Communication Techniques For Information Carried In Plural Channels Patents (Class 370/464)
  • Patent number: 10305584
    Abstract: A pre-5th-generation (5G) or 5G communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4G) communication system, such as a long term evolution (LTE), is provided. A method for performing a beamforming operation in a communication system supporting a frequency division-multiple input multiple output (FD-MIMO) scheme is provided. The method includes detecting a rough beam of a first dominant beam, detecting at least two codeword candidates based on the rough beam of the first dominant beam, and selecting one of the at least two codeword candidates as a final codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Keon-Kook Lee, Ji-Ho Song, David J. Love, Tae-Young Kim, Ji-Yun Seol
  • Patent number: 10299168
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving an instruction to aggregate cellular bandwidth of a user device with the cellular bandwidth of one or more participating user devices; appending a shared character string to a network name of the user device based on receiving the instruction; scanning for wireless local area networks (WLANs) after appending the shared character string; identifying one or more WLAN networks with the network names having the shared character string, where the one or more WLAN networks are hosted by the one or more participating user devices; connecting to a particular WLAN network, of the one or more WLAN networks via a WLAN interface of the user device; combining bandwidth from the cellular interface of the user device with the bandwidth from the WLAN interface of the user device; and hosting a WLAN network providing a sum of the bandwidth from the WLAN interface and the cellular interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott D. Hicks
  • Patent number: 10292195
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a communication system, and more particularly, to a terminal and method for autonomously controlling cooperative transmission wherein the terminal determines a cooperative transmission mode based on channel information and service quality information acquired by the terminal in a communication system. To this end, the present invention provides a terminal for controlling cooperative transmission from/to at least two cooperative transmission communication devices, the terminal including: a transmission mode determination unit for determining a cooperative transmission mode; and a mode-transmission-targeting communication device set determination unit for determining at least one mode-transmission-targeting communication device to which information on the determined cooperative transmission mode is to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seong-Keun Oh, Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10244019
    Abstract: Method for distributing bandwidth between a plurality of devices in a system having bandwidth limitations, and in particular to a method for negotiating bandwidth in such a system wherein the plurality of devices are interconnected in a peer-to-peer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Johan Lundquist, Jon Eibertzon, Johan Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 10230628
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for executing a copy service. A copy service engine can monitoring network data flow in a network, detect packet data containing a contract defining copy parameters for the execution of a copy service, and determine, based on the contract, when the particular data flow hits a particular network node specified in the contract parameters. When the data flow hits the specified node, the copy service engine can execute the copy service which copies the particular data flow, determines one or more endpoints for sending the copied data flow, and deploys the copies to the one or more endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavithra Ramaswamy, Umamaheswararao Karyampudi, Murukanandam Panchalingam, Harish Manoharan, Santosh Golecha, Pirabhu Raman
  • Patent number: 10225123
    Abstract: A transmission method simultaneously transmitting a first modulated signal and a second modulated signal at a common frequency performs precoding on both signals using a fixed precoding matrix and regularly changes the phase of at least one of the signals, thereby improving received data signal quality for a reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10200876
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a wireless network node for deployment at the intersection points of a plurality of electromagnetically shielded regions, and methods for its configuration and placement to provide wireless access and transmission using minimal amount of network data cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Argela Yazilim ve Bilisim Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Arda Akman, Onur Eker, Burcu Yargicoglu
  • Patent number: 10135923
    Abstract: A data transfer method is provided for a terminal coupled to a server by one or more networks. The method includes detecting a connection type of a current network between the terminal and the server and performing data transfer between the terminal and the server when it is detected that the connection type of the current network is a wireless fidelity (WiFi) connection. Further, the method includes suspending data transfer between the terminal and the server when it is detected that the connection type of the current network is a non-WiFi connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhongyuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10120977
