Combining Or Distributing Information Via Time Channels Using Multiple Access Technique (e.g., Tdma) Patents (Class 370/442)
  • Patent number: 11026097
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a device may select a plurality of channel access intervals during which the device is associated with a priority condition relative to another device for communications by the device, wherein each of the plurality of channel access intervals includes a respective contention interval and a respective transmission opportunity; and may transmit, during a contention interval of a first channel access interval of the plurality of channel access intervals, a signal that includes: channel occupancy information for the device for a first transmission opportunity of the first channel access interval, and information that identifies at least a portion of one or more subsequent channel access intervals, of the plurality of channel access intervals, associated with the device. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yisheng Xue, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Yongbin Wei, Siddhartha Mallik, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10999876
    Abstract: A system and a method. The system may include a node of a network of nodes. The network may be a combined time division multiple access (TDMA) and contention access (CA) waveform network configured to utilize a combined TDMA and CA waveform. The combined TDMA and CA waveform may include a slot ring. The slot ring may include a plurality of TDMA slots and at least one CA period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Chamberlain, John C. Herder, Jonathon C. Skarphol
  • Patent number: 10999212
    Abstract: A multi-layer resource aggregation (RA) stack may generate prescriptive activation timetables for controlling activation states for computing resources. To facilitate operator control and adjustment, the RA stack may, at an aggregation engine layer, aggregate the computing resource into one or more resource aggregates. The computing resources within the resource aggregates may have similar individual activation prescription patterns. Machine learning techniques may be used by the RA stack to identify these related individual activation prescription patterns and aggregate the computing resources accordingly. Once aggregated, the RA stack may make a uniform activation determination for the aggregates as single units. Therefore, the computing resources within the aggregate may be controlled and/or adjust together. Thus, the RA stack increases the scalability of implementation of prescriptive computing resource activation state determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Madhan Kumar Srinivasan, Arun Purushothaman, Manish Sharma Kolachalam
  • Patent number: 10979207
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for performing a time-ordered operation on messages transmitted from multiple sources to a region of networked machines. In an embodiment, the system runs a software-based synchronization process to synchronize each of a plurality of gateways with a reference clock, where each gateway is a machine on a perimeter of the region of networked machines and is connected to receive messages from multiple sources. The system receives messages that enter the region through one of the gateways, where the gateway timestamps the message. The system then performs the time-ordered operation on the received messages in an order based on an absolute time of entry into the region, where the absolute time of entry is relative to the reference clock and is determined based on the timestamp from the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tick Tock Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Yilong Geng, Deepak Merugu, Balaji S. Prabhakar
  • Patent number: 10979322
    Abstract: A monitoring device/module monitors a plurality of nodes in a data center network, and determines one or more latency distributions of response times for messages exchanged between pairs of nodes of the plurality of nodes. The network monitoring device determines a network topology, including one or more communication links interconnecting nodes of the plurality of nodes, consistent with the one or more latency distributions. The network monitoring device also determines a representative response time for each communication link based on the one or more latency distributions, and compares a current response time a message exchanged between one pair of nodes to the representative response time for the communication link interconnecting the one pair of nodes. The network monitoring device identifies a network anomaly when the current response time deviates from the representative response time for the communication link interconnecting the one pair of nodes by a threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kulshreshtha, Navindra Yadav, Hai Trong Vu, Michael Standish Watts, Jackson Ngoc Ki Pang, Khawar Deen
  • Patent number: 10958995
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining the link latency of an optical transmission link which includes an end node at each end and one or more pass-through nodes. Each pair of neighboring nodes is connected, at a connection port of each node, by an optical connecting path. Each pass-through node includes an optical pass-through path between its connection ports. The optical connecting paths and optical pass-through paths form an optical link path. A delimiter device includes a delimiter element provided at each connection port of each node. The delimiter element forms a demarcation within the optical link path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ADVA Optical Networking SE
    Inventor: Michael Eiselt
  • Patent number: 10951856
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g., ClearQAM) programming via one or more antennas and caches the programming in various streams having various bit rates for later viewing using, for example, Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streaming. Such a device can be incorporated in a larger system that can stream content via a data communication network (e.g., the Internet) and the device in a seamless manner. The device also can be controlled by a remote system via the data communication network, and further can be configured to stream content to a remote device via the data communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger Lynch, John Paul, Robert Drew Major, David Kummer
