Channel Allocation Patents (Class 455/450)
  • Patent number: 10299152
    Abstract: A technique, including transmitting from an access node of an access network an instruction to transmit one or more decoding performance reports relating exclusively to a specific type of service, which decoding performance report includes information about the result of one or more attempts to decode at a communication device one or more transmissions via which said specific type of service is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Benoist Pierre Sebire
  • Patent number: 10299257
    Abstract: Management of transmitters is disclosed for conditions of transmission uncertainty that arises in operating over non-guaranteed transmission carriers that are required to perform listen-before-talk (LBT) processes and guaranteed transmission carriers that are LBT-exempt. Due to the hardware and software constraints, techniques are described to pre-prepare data and control transmissions or provide the transmitters additional time to prepare for such data and control transmissions based on the results of clear channel assessment (CCA) checks of the non-guaranteed transmission carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tao Luo, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10298353
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present invention, provided is a method for receiving an uplink signal by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system where a reference signal is not used, including: obtaining information bits by demodulating and decoding a signal of a first user equipment (UE) that is modulated through a differential modulation scheme; estimating a channel between the first UE and the BS using the information bits; and performing successive interference cancellation (SIC) using the signal of the first UE restored through the channel estimation results and the information bits. In this case, the BS may estimate the channel between the first UE and the BS by assuming that an Nth modulation symbol among modulation symbols of the information bits modulated through the differential modulation scheme is fixed to a predetermined constellation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10291460
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for object motion detection are disclosed. In one example, a system having at least a processor and a memory with a set of instructions stored therein for detecting object motion in a venue is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ORIGIN WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Feng Zhang, Chen Chen, Beibei Wang, Hung-Quoc Duc Lai, Oscar Chi-Lim Au, K. J. Ray Liu
  • Patent number: 10289568
    Abstract: Systems and methods that allow secure application-driven arbitrary compute in storage devices in a cloud-based computing system are provided. A computing system including a compute controller configured to: (1) provide access to host compute resources, and (2) operate in at least one of a first mode or a second mode is provided. The computing system may further include a storage controller configured to provide access to storage systems including storage components, at least one compute component, and at least one cryptographic component. In the first mode, the host compute resources may be configured to execute at least a first operation on at least a first set of data stored in at least one of the storage components. In the second mode, the at least one compute component may be configured to execute at least a second operation on at least a second set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipta Sengupta, Jae Young Do
  • Patent number: 10285045
    Abstract: A system for monitoring embedded subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) is disclosed. The monitoring system provides visibility into the end-to-end performance of a mobile network operator (MNO) profile. The system controls a mobile device that is provisioned with a MNO profile and communicates with a subscription manager (SM) that produces and delivers the MNO profile. This system enables the monitoring of the interactions between the subscription manager and the eSIM and monitors the data preparation (SM-DP) and the secure routing (SM-SR) functionalities in the subscription manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumeet Prakash, Hamza Syed, Benjamin Phan, Nghia Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10284415
    Abstract: In a computing environment, a request for computing resources is received by an entity. A quantity of resource slots sufficient to fulfill the request is determined and associated with the entity during a portion of a recurring time period. The resource slots can be associated with other entities during other portions of the recurring time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammed Samir Alabsi
  • Patent number: 10285070
    Abstract: Dynamic frequency planning of shared spectrum is contemplated. The sharing may facilitate use of unlicensed or non-exclusively licensed spectrum within a geographical area serviced by two or more spectrum access sharing systems (SASs) or otherwise subjected to control of independently operating entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Smyth, Mark Poletti, James O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10277396
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for ensuring data integrity are disclosed. A data container structure is obtained, the data container structure containing data and a source identifier of a first hardware component. The data container structure is modified, using a header processing device, to include a component signature and an identifier of a second hardware component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Luis Ramos, Venkatesh Sivasubramanian, Sriramakrishna Yelisetti
  • Patent number: 10278182