    Abstract: A healthcare management and communication system including a central server, home base devices, and portable medical assistant devices (PMAD) providing secure electronic communications among medical facilities and healthcare providers, while ensuring privacy of patient medical records. In an embodiment, the central server communicates with the home base device(s) and the PMAD providing information necessary for a healthcare provider to perform a procedure for a patient. The healthcare communication system provides security for patient information by allowing the healthcare provider to access some basic patient information on the PMAD, including directions to the patient's house, when the PMAD is in all locations. Only when the PMAD is within a physical proximity to a selected home base device can the healthcare provider access the corresponding patient's confidential information necessary for the on-site visit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRUCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lillie Bruce Coney
  • Patent number: 10103838
    Abstract: An information transmission method and device includes: reporting, by a UE, a CQI value to an eNB; receiving, by the UE, an MCS value sent by the eNB, where the MCS value is determined by the eNB according to the CQI value; and receiving, by the UE, PDSCH data according to the MCS value, where the CQI value and the MCS value are determined according to a second set of tables, where a modulation scheme that can be supported by the second set of tables is higher than 64 QAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbing Yang, Yang Li, Xingqing Cheng, Lei Wan
  • Patent number: 10104580
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving an instruction to aggregate cellular bandwidth of a user device with the cellular bandwidth of one or more participating user devices; appending a shared character string to a network name of the user device based on receiving the instruction; scanning for wireless local area networks (WLANs) after appending the shared character string; identifying one or more WLAN networks with the network names having the shared character string, where the one or more WLAN networks are hosted by the one or more participating user devices; connecting to a particular WLAN network, of the one or more WLAN networks via a WLAN interface of the user device; combining bandwidth from the cellular interface of the user device with the bandwidth from the WLAN interface of the user device; and hosting a WLAN network providing a sum of the bandwidth from the WLAN interface and the cellular interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott D. Hicks
  • Patent number: 10098096
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback. An Uplink (UL) grant is received from a Node B. Information included in the UL grant is identified. If the information is mapped to at least one DownLink (DL) Component Carrier (CC) based on configuration information relating to at least one set including the at least one DL CC, at least one CSI corresponding to the at least one DL CC is generated. The generated at least one CSI is transmitted to the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Choi, Soeng Hun Kim, Joon Young Cho, Jin Kyu Han, Young Bum Kim, Hyoung Ju Ji
  • Patent number: 10075468
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an improved DDoS mitigation approach are provided. According to one embodiment, a current threshold for a network connection characteristic is established within a Denial-of-Service (DoS) mitigation device logically interposed between a protected resource of a private network and multiple client devices residing external to the private network. A number of connections between the client devices and the protected network resource are tracked. During a period of time in which the number of connections exceeds a connection count threshold: (i) for each of the connections, a measured value for the network connection characteristic is compared to the current threshold; (ii) responsive to a determination that the measured value exceeds the current threshold, the connection is dropped; and (iii) the current threshold is periodically reduced, such that only those connections complying with the current threshold are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Kish, Sergey Katsev
  • Patent number: 10070424
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback. An Uplink (UL) grant is received from a Node B. Information included in the UL grant is identified. If the information is mapped to at least one DownLink (DL) Component Carrier (CC) based on configuration information relating to at least one set including the at least one DL CC, at least one CSI corresponding to the at least one DL CC is generated. The generated at least one CSI is transmitted to the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Choi, Soeng Hun Kim, Joon Young Cho, Jin Kyu Han, Young Bum Kim, Hyoung Ju Ji
  • Patent number: 10063403
    Abstract: A method includes determining statics indicators of a first communication device when communicating with a plurality of communication groups comprising the first communication device and at least one second communication device; generating a plurality of multi-user level statics of a plurality of multi-user levels according to the static indicators corresponding to each multi-user level, wherein each multi-user level comprises communication groups with a given number of communication devices; adjusting a plurality of group offsets of the plurality of communication groups according to the plurality of multi-user level statics and current modulation and coding scheme of the first communication device in the plurality of communication groups; and adjusting initial MCSs of the first communication device and the second communication device in each communication group by the group offset of each communication group, to acquire the current MCSs of the first communication device and the second communication device of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ying-You Lin, Chih-Wei Kang, Chih-Kun Chang, Shu-Min Cheng
  • Patent number: 10050965
