Channel Assignment Techniques Patents (Class 370/431)
  • Patent number: 11513577
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for communicating a source of a 10SPE wake. Such a communication may be performed over a low-pin count hardware interface of a 10SPE physical layer (PHY) module having a split arrangement. A controller side of a 10SPE PHY may perform a local or remote 10SPE wake forward in response to a communicated source of a wake. Also disclosed is a digital interface for operatively coupling a PHY controller to PHY transceiver over a low-pin count connection, where the digital interface includes circuitry for checking the integrity of circuitry of the digital interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Ching, Venkatraman Iyer
  • Patent number: 11496928
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing the end-to-end latency transfer rates over an air interface employing a Multi-hop Relays (MHR). The present system and method provides fast signaling process when no Downlink/Uplink Bandwidth allocation changes are employed, thereby bypassing PHY/MAC/IP Stack processing. The solution is intended for the new generation of 5G millimeter band multi-hop relays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorin Viorel, Jennifer Andreoli-Fang
  • Patent number: 11490339
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring a plurality of sample level values of a received current frame signal; determining a current power of the current frame signal based on the plurality of sample level values; determining a current traffic signal ratio of the current frame signal based on the plurality of sample level values; taking the current power as a current pilot power of the current frame signal if it is determined that the current traffic signal ratio is less than or equal to a predetermined ratio; and determining the current pilot power of the current frame signal based on the current power, the current power floating upper limit and the current power floating lower limit if it is determined that the current traffic signal ratio is greater than the predetermined ratio. Thus, the pilot power can be accurately determined for different traffic signal ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PROSE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cunxiao Fan, Renzhen Xu, Xiuping Wang, Zhongjie Chen
  • Patent number: 11444800
    Abstract: Provided are a topology switching method based on isochronous channel, an apparatus, a system and a storage medium. The method is applied to a first central slave device. There are a plurality of first isochronous channels between the first central slave device and a master device, and there is a first communication channel between the first central slave device and a peripheral slave device. The method includes: sending, by first central slave device, first isochronization information to peripheral slave device through the first communication channel, where the first isochronization information includes a channel parameter of first isochronous channel, so that peripheral slave device starts data transmission with master device according to the channel parameter of first isochronous channel; and stopping, by first central slave device, data transmission with master device through the first isochronous channel, before peripheral slave device starts data transmission with master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shilin Guo
  • Patent number: 11405277
    Abstract: An information processing device, includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: store, in the memory, a confirmation program for performing communication confirmation of a network, transmit the confirmation program to a server in the network, collect an execution result of the communication confirmation transmitted from the server by causing the server to execute the communication confirmation, and perform correctness determination of the execution result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazumi Abe, Munenori Maeda
  • Patent number: 11317441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication terminal and wireless communication method for clear channel assessment, and more particularly, to a wireless communication terminal and a wireless communication method for performing an efficient clear channel assessment for spatial reuse of a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juhyung Son, Jinsam Kwak, Geonjung Ko
  • Patent number: 11304038
    Abstract: A communication system supporting communication for nodes of a vehicle (103) comprises wireless access points (203, 205) for communication using directional beams. Wireless modems (701, 703, 111, 113) of the vehicle (103) establish a mm wave radio communication link to an access point (203). The vehicle network transmits link indications to at least one of the access points (203, 205) where a link indication provides a link between a MAC address of a wireless modem (701, 703, 111, 113) and a vehicle identity indication for the vehicle (103). An air interface scheduler (1001) for an access point (201) performs MAC layer scheduling over mm wave radio communication links established for the access point (201) in response to the first vehicle identity indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Blu Wireless Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peter Jonathon Legg, Stuart Ryan
  • Patent number: 11303383
    Abstract: Techniques for indicating and/or selecting a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) are disclosed. A method for selecting the MCS may comprise receiving control information, identifying a change indicator, determining a first MCS based on the control information, and modifying the first MCS based on the change indicator to determine a second MCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Kirankumar Bhoja Anchan, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Feilu Liu
