Based On Service Quality (e.g., Bandwidth, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/452.2)
  • Patent number: 10756782
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an active set management scheme implemented by a scheduler in a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) network that minimizes capacity and interference issues. For example, the scheduler can initially group each base station into a separate active set. The scheduler can then analyze each active set to determine whether the active set is a good or bad based on the level of interference in and the number of MIMO receive dimensions available in the respective active set. If the scheduler determines that an active set is a bad, the scheduler can determine a set of metrics that each represent a capacity and link quality that would result if the bad active set is combined with another active set. Based on the set of metrics, the scheduler can combine the bad active set with another active set, and repeat this process until no bad active sets remain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamer Adel Kadous, Michael Mingxi Fan
  • Patent number: 10750390
    Abstract: A method for configuring a Minimization of Drive Test (MDT) information reporting format and a time-stamp is provided that supports MDT in a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) system. The method defines a reporting format needed in a process where UE transmits MDT measurements to a serving base station, and sets the number of bits required to log time stamp and the unit of logging time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 10735057
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a selection scheme implemented by a scheduler in a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) network to identify which users to schedule simultaneously during the same time slot. For uplink communications and a particular frequency wholeband or sub-band, the scheduler can obtain uplink channel information for channels between base stations and UEs. The scheduler can then determine a strength of the channels using the uplink channel information, order the UEs using a fairness metric based on the channel strengths, and compute one or more QR decompositions to identify whether a spatial dimension of a UE is roughly or approximately orthogonal to spatial dimension(s) of other UEs selected to be served during a time slot being scheduled. If the spatial dimensions are roughly or approximately orthogonal, the scheduler selects the UE to be served at the same time as other UEs already selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Wanlun Zhao, Jinghu Chen, Tamer Adel Kadous, Michael Mingxi Fan, Peter John Black
  • Patent number: 10728943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for utilizing an unlicensed frequency band as a supplementary band is used in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Jang, Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10727909
    Abstract: An electronic device on the user side comprising a processing circuitry configured to report to a network control device a first type of channel state information (CSI) by using a resource for the first type of channel state feedback allocated by the network control device; make a determination that a second type of channel state feedback is required; and notify the network control device of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATOPM
    Inventors: Jin Xu, Chaonan He, Jianfei Cao
  • Patent number: 10716026
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method in a network entity for Quality of Service (QoS) control of a service to be provided by a Service Provider (SP) to a user. The method comprises: receiving from another network entity a QoS capability request including a QoS requested by the SP for the service; retrieving a QoS profile of the user from a user database, the QoS profile including a maximum allowable QoS for the user dependent on the user's subscription with a network operator; and controlling a QoS to be authorized to the service based on the requested QoS and the maximum allowable QoS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Shunliang Zhang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10715241
    Abstract: A first apparatus may communicate with a user equipment through a first active beam. The first apparatus may determine that beam tracking is to be performed with the UE, including identifying a new beam for communication between the UE and the apparatus. The first apparatus may perform beam tracking with the UE based on the determination that beam tracking is to be performed. The first apparatus may communicate with the UE through a second active beam based on the beam tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Juergen Cezanne, Sundar Subramanian, Ashwin Sampath, Bilal Sadiq, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10708798
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for the determination of the channel capacity of access points in a wireless communication network. Methods and systems are also provided for the management of radio resources in a wireless communication network based at least in part on the determined channel capacity of the access points and/or on at least one network performance statistic derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hassan Halabian, Mike Skof, Afshin Sahabi
  • Patent number: 10700988
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include determining a predicted average throughput for each of one or more cellular interfaces and adjusting bandwidth for each of the one or more of the cellular interfaces based, at least in part, on the predicted average throughput determined for each of the one or more cellular interfaces. Another method can be provided, which may include determining a variance in path metrics for multiple cellular interfaces and updating a routing table for the cellular interfaces using the determined variance if there is a difference between the determined variance and a previous variance determined for the cellular interfaces. Another method can be provided, which may include monitoring watermark thresholds for a MAC buffer; generating an interrupt when a particular watermark threshold for the MAC buffer is reached; and adjusting enqueueing of uplink packets into the MAC buffer based on the interrupt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujay Gopinathan, Jeslin Antony Puthenparambil, Swapna Anandan, Binod Roay, Vivek Datar
