Carrier Wave Repeater Or Relay System (i.e., Retransmission Of Same Information) Patents (Class 455/7)
  • Patent number: 10784962
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes first circuitry, located on an exterior of the building, for transmitting and receiving signals at a first frequency that experience losses when penetrating into an interior of the building, converting the received signals at the first frequency into a first format that overcome losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building over a wireless communications link and converting received signals in the first format into the signals in the first frequency. The first circuitry receives the signals at the first frequency that are transmitted to the first circuitry using beam forming and beam steering. A first antenna associated with the first circuitry transmits the signals in the first format into the interior of the building via a wireless communications link and receives signals from the interior of the building in the first format via the wireless communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10749746
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a supervisory device in a network assigns different access points in the network to different access point groupings. Each of the different access point groupings uses a different network path to communicate with a given endpoint in the network. The supervisory device selects at least one of the access points in each of the different access point groupings for mapping to a virtual access point (VAP) for a node in the network as part of a VAP mapping. The supervisory device instructs the selected access points to form a VAP for the node. The node treats the access points in the VAP mapping as a single access point for purposes of communicating with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Jean-Phillippe Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald, ERic Levy-Abegnoli
  • Patent number: 10747709
    Abstract: A multi-processor system with processing elements, interspersed memory, and primary and secondary interconnection networks optimized for high performance and low power dissipation is disclosed. In the secondary network multiple message routing nodes are arranged in an interspersed fashion with multiple processors. A given message routing node may receive messages from other message nodes, and relay the received messages to destination message routing nodes using relative offsets included in the messages. The relative offset may specify a number of message nodes from the message node that originated a message to a destination message node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carl S. Dobbs, Keith M. Bindloss, Kenneth R. Faulkner, Alex E. Icaza, Frederick A. Rush, Faisal A. Syed, Michael R. Trocino
  • Patent number: 10742243
    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 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    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: 10743230
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system including: a controller; a first base station and a second base station; and a terminal device operable to communicate with the first base station over a first radio path and to communicate with the second base station over a second radio path. The controller is configured to select one of the first base station and the second base station to act as a serving base station for the terminal device based on measurements of beacon signalling transmitted by the terminal device, wherein the measurements provide an indication of radio channel conditions associated with the first radio path and the second radio path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10736104
    Abstract: A communication system that includes a terminal apparatus and a base station apparatus. The terminal apparatus obtains, from the base station apparatus, information regarding addition of a component carrier, whereby the information regarding addition of the component carrier comprises information related to carrier frequency of the component carrier and information related to system bandwidth of the component carrier. The base station apparatus provides, to the terminal apparatus, information regarding addition of a component carrier, whereby the information regarding addition of the component carrier comprises information related to carrier frequency of the component carrier and information related to system bandwidth of the component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Katsunari Uemura
  • Patent number: 10735084
    Abstract: A repeater with redundancy functions for a wireless communication system is provided. The repeater includes downlink repeater circuitry, uplink repeater circuitry, a detection function, at least one memory and a controller. The detection function is configured to detect conditions of communications between the base stations and the repeater. The at least one memory is used to store a primary configuration that sets out parameters for interfacing communications between the repeater and a primary base station of the base stations and at least one secondary configuration that sets out parameters for interfacing communications between the repeater and at least one secondary base station of the base stations and/or a secondary signal line of signal lines between the repeater and the primary base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Braun, Daniel Schwab, Markus Mederle, Andreas Biehler
  • Patent number: 10716195
    Abstract: A lighting system (100) for controlling an LED array (102) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Berent Willem Meerbeek, Markus Jozef Maria Kurvers, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Bas Driesen
  • Patent number: 10693752
    Abstract: A mobile communications device may determine whether to report information regarding operation of the mobile device on a mobile network. The determination may be based on a reporting parameter set by a network control device and received via a broadcast message from a radio access node. The mobile device may compare the value of the reporting parameter to a randomly generated number. Based on the comparison, the mobile device may determine whether or not to provide information regarding operation of the mobile device or the radio access node to the network control device. The network control device may adjust the value of the reporting parameter to control the likelihood that a mobile device will report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Biren Parekh
  • Patent number: 10687375
    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: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas David Novlan, Milap Majmundar, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10686496
    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 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellecutal 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: 10681591
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for establishing a Wi-Fi Direct connection through Bluetooth low energy (LE) technology. According to the present invention, provided are a method including: receiving an advertising message including information associated with Wi-Fi Direct from a second device; transmitting a request message for requesting detailed information of the Wi-Fi Direct to the second device based on the advertising message; receiving a response message including the detailed information in response to the request message; and establishing the Wi-Fi Direct connection with the second device, wherein the advertising message is transmitted through a specific channel for a Bluetooth low energy (LE) connection and the information includes at least one of ID information indicating the Wi-Fi Direct, location information of the detailed information, or available information of an alternative communication means, and an apparatus thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeho Lee, Jingu Choi
