Base Station Detail Patents (Class 455/561)
  • Patent number: 10651988
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for allocating resources in a wireless communication system using multiple antennas. The method for allocating resources comprising: transmitting a reference signal to first-type terminals based on type information of a plurality of terminals; receiving channel estimation information from the first-type terminals that have received the reference signal; generating beams based on the received channel estimation information; and allocating resources for the generated beams. First-type beams for the first-type terminals are primarily generated and allocated, and on the basis of the generated first-type beams, second-type beams for second-type terminals may be non-orthogonally generated and allocated when the resources for the beams are allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Heejin Kim, Kwangsoon Kim, Kyungjun Choi, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 10630367
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a signal processing circuit and a transmission circuit. The signal processing circuit generates a first precoded signal and a second precoded signal by performing a precoding process on a first baseband signal and a second baseband signal, and generates a second reversed signal by performing an order reversion process on a symbol sequence forming the second precoded signal thereby generating a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal from the first baseband signal and the second baseband signal. The transmission circuit transmits the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal respectively from different antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Motozuka, Takenori Sakamoto, Naganori Shirakata
  • Patent number: 10630347
    Abstract: A method of providing an optimal transmission or reception (Tx/Rx) beam in a beamforming system. The method includes receiving a reference signal and selecting an optimal Tx/Rx beam that guarantees an optimal channel environment based on the received reference signal determining a possibility of occurrence of a Tx/Rx beam mismatch between the selected optimal Tx/Rx beam and a Tx/Rx beam used for transmitting information on the selected optimal Tx/Rx beam; and when there is the possibility of the occurrence of the Tx/Rx beam mismatch, performing at least one of widening a beam width of the Tx/Rx beam, increasing a number of Tx/Rx beams, reducing a period of a beam selection operation for selecting the optimal Tx/Rx beam, and reducing a transmission period of the reference signal. Other embodiments including a beamforming system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Soo Jung, Hyun-Jeong Kang, Young-Bin Chang, Suk-Won Kim, Sang-Kyu Baek
  • Patent number: 10615944
    Abstract: Embodiments of a LP-WUR (low-power wake-up radio) wake-up packet acknowledgement procedure are generally described herein. A first wireless device encodes for transmission of a wake-up packet of a LP-WUR to a second wireless device, the wake-up packet to wake up a WLAN (wireless local area network) radio of the second wireless device. Upon decoding a response frame from the second wireless device received during a predefined time period: the first wireless device encodes for transmission of a data packet to the WLAN radio of the second wireless device. Upon failing to receive the response frame from the second wireless device during the predefined time period: the first wireless device encodes for retransmission of the wake-up packet to the second wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Minyoung Park, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 10594390
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes for selecting a relay wireless device for beamforming with a beamforming-capable access node. In certain instances, the relay wireless device may be prioritized over end-user wireless devices for beamform activation, particularly when there are more wireless devices meeting the beamforming criteria of a donor access node than available beamform seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Hemanth Pawar, Shilpa Kowdley, Krishna Sitaram, Chunmei Liu
  • Patent number: 10581504
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a beamforming method, a receiver, a transmitter, and a system. The beamforming method includes: controlling, according to a preset rule, connection or disconnection of N analog channels corresponding to N antenna array elements, to obtain an independently received equivalent signal at each of the N antenna array elements, where N is a natural number greater than or equal to 2; obtaining, based on the independently received equivalent signal at each of the N antenna array elements, a beamforming weight; and sending the beamforming weight to a transmitter. According to the embodiments of the present invention, costs can be reduced, and relatively good interference suppression performance can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Zhiwei Zhang, Shanchun Xia, Mo Chen
  • Patent number: 10567012
    Abstract: Example radio frequency front ends, terminal devices, and carrier aggregation methods are provided. In one example, the radio frequency front end includes: P transmit branches, each transmit branch includes at least one transmit filter, N receive branches, where each receive branch includes at least one receive filter, and a switch circuit having L input ports and at least one output port, where the at least one output port is connected to an antenna or a back end circuit of an antenna, and where the L input ports are used to simultaneously connect a transmit branch of the P transmit branches and a receive branch of the N receive branches, where the transmit branch and the receive branch are corresponding to a same frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heping Zhang, Jian Chen, Guangsheng Pan, Dingjie Wang, Hugen Qin
