Adaptive Selection Of Channel Assignment Technique Patents (Class 370/437)
  • Patent number: 10771521
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and/or devices for overlaying and playing back audio data for user vocals and media content received from distinct devices and systems at a media presentation system are described herein. In one aspect, a media presentation system receives, from a remote server, a first data stream for a first media item, and plays the first media item. While playing the first media item, a second data stream for audio data that includes vocals is received from an application at a client device distinct from the remote server. The vocals are overlaid with the first media item to generate a composite data stream, which includes combining the first and second data streams, and the media presentation system plays the overlaid vocals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventor: Pontus Persson
  • Patent number: 10693668
    Abstract: An operation method of a communication node in an Ethernet-based vehicle network includes: transmitting a first frame advertising a presence of a data unit to be transmitted; receiving a second frame indicating that preparation for receiving the data unit is completed; and transmitting a third frame including the data unit using a static bandwidth which is reserved through an exchange of the first frame and the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Seong Jin Park, Woo Sub Kim
  • Patent number: 10687381
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for configuring a prohibit timer for a sidelink transmission in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) configures a prohibit timer for the sidelink transmission for a specific channel, starts the prohibit timer when a number of data units transmitted via the specific channel reaches to a specific number, and prohibits the sidelink transmission while the prohibit timer is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Seungjune Yi, Sunghoon Jung, Sunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10659197
    Abstract: Hybrid ARQ is employed in a multi-carrier communication system for retransmission of erroneous packets by taking advantage of time/frequency/space diversity and by combining ARQ functions at physical layer and MAC layers, making the multi-carrier system more robust in a high packet-error environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Haiming Huang, Titus Lo, Kemin Li
  • Patent number: 10660072
    Abstract: A method of performing uplink mobile communications may include identifying a first uplink data and a second uplink data, wherein the first uplink data has a higher transmission priority than the second uplink data, and evaluating a plurality of candidate uplink channels to generate a plurality of uplink channel quality measures. Each of the plurality of uplink channel quality measures may be associated with one of the plurality of candidate uplink channels. The method may further include performing a comparison between one or more of the plurality of uplink channel quality measures to select a first uplink channel from the plurality of candidate uplink channels, transmitting the first uplink data using the first uplink channel, and transmitting the second uplink data using a second uplink channel of the plurality of candidate uplink channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Palle, Francois Deparis, Piotr Janik
  • Patent number: 10635320
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrator for a storage device, a corresponding storage device and a method of manufacturing the same. The integrator comprises a base board comprising a first interface and a second interface; a connector coupled to the first interface of the base board, the connector being connectable with at least one server in the storage device; an input/output (I/O) part coupled to the second interface of the base board and connectable with an I/O device; and a switcher arranged on the base board and adapted to exchange data between the first interface and the second interface to support data transmission of the I/O device or other servers with the server via the integrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Hendry Wu, David Dong, Yujie Zhou
  • Patent number: 10636498
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory system comprises a plurality of word lines, a plurality of bit lines, non-volatile memory cells, and a sensing circuit. The sensing circuit is configured to sense a first set of the memory cells coupled to a contiguous set of the bit lines and a selected word line using a first bit line settling time. The sensing circuit is configured to sense a second set of the memory cells coupled to a non-contiguous set of the bit lines and the selected word line using a second bit line settling time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yu-Chung Lien, Xiang Yang, Zhenming Zhou, Deepanshu Dutta