  • Patent number: 10805918
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for performing multicast communication in a communication system based on LTE or LTE-Advanced. The method of a UE includes receiving a Single Cell-Multicast Control CHannel (SC-MCCH) by monitoring a downlink channel based on a preset Downlink Control Information (DCI) format, determining a DCI format for receiving a Single Cell-Multicast Traffic CHannel (SC-MTCH) based on Coverage Enhanced Mode (CEMode) information included in the SC-MCCH, and receiving the SC-MTCH by monitoring the downlink channel based on the determined DCI format for receiving the SC-MTCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyujin Park, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10785857
    Abstract: A multiple location dimming system may include a smart dimmer (e.g., a main load control device) and one or more remote dimmers (e.g., accessory devices) for controlling the amount of power delivered to a lighting load. The multiple location dimming system may be installed in place of a multiple location switch system (e.g., having three, four, or more multi-way switches), and may not require a neutral connection at any of the control devices of the multiple location dimming system. The main load control device and the accessory devices of the multiple location dimming system may be configured to display a present intensity level of a lighting load on one or more visual indicators. The accessory devices may have the same or different user interfaces as the main load control device, and may provide additional functionality over that which the main load control device offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventor: Daniel C. Raneri
  • Patent number: 10779349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for logging a radio resource control (RRC) failure of user equipment (UE) and receiving the log. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for logging an RRC failure of UE may comprise the steps of: attempting random access; if the failure of random access is sensed, logging information on the failure; and if the success of random access is sensed, transmitting information on the failure logged before the success to a connected base station. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus and a method which effectively log a channel state or a connection failure can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10750441
    Abstract: Within many applications impulse radio based ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) transmission offers significant benefits for very short range high data rate communications when compared with existing standards and protocols. In many of these applications the main design goals are very low power consumption and very low complexity design for easy integration and cost reduction. Digitally programmable IR-UWB transmitters using an on-off keying modulation scheme on a 0.13 microns CMOS process operating on 1.2V supply and yielding power consumption as low as 0.9 mW at a 10 Mbps data rate with dynamic power control are enabled. The IR-UWB transmitters support new frequency hopping techniques providing more efficient spectrum usage and dynamic allocation of the spectrum when transmitting in highly congested frequency bands. Biphasic scrambling is also introduced for spectral line reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Transfert Plus, Societe en Commandite
    Inventors: Frederic Nabki, Dominic Deslandes, Alexandre Desmarais, Anh-Kiet Vuong, Anis Bounif, Wang Hao, William Pham
  • Patent number: 10749711
    Abstract: In one exemplary aspect, an edge-gateway multipath method includes the step of providing an edge device in a local network communicatively coupled with a cloud-computing service in a cloud-computing network. A set of wide area network (WAN) links connected to the edge device are automatically detected. The WAN links are automatically measured without the need for an external router. The edge device is communicatively coupled with a central configuration point in the cloud-computing network. The method further includes the step of downloading, from the central configuration point, an enterprise-specific configuration data into the edge device. The enterprise-specific configuration data includes the gateway information. The edge device is communicatively coupled with a gateway in the cloud-computing network. The communicatively coupling of the edge device with the gateway includes a multipath (MP) protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Sunil Mukundan, Stephen Craig Connors, Steven Michael Woo, Ajit Ramachandra Mayya, Thomas Harold Speeter
  • Patent number: 10743253
    Abstract: Within many applications impulse radio based ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) transmission offers significant benefits for very short range high data rate communications when compared with existing standards and protocols. In many of these applications the main design goals are very low power consumption and very low complexity design for easy integration and cost reduction. Digitally programmable IR-UWB transmitters using an on-off keying modulation scheme on a 0.13 microns CMOS process operating on 1.2V supply and yielding power consumption as low as 0.9 mW at a 10 Mbps data rate with dynamic power control are enabled. The IR-UWB transmitters support new frequency hopping techniques providing more efficient spectrum usage and dynamic allocation of the spectrum when transmitting in highly congested frequency bands. Biphasic scrambling is also introduced for spectral line reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Transfert Plus, Societe en Commandite
    Inventors: Frederic Nabki, Dominic Deslandes, Alexandre Desmarais, Anh-Kiet Vuong, Anis Bounif, Wang Yu Hao, William Pham
  • Patent number: 10735689
