Arbitration For Access To A Channel Patents (Class 370/462)
  • Patent number: 10732842
    Abstract: A computing system includes: a gateway block configured to generate a modified operation for communicating a request operation issued by a host device to access a storage device; and wherein the gateway block includes: a conversion block configured to generate a converted interface for converting an interaction interface included in the request operation to the interaction interface executable by the storage device, and a translation block, coupled to the conversion block, configured to generate a translated representation for translating an object representation included in the request operation to the object representation utilized in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongchul Park, Yang Seok Ki
  • Patent number: 10700968
    Abstract: A system including an optimization module executing on and configured to enable a computer processor to: receive a user application including a set of functions and simulate execution of different configurations of the functions on a multi-core microprocessor chip, where: the multi-core microprocessor chip includes a set of tiles arranged in a grid configuration, where each tile includes a processor core and a corresponding router, where each router is communicatively coupled with at least one other router to form a network-on-chip and implements a deterministic static priority routing policy, and the different configurations include execution of the functions by different groups of tiles. The computer processor is further enabled to monitor network traffic patterns of the execution of the different configurations; rank the different configurations based on the corresponding network traffic patterns; and select an optimal configuration of the different configurations based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: REX COMPUTING, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Michael Sebexen, Thomas Rex Sohmers
  • Patent number: 10694566
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a signal by a Device-to-Device (D2D) User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes determining a resource pool for a D2D control signal, determining a resource pool for a D2D communication signal based on the resource pool for a D2D control signal, and transmitting a D2D communication signal using the resource pool for a D2D communication signal. Subframes of the resource pool for a D2D communication signal were reindexed, starting from a first subframe following a last subframe of the resource pool for a D2D control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Hanbyul Seo, Youngtae Kim
  • Patent number: 10693577
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (alternatively, device) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. to support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. A device generates and transmits a request to send (RTS) to group (RTG) frame to other devices. In response to the RTG frame, the device receives clear to send (CTS)(s) from one or more of the other devices and generates and transmits an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) data frame to those one or more of the other devices based thereon. The RTG frame can include different RTSs transmitted via different channels, sub-channels, sub-carriers, etc. to the different other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Matthew James Fischer, Ron Porat
  • Patent number: 10660110
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device may communicate according to a new device category satisfying specified QoS (quality of service) requirements while also satisfying specified link budget requirements, and additional optimization requirements. The new device category may identify the UE device as a wearable device. According to some embodiments, LTE category M may be extended to support non-MTC operations performed by wearable devices. For example, the new device category may support UE mobility and may disallow access barring. Additional extensions may be implemented in response to an indication by the UE that the UE is implementing a specific application, such as VoLTE or a near real-time application, such as audio streaming. In some scenarios, the indication may include the UE indicating a specific QCI value. In some scenarios, the indication may include the UE attaching to a specific APN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Samy Khay-Ibbat, Krisztian Kiss, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Cesar Perez, Moustafa M. Elsayed, Prashant H. Vashi
  • Patent number: 10637780
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-channel signal processing by virtue of packet-based time-slicing with single processing core logic. The processing core logic is configured to receive data streams from the multiple communication channels at a data processing unit, and process data fragments of the data streams in a time-sliced manner. The processing core logic can switch from processing a first data fragment of a first data stream to processing a first data fragment of a second data stream at an end of a time slice, wherein the time slice is determined by a fragment boundary associated with the data fragment of the first data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MACOM Connectivity Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Dimitri Mavroidis
  • Patent number: 10594846
    Abstract: A portable communications device, such as a mobile phone, includes a novel tactile alerting mechanism capable of alerting the user of an incoming communication or other event. A gyroscopic mechanism is coupled to a housing of the portable communications device and controlled by a processor. The processor is configured to control a spin velocity of the gyroscopic mechanism based on receiving an alert of an incoming call or message, or detecting a fall. The gyroscopic mechanism may spin up or change a spin state to provide a tactile signal via the housing of the communications device, by imparting stabilizing force to the housing that can be felt by a person wearing the communications device, or to change an orientation of the device while falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Gary S. Shuster
  • Patent number: 10588149