  • Patent number: 11297515
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing backhaul capacity to a first Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) using a device to device connection to a second CBSD. An exemplary method embodiment includes operating a first Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) to: (i) establish a wireless device to device (D2D) communications link with a second CBSD using D2D wireless communications resources; (ii) send, via the D2D communications link, a first backhaul resource reservation signal to the second CBSD to reserve a first portion of a communications backhaul extending from the second CBSD to a service provider communication network; and (iii) communicate data for a user equipment device (UE) being served by the first CBSD to said service provider communications network via said D2D communications link and the communications backhaul extending from the second CBSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 11268994
    Abstract: A method of determining the topology of a portion of the electrical distribution grid such as a feeder based on voltage and current measurements. The method employs Bayesian-based topology detection, where voltage and current data is measured at switches in the feeder at numerous sample times. A voltage variance is calculated for each switch, along with a voltage correlation coefficient for each pair of switches. Voltage variance is used to establish a preliminary position of a switch in the feeder, where switches closest to the substation source are expected to exhibit the least variance, and vice versa. The voltage correlation coefficient is used to provide a first determination of whether two switches are in series with each other in a parent-child relationship, and a current magnitude comparison is used to confirm or refute the preliminary parent-child relationship between the two nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: Yoav Sharon, James Rarick, Amy Overmyer
  • Patent number: 11233548
    Abstract: To employ beamforming to increase signaling distances, one wireless device trains a beamformer using a signal being received from another wireless device. The trained beamformer can then communicate with the other device via a signal beam until channel conditions change. In example implementations, a base station (BS) reserves an air interface resource unit for beamformer training in conjunction with allocating an air interface resource unit for downlink data. The BS transmits a downlink control channel communication to a user equipment (UE) with a downlink data grant indicative of the allocated resource unit. During the reserved resource unit, the UE transmits an uplink tracking communication, which can include a pilot signal, to the BS for beamform training. The BS then uses the freshly trained beamformer to transmit the downlink data as a downlink data channel communication via a downlink beam during the allocated resource unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Erik Richard Stauffer
  • Patent number: 11228339
    Abstract: Methods and devices for dynamically designated first and second subsets of a plurality of frequency channels as upstream and downstream channels, respectively, for performing wired communications using virtual segmentation between a network controller and an endpoint device. performing virtual segmentation to service an endpoint device. Communications are performed between the network controller and the endpoint device through a wired communication medium using the upstream and downstream channels. The first subset and second subsets of the plurality of channels are designated as upstream channels and downstream channels, respectively, based at least in part on one or both of upstream and downstream channel demand and channel availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Michael B. Doerr
  • Patent number: 11228520
    Abstract: A technique for an access node to synchronize the accessibility of a plurality of access nodes within a network is described. The technique receives an accessibility update and/or device update from a remote node. For the accessibility update, the access node compares entries in the accessibility update to the local accessibility table. If entries in the accessibility update are more up-to-date than the local accessibility table, the access node adjusts the local accessibility table to reflect the updates. The local access node compares the node identifier, heartbeat, and timestamp to determine whether and entry in the local accessibility table is up-to-date. For the device update, the access node compares entries in the device update to the local device table. If entries in the device update are more up-to-date than the local device table, the access node adjusts the local device table to reflect the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Arm Cloud Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jordan Rife
  • Patent number: 11191059
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, disclosed are a method by which a terminal simultaneously transmits messages in at least two carriers in a wireless communication system supporting device to device (D2D) communication, and an apparatus therefor. Particularly, disclosed are a method by which a terminal simultaneously transmits messages in at least two carriers, and an apparatus therefor, the method comprising the steps of: independently sensing, by a carrier, a transmission resource, and calculating the ratio of transmission resources, which can be simultaneously transmitted on at least two carriers, on the basis of a result of the sensing by the carrier; setting the sensed transmittable transmission resource as a transmission candidate resource when the calculated transmission resource ratio is greater than or equal to a preset threshold ratio; and selecting a transmission resource to be used for the message transmission in each of at least two carriers within the transmission candidate resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heejin Kim, Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 11191019
