Polling Patents (Class 370/449)
  • Patent number: 10928086
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a system comprises a master device and a plurality of slave devices. The master device configured to determine that one or more of the slave devices use a default address reserved for unconfigured devices, and to communicate a command to each slave device that is using the default address. The command comprises a list of unused addresses and an instruction to enter a selection round to select one of the addresses from the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dutt, Christopher S. Tracy
  • Patent number: 10917361
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes N apparatus input ends, an input switch, K buffer areas, a first output switch, a second output switch, and M apparatus output ends. N input ends of the input switch are coupled to the N apparatus input ends, and K output ends of the input switch correspond to the K buffer areas. K1 input ends of the first output switch correspond to K1 buffer areas in the K buffer areas, and M output ends of the first output switch are coupled to the M apparatus output ends. K2 input ends of the second output switch correspond to K2 buffer areas in the K buffer areas except the K1 buffer areas, and M output ends of the second output switch are coupled to the M apparatus output ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan Lam
  • Patent number: 10871999
    Abstract: A system and method of dynamically controlling a reservation of resources within a cluster environment to maximize a response time are disclosed. The method embodiment of the invention comprises receiving from a requestor a request for a reservation of resources in the cluster environment, reserving a first group of resources, evaluating resources within the cluster environment to determine if the response time can be improved and if the response time can be improved, then canceling the reservation for the first group of resources and reserving a second group of resources to process the request at the improved response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: III Holdings 12, LLC
    Inventor: David Brian Jackson
  • Patent number: 10855490
    Abstract: A CAN network synchronization method identifies a sync master node from a plurality of nodes, and designates each of the remaining nodes as a sync slave node. The method further designates a message from the sync master node as a sync message, and assigns a lowest number to the message ID of the sync message. The method further assigns a unique node ID to each sync slave node, and assigns a unique message ID to a transmission duration report message from a sync slave node. The method further assigns a unique message ID to a transmission target time allocation message from the sync master node. The method also performs a handshake operation between the sync slave nodes and the sync master node to exchange message burst transmission durations (Tsst), transmission target times (TTXtarget), and a common time reference point, and conducts time adjustment on each sync slave node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Qiuming Leng
  • Patent number: 10841186
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for accessing data related to at least one operation implemented by at least one node device (N1) of a network (R) from a plurality of node devices (N1, N2, N3) of said network, which are capable of communicating via a first communication link (L1). According to the invention, the access method is suitable for receiving a message through which a node device signals, to an observation device, an operation implemented by said node device; for recording at least one piece of information on said operation; and, upon receiving a request from a terminal via a second communication link, for transmitting a response developed from at least part of the recorded information. The invention also relates to a data-transmission method. The invention further relates to an observation device (DT) and to a node device (N1) of a network which implement the access method and the transmission method, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Quentin Lampin, Dominique Barthel
  • Patent number: 10820234
    Abstract: An example of a system may include a controller, communicatively connected to an access point (AP), including a processing resource and a memory resource storing instructions executable by the processing resource to: identify an unused portion of a computational capacity of the access point when the access point is executing a primary functionality of the access point; allocate an amount of the unused portion of the computational capacity of the access point to execute a first portion of a non-primary data mining functionality distinct from the primary functionality of the access point; and adjust the amount of the unused portion of the computational capacity allocated to the execution of the non-primary data mining functionality based on a change in network traffic associated with the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Florent Granier, Eddie Ayotte, Dominik Seelos
  • Patent number: 10764148
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for network traffic statistics collection are disclosed. One method for network traffic statistics collection includes during testing of a system under test (SUT): receiving a first trigger message indicating a first message group context for statistics collection; receiving, from the SUT, a first test message of a plurality of test messages, wherein the first test message includes a first message group identifier (MGID) and a second MGID, wherein the first MGID is associated with the first message group context and the second MGID is associated with a second message group context; and performing, using the first MGID, statistics collection associated with the first message group context. The method may also include changing from the first message group context to the second message group context during the test and using the second message group context for statistics collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Steven Gintis, Vinod Joseph, Alina Crina Balan