    Abstract: A transmission management apparatus manages transmission states of a plurality of transmission terminals including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinaga Kato, Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10736165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for logging a radio resource control (RRC) failure of user equipment (UE) and receiving the log. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for logging an RRC failure of UE may comprise the steps of: attempting random access; if the failure of random access is sensed, logging information on the failure; and if the success of random access is sensed, transmitting information on the failure logged before the success to a connected base station. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus and a method which effectively log a channel state or a connection failure can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10721628
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a transmitter device may determine that a communication is to be transmitted on a shared spectrum during a channel access interval not reserved for the communication. The transmitter device may determine, based at least in part on determining that the communication is to be transmitted, that a detection power of a listen-before-talk (LBT) operation satisfies a threshold. The transmitter device may transmit, after a coordinated rate control region and based at least in part on the detection power of the LBT operation satisfying the threshold, a reservation request signal associated with the communication. The transmitter device may transmit the communication before an end of the channel access interval based at least in part on a response to the reservation request signal. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yisheng Xue, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Yongbin Wei, Tamer Kadous, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 10708224
    Abstract: A controlling unit retrieves information regarding system interconnect topology and assigns unique address to all connected units without the need for any prior configuration. An added unit with cascading ports will be able to use the address assignment that enables the controller to avoid address collisions between connected units. In short, the disclosure provides the system of interconnected units with a “plug and play” capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Lundberg, Curt Olsson
  • Patent number: 10681764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for logging a radio resource control (RRC) failure of user equipment (UE) and receiving the log. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for logging an RRC failure of UE may comprise the steps of: attempting random access; if the failure of random access is sensed, logging information on the failure; and if the success of random access is sensed, transmitting information on the failure logged before the success to a connected base station. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus and a method which effectively log a channel state or a connection failure can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10638533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for logging a radio resource control (RRC) failure of user equipment (UE) and receiving the log. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for logging an RRC failure of UE may comprise the steps of: attempting random access; if the failure of random access is sensed, logging information on the failure; and if the success of random access is sensed, transmitting information on the failure logged before the success to a connected base station. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus and a method which effectively log a channel state or a connection failure can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10628357
    Abstract: A network interface controller includes a media access controller and a host adapter. The host adapter includes a transmit route connected to receive an in-band packet from a host and further connected to transmit the in-band packet to the media access controller. The network interface controller also includes a sideband port controller connected to receive a sideband packet destined for a network from a sideband endpoint and further connected to transmit the sideband packet to the host adapter. The host adapter further includes a host buffer to store the in-band packet, a sideband buffer to store the sideband packet, and an arbiter connected to allow, at different times, the in-band packet to advance along the transmit route from the host buffer to the media access controller and the sideband packet to advance along the transmit route from the sideband buffer to the media access controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Aldebert, Claude Basso, Jean-Luc Frenoy, Fabrice J. Verplanken
  • Patent number: 10623687
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g., ClearQAM) programming via one or more antennas and caches the programming in various streams having various bit rates for later viewing using, for example, Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streaming. Such a device can be incorporated in a larger system that can stream content via a data communication network (e.g., the Internet) and the device in a seamless manner. The device also can be controlled by a remote system via the data communication network, and further can be configured to stream content to a remote device via the data communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger Lynch, John Paul, Robert Drew Major, David Kummer
  • Patent number: 10542400
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a mobile device registered to a first mobile number sends a migration request that initiates a service migration from the first mobile number to a second mobile number. The mobile device receives a list of services that are currently registered to the first mobile number, and sends a selection of one or more of the services to migrate from the first mobile number to the second number. In turn, the mobile device receives a confirmation message that the selected services are migrated from the first mobile number to the second mobile number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Silpi Dhua, Sujoy Sett
