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System and method for digital communications with interference avoidance

A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving, by a first station, an uplink scheduling information and a first frequency resource usage indicator from an access point, the first frequency resource usage indicator indicating a utilization of a first set of network resources for carrying acknowledgement information from the access point. The method also includes transmitting, by the first station, a first data packet to the access point in accordance with the uplink scheduling information and also transmitting, by the first station, a second frequency resource usage indicator to a second station that is not served by the access point, the second frequency resource usage indicator indicating that the first set of network resources are being utilized by the first station.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Hybrid mobility and radio resource management mechanisms

A communication device includes a level one (l1) processing element configured to measure downlink (dl) reference signals from multiple beams received via a transceiver to generate l1 data describing the multiple beams. The device also includes a level two (l2) processing element configured to consolidate, select, or filter the multiple beams responsive to the l1 data to produce l2 data corresponding to one or more of the multiple beams in a first cell that are consistent with preconfigured parameters. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System and method for downlink transmission in a wireless network

A method of communicating in a wireless network includes transmitting, by a station, a null data packet (ndp) power save (ps)-poll frame including a short training field and a long training field. Also, the ndp ps-poll frame includes a signaling field including a message type indicator, a transmitter address (ta), a receiver address (ra), and a cyclic redundancy check (crc). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System and method for updating user equipment capability

A method for operating a user equipment (ue) includes detecting an occurrence of an overheating condition in the ue, and based thereon, determining a first set of operating capabilities of the ue from a second set of operating capabilities of the ue, where the first and second set of operating capabilities are associated with a connection between the ue and a network entity, and where the first set of operating capabilities is a reduction in operating capability of the ue when compared to the second set of operating capabilities, triggering a transfer of ue capability information associated with the first set of operating capabilities, and applying, by the ue, the first set of operating capabilities to the connection.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Distributed producer mobility management in information centric networking

The disclosure includes a method for an information-centric networking (icn) network. According to the method, a poa receives registration information from a producer, where the registration information comprises a name prefix of the producer. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System and method for hierarchal beamforming and rank adaptation for hybrid antenna architecture

An embodiment method for beam-related information and channel state information feedback includes receiving first analog beamformed reference signals; transmitting a first report indicating a set of selected analog beamformed reference signals and a transmission rank that jointly maximize a first performance criterion for subsequent transmissions by a transmitter that transmitted the first analog beamformed reference signals; receiving second analog beamformed reference signals maximized in accordance with the set of selected analog beamformed reference signals and the transmission rank; and transmitting a second report, in accordance with the second analog beamformed reference signals, indicating a channel quality indicator and a precoding matrix indicator that maximize a second performance criterion for subsequent transmissions by the transmitter that transmitted the first analog beamformed reference signals and the second analog beamformed reference signals.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Hybrid lpddr4-dram with cached nvm and flash-nand in multi-chip packages for mobile devices

An apparatus comprises a hybrid-memory multi-chip package (mcp) including a non-volatile memory (nvm) in an nvm die; a dynamic random access memory (dram) in two or more dram die, wherein a portion of the dram is allocated as a cache memory for the nvm; and a hybrid controller for the nvm and dram. The hybrid controller includes an nvm interface to the nvm; a dram interface to the cache memory; a host interface to communicate data with a host processor, wherein the host interface includes a parallel data bus for reading and writing data directly with both of the dram and the nvm; and logic circuitry configured to interleave access by the host processor and hybrid controller to the dram and nvm.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Measurement gap schedule supporting multiple beams

An embodiment method for measurement gap scheduling includes generating, by a serving cell to which a ue is connected, a bitmap that indicates timing of measurement gaps for reference signals transmitted by the serving cell and at least one neighbor cell of the serving cell in beamformed and beam swept beams, and transmitting the bitmap to the ue in a configuration message.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Uplink signal transmit power control

A method for controlling an uplink signal transmit power at the user equipment and a ue configured to perform such a method are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a downlink reference signal transmit power associated with a first resource indicator, a downlink reference signal transmit beamforming gain associated with a second resource indicator, an uplink signal receive beamforming gain associated with a third resource indicator, and an uplink signal target receive power associated with a fourth resource indicator and transmitting an uplink signal associated with a fifth resource indicator to a transmission point with a transmit power calculated based on the combination, wherein the downlink reference signal transmit power associated with the first resource indicator and the downlink reference signal transmit beamforming gain associated with the second resource indicator are signaled together as a single metric associated with a sixth resource indicator.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System and method for basic service set association

In one embodiment, a method for basic service set (bss) association, comprises receiving, by a station (sta) from an access point (ap), a frame comprising a traffic type indicator, wherein the traffic type indicator indicates a type of sta that is allowed to associate with the ap and the frame is a beacon frame or a probe response frame; and associating the sta with the ap upon determining that a device type of the sta is indicated by the traffic type indicator.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Network bridge between different network communication protocols

A network coordinator device comprises a processor, a memory, a first port to operatively couple the processor to first network that uses media access control (mac) addresses of a first size, and a second port to operatively couple the processor to second network that uses mac addresses of a second size. The processor is configured to perform a network bridging protocol to bridge data frames communicated between the first network and the second network, including to translate communications between a device of the first network having the first size mac address and a device of the second network having the second size mac address, and adapt a frame format of the first network protocol to a frame format of the second network protocol. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Hash-based overlay routing architecture for information centric networks

A method implemented in a network element (ne) configured to operate in an information centric network (icn), the method comprises creating, by a processor of the ne, a minimum spanning tree for an overlay cluster to which the ne is assigned within a host domain, wherein the minimum spanning tree comprises a root corresponding to the ne and a plurality of member nodes assigned to the overlay cluster, and broadcasting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, a hash cluster setup (hcs) message to the member nodes, wherein the hcs message comprises source path routing information for the overlay cluster and hop limit values corresponding to distances within the icn between the ne and each of the member nodes,. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System and method for passive optical network communication

In one embodiment, a method for passive optical network (pon) communication includes broadcasting, by an optical line terminal (olt), a first message including a first start time of a first quiet window and a first allocation identification number (alloc-id), where the first alloc-id indicates a first supported upstream line rate associated with the first quiet window. The method also includes receiving, by the olt from a first optical network unit (onu) during the first quiet window, a first serial number response, wherein a first transmitting upstream line rate of the first onu is equal to the first supported upstream line rate.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Device/ue-oriented beam recovery and maintenance mechanisms

Aspects of this disclosure provide techniques for detecting and recovering from beam-failure events. In some embodiments, motion sensor information generated by motion sensors on a ue is used to detect, predict, and/or recover from a beam failure event that results, or would otherwise result, from movement of the ue. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191418

Beam management techniques for beam calibration

Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for determining a device's beam correspondence status. As used herein, a device is considered to have “beam correspondence” when the device's tx and rx antennas satisfy a calibration criteria. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191133

Folded waveguide structure semiconductor laser

A laser apparatus is provided, comprising a semiconductor substrate, an active layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate, a folded waveguide disposed on the active layer and forming a resonant structure, the folded waveguide comprising at least two substantially straight waveguide portions coupled by a connecting waveguide structure, with the folded waveguide having a first end and a second end located at one or more edges of the semiconductor substrate, wherein at least one of the ends includes a mirror, and an electrode coupled to the folded waveguide and configured to create photons in the folded waveguide when receiving electrical power. The waveguide emits laser light comprising the photons, with the laser light emitted at an edge of the semiconductor substrate.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191065

