Carrier Wave Repeater Or Relay System (i.e., Retransmission Of Same Information) Patents (Class 455/7)
  • Patent number: 10313944
    Abstract: A relay station relays communication between a base station and a wireless terminal, and the relay station includes: a first wireless unit, a second wireless unit and a third wireless unit, each of which communicates with at least one of the base station and the wireless terminal, wherein when the first wireless unit is connected to the wireless terminal and the second wireless unit is connected to the base station and when there is a trigger of handover, the third wireless unit is used to execute at least one of handover to another base station and handover to switch a control channel with the wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Oyabu
  • Patent number: 10306553
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for managing a state of activation of a radio access network in a local area network. A gateway allows access to a wide area communication network to devices of the local area network and communicates with at least one of the devices of the local area network by way of the radio access network, termed the main network. The gateway is associated with a device of the local area network on a secondary radio access network, termed the command network, distinct from the main network. A message is received by the gateway on the command network originating from the device. When the state of activation of the main network is deactivated, the gateway activates the main network. A connection between the device and the gateway can then be established on the main network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Thomas Gosselin, Cyril Del Missier
  • Patent number: 10306460
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods to establish a connection to the Internet via a local gateway (L-GW) function for a LIPA or a SIPTO@LN. The establishment of the connection to the Internet may be performed, for example, by at least one of an E-RAB SETUP procedure, an INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP procedure, an INITIAL UE MESSAGE procedure or an UPLINK NAS TRANSPORT procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Alexandre S. Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10292117
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power control are described. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data to support multiple component carriers (CCs) for which transmission may be accomplished with one or more WTRU power amplifiers (PAs). Methods are included for calculating and signaling one or more of CC-specific power control related data and PA-specific power control related data. The power control related data may include one or more of maximum power, power headroom, and transmit power. Methods for selecting which power control related data to exchange are included. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data for physical UL shared channel (PUSCH), physical UL control channel (PUCCH), and simultaneous PUSCH and PUCCH transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Patent number: 10271262
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication method. At least an interfering link is selected from a plurality of wireless communication links. At least a first wireless communication helping device group of the at least interfering link is determined, wherein the at least first wireless communication helping device group includes at least a wireless communication helping device. Based on respective interfering improvements of the at least first wireless communication helping device group on the at least interfering link, at least a target interfering link is selected among the at least interfering link. The at least target interfering link is re-established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Kuei-Li Huang
  • Patent number: 10257698
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present disclosure further relates to a method and apparatus for managing a security key in a communication system are provided. The method includes transmitting a first key request message including an identifier (ID) of an originating user equipment (UE) to a server through a mobility management entity (MME), receiving a key response message including security parameters and a secret key of the originating UE from the server, determining a security key based on the security parameters and the secret key of the originating UE by the originating UE, and communicating with a terminating UE based on the security key by the originating UE, while a connection between the originating UE and the terminating UE is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Young-Bin Chang
  • Patent number: 10231160
    Abstract: A method for connecting a first device belonging to a first mobile communications network of the narrow band type to a second mobile communications network of the wide band type, the device implementing a protocol layer for communicating with a first plurality of mobile terminals according to a first mobile communications standard, including a modification of the first device by integration of a transposition layer in the protocol layer and being linked to the second communications network of the wide band type via a link of the Internet Protocol (IP) type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Pierre Minot
    Inventor: Pierre Minot
  • Patent number: 10206232
    Abstract: Establishment of integrated links comprising integrated wireless backhaul communications links and access communications links is facilitated by transmitting multiplexed sync signals to enable synchronization between the relay transmission point devices, and using a random access channel procedure to complete the establishment. The integrated wireless backhaul communications links and access communications links can be maintained by measuring channel characteristics of the backhaul communications links using a measurement reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas David Novlan, Milap Majmundar, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10187156
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes a first transceiver, located on an outside of the building, for transmitting and receiving signals at a first frequency outside of the building, wherein the signals at the first frequency do not easily penetrate into an interior of the building. A first up/down converter converts between a first version of the signals at the first frequency and a second version of the signals at a second frequency. The first frequency is higher than the second frequency and the signals at the second frequency better penetrate to the interior of the building and overcome losses caused by penetrating into an interior of the building. A second up/down converter converts between the second version of the signals at the second frequency that overcomes the losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building and a third version of the signals after transmission from the building exterior to the building interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NXGNEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10187769
