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new patent Method and system for contention queuing using a queue-based mac protocol
A mac protocol, useful for wireless local area networks (wlans), is provided for improving throughput efficiency. The protocol includes three concurrent processes, and the channel is divided into a contention subchannel and a transmission subchannel.
Macau University Of Science And Technology


new patent Mechanisms to facilitate random access by link-budget-limited devices
Mechanisms enabling link-budget-limited (lbl) devices to more effectively perform random access may include: (1) broadcasting a physical random access channel (prach) configuration index (pci) reserved for lbl devices; (2) configuring lbl devices to use a pci that is offset from the conventional pci of current cell; (3) configuring lbl devices to transmit prach messages using an alternative set of subframes, different from conventionally-defined subframe set; (4) configuring lbl devices to transmit prach messages on odd frames when the conventional prach configuration specifies even frames; (5) configuring lbl devices to generate and use extra prach preambles that are not used by non-lbl devices; (6) configuring lbl devices to use group b preambles while non-lbl devices are configured to use group a preambles; and (7) boosting power of a random access response message after an nth random access failure with preamble conforming to an lbl-reserved pattern of preambles.. .
Apple Inc.


new patent Random access mechanisms for link-budget-limited devices
Mechanisms enabling link-budget-limited (lbl) devices to more effectively perform random access may include: (1) broadcasting a physical random access channel (prach) configuration index (pci) reserved for lbl devices; (2) configuring lbl devices to use a pci that is offset from the conventional pci of current cell; (3) configuring lbl devices to transmit prach messages using an alternative set of subframes, different from conventionally-defined subframe set; (4) configuring lbl devices to transmit prach messages on odd frames when the conventional prach configuration specifies even frames; (5) configuring lbl devices to generate and use extra prach preambles that are not used by non-lbl devices; (6) configuring lbl devices to use group b preambles while non-lbl devices are configured to use group a preambles; and (7) boosting power of a random access response message after an nth random access failure with preamble conforming to an lbl-reserved pattern of preambles.. .
Apple Inc.


new patent Detecting physical random access channel preambles in a long term evolution communication system
The present subject matter discloses a method implemented on a base station for generating physical random access channel (prach) reference segments and detecting prach preambles in a long term evolution (lte) communication system. The base station performs a series of mathematical techniques to generate the prach reference segments using a cazac sequence used for detecting prach preambles.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


new patent Queue-based mac protocol with subcarrier allocation optimization
A mac protocol, useful for wlans, is provided for random access over a channel. The protocol includes three concurrent processes.
Macau University Of Science And Technology


new patent User equipments, base stations and methods for license assisted access (laa)
A first serving cell and a second serving cell are configured. A first physical downlink control channel (pdcch) or a first enhanced pdcch (epdcch) with a first downlink control information (dci) format for scheduling a first physical downlink shared channel (pdsch) on the first serving cell is transmitted and/or monitored.
Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.


new patent Method for mitigating interference between two or more wide body area networks
A method of mitigating interference between two or more wide body area networks wbans, the method comprising: detecting, at a first wban, control channel beacons transmitted from one or more other wbans, each control channel beacon specifying a data channel on which the respective wban is operating; determining, based on the detected control channel beacons, whether one of the other wbans is operating on the same data channel as the first wban and if so, adjusting one or more communication parameters of the first wban or requesting said one of the other wbans to adjust its own communication parameters in order to mitigate interference between the first wban and said one of the other wbans.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


new patent Coordination of downlink channel assignments for communication with cluster of access points in wireless network
An example technique may include determining, by a user device, downlink control channel timing information for each of a plurality of access points including for a serving access point that serves the user device and one or more standby access points; sending, by the user device to a cluster set manager via the serving access point, the downlink control channel timing information for each of the plurality of access points; receiving, by the user device from the cluster set manager via the serving access point, downlink control channel allocations including information identifying a downlink control channel allocated to the user device for each of a plurality of the access points; and receiving, by the user device, information from at least one of a plurality of the access points via a downlink control channel allocated to the user device for the at least one of the plurality of access points.. .
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


new patent Method and reducing latency of lte uplink transmissions
A method and apparatus reduce latency of long term evolution (lte) uplink transmissions. Configuration information regarding a downlink control information (dci) message for a physical uplink shared channel (pusch) transmission can be acquired.
Motorola Mobility Llc


new patent Uplink scheduling apparatus and method based on uplink report in wireless communication system
A method and an apparatus for scheduling uplink transmissions according to a maximum transmission power and power headrooms (phs) reported by a user equipment (ue) are provided. A method for reporting the phs for carriers used by a terminal in a mobile communication system supporting carrier aggregation includes generating a message including the phs along with indicators indicating whether a real transmission is scheduled on an uplink data channel of corresponding carrier, and including, when the real transmission is scheduled, a maximum transmission power used for calculating the phs in the generated message..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent

Method and arrangement for inter-cell interference coordination

Network node and method therein for inter cell interference coordination. A method in a network node comprises estimating spatial properties of a radio channel between a base station and at least part of an underlay/neighboring cell based on information about spatial properties of a radio channel between the base station and a respective at least one user equipment (ue) located in a region associated with inter cell interference in relation to the underlay/neighboring cell.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

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User terminal, radio base station and radio communication method

In order that a user terminal properly identifies a connection cell in a radio communication system (lte-u) for operating lte in an unlicensed band, a user terminal for communicating with a radio base station in an unlicensed band is provided with a detection section that detects a synchronization signal transmitted from a radio base station using a dummy cell id used in common among a plurality of radio base stations, an estimation section that performs channel estimation using a reference signal, and a reception processing section that performs reception processing of system information transmitted from a radio base station using a channel estimation result.. .
Ntt Docomo, Inc.

new patent

Dynamic handover synchronization

A user equipment (ue) improves handover throughput by reducing communication interruptions during a handover transition. To reduce the communication interruptions, the ue determines whether to perform a synchronization channel decoding procedure for a synchronized handover to a second radio access technology (rat) after receiving a handover command from one or more serving cells of a first rat.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Method and configuring buffer status report for public safety transmission or vehicle-related transmission in wireless communication system

A method and apparatus for configuring a buffer status report (bsr) for a public safety transmission or a vehicle-related (v2x) transmission in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (ue) configures a device-to-device (d2d) logical channel corresponding to the public safety transmission or the v2x transmission, and triggers a proximity-based services (prose) bsr for the d2d logical channel.
Lg Electronics Inc.

new patent

User terminal apparatus, electronic apparatus, system, and control method thereof

A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus for performing a remote control function for an electronic apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an electronic apparatus for providing a text input user interface (ui), an input unit configured to receive a user command for input of a specific text on the text input ui, a fingerprint scanner provided in the input unit and configured to recognize a user fingerprint, and a controller configured to recognize a user fingerprint according to the user command and to transmit information corresponding to the recognized user fingerprint to the electronic apparatus in response to the electronic apparatus entering a preset text input mode..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

new patent

3d scanning control apparatus based on fpga and control method and system thereof

The present invention discloses a 3d scanning control apparatus based on fpga, for controlling a 3d scanner to scan. The apparatus comprises: a first projection control module, for controlling a structured light generation unit to project to an object; a first image acquisition control module, for controlling a shooting unit to capture a projection image of the object when the first projection control module is projecting; a second projection control module, for controlling another structured light generation unit to project to the object for one more time; a second image acquisition control module, for controlling a corresponding shooting unit to capture the projection image of the object for one more time when the second projection control module is projecting; and a data processing module, for processing the captured projection images with at least one of the bayer color rendition, color space conversion and phase unwrapping, by using algorithm in the fpga..
Shenzhen Esun Display Co., Ltd

new patent

Camera clustering and tracking system

Various embodiments provide for a camera clustering and tracking system that can facilitate communications between cameras at an event to coordinate filming and coverage of an event. The camera can identify, locate, and cooperate with other similar cameras in order to share video analytics of the event and coordinate viewing angles to optimize event coverage.
Ampervue Incorporated

new patent

Image scanner with dividing member

An image scanner includes a transparent plate, a scanning device, a driving device, a positioning member, a light absorbing portion and a white reference portion. The transparent plate has an original placing surface.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Call flagging using shared call logs

A method, system, and computer program product for call flagging using shared call logs are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A determination is made that a phone call should be flagged as undesirable.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Optimized image delivery over limited bandwidth communication channels

Large-scale images are retrieved over network communications channels for display on a client device by selecting an update image parcel relative to an operator controlled image viewpoint to display via the client device. A request is prepared for the update image parcel and associated with a request queue for subsequent issuance over a communications channel.
Bradium Technologies Llc

new patent

Remote industrial monitoring using a cloud infrastructure

A cloud-based infrastructure facilitates gathering, transmitting, and remote storage of control and automation data using an agent-based communication channel. The infrastructure collects the industrial data from an industrial enterprise and intelligently sorts and organizes the acquired data based on selected criteria.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

new patent

Device and transferring the rendering of multimedia content

A transfer method and a method for controlling the transfer of digital content. The content is available on a content server, accessible via a service gateway, and can be processed by at least two devices of a user, namely a first device known as the mobile device and at least one second device known as the rendering device.
Orange