    Abstract: Improvement of use efficiency of radio resources is realizable. An information processing device is an information processing device which includes a reception unit and a control unit. The reception unit included in this information processing device is a reception unit which receives a packet. In addition, the control unit included in the information processing device is a control unit which controls a packet monitoring state of the information processing device in case of detection of reception of a packet not addressed to the information processing device. The packet monitoring state is controlled on the basis of reception power at the time of reception of the packet not addressed to the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 11153868
    Abstract: Disclosed is to properly perform communications even in an environment enabled to use different TTI lengths in combination. User equipment in one aspect of the present invention includes: a control unit that specifies a configuration of a plurality of transmission time intervals (TTI: Transmission Time Interval) contained in one subframe of an existing system; and a reception unit that receives downlink control information at a radio resource receiving allocation of PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) of the existing system or at a first TTI of the plural TTIs, and receives data at, at least, one of the plural TTIs on the basis of the downlink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takeda, Hiroki Harada, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11146940
    Abstract: A device is configured to perform a method of device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication network in accordance with a Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The method includes entering an RRC-Idle state or an RRC-Connected state. The method also includes transmitting, in the RRC-Idle state or RRC-Connected state, a D2D discovery signal for receipt by at least one second device in the network. The method further includes receiving, in the RRC-Idle state or RRC-Connected state, at least one D2D discovery signal from the at least one second device in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Sartori, Hossein Bagheri, Vipul Desai, Anthony C. K. Soong, Mazin Ali Al-Shalash
  • Patent number: 11137755
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) configured as a drone-coupled wireless device may be configured to transmit a message indicating information relating to the drone-coupled wireless device (e.g., aerial state, non-aerial state, airborne status, drone capability, quality of service (QoS) requirements of a drone service) to a base station. The message may also carry a session connectivity request, which the base station may use to determine that the UE is a drone-coupled wireless device, establish a bearer appropriate for a subscription service of the UE (e.g., as indicated by the drone capability), and apply appropriate protocols for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Umesh Phuyal, Gavin Bernard Horn, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Haris Zisimopoulos
  • Patent number: 11075787
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (alternatively, device) includes a communication interface and a processor, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. to support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. A device is configured to generate various orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and/or orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) packets (e.g., frames, signals, etc.) that are based on any of a group of set of OFDM/A frame structures. Across the various OFDM/A frame structures, the ratio of pilot sub-carriers to data sub-carriers across resource units (RUs) decreases as the total number of sub-carriers across the RUs increases. In addition, some of the OFDM/A frame structures include different total number of sub-carriers yet same number of pilot sub-carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Ron Porat
  • Patent number: 11076370
    Abstract: A network includes an intermediate node to communicate with a child node via a wireless network protocol. An intermediate node synchronizer in the intermediate node facilitates time synchronization with its parent node and with the child node. A child node synchronizer in the child node to facilitates time synchronization with the intermediate node. The intermediate node synchronizer exchanges synchronization data with the child node synchronizer to enable the child node to be time synchronized to the intermediate node before the intermediate node is synchronized to its parent node if the intermediate node has not synchronized to its parent node within a predetermined guard time period established for the child node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ariton E. Xhafa, Jianwei Zhou, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 11050857
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acknowledgement (ACK) packet suppression are described. In various implementations, these systems and methods may be applicable to low-power communications. For example, a method may include receive an incoming TCP packet at a TCP layer implemented by the communication system; de-encapsulating the incoming TCP packet using a TCP protocol to identify an incoming Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) packet; passing the incoming SSL or TLS packet from the TCP layer to an SSL or TLS layer; and signaling, by the SSL or TLS layer to the TCP layer in response to the SSL or TLS layer having received the incoming SSL or TLS packet, that a TCP acknowledgement be suppressed by the TCP layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Uri Weinrib, Oren Shani, Ben Gilboa
