Transmission Time Into Time Slots Adjusted Based Upon Propagation Delay Time Patents (Class 370/508)
  • Patent number: 10925027
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a processing method for tracking a user equipment (UE) in a low power mode, and a device. The method includes: obtaining transmission configuration information between the UE and a network device, where the transmission configuration information indicates that an uplink tracking signal is to be sent according to a discontinuous transmission mode, and the transmission configuration information includes a transmission cycle. When the UE enters a low power mode, sending, an uplink tracking signal to the network device based on the transmission configuration information; and receiving timing advance (TA) adjustment information returned by the network device, where the TA adjustment information is obtained by the network device through detection of the uplink tracking signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Liu, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Liqing Zhang, Jinfang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10903934
    Abstract: A system and method determine a clock drift and a clock variance of each node in plural nodes of a time-sensitive Ethernet network. An accumulated clock offset along a time-sensitive network path in the time-sensitive network is determined based on the clock drifts and the clock variances. A guard band having a dynamic size is determined based on the accumulated clock offset. The times at which Ethernet frames are communicated through the nodes are restricted by communicating the guard band with the dynamic size to one or more of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Bush, Guillaume Mantelet
  • Patent number: 10887644
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reception device, data processing method, and a program which make it possible to smoothly switch the output of data in a case where data transmitted via different transmission paths is received to be output. A reception device includes: a reception unit that receives a plurality of pieces of data separately transmitted via different transmission paths and given time stamps corresponding to each other; an output control unit that selects data to be output from among the plurality of pieces of data and controls a timing of outputting the selected data on the basis of the time stamp of a piece of data having a latest time stamp among the plurality of pieces of data; and an accumulation unit that accumulates at least the plurality of pieces of data given the time stamps later than the time stamp of the data that has been output from among the received plurality of pieces of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michito Ishii, Shinji Negishi, Kazuhiro Ishigaya, Takehito Watanabe, Yasuyuki Chaki, Noriaki Ooishi
  • Patent number: 10880850
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device determines transmitter location information indicating a location for each of one or more transmitters that provide synchronization signals. The first device inserts the transmitter location information in a time synchronization IE and transmits the time synchronization IE to a second device. The second device receives the transmitter location information from the first device and determines one or more propagation delays of a synchronization signal received from a transmitter based on the transmitter location information received for the transmitter in the IE. The second device uses the determined one or more propagation delays to compensate for a timing difference between the first device and a transmitter of the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Magnus Sandgren, Chunhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10873442
    Abstract: The present technology improves synchronization of a slave node with a master node in a network using PTP packets in which the slave node is coupled to the working master node through at least one boundary node. The technology establishes a synchronization communication session between the boundary node and the slave node in which the synchronization communication session is configured to measure a first timing delay from the boundary node to the slave node, and establishes a transparent communication session between the master node and the slave node through the boundary timing node in which the transparent communication session configured to measure a second timing delay from the master node to the slave node. Using the sessions, the technology adjusts a timing delay correction factor according to the first timing delay and the second timing delay, and synchronizes the slave node with the master node according to the correction factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Anshul Tanwar, Vineet Kumar Garg, N V Hari Krishna N
  • Patent number: 10849146
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data includes: determining that a terminal device satisfies a preset condition for reusing a first timing advance (TA) value; and transmitting data according to the first TA value, wherein the first TA value is the value used by the terminal device during the previous instance of data transmission. The method for transmitting data, the terminal device and the network-side device of the embodiments of the present invention can reduce delays and reduce the signaling overhead of a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10687293
    Abstract: A system includes a first device comprising a first clock generating circuit and a transmitter circuit, and a plurality of second devices, each comprising a respective receiver circuit and a respective second clock generating circuit. The first clock generating circuit may be configured to generate a first clock signal, which may provide internal clocking for the first device. The transmitter circuit may be configured to generate a synchronization signal in response to the first clock signal and wirelessly transmit a broadcast signal communicating only the synchronization signal. The respective receiver circuit may be configured to receive the broadcast signal and present a recovered synchronization signal to the respective second clock generating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jagdeep Bal, Elie Ayache, Eduard Van Keulen
