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System and method for faked base station detection

A system and method of detecting fake base stations. A first wireless device such as a user equipment (ue) or a base station (bs) may identify multiple parameters associated with a discovery signal transmitted by a second wireless device, the second wireless device advertising as a bs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System, method, and computer program for providing rest services to fine-grained resources based on a resource-oriented network

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for accessing resources based on a resource-oriented network. In use, a request is received for a first resource. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Elegant temporal label switched path tunnel service controller

A method implemented by a network element (ne) configured as a temporal tunnel service (tts) controller, comprising computing, via a processor of the ne, a path in a network for a temporal label switched path (lsp), wherein the path satisfies a constraint in a scheduled time interval comprising a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time, reserving, at a current time prior to the predetermined start time via the processor, a first network resource on a link along the path computed for the temporal lsp, wherein the first network resource is reserved for the temporal lsp to carry traffic in the scheduled time interval, and sending, at the predetermined start time via a transmitter of the ne, a lsp creation request to a node associated with the temporal lsp to request creation of the temporal lsp along the path in the network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Software-defined network for temporal label switched path tunnels

A method implemented by a temporal tunnel service (tts) controller, comprising computing a path in a network for a temporal label switched path (lsp), wherein the path satisfies a network constraint in a time interval comprising a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time, reserving, at a current time prior to the predetermined start time, a network resource along the path computed for the temporal lsp, wherein the network resource is reserved for the temporal lsp to carry traffic in the time interval, and creating the temporal lsp in the network by sending a route configuration instruction to each node along the path of the temporal lsp.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Flow-based distribution in hybrid access networks

A first node implemented in a hybrid access network is provided. The first node comprises a receiver configured to receive instructions to implement flow-based distribution, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to generate a first control message instructing the flow-based distribution, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first control message to a second node in the hybrid access network.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Apparatus, method, and computer program for communicating one or more symbols with multiple pilot signals and nulls

An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided for communicating one or more symbols with multiple pilot signals and nulls. In use, one or more symbols are communicated including a plurality of pilot signals and a plurality of nulls, for use in generating a plurality of coefficients.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Apparatus and efficiency point tracking method for high efficiency resonant converters

A method comprises connecting a first resonant converter and a second resonant converter in parallel, detecting a first signal indicating a first soft switching process of the first resonant converter and a second signal indicating a second soft switching process of the second resonant converter and adjusting a first switching frequency of the first resonant converter by a first control circuit and a second switching frequency of the second resonant converter by a second control circuit until a load current flowing through the first resonant converter is substantially equal to a load current flowing through the second resonant converter.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Wireless communication device with an antenna adjacent to an edge of the device

A wireless communication device comprising a housing comprising a plurality of edges and configured to serve as an external surface for the wireless communication device, and an antenna adjacent to at least a first edge of the housing, wherein the antenna comprises at least a conductive strip and at least one slot and wherein the antenna is configured to receive and transmit wireless signals, wherein the first edge of the housing is one of an edge of the housing nearest an ear piece and an edge of the housing that is opposite the edge of the housing nearest the ear piece, and wherein the conductive strip and the slot are adjacent to at least the first edge of the housing.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Systems and methods for parallelizing hash-based operators in smp databases

A system and method for parallelizing hash-based operators in symmetric multiprocessing (smp) databases is provided. In an embodiment, a method in a device for performing hash based database operations includes receiving at the device an database query; creating a plurality of execution workers to process the query; and building by the execution workers a hash table from a database table, the database table comprising one of a plurality of partitions and a plurality of scan units, the hash table shared by the execution workers, each execution worker scanning a corresponding partition and adding entries to the hash table if the database table is partitioned, each execution worker scanning an unprocessed scan unit and adding entries to the hash table according to the scan unit if the database table comprises scan units, and the workers performing the scanning and the adding in a parallel manner.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Method and system for aggregation-friendly address assignment to pcie devices

A peripheral component interconnect express pci-e network system having a processor for (a) assigning addresses to the pci-e topology tree, comprising: traversing, at a given level and in a breadth direction, down-link couplings to an interconnection; ascertaining, at the level, which of the down-link couplings are connected to nodes; assigning, at the level, addresses to nodes of ascertained down-link coupling having nodes; and (b) propagating, a level, comprising: traversing, at the level and in a depth direction, down-link couplings to the interconnection of the pci-e network, ascertaining, at the level, which of the downlink couplings are coupled to other interconnections in the depth direction, consecutively proceeding in the depth direction, to a next level of the down-link coupling of a next interconnection; and alternatively repeating (a) and (b) until the nodes are assigned addresses within the pci-e tree topology network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Optical edge coupling with a separate trimmed taper

A method includes forming a first optical structure with an inverse taper and a separate optical structure on a semiconductor chip. The illustrative method also includes applying a protective structure over the optical structures and patterning the protective structure to expose the separate optical structure. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Region guided and change tolerant fast shortest path algorithm and graph preprocessing framework

A method for region guided and change tolerant fast shortest path determination and graph preprocessing for network management and control. In an embodiment, a method includes partitioning, by a network component, a plurality of network nodes into a plurality of regions, each network node belonging to one of the regions; identifying, by the network component, border nodes for each region, each border node in a region connecting to at least one border node in a connecting region; determining, by the network component, intervals between regions according to the border nodes, each interval comprising a minimum distance and a maximum distance between two regions; determining, by the network component, a path from a source node to a target node according to the intervals.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

Advanced coding techniques for high efficiency video coding (hevc) screen content coding (scc) extensions

An encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, and coding methods are provided. A method of decoding including receiving, by a decoder, a bitstream from an encoder, scanning, using the decoder, the bitstream to identify a first flag corresponding to a string of index values in a block other than a last string and a second flag corresponding to the last string of index values from the block, determining, by the decoder, that a context model used to encode the first flag is the same as the context model used to encode the second flag, and generating, by the decoder, a video frame using the context model. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

System and method of media content streaming with a multiplexed representation

In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a streaming media client includes electronically receiving, from a network, information regarding component access points of a first multiplexed representation of a streaming content. The first multiplexed representation of the streaming content includes a plurality of media components, and each component access point defines an independently coded access point for one of the plurality of media components. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373462

Template uniform resource locator signing

An apparatus including a memory configured to store content items, and a processor operably coupled to the memory and configured to generate uniform resource locator (url) signing information based on a segment url scope descriptor. The segment url scope descriptor authorizes a client to access a set of the content items.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373365

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

12/22/16 / #20160373336

Multiple topology-transparent zones having a common edge node

The system and method of the present disclosure relates to technology for a network system supporting multiple topology transparent zones (ttzs) on an edge node. Ttzs have a topology including ttz nodes consisting of edge nodes and internal nodes connected together by internal links. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373283

Peak-to-average power ratio (papr) reduction in fronthauls

An apparatus comprises: a receiver port configured to receive an input signal comprising in-phase and quadrature (iq) data and control words (cws); a peak-to-average power (papr) reducer coupled to the receiver port and configured to: receive the iq data, process the iq data, separate the iq data into a clipped signal and a peak signal, and determine peak information associated with the peak signal; and a transmitter port coupled to the papr reducer and configured to separately transmit the clipped signal and the peak information. A method comprises: receiving an input signal comprising first data and second data; processing the first data; separating the first data into a clipped signal and a peak signal; determining peak information associated with the peak signal; and transmitting the clipped signal and the peak information.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160373208

Cascaded waveform modulation with an embedded control signal for high-performance mobile fronthaul

A method implemented in a communication device, comprising generating, via a processor of the communication device, a first waveform modulation signal based on a first approximation of an input signal, generating, via the processor, a second waveform modulation signal based on a first difference between the input signal s and the first waveform modulation signal, generating, via the processor, a control signal having a sequence of control symbols with a pre-determined modulation format, performing, via the processor, time-domain multiplexing (tdm) on the first waveform modulation signal, the second waveform modulation signal, and the control signal to form a cascaded waveform modulation signal with embedded control signal (cwm-cs), modulating, via a frontend of the communication device, the cwm-cs onto a carrier, and transmitting, via the frontend, the cwm-cs over a communication link to a corresponding communication device in a network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160372464

