Diagnostic Testing, Malfunction Indication, Or Electrical Condition Measurement Patents (Class 455/423)
  • Patent number: 11026223
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive a second communication, of a bandwidth part (BWP) selection process, that indicates a subset of BWPs, of a set of BWPs, to be selected as a set of active BWPs, wherein the set of BWPs is configured to the UE for a component carrier via radio resource control signaling as a first communication of the BWP selection process, wherein the subset of BWPs includes one or more BWPs of the set of BWPs. In some aspects, the UE may select the subset of BWPs as the set of active BWPs based at least in part on receiving the second communication, wherein a particular BWP, of the subset of BWPs, is to be used for a post-BWP selection process communication. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Heechoon Lee, Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri
  • Patent number: 11025359
    Abstract: An efficient communications apparatus is described for a vector signaling code to transport data and optionally a clocking signal between integrated circuit devices. Methods of designing such apparatus and their associated codes based on a new metric herein called the “ISI Ratio” are described which permit higher communications speed, lower system power consumption, and reduced implementation complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KANDOU LABS, S.A.
    Inventors: Amin Shokrollahi, Ali Hormati, Roger Ulrich
  • Patent number: 11019614
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for transmitting and receiving at least one Downlink Control Information (DCI) in a communication system supporting Carrier Aggregation (CA) are provided. The method for receiving includes receiving information representative of presence of carrier indicator by higher layer signaling from a Node B; receiving information representative of at least one cell indicator by higher layer signaling from the Node B; defining an UE specific search space based on aggregation level, an UE ID, and at least one carrier indicator value, where the UE specific search space includes a set of Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) candidates based on the aggregation level; decoding at least one PDCCH including at least one DCI respectively by the UE ID; and acquiring the at least one DCI, wherein the at least one carrier indicator value is based on the at least one cell indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 11012853
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer software are disclosed for performing a secure software update in a mesh network. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: receiving, at each node of a network, a notification from a coordinating server, wherein each node of the network is listening for an image available notification; receiving, at a first node of the network, the image available notification; downloading and installing a software update image by the first node of the network; broadcasting, at the first node of the network, the image available notification to other peer nodes of the first node of the network; and downloading and installing the software update image from the first node of the network by at least one other peer node of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Donahue, Robert Getschmann
  • Patent number: 11011183
    Abstract: At a communication server, a first computer device and a second computer device are connected to a collaborative support session configured to support audio communications, screen sharing, and control of the first computer device by the second computer device. Screen sharing video image content is converted to a text sequence with timestamps. A text log with timestamps is generated from the text sequence. Using a command-based machine learning model, a sequence of commands and associated parameters, with timestamps, are determined from the text log. Audio is analyzed to produce speech-based information with timestamps. The command sequence is time-synchronized with the speech-based information based on the timestamps of the command sequence and the timestamps of the speech-based information. A knowledge report for the collaborative support session is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Qihong Shao, Pranjal Daga, Dmitry Goloubew, Anastasia Feygina, Antonio Nucci, Carlos M. Pignataro, Gyana R. Dash
  • Patent number: 11013007
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are disclosed. The method including identifying one or more potential times for beam switching within a payload of a symbol. The method also includes determining whether to switch a transmit beam early, a switching configuration, and a switching time based on the one or more potential times for beam switching. The method further includes switching the Tx beam early using the switching configuration and the switching time if deciding to switch the Tx beam early.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tianyang Bai, Juergen Cezanne, Navid Abedini, Vasanthan Raghavan, Jung Ho Ryu, Bilal Sadiq, Kiran Venugopal, Jianghong Luo, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11013046
    Abstract: A mechanism for controlling configuration of secondary-connectivity for dual connectivity service in a system including a first access node and a second access node. The first access node or another entity detects occurrence of a threshold extent of secondary-connection addition failures involving the second access node, each secondary-connection addition failure comprising failure of a respective attempt to set up secondary air-interface connectivity between a user equipment device (UE) and the second access node for use in dual-connectivity service of the UE. And responsive to at least the detecting, a measurement threshold that the first access node will impose for use in UE evaluation of coverage of the second access node for dual-connectivity setup is dynamically increased from a first coverage-strength value to a stronger second coverage-strength value so as to require stronger coverage of the second access node as a condition for adding secondary-connectivity with the second access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11004175