  • Patent number: 10568136
    Abstract: A method for control-plane and user-plane transmissions in a customized C-RAN is disclosed. The method includes providing control-plane (CP) signaling using a first beam in a radio resource, and providing user-plane (UP) content using a second beam in the radio resource based on the CP signaling, wherein the first beam provides wider access coverage than the second beam. The radio resource is a licensed band or an unlicensed band. The first beam and the second beam are millimeter-wave beams. The first beam has an omni-directional beam pattern. The second beam has a directional beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 10554763
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for a virtual base station migration in a BBU pool which has multiple baseband units. The migration method comprises the following steps performed by a first virtual base station: measuring an available bandwidth between the first virtual base station and a second virtual base station, wherein the first virtual base station and the second virtual base station belong to different baseband units in the BBU pool; estimating a service interruption time of the first virtual base station; selecting a migration mechanism of the first virtual base station according to the estimated service interruption time. The migration mechanism comprises configuring a common measurement gap for user devices of the first virtual base station, or configuring random access time slots for user devices of the first virtual base station, or configuring a discontinuous receiving cycle for user devices of the first virtual base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Cheng Wang, Yun Deng, Liyu Cai
  • Patent number: 10541719
    Abstract: Detection of a confusion caused by scrambling code reuse is provided herein. Timing measurements, as observed by a mobile device, and an identification of primary scrambling codes associated with the timing measurements are captured. The timing measurements are identified by the primary scrambling codes for the particular radio measured. The mobile device also reports its location information. Radios for which timing measurements have been received are paired. Based on the paired radios and a history of observed time difference reference values for radio pairs, comparisons are made between paired radios having at least one common radio. Radios, exhibiting a set of values that is near an expected range, are removed from the analysis. Radios, exhibiting two sets of values that are distinct, are isolated in order to identify the radio that is causing the scrambling code confusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Rick Tipton
  • Patent number: 10523791
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a protocol conversion method and apparatus. The method includes: implementing frequency synchronization and time synchronization with a baseband unit (BBU) using an Ethernet protocol; obtaining frequency synchronization information and time synchronization information in a first format from an Ethernet interface; converting the frequency synchronization information and the time synchronization information in the first format into frequency synchronization information and time synchronization information that are in a second format, where the second format is a common public radio interface CPRI protocol format; and sending the frequency synchronization information and time synchronization information in the second format to a remote radio unit (RRU) using a CPRI interface, where the RRU supports a CPRI protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shenghua Bao, Xueguo Lian, Tao Qu, Xing Wang
  • Patent number: 10506454
    Abstract: A system for dynamically routing signals in a Distributed Antenna System includes a plurality of Digital Access Units (DAUs). The plurality of DAUs are coupled and operable to route signals between the plurality of DAUs. The system also includes a plurality of Digital Remote Units (DRUs) coupled to the plurality of DAUs and operable to transport signals between DRUs and DAUs and a plurality of Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). The system further includes a plurality of traffic monitoring modules and a network optimization goal and optimization algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DALI SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shawn Patrick Stapleton, Seyed Amin Hejazi
  • Patent number: 10492161
    Abstract: Provided is a method for estimating a timing advance (TA) for each beam in a wireless communication system. First, a terminal transmits K preambles, to which K mutually different beam formings are applied, to a base station. The base station estimates the TA for each of the K received preambles. The base station can determine the final TA value of the terminal on the basis of the TAs estimated for each of the K preambles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Jiwon Kang, Kilbom Lee, Kungmin Park, Heejin Kim
  • Patent number: 10477550
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are front-end modules that support carrier aggregation. Wireless communication configurations are disclosed that include a plurality of such front-end modules to support uplink and/or downlink carrier aggregation. Individual front end modules include a power amplifier module to amplify signals received at a transceiver port and an envelope tracker to increase efficiency of the power amplifier module. The front-end modules include a multiplexer and an antenna switch module with a plurality of duplexers between them along a corresponding plurality of paths. One path includes a first duplexer configured to process frequency division duplex (FDD) signals and another path includes a second duplexer configured to process time division duplex (TDD) signals. The front-end modules also include a low noise amplifier module coupled to the second duplexer to amplify TDD signals while received FDD signals are directed off module for amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Florinel G. Balteanu