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a channel selection method and a transmit end, and the method includes: ranking multiple channels, and generating a backoff count value; sequentially decrementing, from an initial timeslot, the backoff count value in each timeslot according to a ranking sequence of the channels and busy/idle states of all the channels until the backoff count value is 0; and selecting, from the multiple channels according to a result of the decrement performed on the backoff count value and a busy/idle state of at least one of the multiple channels, a channel that is used by the transmit end for sending data. The method and the transmit end can improve channel utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanchun Li, Bo Li, Qiao Qu
  • Patent number: 10278232
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus and methods for operating the same that can improve out-of-sync and radio link failure handling in a W-CDMA network. A user equipment (UE) establishes a packet switched (PS) connection between the UE and a base station, wherein the PS connection includes a Fractional Dedicated Physical Channel (F-DPCH). The UE configures an in-sync threshold (Qin) and an out-of-sync threshold (Qout) for the F-DPCH, wherein values of the Qin and Qout are set higher than those of corresponding Qin and Qout of a Dedicated Physical Channel (DPCH). The UE further estimates a downlink (DL) Signal to Interference Ratio (SIR) based on one or more transmit power control (TPC) commands of the F-DPCH, and determines whether to release the PS connection based on a comparison of the estimated SIR and Qout of the F-DPCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sharif Ahsanul Matin, Wei Zhang, Marian Madan, Krishna Chaitanya Mukkera, Praveen Peruru
  • Patent number: 10277358
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a link adaptation scheme. In one embodiment, there provides a method for performing link adaptation in an uplink subframe for a first cell, the method comprising: obtaining interference to the uplink subframe of the first cell from at least one neighboring cell's downlink subframe occupying a time interval same as the uplink subframe; determining whether the obtained interference exceeds a predetermined threshold; and applying to the uplink subframe a first link adaptation loop when the obtained interference exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Jinhua Liu, Yu Qian, Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 10271216
    Abstract: A wireless access system in which a first operator and a second operator share a predetermined band, includes a first base station belonging to the first operator, the first base station configured to transmit broadcast information indicating a priority of the first operator in the predetermined band; and a second base station belonging to the second operator, the second base station configured to perform wireless communication using a band configured based on a priority of the second operator in the predetermined band and the broadcast information transmitted by the first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Nitta, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Hiroki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10264437
    Abstract: Physical layer processing and procedures for device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal generation and transmission and scheduling of D2D discovery signals are described. Detection and measurement of a D2D discovery signal, D2D signal identity management, and monitoring by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) of PDCCH for D2D discovery scheduling is described, as is a WTRU that may be configured with a D2D-specific transmission/reception opportunity pattern. The discovery signal may carry a payload for explicit information about user and/or service identity, and may be mapped to physical resources in such a way as to decouple transmission/reception of the discovery signal from downlink operations. A WTRU may measure a D2D discovery signal quality and report to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10264504
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a user equipment scheduling method and device, where the method includes: predicting, according to radio resource information stored in an information sub-grid of an information grid, channel status information of first user equipment when the first user equipment is located in a geographical area in which any geographical sub-grid of a geographical grid is located, where there is a correspondence between an information sub-grid of the information grid and a geographical sub-grid of the geographical grid, and the information sub-grid is used to store radio resource information of a geographical area in which the corresponding geographical sub-grid is located; and scheduling the first user equipment according to the channel status information of the first user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Zhang, Zhiqiang Ju, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10264605
    Abstract: There is provided a method, performed by a communication station, for Listen-Before-Talk, LBT, based medium access. The method comprises the step (S1) of performing an LBT-based medium access procedure including sensing a radio-based medium on a shared radio spectrum during a sensing duration, deferring transmission if an on-going transmission is detected during the sensing, and transmitting on the radio-based medium if no on-going transmission is detected during the sensing. The method further comprises the step (S2) of waiting, when the communication station has transmitted, for a waiting duration that is based on a time duration between consecutive sensing occasions for at least one other communication station, also operating according to an LBT-based medium access procedure on the shared radio spectrum, before performing the LBT-based medium access procedure again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Bruhtesfa Godana, Laetitia Falconetti, Anders Furuskär, Chrysostomos Koutsimanis