    Abstract: A disclosure of the present specification provides a method for supporting connectivity of device-to-device (D2D) communication between a first wireless device and a second wireless device. The method may comprise the steps of: receiving, by a third wireless device, information on a resource pool which can be used for D2D communication, from a base station; transmitting, by the third wireless device, information on a resource which can be used for D2D communication between the first wireless device and the second wireless device to the first wireless device and the second wireless device, on the basis of the received information; and performing, by the third wireless device, a procedure for providing necessary data to the second wireless device when the disconnection of the D2D communication link between the first wireless device and the second wireless device is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suhwan Lim, Suckchel Yang, Jonghyun Park
  • Patent number: 10154545
    Abstract: An induction hob including a first heating region with a first induction coil and a second heating region with a second induction coil is provided. First and second resonant converters drive an AC current through the first and second induction coils. The first and second resonant converters form a half-bridge resonant converter that is continuously driven such that a direction of current flow through the first induction coil and the second induction coil is alternating. The half-bridge resonant converter controls the output power of the first and second heating regions by varying the frequency of the AC current through the respective induction coil. The first and second resonant converters have different resonance frequencies such that the resonance frequency of the first resonant converter is at least 1.4 times higher than the resonance frequency of the second resonant converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Svend Erik Christiansen, Laurent Jeanneteau, Alex Viroli, Luca Zannoni
  • Patent number: 10153845
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building comprising a receiver located on an outside of the building for receiving millimeter wave signals. At least one frequency downconverter for downconverts the received millimeter wave signals to a frequency level that overcomes losses occurring when the millimeter wave signals are transmitted from the outside the building to an interior of the building. Transceiver circuitry transmits the downconverted millimeter wave signals from the outside the building to the interior of the building. At least one frequency upconverter upconverts the received downconverted millimeter wave signals from the frequency level that overcomes losses occurring when the millimeter wave signals are transmitted from the outside the building to the interior of the building. A second transceiver transmits the upconverted millimeter wave signal in a second format to wireless devices within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10148466
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) and method are disclosed. The system includes at least one RIM associated with a remote unit. The RIMs and the remote units (RU) are configured for transmitting and receiving test signal over at least one narrow band of frequencies. The system includes a plurality of signal generators associated with a signal path, each signal generator configured for generating a test signal over the at least one narrow band of frequencies; a controller configured to generate a test signal for the signal path; and, an equalizer for adjusting gain for the signal path according to at least one of the narrow band of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd.
    Inventor: Yury Abramov
  • Patent number: 10142847
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more specifically to advertising discovery information, relaying discovery information, and to the secure relay of discovery information in wireless networks. Various frame structures are provided for such transmitting and relaying of discovery information. According to certain aspects of the present disclosure, security is provided for relaying discovery information. According to certain aspects of the present disclosure, compensation may be provided to a device that relays discovery information (e.g., when the relaying results in a transaction).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michaela Vanderveen, Georgios Tsirtsis, Jay Rodney Walton
  • Patent number: 10117087
    Abstract: A method includes checking for a first cluster beacon associated with a first cluster. The first cluster is an open cluster. The method further includes transmitting a second cluster beacon associated with a second cluster. Transmitting the second cluster beacon is done in response to failing to receive the first cluster beacon. The method further includes receiving a first request in response to transmitting the second cluster beacon. The first request includes a request by a first terminal to join the second cluster. The method further includes receiving a second request in response to transmitting the second cluster beacon. The second request includes a request by a second terminal to join the second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Chenxi Zhu, Akira Ito
  • Patent number: 10091690
    Abstract: A hierarchical cellular network system having a core and comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein at least one node comprises a relay; and wherein at least one relay includes: a tunneling sub-system; a backhauling link subsystem interfacing between the tunneling subsystem and a node which is closer to the core than the relay; and a base station subsystem, interfacing between the tunneling subsystem and a mobile station or a node which is further from the core than the relay, wherein the tunneling subsystem is operative to perform the following, on data arriving from a base station subsystem belonging to another node from among the plurality of nodes: collecting the data; and encapsulating the results to be sent in an individual session into packets and sending the packets to the Backhauling Link Subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Benjamin Giloh, Yaakov Shoshan, Adi Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10091743