  • Patent number: 10701642
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power control method in device to device (D2D) communication and a user equipment for performing the power control method. The method includes computing a power value of device to device (D2D) transmission of a user equipment performing D2D communication in a subframe in a serving cell, based on a power control adjustment state of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wide area network (WAN) uplink channel of the user equipment and an offset or a ratio indicated by a transmit power control (TPC) command indicated in D2D grant or downlink control information (DCI) format 3/3A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Sujuan Feng, Masayuki Hoshino, Joachim Loehr
  • Patent number: 10694414
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting a channel quality indicator (CQI) feedback period to increase uplink capacity in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The uplink capacity is increased by reducing the uplink interference caused by CQI transmissions. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) monitors a status of downlink transmissions to the WTRU and sets the CQI feedback period based on the status of the downlink transmissions to the WTRU. A base station monitors uplink and downlink transmission needs. The base station determines the CQI feedback period of at least one WTRU based on the uplink and downlink transmission needs and sends a command to the WTRU to change the CQI feedback period of the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Douglas R Castor
  • Patent number: 10666534
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for measuring round trip time (RTT) in network devices between the device and an endpoint. A network device may be deployed as an intermediary to provide many security and visibility functions. For measuring the server side RTT between the network device and host, the intermediary device identifies the packet that has been sent by the client when it initiated the RTT measurement. The network device remembers the moment T1 when it sees this packet. The host (e.g., the server) will respond to this with a packet that contains the response. The intermediary device remembers the moment T2 when it sees this response. Server side RTT is calculated by the network device as T2?T1. For measuring the client side RTT the network device and client, the intermediary device identifies the packet that the host sends to initiate measurement of RTT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Pravin Singhal
  • Patent number: 10659524
    Abstract: In an approach for determining a preferred communication channel, the computer receives a query that includes a unique client identifier. The computer retrieves one or more communication channels from an entry within a data repository, wherein the entry is associated with the received query. The computer determines one or more communication channel results based, at least in part, on one or more success rates respectively associated with the retrieved one or more communication channels within the data repository. The computer creates a first ordered list of communication channel results in which the determined one or more communication channel results are ordered based, at least in part, on the one or more success rates of the determined one or more communication channels. The computer selects a preferred communication channel from the created first ordered list of communication channel results. The computer initiates a communication via the selected preferred communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam S. Harpur, Erik H. Katzen, Sumit Patel, Pascal Wagner
  • Patent number: 10652130
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to handle the intermittent disconnections in an mmW system. In one novel aspect, the beam tracking failure is determined upon detection of one or more tracking failure conditions. In one embodiment, the UE further considers potential recoveries to avoid frequent triggering of the beam-tracking failure condition. In another novel aspect, the UE performs one or more recovery procedures based on one or more recovery conditions. In one embodiment, the UE performs the initial alignment procedure to recover the connection. In another embodiment, the UE performs the beam-switching request procedure before triggers the initial alignment procedure. In one embodiment, timers are used to supervise the recovery procedures. In another embodiment, macro-assisted procedures are used for the beam-switching request procedure. In yet another novel aspect, the UE performs reestablishment of a new connection at the upper layer upon receiving the beam-tracking failure indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Chia-Hao Yu, Yu-Syuan Jheng, Aimin Justin Sang
  • Patent number: 10652428
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes plural communication units, a determination unit, and a controller. The plural communication units are configured to be capable of conducting a wireless communication. The determination unit is configured to determine a communication unit from among the plural communication units in accordance with whether a mobile communication terminal that is attempting to conduct a communication is approaching the information processing apparatus. The controller is configured to perform a control so as to start the communication using the communication unit determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sakayama
  • Patent number: 10652915