new patent

Self-intererence channel estimation system and method

The present application describes a method for characterizing a self-interference channel of a frequency division duplex transceiver including a transmitter and a receiver. The method includes transmitting, from a transmitter of a frequency division duplex transceiver in a transmission band, a transmission signal including a message signal and a swept tone that changes frequency from below an upper edge to above a lower edge of a reception band of a receiver, the self-interference channel being defined between the transmitter and the receiver of the frequency division duplex transceiver, such that at least a portion of the message signal leaks into a signal received the receiver, determining, at an infinite impulse response (iir) filter of the receiver, an infinite impulse response of the self-interference channel based upon a reception of the swept tone swept at each frequency in the reception band, and estimating the self-interference channel, based upon the infinite impulse response..
Lgs Innovations Llc

new patent

Method and receiving ack/nack in wireless communication system

The present invention provides a method for receiving acknowledgement/not-acknowledgement (ack/nack) of a terminal in a wireless communication system. The method transmits uplink data through an uplink data channel and receives ack/nack for the uplink data.
Lg Electronics Inc.

new patent

Preamble detection on a communication channel

Described herein are apparatuses for receiving preamble information via a channel between a first device and a second device. An apparatus is configured to scan a band of multiple carriers associated with the channel, determine a first carrier associated with the channel from the band of multiple carriers, wherein a first channel quality metric associated with the first carrier is greater than a threshold channel quality metric, receive, on the first carrier, the preamble information from the first device, determine a second carrier associated with the channel from the band of multiple carriers, wherein a second channel quality metric associated with the second carrier is greater than the threshold channel quality metric, receive, on the second carrier, the preamble information from the first device, and determine, based on receipt of the preamble information from the first device, a start of a data packet transmission from the first device..
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Multiple access method and system with adaptive frequency multiplexing of data send authorization requests

A method for multiple access to a frequency band of a communication channel of a communication network with carrier sensing and collision avoidance, including a division of the frequency band into a set of request-to-send sub-bands dedicated to the transmission, by source nodes to a destination node, of request-to-send messages for communicating data on the frequency band is provided. The method includes an evaluation of a communication channel load, and, as a function of the result of the evaluation, a re-division of the frequency band to modify the number of sub-bands of the set of request-to-send sub-bands..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

new patent

Eye diagram estimation, based on signal statistics collection

Method and system for estimating an eye diagram display of a real signal passing through a data communication channel, according to which decoded symbols of the transmitted real signal are captured, along with their corresponding adc sample values and sampled at a rate of 1 sps or more. Then statistic data is collected for each captured sequence of bits/symbols for each particular phase and a synthetic signal is created, based on the collected statistics, using a signal generator that produces samples by randomly creating a bit stream by generating a corresponding one or more samples for any symbol sequences in the bit stream according to the number of collected phases.
Multiphy Ltd.

new patent

Method and determining repetition quantity of downlink control channel

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for determining a repetition quantity of a downlink control channel, which relate to the radio communications field. The method includes: acquiring processing information corresponding to a repetition quantity of a downlink control channel; and sending the downlink control channel to user equipment ue according to the processing information, where the downlink control channel is used to carry processed downlink control information, so that the ue determines the repetition quantity of the downlink control channel according to the processing information.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Apparatus for transmitting/receiving broadcasting signal using combination mode of layered division multiplexing and channel bonding, and method thereof

An apparatus for transmitting broadcast signal according to the present invention includes an enhanced layer stream partitioner configured to generate first and second enhanced layer partitioned signals by partitioning an enhanced layer stream; first and second combiners configured to generate a first multiplexed signal corresponding to the first enhanced layer partitioned signal and a second multiplexed signal corresponding to the second enhanced layer partitioned signal; first and second power normalizers configured to reduce powers of the first multiplexed signal and the second multiplexed signal; first and second time interleavers configured to generate a first time-interleaved signal corresponding to the first enhanced layer partitioned signal and a second time-interleaved signal corresponding to the second enhanced layer partitioned signal; and first and second ofdm transmitters configured to transmit signals corresponding to the first time-interleaved signal and the second time-interleaved signal using an ofdm communication scheme.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

new patent

Estimating frequency-offsets and multi-antenna channels in mimo ofdm systems

Techniques are described for carrier frequency offset (cfo) and channel estimation of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) transmissions over multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) frequency-selective fading channels. A wireless transmitter forms blocks of symbols by inserting training symbols within two or more blocks of information-bearing symbols.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

new patent

Codebook sub-sampling for csi feedback on pucch for 4tx mimo

Channel state information (csi) feedback in a wireless communication system (100) is disclosed. User equipment (107) transmits a csi feedback signal via a physical uplink control channel (pucch) (108).
Texas Instruments Incorporated

new patent

Solar powered filming harness

A solar-powered harness comprises a retention pocket for holding a mobile device including a camera configured for capturing images, the retention pocket capable of securely retaining the camera while the camera is capturing images, at least one solar panel, affixed to the solar-powered harness, the solar panel configured for generating electrical current when exposed to solar rays, and a retention channel configured to securely maintain electrically conductive wires in communication with the mobile device and the solar panel so as to enable the solar panel to provide the electrical current to the mobile device while the camera is capturing images.. .

