Carrier Sense Multiple Access (csma) Patents (Class 370/445)
  • Patent number: 11177908
    Abstract: A communication method for transmitting a block acknowledgment (BlockAck) frame is presented. The communication method includes receiving a plurality of frames from a transmitting device, wherein the payload of a frame may consist of either fragmented or unfragmented packet, recording the receive status of the frames, generating a BlockAck frame that contains at least one Bitmap field used to indicate the receive status of the frames, the number of bits allocated in the Bitmap field for a packet being variable and transmitting the BlockAck frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Rojan Chitrakar, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 11146452
    Abstract: A system for negotiating Ethernet link settings between interconnected nodes in a network having an Ethernet protocol stack that includes a PCS sub-layer with an auto-negotiation function. The system comprises connecting an intermediate device coupled between two network nodes via optical or copper interfaces, with the link settings between each node and the connected intermediate device being the same, thereby bypassing the auto-negotiation of the PCS sub-layer in the intermediate device. The intermediate device may transparently send negotiation messages from each node to the other during the link negotiation phase without interacting with those messages. Instead of the intermediate device, a single form pluggable (SFP) device may be connected between the two network nodes via optical or copper interfaces on the network side and via an SFP slot on the device side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Accedian Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Robitaille, Steve Rochon
  • Patent number: 11146420
    Abstract: An extension of the existing CAN FD data transmission protocol. The extension enables the use of the IPv6 protocol for the CAN bus. The CAN FD protocol is further developed in an incompatible way. One modification measure relates to the lengthening of the Data Field, which is positioned in the transmission frame after an Arbitration Field. An arbitrary number of bytes can be entered in the extended Data Field within a specified upper limit. Since the Data Field is transmitted at a higher bit rate field than the Arbitration Field, the data throughput is increased dramatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Alexander Meier
  • Patent number: 11142195
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of providing more useful information to a driver. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: a prediction section configured to predict accident probability of a vehicle driven by a user; and an output control section configured to cause information to be output to the user, the information corresponding to a factor that increases the accident probability predicted by the prediction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Takamatsu, Kenta Kawamoto, Naoki Ide, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11134506
    Abstract: Delays in the transmission of ULL traffic are avoided or substantially reduced by the initiation of opportunistic and probability-based in-band, traffic-free time period windows that do not correspond to time periods of ULL traffic transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Harstead, Rene Bonk, Michael Straub
  • Patent number: 11134540
    Abstract: A device and a method for mixed mode communication are disclosed. For example, a Bluetooth master device transmits data packets to a Bluetooth slave device and receives acknowledgments from the Bluetooth slave device, by controlling a transceiver to transmit the data packets based on a Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) protocol, and to receive the acknowledgements packet (ACK) based on a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol. In another example, a Bluetooth slave device receives the data packets from a Bluetooth master device and transmits acknowledgments to the Bluetooth master device, by controlling a transceiver to receive the data packets based on a BR/EDR protocol, and to transmit the ACK based on a BLE protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hakan Magnus Eriksson, Vivek Krishnan Devarajan, Prasanna Desai, Djordje Kokotovic, Jayant Somani
  • Patent number: 11129027
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for automatically reconfiguring network parameters are described. Some embodiments identify communication channels that may interfere with higher priority equipment and deactivate communication channels that may cause harmful interference. Some APs are switched to 2.4 GHz communication channels. In some embodiments, AP operating parameters, such as transmission power are adjusted to reduce interference for higher priority receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Wenfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11108597
    Abstract: Example data transmission methods and apparatus are described. One example method includes obtaining at least two signature sequences used to perform multiple access for at least two to-be-sent data packets by a user equipment. The user equipment processes the at least two data packets by respectively using corresponding signature sequences, to obtain at least two transmit sequences. The user equipment sends the at least two transmit sequences to a network device on a same time-frequency resource. Then the network device obtains the at least two signature sequences used by the user equipment to send the at least two transmit sequences, and separately detects a corresponding transmit sequence based on each signature sequence, to obtain the at least two data packets. The user equipment can transmit a plurality of data packets on a same time-frequency resource in a same slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng Cheng, Xiuqiang Xu, Yiqun Wu, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 11101889
