing the nested database query. Finally, the system provides for display to the user the estimated size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthusamy Senthilnathan, Ravi Thati, Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Hemant Mishra
  • Patent number: 10019128
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and method for providing a virtual appliance. One or more application delivery controller appliances intermediary to a plurality of clients and a plurality of servers perform a plurality of application delivery control functions on network traffic communicated between the plurality of clients and the plurality of servers. A virtual application delivery controller is deployed on a device intermediary to the plurality of clients and the plurality of servers. The virtual application delivery controller executing on the device performs one or more of the plurality of application delivery control functions on network traffic communicated between the plurality of clients and the plurality of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Goodwin, Rajiv Mirani, Abhishek Chauhan, Frank Suchomel, Deepak Goel
  • Patent number: 10015699
    Abstract: Devices and methods for policing traffic flows in a network are described herein. For example, a network device can include a processing unit and a memory operably coupled to the processing unit. The network device can be configured to provide an input port and an output port, the input and output ports being configured to process a traffic flow received at the network device. The network device can also be configured to queue the traffic flow using a plurality of buffers associated with the output port, cyclically direct the traffic flow from the input port to each of the plurality of buffers according to a queuing schedule, and enforce a policer policy synchronized to the queuing schedule. The policer policy can ensure that the traffic flow does not exceed a predetermined bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Finn
  • Patent number: 10003123
    Abstract: A full-duplex antenna includes a receive antenna, which is an omnidirectional antenna. A first transmit antenna is disposed on one side of the receive antenna and is a directional antenna. A reverse direction of a main lobe of a radiation pattern of the first transmit antenna points to the receive antenna. A second transmit antenna is disposed on the other side of the receive antenna. A distance between the second transmit antenna and the receive antenna is equal to a distance between the first transmit antenna and the receive antenna. The second transmit antenna is a directional antenna, and a reverse direction of a main lobe of a radiation pattern of the second transmit antenna points to the receive antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junping Zhang, Zhice Yang, Qian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9998402
    Abstract: Embodiments may be disclosed herein that provide systems, devices, and methods of operating a Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) network. One such embodiment is a method comprising: aggregating packets, including at least control packets and acknowledgement packets, with other packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Thomas Matheney, Jeffrey Scott Ford, Albert L. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9974066
    Abstract: A method includes configuring one or multiple pools of Device-to-Device (D2D) communication resources by an eNodeB (eNB). The method also includes signaling of the configured pool(s) of D2D communication resources by the eNB to a first User Equipment (UE) and a plurality of UEs using a common broadcast channel; and sending a request for one or multiple D2D communication resources to an eNB by the first UE configured to transmit D2D messages. The method also includes determining one or multiple resources for D2D communication by an eNB for the first UE. The method also includes communicating D2D resource allocation information to the first UE. The method also includes communicating D2D resource allocation information by the first UE to multiple UEs; and transmitting D2D data by the first UE to multiple UEs. Methods for configuring and signaling D2D communication resources by relay or out-of-coverage UEs are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas David Novlan, Boon Loong Ng, Young Han Nam, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 9966983
    Abstract: Same-channel full-duplex communications can be adapted for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) processing in order to derive increased signal performance through the exploitation of spatial diversity. Strong interference components from transmissions over multiple local antennas can be removed from a received radio signal to allow array and diversity gain benefits of MIMO to be enjoyed in same-channel full-duplex communications. More specifically, baseband samples of two or more MIMO transmission signals may be used to perform channel estimation on a received radio signal by correlating the baseband signals with the radio signal to estimate interference channels associated with the MIMO transmission signals. The estimated interference channels are used to subtract corresponding interference components from the received radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Moher
  • Patent number: 9955499
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to the scheduling and transmission of timing measurements between mobile computing devices in an area to determine the devices' locations. A bulk fine timing measurement (BFTM) allocation message is generated by a scheduling mobile computing device that identifies other mobile computing devices in the area. The BFTM allocation message generated by the scheduling mobile computing device indicates a time of delivery (TOD), a scheduling order for the identified mobile computing devices, and a contention-free period for the mobile computing devices to transmit the timing measurement messages. The mobile computing devices generate BFTM timing message, which include times of arrival (TOAs) or propagation timing estimates, associated with message from other devices. The scheduling order indicates a sequence of transmissions (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fuad Mousse Abinader, Jr., Eduardo Abinader
  • Patent number: 9948473
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, program product, and system are disclosed for seamless connection handshake for a reliable multicast session. A node module detects a new node attempting to join a multicast networking session. A handshake module generates a control packet comprising session initiation data for the new node. A packet module creates a combined data packet comprising the control packet and the multicast data packet and sends the combined data packet to the new node. The node module joins the new node to the ongoing multicast networking session without disturbing ongoing data transmissions during the multicast networking session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Corneliu-Ilie Calciu, Radu Mihai Iorga