  • Patent number: 10595308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, apparatus and system for configuring control channels in a mobile communication network and a mobile station. In order to suggest another improved scheme for configuring control channels, in particular control channels related to the transmission of user data the invention suggests aligning the size of the control channel information of different formats to an equal number of coded control channel information bits and/or modulation symbols for each control channel. The control channels may comprise scheduling related control information. According to another aspect of the invention, the size of the control channel information is aligned by means of modulation and/or coding, however the control channel information is aligned to one out of a set of numbers of coded control channel information bits and/or modulation symbols for each control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Akihiko Nishio
  • Patent number: 10554374
    Abstract: Systems and methods for flexible spectrum, or bandwidth, support in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a base station for a cellular communications network is configured to transmit a non-standardized bandwidth carrier and information that identifies a standardized bandwidth and additional information that, together with the information that identifies the standardized bandwidth, defines a non-standardized bandwidth of the non-standardized bandwidth carrier. In one embodiment, the additional information defines a bandwidth adjustment for the standardized bandwidth that defines the non-standardized bandwidth. In one embodiment, the bandwidth adjustment is a symmetric bandwidth restriction. In another embodiment, the bandwidth adjustment is an asymmetric bandwidth restriction. In yet another embodiment, the bandwidth adjustment is a symmetric bandwidth expansion. In yet another embodiment, the bandwidth adjustment is an asymmetric bandwidth expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Havish Koorapaty, Christian Bergljung, Jung-Fu Cheng, Daniel Larsson
  • Patent number: 10531465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication device and an access node. The communication device comprises: a processor, and directional antennas; wherein the directional antennas are configured to receive a first signal S1 indicating a calibration request (CR) for an access node; wherein the processor is configured to generate directional beacon signals SDB in response to the calibration request (CR); wherein the directional antennas are further configured to transmit the directional beacon signals SDB towards the access node (300). The access node (300) comprises: a processor, and an antenna array; wherein the antenna array is configured to receive directional beacon signals SDB from at least one communication device; wherein the processor is configured to calibrate the antenna array based on the directional beacon signals SDB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mario Costa, Philip Ginzboorg, Gunnar Hedby
  • Patent number: 10516615
    Abstract: Technologies are described to control network congestion in packet-based networks. In some examples, a method may include receiving an Interest packet requesting content, and returning the content from a local data store if the content is in the local data store. The method may also include determining whether a previous request has been made for the requested content if the content is not in the local data store, and creating a record of the Interest packet and discarding the Interest packet if a previous request has been made. The method may further include determining whether a local IP routing table includes an entry that matches a destination IP address specified by the Interest packet if a previous request has not been made, and forwarding the Interest packet if the destination IP address is in the local IP routing table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Akira Ito, Wei-Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 10499101
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box having a controller to receive a selection of media content that has finished being broadcast where the selection is of the previously broadcast media content, transmit a request for the media content, and receive the media content for presentation at the display device, where the media content includes a plurality of segments, where one or more of the segments is provided by each of a plurality of digital video recorders (DVR's) that have recorded the media content, where the DVR's are remote from the set-top box, and where the plurality of segments are merged prior to presentation by the set-top box. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph Picucci
  • Patent number: 10477370
    Abstract: A method of establishing a low latency connection between a first device and a second device on a wireless network is presented. The method contains the steps of: forming a first wireless connection between the first and second devices; forming at least a second and parallel wireless connection between the first and second devices; and sending data between the first and second devices using at least the first and second connections. For any wireless protocol for data exchange between devices that specifies a minimum interval between data exchange events, the present disclosure enables a lower latency than would otherwise be achievable according to a standard protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor B.V.