  • Patent number: 10735977
    Abstract: A first communication device transmits a signal addressed to a second communication device by the use of one of resources included in a resource pool selected from a set of resource pools. On the other hand, each of third communication devices which relay the radio communication between the first communication device and the second communication device selects one resource pool from the set of resource pools in accordance with a predetermined rule which is defined on the basis of a hop count at the third communication device in the radio communication between the first communication device and the second communication device and the resource pool selected by the first communication device, and transfer the signal addressed to the second communication device by the use of one of the resources included in the selected resource pool to a next communication device in a relay order or the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hongyang Chen, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10735837
    Abstract: An optical network element includes an optical multiplexing/demultiplexing device forming a degree; a channel holder source connected to the optical multiplexing/demultiplexing device; and a controller configured to, responsive to provisioning a media channel on the degree, wherein the media channel is a contiguous portion of optical spectrum supporting N channels, N>1, cause allocation of optical filter bandwidth in the optical multiplexing/demultiplexing device for M channels in the media channel, M<N, cause provisioning of the M channels in the media channel, and cause configuration of N?M channel holders in the media channel from the channel holder source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Choudhury A. Al Sayeed, Radmila Kovacevic, Edward Chen, David Miedema
  • Patent number: 10721353
    Abstract: A system for authenticating the identity of a caller (i) receives a phone call from a caller, where the phone call is initiated through an application on a remote computer device associated with the caller, and where the phone call includes one or more phone authentication credentials; (ii) determines a preliminary identity of the caller based upon the one or more phone authentication credentials; (iii) receives online authentication credentials from the application on the remote computer device; (iv) determines a confirmed identity of the caller based, at least in part, upon the one or more online credentials and the preliminary identity of the caller; and (v) displays the confirmed identity of the caller to a user answering the phone call. As a result, the user and/or the system do not need to perform additional authentication before providing service to the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Lucas Wiechman, Matthew Burgund, Mark Biersdorf, Dan Hlavac
  • Patent number: 10693754
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining a resource indicator are described, so that according to a specified resource, another resource associated with the resource can be determined, thereby rapidly determining an indicator of the resource. An association relationship tree information is obtained. The association relationship tree information is used to indicate association relationships between multiple resources. The multiple resources include resources located at at least three resource layers, the association relationships include a direct association relationship and an indirect association relationship. Two resources having the direct association relationship are separately located at two adjacent resource layers, and two resources having the indirect association relationship are separately located at resource layers spaced by at least one resource layer. A second resource having the indirect association relationship with a first resource is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shehui Zhang, Santosh Akhilesh, Jian Wu
  • Patent number: 10680935
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the recovery of a failed data path. A determination may be made that one or more channels have become unavailable to a central device. The central device may identify an opportunity to attempt to recover the one or more unavailable channels, the opportunity being based upon a waiting period, time-of-day, device activity, or other parameter. A communication interface associated with the central device may be re-initialized so that the central device can attempt to recover the one or more unavailable channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Allen Walston, Angelo Bione
  • Patent number: 10667252
    Abstract: A radio terminal according to an embodiment is used in a mobile telecommunication system which provides a plurality of communication services. The radio terminal includes a controller which uses any of a plurality of resource pools provided for each communication service on the basis of resource map information. The plurality of resource pools is provided in one radio frame and in one system bandwidth. The resource map information indicates the layout pattern of the plurality of resource pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki, Atsuhisa Inakoshi, Fangwei Tong, Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: 10642907
    Abstract: The present application provides a method, a means and a system for processing service data. A method comprises: a receiving means sends to a processing means a query request carrying labeling information to query said processing means whether there locally exists data carrying the labeling information, the labeling information being for identifying data needed by the receiving means to provide a target service. The receiving means receives query result information sent by the processing means. If the query result information indicates that the processing means does not have data carrying the labeling information, the receiving means provides the target service based on the received data carrying labeling information. The present application can determine the completeness of data and ensure the successful provision of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhengbin Zuo, Junze Yu