  • Patent number: 9930676
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a receiving device (11) and a method performed by the receiving device (11) performed by a receiving device (11) for communicating in a wireless communication network (1). The receiving device 11 attempts to detect a scheduling assignment from a transmitting device (10) based on information regarding one or more radio resources previously used by the transmitting device (10) for transmitting data to the receiving device (11) within the wireless communication network (1). When not detecting the scheduling assignment from the transmitting device (10), the receiving device (11) assumes that a transmission of data from the transmitting device (10) is scheduled on the one or more radio resources previously used by the transmitting device (10). The receiving device communicates within the wireless communication network (1) based on the assumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, Ali Zaidi
  • Patent number: 9924535
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a service scheduling method and a base station. The method includes reporting, by a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity of a carrier, bearer information of the carrier to a Radio Link Control RLC entity; and allocating, by the RLC entity, service data and control information to the carrier, and sending the service data and the control information to a data buffer of the carrier. The method also includes determining, by the MAC entity, a user equipment that needs to be scheduled, and acquiring the service data and the control information from the data buffer; and performing, by the MAC entity, RLC packet assembly and MAC packet assembly on the service data, and sending the service data experiencing the packet assembly to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zijun Liang
  • Patent number: 9918307
    Abstract: UTRAN MAC-d multiplexing of data from multiple logical channels to a single MAC-d flow is supported while reducing overhead and achieving octet alignment in MAC-d PDU length. In one embodiment, the C/T field of a multiplexed MAC-d PDU is eliminated, and the logical channels multiplexed into the MAC-d flow are mapped to a MAC-hs PQ in at least the NodeB (and preferably in the UE as well). In other embodiments, the C/T field is retained, and an octet-aligned length indicator is transmitted from the RNC to the UE. In one embodiment, the length indicator is octet-aligned by padding the MAC-d PDUs. In another embodiment, transmitters and receivers in the path from RNC to UE are configured with an offset to add to the length indicator to achieve octet alignment. The padding or offset is (8?n) bits, where n=the number of bits in C/T field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Anna Larmo, Stefan Henrik Wager, Janne Peisa, Per Johan Torsner, Mats Fredrik Sågfors
  • Patent number: 9918330
    Abstract: A method, network device and computer program product schedule packets received from a higher layer packet source for transmission from a network device onto a medium shared with at least one contending network device where access to the medium is controlled by a medium access protocol. Medium history information associated with the medium is obtained. A transmission schedule that provides for periodic opportunities to transmit a packet from the network device is determined in the network device. The transmission schedule minimizes contention with transmission from the at least one contending network device by taking into account the medium history information associated with the medium. At least some of the packets are provided to a medium access controller in the network device that operates in accordance with the medium access protocol, based on the determined transmission schedule. Packets output from the medium access controller are transmitted from the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry Chow, David Gell, Erik Colban
  • Patent number: 9900802
    Abstract: A data transmission method and apparatus, a base station, and a user equipment are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a size and priority information of a first data packet that needs to be transmitted; determining a transmission bandwidth used for transmitting the first data packet; if the transmission bandwidth is less than the size of the first data packet and active packet discarding is allowed according to the priority information of the first data packet, processing the size of the data packet to obtain a second data packet, where a size of the second data packet is less than the transmission bandwidth; and sending the second data packet to a user equipment by using the transmission bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Bai, Chen Chi, Guanglin Han
  • Patent number: 9866502
    Abstract: An improved method of hierarchical output queueing of packets for a network scheduler of a network gateway that determines delays needed to conform to applicable rate shaping, and enqueues the packets based on the delay. Queues are associated with different classes of service (CoS), and within each class, each queue has a different scheduled time upon which it becomes available for dequeuing. A single set of CoS queues can support a large number of devices, improving the efficiency of software-based queuing by reducing the number of queues and simplifying queue polling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Christopher William Gunner
  • Patent number: 9867069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device (14) of controlling bit rate of a terminal (11, 12, 13) included in a group of terminals. To this end, a method is provided comprising the steps of acquiring a predetermined QoS parameter for the terminal, which parameter stipulates target QoS to be given to the terminal relative to other terminals in the group, and acquiring either one or both of (a) at least one measure of a channel condition of the terminal and (b) at least one capacity measure of the terminal. Further, the method comprises the step of controlling the bit rate of the terminal on the basis of a reference weighting factor created by a combination of the acquired predetermined QoS parameter, the acquired at least one measure of a channel condition of the terminal and/or the acquired at least one capacity measure of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nils Brännström, Erik Geijer Lundin, Peter Lundh
  • Patent number: 9847922
    Abstract: A system, method, and associated apparatus for continuous measurement of transit latency in individual data switches and multi-device topologies is disclosed, which enables an accurate measure of real-word latency on production networks by applying a time stamp to production network data on ingress to a network element and determining a traversal time by capturing the time stamp on egress from the network element. In one embodiment, time stamps applied to network data are removed on egress to avoid undesirable packet growth across multiple hops of the network. Timing information on data flow through the data/forwarding plane of each network node of a production network can be gathered without the use of test harnesses, injected network data, or dedicated ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Peach, Subhachandra Chandra