  • Patent number: 10476541
    Abstract: Example aspects of the present disclosure are directed to front end modules for use in communication systems. In one example aspect, a front end module can include a receive path. The receive path can include a low noise amplifier. The receive path can include an analog to digital converter (ADC) circuit operable to receive an analog signal from the low noise amplifier and convert the analog signal to a digital RF receive signal. The receive path can include an ADC post processing circuit operable to process the digital RF receive signal in the digital domain. The front end module can include a transmit path. The transmit path can include a digital to analog converter circuit operable to convert the digital RF transmit signal to an analog RF transmit signal. The transmit path can include a power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid Manian, Hamid Eslami, Norik Dzhandzhapanyan
  • Patent number: 10433260
    Abstract: An electronic device that provides modified electrical signals is described. An interface circuit in the electronic device may provide electrical signals for an antenna module, which may be coupled to the interface circuit by a cable, and the electrical signals may correspond to or may specify an output transmit-power level at the interface circuit. Then, the interface circuit may receive feedback about an input transmit-power level at the antenna module. Based on the feedback, a data rate and/or a modulation and coding scheme, the interface circuit may provide the modified electrical signals for the antenna module, where the modified electrical signals correspond to a modified output transmit-power level at the interface circuit. In some embodiments, the feedback is provided by repurposing, during a different operating mode, signal lines that otherwise specify an antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Anand Krishnamachari, William Buel, Craig Owens, Eran Dor
  • Patent number: 10425931
    Abstract: A base station includes a control unit that controls one or more identifiers to be installed on a plurality of transmission points in accordance with the number of control signals transmitted from the transmission points to one or more wireless terminals or the number of radio resources used to transmit the control signals to the one or more wireless terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Takaharu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10418791
    Abstract: A mount for attaching an access point (AP) device to a surface is described. The mount includes a housing, a tension member for securing the AP within a compartment of the housing, a retention device for securing the tension member to or about the housing with adjustable tension, and attachment means for securing the mount to or in the ceiling or wall. The tension member can be a cable and the retention device can be a cable retention device. The cable can include first and second ends attached to first and second ends of a spring that maintains tension on the cable even if the cable begins to relax over time while securing the AP within the compartment. The mount can also include a cover for concealing the AP within the housing. The cover, the housing, or both can include magnets for securing the cover to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Bjorn Jensen
  • Patent number: 10412602
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire measurement information or position-related information for each of one or more wireless communication devices capable of operating as a mobile station and a base station, the measurement information indicating a result of measurement for a cell by a wireless communication device, the position-related information being related to a position of a wireless communication device; and a selector confirmed to select a wireless communication device to operate as a base station from among the one or more wireless communication devices based on the measurement information or the position-related information for each of the one or more wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10405361
    Abstract: A switching-on method for implementing automatic switching-on of base station, which is applied on a base station, includes: establishing, by the base station, an interactive link with a base station controller; transmitting, by the base station, an identifier uniquely identifying the base station; and receiving, by the base station, switching-on parameters corresponding to the identifier and executing the switching-on parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Zhe Shuai
  • Patent number: 10389405
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for modulating a first electrical signal to generate first modulated electromagnetic waves, and transmitting the first modulated electromagnetic waves on a waveguide located in proximity to a transmission medium. In one embodiment, the first electromagnetic waves can induce second electromagnetic waves that propagate on an outer surface of the transmission medium. The second electromagnetic waves can have a first spectral range that is divided into, contains or otherwise includes a first control channel and a first plurality of bands. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10374728