  • Patent number: 11042484
    Abstract: A processing system includes one or more first caches and one or more first lock tables associated with the one or more first caches. The processing system also includes one or more processing units that each include a plurality of compute units for concurrently executing work-groups of work items, a plurality of second caches associated with the plurality of compute units and configured in a hierarchy with the one or more first caches, and a plurality of second lock tables associated with the plurality of second caches. The first and second lock tables indicate locking states of addresses of cache lines in the corresponding first and second caches on a per-line basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Johnathan R. Alsop, Bradford Beckmann
  • Patent number: 11044590
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a vehicle, an apparatus, a method and a computer program for communicating in multiple mobile communication systems. An apparatus for a vehicle communicating in multiple mobile communication systems comprises one or more interfaces configured to communicate in the mobile communication systems using an adaptive antenna. The apparatus comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces. The control module is further configured to determine a setting for the adaptive antenna to obtain spatially separated signals using the same time and frequency resources, and to detect different messages from the spatially separated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ahmad El Assaad, Steffen Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11019622
    Abstract: A control method for controlling an information processing apparatus communicating with a communication apparatus capable of performing at least wireless communication using a first frequency band and wireless communication using a second frequency band includes transmitting connection information and frequency band information to the communication apparatus upon receipt of an execution instruction, where the connection information is used to wirelessly connect to the external apparatus and the frequency band information is related to a frequency band used to wirelessly connect to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10986595
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are transmitting and/or receiving a synchronization signal block. One method includes receiving a synchronization signal block. The method includes detecting a primary synchronization signal and a broadcast channel of the synchronization signal block. Receiving the synchronization signal block includes receiving at least one synchronization signal block of multiple synchronization signal blocks within a time window and the broadcast channel includes multiple sub-bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Vijay Nangia, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Ravikiran Nory, Ziad Ahmad, Robert Love
  • Patent number: 10986382
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes identifying an upcoming content modification opportunity on a channel. The method also includes responsive to identifying the upcoming content modification opportunity on the channel, identifying a group of multiple content-presentation devices tuned to the channel. The method also includes using, at least in part, an amount of content-presentation devices in the identified group as a basis to determine an amount of system resources to request. The method also includes requesting the determined amount of system resources for use in performing actions that facilitate at least a portion of the content-presentation devices in the identified group performing respective content-modification operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Matthew George Grover
  • Patent number: 10972159
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a precoding configuration method, device, and system. The precoding configuration method includes: generating precoding configuration information, where the precoding configuration information is used to configure a width of a frequency band for same precoding; and sending the precoding configuration information. The embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a transmit end device, a receive end device, and the precoding configuration system. In the precoding configuration method provided in the embodiments of the present disclosure, the precoding configuration information is generated and sent, so that a receive end can determine, based on the precoding configuration information, the width of the frequency band for same precoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lu Rong, Yong Liu, Lu Wu
  • Patent number: 10963290
    Abstract: A hypervisor exchange, e.g., an upgrade, can include consolidating resident virtual machines into a single host virtual machine, exchanging an old hypervisor with a new (upgraded) hypervisor, and disassociating the virtual resident virtual machines by migrating them to the new hypervisor. The consolidating can involve migrating the resident virtual machines from the old hypervisor to a guest hypervisor on the host virtual machine. The exchange can involve: 1) suspending the host virtual machine before the exchange; and 2) resuming the host virtual machine after the exchange; or migrating the host virtual machine from a partition including the old hypervisor to a partition hosting the new hypervisor. Either way, an exchange (upgrade) is achieve without requiring a bandwidth consuming migration over a network to a standby machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Xavier Deguillard, Mukund Gunti, Adrian Drzewiecki, Rajesh Venkatasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10942758