  • Patent number: 10264541
    Abstract: Techniques for intra- and inter-operator coordination on a shared communication medium are disclosed. A central coordination server may send an operating mode information message to coordinate operation of different points on the communication medium. An access point may receive such an operating mode information message and adjust one or more communication parameters. An access point may determine a level of timing synchronization with neighboring access points and send a synchronization advertisement message to an access terminal. An access terminal may receive a synchronization advertisement message and perform one or more measurements of the neighboring access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Tao Luo, Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10257758
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter includes techniques for migrating wireless channels. An example method includes initiating, via a first media access controller on an integrated circuit chip, a first connection on a first wireless channel. The example method also includes performing, via a second media access controller on the integrated circuit chip, a scan on additional wireless channels using a second media access controller. The example method also includes detecting, via the second media access controller, an available wireless channel from the additional wireless channels. The method further includes migrating, via the first media access controller, the first connection from the first wireless channel to the available wireless channel. The method further includes combining the second access media controller with the first media access controller to provide increased throughput or signal quality on the available wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Casebolt, Naveen Makineni
  • Patent number: 10257812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for communicating between a primary station and at least one secondary station, comprising (a) the secondary station being configured to search a first configuration of search spaces, said search spaces comprising a number of resource sets, where at least one resource set might be used to transmit a message to the secondary station, (b) configuring the secondary station by means of a configuration message to search a second configuration of search spaces, (c) the secondary station in response of the reception of the configuration message entering into a transitional configuration mode, wherein the secondary station searches partly the first configuration of search spaces and the second configuration of search spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Timothy James Moulsley
  • Patent number: 10257767
    Abstract: A method operative in conjunction with a cellular communication network having a core element and comprising providing moving relays including base and mobile station functionality and a relay resource manager, all co-located, including providing an emergency moving relay from among the moving relays further including a simulated stationary network that includes a simulated IP connectivity gateway communicating with a simulated mobility management entity. The simulated stationary network simulates a stationary network's operation; the emergency moving relay being a root of a sub tree that includes moving relays and mobile stations, and is configured to utilize its mobile and base station functionalities and relay resource manager for operating in: (i) normal mode: emergency moving relay communicates with other relays in the network and with the stationary network; (ii) emergency mode, including, in response to an emergency event, finding new networks to connect to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Adi Schwartz, Yaakov Shoshan, Itay Sherman, Udi Weinsberg
  • Patent number: 10250328
    Abstract: A position tracking system includes one or more beacon transmitters and one or more beacon receiver systems configured to be disposed on an object. Each of the one or more beacon receiver systems includes one or more photodetectors configured to receive signals from the one or more beacon transmitters, and an analog-to-digital convertor to convert analog signals received by the one or more photodetectors to digital signals. Each of the one or more beacon receiver systems also includes a memory and a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the memory. The instructions includes receiving signals collected by the one or more photodetectors, converting the received signals to digital signals, and processing the digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Danijel Maricic, David Christopher Shilling, Dennis S. Bradley, Michael James Hartman
  • Patent number: 10251197
    Abstract: Uplink control information may not be transmitted if a CCA of the unlicensed SCC fails. Thus, the present disclosure provide a solution in which uplink control information for an unlicensed SCC may still be transmitted when a CCA of the unlicensed SCC fails. In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus generates uplink control information. The apparatus also attempts to perform a CCA of a carrier for an uplink burst. In addition, the apparatus determines a failure of the CCA. In addition, the apparatus performs one of the following when it is determined that the CCA has failed: transmitting the PUCCH transmission on the carrier in a later subframe of the uplink burst, transmitting the PUCCH transmission on the carrier in a different uplink burst, or transmitting the PUCCH transmission on a different carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10250343
