Messages Addressed To Multiple Destinations Patents (Class 370/432)
  • Patent number: 10820162
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a request to initiate a wireless media broadcast of media content by way of a wireless mobility network to mobile devices within a geographical area, wherein the media content is provided by a first mobile device. A group of wireless access terminals is determined based on the geographical area, wherein the group of wireless access terminals provides wireless services of the wireless mobility network to a serving area within the geographical area. The group of wireless access terminals is directed to initiate a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) bearer service to distribute the media content to the group of mobile devices within the serving area. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10817438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security arrangement comprising a data processing unit for serial transmission of data for controlling outputs and for querying inputs of a process and a corresponding method; further comprising at least one parallel-to-serial converter comprising a shift register for converting data to query the inputs; at least one serial-to-parallel converter comprising a shift register for converting data to control the outputs; wherein the data to be transmitted includes diagnostic bits that are output from the serial-to-parallel converter and read back from the parallel-to-serial converter; and the read-back data is checked for errors by the data processing unit to ensure a secure data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Christian Voss, Andreas Patzelt, Christopher Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 10771199
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reverse link acknowledgement in a wireless local area network. A method includes receiving, at a first node, a data communication over a common channel, the data communication being decodable by other nodes. The method also includes determining transmission resources from the data communication, wherein the transmission resources are different for each node, and transmitting a response over the common channel using the determined transmission resources. An apparatus includes a transmitter configured to transmit to a plurality of nodes a data communication over the common channel, and a receiver configured to receive responses from the plurality of nodes, wherein each response was sent using different transmission resources determined from the data communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Sridhara, Sanjiv Nanda, Alok Aggarwal, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Geert Arnout Awater, Santosh P. Abraham
  • Patent number: 10761831
    Abstract: An authentication module may be internally or externally installed on a lift control of a vehicle lift and allows new and updated features to be added to the vehicle lift without requiring a connection to a local or cellular network. The authentication module connects to one or more other electrical components of the lift control to allow for the exchange of data. A module containing software and configurations for enabling a feature may be removably attached to the authentication module, which uses the stored configurations to verify and enable the associated feature. The use of enabled features may be persistently tracked by the authentication module even in the absence of an external power source or network connection, and may be disabled by the authentication module if the feature use expires or is exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Darian Smith, Robert William Elliott
  • Patent number: 10762284
    Abstract: One or more factors associated with consuming digital content on at least one device associated with at least one user are assessed. One or more ameliorative actions for consuming the digital content are performed based on the assessment. Performing the one or more ameliorative actions comprises delivering a summarization of the digital content to the at least one device based on the assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kala Fleming, Sally Simone R. F. L. Fobi Nsutezo, Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10757013
    Abstract: A computer system splits data to be transmitted into a plurality of reliable connections which are multiplexed through a smaller number of unacknowledged connections, such as connections that do not require acknowledgment and which may be VPN tunnels. A receiver then demultiplexes data received to obtain data flows over the reliable connections and transmits separate acknowledgements for each reliable connection. The computer system demultiplexes the acknowledgments and provides them to the corresponding reliable connections, which then retransmit any unacknowledged data. Delivery controllers executing on the computer system may be coupled to corresponding controllers executing on the receiver, with traffic between the delivery controllers (payload and acknowledgments) being multiplexed over one or more unacknowledged connections. In some embodiments, acknowledgments may be transmitted over a connection that is not multiplexed over the unacknowledged connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PANGO INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Lapidous, Dmitry Adamushka
  • Patent number: 10742509
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are generally directed to determining the spans of logical entities in a logical network using a graph theoretic method. For example, in some embodiments, a configuration of the logical network is represented as a directed graph with labeled edges. The span of any logical entity in the logical network may then be computed based on the directed graph of the logical network. For example, for a given entity represented by a given node, the set of nodes that can be reached from the given node via span-depends-on edges only may be computed and referred to as the span base of the given node. Further, the set of all managed forwarding elements reachable from each node of the span base of the given node via contains edges only is the span for the given entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nicira, Inc.