new patent

Methods for forming structures with desired crystallinity for mram applications

Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods and apparatus for fabricating magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) structures on a substrate in for spin-transfer-torque magnetoresistive random access memory (stt-mram) applications. In one embodiment, the method includes patterning a film stack having a tunneling barrier layer disposed between a magnetic reference layer and a magnetic storage layer disposed on a substrate to remove a portion of the film stack from the substrate until an upper surface of the substrate is exposed, forming a sidewall passivation layer on sidewalls of the patterned film stack and subsequently performing a thermal annealing process to the film stack..
Applied Materials, Inc.

new patent

Thin-film transistor and manufacturing method thereof

A thin-film transistor and a manufacturing method thereof are characterized in that: the active layer is a group iv-vi compound semiconductor film; the group iv-vi compound is one of geranium sulfide (ges), germanium selenide (gese), germanium telluride (gete), tin selenide (snse), and tin telluride (snte) or a ternary, quaternary, or quinary compound thereof; the active layer is deposited by sputtering; and thermal annealing is performed after the active layer is deposited. The thin-film transistor has high carrier mobility and a high current on/off ratio and therefore meets the needs of high-resolution display development..
National Sun Yat-sen University

new patent

Methods for fabricating integrated circuits using flowable chemical vapor deposition techniques with low-temperature thermal annealing

Methods for fabricating integrated circuits are provided. In one example, a method for fabricating an integrated circuit includes forming an isolation trench between two fin structures on an integrated circuit substrate, forming a flowable film in the isolation trench using a flowable chemical vapor deposition process, and annealing the flowable film to form a silicon oxide dielectric layer in the isolation trench.
Globalfoundries, Inc.

new patent

Methods for depositing nickel films and for making nickel silicide and nickel germanide

In one aspect, methods of silicidation and germanidation are provided. In some embodiments, methods for forming metal silicide can include forming a non-oxide interface, such as germanium or solid antimony, over exposed silicon regions of a substrate.
Asm International N.v.

new patent

Scanning electron microscope

A scanning electron microscope according to the present invention includes: an electron source that produces an electron beam; a trajectory dispersion unit that disperses the trajectory of an electron beam of electrons with a different energy value; a selection slit plate having a selection slit that selects the energy range of the dispersed electron beam; and a transmittance monitoring unit that monitors the transmittance of an electron beam, which is being transmitted through the selection slit. Accordingly, there can be provided a scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy filter that implements a stable reduction in energy distribution..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

new patent

Down-mixing compensation for audio watermarking

Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to implement down-mixing compensation for audio watermarking are disclosed. Example watermark embedding methods disclosed herein include determining a first attenuation factor associated with a first audio channel of a multi-channel audio signal based on first down-mixed audio samples obtained from down-mixing the first audio channel and a second audio channel of the multi-channel audio signal, determining a second attenuation factor associated with a third audio channel of the multi-channel audio signal based on second down-mixed audio samples obtained from down-mixing the second audio channel and the third audio channel of the multi-channel audio signal, selecting one of the first attenuation factor or the second attenuation factor to be a third attenuation factor associated with the second audio channel of the multi-channel audio signal, and embedding a watermark in the second audio channel based on the third attenuation factor..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc

new patent

Smart headset system

A system and method for providing landing guidance to an aircraft may include an aviation headset having one or more sensors and one or more antennas, a position module configured to determine a position of the headset, and an encoder module for encoding the position information as an audible subchannel. The encoded audible subchannel may be included with voice transmissions via the aircraft radio.
The Boeing Company

new patent

Method and system for enhanced lottery ticket accounting and sales with smart bin dispensers at a retail establishment

A system and associated method are provided for dispensing lottery tickets at retail establishments. A lottery ticket terminal is in communication with a retail pos register and accepts a request for purchase of a particular lottery ticket selected from a plurality of different lottery tickets.
Scientific Games International, Inc.

new patent

Multi-player, multi-touch gaming table and using the same

A touch screen player interface includes a fiber optic plate, high-resolution infrared camera and projector. The fiber optic plate acts as a display surface for the output of the projector as well as a fingerprint and/or item scanner.
Novomatic Ag

new patent

Method and annotating a graphical output

Various methods are provided for generating and annotating a graph. One example method may include determining one or more key patterns in a primary data channel, wherein the primary data channel is derived from raw input data in response to a constraint being satisfied.
Arria Data2text Limited

new patent

Method and computer program product for generating a high dissolved 3-d voxel data record by means of a computer

The present invention relates to a method and a computer program product for generating a high-resolution three-dimensional (3d) voxel data set of an object. The high-resolution three-dimensional (3d) voxel data set is generated with the aid of a computed tomography scanner.
Universität Stuttgart





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