  • Patent number: 10681184
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a message in a vehicle, in which the message is received according to a source protocol, a communication mechanism which is used by the message and corresponds to the source protocol is converted in such a way that the communication mechanism corresponds to a canonical protocol, the communication mechanism corresponding to the canonical protocol is converted in such a way that the communication mechanism corresponds to a predefined target protocol, and the message is transmitted according to the target protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Andreas Wagner, Michael Poehnl, Timo Lothspeich
  • Patent number: 10637557
    Abstract: Technology for a multi-repeater system including wireless transmission of power from a first repeater to a second repeater is disclosed. A first and second repeater can be disposed opposite each other about a structural element. Wireless power can be transmitted from the first repeater through the structural element to the second repeater for use by the second repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10616806
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for tracking and dynamically allocating wireless capacity within a wireless telecommunications network. The system has a plurality of processor levels: a layer of baseband-level capacity processors that are deployed within each baseband processor; a layer of client-level capacity processors that are deployed within each wireless base station; a layer of server-level capacity processors, each of which orchestrate allocation of wireless capacity over a unique domain of wireless base stations; and a master level capacity processor. Wireless capacity is allocated in terms of active connections to wireless devices, and the active connections are quantized and allocated as logical connections, or connection tokens. The system dynamically allocates wireless capacity so that resources are devoted to venues and environments where demand is greatest at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Sasi Eswarakava, Vishal Agrawal, John Blasko, Gilberto Brizzi, Todd E. Landry, Patrick William Henkle
  • Patent number: 10554293
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose implementations of a UE and a method for providing a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network, the method including: receiving an NB-IoT downlink over a forward link; obtaining MAC configuration parameters, a transmit-timing offset and a transmit-frequency offset; pre-adjusting, to align with a return link timing and a return link frequency, a transmit-timing with the transmit-timing offset and a transmit-frequency with the transmit-frequency offset; requesting, based on the MAC configuration parameters and after the pre-adjusting, a connection with a Random-Access Preamble (RAR) over an NB-IoT uplink via the return link; and establishing the connection upon receiving a Random-Access Response (RAR), where a Round Trip-Time (RTT) from a transmitting antenna to a receiving antenna is greater than 67 microseconds (us), and both the NB-IoT downlink and the NB-IoT uplink use a mostly unchanged NB-IoT standard waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Chin, William Whitmarsh
  • Patent number: 10554281
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods, systems, and apparatuses for interference measurement in a wireless communication network, including wireless communication networks the employ MIMO in uplink and/or downlink communication. Embodiments contemplate identifying one or more interference measurement resource elements that may be received from one or more transmission points. Embodiments also contemplate performing interference measurement estimation based at least in part on the identified one or more interference measurement resource elements. Channel state information (CSI) perhaps in the form of reports may be generated based at least in part on the one or more interference measurement estimation. Embodiments also contemplate that the CSI report may be transmitted to one or more nodes. In some embodiments, the one or more interference measurement resource elements may be received as part of a set of resource elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 10555330
    Abstract: A terminal station device is a terminal station device of a communication system in which a high-order device, the terminal station device, an end-terminal device, and a low-order device are communicably connected in this order, the high-order device notifies the low-order device of resource information indicating a resource that is usable in communication, and thereby the resource is allocated to the low-order device. The terminal station device includes: a band allocation unit that allocates a band that is permitted to be used by the end-terminal device for transmission processing to the terminal station device, based on an interval at which the terminal station device has received the resource information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ou, Takayuki Kobayashi, Daisuke Hisano, Tatsuya Shimada
  • Patent number: 10547386
    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: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10536211
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing an Internet of Things object having a single active Radio Access Technology for communication with a data network via a hub of a local network. The method comprises: receiving, by a service provider server connected to the data network, information indicating a loss of connectivity between the Internet of Things object and the data network via the hub; and establishing, by the service provider server, a relay connection between the Internet of Things object and the data network, connectivity between the Internet of Things object and the data network being restored via the relay connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Philippe Leroux
  • Patent number: 10531488
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method by which a wireless communication device including a plurality of antennas transmits and receives a wireless signal in an unlicensed band in a wireless communication system comprises the steps of: performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) by using the plurality of antennas for a predetermined time interval in the unlicensed band; and transmitting the wireless signal through the unlicensed band when it is determined that the unlicensed band is in an idle state in which the unlicensed band is not occupied by other wireless communication devices, wherein the step of performing the CCA can comprise the steps of: acquiring one reference value by using energy sensing indicators (ESIs) measured through the plurality of antennas; and comparing the reference value with a CCA threshold value so as to determine whether the unlicensed band is in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim, Kijun Kim, Byounghoon Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10523406
    Abstract: This invention presents methods for wireless communication systems implementing SCFD operation comprising adaptively configuring FDPs based on the directional antennas at each BS; measuring the interference levels among UEs located in areas covered by an FDP and determining the UE group that transmits and receives data on the same time-frequency resource(s) under the same FDP; and measuring the channels among neighboring BSs to cancel the interferences between two BSs with SCFD operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: RF DSP INC.
