Signaling (ancillary To Main Information) Patents (Class 370/522)
  • Patent number: 10708645
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that performs operations including receiving one or more media processor commands generated by a voice processing system that synthesizes the one or more media processor commands according to voice data provided by a portable device by way of an adapter, and executing the one or more media processor commands to generate an updated presentation of media content. The adapter converts a first radio frequency (RF) signal to a second RF signal comprising the voice data, the first RF signal generated by the portable device according to a first RF protocol, the second RF signal conforming to a second RF protocol that differs from the first RF protocol, and the second RF signal comprising routing information to route the voice data to the voice processing system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Pardue, Eddie M. Oddo, Aaron P. Marinari, Chinmay Panchal, Subramanian Kovilmadam
  • Patent number: 10637943
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems that include generating an availability request, where the availability request inquires about an availability of each contact in a set of multiple contacts; submitting a composite presence subscribe request to a presence server based on the availability request, where the composite presence subscribe request identifies each contact in the set of multiple contacts; generating, from the presence server, a composite presence report indicating the availability of each contact; and notifying of the availability of each contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sheppard
  • Patent number: 10601623
    Abstract: A method for controlling a combined waveform, representing a combination of at least two signals having orthogonal frequency multiplexed signal components, comprising: receiving information defining the at least two signals; transforming the information defining each signal to a representation having orthogonal frequency multiplexed signal components, such that at least one signal has at least two alternate representations of the same information, and combining the transformed information using the at least two alternate representations, in at least two different ways, to define respectively different combinations; analyzing the respectively different combinations with respect to at least one criterion; and outputting a respective combined waveform or information defining the waveform, representing a selected combination of the transformed information from each of the at least two signals selected based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PlusN, LLC
    Inventor: John David Terry
  • Patent number: 10555264
    Abstract: A method for detecting control information in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes checking a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) error by monitoring control channels, determining whether a value of an error check field is equal to a specific value, and, if the value of the error check field is equal to a specific value, detecting the control information on the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, So Yeon Kim, Jong Min Kim, Doo Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 10511521
    Abstract: A computer system splits data to be transmitted into a plurality of reliable connections which are multiplexed through a smaller number of unacknowledged connections, such as connections that do not require acknowledgment and which may be VPN tunnels. A receiver then demultiplexes data received to obtain data flows over the reliable connections and transmits separate acknowledgements for each reliable connection. The computer system demultiplexes the acknowledgments and provides them to the corresponding reliable connections, which then retransmit any unacknowledged data. Delivery controllers executing on the computer system may be coupled to corresponding controllers executing on the receiver, with traffic between the delivery controllers (payload and acknowledgments) being multiplexed over one or more unacknowledged connections. In some embodiments, acknowledgments may be transmitted over a connection that is not multiplexed over the unacknowledged connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ANCHORFREE INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Lapidous, Dmitry Adamushka
  • Patent number: 10462191
    Abstract: The present invention maintains calls during transfers between different types of subsystems, even when there is a bearer path interruption at the user element due to the original connection from the transferring-out subsystem being dropped before the new connection in the transferring-in subsystem is established. The call signaling leg toward the remote endpoint of the remote party is held, while the call signaling leg toward the user element is moved from the transferring-out subsystem to the transferring-in subsystem and a new bearer path is established via the transferring-in subsystem. During transfers with a bearer path interruption, a portion of the bearer path leading to the remote endpoint may be connected to a media resource function, which will provide an announcement to the remote party. Once the user element is accessible in the transferring-in subsystem, the bearer path is further transferred to the user element via the transferring-in subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Kaniz Mahdi
  • Patent number: 10453449