    Abstract: A framework for virtual network element of optical access networking has been designed to provide a cloud-residing core system (i.e. Mobile core controller or SDN controller) for running higher layers without requiring dedicated hardware at the edge of the network. In this framework, a service operator can create multiple optical access network connections for serving a single or multiple types of wired or wireless subscriber by programming (via software) optical ports of a Virtual Optical Edge Device to perform the desired MAC and/or PHY layer of a selected optical protocol. The Virtual Optical Edge Device in turn performs the desired PHY function or MAC and PHY function of selected protocol per each southbound port. The Virtual Optical Edge Device performs data abstraction function on all data associated with southbound ports and presents the core network a unified API via its northbound ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sealight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Moshe Frozenfar
  • Patent number: 11088862
    Abstract: An automated environment can include multiple controller devices capable of communicating with multiple accessory devices. The controller devices can automatically elect one of their number as a coordinator device for the environment and can automatically perform a new election if an incumbent coordinator becomes unavailable or resigns. The election processes can be transparent to any users. An elected coordinator can perform various operations to facilitate management of the automated environment, including routing of communications between controllers and accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anush G. Nadathur, Srinivas Rama, Matthew C. Lucas, Nathan E. Carroll, Kevin P. McLaughlin, Thomas A. Dilligan, Arun G. Mathias
  • Patent number: 11082503
    Abstract: A communication apparatus notifies that service information is to be communicated outside a cyclically repeated period in which a plurality of apparatuses including the communication apparatus transmits or receives a beacon to another communication apparatus included in the plurality of apparatuses and being a destination of the service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11063871
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes an electronic control unit configured to manage transmission timing of predetermined data to the network, transmit the data to the network based on the transmission timing, measure an actual transmission time, determine whether the actual transmission time exceeds a specified transmission time, when the transmitted data is predetermined control object data, when determination is made that the actual transmission time is equal to or less than the specified transmission time, set next transmission timing of the control object data to be the predetermined period, and when the transmitted data is the control object data, when determination is made that the actual transmission time exceeds the specified transmission time, delay next transmission timing of the control object data by a predetermined waiting time with respect to the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Keino, Taichi Matsumura, Kotaro Hara, Yohsuke Okada
  • Patent number: 11061404
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle detects a tailgating vehicle and uses various response mechanisms. A vehicle is identified as a tailgater based on whether its characteristics meet a variable threshold. When the autonomous vehicle is traveling at slower speeds, the threshold is defined in distance. When the autonomous vehicle is traveling at faster speeds, the threshold is defined in time. The autonomous vehicle responds to the tailgater by modifying its driving behavior. In one example, the autonomous vehicle adjusts a headway buffer (defined in time) from another vehicle in front of the autonomous vehicle. In this regard, if the tailgater is T seconds too close to the autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle increases the headway buffer to the vehicle in front of it by some amount relative to T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Dmitri A. Dolgov, Philip Nemec, Anne Aula
  • Patent number: 11064518
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A base station may perform a channel access procedure on a shared radio frequency spectrum band using a first beam configuration. The base station may transmit, based at least in part on successful completion of the channel access procedure, a reservation request message (RRQ) to a user equipment (UE) using a second beam configuration, the second beam configuration comprising a beam width that is equal to or narrower than a beam width of the first beam configuration. The base station may receive a reservation response message (RRS) from the UE in response to the RRQ, the RRS comprising a third beam configuration that is based at least in part on the second beam configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Vinay Chande, Sanaz Barghi, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 11057843
    Abstract: A communication control device 30 that determines second communication processing that is communication processing that can be executed in parallel with first communication processing that is communication processing that is executed between a transmission terminal and a reception terminal. The communication control device including: a transmission power determination unit 31 that determines conditions for the transmission power of a signal that would not impede the first communication processing, even if a signal that is transmitted by means of the second communication processing is received by the reception terminal; and a destination determination unit 32 that determines a destination for the second communication processing from among terminals at which a signal that is transmitted at transmission power that satisfies the determined conditions could arrive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11044754
