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12/31/15 / #20150382242

Methods and systems for intelligent mobile function distribution

A method and a system for intelligent mobile function distribution are disclosed. An embodiment includes discovering, by an intelligent mobile function distribution (imod) entity, resources available in a mobile network and moving mobile functions across the mobile network in accordance with the discovered resources, thereby allowing the mobile network to adapt to changing conditions.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381994

Advanced screen content coding with improved palette table and index map coding methods

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for screen content coding. The method includes deriving a color index map based on a current coding unit (cu). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381692

Specifying client behavior and sessions in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash)

An apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive a request for an adaptive streaming media presentation description (mpd), a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to generate the mpd, wherein the mpd indicates an event, and wherein the event is time-related auxiliary information, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the mpd. A method comprises receiving a request for an adaptive streaming media presentation description (mpd), generating the mpd, wherein the mpd indicates an event, and wherein the event is time-related auxiliary information, and transmitting the mpd. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381478

Proxy for port to service instance mapping

A method for managing a chain of service appliances. A method for interoperating with a legacy service appliance which does not understand/interpret the service chain header format. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381477

System and method for computing a backup ingress of a point-to-multipoint label switched path

A method of path computation element (pce) communication protocol (pcep) communication includes sending, to a path computation element (pce), a request to compute a backup ingress node for a point-to-multipoint (p2mp) label switched path (lsp) in a network, and receiving, from the pce, the backup ingress node for the p2mp lsp in accordance with the request.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381423

System and method for virtual network function policy management

In a described embodiment of the disclosure, a method is described including a network function virtualization (nfv) manager obtaining a plurality of policies for managing a plurality of virtual network function (vnf) instances on a computing platform. The nfv manager also defines at least one vnf instance operating on the computing platform. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381410

System and method for affinity-based network configuration

Embodiments are provided to perform affinity analysis and management of network services. The embodiments use model-driven engineering to capture more generic affinity-based relationships, including between applications and endpoints and between customers and the network infrastructure. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381306

Optical line terminal (olt) support of optical network unit (onu) calibration

An optical line terminal (olt) channel termination (ct) comprises a receiver configured to receive an upstream message which comprises a correlation tag from an optical network unit (onu), wherein the correlation tag represents a unique number, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to process the upstream message, and generate a downstream message based on the upstream message, wherein the downstream message comprises the correlation tag, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the downstream message to the onu.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150380815

Apparatus and assembling method of a dual polarized agile cylindrical antenna array with reconfigurable radial waveguides

Embodiments are provided for an agile antenna that beamsteers radio frequency (rf) signals by selectively activating/de-activating tunable elements on radial-waveguides using direct current (dc) switches. The agile antenna device comprises a first radial waveguide structure encased in a first frame, a first line feed connected to the first waveguide structure, a second encased radial waveguide structure similar and coupled to the first waveguide structure. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150380814

Apparatus and method of a dual polarized broadband agile cylindrical antenna array with reconfigurable radial waveguides

Embodiments are provided for an agile antenna that beamsteers radio frequency (rf) signals by selectively activating/de-activating tunable elements on radial-waveguides using direct current (dc) switches. The antenna comprises two parallel radial waveguide structures, each comprising a first radial plate, a second radial plate in parallel with the first radial plate, and conductive elements positioned vertically and distributed radially between the two plates. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373687

Methods and systems for software controlled devices

Spoofed radio control signaling instructions can be used to dynamically adapt management of the radio interface by radio control processors. More specifically, spoofed radio control signaling can be communicated to an accelerator application instantiated on a device-side of a radio control processor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373631

System and method for basic service set association

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a station (sta) from an access point (ap), a frame including a device type indicator and comparing the device type indicator with a device type accepted by a basic service set (bss) of the ap to produce a comparison. The method also includes determining whether to associate the sta with the ap in accordance with the comparison, associating the sta with the ap upon determining to associate the sta with the ap, and not associating the sta with the ap upon determining not to associate the sta with the ap.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373614

System and method for ue-specific offloading

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for user equipment (ue) offloading. The method includes receiving, at a network controller, a measurement report from a ue, the measurement report radio link measurement quantities of a serving cell and one or more candidate serving cells, the measurement quantities measured after interference cancellation or suppression. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150373525

System and method for pre-association discovery

A method for operating a seeker device includes generating a first seeker truncated hash output from a sought service name, and generating a second seeker truncated hash output from the sought service name, wherein the first seeker truncated hash output and the second seeker truncated hash output are uncorrelated. The method also includes transmitting a first request message including the first seeker truncated hash output, and receiving a first response message from an advertiser device, the first response message including a second advertiser truncated hash output generated from an advertised service name, wherein the first seeker truncated hash output matches a first advertiser truncated hash output generated from the advertised service name.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150372799

System and method for radio full duplex

In one embodiment, a method for determining self-interference in radio full duplex includes transmitting, by a first radio transmitter and an antenna, a first signal and receiving, by a first radio receiver and the antenna, a reflection of the first signal. The method also includes estimating a channel in accordance with the first signal and the reflection of the first signal to produce an estimated channel and determining a second signal in accordance with the estimated channel. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150372762

Single carrier flexible bit rate transceiver for coherent optical network

An apparatus comprising a digital signal processor (dsp) configured to code a plurality of data sub-streams using a plurality of modulation formats to generate a plurality of coded data symbols, wherein each modulation format leads to a unique bit rate for coded data symbols associated with a modulation format, transform the coded data symbols into a frequency domain by applying fourier transform on each coded data symbol, map the frequency-transformed data symbols onto a plurality of subcarrier signals associated with a plurality of frequency tones, wherein at least two of the subcarrier signals correspond to different modulation formats, and generate an electrical signal in a time domain based on the subcarrier signals.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150372384

Switchable pi shape antenna

A mobile device including a housing having a distal end, and electronics disposed in the housing configured to operate the mobile device. A connector is coupled to the electronics, and a pi-shaped antenna has a coupling coupled to the connector to create a resonance using the connector. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365934

Aggregated touchless wireless fronthaul

A method implemented by a wireless fronthaul unit, the method comprising aggregating a plurality of first wireless channel signals to produce a first aggregated signal via digital frequency-domain mapping (fdm), wherein the first wireless channel signals are positioned in the first aggregated signal in non-overlapping first frequency bands with unchanged channel bandwidths (bws), converting the first aggregated signal into a first modulated signal, and transmitting the first modulated signal to a wireless fronthaul link.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365358

Context-aware dynamic policy selection for messaging behavior

Messaging policies can be dynamically updated based on operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (oamp) data generated by data plane entities of a messaging network. For example existing messaging policies may be dynamically modified based on oamp data generated by message brokers and/or network elements (e.g., queues). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365352

Methods and systems for managing capacity in a virtualized network

An embodiment of the disclosure includes a method including providing a network function virtualization (nfv) capacity for a plurality of virtual network functions (vnfs) on a computing platform. A network function virtualization management function creates at least one vnf to operate on the computing platform to perform a network function. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365172

Upstream optical transmission assignment based on transmission power

An apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive first messages, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to process the first messages, determine transmission powers associated with the first messages, and generate a transmission scheme based on the transmission powers, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit a second message comprising the transmission scheme. An apparatus comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a first message indicating a transmission power of the apparatus, a receiver configured to receive a second message, wherein the second message assigns to the apparatus a wavelength based on the transmission power, and a processor coupled to the transmitter and the receiver and configured to process the second message, and instruct the transmitter to transmit a third message at the wavelength.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363229

Resolving task dependencies in task queues for improved resource management

A database system comprises a database server and a database storage system comprising a storage processing node and a queue. The database server is operable to define a priority for each of a plurality of database tasks. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358235

Service chain topology map construction

A method implemented by a network controller, comprising receiving an address filter from a service chain orchestrator, wherein the address filter comprises a plurality of service instance (si) addresses associated with a plurality of sis in a network, obtaining network topology information from a plurality of service function (sf) forwarders controlled by the network controller, wherein the network topology information indicates a plurality of network devices communicatively coupled to the plurality of controlled sf forwarders, and wherein at least some of the network devices are si hosting devices, and generating a service chain topology map by building mappings between at least some of the plurality of controlled sf forwarders, the si hosting devices, and the plurality of sis according to the network topology information and the address filter.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358069

System and method for radio frequency repeating

In one embodiment, a method includes determining whether a station is a power constrained device and setting an indicator in a header of a frame in accordance with whether the station is a power constrained device. The method also includes transmitting, by the station to a first device, the frame.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150355919

System and method for real time virtualization

A system includes a plurality of compute modules and a first processor configured to implement a virtualization layer, where the virtualization layer is configured to support real time jobs. The system also includes a hardware support layer coupled between the plurality of compute modules and the virtualization layer, where the hardware support layer is configured to provide an interface between the virtualization layer and the plurality of compute modules.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351093

System and method for adaptive transmission time interval (tti) structure

Methods and devices are provided for communicating data in a wireless channel. In one example, a method includes adapting the transmission time interval (tti) length of transport container for transmitting data in accordance with a criteria. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351056

System and method for uplink multi-antenna power control in a communications system

A system and method for uplink multi-antenna power control in a communications system are provided. A method for user equipment operations includes determining a transmit power level for transmit antennas of the user equipment having at least two transmit antennas, and setting a power amplifier output level for each of the at least two transmit antennas in accordance with a respective transmit power level.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351055

Systems and methods for downlink power control and scheduling in a wireless network

Methods and systems for providing joint power control (pc) and scheduling in a wireless network are provided. In one example, a method includes generating a near-optimal power pattern for pc and scheduling in accordance with long term channel statistics. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351041

Systems and methods for uplink power control and scheduling in a wireless network

Methods and systems for facilitating uplink power control (pc) and scheduling in a wireless network are provided. In one example, common interference patterns are obtained from long term channel statistics, and used to perform local pc and scheduling by distributed base stations (enbs). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350753

Scalable silicon photonic switching architectures for optical networks

Hybrid dilated benes photonic switching architectures employ an arrangement of two-by-one (2×1) photonic and two-by-two (2×2) photonic elements to enjoy improved cross-talk performance while maintaining moderate cell counts. A jumpsuit switch optical network node architecture comprising multiple stages may operate more efficiently than single stage switching fabrics, by enabling manipulation of connectivity in some stages to achieve load balancing over other stages. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350198

Method and system for creating a certificate to authenticate a user identity

A method for creating a certificate to authenticate a user identity at a web browser includes receiving a login request including a first user identity for a user and generating a first browser-signed certificate using public and secret keys associating the first user identity to the web browser. The first browser-signed certificate is sent to a first identity provider server and in response a first server-signed certificate is received from the first identity provider server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350078

Flow-driven forwarding architecture for information centric networks

A flow-driven forwarding strategy includes receiving an interest packet, where the interest packet includes a flow state indicator. The content associated with the interest packet is checked to determine whether that content is locally stored. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150349996

System and method for guard band utilization for synchronous and asynchronous communications

Embodiments are provided for guard band utilization for synchronous and asynchronous communications in wireless networks. A user equipment (ue) or a network component transmits symbols on data bands assigned for primary communications. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150349422

System and method for simple 2d phase-mode enabled beam-steering

A method for operating a beam-steering system includes receiving a signal to be tracked, generating a first phase-mode signal, a second phase-mode signal and a third phase-mode signal from the received signal, and generating a first intermediate auxiliary signal, a second intermediate auxiliary signal, and a first intermediate main signal in accordance with the phase-mode signals. The method also includes deriving a first steering signal proportional to a circumferential steering angle of the received signal from the first intermediate main signal and the first auxiliary signal, and deriving a second steering signal proportional to a radial steering angle of the received signal from the second intermediate auxiliary signal and the first intermediate main signal.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347339

System and method for extended peripheral component interconnect express fabrics

An exemplary embodiment extended peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) device includes a host pcie fabric comprising a host root complex. The host pcie fabric has a first set of bus numbers and a first memory mapped input/output (mmio) space on a host cpu. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341953

System and method for delay scheduling

A method includes determining a first subframe on which to transmit a first downlink control information (dci) message and determining a second subframe on which to transmit a first information, where the first information is scheduled to be transmitted on the second subframe in accordance with scheduling information indicated in the first dci message. The method also includes determining a delay between the first subframe and the second subframe and transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (ue), the second subframe in accordance with the delay.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341933

System and method for ofdma resource management in wlan

Embodiments are provided for implementing a control function in a wireless local area network (wlan) for allocation of resources to multiple stations (stas) to enable orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) communications. An embodiment method includes determining a plurality of transmission resources for ofdma communications of a plurality of stas in the wlan. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341643

Advanced screen content coding with improved palette table and index map coding methods

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for screen content encoding. The method includes deriving a palette table and a color index map based on a coding unit (cu). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341460

System and method for pre-fetching

In one embodiment, a method for pre-fetching files includes parsing a project file to produce a parsed project file and extracting a plurality of files from the parsed project file to produce a file list. The method also includes retrieving, by a caching device from a file server over a network, the plurality of files in accordance with the file list and storing the plurality of files in a cache.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334760

System and method for device-to-device communication

A method for device-to-device (d2d) communication includes sensing d2d resources from a pool of resources for a predetermined duration to produce measurements of the d2d resources and determining statistics in accordance with the measurements of the d2d resources. The method also includes determining a first subset of the d2d resources in accordance with the statistics and transmitting, by a first user equipment (ue) to a second ue, data over the first subset of the d2d resources.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334081

Active-active access to transparent interconnection of lots of links (trill) edges

A routing bridge at an edge of a transparent interconnection of lots of links (trill) campus, comprises a first access port and a second access port each designated as one of a multi-chassis link aggregation (mc-lag) designated forward (df) port and an mc-lag non-df port, wherein the first access port is associated with a first pseudo-nickname, and a second access port is associated with a second pseudo-nickname, wherein a frame received via the first access port from a first customer equipment (ce) is replicated to generate a replicated frame, wherein the replicated frame is forwarded via the second access port to a second ce when the first pseudo-nickname and the second pseudo-nickname are the same, and when the first pseudo-nickname and the second pseudo-nickname are different and the second access port has been designated as the mc-lag df port.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334043

Differential cache for representational state transfer (rest) api

System and method of differential cache control. Different parts of a representation are controlled by different cache expiration times. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333998

System and method for anomaly detection

In one embodiment, a method of determining whether a metric is an anomaly includes receiving a data point and determining a metric in accordance with the data point and a center value. The method also includes determining whether the metric is below a lower threshold, between the lower threshold and an upper threshold, or above the upper threshold and determining that the data point is not the anomaly when the metric is below the lower threshold. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333834

Exploiting frequency diversity on a sub-band basis for optical transmission performance enhancement

An optical data transmission method comprising partitioning an optical signal into a plurality of frequency sub-bands, generating a signal frequency mapping that rearranges the plurality of frequency sub-bands, choosing a plurality of frequency components based on the signal frequency mapping to form a set of frequency components, and transmitting the set of frequency components using frequency diversity transmission. An optical data receiving method comprising obtaining a signal frequency mapping for an original signal, receiving an optical signal that comprises a plurality of frequency sub-bands, re-arranging the plurality of frequency sub-bands using the signal frequency mapping to generate a restored original signal, and processing the restored original signal to recover an original data sequence.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333780

System and method for null filling of iq waveform

System and method embodiments are provided for null filling of iq waveform. In an embodiment method, samples below a predetermined threshold are selected from a plurality of samples of an input signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150333701

Phase-modulated load apparatus and method

Methods and apparatus are provided to improve the efficiency of an outphasing amplifier through modulating the phase angle of a reflected signal in the outphasing amplifier. An outphasing amplifier includes a first amplifier and a second amplifier. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331902

Distributed storage object delete

System and methods for storage object distribution using dynamic policy controls are provided. An embodiment method deleting an object in a distributed storage system includes receiving, from a client, a delete request for an object, retrieving, by a primary datacenter, an object metadata list corresponding to the object to be deleted, and inserting, by the primary datacenter, a delete marker on a top of a stack data structure in an object metadata list.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331880

Storage-performed database query

System and method include performing a query of a database. A method includes a storage system receiving a database query from a database server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327233

Device, network, and method for communications with dynamic adaptation

An embodiment communication system and method adaptively use a secondary cell under the control of a primary cell for communicating with a user device. The secondary cell and the user device communicate based on instructions provided to both by the primary cell. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327188

System and method for power control command for device-to-device transmissions

A transmit power control rule for device-to-device (d2d) transmissions may not be necessary during periods in which no uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received by an enhanced node b base station (enb). When uplink transmissions are not scheduled to be received by the enb, the enb may send a transmit power control (tpc) command to a d2d capable user equipment (d2d ue) that instructs the d2d ue to perform a d2d transmission at a pre-defined transmit power level (e.g., maximum transmit power level). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327160

System and method for utilizing stored higher layer information

A method for operating a station during a discovery process includes transmitting a first layer 2 frame to an access point (ap), the first layer 2 frame including a first version number associated with first higher layer information and an identifier of a protocol associated with both the first higher layer information and the first version number, receiving a second layer 2 frame from the ap including an indication that a second version number associated with a second higher layer information is the same as the first version number, and deciding whether to perform a network selection process in accordance with the first higher layer information.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327157

Extensible solution for device to device discovery message size

A method for providing an extensible solution for discovery message size includes determining a capsule size at a layer one protocol of a user equipment operating in a cellular network. The capsule size is forwarded to a layer two protocol of the user equipment where it is adjusted to accommodate layer two overhead. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150327135

Apparatus and method for dynamic hybrid routing in sdn networks to avoid congestion and balance loads under changing traffic load

Given a large number of traffic matrices, the matrices are divided into m clusters, where m is a relatively small number. A load-balancing apparatus is implemented as an application over the sdn controller. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326528

Enforcement of network-wide context aware policies

A method implemented in an edge router, the method comprising receiving an authentication request from a device, forwarding the authentication request to an authentication and policy server, receiving an authentication response and an indication of a device tag from the authentication and policy server, wherein the device tag is based on a characteristic of the device, a location, a destination, or a user of the device, forwarding the authentication response to the device, receiving a policy associated with the device tag from the authentication and policy server, receiving a packet from the device, embedding the device tag in the packet to form a tagged packet, and executing the policy.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326484

System and method for triggering and sending device-to-device buffer status report and scheduling request

A method for device-to-device (d2d) communications by a user device includes transmitting a first message including a proximity services (prose) buffer status report (bsr) to a communications controller, receiving a second message including information regarding a d2d resource grant scheduled for the user device by the communications controller, and canceling all pending prose bsrs in accordance with the d2d resource grant.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326473

Service chain path route reservations

An apparatus comprising an ingress port, an egress port, a port associated with a service function, a memory, and a processor coupled to the ingress port, the egress port, the port, and the memory, and configured to receive from the ingress port a data packet that comprises a packet header that is associated with a service identifier (id), forward the data packet to the port for processing by the service function, receive the data packet from the port in response to forwarding the data packet to the port, and forward the data packet to the egress port to a network node.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326470

System and method for loop suppression in transit networks

An embodiment method of loop suppression in a layer-two transit network with multiprotocol label switching (mpls) encapsulation includes receiving a packet at a provider edge (pe) router for the layer-two transit network. The packet is stored in a non-transitory memory on the pe router. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326468

System and apparatus of a software-service-defined-network (ssdn)

A network apparatus for coupling control plane controllers and data plane switches in a global software service defined network (ssdn), wherein the global ssdn comprises a plurality of local ssdns, comprising a network software service layer (nssl) service bus comprising a processor, wherein the nssl service bus is coupled to a plurality of network controllers and to a plurality of network switches, wherein the nssl service bus is configured to coordinate the actions of the plurality of network controllers, wherein the nssl service bus is configured to expose the plurality of controllers as services addressable by service names, wherein the nssl service bus is configured to extend a local ssdn into a global ssdn network; and wherein the nssl service bus is configured to provide the network controllers with global network information, such that the network controllers provide end-to-end service routing in the global ssdn network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326426

Partial software defined network switch replacement in ip networks

The claimed subject matter is directed to novel methods and systems for a network topology wherein an ip network is partially integrated and enhanced with a relatively small number of sdn-of enabled network devices to provide a resilient network that is able to quickly recover from a network failure and achieves post-recovery load balancing while minimizing cost and complexity. By combining sdn-of enabled switches with traditional ip nodes such as routers, a novel network architecture and methods are described herein that allows for ultra-fast and load balancing-aware failure recovery of the data network.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319268