  • Patent number: 10656281
    Abstract: A communication system, includes a satellite receiver in operable communication with a central server, a cellular node configured to operate within a proximity of the satellite receiver, and at least one mobile communication device configured to communicate (i) with the cellular node, (ii) within the proximity of the satellite receiver, and (iii) using a transmission signal capable of causing interference to the satellite receiver. The satellite receiver is configured to detect a repeating portion of the transmission signal and determine a potential for interference from the at least one mobile communication device based on the detected repeating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Belal Hamzeh, Peter Paul Smyth, Lin Cheng, Jim O'Connor, Eric Winkelman, Thomas H. Williams, Steve Arendt
  • Patent number: 10511403
    Abstract: A system and method determine a clock drift and a clock variance of each node in plural nodes of a time-sensitive Ethernet network. An accumulated clock offset along a time-sensitive network path in the time-sensitive network is determined based on the clock drifts and the clock variances. A guard band having a dynamic size is determined based on the accumulated clock offset. The times at which Ethernet frames are communicated through the nodes are restricted by communicating the guard band with the dynamic size to one or more of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Bush, Guillaume Mantelet
  • Patent number: 10264542
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first independently clocked device and one or more second independently clocked devices. The first independently clocked device may comprise a clock generator. The clock generator may be configured to generate a clock signal. The first independently clocked device may be configured to wirelessly broadcast a synchronization signal based on the clock signal. The one or more second independently clocked devices may each comprise respective clock generators. The one or more second independently clocked devices may (a) be configured to receive the synchronization signal from the first independently clocked device and (b) synchronize the respective clock generators to the clock signal of the first independently clocked device in response to the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jagdeep Bal, Elie Ayache, Eduard Van Keulen
  • Patent number: 9898521
    Abstract: Several different embodiments of a massively scalable object storage system are described. The object storage system is particularly useful for storage in a cloud computing installation whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand. In several embodiments, the object storage system includes a ring implementation used to associate object storage commands with particular physical servers such that certain guarantees of consistency, availability, and performance can be met. In other embodiments, the object storage system includes a synchronization protocol used to order operations across a distributed system. In a third set of embodiments, the object storage system includes a metadata management system. In a fourth set of embodiments, the object storage system uses a structured information synchronization system. Features from each set of embodiments can be used to improve the performance and scalability of a cloud computing object storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Barton, Will Reese, John A. Dickinson, Jay B. Payne, Charles B. Thier, Gregory Holt
  • Patent number: 9887772
    Abstract: A transmission device includes: a code generator configured to generate delay measurement information; an insertion unit configured to sequentially insert the delay measurement information generated by the code generator, in each of delay measurement signals in a plurality of frames, and to sequentially transmit the plurality of frames sequentially inserted with the delay measurement information to a counterpart device on a transmission path whose path delay time is to be measured; and a detector configured to receive a plurality of frames transmitted from the counterpart device and to detect the delay measurement information included in each of delay measurement signals in the plurality of received frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoya Okada, Yasuyuki Mitsumori, Ryuichi Moriya, Tsuyoshi Ohigawa, Kenichi Yajima
  • Patent number: 9642133
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is provided that can improve synchronization precision between multiple communication apparatuses. For this reason, the communication apparatus that communicates with a different communication apparatus over a network includes a slot control unit that generates multiple slots for communicating a synchronization message, and allocates each slot to the communication apparatus and the different communication apparatus; and a communication unit that communicates the synchronization message between the communication apparatus and the different apparatus, using the each slot that is allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Shibuta, Hiroyuki Ishihara, Koichi Yamamoto, Katsunori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9521058
    Abstract: In a multi-wire channel that includes at least three wires, each unique wire pair of the multi-wire channel has approximately the same signal propagation time. In this way, jitter can be mitigated in the multi-wire channel for signaling where, for a given data transfer, a differential signal is transmitting on a particular pair of the wires and every other wire is floating. In some implementations, matching of the signal propagation times involves providing additional delay for at least one of the wires. The additional delay is provided using passive signal delay techniques and/or active signal delay techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shree Krishna Pandey, Arun Chandra Kundu, George Alan Wiley, Chulkyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9445403