  • Patent number: 10638294
    Abstract: A Bluetooth Integrated Circuit includes a receiver, a transmitter, and a control circuit. The receiver circuit is configured to receive a scan request packet from an electronic device, and the scan request packet being transmitted by the electronic device in accordance with a Bluetooth wireless low energy standard. The transmitter circuit is configured to transmit a data packet or an advertising packet, and the control circuit is coupled to the receiver circuit and the transmitter circuit. When the receiver circuit receives the scan request packet, the control circuit detects a transmission rate at which the scan request packet is transmitted by the electronic device and controls the transmitter circuit to transmit the data packet or the advertising packet at the data rate related to the scan request packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Liu, Yu-Fang Chiu, Ya-Hsueh Huang, Yi-Lin Li, Ju-Chun Wu
  • Patent number: 10592192
    Abstract: A display apparatus communicatively coupleable to a multi display system is provided. The display apparatus includes a display; a first connector configured to receive an image from a first display apparatus of the multi display system; a processor configured to perform a control so that a feedback signal that informs of a detection of an error is transmitted to the first display apparatus through the first connector when the error is detected in the received image, a compressed image in which the image is compressed is received from the first display apparatus in response to the feedback signal, and the received compressed image is decompressed to display the decompressed image through the display; and a second connector configured to transmit the compressed image to a second display apparatus of the multi display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-jin Kim, Seo-ye Seo
  • Patent number: 10587562
    Abstract: A computerized polling system is provided. The polling system allows a polling user to ask a question posed to a plurality of answering users. The first user asks the questions and provides two or more graphical representations, each representation corresponding to one of the potential answers to the question. The system receives answers from the answering users and tallies them, providing a result with indications of how the answering users have answered, such as a percentage marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Jennifer Lynn Pikor
  • Patent number: 10531330
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices, systems, and methods for frame start optimizing in telecommunication systems. Some aspects may involve receiving, by an aggregation device in the telecommunication system, frames from transmitter devices. Some aspects may also involve determining that buffering may be required to sequence the frames for an aggregation operation performed by the aggregation device. The aggregation operation may include a process that combines frames from transmitter devices. In response to determining that the buffering is required, frame adjustment signals may be transmitted to the transmitter devices. The frame adjustment signals may instruct the transmitter devices to transmit subsequent frames such that the buffering is reduced for a subsequent aggregation operation performed by the aggregation device using the subsequent frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Goodman Ranson, Keld Knut Lange
  • Patent number: 10454621
    Abstract: A communication control device includes a control unit. The control unit included in the communication control device performs control to notify an information processing device of a period for the information processing device to acquire information regarding a communication state in the information processing device. The control unit included in the communication control device further performs control to cause the information processing device to notify the information regarding the communication state acquired in the period and to determine a destination of a delivery confirmation request on the basis of the information regarding the communication state. Thereby, a destination of a delivery confirmation request can be appropriately determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke Sakai, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10420097
    Abstract: A subscriber unit and a method for receiving data at a subscriber unit for wireless communications are provided. A subscriber unit includes a receiver and at least one processor configured to monitor and receive forward control information within a first time interval of a first slot of a plurality of slots. Each slot of the plurality of slots includes the first time interval and a second time interval subsequent to the first time interval. The receiver and the at least one processor are further configured to receive forward traffic data in the first time interval of a second slot of the plurality of slots in accordance with the forward control information, where the second slot is contiguous to the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Cornett, Kevin P. Johnson, George R. Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10383084
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for determining a location of a disconnected device. In an example, a method includes instructing a first access point to sniff a wireless channel for probe request packets from disconnected devices, and instructing the first access point to send a distance-probing packet to a disconnected device after receiving a probe request packet from the disconnected device. The method further includes receiving, from the first access point, a MAC address of the disconnected device determined from the received probe request packet. After receiving the MAC address from the first access point, a group of access points is instructed to send distance-probing packets to the disconnected device. The method further includes receiving, from the first access point and the group of access points, time-of-flight measurements associated with the disconnected device. A location of the disconnected device can be determined using the time-of-flight measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Souvik Sen, Dongho Kim