    Abstract: A control network communication arrangement includes a second protocol embedded into a first protocol in a way that modules supporting the second protocol may be aware of and utilize the first protocol whereas modules supporting only the first protocol may not be aware of the second protocol. Operation of modules using the second protocol does not disturb operation of the modules not configured to use or understand the second protocol. By one approach, unique additional information is embedded into a message to provide authentication of the first protocol message. This acts as a quality check protecting against unauthorized messaged being sent on the control network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CONCIO HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Lars-Berno Fredriksson
  • Patent number: 10045016
    Abstract: A method of managing lip synchronization error in a multimedia content delivery network includes identifying a video packet and an audio packet associated with the video packet and determining a synchronization offset between the audio and video packets at a first monitoring point in the network. The audio and video packets are then detected at a second monitoring point in the network and a second synchronization offset is determined. When a delta between the first synchronization offset and the second synchronization offset exceeds a threshold, lip synchronization error information may be automatically recorded and/or reported to a service provider and corrective action may be taken if potential sources of the lip synchronization error are within the domain of the service provider. The video packet may be identified by a timestamp within the packet and the audio packet may be identified by audio data within the audio packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, Chee Ching, Paul Kahn, David H. Lu, Anthony Mark Srdar
  • Patent number: 10044471
    Abstract: A method for passing communications over an Optical Transport Network (OTN) from a first communication interface to a second communication interface. The first interface extracts characters from received data symbols, maps the characters into OTN communication frames and discards the synchronization symbols. The mapping is performed using a Bit-synchronous Mapping Procedure (BMP), while filling some locations in the OTN frames with stuffing characters, so that the rate of the characters matches a desired rate of the OTN communication frames. The characters are extracted from the communication frames in the second communication interface by synchronizing to the mapped input frames independently of the synchronization symbols. The input frames are reconstructed to produce reconstructed input frames including the data symbols and the synchronization symbols, by re-encoding the extracted characters. In some embodiments, data from Ethernet frames is passed along with the extracted characters in the OTN frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: IPLight Ltd.
    Inventors: Leon Bruckman, Joseph Moshe
  • Patent number: 10033587
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for controlling network traffic using acceleration policies. According to various embodiments of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, an acceleration application can be executed by a device for analyzing data requests, determining if the data communications requested by way of the request can be delayed, accelerated, or otherwise modified (“shifted”) based upon policies and/or network operating conditions. In some embodiments, the acceleration application can be configured to access acceleration policies that can define how certain traffic is to be shifted. The acceleration application also can be configured to obtain and analyze network data to determine network operating conditions and determine, based upon the determined conditions, if traffic is to be shifted based upon the network operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Cagatay Buyukkoc, Paul Gausman, Shyam Parekh
  • Patent number: 10017158
    Abstract: ECU 2 has a function for discarding data when continuous dominant equal to or greater than 6 bits is received during data reception. A data excluding device 5 is connected to a bus 3 to which the ECU 2 is connected. When ID of data received through the bus 3 matches ID of an illegal ECU detected by a theft sensor 4, the data excluding device 5 outputs 7 bits continuous dominant to the bus 3, and then stops output of the dominant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Akiyoshi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10009161
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for transmitting and receiving channel state information of a User Equipment that supports 256-state quadrature amplitude modulation (256QAM). The method may include: receiving a reference signal for measuring channel quality from a base station; measuring the channel quality based on the reference signal, and selecting a CQI index value from a predetermined CQI index table including CQI index values for 256QAM modulation, based on the measurement result of the channel quality; and transmitting channel state information including the selected CQI index value to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Hyun Kang, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10003521
    Abstract: A Fibre Channel (FC) N_Port virtualization (NPV) gateway apparatus includes an NP_Port to connect to an F_Port of an FC switch of an FC fabric, a first F_Port to connect to a host device, and a second F_Port to connect to a target device. The apparatus includes shortcut path logic to create a shortcut path between the host and target devices to permit the host and target devices to communicate with one another without the communication traversing the switch. In response to receiving communication from the host device addressed to the target device, the apparatus diverts the communication to the target device over the shortcut path in lieu of sending it to the switch. In response to receiving communication from the target device addressed to the host device, the apparatus diverts the communication to the host device over the shortcut path in lieu of sending it to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hari Hara Kiran Prasad Vemula, Praveen Mada, Vinod Kashyap
