Two Separate Way Transmission Patents (Class 455/15)
  • Patent number: 11031994
    Abstract: Technology for a signal booster is disclosed. The signal booster can include a first signal booster, and a second signal booster communicatively coupled to the first signal booster. The first signal booster can be configured to amplify signals in a first band. The second signal booster can be configured to amplify signals in a second band, and a frequency range of the second band is contiguous with a frequency range of the first band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Wilson Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ken Ashworth, Patrick Lee Cook
  • Patent number: 10998958
    Abstract: A system of a machine includes a network of a plurality of nodes distributed throughout the machine. Each of the nodes is operable to communicate through a plurality of electromagnetic signals. A controller is operable to communicate with the network of nodes through the electromagnetic signals. The system also includes a plurality of waveguides configured to guide transmission of the electromagnetic signals between the controller and one or more of the nodes. A radio frequency-based repeater is coupled to at least two of the waveguides in the network between the controller and at least one of the nodes. The radio frequency-based repeater is configured to receive a portion of the electromagnetic signals in a first waveguide and boost a transmission characteristic of the portion of the electromagnetic signals in a second waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Gilson, Joseph V. Mantese, Goran Djuknic, Gurkan Gok, Brenda J. Lisitano, Sanjay Bajekal, Coy Bruce Wood
  • Patent number: 10979874
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards a multi-connectivity (three or more simultaneous communication links) framework in a wireless communication network, including aspects and components that support the operation of New Radio vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services. Aspects of the framework include initial access and V2X establishment, local manager selection, sidelink and cellular resource configuration, mobility and measurements (and reporting), group communication and vehicular platooning support, and V2X configuration and local manager association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Novlan, Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, Milap Majmundar, Andrew Thornburg
  • Patent number: 10862575
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a transmissive passive repeater having two or more antenna arrays, each array comprised of a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna array has an associated region. An aperture is defined by the antenna arrays with which energy at respective antenna arrays passes between each of the regions. Another embodiment of the invention provides a reflective passive repeater having an aperture. Energy received at the aperture is reflected back from the aperture. The aperture is configured to provide a conformal mapping between two regions as determined by complex coupling by individual antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Paul Nysen
  • Patent number: 10834724
    Abstract: A communication device initiates beam acquisition in a receive-only mode. Beam reception is set to an omni mode in which different beams of RF signals are receivable at the communication device from different directions. A primary signal synchronization (PSS) search is executed from each signal synchronization block location based on control information acquired directly from a first base station over a long-term evolution (LTE) control plane link or from a customer premise equipment (CPE) or user equipment (UE) that is in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state. The communication of the beam of RF signals that has highest received signal strength is activated in a new radio (NR) frequency to the UE or the CPE based on at least a PSS detected in the PSS search, for low-latency non-standalone access to the beam of RF signals in NR frequency at the UE or the CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Maryam Rofougaran, Sam Gharavi
  • Patent number: 10802888
    Abstract: In a network system that a plurality of information processing devices are connected via a network, an information processing device includes an information dividing part configured to generate a plurality of divided information by dividing user information, a state information acquisition part configured to acquire state information of the network system, and a destination determination part configured to determine a plurality of destinations for storing a plurality of divided information distributed thereto in response to variations of the state information. The destination determination part determines destinations based on network communication speed, physical distances between information processing devices, authentication methods applied to information processing devices, or free spaces of storage units of information processing devices. The information dividing part generates a plurality of divided information by dividing user information by predetermined data sizes or by categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Anami
  • Patent number: 10756767
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a user equipment that includes a transceiver that can operate in at least a traffic mode and a virtual network element mode. In the traffic mode, the transceiver can process a received downlink radio frequency signal and transmit an uplink radio frequency signal. The transceiver can couple a receive path to a transmit path in an analog domain in the virtual network element mode. In the virtual network element mode, the transceiver can, for example, perform functions of a network repeater or a network transmit-receive point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Eric Jacobs, Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10644816
    Abstract: A narrow band received signal strength indicator circuit and a method for operating the same are provided. The circuit, for example, may include, but is not limited to, at least one wideband analog amplifier configured to amplify a received input signal, an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the received input signal from an analog signal to a digital signal, at least one digital filter configured to filter unwanted signal components from the digital signal, and a controller communicatively coupled to the at least one digital filter, the controller configured to determine a received signal strength based upon the filtered digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Sven Simons, Martin Posch, Klemens Breitfuss