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication terminal. The wireless communication terminal includes a transceiver configured to transmit/receive a wireless signal and a processor configured to control an operation of the wireless communication terminal. The transceiver receives a MAC frame including information on a plurality of wireless communication terminals that are to receive data from a base wireless communication terminal. The plurality of wireless communication terminals include the wireless communication terminal and receive data from the base wireless communication terminal based on the MAC frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Ahn, Yongho Kim, Jinsam Kwak, Juhyung Son
  • Patent number: 10514978
    Abstract: Proactively providing corrective measures for storage arrays includes: receiving data from a storage array, the data including one or more events; detecting, in dependence upon a problem signature, one or more events from the data indicative of a particular problem, where the problem signature comprises a specification of a pattern of events indicative of the particular problem experienced by at least one other storage array; determining whether the particular problem violates an operational policy of the storage array, the operational policy specifying at least one requirement for an operational metric of the storage array; and if the particular problem violates the operational policy of the storage array, deploying automatically without user intervention one or more corrective measures to prevent the storage array from experiencing the particular problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lee, Vinay Perneti, Sergey Zhuravlev, John Colgrove
  • Patent number: 10498632
    Abstract: A network device receives a data packet sourced from a root of a tree-based topology and including a data structure identifying transmitted data packets transmitted by the root; in response to determining one or more absent transmitted data packets based on the data structure, the network device starts a deferred transmission timer requiring the network device to wait a first half of a selected minimum contention interval before attempting transmission to a parent at a randomized position within a second half of the selected minimum contention interval, the selected minimum contention interval based on the distance to the root and at least twice that of the parent; the network device selectively transmits a control message to the parent to request the absent transmitted data packets only if, upon reaching the corresponding randomized position of the deferred transmission timer, the network device has not received the absent transmitted data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jianzhou Chen, Pascal Thubert, Huimin She, Feiliang Wang, Chuanwei Li
  • Patent number: 10484905
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and associated method performs a voice call with a network, including exchanging voice packets, determines an uplink data transmission to be performed concurrently with the voice call and stores the uplink data transmission in a buffer. A base station and associated method performs a voice call with a UE, determines a downlink data transmission for the UE is to be performed concurrently with the voice call and stores the downlink data transmission in a buffer when the UE is a predetermined type. A UE and associated method associates with a first access point (AP), determines first performance characteristics of a connection with the first AP, determines second performance characteristics of a potential connection with a second AP, declares a radio link failure when the second performance characteristics exceed the first performance characteristics to trigger a handover procedure from the first AP to the second AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samy Khay-Ibbat, Tarik Tabet
  • Patent number: 10477568
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for multiple user uplink. One aspect of the disclosure provides a method for wireless communication. The method comprises receiving a trigger frame from an access point indicating a target transmission duration for transmission of a physical layer (PHY) service data unit (PSDU) to the access point. The method also comprises generating an aggregated medium access control (MAC) packet data unit (A-MPDU) frame comprising at least one A-MPDU subframe, the A-MPDU frame having a first length, determining whether an additional A-MPDU subframe having a second length may be added to the A-MPDU frame based at least in part on the first length, the second length, and the target transmission duration, and including one or more padding subframes in the A-MPDU frame based at least in part on a comparison between the first length and the target transmission duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 10445176
    Abstract: A memory system may include: a controller suitable for transmitting a command, an address and write data, and receiving read data, the command including a write command, a read command and a masked write command; and a memory device suitable for sequentially performing an internal read operation, an internal modification operation and an internal write operation in response to the masked write command while skipping the internal read operation when the masked write commands for the same address are consecutively inputted after the write command is inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Jeong-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10387391
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure enable real-time communication between a first user and a second user regarding web content, and enable the second user to receive a submission of at least some of the web content from the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NEWSPLUG, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Shriber, Roman Zaks
  • Patent number: 10372927
    Abstract: Pursuant to issuing a confirmation prompt to confirm an intention to perform a data management function in a computing environment, a processor device determines by a decision engine, a complexity strength of the confirmation prompt based upon a complexity algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert J. Wallis, James D. Whitaker
  • Patent number: 10334629