  • Patent number: 9967068
    Abstract: Implementations related to updating channel adaptation parameters are described. In one implementation, an R2T frame, such as an acknowledgment (ACK) frame, is modified to carry a partial bit allocation table (BAT). The R2T frame may be received by a transceiver apparatus and the partial BAT carried in the header or extended header(s) of R2T frame may be used to update a BAT stored in the transceiver. In another implementation, a message frame is modified to carry a partial BAT. The message frame may be received by a transceiver apparatus and the partial BAT used to update a BAT stored in the transceiver. A unique identification number generated by the receiving transceiver apparatus may be used to synchronize BATs stored in two communicating transceivers without necessity of exchanging additional control messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joon Bae Kim, Patrick Kelliher
  • Patent number: 9948757
    Abstract: A field device of a room automation system or of a power management system or of a hazard detection system is disclosed. The field device includes at least one human-machine interface with at least one memory configured to store physical layer data, at least two protocol stacks, wherein the field device is configured to select at least one protocol stack based on the physical layer data stored in the memory of the human-machine interface. The field device also includes at least two physical layers, at least two pairs, wherein each compatible pair includes at least one physical layer and at least one protocol stack. The field device also includes selector switch(es) configured to connect and to disconnect physical layers and protocol stacks, such that a physical layer element and a protocol stack connected or disconnected by the selector switch(es) belong to the same compatible pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Adrien Chassot, Christian Fuchs, Thomas Keller, Mathias Spielmann
  • Patent number: 9948515
    Abstract: A host networking device networking interface is automatically configured. The interface is initially configured to operate in a single-link mode in which multiple network communication lanes of the interface cooperatively provide a single communication link. If a signal is not present on any communication lane, then the interface is configured to operate in a multiple-link mode in which each lane provides a separate and different communication link, and is operated in the multiple-link mode. If a signal is present on every communication lane, and if the single communication link has been established with another networking device over all the lanes, then the interface is operated in the single-link mode. If a signal is present on every communication lane, but if the single communication link has not been established over all the lanes, then the interface is configured to operate in the multiple-link mode and is operated in the multiple-link mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore)PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Eric R. Ao
  • Patent number: 9940596
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system for establishing base stations and allocating service vehicles to the base stations in order to provide roadside assistance. The system may include computing devices associated with customer vehicles and service vehicles as well as network computing devices. The system may receive a service request from a customer regarding a disabled vehicle. The system may then identify an appropriate service vehicle to assist the customer and assign the service request to the identified service vehicle. The system may select the appropriate service vehicle based on a location of the disabled vehicle. In an example, the system may choose a service vehicle from a base station closest to or within the shortest driving time to the disabled vehicle. By setting-up base stations in advance of service requests, service vehicles may reach disabled vehicles within a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Ryan M. Briggs, Eva Smith, Priya Shah, Thomas J. Wilson, William C. Jordan, Lawrence David Burns
  • Patent number: 9930559
    Abstract: A terminal device capable of communicating with a base station device includes a reception unit which performs first measurement based on a first RS and performs second measurement based on a second RS, and a higher layer processing unit which reports a result of the first measurement and a result of the second measurement to the base station device. The result of the first measurement is reported to the base station device in a first state. The result of the first measurement or the result of the second measurement is reported to the base station device in a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Kusashima, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Wataru Ouchi, Toshizo Nogami, Alvaro Ruiz Delgado, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 9871677