    Inventor: Kanji Kerai
  • Patent number: 10432416
    Abstract: A method for performing evolved multimedia broadcast and multicast service (eMBMS) counting efficiently in wireless systems is provided. The method includes receiving by a radio link control (RLC) layer of a User Equipment (UE), a Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) packet containing an MBMS counting request from a network. The RLC layer then transfers the MCCH packet to a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer of the UE. The RRC layer processes the MBMS counting request and generating an MBMS counting response by and transmits an indication for successful reception of the MBMS counting request to the RLC layer. The RLC layer verifies if a subsequent MCCH modification boundary indication is received in a selected MCCH modification period and discards one or more subsequent MCCH packets received in a selected MCCH modification period if the MCCH modification boundary indication is not received from a physical layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Rohan Raj, Vinay Kumar Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10405290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring end-to-end data path delays between a Radio Equipment Controller (REC) and a Radio Equipment (RE) of a base station are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a RE configured to transmit an uplink chirped sine wave signal from the RE to a REC on an uplink data path from the RE to the REC via an asynchronous communication network. The REC is configured to correlate a reference chirped sine wave signal and a received signal from the RE. The REC is further configured to determine an uplink data path delay from the RE to the REC based on results of the correlation of the reference chirped sine wave signal and the received signal from the RE on the uplink data path. In another embodiment, a downlink data path delay is measured in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Robert Griffioen
  • Patent number: 10402940
    Abstract: A method for processing images in an imaging device includes the steps of using real time scalar software (RTSS) for: receiving scalar input data (SID) from video preview application software (VPAS) within a host computer; and performing scaling and cropping operations within the imaging device on raw image frame data to create a scaled down frame (SDF) within the imaging device. As a result, images of high resolution can be transmitted efficiently with significantly reduced amounts of data over the data links, and achieve a high number of frames per second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Shen, Bruce Barnes, Hamid Kharrati
  • Patent number: 10397379
    Abstract: Robust Multipath TCP Stateless Connection Establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Paasch, Anumita Biswas, Darren Haas
  • Patent number: 10368346
    Abstract: Various aspects provide for receiving signaling including information configured to indicate whether to adjust a structure of a time-division duplex (TDD) subframe. Such adjusting may include adjusting a time or subcarrier allocated for a control channel, data, and/or a reference signal, such as a user equipment (UE)-specific reference signal (UERS). The UERS may be time-aligned with a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of another TDD subframe. The UERS may be utilized for inter-link multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) when the UERS is orthogonal to the DMRS. Various other aspects provide for communicating one or more pilot or null tones in a data portion of a first TDD subframe. The one or more pilot or null tones may be used to capture interference from a second TDD subframe communicated by another apparatus. The first TDD subframe may be communicated at least partially concurrent with the second TDD subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tao Luo, Naga Bhushan, Jay Kumar Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 10251124
    Abstract: A method for extending sleep mode in a first tag may include: determining a next transmission time to transmit data to the first tag via a communication network based on a reception schedule associated with the first tag and a paging schedule associated with the communication network, wherein the first tag is configured to transition between sleep mode and active mode based on the reception schedule associated with the first tag and the paging schedule associated with the communication network; receiving data destined for the first tag; and in response to determining that a current time does not correspond to the next transmission time to transmit data to the first tag, extending sleep mode in the first tag by storing the data destined for the first tag in a first queue associated with the first tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BRETELON, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Siann
  • Patent number: 10194431
    Abstract: A system for determining location information for a wireless device is described. The system includes a UE, a LE and multiple LMUs. The LE sends, to the LMUs, reception instructions with characteristics of the signal transmission from the UE and each LMU receives, from the LE, the reception instructions. The UE sends a signal transmission. Each LMU receives the transmitted signal from the UE, determines locating information based at least in part of the received signal and sends the locating information to the LE. The LE receives the locating information regarding the transmitted signal and determines a location of the UE based at least in part on the received locating information. Methods, apparatus and computer readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wireless Future Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Hooli, Ajit Kahaduwe, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Karri Markus Ranta-Aho, Antti Anton Toskala
  • Patent number: 10149073
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-band wireless communication of information for a hearing assistance device, where the multi-band operation is adapted to provide communications at different radio frequency (RF) bands. In applications of hearing aids, the processor is adapted to perform correction of sound for a hearing impaired user. In certain examples, the present subject matter provides an improved data transmission integrity and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Beau Jay Polinske, Stephen Paul Flood