    Abstract: A channel access protocol method to impart bandwidth fairness while maximizing throughput in a class of contention-based-access (CBA) TDMA networks that has no carrier sense capability, and that experiences biased detection at the receiver (base station) by virtue of physical layer detection algorithms is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Vislink Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sankrith Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10321499
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a signal by a Device-to-Device (D2D) User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes determining a resource pool for a D2D control signal, determining a resource pool for a D2D communication signal based on the resource pool for a D2D control signal, and transmitting a D2D communication signal using the resource pool for a D2D communication signal. Subframes of the resource pool for a D2D communication signal were reindexed, starting from a first subframe following a last subframe of the resource pool for a D2D control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Hanbyul Seo, Youngtae Kim
  • Patent number: 10305671
    Abstract: Synchronous, differential signaling may be performed over a communications path through a wired connection between a master device and a slave device to provide high-bandwidth and/or low-latency communications. Flexibility may be provided in the signaling protocol by providing for a configurable frame structure. Flexibility may be provided in mapping of data streams to bit slots in a frame, varying a number of downlink and uplink slots, configuring a number of turnarounds and locations of the turnarounds within a frame, configuring location and number of control word bit (CWB) slots in a frame, and/or adjusting a clock frequency of the communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhoodev Kumar, Muraleedharan Ramakrishnan, Vivek Oppula, Thomas Hoff, Willem Zwart
  • Patent number: 10299294
    Abstract: A mobile communications system for communicating data to/from mobile communications terminals, the system including: one or more base stations configured to provide a radio interface to communicate data with mobile communications terminals; and one or more mobile communications terminals configured to communicate data with the one or more base stations via the radio interface, and wherein a mobile communication terminal is arranged to use an uplink random access channel to transmit random access messages to the one or more base stations. A first mobile communications terminal is configured to communicate user data via the uplink random access channel by transmitting one or more of the random access messages at a selected timing within the uplink random access channel, the timing being selected by the first mobile communications terminal to represent at least part of the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10284388
    Abstract: A communication system includes a transmission path and multiple nodes. At least one of the multiple nodes includes a second communication portion and a control portion in addition to a first communication portion. When the control portion performs a high speed communication, the control portion shifts the first communication portion included in each of the remaining multiple nodes to a sleep mode. The second communication portion performs a differential communication at a higher speed than the first communication portion using a differential signal. In the differential signal, a maximum of a potential difference between the pair of communication lines is equal to or less than a recessive threshold value, and a minimum of the potential difference between the pair of communication lines is a negative voltage value that has a polarity opposite to the recessive threshold value of the first communication portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kishigami, Shigeki Ohtsuka, Nobuaki Matsudaira, Hironobu Akita
  • Patent number: 10271308
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to facilitate signaling between base stations controlled by alternate spectrum holders (ASH's) and individual multi-mode devices (MMD's) operating in communication with those base stations to indicate an ability to a global spectrum marketplace of an ability of the base stations and/or the individual MMD's to support communication in both International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) and non-IMT bands is support of a dynamic spectrum allocation scheme. The disclosed systems and methods may be based on a modification of the 3rd Generation Partnership Protocol (3GPP®) Long Term Evolution (LTE®) standard so that non-IMT licensed spectrum can be included in LTE® or LTE-Advanced® multi-band carrier aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Geoff Weaver, Carlos Cordeiro, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Bahareh Sadeghi, Takashi Shono, Reza Arefi, David Horne
  • Patent number: 10251063
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for forming networks of interconnected devices are provided. Individual devices of the network are configured to utilize multiple wireless communication standards which may include wireless LAN communication standards, short-range wireless communication standards, and low-power wireless communication standards. User utilize access devices to monitor and control the devices of the network. Communications transmitted to devices of the network may be routed through a server located remotely relative to the network as well as through other devices of the network. The devices of the network are configured with multiple security modes having different security features resulting in different response times. The security mode a device utilizes when communicating with an access device or another device of the network is selectable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Delphian Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Gary L. Myers, Ashok Hirpara, John Veleris
  • Patent number: 10241821