High isolation switch

An embodiment integrated circuit includes a switch and a conductive line over the switch. The switch includes a gate, a first source/drain region at a top surface of a semiconductor substrate, and a second source/drain region at the top surface of the semiconductor substrate. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371372

Music recommendation based on biometric and motion sensors on mobile device

A method implemented by a mobile device for music recommendation to a user of the mobile device, the method comprising acquiring one or more measurements from at least one biometric sensor to obtain biometric information of the user, determining a music based at least in part on the biometric information, and recommending the music to the user for playing.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160371371

Motion-based music recommendation for mobile devices

A method comprising acquiring a plurality of measurements from at least one sensor in a mobile device, determining an activity classification of a user of the mobile device based on the plurality of measurements, acquiring an audio file for the mobile device, wherein the audio file is selected based on the activity classification, and playing the audio file by the mobile device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370686

Hybrid integration using folded mach-zehnder modulator array block

An apparatus comprising a modulation block comprising a plurality of modulators, wherein each of the plurality of modulators comprises an optical input port and an optical output port, and wherein all of the optical input ports and all of the optical output ports are positioned on one face of the modulation block. Another apparatus comprising a modulation block comprising one or more mach-zehnder modulators (mzms), wherein each mzm is coupled to an optical input port, an optical output port, and at least one electrical trace, wherein all of the optical input ports and all of the optical output ports are positioned on a first side of the modulation block, and wherein all of the electrical traces are positioned on a second side of the modulation block, and a planar lightwave circuit (plc) coupled to the modulation block via an optical interface.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366253

System and method for network protocol offloading in virtual networks

An embodiment method of network protocol offloading for a packet traveling along a path having a plurality of hops in a virtual network includes checking, for each of the plurality of hops, that a virtual receiver node is safe for network protocol offloading and, when safe, deferring a network protocol processing task, forwarding the packet to a next hop among the plurality of hops, executing the network protocol processing task at a first earliest hop along the path where the virtual receiver node is unsafe for network protocol offloading, and executing the network protocol processing task at a second earliest hop along the path where the virtual receiver node includes a physical network interface that is safe for network protocol offloading.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366118

Token-based authentication and authorization information signaling and exchange for adaptive streaming

A method implemented by a network element (ne) configured as a streaming client, the method comprising obtaining, via a processor of the ne, a first authorization token for accessing a first media segment located on a content server, embedding, via the processor, the first authorization token in a first content request message for accessing the first media segment located on the content server, sending, via a transmitter of the ne to the content server, the first content request message comprising the first authorization token to request the first media segment, and receiving, via a receiver of the ne from the content server, the first media segment when the first authorization token is valid for accessing the first media segment located on the content server.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366053

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

12/15/16 / #20160366051

Zone routing system

An apparatus for zone routing, comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor coupled to the transmitter and the receiver, wherein the processor is configured to determine a path through a network, wherein the path extends from an ingress edge node of the network to a first egress edge node of the network, obtain a global identifier (id) for identifying a label-switched path (lsp) along the path, send, via the transmitter, a first lsp creation request message to the first egress edge node requesting creation of the lsp, wherein the first lsp creation request message comprises the global id, and receive, via the receiver, a lsp creation response message from the ingress edge node indicating a creation status of the lsp in response to the first lsp creation request message.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160366005

Trellis shaping on ldpc-coded modulation dmt systems

A transmitter in a digital subscriber line (dsl) system includes a rate encoder configured to generate a first set of encoded bits using a set of least significant bits, a trellis shaper configured to generate a second set of encoded bits using a most significant bit and the first set of encoded bits, a first constellation mapper configured to generate a first point described by integer coordinates in a complex plane based on the first set of encoded bits obtained from the rate encoder, a second constellation mapper configured to generate a second point described by integer coordinates in the complex plane after interleaving two bits from the second set of encoded bits obtained from the trellis shaper, and a merger module configured to merge the first point with the second point to generate a symbol. The symbol represents a third point described by integer coordinates in the complex plane.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365933

Second order intercept point (ip2) calibration for wireless receivers

Ip2 calibration efficiency can be improved by passing the calibration signal through the transceiver's duplexer instead of inserting the calibration signal directly onto transceivers receive circuit. Passing the calibration signal through the duplexer may reduce ip2 calibration periods for transceivers having less-permeable duplexers, or duplexers that provide better than average separation between the rx and tx circuits. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160365790

Control method for buck-boost power converters

A method comprises generating a first ramp signal and a second ramp signal for controlling a buck converter portion and a boost converter portion of a buck-boost converter respectively, comparing the first ramp signal and the second ramp signal to a control signal, controlling the buck converter portion using the comparing the first ramp signal to the control signal and the boost converter portion using the comparing the second ramp signal to the control signal, comparing a current flowing through the inductor to a current threshold and terminating a switching cycle based upon the comparing the current flowing through the inductor to the current threshold.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364484

Query plan and operation-aware communication buffer management

Data messages having different priorities may be stored in different communication buffers of a network node. The data messages may then be forwarded from the communication buffers to working buffers as space becomes available in the working buffers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364402

System and method for compressing data in a database

A method of compressing a plurality of multi-dimensional keys includes receiving, by a computer, the plurality of multi-dimensional keys, where the plurality of multi-dimensional keys have a first length and determining a first plurality of bit slots that are common among the plurality of multi-dimensional keys, wherein the first plurality of bit slots are not a prefix. Also, the method includes forming a mask indicating the first plurality of bit slots and forming a pattern indicating values of the first plurality of bit slots. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360532

Device, network, and method for wideband long-term evolution (lte) uplink transmission

A method for receiving wideband (wb) lte uplink signals. A base station may signal a first frequency tone assignment to a first user equipment (ue), the first frequency tone assignment scheduling at least a first set of subcarriers allocated to the first ue, subcarriers in the first set of subcarriers being non-contiguous in the frequency domain. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/08/16 / #20160360395

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

12/08/16 / #20160359735

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

12/08/16 / #20160359720

Distribution of internal routes for virtual networking

A method implemented in a network element (ne) configured to implement a cloud rendezvous point (crp), the method comprising maintaining, at the crp, a cloud switch point (csp) database indicating a plurality of csps and indicating each virtual network attached to each csp; receiving a register message indicating a first csp network address and a first virtual network attached to the first csp; and sending first report messages indicating the first csp network address to each csp in the csp database attached to the first virtual network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/08/16 / #20160359600

Systems and methods for adaptive pilot allocation

System and method embodiments are provided for adaptive pilot allocation. In an embodiment, a method in a communication controller for adaptive pilot allocation includes determining at least one channel condition parameter for a wireless channel between the communications controller and a user equipment (ue). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/08/16 / #20160357715

Mechanisms to support multi-service hyperlink pipelines in web browser

A multi-service hyperlink pipeline model and system is proposed herein that allows a website to associate and present a plurality of service templates and custom javascript functions with a single resource in html documents and users to combine a service template with hyperlinks to form hyperlink pipelines and execute a hyperlink pipeline to automatically invoke the custom javascript functions.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354637

Wellness management method and system by wellness 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

12/01/16 / #20160353476

System and method for a long-term evolution (lte)-compatible subframe structure for wideband lte

A system and method of scheduling transmissions. A wireless device such as an enodeb (enb) may schedule a transmission of a wideband (wb) signal on a micro-frame selected from a plurality of wb micro-frames of a wb carrier. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353443

Systems and methods for a subframe structure for wideband lte

System and method embodiments are provided for a subframe structure for wideband lte. In an embodiment, a method in a communications controller for transmitting a packet to a wireless device includes signaling a ul/dl configuration to the wireless device, wherein the ul/dl configuration indicates a quantity of uplink microframes in a group of microframes, wherein each subframe includes a plurality of microframes, and wherein the group of microframes includes a consecutive sequence downlink microframes and a consecutive sequence of uplink microframes. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353437

System and method for reserving unlicensed spectrum

A method for reserving a shared channel in a wireless communications system includes when a first device has a communications to start at a first time, determining, by the first device, a push-forward duration in accordance with at least quality of service (qos) information associated with the communications, and performing, by the first device, at least one clear channel assessment (cca) to reserve the shared channel at a second time that is before the first time by the push-forward duration.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353424

System and method for multi-level beamformed non-orthogonal multiple access communications