    Abstract: Systems and methods that yield highly-accurate classification of acoustic and other non-image events, involving pre-processing data from one or more transducers and generating a visual representation of the source as well as associated features and processing, are disclosed. According to certain exemplary implementations herein, such pre-processing steps may be utilized in situations where 1) all impulsive acoustic events have many features in common due to their point source origin and impulsive nature, and/or 2) the error rates that are considered acceptable in general purpose image classification are much higher than the acceptable levels in automatic impulsive incident classification. Further, according to some aspects, the data may be pre-processed in various ways, such as to remove extraneous or irrelevant details and/or perform any required rotation, alignment, scaling, etc. tasks, such that these tasks do not need to be “learned” in a less direct and more expensive manner in the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ShotSpotter, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Calhoun, Scott Lamkin, David Rodgers
  • Patent number: 11006352
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a method, an apparatus, and a system for collecting information about a WLAN AP. The method includes: a user equipment receives WLAN AP request information from a base station in a Minimization of Drive Tests measurement configuration process, collects WLAN AP information according to the WLAN AP request information, and sends the WLAN AP information to the base station, wherein the WLAN AP request information is used to request the UE to report WLAN AP information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingzhe Li, Hongzhuo Zhang, Xiaodong Yang
  • Patent number: 10992561
    Abstract: A measuring device for performing an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) test on a device under test is provided. The measuring device comprises a first emulator adapted to emulate a first station for communicating with the device under test. The measuring device further comprises a second emulator adapted to emulate a second station for communicating with the device under test. The measuring device further comprises a controller adapted to configure the first and second emulators. The configuration by the controller comprises configuring at least one of the first and second emulators with respect to one or more of a modulation scheme, a data rate, an emulation of one or more specific applications, a signal strength, an output power, a deterioration of received packets, and a reply failure rate with regard to received packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Kneidel
  • Patent number: 10984818
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for determining a quality score (MOS) for an audio signal sample, the apparatus comprising: an extractor configured to extract a feature vector from the audio signal sample, wherein the feature vector comprises a plurality of feature values and wherein each feature value is associated to a different feature of the feature vector; a pre-processor configured to pre-process a feature value of the feature vector based on a cumulative distribution function associated to the feature represented by the feature value to obtain a pre-processed feature value; and a processor configured to implement a neural network and to determine the quality score (MOS) for the audio signal sample based on the pre-processed feature value and a set of neural network parameters for the neural network associated to the cumulative distribution function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Xiao, Mona Hakami, Willem Bastiaan Kleijn
  • Patent number: 10986519
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for reporting monitored parameter information. One method includes receiving an indication to monitor parameters in an idle mode. The method includes monitoring the parameters in the idle mode. The method includes transmitting a request to a first base station. The method includes, in response to not receiving a correct response from the first base station: performing a cell reselection resulting in selection of a second base station; and transmitting a failure report to the second base station. The failure report includes information corresponding to the parameters monitored in the idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr, Genadi Velev, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 10985836
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication processing system that stably efficiently uses a resource in a cell managed by a base station. The communication processing system includes a communication terminal, a base station, a plurality of relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, a measurer in the communication terminal that measures strengths of received signals from the plurality of relay stations, and a selector in the base station that selects a relay station that connects the base station and the communication terminal, based on a comparison result of at least one capability of capabilities had by each of the plurality of relay stations, when there exist a plurality of relay stations whose strengths of received signals are more than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Yumiko Okuyama, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10979155
    Abstract: Antenna monitoring systems and methods can include, among other things, a transmitter near each of the antennas in a distributed antenna system (DAS). The transmitter can transmit an antenna identifier corresponding to that antenna, so that the various transmitters in the DAS each transmit different antenna identifiers. These antenna identifiers can be detected by a receiver and can be processed to determine whether any antenna identifiers are missing. If any expected antenna identifier is missing, 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. The transmitter can transmit other data, such as environmental data, RF data, or the like, to facilitate additional or alternative monitoring functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: JD Design Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Daniel Leaf, Joshua Travis Helling
  • Patent number: 10972201
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing reference signal received power (RSRP) are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a signal is received in a modem. Signal elements at reference signal (RS) locations are extracted from the received signal. The signal elements are descrambled to remove a RS sequence. A linear average of the descrambled signal elements is performed to form virtual reference signal (VRS) elements. The RSRP is estimated from the VRS elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Abdulrahman Baknina, Hyuk Joon Kwon