System and method for fast system acquisition and channel estimation

A method for operating a transmit-receive point (trp) includes generating a different spatial domain to time domain transform (stt) symbol for each antenna element in an antenna array, and transmitting the stt symbols using the antenna array to sweep a beam along a first plane in the time domain.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180189307

Topic based intelligent electronic file searching

An apparatus comprises a non-transitory memory that stores a query for of electronic files and instructions. One or more processors execute the instructions to represent the plurality of electronic files as a plurality of column vectors. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184471

System and method for association of transitory wifi users

Embodiments are provided for identifying transitory wifi users and providing a differential treatment of such users in terms of delaying associating steps between user stations (stas) and an access point (ap). A transitory user refers to a user or user device that connects to a wifi ap but does not run applications that require association or assigning ip addresses, such as short-term or temporary connected wifi users that are on the move. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184406

System and method for protecting time slots

A method for prioritizing first group devices over second group devices in accessing a channel during a time slot scheduled for communications by the first group devices is provided. The method includes generating a frame comprising a duration field containing a value set to a sum of a duration of a frame exchange including a transmission of the frame and a duration of a time extension, and transmitting the frame in the time slot.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180184251

Apparatus and method for facilitating return of a mobile device

An apparatus and method are provided to facilitate a return of a mobile device to an owner. A graphical user interface element is displayed, utilizing a display of a mobile device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183744

Method and device for selecting notification recipient

A method performed by a notification system for selecting notification recipients that are to receive abnormal event information. The method comprises storing abnormal event information including at least one of an event identifier, location, speed, direction and road information in a memory of the notification system; determining, by a processor of the notification system, a latest potential impacted area (pia) based on the abnormal event information; creating a list of potential recipients within the latest pia; selecting from the list of potential recipients a recipient to be notified according to a selection criterion specified in the memory, wherein the selection criterion is based on potential recipients information, including at least one of notification configuration, notification log, location, speed, direction and behavior history of the potential recipients; and sending, by a transmitter of the notification device, an abnormal event notification to the selected recipient.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183499

Frequency division multiple antenna distribution

A frequency division multiple antenna distribution includes dividing up a carrier signal between a number of frequencies to create a plurality of sub-carrier signals. Each of the sub-carrier signals is at a different frequency. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183347

Isolated partial power converter

An input-series-output-parallel (isop)-type partial power converter circuit comprises: an isolated, unregulated dc-to-dc converter configured to generate a first output voltage at a first output voltage node; and a regulated dc-to-dc converter coupled with the unregulated dc-to-dc converter and configured to generate a second output voltage at a second output voltage node, the regulated dc-to-dc converter comprising a resonant forward-flyback converter configuration; wherein the first output voltage node is coupled in parallel with the second output voltage node.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183140

Coupled multi-bands antennas in wearable wireless devices

A wearable wireless device is disclosed. In one embodiment the wearable wireless device includes a circuit board, a housing body housing the circuit board, the housing body having a front side and a back side, a display located at the front side of the housing body, a first antenna element electrically connected to the circuit board and located on the front side of the housing body and a second antenna element electrically connected to the circuit board and located on the front side of the housing body.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182046

Transmitting an electricity flow

A user device may transmit a request for electricity via a wire to a smart device, where the request includes the universal unique identifier (uuid) of the user device. Upon the reception of the uuid, the smart device may enable an electricity flow to the user device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181877

Generating a knowledge base to assist with the modeling of large datasets

A system, computer-readable medium, and method are provided for tracking modeling of datasets. The method includes the steps of executing an exploration operation to generate a result and storing an entry in a database that correlates an exploration operation configuration for the exploration operation with at least one performance metric. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176300

Cross-data center hierarchical consensus scheme with geo-aware leader election

A device comprises a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions, a network interface, and one or more processors in communication with the memory storage and the network interface. The one or more processors execute the instructions to receive, via the network interface, a write request from a client device; send, via the network interface, the received write request to a set of follower devices; receive, via the network interface, a first acknowledgment from a majority of the follower devices of the set of follower devices that the write request was processed; send, via the network interface, the received write request to a set of peer devices; receive, via the network interface, second acknowledgments from a majority of the set of peer devices that the write request was processed; and send an acknowledgment of the write request to the client device in response to the receipt of the first acknowledgments and the second acknowledgments.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176256

Temporal control and access control of emails

A sender device includes a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions and a temporal control policy, and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor executes the instructions to generate an email, generate a control mechanism for the email, wherein the control mechanism instructs a security server to implement the temporal control policy and wherein the temporal control policy affects a recipient device's use of the email, and integrate the control mechanism into the email to generate an integrated email. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176190

Location control and access control of emails

A sender device includes a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions and a location control policy, and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor executes the instructions to generate an email, generate a control mechanism for the email, wherein the control mechanism instructs a security server to implement the location control policy and wherein the location control policy affects a recipient device's use of the email, and integrate the control mechanism into the email to generate an integrated email. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176152

Programmable and low latency switch fabric for scale-out router

A router device comprises a memory storage storing a database with network path information and a plurality of network interface line cards. The plurality of network interface line cards receive data through a network interface of a first line card addressed to a second line card; determine a path through at least one switch from the first line card to the second line card based on the network path information stored in the database; and forward the data, the address of the second line card, and the path information to the second line card from the first line card through the at least one switch.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176148

Method of dynamic resource allocation for public clouds

A device comprises a memory storage comprising instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to access data for a plurality of previous time periods for a client of a plurality of clients, the data for each previous time period of the plurality of previous time periods including resource usage data for a plurality of jobs of the client, apply a time series analysis algorithm to the accessed data to predict a distribution of characteristics of resource usage for a future time period for the client, based on the predicted distribution of characteristics of resource usage, simulate a number of future predicted workloads for the future time period for the client, and based on the simulated number of future predicted workloads, automatically reserve a set of resources for the future time period for the client.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176144

Apparatus for self-regulater (sr) last-in, first-out (lifo) scheduling in software defined networks (snds) with hybrid traffic

An apparatus, such as a network element, comprises a receiver to receive a plurality of packets from a plurality of traffic flows and a first non-transitory memory to form a first and second set of queues to store the plurality of packets from the plurality of traffic flows. One or more processors execute instructions stored in a second non-transitory memory to limit a rate of transfer of the plurality of packets that is output from the first set of queues to the second set of queues having a plurality of delays. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176070

System and method to handle events using historical data in serverless systems

The disclosure relates to technology handling events in a distributed computing environment. Events comprising a function executable by an instance are received from an event queue. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176041

Hardware virtualization for mean and variance estimations of qam symbols

Receivers including estimation unit (eu) circuits and related processing techniques for wireless systems are provided. Efficient expressions for quadrature amplitude modulation (qam) symbol mean and variance calculations are utilized with efficient expressions and implementations that are adaptive to different orders of qam formats. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175997

System and method for full duplex link adaptation in a full duplex communications system