  • Patent number: 10577130
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a flexible radio frequency (RF) converter. In one aspect, a subsystem of a spacecraft can include a flexible RF converter having a printed circuit board (PCB), and a synthesizer and controller disposed on the PCB. The PCB can be placed within a chassis. The controller can communicate with the synthesizer to adjust a frequency of a synthesizer signal generated by the synthesizer, which is used to adjust a frequency of an input RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mark Parish, Rick-Nghia Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10560178
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for wireless millimeter-wave communications are disclosed. An apparatus is configured to rotate about an axis so as to improve transfer of wireless signals. The apparatus includes a support having a first side and a second side. A first phased array antenna is mounted to the support facing away from the first side. A second phased array antenna mounted to the support facing away from the second side. The apparatus further includes a means for rotating the support, such as a hinge or a pivot. By rotating the support in the field, the coverage of the wireless signals to/from at least one of the phased array antennas may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AIRVINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Hatch Graham, III, Harry William Peterson
  • Patent number: 10090978
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspect of the present disclosure, apparatus may transmit a first data resource element for a first UE on a base layer. The first UE is unconfigured for NOMA communication. The apparatus may also transmits data for a second UE on an enhancement layer. The second UE is configured for NOMA communication. Additionally, the base layer is overlayed with the enhancement layer. The reference signal may include a cell specific reference signal. The apparatus may be further configured to receive a traffic power ratio for the second UE to be followed by the second UE when the second UE is a base layer UE in a NOMA communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 9998201
    Abstract: It is to realize a field wireless relay device which can extend a life of a battery as compared to the prior art. A field wireless relay device configured to be driven by a battery and having a communication relay unit, the communication relay unit having a receiving and transmitting function of amplifying again and transmitting a received signal of wireless communication performed between a transmitting station and a receiving station through an antenna and a routing function of designating a communication path of the wireless communication, the field wireless relay device comprises an antenna control unit configured to control a connected antenna system, and an antenna control decision unit configured to decide a type of control to be performed by the antenna control unit on the basis of a signal intensity of the received signal to be relayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 9883504
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a master-slave base station cluster, a central unit, a remote unit, and an information processing method. The master-slave base station cluster includes: a central unit and at least one remote unit, where each remote unit is connected to the central unit through a remote interface; the central unit includes: at least one of a MAC layer function module, an RLC layer function module, a PDCP layer function module, and an RRC function module, and a first interface function module; and each remote unit includes: a second interface function module, an L1 layer function module, and another function module of the MAC layer function module, the RLC layer function module, the PDCP layer function module, and the RRC function module except the function module included in the central unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ni Ma, Xinyan Lv, Qinghai Zeng, Jueping Wang
  • Patent number: 9742481
    Abstract: A device that dynamically selects between multiple antennas to provide a best antenna selection for a wireless link between the device and an access point. The device may have a switch connected to multiple antennas and may instruct the switch to select from the antennas in order to improve a signal quality of the wireless link regardless of orientation of the device or obstructions in proximity to the device. For example, the device may determine a first signal strength associated with the wireless link using a first antenna and a second signal strength associated with the wireless link using a second antenna and may select the first antenna or the second antenna based on the first signal strength and the second signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Milos Jorgovanovic, Pratik Kalpesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9705650
    Abstract: It is presented a method for determining an initial configuration of generation of uplink reference signals for a wireless terminal, the method being performed in a network node. The method comprises: obtaining at least one parameter used in a random access procedure associated with the wireless terminal, wherein each one of the at least one parameter is associated with the wireless terminal; and determining an initial configuration for the wireless terminal for generation of uplink reference signals, based on the at least one parameter. A corresponding network node is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventors: Leo Hedlund, Magnus Finne
  • Patent number: 9660717
    Abstract: A base station signal matching device configured to receive a base station signal from a base transceiver station (BTS), the base station signal matching device is embedded in a relay device, and the base station signal matching device includes a signal attenuation unit configured to receive the base station signal and attenuate the input power level of the base station signal; and a signal matching unit configured to receive the base station signal passing through the signal attenuation unit to match the base station signal suitable for signal processing of the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SOLID, INC.