  • Patent number: 10149321
    Abstract: Techniques for procedures using request to send/clear to send (RTS/CTS) procedures and multiple timers are described. A RTS/CTS procedure using multiple timers may use a first timer and a second timer. The first timer may be associated with a duration to transmit and receive a request to send (RTS) message and a clear to send (CTS) message. The second timer may be associated with a duration to transmit a data message. A network device may transmit a RTS message to request communication resources to transmit data. If the CTS message is not received prior to the expiration of the first timer, neighboring network devices may determine that the communication resources were not allocated and may attempt to request the newly available resources. If a CTS message is received, the network device may communicate the second timer data to the neighboring network devices in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Junyi Li, Sundar Subramanian, Jung Ryu
  • Patent number: 10148455
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes multiple processing means that are connected in a ring shape via corresponding communication means respectively. Each communication means includes a reception means for receiving data from a previous communication means, and a transmission means for transmitting data to a next communication means. Connection information is assigned to each of the reception means and the transmission means. The communication means, when receiving a packet that has same connection information as one assigned to its reception means, causes the corresponding processing means to perform data processing on the packet, sets the connection information assigned to its transmission means to the packet, and transmits the packet to the next communication means, and when receiving a packet that has connection information that is not same as one assigned to its reception means, transmits the packet to the next communication means without changing the connection information of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10123332
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for allocating transmission resources to MTC-type terminals and transmitting data in mobile telecommunication systems in dependence upon the capability of the RF receiver equipment of those terminals. Where a virtual carrier is established to carry data for a given MTC-type device, the position of the center frequency for that virtual carrier is assigned on the basis of both the capability of the RF receiver equipment of that terminal and the degree of traffic congestion on the frequency band at which the virtual carrier has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10111109
    Abstract: A satellite communication system comprises one or more non-geostationary satellites. Each satellite is configured to provide a plurality of spot beams using time domain beam hopping among the spot beams. The spot beams are divided into hopping groups and each satellite is configured to switch throughput and power among spot beams in a same hopping group at intervals of an epoch over a hopping period according to a hopping plan. Each satellite is configured to receive, change and implement the hopping plan in orbit while the satellite moves in relation to a fixed geographic coverage region. The satellites are programmable to assign any combination of epochs in a hopping plan among spot beams of a same hopping group and to route throughput between spot beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: William Hreha, Anne Elizabeth Wharton, Erin Michelle Lavis, David Linford Foulke, Guillaume Lamontagne, Eric Shima, Louis Trichardt Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 10098145
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for transmitting and receiving a traffic stream in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system. Specifically, the device broadcasts a beacon frame including allocation information on a contention-free period (CFP) and allocation information on a contention period (CP) to a station (STA) and transmits a downlink traffic stream to the STA or receives an uplink traffic stream from the STA, based on the allocation information on the CFP. The allocation information on the CFP indicates that the downlink traffic stream is transmitted without performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) during the CFP and indicates that the uplink traffic stream is received with performing a CCA during the CFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
    Inventors: Jihoon Yun, Sanghyun Kim, Suhwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10085206
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimization of cell selection in TD-SCDMA networks are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes detecting, by at least one processor, interference in a current serving cell employing a primary frequency and at least one secondary frequency used by a UE from at least one neighboring cell, wherein the interference is detected in the at least one secondary frequency of the current serving cell; including, by the at least one processor, the current serving cell in a defective cell list, wherein a signal strength associated with the primary frequency of the serving cell is greater than a signal strength associated with a neighboring primary frequency of the at least one neighboring cell; and excluding, by the at least one processor, each cell in the defective cell list from being selected as a new serving cell for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Niladri Shekhar Paria
  • Patent number: 10078875
    Abstract: A data-processing tool for displaying real-time patient data on remote and/or mobile devices. The tool renders graphical data on the screen of the remote device in a manner that makes it practical for the health care provider to review the data. Charting components provide landscape support, an ability to overlay patient data and patient images, zoom in/zoom out, custom variable speed scrolling, split screen support, and formatting control. The methodology operates as an asynchronous application, allowing patient data to be streamed in real-time to the handheld device while conserving enough CPU power to simultaneously allow the end user to interact at will with the responsive display application. Finally, the methodology implements an IT management console that allows system managers to monitor the exchange of data between hospital systems and the primary database, including all patient data packets, notifications and alerts, connected remote devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: William Cameron Powell, Trey Moore