A method for operating a communications controller includes grouping a plurality of user equipments (ues) in accordance with received channel condition reports, ue interference cancellation (ic) capability reports, and mobility estimates, thereby producing information about the grouping, selecting a first ue out of the plurality of ues and a second ue out of the plurality of ues, wherein the selecting is in accordance with the information about grouping, wherein a wide width beam is allocated to the first ue and a narrow width beam is allocated to the second ue, and wherein the wide width beam and the narrow width beam spatially overlap, co-scheduling resources of a first transmit block to the first ue and the second ue, determining first transmission parameters for the first ue and second transmission parameters for the second ue in accordance with the co-scheduled resources, and communicating with the first ue and the second ue in accordance with the first transmission parameters for the first ue and the second transmission parameters for the second ue.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353328

System and method for response frame type indication

Embodiments are provided for indicating response frame types according to response frame durations in a wireless network. The embodiments include defining a plurality of response frame types in accordance to different transmission durations. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352651

Non-transparent bridge method and apparatus for configuring high-dimensional pci-express networks

In a high-dimensional pci-express (pcie) network, implementation of alternative paths is accomplished to facilitate flexible topology implementation and network domain scaling while enabling improved communication latency. Different portions of the pcie tree structure are connected to allow a shorter path for communications by utilizing a bridge circuit configured as an end-point with respect to two switches that are not directly connected in the pcie tree topology. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352629

Exchanging application metadata for application context aware service insertion in service function chain

A method implemented by a network element (ne), comprising receiving a classification message comprising a classification rule for identifying a service function chain (sfc) in a network, wherein the sfc comprises an ordered set of service functions (sfs) that provides services to an application, and a dynamic application-specific contextual data associated with an operation of the application, receiving a first of a plurality of application data packets, determining that the first of the application data packets matches the classification rule, generating a first sfc packet by adding the dynamic application-specific contextual data to the first of the application data packets according to the classification rule to enable communication of the dynamic application-specific contextual data to at least one of the sfs in the sfc, and sending the first sfc packet towards a next ne according to an sf path in the network associated with the sfc.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352451

System and method for passive optical network communication

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

12/01/16 / #20160352428

Flexible twdm pon with load balancing and power saving

An apparatus comprising an arrayed waveguide grating (awg) comprising a plurality of awg ports, a power splitter comprising a plurality of splitter ports, and a plurality of optical interleavers, each coupled to a respective awg port and a respective splitter port, for directing incoming optical signals to one of the awg and the power splitter.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

12/01/16 / #20160352325

Distributed mach-zehnder modulator (mzm) driver delay compensation

An electronic driver circuit for use with a modulator such as a segmented mach-zehnder modulator (mzm) is provided. The electronic driver circuit includes a first delay buffer implemented as a first complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) inverter and a second delay buffer implemented as a second cmos inverter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345347

Device, network, and method for wideband lte with virtual (baseband) carrier aggregation

Methods for wireless communications over a wideband carrier are provided. Time-frequency resources of the wideband carrier within a transmission time interval are divided into multiple time-frequency resource blocks. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160345304

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

11/24/16 / #20160345295

Method and system for transmitting data among peer stations in a decentralized manner with high channel efficiency

A method for operating a first station configured to transmit data includes transmitting during a paging window, a first frame to page a second station, the first frame including an identifier associated with the second station, and generating a second frame including first timing information for a first time period to be subscribed by the first station for transmitting data to the second station, the first time period occurring after the paging window. When a third frame is received after a pre-specified short interval after transmitting the first frame, the third frame acknowledging the first frame, the method includes transmitting the second frame after the pre-specified short interval after receiving the third frame, and transmitting the data during the first time period.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344785

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

11/24/16 / #20160344706

Low-latency secure segment encryption and authentication interface

An apparatus comprising a memory, a processor coupled to the memory and configured to obtain a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) media presentation description (mpd) from an http server, wherein the mpd describes a media presentation as at least one encrypted segment, and wherein the encrypted segment is associated with an availability time and a decryption key, and pre-fetch the decryption key associated with the encrypted segment by requesting the decryption key from a key server prior to the availability time of the encrypted segment.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344665

Shared resource and session model using presence data

A method implemented in a communication device, the method comprising receiving a context preference for a contact, storing the context preference, connecting to a communication session via the communication device, transmitting, for display at a second communication device, context information based on the context preference and presence information indicating that the communication device has connected to the communication session, and receiving from the second communication device a request from the contact to connect to the communication session.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344626

Constrained shortest path first for temporal tunnel services

An ingress node in a network including a receiver configured to receive a first request for a temporal label switched path (lsp) in the network. The first request indicates the ingress node, an egress node, a network constraint, and a scheduled time interval having a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time for the temporal lsp to carry traffic. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160344342

Tapped inductor voltage controlled oscillator

A voltage controlled oscillator includes a resonator and an amplifier. The resonator includes a capacitive element and an inductive element. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342831

Apparatus and method for neck and shoulder landmark detection

A device is configured to perform a method for neck and shoulder detection. The method includes receiving an image that includes a face. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160338108

System and method for detecting and resolving conflicts

A method for operating a first device includes transmitting a conflict query frame including a first address field containing a first locally assigned identifier associated with the first device, wherein the conflict query frame further includes a second address field and has a structure of a first legacy frame, and determining if a conflict notification corresponding to the conflict query frame is received within a specified time interval after transmitting the conflict query frame. The method also includes discontinuing use of the first locally assigned identifier if the conflict notification is received within the specified time interval, and continuing use of the first locally assigned identifier if the conflict notification is not received within the specified time interval.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337937

System and method for making and disseminating local policy decisions in a software programmable radio network

An embodiment wireless communication system includes a base station and a software defined network (sdn)-enabled switch/router configured to communicate data packets with the base station. The wireless communication system also includes a computing platform running at least one virtual device and that is configured to communicate with the sdn-enabled switch/router and to provide software to configure operation of the sdn-enabled switch/router.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337568

Method for mobile device to improve camera image quality by detecting whether the mobile device is indoors or outdoors

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems that automatically adjust camera functions of an electronic device to provide improved image quality by determining whether the electronic device is being operated indoors or outdoors.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337271

Localized traffic flow management in a wireless network

The disclosure relates to technology for a local control point in a communication system. The local control point may be an enterprise gateway configured as a gateway between radio access nodes and a core network that provides wireless communication for wireless devices that connect to the radio access nodes. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337248

Systems and methods for software programmable radio network with legacy components

A described embodiment includes a method for managing operational components on wireless base station including providing a base station. The base station includes a software defined network (sdn) configured to support at least one virtual machine. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337071

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

11/17/16 / #20160337041

Polarization independent reflective modulator

An apparatus comprising an optical input configured to receive an optical carrier, an polarization beam splitter configured to forward a first polarized component of the optical carrier along a first light path, and forward a second polarized component of the optical carrier along a second light path, wherein the first polarized component comprises a first polarization that is perpendicular to a second polarization of the second polarized component upon exiting the optical splitter, and an optical modulator coupled to the first light path and the second light path, the modulator configured to modulate the first polarized component of the optical carrier and the second polarized component of the optical carrier.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160337015

Multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output for digital subscriber line

A method implemented in a network element (ne), comprising obtaining, via a processor of the ne, a plurality of encoded signals associated with a plurality of downstream (ds) channels in a network, wherein the plurality of ds channels form a plurality of ds multiple-input and multiple-output (mimo) groups, performing, via the processor, mimo pre-coding on the plurality of encoded signals according to the plurality of ds mimo groups, performing, via the processor, crosstalk pre-coding on the plurality of encoded signals jointly after performing the mimo pre-coding to produce a plurality of output signals, and transmitting, via transmitters of the ne, synchronously the plurality of output signals to a plurality of remote nes via the plurality of ds channels.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335987

User interface display composition with device sensor/state based graphical effects

A method comprising receiving sensor data from a sensor, obtaining image data from a graphical effects shader based on the sensor data, blending the image data with a plurality of application surfaces to create a blended image, and transmitting the blended image to a display. The method may further comprise blending a color image with the blended image in response to a reduction in ambient light. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160335738