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for adjusting allocation of uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) air interface resources to user equipment devices (UEs) in a wireless communication system configured for dynamic allocation of relative amounts UL and DL time division duplex (TDD) air interface resources. The wireless communication system may determine usage demand for UL air interface resources relative to DL air interface resources as a function of time of day. Then, based on the usage demand, a schedule may be created for assigning a ratio of UL TDD allocation to DL TDD allocation. Finally, dynamic TDD allocation may be applied to set relative amounts of UL and DL air interface time for UEs served by the wireless communication system according to the schedule, instead of applying unscheduled dynamic TDD allocation of relative amounts of UL and DL air interface time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi A. Mansour, Akin Ozozlu, Noman M. Alam
  • Patent number: 10645702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for muting transmission from at least one network node in a wireless communication system, said wireless communication system comprising a plurality of network nodes (n=1, . . . , N) for providing access to user nodes. The method comprises, when transmission from a first network node (n) of said wireless communication system is to be muted: determining, for said first network node (n), a first portion of time (?n) for muting transmission from said first network node (n) at least partly based on a first condition relating to at least one second network node (j); and based on said first portion of time (?n), determining a first muting pattern for muting transmission from said first network node (n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pablo Soldati
  • Patent number: 10644780
    Abstract: It is disclosed a network node (600; 700), a client device (800; 900) and methods therein for transmission and reception of broadcasted messages using beam sweeping patterns, being associated with each other. A client device with information about an association between the first and second beam sweeping patterns, may determine when and where to monitor for reception of a paging message, based on receipt of a pilot message. This provides a power efficiency improvement for a UE when monitoring a broadcasted message transmitted in sweeping mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10631157
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a base station, and mobile stations that communicate with the base station. At least one of the base station and the mobile stations includes a number-of-carriers switching unit. The switching units switches, on the basis of a communication state, a ratio of numbers of carriers for downlink communication and uplink communication, by dividing a band of a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Oga
  • Patent number: 10631299
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to transmission scheme management for common channels in new radio (NR). A method for wireless communications that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes receiving an indication from a base station (BS) of a type of beam management scheme used by the BS for at least one of: a current transmission or one or more subsequent transmissions; and decoding the at least one of: the current transmission or the one or more subsequent transmissions from the BS in accordance with the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10623910
    Abstract: A server device for determining, on the basis of a communication cost in a communication area in which at least one terminal is communicatable and the position of the at least one terminal, a first terminal to which uplink data is to be transmitted in a first communication area, in which the communication cost is less than a threshold, transmitting to the first terminal an indication for uplink data transmission in the first communication area, and receiving uplink data from the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsunori Obara, Shinpei Yasukawa, Riichi Kudou
  • Patent number: 10623068
    Abstract: A transmission device to be applied to a communication system configured to carry out multi-user MIMO downlink communication, includes a precoder configured to apply transmission precoding processing, a nonlinear processor configured to carry out successive interference cancellation, a beam forming controller configured to form a plurality of beams and to control a beam radiation direction, and a user ordering processor configured to estimate a positional relationship among the plurality of user terminals from radiation direction information on each of the beams, order users in ascending order of a distance from a specific user, and determine a pairing of a transmission target user and an interference permissible user. The precoder determines two users of the transmission target user and the interference permissible user for each user based on the pairing result, and carries out null steering for users other than the two users, to thereby carry out the transmission precoding processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Taira, Hiroshi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10615840
    Abstract: This disclosure provides techniques for managing antenna sharing on a multi-mode wireless device between coexisting cellular and WLAN modems operating on the same band. One of the modems can communicate a WLAN scanning parameter to another one of the modems, and the distribution of shared antennas between the cellular modem and the WLAN modem may be modified based at least in part on the communicated scanning parameter to accommodate a WLAN scan on channels in the shared band. The distribution of the shared antennas between the modems for the WLAN scan may additionally or alternatively be selected based at least in part on the source of a detected WLAN scanning trigger (e.g., whether the scan is triggered by an application of the wireless device or the WLAN modem of the wireless device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Won-Joon Choi, Ning He
  • Patent number: 10609724