    Inventors: Aayush Saxena, Igor Ganichev, Da Wan, Pankaj Thakkar, Yang Ping
  • Patent number: 10743147
    Abstract: A network controller, a user equipment (UE) device, and associated methods for conducting intelligent enhanced multimedia broadcast multicast services (eMBMS). A network controller receives user preference information and location information from a plurality of UEs. The network controller selects one or more data packages to transmit using eMBMS in one or more broadcast regions based on the user preference information and the location information. The one or more data packages may comprise an updated machine learning model in a distributed learning application. The network controller provides an indication to a remote device to broadcast the one or more data packages in the respective one or more broadcast regions using eMBMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Christian W. Mucke, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Ayman F. Naguib, Rohan C. Malthankar, Ben-Heng Juang, Kushal M. Chawda, Sumit Saxena
  • Patent number: 10642739
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives one or more data units. The device calculates a hash value based on the one or more data units and using a hash function. Ranges of hash values generated by the hash function are assigned to different devices along the path such that any given hash value generated by the hash function is assigned to a predefined number of the devices along the path. The device determines whether the calculated hash value is within the range of hash values assigned to the device. The device stores data derived from the one or more data units, when the device determines that the calculated hash value is within the range of hash values assigned to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Baldi, Amedeo Sapio, Fulvio Giovanni Ottavio Risso, Narendra Anand, Antonio Nucci
  • Patent number: 10637925
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things). More specifically, systems and methods for managing the storage and dropping of data in a network of moving things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiago Silvestre Condeixa, Ricardo Jorge Magalhães de Matos
  • Patent number: 10638360
    Abstract: A system of this invention is directed to a communication processing system that copes with a failure while avoiding network congestion or overload by reducing signaling even if a device cannot receive a group message. This communication processing system forms VPLMN (Visited Public Land Mobile Network), and includes a group messaging request acquirer that acquires, from an application, a group messaging request to be distributed to a plurality of devices, a group messaging request distributer that distributes the group messaging request to the plurality of devices, and a redistribution instructor that instructs, when receiving no response to the group messaging request from any one device in the plurality of devices within a predetermined time, the group messaging request distributer to redistribute the group messaging request to a service area including the any one device based on error information of the service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Akira Kamei, Hotaka Sugano, Masahiro Serizawa, Satoshi Hasegawa, Masashi Shimoma, Yumiko Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10637618
    Abstract: A data transmission method includes: selecting a t least a portion of bits from a data buffer of a transport block to form a kth subsequence of the transport block, and forming N subsequences in total; wherein, 1?k?N; and repeating the N subsequences of the transport block for T times, performing digital baseband modulation on the N subsequences, and then transmitting the N subsequences; wherein, T is a positive integer, a total number of repetitions of the N subsequences N*T is no less than a preset number of repetitions R, and R is a positive integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Xu, Bo Dai, Jun Xu, Zewei Chen
  • Patent number: 10624099
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide for coordinated control between multiple devices of playback of a media track or playlist. The multiple devices may form an ad-hoc network for sharing control of media. A control device may coordinate control of the playlist and facilitate playback of the media at a playback device. Then when the control device leaves the group, a second device in the group will seamlessly become the control device and control playback and playlist coordination. The playback device may also be the control device. The playback advice may be a network-enabled speaker. Where the playback device is separate from the control device, the playback device may maintain sufficient information to operate without a control device until a new control device is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Szu-Wen Huang, Steven P. Bischoff, Nicholas J. Paulson, Gregory R. Chapman, David P. Saracino, Jason Ketterman
  • Patent number: 10587572
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products to communicate using a synthetic Media Access Control (synMAC) addresses are provided. The method includes receiving a first message assigning a first synMAC address and a second synMAC address to the device and storing the first synMAC address and the second synMAC address in a memory. The method further includes receiving a second message and processing the second message when the second message includes the first synMAC address or the second synMAC address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Silver
  • Patent number: 10582475
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to base station and method for content synchronization when broadcasting data in a communications network. The base station comprises a receiver receiving data sequences and a transmitter for transmitting data sequences. Each data sequence has a data size and comprises a sequence number (SN). The base station further comprises a processing circuitry configured to add byte numbered sequence numbers to said data sequences passed between layers in a protocol stack for transmission to a transceiver station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: András Rácz, Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 10582070
    Abstract: A communication system includes an information display apparatus and an information providing apparatus which perform communication with each other. The information display apparatus transmits, through the network, an information transmission request for requesting transmission of specific information related to the information providing apparatus to a plurality of apparatuses connected to the network by broadcast communication, receives the specific information transmitted, through the network, from the information providing apparatus to a plurality of apparatuses connected to the network by broadcast communication, as a response to the information transmission request, and controls a display unit to display the specific information received as the response to the information transmission request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10574786
