Radiotelephone System Patents (Class 455/403)
  • Patent number: 11070255
    Abstract: The wireless communications system comprises: a plurality of remote units, wherein each remote unit is configured to convert a respective RF signal into a plurality of time and frequency samples, perform a noise estimation corresponding to the plurality of time and frequency samples, compute a plurality of coefficients corresponding to the plurality of time and frequency samples that have an amplitude greater than at least a predefined threshold value, and multiply each of the plurality of coefficients by its corresponding time and frequency sample to create a plurality of weighted time and frequency samples; at least an intelligent switching unit, coupled to the plurality of remote units, wherein the intelligent switching unit is configured to receive the plurality of weighted time and frequency samples from each of the plurality of remote units, temporally align the pluralities of weighted time and frequency samples, compute a set of weighted sums of time and frequency samples and transmit the set of weight
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TEKO TELECOM S.R.L.
    Inventors: Massimo Notargiacomo, Giulio Gabelli, Fabrizio Marchese, Alessandro Pagani, Davide Durante, Lorenzo Minghini
  • Patent number: 11019666
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for RACH re-attempt, a user equipment and a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingjie Zhang, Bin Yu, Chen Qian, Di Su, Qi Xiong, Jingxing Fu
  • Patent number: 10994630
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method and apparatus for controlling power consumption of a vehicle, and a vehicle. The method comprises: determining state information of the vehicle according to driving data of the vehicle; and adjusting a power consumption mode of an energy consumption circuit in the vehicle according to the state information, wherein the energy consumption circuit consumes different amounts of energy in different power consumption modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Litong Han
  • Patent number: 10986638
    Abstract: A method of allocating radio resources in a multi-carrier system is disclosed, by which a signaling message can be efficiently transmitted according to necessity of a user equipment. In a user equipment of a mobile communication system transceiving data using a plurality of subcarriers, the present invention includes the steps of if the signaling message to be transmitted is generated in the user equipment, generating a preamble sequence according to a user equipment identifier to identify the user equipment, transmitting a preamble signal including the preamble sequence and the signaling message to a base station, and receiving an acknowledgement signal for the preamble signal generated according to the user equipment identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WILD GUARD LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Seong Kim, Bong Hoe Kim, Joon Kui Ahn, Dong Youn Seo, Jung Hoon Lee, Young Woo Yun, Suk Hyon Yoon, Eun Sun Kim, Ki Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10986554
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10965617
    Abstract: A RF router for routing n input signals to m destinations, where the router comprises a backplane coupled to a plurality of RF input terminals, a plurality of RF output terminals, a plurality of splitters and a plurality of connectors. The backplane is also coupled to a controller and a plurality of connectors for receiving a plurality of switching matrices. The RF router comprises a plurality of u×v input switch matrices, a plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and a plurality of r×s output switch matrices, where at least one of the plurality of u×v input switch matrices, the plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and the plurality of r×s output switch matrices are redundant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Baldor
  • Patent number: 10964204
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10952002
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an audio playback system adapted to automatically switch an active microphone back and forth between two or more devices. For example, where the system is a pair of earbuds, where each earbud is worn by a separate user, the system may switch the active microphone to the device worn by the user that is speaking at a given time. While that device holds the active microphone, the other device may wait until a particular event that frees up the microphone, such as if the user wearing the device with the active microphone stops talking. According to some examples, a notification may be provided through one or more of the devices in the system to let the user know, for example, that he does not have the active microphone, that the active microphone is free, that the active microphone has been switched, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vitali Lovich
  • Patent number: 10944678
    Abstract: A method for assisting in multipoint data flow control in a wireless communication system having a number, n+1, where n?1, of wireless-transmission points. The method comprises obtaining, for each of the wireless-transmission points, a round trip time of a present sampling period for data travelling to a user equipment via a respective wireless-transmission point and an acknowledge message travelling back. A round trip time skew is computed for the present sampling period for individual wireless-transmission points. The round trip time skew is a difference between the obtained round trip time of a respective wireless-transmission point and a reference value. A reference round trip time value is provided for each wireless-transmission point in dependence of the round trip time skews. A rate control signal is generated, for each of the wireless-transmission points, in dependence of a respective reference round trip time value. Corresponding arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Torbjörn Wigren, Katrina Lau, Richard Middleton, Ramon Alejandro Delgado Pulgar
  • Patent number: 10944651