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power control are described. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data to support multiple component carriers (CCs) for which transmission may be accomplished with one or more WTRU power amplifiers (PAs). Methods are included for calculating and signaling one or more of CC-specific power control related data and PA-specific power control related data. The power control related data may include one or more of maximum power, power headroom, and transmit power. Methods for selecting which power control related data to exchange are included. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data for physical UL shared channel (PUSCH), physical UL control channel (PUCCH), and simultaneous PUSCH and PUCCH transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Patent number: 10037697
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a driving assistance system and a vehicle-mounted device. Each vehicle-mounted device broadcasts own vehicle information, and transmits wide area vehicle information to a center. The wide area vehicle information includes the vehicle information and VIN of the own vehicle. The center receives the wide area vehicle information, and stores the vehicle information and the VIN in a correlated manner in a center end database. The vehicle-mounted device transmits an appearance information request signal to the center. The appearance information request signal includes generation time and location information of a different vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kuraoka
  • Patent number: 10033896
    Abstract: An information processing device that communicates with a server on Internet over a local network, having: a session establishing part that establishes a session that enables a communication with said server over said local network; a periodic communicating part that establishes periodic communications at a predetermined time interval with said server to maintain said session; a power controller that stops a power supply to said periodic communicating part if a predetermined condition to enter sleep mode is met; and a substitute requesting part that requests another device installed on said local network to establish the periodic communication with said server that should be established by said periodic communicating part for said periodic communicating part when said power controller enables said information processing device to enter sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Masuda, Kazuya Anezaki, Hironori Harada, Atsushi Ohshima, Kenji Matsuhara, Daisuke Sakiyama, Takeshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10028172
    Abstract: A wireless relay serves User Equipment (UE) with a media service that uses a Quality-of-Service (QoS) level. In the wireless relay, Relay Equipment (RE) wirelessly receives a network bearer configuration message indicating the QoS level for the UE and responsively configures a wireless network bearer to use the QoS level for the UE. A relay eNodeB wirelessly transfers an access bearer configuration message to the UE indicating the QoS level and configures a wireless access bearer to use the QoS level for the UE. The relay eNodeB wirelessly exchanges media with the UE over the wireless access bearer using the QoS level. The RE wirelessly exchanges the media with a wireless base station over the wireless network bearer using the QoS level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 10028186
    Abstract: A wireless communication network to redirect User Equipment (UE) to a donor base station, wherein the donor base station wirelessly serves a wireless relay and the UE, and the wireless relay wirelessly serves the UE. The wireless relay wirelessly exchanges user data with the UE using an established data bearer. The wireless relay detects that the data bearer is a Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) data bearer and in response, determines that the GBR data bearer is associated with a delay measurement that exceeds a delay measurement threshold. The wireless relay identifies a UE location and UE management data and determines that the donor base station is capable of serving the UE based on the UE location and the UE management data. The wireless relay wirelessly transfers an instruction to the UE redirecting the UE to exchange additional user data with the donor base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 10021734
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a cooperative communication processing method, the method includes: acquiring report information of a first communication device, where the first communication device is a supporting device or a benefited device; and if it is determined, according to the report information of the first communication device, that the first communication device needs to perform a communication handover, executing the following steps: sending a connection configuration message to the first communication device, so that the first communication device releases a cooperative bearer context between the first communication device and a source eNB; and sending a connection configuration message to a second communication device. According to the present invention, release or maintenance processing of a cooperative relationship between cooperative communication devices in a communication handover process can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fei Yang, Yue Li, Xiaolong Guo
  • Patent number: 10020891
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes first circuitry, located on an outside of the building, that receives millimeter wave signals and converting the millimeter wave signals into a format that penetrates into an interior of a building for reception by wireless devices within the building. Second circuitry, located on an inside of the building and communicatively linked with the first circuitry, receives the millimeter wave signals in the format that penetrates into an interior of the building and converts the millimeter wave signals in the format to a second format for transmission to the wireless devices within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10014948
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes first circuitry, located on an outside of the building, that receives millimeter wave signals and converting the millimeter wave signals into a format that penetrates into an interior of a building for reception by wireless devices within the building. Second circuitry, located on an inside of the building and communicatively linked with the first circuitry, receives the millimeter wave signals in the format that penetrates into an interior of the building and converts the millimeter wave signals in the format to a second format for transmission to the wireless devices within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 9992793