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wirelessly transmitting data to be utilized at an incident area. A server computer defines a prioritized list of data items to be transmitted to a plurality of portable electronic devices for use at the incident area. The server computer predicts a first amount of data that can be wirelessly transferred to a first electronic device before loss of reliable wireless connectivity with the first electronic device and automatically selects a first data item for transmission to the first electronic device. The server computer then transmits the first data item to the first electronic device to be shared with at least one other portable electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices upon arrival of the first electronic device at the incident area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Douros, James E. Mathis, Lee M. Proctor
  • Patent number: 10554535
    Abstract: An apparatus stores connection information indicating connection relationship among topological structures in a network, in which first-type topological structures are coupled to second-type topological structures. The apparatus stores first transfer-patterns each indicating a combination of input and output ports for performing all-to-all communication without path conflict in each of the first-type topological structures, and second transfer-patterns each indicating a combination of input and output ports for performing all-to-all communication without path conflict in each of the second-type topological structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro Shimizu, Kohta Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10555336
    Abstract: Provided are a terminal for requesting and acquiring information associated with a channel access in a wireless local area network (WLAN) and an apparatus for providing information associated with a channel access in a WLAN, and more particularly, the terminal for requesting and acquiring information associated with a channel access in a WLAN according to an example embodiment may verify whether a beacon is received during a predetermined beacon interval, transmit a group and slot information request signal when the beacon is verified not to be received, and receive a group and slot information response signal in response to the group and slot information request signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyoung Jin Kwon, Jae Seung Lee, Min Ho Cheong, Hee Jung Yu, Sok Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10505783
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication method, wherein: protocol entity configuration information is received from a network entity; if an SDU the transmission of which has been requested by an application is received, a first protocol entity creates a first protocol PDU according to the protocol entity configuration information, without concatenation or segmentation of the SDU; a second protocol entity creates a second protocol PDU on the basis of the first protocol PDU; and a third protocol entity transmits the second protocol PDU to the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sungduck Chun
  • Patent number: 10484441
    Abstract: A device may receive streaming information associated with one or more user devices, streaming content being provided to the one or more user devices, and a cell associated with the one or more user devices. The device may determine a quantity of user devices receiving the streaming content in the cell based on the streaming information. The device may determine whether the streaming content is being provided using a unicast stream or is being provided using a multicast stream. The device may determine to switch from the unicast stream to the multicast stream or from the multicast stream to the unicast stream based on the quantity of user devices. The device may switch from the unicast stream to the multicast stream, or the multicast stream to the unicast stream based on determining to switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Sagiv Draznin, Matthew W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10432799
    Abstract: The Ring and Text tones from a mobile device can be missed if the user is located outside the hearing range, away from his/her mobile device. For example, the mobile device is being charged in another room unable to hear the incoming Ring and Text tones. The embodiment of the disclosure in this invention, namely, “Ring and Text Tone Notifier” abbreviated “RTTN” is placed in every room in a house or office by replicating the ring and text tone received from the mobile device, to NOTIFY the user, by sounding and broadcasting the Ring and Text Tones in every room that the RTTN is plugged into some 110-volt wall outlet receptacles. The plugged in RTTN is designed to broadcast an audible as well as displaying any incoming Call and Text with Light Emitted Diodes (LEDs). The RTTN has two prongs adapter that plugs into any standard 110-volt wall outlet receptacles. This eliminates the use of a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Albrik Levick Gharibian
  • Patent number: 10416642
    Abstract: Provided is a PLC that can be connected to another PLC via a network, the PLC including: a storage unit that stores a sequence program; and a control unit, the control unit including: a sequence-program correcting unit that corrects the sequence program; a corrected-information obtaining unit that obtains a corrected portion and a corrected content from the corrected sequence program; a corresponding-circuit inquiring unit that extracts a first circuit in the vicinity of the corrected portion from the sequence program before correction and that makes an inquiry to the other PLC about whether a circuit corresponding to the first circuit is included in a sequence program of the other PLC; and a corrected-content transmitting unit that transmits, in response to the inquiry, the corrected content to the other PLC only when a reply indicating that the circuit corresponding to the first circuit is included is received from the other PLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10362149
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing intelligent packet aggregation are provided herein. A network interface device for implementing intelligent packet aggregation including a packet parser to receive a plurality of packets and route each packet of the plurality of packets to a queue of a plurality of queues, the packets divided among the queues based on the packets' characteristics; and a coordinator circuit to: interface with a processing element to determine a current operational state of the processing element; select a queue from the plurality of queues based on the current operational state of the processing element; and forward a number of packets from the selected queue to the processing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Biederman, Michael Orr