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for outputting visual indications regarding voice-based interactions are described. A first speech-controlled device detects spoken audio corresponding to a voice message to a second speech-controlled device. The first device captures the audio and sends audio data corresponding to the captured audio to a server. The server performs speech processing on the audio data to determine a recipient and message content. The server then determines a second speech-controlled device associated with the recipient and sends the message content to the recipient's second speech-controlled device. Thereafter, the server receives an indication from the recipient's speech-controlled device that the second device is detecting speech, presumably in response to the original message. The server then causes a visual indication to be output by the first speech-controlled device, with the visual indication representing the recipient-speech controlled device is detecting speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christo Frank Devaraj, Manish Kumar Dalmia, Tony Roy Hardie, Ran Mokady, Nick Ciubotariu, Sandra Lemon
  • Patent number: 10447813
    Abstract: Apparatuses, Methods and Storage Media associated with offloading aspects of processing of mobile devices are disclosed. In embodiments, a mobile computing device may comprise one or more processors; memory coupled with the one or more processors; and a shim layer to compressively replicate memory blocks of the memory to a cloud server, compressively offload invocations of object methods of objects resident in a memory block of the memory to the cloud server, and to receive execution results of the invoked object methods. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Chit Kwan Lin
  • Patent number: 10256842
    Abstract: Technologies for correcting flipped bits prior to performing an error correction decode process include an apparatus that includes a memory to store a redundant set of codewords and a controller to read data from the memory. The controller selects a codeword from the redundant set of codewords to read from the memory, analyzes the selected codewords to determine whether the codeword contains uncorrectable errors, reads remaining codewords in the redundant set that correspond to the selected codeword, combines the remaining codewords together to generate a rebuilt codeword, flips bits in sections of the rebuilt codeword that differ from the selected codeword by a threshold amount, and performs an error correction decode process based on the rebuilt codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Zion S. Kwok
  • Patent number: 10109285
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a coding device and method, and a decoding device and method, and a program capable of reducing the amount of calculations for decoding. A separating unit separates a supplied bit stream into coded data of channel sources including a dialog source, coded data of additional data sources, and coded data of dialog information. A dialog information decoding unit decodes the coded data of the dialog information. When the dialog information acquired by the decoding is presented to a viewer, the viewer selects one source from the dialog source and some additional dialog sources. An additional dialog source decoding unit decodes only the coded data of an additional dialog source selected by the viewer. An additional dialog selection unit outputs a viewer-selected audio signal from among the audio signals of the dialog source and additional dialog sources in response to the selection instruction of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Chinen, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Minoru Tsuji, Hiroyuki Honma
  • Patent number: 10009688
    Abstract: A communication system for communicating with at least one loudspeaker is described where the loudspeaker is connected to audio equipment over standard two-wire speaker wire operable to carry an audio signal. The communication system includes a master node in electrical communication with a signal path carrying the audio signal between the audio equipment and the loudspeaker, the master node also including an interface with the audio equipment, a data encoder operable to encode data signals, a data transceiver operable to place the data signals onto the audio signal at frequencies above audio frequencies. The communication system also includes at least one slave node in electrical communication with the audio signal and each loudspeaker, the slave node including a data transceiver operable to receive data signals from the master node, a data decoder, and an interface able to communicate with the loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Joel Butler
  • Patent number: 9954997
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided. The method includes reproducing, by a portable phone, multimedia content via an external output device while the portable phone is coupled with the external output device, determining whether the portable phone is decoupled from the external output device, and terminating the reproducing of the multimedia content based at least in part on a determination that the portable phone is decoupled from the external output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Sub Lee, Kyoung-Ae Lim, Kyoung-Shin Lee, Seung-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 9912463
    Abstract: In a wireless network, full duplex communication is established using a half-duplex mechanism. During a full duplex communication opportunity, a first quantum of data is transmitted from a first station to a second station and a second quantum of data is received by the first station from the second station. The full duplex transmission opportunity is implicitly or explicitly established and ended using a transmission mechanism understood by half duplex wireless stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Anming Jiang, Bo Sun, Nan Li, Yonggang Fang
  • Patent number: 9755941
    Abstract: Systems and methods that use adaptive control of communication protocol parameters in a network of moving things. Each network device may share information identifying communication protocol parameters used by the network device through periodic broadcasts, which may be received by neighboring network devices that are within communication range. The neighboring network devices may then adjust their own communication protocol parameters accordingly when attempting to communicate with the first network device and their own neighboring network devices. Network devices that have not received the shared information may use information about their geographic location and the geographic location of neighboring network devices to estimate values of some communication protocol parameters that will provide more effective communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventor: Carlos Eduardo Braga Ameixieira