    Abstract: A technique for measuring Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) is provided. The RSRP is measured based on Cell-specific Reference Signals (CRSs) provided by cells (102, 104) of a mobile telecommunications network (100). The CRSs of at least two of the cells overlap in time and frequency. As to a method aspect of the technique, a time offset for sub-frames received from the at least two cells is determined. The overlapping CRSs are received for a group of sub-carriers. A coarse channel state is estimated for each of the at least two cells by multiplying the received overlapping CRSs with a function of phase-shifted CRSs. The phase-shifted CRSs of different sub-carriers in the group include a phase-shift that corresponds to the determined time offset. The RSRP is measured for each of the at least two cells based on the estimated coarse channel state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Bai Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10244425
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling transmission control protocol are provided. The electronic device includes a communication circuit, a processor electrically connected to the communication circuit, and a memory electrically connected to the processor. The processor is configured to control for setting a receive window size reference value based on a measured packet round trip time (RTT), identifying a physical layer parameter related to a wireless channel of another electronic device that is different from the electronic device, determining the receive window size based on the physical layer parameter and the reference value, and transmitting the determined receive window size to the other electronic device during transmission of a response message in accordance with data reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dukhyun Chang, Taeyoon Kim, Chaiman Lim
  • Patent number: 10244560
    Abstract: A resource allocation method and device are provided that can achieve uniform loads on and stable quality of a common channel available to mobile stations having no dedicated channels. A method for allocating common channel resources in a system in which a plurality of first radio communication devices transmit data to a second radio communication device over a common channel, based on first resource allocation information, includes: by the second radio communication device, transmitting second resource allocation information to at least one of the first radio communication devices; and by each of the first radio communication devices, transmitting data to the second radio communication device over the common channel, based on any one of the first resource allocation information and the second resource allocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kojiro Hamabe, Jinsock Lee
  • Patent number: 10244443
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment receives unicast services from a first carrier of a primary serving cell and determines if Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast services (MBMS) services are available on a second carrier based at least in part on information in a broadcast carrier channel that indicates the second carrier or an identification (ID) of the second carrier. If MBMS services are available on the second carrier, the user equipment at least temporarily switches to the second carrier to receive the MBMS services. The user equipment may provide feedback to the network or the primary serving cell when it starts and stops receiving MBMS services, and then may switch back to the primary serving cell when MBMS services have ended or the user equipment no longer desires to receive MBMS services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Kamran Etemad, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10243689
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to interference mitigation, and more specifically to interference mitigation in wireless communications networks. The proposed solution takes advantage of the clear channel assessment (CCA) function used by WLAN networks. Hence, by jamming the interfering WLAN channel during a predetermined time period, the interfering WLAN network is forced to withhold transmissions on the WLAN interfering channel during a backoff period of time. The solution of the subject application makes use of this backoff period to enable a WPAN network to transmit critical information such as, but not limited to, a request for changing the current working frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Zhizhong Zhang, Koen Johanna Guillaume Holtman, Peilang Dong, Jun Yao, Hai Tao Liu, Gang Wang, Dunfa Chen
  • Patent number: 10243705
    Abstract: The available transmission resources on a downlink-shared channel are divided into resource blocks, each resource block comprising a predetermined number of sub-carriers during a predetermined time period. The resource blocks are subdivided into localized resource blocks and distributed resource blocks. A user requiring sufficient resources can be allocated a plurality of said localized resource blocks. A user who would require only a small number of said localized resource blocks can instead be allocated subunits of a plurality of said distributed resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Lei Wan, Erik Dahlman
  • Patent number: 10243699
    Abstract: A method for data communication from a first node to a second node over a data channel coupling the first node and the second node includes receiving messages at the first node from the second node, including receiving messages comprising data that depend at least in part of characteristics of the channel coupling the first node and the second node, transmitting messages from the first node to the second node, including applying forward error correction according to parameters determined from the received messages, the parameters determined from the received messages including at least two of a block size, an interleaving factor, and a code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: STRONG FORCE IOT PORTFOLIO 2016, LLC
    Inventor: Tracey Ho
  • Patent number: 10243715