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

11/17/16 / #20160335379

System and method for a synthetic trace model

A system and method for a synthetic trace model includes providing a first system model, the first system model comprising a plurality of subsystem models, each of the plurality of subsystem models having a trace format, generating a first plurality of traces from an overall pool of trace instructions, each of the first plurality of traces generated for respective ones of the plurality of subsystem models, according to the trace format of the subsystem model, executing the traces on each of the subsystem models, and evaluating execution characteristics for each trace executed on the first system model.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334941

Method and device for optical handwriting recognition

A method and a system for virtual handwriting recognition are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes optically capturing a finger gesture by the camera unit of a computing device and transforming the finger gesture into a digital indicia by a processing unit of the computing device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/10/16 / #20160330692

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

11/10/16 / #20160330672

System and method for wifi authentication and selection

A method embodiment for network authentication includes selecting, by a user equipment (ue), an access network for establishing a network connection and receiving one or more network authentication status indications for a network associated with the access network. The method further includes implementing a network authentication and selection policy in accordance with the one or more network authentication status indications.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/10/16 / #20160329915

Apparatus and method for error correction and passive optical network

An error correction method is disclosed, including receiving an input data, processing the input data with a first forward error code (fec) transformation, processing the input data with a second fec transformation, and generating an output data including the first transformation and the second transformation.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/10/16 / #20160328259

System and method for dynamic virtualized network function descriptor management

A virtual network function descriptor (vnfd) parameter may include subfields that allow a management entity to determine whether the vnfd parameter can be updated. The subfields may include a write-ability subfield that indicates whether the vnfd parameter is a dynamic/configurable vnfd parameter or a fixed/static vnfd parameter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323880

Application driven and adaptive unified resource management for data centers with multi-resource schedulable unit (mrsu)

An apparatus comprising a processor configured to obtain estimated processing requirements, estimated memory requirements, estimated storage requirements, and estimated network communication requirements for a plurality of data center (dc) tenants; determine a minimum resource schedulable unit (mrsu) for the tenants, the determined mrsu comprising a dynamically allocatable group of processor resources, processing memory resources, storage resources, and network resources comprised in at least one of a plurality of dc servers, wherein the mrsu is determined such that each dc tenant's estimated processing requirements, estimated memory requirements, estimated storage requirements, and estimated network communications requirements are met by allocation of a corresponding integer value of mrsus; and allocate the corresponding integer value of mrsus to each dc tenant as an mrsu allocation; and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the mrsu allocation to the dc servers for allocation to the dc tenants.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323819

System and method for data communication in a decentralized and power efficient manner

A method for operating a first station configured for transmitting data includes generating a first frame including an identifier associated with a second station and a first timing information associated with a first time period for transmitting the data to the second station, the first time period occurring after a paging window. The method includes while within the paging window, attempting to obtain access to a channel, when the first station has not obtained access to the channel, modifying the first time period and the first timing information if the first station has received a second frame including a second timing information associated with a second time period, when the first station has obtained access to the channel, transmitting the first frame; and after the paging window, transmitting the data during the first time period if the first station was able to transmit the first frame.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323773

System and method for buffer status reporting for multi-stream aggregation

Embodiments are provided herein for enabling buffer status reporting for multi-stream aggregation (msa) in wireless networks. In an embodiment, a user equipment (ue) receives from a network, a configuration regarding one of enabling and disabling cross-node buffer status reporting. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323200

System and method for resource management

System and method for resource management are disclosed. These include receiving, by a virtualized network function (vnf) manger (vnfm) entity, from a network functions virtualization orchestrator (nfvo) entity a granting indication including a granting granularity in which the nfvo entity permits the vnfm entity to perform multiple vnf management operations for one or more vnfs, determining, by the vnfm entity, that a first vnf management operation is in a scope of permission based on the granting indication upon the first vnf management operation being triggered, and sending, by the vnfm entity, a first resource allocation request for the first vnf management operation to a virtual infrastructure manager (vim) entity.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323184

Generic packet encapsulation for virtual networking

A method implemented by network element (ne) configured as a local cloud switch point (csp), the method comprising receiving a first post message from a remote csp via a cloudcasting network, wherein the first post message indicates a remote virtual extensible network (vxn) identifier (id) of a remote virtual network attached to the remote csp, receiving a first data packet from a local virtual network attached to the local csp, wherein the first data packet is associated with the remote virtual network, performing encapsulation on the first data packet to produce a first encapsulated data packet by selecting an encapsulation header for the first data packet based on the remote vxn id and not based on network protocols of the local virtual network and the remote virtual network, and sending the first encapsulated data packet to the remote csp.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323144

Traffic-driven network controller placement in software-defined networks

A method and an apparatus that allocate controllers in an sdn are described. The sdn may comprise a plurality of switches, each switch having a selection likelihood and one or more assignment likelihoods. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323029

Device, network, and method for csi feedback of hybrid beamforming

Various methods and systems are provided to provide for channel state information (csi) feedback of hybrid beamforming. In a first example embodiment, a method for signaling a beamforming reference signal (bfrs) is provided. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160323028

Device, network, and method for receiving data transmission under scheduling decoding delay in mmwave communication

In a first example embodiment, a control transmission portion of a mmwave communication is received at a user equipment. The control transmission portion is divided into a plurality of control transmission portion sub-regions, each sub-region scheduling a data transmission for a corresponding sub-region of a data transmission portion of the mmwave communication. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320991

Method and apparatus for flexible raid in ssd

A solid state drive (ssd) employing a redundant array of independent disks (raid) scheme includes a flash memory chip, erasable blocks in the flash memory chip, and a flash controller. The erasable blocks are configured to store flash memory pages. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/27/16 / #20160316391

System and method for communications link control

A method for operating an access point includes identifying one or more stations to receive a transmission from the access point, and generating a traffic indication map (tim) for the one or more stations identified, the tim in accordance with a tim generating rule, the tim identifying at least an offset length and a number of entries. The method further includes broadcasting a beacon carrying the tim to the one or more stations identified, the one or more stations configured to decode the beacon according to the tim generating rule.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/27/16 / #20160315855

Open shortest path first for temporal tunnel services

A network element (ne) in a network, comprising a memory configured to store time-based traffic engineering (te) information associated with network resource reservations on a link attached to the ne in a series of time intervals each having a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to reserve, at a first current time, a network resource for a temporal tunnel service (tts) on the link to carry traffic during a scheduled time interval subsequent to the first current time, wherein the scheduled time interval comprises a scheduled start time and a scheduled end time, and update, at the first current time, the time-based te information in the scheduled time interval according to the network resource reserved to produce a first updated te information in the scheduled time interval.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160309245

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

10/20/16 / #20160308786

Temporal tunnel services

An ingress node in a network, comprising a receiver configured to receive a first request for a temporal label switched path (lsp) in the network, wherein the first request indicates a network constraint and a scheduled time interval having a predetermined start time and a predetermined end time for the temporal lsp to carry traffic, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to compute a path in the network for the temporal lsp, wherein the path satisfies the network constraint in the scheduled time interval, and reserve a network resource for use during the scheduled time interval for the temporal lsp in advance of the predetermined start time, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to send a path request message to the next hop node to initiate set up of the temporal lsp in the network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308641

Digital representations of analog signals and control words using different multi-level modulation formats

A method implemented by a transmitter, comprising encoding digital in-phase and quadrature-phase (iq) data associated with a plurality of analog signals according to a first multi-level modulation format to produce a modulated iq signal, encoding control information associated with the plurality of analog signals according to a second multi-level modulation format that is different from the first multi-level modulation format to produce a modulated control signal, aggregating the modulated iq signal and the modulated control signal via time-division multiplexing (tdm) to produce an aggregated tdm signal, and transmitting the aggregated tdm signal over a communication channel.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308521

Apparatus and method for a self-biasing circuit for a fet passive mixer

Embodiments are provided for biasing circuits with compensation of process variation without band-gap referenced current or voltage. In an embodiment, a circuit for biasing a field-effect transistor (fet) passive mixer comprises a series of diode-connected fets, and a series of first resistors connected to a voltage source and the series of diode-connected fets. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160308073

Apparatus and method for a low loss coupling capacitor

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

10/20/16 / #20160306847

Apparatus and method for using parameterized intermediate representation for just-in-time compilation in database query execution engine