  • Patent number: 10512114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for logging a radio resource control (RRC) failure of user equipment (UE) and receiving the log. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for logging an RRC failure of UE may comprise the steps of: attempting random access; if the failure of random access is sensed, logging information on the failure; and if the success of random access is sensed, transmitting information on the failure logged before the success to a connected base station. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus and a method which effectively log a channel state or a connection failure can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10440742
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to performing hybrid grant-free and grant-based uplink (UL) data transmission. A wireless communication device dynamically selects between a grant-free mode and a grant-based mode based on at least a transmission configuration. The wireless communication device sends a first data packet in the grant-free mode, based on the selecting, using a first UL resource. The wireless communication device sends a second data packet in the grant-based mode, based on the selecting, using a second UL resource allocated to the wireless communication device. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Haitong Sun, Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Hao Xu, Tingfang Ji, Wei Zeng
  • Patent number: 10419040
    Abstract: A multiway switch, a radio frequency system, and a communication device are provided. The multiway switch is configured to be coupled with an antenna system and a radio frequency circuit. The multiway switch has eight T ports and four P ports. The eight T ports include two first T ports, and each of the two first T ports is coupled with all the four P ports. The antenna system includes four antennas corresponding to the four ports. The multiway switch is configured to implement a function of transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) through the four antennas in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10382496
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium are provided for voice call in mobile communication technologies. The method may include: displaying at least one contact when an instruction for viewing contact information is received, the at least one contact including a plurality of pieces of contact information and a plurality of pieces of network service status, the network service status indicating whether corresponding contact terminal currently supports IMS based voice service; determining, when a selection instruction for selecting target contact information is received, call parameter range supported by a target contact terminal based on target network service status; and transmitting a request for voice call to a core network equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qianhong Huang
  • Patent number: 10367261
    Abstract: Methods of configuring base station antennas are provided in which reconfiguration data is transmitted to a controller of the antenna from a remote location. Connections between a plurality of remote electronic tilt (RET) units that are mounted within the antenna and a plurality of control ports of the antenna are then reconfigured in response to receipt of the reconfiguration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bobby W. Webb, Shirley Forsythe, William G. Sarver, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10353857
    Abstract: A packet transmitting unit transmits, to a node via RDMA communication, a packet with a first identifier that represents a predetermined process and a second identifier that represents a destination communication interface and is a logical identifier, as a destination, being added thereto. A plurality of communication interfaces exist. A packet receiving unit receives a packet transmitted from the node via RDMA communication, selects a communication interface that is a destination of a received packet and is used in the predetermined process, based on the first identifier and the second identifier added to the received packet, and transfers the received packet to a selected communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuichiro Ajima
  • Patent number: 10356580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for configuring a device equipped with a subscriber identity module in a mesh network environment. The device is configured retrieve at least one first piece of configuration information from at least one other device in the same mesh network and configure itself at least partly on the basis of the retrieved configuration information. Further, the device is configured to establish a connection to a network node, to indicate presence of the device in the mesh network, and to retrieve at least one second piece of configuration information. Finally, the device is arranged to configure itself on the basis of the retrieved at least one second piece of configuration information received from the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventor: Timo Saija
  • Patent number: 10356358
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g. ClearQAM) programming via one or more antennas and caches the programming in various streams having various bit rates for later viewing using, for example, Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streaming. Such a device can be incorporated in a larger system that can stream content via a data communication network (e.g., the Internet) and the device in a seamless manner. The device also can be controlled by a remote system via the data communication network, and further can be configured to stream content to a remote device via the data communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger Lynch, John Paul, Robert Drew Major, David Kummer
  • Patent number: 10353836