    Abstract: A wireless user equipment performing wireless communication in a primary and a secondary frequency bands, a first wireless access point AP performing the wireless communication in the primary frequency band, and a second wireless base transceiver station BTS performing the wireless communication in the secondary frequency band are included. The AP and the BTS are connected to each other through a network. A UD report transfer unit transfers a UD report including information relating to transmission-waiting user data destined for a receiving node. The receiving node includes a transmission opportunity control unit which sets a fixed transmission prohibition time in a channel in the primary frequency band for a wireless communication device in a vicinity, obtains a transmission opportunity, grants the transmission opportunity to the transmitting node, and causes the user data to be transmitted from the transmitting node according to the transferred UD report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riichi Kudo, Hirantha Sithira Abeysekera, Yasushi Takatori, Takeo Ichikawa, Masato Mizoguchi, Yasufumi Morioka, Hiroto Yasuda, Akira Yamada, Yoshifumi Morihiro, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 11037384
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating vehicle crash data is presented. It may be determined whether a first mobile computing device has detected that a crash of a vehicle has occurred. It may also be determined whether a second mobile computing device(s) has detected that the crash has occurred. Sensor data output by at least one sensor of the first mobile computing device and/or the second mobile computing device(s) may be received when it is determined that the first mobile computing device and/or the second mobile computing device(s) has detected that the crash has occurred. Vehicle crash data may be generated based on such sensor data, and may include an initial confirmation that the crash has occurred, an indication of crash severity, an indication of a number of vehicle occupants, and/or an indication that the crash has not occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Bellas, Shawn M. Call, Gregory Dwayne Carter, Ronald R. Duehr, Jeffrey David Hevrin, Sara Elizabeth Collins
  • Patent number: 11039496
    Abstract: A method including determining whether an apparatus is to operate in a first, second or third mode of operation; wherein said first mode of operation includes a first level of activity, said second mode of operation includes a second level of activity that is lower than said first level of activity, and said third mode of operation includes a third level of activity that is lower than said second level of activity; applying a first reference signal transmission regime when in said second mode of operation; and applying a second reference signal transmission regime when in said third mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: De Shan Miao, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Claudio Rosa
  • Patent number: 11039473
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication terminal. The wireless communication terminal includes a transceiver and a processor. The processer performs a contention procedure based on a back-off counter, in each of a plurality of channel and accesses, by using the transceiver, at least one of the plurality of channels based on the contention procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Ahn, Yongho Kim, Jinsam Kwak, Juhyung Son
  • Patent number: 11019661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data collision prevention method that is capable of solving a so-called hidden channel problem that may arise when there are two wireless senders with different communication ranges. More particularly, the present invention relates to a data collision prevention method and a wireless sender enabling such prevention, wherein a data collision may occur when two wireless senders simultaneously transmit data to a receiver in a situation where only one wireless sender can detect a data transmission state of the other wireless sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seo Woo Jang, Sae Woong Bahk
  • Patent number: 10986577
    Abstract: A method for operating in a power save mode for a wireless local area network and a device using the same are provided. After waking up, a device receives a frame via a wireless medium to determine that the wireless medium is busy. If a decoding of the frame in a medium access control (MAC) layer is unsuccessful but a decoding of the frame in a physical layer is successful, the device determines an Interframe space (IFS) to defer an access of the wireless medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Yong Ho Seok
  • Patent number: 10966180
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless device includes a transmitter; and a receiver. The transmitter is configured to transmit a first frame including information that designates a plurality of frequency components and instructing execution of frequency multiplexing transmission by a plurality of wireless communication terminals; and the receiver is configured to receive the second frame by at least one frequency component of the plurality of frequency components. The first frame has either a first form or a second form, the first form designates individual terminal identifiers of the plurality of wireless communication terminals, the terminal identifiers each being associated with at least one of the plurality of frequency components, and the second form designates a group identifier of a group to which the plurality of wireless communication terminals belong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Tomoko Adachi