  • Patent number: 10347013
    Abstract: Graphics rendering services may be provided to a client device by a remote computing facility. One or more rendering processes may be executed on a virtual machine operating on a host computing device. Client state information may be monitored to detect periods of inactivity. A rendering process may be inactivated by suspending the virtual machine on which it executes. Upon resumption of activity, the rendering process may be reactivated by resuming execution of the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quais Taraki, Matthew Vahlsing, Vinod Murli Mamtani, James Jonathan Morris, Gerard Joseph Heinz, II
  • Patent number: 10321199
    Abstract: For streaming data in a mobile communication network, a descriptive file of a stream is provided. The descriptive file comprises a list of delivery source identifiers, e.g. URIs, for unicast delivery of data segments of the stream. A broadcast indicator is selectively added to the descriptive file so as to indicate whether broadcast delivery of the data segments is available. Adding the broadcast indicator and initiating the broadcast delivery may be accomplished on the basis of a popularity of the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Daniel Catrein, Torbjörn Einarsson
  • Patent number: 10306475
    Abstract: In order for making MTC more efficient and/or secure, a base station forming a communication system connects a UE to a core network. A node serves as an entering point to the core network for a service provider, and transmits traffic between the service provider and the UE. The node establishes, as a connection to the base station, a first connection for directly transceiving messages between the node and the base station. Alternatively, the node establishes a second connection for transparently transceiving the messages through a different node that is placed within the core network and has established a different secure connection to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad, Andreas Kunz, Genadi Velev, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10299134
    Abstract: In order for making MTC more efficient and/or secure, a base station forming a communication system connects a UE to a core network. A node serves as an entering point to the core network for a service provider, and transmits traffic between the service provider and the UE. The node establishes, as a connection to the base station, a first connection for directly transceiving messages between the node and the base station. Alternatively, the node establishes a second connection for transparently transceiving the messages through a different node that is placed within the core network and has established a different secure connection to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad, Andreas Kunz, Genadi Velev, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10298691
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things). More specifically, systems and methods for managing the storage and dropping of data in a network of moving things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiago Silvestre Condeixa, Ricardo Jorge Magalhães de Matos
  • Patent number: 10284381
    Abstract: A master node may be configured with helper nodes in a one-to-many structure in a multicast tree for data streaming. A master node may receive network requests from the helper nodes in order to construct a pingback response. A master node may establish a network latency, for each of the helper nodes according to the pingback responses, to form a broadcast timing index. A master node may create routing tables from the broadcast timing index for local multicast routing at helper nodes within the multicast tree. A master node may send the routing tables from the master node to each of the helper nodes to arrange helper nodes in proximity to one another and create helper tiers within the multi-cast tree. A master node may stream data from the master node to the helper nodes according to a center-to-edge order of the multicast tree based on the routing table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaiah Clark Weiner, Mathew Wolfgang Walter Lehwess, Matthew Gordon Yanchyshyn
  • Patent number: 10284920
    Abstract: There are described methods and systems for distributing content in a network, in particular a multicast network. One method includes delivering content from a source to a destination in a content delivery network. A request for an item of content is received and a first multicast stream is identified or established, the first multicast stream comprising a first copy of the content. At least one second multicast stream is also identified or established, the second stream comprising a second copy of the content. The second copy of the content is time-shifted by a time, M, from corresponding portions of the first copy of the content. The content is then delivered to the destination using both the first and the second multicast streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan, Detlef Nauck
  • Patent number: 10257711
    Abstract: In order for making MTC more efficient and/or secure, a base station forming a communication system connects a UE to a core network. A node serves as an entering point to the core network for a service provider, and transmits traffic between the service provider and the UE. The node establishes, as a connection to the base station, a first connection for directly transceiving messages between the node and the base station. Alternatively, the node establishes a second connection for transparently transceiving the messages through a different node that is placed within the core network and has established a different secure connection to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad, Andreas Kunz, Genadi Velev, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10206215
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for allocating resource performed by a base station in a wireless communication system that supports a direct communication between user equipments (UEs) includes acquiring position information and transmission power of a first UE and a second UE; and allocating the resource to the first UE and the second UE based on the acquired position information and transmission power of the first UE and the second UE, wherein allocating the resource preferentially allocates the resource to the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF SOONGSIL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hakseong Kim, Mochan Yang, Shanai Wu, Yoan Shin
  • Patent number: 10200972