    Abstract: A BS determines an amount of resource overloading for a contention transmission unit (CTU) access region associated with a grant-free uplink transmission scheme in a multiple access system. The BS determines a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) limit indicating a maximum MCS level for the CTU access region. The BS sends the MCS limit to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) associated with the first CTU access region. A UE receives from the base station the MCS limit and determines a first MCS index within the MCS limit for a first uplink transmission. The UE sends the first uplink transmission to the base station using a CTU in the CTU access region. The first uplink transmission includes user data and the first MCS index determined at the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10595271
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure relates to an operating method of a terminal in a power saving state, a method for identifying a terminal and transmitting a paging signal to the terminal at a base station, and a system including such a terminal and such a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byounghoon Jung, Anil Agiwal, Jungsoo Jung, Hyukmin Son, Sunheui Ryoo, Jungmin Moon, Seunghoon Park
  • Patent number: 10575183
    Abstract: A radio station (1) is configured to transmit to a radio terminal (3), on a licensed frequency (Cell #1), a notification regarding detection of proximity to a non-serving cell (Cell #2) on an unlicensed frequency (S102) and to receive from the radio terminal (3), on the licensed frequency (Cell #1), a result of the detection performed by the radio terminal (3) in response to the notification. This contributes, for example, to acquisition of information useful for the radio station to determine whether to allow the radio terminal to perform communication on the unlicensed frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10575303
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for wireless communications by a base station. An example method generally includes allocating uplink resources to one or more first type of user equipments (UEs) that communicate with the BS on a first frequency band that is narrower than a second frequency band used to communicate with a second type of UE, wherein the uplink resources may be allocated with a same or different symbol duration and same or different time granularity as uplink resources allocated to the second type of UE and with single subcarriers allocated to the first type of UEs, and receiving uplink transmissions from the first type of UE on the allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10568106
    Abstract: A method performed by a node in a wireless communication network of estimating parameters used for determining a signal-to-interference measure at a communication device served by a base station, and a node performing the method. The method comprises acquiring an estimate of channel condition between the communication device and the serving base station, and between the communication device and at least one base station of a neighbouring cell, estimating the signal-to-interference measure using the estimate of the respective channel condition, and acquired output power and Physical Resource Block (PRB) utilization of each of the base stations, and receiving an indication of quality of a channel via which the communication device is served by the base station. The method further comprises determining whether a change in the estimate of the signal-to-interference measure is required based on the indication of channel quality, and updating the estimate of the channel condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: David Sandberg, Anders Christensson, Björn Nordström, Magnus Persson
  • Patent number: 10530645
    Abstract: A wireless network provides differentiated service via a first management device that manages and provisions resources that are located in an edge cloud of the wireless network separate from a second management device that manages and provisions resources that are located in a core cloud of the wireless network. The first management device may provision the edge cloud resources to provide various functionalities and services of the wireless network in a localized manner to user equipment (“UEs”) that are associated with low latency or high reliability requirements. The second management device may provision the core cloud resources to provide the same or different functionalities and services of the wireless network in a centralized manner to UEs that are not associated with low latency and high reliability requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Yee Sin Chan, Shankar Venkatraman, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 10523348
    Abstract: This invention presents methods for estimating the uplink SINR and channel estimation error level in MU-MIMO wireless communication systems comprising the BS obtaining the channel coefficients between each receiving antenna of a BS and a transmitting antenna of a UE in the uplink; for the BS estimating the SU-MIMO SINR of a UE using the channel coefficients between a UE and the BS; for the BS estimating the channel estimation error level of a UE using the channel coefficients between a UE and the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: RF DSP INC.
    Inventor: Ping Liang
  • Patent number: 10517027
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently communicating network connectivity information in a communications system are described. Two types of signals with different characteristics, e.g., long range synchronous beacons, e.g., LTE-D beacons, and short range asynchronous beacons, e.g., WiFi beacons, are used in combination to advertise network connectivity information and accelerate the acquisition of a routing path for a communications device to a device serving as a gateway for a infrastructure network. Reception of a first type signal triggers monitoring for a second type signal, and a received second type signal communicates information used to determine a communications path to a gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: M87, Inc.