Embodiments are provided herein for using parameterized intermediate representation (ir) for just-in-time (jit) compilation in database query execution engines. In an embodiment, a method supporting query jit compilation and execution in a database management system includes identifying a central processing unit (cpu) intensive function in a query, and identifying, in the cpu intensive function, one or more parameters. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306836

Serialization scheme for storing data and lightweight indices on devices with append-only bands

A method comprising receiving a plurality of data records, storing the data records as data segments in a storage element, receiving a plurality of descriptors for each data segment, wherein each descriptor describes an aspect of data contained in the data segments, employing a first user-defined function to resolve a first minimum descriptor for each data segment and a first maximum descriptor for each data segment, composing a lightweight index for the data segments, wherein the lightweight index comprises the first minimum descriptor for each data segment and the first maximum descriptor for each data segment, and appending the lightweight index to the data segments in the storage element.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306810

Big data statistics at data-block level

System and method for storing statistical data of records stored in a distributed file system. In one aspect a statistical data block is allocated in a memory of a data node for storing statistical data of records stored in a storage disk of the data node. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306744

System and method for reliably persisting storage writes at high speed

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

10/13/16 / #20160302203

Communications with carrier selection, switching and measurements

The disclosure relates to a base station configuring component carriers to user equipment (ue). The base station determines one or more component carriers to configure based on the ue carrier aggregation capability and sends a first configuration signaling to configure the ue with the component carriers in one or more component carrier sets. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302092

Monitoring a narrowband control channel for a wideband system to reduce power consumption

The disclosure relates to technology for a base station to signal user equipment to monitor a narrowband control channel in a wideband system. The base station sends a configuration signaling to configure the user equipment including a designation of subframe(s). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/13/16 / #20160302063

System and method for reducing authentication signaling in a wireless network

A method for reducing authentication signaling in a wireless network includes identifying a plurality of access points in a network belonging to a group. An access request message is received from a first access point associated with a device being in range of the first access point. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301670

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

An apparatus for decoding a media stream includes 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 including a segment signaling information and a plurality of segments, wherein the plurality of segments includes encoded and unencoded segments, wherein the segment signaling information includes identification of at least two segment groups each including 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

10/13/16 / #20160301475

Optical transceiving using self-homodyne detection (shd) and remote modulation

A first optical transceiver node comprises: a laser configured to emit an input optical signal; a first splitter coupled to the laser and configured to split the input optical signal into a local oscillator (lo) optical signal and an unmodulated optical signal; and a receiver coupled to the first splitter and configured to: receive the lo optical signal from the first splitter; receive a modulated optical signal from a second optical transceiver node, wherein the modulated optical signal is a modulated version of the unmodulated optical signal; and perform phase noise cancellation of the modulated optical signal using the lo optical signal.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299363

Vertical pn silicon modulator

A silicon waveguide comprising a waveguide core that comprises a first positively doped (p1) region vertically adjacent to a second positively doped (p2) region. The p2 region is more heavily positively doped than the p1 region. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295497

System and method for controlling network signaling loads in a wireless network

Network signaling loads are controlled in a wireless network by monitoring traffic patterns at an access point and determining that the access point is a high turnover access point. A high turnover access point is determined based on an average time devices spend in a coverage area of the access point being below a threshold level. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295391

System and method for tdd configuration for d2d open discovery

Embodiments are provided to support device-to-device (d2d) communications in a time-division duplexing (tdd) communications system, and ensure that d2d discovery signals are transmitted by user devices on an uplink subframe when there is a tdd frame configuration change. In an embodiment, a user device receives form the network a tdd frame configuration selected from a set of available tdd frame configurations according to the tdd configuration. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295129

System and method for creating time-lapse videos

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for capturing images and creating time-lapse videos. A method includes receiving image data representative of an image that is to be used as part of an image sequence, and processing the image data using edge detection to assist a user to capture a subsequent image for the image sequence at substantially a same geographical location and substantially a same device orientation as that for other images in the image sequence.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295014

Channel ordering for multi-channel multi-carrier communication systems

A method implemented in a network element (ne), comprising determining, via a processor of the ne, a channel order for a set of subscriber lines at each of a plurality of subcarriers to equalize data rates of the set of subscriber lines, wherein the set of subscriber lines is coupled to a plurality of remote nes associated with a plurality of users, determining, via the processor, parameters for a crosstalk mitigation filter for a first subcarrier from the plurality of subcarriers according to channel responses of the set of subscriber lines at the first subcarrier and a first channel order from the channel orders for the first subcarrier, and sending, via a transmitter of the ne, parameters of the crosstalk mitigation filter to facilitate joint processing of data of the plurality of users for crosstalk mitigation.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294972

System and method for content and application acceleration in a wireless communications system

A method includes requesting, by a first wireless intelligent content acceleration (wica) unit, content from a provider and receiving, by the first wica unit, a first transmission over a backhaul link, the first transmission being based on the request. The method also includes determining whether the first transmission includes a signature without a first block of data or the signature and the first block of data. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294587

Open loop digital pwm envelope tracking system with dynamic boosting

A system, apparatus and method is described for dynamically boosting (increasing) the power supply voltage to an envelope tracking (et) modulator within a transmitter system when the target/desired power amplifier voltage supply is above a predetermined threshold (e.g., equal to the available power supply of the system, such as a battery). By boosting the power input supply to the et modulator, the modulated power supply provided to the power amplifier (pa) is also increased. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294441

Copper-assisted fifth generation (5g) wireless access to indoor

A network element including a relay station disposed outside a structure, wherein the relay station is configured to convert a radio frequency signal received from a base station into baseband signals and to frame the baseband signals into data packets, and a transceiver disposed outside the structure and operably coupled to the relay station, wherein the transceiver is configured to receive the data packets from the relay station and to transmit the data packets over copper wire pairs to a second transceiver disposed within the structure and coupled to an indoor radio station so that the indoor radio station is able to convert the data packets back into the radio frequency signal and transmit the radio frequency signal to a user equipment within the structure.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294294

Resonant converters with an improved voltage regulation range

A method comprises determining an operating mode based upon an input voltage and an output voltage of a resonant converter, wherein the resonant converter comprises a switch network coupled to an input dc power source, a resonant tank coupled to the switch network and a transformer coupled between the resonant tank and a secondary rectifier, wherein the secondary rectifier is a full-bridge rectifier, configuring the switch network to operate at a buck converter mode in response to a first input voltage and configuring the secondary rectifier to operate at a boost converter mode in response to a second input voltage, wherein the first voltage is higher than the output voltage and the second voltage is lower than the output voltage.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

10/06/16 / #20160292101

Acceleration framework with direct data transfer mechanism

Systems and methods for offloading computations from a cpu directly to an accelerator engine are disclosed. One embodiment includes determining a function of an application to be offloaded from a cpu to an accelerator engine, locating data within a file necessary to perform the functions, programming a logic of the accelerator engine based on the function to be offloaded, programming a dma engine to move a copy the data from a secondary storage device to the accelerator engine, and processing the data at the accelerator engine using the programmed logic.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/29/16 / #20160286043

System and method for mobile core data services

A mobile core network with distributed data services is provided. The mobile core network includes distributed mobile cores associated with mobile data service (mds) agents at distributed data centers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285700

Adaptive, anomaly detection based predictor for network time series data

System and method embodiments are provided for adaptive anomaly detection based predictor for network data. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method in a network component for predicting values of future network time series data includes receiving, with one or more receivers, network time series data; determining, with one or more processors, whether an anomaly is detected in the network time series data; generating, with the one or more processors, a prediction associated with the network data according to a primary predictor when no anomaly is detected in the network time series data; generating, with the one or more processors, the prediction associated with the network data according to an alternative predictor when an anomaly in the network time series data is detected; and sending, with one or more transmitters, the prediction to a network controller, wherein the network controller uses the prediction to adjust network parameters.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285555

Channel ranging adjustment in multiple-wavelength passive optical networks (pons)

A passive optical network (pon) includes a first optical line terminal (olt), a second olt, and an optical network unit (onu). The first olt sends an equalization delay change message to the onu, wherein the equalization delay change message includes an equalization delay, an upstream channel id and a downstream channel id corresponding to the equalization delay. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/29/16 / #20160285371