  • Patent number: 10973017
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for transmitting and receiving at least one Downlink Control Information (DCI) in a communication system supporting Carrier Aggregation (CA) are provided. The method for receiving includes receiving information representative of presence of carrier indicator by higher layer signaling from a Node B; receiving information representative of at least one cell indicator by higher layer signaling from the Node B; defining an UE specific search space based on aggregation level, an UE ID, and at least one carrier indicator value, where the UE specific search space includes a set of Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) candidates based on the aggregation level; decoding at least one PDCCH including at least one DCI respectively by the UE ID; and acquiring the at least one DCI, wherein the at least one carrier indicator value is based on the at least one cell indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10963832
    Abstract: A device may receive a request for a product. Based on the request, the device may determine a geographic location and delivery time for delivery of the product, and the device may identify product locations that are capable of providing the product and located near the geographic location. The device may determine, for each of the product locations and based on the product and at least one product location characteristic, a fulfillment time indicating when the product will be prepared for delivery. In addition, the device may identify at least one potential courier capable of transporting the product. Based on the fulfillment time, the delivery time, the geographic location for delivery, and at least one courier characteristic associated with the potential courier, the device may select a particular product location and a particular courier and perform an action based on the particular product location or the particular courier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Phillips, Zhe Liu, Kurry Tran
  • Patent number: 10959104
    Abstract: A measurement control method in a mobile communication system is provided. The mobile communication system includes a first base station and a second base station which perform communications with a user apparatus by using inter-base-station carrier aggregation. The measurement control method includes a measurement instruction step of determining, by the second base station, a parameter used for measurement configuration information for the user apparatus and transmitting measurement instruction information including the parameters to the first base station; and a measurement configuration information providing step of generating, by the first base station which has received the measurement instruction information, the measurement configuration information in which the parameter included in the measurement instruction information is set, and transmitting the measurement configuration information to the user apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Tooru Uchino, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10959058
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for object tracking. An example method may include receiving satellite signals from GPS satellites. The satellite signals may be indicative of satellite locations associated with the one or more GPS satellites and satellite timestamps associated with respective satellite locations. The method may further include determining, based on the satellite signals, a first location associated with a first tracking device. The method may further include receiving a target location associated with a target via a satellite transmission. The method may further include sending the target location to a second tracking device via a mesh network. The method may further include determining that a first distance between the first location and the target location, and the method may further include determining, based on the first distance, one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: STARK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atlas Tony Stark, Charles Bradford Workman
  • Patent number: 10959272
    Abstract: Methods may be provided to operate a wireless terminal UE in a wireless communication network. Responsive to receiving a request for a primary identification of a non-serving base station for the wireless terminal, transmission to the non-serving base station for the wireless terminal may be initiated using a random access channel RACH configuration. A random access response RAR may be received from the non-serving base station. Moreover, the random access response may be received with the primary identification of the non-serving base station, and the random access response may be responsive to the transmission using the RACH configuration. The primary identification of the non-serving base station may be transmitted to a node of the wireless communication network other than the non-serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pradeepa Ramachandra, Mehdi Amirijoo, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Stefan Wager
  • Patent number: 10959108
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to mitigating at least one coverage hole [108] from a coverage area served by at least one serving cell [102A to 102L]. In a preferred embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising: identifying at least one of at least one first optimum cell and at least one second optimum cell from the at least one serving cell [102A to 102L] based on the coverage hole information based on least one first cell parameter and at least one second cell parameter respectively; determining a final set of target cells comprising at least one final cell and mitigating the at least one coverage hole [108] by modifying the transmission parameter of the at least one final cell based on at least one of the coverage hole information, the at least one first cell parameter and the at least one second cell parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED
    Inventors: Parwiz Shekalim, Anshul Bhatt, Arun Karunakaran Nair, Vikas Kukreja, Tareq Amin, Prithvi Raj Dhaka