A method for operating a communications controller adapted for full duplex (fd) operation includes receiving a measurement report from a user equipment served by the communications controller, the measurement report indicating a first power margin between a current transmit power and a transmit power break point and a second power margin between the current transmit power and a maximum transmit power capable of supporting fd operation, performing fd link adaptation (la) in accordance with the first power margin and the second power margin to adjust one or more fd configuration parameters of a link between the communications controller and the user equipment, wherein the link includes a downlink and an uplink, and instructing the user equipment to communicate over the link in accordance with the one or more fd configuration parameters.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175984

High dimensional (hidi) radio environment characterization and representation

A device comprises a memory that stores instructions executed by one or more processors to obtain a plurality of received signals transmitted by a user equipment from a plurality of antenna elements in a cellular network. A plurality of complex channel values are calculated in an angle domain for a horizontal arrival angle and a vertical arrival angle per a received ray in a plurality of received rays in response to the plurality of received signals. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175945

Method to remove measurement receiver counter intermodulation distortion for transmitter calibration

A system, computer readable medium, and method are provided for calibrating a wireless transmitter. A transceiver that includes a radio frequency transmitter, a measurement receiver, and a local oscillator unit may be calibrated by adjusting the duty cycle of the radio frequency signals generated by the local oscillator unit. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175908

Crosstalk channel estimation for legacy cpe

A digital subscriber line (dsl) network device for coupling to dsl communication lines, the network device comprising: multiplexing circuitry that transmits signals to vector-compliant consumer premises equipment (cpe) and legacy cpe via the dsl communication lines; and processing circuitry configured to: initiate transmission of a predetermined set of orthogonal pilot sequences to a plurality of vector-compliant cpes; initiate transmission of data symbols corresponding to the set of orthogonal pilot sequences to one or more legacy cpes; pre-process line errors of a victim vector-compliant cpe to remove far-end crosstalk due to the vector compliant disturber lines and perform the same pre-processing for the transmitted data symbols; determine far-end channel crosstalk information using a correlation of the pre-processed line errors and the pre-processed transmitted data symbols; and reduce far-end channel crosstalk of the victim vector-compliant cpe using the determined far-end channel crosstalk information.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175865

Wide capture range reference-less frequency detector

A reference-less frequency detector circuit includes a sampling circuit that is configured to generate a frequency control voltage and a switch circuit control signal based on a frequency difference between a clock signal frequency and an input data rate. The frequency control voltage has a frequency down indication and a frequency up indication. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175817

Method to design ceramic filters with finite transmission zeros

An apparatus comprises a bandpass circuit having a passband frequency range, wherein the bandpass circuit includes a first building block circuit including one ceramic resonator circuit element, wherein the building block circuit is a one pole filter circuit and a transfer function of the first building block circuit includes one finite transmission zero, and wherein a transfer function of the bandpass circuit includes the finite transmission zero at one of a frequency lower than the passband frequency range or a frequency higher than the passband frequency range.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175732

High-efficiency regulated buck-boost converter

A regulated partial power controlled converter is presented, with the partial power controlled converter comprising a dc/dc converter receiving an input signal and providing a first converted signal from a first terminal, and providing a second converted signal from a second terminal; a first capacitor connected between an output node and an intermediate node; a second capacitor connected between the intermediate node and a ground; and a charge balance circuit connected to the output node, the intermediate node, and the ground. An output power of the partial power controlled converter is based on a first partial power provided by the dc/dc converter and a second partial power provided by a charge balance circuit.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174451

Path selection for autonomous vehicles

According to a method for selecting a path, the vehicle may receive driving condition of an area from a server, where the driving condition indicates that the area comprises a trouble area. Based on the driving condition of the area, the vehicle may calculate a first path and a second path, each of which is from a first point to a second point. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174038

Simultaneous localization and mapping with reinforcement learning

A robotic device is disclose as having deep reinforcement learning capability. The device includes non-transitory memory comprising instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173763

Predictive table pre-joins in large scale data management system using graph community detection

A computer-implemented method for identifying pre-join operations, when accessing a database of relational tables, based on a usage history and/or a priority needs, comprises creating a graph of weighted edges and nodes, the nodes represent relational tables and edges represent join operations to be performed on the tables, partitioning the graph into a plurality of graph communities based on graph community densities, with a density indicating a number of edges touching a particular node, with the number of edges being greater than a predetermined edge number threshold, with each edge further including an edge weight indicative of a frequency of referencing within a predetermined recent duration of time and/or indicative of urgency of quick access to the corresponding join result within a predetermined recent duration of time, and generating pre-join results based on the partitioned graph communities and graph community densities.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173762

System and method of adaptively partitioning data to speed up join queries on distributed and parallel database systems

A method implemented by a database system, comprising generating, by a processor of the database system, a plurality of join requests to at least two database tables with a common field responsive to a plurality of data requests, identifying, by the processor, at least two intervals of data with the common field using the plurality of join requests, creating, by the processor, a shadow table comprising the at least two intervals of data with the common field, wherein the shadow table comprises a plurality of fields from the at least two database tables, and wherein the plurality of fields are identified based on at least one of the join requests, storing, in a memory coupled to the processor, the shadow table, and generating, by the processor, a response to a subsequent data request using data stored in the shadow table.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173755

Predicting reference frequency/urgency for table pre-loads in large scale data management system using graph community detection

Graph communities detection is used to separate out pre-load candidates that have a high probability of being needed or a high urgency for being quickly available from those with lesser probability and/or urgency. Pre-loads are performed for the candidate tables having the higher probability and/or higher urgency.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173753

Database system and method for compiling serial and parallel database query execution plans

An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable media are provided for compiling serial and parallel database query execution plans. In use, a processing device parses a database query into a tree structure. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167921

Systems and methods for adaptive transmissions in a wireless network

A method for cell adaptation includes receiving, by a user equipment (ue), one or more transmission parameters for a transition reference signal (trs). One or more cells is transitioned between a reduced activity mode and an active transmission and reception mode in accordance with the trs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167244

System and method for dft-s-ofdm papr reduction

A method for reducing a peak to average power ratio (papr) of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) signal. A first signal in the frequency domain is processed to generate a second signal by performing a modular permutation on the first signal according to a modular permutation index, and/or by performing a cyclic shift on the first signal according to a cyclic shift parameter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167143

Higher-level clock and data recovery (cdr) in passive optical networks (pons)

An apparatus comprises: a cdr sub-system comprising: an ffe; a decision component coupled to the ffe; a subtractor coupled to the ffe and the decision component; and a tap weight updater coupled to the subtractor and the ffe; and a pr-mlse component coupled to the cdr sub-system. A method comprises: converting an optical signal with a first modulation format to an analog electrical signal; converting the analog electrical signal to a first digital signal; equalizing the first digital signal into a second digital signal with a second modulation format, wherein the second modulation format has more levels than the first modulation format; and performing cdr on the second digital signal.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167088

Error-correcting code method and system with hybrid block product codes

A method including mapping an address space of the buffer configured to store a plurality of data values into a first two-dimensional array of values. For each row in the first two-dimensional array, calculating, by a processor comprising an encoder, a row parity value. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165331

Dynamic computation node grouping with cost based optimization for massively parallel processing