Boost converter and method

A converter comprises a first switch, a second switch, a first blocking device and a second blocking device connected in series between two terminals of an output capacitor, an inductor coupled between a dc input source and a common node of the second switch and the first blocking device and a capacitor coupled between a common node of the first switch and the second switch, and a common node of the first blocking device and the second blocking device, wherein a voltage across the capacitor is configured to be adjustable through adjusting duty cycles of the first switch and the second switch.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277282

X channel to zone in zone routing

An apparatus for zone routing comprising a transmitter coupled to one or more communication nodes in a network, wherein the communication nodes correspond to less than all edge nodes of the network, a receiver coupled to the communication nodes, and a processor coupled to the transmitter and the receiver, wherein the processor is configured to compute a first path for a label-switched path (lsp) through the network, wherein the first path extends from an ingress node of the edge nodes to an egress node of the edge nodes, obtain a second path that traverses through a first communication node of the communication nodes available to the egress node, and send, via the transmitter, a first lsp creation request message to the first communication node requesting creation of the lsp along the first path.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277082

System and method for coordinated mimo switching (cms) in tdd/fdd-lte

An enb is configured to perform a method for coordinating downlink power per layer at an enb in a multiple-input, multiple-output (mimo) network. The method includes receiving feedback from at least one ue; calculating a plurality of mimo gradients based on the received feedback; changing a power per layer according to the calculated mimo gradients; and exchanging gradient power information between the enb and at least one neighboring enb.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276095

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

09/15/16 / #20160270086

System and method for interference coordination in wireless communications systems

A method for reducing interference at a first transmission point (tp) includes receiving a blanking bitmap from a second tp, the blanking bitmap includes an indicator of an interval of time when transmissions occurring on a transmission beam originating from the second tp are adjusted to reduce interference to the first tp, and scheduling communications for a user equipment (ue) served by the first tp in accordance with the blanking bitmap.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/15/16 / #20160270080

Windowing methods for efficient channel aggregation and deaggregation

A method implemented in a fronthaul communication unit, comprising applying, via a processor of the fronthaul communication unit, a plurality of first frequency-domain windowing (fdw) functions on a plurality of first communication channel signals to produce a plurality of first windowed signals, aggregating, via the processor, the plurality of first windowed signals to produce a first aggregated signal, and transmitting, via a frontend of the fronthaul communication unit, the first aggregated signal to a corresponding fronthaul communication unit over a fronthaul communication link to facilitate fronthaul communication.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269891

System and method for multi-sim profiles or embedded sim

Methods and apparatuses that select initial subscriber information module (sim) profile via a mobile device are described. Multiple sim profiles including a first sim profile and a second sim profile can be stored on a sim card for the mobile device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/15/16 / #20160269212

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

09/15/16 / #20160268924

Multi-level inverter apparatus and method

An inverter comprises a first input capacitor and a second input capacitor connected in series, an inverting unit comprising a first switch, a second switch, a third switch and a fourth switch connected in series, wherein the inverting unit is connected to an input of an l-c filter, a first bidirectional conductive path connected between a common node of the first switch and the second switch, and a common node of the first input capacitor and the second input capacitor, a second bidirectional conductive path connected between a common node of the third switch and the fourth switch, and the common node of the first input capacitor and the second input capacitor and a flying capacitor connected between the common node of the first switch and the second switch, and the common node of the third switch and the fourth switch.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/15/16 / #20160268694

Active antenna system (aas) radio frequency (rf) module with heat sink integrated antenna reflector

On-board heat dissipation can be achieved in radio frequency (rf) modules by integrating a heat sink into the rf module's antenna reflector. Said integration achieves a compact and aesthetically pleasing rf module design that reduces the overall footprint of modular active antenna systems (aass). ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/08/16 / #20160262083

Method and system with separation of session anchor and forwarding anchor

A method for mobility management for a mobile node that establishes a connection with a first network while in a second network and traverses to a third network includes transferring location management information from the second network to the first network. An indirection path from the first network to the third network is established for data packets directed to the mobile node. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261511

System and method for adapting an application source rate to a load condition

A system and method for adapting an application source rate to a load condition are provided. A method for forming a connection includes receiving a service authorization request for service between the first device and the second device, requesting a formation of a first bearer at a first data rate between the first device and the second device, and determining if the first bearer was formed. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261498

Server-based local address assignment protocol

An apparatus comprises: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: perform a random number generation; generate a host identifier (hid) based on the random number generation, wherein the hid is substantially unique within a local network; and generate, using the hid, an initial message requesting a local address. A method comprises: performing a random number generation; generating a host identifier (hid) based on the random number generation, wherein the hid is substantially unique within a local network; generating, using the hid, an initial message requesting a local address; and transmitting the initial message.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261352

Polarization state aligner (psa)

A system comprises: a polarization state aligner (psa) comprising: an input port; a first polarization beam splitter (pbs) coupled to the input port; a first phase shifter (ps) coupled to the first pbs; a first polarization rotator (pr) coupled to the first pbs; a first beam splitter (bs) coupled to the first ps and the first pr; a first output port coupled to the first bs; and a second output port coupled to the first bs.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261346

Optical transceiver using duplex media, self-homodyne detection (shd), coherent detection, and uncooled laser

An apparatus comprises an uncooled laser; a splitter coupled to the laser; a first wavelength component coupled to the splitter; a local oscillator (lo) port coupled to the first wavelength component; a modulator coupled to the splitter; a second wavelength component coupled to the modulator; and a signal port coupled to the second wavelength component. A method comprises emitting an input light; splitting the input light into a first local oscillator (lo) optical signal and a first unmodulated optical signal; modulating the first unmodulated optical signal using polarization-multiplexed, high-order modulation to produce a first modulated optical signal; transmitting the first lo optical signal to a first duplex fiber; and transmitting the first modulated optical signal to a second duplex fiber.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/08/16 / #20160261234

Transconductance optimization using feedback-balun-transformer with inductance degeneration combinations

Disclosed are apparatuses and methods to overcome technology limitations to achieve linearity and efficiency performance suitable for practical wireless communications systems. In an embodiment, an amplifier is provided that superimposes the transconductance from a common source amplifier with inductor degeneration with the transconductance from a common source amplifier without degeneration. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255612

System and method for transmitting and receiving control channels

A method for transmitting resource allocation information to a wireless node in a communications system includes selecting a search space from one of a first search space and a second search space, the first search space associated with a first set of control channel parameters and the second search space associated with a second set of control channel parameters. The method also includes modulating the first control information, and mapping the modulated first control information onto the selected search space in a first subframe, where at least one of modulating the first control information and mapping the modulated first control information is according to a selected set of control channel parameters associated with the selected search space. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255598

System and method for uplink mimo transmission

Embodiments are provided for efficient uplink multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) transmission and retransmission schemes. The embodiments include determining transmission rank and stream for mimo when there are pending retransmissions on one stream. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/01/16 / #20160255519

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

09/01/16 / #20160255169

Method and system for smart object eviction for proxy cache

A method for managing a local cache. The method includes receiving an object from a back end server at a local cache for access by one or more users at a local site. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/01/16 / #20160254875

Synchronous time-division duplexing amplifier architecture

An apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive a digital subscriber line (dsl) signal carrying a data burst from a first network element (ne) via a first dsl line in a network, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to perform frame synchronization to determine a burst timing of the data burst, perform signal amplification on the dsl signal to produce an amplified dsl signal, and determine a transmission time for the amplified dsl signal according to the burst timing of the data burst, and a transmitter coupled to the processor configured to transmit the amplified dsl signal to a second ne over a second dsl line in the network according to the transmission time to facilitate communication between the first ne and the second ne.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

09/01/16 / #20160254757

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

09/01/16 / #20160254751

High efficiency power regulator and method

A power regulator comprises a first power switch configured to carry a pulsed current, an input capacitor between a positive terminal of an input voltage bus and a return point, an output capacitor between a positive terminal of an output voltage bus and the return point and a protection device coupled between the return point and a common return point of the input voltage bus and the output voltage bus, wherein the pulsed current is configured to flow through the protection device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249382