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides RNG states. Generating the RNG states can include creating a first VM with a first RNG state and a second VM with a second RNG state and generating a plurality of interrupts for the first VM and the second VM. Generating the RNG states can also include providing the plurality of interrupts to the first VM with a first plurality of time intervals between the plurality of interrupts to configure the first RNG state and providing the plurality of interrupts to the second VM with a second plurality of time intervals, between the plurality of interrupts, that are different from the first plurality of time intervals to configure the second RNG state to be different from the first RNG state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Josh Triplett, Adriaan Van De Ven
  • Patent number: 10230657
    Abstract: BUS system, method of operating a BUS system, and fluidic system with a BUS system, the BUS system comprising a multitude of users. Information regarding an allocation feature is transmitted to the users of the BUS system by other users of a group of users of the BUS system and by the respective users themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BUERKERT WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Schmoetzer, Volker Haaf, Marcus Fischer, Jochen Krauss, Jochen Froelich
  • Patent number: 10225865
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the communications field, and provide a method for predetermining a resource in random access, user equipment, and a base station, so that a process of random access can be simplified, and reliability of information transmission in the process of random access can be improved. The method is: an implicit manner is used to indicate some or all of identifiers of a random access preamble index; so that a message in a procedure of random access is simplified, and at the same time resources used for transmitting an RAR reply message, transmitting a contention resolution message, retransmitting an RAR reply message, and retransmitting a contention resolution message are configured by using signaling or preset by a system. The embodiments of the present disclosure are used for a process of random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng Yu, Fang Nan
  • Patent number: 10203220
    Abstract: An interactive system for use in connection with recreational vehicle usage includes a server system, including an off-road trail database containing trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information, as well as a trip mapping system accessible by any of a plurality of riders, allowing a rider to create a route based on the data in the off-road trip database. The server system further includes a trail maintenance interface accessible by users affiliated with an authorized group to edit the trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information associated with the authorized group. The server system includes a location data management system configured to receive location data, allowing a rider to publish location information to one or more other riders, and a user feedback interface configured to receive trip data from riders for publication, including information describing an actual route and user data associated with that route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Koenig, Daren W. Herman, John W. Callahan, Todd L. Frostad, Christopher G. Wolf, William C. Fisher, Kim A. Weckert, Joseph D. Tharaldson, Adam C. Koosmann, Gary L. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10198185
    Abstract: A computing system includes: a gateway block configured to generate a modified operation for communicating a request operation issued by a host device to access a storage device; and wherein the gateway block includes: a conversion block configured to generate a converted interface for converting an interaction interface included in the request operation to the interaction interface executable by the storage device, and a translation block, coupled to the conversion block, configured to generate a translated representation for translating an object representation included in the request operation to the object representation utilized in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongchul Park, Yang Seok Ki
  • Patent number: 10182458
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the communications field, and provide a method for predetermining a resource in random access, user equipment, and a base station, so that a process of random access can be simplified, and reliability of information transmission in the process of random access can be improved. The method is: an implicit manner is used to indicate some or all of identifiers of a random access preamble index; so that a message in a procedure of random access is simplified, and at the same time resources used for transmitting an RAR reply message, transmitting a contention resolution message, retransmitting an RAR reply message, and retransmitting a contention resolution message are configured by using signaling or preset by a system. The embodiments of the present disclosure are used for a process of random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng Yu, Fang Nan
  • Patent number: 10178013
    Abstract: The present document discloses a frame aggregation method and an electronic device. Herein, the method includes: acquiring state information of a wireless channel; acquiring state information of an operator according to a preset sate parameter; and performing calculation according to the state information of the wireless channel and the state information of the operator to obtain a calculation result, and performing frame aggregation when the calculation result meets a first condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Zhi, Ning Lv, Zhong Yu, Chen Lu
  • Patent number: 10153893
    Abstract: An analysis device for analyzing a data signal in an electronic system comprises a signal input for receiving the data signal, a memory unit to buffer the data signal, a signal decoder which is coupled to the memory unit and decodes frames of the data signal, an identification unit coupled to the decoder for identifying a number of the frames and/or at least one sub-frame of the frames which comply with a predetermined frame content condition, and a signal processor which is coupled to the memory unit and processes the data signal according to the identified at least one frame or sub-frame and according to respective timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ruben Villarino-Villa
  • Patent number: 10118241