    Abstract: A method of communicating data between a base station and a plurality of terminal devices in a wireless telecommunications system. The method comprises transmitting data from the base station to the plurality of terminal devices in a multicast transmission and transmitting response signals from the terminal devices to the base station to indicate whether the respective terminal devices have successfully received the multicast transmission. The use of a multicast transmission provides an efficient mechanism for communicating the same data to a plurality of terminal device, for example as might be desired in a machine-type communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Morioka, Steven John Barrett, Phil Young, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 10148702
    Abstract: A session association method, apparatus, and system. The method includes collecting call control signaling, on a signaling link of a control plane in a communications network, transmitted by network elements, where the call control signaling includes speech channel information; and performing session association on the call control signaling according to the speech channel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yue Hua
  • Patent number: 10123226
    Abstract: In order to dynamically allocate spectrum resources to broadcast and unicast operations, user equipment (UE) sends a start message to a broadcast multicast tracking application in response to the UE deciding to start receiving a content stream. The start message includes cell site information where the user equipment is located and a channel identification indicating the content stream. The tracking application tracks the number of active listeners to the content stream in the cell and based on the number of active listeners and cell utilization, determines whether to initiate a broadcast. If the broadcast is initiated, the tracking application sends a message to the UE to retune to a broadcast channel. The UE sends a stop message when the UE decides to stop receiving the content stream and the tracking application and determines whether to terminate the broadcast based on the remaining active listeners and the cell utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rajendra P. Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10117120
    Abstract: Channel feedback for non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems may be reported by determining a measurement set of transmission strategies for channel feedback for a non-orthogonal channel. Estimates of channel quality for downlink transmissions to the UE corresponding to respective transmission strategies of the measurement set may then be determined. A channel feedback report may then be sent. The channel feedback report may include indicators of channel quality for a subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Tao Luo, Hao Xu, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 10091121
    Abstract: Techniques for efficiently and economically providing data transfer through data networks are disclosed. The techniques are particularly suitable for Internet data transfers. In one aspect, delayed response processing is utilized. Requests for common content are initially queued. After a short period of time, the queued requests are processed as a group so as to better utilize available bandwidth, particularly in times where traffic or congestion is high. In another aspect, multiple-destination data packets are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Robert C. Yen
  • Patent number: 10073971
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure are directed towards protecting machines, such as virtual machines in a cloud datacenter, from receiving unwanted traffic, and also reducing bandwidth by eliminating redundant data transmissions. In one aspect, an agent intercepts packets from a source, and determines whether the destination is allowed to receive packets from the source, based upon a communication group membership. The agent also may drop packets based upon malware/fraud signatures. The agent also attempts to reduce bandwidth by replacing redundant content with identifiers (e.g., hashcodes), which a destination machine uses to rebuild the original content. A destination-side agent may perform the same or similar communication group membership and malware/fraud signature filtering operations, and reassemble redundancy-reduced content from received identifiers as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Navendu Jain
  • Patent number: 10069859
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide distributed rate limiting to combat network based attacks launched against a distributed platform or customers thereof. The distributed rate limiting involves graduated monitoring to identify when an attack expands beyond a single server to other servers operating from within the same distributed platform distribution point, and when the attack further expands from one distributed platform distribution point to other distribution points. Once request rates across the distributed platform distribution points exceed a global threshold, a first set of attack protections are invoked across the distributed platform. Should request rates increase or continue to exceed the threshold, additional attack protections can be invoked. Distributed rate limiting allows any server within the distributed platform to assume command and control over the graduated monitoring as well as escalating the response to any identified attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrews, Reed Morrison, Derek Shiell, Robert J. Peters
  • Patent number: 10038773
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing communication between a terminal and a device are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, a method used in the device includes receiving a plurality of multicast packets from the terminal. The method also includes determining, according to the multicast packets, wireless connection information of a wireless network. The method further includes connecting to the wireless network according to the wireless connection information. The method further includes generating a notification indicating a password associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI XIAOYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zong, Yangcun Chen, Chao He
  • Patent number: 10028316
    Abstract: A device for network discovery and selection includes at least one processor circuit that is configured to determine a number of networks available for connection within a configurable set of frequency bands. The at least one processor circuit is further configured to, when a single network is available for connection, and the single network being open, automatically connect to the single network. The at least one processor circuit is further configured to, when multiple networks are available for connection, the multiple networks comprising at least one open network and at least one private network: initiate a timer. The at least one processor circuit is further configured to initiate a connection with the at least one private network when a protected setup is initiated for the connection prior to the timer reaching a timeout value, otherwise connect to the at least one open network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Philippe Klein