    Inventors: Tuan Ta, Vidur Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10512075
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may receive a downlink transmission from at least one beam of a set of beams. The set of beams may be associated with a multi-beam communication between the apparatus and a base station. The apparatus may select a beam, of the set of beams, to report beam related information associated with the at least one beam of the set of beams. The apparatus may report an indication that the beam is a selected beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Sony Akkarakaran, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Xiao feng Wang, Kaushik Chakraborty, Wooseok Nam, Shengbo Chen
  • Patent number: 10484073
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a precoding information collection method and a transmission device and relate to the communications field. A specific solution is: precoding, by a transmit side, a first pilot signal according to a first precoding matrix, and sending a precoded first pilot signal to a receive side, where the first precoding matrix is the same as a precoding matrix used for current data transmission; precoding, by the transmit side, N second pilot signals according to N second precoding matrices, and sending N precoded second pilot signals to the receive side, where N is an integer greater than or equal to 1, the second precoding matrices used for precoding the second pilot signals are different from each other, and the N second precoding matrices are different from the first precoding matrix; and receiving, by the transmit side, precoding feedback information sent by the receive side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HAUWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deli Qiao, Ye Wu, Dageng Chen, Jin Liu
  • Patent number: 10462803
    Abstract: A method for a network node for Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is provided. The method comprises identifying a D2D control condition for broadcasting a control signal to a group of D2D user devices. The method also comprises broadcasting the control signal to the group of D2D user devices, based on the identified control condition, wherein the control signal includes a resources history field indicative of a set of physical resources previously allocated to the group of D2D user devices. A method for a user device is also provided. The method comprises performing a D2D initialization procedure. The method further comprises receiving a D2D broadcast control signal from a network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gary Boudreau, Hossein Seyedmehdi
  • Patent number: 10455458
    Abstract: A control method includes obtaining from each access point of a plurality of access points at least one traffic parameter, the at least one traffic parameter being representative for a traffic load of the respective access point; identifying from the plurality of access points a target access point having a highest traffic load, based on said obtained at least one traffic parameter; defining for each access point of the plurality of access points a corresponding interference threshold; setting a transmit power of the target access point to a target transmit power and assigning to the target access point a target communication channel from among a plurality of communication channels, such that an interference at any one access point of the plurality of access points is lower than the corresponding interference threshold of the any one access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Haris Gacanin, Soheil Rostami
  • Patent number: 10455521
    Abstract: An emissions management module for a mission management system of a moving platform, said emissions management module being configured to: —obtain attribute data representative of (i) prevailing emissions control parameters in the form of an emissions control region defined by the relative locations of said platform and another node; and (ii) a direction of said emissions control region with respect to said platform; —generate, using said attribute data, an emissions plan that complies with restrictions defined by said emissions control parameters, and includes at least an emissions limit defining: a) a maximum transmission power permitted to be utilised by an on-board antenna or portion of aperture antenna in a specified direction relative to said moving platform; and/or b) permissible antenna waveforms and/or a specified maximum emissions duration in said specified direction relative to said moving platform; and/or c) permitted or restricted usage of on-board sensors in a specified direction relative to sai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Peter Noble Hudson, Rania Hamdi Eissa, Monadl Abd Al-Abbas Mansour Al-Ameri
  • Patent number: 10448377
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for channel detection in an uplink shared control channel. In an exemplary embodiment, a method includes generating soft-combined bit streams for an acknowledgement (ACK) indicator, rank indicator (RI), and channel quality indicator (CQI) received in an uplink shared channel. The method also includes decoding the ACK, RI, and CQI soft-combined bit streams to generate Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator, and generating Top-Q symbols for each indicator from the Top-M decoded bit streams for each indicator. The method also includes calculating metrics from the Top-Q symbols and uplink control information (UCI) symbols extracted from the uplink shared channel, combining the metrics to form a search space, and searching the search space to determine transmitted ACK, RI, and CQI bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cavium, LLC
    Inventor: Yuanbin Guo
  • Patent number: 10433007