System and method for hierarchical compression

Hierarchical compression includes the contemporaneous implementation of link-layer and higher-layer compression on data flowing over a link. Hierarchical compression can be achieved by configuring network nodes positioned at the link-layer to recognize higher-layer compression symbols embedded in incoming data streams, and to adapt link-layer compression to compensate for those higher-layer compression symbols. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319214

Enhancing dash-like content streaming for content-centric networks

A content controller monitors current network capacity usage and ongoing streaming data requests. Based on the collected information, the content controller assigns a data segment prefetching task to a data storage (e.g., a cache) of the network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319078

Computing service chain-aware paths

A method implemented by a path computation element (pce), comprising receiving a path computation request to compute a network path for a source-destination pair in a service chain (sc) network, wherein the path computation request comprises at least one network routing constraint and a service function (sf) input associated with a plurality of sfs, computing a plurality of network paths through the network for the source-destination pair according to the network routing constraint, selecting at least a first of the network paths according to the sf input, and sending a path computation response indicating at least the first network path in response to the received path computation request.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150318929

Rogue optical network unit mitigation in passive optical networks

An optical line terminal (olt) comprises a target olt channel termination (ct), and a source olt ct in communication with the target olt ct, wherein the source olt ct is configured to exchange tuning messages with the target olt ct to initiate upstream wavelength tuning of an optical network unit (onu), wherein the source olt ct is configured to transmit a tuning request to the onu after the tuning messages have been exchanged and to receive a tuning acknowledgement message from the onu indicating that the tuning request will be executed, wherein the source olt ct is configured to transmit a broadcast notification message to all olt cts within the olt, except for the source olt ct, after receipt of the tuning acknowledge message from the onu, and wherein the broadcast notification message includes a tuning time of the onu.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150316722

Compact external grating pbs/pbc coupler

Approaches to compact external grating pbs/pbc coupling are described according to embodiments of the present invention. In one embodiment, a yvo4 crystal is used to split a beam or combine multiple beams into a single beam. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150316720

Inverse taper waveguides for low-loss mode converters

An apparatus comprises a substrate comprising a silicon dioxide (sio2) material disposed on top of the substrate, a silicon waveguide comprising a first adiabatic tapering and enclosed in the silicon dioxide material, and a low-index waveguide disposed on top of the substrate and adjacent to the first adiabatic tapering. A mode converter fabrication method comprises obtaining a mode converter comprising a substrate, a silicon waveguide disposed on the substrate and comprising a sidewall and a first adiabatic tapering, and a hard mask disposed on the silicon waveguide and comprising a silicon dioxide (sio2) layer, wherein the hard mask does not cover the sidewall, and oxidizing the silicon waveguide and the hard mask, wherein oxidizing the silicon waveguide and the hard mask encloses the silicon waveguide within the silicon dioxide layer.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312939

Method and system for handling congestion in a communications system

An apparatus for managing contention in a communications system, the apparatus comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing programming for execution by the processor. The programming may include instructions to receive a ranging code from a device in a ranging channel, the ranging code corresponding to a current ranging attempt. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312659

System and method for photonic switching

In one embodiment, optical node includes an input port configured to receive an input optical frame and a first optical switch coupled to the input port, where the first optical switch is configured to remove the input optical frame to produce a removed input optical frame when an address of the input optical frame is a node address of the optical node and to pass the input optical frame to a second optical switch when an address of the input optical frame differs from the address of the optical node. The optical node also includes the second optical switch coupled to the first optical switch, where the second optical switch is configured to output the input optical frame to an output port when the address of the input optical frame is not the node address of the optical node and the address of the input optical frame is not an empty address.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312136

Centrally optimized variable length coding for source routed multicast

A system, controller and method having centrally optimized coding for a source routed forwarding based multicast network. The network comprises a plurality of nodes configured to transfer data packets to one another via a plurality of links. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312080

System and method for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing-offset quadrature amplitude modulation

A method for performing orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm)-offset quantization amplitude modulation (oqam) includes obtaining a data burst. The method includes performing weighted circularly convolved filtering modulation on the data burst to produce an output signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312011

Frame structure for filter bank multi-carrier (fbmc) waveforms

A unified frame structure for filter bank multi-carrier (fbmc) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) waveforms may allow fbmc and ofdm frames to be communicated over a common channel without significant inter-frame gaps. The unified frame structure may set an fbmc frame duration to an integer multiple of an ofdm frame element duration to enable alignment of fbmc frames and ofdm frames in the time domain. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310065

System and method for out of order multiple query execution within stored procedure

Embodiments are provided herein for efficient out-of-order (ooo) multiple query execution within a stored procedure in a database processing system. An embodiment method includes compiling a procedure comprising a plurality of statements. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310047

System and method for composing a multidimensional index key in data blocks

Embodiments are provided for composing multidimensional keys for data blocks organized according to space filling curve approaches in database systems. An embodiment method includes organizing multidimensional data in a storage using a space filling curve algorithm. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309725

Shared memory controller and method of using same

Disclosed herein are a shared memory controller and a method of controlling a shared memory. An embodiment method of controlling a shared memory includes concurrently scanning-in a plurality of read/write commands for respective transactions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304378

System and method for servicing one or more user equipments through one or more streams

An embodiment method for operating a network entity servicing one or more user equipments (ues) includes transmitting a data file through one or more streams, wherein each of the one or more streams are carried on a multiple-user accessible channel. A configuration communication is provided to the one or more ues regarding a relationship between content of the data file and the one or more streams such that each of the one or more ues can receive the data file at different time instances according to the configuration communication.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301363

Mos capacitor optical modulator with transparent conductive and low-refractive-index gate

A metal-oxide semiconductor (mos) optical modulator including a doped semiconductor layer having a waveguide structure, a dielectric layer disposed over the waveguide structure of the doped semiconductor layer, a gate region disposed over the dielectric layer, wherein the gate region comprises a transparent electrically conductive material having a refractive index lower than that of silicon, and a metal contact disposed over the gate region. The metal contact, the gate region, and the waveguide structure of the doped semiconductor layer may be vertically aligned with each other.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282234

Systems and methods for control plane for d2d communications

System and method embodiments are provided for controlling and managing in-network device-to-device (d2d) communications. In an embodiment, a method for a ue performing device-to-device (d2d) communication includes generating a d2d buffer status report (bsr) for a d2d communication link between the ue and a second ue that provides information related to an amount of d2d data available for transmission, wherein the d2d bsr comprises a d2d bsr logical channel identifier (lcid); transmitting the d2d bsr in a control element; receiving, a resource allocation for the d2d link; and transmitting d2d data over the allocated resources.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282185

Multi-user, multiple access, systems, methods, and devices

In a multi-access communication system having a plurality of multiplexed layers and a plurality of mobile devices, mobile devices are paired over time-frequency and space resources. Transmission power is allocated such that a total power is shared among the plurality of multiplexed layers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150282008

System and method for machine-type communications

A method for operating a machine-type device (mtd) includes determining communications requirements for a machine-type device (mtd), and assigning a first signal waveform selected from a plurality of signal waveforms to the mtd in accordance with the determined communications requirements, wherein each signal waveform has an associated characteristic signal bandwidth.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281962

Systems and methods for authentication

A method includes transmitting, by a station to an access point (ap), a fast initial link setup (fils) authentication request and transmitting, by the station to the ap, an authorization request, where the authorization request includes an extensible authentication protocol (eap) over local area network (lan) (eapol) key. The method also includes receiving, by the station from the ap, an association response, where the association response includes the eapol key.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281649

System and method for augmented reality-enabled interactions and collaboration

Embodiments of the present invention provide a novel system and/or method for performing over-the-network collaborations and interactions between remote end-users. Embodiments of the present invention produce the perceived effect of each user sharing a same physical workspace while each person is actually located in separate physical environments. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281390

Intelligent file pre-fetch based on access patterns

Files and/or file updates can be pre-fetched from a server to reduce file access periods as well as shift network usage from high traffic periods to low traffic periods. For example, a file that was previously expelled from a cache can be pre-fetched from the server prior to a future period in which a client is likely to re-access the file. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281339

Context-aware dynamic policy selection for load balancing behavior

Dynamically updating load balancing policies based on operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (oamp) data generated by a load balancing network may provide increased load balancing performance. As an example, an existing set of load-balancing policies can be dynamically modified based on oamp data generated by load balancers and/or network elements. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280886

Method and apparatus for asynchronous ofdma/sc - fdma

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for communication in a wireless communication system. A method comprises receiving a signal corresponding to a plurality of modulated signals, each of the plurality of modulated signals corresponding to a unique electronic device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280870

Transmitter noise injection

A transmitter including a noise signal generator and a summing element is provided. The noise signal generator is configured to receive multiple noise settings and output multiple noise signals corresponding to the multiple noise settings. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280826

Long distance multi-mode communication

An optical line terminal (olt) comprising a receiver configured to couple to a mode coupler via a multi-mode optical fiber that supports more than one optical communication mode, and couple to a plurality of optical network units (onus) via the mode coupler, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to schedule upstream multi-mode transmissions from the onus via the multi-mode fiber and the mode coupler by employing time division multiplexing (tdm), and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit schedule data to the onus.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280762

Phase correction apparatus and method

A method for differential buffer phase correction comprises generating a pair of differential signals from a local oscillator, applying one of the signals to a first inverter and the other signal to a second inverter of a buffer through a differential pair of lines, applying a first positive feedback signal to the first inverter through a first feedback capacitor, wherein the first positive feedback signal is generated from an output of the second inverter and applying a second positive feedback signal to the second inverter through a second feedback capacitor, wherein the second positive feedback signal is generated from an output of the first inverter.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278543

System and method for optimizing storage of file system access control lists

Embodiments are provided for improving storage of file acls. A plurality of acls are assigned corresponding unique acl ids and are stored in an indexed list. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278281

Efficient methods and systems for consistent read in record-based multi-version concurrency control

System and method embodiments are provided for consistent read in a record-based multi-version concurrency control (mvcc) in database (db) management systems. In an embodiment, a method in a record-based multi-version concurrent control (mvcc) database (db) management system for a snapshot consistent read includes copying a system commit transaction identifier (txid) and a current log record sequence number (lsn) from a transaction log at a start of a reader without backfilling of a commit lsn of a transaction to records that are changed and without copying an entire transaction table by the reader; and determining whether a record is visible according to a record txid, the commit txid and a current lsn, wherein a transaction table is consulted only when the record txid is equal to or larger than a commit txid at a transaction start.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278270

Systems and methods to optimize multi-version support in indexes

System and method embodiments are provided for multi-version support in indexes in a database. The embodiments enable substantially optimized multi-version support in index and avoid backfill of commit log sequence number (lsn) for a transaction identifier (txid). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277042

Apparatus and method for a waveguide polarizer comprising a series of bends

Embodiments are provided for a waveguide polarizer comprising a series of bends. The waveguide polarizer is suitable for used in optical waveguide devices or circuits, where a polarized light is required, such as for single polarization output. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277036

Apparatus and method for an optical waveguide edge coupler for photonic integrated chips

Embodiments are provided for photonic chip waveguides with improved coupling efficiency to optical fibers. In an embodiment, a photonic chip comprises a semiconductor substrate, a dielectric layer on the substrate, and a tapered silicon or semiconductor waveguide embedded in the dielectric layer. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271810

System and method for avoiding collisions between open discovery and cellular resources

A method for signaling control information in a communications system includes identifying a first subframe to carry first control information, and determining whether the first subframe is configured as a device-to-device (d2d) subframe. The method also includes transmitting the first control information in the first subframe to an evolved nodeb (enb) when the first subframe is not configured as a d2d subframe, wherein the first control information is encoded with a first encoding rule in accordance with a first subframe, and transmitting the first control information in a second subframe when the first subframe is configured as a d2d subframe, wherein the first control information is encoded with a second encoding rule in accordance with the second subframe.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271773

System and method for event driven operations in a communications system

A system and method for event driven operations in a communications system. A method for communications subsystem operation includes detecting an occurrence of an event initiated by a user, accessing a database to retrieve information related to the user and the event, establishing a connection with an application, and performing an operation with the application through the connection. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271744

Device, network, and method for network adaptation and discovery

System and method embodiments are provided for network adaptation and discovery. A method in a network controller includes transmitting a measurement reporting signaling to a user equipment (ue), the measurement reporting signaling indicating a radio resource management (rrm) measurement reporting configuration comprising a discovery reference signal (drs) configuration of the ue; and controlling a network component to transmit only the drs signal in response to the network component being deactivated. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271728

System and method for ue-specific offloading

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for user equipment (ue) offloading. The method includes receiving, at a network controller, a measurement report from a ue, the measurement report radio link measurement quantities of a serving cell and one or more candidate serving cells, the measurement quantities measured after interference cancellation or suppression. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271704

System and method for preambles in a wireless communications network

A method for transmitting a frame includes generating an omni portion of the frame, the omni portion including a non-beamformed long training field and a signal field, the non-beamformed long training field including channel estimation information used to decode the signal field, the non-beamformed long training field configured to be transmitted through one of multiple antennas and multiple streams. The method also includes generating a multi-stream portion of the frame, the multi-stream portion including a data field and a multi-stream long training field, the multi-stream long training field including station-specific decoding information for station-specific data in the data field. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271668

Fast authentication for inter-domain handovers

Fast mobile device authentication can be achieved during inter-domain handovers between administrative domains operating under a federated service agreement using pseudonym identifications (pid). Specifically, the mobile device may derive a pid when obtaining authentication in a first wireless network, and then use the pid to obtain fast authentication in a second wireless network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271576

Apparatus and method for feedback system for optical switch controller

Embodiments are provided herein for an apparatus and method for controlling an integrated photonic switching device on a photonic lightwave circuit (plc). The apparatus includes the optical switch with a plurality of input optical signal channels and a plurality of output optical signal channels. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271505

Advanced screen content coding with improved color table and index map coding methods

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for screen content encoding. The method includes deriving a palette table and a color index map based on a coding unit (cu). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271179

System and method for partial url signing with applications to dynamic adaptive streaming

A partial url signing scheme for controlling access to content provided in adaptive streaming such as dash is disclosed herein. Partial url signing and verifying algorithms act as extensions to existing url/uri signing techniques (e.g., ietf uri signing). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150270904

Transmitter apparatus and method

An apparatus comprises a digital signal processing module configured to receive a data stream and generate a plurality of digital multiple tones, a plurality of digital-to-analog converters coupled to the digital signal processing module, a plurality of drivers coupled to respective digital-to-analog converters, an electro-optic modulator having inputs coupled to the drivers and outputs coupled to a fiber and a multi-wavelength light source coupled to the electro-optic modulator.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150270827

System and method for filter design and usage thereof

A method of designing a truncated filter includes designing a prototype filter with a target frequency response, and selecting a soft truncation function with a roll-off parameter specifying a rate in which the soft truncation function transitions to zero. The method also includes applying the soft truncation function to the prototype filter to produce a truncated filter, and storing the truncated filter to a memory.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150270613

Broadband switchable antenna

System and method embodiments are provided for a broadband switchable antenna. The embodiments enable an easily tunable, temporally switchable antenna with good low- and high-band performance with controlled high impedance loci that easily coexists with other wireless device components. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269547

System for managing, storing and providing shared digital content to users in a user relationship defined group in a multi-platform environment

A system for managing, storing and providing shared digital content to a group of users in a multi-platform environment, comprising a cloud storage component configured to store digital content items that are shared by members in a user relationship defined group, and a cloud service component configured to provide one of the digital content items to a first platform for a first member of the user relationship defined group in a format suitable for the first platform and to a second platform for a second member of the user relationship defined group in a format suitable for the second platform, wherein the first platform and the second platform are different platforms.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269493

System and method for adaptive filter

In one embodiment, a method for training an adaptive filter includes receiving, by a processor from a device, an input signal and a training reference signal and determining a correlation matrix in accordance with the input signal, the training reference signal, and a filter type. The method also includes determining a plurality of coefficients in accordance with the correlation matrix and adjusting the adaptive filter in accordance with the plurality of coefficients.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269202

System and method for column-specific materialization scheduling

A method of dynamically computing an optimal materialization schedule for each column in a column oriented rdbms. Dynamic column-specific materialization scheduling in a distributed column oriented rdbms is optimized by choosing a materialization strategy based on execution cost including central processing unit (cpu), disk, and network costs for each individual exchange operator. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263867

Virtual private network migration and management in centrally controlled networks

In a first edge node coupled to a first site, a method of migrating control of at least one virtual private network (vpn) to a central controller, the method comprising taking over a native border gateway protocol (bgp) peer session with a second edge node coupled to a second site, using a first software agent: taking over and maintaining a bgp peer session with a second edge node connected to a second site, receiving a vpn label from the central controller and sending the vpn label to the second edge node via the bgp peer session, and receiving first vpn routes from the second site via the bgp peer session and sending the first vpn routes to the central controller.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263822

System and method for faster than nyquist transmission

A method for operating a receiving device includes determining reliability ratings for undecoded data streams in a received transmission, selecting an undecoded data stream in the received transmission in accordance with the determined reliability ratings, thereby producing a selected data stream, and decoding the selected data stream with a decoding trellis, thereby producing a data symbol. The method also includes updating the decoding trellis in accordance with the data symbol, and repeating the selecting, the decoding, and the updating for remaining undecoded data streams in the received transmission.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263809

Method and apparatus for providing twisted pair multilink communications

A communication system, device and method for providing twisted pair multilink communications are provided. The system includes a first operator end terminal unit configured to couple to a first customer premises equipment (cpe) via a first twisted pair and configured to exchange first communications with the first cpe for transmission of a first part of traffic data of the first cpe over a first communication link on a first twisted pair. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263644

Multilevel inverter device and operating method

An inverter comprises a first boost apparatus, a second boost apparatus, a first converting stage coupled to the first boost apparatus, wherein the first converting stage is configured such that a first three-level conductive path is formed when a voltage at a dc source is greater than an instantaneous value of a voltage at an output of the inverter and a first five-level conductive path is formed when the instantaneous value of the voltage at the output of inverter is greater than the voltage at the dc source.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263635

Resonant converters and methods

A multilevel llc resonant converter comprises a resonant tank connected in series with a primary side of a transformer, a first switch and a second switch connected in series, wherein a common node of the first switch and the second switch is coupled to a mid-voltage point through a first isolation switch and the resonant bank and a third switch and a fourth switch connected in series, wherein a common node of the third switch and the fourth switch is coupled to the resonant tank.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263634

Hybrid power converter and method

A converter comprises a non-isolated stage coupled to an input dc source, wherein the non-isolated stage is configured to operate at a pwm mode and the non-isolated stage is configured to operate at a buck converter mode in response to a first input voltage and operate to a boost converter mode in response to a second input voltage and a resonant stage coupled between the non-isolated stage and a load, wherein the resonant stage is configured to operate at a resonant mode.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263626

Power converter package structure and method

An embodiment power converter package comprises a semiconductor die, an output inductor, a plurality of input capacitors and output capacitors. The semiconductor die, the output inductor and the plurality of capacitors are mounted on a lead frame and connected one to another through various pads on the lead frame. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262633

Dual-port ddr4-dimms of sdram and nvram for ssd-blades and multi-cpu servers

A memory system is disclosed that includes a first fpga controller coupled to a first ssd cluster, a first ddr4 dimm and a second ddr4 dimm. A second fpga controller is coupled to a second ssd cluster, the first ddr4 dimm and the second ddr4 dimm, where the first and second fpgas are operable to share access to the first and second ddr4 dimms and provide connectivity to a plurality of network resources. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261861

Framework for composing real-time media using a declarative mark-up language

In a web client in a network device, a method comprising retrieving a data file written in a declarative mark-up language, wherein the data file contains a description of desired media processing resources for providing a communication session, parsing the data file to determine the desired media processing resources, comparing the desired media processing resources against resources available to the web client on the network device, and mapping the desired media processing resources to the resources available to the web client to generate an executable file, wherein the executable file contains a description for implementing the communication session via the resources available to the web client.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261446