  • Patent number: 10952205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method performed by a node B for providing downlink control information (DCI) to one user equipment (UE) in order to enable communication over a plurality of cells in a communication system, including configuring, by the Node B, a DCI format to be used for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), transmitting, by the Node B, at least one PDCCH in a common search space (CSS), and transmitting, by the Node B, at least one PDCCH in each of a plurality of UE dedicated search spaces (UE-DSSs), wherein a CSS for receiving system information is common to the plurality of cells, wherein the plurality of UE-DSSs are configured for communication with respect to the plurality of cells, respectively, and wherein each of the plurality of cells corresponds to a cell identity which is UE-specific and configured based on higher layer signaling from the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10952108
    Abstract: A communication device for handling a redirection comprises at least one storage device storing instructions of receiving a redirection message from a first base station (BS) of the first radio access technology (RAT) via a first cell, wherein the redirection message comprises RAT information indicating a second RAT and indicates a first core network (CN); entering an idle state in response to the redirection message; selecting a second cell of the second RAT according to the RAT information; establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection via the second cell to a second BS in the idle state; generating a non-access-stratum (NAS) message for the first CN according to the redirection message; and transmitting the NAS message on the RRC connection via the second cell to the second BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Wu, Kundan Tiwari
  • Patent number: 10952141
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization during DRX operation in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: James Earl Womack, Yi Yu, Zhijun Cai
  • Patent number: 10944534
    Abstract: An example system in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a controller to store Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) information for an unassociated client detected by an access point (AP) of a wireless network. The controller is to identify that the unassociated client has associated with the wireless network, and identify the AP as a doorway AP in response to the client associating to the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Manaswini Lakshmikanth Sugatoor, Gopal Agarwal, Pradeep Iyer
  • Patent number: 10931511
    Abstract: A network monitor may receive network log events and identify: a first set of network devices that have reported a target network log event, a second set of network devices that have not reported the target network log event, a first set of network log events reported by the first set of network devices, and a second set of network log events reported by the second set of network devices. The network monitor may determine which network log events are legitimate, and filter the legitimate network log events from the first set of network log events or the second set of network log events to produce a group of suspicious network log events that may be correlated with the target network log event. The network monitor may predict future suspicious network log events that may be correlated with the target network log event in order to predict equipment failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Nucci, Sujit Biswas, Manjula Shivanna, Amod Augustin
  • Patent number: 10924320
    Abstract: An IQ estimation module comprising a powerup state IQ estimator configured to generate powerup state IQ estimates based on a powerup calibration of the IQ estimation module, a steady state IQ estimator configured to generate steady state IQ estimates during a steady state operation of the IQ estimation module, and an IQ estimate extender configured to determine differences between the powerup state IQ estimates and steady state IQ estimates at their respective frequency bins and adjust the powerup state IQ estimates to improve the accuracy of IQ estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sthanunathan Ramakrishnan, Chandrasekhar Sriram, Raju Kharataram Chaudhari
  • Patent number: 10917859
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for reducing interference in a communication system including a plurality of wireless devices. A first device transmits a frame (e.g., an RTS frame or a CTS frame) to a second device, the frame including information from which a non-target third device may use to estimate potential interference at the first device based on a proposed transmission to a fourth device. The information includes at least one of an interference and sensitivity factor (ISF), transmit power, and reciprocity factor (a difference between an antenna receive gain and an antenna transmit gain). Using the information in the frame to estimate the potential interference at the first device, the third device may choose to proceed with the proposed transmission if the estimated potential interference is less than a threshold; or withdraw or modify the proposed transmission if the estimated potential interference is greater than or equal to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Amichai Sanderovich, Alecsander Petru Eitan, Assaf Yaakov Kasher
  • Patent number: 10915840
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a computer-implemented method and system for the assignment of roadside assistance service providers such as tow trucks to distressed vehicles/drivers requiring roadside assistance. The methods and systems may include a roadside assistance service provider system with a collection module, an assignment module, and a feedback module. The collection module collects roadside assistance service provider information and historical statistics from real-world information and stores the information in a database that may then be analyzed using particular rules and formulas. The assignment module assigns particular roadside assistance service providers to particular distressed vehicles/drivers based on one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Jason Balabas, Tao Chen, Christopher J. Lieggi, Robert A. Spinneweber
  • Patent number: 10917894