A massively parallel processing shared nothing relational database management system includes a plurality of storages assigned to a plurality of compute nodes. The system comprises a non-transitory memory having instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159915

Video stream network coding in information centric networks

The disclosure relates to technology for network coding a video stream in an information centric network. A network node breaks a media segment (e.g., a video segment) into chunks. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159819

Methods and system for allocating an ip address for an instance in a network function virtualization (nfv) system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer instructions for allocating an ip address for an instance in a network function virtualization (nfv) system, that when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the steps of obtaining a first requirement of ip address allocation from vnfd by a first node in the nfv system, determining a second requirement of ip address allocation for the instance according to the first requirement; and sending to a second node in the nfv system the second requirement, wherein the ip address is allocated for the instance based upon the second requirement.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157614

Scalable direct inter-node communication over peripheral component interconnect-express (pcie)

A method of communicating data over a peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) non-transparent bridge (ntb) comprising transmitting a first posted write message to a remote processor via the ntb, wherein the first posted write message indicates an intent to transfer data to the remote processor, and receiving a second posted write message in response to the first posted write message, wherein the second posted write message indicates a destination address list for the data. Also disclosed is a method of communicating data over a pcie ntb comprising transmitting a first posted write message to a remote processor via the ntb, wherein the first posted write message comprises a request to read data, and receiving a data transfer message comprising at least some of the data requested by the first posted write message.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152940

System and method for allocating resources for device-to-device communications

A method for a device-to-device (d2d) communication includes determining, by the a device, availability of a d2d buffer status report (bsr) resource. The method also includes in response to determining that the d2d bsr is not available, generating, by the device, a d2d scheduling request (d2d-sr) message in accordance with d2d-sr configuration information and transmitting, by the device, the d2d-sr message in a d2d-sr resource when the d2d-sr resource is available.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152374

Service function chaining and overlay transport loop prevention

A method implemented by a service function forwarder (sff) comprises receiving, by a receiver of the sff, a service chain packet comprising a loop prevention field, the loop prevention field comprising a plurality of bits indicating whether an error has occurred during packet transmission, and determining, by a processor of the sff, whether to forward the service chain packet based on a value in the loop prevention field being less than a predefined parameter, the predefined parameter based on a number of bits (n) in the loop prevention field.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149890

Electro-absorption modulator with local temperature control

Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided including an electro-absorption modulator (eam) with local temperature control for optical communication. One aspect provides an optical eam including a semiconductor portion configured to modulate light for transmission or reception of an optical signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146437

System and method for transmit power control with secondary uplink pilot channel

A method for operating a user equipment (ue) configured for estimating channel quality includes receiving a downlink fractional control channel from a non-serving hs-dsch cell, estimating a quality of the downlink fractional control channel over a specified time period, and deriving downlink synchronization primitives in accordance with the quality of the downlink fractional control channel. Further methods for deriving the transmit power of an uplink control channel from downlink fractional control channels transmitted by the serving and non-serving hs-dsch cells are disclosed.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146062

Channel recommendation system and method

Provided are a channel recommendation system and method. Included is a non-transitory memory comprising instructions and a plurality of communication profiles including a first communication profile associated with a first user and a second communication profile associated with a second user. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143872

Cyclic redundancy check calculation for multiple blocks of a message

The disclosure relates to technology performing a cyclic redundancy check (crc). Data is divided into a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks having a fixed size equal to a degree of a generator polynomial. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143641

Motion controlling method for an autonomous vehicle and a computer device

A computing device implements a motion controlling method for an autonomous vehicle. The computing device obtains information of a first path from a current position of the autonomous vehicle to a first next waypoint. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143460

Wavelength division multiplexed polarization independent reflective modulators

An apparatus comprising a polarization beam splitter optically coupled to a first light path and a second light path and configured to receive a cw light having a plurality of wavelengths, forward a first light beam of the cw light along the first light path, and forward a second light beam of the cw light along the second light path. A first multiplexer coupled to the first light path and configured to de-multiplex the first light beam into a first plurality of channels each corresponding to one of the plurality of wavelengths. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139768

System and method for sectorized transmission in a wireless network

The hidden node problem can be avoided by scheduling stations in different sectors to perform transmissions during different time periods. Sectorized scheduling can be communicated to stations through transmission of beamformed beacon signals at the beginning of respective time periods. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139690

System and method for efficient communications system scanning

A method for wireless communications includes generating a composed query for obtaining information about a subset of neighboring stations of a responding station which satisfy the composed query, the composed query including a logical combination of attributes and values, and transmitting the composed query to the responding station. The method also includes receiving the information.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139267

Quad full mesh and dimension driven network architecture

A data center network architecture and method for communicating data are provided. The nodes and communication links in the network are arranged according to n dimensions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139262

Accessing connected service resources in a distributed application programming interface

The disclosure relates to technology for accessing connected resources in a distributed application programming interface (api) of a network. A request is received from a client node, where the request includes one or more service labels indicating a selection of services to invoke. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139133

Method to optimize mapping for multiple locations of a device in mobility

A method implemented by a sending host implemented as a network element (ne) comprises receiving, by a receiver of the sending host, a set of locators from a distributed mapping system, each of the locators in the set of locators being an address associated with the receiving host, storing, in a memory of the sending host, the set of locators in an entry of a local identifier (id)-to-locator database in association with an id of the receiving host, transmitting, by a transmitter of the sending host, a plurality of packets to a plurality of endpoint routers (xtrs), each of the xtrs associated with each of the locators in the set of locators, and receiving, by the receiver of the sending host, a response from one of the xtrs in response to sending the plurality of packets to the plurality of xtrs, a locator associated with the one of the xtrs being an address of a current location of the receiving host.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139098

Integrating physical and virtual network functions in a service-chained network environment

Packets of data can be processed by a chain or sequence of service functions which include both virtual and physical service functions. In one approach, the original header and/or payload of a packet is analyzed at a software switch to determine whether the packet should be processed by the chain. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139073

Method to support multi-protocol for virtualization

A network element (ne) configured as a local cloud switch point (csp) comprises a memory configured to store remote virtual routing information in association with an identifier (id) of a remote csp in a mapping table, wherein the remote virtual routing information is associated with a remote virtual network associated with the remote csp, and wherein the remote virtual routing information comprises a virtual extensible network (vxn) type identifier (id), an address family id (afi), and a subsequent afi (safi). The ne further comprises a processor coupled to the memory and configured to perform encapsulation on a data packet to generate a encapsulated data packet by adding an outer header to the data packet based on the afi, adding a virtualization header to the data packet based on the vxn type id, and adding an inner header to the data packet based on the safi. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137345

Automatic identity detection

In an embodiment, the disclosure includes an object detecting device. The object detecting device is configured to execute the instructions to: obtain a first picture comprising a first object at a first time instant; determine a first feature pattern of the first object based on the first picture; generate a first feature map of the first object based on the first feature pattern; generate a first feature vector of the first object based on the first feature map; and send the first feature vector to a server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137052

Method to consistently store large amounts of data at very high speed in persistent memory systems

A thread on a processor core executes one or more instructions to write file data for a file into a persistent memory save area. The instructions to write the file data have the effect of storing the file data for the file in the cache associated with the processor core. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180132217

System and method for beamformed reference signals in three dimensional multiple input multiple output communications systems