    Abstract: A test system for over-the-air testing is described, the test system comprising a measurement antenna, a power combiner, and a mixer. The measurement antenna is a multiple polarization antenna that is configured to measure signals with at least two different polarizations. The measurement antenna has a first measurement port and a second measurement port via which a first signal portion and a second signal portion are provided, respectively. The power combiner has a first input port and a second input port. The power combiner is directly connected via its first input port with the first measurement port of the measurement antenna unit. The mixer is connected with the measurement antenna via the second measurement port. The mixer has an output port via which the mixer is connected with the second input port of the power combiner. Further, a method for over-the-air testing is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Benoît Derat
  • Patent number: 10374820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a management unit for a communication device. The management unit is configured to communicate via a plurality of various types of communication networks. The management unit comprises a first attachment surface, comprising first organs for removably attaching a first external module, and a second attachment surface comprising second organs for removably attaching a second external module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HITECH ONE
    Inventors: Philippe Subervie, Jean Gilles Subervie
  • Patent number: 10368252
    Abstract: The present invention mainly discloses an electronic device for controlling intelligent antenna module based on intelligent fast antenna steering technology (iFAST), wherein the electronic device is applied in wireless network transceiving device. Particularly, according to the wireless network parameters of wireless signals received by a wireless network transceiving device from wireless stations established connections with the wireless network transceiving device, an iFAST unit in the electronic device would immediately update relative MAC station entry tables in a MAC module, such that the baseband processor module would correspondingly adjust the settings of the intelligent antenna module of the wireless network transceiving device based on relative wireless station entry records been established in the MAC station entry tables contained by the MAC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CUMITEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Ta Tung, Chia-Hsin Liao
  • Patent number: 10368362
    Abstract: A method for configuring transmission order of uplink data, performed by an REC of an access node. The REC has an interface to an RE of the access node. The method comprises providing instructions to the RE how to prioritize transmission order of uplink data. The uplink data is received by the RE on a radio interface and is to be transmitted from the RE to the REC on the interface. The REC thereby configures the transmission order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Roxbergh, Jacob Österling, Christer Östberg, Henrik Ronkainen
  • Patent number: 10356767
    Abstract: A base station transmits, to a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells. The plurality of cells may be grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups. The PUCCH groups may comprise: a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH; and a secondary PUCCH group comprising: a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH, and a first secondary cell. A state of the PUCCH secondary cell for the wireless device; may be deactivated in response to a deactivation condition for the PUCCH secondary cell being met. Transmission of downlink shared channel transport blocks via the first secondary cell to the wireless device may be stopped in response to deactivation of the PUCCH secondary cell. Transmission of downlink multicast channel transport blocks via the first secondary cell may continue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10349346
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method by which a packet data network-gateway (PGW) processes data for a terminal, in a power saving mode (PSM), in a wireless communication system, the method for processing data for a terminal in PSM, comprising the steps of: receiving a message related to a PDN connection stop request; receiving downlink data which has to be transmitted to a terminal; and performing one of transmission, deletion, and storage of operations of the downlink data on the basis of the message related to the PDN connection stop request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10340974
    Abstract: A wireless terminal and data receiving and transmitting methods thereof are described. When the wireless terminal receives data, an antenna is used for receiving receipt signals from an uplink band and a downlink band, allowing mixed signals to enter a duplexer. The duplexer separates receipt signals from the uplink band and downlink band, and passes the receipt signal from the downlink band through a downlink band receiving end and passes the receipt signal from the uplink band through a shift switch to enter a central processing unit for aggregation together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Shenggang Hu, Aiping Guo, Shiqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10320450
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna arrangement for a radio transceiver device for simultaneous use of two polarization directions. The antenna arrangement comprises at least two baseband chains. The antenna arrangement further comprises a first set of antenna elements of a first polarization direction, and a second set of antenna elements of a second polarization direction. The antenna arrangement comprises an analog distribution network operatively connecting the at least two baseband chains to both sets of antenna elements. All of the baseband chains are operatively connected to each respective antenna element of the first set and to each respective antenna element of the second set via the analog distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Sven Petersson, Fredrik Athley, Andreas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10305622