    Abstract: An example method of wireless communication includes applying, by a first wireless communication device, a scrambling sequence associated with a cell to a set of symbol groups in a repetition. The method also includes transmitting, by the first wireless communication device to a second wireless communication device associated with the cell, the set of symbol groups after the scrambling sequence is applied to the set of symbol groups. Another example method of wireless communication includes applying, by a first wireless communication device, a frequency shift associated with a cell to a set of symbol groups in a repetition. The method also includes transmitting, by the first wireless communication device to a second wireless communication device associated with the cell, the set of symbol groups after the frequency shift is applied to the set of symbol groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiao Feng Wang, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 10897753
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control message including first information used for determining a monitoring occasion where the UE monitors a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a search space. The receiving circuitry is also configured to receive a radio resource control message including second information used for determining downlink control information (DCI) formats which accordingly the UE monitors the PDCCH in the search space. The search space is a UE-specific search space. The monitoring occasion comprises a slot and/or a symbol. The DCI formats include a DCI format used for scheduling of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) and/or a DCI format used for scheduling of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Comnany Limited
    Inventors: Kamel M. Shaheen, Tatsushi Aiba
  • Patent number: 10893529
    Abstract: A communication device, method, and computer program product provide dynamic cell selection with transmit power cut back for local constraints. A transceiver of the communication device scans for cells within communication range of the communication device. An uplink transmit power limit associated with each one of the one or more cells is based at least in part on a maximum transmit power supported by the transceiver. A controller of the communication device determines cuts back of the uplink transmit power limit in response to determining that a local constraint is applicable to the communication device. The controller prioritizes selection of the one or more cells for connecting to the communication device based on the respective uplink transmit power limit contained in the data structure and causes the communication device to connect to the prioritized cell from among the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Daniel C. Chisu
  • Patent number: 10887145
    Abstract: A data processing device includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit includes a first front-end circuit configured to process first data to obtain first demodulated data, and a back-end circuit coupled to the first front-end circuit and configured to receive the first demodulated data. The second circuit includes a second front-end circuit configured to process second data to obtain second demodulated data, and a transmitter coupled to the second front-end circuit and configured to transmit the second demodulated data to the first circuit. The back-end circuit is further configured to receive the second demodulated data, and process the first demodulated data and the second demodulated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunhua Zhai, Jianhua Zhu
  • Patent number: 10887210
    Abstract: A system of assessing deployments in a network-based media system is provided herein. The system includes a data storage system storing observation vectors, each observation vector being associated with an outcome indicator, and a processing device in communication with the data storage system to receive and store observation vectors and associated outcome indicators. The processing device performs operations including communicating with an endpoint device of a user to obtain information associated with the endpoint device; and transmitting an instance of a variable user interface to the endpoint device for presentation to the user via the endpoint device based on the stored observation vectors, the stored associated outcome indicators, and the obtained information associated with the endpoint device. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventor: Carlos A. Gomez-Uribe
  • Patent number: 10880750
    Abstract: Disclosed wireless networks, wireless devices and methods may provide adaptive spatial reuse to optimize communications performance. In one illustrative embodiment, a wireless network station includes: a baseband processor that frames data units for wireless transmission to a given station; and a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) that couples the baseband processor to one or more antennas. The baseband processor systematically assigns wireless transmission settings to different intervals of data unit transmission to the given station to periodically evaluate a performance for each combination of wireless transmission setting values, the assignment causing settings associated with enhanced performance to be employed with an increased probability or duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitrii Malichenko, Sigurd Schelstraete
  • Patent number: 10873903
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a device includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine a plurality of data transmission rates between at least one client, an access point and the device belonging to a wireless network, determine a best communication route, from among available communication routes for the at least one client to communicate with the access point based on the determined plurality of data transmission rates and direct the at least one client to communicate with the access point via the determined best communication route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AIRTIES KABLOSUZ ILETISIM SAN. VE DIS TIC. A. S.
    Inventors: Mehmet Karaca, Firat Birlik, Eren Soyak, Muharrem Sarper Gokturk
  • Patent number: 10872099
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system for automatic data protection for virtual machines includes a processor configured to use storage attributes associated with a virtual machine to determine, for the virtual machine, a data protection priority. The processor is further configured to determine a recommendation of a data protection operation to be taken with respect to the virtual machine based at least in part on the determined data protection priority. The system further includes a memory coupled to the processor and configured to store the determined data protection priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tintri by DDN, Inc.