    Abstract: A method and system for micro-cloud computing is described. An application serving node, which is a specifically configured piece of customer premises equipment such as a set-top box, is the server for a micro-cloud network. Various user devices that form part of the micro-cloud network, such as television sets and smart phones, communicate with the application serving node. The application serving node is configured with software that allows various heterogeneous types of data to be obtained and streamed to the user devices in multiple ways. The application serving node performs much of the processing necessary for such content streaming itself and thus represents an edge-based network architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MIMIK TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Seyed Sharif-Ahmadi, Fay Arjomandi
  • Patent number: 10433179
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to SDMA operations across multiple network operating entities are provided. A first wireless communication device transmits a communication indicating a reservation for one or more spatial layers in a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a shared spectrum. The shared spectrum is shared by a first network operating entity and a second network operating entity. The first wireless communication device is associated with the first network operating entity. The first wireless communication device communicates, with a second wireless communication device, data over the one or more spatial layers during the TXOP. The second wireless communication device is associated with the first network operating entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik, Tamer Kadous, Vikas Jain, Ahmed Sadek
  • Patent number: 10420107
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may determine whether at least one frequency band, designated for device-to-device communication of the user equipment, is associated with an active SCC of the user equipment; and selectively perform the device-to-device communication using a particular communication chain of the user equipment based at least in part on whether the at least one frequency band is associated with the active SCC, wherein the particular communication chain is tuned to the at least one frequency band for communication using the active SCC. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Ishdeep Singh Juneja, Naveen Kumar Pasunooru, Prashanth Mohan, Raevanth Venkat Annam
  • Patent number: 10420112
    Abstract: Techniques for determining resources to use for peer-to-peer (P2P) communication are disclosed. In an aspect, a network entity may receive feedback information (e.g., resource usage information and/or channel state information) from P2P devices and may perform resource partitioning based on the feedback information to allocate some of the available resources for P2P communication. The allocated resources may observe little or no interference from devices engaged in wide area network (WAN) communication. In another aspect, P2P groups may perform resource negotiation via a WAN connection (e.g., with little or no involvement by the WAN) to assign the allocated resources to different P2P groups. In yet another aspect, a device may autonomously determine whether to communicate with another device directly or via a WAN, e.g., whether to initiate P2P communication with another device and whether to terminate P2P communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefan Geirhofer, Naga Bhushan, Ravi Palanki, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Parag Arun Agashe
  • Patent number: 10411777
    Abstract: There is a need for a beam tracking technique that reduces the time needed to perform a beamforming procedure and that reduces beam overhead. The apparatus may determine a mapping between a first beam associated with a first type of channel and a second beam associated with a second type of channel. In an aspect, the first type of channel may be different than the second type of channel. The apparatus may receive the first beam associated with the first type of channel and the second beam associated with the second type of channel. In an aspect, the first beam and the second beam may be received from a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Bilal Sadiq, Navid Abedini, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10405328
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and nodes for scheduling resource blocks in a wireless communications network. The invention further relates to computer programs performing the methods according to the invention, and computer program products comprising computer readable medium having the computer programs embodied therein. In a first aspect of the invention, a method of a Radio Resource Management (RRM) node (11) in a first cell (12) is provided for facilitating scheduling of resource blocks for at least one mobile terminal (UE4, UE5, UE6) in a neighboring second cell (15) of a wireless communications network (10). The method comprises predicting allocation of one or more resource blocks in a subsequent scheduling time interval to at least one mobile terminal (UE1, UE2, UE3) in the first cell, and sending information pertaining to the predicted allocation to an RRM node (14) of the neighboring second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Steven Corroy, Jing Fu, Ying Sun
  • Patent number: 10397881
    Abstract: A method of coordinating a transmitter with K?1 transmitters of a group of K transmitters. The K transmitters are in communication respectively with K receivers via channels that are described, for a frequency band m by direct transmission channel gains (gji,m) when j=i and by interfering transmission channel gains (gji,m) when j?i between the transmitter j and the receiver i, i?{1, . . . , K}, j?{1, . . . , K}, K>1. Each transmitter has available an estimate of the direct channel gain and estimates of the gains of channels interfering with its receiver. The method includes an “exchange” stage during which the K transmitters transmit simultaneously K respective sequences of subframes of respective power levels per band m coding the estimated channel gains (?ji,m) and during which the K transmitters receive, after each subframe, signal to interference plus noise ratios as returned by the K receivers to their respective transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Samson Lasaulce, Vineeth Satheeskumar Varma, Raphael Visoz