    Inventor: Kyung Eun Han
  • Patent number: 9497780
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing transmission of signals between two nodes in a network that includes at least another cooperating node. After reception of a clear-to-code signal (CTC) from the one node (B), broadcasting a clear-to-send signal (CTS), which contains at least a timing indication, from the cooperating node (C) to the first node (A) and the second node (B). After reception of the clear-to-send signal (CTS) by the first and second nodes (A,B), a first signal (S1) and a second signal (S2) are transmitted, via the cooperating node (C), respectively from the first node (A) to the second node (B) and from the second node (B) to the first node (A) during at least a common time period depending on the timing indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Antonios Argyriou, Ashish Vijay Pandharipande
  • Patent number: 9391665
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a method and apparatus for performing time division duplex communication, such as may be performed over a wireless communications network. In the embodiments a first circuit pathway is used to transmit a first radio frequency signal in a transmission mode and a second circuit pathway is used to receive a second radio frequency signal in a reception mode. In the reception mode, the first radio frequency signal is switched to an alternate circuit pathway. This may be performed by a radio frequency integrated circuit or by other control circuitry. Switching to an alternate circuit pathway reduces leakage of the first radio frequency signal into the second radio frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lauri Niskanen, Seppo Rousu, Juha Valtanen
  • Patent number: 9264100
    Abstract: An emergency communications device contains dispatch consoles for use by user that contains multiple repeaters and multiple communication networks. The multiple repeaters and multiple communication networks are used for redundancy purposes, in case the repeater or communication network in use becomes disabled for any reason. The device also contains a recorder unit capable of provided instant playback to emergency dispatch personnel independently of whether the unit is recording. The device does not require an external computer to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee Masoian
  • Patent number: 9232406
    Abstract: Systems and/or Methods are disclosed for acquiring data from a transceiver responsive to one or more signals that are received at the transceiver from one or more devices. In one embodiment, a transceiver is configured to transmit a signal responsive to having received a first signal from a first device, wherein the signal that is transmitted by the transceiver is configured to trigger a second device to transmit a second signal. The transceiver is further configured to transmit data responsive to having received the second signal that is transmitted by the second device. In other embodiments, a transceiver is configured to receive a signal from a first device over frequencies of a predetermined frequency band that the first device is authorized to use, to receive a signal from a second device over frequencies of the predetermined frequency band and to transmit data responsive to having received both the signal from the first device and the signal from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Odyssey Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 9199653
    Abstract: A communication system for a vehicle includes a transceiver assembly, a selection module, and a monitoring module. The transceiver assembly selectively communicates a data signal over a plurality of communication channels. The data signal is related to distributed power operations of the vehicle. The selection module is communicatively coupled with the transceiver assembly and switches the transceiver assembly to any of the communication channels. The monitoring module is communicatively coupled with the selection module and determines a load parameter of one or more of the communication channels. The load parameter is based on a population value of the one or more communication channels. The selection module switches the transceiver assembly to a selected channel of the communication channels based on the load parameter for communicating the data signal over the selected channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Eugene Smith
  • Patent number: 9148214
    Abstract: A first apparatus at a first base station changes directivity of a first antenna connected in a direction of a cell of a second base station adjacent to the first base station, where directivity of some antennas of a second apparatus at the second base station is changed to a cell of the first base station and some radio resources are assigned to wireless communication with the first apparatus. The first apparatus receives a signal of a first frequency from the second apparatus via the first antenna, converts the received signal into a signal of a second frequency, demodulates the signal of the second frequency, corrects a delay of the demodulated signal caused by propagation of a radio wave and frequency conversion, and modulates the corrected signal to a signal of a third frequency which is transmitted to a cell of the first base station via a second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9143221