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to provide a radio communication terminal, a base station apparatus, a radio communication system and a radio communication method which can reduce the cost to be required for an MTC terminal when the LTE system is employed in the network domain of a machine communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takeda, Sadayuki Abeta, Yuta Sagae, Kohei Kiyoshima
  • Patent number: 9432708
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for determining the latency of components of a video system comprising a video latency determination device. The video latency determination device includes a memory and a processor configured to detect a test video pattern appearing at a known time in the video signal at the video output of each component, calculate the latency of each component based on the known time of the test video pattern and the time at which the video latency determination device detects the test video pattern, and store the latency of each component in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladislav Feldman, Reinaldo Jimenez, Efthimis Stefanidis
  • Patent number: 9363778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a random access process in a cellular communications system and to a user equipment (UE) and a NodeB adapted for performing the process. A problem with the random access is that the time slot for receiving a random access request (RA-request) has a long unused guard portion. When the UE transmits the RA-request, the distance to the receiving NodeB is unknown, and the purpose of the guard portion is to accommodate for propagation delay. The disadvantage is the inefficient use of the random access channel which results in long delays for UEs to access the network. The present invention solves the problem with a method in which the UE position is determined and the distance and propagation delay between the UE and NodeB is calculated before the transmission of the RA-request, and the timing of the transmission is advanced by the propagation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jacobus Haartsen, Erik Dahlman
  • Patent number: 9313043
    Abstract: Communications with timeliness guarantees, also known as real-time communications are established in a shared medium with different contention based technologies. A real-time station is able to transmit a noise sequence before the intended data packet transmission. The noise sequence being is to occupy the communication medium during a period of time preferably larger than the maximum transmission time of any contention based technology that can have access to the medium, hereinafter designated alien. As such, even if an alien station is transmitting, it will finish its packet during the transmission of the noise sequence. The method prevents the alien stations from accessing the medium as these stations will sense the medium busy after the end of their packet transmissions. This method can be used to support master-multislave real-time communications on shared media in which contention based technologies operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: UNIVERSIDADE DE AVERIO, MICRO I/O SERVICOS DE ELECTRONICA, LDA.
    Inventors: Paulo Jorge De Campos Bartolomeu, Jose Alberto Gouveia Fonseca
  • Patent number: 9300556
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method, a computer program product, and a carrier for indicating one-way latency in a data network (N) between a first node (A) and a second node (B), wherein the data network (N) lacks continuous clock synchronization, comprising: a pre-synchronization step, a measuring step, a post-synchronization step, an interpolation step, and generating a latency profile. The present invention also relates to a computer program product incorporating the method, a carrier comprising the computer program product, and a method for indicating server functionality based on the first aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Accedian Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Kjell Hansson, Olof Hagsand
  • Patent number: 9293924
    Abstract: The electrical phase synchronization technology includes a system, a method, and/or components thereof. In some examples, the electrical phase synchronization system includes an electrical power transmission network having a plurality of transmission lines and a plurality of electrical power generation devices. Each electrical power generation device includes an electrical power source and a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Kung, Thomas J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 9264132
    Abstract: The notion of a “PTP aware” path is one current proposed approach to reduce asymmetry effects. In a fully PTP aware path there is the notion of on-path support mechanisms such as boundary clocks and transparent clocks at every switching or routing node. However, on-path support methods only address time-transfer errors introduced inside network elements and any asymmetry in the transmission medium, such as, for example, the fiber strands for the two directions of transmission, cannot be compensated for by on-path support mechanisms. Furthermore, in a real operational network, which may traverse different operational domains administered by different entities, full on-path support is a difficult challenge. In certain managed network scenarios full on-path support can be contemplated. Nevertheless, the universal asymmetry compensation method described herein mitigates the asymmetry in a network path, without requiring on-path support mechanisms such as transparent clocks and boundary clocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsemi Frequency and Time Corporation
    Inventor: George P. Zampetti
  • Patent number: 9258057