    Abstract: A method for multi-protocol monitoring and correlation includes aggregating captured network performance data including a plurality of captured network performance metrics for a plurality of subscriber session records associated with a plurality of protocols. A first level of correlation is performed between the plurality of subscriber session records using one or more direct correlation rules. The correlated subscriber session records associated with the plurality of protocols are related to the same subscriber session. A second level of correlation is performed between the correlated subscriber session records using one or more indirect correlation rules based on the performed first level of correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NetScout Systems Texas, LLC
    Inventors: Satishwar Chandrashekar, Amreesh Agrawal, Sarthak Barik
  • Patent number: 10939180
    Abstract: A transmission device is disclosed. The transmission device comprises a signal generation unit for generating a broadcast signal including a service, and a transmission unit for transmitting the broadcast signal through at least one radio frequency (RF) channel. A broadcast stream transmitted through the RF channel includes signaling for the service, the signaling for the service including information indicating whether the service is transmitted through a plurality of RF channels, and information indicating whether the broadcast stream transmitted through the RF channel contains an essential portion of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-koo Yang, Young-ho Oh
  • Patent number: 10931327
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a first power amplifier (PA) to amplify and output a first signal of a first transceiver, a power combiner to combine a second signal of the first transceiver with a third signal of the second transceiver, a second power amplifier to amplify and output a fourth signal combined by the power combiner, and a switch to select one of a first transmission signal that is an output signal of the first power amplifier and a second transmission signal that is an output signal of the second power amplifier, wherein the first transceiver operates in a first communication system and the second transceiver operates in a second communication system, whereby a mobile terminal having improved transmission output power characteristics can be provided using the first communication system and the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghee Kang, Inkyung Kim, Jihyuk Park, Dongsu Won, Kyungho Lim, Jaehyuk Jang, Eunbit Cho
  • Patent number: 10924469
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authorizing an Internet of Things (IoT) application of an IoT device (such as a smart TV or a set-top box microconsole). Examples can include establishing, by the IoT application, a connection with a mobile application of a mobile device. The connection can be a wireless link that has a maximum range less than or equal to 400 meters (such as a Bluetooth or a near-field communication (NFC) link). Examples can also include sending, by the IoT application, a request to a remote server to return a connector code. The request can include an identification of the wireless link. Examples can also include receiving, by the IoT application, the connector code from the remote server or a second server, and transferring, by the IoT application, the connector code to the mobile application via the wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: George Fletcher, Swapnil Patel, Lovlesh Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10887123
    Abstract: A system of multiprotocol audio/voice devices includes a plurality of consumer electronic multiprotocol audio/voice devices and a wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device accessible by a user. The wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device may determine wireless protocols acceptable by the plurality of consumer electronic multiprotocol audio/voice devices, and the user may control the plurality of consumer electronic multiprotocol audio/voice devices by the wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device without requiring a unique application. The wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device includes a package housing a digital signal processor (DSP), wireless communication modules, and a multipoint control unit (MCU) coupled to the DSP and the wireless communication modules. The DSP is coupled to a microphone and configured to provide voice control signals to the MCU. The wireless communication modules are coupled to antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LIBRE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Hooman Kashef
  • Patent number: 10886986
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for obtaining channel conditions per antenna element of an antenna array comprising N antenna elements. The antenna array is configured for communications using orthogonal sub-carriers. A method is performed by a radio transceiver device. The method comprises obtaining channel conditions of a radio propagation channel per sub-carrier for signals received on the sub-carriers by the antenna array. A set of receiving entities are associated with the sub-carriers in an interleaved manner such that each receiving entity is interleaved over a respective disjoint subset of sub-carriers. The method comprises transforming the channel conditions at least for those sub-carriers located within a coherence bandwidth of the radio propagation channel to channel conditions for the N antenna elements by using a relation that maps the receiving entities to the N antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Athley, Andreas Nilsson, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 10869274
    Abstract: Examples and techniques pertaining to avoidance of interference between wireless operation and microwave oven operation are described. A processor configures at least one of a magnetron of a microwave oven or a wireless transceiver of the microwave oven. The processor then controls operations of the magnetron and the wireless transceiver such that wireless communication by the wireless transceiver is not interfered by radiation from the magnetron as a result of the configuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Lewis Adams, Yasantha Rajakarunanayake, Pedro T. Tsai
  • Patent number: 10834540
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for providing, by a relay UE, a broadcast service in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: detecting a TMGI; and broadcasting TMGI announcement comprising the detected TMGI and a ProSe layer-2 group ID corresponding to the TMGI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Youngdae Lee, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10820247