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for performing Buffer Status Reporting (BSR) in a user equipment (UE) of a wireless communication system. The method includes steps of triggering a BSR procedure when a predefined condition is satisfied, and using a short-format BSR control element to perform BSR when no buffered data exists in every logic channel group of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 9979517
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dedicated control channel for a WLAN network. A number of access points are networked together and communicate data necessary to propagate the WLAN over a backhaul channel, however a dedicated radio on each access point is used to communicate control information between the access points. The control information is communicated over a control channel that is different from the client facing channels or bands, and the backhaul channel. In some embodiments, the control channel is sub 1 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peiman Amini, Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 9961594
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a wireless communication unit performing wireless communication; a connection control unit connecting to a first base station device to wirelessly communicate with the first base station device via the wireless communication unit, the first base station serving as a primary, the connection control unit connecting to a second base station device to wirelessly communicate with the second base station device via the wireless communication unit, the second base station device serving as a secondary; a detection unit determining whether quality of wireless communication between the terminal device and the first base station device is in a low state based on a predetermined condition; and a signal transmission control unit wirelessly transmitting via the wireless communication unit, a predetermined signal toward at least either the first or second base station device when the quality is determined to be in the low state by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yamamoto, Takeo Ohseki, Xiaoqiu Wang, Yosuke Akimoto, Satoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 9948541
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint full duplex networking. In some embodiments, physical, medium access control (MAC), and routing protocols are integrated. In some embodiments, cross-layer optimization by the use of a full duplex capability table in performing routing and messaging is used to increase the channel utilization of full duplex networks, thereby making it possible for multiple nodes to communicate simultaneously over the same channel. In some embodiments, such full duplex capability is provided using Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi-like wireless protocols in a mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Navalekar, Rajesh Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 9941945
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention is a method for a transmitting end transmitting a signal in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the method comprises the steps of: transmitting, to a receiving end, a first reference signal for providing a reference beam which is equal in all directions, and a second reference signal for providing a boundary beam which heads toward a pre-set direction; receiving, from the receiving end, feedback information on the difference value between the reference beam gain and the boundary beam gain; estimating the mobility information of the receiving end on the basis of the amount of change in the difference value; and, by using the mobility information, performing beamforming for transmitting a signal to the receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Heejin Kim, Kilbom Lee, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 9942944
    Abstract: Described herein are processes related to discovering and establishing suitable multi-hop communication paths for (endpoint) user equipments (UEs). A network-initiated discovery and path selection processes may utilize periodically transmitted reference signals along with optional assistance information. A network node, such an eNodeB, and other relaying-capable nodes, such as relay UEs, may transmit periodic reference signals. Based on these transmitted reference signals and optional assistance information, the relay UEs and/or an endpoint node (e.g., the eNodeB or the endpoint UE) may make a selection decision for previous hop paths for communication. The endpoint UE or the eNodeB may make the selection decision for the end-to-end path in order to provide coverage extension for the end UE using multi-hop transmission paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Umesh Phuyal, Candy Yiu, Youn Hyoung Heo, Hong He
  • Patent number: 9929755
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a feed point of a dielectric antenna, electromagnetic waves from a dielectric core coupled to the feed point without an electrical return path, where at least a portion of the dielectric antenna comprises a conductive surface, directing, by the feed point, the electromagnetic waves to a proximal portion of the dielectric antenna, and radiating, via an aperture of the dielectric antenna, a wireless signal responsive to the electromagnetic waves being received at the aperture. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9930690
    Abstract: A method for requesting communications resources by a user equipment (UE) includes determining that a proximity-based service (ProSe) buffer status report (BSR) trigger condition has been met, determining that a cellular BSR trigger condition has been met, generating a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) message comprising only one of a ProSe BSR and a cellular BSR, and sending the MAC PDU message to an evolved NodeB (eNB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mazin Ali Al-Shalash, Zhenzhen Cao
  • Patent number: 9882608
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an antenna structure that includes a dielectric antenna comprising a dielectric feedline having a feed point, and a collar that facilitates aligning a port of a waveguide system to the feed point of the dielectric feedline for facilitating transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves exchanged between the port and the feed point of the dielectric feedline, the electromagnetic waves guided by the dielectric feedline without an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Aldo Adriazola, Mitchell Harvey Fuchs, Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9814087