Ddr4-onfi ssd 1-to-n bus adaptation and expansion controller

An apparatus for communicating data requests received by host devices using one ddr protocol to memory devices using a different ddr protocol is presented. The apparatus includes an onfi communication interface is for communicating with a plurality of flash memory devices and a ssd processor coupled to the communication interface. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261290

Systems and methods for messaging-based fine granularity system-on-a-chip power gating

System and method embodiments are provided for messaging-based system-on-a-chip (soc) power gating. The embodiments enable fine granularity soc power gating without introducing significant latency and substantially maximizes soc power reduction. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150260931

Free space grating coupler

A free space coupling system comprising a waveguide horizontally positioned on an integrated circuit, and a silicon housing coupled to the waveguide, wherein the silicon housing comprises a reflective surface, a first port, wherein the first port is configured to receive light from an optic source positioned substantially parallel to the waveguide at a coupling point, and a second port, wherein the second port is oriented at about ninety degrees with respect to the first port, and wherein the second port is aligned with a grating port on the waveguide.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256755

One-pass video stabilization

A device is disclosed comprising a memory configured for holding video and a processor coupled to the memory. The memory contains computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the device to perform operations to stabilize the video, the operations comprising buffering consecutive original video frames, determining transformation matrices from subsets of the original video frames, wherein the transformation matrices represent estimates of stable camera motion, using the transformation matrices to warp the original video frames and generate video that is stabilized relative to the original video frames, and adjusting a size of a subset of original video frames in response to detecting a condition.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256465

Software-defined network control using control macros

A method implemented by a network controller in a software-defined network (sdn), the method comprising obtaining a first control macro (cm) that defines at least one first flow pattern, wherein the first cm comprises at least one command and at least one parameter associated with the command, identifying a first network function associated with the first flow pattern and a first network node, determining a parameter value for the parameter according to the first network function, and sending a first cm invocation message to the first network node to request execution of the first cm to establish the first network function, wherein the first cm invocation message comprises the parameter value.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256265

System and method for chromatic dispersion tolerant direct optical detection

Embodiments are provided to improve direct detection for optical transmissions. In an embodiment, a method by a transmitter for a direct detection system includes driving, via a drive voltage, a single-side band (ssb) signal at an optical modulator on a first optical path of the transmitter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256264

System and method for chromatic dispersion tolerant direct optical detection

Embodiments are provided to improve direct detection for optical transmissions. In an embodiment, a method by a transmitter includes adjusting, using a nonlinear equalizer (nle), a drive voltage for an optical modulator in accordance with a mapping between the drive voltage and an output of the optical modulator. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256104

Multilevel hybrid inverter and operating method

An inverter comprises a first boost apparatus, a second boost apparatus, a first half-cycle switching network coupled to the first boost apparatus, wherein the first half-cycle switching network is configured such that a first three-level conductive path is formed when a voltage at a dc source is greater than an instantaneous value of a voltage at an output of the inverter and a first five-level conductive path is formed when the instantaneous value of the voltage at the output of inverter is greater than the voltage at the dc source.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150255130

Ddr4-ssd dual-port dimm device

As a solution to the type of problems noted above, this disclosure provides novel methods and systems that include dual-port solid-state drive (ssd) dimm devices to provide primary storage capabilities with very low latency and better availability of ddr4 devices. The dual-port ddr4-ssd flash memory devices guarantee primary storage devices still accessible with one cpu or network failure. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254003

Rdma-ssd dual-port unified memory and network controller

System and method for a unified memory and network controller for an all-flash array (afa) storage blade in a distributed flash storage clusters over a fabric network. The unified memory and network controller has 3-way control functions including unified memory buses to cache memories and ddr4-afa controllers, a dual-port pcie interconnection to two host processors of gateway clusters, and four switch fabric ports for interconnections with peer controllers (e.g., afa blades and/or chassis) in the distributed flash storage network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253823

Support frame with integrated thermal management features

This invention describes a novel solution to providing heat redistribution 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

09/10/15 / #20150253567

Device and method for micro-electro-mechanical-system photonic switch

In one embodiment, micro-electro-mechanical-system (mems) mirror structure includes an electrode plate including a first deflection electrode and a second deflection electrode, where the second deflection electrode is opposite the first deflection electrode, where the first deflection electrode is configured to receive a first drive voltage, and where the second deflection electrode is configured to receive a second drive voltage. The mems mirror structure also includes a mirror support pillar disposed on the electrode plate, where the mirror support pillar has a bearing surface and a mirror disposed above the bearing surface of the support pillar, where the mirror has a deflection angle, and where the first voltage is nonzero when the deflection angle is zero.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253510

Integrated thermo-optic switch with thermally isolated and heat restricting pillars

System and method embodiments are provided for a thermo-optic switch with thermally isolated and heat restricting pillars. The embodiments enable increased integration density in photonic integrated chips (pics), reduced power consumption, improved switching speed, and increased chip lifetime. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150250002

System and method for reserving a channel for coexistence of u-lte and wifi

A shared-channel device is configured to perform a method for reserving a shared channel in a wireless communication system. The method includes, upon a determination to utilize a shared channel for payload data communication starting at a first time, calculating a push-forward duration. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249999

System and method for connection rehoming

A method for connection rehoming by a user equipment includes attaching to a first network attachment point (ap) and establishing a first connection to a first packet data network (pdn) interface, and moving from the first network ap to a second network ap. The method includes discovering a first cost associated with the first connection is high, and rehoming the first connection, thereby establishing a second connection coupling the ue to a second network ap and to a second pdn interface, wherein a second cost associated with the second connection is low.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249597

Rapid alternate paths for network destinations

Network traffic is sent via alternate paths in cases of network link or node failure. An alternate node responds to u-turn traffic from a primary neighbor to select a further alternate. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249574

Declarative approach to virtual network creation and operation

A network controller may receive a request from an application via an application programming interface (api), wherein the request comprises program codes written in a declarative programming language, and wherein the program codes describe at least some aspects of a virtual network (vn). The network controller may further parse the program codes into internal objects of the network controller, with the internal objects representing the aspects of the vn described by the program codes. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249572

Software-defined network control using functional objects

A method implemented in a network element (ne), comprising receiving a flow configuration message identifying a flow context in a software-defined network (sdn) and a network control associated with the flow context, wherein the flow configuration message comprises a function object (fo) reference that identifies the network control, generating an fo based on the fo reference, wherein the fo comprises a plurality of network behaviors associated with the network control, and performing the network control for the flow context based on the fo generated by the ne.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249532

Full duplex transmission method for high speed backplane system

An integrated circuit (ic) for a backplane serializer/deserializer (serdes) system, comprising a first transmitter configured to send first data at a data rate to a second receiver in a second ic, a first receiver configured to receive second data at the data rate from a second transmitter in the second ic, wherein each of a first link and a second link is to the first transmitter, the first receiver, the second transmitter, and the second receiver, and wherein both the first link and the second link combined are configured to transfer the first data from the first transmitter to the second receiver and transfer the second data from the second transmitter to the first receiver at the data rate.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249500

Apparatus and method to calculate a noise figure of an optical amplifier for wavelength channels in a partial-fill scenario to account for channel loading

An apparatus comprising a processor configured to calculate a noise figure of an optical amplifier for a plurality of selected wavelength channels in a partial-fill scenario that accounts for channel loading. The noise figure is calculated using a plurality of corresponding noise figure correction values at a plurality of wavelengths based on an effective number of channels.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245392

System and method for optimized route mobility management

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for optimized route mobility. The method includes determining that a mobile node moves from a first network to a second network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245330

Systems and methods for ue-specific search space and epdcch scrambling

Encoded control information can be mapped to an enhanced physical downlink control channel (epdcch) search space of a user equipment (ue) in accordance with an offset and aggregation level. The epdcch search space may include a physical resource block (prb) set located in a data region of a downlink subframe. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244607

Software defined networking (sdn) specific topology information discovery

Disclosed herein is a mechanism for discovering sdn specific topology information in a sdn interconnection network. Sdn specific topology information may comprise sdn ids, sdn member router id lists, and sdn address lists. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244583

System and method for creating service chains and virtual networks in the cloud

Embodiments are provided herein for creating virtual networks with service chains, such as n-tier networks, in the cloud. In an embodiment, a network diagram for a virtual network is received from a user via a graphical user interface. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244488

Signaling to support advanced wireless receivers and related devices and methods

Various devices and methods are provided that use signaling to support advanced wireless receivers. For example, a method includes receiving an input signal at a user equipment. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244463

Mapping information centric networking flows to optical flows

A method implemented by an edge node in an optical network, the method comprising receiving one or more information centric networking (icn) service flows, each of which is identifiable by a service label, determining at least one optical resource to be provisioned to the one or more service flows based on the one or more service labels, converting the one or more icn service flows to one or more optical flows, and transmitting the one or more optical flows using the at least one optical resource.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244325

Load current sensor for envelope tracking modulator

An apparatus and method for sensing load current of an envelope tracking (et) modulator enables load impedance of a power amplifier to be measured. Impairments associated with the load impedance characteristic can be suppressed by calibration and predistortion instead of by feedback (as done in the prior art). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244284

Soft switching inverter

An inverter comprises a first switch coupled to an input of an output filter and a positive dc bus, a second switch coupled to the input of the output filter and a negative dc bus, a transformer coupled to a common node of the first switch and the second switch, a first freewheeling apparatus and a first soft switching switch connected in series, wherein the first soft switching switch is configured such that the first switch is of a first zero voltage transition during a turn-on process of the first switch and a second freewheeling apparatus and a second soft switching switch connected in series, wherein the second soft switching switch is configured such that the second switch is of a second zero voltage transition during a turn-on process of the second switch.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242502

File joining on back end device

A device comprises a receiver configured to receive a join-lookup remote procedural call (rpc) for a file, wherein the join-lookup rpc requests a join operation of sub-files associated with the file, and a transmitter configured to transmit the file in response to the join-lookup rpc. A distributed file system (dfs) client comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a join-lookup rpc for a file, wherein the join-lookup rpc requests a join operation of sub-files associated with the file, and a receiver configured to receive the file in response to the join-lookup rpc. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150237171

Extensible messaging and presence protocol (xmpp) based software-service-defined-network (ssdn)

A method for communicating between a plurality of software-service-defined-networks (ssdns) comprising transmitting a data packet from a network element (ne) in a first ssdn domain to a component in a second ssdn domain by using an extensible messaging and presence protocol (xmpp), wherein the data packet comprises a destination address indicating an address of a xmpp server in the second domain. Also disclosed is a method of federating a plurality of ssdn domains implemented in a first xmpp server comprising receiving a login message from a first component positioned in a first ssdn domain, and in response to receiving the login message, advertising the first ssdn component to a second xmpp server positioned in a second ssdn domain via a first xmpp message.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236948

Restoring service functions after changing a service chain instance path

When there is a change from a first service chain instance path to a second service chain instance path, the head-end node of the second service chain instance path is notified to include information that specifies the second service chain instance path in data packets to be routed on the second service chain instance path. That information is used to route those data packets until the nodes in the second service chain instance path complete installation of a new steering policy. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236823

Harq frame data structure and method of transmitting and receiving with harq in systems using blind detection

A harq frame data structure and methods of transmitting and receiving with harq in systems using blind detection. In one embodiment, a method of transmitting over a channel using harq includes transmitting a first frame containing data toward a blind detection receiver, and transmitting a second frame containing at least a portion of the data and information about the first frame toward the blind detection receiver.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236790

Mach-zehnder modulator bias control for arbitrary waveform generation

A method comprising applying an in-phase (i) offset to an i component of an orthogonal pseudo-random coded direct current (dc) bias signal, applying a quadrature-phase (q) offset to a q component of the orthogonal pseudo-random coded dc bias signal, applying an i dither signal to an i mach-zehnder modulator (mzm), wherein the i dither signal is based on the i component of the orthogonal pseudo-random coded dc bias signal, applying a q dither signal to a q mzm, wherein the q dither signal is based on the q component of the orthogonal pseudo-random coded dc bias signal, and performing arbitrary waveform generation (awg) by modulating an analog data signal onto an optical carrier signal via the mzms, wherein the i offset and the q offset are selected to mitigate crosstalk between the i mzm and the q mzm due to a finite extinction ratio.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236654

Envelope tracking apparatus and method

An apparatus comprises an amplifier having an input coupled to a radio frequency signal through a digital-to-analog circuit, an adaptive power supply having an output coupled to a bias voltage of the amplifier, wherein the output of the adaptive power supply is configured to have a shape similar to an envelope of the radio frequency signal and a feedback circuit comprising a sensing circuit and a mapping circuit, wherein the sensing circuit is configured to sense a current flowing from the adaptive power supply to the amplifier and sense the bias voltage of the amplifier, and wherein the mapping circuit is configured to sense the bias voltage of the amplifier, and wherein the mapping circuit is configured to generate a control signal for dynamically adjusting parameters of a low pass filter so as to stabilize the adaptive power supply.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236430

Dual vertical beam cellular array

A dual vertical beam cellular array is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a cellular array includes discrete radiators coupled in pairs and arranged in-line. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234841

System and method for an efficient database storage model based on sparse files

Embodiments are provided herein for an efficient database storage model, which utilizes sparse file features to efficiently store and retrieve data. The embodiments provide database algorithms that utilize the file system abstraction layer to hide the complexity of managing disk space while providing the database a linear and contiguous logical address space for holding multiple database objects. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234640

System and method for isolating i/o execution via compiler and os support

Embodiments are provided for isolating input/output (i/o) execution by combining compiler and operating system (os) techniques. The embodiments include dedicating selected cores, in multicore or many-core processors, as i/o execution cores, and applying compiler-based analysis to classify i/o regions of program source codes so that the os can schedule such regions onto the designated i/o cores. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150230224

System and method for virtual multi-point transceivers

A method embodiment includes compiling, by a network device, a cooperation candidate set (ccs) and determining a cooperation active set (cas). The ccs includes a plurality of potential cooperating user equipment (cues) for selection to the cas, and the plurality of potential cues is selected from a plurality of user equipment (ues) in the network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229618

System and method for securing source routing using public key based digital signature

Embodiments are provided for securing source routing using public key based digital signature. If a protected source route is tampered with, a public key based method allows a downstream node to detect the tampering. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229502

System and method for guard band utilization for synchronous and asynchronous communications

Embodiments are provided for guard band utilization for synchronous and asynchronous communications in wireless networks. A user equipment (ue) or a network component transmits symbols on data bands assigned for primary communications. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229429

Multiplexer with non-interleaved channel plan

An apparatus comprises a plurality of transmitters configured to transmit waves at a plurality of wavelengths, and a multiplexer coupled to the transmitters, comprising first ports and second ports, and configured to receive, via the first ports, a first subset of the waves meeting a first equation, receive, via the second ports, a second subset of the waves meeting a second equation, and multiplex the first subset of the waves and the second subset of the waves to create a combined wave. A method comprises receiving a first subset of waves at a first plurality of wavelengths and meeting a first equation, receiving a second subset of waves at a second plurality of wavelengths and meeting a second equation, multiplexing the first subset of waves and the second subset of waves in a non-interleaved manner to create a combined wave, and transmitting the combined wave.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229409

System and method for a multi-wavelength coherent receiver

Embodiments are provided for a novel multi-wavelength coherent receiver (mwcr) design and operation capable of detecting multiple optical wavelength channels. The embodiments include an optical receiver comprising a polarization-diversity optical hybrid module, a multiple wavelength local oscillator (mwlo) coupled to an input of the polarization-diversity optical hybrid module, a plurality of pin diodes coupled to the polarization-diversity optical hybrid module, a plurality of analog-to-digital converters (adcs) coupled to the pin diodes, and a digital signal processing (dsp) module coupled to the adcs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227586

Methods and systems for dynamically allocating resources and tasks among database work agents in an smp environment

Dynamically re-allocating tasks and/or memory quotas amongst work agents in symmetric multiprocessing (smp) systems can significantly mitigate delays and inefficiencies associated with data skew. For example, unfinished tasks can be reallocated from a busy work agent to an idle work agent upon determining that the idle work agent has finished processing its originally assigned set of tasks. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223263

System and method for transmitting control information

A system and method for transmitting control information are provided. A method for communications controller operations includes combining control data for each relay node of at least one relay node into a control channel data stream, mapping a plurality of transmission resources for the control channel data stream into a plurality of physical resource blocks using a distributed virtual resource mapping rule, and transmitting the plurality of physical resource blocks to the set of at least one relay node. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223245

Device, network, and method of cell discovery

System and method embodiments are provided for network cell discovery. In an embodiment, a method in a mobile device includes receiving, at the mobile device, at least one parameter from a first network component, wherein the at least one parameter is associated with a discovery signal (ds) generated by and transmitted from a second network component, wherein the parameter specifies a time period between successive transmissions of the ds, an offset within the time period, and a duration of each transmission of the ds; receiving, at the mobile device, according to the time period and the offset, the ds from the second network component; and suspending reception on a first carrier radio resource during a gap in successive transmissions on the first carrier radio resource and receiving a signal on a second carrier radio resource during the gap, wherein the gap is determined according to the parameter.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223204

System and method for inter-cell coordination for a device-to-device communication resource allocation

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and apparatus for inter-cell coordination for a device-to-device communication resource allocation. A method includes allocating, at a first base station, a device-to-device (d2d) communication resource from a pool of communication resources to a first electronic device controlled by the first base station, wherein the first electronic device is within a d2d communication group. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223149

Device, network, and method for network adaptation and utilizing a downlink discovery reference signal

System and method embodiments are provided for network adaption and utilization of a discovery signal (ds). In an embodiment, a method in a ue for communicating in a wireless network includes receiving a parameter(s) from a network controller, wherein the parameter provides the ue with an activation time frame within which the ue can expect to receive a common reference signal (crs) from a network component, a deactivation time frame within which the ue is not to expect to receive the crs, and information for receiving and processing a ds from the network component; receiving the ds from the network component, wherein a structure and format of the ds conforms to the parameter received by the ue; refraining from attempting to perform crs based procedures when the crs is not received; and performing one of synchronization, cell identification, and ds based radio resource management (rrm) measurements according to the ds.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223055

System and method for managing prefixes

A method for managing prefixes of a mobile node (mn) includes receiving a servable prefix and a cost associated with the servable prefix from a first router serving the mn, wherein the servable prefix is one of a plurality of prefixes assigned to the mn that is servable by the first router, deciding whether to release the servable prefix through the first router in accordance with the cost associated with the servable prefix, and releasing the servable prefix when the mn has decided to release the servable prefix.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150223048

System and method for signaling network assigned radio resources for proximity discovery

An enb is configured to perform different methods for assigning discovery resources. One method includes receiving a request for discovery resources from an announcing user equipment (ue); allocating a plurality of discovery resources in response to the request; and transmitting a message indicating the plurality of discovery resources, the transmitted message configured to be used by a monitoring ue to determine which discovery resources to monitor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222567

Multicast support for internet protocol version four residual deployment via encapsulation or translation

Included is an internet protocol (ip) version four (ipv4) residual deployment via ip version six (ipv6) (4rd) customer edge (ce) comprising a transceiver configured to communicate with an ipv6 network, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive multicast packets from a multicast source via the ipv6 network, and transmit the multicast packets to a host. The disclosure also includes a 4rd border relay (br) comprising a transceiver configured to communicate with an ipv6 network, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive multicast packets from a multicast source, and transmit the multicast packets to a host via the ipv6 network and a 4rd customer edge (ce).. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222564

Virtual resource mapping mechanisms

A task-oriented virtual resource can be dynamically mapped to multiple physical resource types in order to better align resource allocation mechanisms. Mappings between the task-oriented virtual resource and the physical resource types may be managed in accordance with a workload associated with an underlying task being performed by the network on behalf of a user. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222534

Layer two over multiple sites

An apparatus including a service network and a plurality of layer 2 sites connected by the service network via a plurality of gateways is provided. The gateways are configured to map a plurality of internet protocol (ip) addresses of a plurality of hosts under a plurality of virtual local area networks (vlans) in a plurality of layer 2 sites to a plurality of addresses (e.g., mac or others) of the corresponding other gateways, inform the other gateways in other layer 2 sites of the ip addresses mapped under each of the vlans in the local layer 2 sites, and forward data frames originated from the hosts in the local layer 2 sites to the other gateways in the other layer 2 sites when destinations of the data frames are residing in the other layer 2 sites.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222312