  • Patent number: 10958401
    Abstract: An electronic device and a user equipment in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method. The electronic device includes: one or more processing circuits configured to acquire NACK information indicating an information transmission failure between a transmitting end and a receiving end in a wireless communication system and to acquire failure cause information indicating a cause of the information transmission failure, wherein the cause of the information transmission failure is classified as a link quality cause or a non-link quality cause; and when the cause of the information transmission failure is determined to be the non-link quality cause, generating spectrum sensing parameter information to adjust a spectrum sensing parameter at the transmitting end to increase a probability of successful information transmission between the transmitting end and the receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Bingshan Hu
  • Patent number: 10953871
    Abstract: In a computer mounted to a stationary support structure a vehicle and an object proximate to the support structure can be detected from data from a sensor mounted to the support structure. A risk condition can be identified based on the detected vehicle and object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ankit Girish Vora, Helen Elizabeth Kourous-Harrigan, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, Lu Xu, Linjun Zhang, Codrin Cionca
  • Patent number: 10924216
    Abstract: A method for data communication between a first node and a second node over a data path includes forming one or more redundancy messages from data messages at the first node using an error correcting code and transmitting messages from the first node to the second node. The transmitted first messages include the data messages and the redundancy messages. The method includes, receiving, at the first node, second messages indicative of a rate of arrival at the second node of the messages transmitted from the first node, and of successful and unsuccessful delivery of the first messages transmitted from the first node to the second node. A first transmission limit and a second transmission limit are maintained according to the received second messages. Transmission of additional messages from the first node to the second node is limited according to the first and the second transmission limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IOT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Tracey Ho, John Segui
  • Patent number: 10917375
    Abstract: A method of managing messages in a communication device is disclosed. The method includes receiving messages through a communication device. Critical messages may be determined by identification of one or more critical content in the one or more messages and analyzed based on the context and content associated with the critical messages. A priority for each of the critical messages may be generated by assigning vocabulary weight to the critical content and a context weight to the critical message. The critical messages may be queued based on their respective priorities. Dynamic allocation of resources by adjusting at least one of buffer, and packet delay associated with the communication device based on the priority of the one or more messages in the queue is done. The one or more messages in the communication device may be managed based on the queuing and the dynamic allocation of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Manjunath Ramachandra Iyer
  • Patent number: 10912118
    Abstract: A method including transmitting from a base station (BS) at least one parameter for a first type of listen before talk (LBT) procedure to be used for uplink to be received by the base station; and configuring the base station (BS) for a different second type of listen before talk (LBT) procedure for downlink from the base station (BS). A method including receiving by a User Equipment (UE) at least one parameter for a first type of listen before talk (LBT) procedure; using the at least one parameter for uplink transmission from the User Equipment (UE); and receiving data on downlink to the User Equipment (UE) during a portion of a subframe, where the portion is less than an entire subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Esa T. Tiirola, Timo E. Lunttila, Kari J. Hooli, Klaus Hugl
  • Patent number: 10904156
    Abstract: A method to detect a packet includes: receiving an input sequence including preambles; detecting a transition from a noise period to a signal period in the input sequence; dynamically adjusting a gain of the input sequence in response to the signal period being initiated; and distinguishing an intended packet from other packets, among packets received in the preambles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Deepak Gore, Sujit Jos, Jinesh P. Nair, Chang Soon Park, Kiran Bynam, Young Jun Hong
  • Patent number: 10897355
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device and a method thereof, in which user identification information is not exposed because data transmission and reception are performed by using temporary identification that distinguishes one user from another user, instead of by using user identification information of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Kwangwon Ko, Donghyun Roh, Kyungsub Min
  • Patent number: 10897477