    Inventor: Ping Liang
  • Patent number: 10491303
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building comprises first circuitry, located on an outside of the building, for receiving RF signals and converting the RF signals into a format that overcomes losses caused by penetrating a structure of the building over a wireless communications link. The first circuitry further comprises a first transceiver dongle including a signal processing chipset for converting the received RF signals to the format that overcomes the losses occurring when the signals penetrate the structure of the building. Second circuitry, located on the interior of the building, receives the signals in the format that overcomes the losses caused by penetrating the structure of the building over the wireless communications link and converts the signals to a second format for transmission to the wireless devices within the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10484192
    Abstract: Provided is a communication method and apparatus using a multi-radio. The communication method includes establishing a link via at least one node included in a group that uses a low data-rate radio (LDR); transmitting a data frame to the at least one node included in the group; and receiving, using a multi-radio based on an availability of the LDR, an acknowledgement (ACK) with respect to the transmitted data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Seok Kim, Tae Rim Park
  • Patent number: 10477411
    Abstract: Network hardware devices are organized in a wireless mesh network (WMN) including a base station node (BSN) device connected to a tower in a geographic area and multiple home access node (HAN) relay devices located in a geographic area and separated from one another by a distance. First set, second set, and third set of HAN relay devices are organized in a first hexagon pattern, a second hexagon pattern, and a third hexagon pattern, respectively, forming a base unit of the WMN. The BSN device is communicatively coupled to a first HAN relay device of the first set, a first HAN relay device of the second set, and a first HAN relay device of the third set and the BSN device is positioned within a geographic region defined by an outer perimeter of the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungtao Liu, Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10469138
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to transmission and use of Discovery Reference Signal (DRS) signals are disclosed in herein. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a Transmission Point (TP) in a cellular communications network comprises transmitting, from the TP, a same one or more DRS signals using at least two different transmit beams in at least two different time resources. Each transmit beam is characterized by a direction in which it is transmitted. In this manner, the TP is enabled to reuse DRS resources, which in turn enables transmission of DRS signals on a larger number of transmit beams and, correspondingly, adaptation of measurement procedures at wireless devices to obtain measurements on those transmit beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mattias Frenne, Robert Mark Harrison, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10462014
    Abstract: A method for positioning network devices includes receiving network parameters for a network and determining corresponding installation locations for the end devices based on the network parameters. The network includes at least one network backhaul, relay devices in communication with the network backhaul, and end devices in communication with the relay devices or the network backhaul. The end devices are configured to wirelessly communicate with user devices at the corresponding user locations. The method also includes determining communication connections between at least one of: the end devices and user devices; the relay devices and the at least one network backhaul; the relay devices and the end devices; or the end devices and the at least one network backhaul. The method further includes generating a network topology indicating the determined corresponding locations for the end devices and the determined communication connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoming Wang, Greg Leon, Sanjeev Jagannatha Rao, Jun Yin, Peter Chen, Dongdong Wang
  • Patent number: 10425876
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data forwarding method, device, and communications system, which relate to the field of communications and can achieve accuracy and continuity of data transmission during carrier aggregation for cells between base stations. The method includes: sending, by a primary base station, a first message to a secondary base station, where the first message is used to instruct the secondary base station to perform handover, and the first message includes an identifier of a target base station; confirming, by the primary base station, that the secondary base station forwards data to the target base station; and sending, by the primary base station, a second message to a user equipment, where the second message is used to instruct the user equipment to acquire the data from the target base station. The embodiments of the present invention are used for data forwarding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingzeng Dai, Yi Guo, Qinghai Zeng, Hongping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10419982