    Inventors: Geeta Gharpure, Alexandre Nichet, Deepika Dixit
  • Patent number: 10869219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for controlling the traffic of a terminal in a mobile communication system and, more particularly, to a method and an apparatus for controlling the traffic of a terminal in consideration of the quality of experience of the terminal within a wireless network. A method for controlling the traffic of a terminal in a mobile communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: determining whether service congestion has occurred in a wireless network based on user experience quality information on each service of at least one terminal and status information in the wireless network; and controlling traffic of the at least one terminal based on services used by terminals in the wireless network if it is determined that the service congestion has occurred in the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suwon Lee, Changyeong Oh, Panhyung Lee, Soonyoung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10869308
    Abstract: A pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system is provided for supporting higher data rates than in 4th-Generation system. An apparatus of a base station includes: at least one transceiver and at least one processor operatively connected to the transceiver. The transceiver receives channel quality information from a terminal. The processor obtains a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) level and a number of first resource blocks based on the channel quality information, determines a power boosting value for applying a second MCS level indicating a higher modulation order or a higher code rate than the first MCS level, obtains, based on the power boosting value, a number of second resource blocks corresponding to a transport block size (TBS) value greater than a TBS value corresponding to the number of the first resource blocks in the first MCS level and transmits downlink data based on these determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoyol Park, Eunyong Kim, Yunseok Choi
  • Patent number: 10869352
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for processing information. The method for processing information comprises: retrieving, by a first base station, user context information of a User Equipment (UE) from a second base station by initiating a procedure to the second base station for retrieving the user context information, wherein the user context information doesn't include user history information; updating, by the first base station, bearer path information and resuming the user context information by initiating a path switch request message to a device in a core network; and performing, by the first base station, one or more of the following operations after the UE resumes to a connected state: re-starting to collect user history information, and re-retrieving user history information from the UE through an air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yin Gao, Jing Liu
  • Patent number: 10862866
    Abstract: A method for multiple transaction capabilities application part (TCAP) operation code (opcode) screening includes receiving a first SS7 signaling message including multiple TCAP opcodes. The method further includes determining that the first SS7 signaling message requires further processing. The method further includes, in response to determining that the first SS7 signaling message requires further processing, decoding, from the first SS7 signaling message, N TCAP opcodes, where N is an integer of at least two. The method further includes, for each of the N TCAP opcodes, applying a filter and determining that one of the filters indicates that the opcode, alone or in combination with other parameters in the first SS7 signaling message, is not allowed. The method further includes, in response to determining that the one filter indicates that the opcode, alone or in combination with the other parameters is not allowed, performing an SS7 firewall action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Allen Erickson, Vikram Mehta
  • Patent number: 10855571
    Abstract: A measurement device and a measurement method capable of performing measurement on a device under test while maintaining a desired high data rate even under poor communication conditions such as occurrence of retransmission of a frame from a device under test in a wireless communication connection are provided. The measurement device includes a reception unit 14 that receives a frame transmitted from a DUT 1, a determination unit 16 that determines whether or not a header of the frame has been normally received by the reception unit 14, an acknowledgment transmission unit 13b that transmits the acknowledgment frame to the DUT 1 when the determination unit 16 determines that the header has been normally received by the reception unit 14; and a measurement unit 17 that performs the measurement on the frame determined by the determination unit 16 that the header has been normally received by the reception unit 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kihara, Takahiro Kasagi, Custodio Jean-Elaine Garcia, Yuichi Tsuiki
  • Patent number: 10849034
    Abstract: Techniques for signal map for wireless connectivity are described, and may be implemented via a mobile device to utilize a signal map to manage wireless connectivity of the mobile device. For instance, based on a wireless scan event of a mobile device, the signal map can be queried with a location/orientation of the mobile device to determine if a wireless signal source that meets a signal threshold (e.g., a quality threshold) is available. If such wireless signal source is available, a fast acquisition process for connecting to the signal source can be performed. Otherwise, a general scan for an available wireless signal source can be performed. Further, based on a handover event that identifies a target signal source, the signal map can be queried to determine if the target signal source meets a signal threshold. The handover event can then be managed based on whether the target signal source meets the signal threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Chisu, Si Chen
  • Patent number: 10849035