  • Patent number: 10362147
    Abstract: Increasing the processing load on the server is suppressed in a network system in which response requests are intermittently transmitted from a client to a server. A network system has a client configured to transmit response requests at a specific time interval, and a server configured to send a response to the client according to a received response request. The server calculates a communication interval indicating an interval at which the client is to transmit its response request based on a factor affecting the processing load of the server, and sends communication interval information indicating the calculated communication interval to the client. The client transmits its response request at the time interval indicated by the communication interval information received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Morimichi Mizuno, Takayuki Yamamoto, Akio Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10334471
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of reconfiguration. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from lossless bearer reconfiguration when handling a transition from the user of a longer sequence number to a shorter sequence number. A method can include determining, by a protocol entity, if a next expected highest count value among count values associated with protocol data units received is more than a pre-defined limit ahead of a lowest count value among count values associated with protocol data units expected to be received. The method can also include resetting the next expected highest count value to a new value corresponding to a predefined upper limit, conditional on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Henri Markus Koskinen
  • Patent number: 10291480
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network reserves first and second sets of local resources for an anomaly detection mechanism. The device reports the first set of local resources to a supervisory node in the network. The device applies one or more anomaly detection rules from the supervisory node using the first set of reserved resources. The device receives one or more anomaly detection rules from a peer node in the network. The device applies the one or more anomaly detection rules from the peer node using the second set of reserved resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos M. Pignataro, Omar Santos, David C. White, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10243696
    Abstract: A method of decoding a plurality of diverse signals for low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoders that takes advantage of signal diversity. The method allows for the combining of soft-decision LDPC encoded non-coherently modulated signals, which is in contrast to existing approaches where hard decision combining is used for non-coherently modulated signals. The method includes the steps of inputting each diversity signal into a unique demodulator, and calculating the LLR of each demodulated signal. When the diverse demodulated signals are combined into a single combined signal, each bit of the combined signal is selected according to the value of either the highest LLR value of each bit across the demodulated signals or according to the sum of the LLR of each bit across the demodulated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventors: Kapil Borle, Biao Chen, Fangfang Zhu, Yu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10104683
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A receiving device may detect a signal associated with low latency transmissions and decode a non-low latency communication accordingly. The receiving device may receive an indicator from a transmitting device that indicates where and when low latency communications occur. The indication may specify frequency resources or symbols used by the low latency communication. The indicator may be transmitted during the same subframe as the low latency communication, at the end of a subframe, or during a subsequent subframe. The receiving device may use the indicator to mitigate low latency interference, generate channel estimates, and reliably decode the non-low latency communication. In some cases, the interfering low latency communication may occur within the serving cell of the receiving device; or the interfering low latency communication may occur in a neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Durga Prasad Malladi, Peter Gaal, Yongbin Wei, Hao Xu, Shimman Arvind Patel, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10034178
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for multi-channel operation, performed by an access point (AP), in a WLAN system, the method includes: transmitting channel assignment information to a plurality of stations (STAs), in which the channel assignment information is for assigning at least one of a first channel and a second channel to each of the plurality of STAs; transmitting channel activity information to the plurality of STAs, in which the channel activity information is for indicating an activity duration where the AP transmit or receive a frame through each of the first channel and the second channel; and transmitting or receiving a frame through the first channel or the second channel on the basis of the channel activity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Seok, Eun Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 10027440
    Abstract: A control circuit of a wireless user equipment includes: a PDCP layer computing circuit for reading a PDCP SDU from a PDCP SDU buffer of a memory device of the wireless user equipment, and for generating a ciphered data based on the PDCP SDU; a RLC layer computing circuit for generating a RLC PDU based on the ciphered data; a MAC layer computing circuit for generating a MAC PDU based on the RLC PDU; and a channel encoding circuit for encoding the MAC PDU. The PDCP layer computing circuit directly transmits the ciphered data to the RLC layer computing circuit, the RLC layer computing circuit directly transmits the RLC PDU to the MAC layer computing circuit, and the MAC layer computing circuit directly transmits the MAC PDU to the channel encoding circuit, without buffering above data in any buffering circuit outside the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Yuan Hsu, Ting-Yu Wei, Chi-Ming Cheng, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10015302