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data processing method and apparatus, including: receiving X data streams through X physical lanes of an Ethernet interface, converting the X data streams into M data streams transmitted on M virtual lanes, and performing bandwidth adjustment on each data stream of the M data streams to obtain M first data streams; receiving Y data streams through Y physical lanes of the Ethernet interface, converting the Y data streams into N data streams transmitted on N virtual lanes, and performing bandwidth adjustment on each data stream of the N data streams to obtain N second data streams. In addition, a corresponding apparatus is further provided. By using the foregoing technical solution, received data streams of different sources and different frequencies can be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhijun Li, Tongtong Wang, Changsong Li, Wenbin Yang, Zhiqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9871618
    Abstract: An information transmission method and device is provided. The method includes: reporting, by a UE, a CQI value to an eNB; receiving, by the UE, an MCS value sent by the eNB, where the MCS value is determined by the eNB according to the CQI value; and receiving, by the UE, PDSCH data according to the MCS value, where the CQI value and the MCS value are determined according to a second set of tables, where a modulation scheme that can be supported by the second set of tables is higher than 64QAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbing Yang, Yang Li, Xingqing Cheng, Lei Wan
  • Patent number: 9866919
    Abstract: In an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) system Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) data is transmitted as layered data together with control information comprising information enabling a User Equipment to reconstruct the layered MBMS data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Istvan Godor, Akos Kovacs, Andras Racz
  • Patent number: 9831945
    Abstract: Provided are methods, apparatuses and a system for monitoring a Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) optical network. The method includes: loading, in an optical signal at a sending end, a wavelength label frequency and attribute information of a channel used for transmitting the optical signal; sending the wavelength label frequency and/or the attribute information; receiving, at a monitoring end, the optical signal and acquiring, from the optical signal, the wavelength label frequency and/or the attribute information of the channel used for transmitting the optical signal; and monitoring the ROADM optical network according to the wavelength label frequency and/or the attribute information. The technical solution solves the technical problem in related art that the ROADM optical network cannot be effectively monitored, and achieves the effective monitoring of the ROADM optical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingchun Shang, Feng Hua, Bailin Shen
  • Patent number: 9807688
    Abstract: A random access procedure between a mobile terminal and a network is performed based upon the characteristics of a RACH preamble. If the RACH preamble was explicitly signaled by the network, a downlink channel is monitored until a new transmission is indicated according to radio resource allocation information received from the network. If the RACH preamble was not explicitly signaled by the network, a contention resolution timer is started and the downlink channel is monitored until the contention resolution timer expires. Such monitoring of downlink channels in a more efficient manner, results in effective reduction in power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Optis Cellular Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Seung-June Yi, Sung-Jun Park, Young-Dae Lee, Sung-Duck Chun
  • Patent number: 9779902
    Abstract: A modular intelligent electronic overload device that requires only a single configuration file to describe the device with all of the available options. Furthermore, the modular intelligent electronic overload device contains embedded application files that provide commonly used control algorithms into the non-volatile memory of the modular intelligent electronic overload device that can be accessed by a user to configure the device without the need for a personal computer. Finally, the modular intelligent electronic overload device configuration parameters can be stored to virtual non-volatile memory contained in an associated user interface device, allowing for easy replacement of the modular intelligent electronic overload device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Martin, Eric Norrod, Eric M. Waydick, Theron Kotze, James J Flood, Keith D Carter
  • Patent number: 9774630
    Abstract: A trust module suitable for providing and managing network administration across multiple networks with different security levels. The trust module comprises an administration module to provide secure communication rules between and among the networks that define the manner in which the networks exchange secure communication over a data channel. The administration module includes a user interface to enable an administrator to define the secure communication rules and an encryption module to encrypt the secure communication rules. Advantageously, the trust module of the present invention allows for secure communication and attestation across an unsecure network and a secure network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond A. Kamin, III
  • Patent number: 9769587
    Abstract: A multi-channel sound (MCS) system features intelligent calibration (e.g., of acoustic echo cancellation (AEC)) for use in dynamic acoustic environments. A sensor subsystem is utilized to detect and identify changes in the acoustic environment and determine a “scene” corresponding to the resulting acoustic characteristics for that environment. This detected scene is compared to predetermined scenes corresponding to the acoustic environment. Each predetermined scene has a corresponding pre-tuned filter configuration for optimal AEC performance. Based on the results of the comparison, the pre-tuned filter configuration corresponding to the predetermined scene that most closely matches the detected scene is utilized by the AEC subsystem of the multi-channel sound system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andre Gustavo Schevciw, Babak Forutanpour, Asif Iqbal Mohammad, Lae-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9743305