    Abstract: A server is configured to manage second positional information, which shows a location of the lighting device, so that the second positional information is associated with the ID information of the lighting device. The server is configured to determine whether or not the ID information received from the receiving terminal is justifiable based on the second positional information, which corresponds to the ID information received from the receiving terminal, and the first positional information, which is received from the receiving terminal. The server is configured to reply, to the receiving terminal, the service information corresponding to the ID information received from the receiving terminal when determining that the ID information received from the receiving terminal is justifiable. The server is configured not to reply the service information to the receiving terminal when determining that the ID information received from the receiving terminal is not justifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Yamasaki, Eiji Shiohama, Shojirou Kido
  • Patent number: 9204348
    Abstract: A control method in a mobile communication system, that includes configuring a discard timer corresponding to a service data unit (SDU) for discarding the SDU according to a value of the discard timer that indicates a time elapsed since the discard timer started at reception of the SDU; when a handover is performed, maintaining the value of the discard timer corresponding to the SDU and taking over the elapsed time of the SDU; and discarding the corresponding SDU when the value of the discard timer reaches a given value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ohta, Yoshiharu Tajima, Kazuhisa Obuchi, Ryuichi Takechi, Naotoshi Watanabe, Yoshinori Tanaka, Katsumasa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9146298
    Abstract: A wireless communication system that includes a hub and multiple nodes is provided. The nodes include a wireless communication control unit that acquires, during a predetermined communication time period, a signal transmitted to the hub by a node; an RSSI calculating unit that calculates propagation information from the signal acquired by the wireless communication control unit; and an RSSI table creating unit that transmits the calculated propagation information to the hub. The hub includes a wireless communication control unit that receives propagation information transmitted by each of the nodes and an RSSI table aggregating unit that aggregates the received propagation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kaoru Yokoo
  • Patent number: 9106438
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a media access control (MAC) module facilitating operations of an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON). The MAC module includes a frame formatter configured to generate a MAC control frame. The generated MAC control frame includes at least one of: an organizationally unique identifier (OUI) field, an QUI-specific operation code (opcode) field, and a number of fields associated with the QUI-specific opcode. Transmission of the MAC control frame facilitates realization of an EPON function based on the fields associated with the QUI-specific opcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Davis, Glen Kramer, Jaroslaw Wojtowicz, Ryan E. Hirth, Edward W. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9083708
    Abstract: An end host redundancy elimination system and method to provide redundancy elimination as an end system service. Embodiments of the system and method use optimization techniques that reduce server central processing unit (CPU) load and memory footprint as compared to existing approaches. For server storage, embodiments of the system and method use a suite of highly-optimized data structures for managing metadata and cached payloads. An optimized asymmetric max-match technique exploits the inherent structure in data maintained at the server and client and ensures that client processing load is negligible. A load-adaptive fingerprinting technique is used that is much faster than current fingerprinting techniques while still delivering similar compression. Load-adaptive means that embodiments of the fingerprinting technique can adapt CPU usage depending on server load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ramachandran Ramjee, Bhavish Aggarwal, Pushkar Chitnis, George Varghese, Ashok Anand, Chitra Muthukrishnan, Athula Balachandran
  • Patent number: 9078154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for providing a transmission data processing method and the like capable of estimating a communicable band in a heterogeneous multi-radio network at a higher speed and minimizing the deterioration of the video quality even if an unavoidable fluctuation occurs in a band available for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakamura, Seigo Nakao, Toyoki Ue, Ryohei Kimura
  • Patent number: 9031095
    Abstract: A master node is configured to receive, from a slave node, a request to perform a modified two-step synchronization (sync) operation in a manner that precludes transmitting a follow-up packet; generate a sync packet in a manner that includes information associated with a previous time that a prior sync packet was transmitted to the slave node; transmit the sync packet to the slave node; receive, from the slave node, a delay request packet; transmit, to the slave node, a delay response packet, where the delay response packet stores information associated with another time at which the delay request packet was received, and where transmitting the delay response packet enables the slave node to calibrate a clock, hosted by the slave node, to a master clock, hosted by the master node, based on the previous time and the other time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Sagarwala, John Johnson
  • Patent number: 8976818