    Abstract: Examples provided herein describe a system and method for migrating virtual machines. For example, a target hypervisor of a target device may determine whether bandwidth exists on the target device to migrate a source set of virtual machines from a source device. The target hypervisor may determine whether bandwidth exists by: determining whether a source total amount of bandwidth is less than an available target total amount of bandwidth on the target set of host bus adaptors; and, responsive to determining that the source total amount of bandwidth is less than the available target total amount of bandwidth, moving a first target virtual host bus adaptor of the target set of virtual machines across the target set of host bus adaptors to make available the source total amount of bandwidth to migrate the source set of virtual machines. Responsive to determining that the source total amount of bandwidth exists, the source set of virtual machines may be migrated to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Sumangala B S
  • Patent number: 10877712
    Abstract: A printer includes a processor configured to be communicatively coupled to an external device and a POS terminal on which a web browser operates, and enabling control of the external device by a control object with respect to the POS terminal based on relationship information, in which the processor enables the control of the external device by the control object with respect to a first POS terminal based on first relationship information, deletes the first relationship information while the control object is not deleted when the control of the external device by the first POS terminal ends, generates second relationship information indicating a relationship between a second POS terminal and the control object when a request for the external device from the second POS terminal is received after deleting the first relationship information, and enables the control of the external device from the second POS terminal by the control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Washizu, Keigo Mori, Koji Hashimoto, Dai Tanaka, Akihiro Mishima
  • Patent number: 10880263
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for dynamically configuring multiple instances of applications that operate on clients in a network system. The method of some embodiments uses the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure the multiple instances of each application to share a pool of resources specific to the application that are used for configuring the application on each of the clients. Some embodiments of the invention store an application ID in DHCP-formatted packets to differentiate the packets from DHCP packets and to distribute shared configuration resources between various instances of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventor: Zhenjun Zhuo
  • Patent number: 10868695
    Abstract: A data transmission apparatus for data transmission having a plurality of master devices, at least one slave device, a transmission channel monitoring circuit, and a master device observer circuit is provided. A first master device of the master devices performs a first data transmission, and a second master device requests for a second data transmission to the slave device before completing the first data transmission. By detecting an idle-busy status of a channel of the slave device with the transmission channel monitoring circuit, the master device observer circuit switches the second master device to a waiting mode or a transmission mode according to the idle-busy status of the channel of the slave device. In addition, the waiting mode suspends the second data transmission and to wait for completion of the first data transmission, and the transmission mode performs the second data transmission. A data transmission method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Wiwynn Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Syun Huang, Yuan-Pin Huang
  • Patent number: 10869326
    Abstract: The present invention provides a scheduling information transmission method and apparatus. The method includes: allocating, by a network device, a level-one dedicated channel and a level-two dedicated channel to a target terminal device; sending, by the network device, indication information of the level-one dedicated channel by using a preset first time-frequency resource; sending, by the network device, indication information of the level-two dedicated channel to the target terminal device by using the level-one dedicated channel; and sending, by the network device, dedicated scheduling information for the target terminal device to the target terminal device by using the level-two dedicated channel. Therefore, scheduling information transmission flexibility can be improved, and system performance and user experience can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongfeng Li, Ning Wu, Yongzhao Cao
  • Patent number: 10863000
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for an image editing tool that generates a recipe for just-in-time processing of images (“the technology”). Various embodiments of the technology include an image processing system that provides image processing services to a client system that publishes content including an image to end users. The image processing system processes the image based on a recipe to generate a processed image. The image editing tool is integrated into an application, e.g., webpage or a web browser, that displays the content. A user, e.g., administrator of the client system, can use the image editing tool to edit the image on the webpage and generate the recipe including instructions regarding the edits. The recipe is transmitted to the image processing system which processes the image based on the recipe, and transmits the processed image to the client system for further transmission to the end users accessing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ZEBRAFISH LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Zacharias, Jeremy Larkin, David Birdsong, John Angers, Miguel A. Cardona, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10841870