    Abstract: A communication system in which a communication apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate, upon receiving a search signal from a new communication apparatus, a first time length by multiplying a first weighting time length by a relay count in a communication route to a destination, a second time length by multiplying a second weighting time length shorter than the first weighting time length by the signal strength of each communication link in the communication route, and a third time length by adding the first and second time lengths, and a transmission unit configured to transmit a response signal upon passage of the third time length from the receipt of the search signal, wherein upon receiving the response signal from one of the communication apparatuses ahead of any other response signals, the new communication apparatus sets the one of the communication apparatuses as the most adjacent relay point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Yanagi, Kimihiro Maruyama, Tatsuya Kakehashi
  • Patent number: 9800367
    Abstract: A method improves an anti-eavesdropping (AE)-shelter that emits interference signals that protect communication between legitimate transmitters and legitimate receivers in the AE-shelter. The method includes determining a circular boundary for the AE-shelter; improving the AE-shelter by uniformly placing a number of jammers at the boundary; tuning emitting power of the jammers; and improving a coverage area of the interference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Macau University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hong-Ning Dai, Xuran Li, Qiu Wang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
  • Patent number: 9762358
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved retransmission schemes. In one embodiment, a retransmission method includes: receiving, at a protocol layer in a receiver, a data block transmitted from a protocol layer in a transmitter; determining that it is not possible to decode the data block; determining that it is not probable that the data block can be decoded; signaling, from the protocol layer in the receiver, to the protocol layer in the transmitter first feedback information indicating that the data block was received; and signaling, from the protocol layer in the receiver, to the protocol layer in the transmitter second feedback information including information related to the reception time of the data block and indicating that the data block is aborted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: IDTP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Pál Frenger, Niclas Wiberg
  • Patent number: 9761957
    Abstract: A system may include horn antennas arranged at a venue. The horn antennas may be connected to an operator network that provides a wireless service. The horn antennas may provide the wireless service to at least one mobile device at the venue. The horn antennas may be arranged at the venue based on a configuration of the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Kwiatkowski
  • Patent number: 9743383
    Abstract: A device and method for communicating information using a plurality of communication paths is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device transmits provides information between a port of a wireless transceiver to a coaxial power connector coupled to a coaxial cable network, thereby providing a wired communication path from one network device to another network device to augment or replace the wireless communication path between the same devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: John L. Norin
  • Patent number: 9712298
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication system and method using distributed antennas. A physical channel and reference signal (RS) transmission/reception method for downlink and uplink communication using a plurality of points is provided for a case in which the plurality of points have different physical cell identities (PCIs), or in a wireless communication environment using distributed antennas in which the plurality of points belong to the same cell and have the same PCI. Also, a method of transmitting a physical channel and an RS in an uplink and a downlink by introducing a virtual cell identity (VCI) is provided. Further, a cooperative transmission method using a plurality of points is provided, so that communication efficiency of a wireless communication system using distributed antennas can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young-Jo Ko, Tae-Gyun Noh, Bang-Won Seo, Jae Young Ahn
  • Patent number: 9712952
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a network access method and device. The method includes: establishing a Bluetooth connection to a Bluetooth terminal; receiving, by using the Bluetooth connection, a network access request sent by the Bluetooth terminal; and if the Bluetooth terminal is an authorized device, activating a Bluetooth network sharing function automatically and forwarding the network access request to a wide area network. In the network access method and device provided in the present invention, a simple process and low time consumption are achieved for network access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xi Huang, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 9705584
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving data in a communication system are provided. In the method, a BS selects a repeater group from among a plurality of repeater groups, for use in transmitting first data to an MS and transmits the first data to the MS according to the number of repeaters of the selected repeater group. The first data is different from data transmitted by the repeaters of the selected repeater group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Seok Kim, Jae-Hee Cho, Kwan-Hee Roh, Soon-Young Yoon, June Moon
  • Patent number: 9706619
    Abstract: A lighting fixture including a light source, a housing, an image sensor, and a lens is disclosed. The housing is coupled to the light source and includes an opening through which light from the light source is emitted to fill an illumination area. The image sensor is configured to capture one or more images of the illumination area. The lens is over the image sensor, and provides the image sensor a field of view that substantially corresponds with the illumination area. By tailoring the lens such that it provides the image sensor a field of view that substantially corresponds with the illumination area, the image sensor can collect information relevant to the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hong Lim, John Roberts, Robert D. Underwood, Benjamin A. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9661686