Adaptive maximum power limiting using capacitive sensing in a wireless device

An apparatus for satisfying specific absorption rate (sar) compliance criteria including a first capacitance sensor, a second capacitance sensor, a memory, and a processor. The memory is configured to store pre-established proximity regions that include a free space region of proximity based on baseline capacitance measurements obtained from the sensors when no human body is proximate a wireless device and a first region of proximity based on initial capacitance measurements obtained from the sensors when the human body is spaced apart from the wireless device by a first predetermined separation distance. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220571

Pipelined re-shuffling for distributed column store

A method of pipelining re-shuffled data of a distributed column oriented relational database management system (rdbms). A request is received from a consumer process that requires rdbms column data to be shuffled in a specific order according to an order that each of a plurality of columns will be used by the consumer process. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220409

Per-function downstream port containment

Per-function downstream port containment (pf-dpc) is an extension to downstream port containment (dpc) in the peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) standard. Pf-dpc confines non-fatal errors to specific functions of an end-point device without disabling the link between a pcie port and the end-point device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215418

System, apparatus for content delivery for internet traffic and methods thereof

In one embodiment, a method of serving media includes receiving a request to serve media content to an user equipment, and receiving caching information regarding the media content. The caching information includes information regarding whether the media content requested by the user equipment is cacheable. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215358

System and method for media content streaming

In accordance with an embodiment, a method includes electronically receiving a media presentation description (mpd) from a network. The mpd describes multimedia content that includes alternative representations of a plurality of media types, and the mpd includes information indicative of how the alternative representations are encoded. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215235

Inter-domain sdn traffic engineering

Constraining resource provisioning by domain controllers based on resource requirements projected for remotely-originating inter-domain traffic can improve utilization efficiency and link reliability in multi-domain software defined network (sdn) architectures. A domain controller may be required to reserve a portion of inter-domain link capacity for transporting remotely-originating traffic. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215162

System and method of radio bearer management for multiple point transmission

A method for operating a multiple point transmission system is disclosed. The method includes reconfiguring the multiple point transmission system according to an updated configuration of an at least one radio bearer between an at least one transmission point and a terminal device, and communicating with the terminal device using the reconfigured multiple point transmission system. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215133

System and method for video multicasting

A method for operating a cooperating user equipment (cue) includes receiving a plurality of video packets that are hierarchically modulated (hm), with each video packet corresponding to a separately encoded video layer that is encoded with a rateless code, and decoding the plurality of video packets. The method also includes generating one or more supplemental packets to assist in the decoding of the plurality of video packets, and transmitting the one or more supplemental packets.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215099

System and method for channel quality feedback

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first indicator of channel quality between a user equipment (ue) and a first network node and receiving a second indicator of channel quality between the ue and a second network node. The method also includes processing the first indicator of channel quality and processing the second indicator of channel quality.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215038

System and method for pilot tone modulation by data bias

Embodiments are provided for applying pilot tone modulations to optical signals by introducing bias bits to data frames carried on the optical signals. Since the modulation is done by modifying data, the modulation depth is accurate, and there is no need for calibration or feedback control, which can improve power monitoring accuracy and simplify implementation. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215009

System and method for early termination in iterative null-space directed singular value decomposition for mimo

Embodiments are provided for early termination of an iterative process of determining channel directions and transmissions in multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (mu-mimo) communications systems. In an embodiment, a base station or a user equipment (ue) calculates a multi-user channel matrix using a first iteration of a null-space singular value decomposition (svd) based iterative zero-forcing (i-zf) algorithm for multi-user mu-mimo. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212346

Interdigitated optical modulator

An optical modulator comprises a silicon substrate, a buried oxide (box) layer disposed on top of the silicon substrate, and a ridge waveguide disposed on top of the box layer and comprising a first n-type silicon (n-si) slab, a first gate oxide layer coupled to the first n-si slab, a first p-type silicon (p-si) slab coupled to the first gate oxide layer, and a light propagation path that travels sequentially through the first n-si slab, the first gate oxide layer, and the first p-si slab.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212268

Low loss optical crossing and method of making same

A low loss optical crossing and a method of making an optical crossing in a photonic integrated circuit. An optical crossing embodiment includes a crossing region having a crossing length, wherein a light path through the crossing region is laterally unbound; an input waveguide having an input crossing end and an input distal end, and coupled to the crossing region at the input crossing end, thereby partially forming the light path; and an output waveguide having an output crossing end and an output distal end, and coupled to the crossing region at the output crossing end, thereby partially forming the light path, wherein a crossing width of the output waveguide at the output crossing end is larger than a crossing width of the input waveguide at the input crossing end according to the crossing length, and wherein a lateral center of the output waveguide at the output crossing end is laterally displaced by an offset from a lateral center of the input waveguide at the input crossing end according to the crossing length.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208385

System and method for indicating a periodic resource allocation

A method for operating an access point (ap) includes scheduling, by the ap, first resources for a first periodic restricted access window (praw), and generating, by the ap, a first praw indicator including first information associated with the scheduled first resources for the first praw. The method also includes determining, by the ap, a next praw indication time in accordance with the first praw, and transmitting, by the ap, the first praw indicator and the next praw indication time in a first frame.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207826

Extending epon multi-point control protocol to run on ethernet pon over coax networks

A method implemented by a middlebox comprising registering a customer premises equipment (cpe) in the middlebox, wherein the cpe is coupled to the middlebox via an electrical line, and facilitating registration of the cpe in a central office (co) equipment coupled to the middlebox.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207741

Apparatus for hybrid routing in sdn networks to avoid congestion and achieve good load balancing under fluctuating traffic load

A controller having an application optimally routing traffic to balance fluctuating traffic loads in a sdn network. A processor is configured to control the data plane to establish routing through the plurality of routers, wherein the processor is configured to establish hybrid routing comprising both explicit routing and destination-based routing. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207736

Multi-domain source routed forwarding based on collaborating network controllers

Efficient and scalable source routed forwarding can be achieved in multi-domain networks by substituting path identifiers for intra-domain hop lists in source route hop lists. The path identifiers are then replaced with the corresponding intra-domain hop lists at the ingress edge nodes of each corresponding domain. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207717

System and method for a software defined protocol network node

A software designed protocol (sdp) network node includes a receiver, and a processor operatively coupled to the receiver. The receiver receives instructions, and receives packets. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207633

Method and apparatus for secure ad hoc group device-to-device communication in information-centric network

Various disclosed embodiments include methods, devices and systems establishing secure discovery and secure communication in an ad hoc information-centric network (icn). An application in a consumer device sends a discovery interest including an associated service name or prefix encrypted by an encryption key using the icn. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150205812

Managing lock or latch in concurrent execution of queries

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for managing lock or latch chains in concurrent execution of database queries. A method includes receiving a plurality of transactions, each transaction associated with one or more queuing requests. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201432

System and method for uplink ofdma transmission

Embodiments are provided for implementing efficient uplink (ul) orthogonal frequency division-multiple access (ofdma) transmission in wireless systems, such as in wifi networks. An embodiment method includes sending, by an access point (ap) to a plurality of stations (stas), scheduling information for periodic ul transmission, and sending, to the stas, a short synchronous signal (sss) in accordance with the scheduling information for periodic ul transmission. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201392

System and method for device-to-device communications

A method for device-to-device (d2d) communication includes determining that a first user equipment (ue) is out-of-coverage, the first ue having been previously in-coverage on a first cell. The method also includes starting a timer upon determining that the first ue is out-of-coverage and determining whether the first ue has returned to be in-coverage after starting the timer. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201365

System and method for distributed and integrated mobility support for mobile networks and mobile hosts

A method for updating location information includes detecting a change in mobility of a second device, and determining whether an update condition has been met. When the update condition has been met, the method also includes updating a first location management function in accordance with location information of the second device, and forwarding the location information of the second device to a second location management function.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201048

System and method for mobility management in a wireless communications system

A system and method for mobility management in a wireless communications system are provided. A method for proxy server operations includes determining if a communications device is capable of performing an operation, forwarding a transmission to a destination of the transmission if the communications device is capable of performing an operation, and responding to the transmission on behalf of the communications device if the communications device is not capable of performing an operation.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200944

Client behavior control in adaptive streaming file

A computer-implemented method for controlling adaptive streaming media access includes requesting a first portion of media content from a content server and requesting authorization corresponding to a second portion of media content from an authorization server. The method further includes submitting evidence to the authorization server that the first portion of media content has been received by a client device and receiving a representation of authorization to access the second portion of media content in response to the evidence complying with a requirement. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200859

System and method for zining in software defined networks

An embodiment method of network zoning for a software defined network (sdn) includes determining a number, k, of zones according to at least one zone quantity parameter. Given k, a plurality of network nodes of the sdn are partitioned into k zones. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200844

Packet labeling in a virtual network

A client is provided with information that defines a virtual network for the client, where the virtual network is implemented on a physical network. A label is assigned to the virtual network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199312

System and method to share a web thread during page transitions in a web browser

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and apparatus for sharing a sharedworker thread during page transitions in a web browser. A method includes generating a sharedworker in a web browser of an electronic device, the sharedworker comprising an anchor page and a target page, where the anchor page and the target page are linked by the sharedworker, where the target page is configured to share the sharedworker with the anchor page.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199211

System and method for file injection in virtual machine configuration

An embodiment method for virtual machine file injection includes receiving a request for a first image having an operating system and a first set of injected files for a virtual machine. The first set of injected files is compared with second sets of injected files in second images stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195790

System and method for low power transmission

A method for operating a transmitting device includes generating a frame having a first preamble and a second preamble. The method also includes transmitting a first preamble at a first power level, and transmitting a subset of a second preamble at a second power level, wherein the first power level and the second power level differ.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195788

System and method for always on connections in wireless communications system

A method for operating a user equipment (ue) includes determining a first operating state in accordance with a first message traffic generated by a non-session based application executing in the ue, setting a state machine in the ue to the first operating state, and transmitting a first message in accordance with the state machine.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195745

Adaptive traffic engineering configuration

System and method embodiments are provided for adaptive traffic engineering configuration. The embodiments enable the te configuration to change in real time in response to changing conditions in the network, the te algorithm, or other variables such that a te decision is substantially optimized for current real time conditions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195540

System and method for estimating view synthesis distortion

System and method embodiments are provided for achieving improved view synthesis distortion (vsd) calculation and more accurate distortion estimation of encoded video frames. An embodiment method includes obtaining a depth map value for a video frame and determining a weighting factor for depth distortion in accordance with the depth map value. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195374

Method and system of quality of service (qos) negotiation for network assisted adaptive streaming

Embodiments of the claimed subject matter provide for methods and systems of qos negotiation for services like network assisted adaptive streaming. The qos reservation determination is based on both a qos policy of a network service provider and a qos policy of a content service provider. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195259

System and method for signaling segment encryption and key derivation for adaptive streaming

An apparatus for decoding a media stream, wherein the apparatus comprises a memory module, a processor module coupled to the memory module, wherein the memory module contains instructions that when executed by the processor cause the apparatus to perform the following: receive a media stream comprising a segment signaling information and a plurality of segments, wherein the plurality of segments comprises encoded and unencoded segments, wherein the segment signaling information comprises identification of at least two segment groups each comprising at least one segment, identify at least one segment group using the segment signaling information in the media stream, identify at least one segment decoding algorithm for the at least one segment group, identify at least one decoding key for the at least segment group, and decode each encoded segment within the at least segment group using the at least segment decoding algorithm and the at least one decoding key.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195197

Service function chaining in a packet network

Service function chaining is a sequence of service function instances that traffic flows need to traverse through in order. Those service function instances are not required to reside on the direct path and traffic flow, but steered through network nodes. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195076

Method and apparatus for allocating ofdm subcarriers for next codeword pointers or other signaling messages

An apparatus for communication. A headend supports a plurality of customer premises equipment (cpes) in a cable service network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150194146

Intelligent conversion of internet content

An apparatus comprises a data acquisition module configured to extract raw data, and aggregate the raw data to form aggregated data, a data curation module coupled to the data acquisition module and configured to perform curation of the aggregated data to form curated data, and transform the curated data into structured format data, and a transmitter coupled to the data curation module and configured to transmit the structured format data. A method comprises receiving an instruction to perform at least a portion of videolization for a topic, extracting raw data in response to the instruction, aggregating the raw data to form aggregated data, performing curation of the aggregated data to form curated data, transforming the curated data into structured format data, and transmitting the structured format data.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189662

Method for negotiating the maximum resource for sharing in ofdma-based communications system

A method for resource allocation in a wireless communications network and the respective wireless communications system are provided. The method includes providing an access network; providing an access terminal; joining the access terminal into a group of the access network, wherein access terminals in the group share a group of resources; and setting a maximum usable channel size for the access terminal, wherein the maximum usable channel size limits a maximum number of leftover resources used by the access terminal.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189563

System and method for distributed mobility management with gprs tunneling protocol

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for mobility management. The method includes establishing a first packet data network (pdn) connection between a user equipment (ue) and a first packet data network gateway (pgw) associated with a first group of serving gateways (sgw) within a first geographical area; establishing communication with a handover destination sgw associated with a second pgw, the second pgw associated with a second group of sgws within a second geographical area; and upon a determination that the ue moves from the first geographical area to the second geographical area, establishing a general packet radio service (gprs) tunneling protocol (gtp) tunnel connection between the first pgw and the handover destination sgw, and updating the first pdn connection to use the gtp tunnel connection between the first pgw and the handover destination sgw.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189407

System and method for reducing the stimulated raman scattering crosstalk in channel monitoring

System, apparatus, and method embodiments are provided for suppressing the stimulated raman scattering (srs) crosstalk in multiple wavelength channel signals propagating in fiber links, such as in wdm/dwdm or other optical communications systems. The srs is reduced or suppressed by separating the channels into two sets of different channels, such as even and odd channels, and then performing subtraction of signal amplitudes between the two sets of channels. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189405

System and method for storing one or more removable sensor modules at an electronic device

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing sensor functionality to a wireless electronic device. The wireless electronic device comprises a sensor module disposed within and removably coupled to the wireless electronic device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189175

Automatic rotatable camera for panorama taking in mobile terminals

A method and apparatus to create a panoramic image via a rotating camera of a portable electronic device are provided. The method includes rotating the camera of the portable electronic device with respect to the portable electronic device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189100

Multi-level missed call notification priority assignment

Notifications used to notify called parties of missed calls can vary based on priority levels of the missed calls. Priority levels can be assigned using characteristics of the missed call, such as a calling number/party associated with the missed call, a number of missed calls received from the calling number/party, whether or not the calling party left a voicemail, a time the missed call was received, or combinations thereof. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188882

Method and apparatus for network address translation and firewall traversal

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for network address translation traversal. The method comprises receiving, at a voice over internet protocol (voip) server, a registration message from a first user equipment (ue). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188837

Hierarchical software-defined network traffic engineering controller

Hierarchical software defined network (sdn) architectures can be used to reduce complexity of traffic engineering in large or divers network environments. In hierarchical sdn architectures, a network is sub-divided into multiple regions, and each region is assigned to a different sdn controller. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188831

System and method for traffic engineering using link buffer status

Embodiments are provided for implementing traffic engineering (te) using link buffer status. The link buffer status for each link is used to identify links with buffer build-ups. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188813

Method and apparatus for scalable content routing and mobility in named data networks

Various disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-readable media for named data network (ndn) inter/intra-domain mobility. A complete de-coupling of identity and addressing space is established. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188804

System and method for source routing with one or more delay segments

A plurality of network nodes, under the control of a network controller, are configured to perform a method to direct packets in a packet flow from a source to a destination. In one embodiment, the network controller transmits an instruction to a first node in a network instructing the first node to transmit a first packet in the packet flow along a first route from the source to the destination, the first route having a first delay. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188767

Traffic behavior driven dynamic zoning for distributed traffic engineering in sdn

System and method embodiments are provided for traffic behavior driven dynamic zoning for distributed traffic engineering (te) in software defined networking (sdn). In an embodiment, a method in a network component for dynamic zoning for te in sdn includes receiving at the network component network information from at least one sdn controller from a plurality of sdn controllers in a network; determining with the network component a plurality of te zones for the network, selecting a local zone te controller for each of the plurality of te zones, and selecting a master te controller according to the network information and a zoning scheme, wherein the local zone te controller and the master te controller are selected form one of the sdn controllers; and transmitting with the network component an indication of the local zone te controllers, zone membership, and the master controllers to at least some of the sdn controllers.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188650

System and method for adaptive tti coexistence with lte

System and method embodiments are disclosed to provide mechanisms that allow adaptive transmission time interval (tti) coexistence in long term evolution (lte) and fifth generation (5g) cellular systems. In accordance with an embodiment, a method for an adaptive tti coexistence mechanism includes allocating, by a network controller, a lte tti at a first bandwidth. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188599

Wireless electronic device with switchable antenna system

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for operating a wireless electronic device having one or more antennas. The method comprises monitoring at least one parameter of a signal received from a remote transmitter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188554

Phase interpolation and rotation apparatus and method

An apparatus comprises a ring oscillator comprising a plurality of delay stages connected in cascade and an injection apparatus comprising a plurality of injection devices, wherein the injection devices receive a reference clock from their inputs and outputs of the injection devices are coupled to respective outputs of the delay stages, and wherein each injection device comprises a polarity selection stage having inputs coupled to the reference clock and an adjustable gain stage having inputs coupled to outputs of the polarity selection stage and outputs coupled to outputs of a corresponding delay stage.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186780

System and method for biometrics-based music recommendation

Embodiments are provided herein for providing biometrics-based music recommendations to users. The biometric-based music recommendations take into account the changing music preferences of users from time to time as their biometrics change, such as due to users wellness states, being in different moods, engagement in different activities, and/or entering different environments. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150185426

Light steering for silicon photonic devices

A photonic device comprising a base plate, a photonic laser coupled to the base plate, wherein the photonic laser is configured to generate a light, a lens coupled to the base plate, wherein the lens is configured to receive the light from the photonic laser, form a focused light, and pass the focused light to a reflector, and the reflector incorporated with the base plate such that the lens is positioned between the photonic laser and the reflector, wherein the reflector is configured to receive the focused light, and wherein the reflector is configured to steer a first portion of the focused light through the base plate using total internal reflection.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150185265

Mobile device and method for determining a handling condition thereof

A mobile device for determining a handling condition of the mobile device and a method of use thereof. One embodiment of the mobile device includes: at least one left capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a left side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, at least one right capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a right side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, an accelerometer disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect an orientation of the mobile device, an ambient light proximity sensor disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect a proximity of a user's head, and a processor operable to execute an application configured to gain access to and employ the hold condition, the orientation, and the proximity of the user's head to determine a handling condition.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181582

Wireless communication control channel apparatus and method

An apparatus and method for control channel transmission in a wireless network are disclosed. A disclosure is provided with at least one resource block (rb) including a first control channel element associated with a first antenna port (ap) and a second control channel element associated with a second ap. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181531

Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a mobile electronic device

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for reducing power consumption for a mobile electronic device in order to extend battery life. In an embodiment, the mobile electronic device monitors a power level of the battery in the mobile electronic device, determines that the power level of the battery reaches a predetermined threshold, and based upon the determination, terminates a first launcher currently running on the mobile electronic device and activates a second launcher on the mobile electronic device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181465

On-demand radio coordination in a software-defined network

A network includes network components configured to perform a method for on-demand radio coordination. The method includes determining a congested radio node in a plurality of radio nodes in the network in response to congestion information received from a network device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180825

Method of ims (sip network) webrtc optimized p2p communication

A webrtc system, device and method enabling a p2p communication when both ends of a communication are webrtc enabled devices. The system and devices also enable a webrtc client to sip device communication. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180771

Source routing with entropy-header

A method implemented for providing a source of entropy in source routing, the method comprising receiving a source routing packet that comprises an entropy-header, wherein the entropy-header comprises an entropy field and a list of identifiers (ids), determining a next hop id from the list of ids, determining whether the next hop id identifies a plurality of routes used to reach a next hop node, selecting a first route from the plurality of routes using the entropy field, and transmitting the source routing packet via the first route, wherein the list of ids indicates the route used to transport the source routing packet from a source to a destination.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180748