    Abstract: Embodiments of circuitry to be included in a user equipment (“UE”) and an evolved Node B (“eNB”) are described. To accelerate the detection of one or more cells in a wireless network, a UE may perform Radio Resource Management (“RRM”) measurements based on one or more synchronization signals instead of based on a common reference signal (“CRS”). Alternatively, the UE may perform RRM measurements for a cell based on a CRS transmitted for the cell without synchronizing to the cell using one or more synchronization signals. The UE may report the RRM measurements to an cNB that is to serve the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Seunghee Han, Youn Hyoung Heo, Jong-Kae Fwu, Alexei Davydov
  • Patent number: 9742689
    Abstract: Systems and methods for high speed communications are described herein. In certain aspects, the systems and methods include innovative transceiver architectures and techniques for re-timing, multiplexing, de-multiplexing and transmitting data. The systems and methods can be used to achieve reliable high-speed point-to-point communication between different electronic devices, computing devices, storage devices and peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Linghsiao Jerry Wang, Marcel Louis Lugthart, Jeffrey Zachan
  • Patent number: 9740523
    Abstract: A hybrid modular appliance or electronic device allows a user to plug a number of snap-together component modules of different types into a base device, so that the resulting assembly performs a custom-designed functionality. With no attached component modules, the base device functions as a standalone consumer or office appliance. At least one component module has its functionality not supporting the functionality of the base device, thereby allowing the resulting assembly a hybrid device. Examples of the hybrid modular devices include a TV-Wi-Fi-router, and a TV-storage-DVR-Wi-Fi-router. A hybrid modular device can serve as a videoconference device, a music jukebox, or a home theater unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Badu Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Vadura, Wei Kang Tsai
  • Patent number: 9730110
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving an instruction to aggregate cellular bandwidth of a user device with the cellular bandwidth of one or more participating user devices; appending a shared character string to a network name of the user device based on receiving the instruction; scanning for wireless local area networks (WLANs) after appending the shared character string; identifying one or more WLAN networks with the network names having the shared character string, where the one or more WLAN networks are hosted by the one or more participating user devices; connecting to a particular WLAN network, of the one or more WLAN networks via a WLAN interface of the user device; combining bandwidth from the cellular interface of the user device with the bandwidth from the WLAN interface of the user device; and hosting a WLAN network providing a sum of the bandwidth from the WLAN interface and the cellular interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott D. Hicks
  • Patent number: 9698870
    Abstract: A system for transmission of data and electrical power comprising: a plurality of independent power sources, each one of the plurality of independent power sources being connected to a respective one of a plurality of electrical power lines; and a modulator configured to modulate a carrier signal with a data signal received at an input of the modulator so as to generate a modulated carrier signal at an output thereof, wherein the output of the modulator is coupled to each of the plurality of electrical power lines, to permit transmission of the modulated carrier signal over the plurality of electrical power lines, such that the plurality of electrical power lines form a data network while maintaining electrical isolation between each of the plurality of electrical power lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ULTRA ELECTRONICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Francis Stratford, Kevin Chinn
  • Patent number: 9686115
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a circuit for detecting a TMCC signal. Using this method and circuit, as long as there is a synchronizing signal of the TMCC signal found in the ISDB-T signal received by the receiving device, the TMCC information can be collected from then on. Thereby, the delay time generated each time when the receiving device switches channels can be effectively decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ALI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Ting Xu
  • Patent number: 9686078
    Abstract: The state of firmware for devices on a provisioned host machine can be validated independent of the host CPU(s) or other components exposed to the user. A port that is not fully exposed or accessible to the user can be used to perform a validation process on firmware without accessing a CPU of the host device. The firmware can be scanned and a hashing or similar algorithm can be used to determine validation information, such as hash values, for the firmware, which can be compared to validation information stored in a secure location. If the current and stored validation information do not match, one or more remedial actions can be taken to address the firmware being in an unknown or unintended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Marr, Pradeep Vincent, Matthew T. Corddry, James R. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9686361