  • Patent number: 10055890
    Abstract: A model includes model layers on which a wireframe representation of objects located at geographic coordinates is stored in a memory such that surface detail of the objects increases from a base model layer to an uppermost model layer. Digital data layers stored in the memory that encompass digital coordinates corresponding with the geographic coordinates. Digital content for augmenting scenes is stored on pre-selected digital data layers at pre-selected digital coordinates on those layers. One or more of the digital data layers are logically linked with one or more of the model layers. When the location and spatial orientation of a mobile device in which a scene is viewed is received, the digital content on the digital data layer logically linked to one of the model layers is transmitted over a wireless communication channel to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: John B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 10025486
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out detecting a first action of a user at a location in a real world field of view of an augmented reality device; displaying an augmented reality representation in response to at least one of a user input or detecting a first action of a user at a location in a real world field of view of an augmented reality device; moving the displayed augmented reality representation on a display of the augmented reality device according to at least one detected second action of the user; and registering the displayed augmented reality representation at a location in the display of the augmented reality device in response to at least one of a user input or moving a displayed augmented reality representation on a display of the augmented reality device according to at least one detected second action of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10015788
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for signaling in a point-to-multi-point (PtMP) fixed wireless backhaul network, in which each Hub serves a plurality of Remote Backhaul Modules (RBM). A Hub serves one RBM in each subframe per carrier in TDMA fashion, comprising transmitting a 1 ms TDD frame comprising one DL subframe and one UL subframe and gaps necessary to switch the radio direction and accommodate round trip delay. DL and UL frames may be allocated to different RBMs, with a single RBM in each DL or UL subframe per carrier per antenna beam. Each Hub keeps an independent context for each of its served RBMs. A DL ranging frame carries general information. A UL ranging frame carries a ranging opportunity. RBMs not scheduled in the current timeslot continue to receive a PHY control channel from the serving Hub, and update their parameters or links for link adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BLiNQ Wireless Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandru Moraru, Ho Ting Cheng, Radu Bogdan Selea
  • Patent number: 9992089
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a parameter obtaining method and apparatus. In this method, multiple signals are received over a communications link on a network, where each of the received signals is corresponding to a point on a complex plane; decision is performed on each of the received signals; for each of the received signals, an error signal between the received signal and a corresponding decision signal is determined; and a complex-plane distribution feature parameter used to indicate a distribution feature, on the complex plane, of the signals received over the communications link is determined according to all the determined error signals. In this method, an inaccurate maintenance result in manual analysis of a constellation diagram is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Lv, Xiaolong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9967906
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for wireless roaming are disclosed. An access point receives a communication request from a wireless device and determines a home broadcast domain associated with the wireless device. The access point determines that the home broadcast domain is different than the broadcast domain associated with the access point and proceeds to identify a second access point that is associated with the home broadcast domain of the wireless device. The access point establishes a tunnel between the access point and the second access point for routing traffic associated with the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Douglas Verkaik, Asa Daniel Zernik, Jignesh Devji Patel, Nebojsa Milosavljevic, Clifford A. Frey
  • Patent number: 9954747
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture to generate file transfer monitoring criteria are disclosed. An example method obtains a file transfer log file from a first network entity and obtains from the transfer log file file transfer metadata that is associated with file transfer activity between the first network entity and a second network entity. The file transfer metadata is used to generate a file transfer monitoring criterion that is associated with selectively monitoring the file transfer activity between the first network entity and the second network entity. Service level criteria associated with the file transfer event is automatically updated based on the file transfer monitoring criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: S Sridhar, Shamika S. Naik, Thurman O. Pylant, Michael C. Rieser, Steven D. Woodcock, Stuart D. Ander, Palanisamy A. Gounder, Guy Briggs, Ashish Rajput, Lalit Pant, Michael G. Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9955416