Method and apparatus of webrtc media control

A method, device and system configured to support webrtc media communications. The method includes a webrtc client initiating a media connection with a signaling server serving the webrtc client. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178514

System and method for managing software licenses

A method for managing software licenses in a cloud environment includes receiving, by a license services system associated with the cloud environment, a request to use a first application from a first user associated with a first subscribing entity, and receiving, by the license services system, a request to use a second application from a second user associated with a second subscribing entity. The method also includes permitting, by the license services system, the first user to execute the first application if a license for the first application is available to the first subscribing entity, and permitting, by the license service system, the second user to execute the second application if a license for the second application is available to the second subscribing entity.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173616

System for health monitoring sensor placement

Various disclosed embodiments include apparatus and systems for providing health monitoring sensor placement. An apparatus includes a sensor device, comprising one or more sensors to respectively collect sensor data, a memory configured to store the sensor data, communication logic configured to provide the sensor data to an external electronic device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150173239

Apparatus and method for a molded plastic fin shell for electronic devices

Embodiments are provided for using a molded thermal plastic fin shell as part of a heat sink design for electronic devices. The heat sink design also includes metal components in contact with the electronics components of the device and the thermal plastic fin shell. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150173070

System and method for wlan ofdma design of subcarrier groups and frame format

Embodiments are provided for wlan orthogonal frequency division multiple access (ofdma) design of subcarrier groups and corresponding frame format. An embodiment method includes grouping a plurality of subcarriers for ofdma transmissions into a plurality of subcarrier groups in accordance with a pre-defined grouping structure for subcarriers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172877

Missed call notification by notifying contacts of the called party

Users can be alerted of important missed calls while away from their mobile device by sending missed call notifications to contacts of the user, which may include friends, family, colleagues, or other people/entities associated with the called party. The missed call notifications may include text or automated voicemail messages, email messages, and/or messages sent via a social networking site or service to name a few, and can specify information pertaining to the missed call and/or the calling party. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172191

Trie stage balancing for network address lookup

A trie comprising a plurality of subtries may be balanced by storing, in a first memory stage, a first root that identifies a first subtrie of a trie and a second root that identifies a second subtrie, which is a direct or indirect child of the first subtrie. A plurality of network address prefixes representing vertexes in the plurality of subtries may be stored in at least one additional memory stage. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172025

System and method for speed frame exchange

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a first time, by a first user equipment (ue) from a first device, a request to send (rts) frame including a first duration and receiving, at a second time, by the first ue from a second device, a clear to send (cts) frame including a second duration. The method also includes determining a duration of a speed frame exchange (sf) exchange in accordance with the first duration and the second duration.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172011

System and method for wlan ofdma design of uplink and downlink transmissions

Embodiments are provided for wlan ofdma operations in uplink and downlink transmissions. For ofdma downlink transmission, an access point (ap) sends a signaling requesting protection of a transmission channel from access by stations (stas) associated with the ap. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171953

Software-defined network infrastructure having virtual range extenders

An embodiment method includes selecting, by a network infrastructure manager, a first user equipment (ue) as a destination ue and selecting a second ue as a relay ue for the destination ue. The method further includes negotiating installation of a virtual range extender (vrex) ue on the destination ue, and negotiating installation of a vrex forwarding agent (fa) on the relay ue. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171948

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

06/18/15 / #20150170405

High resolution free-view interpolation of planar structure

A method and system is proposed to create a generative model to interpolate any view of a planar scene given a sequence of reference views and a synthesis view that is optimized by the marginalization of photometric regulation, and geometric registration parameters. According to one aspect of the claimed subject matter, a technique is proposed to combine information from varying input camera poses. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163824

System and method for determining a clear channel assessment threshold

In one embodiment, a method for setting a clear channel assessment (cca) threshold includes receiving, by a station from a first access point, a first message including an information element and determining a cca threshold in accordance with the information element. The method also includes detecting a power level of a channel between the station and the access point to produce a first detected power level and comparing the first detected power level and the cca threshold. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163682

Apparatus and method for providing enhanced wireless coverage, improved service performance, and reduced battery power consumption

Embodiments of the invention describe a novel solution to enhance network service to devices with limited or no connectivity. Embodiments include network-aware nodes deployed by an end-user or operator which are configured by a network to achieve enhanced coverage, enhanced throughput, enhanced battery life, and mitigation of cell boundary experiences, etc. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163147

Framework for traffic engineering in software defined networking

System and method embodiments are provided for traffic engineering (te) in software defined networking (sdn). The embodiments enable a complete end-to-end te solution between a user equipment (ue) and a source/destination across a radio access network (ran). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161518

System and method for non-invasive application recognition

A system and method are disclosed for a non-invasive scheme for application recognition using packet processing. The system and method determine the type of application based on meta-information about the packet flows, rather than on the contents of the packets. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156634

System and method for configuring a communications network

A method for partitioning a communications network includes selecting, by a controller, a starting communications controller for a first region in the communications network according to an interference level. The method also includes including, by the controller, a first neighboring communications controller in the first region if an average inter-cell interference level of the starting communications controller and the first neighboring communications controller exceeds a first threshold and closing the first region if the average inter-cell interference level of the starting communications controller and the first neighboring communications controller fails to exceed the first threshold. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156035

Method and system for creating software defined ordered service patterns in a communications network

A software defined network service (sdns) node for altering a logical flow of data packets in a network to accommodate predetermined ordered service chains, comprising a receiver configured to receive an encapsulated data packet comprising a tag via a encapsulated tunnel from another sdns node, wherein the tag identifies an ordered service chain or a next hop in the ordered service chain, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to decapsulate the encapsulated data packet, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to forward the decapsulated data packet to a service device attached to the sdns node when the processor determines, based on the tag, that a service on the service device should be applied to the data packet.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155965

System and method for wavelength conversion and switching

A network component comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising collecting wavelength availability information associated with a wavelength switched optical network (wson), receiving a path computation request to transport a signal through the wson, calculating at least one route through the wson for the signal, and assigning at least one wavelength for the signal to use along the route. Also disclosed is a network comprising a first path computation element (pce) configured to compute at least one route for a signal between a source and a destination, and a second pce in communication with the first pce, wherein the second pce is configured to receive the route from the first pce and assign at least one wavelength to the route.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155922

System and method for information delivery with multiple point transmission

A system and method for information delivery with multiple point transmission are provided. A method for detecting lost packets is provided. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155919

System and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system

A system and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system are provided. A method for multiple point transmission operation comprises modifying a configuration of a radio bearer for use in a multiple point transmission to a user equipment according to operating condition information of the user equipment, reconfiguring the radio bearer according to the modified configuration, and initiating a multiple point transmission to the user equipment using the reconfigured radio bearer.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155836

Nonlinear load pre-distortion for open loop envelope tracking

An apparatus for providing envelope tracking (et), comprising: a power amplifier (pa) load variation pre-distortion, and an open loop et modulator operatively coupled to the pa load variation pre-distortion, wherein the pa load variation pre-distortion is configured to determine a load variation at a pa supply voltage path based on an input signal received by a pa, and generate a pre-distortion compensation signal using the load variation, and wherein the open loop et modulator is configured to generate a pa supply voltage on the pa supply voltage path using the pre-distortion compensation signal.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150155835

Reduced power amplifier load impact for open loop envelope tracking

A method for implementing envelope tracking (et), the method comprising switching from a receiver (rx) radio frequency (rf) path to a supply sensing path during factory calibration, sensing the power amplifier (pa)'s supply voltage via the supply sensing path, comparing the pa's supply voltage to a corresponding reference supply voltage, determining the difference between the pa's supply voltage and the corresponding reference supply voltage, and updating one or more parameters used to perform a pa load pre-distortion during factory calibration, wherein the pa load pre-distortion is used to match the pa's supply voltage to the corresponding reference supply voltage.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154230

Photographic picture quality improvement recommendation system using objects

A computer program product comprising computer executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium such that when executed by a processor, causes the processor to identify an object of interest in a visual media element, analyze the object of interest according to a defined set of rules to form a recommendation for improvement of the visual media element, and recommend the improvement to the visual media element to a user. A method comprising receiving a visual media element as an input, determining a relevant object of interest within the visual media element, analyzing an aesthetic appearance of the relevant object of interest according to a guideline, and recommending a change to the visual media element for conforming to the guideline.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149814

Failure recovery resolution in transplanting high performance data intensive algorithms from cluster to cloud

A method of providing failure recovery capabilities to a cloud environment for scientific hpc applications. An hpc application with mpi implementation extends the class of mpi programs to embed the hpc application with various degrees of fault tolerance. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149231

System and method for auto detecting and informing missing meeting attendees to join a meeting

Embodiments are provided for detecting and handling missing meeting attendees. The embodiments include mechanisms to detect and notify missing attendees to join a meeting, and inform a meeting organizer of the status of missing attendees. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150147026

Apparatus and method for differential thermal optical switch control

Embodiments are provided for an apparatus and method for differential thermal optical switch control. The optical switch is operated based on the interferometric principle by modifying the optical phase between waves propagating in waveguides via refractive index change in the waveguides using the thermo-optic effect. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146976

Advanced screen content coding solution

A method and device for coding screen content into a bitstream by selecting a color palette table for a coding unit (cu) of screen content, creating a color index map having indices for the coding unit (cu), and encoding the selected color palette table and the color index map for the cu into a bitstream.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146662

System and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system

A system and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system are provided. A method for multiple point transmission operation comprises modifying a configuration of a radio bearer for use in a multiple point transmission to a user equipment according to operating condition information of the user equipment, reconfiguring the radio bearer according to the modified configuration, and initiating a multiple point transmission to the user equipment using the reconfigured radio bearer.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146652

System and method for a scale-invariant symbol demodulator

It is possible to improve the spectral efficiency of multi-layer multiple input multiple output (mimo) transmissions by estimating the magnitude parameter at the receiver side, rather signaling the magnitude parameter from the transmitter to the receiver. In long term evolution (lte) networks, the user equipment (ue) may estimate the power allocation (pa) parameter by executing a series of steps. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146623

System and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system

A system and method for multiple point transmission in a communications system are provided. A method for multiple point transmission operation comprises modifying a configuration of a radio bearer for use in a multiple point transmission to a user equipment according to operating condition information of the user equipment, reconfiguring the radio bearer according to the modified configuration, and initiating a multiple point transmission to the user equipment using the reconfigured radio bearer.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146521

Dynamic resource pooling and trading mechanism in network virtualization

A method for managing a pool of bandwidth resources available over a communication network as executed by a processor. The method includes receiving a plurality of wholesale bandwidth values requesting bandwidth from the pool of bandwidth resources from a plurality of computing resources associated with the plurality of customers, wherein the wholesale bandwidth values are guaranteed over a predetermined period, and wherein the pool has a maximum capacity. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150143016

Method and apparatus for delivering msi-x interrupts through non-transparent bridges to computing resources in pci-express clusters

An apparatus for initialization. The apparatus includes a management i/o device controller for managing initialization of a plurality of i/o devices coupled to a pci-express (pcie) fabric. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142808

System and method for efficiently determining k in data clustering

A system is configured to perform an iterative method for efficiently determine a value k in k-means data clustering. The method includes performing a k-means algorithm for each number k of a set of numbers in a range of 1 to kmax for a space of data to determine a plurality of cluster centers, each k-means algorithm performed in parallel by one of a plurality of nodes in a parallel computing platform. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141002

System and method for non-cellular wireless access

System and method embodiments are provided for non-cellular wireless access. In an embodiment, a method for non-cell grid based radio access in a radio access network includes determining, by a controller, a group of transmit points (tps) to assign to a logical entity; assigning, by the controller, a logical entity identifier (id) to the logical entity, wherein the logical entity id identifies the logical entity through which a user equipment (ue) communicates with the radio access network; and causing, by the controller, at least one of the tps in the logical entity to send signals to the ue.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139651

Flexible grid twdm-pon architecture and intelligent set-up for twdm-pon

An approach to proving a flexible grid architecture for time and wavelength division multiplexed passive optical networks is described. One embodiment includes an optical transmitter array configured to transmit an optical signal, an optical combiner coupled to the optical transmitter array configured to receive unlocked wavelengths from the optical transmitter array and output a single optical signal, and an optical amplifier coupled to the optical combiner configured to boost downstream optical power. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139585

Device and method for micro-electro-mechanical-system photonic switch

In one embodiment, a micro-electro-mechanical-system (mems) photonic switch includes a first plurality of collimators and a first minor array optically coupled to the first plurality of collimators, where the first minor array includes a first plurality of minors, and where a first minor of the first plurality of minors includes a first plurality of photodiodes integrated on the first mirror.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139036

Method and system for an overlay management control network

Embodiments of the present invention provide a novel solution that enables traditional network management services to be automated without requiring the standard user oversight often required by conventional networking systems. Embodiments of the present invention are operable to utilize in-band communications used by network devices within an existing layer 2 network to automatically generate a virtualized layer 2 management network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138623

Device and method for micro-electro-mechanical-system photonic switch

In one embodiment, a micro-electro-mechanical-system (mems) photonic switch includes a first plurality of collimators including a first collimator configured to receive a first traffic optical beam having a traffic wavelength and a first control optical beam having a control wavelength, where a first focal length of the first collimators at the traffic wavelength is different than a second focal length of the first collimators at the control wavelength. The mems photonic switch also includes a first minor array optically coupled to the first plurality of collimators, where the first mirror array including a first plurality of first mems minors integrated on a first substrate and a first plurality of first photodiodes integrated on the first substrate, where the photodiodes are disposed in interstitial spaces between the mems mirrors.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150125160

Method and apparatus for directly detected optical transmission systems based on carrierless amplitude-phase modilation

Methods and apparatus for directly detected optical system based on gapped cap modulation and dsp methods for generation and reconstruction of gapped cap signal are disclosed. An apparatus for direct detection transmission for cap modulated signal with two unbalanced optical sidebands separated by gaps is disclosed, in which a gapped cap signal is generated, converted, and passed to an optical filter for unbalanced sidebands generation and wavelength locking before being transmitted over an optical link. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124894

System and method for trellis coded quantization with selective feedback and interpolation

A method for providing channel feedback includes receiving a signal from a transmission point (tp), estimating channel parameters from the signal as received, mapping the estimated channel parameters to a trellis in accordance with a trellis coded quantization (tcq) scheme, and applying a viterbi algorithm (va) to the trellis to generate quantized channel parameters, the quantized channel parameters including a plurality of samples. The method also includes identifying samples of the estimated channel parameters associated with samples of quantized channel parameters having quantization errors above a predetermined threshold, generating indicators in accordance with the samples having the quantization error above the predetermined threshold, and transmitting, by the rp, the quantized channel parameters and the indicators to the. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124707

System and method for channel state information feedback in wireless communications systems

A system and method for channel state information feedback in wireless communications systems are provided. A method for reporting channel information includes determining, at a user equipment, a channel information type for first channel information to be reported to a communications controller, determining the first channel information conditioned on previously reported channel information and on the channel information type, and reporting the first channel information, the channel information type, or a combination thereof, to the communications controller.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124636

System and method for delay management for traffic engineering

A method for engineering traffic in a communications system includes determining a set of delay constraints associated with a traffic flow over the communications system, and excluding non-convex constraints from the set of delay constraints, thereby producing a set of convex constraints. The method also includes selecting a path solution for the traffic flow in accordance with the set of convex constraints, and sending information regarding the path solution to nodes in the communications system.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124625

Ad-hoc on-demand routing through central control

System and method of ad hoc on-demand routing by virtue of central control. A central controller of a network can communicate directly with a route-requesting network device regarding discovery of a data transmission path and perform route computation. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124623

System and method for traffic splitting

In one embodiment, a method for traffic splitting includes detecting congestion in a traffic flow and splitting the traffic flow into a first sub-flow and a second sub-flow after detecting congestion in the traffic flow. The method also includes transmitting, by a first node to a destination node, the first sub-flow along a first path and transmitting, by the first node to a second node, the second sub-flow along a second path, where the second sub-flow is destined for the destination node.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124604

Systems and methods for proactive congestion detection in radio access networks

System and method embodiments are provided for proactive congestion detection in radio access networks. In an embodiment, a method in a network component for inhibiting the occurrence of congestion at radio nodes in a network includes determining, by the network component, a congestion alert threshold according to available resources in the network, wherein the congestion alert threshold comprises an incoming data rate threshold to an ingress server; and transmitting, by the network component, the congestion alert threshold to the ingress server, wherein the ingress server is configured to transmit a congestion alert to the network component when the incoming data rate exceeds the congestion alert threshold.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124579

System and method for transmitting a synchronization signal

A method for device-to-device (d2d) communications includes generating, by a synchronization source, a primary device-to-device synchronization signal that is different from a primary synchronization signal (pss) sent by an evolved nodeb (enodeb) and an existing uplink (ul) signal sent by device-to-device communications devices, and transmitting, by the synchronization source, the primary device-to-device synchronization signal in a single carrier frequency division multiple access (sc-fdma) waveform.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124492

Apparatus and method for high efficiency llc resonant converters

A method comprises providing a resonant converter, wherein the resonant converter comprises an input switch network coupled to a power source, wherein the input switch network comprises a plurality of power switches, a resonant tank coupled to the plurality of power switches, a transformer coupled to the resonant tank and an output stage coupled to the transformer, wherein the output stage comprises a synchronous rectifier formed by a first switch and a second switch, detecting a drain voltage of the first switch, comparing the drain voltage with a predetermined voltage threshold, wherein the drain voltage is coupled to a negative input of a comparator and the predetermined voltage threshold is coupled to a positive input of the comparator, generating a logic state based upon an output of the comparator and adjusting, by a control circuit, a switching frequency of the resonant converter based upon the logic state.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124489

Current sensing apparatus for power converters

An apparatus comprises a magnetic device coupled to an inductor-inductor-capacitor (llc) resonant converter, an ac current sensing circuit coupled to the magnetic device, an average current sensing circuit coupled to the ac current sensing circuit and a reference voltage source coupled to the average current sensing circuit, wherein the reference voltage source is configured such that a magnitude of an average signal from the average current sensing circuit is greater than a voltage level of the reference voltage source.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124488

Startup method and system for resonant converters

A method comprises providing a resonant converter comprising a switching network comprising a plurality of switches, a resonant tank coupled between the switching network and a transformer, wherein the resonant tank comprises a series resonant inductor coupled to a switching network and the transformer and a series resonant capacitor coupled to the switching network and the transformer and a driver having an adjustable bias voltage and in response to a startup process of the resonant converter, configuring the switching network to operate a switching frequency higher than a resonant frequency of the resonant tank.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124487

Adjustable resonant apparatus for power converters

An apparatus comprises a first series resonant inductor coupled to a switching network and a transformer, a first series resonant capacitor coupled to the switching network and the transformer, a first parallel inductor coupled to the switching network through the first series resonant inductor and the first series resonant capacitor, a resonant frequency adjusting device coupled to the switching network and the transformer and a switch connected in series with the resonant frequency adjusting device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150123177

Patterned poly silicon structure as top electric contact to mos-type optical modulators

A metal-oxide-semiconductor (mos) type semiconductor device, comprising a silicon substrate, a first cathode electrode and a second cathode electrode coupled to the silicon substrate and located on distal ends of the silicon substrate, a poly-silicon (poly-si) gate proximally located above the silicon substrate and between the first cathode electrode and the second cathode electrode, wherein the poly-si gate comprises a first post extending orthogonally relative to the silicon substrate comprising a first doped silicon slab, a second post extending orthogonally relative to the silicon substrate comprising a second doped silicon slab, wherein the second post is positioned so as to create a width between the first post and the second post, an anode electrode coupled to the first post and the second post and extending laterally from the first post to the second post, and a dielectric layer disposed between the first silicon substrate and the second silicon substrate.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121484

System and method for signaling and verifying url signatures for both url authentication and url-based content access authorization in adaptive streaming

Signaling and verifying url signatures for accessing url addressable content in adaptive streaming. A plurality of url authentication and url authorization descriptors are provided for a plurality of urls, wherein each url authentication descriptor comprises information for verification key acquisition and for accessing an authentication tag for authenticating a given url in the plurality of urls according to an associated url authentication scheme. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120925