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10805020
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include measuring a space frequency downlink channel matrix. The space frequency downlink channel matrix reflects a channel response observed by the apparatus. The apparatus receives transmissions from an array of antennas of a network node. The method can also include determining a spatial channel vector. The method can also include determining scalar phase terms. The method can also include determining a Signal-to-Interference-Plus-Noise-Ratio scalar factor of the channel response observed by the apparatus. The method can also include transmitting an encoded form of the spatial channel vector. The method can also include transmitting an encoded form of the Signal-to-Interference-Plus-Noise-Ratio scalar factor. The method can also include transmitting an encoded form of the scalar phase terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Frederick Vook, Eugene Visotsky, Xiaoyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10805136
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for multiplexing new radio (NR) synchronization signals and paging signals. A Base Station (BS) decides whether or not to multiplex paging and synchronization signals in a set of time resources, a set of frequency resources or a combination thereof, the deciding based on at least one of a capability of the BS, a capability of at least one User Equipment (UE) served by the BS, an operating frequency band or a combination of tone spacings of the paging signals and the synchronization signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Bilal Sadiq, Juergen Cezanne
  • Patent number: 10790870
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a first power amplifier (PA) to amplify and output a first signal of a first transceiver, a power combiner to combine a second signal of the first transceiver with a third signal of the second transceiver, a second power amplifier to amplify and output a fourth signal combined by the power combiner, and a switch to select one of a first transmission signal that is an output signal of the first power amplifier and a second transmission signal that is an output signal of the second power amplifier, wherein the first transceiver operates in a first communication system and the second transceiver operates in a second communication system, whereby a mobile terminal having improved transmission output power characteristics can be provided using the first communication system and the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghee Kang, Inkyung Kim, Jihyuk Park, Dongsu Won, Kyungho Lim, Jaehyuk Jang, Eunbit Cho
  • Patent number: 10785361
    Abstract: Provided are a method for call processing and an electronic device. The method includes the following. Voice data collected by at least two target wireless headphones of the multiple target wireless headphones are received respectively. The multiple target wireless headphones are coupled with an electronic device, and the electronic device is in a call mode. The voice data collected by the at least two target wireless headphones is sent to the other party of a call. Audio data is received from the other party and the audio data is sent to the multiple target wireless headphones respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10779156
    Abstract: Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network a message which informs the mobile device that a data message has arrived at the server and needs to be retrieved. The message includes an identifier which identifies the data message at the server. In response to opening an application at the mobile device, the mobile device communicates directly with the server via the wireless network for retrieving the data message. This involves commencing an open session with the server, sending to the server a command for retrieving the data message, and receiving from the server the data message in response to sending the command. The mobile device may use the identifier for retrieving the data message from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Clark, Allan David Lewis, Barry Gilhuly, David Bajar, Nataliya Martsyna, Robbie John Maurice
  • Patent number: 10771841
    Abstract: A handset or other end device in a local service domain receives video service notifications. The video service notifications can provide information to a user of the end device about a video service (e.g., a television program or a movie) available within a local network. The video service notification can include a request for a response to the notification, with the request having a corresponding URI or other type of link to cause a desired action (e.g., to commence recording or playing content associated with a particular video service). A mobile device configurable for direct communication in a wide area wireless network can join a local service domain and receive services through a gateway of that local service domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communcations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Hari Venkatram Pedaprolu
  • Patent number: 10771129
    Abstract: A method for assisting the adaptation of a signal from a first node to a second node is provided. The first node communicates with the second node in a wireless communication system over a radio link. The second node has a codebook comprising a set of possible information alternatives for assisting the adaptation of a signal received from the first node. The second node may select an information alternative from the codebook and send it to the first node to assist the first node in adapting the signal. The first node is configured with a number of subsets, each comprising a part of the possible information alternatives. The first node requests that the second node restrict the selection of information alternatives to one of the subsets, and in response, receives an information alternative from the second node that is selected from among the subsets configured according to the configuration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: George Jöngren, Bo Göransson
  • Patent number: 10764224