System and method for indicating packet transmission time

A method for exchanging data includes generating a usage indicator for an access window, the usage indicator including a first indication of if an allowed station in a list of allowed stations needs to receive information about its resource allocation and at least one of a second indication of a start time of the access window, and a third indication of the list of allowed stations, and broadcasting the usage indicator. The method also includes exchanging data with at least one of the allowed stations within the access window in accordance with the usage indicator.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249309

Systems and methods for efficient channel synchronization

System and method embodiments are provided for efficient channel synchronization. The embodiments enable a reduction in a stations power consumption and reduce network overhead for transmitting synchronization frames by refraining from sending the synchronization frame when it is not needed. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248860

Service function registration mechanism and capability indexing

A method implemented in a network engine comprising receiving, by a service function (sf) orchestrator in the network engine, a registration request message from a third-party sf manager requesting registration of a sf comprising one or more sf instances in a network, wherein the registration request message comprises vendor identification information identifying a vendor of the sf and sf identification information identifying the sf, receiving a capability information message from the third-party sf manager indicating vendor-specific capability information associated with the sf, receiving a service request message from a service client requesting a network service and one or more policies for the service, generating the network service by utilizing the one or more sf instances according to the one or more policies and the vendor-specific capability information, and sending the one or more policies to the one or more sf instances.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248659

Intermediate-system-to-intermediate-system topology-transparent-zone

A network node comprising a receiver and a processor is disclosed. The receiver is configured to receive an identifier of an intermediate-system-to-intermediate-system (isis) topology-transparent-zone (ttz) to which the network node has been assigned, further configured to receive and store isis ttz topology information, and further configured to receive an indication to distribute topology information related to the isis ttz to other network nodes assigned to the isis ttz. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248616

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

08/25/16 / #20160246842

Query optimization adaptive to system memory load for parallel database systems

A method for adaptively generating a query execution plan for a parallel database distributed among a cluster of data nodes includes receiving memory usage data from a multiple data nodes including network devices, calculating a representative memory load corresponding to the data nodes based on the memory usage data, categorizing a memory mode corresponding to the data nodes based on the calculated representative memory load, calculating an available work memory corresponding to the data nodes based on the memory mode, and generating the query execution plan for the data nodes based on the available work memory, wherein the memory usage data is based on monitored individual memory loads associated with the data nodes and the query execution plan corresponds to the currently available work memory.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246785

Hybrid data distribution in a massively parallel processing architecture

System and method for hybrid distribution mode in massively parallel processing (mpp) database preventing storage imbalance issues caused by data skew. Key values of the database are identified as outliers if records of those keys cause database skew. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/25/16 / #20160246620

On-demand loading of dynamic scripting language code for reduced memory usage

A computer-implemented method and system for reducing the amount of memory space required to store applications written in dynamic scripting languages loads a program module into memory and removes a category of program code, such as debug information or function definitions, from the program module. The method and system also receives a request for debug information, or a function call or query, and determines whether or not the corresponding program code is in memory. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241436

Intent based network configuration

An embodiment device includes a network interface, a non-transitory computer readable medium having executable instructions thereon, and a processor coupled to the network interface and the computer readable medium. The executable instructions cause the processor to receive an intent representing requirements for data traffic on a network having a plurality of endpoints, with the intent specifying one or more traffic parameters identifying one or more of the endpoints, and and at least one first service. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241379

Full duplex transmission method for high speed backplane system

A system for a backplane serializer/deserializer (serdes) including first and second integrated circuits (ic). The first and second ics include transmitters and receivers coupled to each other through first and second bidirectional links. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241334

Reverse-direction tap (rdt), remote diagnostic management tool (rdmt), and analyses using the rdt and the rdmt

A coaxial cable tap comprises a housing, and a faceplate coupled to the housing. The faceplate comprises a first directional tap port, and a diagnostic reverse (dr) port configured to receive a first upstream signal originating downstream from the coaxial cable tap, and inject a downstream test signal in a downstream direction. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/18/16 / #20160241317

Apparatus and method to configure antenna beam width

Using high-beam and low-beam transmission signals that have different antenna tilts, different beam-widths, and different polarizations than one another may provide performance advantages in wireless networks. The high-beam transmission signal and the low-beam transmission signal may have orthogonal polarizations. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/18/16 / #20160239200

System and method for multi-touch gestures

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a touch screen display of a device from a user, a gesture on the touch screen display of the device and determining whether the gesture is a multi-touch gesture on a plurality of objects displayed on the touch screen display of the device. The method also includes producing a detected multi-touch gesture when the gesture is the multi-touch gesture on the plurality of objects displayed on the touch screen display of the device and performing an operation on the plurality of objects in accordance with the detected multi-touch gesture.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234730

Systems and methods for evolved packet core cluster and session handling

System and method embodiments are provided for evolved packet core cluster and session handling. In an embodiment, a method in a network component for cluster and session handling includes receiving, by a mc-c in a first resource pool in a cluster of resources, an attach request from a sorc for a pdn connection for a ue, the mc-c and the first resource pool selected by the sorc according to a ue address, a resource load, and an operator policy; configuring session control and gateway resources for a session for the ue; negotiating with a follower site to determine state information for a bearer context of the ue; synchronizing the state information with follower sites when a state is agreed upon by at least some of the follower sites; and forming an availability group according to a set of servers that hold replicated state information for the ue.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234706

Device, network, and method for communications with variable-duration reference signals

A device, network, and method for providing a variable-duration reference signal. In an embodiment, a method for wireless communications includes determining, by a first device, a starting timing and an ending timing of one or more symbols of a first carrier in accordance with a reference timing for transmission and reception, wherein each of the one or more symbols has a fixed duration; determining, by the first device, a signal of variable duration on the first carrier, wherein the starting timing of the signal of variable duration is offset from the starting timing of any of the one or more symbols of the first carrier in accordance with the reference timing; and transmitting, by the first device on the first carrier, the signal of variable duration, at the starting timing of the signal of variable duration.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234501

Apparatus and method for compressing color index map

Embodiments are provided for compressing a color index map in video coding applications including screen content images. An embodiment method includes obtaining, at a video codec device, an image block, and generating a color index map comprising a plurality of entries and representing the image block. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234121

Supporting software defined networking with application layer traffic optimization

An application layer traffic optimization (alto) node comprising a processor configured to import a first set of network information from one or more software defined networking (sdn) nodes, aggregate the network information received from the sdn nodes, calculate a plurality of traffic optimization decisions based on the aggregated network information, and forward the traffic optimization decisions to the sdn nodes. Also disclosed is a method for optimizing traffic using a sdn node and an application layer traffic optimization (alto) node, the method comprising receiving a request for network resources from a node, obtaining a plurality of traffic optimization information from the alto node, negotiating one or more paths with a second sdn node using the traffic optimization information received from the alto node, constructing the paths, and sending a response to the node that indicates the node may forward packets via one of the paths.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233968

Noise cancellation system

A noise cancellation system comprises an i-channel mixer configured to receive a radio frequency signal from an antenna and an intermediate frequency signal from a local oscillator, a q-channel mixer configured to receive the radio frequency signal from the antenna and a phase-shifted intermediate frequency signal from the local oscillator, a first noise cancellation apparatus connected with the i-channel mixer, wherein an i-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and an i-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the first noise cancellation apparatus and a second noise cancellation apparatus connected with the q-channel mixer, wherein a q-channel differential mode second-order intermodulation component and a q-channel common mode second-order intermodulation component cancel each other in the second noise cancellation apparatus.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/11/16 / #20160233905

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

08/11/16 / #20160232112

Unified memory bus and method to operate the unified memory bus

A system including an unified memory interface (umi) data bus and a method for operating the umi bus are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system includes a umi bus, a processor coupled to the umi bus, a ram/nvm device coupled to the umi bus and nvm/ssd devices coupled to the umi bus, wherein the umi bus is configured to use ram/nvm device random access waiting cycles to block access the nvm/ssd devices.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227523

System and method for resource allocation for massive carrier aggregation

A method for allocating network resources to user equipments (ues) includes configuring a first group of component carriers with resource allocations indicated by a joint downlink control information (dci) message, configuring a second group of component carriers with resource allocations for each component carrier indicated by a dedicated dci message, generating the joint dci message indicating first resource allocations for a first subset of the first group of component carriers, generating a plurality of dedicated dci messages, wherein each dedicated dci message indicates a second resource allocation for a component carrier in a second subset of the second group of component carriers, mapping each one of the joint dci message and the plurality of dedicated dci messages to a control channel, and sending the control channels to the ue.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227488