Lock elevation in a distributed file storage system

A client requests access to a resource (e.g., a file) via a node of a storage system. The resource is stored in a directory structure. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120819

System and method for associating representations in adaptive streaming

Systems, methods, and devices associate a first at least one representation with a second at least one representation in adaptive streaming wherein it is determined whether a first set containing the first at least one representation is associated with a second set containing the second at least one representation. An attribute is introduced listing identifiers of the second at least one representation that the first at least one representation is associated with. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120645

System and method for creating a distributed transaction manager supporting repeatable read isolation level in a mpp database

Embodiments are provided to provide a distributed transaction manager supporting repeatable read isolation level in massively parallel processing (mpp) database systems without a centralized component. Before starting a transaction, a first node identifies a second node involved in the transaction, and requests from the second node a snapshot of current transactions at the second node. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119050

System and method for joint power allocation and routing for software defined networks

An embodiment of a method for network resource management comprises performing joint traffic engineering and physical layer power control on a controller and using a routing and power control optimization process that comprises a combined alternating direction method of multipliers (admm) process and a power management process. First and second commands are generated at the controller according to optimization parameters determined by the routing and power control optimization process. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117813

Mode size adjusting for edge coupling devices

An apparatus comprising a waveguide along a longitudinal axis at a first elevation, an optical splitter coupled to a first edge of the waveguide along the longitudinal axis, two or more inverse tapers coupled to a second edge of the optical splitter along the longitudinal axis, and one or more offset inverse tapers that are substantially parallel with the two or more inverse tapers, wherein the one or more offset inverse tapers are along the longitudinal axis at a second elevation.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117809

Silicon waveguide having polarization insensitive and temperature insensitive phase delay

An apparatus includes a first waveguide configured to receive an input signal. A section of the first waveguide has a length between a first initial point and a first end point. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117377

Terminal based grouping virtual transmission and reception in wireless networks

Virtualized group-wise communications between a wireless network and a plurality of user equipments (ues) are supported using ue cooperation. Ue cooperation includes receiving, at a cooperating ue (cue), downlink information from the wireless network destined for a target ue (tue) and associated with a group identifier (id). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117375

System and method for device-to-device synchronization

A method and system for including a base station that configures a first user equipment (ue) that is in a radio resource control connected state with the base station. The ue is configured to be a synchronization source and transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (d2dss) by using a synchronization resource that comprises a time resource, a frequency resource or a time and frequency resource. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117363

System and method for setting cyclic prefix length

A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving scheduling information including information for an uplink transmission scheduled for the station, and determining a first length of a first cyclic prefix for a transmission in accordance with the scheduling information. The method also includes transmitting the transmission with the first cyclic prefix.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117267

Network topology of hierarchical ring with recursive shortcuts

An interconnection system comprising a plurality of nodes, each comprising at least two ports, and a plurality of links configured to interconnect ports among the nodes to form a hierarchical multi-level ring topology, wherein the ring topology comprises a plurality of levels of rings including a base ring and at least two hierarchical shortcut rings, and wherein each node connected to a higher-level shortcut ring is also connected to all lower-level rings including the base ring.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117265

System and method for topology transparent zoning in network communications

An autonomous system domain comprising a topology transparent zone comprising a plurality of topology transparent zone nodes at least some of which are topology transparent zone edge nodes, wherein the topology transparent zone nodes are interconnected with one another via a plurality of internal links, and a plurality of neighboring external nodes connected to the topology transparent zone edge nodes via a plurality of external links, wherein no link state advertisements (lsas) describing the internal links are distributed to the neighboring external nodes.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117224

Network topology of hierarchical ring with gray code and binary code

A hierarchical ring network comprising a plurality of nodes coupled in a base ring configuration such that each node is coupled to two adjacent nodes via base links, wherein the nodes are further coupled via a first level binary shortcut ring such that alternating nodes along the base ring act as first level nodes, and wherein each first level node is coupled to two nearest adjacent first level nodes via the first level binary shortcut ring.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117223

Network topology of hierarchical ring with gray coding shortcuts

An interconnection network comprising a plurality of nodes arranged in a ring topology, wherein the nodes comprise a first node and a second node, and wherein the first node is not adjacent to the second node, a plurality of base links coupled to the nodes and configured to interconnect adjacent nodes to provide point-to-point communications between the adjacent nodes, and a first shortcut coupled to the first node and the second node, wherein the first shortcut is configured to provide a point-to-point communication between the first node and the second node, wherein the first node and the second node comprise gray code encoded addresses that are differed by 1-bit at a particular bit position, and wherein the gray code encoded addresses are node addresses of the first node and the second node encoded by a gray code algorithm that provides a 1-bit difference between successive integer values in a binary format.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116335

System and method for distributed virtualization of gpus in desktop cloud

Embodiments are provided to enable graphic processing unit (gpu) virtualization for high bandwidth or rate demanding applications, such as 3d gaming, where a client communicates with a host via a virtual desktop infrastructure (vdi). The distributed gpu virtualization allows one or more vms or comparable hosts or components without gpu access to communicate with a gpu at a different component or physical machine in a data center or a network using remote direct memory access (rdma). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116057

Wideband electronically tunable cavity filters

An apparatus to filter electromagnetic waves includes a cavity and one or more tuning circuits. The cavity is configured to receive the electromagnetic waves and has a resonant frequency. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150115732

High current, low equivalent series resistance printed circuit board coil for power transfer application

An apparatus for a multilayer printed circuit board (pcb) coil, comprising: a first coil layer of a pcb; a plurality of vias coupled to and distributed to cover substantially the surface of the first coil layer within the pcb; and a second coil layer of the pcb and coupled to the vias to cover substantially the surface of the second coil layer, wherein the vias are positioned between the first coil layer and the second coil layer and enable substantially high current and low equivalent series resistance (esr) for the multilayer pcb coil.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113092

Method and apparatus for distributed enterprise data pattern recognition

An apparatus for accessing data in an enterprise data storage system. The apparatus includes memory for storing data, a storage controller, a secure hypervisor, and an interface. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110174

Reference pixel selection and filtering for intra coding of depth map

A video codec configured to receive a current block and a plurality of neighboring pixels, wherein the current block comprises a first partition and a second partition, select one or more reference pixels from the plurality of neighboring pixels, and predict a plurality of pixels located in the second partition based on the reference pixels.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110050

System and method for channel quality indicator and acknowledgement joint detection

An embodiment method for network communications includes receiving, by a network device, a plurality of channel quality indicator (cqi) symbols and one or more acknowledgement (ack) symbols and selecting a reduced set of candidate cqi symbols by comparing a plurality of candidate cqi symbols with the plurality of cqi symbols. The method further includes generating a plurality of candidate cqi and ack symbol combinations by combining the reduced set of candidate cqi symbols with candidate ack symbols. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109964

Specifying priority on a virtual station interface discovery and configuration protocol response

A method implemented by a network component is provided. The method includes receiving a virtual station interface (vsi) discovery protocol (vdp) request from an edge virtual bridging (evb) station and transmitting, to the evb station, a vdp response in response to the request. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109824

Apparatus and method for high efficiency resonant converters

A converter comprises an input stage coupled to a power source, wherein the input stage comprises a plurality of power switches, a resonant tank coupled to the plurality of power switches, a transformer coupled to the resonant tank, an output stage coupled to the transformer, an efficiency point tracking indicator coupled to the converter, a detector coupled to the efficiency point tracking indicator and a control circuit configured to receive an efficiency point tracking signal from the detector and adjust a switching frequency of the power switches based upon the efficiency point tracking signal.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106837

System and method to dynamically synchronize hierarchical hypermedia based on resource description framework (rdf)

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and apparatus for dynamically synchronizing hypermedia based on resource description framework (rdf). A method for hypermedia synchronization within a session hosted by a server includes establishing a communications link between the server and a first user device during the session, and generating a first identifier associated with a first uniform resource identifier (uri) that identifies first hypermedia. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106730

Framework for screen content sharing system with generalized screen descriptions

A framework for a screen content sharing system with generalized screen descriptions is described. In one approach, a screen content update message is sent from a client device to a control plane where the client device wishes to share its screen content with a remote device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106527

System and method to correlate local media uris between web browsers

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for correlating local media uniform resource identifiers (uris) between a first web browser of a first user device and a second web browser of a second user device. The method comprises establishing a session between the first web browser, the second web browser, and a server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105082

System and method for device-to-device (d2d) assisted dynamic traffic control for cellular networks

Method and apparatus are provided for offloading data from a cellular network via a secondary network. The offloaded data may be transported over a connection existing independently from the cellular network, such as a direct device-to-device (d2d) or direct mobile communications (dmc) link. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105068

Small cell configuration and maintenance in mobile terminals

The claimed subject matter is directed to defining a framework that enables wireless communicability between base stations for maintenance and configuration purposes, even while disconnected from an operator network, and/or deployed in the field. Embodiments are particularly applicable in the cases of small-cell base transceiver stations deployed in inconvenient, secluded, elevated and/or difficult to reach locations. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150104179

Wavelength stabilizer for twdm-pon burst mode dbr laser

An optical network unit (onu) comprising a media access controller (mac) configured to support biasing a laser transmitter to compensate for temperature related wavelength drift receiving a transmission timing instruction from an optical network control node, obtaining transmission power information for the laser transmitter, estimating a burst mode time period for the laser transmitter according to the transmission timing instruction, and calculating a laser phase fine tuning compensation value for the laser transmitter according to the burst mode time period and the transmission power information, and forwarding the laser phase fine tuning compensation value toward a bias controller to support biasing a phase of the laser transmitter.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150104139

System and method for optical fiber

In one embodiment, an optical fiber includes a first layer having a first refractive index and a second layer surrounding the first layer, where the second layer has a second refractive index, an inner radius, and an outer radius. The optical fiber also includes a third layer surrounding the second layer, where the third layer has a third refractive index, where the first refractive index is less than the second refractive index, where the third refractive index is less than the second refractive index, and where a ratio of the outer radius to the inner radius is less than 1.5.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103846

System and method for real-time traffic delivery

Embodiments are provided herein for a system and methods for real-time video (or other real-time traffic) delivery, e.g., for cellular or wireless networks. The schemes herein address real-time video delivery by a joint design of the radio resource scheduler and the video encoder at the network side, and of the decoder at the users' terminals. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103844

Using pce as sdn controller

Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for transitioning a system from a tradition network to a software defined network (sdn) enabled network. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may comprise the use of a path computation element (pce) as a central controller. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103780

Systems and methods for signal brokering in distributed evolved packet core (epc) network architectures

Internet protocol (ip) address allocations in distributed epc networks can be published to an ip address registry maintained at the central epc entity in order to facilitate the routing of authentication authorization, and accounting (aaa) signaling of third party networks throughout the distributed epc network architecture. The address allocations can be published directly to an address registry maintained by the central epc entity, or indirectly via a cloud management server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103725

System and method for media access control transport blocks

In one embodiment, a method for transmitting a first media access control (mac) protocol data unit (pdu) includes determining a plurality of user equipments (ues) in a group of ues and determining that a first mac pdu is destined for multiple ues in the group of ues. The method also includes setting the first mac pdu to indicate that the first mac pdu is destined for multiple ues in the group of ues and transmitting, by a communications controller to the plurality of ues, the first mac pdu.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103665

Method, apparatus and system for implementing pdn connections

A method, apparatus and system related to a packet data network (pdn) connection for a radio access network (ran) are provided. The pdn connections between enb of the ran and an evolved packet core (epc) are forward though ethernet switching network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103561

Apparatus and method for multiple primary bridge resonant converters

A converter comprises an input stage coupled to a power source, wherein the input stage comprises a plurality of power switches, a first resonant tank coupled to the input stage, wherein the first resonant tank is of a first q value, a second resonant tank coupled to the input stage, wherein the second resonant tank is of a second q value, a transformer coupled to the input stage through the first resonant tank and the second resonant tank and an output stage coupled to the transformer.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100860

Systems and methods of vector-dma cache-xor for mpcc erasure coding

System and method embodiments are provided for managing storage systems. In an embodiment, a network component for managing data storage includes a storage interface configured to couple to a plurality of storage devices; and a vector-direct memory access (dma) cache-exclusive or (xor) engine coupled to the storage interface and configured for a multiple parities convolution codes (mpcc) erasure coding to accelerate m parities parallel calculations and the erasures cross-iterations decoding, wherein a single xor-engine with caches and a vector-dma address generator is shared by the mpcc erasure coding engine for pipelining external dual data rate (ddr4) memory accesses, where m is a positive integer greater than two.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099517

System and method to reduce power consumption associated with cell reselection operations

Embodiments are provided for resolving, at a user equipment (ue), unnecessary frequent consecutive back and forth reselections between the same two or more network cells. In an embodiment method, upon detecting predefined criteria indicating reaching a threshold frequency of reselections between the same cells, the ue switches to a defined mobility state reducing the frequency of reselections between the same cells. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099514

Operating states for d2d discovery

A device is configured to perform a method of device-to-device (d2d) communication in a wireless communication network in accordance with a long term evolution (lte) standard. The method includes entering an rrc-idle state or an rrc-connected state. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098422

Method for avoiding collisions between open discovery and cellular resource

A device is configured to perform a method of wireless communication in a wireless communication network. The method includes receiving, from a communications controller, a device-to-device (d2d) subframe configuration to communicate with one or more second wireless devices, the subframe configuration indicating one or more subframes in which to transmit a d2d signal or receive one or more d2d signals. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098000

System and method for dynamic image composition guidance in digital camera

Embodiments are provided for dynamic image composition guidance in digital cameras. The dynamic image composition guidance allows users, for example, amateurs or less experienced photographers, to effectively and properly use photographic composition techniques for improving the quality of digitally captured images. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097921

Distributed media gateways

A method performed in a call manager, the method comprising receiving a registration message from a media gateway in a plurality of media gateways, wherein the registration message indicates the media processing resources available at the media gateway and the amount of media processing resources in use, sending a message to each of the other media gateways in the plurality of media gateways, wherein each of the messages indicates an amount of available media processing resources in the media gateway, and sending at least one message to the media gateway, wherein the at least one message indicates an amount of available media processing resources in each of the other media gateways in the plurality of media gateways.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097629

Reconfigurable multi-path injection locked oscillator

A ring oscillator comprising three or more delay cells, each of which comprises a plurality of differential input leads and a differential output lead, wherein each of the plurality of differential input leads comprises one or more inverters, wherein the three or more delay cells are inter-connected forming a plurality of loop paths, wherein each loop path connects the differential output lead of each delay cell to a corresponding differential input lead of another delay cell, wherein each loop path provides an inverter strength determined by a number of inverters in a corresponding differential input lead of each delay cell, wherein the plurality of loop paths are configured to generate an oscillating signal with an operating frequency, and wherein the operating frequency is tunable by digitally adjusting one or more inverter strengths in one or more of the plurality of loop paths.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095303

Knowledge graph generator enabled by diagonal search

A method for building and managing a user-customizable knowledge base, the method comprising acquiring data related to a plurality of entities from a plurality of heterogeneous data sources based on a customized acquisition configuration, wherein the customized acquisition configuration specifies a distinct data wrapper for each of the data sources, extracting entity-related information from the data to form a number of graph databases, and integrating the graph databases by mapping relationships between the entities to create an entity-centric knowledge base.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092564

Validation of chained network services

A method implemented in a network element, the method comprising identifying a first service function (sf) for validation, the first sf being associated with a service function chain (sfc), being applied to a data flow, and operating on a first network node, encoding one or more tests associated with the first sf in an operations, administration, and management (oam) packet, and transmitting a validation request comprising the oam packet towards the first sf to request validation of the first sf by execution of the tests.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089533

Specifying client behavior and sessions in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash)

An apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive a request for an adaptive streaming media presentation description (mpd), a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to generate the mpd, wherein the mpd comprises a parent element and a mechanism for specifying a client's behavior, wherein the parent element comprises a group of elements, wherein each element comprises a same value for a same attribute, and wherein the mechanism conditions the client's capability on the client's processing at least one of the elements, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the mpd.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089383

Virtual desktop infrastructure (vdi) login acceleration

The time required to login to a remote or virtual desktop can be reduced by caching image data in a persistent memory location of a client device in-between remote desktop sessions. For instance, image data related to an image displayed on the client device during a first virtual desktop session may be cached after terminating the first virtual desktop session. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089328

Flex erasure coding of controllers of primary hard disk drives controller

System and method embodiments are provided for managing storage systems. In an embodiment, a storage system includes an over-provisioned redundant array of independent disks (raid); and a flexible erasure coding controller coupled to the raid, the controller comprising a flexible exclusive-or engine configured to provide erasure coding for the over-provisioned raid using m-parity convolution codes.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088943

Media-aware file system and method

An embodiment media-aware file system (mafs) includes a network node having a processor executing programming stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium of the network node. The programming includes instructions to: receive a first media stream made up of a plurality of primary frames; receive a primary namespace for the first media stream; determine a first file name for the first media stream and a second file name for a second media stream in accordance with the primary namespace; and determine a partition index for partitioning the first media stream into a plurality of groups of primary frames, including a first group having a first length in frames and a second group having a different length. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088826

Enhanced performance for data duplication

Systems, methods, computer program products, and apparatuses for enhancing the performance of data duplication are provided. A storage system receives an object, which requires data duplication for increased resiliency. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087478

Wellness/exercise management method and system by wellness/exercise mode based on context-awareness platform on smartphone

A device, method and system provide a wellness management process and/or an exercise management process for use with a smartphone or other mobile computing device. Various data about the user is obtained and used for determining and recommending an action or exercise to the user to improve the user's wellness/physique/health. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150086215

Bit loading for optical discrete multi-tone transmission

System and method embodiments are provided for bit loading for optical discrete multi-tone transmission (dmt). In an embodiment, a method for bit loading for optical dmt transmission or reception includes receiving, at a processor, a bit data stream, wherein the bit data stream comprises a plurality of subcarriers; assigning, with the processor, a code rate to each of a plurality of forward error correction (fec) encoders/decoders according to a mapping of a signal-to-noise-ratio (snr) to a code rate for each of the subcarriers or subcarrier groups, wherein each fec encoder/decoder corresponds to a respective one of the subcarriers or a respective subcarrier group; and assigning, with the processor, a modulation format to each subcarrier or each subcarrier group according to a mapping of an snr for each subcarrier or subcarrier group to a bit number for a corresponding subcarrier or subcarrier group.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150086205

Open shortest path first extensions in support of wavelength switched optical networks

A network component comprising a generalized multiprotocol label switching (gmpls) control plane controller configured to implement a method comprising transmitting a message to at least one adjacent control plane controller, wherein the message comprises a type-length-value (tlv) indicating routing and wavelength assignment (rwa) information, wherein the tlv comprises a node attribute tlv, a link set tlv, or both, and wherein the tlv further comprises at least one sub-tlv indicating additional rwa information. A method comprising communicating an open shortest path first (ospf) link state advertisement (lsa) message comprising a tlv with at least one sub-tlv to a gmpls control plane controller, wherein the tlv comprises a node attribute tlv, a link set tlv, or both, and wherein the tlv further comprises at least one sub-tlv indicating rwa information.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150085743

System and method for adapting code rate

A system and method for adapting code rate are provided. A method for a first communication device to transmit a resource assignment to at least one communication device includes assigning at least one transmission resource to transmit the resource assignment, adapting a code rate of an encoded payload based on the at least one transmission resource and a threshold, thereby producing an adapted payload, and transmitting the adapted payload.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150085639

Protecting a label switched path egress without using downstream labels

A computer program product comprising computer executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium such that when executed by a processor cause a network element to protect a label switched network against egress node failure by receiving a primary service label and a backup service label from an upstream node in the network, receiving data traffic comprising the primary service label from the upstream node for transmitting to a downstream node in the network, determining a status of a primary egress node in the network, the primary egress node being associated with a primary label switching path, forwarding the data traffic according to a primary label switching path when the primary egress node is operating properly, and replacing the primary service label with the backup service label and forwarding the data traffic according to a backup label switching path when the primary egress node has failed.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082319