    Abstract: A network interface controller includes a media access controller and a host adapter. The host adapter includes a transmit route connected to receive an in-band packet from a host and further connected to transmit the in-band packet to the media access controller. The network interface controller also includes a sideband port controller connected to receive a sideband packet destined for a network from a sideband endpoint and further connected to transmit the sideband packet to the host adapter. The host adapter further includes a host buffer to store the in-band packet, a sideband buffer to store the sideband packet, and an arbiter connected to allow, at different times, the in-band packet to advance along the transmit route from the host buffer to the media access controller and the sideband packet to advance along the transmit route from the sideband buffer to the media access controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Aldebert, Claude Basso, Jean-Luc Frenoy, Fabrice J. Verplanken
  • Patent number: 10349364
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with the coexistence of multiple radio devices in a same environment are described. According to one embodiment, a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions includes instructions for transmitting and receiving radio signals in accordance with at least one wireless communication technology. The instructions also include instructions for discovering a plurality of radio devices operating within a same radio band within a same geographic region. At least one radio device of the plurality of radio devices operates based on at least two different wireless communication technologies. The instructions further include instructions for generating a master clock reference and temporally synchronizing the plurality of radio devices with respect to the master clock reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10275961
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for handling the response sequence with geometric elimination of a plurality of keyless fobs. The remote fobs are interrogated with a body control module. A first signal is issued from a first set of remote fobs in a first time slot in response to the interrogation signal from the body control module. A second signal is issued from a second set of remote fobs in a second time slot in response to the interrogation signal from the body control module. The second time slot differs from the first time slot. A first remote fob is authenticated when the first signal is received by the body control module in a free and clear state. The second remote fob is authenticated when the second signal is received by the body control module in the free and clear state. If neither the first nor second signals are received in the free and clear state, the remote fobs are re-interrogated by the body control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. Creguer, Thomas E. Utter, Ron Y. Asmar, David T. Proefke
  • Patent number: 10277957
    Abstract: For delivering an AV live content, time being divided into transmission periods, the AV live content being divided into chunks, a server performs: obtaining at least one multicast reference stream intended to transport one chunk per transmission period; obtaining at least one multicast side stream intended to transport, for each transmission period, a plurality of chunks which at least includes the same chunk as in each multicast reference stream and at least one preceding chunk; and synchronously transmitting each multicast reference stream and each multicast side stream along the transmission periods. A device willing to receive the AV live content performs: joining one multicast side stream for obtaining at least one chunk transmitted in a first transmission period; and switching to one multicast reference stream for obtaining subsequent chunks which are transmitted from a second transmission period following the first transmission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BROADPEAK
    Inventors: Rêmy Brebion, Dominique Colombel, Jacques Le Mancq
  • Patent number: 10257329
    Abstract: A wireless communications apparatus includes first/second data source/sinks that respectively source/sink PDCP SDU and MAC PDU for transfer to/from a memory unit and hardware accelerators controlled by a control processor (CP). In response to sourcing transmit PDCP SDU for transfer to the memory unit, the CP controls the hardware accelerators to generate and write PDCP, RLC, MAC headers to the memory unit and assemble the generated headers and the transmit PDCP SDU from the memory unit into transmit MAC PDU for provision to the second data sink. In response to sourcing receive MAC PDU for transfer to the memory unit, the CP controls the hardware accelerators to decode PDCP, RLC MAC headers of the receive MAC PDU in the memory unit to determine locations of receive PDCP SDU in the memory unit and fetch the receive PDCP SDU from the determined locations for provision to the first data sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Ahsan Aziz, Amal Ekbal, Vincent Kotzsch
  • Patent number: 10256954
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, apparatus and system for data transmission in a downlink virtual multi-antenna system. The method includes: N terminals receive downlink data and/or downlink Demodulation Reference Signals (DMRSs) from one Node B or multiple Nodes B, N being a positive integer larger than or equal to 2; and one terminal in the N terminals forwards the downlink data and/or downlink DMRSs received from the one Node B or multiple Nodes B to M terminal(s), M being a positive integer larger than or equal to 1. A first forwarding unit of the apparatus is configured to forward received downlink data and/or downlink DMRSs of a Node B to M terminal(s) by one terminal in N terminals, M being a positive integer larger than or equal to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Ngok Li, Jin Xu, Jun Xu, Liujun Hu
  • Patent number: 10231238