    Abstract: A communication device transmits a first packet to a first device via a network device, and receives a second packet from the first device. A transmission time between the communication device and the first device is calculated using time indicated by the communication device when the communication device transmitted the first packet, time indicated by the first device when the first device received the first packet, time indicated by the first device when the first device transmitted the second packet, time indicated by the communication device when the communication device received the second packet. A size of the first packet is set so that wait time of the first packet at the network device is within predetermined period. The wait time is calculated by assuming that a third packet transmitted from a second device is inputted to the network device before the first packet is inputted to the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masashi Ito, Yasuyuki Kozakai
  • Patent number: 8971708
    Abstract: A system, a method and a related device for signal transmission are provided in order to improve utilization efficiency of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Huang, Han Li, Lei Wang, Dechao Zhang
  • Patent number: 8964762
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a battery-operated communication device “quick-samples” a frequency hopping sequence at a periodic rate corresponding to a substantially low duty cycle, and is discovered by (e.g., attached to) a main-powered communication device. During a scheduled sample, the main-powered communication device transmits a control packet to be received by the battery-operated communication device, the control packet containing timing information and transmitted to account for worst-case clock drift error between the two devices. The battery-operated communication device responds to the control packet with a link-layer acknowledgment containing timing information from the battery-operated communication device. Accordingly, the two devices may re-synchronize their timing based on the timing information in the control packet and acknowledgment, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Hui, Lik Chuen Alec Woo, Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 8948211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of operating a communications network, comprising the steps of: receiving a plurality of packets from a network node; determining a first parameter based on the time period between the reception of a packet and the reception of the subsequent packet; determining a second parameter based on the variation of the first parameter; and determining the performance of the communications network in accordance with the ratio of the second parameter to the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventor: Nicholas W Farrow
  • Patent number: 8934506
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a difference extraction unit to extract a difference between a second time stamp value, which is obtained by adjusting a first time stamp value that is measured at a time of arrival of a synchronization message transmitted by the master at a Layer 3 to be synchronized in frequency with a clock of the master, and a third time stamp value, which is measured at a time of departure of the synchronization message from the master; a minimum filter to select a minimum from one or more difference values extracted by the difference extraction unit; and a delay variation calculation unit to estimate a time of arrival of a current synchronization message at the Layer 3 based on the selected minimum and calculate a delay variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seung-Woo Lee, Bhum-Cheol Lee, Jung-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8913633
    Abstract: A system and method for time synchronization in a communication network. The communication network includes a plurality of network nodes each having a respective internal clock, and a reference node having a reference clock and each configured transmits synchronization messages within the communication network. At least one network node is configured to determine an estimated reference clock time discretely upon arrival of a synchronization message at the at least one network node. To that end, the at least one network node includes a controller for determining a controlled time comprising a time-continuous estimate of the discreetly estimated reference clock time. The controller is configured to determine the controlled time based on an input that is extrapolated to an execution time instant of the controller, where the execution time instant is separated from the time instant of arrival of the synchronization message by a delay (?tdelay).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dragan Obradovic, Ruxandra Scheiterer, Günter Steindl, Philipp Wolfrum
  • Publication number: 20140348186
    Abstract: A time synchronization system comprises a time master, a time slave, and a management node which are coupled to one another via a plurality of networks. The time master transmits to the time slave a time packet at a given timing through at least one of the plurality of networks. The time slave has a time correcting part for receiving the time packet transmitted from the time master and for correcting time based on the received time packet. The management node has: a network switching determining part for determining whether to switch the network for transmitting a time packet to another of the plurality of networks; and a network switching notifying part for notifying, in a case where it is determined that the network for transmitting the time packet is to be switched, information for identifying the switched-to network to the time slave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Yuji Ogata, Masaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8861485
    Abstract: A radio communication network having at least two base stations. The base stations communicate with mobile stations using time slots. The time slots are divided into transmission slots, during which the base stations transmit messages, and receiving slots, during which the base stations receive messages. The base stations jointly determine an assignment of the time slots as transmission slots and receiving slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christina Gessner, Meik Kottkamp
  • Patent number: 8839340
