Carrier Wave Repeater Or Relay System (i.e., Retransmission Of Same Information) Patents (Class 455/7)
  • Patent number: 11444730
    Abstract: A bandwidth part (BWP) and power scheduling method and apparatus for indoor terahertz are provided. The BWP and power scheduling method uses an intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) and a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) to compensate for a shortcoming, wherein terahertz waves are not suitable for an indoor transmission, convert an indoor environment of an IRS-assisted terahertz propagation into a channel model, and convert an optimal wireless resource scheduling in an indoor IRS-assisted terahertz system into a functional optimization design with random constraints. Policies and corresponding actions are trained by using a proximal policy optimization (PPO) to schedule a power and a BWP. An actor part generates continuous a power scheduling, and a critic part generates a discrete BWP scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING
    Inventors: Haijun Zhang, Xiangnan Liu, Keping Long
  • Patent number: 11432214
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention can include a method comprising the steps of: identifying the state of a transport protocol; determining a communication state of the electronic device on the basis of the state of the transport protocol; and changing a network on the basis of the communication state. Other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ashish Gupta, Yonghae Choi, Gibeom Kim, Heewon Hwang
  • Patent number: 11425600
    Abstract: This application provides a data transmission method and apparatus, to reduce wastes of transmission resources. The method includes: receiving, by a first node, a data packet from an air interface, where the first node is a wireless backhaul node, and the wireless backhaul node is configured to provide a wireless backhaul service for a node that wirelessly accesses the wireless backhaul node; duplicating, by the first node, the data packet to obtain M data packets, where M is an integer greater than 1; and splitting, by the first node, the M data packets, and sending the M data packets to a second node through at least two paths. This application relates to the field of communications technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanping Zhu, You Li, Jing Liu, Rui Wang, Shitong Yuan, Mingzeng Dai
  • Patent number: 11330586
    Abstract: A wireless access point controls Carrier Aggregation (CA) over a wireless repeater chain. The wireless access point exchanges signaling with User Equipment (UE) over the wireless repeater chain which uses a number of repeater hops. The wireless access point selects a radio frequency for a Primary Component Carrier (PCC) based on the number of repeater hops. The wireless access point exchanges user data with the UE over the wireless repeater chain using the selected radio frequency for the PCC. The wireless access point determines uplink throughput for the user data. The wireless access point re-selects the radio frequency for the PCC based on the number of repeater hops and the uplink throughput. The wireless access point exchanges additional user data with the UE over the wireless repeater chain using the re-selected radio frequency for the PCC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, John W. Prock
  • Patent number: 11316572
    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: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 11316970
    Abstract: A set of tracking devices can be placed within a geographic area as part of a scavenger hunt. A user with a mobile device can traverse the area, and when the user moves within a threshold proximity or communicative range of a tracking device, the mobile device can receive a communication from the tracking device identifying the tracking device. In response to determining that the tracking device is part of the set of tracking devices and thus part of the scavenger hunt, the mobile device can modify a tracking device interface displaying a representation of the tracking device to indicate that the tracking device has been found. In response to each tracking device being found, the mobile device can modify the tracking device interface to indicate that the scavenger hunt has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Knorr Kuhn, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 11307310
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for managing neighbor relations and coordinating physical cell identifier (PCIs), for example, for moving high altitude platform systems are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jeroen Wigard, Ingo Viering
  • Patent number: 11310842
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and an apparatus for network self-organization. The method comprises: a first node determining a second node of one or more transmission nodes according to a preset condition, the second node being a transmission node having the highest transmission level of the one or more transmission nodes, wherein a higher transmission level of a transmission node indicates fewer hops between the transmission node and an anchor node; and the first node establishing a connection to the second node. Thereby, each transmission node selects an appropriate node from a plurality of nodes on the basis of levels of different nodes and requests to establish a connection, thus realizing establishment of connections between different transmission nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 11283522
    Abstract: A system enabling signal penetration into a building comprising 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. 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. First power circuitry provides system power to each of the first circuitry and the first antenna responsive to a provided power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 11271633
    Abstract: A communication device for an ultra-high-speed vehicle comprises a processor for performing a radio resource control function for communication between a first mobile device and the communication device, and a plurality of distributed antennas (DAs) positioned in a path of the first mobile device and transmitting or receiving a signal according to a control of the processor. The communication device also comprises a memory for storing at least one command executed by the processor. The at least one command is executed to configure a first sliding window including n DAs corresponding to a first position of the first mobile device, among the plurality of DAs, and perform communication with the first mobile device located at the first position by using the n DAs. Therefore, the performance of a communication system can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Soon Gi Park
  • Patent number: 11206077
    Abstract: A power and data housing assembly includes a housing body configured to retain and support an electrical device assembly in the form of a radio frequency (RF) transmitter. The RF transmitter is configured to emit a transmitted RF signal that contains one of data transmissions and power transmissions, and acts as a repeater and/or range-extender or signal redirector for directing wireless power and/or data signals into regions of work areas that otherwise would receive only marginal signals, or none at all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Nickolas J. Morrow
  • Patent number: 11202248