    Abstract: A network coordinator in a time-slotted channel hopping (“TSCH”) network can include a processing device and a memory on which instructions are stored for causing the processing device to (i) determine a first guaranteed time slot in a first occurrence of a hopping pattern is unassigned to any TSCH node of a plurality of TSCH nodes in the TSCH network; (ii) transmit a beacon during the first guaranteed time slot in the first occurrence of the hopping pattern; (iii) receive a signal from a TSCH node outside the TSCH network requesting joinder to the TSCH network; (iv) join the TSCH as a joined TSCH node; (v) assign a second guaranteed time slot to the joined TSCH node; (vi) determine the second guaranteed time slot in a second occurrence of the hopping pattern is assigned; and (vii) listen for communication from the joined TSCH node during the second guaranteed time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff B. Shudark, Chris Calvert
  • Patent number: 10225202
    Abstract: A transmitter arrangement using randomization is disclosed. The arrangement includes one or more randomizers, a measure component and a frame select component. The one or more randomizers are configured to generate one or more randomized frames from an original frame. The measure component is configured to measure a criterion for the original frame and the one or more randomized frames. The frame select component is configured to select a frame for transmission from the one or more randomized frames and the original frame. The selection is performed according to the measured criteria, such as frame duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: David Levy
  • Patent number: 10218528
    Abstract: A node forms a network by scanning for an existing network. If an existing network is not found, the node operates as a network controller node of the first network and admits at least one client node to the first network. As a network controller node, the node designates one of the client nodes as a scout node. The scout node removes itself from the first network and scans for a second network. If the scout node does not return to the first network after a predetermined time, it is assumed that the scout node has found a second network. The network controller node of the first network then designates the remaining client nodes as scout nodes, and then joins the second network as a client node. Therefore, multiple networks are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Lee, Ken Chu, Robert Lawrence Hare, Jr., Glenn Delucio, Zong Liang Wu
  • Patent number: 10211891
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller in a wireless communications system includes scheduling a pair of user equipments (UE) located in different ones of a plurality of split beams using an appropriate code pair that produces the plurality of split beams for multi-user multiple-input multiple output (MU-MIMO) mode transmission, and transmitting data packets to the pair of UEs in accordance with the appropriate code pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhengxiang Ma
  • Patent number: 10191509
    Abstract: An information processing device including: a processor configured to: obtain external times that are measured at different time points in another device, measure of the information processing device in response to obtaining each of external times, and correct a first external time that is obtained in a first time period of a plurality of sequential time periods based on a rate of a change in the internal times from a second external time to a third external time, the second external time being an external time at which a time difference between a corrected time of an external time and an internal time is minimum in the second time period, the third external time being an external time at which a time difference between a corrected time of an external time and an internal time is minimum in the third time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiaki Funakubo, Kazuho Maeda
  • Patent number: 10135957
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer program products for traffic information signaling in a wireless communications network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication network is disclosed. The method includes selecting, from a variable number of control fields, one or more control fields for inclusion in a frame. The method further includes generating the frame comprising the selected number of control fields, each control field comprising an end of control field, the end of control field storing an indicator indicative of an end of the selected number of control fields or a presence of another control field in the frame. The method further includes transmitting the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Gang Ding, Qingjiang Tian, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10127168
    Abstract: A network interface controller includes a media access controller connected to receive an in-band packet and further connected to receive a sideband packet. The network interface controller includes a host adapter that includes a receive route connected to receive the in-band packet and the sideband packet from the media access controller, and further connected to transmit the in-band packet to a host. The network interface controller includes a sideband port controller comprising a sideband receive buffer. The host adapter further includes a first receive buffer to store the in-band packet and to store the sideband packet. The host adapter further includes an arbiter connected to allow, at a time, the in-band packet to advance from the first receive buffer along the receive route towards the host and further connected to allow, at a different time, the sideband packet to advance to the sideband receive buffer of the sideband port controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Aldebert, Claude Basso, Jean-Luc Frenoy, Fabrice J. Verplanken
  • Patent number: 10057094