High-performance parallel traffic management for multi-core platforms

A method of traffic management implemented in a multi-core device comprising a first core and a second core, the method comprising receiving a first plurality of data flows for the first core and a second plurality of data flows for the second core, assigning a first thread running on the first core to the first plurality of data flows, assigning a second thread running on the second core to the second plurality of data flows, processing the first plurality of data flows using the first thread, and processing the second plurality of data flows using the second thread, wherein at least one of the first plurality of data flows and at least one of the second plurality of data flows are processed in parallel.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082133

System and method for user equipment cooperation

User equipment (ue) cooperation can be improved by relaying partial soft information to target ues. More specifically, a cooperating ue may relay a subset of log-likelihood ratios (llrs) to the target ue. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082006

System and method for an asynchronous processor with asynchronous instruction fetch, decode, and issue

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor with an asynchronous instruction fetch, decode, and issue unit. The asynchronous processor comprises an execution unit for asynchronous execution of a plurality of instructions, and a fetch, decode and issue unit configured for asynchronous decoding of the instructions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078702

System and method for an optical phase shifter

In one embodiment, an optical phase shifter includes a first waveguide phase shifter and a second waveguide phase shifter. The optical phase shifter also includes a first polarization rotator optically coupled between the first waveguide phase shifter and the second waveguide phase shifter, where the first waveguide phase shifter, second waveguide phase shifter, and first polarization rotator are integrated on a single substrate.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078387

Asymmetric network address encapsulation

A network component comprising a receiver configured to receive an outgoing frame from a local host, a logic circuit configured to map a destination address (da) for a target host in the outgoing frame to a da for a target location of the target host and encapsulate the outgoing frame using the da for the target location, and a transmitter configured to receive a pre-encapsulated outgoing frame from a local switch, and send the pre-encapsulated outgoing frame to a gateway at a target location, wherein the transmitter does not encapsulate frames received from local switches and decapsulates an incoming frame from a remote gateway destined towards local hosts.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078364

System and method for online sign up provider selection

A mobile station selects a provider such as an online sign up (osu) provider by receiving a pre-association message including osu selection information from a wi-fi network component, such as an access point in communication with the osu provider, and sending a selection of an osu provider in accordance with the osu selection information to the network component. The osu selection information excludes identification of the osu network provider or resource, but provides other attributes to the user, such as price or service configuration. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078356

System and method for one-way traffic in wireless communications systems

A method for operating a sharing station includes receiving, by the sharing station, a request to send (rts) frame on a wireless channel, wherein the rts frame is not addressed to the sharing station, and wherein the rts frame including a transmit only indicator indicating that a transmitting station of the rts frame will only transmit frames without receiving frames until expiration of a first time value in a first duration field of the rts frame. The method also includes determining, by the sharing station, if a clear to send (cts) frame corresponding to the rts frame is received within a specified time period after receiving the rts frame, and transmitting, by the sharing station, a frame when the cts frame corresponding to the rts frame is not received within the specified time period.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078352

System and method for ofdma ps-poll transmission

A method for communicating in a wireless system includes receiving a trigger frame including a paging bitmap, and resource allocation information indicating a location of a resource pool for transmitting a packet, and determining if the station is permitted to transmit the packet in accordance with the paging bitmap. If the station is permitted to transmit the packet, the method also includes determining a location of a network resource in the resource pool in accordance with an identifier of the station, and transmitting the packet at the location of the network resource.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078190

Device and method of enhancing downlink ue-specific demodulation reference signal to facilitate inter-cell interference cancellation and suppression

Various devices and methods are provided that use enhanced downlink demodulation reference signals (dmrs) to facilitate inter-cell interference cancellation and suppression. Coordinated configuration of dmrs port assignments for transmission from cells in a group of neighboring cells is provided. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074787

System and method for an asynchronous processor with a hierarchical token system

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor with a hierarchical token system. The asynchronous processor includes a set of primary processing units configured to gate and pass a set of tokens in a predefined order of a primary token system. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074680

Method and apparatus for asynchronous processor with a token ring based parallel processor scheduler

A method of operating a clock-less asynchronous processing system comprising a plurality of successive asynchronous processing components. The method comprises providing a first token signal path in the plurality of processing components to allow propagation of a token through the processing components. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074446

Method and apparatus for asynchronous processor based on clock delay adjustment

A clock-less asynchronous processing circuit or system utilizes a self-clocked generator to adjust the processing delay (latency) needed/allowed to the processing cycle in the circuit/system. The timing of the self-clocked generator is dynamically adjustable depending on various parameters. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074445

Method and apparatus for asynchronous processor removal of meta-stability

A clock-less asynchronous processing circuit or system having a plurality of pipelined processing stages utilizes self-clocked generators to tune the delay needed in each of the processing stages to complete the processing cycle. Because different processing stages may require different amounts of time to complete processing or may require different delays depending on the processing required in a particular stage, the self-clocked generators may be tuned to each stage's necessary delay(s) or may be programmably configured.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074443

Method and apparatus for asynchronous processor with fast and slow mode

A clock-less asynchronous processing circuit or system is configured to operation in a plurality of modes. In an initialization mode (e.g., reset, initialization, boot up), a self-clocked generator associated with the asynchronous circuit is configured to generate an active complete signal (to latch output processed data) within a first period of time after receiving a trigger signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074382

System and method for an asynchronous processor with scheduled token passing

Embodiments are provided for adding a token jump logic to an asynchronous processor with token passing. The token jump logic allows token forward jumps and token backward jumps over a cascade of token processing logics in the processor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074380

Method and apparatus for asynchronous processor pipeline and bypass passing

A clock-less asynchronous processor comprising a plurality of parallel asynchronous processing logic circuits, each processing logic circuit configured to generate an instruction execution result. The processor comprises an asynchronous instruction dispatch unit coupled to each processing logic circuit, the instruction dispatch unit configured to receive multiple instructions from memory and dispatch individual instructions to each of the processing logic circuits. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074379

System and method for an asynchronous processor with token-based very long instruction word architecture

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor with token-based very long instruction word architecture. The asynchronous processor comprises a memory configured to cache a plurality of instructions, a feedback engine configured to receive the instructions in bundles of instructions at a time (referred to as very long instruction word) and to decode the instructions, and a crossbar bus configured to transfer calculation information and results of the asynchronous processor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074378

System and method for an asynchronous processor with heterogeneous processors

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor with heterogeneous processors. In an embodiment, the apparatus for an asynchronous processor comprises a memory configured to cache instructions, and a first unit (xu) configured to processing a first instruction of the instructions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074377

System and method for an asynchronous processor with pepelined arithmetic and logic unit

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor with pipelined arithmetic and logic unit. The asynchronous processor includes a non-transitory memory for storing instructions and a plurality of instruction execution units (xus) arranged in a ring architecture for passing tokens. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074376

System and method for an asynchronous processor with assisted token

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor using master and assisted tokens. In an embodiment, an apparatus for an asynchronous processor comprises a memory to cache a plurality of instructions, a feedback engine to decode the instructions from the memory, and a plurality of xus coupled to the feedback engine and arranged in a token ring architecture. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074374

Method and apparatus for asynchronous processor with auxiliary asynchronous vector processor

An asynchronous processing system comprising an asynchronous scalar processor and an asynchronous vector processor coupled to the scalar processor. The asynchronous scalar processor is configured to perform processing functions on input data and to output instructions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074353

System and method for an asynchronous processor with multiple threading

Embodiments are provided for an asynchronous processor with multiple threading. The asynchronous processor includes a program counter (pc) logic and instruction cache unit comprising a plurality of pc logics configured to perform branch prediction and loop predication for a plurality of threads of instructions, and determine target pc addresses for caching the plurality of threads. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074256

System and method for fast compatibility verification of rest api based on rest chart

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for determining whether representational state transfer (rest) application programming interfaces (apis) are compatible. A method is performed by a processing system that includes a processor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150072705

System and method for virtual user-specific connectivity management

A method embodiment includes configuring, by a virtual user-specific connectivity manager (v-u-cm) on a processor, a location estimation scheme for a user equipment (ue) in accordance with ue configuration. The v-u-cm is created in accordance with registration of the ue in the network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071641

Optical transmitters with unbalanced optical sidebands separated by gaps

An apparatus comprising a transmitter configured to generate an optical signal comprising a carrier modulated with at least two sidebands modulated with information, wherein the information introduces a separation gap in a frequency domain between the sidebands and the carrier, wherein one of the sidebands is an undesired sideband and another one of the sidebands is a desired sideband with a higher power intensity than the undesired sideband. A method comprising receiving an optical carrier from a light source and modulating the optical carrier with at least two sidebands modulated with information, wherein the information introduces a separation gap in a frequency domain between the sidebands and the optical carrier, wherein one of the sidebands is an undesired sideband and another one of the sidebands is a desired sideband having a higher power intensity than the undesired sideband.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071633

Photonic switch chip for scalable reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer

System and method embodiments are provided for a photonic switch chip for scalable reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (roadm). The embodiments enable a low-cost pay as you grow roadm that scales as both the number of wavelengths added or dropped increases and the size of the node in terms of number of directions increase. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071314

Obtaining narrow line-width, full c-band tunability mirror for monolithic or hybrid integrated lasers

An apparatus comprising an optical medium, a power splitter coupled to the optical medium, a first delay line coupled to the power splitter such that the power splitter is positioned between the first delay line and the optical medium, a first comb reflector coupled to the first delay line such that the first delay line is positioned between the first comb reflector and the power splitter, and a second comb reflector coupled to the power splitter but not the first comb reflector and not the first delay line. A method comprising receiving an optical signal, splitting the optical signal into a first split optical signal and a second split optical signal, delaying the first split optical signal, tuning the delayed first split optical signal, tuning the second split optical signal, and delaying the tuned second split optical signal.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071242

System and method for channel estimation for generalized frequency division multiplexing (gfdm)

Embodiments are provided for pre-cancelling signal interference in generalized frequency division multiplexing (gfdm). Signal interference is pre-cancelled, at a transmitter, so that clean pilots are observed at a receiver and hence used for channel estimation. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071182

System and method for increasing low density signature space

Embodiments are provided herein for increasing low density signature space for multiplexed transmissions for a plurality of users. The embodiments include generating a virtual signature using a combination operation on a plurality of basic signatures. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150071170

System and method for virtual user-specific service gateways

A method embodiment includes receiving, by a virtual user-specific service gateway (v-u-sgw) on a processor, a packet, processing the packet, and forwarding the packet to a user equipment (ue). The v-u-sgw is created in accordance with registration of the ue in a network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066972

Mechanism for optimizing parallel execution of queries on symmetric resources

A method that comprises receiving a logical execution plan for a database query corresponding to a plurality of tables of the database, wherein the logical execution plan comprises one or more operators, receiving an operator cost for each of the operators in the logical execution plan, computing a first accumulated processing cost for a first of the tables based on the logical execution plan, operator selectivity, and operator costs corresponding to the first table, computing a second accumulated processing cost for a second of the tables based on the logical execution plan, operator selectivity, and operator costs corresponding to the second table, comparing the first accumulated processing cost and the second accumulated processing cost to determine a table with the highest accumulated processing cost, and responsive to comparing the accumulated processing costs, computing a physical execution plan that requires partitioning the table with the highest accumulated processing cost.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063804

Path computation element protocol (pcep) operations to support wavelength switched optical network routing, wavelength assignment, and impairment validation

An apparatus comprising a path computation element (pce) configured for at least partial impairment aware routing and wavelength assignment (rwa) and to communicate with a path computation client (pcc) based on a pce protocol (pcep) that supports path routing, wavelength assignment (wa), and impairment validation (iv). The pcep comprises at least one operation selected from the group consisting of a new rwa path request operation and a path re-optimization request operation. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063476

Power saving idle data transmission units

A method implemented in a multicarrier transmission system, the method comprising generating a plurality of constellation points by using one or more constellation mappers to map a plurality of special data sequences for an idle data transmission unit (idtu), wherein the plurality of special data sequences are computed prior to the mapping such that the plurality of constellation points are essentially inner constellation points, wherein each of the inner constellation points resides in a constellation diagram that corresponds to one of a plurality of subcarriers used by the idtu, and wherein the constellation diagram comprises a number of inner constellation points and a number of outer constellation points, with the inner constellation points being closer from an origin of the constellation diagram than the outer constellation points, and transmitting the plurality of constellation points.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063340

System and method for using sic to solve wifi collisions

An embodiment method of collision resolution includes receiving a frame a and a colliding frame b. The frame a and the colliding frame b are received over a channel and overlap in time. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063166

System and method for mobile network function virtualization

In one embodiment, a method for mobile network function virtualization (mnfv) includes creating an evolved packet core (epc) cluster and associating a sub-network with the epc cluster. The method also includes booting a virtual machine (vm) and attaching the vm to the epc.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063112

Dynamic priority queue mapping for qos routing in software defined networks

A qos management scheme for sdn. Network resource availability of routers and switches are maintained in a central resource database of a sdn controller. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150062285

Multicast tree packing for multi-party video conferencing under sdn environment

Method, device and apparatus for delivering video telephony by using a media controller and a software defined networking (sdn) controller to enable multicasting for multi-party video conferencing. A media controller generates a video sending rate for each of the plurality of client devices based on a received video conference request and received network information. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058469

Monitoring nat behaviors through uri dereferences in web browsers

A method comprising dereferencing, in a web browser, a uniform resource identifier (uri) comprising a web resource and a reflex tag, creating a request message comprising a request for the web resource and a reflex request corresponding to the reflex tag, wherein the reflex request is a request for address and port information from a web server comprising the web resource, encapsulating the request message in a transport message comprising an internet protocol (ip) address and a port of the web browser, transmitting the transport message to the web server, receiving a response message from the web server, wherein the response message comprises a second ip address and a second port number of the browser as seen by the web server, and determining a characteristic of at least one network address translation (nat) device coupled between the web browser and the web server based on the second ip address and second port number.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057010

System and method for boundaryless service in wireless networks with cooperative transmission points

Embodiments are provided to serve user equipments (ues) that experience, for example persistently, inter-transmission point group (tpg) interference in a wireless or cellular network. The embodiments include steps to serve edge ues (eus) such as persistent eus (peus) using a set of transmission points (tps) in one or more tpgs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056987

Contention-based integration of device to device (d2d) networks with wireless infrastructure

Efficient d2d link integration can be achieved by allowing mobile devices to independently initiate d2d/connection-proxy discovery without re-broadcasting beacons originating from the wireless access point. A mobile station wanting to establish a d2d link may broadcast a search message to neighboring mobile stations, which may return offer messages specifying a connection quality and/or parameters of the candidate indirect connection. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056589

Wellness management method and system by wellness mode based on context-awareness platform on smartphone

A device, method and system processes data about the user for determining and recommending a health/wellness action to the user. The action determined can be based on: (1) current biometric and/or motion data about the user (from the sensors), and (2) current health/medical information or condition about the user (from the user's personal information, e.g., health library or programmed into the smartphone). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055951

Method for crosstalk and power optimization in silicon photonic based switch matrices

Recursive optimization algorithms can be used to determine which idle photonic switching elements to configure in n×n switching fabrics to achieve crosstalk suppression. Different algorithms are used to achieve different levels of optimization. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055690

Initialization and tracking for low power link states

A method of coordinating a plurality of transceiver units (tus), the method comprising receiving an initialization intent notification from a first tu in the plurality of tus, sending a low-power link state (lpls) transition notification to a second tu in the plurality of tus, receiving a lpls transition complete notification from the second tu in response to the second tu transitioning from a first mode to a second mode, wherein in the first mode the second tu is in an lpls with a long inactivity period (lpls-l), sending an able to initialize notification to the first tu, and performing a vector training procedure using the first tu and the second tu.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055654

Segmented source routing in a network

A method implemented in a network controller configured to perform source routing, the method comprising receiving a request from a network node to determine a path for transporting a data packet from a source node to a destination node, determining the path to transport the data packet from the source node to the destination node, partitioning a description of the path into a plurality of route segments, and distributing the route segments to one or more network nodes to append routing information to the data packet, wherein the network nodes route the data packet using the appended routing information and without using a forwarding table, and wherein each of the route segments describes a portion of the path.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055652

Multi-destination traffic control in multi-level networks

An internet protocol (ip) traffic control method comprising receiving a message that comprises multicast group information and distribution tree root information from a tree root node in a first network area, determining the border network node is a designated forwarder for the second network area, sending an announcement message that comprises the multicast group information and the distribution tree root information within the second network area, receiving multicast group membership information for a multicast group computing a multicast group membership summary for the first network area and the second network area, sending the multicast group membership summary to first network area and the second network area, computing a distribution tree using the multicast group information and the distribution tree root information, pruning the distribution tree to generate a multicast tree, and communicating multicast data traffic between the first network area and the second network area along the multicast tree.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055525

Channel sounding for frequency division duplex system

System and method embodiments are provided for channel sounding in a frequency division duplex (fdd) system. The embodiments enable a transmission point (tp) to determine channel information about a downlink channel from an uplink channel sounding signal received on the downlink channel frequency band during a time window reserved for uplink channel sounding on the downlink channel frequency band. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055449

Online reconfiguration transition synchronization

An online reconfiguration method comprising communicating data transfer units (dtus) using a subscriber line, monitoring the subscriber line for a line condition event, detecting the line condition event, wherein detecting the line condition event comprises determining whether the line condition triggers a threshold, sending an online reconfiguration request message that indicates a robust management channel (rmc) frame type in response to detecting the line condition event, wherein the rmc frame type is a normal rmc frame that comprises time marker information when the line condition event does not trigger the threshold, and wherein the rmc frame type is a special rmc frame that comprises time marker information when the line condition event triggers the threshold, receive an online reconfiguration response message that comprises the time marker information, and synchronizing a transition of one or more transmission parameters using the time marker information.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054974

Temporally coherent segmentation of rgbt volumes with aid of noisy or incomplete auxiliary data

An apparatus for performing video segmentation, including image sensors of a first type, auxiliary sensors of a second type, and a processor executing computer-executable instructions stored in memory. The instructions include capturing rgb image video data from a plurality of first image sensors; capturing second video data from a plurality of second, auxiliary sensors; for a reference frame, determining an initial segmentation map by segmenting a first object-of-interest from a background from said second video data; determining a history of segmentation information on a pixel-by-pixel basis, wherein a length of said history is based on motion data for the object-of-interest; generating a refined segmentation map by refining on a pixel-by-pixel basis a corresponding value of said initial segmentation map based on said history of segmentation information; and performing rgb segmentation on a corresponding reference frame of said rgb image video based on said refined segmentation map.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150054711

System and method for a mobile antenna with adjustable resonant frequencies and radiation pattern

Embodiments are provided for an efficient antenna design and operation method to adjust or add frequency bands at mobile devices using the available limited antenna size. The embodiments include electrically coupling to the antenna elements at a mobile or radio device a tuning stub or element through a printed circuit board (pcb) or a metal chassis. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052267

Enhanced data transfer in multi-cpu systems

A method implemented in a memory device, wherein the memory device comprises a first memory and a second memory, the method comprising receiving a direct memory access (dma) write request from a first central processing unit (cpu) in a first computing system, wherein the dma write request is for a plurality of bytes of data, in response to the dma write request receiving the plurality of bytes of data from a memory in the first computing system without processing by the first cpu, and storing the plurality of bytes of data in the first memory, and upon completion of the storing, sending an interrupt message to a second cpu in a second computing system, wherein the interrupt message is configured to interrupt processing of the second cpu and initiate transfer of the plurality of bytes of data to a memory in the second computing system.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150050024

Traffic-bearing entity identification in multiple-wavelength passive optical networks (pons)

An optical line terminal (olt) comprises a receiver configured to receive a first message, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to process the first message, and generate a second message based on the first message, wherein the second message comprises an identification (id) structure identifying a traffic-bearing entity associated with an optical network unit (onu), and wherein the id structure comprises a wavelength id field, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the second message.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049998

Compact optical waveguide arrays and optical waveguide spirals

Crosstalk can be reduced in optical waveguide bundles by varying the widths of individual waveguides. Using different width waveguides reduces the growth of crosstalk between the optical waveguides, thereby allowing the waveguides to be placed in closer proximity to increase waveguide density on the chip and/or reduce the routing space required for the waveguide bundle. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049807

Method and apparatus of derivation for a binary partition pattern

There is disclosed a method, device and computer-readable storage medium for decoding video data. The method includes: obtaining a reference sample array of a video block; obtaining a sum of the reference sample array; calculating a threshold by performing arithmetic right shift to the sum, a shift value of the arithmetic right shift being determined according to size information of the video block; and determining the binary partition pattern by comparing the reference sample array with the threshold.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049162