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to discovering trusted remote devices and establishing trusted communications with trusted remote devices. A local device can determine one or more time periods of expected silence in a communication between the local device and a remote device; and embed trusted communication messages in the one or more time periods for at least one of: discovering that the remote device is a trusted remote device, performing a trusted communication with the trusted remote device. The communication may be based on a Bluetooth protocol in a link layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Robin Heydon, Brian Arnold Redding, Mayank Batra, Christopher Church
  • Patent number: 10001798
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition unit that acquires power supply request information that includes information on a supply period during which an electric power system is requesting supply of electric power, and reservation information for a vehicle, a calculation unit that, on the basis of the reservation information, calculates supply power to be supplied to the electric power system from the vehicle during the supply period, and a notification unit that notifies the electric power system of the calculated supply power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ukita, Shiho Moriai, Masanobu Katagi
  • Patent number: 9942158
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) network includes a switch IHS that coupled together a plurality of server IHSs. A source software-defined (SD) virtual appliance is located on one of the plurality of server IHSs. A destination SD virtual appliance is located on one of the plurality of server IHSs. An SD network controller is located on at least one of the plurality of server IHSs. The SD network controller is configured to receive a data traffic flow identifier and policy information that is associated with at least one data traffic flow policy from the source SD virtual appliance. The SD network controller determines a plurality of ports located between the source SD virtual appliance and the destination SD virtual appliance using the data traffic flow identifier. The SD network controller then configures each of the plurality of ports using the at least one data traffic flow policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sudhir Vittal Shetty, Gaurav Chawla, Joseph L. White
  • Patent number: 9936565
    Abstract: A mechanism for control and configuration of a lighting system from a user interface. For instance, a wall module designed as a user interface for a tenant to control the system may be implemented so as to be used not only to control the lighting system but also to configure it. The lighting system may involve a controller, circuits of lights, relays, motion and ambient detectors, scenes, schedules, and more. An additional user interface such as a wall module may be connected to the lighting system for control and configuration of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John Nelson, John Marden
  • Patent number: 9935821
    Abstract: A method for configuring at least one device in an Ethernet-based communication network comprising a plurality of devices with Ethernet capability, wherein the topological position of a respective device to be configured, which is associated with a device type, in the communication network is ascertained, the respective device is sent configuration data, which correspond to its device type and to its ascertained topological position, from a database which contains a plurality of configuration data for at least one device type and a plurality of topological positions of the at least one device type, and the respective device is then configured based on the transmitted configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Huth, Andreas Zirkler
  • Patent number: 9935815
    Abstract: A data administration unit for updating a first data structure in a first memory may comprise a second memory, a data structure generator for setting up a second data structure in the second memory, a pointer generator for setting at least one of a dynamic change indicator and a pointer in the first data structure, a waiting unit for waiting for a finalization of a data access of a data access unit, and a data structure over-writer for overwriting the first data structure using data of the second data structure. An data access unit for accessing a first data structure in a first memory may comprise a data access driver, a first synchronization signal evaluator for reception and evaluation of a first synchronization signal, and a synchronization approval signal generator for generation and submission of a first synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Klod Asoline, Moti Dvir, Ilan Weiss
  • Patent number: 9864715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bus system for transmitting data between data processing units in a network, by means of a bus that consists of two signal lines. The signals at said bus are analog signals which lie within a plurality of non-overlapping frequency bands assigned to the individual data processing units, and these data processing units use a digital communication protocol to communicate with a signal processor unit that comprises a polyphase filter bank, a D/A Converter and a bus-coupling unit being connected downstream of said bank in order to couple the data signal into the bus in a galvanically-isolated manner. The proposed bus system has a simple design with regard to cabling, allows the use of a Standard communication protocol such as Ethernet for the data processing units, and additionally allows data to be transmitted between all network subscribers simultaneously and without restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Heller, Josef Schalk