    Abstract: A processor-executed method for conveying an electronic message according to a representation of an emoticon comprises mapping an emoticon to a type of notification of interest to a community of computer users; determining one or more recipient users of the community of computer users for receiving a notification when the emoticon is transmitted with the electronic message; and transmitting the notification to the one or more recipient users of the community of computer users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10761701
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which includes an extension width determination unit for determining an extension width based on a depression time of the cursor at a reference position on an image display unit where a releasing operation of the cursor was performed, which is a time during which the cursor had been kept depressed until the releasing operation was performed, and an ornament piece arrangement unit for arranging the plurality of ornament pieces at positions radially extended away from the reference position with the extension width determined by the extension width determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukita Gotohda, Karin Kon
  • Patent number: 10757546
    Abstract: A system and method for triggering on platform usage can include at a platform, receiving and storing a trigger configuration of an account; operating a platform comprising internally executing a process on behalf of an account and publishing at least one event when executing the process; at the platform, incrementing a counter in response to the at least one event and if the stored trigger configuration species a usage key associated with a category of counted events of the at least one event; monitoring counters in a context of an associated trigger; and processing the trigger upon the counter satisfying condition of an associated trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Cooke, Timothy Milliron, Adam Ballai, Matthew D. Nowack, Robert C. Hagemann, III
  • Patent number: 10750001
    Abstract: A contact-note application is disclosed herein that runs in a computing device. When a phone call event occurs, the contact-note application is notified and responsively surfaces a prompt over a user interface to a phone call application. When the prompt is selected, the contact-note application surfaces a user interface to the contact-note application. The user interface provides the end-user with a view of a note associated with a contact on the phone call such that they user may create, edit, and consume the note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Swadheen Shukla, Anurag Rao, Bijoy Raveendran, Paramveer Singh Sisodia, Netal Gupta, Jagdish Singh, Anubhav Mehendru, Pankaj Aher, Sejal Sharma, Anish Chandran, Mahesh Sridharan
  • Patent number: 10740504
    Abstract: A fiber channel verification system provides a fiber optic network design platform that allows a user to create a graphical mock-up of a fiber optic network design, and performs fault analytics on the proposed design to identify potential faults or problems with the design. The verification system can guide the user through the process of specifying network components such as trunk cables, patch cables, fiber optic cassettes, connectors, or other such components suitable for a given networking application. The verification also allows the user to define connections between the selected components. During development or after the design is complete, the verification system can analyze each channel of network design and identify improper fiber connections, network component incompatibilities, incorrect polarities, excessive insertion or return losses, or other such problems. The verification system can also provide recommendations for eliminating discovered problems where appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Jay Treptow, Frank Chin Hwan Kim, Scott T. Robinson, Sean McCloud, Adrian Young, Dennis Manes
  • Patent number: 10708793
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments disclosed herein, there are provided apparatuses, systems and methods for implementing wireless system discovery and control using a state-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ASSIA SPE, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kerpez, Wonjong Rhee, Mung Chiang, Ardavan Maleki Tehrani
  • Patent number: 10708839
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10708010
    Abstract: A first allocation of physical resources for uplink transmission is received over a downlink signaling channel. Data of a logical channel is received. A first block is transmitted over the first allocated physical resources in response to receipt of the data of the logical channel. A timer is initiated in response to transmission of the first block. In response to an expiration of the timer and not receiving a second allocation of physical resources, a first type of request from a plurality of types of requests is selected and the selected first type of request for the second allocation of physical resources is transmitted over an uplink signaling channel. The second allocation of physical resources is received in response to the transmitted first type of request. A second block is transmitted in response to the second allocation of physical resources over the second allocated physical resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10693526
    Abstract: A method for communicating on a terminal. The terminal is able to receive a message in a carrier radiowave by using the electromagnetic wave conduction capacities of a first channel, being supported by the body of a user carrying the terminal. The terminal is also able to communicate with a second device over a second wireless channel having a support separate from the body of the user. The method includes the following steps on the terminal: receiving, over the first channel, the first message including at least one item of peering data coming from another device; establishing a communication session over the second channel with the second device, using the item of peering data; and communicating with the second device only over the second radio channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Philippe Levionnais, David Picquenot
  • Patent number: 10691872