    Abstract: A welding system user interface module includes a front panel comprising a first input device and a first display screen. The welding system user interface module also includes circuitry comprising a memory storing machine-readable instructions, a processor for executing the machine-readable instructions, and communication circuitry configured to receive UI data from the first input device or a second input device of a remote welding system user interface module, and to broadcast synchronized data to the first display screen and a second display screen of the remote welding system user interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Donald Mehn, Andrew David Nelson, Randy Alan DeCoster
  • Patent number: 10114776
    Abstract: A programmable system arbiter for granting access to a system bus among a plurality of arbiter clients and a central processing unit is disclosed. The programmable system arbiter may include one or more interrupt priority registers, each of the one or more interrupt priority registers associated with an interrupt type; and system arbitration logic operable to arbitrate access to the system bus among the plurality of arbiter clients and the CPU based at least on an analysis of a programmed priority order, the programmed priority order comprising a priority order for each of the plurality of arbiter clients, each of a plurality of operating modes of the central processing unit, and each of the one or more interrupt types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sean Steedman, Kevin Kilzer, Ashish Senapati, Justin Milks, Prashanth Pulipaka
  • Patent number: 10111304
    Abstract: This document describes an interactive cord with integrated light sources. An interactive cord includes a cable, a cover that covers the cable, and a plurality of light sources integrated into the cover. The cover includes capacitive touchpoints that enable reception of touch input that causes a change in capacitance to one or more conductive threads effective to trigger a function at a computing device. Different conductive threads can be used at different capacitive touchpoints to trigger different functions. The light sources are configured to indicate a position of a respective capacitive touchpoint on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Karissa A. Sawyer, Greg Ellis Priest-Dorman
  • Patent number: 10104183
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for pairing computing devices using an authentication protocol that allows an initiating computing device to gain access to a secure, encrypted network of a target computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven N. Bathiche, Jason Alexander Meistrich, Kenneth Hinckley, Boyd Cannon Multerer, Anthony Cox, Casare John Saretto
  • Patent number: 10090948
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (alternatively, device) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. to support communications with other wireless communication device(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. A device generates and transmits a request to send (RTS) to group (RTG) frame to other devices. In response to the RTG frame, the device receives clear to send (CTS)(s) from one or more of the other devices and generates and transmits an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) data frame to those one or more of the other devices based thereon. The RTG frame can include different RTSs transmitted via different channels, sub-channels, sub-carriers, etc. to the different other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew James Fischer, Ron Porat
  • Patent number: 10079707
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use within a wireless OFDM network that receives a first packet type and a second packet type. The first packet type has a header field with two parts with each part comprising a different set of header bits. The two parts of the header field are received using two OFDM symbols. The second packet type has a header field with four parts with the first and second parts comprising the same first set of header bits and the third and the fourth part comprising the same second set of header bits. The four parts of the header field are received using four OFDM symbols. The second packet type provides more reliable reception than the first packet type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED TRANSFORM, LLC
    Inventors: Joon Bae Kim, Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 10002036
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are provided for receiving information associated with a message, utilizing a first network protocol associated with a first network and causing a determination as to whether a storage resource is available. In use, in the event the storage resource is available, causing storage of the information utilizing the storage resource and sharing the information in less than one second, utilizing at least one message format corresponding to a second network protocol associated with a second network which is different from the first network protocol wherein the system, method and computer program product are associated with an automotive electronic control unit with at least one gateway function that remains in hardwired communication with the first network and the second network, the automotive electronic control unit having a plurality of interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Stragent, LLC
    Inventors: Axel Fuchs, Scott Sturges Andrews
  • Patent number: 9960953
    Abstract: Systems of redundant in-line network switch appliances are described. In an embodiment, a system includes a primary network switch appliance and a secondary network switch appliance communicatively coupled in-line between nodes on a computer network. A tool, for example for network monitoring, is communicatively coupled to the primary network switch appliance. In use, when the primary network switch appliance is in a first state, a bypass switch of the primary network switch appliance is configured to complete a communication path between the tool and a node on the computer network via a switching fabric of the primary network switch appliance. When the primary network switch appliance is in a second state, the bypass switch is configured to complete a communication path between the tool and the node on the computer network via the secondary network switch appliance, bypassing the switching fabric of the primary network switch appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Gigamon Inc.