A method for operating a transmission point includes transmitting a plurality of first directional reference signals and a plurality of second directional reference signals, the plurality of first directional reference signals sweeping different first beams in a first plane and the plurality of second directional reference signals sweeping different first beams of the first plane, and receiving from a reception point, a request for the transmission point to commence operations in the second plane and a first feedback from a reception point, the first feedback indicating at least one first beam of the first plane and at least one beam group of the second plane, where measurements of the at least one first beam and the at least one beam group of the second plane satisfy a first selection criterion.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131614

Network latency scheduling

A router in a network receives a data packet to be transmitted to a receiver and obtains packet latency information identifying a time by which the packet is to be delivered to the receiver. The router then adds the packet to a push-in first-out (pifo) queue in the router. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131570

Method of establishing relationships between sets of label switched paths and virtual networks

A method for establishing end-to-end tunnels extending across multiple domains using a network element. The method includes receiving a request from a customer controller to implement a virtual network (vn) created by the customer controller, wherein the vn identifies the end-to-end tunnels extending across the multiple domains, mapping the vn to available resources based on network constraints in response to the request, and transmitting, after the vn has been mapped, a message to a network controller managing one of the domains that includes a network path used to form a portion of one of the end-to-end tunnels, wherein the message includes an association object having a type-length-value (tlv) field containing a virtual network identifier binding the network path to the vn.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131486

System and method for transmitting a sub-space selection

Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for receiving reference signals by a user equipment (ue) from a base station in a downlink channel, as well as transmitting a linear combination index from the ue to the base station. In particular, the linear combination index identifies a combination of beams selected from a set of beams in accordance with the rs.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131340

Gain control method for a broadband inductorless low noise amplifier

A low noise amplifier comprising an adjustable gain and a variable impedance controller is provided. The low noise amplifier is configured to sink current and to adjust a shunt resistance substantially simultaneously.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131112

Multi-portion connector for use with differently-sized cards

An apparatus and method are provided for use with a first card of a first size [e.g. Subscriber identify module (sim) card, etc.] and a second card of a second size (e.g. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129692

Separation of computation from storage in database for better elasticity

A device such as a data storage system comprises a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions, and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to: map a different portion of data in a storage device to each of different caches, wherein each cache is in a computing node with a processor; change a number of the computing nodes; provide a modified mapping in response to the change; and pass queries to the computing nodes. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124852

Apparatus and method for utilizing a radio access technology to connect to a telecommunication network

An apparatus, computer program, and method are provided for utilizing a particular radio access technology to connect to a telecommunication network before an expiration of a timer. A wireless communication device is provided including at least one hardware processor configured for sending a first request from the wireless communication device for connecting to a telecommunication network via a first base station for a first area. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124762

Quantization-based modulation and coding scheme for mobile fronthaul

A method implemented in a communication device, including receiving, by the communication device, quantized in-phase and quadrature (iq) bits of an input signal, separating, by the communication device, the iq bits into most-significant-bits (msbs) and least-significant-bits (lsbs), encoding, by the communication device, the msbs to generate encoded msbs, modulating, by the communication device, the encoded msbs with a first modulation to generate modulated encoded msbs, modulating, by the communication device, the lsbs with a second modulation to generate modulated lsbs, combining, by the communication device, the modulated encoded msbs and the modulated lsbs into a combined modulated signal, and transmitting, by the communication device, the combined modulated signal to a receiver through a transmission channel.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124725

System and method for synchronization and link acquisition in cellular wireless systems with directional antennas

A system and a method for synchronization and link acquisition in cellular wireless systems with directional antennas are disclosed. In an embodiment a method for wireless communication includes synchronizing, by a first network controller, transmission of a first synchronization signal with transmission of a second synchronization signal from another network controller.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124673

Method of operating uplink beacons to support inter-frequency mobility

Methods and systems for operating uplink beacons to support inter-frequency mobility are provided. An embodiment method in a serving trp for operating ul reference signals to support inter-frequency mobility includes receiving a first reference signal from a ue, the first reference signal transmitted on a serving trp ul frequency. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124616

Apparatus and method for setting a local oscillator duty ratio based on an image distortion level

An apparatus and method are provided for setting a local oscillator duty ratio based on an image distortion level. A first signal is transmitted utilizing a first x-phase path of a transmitter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124592

Distributed data store-equipped evolved packet core apparatus and method

A distributed data store-equipped evolved packet core (epc) apparatus and method are provided. Included is a distributed data store configured to store user equipment (ue) information received from a mobility management entity (mme), and gateway information received from a plurality of gateway user plane services and computing resources (e.g. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124413

Image storage and reconstruction based on sub-images

An apparatus comprises: a receiver configured to receive an image; and a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to: divide the image into pixels; reorder the pixels to create reordered pixels; generate a first sub-image and a second sub-image using the reordered pixels; generate a first instruction to store the first sub-image in a first sub-image node; and generate a second instruction to store the second sub-image in a second sub-image node; and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first instruction and the second instruction to a database.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124183

Method and apparatus for stateful control of forwarding elements

A method for controlling a network element by a remote controller comprising a processor coupled to a transmitter comprises modeling, by the processor, a state machine that controls transitions between operational states of the network element, offloading, by the transmitter, to the network element a portion of the state machine that controls a subset of the transitions, the subset comprising selected transitions that are more suitable for local control by the network element than remote control by the remote control application, and remotely controlling, by the processor, other transitions that are not in the subset of the transitions.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123943

Global resource orchestration system for network function virtualization

A method implemented by a global resource orchestrator (gro) includes receiving, multiple virtual network function (vnf) resource container (rc) table update messages comprising multiple vnf rc tables from multiple vnf forwarders, where each of the vnf rc tables comprises information about multiple vnf instances (vnfis), where each of the vnfis is an instance of a vnf executable at one of the vnf rcs, receiving vnf rc connectivity matrix update messages from the vnf forwarders, where each of the vnf rc connectivity matrix update message indicates which of the vnf rcs that a vnf forwarder sending the vnf rc connectivity matrix update message is connected to, generating, a node-vnf rc connectivity matrix based on the multiple vnf rc connectivity matrix update messages, where the matrix indicates which vnf rcs that each vnf forwarder has access to, and storing the matrix and the vnf rc tables.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123751

Fast millimeter-wave cell acquisition

The disclosure relates to technology for assisting a wireless a communication device to acquire access to a millimeter-wave access point (mmw ap). In some embodiments, an angular direction from a mobile wireless communication device to the mmw ap is determined. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121431

Apparatus and method for ranking content categories

An apparatus and method are provided for ranking content categories. Multiple sessions of usage data is collected for usage activities of a plurality of users (associated with a group) on a plurality of categories of content. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121138

System and method for reliably persisting storage writes at high speed

A method for operating a device adapted to store information with high reliability includes determining a storage address for a data payload portion of a write request in accordance with a configuration of a communications interface coupled to the device, where the data payload is to be stored in mirroring groups of cache storage partitions of a plurality of cache storage modules. The method also includes generating a payload read request in accordance with the storage address, and prompting the communications interface to initiate the storing of the data payload, in parallel, in the mirroring groups in accordance with the payload read request.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120911