    Abstract: A method of relay-attack resistant communications in a wireless communications system that includes a master wireless device (Master) sending a synchronization signal to a slave wireless device (Slave). The synchronization signal includes timing information including a common time reference and a timeslot duration for interlocking Master communication timeslots for Master and Slave communication timeslots so that an alternating TX and RX role pattern is provided. The Master analyzes Slave packet data received from the Slave to identify overlaps of a transmission from the Master and the slave packet data, and in a case of detecting overlap, suspends communications from Master to Slave to prevent a relay-attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomas Motos, Khanh Tuan Le
  • Patent number: 10887147
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a receiver having a receiving unit and a synchronization unit. The receiving unit is configured to receive a data packet having a pilot sequence. The synchronization unit is configured to separately correlate the pilot sequence with at least two partial reference sequences corresponding to a reference sequence for the pilot sequence of the data packet, in order to obtain a partial correlation result for each of the at least two partial reference sequences, wherein the synchronization unit is configured to non-coherently add the partial correlation results in order to obtain a coarse correlation result for the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Gerd Kilian, Josef Bernhard, Jörg Robert, Jakob Kneißl
  • Patent number: 10873521
    Abstract: Techniques for fast startup for composite nodes in software-defined infrastructures (SDI) are described. A SDI system may include an SDI manager component, including one or more processor circuits to access one or more remote resources, the SDI manager component may including a node manager to determine, based upon one or more reservation tables stored in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, an initial set of resources for creating the composite node from among the one or more remote resources. The partition manager may create the composite node using the initial set of resources, the initial set of resources is a subset of resources required by the composite node. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Susanne M. Balle, Daniel Rivas Barragan, John Chun Kwok Leung, Suraj Prabhakaran, Murugasamy K. Nachimuthu, Slawomir Putyrski
  • Patent number: 10862898
    Abstract: An address for a protected resource of a device is randomized at configurable intervals of time as a randomized address. The randomized address is pushed to the Operation System (OS) for mapping the randomized address to an OS identifier for the protected resource. Other devices of a network produce a same randomized address for the protected resource based on a time-based synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Weston Lee Hecker, Shelley Jackson, Curtis Charles Menmuir, Anthony Edward Roper
  • Patent number: 10862789
    Abstract: A method and a system for monitoring a wireless link of a wireless node of a CPE device during operation of the CPE device are provided, For example, the method comprises taking samples of one or several of the following parameters in a defined time interval: Received Signal Strength (RSSI), modulation rate (Physical Layer Rate) and/or the number of spatial streams used for the wireless link, and calculating an average for the one or several of the parameters by including a filtering of the one or several of the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AIRTIES BELGIUM SPRL
    Inventors: Koen Van Oost, Karel Van Doorselaer
  • Patent number: 10834741
    Abstract: To efficiently use uplink resources while fulfilling latency requirements of low latency services, an access node, a resource pool allocated for contention based transmissions of low latency communication services may be used for transmissions of data services, since an access node providing the resource pool, is caused to send, in response to not being able to decode terminal device identification information from a sensed scheduling request, a stop instruction to terminal devices that are using the resource pool to transmissions of the data services. Further, the terminal device that sent the scheduling request is caused to use the resource pool for transmissions of the low latency service if a response is not received within predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Zexian Li, Bikramjit Singh, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo
  • Patent number: 10833890
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) protocols for power line communications (PLC) are described. In some embodiments, a method may include performing a virtual carrier sensing operation and, in response to the virtual carrier sensing operation indicating that a communication channel is idle, calculating a contention window. The method may also include performing a physical carrier sensing operation subsequent to the virtual carrier sensing operation, the physical carrier sensing operation based, at least in part, upon the contention window. In response to the physical carrier sensing operation indicating that the communication channel is idle, the method may then include transmitting data over the channel. In other embodiments, another method may include determining that a data transmission is a unicast transmission and that an acknowledgement message has not been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Shu Du, Robert W. Liang, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10827490