    Abstract: A system for repeating radio signals to the outside of a structure, from transmitters operating within a structure that normally prevents radio transmissions from propagating out of the structure. A system for repeating radio signals to the inside of a structure, from transmitters operating outside a structure that normally prevents radio transmissions from propagating into the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: INTEROPERABILITY TECHNOLOGIES GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Block, Alexander A. Wenger, Rene A. Stiegler, III
  • Patent number: 9094946
    Abstract: A method implemented by an outdoor broadband unit includes receiving, by a broadband home router within the outdoor broadband unit, a request for services associated with a wide area network (WAN), the request originating from a device within a local area network (LAN) associated with the broadband home router; generating, by the broadband home router and based on the request, an attention (AT) command to a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) module, within the outdoor broadband unit, the LTE module providing an air interface for the WAN; executing, by the LTE module, the AT command; receiving, by the broadband home router and from the LTE module, a return value based on the executed AT command; and sending, by the broadband home router and to the device within the LAN, a response to the request based on the return value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Aguirre, Raafat Edward Kamel, Kamlesh S. Kamdar, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 9094780
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus capable of executing a first wireless communication method and a second wireless communication method having a communication range wider than that of the first wireless communication method, an apparatus to be caused to execute predetermined processing is searched for using both the first wireless communication method and the second wireless communication method. When a common apparatus has been found by both the first wireless communication method and the second wireless communication method, the common apparatus is decided as the apparatus to be caused to execute the predetermined processing by the second wireless communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taketomo Naruse
  • Patent number: 9042812
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system including a frequency mixer that combines a signal and a carrier wave to form a combined signal, and a transmitter that generates a transmission based on the combined signal. The system can also include a coupling device that emits the transmission as an electromagnetic wave guided by an outer surface of a transmission medium. The electromagnetic wave can propagate longitudinally along the surface of the transmission medium and at least partially around the surface of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9026040
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a retro-directive array that facilitates a tracking operation. This retro-directive array includes a first antenna configured to receive an input signal which is substantially circularly polarized from a tracking device. The first antenna separates the input signal into two signal components (e.g., Ex and Ey) associated with different orthogonal polarizations, wherein the two signal components comprise a quadrature signal wherein Ey=j·Ex. The retro-directive array also includes a bi-directional quadrature gain (BQG) module coupled to the first antenna which is configured to boost the quadrature signal. It additionally includes a second antenna which configured to transmit the boosted quadrature signal to the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: Farshid Aryanfar
  • Patent number: 9020418
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a repeater can include an input terminal configured to be coupled to a first portion of a MIPI signal path. The MIPI signal path being a unidirectional path between a receiver and a transmitter, the input terminal configured to receive a set of signals from the receiver via the MIPI signal path. The repeater can include an output terminal configured to be coupled to a second portion of the MIPI signal path, the first portion of the MIPI signal path and the second portion of the MIPI signal path having a combined distance greater than 30 centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A Card, Kenneth P Snowdon
  • Patent number: 9014621
    Abstract: A repeater mediates traffic between a network transceiver and a user transceiver in a wireless communication system. The repeater comprises a network unit that maintains a network link with the network transceiver, a user unit that maintains a user link with the user transceiver, a two-way communication pathway between the network unit and the user unit; that facilitate the communication of signals between the network transceiver and the user transceiver in autonomous repeater hops between the network transceiver and the network unit, between the user transceiver and the user unit, and between the network unit and the user unit, and beam-formers respectively coupled to the network unit and the user unit and adapted to communicate signals in an operating frequency band of the network and user transceivers and to control effective radiated power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventor: Behzad Mohebbi
  • Publication number: 20150099458