  • Patent number: 10027496
    Abstract: A method for distributing identifiers of sources from a multicast group. The sources are interconnected via an electronic communications network, and the multicast group is identified by a group address. A stream transmitted to the group address by a first source is received by a second source if the second source is already subscribed to the first source. One of the sources, known as the server, is subscribed to all of the other sources. The method includes the server performing the following acts: receiving from one of the other sources, known as an announcer source, a multicast announcement message including an announcer source identifier; and transmitting a management message to the group address, including the announcer source identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Benoit Lemoine
  • Patent number: 10015642
    Abstract: A broadcasting system for providing access information of a broadcast service, wherein a transmission apparatus generates the access information for at least one of a broadcast network and an interaction network, from which the broadcast service is transmitted, and transmits the access information to a terminal via a specific communication network. A reception apparatus receives the access information of the broadcast service via the communication network, analyzes the received access information to determine a network from which the broadcast service is provided, among the broadcast network and the interaction network, and sets an access address for reception of the broadcast service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Bo-Sun Jung, Kook-Heui Lee, Jai-Yong Lee, Byung-Rae Lee, Jong-Hyo Lee
  • Patent number: 9999071
    Abstract: A terminal device includes circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly with an access point via a channel that has at a first signal strength and a first data rate. The circuitry is also configured to determine wireless transmission channel restrictions and obtain a position of the terminal device in order to determine if the wireless transmission channel restrictions apply to the terminal device based on the position of the terminal device. The circuitry is also configured to switch to a communications state that complies with the transmission channel restrictions and if the wireless transmission channel restrictions apply based on the position of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Manabu Kanno
  • Patent number: 9979788
    Abstract: A content synchronization apparatus is provided. The content synchronization apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a device that the content synchronization apparatus can synchronize content with, a control unit configured to, in response to a synchronization command to share current content being played by the device being received, share the current content by acquiring the current content and state information corresponding to the current content through the communication unit, synchronize the current content with the device using the current content and the state information, and configure a display screen based on the results of the synchronization of the current content with the device, and an output unit configured to display the configured display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Mi Cho, So-Young Jeong, Jeong-Su Kim
  • Patent number: 9979666
    Abstract: A network and a communication method are described. The network comprises: source nodes, receiver nodes, and coding nodes. The coding nodes are connected with input links for communication of input signals to the coding nodes and output links for communication of output signals from the coding nodes. The output signals are a linear combination of the input signals. The coefficients of the linear combination are deterministically chosen based on local information available locally at the coding node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CODE ON NETWORK CODING, LLC
    Inventors: Tracey C. Ho, Michelle Effros
  • Patent number: 9955202
    Abstract: Software is provided to handle the playback of media in browsers that in addition may use second display protocols to instruct a separate display device to play the media. The software can transmit the content or specify a network location of the same for subsequent playback on a content playback device. The software may be in the form of a web browser or other application that is configured for the playback of selected media types. The browser maintains a list of favorite and/or recently viewed services and content items and is configured to filter the list to eliminate those content items or services which are no longer available. In this way, favorite content items and services and/or recently viewed content items and services, as available to the user, are made accessible using the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ling Jun Wong, Charles McCoy, True Xiong
  • Patent number: 9900919
    Abstract: A first device is activated and transmits wireless beacon frames. The first device acts as an access point to a temporary wireless network, while the beacon frame invites a second device to connect thereto. The beacon frame may be sent at various rates or intervals in the interest of expeditious discovery or contact, conservation of battery-based energy resources, or according to other goals. The second device may respond to the beacon, and accepted by the first device for connection to the temporary wireless network. The second device may then provide network access credentials corresponding to an established network. The first device may then switch to a station mode and connects to the established wireless network by way established corresponding wireless access point. The temporary wireless network may be terminated after the first device successfully connects to the established wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David George Butler, Richard William Mincher, Yi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9867054
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method may include determining a pattern of signal transmissions for transmitting instances of a signal in a time period of an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band; determining whether the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band is unavailable to transmit at least one instance of the signal; and changing, in response to determining the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band is unavailable to transmit an instance of the signal, the pattern of signal transmissions for the time period. A second method may include identifying at least one reference signal pattern from a plurality of reference signal patterns based at least in part on whether a plurality of transmission time intervals are bundled; and signaling the identified at least one reference signal pattern to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Jun Wang