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method including the following steps: receiving, by an electronic device, beacon signals transmitted from access points, and estimating the number of the access points according to the beacon signals; determining by the electronic device whether the electronic device can connect to a base station; when it is determined that the electronic device cannot connect to the base station, estimating the number of connection access points according to the number of the access points and a first data queue by the electronic device; and when it is determined that the electronic device can connect to the base station, determining by the electronic device whether to connect the electronic device to the base station according to the first data queue, and estimating the number of the connection access points according to the number of the access points, the first data queue and a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY, MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shao-Chou Hung, Kwang-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9949294
    Abstract: A client station (STA), when operating in a wireless network, receives data sent by an access point (AP) on a first channel comprising at least one subchannel. During reception of the data on the first channel, the STA monitors channel availability of an additional set of one or more subchannels. In response to a detected availability of at least one newly-available subchannel, the STA sends at least one notification to the AP identifying STA-side availability of the newly-available subchannel(s). The STA subsequently receives data from the AP on the newly-available subchannel(s), which is sent in response to the at least one notification. The AP, when communicating data to the STA, receives the at least one notification from the STA and, in response thereto, initiates data transmission on one or more of the newly-available channel(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ehsan Aryafar, Minyoung Park, Ping Wang, Shilpa Talwar
  • Patent number: 9924397
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses arranged to perform a Time-of-Flight (ToF) or Round Trip Time measurement. The disclosure also includes techniques of making and using the systems and apparatuses. According to an example a station (STA) can be arranged to perform a Time-of-Flight (ToF) measurement, the STA can include a transceiver arranged to transmit a hard constraint indicating a time window in which the STA is unavailable for performing the ToF measurement, and receive an action frame of the ToF measurement from another STA at a time that is outside the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Segev, Adrian P Stephens
  • Patent number: 9923996
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for sharing information for detecting an idle connection. In one aspect, a second node receives a packet in a connection. A portion in the packet is detected identifying metadata for a period, detectable by a first node. The second node modifies a timeout associated with the connection based on the metadata. In another aspect, a first node receives information for detecting a period. A packet is generated including a portion identifying metadata for the period based on the information, and sent to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 9923995
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for sharing information for detecting an idle connection. In one aspect, a second node receives a packet in a connection. A portion in the packet is detected identifying metadata for a period, detectable by a first node. The second node modifies a timeout associated with the connection based on the metadata. In another aspect, a first node receives information for detecting a period. A packet is generated including a portion identifying metadata for the period based on the information, and sent to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 9912999
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including detecting an indication that a first device that has established wireless communications with a second device by way a personal area network. The first device is authenticated based on the indication and according to a predetermined association between the first device and the second device. Information is provided to the second device to facilitate management of operations of the second device by the first device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hisao Chang, Richard Cox
  • Patent number: 9907029
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of power control for a plurality of secondary users (SUs), or unlicensed users, in a cognitive radio network having a plurality of primary users (PUs), or licensed users. The method comprises determining an optimal power level for each of the SUs such that a total throughput of all the SUs is maximized while satisfying an individual throughput requirement of each SU and an interference limit constraint of the PUs. In particular, a case having two SUs is considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Macau University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Qinglin Zhao, Yuan Wu, Yanfei He, Jiachao Chen, Liping Qian
  • Patent number: 9872122
    Abstract: To provide an information collection system capable of collecting a variety of network information, the information collection system according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a service platform (10) that is connected to networks (31) to (33) and collects network information held by the networks (31) to (33), and an application server (20) that notifies the service platform (10) of a collection policy of the network information. The service platform (10) collects the network information from at least one network satisfying the collection policy among the networks (31) to (33), and sends the collected network information or service information generated based on the collected network information to the application server (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Iwai
  • Patent number: 9860854
    Abstract: In data transmission between a mobile terminal and a cellular network, a network component, e.g., a base station, establishes a downlink connection from the cellular network to the mobile terminal. The downlink connection uses one or more downlink carriers. Further, the network component identifies multiple uplink carriers which are available for establishing an uplink connection from the mobile terminal to the cellular network. The network component estimates impact of usage of the uplink carriers on power consumption of the mobile terminal. Depending on the estimated impact, the network component selects at least one of the uplink carriers for establishing the uplink connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Bengtsson, Zhinong Ying, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 9854590