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communication include a medical device having a first receiver capable of wirelessly receiving medical device data over a wireless relay network from at least one network device, a first transmitter capable of wirelessly transmitting data over an internet-accessible wireless communications network, a second transmitter capable of wirelessly transmitting medical device data to a second medical device or a wireless relay module over the wireless relay network; and a controller coupled to the first and second transmitters, said controller capable of controlling said medical device to select one of said first or second transmitter for transmitting medical device data received by said first receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Joel D. Weisner, Robert B. Gaines
  • Patent number: 8989654
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an originating dispatch user with delivery options when a destination dispatch user is not available are provided. These options can include delivering buffered voice to a voice mail system, and converting the buffered voice to text and sending the text as an electronic mail, a short message service (SMS) message, or an instant message. The speech can be buffered in either the network or in the originating communication device. The speech can be buffered either before or after receiving a call setup acknowledgment from the dispatch network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nextel Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ginger McClendon
  • Publication number: 20150079898
    Abstract: The invention relates to wireless repeater systems and methods. In embodiments, such systems and methods involve receiving a wireless transmission signal; and processing the wireless transmission signal using a digital signal processing facility (DSP); wherein the DSP is adapted to filter at least one sub-band of the wireless transmission signal using a digital bandpass filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Pergal
  • Patent number: 8971794
    Abstract: In some examples, a method of transmitting data in a radio communication system is described. The method can include dividing data intended for a communication receive node into a high priority code stream and a low priority code stream. The method can also include transmitting the high priority code stream to the communication receive node and a relay node. The method can also include transmitting the low priority code stream to the communication receive node. The relay node may be configured to receive, amplify and forward the high priority code stream to the communication receive node. The communication receive node may be configured to receive the high priority code stream substantially during first time intervals and may be further configured to receive both the low priority code stream and the amplified high priority code stream substantially during second time intervals interleaved with the first time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Fanglong Hu
  • Patent number: 8973060
    Abstract: There is provided a method where a terminal amplifies an MBS signal that the terminal receives using a terminal in an MBS service, transmits the amplified signal to another terminal and controls it in order to overcome the fact it is not possible to provide high quality contents over a broad area due to interference signals between MBS zones, a terminal is used as a repeater at MBS transmission time only, and an output of a repeating signal of the terminal is controlled so that an excessive interference signal for another MBS area is not generated when the terminal operates as a repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Young-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 8965437
    Abstract: A base station includes a determination unit that determines whether user equipment performs radio communication through a booster, based on delay time of a signal transmitted to and received from the user equipment; a target SIR setting unit that sets a target SIR to be compared to a received SIR for performing transmission power control based on the received SIR of an uplink signal from the user equipment; a transmission power control signal generating unit that generates, based on the target SIR and the received SIR, a transmission power control signal to be set for controlling transmission power of the user equipment; and a transmitter that transmits the transmission power control signal to the user equipment. When determination is made that the radio communication is performed through the booster, the target SIR is set to be less than or equal to a predetermined upper limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kohei Kiyoshima, Hiroyuki Ishii, Yoshitaka Hiramoto, Naoki Nakaminami
  • Patent number: 8958743
    Abstract: Mobile nodes without connectivity to a wireless network form mobile ad hoc networks with mobile nodes with connectivity to the wireless network. The moving directions for the mobile nodes are determined. If the mobile nodes are traveling in substantially the same direction the ad hoc network is formed. The mobile nodes then exchange capabilities. If a mobile node without connectivity to a particular network determines that another mobile node in the ad hoc network is connected to the network, the mobile node without connectivity can tunnel data to the network through the other mobile node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Juana E. Nakfour, Michael L. Charlier, Arnold Sheynman
  • Patent number: 8948689