    Abstract: End marker functionality may be provided in mobile networks having mobile user planes configured with segment routing for IPv6 (SRv6), especially suitable for 5G network migration. For example, a base station may receive an SRv6 control message from a user plane function (UPF) which carries data traffic of a data session for the UE. The base station may perform a function associated with a segment identifier (SID) identified in a segment routing header (SRH) of the SRv6 control message. The function may be an end marker handling function associated with an end marker SID. Performing the end marker handling function may cause the base station to generate a tunneling protocol message (e.g. according to GPRS tunneling protocol or GTP) comprising an end marker message and send the tunneling protocol message comprising the end marker message for receipt by the target base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Patent number: 10390379
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided to enable a cooperating group of user equipments (UEs) to receive a group-specific common-parameters configuration (CPC) message over a first spectrum band and access a second spectrum band synchronously for device-to-device (D2D) sidelink transmission within the group. In an embodiment, a UE operating in a cooperation mode in a cooperating group of UEs receives a group-specific common-parameters configuration (CPC) message from a transmit point (TP) over a first spectrum band, the group-specific CPC message comprising information to configure cooperating UEs in the group for synchronous clear channel assessment (CCA) and aligned sidelink transmission starting times in a second spectrum band. The UE performs a synchronous CCA in the second spectrum band in accordance with a common contention window generated based on the information in the group-specific CPC message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TEHCNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mohamed Adel Salem, Amine Maaref
  • Patent number: 10390243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method (300) for operating a user equipment (106) in a wireless radio network (100). The wireless radio network (100) comprises a base station (101) and at least one node (105) configured to relay communication data between the user equipment (106) and the base station (101). According to the method, a relayed communication state is determined (301) and a measurement of characteristics of further direct radio transmission links between the user equipment (106) and the wireless radio network (100) is initiated (302) depending on the relayed communication state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Larsson, Zhinong Ying, Rickard Ljung, Peter Karlsson, Erik Bengtsson, Vanja Plicanic Samuelsson
  • Patent number: 10383060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for effectuating communication in a low power wide area network using a mobile data-handling device are disclosed. A method may comprise moving a mobile data-handling device to a first position that is within communication range of an end node of a low power wide area network. The mobile data-handling device may receive a data packet from the end node and may move to a second position at which the mobile data-handling device connects to a data-receiving device. The mobile data-handling device may transmit, via the data-receiving device, the data packet to a computing system for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Gilson, William Carroll VerSteeg
  • Patent number: 10374710
    Abstract: A system for enabling signal penetration into a building includes first circuitry, located on an outside of the building, for receiving signals at a first frequency that experiences losses when penetrating into an interior of the building and converting the received signals at the first frequency into a first format that overcome the losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building over a wireless communications link. The first circuitry further includes a first transceiver, implementing a first transmission chipset for RF transmissions in the first format that counteracts losses occurring when penetrating into the interior of the building, for receiving the signals at the first frequency and converting the received signals at the first frequency into the first format that overcomes the losses caused by penetrating into the interior of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10368330
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication stations arranged to respectively transmit a beacon on which beacon time information related to a beacon received from a peripheral communication station is placed at a predetermined transmission interval and control a beacon transmission timing of its own station while a collision with the beacon transmitted from the peripheral communication station is avoided on the basis of beacon information placed on the received beacon, in which at least a part of the communication stations includes means configured to decide a priority with respect to beacons received from at least one peripheral communication station and means configured to place beacon time information of a beacon having a high priority among the received beacons on a beacon of its own station, and transmits the beacon at a predetermined transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Patent number: 10355771
    Abstract: A radio frequency repeater device includes a receive antenna that receives a receive signal having a first frequency. A transmit antenna transmits a repeat signal at the first frequency, the repeat signal being an amplified version of the receive signal. A signal filter communicates with the receive antenna and transmit antenna, the signal filter being operable to amplify quadrature and non-quadrature components of an input signal associated with the repeat signal to produce a filtered repeat signal. A coupler combines the receive signal with the filtered repeat signal in such a way that the filtered repeat signal cancels interference from the transmitted repeat signal in the receive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Resonant Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Randall T Clark, Nathan Thomas Kornbau, Jeremy Micah North
  • 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