Support frame with integrated phase change material for thermal management

The invention is directed to a novel solution to providing heat management and cooling to electronic devices. According to various embodiments, heat produced during the operation of the processing components in the computing device is absorbed by heat management features integrated within a supporting mid-frame. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109457

Learning or emulation approach to traffic engineering in information-centric networks

A method implemented in a network element (ne) configured to operate in an information centric network (icn) including receiving a test traffic flow as a copy of a traffic flow in a forwarding plane of the icn during a defined interval, emulating the icn at a state determined at an arrival time of the test traffic flow based on an active traffic flow in the icn, measuring a first impact of a first candidate path for the test traffic flow in the emulated icn to the active traffic flow, selecting the first candidate path based on the first impact measurement, and constructing a forwarding rule based on the state and the selection of the first candidate path.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109439

Constrained shortest path determination in a network

A method of determining a plurality of shortest paths in a network from a source node to respective destination nodes comprises: accessing, by one or more processors, for each of the plurality of shortest paths, a path constraint; generating, by the one or more processors, a shortest path tree (spt) and a candidate list, wherein each candidate of the candidate list comprises a working node, a minimum cost for a path to the working node from the source node, a maximum available bandwidth for the path to the working node from the source node, and a previous hop node; and determining, by the one or more processors, the plurality of shortest paths in the network from the source node to the respective destination nodes based on the spt, each determined shortest path meeting the path constraint.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107703

Decentralized distributed database consistency

A method for maintaining consistency in distributed databases includes receiving, by a coordinator from an application server, a transaction initiation message for a transaction. Additionally, the method includes determining whether to generate a distributed transaction identifier (dxid) for the transaction, including determining whether the transaction will be performed on a single data node or on multiple data nodes, determining to generate the dxid in response to determining that the transaction will be performed on the multiple data nodes, and generating, by the coordinator, the dxid corresponding to the transaction in response to determining to generate the dxid for the transaction. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107695

Distributed fp-growth with node table for large-scale association rule mining

The disclosure relates to technology for mining data in a database by recursively mining a conditional frequent pattern tree (fp-tree) for frequent items of each conditional pattern base for each node in an fp-tree to obtain frequent patterns. For each branch in the fp-tree, a single-item node table (nt) is generated for which a selected one of the frequent items appears in the node of the branch. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103442

Apparatus, computer program, and method for setting a power of a cell node based on cell node gradient information

An apparatus, computer program, and method are provided for setting a power of a cell node based on cell node gradient information. Cell node gradient information is generated based on a multiple-codeword channel quality indicator (cqi), utilizing a multiple-input-multiple-output (mimo)-capable cell node in a network configured for communicating with a plurality of mimo-capable user equipment. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102969

Enhanced hierarchical virtual private local area network service (vpls) system and method for ethernet-tree (e-tree) services

A network apparatus comprising a trunk end point associated with an ethernet-tree (e-tree) service in a network domain and configured to forward a frame that comprises a tag according to the tag in the frame, wherein the tag in the frame is a root tag that indicates a root source of the frame or a leaf tag that indicates a leaf source of the frame, and wherein the trunk end point is coupled to a second end point associated with the e-tree service outside the network domain.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102865

Efficient network utilization using optically switched superchannels

A method for constructing an optical network includes connecting each of a plurality of nodes in an optical network to an optical switching central node via a set of optical superchannels, wherein each of the optical superchannels includes of a set of subchannels and has a bounded data rate, and wherein the optical switching central node is configured to perform wavelength selective optical switching among the superchannels on a subchannel basis without spectrum contention. Moreover, rearrangement (or “permutation”) of the subchannels of the superchannels connected to the n sites may be performed to minimize the total spectral bandwidth used by the superchannels.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102713

Gate drive apparatus for resonant converters

A device comprises a gate drive bridge coupled between a bias voltage of a power converter and ground and a transformer connected to the gate drive bridge, wherein the transformer comprises a primary winding connected to two legs of the gate drive bridge respectively and a plurality of secondary windings configured to generate gate drive signals for low side switches, high side switches and secondary switches of the power converter.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101773

Apparatus and method for spatial processing of concepts

An apparatus and method are provided for spatial processing of concepts. Included is a non-transitory memory comprising a distance matrix and instructions, where the distance matrix includes values representing dissimilarities among a plurality of concepts stored in a knowledgebase. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098346

System and method for signal density reduction in the frequency domain

A method for operating an access node includes sending, to a user equipment (ue), a frequency domain density reduction rate indicator and a frequency shift index indicator for one or more channel state indicator reference signal (csi-rs) resources, wherein the frequency domain density reduction rate indicator indicates a number of physical resource blocks (prbs) skipped between successive csi-rs transmissions and the frequency shift index indicator indicates a shift of a csi-rs starting prb.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098275

System and method for common attributes in hessid and the associated queries

Mobile stations can query independent basic service set (bss) parameters of a group of access points (aps) by setting a pre-association message exchange bssid independent (pame-bi) bit during wi-fi discovery. The pame-bi bit may be included in a generic advertisement service (gas) request to indicate that an access network query protocol (anqp) request carried by the gas request is querying both independent and dependent bss parameters. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097771

Device, network, and method for communications with spatial-specific sensing

A device, a network, and a method for wireless communication are provided. In an embodiment, the method, performed by a first communication node, includes generating at least one of a spatial-specific receiving pattern and a first spatial-specific processing pattern, receiving a waveform signal from one or more second nodes in accordance with the at least one of the spatial-specific receiving pattern or the first spatial-specific processing pattern, determining a second spatial-specific processing pattern and a channel status of a channel, wherein the channel status of the channel is according to the at least one of the spatial-specific receiving pattern and the second spatial-specific processing pattern and transmitting a signal along a transmission direction, wherein the transmission direction is in accordance with the at least one of the spatial-specific receiving pattern and the second spatial-specific processing pattern.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097744

Cloud resource provisioning for large-scale big data platform

A method implemented in a cloud-based data system includes a central controller receiving time-stamped reports from a plurality of agents including a server status and a server resource usage, calculating a number of active servers and a sum of resource usage on each server per interval based on each time-stamped report, generating a prediction model based on data results generated from calculating the number of active servers and the sum of resource usage per interval, predicting a number of servers needed in the cloud-based system based on the prediction model, generating a forecasting model to forecast an amount of resource usage at a future date, based on time series data associated with calculating the sum of resource usage over multiple intervals, and using the prediction model to predict whether a different number of servers is needed at the future date based on the forecasted amount of resource usage.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097480

Radio frequency apparatus and method with dual variable impedance components

A radio frequency (rf) transmitter apparatus and method are provided with dual variable impedance components. Included is at least one rf transmitter with a power amplifier and a filter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095828

Data protection for a cold storage system

A cold storage system includes data storage devices configured to store data blocks and parity storage devices configured to store protection blocks. The data storage devices and the parity storage devices form a multiple dimensional matrix having multiple rows and multiple columns. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092150

System and method for network access using a relay

A method for operating a user equipment (ue) includes receiving, by the ue from a network, a mobile subscriber identifier for the ue, the mobile subscriber identifier being exclusively assigned to the ue within a wireless tracking area of the network, and transmitting, by the ue to a relay node, an initial message of an access procedure for accessing a user data service of the network, wherein the initial message comprises a request to connect to a control node of the network, and wherein the initial message includes the mobile subscriber identifier, and an indication to relay the initial message over a first signaling radio bearer (srb) to the control node.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092067