    Abstract: An air gun system producing blasts resulting from the rapid opening of a main valve by movement of a piston which, as it moves out of its seat, releases air accumulated under pressure in a tank, the opening of the valve being triggered by an electric control module located on or in immediate proximity to the air gun controlled by an automatic command generator, in which the control module communicates with the command generator using two-way wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Societe Financiere de Gestion
    Inventor: Hervé Simoens
  • Patent number: 8948687
    Abstract: An apparatus for repeating signals includes a receive antenna for capturing a receive signal, processing circuitry for processing the receive signal to form a repeated signal, and a transmit antenna for transmitting the repeated signal. The processing circuitry includes gain circuitry for gain in the repeated signal and decorrelation circuitry configured for modifying the repeated signal with respect to the receive signal to thereby decorrelate the repeated signal from the receive signal. The processing circuitry further comprises circuitry configured for calculating a gain margin for the apparatus utilizing the decorrelated receive and repeated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Van Hanson, Christopher Ranson
  • Patent number: 8942105
    Abstract: A method for processing traffic destined for a BS received from one or more terminals in an intermediate access point supporting two or more communication schemes is disclosed. The method includes receiving traffic from the one or more terminals according to a first communication scheme, measuring a congestion level of the received traffic, transmitting a first traffic being part of the received traffic to a second intermediate access point according to a second communication scheme, if the congestion level is a predetermined threshold or higher, and transmitting a second traffic being remaining traffic of the received traffic except the first traffic to the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byoung Hoon Kim, Seo Woo Jang, Jae Won Lim, Jun Ho Jo
  • Patent number: 8934838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, a method, a service server, an end-point terminal, a connection method and storage media for recommending an efficient connection path, in which if an end-point terminal connected to a mobile communication terminal through a short-range communication network can be connected to a service server through two or more mobile communication terminals, the end-point terminal can use a service through a mobile communication terminal capable of providing an optimum connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd
    Inventors: In Hwan Kim, Jeong Hoon Lee, Jeong Min You
  • Patent number: 8929804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a first node in a wireless communication network. The first node is arranged to communicate with at least one serving node and comprises a served antenna arrangement that is adapted to communicate with said serving node by means of at least one electrically adjustable antenna radiation lobe. The first node is arranged to evaluate communication properties for said serving node Furthermore, the first node is arranged to include antenna gain of the served antenna arrangement when performing said evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Henrik Asplund, Mikael Coldrey, Andreas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8923750
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a scheduling request in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes: transmitting a scheduling request signal by a relay station to a base station in a first subframe; and transmitting data by the relay station to the base station in a second subframe, wherein the scheduling request signal includes allocation information on the second subframe in which the data is transmitted. Accordingly, data can be effective transmitted between the relay station and the base station in the wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hak Seong Kim, Joon Kui Ahn, Byeong Geol Cheon, Eun Sun Kim, Bong Hoe Kim
  • Patent number: 8918047
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the use of satellite-based routing processes in connection with a balloon network. A disclosed method includes receiving a communication at a balloon in a balloon network by way of a transmission from a ground-based station. The method includes selecting a routing process for the communication based on at least one parameter associated with the communication. The routing process is selected from a plurality of routing processes including a first routing process and a second routing process. The first routing process includes a satellite network when determining how to route the communication. The satellite network includes one or more satellites. The second routing process includes the balloon network when determining how to route the communication. The method further includes using the selected routing process to determine a target path for the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Teller, Michael Cassidy, Clifford L. Biffle, Richard W. DeVaul
  • Patent number: 8913951