    Inventor: Zbigniew Sufleta
  • Patent number: 9936522
    Abstract: A method for processing channel access is disclosed in the present invention, which includes: a wireless station determines a first delay access variable and/or a second delay access variable according to the received wireless frame; the wireless station determines delay time for accessing a channel according to the second delay access variable or according to the first delay access variable and the second delay access variable. A device for processing channel access is also disclosed in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Yang, Weimin Xing, Kaiying Lv, Bo Sun, Nan Li
  • Patent number: 9877225
    Abstract: In order to accommodate expansion of a mobile network and detailed QoS control, a transmission VXLAN header is generated by setting a logical group to which an input packet belongs as a logical network number in the VNI field of a VXLAN header and setting QoS information as traffic control information in a predefined, predetermined field. The generated transmission VXLAN header is added to the input packet, which is then output as a VXLAN header-added output packet to a mobile backhaul. When a VXLAN header-added input packet is input from the mobile backhaul, the received VXLAN header that was added is removed, and the logical network number that is set in the VNI field of the received VXLAN header and the traffic control information that is set in the predefined, predetermined field are extracted. Traffic control is performed on the basis of the extracted logical network number and traffic control information, and the packet is output as an output packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Ogura
  • Patent number: 9854441
    Abstract: An acquiring unit acquires the positional information. A first request unit requests an authentication station to perform authentication by using the positional information acquired by the acquiring unit. When the authentication station grants authentication for a request from the first request unit, a communication processing unit carries out communications using a first radio communication system. When authentication required for carrying out the communications using the first radio communication system is not performed in the communication processing unit, a second request unit requests another terminal apparatus to perform authentication by using a second radio communication system, whose transmission distance is shorter than the first radio communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Nomura
  • Patent number: 9807852
    Abstract: This document describes an interactive cord with integrated light sources. An interactive cord includes a cable, and a fabric cover that covers the cable. The fabric cover includes one or more conductive threads woven into the fabric cover to form one or more capacitive touchpoints which are configured to enable reception of touch input. The fabric cover further includes one or more light sources. A controller, implemented at the interactive cord or a computing device coupled to the interactive cord, can detect touch input to a capacitive touchpoint and trigger one or more functions. In addition, the controller can control the light sources to output light to visually indicate a position of the capacitive touchpoint on the fabric cover and/or to provide feedback by outputting light responsive to detecting touch input to a respective capacitive touchpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Karissa A. Sawyer, Greg Ellis Priest-Dorman
  • Patent number: 9807805
    Abstract: An instruction to enter a scanning mode may be received at a communication device. The communication device may participate in several talkgroups. A determination may be made that at least one of the talkgroups is active. In response, the communication device may be set to a first active talkgroup. A determination may be made that a predetermined time has passed since the communication device was set to the first active talkgroup. In response, a determination also may be made that at least a second one of the talkgroups, other than the first active talkgroup, is active. In response, the communication device may be set to the second active talkgroup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Chandler, Daniel Tillet, Josh Miner, Luis Jordan
  • Patent number: 9794131
    Abstract: A computing system is configured to simulate one or more onboard aircraft systems. Packets or data is generated at the computing system in a format used by onboard systems and transmitted to an aircraft system under test. Response data may be received from the system under test. Results are provided to users and/or logged to evaluate the performance of the system under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Cory Charles Mason
  • Patent number: 9763244