    Abstract: Wireless communication systems and methods related to service advertising and discovery with dynamic spectrum use are provided. A user equipment (UE) receives, from a first wireless communication device, a network information signal in a spectrum. The UE receives, from a second wireless communication device, a service advertising signal based on at least a synchronization to the network information signal. The service advertising signal indicates an availability of a service. The UE transmits, to the second wireless communication device, a request for the service. The first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with different operating entities of the spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Junyi Li, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Michael Mingxi Fan, Yongbin Wei, Tamer Kadous, Ahmed Sadek
  • Patent number: 10841809
    Abstract: Example spectrum sharing methods and apparatus are described. One example method includes acquiring a cycle period of a shared frequency between a first system and a second system. Time slice allocation information of the cycle period is obtained and sent to a user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zongjie Wang, Bingzhao Li, Yanyan Chen, Chuanfeng He
  • Patent number: 10819805
    Abstract: A method and apparatus performing operations including instantiating at least one vENUM virtual machine instance, wherein the at least one vENUM virtual machine instance responds to a query by determining if at least one of a service and a record is operating; and when the at least one of a service and a record is operating, vENUM initiates an IMSI session for the at least one of a service and a record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mehrad Yasrebi, James Jackson
  • Patent number: 10749779
    Abstract: Method for synchronization of a MoCA network including a plurality of MoCA node devices (n0-n4) interconnected through a coaxial network. The method includes transmitting a reference signal from a first node device onto the coaxial network. The method further includes receiving a loopback signal from a further node device through the coaxial network, determining a time delay value (di,j) based on a time lapse (Ti,j) between transmitting the reference signal and receiving the loopback signal, and sending the time delay value to said further node device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INCOAX NETWORKS AB
    Inventor: Carl Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10743215
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing the end-to-end latency transfer rates over an air interface employing a Multi-hop Relays (MHR). The present system and method provides fast signaling process when no Downlink/Uplink Bandwidth allocation changes are employed, thereby bypassing PHY/MAC/IP Stack processing. The solution is intended for the new generation of 5G millimeter band multi-hop relays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorin Viorel, Jennifer Andreoli-Fang
  • Patent number: 10728931
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing proximity-based authentication operations using received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values. An expected proximity of devices to be paired is used to determine whether to execute a wireless personal area network (WPAN) connection process. This expected proximity is correlated with the RSSI value of received signals. By utilizing the RSSI value of received signals, embodiments do not utilize any additional hardware for performing the described proximity-based authentication process, and in some implementations, do not utilize any additional processes or routines to determine an RSSI value (e.g., some devices utilize RSSI values in order to adjust output power levels of transmitted signals, and thus, already execute processes or routines to determine RSSI values).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Alipour, Robert P. Marreel
  • Patent number: 10716063
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may receive an OFDM signal having control channel elements (CCEs). The CCEs may be arranged in levels where a first level aggregates less CCEs than a second level. A processor may search for a control channel from control channel candidates that is comprised of the CCEs. A limited number of CCEs may be searched on the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Frank Frederiksen, Troels Emil Kolding
  • Patent number: 10667142
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing backhaul capacity to a first Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) using a device to device connection to a second CBSD. An exemplary method embodiment includes operating a first Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) to: (i) establish a wireless device to device (D2D) communications link with a second CBSD using D2D wireless communications resources; (ii) send, via the D2D communications link, a first backhaul resource reservation signal to the second CBSD to reserve a first portion of a communications backhaul extending from the second CBSD to a service provider communication network; and (iii) communicate data for a user equipment device (UE) being served by the first CBSD to said service provider communications network via said D2D communications link and the communications backhaul extending from the second CBSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 10652760
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically increasing user capacity through a frame structure which supports eMTC UL multi-user multiplexing. According to aspects, a UE may identify at least one narrowband region within a wider system bandwidth, determine at least one parameter assigned to the UE for transmitting symbols of a physical uplink channel in the narrowband region that are multiplexed with symbols transmitted by one or more other UEs, and transmit the physical uplink channel using the at least one determined parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 10624707