  • Patent number: 10382318
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for setting a detour path in a wideband high frequency wireless system using a centralized Media Access Control (MAC) protocol. Here, in a wireless system using the centralized MAC protocol where a time synchronization and a band allocation may be performed by a single central control unit, when a signal blockage occurs while a data communication is being performed via a direct path between a source device and a destination device, the detour path may be quickly provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seung Eun Hong, Kyeongpyo Kim, Yong Sun Kim, Hyoung Jin Kwon, Woo Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10368389
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system including a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and at least one Node-B, a method and apparatus is used to selectively enable reception of at least one downlink (DL) enhanced uplink (EU) signaling channel established between the WTRU and the Node-B(s). During the operation of an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH), the WTRU monitors at least one DL EU signaling channel established between the WTRU and the Node-B(s) only when it is necessary, based on the WTRU's knowledge of at least one established standard procedure. The WTRU coordinates and consolidates DL signaling channel reception requirements of a plurality of channel allocation and/or data transmission procedures carried out by the WTRU in accordance with the established standard procedure. The WTRU determines whether to enable reception of at least one specific DL signaling channel based on the consolidated DL signaling channel reception requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 10348410
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an optical modem include operating with first operating settings; and, responsive to detection or expectation of a disturbance in an operating condition associated with the optical modem, operating with second operating settings for a time period based on statistical properties of the disturbance. The systems and methods can further include reverting to the first operating settings after the time period. The disturbance can be a polarization transient or a transient affecting a laser or a clock. The second operating settings can cause a reduced margin relative to the first operating settings for the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Charlton, Andrew D. Shiner, Eric Maniloff, Michael Y. Frankel
  • Patent number: 10334577
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In one example, an indication in a first control message in a control region of a first transmission time interval (TTI) identifies a data region of the first TTI. A data region of the second TTI may be identified based on a grant of resources received in a second control message of a second TTI, where the data region of the first TTI and the control region of the second TTI are frequency division multiplexed with the data region of the second TTI. Other examples include a downlink grant at the beginning of a control region and uplink grants at the end of the control region. In other examples, a downlink grant for a user equipment (UE) may include an indication of resources allocated to the UE in that resource block and a second resource block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shimman Arvind Patel, Wanshi Chen, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Jing Sun, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10327175
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for operating a telecommunications network using an on-premises computing system and an off-premises cloud computing system. In some examples, a method includes executing, at an on-premises computing system including at least one processor, one or more network-impacting telecommunications functions for the telecommunications network. The method includes offloading, at the on-premises computing system using an on-premises network, one or more other telecommunications functions for the telecommunications network to an off-premises cloud computing system remote from the on-premises network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Apirux Bantukul
  • Patent number: 10327227
    Abstract: An electronic device on a user equipment side in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method. The electronic device includes: a communication unit, configured to implement device-to-device (D2D) communication under a cellular communication protocol with multiple user equipments, to directly send data and/or control information to the multiple user equipments; and a configuration unit, configured to configure, for a first user equipment and a second user equipment in the multiple user equipments, resources and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for implementing D2D communication between the first user equipment and the second user equipment, wherein the second user equipment is a candidate that the first user equipment implements D2D communication with, and the communication unit send information indicating the resources and the MCS to the first user equipment and the second user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xu, Chengcheng Yang, Weiyang Lin, Ce Wang, Nannan Chen