System and method for d2d communication

A system and method for device-to-device (d2d) communication includes detecting, by a transmitting user equipment (ue) of a plurality of ues, a sidelink type of a receiving ue of the plurality of ues, the sidelink type used by the receiving ue to communicate on a discovery channel, determining, by the transmitting ue, a pool of resources for an air interface supported by the receiving ue and the transmitting ue, selecting, by the transmitting ue, transmission resources from the pool of resources according to the sidelink type of the receiving ue, indicating, by the transmitting ue, the transmission resources to the receiving ue over the discovery channel, and communicating, by the transmitting ue, directly with the receiving ue using the transmission resources. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091556

System and method for packet classification using multiple security databases

A packet classification system is provided, including a first security database and a second security database for use in connection with packet classification in accordance with an internet security protocol. The packet classification system further includes processing circuitry in communication with the first security database and the second security database, with the processing circuitry configured to identify at least one aspect of at least one packet received by the processing circuitry, select either the first security database or the second security database as a selected security database, based on the at least one aspect of the at least one packet, select at least one of a plurality of algorithms to classify the at least one packet, wherein the selection of the at least one algorithm is based on a criteria related to the at least one packet, and classify the at least one packet, utilizing the selected security database.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091265

System and method for d2d communication

A system and method for device-to-device (d2d) communication includes a method. The method includes acquiring, by a destination user equipment (ue), a transmission scheduling assignment. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091260

Adc bit allocation under bit constrained mu-massive mimo systems

A method includes determining an error vector magnitude for analog signals received by multiple antennas in an array of antennas of a base station, assigning quantization bits to a plurality of analog-to-digital converters (adcs) of the base station such that some adcs have different numbers of quantization bits allocated from a fixed total number of available quantization bits of the base station, and applying the analog signals to the adcs with quantization bits assigned to reduce the error vector magnitude of the analog signals.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090627

Apparatus and method for a low loss coupling capacitor

Embodiments are provided herein for low loss coupling capacitor structures. The embodiments include a n-type varactor (nvar) configuration and p-type varactor (pvar) configuration. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089581

Apparatus and method for dataset model fitting using a classifying engine

An apparatus and method are provided for dataset model fitting, and using a classifying engine to identify a statistical distribution for the dataset. The dataset classifying engine is configured to calculate a characterization function that represents a dataset and compute a feature vector for the dataset, where the feature vector encodes slope value changes corresponding to the characterization function. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089002

Apparatus and method for scheduling graph computing on heterogeneous platforms based on energy efficiency

An apparatus and method are provided for scheduling graph computing on heterogeneous platforms based on energy efficiency. A scheduling engine receives an edge set that represents a portion of a graph comprising vertices with at least one edge connecting two or more of the vertices. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081834

Apparatus and method for configuring hardware to operate in multiple modes during runtime

An apparatus and method are provided for configuring hardware to operate in multiple modes of operation during runtime. Included is a plurality of configurable hardware units each having a plurality of operand inputs for receiving operands, a plurality of outputs for outputting results, and at least one hardware unit configuration input for receiving at least one hardware unit configuration signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081587

Garbage collection in storage system

A storage device implements a method for garbage collection. The storage device arranges data blocks of a storage medium into a bin and determines first coldness of a first data block in the bin and second coldness of a second data block in the bin that are respectively associated with a first rate of change of valid data in the first data block into invalid data and a second rate of change of valid data in the second data block into invalid data. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077717

Cellular scheduler apparatus, computer program, and method for selecting user equipment based on beam or delay state information

A cellular scheduler apparatus, computer program, and method are provided for selecting user equipment based on beam or delay state information. State information is stored utilizing at least one data structure of a base station. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077680

Scheduling of paging notifications supporting beam sweeping

An embodiment method for paging notification includes hashing an identity of a ue to determine a paging frame in which a page is to be sent to the ue and to determine an index of an entry in a bitmap, setting the entry at the index in the bitmap to a value indicating whether a page message associated with a paging group to which the ue belongs is transmitted in a current paging cycle, and transmitting the bitmap in each of a plurality of beamformed beams, wherein the beams are transmitted in a sweeping pattern such that at least one beam is transmitted in every portion of a coverage area of a component transmitting the beams and such that each of the beams is transmitted at least once during the paging frame.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077641

System and method for transmitting a wake-up packet

A method for transmitting a wake-up packet includes generating a first preamble including a first length indication indicating a length of a payload for a first receiving device, generating a wake-up packet (wup) for a second receiving device, generating a second preamble including a second length indication of a summation of lengths of the first preamble, the payload, and the wup, and transmitting the second preamble, the first preamble, the payload, and the wup.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076920

Method and apparatus for efficient network utilization using superchannels

The disclosure relates to technology for constructing an optical network. A central node is selected among a plurality of nodes in the optical network, and each of the nodes is connected to the central node via a set of superchannels, wherein each of the superchannels includes sub-carriers and has a same data rate. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076914

Unified mobile and tdm-pon uplink mac scheduling for mobile front-haul

Disclosed herein are various embodiments that include a method and a passive optical network (pon) for supporting a mobile network. In various embodiments, a baseband unit (bbu) is configured to measure an optical path delay from each remote radio unit (rru) of a plurality of rrus to the bbu during an initialization phase. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076910

Interference discovery for cable modems

A method implemented by a cable modem of a cable network includes sending an upstream test signal during at least one frequency division duplex minislot assigned to the cable modem, receiving other upstream test signals from other cable modems, measuring interference in each received test signal from the other cable modems, and reporting the interference measurement for each received test signal to a cable modem termination system.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076873

System and method for wireless communications measurements and csi feedback

Measurements and channel state information (csi) feedback are configured using communications between a network and user equipment (ue). The communications includes a first signaling from a network component to the ue indicating one or more reference signal (rs) resource configurations, a second signaling indicating one or more interference measurement (im) resource configurations, and a third signaling indicating a csi report configuration, wherein the csi report configuration indicates a subset of the one or more rs resource configurations and a subset of the one or more im resource configurations. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180076628

Multilevel inverter device and method

A system comprises a five-level rectifier configured to be connected with an ac power source, wherein the five-level rectifier comprises a first boost apparatus and a first buck apparatus configured to operate in a first half cycle of the ac power source, and a second boost apparatus and a second buck apparatus configured to operate in a second half cycle of the ac power source and a five-level inverter connected to the five-level rectifier.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070258

System and method for measuring and reporting uplink channel condition

A method for reporting channel condition includes receiving an initial configuration identifying a group of assessment devices, and determining a channel condition for each communications channel between one of the assessment devices and the transmission point. The method also includes comparing each of the channel conditions with a first threshold, and transmitting a report to a network entity if at least one of the channel conditions meets the first threshold.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069791

User oriented iot data discovery and retrieval in icn networks

The disclosure relates to technology for accessing content in a network. An interest message including semantics information to be matched to the content in the network is received, and a memory is accessed to identify the content associated with the semantics information. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069646

Apparatus, system, and method for reducing a number of intersymbol interference components to be suppressed