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing context of a mobile device among base station nodes for mobility management in mobile communications networks. An active connection is established between a first base station node and a mobile device, within radio access network of a mobile communications network. Other base station nodes in the radio access network within a tracking area of the mobile device are identified, and a state propagation process is performed to share a state of the active connection between the first base station node and the mobile device with at least a second base station node determined to be within the tracking area of the mobile device. The shared state is utilized to enable the mobile device to seamlessly establish an active connection with the second base station node and communicate with the mobile communications network through the active connection with the second base station node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Dany Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10848993
    Abstract: Methods of communicating in a wireless telecommunications system comprising a communications device, a master cell group comprising one or more infrastructure equipment of a first type and a secondary cell group comprising one or more infrastructure equipment of a second type, the communications device being in a coverage area of one of the infrastructure equipment of the first type and a coverage area of at least one of the infrastructure equipment of the second type, wherein the communications device is configured to transmit signals to and receive signals from the infrastructure equipment of the first type in accordance with a first communications protocol and to transmit signals to and receive signals from the at least one infrastructure equipment of the second type in accordance with a second communications protocol, the second communications protocol being different to the first communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10849121
    Abstract: In the base station (100), a search space setting unit (103) sets a search space on the basis of a search space setting rule in accordance with R-PDCCH range of a setting target slot, and an allocating unit (108) places DCI in one of a plurality of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range included in the set search space. The search space setting rules are associated with respective numbers of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range corresponding to the respective ones of a plurality of numbers of connections for R-CCE, and a first search space setting rule of a slot 0 and a second search space setting rule of a slot 1 are different from each other in terms of the patterns related to the numbers of candidates of to-be-decoded unit range corresponding to the plurality of numbers of connections for R-CCE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Seigo Nakao, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10848547
    Abstract: A system includes a management apparatus including a registration unit configured to register information which includes identification information of a device to be targeted for monitoring and is used for managing the device, wherein the management apparatus manages a communication history of one or more communications that were performed from each device to the management apparatus, and, in a case where there are one or more devices information about which is not registered by the registration unit and the managed communication history about which indicates that one or more communications were performed, extracts a device which satisfies a predetermined condition from among the one or more devices and performs processing for inhibiting a communication that is performed from the extracted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jin Sunata
  • Patent number: 10841822
    Abstract: A communication method and device are described. In the communication method, a quality indicator value associated with the first communication protocol is calculated based on a signal characteristic of first communication protocol. A quality indicator value associated with the first communication protocol is determined based on a signal characteristic of the first communication protocol. Further, a gap time is calculated which represents the time until a next communication gap resulting from a first communication via the first communication protocol and second communication via a second communication protocol. A quality report value can be calculated based on the quality indicator value and a comparison of the gap time and a reporting time threshold value. Further, a quality report can be generated based on the quality report value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Jakob Buthler, John Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10833743
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, coupler having an array of dielectric antennas positioned around an outer surface of a transmission medium. A processing system can perform operations including selecting at least two dielectric antennas of the array of dielectric antennas, and configuring at least two transmitters coupled to the at least two dielectric antennas according to a wave mode type to generate, via the at least two dielectric antennas, first wireless signals and second wireless signals that combine to induce propagation of electromagnetic waves along a transmission medium according to the wave mode type without requiring an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intelletual Property I. L.P.
    Inventors: Shikik Johnson, David M. Britz, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar
  • Patent number: 10831641
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the impact of a software upgrade on a service performance are disclosed. The method obtains call detail records associated with a plurality of mobile user endpoint devices, aggregates each mobile user endpoint device into at least one group, maps each mobile user endpoint device to at least one first aggregate, wherein each aggregate of the at least one first aggregate comprises at least one of: a group established based on the type of each of the mobile user endpoint devices, a group established based on the make of each of the mobile user endpoint devices, or a group established based on the model of each of the mobile user endpoint devices, and identifies a nearest co-occurring software upgrade when a change in a service performance in the communications network is detected based on the at least one first aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ajay Mahimkar