  • Patent number: 9699098
    Abstract: A communication method includes transmitting a first data from a first communication device to a second communication device, transmitting, from the second communication device to the first communication device, a limiting request that requests limiting of a transmission band from the first communication device to the second communication device, in a case where the data amount of the first data is less than a first threshold value, and executing limiting of the transmission band, based on the limiting request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9673954
    Abstract: A base station is provided for receiving an acknowledgement or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal, including a transmitting unit configured to transmit a control signal using one or a plurality of CCE(s). The base station also includes a receiving unit configured to receive an ACK/NACK signal, the ACK/NACK signal being multiplied by an orthogonal sequence, by a sequence defined by a cyclic shift, and by either a first value or a second value, wherein the first value rotates a constellation of the ACK/NACK signal by 0 degrees and the second value rotates the constellation of the ACK/NACK signal by N degrees, which is different from 0 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Optis Wireless Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 9615169
    Abstract: A communication system for communicating with at least one loudspeaker is described where the loudspeaker is connected to audio equipment over standard two-wire speaker wire operable to carry an audio signal. The communication system includes a master node in electrical communication with a signal path carrying the audio signal between the audio equipment and the loudspeaker, the master node also including an interface with the audio equipment, a data encoder operable to encode data signals, a data transceiver operable to place the data signals onto the audio signal at frequencies above audio frequencies. The communication system also includes at least one slave node in electrical communication with the audio signal and each loudspeaker, the slave node including a data transceiver operable to receive data signals from the master node, a data decoder, and an interface able to communicate with the loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Joel Butler
  • Patent number: 9585005
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing additional or modified subscriber profile information of an outbound roamer of a Home Public Mobile Network (HPMN), wherein the outbound roamer is roaming in a Visited Public Mobile Network (VPMN) in an LTE environment. The system includes a monitoring block to monitor Diameter and MAP transaction messages on S6, SI and Cx interfaces. The system includes subscriber and roamer databases storing subscriber or roamer records, wherein each record comprises at least the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the subscriber or roamer. The system includes a detection block to detect whether provisioning of an alternate roaming profile is required for the subscriber or roamer, and further includes a provisioning block to provision the generated alternate roaming profile of the subscriber or roamer to LTE nodes holding a subscriber or roamer profile (i.e., MME, the IM-SSF or the SCSCF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MOBILEUM, INC.
    Inventors: John Yue Jun Jiang, David Gillot
  • Patent number: 9531879
    Abstract: This document is directed to, among other things, communication systems involving networked contact center interfaces. One example method includes presenting a frame on a user interface to present information in a selectable format. Another example method includes using a circuit device to detect selection of a frame as displayed and causing display of further graphical information in an un-selectable format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansour Salame, Richard Southwick, William James Fernandez, Robert Townsend
  • Patent number: 9485052
    Abstract: A method for detecting control information in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes checking a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) error by monitoring control channels, determining whether a value of an error check field is equal to a specific value, and, if the value of the error check field is equal to a specific value, detecting the control information on the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, So Yeon Kim, Jong Min Kim, Doo Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 9467566
    Abstract: A system and method for maximizing efficiency of call transfer from being between a customer and a dialing agent, to being between the customer and a talker is provided. The method contains the steps of: entering a dialing agent and a talker into a campaign to maintain direct communication with the dialing agent and with the talker; calling a customer via use of a dialing agent device; receiving from the dialing agent a request to transfer a connected customer from communicating with the dialing agent to communicating with a talker; and after receiving the request to transfer, transmitting an identification of a customer record associated with the connected customer to a talker computer for identifying the customer record, where the customer record has been previously stored on the talker computer prior to receiving the request to transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Micro Macro Assets LLC
    Inventor: Senraj Soundar
  • Patent number: 9455818