An apparatus, system, and method are provided for reducing a number of intersymbol interference components to be suppressed. Included is a receiver path with a linear equalizer configured to: receive a signal pulse including a data component and a first number of post-cursor intersymbol interference components, delay and process the signal pulse such that the signal pulse includes a second number of post-cursor intersymbol interference components which is less than the first number of post-cursor intersymbol interference components, and produce an output signal that includes the data component and the second number of post-cursor intersymbol interference components. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069640

Noise cancellation system

A noise cancellation system comprises a first noise cancellation apparatus configured to process an i-channel signal, wherein an i-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and an i-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the first noise cancellation apparatus and a second noise cancellation apparatus configured to process a q-channel signal, wherein a q-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and a q-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the second noise cancellation apparatus.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069628

Method of dimming for visible light communications

A method implemented by a visible light communication (vlc) device comprises determining, by a processor of the vlc device, n time slots for a signal block based on a dimming value, the signal block specifying a predetermined duration of time and the signal block being divided equally into n time slots, with the dimming value specifying a light intensity of light to be emitted by the light source, determining, by the processor, w pulses to be transmitted during one or more of the n time slots of the signal block, based on the dimming value and according to a pulse pattern indicating a position of the w pulses transmitted during the one or more of the n time slots, and determining, by the processor, a codeword based on n and w, the codeword corresponding to the pulse pattern.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069541

Apparatus and method for controlling a delay circuit

An apparatus and method are provided for controlling a delay circuit. Included is a delay circuit configured to receive a probe signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069490

Soft switching inverter device and method

A system comprises a first inverter switch and a second inverter switch connected in series between a positive dc bus and a negative dc bus, a freewheeling apparatus connected between a common node of the first inverter switch and the second inverter switch, and ground, a first soft switching network coupled between the positive dc bus and the common node of the first inverter switch and the second inverter switch, wherein the first soft switching network is configured such that the first inverter switch is of a first zero voltage transition and a second soft switching network coupled between the negative dc bus and the common node of the first inverter switch and the second inverter switch, wherein the second soft switching network is configured such that the second inverter switch is of a second zero voltage transition.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067884

Usb type-c connector with a secondary port

The present disclosure relates to a usb type-c connector assembly including a connector and a secondary port. The connector assembly may be integrally attached a first device, such that the connector of the assembly may be used to affix the first device to the usb type-c port of a computing system such as a mobile phone. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063788

System and method for secure and quick wake up of a station

A method for waking up a radio communications module (rcm) of a station with a wake-up receiver includes receiving a wake-up signal with the wake-up receiver, waking up the rcm from a sleeping mode, transmitting a second frame if a first frame is received within a specified time after waking up the rcm and if an integrity of the first frame is verified successfully, and placing the rcm into the sleeping mode and the wake-up receiver into an active mode if the first frame is not received within the specified time after waking up the rcm or if the first frame is received within the specified time after waking up the rcm but the integrity of the first frame is not verified successfully.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063773

System and method of anqp querying using a common anqp group version

A system and method of anqp querying using a common anqp group version. One embodiment of the method includes associating an original common anqp group version with a common anqp group, transmitting a message containing the original common anqp group version to at least one station, associating a new common anqp group version with the common anqp group when an element therein is changed, and transmitting another message containing the new common anqp group version to the at least one station.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062935

Hybrid approach with classification for name resolution and producer selection in icn

The disclosure relates to technology for classifying a node in a network. Content published from one or more content producers in the network is received by the node comprising sufficient storage and processing capability to store and process the content received. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061125

Collective navigation for virtual reality devices

A computer-executed method is disclosed for collective navigation of distributed virtual reality (vr) devices. The method obtains a source vertex and a destination vertex for a vr device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060458

Using the information of a dependent variable to improve the performance in learning the relationship between the dependent variable and independent variables

A device comprises a non-transitory memory having instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors execute the instructions to receive training data that represent dependent variable information from a plurality of cells in a cellular network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060227

Wear-leveling method for cross-point memory for multiple data temperature zones

A method performed by a processor to improve wear-leveling in a cross-point (x3d) memory, comprises detecting, by a processor coupled to the x3d memory, a trigger event, wherein the x3d memory comprises a first section of memory units and a second section of memory units, and in response to detecting the trigger event, relocating, by the processor, data stored in a first memory unit of the first section of memory units to a memory unit adjacent to a last memory unit of the first section of memory units, and relocating, by the processor, data stored in a first memory unit of the second section of memory units to a memory unit adjacent to a last memory unit of the second section of memory units.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059966

Transaction-based hybrid memory

A transaction-based hybrid memory device includes a host memory controller to control operation of the device. A hybrid memory controller is coupled to the host memory controller over a memory bus. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054918

Proactive fan speed adjustment

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a system and method for proactively adjusting a fan speed of an electronic device to inhibit an expected increase in temperature of the electronic device based on a current measurement of one or more electrical components of the electronic device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054744

Apparatus, computer program, and method for timing-based restriction of a data signaling direction

An apparatus, computer program, and method are provided for timing-based restriction of a data signaling direction. An operating cell is included in at least one of a plurality of groups with one or more other cells. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054708

Apparatus and method for facilitating return of a mobile device

An apparatus and method are provided to facilitate a return of a mobile device to an owner. A graphical user interface element is displayed, utilizing a display of a mobile device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054423

Method and device for providing a key for internet of things (iot) communication

A method and device for providing a key for iot communication are disclosed. The method includes an embodiment whereby an iot device transmits a security code to a personal electronic device, derives a first security key and a second security key from the security code, protects outgoing communication with a control device based on the first security key, and protects outgoing communication with the personal electronic device based on the second security key.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054315

Method and device for providing a key for internet of things (iot) communication

A method and device for providing a key for iot communication are disclosed. The method includes an embodiment whereby an iot device modulates a light signal carrying a security code to generate a modulated light signal, emits the modulated light signal to a personal electronic device, derives a security key from the security code, and performs authentication with a control device based on the security key.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054281

Method to transmit channel state information reference signals in large mimo systems

The disclosure relates to technology for transmitting a channel state information reference signal in a communications network. A channel state information reference signal period is computed based on an estimated doppler metric corresponding to one or more user equipment in the network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054235

Performing upstream symbol alignment under fext

A method for implementing an upstream symbol alignment within a network component, the method comprising receiving an upstream sync signal via an initializing digital subscriber line (dsl) during a channel discovery phase from a customer premise equipment (cpe), determining a corrected upstream symbol alignment value based upon the upstream sync signal, and transmitting the corrected upstream symbol alignment value to the cpe, wherein the upstream symbol alignment value determines an upstream symbol alignment for one or more upstream transmissions, and wherein the corrected upstream symbol alignment value is determined before receiving a plurality of upstream data signals within the data symbol positions during the channel discovery phase.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053384

Mobile device and method for generating perceptible output based on a textual code

A mobile device apparatus and method are provided for generating perceptible output based on a textual code. Included is a mobile device with a processor in communication with a memory and a network interface. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052329

Head mounted display content capture and sharing

A virtual reality goggle includes a goggle shaped body having multiple cameras mounted thereon. A display is supported by the goggle shaped body. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc








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