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for normalizing the recipient style of electronic messages while preserving the discernible intent of the sender. Given an electronic message or series of messages with varying visual styles applied to message text and other content, the electronic message may be transformed with a normalized and consistent formatting style that is more pleasing to the recipient, while preserving the sender's discernible intent in stylizing the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aditi Desai, Malia M. Douglas, David De La Brena Valderrama, Mark Sunderland, Charles Duze, Matthew Wood, Andrew Michael Himberger, Tali Roth, Ryan Edward Gregg
  • Patent number: 10680920
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to managing a communications system based on software defined networking (SDN) architecture. An SDN controller is provided in the communications system to manage a wireless distribution system (WDS) and a local area network (LAN) based on SDN architecture. The SDN controller is communicatively coupled to a WDS control system in the WDS and a LAN control system in the LAN via respective SDN control data plane interfaces (CDPIs). The SDN controller analyzes a WDS performance report and a LAN performance report and provides a WDS configuration instruction(s) and/or a LAN configuration instruction(s) to the WDS control system and/or the LAN control system to reconfigure a WDS element(s) and/or a LAN element(s) to improve quality-of-experiences (QoEs) of the communications system. Monitoring and optimizing the WDS and the LAN based on a unified software-based network management platform can improve performance at reduced operational costs and complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Robert Fred Basile, Jason Elliott Greene
  • Patent number: 10674537
    Abstract: A method of accessing a channel in a wireless LAN system is disclosed. A method of accessing a channel in a terminal includes receiving TIM information included in a beacon transmitted by an access point, determining a channel access slot allocated to the terminal based on the TIM information, transmitting a data transmission request to the access point in the channel access slot, and receiving data transmission slot allocation information corresponding to the data transmission request from the access point. Accordingly, a time slot can be prevented from unnecessarily wasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Seok Jeong, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10652304
    Abstract: Quality parameters, such as encoding bitrate, can be determined for the providing of media content based at least in part upon aggregate consumption data. An unknown number of media players can obtain content at a bitrate that depends upon network conditions, and encoders can use variable bitrate encoding, such that egress bandwidth usage can vary widely over time. Aggregate consumption data can be obtained for the various client devices to project the egress costs for a particular period. If the projected resources deviate unacceptably from the target for the period, new quality setting values can be determined, such as new maximum, minimum, target bitrate, or target quality values for the various quality levels. These settings can be automatically applied or suggested to customers, who can then accept any or all of the suggestions, or choose to adjust at least some of the settings based on the suggestions or cost projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Olaf Nielsen, James Ka Sin Au
  • Patent number: 10629051
    Abstract: DESAC is an after-market supplemental wireless (battery-operated, non-contact, radio-linked) pair of transmitter-receiver sensing modules designed to significantly enhance the safety of many wheelchair-bound semi-mobile residents prone to falling while transferring without assistance, many with varying degrees of dementia, in Skilled-Care, Nursing, Rehabilitation, CCRC, Assisted-Living, Memory-Care, and other forms of Senior Living Facilities (including private homes). It works as an automatic trigger of a standard hospital CALL button that works with any standard ¼ inch plug, normally open, Push-to-Close, mechanical-contact (fully isolated, non-electronic) call-box jacks. Functionally, it appears as though the resident physically pushed their bedside, cabled call button for a constant 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Gustin
  • Patent number: 10631228
    Abstract: A method for executing or adapting a forwarding strategy in a vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) includes performing, by a first vehicle being a node in the VANET, the following actions: analyzing current environmental conditions; creating a forwarding strategy based on the current environmental conditions; and forwarding information to other vehicles in the VANET according to the created forwarding strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pedro Miranda d'Orey, Nitin Maslekar, Nikola Zahariev
  • Patent number: 10609570
    Abstract: A method for optimizing network parameters of a network includes receiving, via a network probe in communication with the network, a service type, key performance indicators associated with the service type, and network parameter information of the network. A customer satisfaction score associated with the service type and the associated key performance indicators is determined. When the customer satisfaction score is determined to be below a threshold, one or more network parameters leading to the customer satisfaction score being below the threshold are determined from the network parameter information. The one or more network parameters are adjusted, via a network configuration interface in communication with the network, to thereby increase the customer satisfaction score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Pietro Martone, Emanuele Procaccioli, Sushil Magan Ostwal
  • Patent number: 10602523
    Abstract: A device may receive a request, from a user equipment (UE), to connect to a network. The device may receive antenna information indicating that the UE has a single antenna, and the device may receive device type information indicating a device type of the UE or network resource requirements associated with the UE. The device may obtain network policy information, relating to the UE, based on the antenna information and/or the device type information. The network policy information may indicate one or more policy rules associated with allocating network resources. The device may determine a quantity of network resources to allocate based on the network policy information, and the device may allocate the quantity of network resources for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10594412