    Abstract: The present patent application improves DARP by allowing multiple users on one time slot (MUROS). It comprises means and instructions for signaling training sequence set information to a remote station, comprising receiving signaling from a remote station indicating if a new set of training sequences is supported, and using a channel description to signal the training sequence set to be used by the remote station for a communication channel being established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Mungal Singh Dhanda
  • Patent number: 9414132
    Abstract: A method and a first network node for managing a signalling connection control part, “SCCP”, are provided. The SCCP connection is associated with a first SCCP identity. The first network node handles a distribution table for distributing a message to a first or a second SCCP instance. The message is provided with the first SCCP identity and is received on the SCCP connection. The first network node configures the distribution table such that the first SCCP identity is associated with the first SCCP instance, thereby allowing the message provided with the first SCCP identity to be received by the first SCCP instance. Then, the first network node reconfigures the distribution table such that the first SCCP identity is associated with the second SCCP instance, thereby managing the SCCP connection such that the message provided with the first SCCP identity is received by the second SCCP instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Ola Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 9401766
    Abstract: A quantum communication system comprising a receiver and a plurality of transmitters, said receiver comprising a detector sub-system, each of said transmitters being configured to emit pulses of radiation, said detector subsystem comprising at least one detector, said detector being configured to detect said light pulses, the system comprising a timing control module, said timing control module being configured to control the number of light pulses received by the detector sub-system, such that just one light pulse from one transmitter reaches the detector sub-system at any one time, the timing control module also allowing the transmitter which sent said pulse to be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Zhiliang Yuan, James Dynes, Andrew James Shields
  • Patent number: 9344790
    Abstract: An audio signal receiving device, an audio signal adapter device and a system for transmitting an audio signal are provided. The audio signal adapter device is connected with an audio signal sending device and the audio signal receiving device and is configured to transmit a signal between the audio signal sending device and the audio signal receiving device, and the device comprises: a loudspeaker interface having an audio pin, a ground pin and a MIC pin; and a adapter end interface having an audio signal pin, a reference signal pin and a ground pin. The audio signal pin of the adapter end interface is connected with the audio pin of the loudspeaker interface, the reference signal pin of the adapter end interface is connected with the ground pin of the loudspeaker interface, for sending the audio signal output from the audio signal sending device to the audio signal receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Tendyron Corporation
    Inventor: Dongsheng Li
  • Patent number: 9319696
    Abstract: Embodiments for changing bit rates in streaming media are provided. As portions of a streaming media file are downloaded for playback, the size of the portion is compared with an expected size determined prior to initiating playback of streaming AV data. The portion of the media file may be padded such that the size of the portion matches the size specified prior to initiating playback of streaming AV data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Ping Wu, Christian Kaiser, Yung-Hsiao Lai, James Mitch Zollinger, David Randall Ronca
  • Patent number: 9313070
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein for detecting burst noise in a received orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) transmission. An OFDM transmission is received that includes pilots transmitted at different instances of time but on the same subcarrier during a predetermined time interval such that there are a plurality of different pairs of pilots that are on the same subcarriers during the predetermined time interval. For each possible pair of pilots, an equalized pilot is generated using received values for first and second pilots of the pair. A signal-to-noise ratio is computed for each equalized pilot. A determination is made as to which pilots, if any, are affected by burst noise by comparing the signal-to-noise ratio among the plurality of equalized pilots. Pilots determined to be affected by burst noise are removed from a channel response computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hang Jin
  • Patent number: 9294609
    Abstract: A method and device for distributing an event to more than one electronic device comprising receiving the event on a first electronic device, determining whether the first electronic device is connected to at least one other electronic device, and forwarding the event to the at least one other electronic device if connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Tomas Karl-Axel Wassingbo, Darius Katz
  • Patent number: 9288240
    Abstract: The present invention provides an originating user with a prioritized list of communication contacts associated with the various communication devices of a destination user, wherein the originating user will initiate communications with the destination user using one of the communication contacts provided in the prioritized list. Upon selecting a destination user, a request is sent to a service node, which includes rules for establishing the prioritized list based on various prioritization criteria. The prioritization criteria may include static information and dynamic information, such as time, day of the week, and date, as well as presence information bearing on the availability or location of the destination user. Information may be provided in the request corresponding to the originating user, the type of communication desired by the originating user, the relative priority of the communication, among other information, which may be used to create the prioritized list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Dany Sylvain