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system is disclosed having a ring network for communicating information between a controller and nodes of one or more robotic arms. A communications protocol is described by which synchronous and asynchronous information can be communicated to and from the nodes of the robotic arms. Also disclosed are various aspects of a physical layer that can be used with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Philip L. Graves, Klaus R. Zietlow
  • Patent number: 10624119
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. An eNB transmits an indicator for a frame identifying a DL transmission period. The indicator may comprise a frame format indicator identifying only a plurality of downlink subframes scheduled for a contention-based carrier. The eNB may transmit a second indicator for an UL transmission period and may grant a UE at least one UL subframe for UL transmission. The UE monitors for an UL grant and for a D-CUBS at either the end of the DL subframes or after an UL assignment. The eNB may transmit a provisional grant UL assignment for UL transmission on an SCC and respond with a grant confirmation in response to an SR granting the UE resources for UL data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tao Luo, Srinivas Yerramalli, Peter Gaal, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 10602422
    Abstract: A device can receive, using an application policy handler (APH) component included in the device, a request for a data session for an application associated with the device. The device can identify, using the APH component included in the device, a user equipment route selection policy (URSP) rule, associated with the application, included in a URSP. The device can identify, using the APH component, a network slice specified by the URSP rule associated with the application and a data network specified by the URSP rule associated with the application. The device can attempt, using a modem component included in the device, to establish the data session using the network slice specified by the URSP rule associated with the application and the data network specified by the URSP rule associated with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Jagannatha, Mauricio Pati Caldeira De Andrada, Lily Zhu, Kalyani Bogineni, T. Kristen Young, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10572672
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a memory to store data and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor may modify a plurality of data elements using a semantic relationship between the plurality of data elements and a pre-selected data security policy and to store data representing the modified plurality of data elements in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Adrian John Baldwin, Patrick Goldsack, Brian Quentin Monahan, Philipp Reinecke
  • Patent number: 10511989
    Abstract: A method of uplink shaping and extending UE in RRC Idle Mode is proposed. The UE processes a data packet to be sent to the network. The data packet is associated with a traffic type. If the data packet belongs to a normal traffic type, then the UE enters RRC Connected mode and thereby transmitting the data packet to the network. If the data packet belongs to a background traffic type, then the UE buffers the data packet and the UE is prohibited from entering RRC Connected mode until a triggering condition is satisfied for uplink transmission. The proposed mechanism achieves power saving by reducing the activity of uplink transmission. In addition, the proposed mechanism also reduces signaling overhead to enhance network efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Chun Hsu, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 10511393
    Abstract: Geocast-based file transfer may be implemented via use of a Geocast File Transfer (GFT) protocol. A sending device may parse a file into multiple chunks. Respective multiple geocast packets comprising the chunks may be geocast. The sending device may geocast all packets sequentially. Upon geocasting all packets, the sending device may wait a predetermined amount of time. During the period of time, any receiving device that did not receive a chunk of the file may geocast a request for the missing chunk. Receiving devices also may wait various respective amounts of time before geocasting requests. Other receiving devices that may have missed a chunk may hear that the chunk it missed is being requested. And that device need not make a request for the chunk. Rather, that device may wait for the sending device to retransmit a geocast packet that contains the missing chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10469341
    Abstract: A computing device supports multiple different network interfaces providing respective connections to, for example WiFi, short-range and near field communication (NFC), and mobile data (e.g., cellular) networks, over which bandwidth-consuming applications may operate. An operating system (OS) instantiated on the computing device supports a connection manager configured to dynamically and concurrently optimize utilization of the available network connections across the executing applications to provide seamless user experiences on the device while meeting various user objectives. These objectives may include, for example, maximizing device battery life, minimizing costs associated with use of mobile data plans and other metered network connections, minimizing glitches, data buffering, and disruptions (e.g., when streaming multimedia, downloading files, and engaging in real-time communications like voice and video calls), and transparency of operation as the diverse network connections are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Dhiraj Pramod Gandhi