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication device includes a connection establishment unit, a forwarder, and a generator. The connection establishment unit is configured to receive, from a terminal device, a connection request containing identification information of the terminal device, establish a communication connection with the terminal device, and store the identification information and terminal connection information. The forwarder is configured to receive, from a first terminal device, a message to be transmitted from the first terminal device to a second terminal device, and forward the message to the second terminal device, based on forwarding information containing the terminal connection information corresponding to the identification information of the first terminal device, and the terminal connection information corresponding to the identification information of the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Daisuke Ajitomi, Keisuke Minami, Hiroshi Kawazoe, Hiroyuki Aizu
  • Patent number: 9642026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (90) in a user equipment (4) for reporting a downlink channel quality in a communication system (1) comprising a first radio access technology system (2) and a second radio access technology system (3). The user equipment (4) is in connection with a primary serving cell on the first radio access technology system (2) and with a secondary serving cell on the second radio access technology system (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mårten Ericson, Bengt Lindoff, Stefan Parkvall, Mats Sågfors
  • Patent number: 9629028
    Abstract: Techniques for aggregating heterogeneous carriers in a wireless communication system are disclosed. A mobile device may receive a configuration for aggregating a plurality of component carriers including one or more cellular carriers and a wireless local area network (WLAN) carrier. The one or more cellular carriers may include LTE carriers, and aggregation may be performed at a sub-IP protocol layer of operation. In one aspect, protocol entities may be modified to perform quality of service determinations, carrier selection, traffic mapping, or the like, in view of the different capabilities and characteristics of the heterogeneous carriers in the carrier aggregation configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnaud Meylan, Miguel Griot, Gerardo Giaretta
  • Patent number: 9622241
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method includes performing symbol to resource element mapping such that mapping for a first message configured to use a first amount of transmission resource differs from mapping for a second message configured to use a second amount of transmission resource by a mapping offset of a number of resource units, and the first amount being different than the second amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Matthew Baker, Sigen Ye
  • Patent number: 9565426
    Abstract: A method of managing lip synchronization error in a multimedia content delivery network includes identifying a video packet and an audio packet associated with the video packet and determining a synchronization offset between the audio and video packets at a first monitoring point in the network. The audio and video packets are then detected at a second monitoring point in the network and a second synchronization offset is determined. When a delta between the first synchronization offset and the second synchronization offset exceeds a threshold, lip synchronization error information may be automatically recorded and/or reported to a service provider and corrective action may be taken if potential sources of the lip synchronization error are within the domain of the service provider. The video packet may be identified by a timestamp within the packet and the audio packet may be identified by audio data within the audio packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, Chee Ching, Paul Kahn, David H. Lu, Anthony Mark Srdar
  • Patent number: 9538368
    Abstract: Provided is a method for transceiving data in a wireless LAN system on the basis of a station (STA). The method comprises: receiving an allocation for an association ID (AID) by associating with an access point (AP); and exchanging data with the AP during the channel access period for an STA group comprising the STA. The STA group is grouped on the basis of the AID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Seok, Jong Hyun Park, Hyang Sun You
  • Patent number: 9491093
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for distributing communication of a data stream among multiple devices are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include receiving a request from a primary device to establish a shared connection to distribute communication of a first data stream among a plurality of devices including the primary device and a plurality of secondary devices. Such example methods also include providing, in response to the request, network addresses to the primary device to be used to establish respective data connections with the plurality of devices. Such example methods further include splitting the first data stream into a plurality of partial data streams to be communicated respectively to the plurality of devices via the respective data connections, the partial data streams, when aggregated, forming the first data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9479287
    Abstract: An information transmission method and device are provided. The method includes: reporting, by a UE, a CQI value to an eNB; receiving, by the UE, an MCS value sent by the eNB, where the MCS value is determined by the eNB according to the CQI value; and receiving, by the UE, PDSCH data according to the MCS value, where the CQI value and the MCS value are determined according to a second set of tables, where a modulation scheme that can be supported by the second set of tables is higher than 64QAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbing Yang, Yang Li, Xingqing Cheng, Lei Wan