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a new unified and flexible frame structure for 5G (5th generation) mobile telecommunications standard and related radio access technology (RAT). The disclosed embodiments use communication frames with multiple partition types and are able to span a wide range of 5G deployment scenarios in a flexible and scalable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: James Wesley McCoy, Nikhil U. Kundargi, Karl F. Nieman
  • Patent number: 10237912
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a fifth generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a fourth generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure applies to intelligent services based on 5G communications technology and IoT related technology, such as a smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, and security and safety services. A method for managing resources for Device to Device (D2D) communication includes: establishing a radio connection with an evolved NodeB (eNB); receiving allocated resources for D2D communication from the eNB through the radio connection; performing the D2D communication by using the allocated resources in an idle state after the radio connection is released; and responsive to receiving a message from the eNB indicating a release of the allocated resources, releasing the allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Young-Bin Chang, Kyung-Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10237035
    Abstract: Disclosed are operation methods of communication nodes supporting superposition transmission in a cellular communication system. An operation method of a base station comprises dividing a transmission block used for communications in the communication system into a plurality of sub transmission blocks each of which includes at least one resource block; setting transmit power allocation coefficients respectively for the plurality of sub transmission blocks; and transmitting the transmission block to which a superimposed signal is mapped, the superimposed signal including information indicating a number of resource blocks included in each of the plurality of sub transmission blocks, information indicating the transmit power allocation coefficients, first data units for the first terminal, and second data units for the second terminal. The first data units and the second data units are mapped to a same resource in the transmission block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung Bin Kim, In Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10231154
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for establishing a second call during a first call on a multi-SIM communication device. A quality of the first call between a calling party and a called party using a first subscription for a first network may be determined to be degrading. Network alternatives may be provided for establishing the second call in response to determining that the quality of the first call is degrading. One of the network alternatives may be selected based on an order of suitability for originating the second call. A notification to the called party using information associated with calling party and the second call may be provided before the second call is originated. The information associated with the second call may identify the calling party to the called party before the second call is originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dhananjaya Sarma Ponukumati, Hareeswara Kumar Modali
  • Patent number: 10230737
    Abstract: A method for providing guest access to a guest user for a network resource device based on proximity includes provisioning a plurality of network resource devices with a set of guest-on boarding information, receiving a request for guest access from a guest user for the network resource devices, determining if the guest user is within a certain distance of at least one of the network resource devices, and if the guest user is within the certain distance of at least one of the network resource devices identify each such network resource device as a proximate device. The method also includes providing a first set of guest on-boarding information to the guest user, via one of the proximate devices. The first set of guest on-boarding information includes a first unique identifier, and guest access credentials are provided to the guest user upon receipt of the first unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Zehler, Emil Macarie
  • Patent number: 10231101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a communication device (101a, 107) configured to receive context information and to configure a radio frame, in particular a control channel of a radio frame, based on the context information. In an embodiment the radio frame comprises a plurality of communication resources, wherein the communication device (107) is configured to configure the radio frame by allocating at least two groups of communication resources of the plurality of communication resources of the radio frame to at least two groups of communication devices of a plurality of other communication devices (101a-c, 103a-c) based on the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: David Gozalvez-Serrano, Mladen Botsov, Liang Hu, Markus Martin Dillinger
  • Patent number: 10225850
    Abstract: An Internet-of-Vehicles communication method and apparatuses are disclosed. The Internet-of-Vehicles communication method may include: sending, by UE, a scheduling request to a base station; receiving, by the UE, notification information sent by the base station for allocating a buffer status report BSR transmission resource; transmitting, by the UE, a BSR on the BSR transmission resource allocated by the base station, where the BSR carries driving status information of the UE, and the driving status information is used by the base station to allocate a radio resource applicable to a current driving status to the UE according to the driving status information; and transmitting, by the UE, data by using the radio resource allocated by the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhenshan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10225823