    Abstract: A system for transmitting a message, including an array of signal radiating elements for broadcasting signals that are unique one from another. One each of the unique signals is associated with one each of the radiating elements. One each of a set of transmitters is in electronic communication with one each of the radiating elements, and provides the associated unique signal to each of the radiating elements. A signal generating device receives the message from a message source and transforms the message into the unique signals. The unique signals, when broadcast, spatially interfere one with another such that the message is intelligibly receivable at only one location that is predetermined by the signal generating device, and is garbled at all other locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Paul Antonik, John D. Matyjas, Michael C. Wicks
  • Patent number: 10292115
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a method of transmitting a wireless signal thereof. The electronic device includes: a housing; a first antenna configured to form a first part of the housing; a second antenna configured to form a second part of the housing; and at least one processor including a first transmission terminal and a second transmission terminal connected to the first antenna and the second antenna, respectively, wherein the at least one processor is further configured to identify a strength of at least one of a transmission signal and a reception signal when transmission of a wireless signal is requested, and control at least one of a phase and a strength of wireless signals output through the first transmission terminal and the second transmission terminal according to a result of the identification. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongil Yang, Han-Yeop Lee, Chaeman Lim, Hyo-Seok Na
  • Patent number: 10292156
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving an indication of on/off state of past subframes in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives an indication of on/off state of past subframes for a specific time interval in a subframe, and perform measurement in subframes of on-state according to the received indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn, Hanbyul Seo, Hyangsun You
  • Patent number: 10284271
    Abstract: A beam steering device comprising a set of phase shifters, each providing substantially same phase shift, connected such that output of one phase shifter feeds the input of other, in that a signal is cascaded through the set of phase shifters to generate a corresponding set of phase shifted signals, and an array of antennas forming the RF radiation beam. The set of phase shifted signals are coupled to the respective one of antenna in the array of antennas so as to steer the RF radiation beam in accordance with the phase shift. The device further comprises a set of mixer to translate the first set of phase shifted signals to a RF canter frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Steradian Semiconductors Private Limited
    Inventors: Gireesh Rajendran, Rakesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10285145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for deterministic wireless transfer of time-triggered real-time messages in a distributed real-time system, which real-time system comprises a plurality of node computers and one or more base stations, which are arranged in an arena, wherein all node computers and base stations have a global time, wherein one or more real-time message sequences are periodically transferred in the arena, wherein a real-time message sequence consists of a time-triggered header message with variable length and a sequence of one or more time-triggered real-time messages with a priori known length, and wherein, at an a priori determined transmission time, the software of a T-node issues, to a communication controller thereof, the command to send the header message, and wherein the communication controller of the T-node starts to send the header message as soon as no activity is determined in the arena during an IFS, and wherein the sending of the header message is aborted at an a priori determined
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TTTech Computertechnik AG
    Inventor: Hermann Kopetz
  • Patent number: 10271364
    Abstract: Provided are D2D communication methods, a D2D-enabled device and an eNB. A D2D communication method performed by a D2D-enabled device comprises: reporting, through a media access control (MAC) signaling or a radio resource control (RRC) signaling to an eNode B (eNB) that allocates resource for a D2D transmission, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) or a resource size to be used by the D2D-enabled device in the D2D transmission, wherein the MCS or the resource size is for a D2D data channel, a D2D control channel and/or a D2D discovery channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Joachim Loehr, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10263683
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for supporting a beamforming antenna system in a mobile broadband communication network with an improved beam pattern, beam sweep pattern, pilot channel design with feedback and reporting rules, and control signaling design. Specifically, the improved beam pattern includes a method of supporting wireless communications in a wireless network forming at least two spatial beams within a cell segment where the at least two spatial beams are associated with different power levels, and separately, where at least two spatial beams can be moved across the cell segment according to a unique sweep pattern. The pilot channel design improves network bandwidth performance and improves user mobility tracking. Feedback and reporting rules can be established using a particular field designator, CQI, in the preferred embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Song, Lai King Tee, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 10231179