    Abstract: An interference cancellation (IC) processor, a method, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, and a method of constructing an integrated circuit are provided. The IC processor includes a plurality of mono interference cancellation (MIC) filter estimation processors; a combined effective channel calculation processor; a combined filter calculation processor; and a combined filter processor, including a first input connected to the output of the combined filter calculation processor, a second input for receiving a signal for setting a length of the combined filter that is connected to a second input of the IC processor, a third input connected to the input of the MIC-BRC processor, and an output for providing a filtered output of a de-rotated GMSK signal that is connected to a second output of the IC processor that provides a filtered output yi of the de-rotated GMSK signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kee-Bong Song, Shuangquan Wang, Hairuo Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10028157
    Abstract: A bit allocation device includes: a channel estimation unit, performing a channel estimation to generate a plurality of channel qualities of a plurality of subcarriers; a processing unit, coupled to the channel estimation unit, generating a first plurality of bit numbers of the plurality of subcarriers according to the plurality of channel qualities; and a control unit, coupled to the processing unit, generating a second plurality of bit numbers of the plurality of subcarriers according to the first plurality of bit numbers and an upper limit of a total bit number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Che Su, Tai-Lai Tung
  • Patent number: 10009673
    Abstract: A method of communication between a base band unit (BBU) and a plurality of remote radio units (RRUs) via a point-to-multipoint time division multiplexing passive optical network (TDM-PON) system is provided. The method can be performed by an ONU and comprises receiving Ethernet packets from the Ethernet interface of an RRU of the plurality of RRUs, performing time-division multiplexing of the Ethernet packets to generate multiplexed packets, storing in a buffer of the ONU the multiplexed packets based on a pre-determined buffer starting time and buffer size, packaging the multiplexed packets in the buffer to fixed length transmission blocks (TBs) having pre-allocated time slots for TDM-PON upstream transmission, and transmitting the TBs to an optical line terminal (OLT) that is communicatively coupled to the BBU such that no contention of TBs occurs at the OLT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Frank Effenberger, Huaiyu Zeng, Jiang Qi, Liang Song, Xiao Sun
  • Patent number: 9960823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scheduling a beam in a mobile communication system are provided. A terminal receives signals through a plurality of switching beam directions, and receives a plurality of beams that are transmitted while performing beam switching in a transmission time interval (TTI) unit by a base station. The terminal selects a signal having largest intensity among received signals, and transmits an uplink scheduling request signal in a beam direction corresponding to the selected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Il Gyu Kim, Jun Hwan Lee, Hee Sang Chung
  • Patent number: 9946673
    Abstract: A network interface controller includes a media access controller connected to receive an in-band packet and further connected to receive a sideband packet. The network interface controller includes a host adapter that includes a receive route connected to receive the in-band packet and the sideband packet from the media access controller, and further connected to transmit the in-band packet to a host. The network interface controller includes a sideband port controller comprising a sideband receive buffer. The host adapter further includes a first receive buffer to store the in-band packet and to store the sideband packet. The host adapter further includes an arbiter connected to allow, at a time, the in-band packet to advance from the first receive buffer along the receive route towards the host and further connected to allow, at a different time, the sideband packet to advance to the sideband receive buffer of the sideband port controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Aldebert, Claude Basso, Jean-Luc Frenoy, Fabrice J. Verplanken
  • Patent number: 9930549
    Abstract: A method for communication between a wireless device node in a wireless sensor network (WSN) and control apparatus or control processes of an industrial control system is used to determine a method of radio transmission which provides a greater or a lesser measure of transmission quality between nodes. Thus a transmitter node measures a transmission quality metric of at least one packet received from two or more different switching branches, identifies which of the two or more switching branches has the greater transmission quality metric, distributes data packets with a first priority to the switching branch with the greater transmission quality metric, and transmits data packets with the first priority such as real-time data on the switching branch with the greater transmission quality metric. A wireless node, a sensor network system and a computer program for carrying out the method are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABB RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Johan Åkerberg, Mikael Gidlund
  • Patent number: 9928192
    Abstract: A network interface controller includes a media access controller and a host adapter. The host adapter includes a transmit route connected to receive an in-band packet from a host and further connected to transmit the in-band packet to the media access controller. The network interface controller also includes a sideband port controller connected to receive a sideband packet destined for a network from a sideband endpoint and further connected to transmit the sideband packet to the host adapter. The host adapter further includes a host buffer to store the in-band packet, a sideband buffer to store the sideband packet, and an arbiter connected to allow, at different times, the in-band packet to advance along the transmit route from the host buffer to the media access controller and the sideband packet to advance along the transmit route from the sideband buffer to the media access controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Aldebert, Claude Basso, Jean-Luc Frenoy, Fabrice J. Verplanken