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method performed by a base station system of a wireless communication network, for increasing signal quality of signals sent from a radio head (RH) to a radio unit (RU) over a metallic conductor. The base station system comprising a baseband unit (BBU), the RU, and the RH, and the RU is connected to the RH via the metallic conductor. The method comprises, at the RH: amplifying, by an amplification unit, a signal to be transmitted from the RH to the RU; changing the signal amplification level of the amplification unit; and transmitting the amplified signal to the RU. The method further comprises, at the RU: receiving the amplified signal and compensating, by a compensating unit capable of adapting its amplification level, for the change in signal amplification level performed at the RH such that the strength of the signal is transparent to the base station system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Miguel Berg, Per-Erik Eriksson, Chenguang Lu, Peter Pääkkönen, Elmar Trojer
  • Patent number: 9642018
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication arrangement is provided which has a first antenna for transmitting signals into the coverage area of a first mobile radio cell, a second antenna for transmitting signals into the coverage area of a second mobile radio cell and a signal radiating device which is arranged for radiating signals, which are sent out by the first antenna, into an area which is associated with the coverage area of the first mobile radio cell and which overlaps the coverage area of the second mobile radio cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Clevorn, Christian Drewes, Juergen Kreuchauf
  • Patent number: 9629052
    Abstract: A traffic management server is configured to determine a base station at which a handover occurs to a base station having a slower maximum communication speed as an area boundary base station, determine a terminal located within a coverage of the area boundary base station, and instruct a control apparatus included in a mobile network to limit a maximum usable bandwidth of the determined terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Okita, Rintaro Katayama, Hiroto Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9603096
    Abstract: A distribution system (10) for relaying telecommunication signals (6) is disclosed. The distribution system (10) comprises a central hub (20) connectable to one or more base stations (5), a plurality of remote units (80-1, . . . , 80-8) for relaying a telecommunication signals (66) supplied by the central hub (20), whereby the remote units (80-1, . . . , 80-8) are provided with a plurality of uplinks (60-1, . . . , 60-8) and a plurality of downlinks (50-1, . . . , 50-8), and a detector (30, 32) for detecting an activity on the uplink. The distribution system (10) is adapted to independently switch at least one of the plurality of downlinks (50-1, . . . , 50-8), while the plurality of uplinks (60-1, . . . , 60-8) remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKER KG
    Inventors: Martin Weckerle, Frank Oehler, Johannes Schlee
  • Patent number: 9590718
    Abstract: A system includes a first mobile device having a first wireless radio and a second wireless radio; a second mobile device having a third wireless radio and a fourth wireless radio; wherein the first wireless radio of the first mobile device is configured to communicate wirelessly with the third wireless radio of the second mobile device; wherein the third wireless radio of the second mobile device is configured to communicate wirelessly with the first wireless radio of the first mobile device; wherein the second wireless radio of the first mobile device is configured to communicate at least in part wirelessly with a central maintenance computer of a vehicle; and wherein the fourth wireless radio of the second mobile device is configured to communicate at least in part wirelessly with a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Vecham Subramanyam, Preetham Keerthi Raveendra
  • Patent number: 9583969
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present invention has a secondary battery as a power source, and has a first interface arranged in one surface of the electronic device that includes a first communicating section which performs data communication with a first external device by near field communication and a power receiving section which is capable of receiving electric power from the first external device without being in direct contact and charging the secondary battery, and a second interface arranged in another surface of the electronic device that includes a second communicating section which performs data communication with a second external device by near field communication and a power transmitting section which is capable of transmitting electric power received from the secondary battery to the second external device without being in direct contact, and a control section which controls the operations of the first interface and the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru Takano
  • Patent number: 9577954
    Abstract: Time domain duplex (TDD) is contemplated, including controlling switches and/or amplifiers to facilitate signaling between a network and a plurality of end stations (ESs) according to a TDD control strategy. The TDD control strategy may be characterized by preventing simultaneous upstream and downstream communication between the network and one or more of the ESs over a particular frequency band. The TDD control strategy may be limited to a particular frequency range such that signaling outside of frequency range may be simultaneously communicated upstream and downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Williams, Luis Alberto Campos
  • Patent number: 9572075
    Abstract: A method, a corresponding apparatus, and a computer program product for performing a handover in a heterogeneous network. The method comprises sending, by a source local area base station, one or more handover requests with respect to an ongoing local area an ongoing local area service to one or more neighbor local area base stations and one or more handover requests with respect to an ongoing wide area service to a wide area base station. The method also comprises receiving one or more handover commands with respect to the ongoing local area service from the one or more neighbor local area base stations and one or more messages from the wide area base station, each message including information regarding one of the one or more neighbor local area base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Yang Liu