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless communications are disclosed. More particularly, aspects generally relate to an apparatus for wireless communications. The apparatus generally includes an interface for communicating with a plurality of wireless nodes via a plurality of antennas, and a processing system configured to determine a power state of each of the plurality of wireless nodes, and change from a first antenna mode used for communicating with the wireless nodes using a first number of spatial streams to a second antenna mode used for communicating with the wireless nodes using a second number of spatial streams, based on the determined power states of the wireless nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sandip Homchaudhuri, Youhan Kim, Srinivas Jasti, Sunghun Choi, Vikram Phogat, Ye Yuan, Umang Sureshbhai Patel, Lian Chen, Sumeet Kumar, James Simon Cho, Sreepathy Aida, Zhanfeng Jia, Pradeep Kumar Yenganti
  • Patent number: 10231177
    Abstract: A wireless router having a WiFi wireless network and including a small cell for routing LTE cellular data to a mobile network core is configured to monitor connected mobile devices and determine whether each mobile device should be connect to the hub using WiFi or LTE in accordance with the current utilization of the WiFi network and the current utilization of the LTE small cell. The network identity information of the device's WiFi interface and the device's LTE interface is provided by an application operating on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Simon Ringland, Francis Scahill, Richard Evenden
  • Patent number: 10225831
    Abstract: A terminal device includes means of determining resource elements to which a physical downlink shared channel is mapped for transmission on the physical downlink shared channel in a non-MBSFN subframe that is scheduled by using a downlink control information format 1A based on positions of cell-specific reference signals that are provided by using a physical layer cell identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Shoichi Suzuki, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10193650
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for allocating scrambling codes to cells of a wireless network. In an example method, current scrambling code allocation information for a plurality of cells and network configuration information for a radio access network are received (310). A reallocation of scrambling codes to the plurality of cells is computed (320), based on the current scrambling code allocation information and the network configuration information, using a metaheuristic algorithm. A change in scrambling code for at least one of the plurality of cells is then triggered (330), based on the computed reallocation. In some embodiments, the metaheuristic algorithm is based on an objective function that comprises a summation of interference metrics for each of the plurality of cells, wherein the interference metrics depend on scrambling code allocations to the plurality of cells. In some embodiments, a simulated annealing metaheuristic is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Monil Joshi, Nader El Chebib, Jad El-Najjar
  • Patent number: 10182465
    Abstract: A control node (140; 150) of a cellular network establishes one or more control plane sessions with a gateway node (160). On the basis of these one or more control plane sessions with the gateway node (160), the control node (140; 150) also establishes one or more control plane sessions with one or more radio access network nodes (112, 114; 122, 24) to control multicast transmissions by the one or more radio access network nodes (112, 14; 122, 124). Further, the control node (140; 150) detects a connection failure to the gateway node (160). When detecting the connection failure, the control node (140; 150) starts a first timer. Further, also the gateway node (160) detects the connection failure. When detecting the connection failure, the gateway node (160) starts a second timer. The second timer is configured with a longer duration than the first timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Ibtissam El Khayat, Björn Knuthammar, Jie Ling, Tobias Ljungström, Peter Werner, Qi Xia, Tingyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10165487
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for offloading selected data to an alternate communication network. The offloading provides another route for selected packet traffic that can relieve the burden on a mobile operator's network, such as the backhaul and core networks. As the proliferation of data rich content and increasingly more capable mobile devices has continued, the amount of data communicated over mobile operator's networks has exponentially increased. Upgrading the existing network that was designed for voice calls is not desirable or practical for many mobile operators. This disclosure provides systems and methods for offloading data to the Internet or another IP network to relieve congestion on the mobile operator's network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuntal Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10165552
    Abstract: A method, a user equipment, and a base station for link adaptation in a hybrid device-to-device device (D2D) and cellular network are provided. The method comprises receiving, by at least one of two D2D user equipment (UEs) in D2D communication, resource allocation information and assistance information from a base station (BS), wherein the assistance information is used to divide resources conveyed by the resource allocation information into different types based upon correspondingly different interference sources. The method further comprises performing respective link adaptation based upon the respective different types of resources. With the present invention, better high quality communication links can be achieved. Furthermore, resource allocation in the hybrid network could be improved and becomes more efficient over the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Qingyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10148325