  • Patent number: 9787842
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method to establish communication between devices is provided. The method may include obtaining a request for a communication session at a communication system from a first device. The request may include an identifier associated with the first device. The method may further include obtaining data associated with a user associated with the first device based on the identifier in the request. The data may include: a medical condition of the user and a location of the user. In response to obtaining the request, the method may include selecting a second device of multiple second devices associated with the communication system to participate in the communication session. The second device may be selected based on the medical condition of the user and a location of the user. The method also include establishing, by the communication system, the communication session with the selected second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scot Lorin Brooksby, Adam Montero, Merle Lamar Walker, III
  • Patent number: 9762634
    Abstract: A particular method includes receiving a media stream that includes digital broadcast grade video. The method further includes compressing the media stream to form a compressed digital media stream using a Joint Photographic Experts Group 2000 compliant compression coding system. The method further includes converting the compressed digital media stream into data packets. The method further includes selecting a cellular data network from a plurality of available cellular data networks based on one or more quality of service factors. The method further includes transmitting the data packets via the cellular data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Angelo Nicas, Frank Robert Coppa, Larry Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9727441
    Abstract: An analysis management system (AMS) is described that analyzes the in-field behavior of a program resource installed on a collection of computing devices, such as mobile telephone devices or the like. In operation, the AMS can instruct different devices to collect data regarding different observation points associated with the program resource, thus spreading the reporting load among the devices. Based on the data that is collected, the AMS can update a dependency graph that describes dependencies among the observation points associated with the program resource. The AMS can then generate new directives based on the updated dependency graph. The AMS can also use the dependency graph and the collected data to infer information regarding observation points that is not directly supplied by the collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sharad Agarwal, Ratul Mahajan, Alice X. Zheng, Paramvir Bahl
  • Patent number: 9717072
    Abstract: Method performed by a first device for sending a modified encoded radio block to a second device. The first device and the second device operate in a wireless communications network. The first device selects a set of bit positions of an encoded radio block that has the second device as intended recipient. The set of bit positions is unique to a value of an extended Temporary Flow Identifier, eTFI, assigned to the second device, or the set of bit positions is unique to a case in which no eTFI has been assigned to the second device. The first device performs a modulo-2-addition of the selected set of bit positions of the encoded radio block with a pre-determined bit pattern, to obtain a modified encoded radio block. The first device sends the modified encoded radio block to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Olof Liberg, MÃ¥rten Sundberg, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 9634859
    Abstract: Method for detecting a defective node which is connected to a bus, the node incrementing an internal error counter in a normal operating state when an error is detected, and the node switching to an isolated operating state, in which the node does not exchange any messages via the bus if the internal error counter of the node exceeds a predetermined error threshold value, and the node switching from the isolated operating state to the normal operating state when a condition is fulfilled and that change in state being detected, and the node being detected as being defective if a rate of the detected state changes exceeds an adjustable change rate or a number of detected state changes exceeds an adjustable state change threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Brunnberg, Martin Obermaier, Darlusz Krakowski
  • Patent number: 9596154
    Abstract: One or more devices may receive attribute information identifying multiple attributes associated with a client device; classify the client device based on the attribute information; and provide, based on classifying the client device, classification information to a network device to cause the network device to associate a particular policy set, of multiple policy sets, with the client device. The classification information may identify a classification of the client device. The particular policy set may be based on the classification of the client device and may include an instruction used to process a data flow provided to or provided from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Jingyi Zhou, Lily Hui Zhu, Paul Venizelos, Christopher M Schmidt, Ashfaq Kamal, David Geltner, Robert Bruce Stansell, Mimi K. Tam
  • Patent number: 9590893
    Abstract: A system and method for management of a network link includes a switching device that includes a control unit and a port coupled to the control unit. The port couples the switching device to a partner switching device using a network link. The control unit is configured to receive a first packet over the network link from the partner switching device and determine whether the first packet includes a first traffic type state separation (TTSS) field. When the first packet includes the first TTSS field, the control unit is configured to determine a first network link state for the network link for a first traffic type and a second network link state for the network link for a second traffic type. Otherwise, the control unit is configured to determine a combined network link state for the network link that applies to both the first and the second traffic types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventor: Pathangi Narasimhan Janardhanan