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a network entity in a wireless communication system supporting ranging capability is provided. The method and apparatus comprises: identifying a MAC sublayer management entity-receive-enable request (MLME-RX-ENABLE.request) primitive including a list of ranging scheduling time unit (RSTU) counter (RxOnTime) values and a number of RSTUs (RxOnDuration), wherein the MLME-RX-ENABLE.request primitive is sent to a MAC layer from a higher layer; in response to identifying the MLME-RX-ENABLE.request primitive, identifying a value of a MAC RSTU_COUNTER; determining whether the value of the MAC RSTU_COUNTER is set to an RxOnTime value included in the list of the RxOnTime values of the MLME-RX-ENABLE.request primitive; increasing the value of the MAC RSTU_COUNTER; determining whether a frame is received from another network entity based on the value of the MAC RSTU_COUNTER; and in response to determining that the frame is received, generating a MAC common part sublayer indication (MCPS-DATA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aditya V. Padaki, Zheda Li, Boon Loong Ng
  • Patent number: 11122542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method by which a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) terminal performs V2X communication in a wireless communication system, and a device. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of: receiving information on a resource pool for V2X communication; and transmitting a message for at least one of a plurality of communication services having different coverages, on the basis of the resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngtae Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 11108535
    Abstract: A full-duplex autonomous cooperative routing in an ad hoc network is described. A central station transmits a broadcast packet to a plurality of additional communication nodes in the ad hoc network over a half-duplex frequency channel. The broadcast packet allows other communication nodes to autonomously compute frequency channel assignments for forwarding a packet during a full-duplex data transmission. A source communication node transmits the packet on a full-duplex frequency channel over the ad hoc network towards a sink communication node during the full-duplex data transmission after a frequency channel has been assigned for the full-duplex data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ahmed Bader, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
  • Patent number: 11109424
    Abstract: A connection control method is implemented by a communication system including a UE, two or more SGWs, and an MME for performing processing related to establishment and release of communication paths between the two or more SGWs and the UE. The connection control method includes a request reception in which the MME receives an establishment request of a communication path associated with the UE from one SGW, a path establishment starting processing related to establishment of communication paths between the UE and all SGWs, and an information updating in which the MME updates information related to an establishment status of the communication path stored in a storage unit on the basis of a result of establishing the communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Shimizu, Atsushi Minokuchi, Takuya Shimojou
  • Patent number: 11089616
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a connection of a second device to a first device comprises a wireless connection that is used to relay information to and from the first and second devices. In further embodiments, at least one of said first and second devices comprises a smartphone and a destination device to which the first and second devices transmit information comprises a base station. In yet further embodiments, the first device solicits from the second device a processing capability; receives an acknowledgement from the second device that the second device can provide the processing capability; receives the processing capability from the second device; and uses the processing capability of the second device to increase an amount of information that is conveyed to the destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 11082827
    Abstract: There is provided a method, comprising: configuring, by a network node controlling a macro cell of a cellular communication system, at least one handover trigger related signalling configuration for at least one terminal device of the cellular communication system; receiving, by the network node controlling the macro cell, as a result of said signalling configuration, an uplink message broadcasted by the at least one terminal device via a local area access node; recognizing the local area access node as an edge node located at an edge of a coverage area of the macro cell; and initiating a handover of the terminal device between the macro cell and a neighbouring macro cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Vinh Van Phan, Kari Veikko Horneman
  • Patent number: 11070986
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication processing system that appropriately manages total power consumption in a cell managed by a base station. The communication processing system includes a communication terminal, a base station, a plurality of relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, first measurers in the plurality of relay stations that measure strengths of first signals received from the base station, a second measurer in the communication terminal that measures strengths of second signals received from the plurality of relay stations, and selects a communication path with a smallest difference between strengths of a first signal a second signal in a plurality of communication paths on which the base station, the plurality of relay stations and the communication terminal are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10931363
    Abstract: A relay device is provided with a detection unit, a reply unit, and a transmission unit. The detection unit detects an inability to connect to a wide-area information communication network in a case in which the relay device is multiplexed with another relay device. In a case in which the detection unit detects the inability to connect to the wide-area information communication network, when a request searching for a replacement partner is received from another relay device, the reply unit replies to the other relay device with information indicating that the relay device itself is a replacement candidate. The transmission unit transmits information set in the relay device itself to the other relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kodai Takagi, Kazuhiro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10917801
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for a tower outage impact predictor that can determine the service impact on an end user during a cellular tower outage. Radio signal profiling divides an area into grids, and then constructs a radio signal profile for each grid based on user equipment (UE) measurement data for each grid. The number of UEs in each grid is then determined, and then the number of UEs that lose service for a simulated cellular tower outage is determined. Based on the impact analysis, a more resilient backhaul network can be implemented by determining backhaul rehoming changes that optimally home cellular towers to various backhaul network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: He Yan, Zihui Ge, Dongmei Wang, Sen Yang, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 10917142