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses and computer program for control signal transmission and reception. A method implemented at a network device comprises: determining a first period and a first plurality of candidate transmission opportunities within the first period, for transmitting a first control signal through a wireless channel; selecting a candidate transmission opportunity from the first plurality of candidate transmission opportunities within the first period; and transmitting the first control signal through the wireless channel to a terminal device using the selected candidate transmission opportunity. By virtue of the method, probability for a successful transmission of the first control signal can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Jinhua Liu, Qingyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10219231
    Abstract: A method for transmitting beamformed signals includes beamforming a synchronization signal in accordance with a first set of spatially separated transmission beams, thereby producing first beamformed synchronization signals, transmitting the first beamformed synchronization signals, determining if a first synchronization cycle is complete, and when the first synchronization cycle is not complete, rotating the first set of spatially separated transmission beams, and repeating the beamforming, the transmitting, and the determining until the first synchronization cycle is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Majid Ghanbarinejad, Qian Cheng
  • Patent number: 10212675
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, wireless network nodes and terminal devices for matching an uplink coverage area and a downlink coverage area. The method may include determine an uplink coverage margin and a downlink coverage margin, calculate an uplink-downlink coverage gap based on differences of the uplink coverage margins and the downlink coverage margins, determine whether the uplink coverage area and the downlink coverage area are matched with each other, and adjust at least one of the uplink coverage area and the downlink coverage area in response to a mismatch of the uplink coverage area and the downlink coverage area. With the proposed methods, wireless network nodes and terminal devices, the uplink and downlink coverage areas could be matched, thereby diminishing the communication overhead and decreasing the delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jinhua Liu, Gen Li
  • Patent number: 10212727
    Abstract: Control signaling in multiple access communication systems, including apparatus and methods, is disclosed. Multiple access to a wireless communication link is based on power modulation division. Modulation information, capacity information, resource scheduling information, and resource assignment information is determined by a base station. Information is transmitted to user equipment devices in a common control channel in accordance with the determined modulation information, capacity information and resource scheduling information. Information is also transmitted to supporting user equipment, which supports the power modulation division multiple access, in a user equipment-specific control channel in accordance with the determined resource assignment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Javad Abdoli, Ming Jia
  • Patent number: 10211900
    Abstract: There is provided beam forming using an antenna array configured to transmit across an angular sector. A first set of virtual antenna ports is determined by a mapping of physical antenna ports of the antenna array, the first set of virtual antenna ports defining a beam pattern. A first set of reference signals for acquiring channel state information is transmitted over the first set of virtual antenna ports. Angular information about a wireless transceiver device receiving the transmitted first set of reference signals is acquired. The beam pattern is adapted based on an accuracy of the angular information and/or the angular information itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Sven Petersson, Fredrik Athley
  • Patent number: 10206201
    Abstract: A method comprising: causing a user equipment to transmit a first reference signal to a base station using a frequency band which is used by said base station to transmit to said user equipment, said user equipment having a different frequency band for transmitting to said base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Pekka Pajukoski
  • Patent number: 10206189
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to a narrowband Primary Synchronization Signal (NB-PSS) and a narrowband Secondary Synchronization Signal (NB-SSS) are disclosed. In some embodiments, a base station in a wireless network comprises a processor and storage that stores instructions executable by the processor whereby the base station is operable to transmit a NB-PSS and a NB-SSS in a narrowband portion of a downlink system bandwidth. The NB-PSS and the NB-SSS are transmitted such that more than two occurrences of the NB-PSS and more than two occurrences of the NB-SSS are transmitted over a defined time interval, each occurrence of the NB-PSS is transmitted over multiple contiguous Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and each occurrence of the NB-SSS is transmitted over multiple contiguous OFDM symbols, and each occurrence of the NB-SSS provides an indication of a location of the occurrence of the NB-SSS within the defined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xingqin Lin, Ansuman Adhikary, Niklas Johansson, Yi-Pin Eric Wang
  • Patent number: 10205568
    Abstract: Provided is a method for transmitting and receiving inter-cell information for cancelling inter-cell interference in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilmu Byun, Heejeong Cho, Hyunsoo Ko, Hyeyoung Choi, Kungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10206216