  • Patent number: 9529629
    Abstract: Systems and methods of managing computing resources of a computing system are described. A computing resource list and computing resource information may be stored at a data store. The computing resource list may identify a set of computing resources of a computing system, and the computing resource information may respectively describe the computing resources. The computing resource list may be updated in response to a new computing resource being added to the computing system or in response to an existing computing resource being removed from the computing system. Evaluation tasks for the computing resources may be performed, and a resource evaluation report may be generated during performance of at least one of the evaluation reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Armen Moloian, Ronald W. Ritchey
  • Patent number: 9532347
    Abstract: A method for allocating resources by a Base Station (BS) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes determining use/nonuse of each of a plurality of Resource Blocks (RBs), which are allocated using a persistent allocation scheme, and transmitting resource allocation information indicating use/nonuse of each of the plurality of RBs to a plurality of Mobile Stations (MSs) according to a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Yoon Oh, Jae-Jeong Shim, Jung-Je Son, Yeong-Moon Son, Geun-Hwi Lim
  • Patent number: 9462504
    Abstract: A method for transmit time offset in a UL-MU-MIMO system monitors respective transmit powers, over a wireless channel, for a plurality of stations in the system. A respective transmit time offset is determined for each station in response to the respective transmit power of each station. A poll exchange sequence is initiated in which the transmit time offsets are transmitted to each respective station. An access point can then receive data from the stations at times adjusted by the respective transmit time offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian P. Stephens, Robert J. Stacey, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 9443216
    Abstract: An approach for managed instant communication (or chat)-based helpdesk services. An inquiry for a support service is received, at a helpdesk management platform, from a customer requesting assistance, the inquiry including one or more parameters defining the support service. A response is generated to the inquiry based on the one or more parameters, the response indicating a plurality of helpdesks associated with at least one service provider. An instant communication session is established between the customer and one of the helpdesks. The instant communication session is placed into a queue for an agent associated with the one helpdesk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Amit Singh, Minbao Li, Dinyar Kavouspour, Fari Ebrahimi, Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 9414312
    Abstract: A communication device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to transmit a first packet including a first information within a contention-free period assigned to the communication device, the first packet storing last data to be transmitted in the contention-free period, the first information indicating presence of remaining data to be transmitted in the contention-free period, and, after transmit the first packet, to transmit a second packet including a second information within the contention-free period, the second information indicating absence of remaining data to be transmitted in the contention-free period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kikuzuki
  • Patent number: 9397726
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communication between near field communication devices within a target communication region using near field magnetic induction is disclosed. One method comprises generating a near field detectable signal at an active node having a power level sufficient to enable communication with a plurality of near field communication nodes located within the target communication region. Information is modulated onto the near field detectable signal using at least one of the near field communication nodes. The modulated information is detected at the active node. The information is then relayed on the near field detectable signal from the active node to at least one of the plurality of near field communication nodes within the target communication region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: RADEUM, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas Howard Dobyns
  • Patent number: 9392118
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods to provide a response to an inquiry. The systems and methods provide techniques to receive an inquiry from a party, wherein the inquiry comprises a plurality of inquiry classifiers that are provided by the party, determine a party status, translate the plurality of inquiry classifiers and the party status into a skill set, route the inquiry to a primary representative based on the skill set, and provide a inquiry response to the party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: United States Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: David A. Martinez, Robert W. Barner
  • Patent number: RE46167
    Abstract: An encoder/decoder system usable to decrease the probability of a failed transmission over a lossy wireless network. In one embodiment, data packets unsuccessfully sent over the wireless network may be retransmitted a particular number of times, depending on how important the data in the lost packet is. In another embodiment, when a number of transmission failures is determined to exceed a predetermined threshold, it may be signaled that multiple reference frames should be used for encoding predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Coporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Behram DaCosta