    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: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mattias Frenne, Robert Mark Harrison, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10911976
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches a method and a system (10; 510; 710) for relaying telecommunication signals (S1, S2), wherein the telecommunication signals (S1, S2) have a plurality of carriers (401, 402). The system (10; 510; 710) comprises a central hub (20; 520; 720) connectable to one or more base stations (5, 6; 505, 506); a plurality of remote units (80-1, . . . , 80-N; 580-1, . . . , 580-7; 780-1, . . . , 780-9) for relaying at least one of the plurality of carriers (401, 402) in the telecommunication signals (S1 S2) supplied by the central hub (20; 520; 720). Power of the plurality of remote units (80-1, . . . , 80-N; 580-1, . . . , 580-7; 780-1, . . . , 780-9) is adjustable such that first ones of the plurality of remote units (80-1, . . . , 80-N; 580-1, . . . , 580-7; 780-1, . . . , 780-9) can be switched off and second ones of the plurality remote units (80-1, . . . , 80-N; 580-1, . . . , 580-7; 780-1, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KATHREIN SE
    Inventors: Johannes Schlee, Frank Oehler, Martin Weckerle
  • Patent number: 10903906
    Abstract: A transceiver dongle enables signal penetration into a building. The transceiver dongle includes an interface for connecting the transceiver dongle with a processing circuit that provides a received RF signal. A signal processing chipset converts the received RF signals to a format that overcomes losses occurring when the RF signals penetrate a structure of the building over a wireless communications link. Transceiver circuitry converts between the RF signals and signals in the format that overcomes losses occurring when the RF signals penetrate the structure of the building as controlled by the signal processing chipset. An antenna transmits and receives the signals in the format that overcomes losses from the transceiver circuitry between the transceiver dongle and a second transceiver dongle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10903941
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a retransmission processing method and apparatus. The method includes: sending, by a master base station, instruction information to a first secondary base station, where the instruction information is used to instruct the first secondary base station to send feedback information to the master base station after the first secondary base station sends data to user equipment; receiving, by the master base station, the feedback information sent by the first secondary base station according to the instruction information; and performing, by the master base station, retransmission processing on the data according to the feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqi Sun, Wei Tan, Yinghao Jin, Feng Han
  • Patent number: 10887017
    Abstract: A multi-range communication system is provided that can be expanded to support communications using both RF signals and millimeter wave signals without having to install entirely new systems to support communication of the signals. The communication system can use one or more shared optical fibers to simultaneously communicate both RF signals and millimeter wave signals in different ranges between network devices and mobile devices. The communication system permits the co-location of components for the communication system for the different ranges, which can result in substantially similar coverage areas for each of the ranges supported by the communication system. In addition, the corresponding equipment used for communicating signals in each of the ranges can be powered from a common DC power source. The supplied power can be configured for each piece of equipment, and corresponding range, such that the substantially similar coverage areas are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Zinwave, Ltd.
    Inventors: Slavko Djukic, James Martin
  • Patent number: 10887751
    Abstract: A network repository function (NRF) device may receive first locality and priority information concerning a first network function device from the first network function device and may receive second locality and priority information concerning a second network function device from the second network function device. The NRF device may update a data structure based on the first locality and priority information and the second locality and priority information. The NRF device may receive a query concerning a locality from a third network function device and may search the data structure based on the query to identify network function device information associated with the locality. The NRF device may send the network function device information to the third network function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Violeta Cakulev, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 10873888
    Abstract: A method for transmitting and receiving a signal by a relay node in a wireless communication system is disclosed. More particularly, the method comprises the steps of: during communication on the basis of a first backhaul link synchronization and a first access link synchronization, transmitting, to a terminal, information about change initiation to a second backhaul link synchronization; configuring a frame synchronization from the first backhaul link synchronization; and in order to configure to the terminal a second access link synchronization determined on the basis of the second backhaul link synchronization, transmitting a synchronization signal to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Kijun Kim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10869236
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for performing a mobility control procedure of a terminal, by a master base station. The method includes: determining starting of a secondary node addition procedure for setting a terminal context for a secondary node in order to provide the terminal with a radio resource of the secondary node; transmitting, to the secondary node, a secondary base station addition request message for requesting radio resource allocation for a specific E-UTRAN radio access bearer (E-RAB); and receiving, from the secondary node, secondary cell group radio resource configuration information to be additionally configured in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ha Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10804943
    Abstract: A system for self-interference cancellation includes a frequency downconverter that decomposes a sampled RF transmit signal into an in-phase transmit signal and a quadrature transmit signal; a first analog vector modulator that scales the transmit signals to generate first scaled transmit signals; a second analog vector modulator that scales delayed transmit signals to generate second scaled transmit signals; a frequency upconverter that recomposes the scaled transmit signals into an RF self-interference cancellation signal; and a receive coupler that that combines the RF self-interference cancellation signal with a RF receive signal to reduce self-interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Kumu Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Steffen Hahn, Alfred Riddle, Ernie Landi, Dai Sieh, Jung-Il Choi, Mayank Jain
  • 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: 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: 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: 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