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of beam-indexed spatial modulation (BISM) for multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology. It does not only enhance the efficiency of MIMO using, but also address the compatibility problems in Spatial Modulation (SM-MIMO) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Index Modulation (OFDM-IM). Furthermore, the BISM improves the speed limitation problem and spectral efficiency issue in the current spatial modulation architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jen-Ming Wu, Liang-Kai Chang, Jian-Wei Wu, Yu-Hsuan Hu
  • Patent number: 10141974
    Abstract: A frequency-hopped spread-spectrum multiple-access (FHSS-MA) wideband transceiver may support frequency-division multiple-access (FDMA) functionality by including a plurality of digital chains corresponding to FHSS-MA physical channels, individually and dynamically compensated for in-phase/quadrature imbalance in the transmit and/or receive portion. A FHSS-MA transceiver supporting FDMA functionality may coordinate FH sequence selection among FHSS physical channels to minimize inter-channel interference while also supporting legacy FHSS-enabled devices (e.g., Bluetooth®). The FHSS-MA transceiver may be incorporated into a wireless bridge device to facilitate low-latency communications over wireless local-area networks (WLANs), wireless wide-area networks (WWANs) or broadcast, with multiple FHSS-enabled devices that may be paired with the wireless bridge device using FHSS-MA channels. The wireless bridge device may enable a FHSS-enabled device to re-pair with a personal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Shai Waxman
  • Patent number: 10098066
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure include methods and apparatus that provide back-off procedures for avoiding device/network resource depletion in bad network conditions. A device user may selectively enable an auxiliary back-off procedure that extends the time between network service requests. For example, the auxiliary back-off procedure may be used if the device determines an attach request is unsuccessful when a reject message is received from the network and the reject message indicates a reject cause for which the device has no defined back-off to follow. The auxiliary back-off procedure may be also be used if the device determines that a service request is unsuccessful when the service request is ignored, i.e. no response is received from the network, or, when a service request reject is received from the network and the reject message indicates a reject cause for which the device has no defined back-off to follow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Yadav, Taehwan Jung, Srinivasa Rao
  • Patent number: 10070463
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications method, a computer program product and network nodes are disclosed. The wireless telecommunications network node method comprises on a failure to establish a connection after initiating a RACH procedure, repeatedly transmitting a RACH preamble signature using a defined set of resource blocks of an uplink channel. In this way, when a conventional RACH procedure fails to establish a connection with the network, a modified RACH procedure is instead initiated. This modified RACH procedure transmits a RACH preamble signature repeatedly using a repeating set of resource blocks which are repeatedly allocated from the uplink channel. This enables the RACH preamble signature to be repeatedly transmitted so that the energy from these repeated transmissions may be combined by the network in order to detect the presence of the RACH preamble signature transmitted by network nodes in a poor coverage area such as, for example, an MTC device located in a basement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Matthew Baker, Min Zhang
  • Patent number: 10064183
    Abstract: A base station configures beam identifiers for a plurality of transmission beams. The base station configures virtual beam identifiers for the plurality of transmission beams based on the maximum number of transmission beams from the plurality of transmission beams that may spatially overlap one another, and the beam identifiers. The base station allocates resources using the virtual beam identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Young Jin Moon, Il Gyu Kim, Youn Ok Park, Young Jo Bang
  • Patent number: 10057409
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring communication of mobile communication terminals, such as cellular phones. An off-air monitoring system reconstructs both directions of a call conducted between two mobile terminals by receiving only downlink channels. The off-air monitoring system receives multiple downlink transmissions transmitted by base stations in a wireless communication network. The system uses the received downlink transmissions to reconstruct the bidirectional call content of calls conducted between wireless terminals. In order to reconstruct the bidirectional content of a given call, the system identifies and correlates the two downlink transmissions of that call from among the multiple received downlink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Arik Poznanski, Itai Langer
  • Patent number: 10048096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems for changing and measuring the polarisation of radio waves. Embodiments of the systems are disclosed for different applications as well as uses of the systems as sensors for measuring angles and shifts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Günter Grau