    Abstract: Methods and systems for synchronizing a first and second media stream are describe, wherein said first and second media stream are being transmitted by at least one media source in a network via a first and second media path to one or more terminals. The method comprises: measuring timing information associated with arrival times of media packets in said first and second media stream using a measuring module positioned at a first location in said first and second media paths; in said network generating buffer instructions for at least one buffer on the basis of said timing information, said buffer being positioned at a second location in at least one of said first or second media path; and, delaying one or more media packets transmitted over said media path to said one or more terminals such that arrival times of media packets at said one or more terminals are substantially synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Mattijs Oskar Van Deventer, Hans Maarten Stokking, Fabian Arthur Walraven, Omar Aziz Niamut
  • Patent number: 8824612
    Abstract: Apparatuses, circuits, and methods are disclosed for reducing or eliminating unintended operation resulting from metastability in data synchronization. In one such example apparatus, a sampling circuit is configured to provide four samples of a data input signal. A first and a second of the four samples are associated with a first edge of a latching signal, and a third and a fourth of the four samples are associated with a second edge of the latching signal. A masking circuit is configured to selectively mask a signal corresponding to one of the four samples responsive to the four samples not sharing a common logic level. The masking circuit is also configured to provide a decision signal responsive to selectively masking or not masking the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Yantao Ma
  • Publication number: 20140241381
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a time control device, a time control method, and a program that can synchronize time information with a master device in a network with high precision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Toshihiko Hamamatsu, Ikuo Someya, Toshiaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 8804606
    Abstract: In a satellite-based communication network comprised of a central hub and plurality of remote terminals configured to transmit data to and receive data from the central hub in accordance with EN 301 790 (DVB-RCS), and where one or more of these remote terminals may be configured to include an additional receiver module configured to receive MF-TDMA transmission of other remote terminals, a mesh receiver and methods for coupling the mesh receiver with the host remote terminal. In addition, described herein are methods for synchronizing the mesh receiver on the network's timing and frequency and for utilizing the available link power for achieving efficient connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Snir Brener, Eran Haccoon, Haim Halfon, Guy Levitas
  • Patent number: 8804771
    Abstract: A sending device receives applications data blocks to be transmitted to a receiving device according to a clock rate defined by transport periods, the applications data blocks being encoded before transmission by application of a first source encoding up to the processing of a change request. The sending device determines a drift between a number of applications data blocks received by the sending device and a number of applications data blocks transmitted after encoding by the sending device. The sending device determines, taking account of the determined drift, a transition applications data block from which a second source encoding is applied in response to the change request. The transmission of the stream is then adapted in such a way that the transmission of the encoded transition data block is aligned with a start of a transport period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Romain Guignard, Arnaud Closset
  • Patent number: 8804892
    Abstract: A clock and data recovery device receives a serial data stream and produces recovered clock and data signals. The clock and data recovery device operates over a range of frequencies and without use an external reference clock. A first loop supplies a first clock signal to a second loop. The second loop modifies the first clock signal to produce the recovered clock signal and uses the recover clock signal to produce the recovered data signal. The first loop changes the frequency of the first clock signal based on frequency comparison and data transition density metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Ian Kyles
  • Patent number: 8792402
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coordinating communication in a wireless sensor network may include a plurality of nodes, such as routers, edge nodes, data accumulators and/or gateways. Time management functions, such as determining an elapsed time, may be controlled based on a detected temperature, e.g., a temperature detected at a node, and/or based on a detected clock skew between two or more clocks in two or more different devices. Accurate time management may allow for devices to more accurately coordinate communication instances, e.g., communication that occurs at periodic wake up times. A cluster head, such as a data accumulator, may be associated with a network after its initial formation and cause nodes in the network to alter their hierarchy in the network, thereby making the cluster head accumulator a parent to nodes in the network. Nodes having a relatively lower hop count may have a higher battery capacity than nodes having a higher hop count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Honeywell International SARL, Yokogawa USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay P. Werb, Victor A. Berry
  • Patent number: 8780945
    Abstract: A method and device may comprise transmitting, via a transmitter, a plurality of transmit pings at a transmit interval. A receiver may listen, for a live ping and the receiver may be configured to be turned on at a beginning of the assess interval, and off at an end of the detect duration. The receiver may further receive the live ping. After receiving the live ping, transmission of a new ping may be delayed for a delay duration. The new pings may be transmitted at the transmit interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: SNIF Labs, Inc