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for managing radio resources for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. A geographic area is segmented into zones with a subset of the transmission slots allocated to each of the zones. The subset of the transmission slots allocated to each zone is partitioned into periodic transmission slots assignable to individual vehicles for periodic transmissions and special transmission slots reserved for special transmissions according to a contention-based protocol. A resource manager stores a mapping of transmission slots for each of the zones. When a vehicle enters one of the zones, the resource manager performs a slot assignment for the vehicle from the periodic transmission slots allocated to the zone, and transmits a notification to the vehicle indicating the slot assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Simon Borst, Jakub Mazgula, Harish Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10816636
    Abstract: Autonomous vehicles may communicate with each other to avoid hazards, mitigate collisions, and facilitate the flow of traffic. To enhance such cooperation, it would be highly advantageous if each vehicle were able to determine which vehicle in view corresponds to each communication message, which is generally unknown if a plurality of vehicles are in range. Systems and methods provided herein can enable autonomous vehicles to determine the spatial location of each proximate vehicle by detecting a pulsed localization signal emitted by each of the other vehicles. In addition, each vehicle can transmit a self-identifying code, synchronous with the emitted localization signal, so that other vehicles can associate the proper code with each vehicle. After such localization and identification, the vehicles can then cooperate more effectively in mitigating potential collisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AUTONOMOUS ROADWAY INTELLIGENCE, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Newman, R. Kemp Massengill
  • Patent number: 10805179
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing a service-level agreement (SLA) apparatus receive a request from a requester via a network interface of the gateway, the request comprising an inference model identifier that identifies a handler of the request, and a response time indicator. The response time indicator relates to a time within which the request is to be handled indicates an undefined time within which the request is to be handled. The apparatus determines a network location of a handler that is a platform or an inference model to handle the request consistent with the response time indicator, and routes the request to the handler at the network location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Kshitij Arun Doshi, Suraj Prabhakaran, Raghu Kondapalli, Alexander Bachmutsky
  • Patent number: 10805405
    Abstract: Method and computer network for discovering services in a computer network using Domain Name System Service Discovery (DNS-SD), comprising as components at least a client and a server, the components can be linked by bridges and communicate by a network protocol, whereby the client and the server have a connection-oriented communication path between each other in the computer network, whereby in case of a connection loss one of the components being affected by the connection loss announces itself regularly using DNS-SD until the connection to the client is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Van Tienen, Tom De Brouwer, Marc Smaak
  • Patent number: 10771510
    Abstract: A method of controlling an application media session between at least two network entities, which comprises establishing a Session Initiation Protocol, SIP, session between each network entity and a SIP application server within the IMS and establishing a media session between each network entity and a Media Resource Function, MRF, controlled by the SIP application server. The method further comprises sending between the network entities, via the media sessions, control messages comprising application control protocol instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mats Ola Stille, Piotr Kessler, Hubert Przybysz
  • Patent number: 10757694
    Abstract: Data transmission and reception is provided by configuring control channels in a wireless communication system using a plurality of carriers. User equipment (UE) may monitor physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidates within common search spaces (CSSs) and User Equipment-specific search spaces (USSs). If the UE is configured with cross-carrier scheduling, when two PDCCH candidates originating from a CSS and a USS, respectively, have cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by the same Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) and have a common payload size and the same first control channel element (CCE) index, the UE may interpret that only the PDCCH originating from the CSS is transmitted, thereby solving ambiguity of downlink control information (DCI) detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Jo Ko, Bang Won Seo, Jae Young Ahn
  • Patent number: 10736177
    Abstract: In some configurations, the method of operating a system with dynamic wireless network topology with reduced spectrum flooding involve scanning with a first device in mesh network for beacon packets from other devices in the mesh network during a random back off period. In response to the first device not receiving a beacon packet from the other devices during the random back off period, the first device initiates an election protocol by sending an election protocol packet with its unique election protocol identifier to the other devices. In response to receiving a beacon packet from a second device, the first device stores the unique node identifier, assigns the second device as a leader node device, retransmits the unique node identifier of the second device and leader node information in a protocol packet. A command packet is communicated through the mesh network by way of at least one leader node device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: WiSilica Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Ching Chung Kwan, Suresh Kumar Singamsetty, Francis Antony