    Abstract: Methods and systems for 60 GHz distributed communication utilizing a mesh network of repeaters are disclosed and may include configuring antennas in remote RF modules in a wireless communication device, wherein each of the RF modules receive IF signals via coaxial lines. The RF signals may be transmitted via the antennas to a destination device via a mesh network that comprises the RF modules and one or more external repeaters. The IF signals in the coaxial lines may be tapped at the RF modules. The repeaters may be configured via a processor in the wireless communication device, where the control signals may be communicated to the RF modules via the coaxial lines. The RF modules may be configured utilizing a processor in the wireless communication device, where the control signals may be communicated via the coaxial lines. The RF signals may be generated from IF signals from baseband signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 8903308
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system for remote monitoring of medical devices. The system includes a medical device, a patient identification device and a wireless relay module. The relay module receives patient identification information from the patient identification device and medical device identification from the medical device via a wireless relay network, and transmits this information to the remote monitoring device via an internet-accessible wireless communications network. The remote monitoring device returns an acknowledgement status to the relay module, which the relay module transmits to the medical device. Upon receipt of an acknowledgment status indicating that the patient's use of the medical device is authorized, the medical device transmits medical device data to the relay module via the wireless relay network, and the relay module relays the medical device data to the remote monitoring device via the internet-accessible wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joel D. Wiesner, Robert B. Gaines
  • Patent number: 8897697
    Abstract: A millimeter-wave surface-wave communications system to provide network connectivity for a backhaul network and a distributed antenna system. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications propagating over existing power line infrastructure. The wavelength of the transmission is comparable in size or smaller than the circumference of the power lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 8897698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data transfer method in a multi-hop relay system. The data transfer method comprises: a step for allowing a base station to receive from a first terminal the channel information (Hd,1) between the base station and the first mobile station, a step for making the base station generate an interference cancellation precoding matrix using Hd,1, a step for forcing the base station to transfer first data to a relay station, and a step for making the relay station transfer the first data to the first mobile station and forcing the base station to transfer second data to a second mobile station, wherein the second data is converted using the interference cancellation precoding matrix. According to the disclosed data transfer method in the multi-hope relay system, the base station transfers data to another mobile station efficiently when the relay station transfers data to a mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Young Hyun Jeon, Tak Ki Yu, Jong Hyung Kwun, Chan Ho Min, Min Suk Kang, Hyu Dae Kim, Bang Chul Jung, Dong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 8897200
    Abstract: When no synchronization signal is transmitted over a system bus (115), a master repeater is arbitrarily selected from a plurality of repeaters (1112 to 111n), starts transmitting a synchronization signal over the system bus (115), and transmits information to the system bus (115) in synchronization with the synchronization signal. Other slave repeaters transmit information to the system bus (115) in synchronization with the synchronization signal transmitted by the master repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Icom Incorporated
    Inventors: Shoji Fukuzawa, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8892029
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for BSR reporting, a relay node, an E-UTRAN NodeB, and a system, which are applied in the field of communications. In the present invention, a BSR reporting manner of an RN is configured according to the number of UEs managed by the RN, and a BSR is sent to a D-eNB Donor eNB according to the configured BSR reporting manner. The present invention effectively solves the problem that currently the existing BSR mechanism is not applicable to an interface between an RN and a D-eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Jiang, Wei Quan, Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 8885689
    Abstract: A first node including a physical layer device, a first transceiver and a second transceiver. The first transceiver includes a first analog front end connected to a first transmission line. The first analog front end is configured to transfer first data between the physical layer device and a second node via the first transmission line. The second transceiver includes a second analog front end connected to a second transmission line. The second analog front end is configured to transfer second data between the physical layer device and a third node via the second transmission line. A first type of the second transmission line is different than a second type of the first transmission line. The first node is configured to perform as a repeater using data repeating functions at a link layer control level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell Hispania S. L.
    Inventors: Jorge Vicente Blasco Claret, Jose Luis Gonzalez Moreno, Salvador Iranzo Molinero, John Vincent Egan, Agustin Badenes Corella