  • Patent number: 9286254
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a microcontroller device having a microprocessor, programmable memory components, and programmable analog and digital blocks. The programmable analog and digital blocks are configurable based on programming information stored in the memory components. Programmable interconnect logic, also programmable from the memory components, is used to couple the programmable analog and digital blocks as needed. The advanced microcontroller design also includes programmable input/output blocks for coupling selected signals to external pins. The memory components also include user programs that the embedded microprocessor executes. These programs may include instructions for programming the digital and analog blocks “on-the-fly,” e.g., dynamically. In one implementation, there are a plurality of programmable digital blocks and a plurality of programmable analog blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Warren S. Snyder
  • Patent number: 9225832
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a system and methods for a networked contact center user interface. In an example embodiment, a user interface associated with a networked contact center includes a frame to present information in a selectable format. Based on a selection associated with the information, the frame is to present further information in an un-selectable format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansour Salame, Richard Southwick, William James Fernandez, Robert Townsend
  • Patent number: 9185688
    Abstract: In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is a method, executable computer program, and apparatus for determining that an acknowledgment is to be sent, and for the case where there is also a scheduling request to be sent, combining the acknowledgment with the scheduling request on a scheduling resource, else placing the acknowledgment in another resource. In accordance with another exemplary embodiment of the invention there is a method, executable computer program, and apparatus for receiving information on a scheduling resource, and determining that the information received on the scheduling resource includes an acknowledgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Patent number: 9161351
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed for transmitting uplink control signals in a wireless communication system using at least one subframe comprising two slots, each slot including a plurality of symbols, the wireless communication system configured to transmit a first uplink control signal via an assigned first physical uplink control channel resource and to transmit a second uplink control signal via an assigned second physical uplink control channel resource. The method can include generating a modulation symbol by modulating the second uplink control signal, and transmitting the modulation symbol in a subframe via a physical uplink control channel resource which is assigned for the first uplink control signal if it is determined that the first uplink control signal and the second uplink control signal are to be transmitted in the subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Sam Kwak, Hong Won Park, Seung Hee Han, Min Seok Noh, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Hyun Woo Lee, Dong Cheol Kim, Jae Hoon Chung
  • Patent number: 9154478
    Abstract: A user authentication service for a communication network authenticates local users before granting them access to personalized sets of network resources. Authentication agents on intelligent edge devices present users of associated end systems with log-in challenges. Information supplied by the users is forwarded to an authentication server for verification. If successfully verified, the authentication server returns to the agents authorized connectivity information and time restrictions for the particular authenticated users. The agents use the information to establish rules for filtering and forwarding network traffic originating from or destined for particular authenticated users during authorized time periods. An enhanced authentication server may be engaged if additional security is desired. The authorized connectivity information preferably includes identifiers of one or more virtual local area networks active in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Michael E. See, John W. Bailey, Charles L. Panza, Yuri Pikover, Geoffrey C. Stone, Michele Wright Goodwin, Robert Leon Sangroniz
  • Patent number: 9148877
    Abstract: In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is a method, executable computer program, and apparatus for determining that an acknowledgment is to be sent, and for the case where there is also a scheduling request to be sent, combining the acknowledgment with the scheduling request on a scheduling resource, else placing the acknowledgment in another resource. In accordance with another exemplary embodiment of the invention there is a method, executable computer program, and apparatus for receiving information on a scheduling resource, and determining that the information received on the scheduling resource includes an acknowledgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola
  • Patent number: 9081856
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for prefetching of objects referenced on a network page. An encoded network page referring to at least one item is retrieved. The same item is included on a second network page. In response to an indication of user interest in the item on the first network page, at least an initial portion of a video resource associated with the indicated item and included on the second network page is retrieved. In response to a user selection of the same item, the retrieved initial portion of the video resource is rendered on the second network page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sean M. Scott, Devraj Varadhan