  • Patent number: 10736141
    Abstract: An electronic device that dynamically adapts RTS-CTS protection is described. During operation, this electronic device may obtain communication parameters associated with communication in a WLAN, which includes the electronic device and a second electronic device. For example, the communication parameters may include a collision probability, a PPDU airtime, an RTS airtime, a SIFS airtime and/or a CTS airtime. Then, the electronic device may determine an RTS-CTS performance metric based at least in part on the communication parameters. For example, the RTS-CTS performance metric may be based at least in part on the collision probability, the RTS airtime, the SIFS airtime, and/or the CTS airtime. Next, the electronic device may compare the RTS-CTS performance metric and the PPDU airtime. Moreover, based at least in part on the comparison, the electronic device may selectively use RTS-CTS protection during communication of a PPDU with the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Sidharth Ravindra Garde, Sanjay Kishore Katabathuni, Susinder Rajan Gulasekaran
  • Patent number: 10721790
    Abstract: A method and user node for maintaining a connection with a network node when operating in a multi-carrier mode using a first filter configuration to receive multiple frequency carriers simultaneously for downlink communication. The user node applies a mode switching scheme comprising first intervals for the multi-carrier mode and second intervals for a single carrier mode using a second filter configuration to receive a single carrier for the downlink communication. In this case, the user node switches temporarily from the multi-carrier mode to operate in the single carrier mode during the second intervals according to the mode switching scheme. Thereby the user node is enabled to maintain the connection by receiving messages and/or control signalling from the network node over the single frequency carrier during the second intervals, for example when the multi-carrier mode is highly disturbed by interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Eric Nordström, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Mårten Sundberg
  • Patent number: 10716124
    Abstract: A base station will group UEs together for MU-MIMO service with the grouping being based at least in part on the UEs of the group being at least a threshold Euclidian distance from each other. Further, the base station could dynamically set the threshold Euclidian distance based on consideration of coverage quality. And the base station could additionally base the UE grouping on the UEs of the group having threshold angular separation, having reported threshold high SINR, and/or on one or more other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 10701616
    Abstract: A data transmission acceleration method and related apparatuses are disclosed. A sanding node transmits a plurality of data packets to a receiving node at an initial transmission rate. Each data packet carries a random sequence number and a rolling sequence number. The random sequence number identifies a data part of the data packet, and the rolling sequence number indicates a transmission sequence of the data packet. The sending node receives a packet loss feedback from the receiving node. The packet loss feedback is generated after the receiving node detects a packet loss event according to a rolling sequence number of a received data packet. The sending node determines a random sequence number of a lost data packet based on the received packet loss feedback. The sending node retransmits a data packet corresponding to the determined random sequence number. The retransmitted data packet carries a new rolling sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Xiong, Kai Zheng, Yi Zeng
  • Patent number: 10701584
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data from a population of devices to a relay station travelling with respect to one another. For transmitting the data to the relay station, each device includes at least one transmission slot resulting from a channel access method and a transmission window within which the relay station is to travel. The relay station is to broadcast an instruction to the population of devices before the data transmission, and, upon receiving the instruction, at least part of the population of devices is to set a modified transmission slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hiber B.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Johannes Engelen
  • Patent number: 10684963
    Abstract: System and techniques for enhanced electronic navigation maps for a vehicle are described herein. A descriptor set-up message may be received at a network controller interface (NIC). Here, the descriptor set-up message includes an ethernet frame descriptor. The NIC may then use the ethernet frame descriptor to transmit, across a physical interface of the NIC, multiple ethernet frames, each of which use the same ethernet frame descriptor from the set-up message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Slota, James Coleman, Rajkumar Khandelwal, Anil Kumar
  • Patent number: 10686914
    Abstract: A communication device in a network may receive a stream of frames from the network, in which each frame includes one or more beacon packets. A communication protocol being used by the network may be identified by tracking a preselected field within a sequence of beacon packets, in which the preselected field varies in a first known manner for a first protocol and in a second known manner for a second protocol. The communication device may then join to the network using the identified communication protocol to transmit and receive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wonsoo Kim, Mehul Soman, Anuj Batra