    Abstract: A network node, method and non-transitory computer-readable medium for simultaneously utilizing at least two different radio access technologies (RATs). In one embodiment, the network node includes at least one processor configured to: activate a first radio resource control (RRC) component corresponding to a first RAT, wherein the first RAT is a default RAT of a mobile terminal configured to communicate with the network node; determine whether a second RAT is available to the mobile terminal based on at least one predetermined criterion; and if the second RAT is available, activate a second RRC component corresponding to the second RAT, wherein both the first RAT and the second RAT are active at the same time to communicate with the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Wistron Telecom AB
    Inventors: Aijun Cao, Yonghong Gao, Jan Johansson, Patrick Svedman, Thorsten Schier, Bojidar Hadjiski
  • Patent number: 10200987
    Abstract: Resource allocation techniques for D2D communications are described. In one embodiment, for example, user equipment may comprise one or more radio frequency (RF) transceivers, one or more RF antennas, and logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to receive a D2D control information (D2DCI) message comprising D2D transmission pattern (DTP) information, identify a set of D2D transmission resources based on the DTP information, and send one or more D2D data messages using the set of D2D transmission resources. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Panteleev, Alexey Khoryaev, Debdeep Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10200892
    Abstract: In order to maintain performance during wireless communication, a transmitting electronic device may concurrently and independently communicate redundant information to a receiving electronic device. In particular, information associated with a data stream may be communicated to the receiving electronic device using one or more channels by two radios using one or more wireless local area network communication protocols. The packets transmitted by the radios may preferentially include the same information. Moreover, the transmitting electronic device may attempt to maintain the redundant communication if a performance metric associated with the one or more channels degrades. For example, the transmitting electronic device may transfer communication to a different channel or may compress the information in the packets in the one or more channels if the throughput drops below a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 10194457
    Abstract: Some embodiments related to a method for proactive allocation of uplink transmission resources to a wireless device, wherein the wireless device transmits periodic uplink data traffic. The method is performed in a radio access node in a wireless communication system. The method includes estimating a transmission phase for the periodic uplink data traffic by, for two or more transmission periods, adjusting the timing of an uplink transmission resource allocation for the wireless device in a subsequent transmission period depending on whether an uplink transmission resource allocated in a previous transmission period was used by the wireless device or not. The method further includes proactively allocating uplink transmission resources to the wireless device, such that the timing of the proactively allocated resources matches the estimated transmission phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Oleg Vasilenko, Ying Sun, Anna Larmo
  • Patent number: 10193236
    Abstract: Network hardware devices organized in a Wireless mesh network (WMN) in which the network hardware devices cooperate in distribution of content files to client consumption devices without Internet connectivity are described. One mesh network device includes a housing with a first sector defined by a first recessed region between a first reflective wall, a second reflective wall, and a third reflective wall, and a second sector defined by a second recessed region between a fourth reflective wall, a fifth reflective wall, and a sixth reflective wall. A first antenna, such as a phased array dipole antenna, is disposed inside the first recessed region. A first radio, which is coupled to the first antenna, causes the first antenna to radiate electromagnetic energy in a first frequency range and the first, the second, and the third reflective walls collectively reflect the electromagnetic energy, radiated by the first antenna, in a first direction away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tzung-I Lee, Cheol Su Kim, In Chul Hyun
  • Patent number: 10187863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transmitting terminal for transmitting data to a receiving terminal over a direct link connection. The transmitting terminal comprises a receiving unit that receives from the base station a timing command for adjusting an uplink transmission timing value for data transmissions to the base station. A generating unit generates direct link timing information, based on the uplink transmission timing value, the direct link timing information being usable for generating a direct link transmission timing value for determining the timing of the data transmission over the direct link. A transmitting unit transmits to the receiving terminal the generated direct link timing information, the direct link timing information being usable at the receiving terminal for generating a direct link reception timing value for determining the reception timing of data to be received on the direct link from the transmitting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Joachim Löhr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Michael Einhaus, Sujuan Feng, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Lilei Wang