  • Patent number: 9839025
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for transmitting data are described herein. In some aspects, a method comprises generating a first message. The first message may comprise an allocation of a first station to a first frequency channel and a second station to a second frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting the first message over the first frequency channel and the second frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting, after transmission of the first message, a second message to the first station using the first frequency channel. The method further comprises transmitting, after transmission of the first message, a third message to the second station using the second frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hemanth Sampath, Bin Tian, Rahul Tandra, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Yan Zhou, Sameer Vermani, Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 9832041
    Abstract: To provide a switch device and a control method of the switch device which reduce a burden on a manager in an FCoE communication. A switch device relays the FCoE communication between a storage and a server disposed in an internal network and a FCF disposed in an external network. A reception port receives, from the FCoE, information of an external VLAN in the external network in response to a transmission request for information of a virtual network used in the FCoE communication. A protocol processing unit selects an internal VLAN, corresponding to the external VLAN, in the internal network. A transmission port notifies an end node of information of the internal VLAN as information of the VLAN used in the FCoE communication. A packet processing unit relays the FCoE communication between the end node and the FCF based on the internal VLAN and the external VLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Shiraki
  • Patent number: 9826545
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving performance metric information from a plurality of small cell radios, wherein the performance metric information includes, at least in part, a number of user equipment that are to be scheduled on a first type and a second type of subframes for each small cell radio; determining resource allocation parameters for the plurality of small cell radios; exchanging interference information between two or more small cell radios of the plurality of small cell radios that includes an indication of whether a particular small cell radio is interfering with or is interfered by another small cell radio of the two or more small cell radios; and scheduling downlink resource transmissions on the first type and the second type of subframes for user equipment served by the two or more small cell radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ritesh K. Madan, Vikram Chandrasekhar, Rohit Umesh Nabar, Kedar Durgadas Shirali, Qing Zhao
  • Patent number: 9807013
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions for automatically filtering network broadcast traffic are described. For example, network broadcast traffic can be automatically filtered by turning broadcast filtering on and off (e.g., as a continuous strobe pattern that alternates enabling and disabling of broadcast filtering). For example, a computing device (e.g., via a network interface or management controller of the computing device) can automatically enable network broadcast traffic filtering during a first time period (e.g., a four second time period) and disable network broadcast traffic filtering during a second time period (e.g., a one second time period). A computing device can also automatically enable and disable network broadcast traffic filtering according to an on-off pattern (e.g., based on various criteria, such as network queue size, broadcast traffic volume, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Akira Ebisuzaki, Christopher James BeSerra, Gary S. Shankman, Terry Lee Nissley
  • Patent number: 9794824
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) transmits a first buffer status information message over an uplink shared channel with buffered data and a second buffer status information message over the uplink shared channel with buffered data. The second buffer status information message may have less bits and use a different format than the first buffer status information message. The WTRU may also transmit a scheduling request without buffered data on a condition of not have a scheduling grant. The WTRU may initiate, subsequent to a predetermined number of subframes after transmission of the first buffer status information message, transmission of another first buffer status information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9781161
    Abstract: Processing a connection request is disclosed. The connection request is received. It is determined whether the connection request identifies a Transport Layer Security (TLS) ticket that identifies a previously load balanced session. In the event it is determined that the TLS ticket identifies the previously load balanced session, (1) the previously load balanced session that corresponds to the connection request is identified, wherein the previously load balanced session is load balanced to a selected server among a plurality of servers, and (2) the connection request is associated with the identified previously load balanced session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Avi Networks
    Inventor: Vadim Egorov
  • Patent number: 9749259
    Abstract: A method for allocating port assignments for transmitting a reserved network stream across a network node comprises determining a cycle time associated with a network node. The method also comprises establishing, for at least one port of the network node, a plurality of virtual layers associated with the cycle time, wherein each of the plurality of virtual layers is divided into 2n equally-spaced slots per cycle (where n>0). The method further comprises receiving a reserved stream request associated with transmission of a reserved stream across the node, and determining a number of slots required to transmit the reserved stream. The method also comprises assigning one or more slots associated with a port of the network node to the transmission of packets associated with the reserved stream based on the determined number of slots. The method further comprises transmitting the stream according to the slot assignment associated with the port of the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Rong Pan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Linda Tin-Wen Cheng, Peter Geoffrey Jones, Hariprasada Rao Ginjpalli, Rudolph Benedict Klecka