  • Patent number: 9065666
    Abstract: A system and method of multi-media conferencing between Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) telephony devices and Wide Area Network (WAN) devices is provided. The method includes initiating a multi-media conferencing session with WAN devices by at least one telephony control point (TCP) in an UPnP telephony based home network via a session request. The session request includes session information, media capabilities of a telephony client device (TC) associated with the at least one TCP, a list of WAN devices or a conference group identifier associated with one or more WAN devices, and a subject of the multi-media conferencing session. The method further includes establishing the multi-media conferencing session between the TC and the WAN devices by a telephony server (TS) in the UPnP telephony based home network based on the session request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Mayuresh Madhukar Patil
  • Patent number: 9048925
    Abstract: A method and a device for processing data has data transmitted from a first network component to at least one second network component via at least two lines. According to the novel method the data to be conveyed via the at least two lines is distributed within at least one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Adtran GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Zirwas
  • Patent number: 9036620
    Abstract: In a mobile communication system including a circuit-switched (CS) mobile communications network, a packet-switched (PS) mobile communications network and an interworking function adapted to enable a signaling exchange between the CS and PS mobile communications network, a method of providing combinational CS+PS services to mobile users includes receiving, at a serving network entity in the PS mobile communications network, a user request issued from a first user on the PS mobile communications network, the user request relating to combinational services and having the serving network entity managing the received request, wherein the managing of the received request includes controlling an establishment of a session in the CS mobile communication network through the interworking function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Procopio, Mauro Ficaccio
  • Patent number: 9030976
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a first node, a second node, a serial communication link between the first node and the second node, configured to transmit digital video data from the first node to the second node over one or more video channels of the link. The communication system further including a hybrid link between the first node and the second node, wherein the first node and the second node are configured to transmit at least one stream of data to the other through a hybrid channel over the hybrid link. In the communication system, the bandwidth of the serial communication link is scaled according to a video pixel frequency. Further, the initial locking of the serial communication link is aided by clock information delivered over the hybrid link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongyun Lee, John Hahn, Bong-Joon Lee, David Lee, Byoung-Woon Kim
  • Patent number: 9019955
    Abstract: A subscriber (12, 14, 16) initiating an Internet telephony call may receive specific content targeted to that subscriber in accordance with a match between at least one of the dialed number and the calling party number. Upon receipt of the subscriber's Internet telephony call, an Internet Telephony Service Provider server (18) searches each of a dialed number database, a calling party number database and a default database to establish a match between the calling party number, the dialed number or a range of either numbers. Upon finding a match, the Internet Telephony Service Provider server retrieves corresponding content, typically in the form of a URL that links to an associated web site, to provide to the subscriber who may elect to retrieve that information at the subscriber's discretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II.L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Gilboy
  • Patent number: 9014118
    Abstract: A communication system, such as a wireless CDMA system, detects markers with fewer errors by having field units transmit the markers at different power levels (e.g., 9 dB for one marker and 11 dB for another marker). The difference in power levels of the markers allows the base station to identify the request markers using alternative criteria with a low probability of error, where the alternative criteria may include comparing the markers to respective energy level thresholds, monitoring occupancy of time slots, occupancy of mutually exclusive code channels, or combinations thereof. For example, in one particular embodiment, a request marker, which is generally a high priority marker, is transmitted with higher power, which improves the probability of detection and reduces the probability of false detection of the request marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Proctor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9008127
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a method and system for speed negotiation for twisted pair links in fiber channel systems are disclosed. Aspects of a method may include communicating data between fiber channel host devices communicatively coupled via a twisted pair link based on a common speed negotiated between the fiber channel host devices. At least one available speed may be determined for the communication of data between the fiber channel host devices over the twisted pair link. The determined available speeds for each of the fiber channel host devices may be exchanged via at least one fast link pulse signal. The common speed negotiated may be a highest available speed for the communication of data between the fiber channel host devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Ghiasi, Kevin Brown