    Abstract: First data may be transmitted during a first timeslot of a transmission time period using a first wireless communication standard and second data may be transmitted during a second timeslot of the transmission time period using a second wireless communication standard. Based on change(s) to one or more characteristics associated with data transmitted using the first wireless communication standard, such as a change in the wireless profile or wireless protocol being used, a duration of the transmission time period may be adaptively increased and/or a duration of the first timeslot may be adaptively decreased. In either scenario, a duration of the second timeslot may increase. This increase in the duration of the second timeslot may result in an increase in a frame aggregation count associated with the second wireless communication standard, allowing more data frames to be aggregated into a single packet, thereby increasing packet length and data throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Milos Jorgovanovic
  • Patent number: 9740655
    Abstract: A method for exchanging data between nodes which are connected to each other by a bus system, in which messages that contain data are exchanged according to a first communication protocol; the messages are made up of a sequence of bits; at least one control bit having a predetermined position within the message, which is exchanged according to the first protocol, must have a predetermined value; for each message, one node has the role of transmitter and at least one other node, as receiver, receives the message and monitors the message for errors, wherein by transmission of the control bit having a value differing from the predetermined value, at least one first receiver is transferred into a protocol exception state, so that it suspends error monitoring, and the transmitter, after transmitting the control bit, begins to transmit further data according to a second protocol to at least one second receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Hartwich
  • Patent number: 9742371
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in a packet based wireless communication system for reducing automatic gain control (AGC) convergence time at a receiver are described. A radio frequency (RF) signal is received. The RF signal includes a sequence of a plurality of pre-defined power levels at a beginning of a preamble of the RF signal. Statistics for each of the plurality of pre-defined power levels at the beginning of the preamble of the RF signal are computed. An appropriate gain for a variable gain amplifier (VGA) is then computed based on the computed statistics for each of the plurality of pre-defined power levels and a-priori information related to transmission power differences between the plurality of pre-defined power levels of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ferrante, Philip J. Pietraski
  • Patent number: 9703731
    Abstract: In a data transfer apparatus, a data coupling unit includes a command transfer unit that outputs a write address based on transfer requests input from a bus master, a judgment result indicating whether data corresponding to the input transfer requests are continues, and a judgment result indicating whether a size after coupling exceeds an arbitrary burst length. The data coupling unit includes a buffer unit that retains the data input from the bus master according to the write address, a buffer management unit that retains information used by the data coupling unit to couple the transfer requests, and a coupled command transfer unit that generates a transfer request after coupling, having a data size less than or equal to the arbitrary burst length and a start address based on the arbitrary burst length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventor: Masaki Okada
  • Patent number: 9705765
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are provided for receiving information associated with a message, issuing a storage resource request in connection with a storage resource and determining whether the storage resource is available. In use, the information is capable of being shared in less than one second, utilizing an automotive electronic control unit which includes a plurality of interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Stragent, LLC
    Inventors: Axel Fuchs, Scott Sturges Andrews
  • Patent number: 9692613
    Abstract: In a data transmitting and receiving method of a demand assignment type, a master device schedules an occupancy band of a fixed size for requesting a band to the master device by slave devices, with respect to a specific number of slave devices for each cycle, and the slave device waits for assignment of the occupancy band of the fixed size based on the schedule and performs message transmission of requesting a band for data transmission to the master device, thereby suppressing an influence of pressure on the data transmission band and preventing line utilization efficiency from decreasing while avoiding signal collision on a Random Channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Maeda