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating on multiple carriers in a wireless communication network are described. In an aspect, different transmit power levels may be used for different carriers to mitigate interference. A first base station may be assigned one or more carriers among multiple carriers available for communication. A second base station may be assigned one or more carriers not assigned to the first base station. Each base station may communicate on each assigned carrier at a first (e.g., full) transmit power level and may communicate on each unassigned carrier at a second (e.g., lower) transmit power level lower. The first and second base stations may belong in different power classes or support different association types. In another aspect, control information may be sent on a designated carrier to support communication on multiple carriers. In yet another aspect, a base station may broadcast bar information indicating the status of carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Palanki, Alexei Y. Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 9844068
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed that dynamically allocate communications resources in a wireless communications network, such as a wireless personal area network (WPAN). For instance, a wireless communications device may obtain a resource allocation. This resource allocation includes a time slot (e.g., a TDMA time slot) within a wireless communications medium. The device determines a first portion of the time slot in which it intends to transmit data. Also, the wireless communications device relinquishes a second portion of the time slot that occurs after the first portion of the time slot. Based on this relinquishment, a central controller device may reallocate the second portion of the time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon Trainin, Herbert Liondas
  • Patent number: 9819436
    Abstract: An intranodal reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) fiber management apparatus, and a system employing the apparatus. The apparatus comprises a plurality of ingress optical ports, a plurality of egress optical ports, and a plurality of optical interconnections interposed between ones of the plurality of ingress optical ports and ones of the plurality of egress optical ports. Each of the plurality of ingress optical ports corresponds to one of the plurality of egress optical ports. Each one of the plurality of ingress optical ports is optically coupled by way of the optical interconnections to at least one of the plurality of egress optical ports. Each one of the plurality of egress optical ports is optically coupled by way of the optical interconnections to at least one of the plurality of ingress optical ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Coriant Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Y. Younce, Yajun Wang, Julia Y. Larikova, Bradley R. Kangas
  • Patent number: 9794617
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for presenting branding elements with electronic content. In one implementation, a method is provided that includes receiving, from a user device, a request that identifies a segment of electronic content and that contains information specifying a display configuration of the user device. The method further includes selecting first metadata including information defining how at least one branding element is to be presented based on the display configuration of the user device, and selecting second metadata for the requested segment of electronic content, the second metadata including information related to presenting the requested segment of electronic content. Additionally, the method includes instructing the user device to generate a presentation based on the selected first metadata and the selected second metadata, the presentation including the requested segment of electronic content and the at least one branding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Advertising.com LLC
    Inventor: G. Thomas Des Jardins
  • Patent number: 9787542
    Abstract: A central device includes an information replacing unit. When the information replacing unit detects, on the basis of contact information acquired from an electric coupler provided in a coupled vehicle in a formation B having a train-information management device that manages vehicle information in accordance with the Ethernet® protocol, that a formation A that includes a train-information management device that manages vehicle information in accordance with the ARCNET protocol is coupled to the formation B, then the information replacing unit replaces vehicle information from the formation A with vehicle information in accordance with the Ethernet® protocol; outputs the replaced vehicle information to the formation B; replaces the vehicle information from the formation B with the vehicle information in accordance with the ARCNET protocol; and outputs the replaced vehicle information to the formation A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Komura, Takashi Miyauchi, Toshiko Kadono, Akinori Yoshinaga, Joji Ido
  • Patent number: 9775187
    Abstract: A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nam Nguyen, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Sagar Dhakal
  • Patent number: 9750000
    Abstract: The present invention provides an uplink data receiving method and apparatus of wireless transceiver device. The method includes: obtaining a wireless channel state parameter of neighboring wireless transceiver device of the device; obtaining downlink data sent by the neighboring wireless transceiver device in a cross slot with the device; reestablishing an interference signal according to the wireless channel state parameter and the downlink data; and removing the interference signal from an uplink data signal received by the device. By reestablishing the interference signal of the neighboring wireless transceiver device on an uplink data signal received by the device in the cross slot, and removing the interference signal from the uplink data signal received by the device, cross slot interference may be eliminated without influencing the flexible allocation of a dynamic TDD system on wireless resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lianbo Zhang, Yunbo Li, Jing Li