    Inventors: Jonathan Gips, Ryan Aylward, Mathew Laibowitz
  • Patent number: 8780731
    Abstract: One embodiment is a source router that monitors the performance of an Ethernet network. The source router generates an Ethernet connectivity check request frame that includes a transmission timestamp, and transmits the Ethernet connectivity check request frame to a destination router. The source router receives a reply from the destination router that is transmitted in response to receiving the Ethernet connectivity check request frame and determines a round trip time between the source router and the destination router based on a time of receipt of the reply and the transmission timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc
    Inventors: Vishnu Kant Varma, Wenwei Weng, Samer Salam, Lio Cheng
  • Patent number: 8774233
    Abstract: A network device configured to determine a transmit delay interval for the transmission of data over a wireless network. The network device includes an adaptive access control circuit configured to determine, during a predetermined time interval, an amount of data transmitted by the network device over the wireless network, determine, during the predetermined time interval, an amount of data received by the network device over the wireless network, determine a difference between the amount of data transmitted by the network device over the wireless network and the amount of data received by the network device over the wireless network, and adjust the transmit delay interval based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Loc, Hui Yao Lin, Foo Keong Tang
  • Patent number: 8750356
    Abstract: A method for measuring the asymmetric delay of a communication path includes: sending, by a first node, a first delay measurement message to a second node whose local clock is synchronized with the first node; receiving, by the first node, a second delay measurement message sent by the second node; calculating, according to time when the first delay measurement message is sent by the first node and time when the second node receives the first measurement message, a communication path delay in a direction towards the second node; calculating, according to time when the second node sends the second delay measurement message and time when the second measurement message is received by the first node, a communication path delay in a direction leaving the second node; and obtaining a measured value of the asymmetric delay of the communication path according to the communication path delays in the two directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Song Wang
  • Patent number: 8744016
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus includes a symbol timing detection unit, a Fourier transform unit, a first symbol timing correction unit, and an interpolation synthesis unit. The symbol timing detection unit is configured to detect a Fourier transform start position from a received transmitting signal of a symbol unit, the Fourier transform unit is configured to perform a Fourier transform using the detected Fourier transform start position. The first symbol timing correction unit is configured to calculate and correct an amount of change between the Fourier transform start position of a reference symbol and the detected Fourier transform start position, and the interpolation synthesis unit is configured to perform an interpolation synthesis of a plurality of delay profiles corresponding to a plurality of symbols including the reference symbol and a symbol in which the amount of change is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takagi, Naoto Adachi, Masataka Umeda
  • Patent number: 8743748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for implementing uplink transmission TA. The method includes: receiving, by a UE, a TA command, adding a TA value corresponding to the TA command and a pre-configured TA adjusting offset to obtain a practical uplink transmission timing advance TA?; and transmitting, by the UE, uplink data according to the TA?. The present invention also provides another method for implementing uplink transmission TA. Compared with the prior art, in the methods provided by the present invention, a TA adjustment indicating table is respectively configured in the eNodeB and the UE, and some items of the TA adjustment indicating table are commonly-used by a TDD system and an FDD system. The present invention also provides apparatuses for implementing uplink transmission TA. The present invention provides detailed solutions for implementing uplink transmission TA in the TDD system and achieves coherence between the designs of the TDD system and the FDD system to the largest extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Xueming Pan, Shiqiang Suo, Yu Ding, Yuexia Song
  • Patent number: 8737366
    Abstract: A method for transmission of data requires a transmitting node sending a request message identifying at least one time slot that is available for the transmitting node to transmit a data transmission to a plurality of receiving nodes, a first receiving node transmitting a first time slot grant message in response to the request message, a second receiving node transmitting a second time slot grant message in response to the request message, the transmitting node receiving the first and second time slot grant messages, the transmitting node evaluating the first and second time slot grant messages to determine at least one available time slot for transmitting, the transmitting node transmitting at least one confirmation message to the first and second receiving nodes, and the transmitting node transmitting the data transmission in the at least one available time slot identified in the at least one confirmation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Hollick, Parag Sudhir Mogre, Christian Schwingenschlogl, Andreas Ziller