Panoramic meeting room video conferencing with automatic directionless heuristic point of interest activity detection and management

A conferencing apparatus comprising a memory, a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the memory contains instructions that when executed by the processor cause the apparatus to receive a video stream, evaluate the video stream for a plurality of participants, detect an interest activity of at least one of the plurality of participants, and increase a prominence of a portion of the video stream associated with the at least one of the plurality of participants based on the detected activity.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046544

Mirror presence between websites

A mirror presence system comprising a mirror site configured to couple to a visitor site via a communication network, establish a mirror presence relationship between the mirror site and the visitor site, perform a mirror presence at the mirror site by mirroring a direct presence of the user at the visitor site to a mirror presence of a user at the mirror site according to the established mirror presence relationship when the user is connect to the visitor site through a user device, wherein the direct presence of the user at the visitor site occurs when the user connects to the visitor site directly, and provide a caller accessing the mirror site through a calling site with an online presence state of the user at the mirror site according to the mirror presence even though the user is not directly connected to the mirror site.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045050

System and method for resource allocation device-to-device for open discovery

A method for operating a mobile device adapted for device-to-device (d2d) communications includes determining a utilization measure for discovery resources (drs) allocated for d2d discovery in a communications system, and sending a utilization measure report to an evolved nodeb (enb) when a reporting criterion is satisfied, wherein the utilization measure report is configured to prompt an adjustment to a number of drs allocated for d2d discovery when an adjustment condition is met.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045020

Systems and methods for limiting mobile device measurements for cell reselection and handover

System and method embodiments are provided for limiting mobile device neighbor cell measurements for cell reselection and handover. In an embodiment, a method in a mobile device for limiting neighbor cell search and measurements for reselection and handover includes determining a state of the mobile device from one of a plurality of states, wherein the states comprises an idle state, a static-idle state, a connected state, and a static-connected state defining idle state to static-idle state and connected state to static-connected state transition criteria; defining static-idle state to idle state and static-connected state to connected state transition criteria; and selecting a time interval to wait between successive neighbor cell search and measurements for cell reselection and handover according to the state of the wireless device, wherein the time interval corresponding to one of the states is less than the time interval corresponding to another of the states.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043905

System and method for photonic switching and controlling photonic switching in a data center

In one embodiment, data center includes a packet switching core and a photonic switch. The photonic switch includes a first plurality of ports optically coupled to the packet switching core and a second plurality of ports configured to be optically coupled to a plurality of peripherals, where the photonic switch is configured to link packets between the plurality of peripherals and the packet switching core. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043589

Extending openflow to support packet encapsulation for transport over software-defined networks

A method for controlling a data flow in a domain of an openflow protocol controlled software-defined network (sdn) comprising receiving a request from a network element for instructions to route the data flow through the openflow sdn, determining a route for the data flow through the openflow sdn, transmitting a unified header to the network element in the openflow sdn, wherein the unified header facilitates transmission of data flows through the openflow sdn that are encoded according to a plurality of network abstraction types, and transmitting instructions for forwarding the data flow along the route through the openflow sdn, wherein the instructions for forwarding the data flow along the route through the openflow sdn comprise one or more match fields, one or more mask values corresponding to the match fields, and one or more actions for the network element in the openflow sdn to perform on the data flow.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043540

System and method for scalable digital communications with adaptive system parameters

A method for operating an adapting device includes selecting a first access mode out of a plurality of access modes for a first transmission between a first communications device and a second communications device, wherein the selection of the first access mode is made in accordance with an access mode criterion, and at least one of communications system information, and user equipment information, and determining sparse code multiple access (scma) parameters from the first access mode in accordance with a scma parameter mapping rule. The method also includes providing information about the first access mode to at least one of the first communications device and the second communications device.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043506

Systems and methods for scheduling multiple-input and multiple-output (mimo) high-speed downlink packet access (hsdpa) pilot channels

Transitioning from basic higher order mimo channel estimation to enhanced higher order mimo channel estimation (and vice-versa) can be accomplished through the signaling of high-speed downlink packet access (hsdpa) shared control channel (hs-scch) orders to next-generation user equipments (ues). A base station can be configured to send an hs-scch order indicating activation of scheduled pilot channels, and then begin transmitting the scheduled pilot channels after receiving an ack message from at least one next-generation ue. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043483

System and method for resource allocation for open discovery in device-to-device communications

A method for performing open discovery in a communications system includes determining, by a device-to-device (d2d) device, resource allocation information for a discovery cycle including discovery resources allocated for transmission of discovery signals by d2d devices. The method also includes selecting, by the d2d device, a first discovery resource of the discovery cycle in accordance with the resource allocation information, and transmitting, by the d2d device, a discovery signal in the selected first discovery resource.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043436

System and method for cooperative precoding in heterogenous two-tier wireless networks

Embodiments are provided for a cooperative cross-tier precoding (ctp) and intra-tier precoding (itp) scheme for two-tier networks. The cooperative precoding scheme allows exploitation of extra transmit dimensions at the second-tier network, thereby increasing the achievable throughput at the second-tier network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150041629

Device and method for micro-electro-mechanical-system photonic switch

In one embodiment, a micro-electro-mechanical-system (mems) photonic switch includes a first plurality of collimators and a first mirror array optically coupled to the first plurality of collimators. The first mirror array includes a first plurality of first mems mirrors integrated on a first substrate and a first plurality of first photodiodes integrated on the first substrate, where the photodiodes are disposed in interstitial spaces between the mems mirrors.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040106

Compiler and method for global-scope basic-block reordering

An embodiment method of global scope basic-block reordering includes profiling an application having a source code decomposable into a plurality of basic-blocks. The profiling yields a global basic-block sequence. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039784

Scalable name-based centralized content routing

A network element (ne) comprising a receiver configured to receive a content request message from a client node via a network, wherein the content request message comprises an identifier of a data object, a memory configured to store a content routing table comprising local routing entries for popular data objects, and a content indicator indicating less popular data objects that are not associated with the local routing entries, a processor coupled to the memory and configured to check the content routing table for an entry associated with the requested data object, and check the content indicator for a match between the requested data object and the less popular data objects when the content routing table does not comprise the entry, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to send a route request message to a network controller when the content indicator check returns a positive match.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038183

Coordinated multipoint (comp) techniques for reducing downlink interference from uplink signals

Base stations (bss) can remove inter-bs interference components from received uplink signals using downlink information communicated over a backhaul network. The downlink information is associated with downlink transmissions of neighboring base stations, and is used to remove the inter-bs interference in accordance with interference cancellation techniques, e.g., signal interference cancellation (sic), etc. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038093

Tunable radio frequency low noise amplifier

An apparatus comprising an amplifier comprising an input, a capacitor having a capacitor first side and a capacitor second side, wherein the capacitor first side is coupled to the input, a switch having a switch first side and a switch second side, wherein the switch first side is coupled to the capacitor second side, and a transistor having a transistor gate, and a transistor source, wherein the transistor gate is coupled to the input and the capacitor first side, wherein the transistor source is coupled to the switch second side and wherein the switch is positioned directly between the capacitor second side and the transistor source.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150037026

Impairment aware path computation element method and system

The disclosure includes an apparatus comprising: a path computation element (pce) comprising a processor configured to: receive a path computation element protocol (pcep) path computation request from a path computation client (pcc), wherein the path computation request comprises an impairment validation request that directs the pce to perform an impairment validation of a network path; after receiving the path computation request, compute a network path; and perform an impairment validation of the network path specified by the impairment validation request. In another embodiment, the disclosure includes a method comprising: sending, by a pcc a pcep path computation request to a pce, wherein the request directs the pce to perform routing and wavelength assignment (rwa) and a first impairment validation of a network path, wherein the request comprises a type of signal quality of the network path which indicates the first type of impairment validation to be performed.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036623

System and method for interference alignment in cognitive small cell networks

Aspects of this disclosure provide techniques for computing vandermonde-subspace frequency division multiplexing (vfdm) precoders for secondary network transmissions that mitigate interference between secondary communication signals, while avoiding interference with the primary system altogether. A precoder for a secondary user (su) is computed on accordance with a nullspace induced by cyclic prefixes communicated over a primary data channel, a primary interference channel between a second user (su) and the primary receiver, and a secondary interference channel between the su and a neighboring sbs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036481

System and method for computing a backup ingress of a point-to-multipoint label switched path

A method of path computation element (pce) communication protocol (pcep) communication includes sending, to a path computation element (pce), a request to compute a backup ingress node for a point-to-multipoint (p2mp) label switched path (lsp) in a network, and receiving, from the pce, the backup ingress node for the p2mp lsp in accordance with the request.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036280

Centralized chassis architecture for half-width boards

The thermal efficiency of dual-column chassis can be improved by re-locating line card to connection plane (lc-to-cp) interfaces to the center of the connection plane, as this allows inter line card channels (inter-lc channels) to be routed in a manner that avoids bisecting the thermal throughways over which convection cooling air is circulated to the line cards. One technique for centrally locating the lc-to-cp interfaces on the connection plane is to invert one column of line cards. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032973

System and method for detecting false sharing

In one embodiment, a method for detecting false sharing includes running code on a plurality of cores, where the code includes instrumentation and tracking cache invalidations in the code while running the code to produce tracked invalidations in accordance with the instrumentation, where tracking the cache invalidations includes tracking cache accesses to a plurality of cache lines by a plurality of tasks. The method also includes reporting false sharing in accordance with the tracked invalidations to produce a false sharing report.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032971

System and method for predicting false sharing

In one embodiment, a method for predicting false sharing includes running code on a plurality of cores and tracking potential false sharing in the code while running the code to produce tracked potential false sharing, where tracking the potential false sharing includes determining whether there is potential false sharing between a first cache line and a second cache line, and where the first cache line is adjacent to the second cache line. The method also includes reporting potential false sharing in accordance with the tracked potential false sharing to produce a false sharing report.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032901

System and method for spatial adaptation in adaptive streaming

Systems, methods, and devices for spatial adaptation with dynamic adaptive streaming are disclosed. In an embodiment, systems, methods and devices are disclosed for signaling a spatial relationship of one or more tiles in a tiled presentation with an attribute in a media presentation description. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032855

System and method for effectively controlling client behavior in adaptive streaming

The present invention teaches new solutions based on an alternative approach to controlling client behavior in adaptive streaming applications, namely, server managed adaptive streaming. In this approach, the client makes requests for streaming content and provides extra information about its behaviors, and the server verifies the information to determine if the requests can be granted. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032854

System and method for network-assisted adaptive streaming

A system, method and device are configured to guarantee bandwidth to adaptive streaming clients through negotiation with a network unit to achieve better quality of services in adaptive streaming that utilizes network bandwidth conditions more accurately than based on client estimations.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032495

System and method for user controlled cost based network and path selection across multiple networks

Embodiments are provided to enable a user controlled path selection for servicing content requests from users. In an embodiment, a user device sends a cost request for a service to a network, and in return receives cost information for the service from the network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031406

System and method for greedy-based autonomous resource block assignment scheme for cellular networks with self-organizing relaying terminals

Iterative sequential selection techniques can be used to efficiently compute rb assignment sequences in relay-assisted networks. Embodiment techniques construct a graphical representation of a cyclic group based on a selected pattern in a set of patterns and a selected cyclic-shift in a plurality of cyclic shifts. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150030066

Screen content coding systems and methods

Presented systems and methods facilitate screen content coding. A system can comprises: a processing component configured to execute coding operations and a storage component configured to store information for the processing component, including the color table and color index map. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029837

Protection switched source routing

A network element configured to operate in a source routing network, wherein the network element comprises a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor coupled to the receiver and the transmitter. The processor may be configured to cause the network element to receive from an upstream network element, a liveness protection probe comprising a header that comprises a list of one or more ordered connection identifiers that indicate a network path traversing the source routing network through which the liveness protection probe should be forwarded, transmit the liveness protection probe toward a downstream network element according to the connection identifiers, receive the liveness protection probe from the downstream network element, and transmit the liveness protection probe to the upstream network element according to a second list of one or more ordered connection identifiers contained within the header.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026385

Resource management for peripheral component interconnect-express domains

Embodiments of the present invention provide a solution for managing inter-domain resource allocation in a peripheral component interconnect-express (pcie) network. One processor among a plurality of link processors is elected as a management processor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026380

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

01/22/15 / #20150026358

Metadata information signaling and carriage in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol

A computer program product that when executed by a processor causes a network device to obtain a media presentation description (mpd) that comprises instructions for retrieving one or more segments from a plurality of adaptation sets, sending a first segment request for one or more segments from a first adaptation set in accordance with the instructions provided in the mpd, receiving the segment from the first adaptation set, selecting one or more segments from a second adaptation set based on the one or more segments from the first adaptation set, sending a second segment request that requests the one or more segments from the second adaptation set, and receiving the one or more segments from the second adaptation set in response to the second segment request, wherein the first adaptation set comprises timed metadata information, and wherein the second adaptation set comprises media content.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150024802

System and method for selecting operating parameters in a communications system

A method for configuring a first base station within a cluster in a communications system having a plurality of cluster includes optimizing an operating parameter of the first base station in accordance with first utility function results from a first utility function associated with the first base station and second utility function results from a second utility function associated with a second base station within the cluster, the first utility function results and the second utility function results according to multiple settings for the operating parameter of the first base station, a first initialized setting of the operating parameter for the second base station, and a second initialized setting of the operating parameter for an external base station outside the cluster. The method also includes sharing the optimized operating parameter with the external base station.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023440

Systems and methods for trellis coded quantization based channel feedback

System and method embodiments are provided for trellis coded quantization (tcq) based channel feedback. The embodiments provide full channel state information with a short feedback size to a scheduler in order for the scheduler to apply advanced beamforming schemes, such as those designed in non-linear precoder methods. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023150

Establishing and protecting label switched paths across topology-transparent zones

A label switched path (lsp) establishing method comprising receiving a first path message from a network node outside of a topology-transparent zone (ttz) along a path for the lsp, computing a ttz path through the ttz from the network component to an egress ttz edge node along the lsp, sending a second path message to a ttz internal node along the ttz path, receiving a first reservation (resv) message from the ttz internal node that comprises a label allocated for the egress ttz edge node, and sending a second resv message that comprises a label allocated for the network component and the label allocated for the egress ttz edge node to the network node.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019629

Just-in-time dereferencing of remote elements in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol

A method of dereferencing by a client in a network implementing dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash), the method comprising receiving a first period of streaming content containing a message instructing the client to retrieve an updated media presentation description (mpd) and containing an indicator indicating a location from which the client is to retrieve the updated mpd, retrieving the updated mpd, and dereferencing a link in the updated mpd, wherein the link indicates a location of content to be streamed in a second period of streaming content described in the updated mpd, and wherein the client performs the dereferencing at a time before an end of the first period of streaming content that is twice a length of a minimum buffer time.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016411

System and method for inter-cell interference coordination

A system and method for inter-cell interference coordination is provided. A method for controller operation includes receiving interferer information from a device served by the controller, scheduling a cell edge device based on the received interferer information, and reporting usage information of the subset of resources to neighboring controllers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015445

Capacitively coupled loop inverted f reconfigurable antenna

System and method embodiments are provided for capacitive coupled loop inverted f reconfigurable multiband antenna. The embodiments enable tuning and adjustment of the low frequency response of the antenna without appreciably effecting the high frequency response of the antenna. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010305

Optical network unit (onu) wavelength self-tuning

A remote node (rn) comprises a downstream port, a wavelength multiplexer (wm) coupled to the downstream port and comprising ports for passing optical waves, an optical rotator coupled to the wm, and a mirror coupled to the optical rotator, wherein the wm, the optical rotator, and the mirror are part of a wavelength tuning scheme. An apparatus comprises a tunable transmitter, a polarization beam splitter (pbs) coupled to the tunable transmitter, a filter coupled to the pbs, a receiver coupled to the filter, a photodiode (pd) coupled to the pbs, and a processor coupled to the tunable transmitter and the pd. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009992

Communication between endpoints in different vxlan networks

A method for bridging communication between a plurality of virtual extensible local area network (vxlan) networks, wherein the method comprises joining the vxlan networks, obtaining a forwarding entry table that associates a plurality of endpoints with a plurality of vxlan tunnel endpoints (vteps) within the vxlan networks, receiving a vxlan encapsulated data packet from one of the vxlan networks, and transmitting the vxlan encapsulated data packet using the forwarding entry table to a different vxlan network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009952

Systems and methods for transmitting data information messages on a downlink of a wireless communication system

Embodiments are provide for communicating data or other non-control information messages within a downlink control channel directly, rather than in a data channel or broadcast channel. Thereby, radio resource utilization can be substantially improved in the cellular system, such as in the case of transmitting smaller data packets. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009809

Intelligent software-defined networking based service paths

An example method embodiment for networking includes managing, by a network controller, network services for one or more network devices connected to the network controller. Managing network services includes receiving a packet in a traffic flow from a network device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007287

Control plane to manage domain-based security and mobility in an information centric network

A networking system comprising a virtual group controller in an information centric network configured to enable mobility and security for a plurality of users groups of the information centric network, a plurality of user groups coupled to the virtual group controller and associated with the users, a plurality of agents that are each associated with one of the user groups, and a database for trusted service profile coupled to the virtual group controller, wherein the virtual group controller is configured to interact with the agents to enable mobility for the user groups using a server-less domain-based naming scheme.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006780

System and method for extended peripheral component interconnect express fabrics

An exemplary embodiment extended peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) device includes a host pcie fabric comprising a host root complex. The host pcie fabric has a first set of bus numbers and a first memory mapped input/output (mmio) space on a host cpu. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006720

Presence delay and state computation for composite services

A presence calculation method comprising receiving first presence subscription request for a composite service that comprises a service at the node and a plurality of discrete services at one or more child nodes, sending a second presence subscription request to one or more child nodes in response to the first subscription request, receiving one or more response messages that comprise a collection of presence state transition delays corresponding to the child nodes from the child nodes in response to the second subscription request, determining one or more communication delays between the node and the child nodes using the response messages, computing a presence state transition delay for the composite service using the collection of presence state transition delays and the communication delays; and determining a composite presence state using a mapping between the presence state transition delay for the composite service and the composite presence state.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006621

Adaptive video streaming for information centric networks

A method of adaptive video streaming implemented in a caching element operating in an information-centric network. The method comprises receiving a request for a media presentation description (mpd) for video content, obtaining the requested mpd, inserting a description of video content stored in the caching element into the mpd, and transmitting the mpd to a client requesting the mpd.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003547

System and method for interference avoidance based on signal alignment in two-tier mimo ofdm

Embodiments are provided for interference avoidance based on signal alignment for multiple-input and multiple-output (mimo) with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (ofdm) or ofdm access (ofdma). The embodiments include a signal alignment scheme using both spatial and frequency dimensions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003471

Higher layer compression with lower layer signaling

Methods and devices for reducing traffic over a wireless link through the compression or suppression of high layer packets carrying predictable background data prior to transportation over a wireless link. The methods include intercepting application layer protocol packets carrying the predictable background data. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003463

Multiprotocol label switching transport for supporting a very large number of virtual private networks

A network node for forwarding a data packet to a virtual network. The network node may maintain a table comprising one-to-one mapping information between one or more virtual private network (vpn) labels and one or more identifying labels for a destination virtual network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003458

Boarder gateway protocol signaling to support a very large number of virtual private networks

Disclosed herein are example embodiments for boarder gateway protocol (bgp) signaling in virtual private network (vpn) communications. For example, a first network element may encode multiprotocol label switching (mpls) information in a network layer reachability information (nlri) label field that is longer than 24 bits, and transmit a bgp update message comprising a bgp attribute to a second network element. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003263

System and method for network uplink measurement based operation using ue centric sounding

Embodiments are provided for uplink measurement based mechanism and control using user equipment (ue) centric sounding signals. The mechanism provides an alternative to dl-measurement dominated system control. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003231

Locally protecting service in a label switched path network

A network node that provides egress fault protection for a primary egress node. The network node may receive a service label associated with an application from a primary egress node of a primary label switched path (lsp). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc








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