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example antenna monitoring systems and methods that can include, among other things, a transmitter near each of the antennas in a distributed antenna system (DAS). The transmitter can transmit on a certain frequency or channel corresponding to that antenna, so that the various transmitters in the DAS each transmit on different frequencies. These frequencies can be detected by a receiver and can be processed to determine whether a signal at any frequency or channel expected to be received is missing. If any expected signal is missing for any frequency or channel, the receiver can infer that the antenna or a component associated with the antenna (such as cabling) may have failed. The receiver can then output an indication or notification that may be accessed by maintenance personnel and/or emergency personnel to enable them to identify and repair the non-functioning antenna or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JD Design Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Daniel Leaf, Joshua Travis Helling
  • Patent number: 10588091
    Abstract: An arrangement for controlling energy consumption of a network node associated with a cell includes a terminal activity monitor configured to detect active terminals served by the cell. A transmission controller is connected to the terminal activity monitor and is configured to restrict transmission downlink in the cell during time periods when there are no active terminals served by the cell. During these time periods transmission is restricted to intermittent transmission of information assisting active terminals not served by the cell in finding the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Bo Hagerman, Bengt Lindoff, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 10575086
    Abstract: A method for using a set of wireless earpieces includes establishing a connection between each earpiece within the set of wireless earpieces, acquiring data indicative of a mode of operation, setting the mode of operation to operate the set of wireless earpieces based on the data indicative of the mode of operation and delivering audio to one or more speakers of each earpiece of the set of wireless earpieces based on the mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10554820
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing communications received via a PTSN are disclosed. A communication session server facilitates communication sessions between a first computing device, a second computing device and a public service accessible via a PSTN. The first computing device establishes a communication session with the communication session server using a first communication mode. The second computing device establishes a communication session with the public service using a second communication mode and a communication session with the communication session server using the first communication mode. Communications received by the second computing device from the public service via the second communication mode are routed to the communication session server via the first communication mode. The communication session server then sends the received communications to the first computing device using the first communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Mahendra D. Sekaran, Michael J. Davis
  • Patent number: 10545880
    Abstract: A memory device includes an unmapped read control module and a page buffer. The unmapped read control module is configured to receive a read command from a host, determine whether the read command is an unmapped read command, and output a memset command when the read command is the unmapped read command. The page buffer is configured to generate unmapped data by performing a memset operation in response to the memset command. The memset operation does not include a read operation for a memory cell array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Hoi Heo, Sung-Won Jeong, Moon-Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 10542395
    Abstract: A method for routing calls between a third party telecommunications device (“TD”) and a subscriber TD associated with a primary service and a second line service (“SLS”) involves associating the SLS number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the primary service number and the relationship number identifies the third party number for call completion. Calls can be directed to and from an SLS number of a subscriber TD using a combination of protocols such as ISUP, CAP and SIP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Movius Interactive Corporation
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 10541836
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a packet from a first virtual machine (VM) in a distributed overlay virtual Ethernet (DOVE) network. A first virtual switch appends the packet with a tunnel header that is addressed for a second virtual switch. The first virtual switch acts as a virtual default gateway based on replacement of a first destination address for the virtual default gateway with a second destination address for a second VM. Multiple virtual gateways in the DOVE network share a same media access control (MAC) address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephan Benny, Uday S. Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10542401
    Abstract: Disclosed are a vehicle capable of changing an audio output mode according to audio streamed from a smart device connected thereto and a control method therefor. A method of changing an audio output mode in a vehicle Audio Video Navigation (AVN) system include setting a steaming channel through wireless connection to a smart device and the AVN system, determining whether navigation announcement voice is detected from streaming data received through the streaming channel, and if the navigation announcement voice is detected, changing the audio output mode from a mode in which the navigation announcement voice is not output through a vehicle speaker to a streaming mode in which the navigation announcement voice is output through the vehicle speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Seong Soo Yae