  • Patent number: 8976745
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method in which a terminal transmits an acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal in a wireless communication system. In detail, the comprises the steps of allocating a first control channel resource to the ACK/NACK signal and a second control channel resource to a channel quality information (CQI) signal, determining the transmission power of the first control channel resource and the transmission power of the second control channel resource in accordance with a preset priority, and transmitting the ACK/NACK signal and the CQI signal to a base station using the control channel resources and the transmission powers corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeong Hyeon Kwon, So Yeon Kim, Han Gyu Cho, Jae Hoon Chung, Seung Hee Han
  • Patent number: 8971241
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting operation of relay stations in wireless communication systems are described. In an aspect, a bitmap may be sent by a base station and/or a relay station to identify subframes of at least two types in multiple radio frames. For example, the bitmap may indicate whether each subframe covered by the bitmap is of a first type or a second type. UEs may use the bitmap to control their operation. For example, a UE may perform channel estimation or measurement for the subframes of the first type and may skip channel estimation and measurement for the subframes of the second type. In another aspect, a base station may transmit data and/or control information on resources not used by a relay station to transmit a reference signal. This may avoid interference to the reference signal from the relay station, which may improve performance for UEs communicating with the relay station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOLMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Palanki, Kapil Bhattad, Naga Bhushan, Aamod D. Khandekar, Tingfang Ji, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 8964561
    Abstract: A first access node of a first network utilizes code sequences, assigned to different user devices, to distinguish at least acknowledgements received in parallel or sequentially from those user devices. The first access node determines from received signaling that a root sequence of the code sequences is in use by a second access node of a second network, then changes that root sequence of the code sequences assigned to the different user devices. In certain examples the access nodes are WLAN access points APs and the acknowledgements are received in response to a group probe/poll. In various embodiments the first AP monitors its neighbors' group probes/polls to learn the root sequences/basic service sets in use in those neighbor networks, or the AP's own stations monitor and send the information in neighbor reports. This latter option can be initiated by the stations themselves, or by the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Taejoon Kim, Sayantan Choudhury, Klaus F. Doppler, Chittabrata Ghosh, Zhong-Yi Jin, Esa Tuomaala
  • Patent number: 8958443
    Abstract: A method for receiving a superframe header at a mobile station in a wireless mobile communication system is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a sub-frame including the superframe header and a first data channel and decoding the received superframe header. Herein, the superframe header is located within a predetermined physical frequency band and the predetermined physical frequency band includes a synchronization channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Soo Choi, Hee Jeong Cho, Doo Hyun Sung, Han Gyu Cho, Sung Ho Moon, Jin Sam Kwak, Bin Chul Ihm
  • Patent number: 8948214
    Abstract: Methods, transmitter, receiver and computer program product for transmitting or receiving data of a real-time communication event, the data being transmitted from the transmitter to a jitter buffer of the receiver. At least one processing parameter describing how data is to be processed for transmission from the transmitter to the jitter buffer in the real-time communication event is determined at the transmitter. Data is processed for transmission from the transmitter to the jitter buffer in accordance with the determined at least one processing parameter. Control information based on the determined at least one processing parameter is transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver, wherein the control information is for use by the receiver to control a state of the jitter buffer. The processed data is transmitted from the transmitter to the jitter buffer of the receiver in the real-time communication event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Renat Vafin, Mattias Nilsson, Soren Vang Andersen, Andrei Jefremov
  • Patent number: RE45367
    Abstract: A technique for integrating services digital network (ISDN) and code division multiple access (CDMA) or other digital wireless communication protocols by a technique that strips off lower protocol layers, such as layers one and two of the ISDN protocol and sending only layer three and above messages over a more efficient wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Gorsuch, Carlo Amalfitano
  • Patent number: RE45466
    Abstract: Disclosed is a random access data transmission system and method using OFDMA. The system includes a scheduling ID into an access grant on a preamble for a random access, and transmits it together with an acknowledgment or a non-acknowledgment of the preamble, a base station uses the scheduling ID to notify the mobile station of a random access data transmittable time and a data transmission channel through a control channel, and the mobile station transmits a preamble in advance. After receiving a transmission assignment instruction corresponding to a scheduling ID through the control channel, the mobile station transmits random access data through an assigned channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Soo-Jung Jung, Kwang-Soon Kim, Byung-Han Ryu