System and method for direct mobile communications power control

A method for transmitting to a direct mobile communications (dmc) device by a user equipment operating in both a cellular mode and a dmc mode includes estimating a first pathloss of a first channel from the user equipment to a base station according to a difference between a known base station transmit power level and a received base station power level, and estimating a second pathloss of a second channel from the user equipment to the dmc device according to a difference between a known dmc device transmit power level and a received dmc device power level. The method also includes setting a transmit power level for transmission to the dmc device according to the first pathloss and the second pathloss, and transmitting a signal to the dmc device at the transmit power level.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226701

Capacity-aware heuristic approach for placing software-defined networking (sdn) switches in hybrid sdn networks for single link/node failure

A network controller comprising a processor configured to obtain topology information of a network, wherein the topology information indicates a plurality of non-software-defined networking (non-sdn) network elements (nes) interconnected by a plurality of links in the network, analyze each non-sdn ne according to the topology information to determine whether the non-sdn ne is a candidate ne for establishing a backup tunnel to protect a single-link failure at one of the plurality of links, and select a plurality of target nes from the candidate nes to protect against all single link-failures in the network, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to send a first message to a first of the target nes to dynamically enable software-defined networking (sdn) functionalities at the first target ne in order to facilitate single-link failure protection in the network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/28/16 / #20160218811

Digital generation of multi-level phase shifting with a mach-zehnder modulator (mzm)

An apparatus comprising a first electrical driver configured to generate a first binary voltage signal according to first data, a second electrical driver configured to generate a second binary voltage signal according to second data, wherein the first data and the second data are different, and a first optical waveguide arm coupled to the first electrical driver and the second electrical driver, wherein the first optical waveguide arm is configured to shift a first phase of a first optical signal propagating along the first optical waveguide arm according to a first voltage difference between the first binary voltage signal and the second binary voltage signal to produce a first, multi-level phase-shifted optical signal.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216962

Systems and methods to update source code files

Methods and systems that facilitate efficient and effective application program maintenance and patch distribution are described. A device comprises: a memory that stores application source code files and instructions for creating a hot patch file, wherein the application source code files include an update source code file and initial source code files before an application update; and a processor operable to create the hot patch file, wherein the hot patch file is created based upon differences between a pair of optimized source code file sets that result from optimization of a first set of the initial source code files and separate optimization of a second set of source code files; wherein the second set includes an update source code file and associated files selected from the first set based on results from a graph indicating manners in which said source code files related to one another.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216905

Optimizing synchronous write via speculation

A method implemented in a data processing system comprising receiving an input/output (io) write request from a processing thread to transfer data from a memory of the data processing system to an io device, setting the memory as read-only memory to protect the data from overwrite before the data is transferred to the io device, and sending, in response to the io write request, a speculative io write completion response to the processing thread to enable the processing thread to continue execution without waiting for the data to be transferred to the io device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212747

Frequency-division multiplexing (fdm) using soft clipping (sc)

A method comprising mapping data onto odd frequency subcarriers of a plurality of non-overlapping frequency subcarriers, wherein each of the non-overlapping frequency subcarriers comprises a center frequency that is an odd integer multiple of a lowest center frequency, producing a time signal based on the mapping, applying soft clipping (sc) to signal amplitudes of the time signal according to a polynomial function, and producing a positive-amplitude signal based on the applying.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212725

System and method for delivering notifications

A method for operating a first user equipment (ue) includes establishing an application layer connection with a second ue, wherein the first ue and the second ue are indirectly coupled to each other by a communications network, detecting an occurrence of an event at the first ue, and sending a first notification of the event to the second ue over the application layer connection.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/21/16 / #20160212066

Software-defined information centric network (icn)

A network element (ne) comprising a receiver configured to receive a flow configuration message from a network controller via an information centric network (icn), wherein the flow configuration message comprises a flow entry that identifies a flow in the icn, wherein the flow is associated with a name of an application data object, and wherein the flow entry comprises a forwarding path associated with an application corresponding to the application data object name, and receive a packet, via the icn, comprising the application data object name, a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to select the flow entry from a flow table based on the packet's application data object name, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to forward the packet along the forwarding path in the selected flow entry.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210340

System and method for massively parallel processor database

In one embodiment, a method includes determining a number of initial servers in a massively parallel processing (mpp) database cluster and determining an initial bucket configuration of the mpp database cluster, where the initial bucket configuration has a number of initial buckets. The method also includes adding a number of additional servers to the mpp database cluster to produce a number of updated servers, where the updated servers include the initial servers and the additional servers and creating an updated bucket configuration in accordance with the number of initial servers, the initial bucket configuration, and the number of additional servers, where the updated bucket configuration has a number of updated buckets. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210313

System for high-throughput handling of transactions in a data-partitioned, distributed, relational database management system

The present invention is directed to a novel, a topic-based messaging architecture (including schema, protocols, naming conventions, etc.) to be used in a distributed data-oriented oltp environment. According to an aspect of the claimed subject matter, the topic-based messaging architecture can be implemented as a type of publication-subscription (“pub-sub”) messaging pattern. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205697

Analytics-assisted, multi-agents, self-learning, self-managing, flexible and adaptive framework for intelligent son

The strengths of alternative self-organizing-network (son) techniques can be leveraged by deriving a compromise result from alternative results generated by the respective son techniques. In particular, the compromise result may be derived from the alternative results based on reputations assigned to alternative son techniques used to generate the respective results. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205305

Method for mobile device to improve camera image quality by detecting whether the mobile device is indoors or outdoors

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems that automatically adjust camera functions of an electronic device to provide improved image quality by determining whether the electronic device is being operated indoors or outdoors.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205172

Offloading graph based computations to a backend device

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for a graph based computation. The method includes receiving a procedural call from an application server, the procedural call comprising at least one primitive extended from a distributed file system (dfs) protocol. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205162

Signaling and processing content with variable bitrates for adaptive streaming

A method for adaptive streaming of a media content, wherein the method comprises receiving a media presentation description that provides presentation information for the media content, determining a plurality of representations from the media presentation description that comprise segments that are provided with bitrate and quality information, selecting a media segment that meets a desired quality level to download from one of the representations, updating a buffered media time for downloading the media segment, and determining when to switch to another representation by comparing the buffered media time to a switching threshold value.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205048

Supporting multiple vswitches on a single host

System and method for supporting multiple vswitches on a single host server. In one aspect, embodiments according to the present disclosure include a system and method for supporting multiple vswitches on a single host server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160205018

Hardware and software methodologies for creating and managing protable service function chains

Embodiments of the present invention describe a self-contained service function network layer between a chain (e.g., a logical chain or service function chain) and a substrate network. Embodiments of the present invention further provide techniques for constructing logical chains for service function networks using chain tables, organizing chain tables using apis, deploying service function networks to substrate networks, routing packets through a service function network and a substrate network, and inserting, deleting, re-routing, moving and substituting service functions in logical chains.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204893

Transport functions virtualization for wavelength division multiplexing (wdm)-based optical networks

A method for virtualizing an optical network, comprising: abstracting optical resource information corresponding to resources within the optical network, constructing a plurality of candidate paths for one or more optical reachability graph (org) node pairs, determining whether the candidate paths are optical reachable paths, and creating an org link between each org node pair when at least one optical reachable path exists for the org node pair, wherein linking the org node pairs creates an org. In another embodiment, a computer program product comprising executable instructions when executed by a processor causes a node to perform the following: determine an optical network's optical-electrical-optical (oeo) conversion capability, partition a plurality of service sites into one or more electrical reachability graph (erg) nodes, determine a grooming capability for each erg node, and construct a plurality of electrical-layer reach paths between the erg nodes to form an erg.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204839

Multi-band antenna for wearable glasses

An embodiment eyeglass display includes a processor disposed in a system enclosure and a display system connected to the processor and configured to display data to a user via a display screen in an eye region. A first antenna is disposed in the system enclosure and operably connected to the processor. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204576

Tunable laser with a cascaded filter and comb reflector

A laser comprises a gain medium, and a mirror coupled to the gain medium and comprising a coupler coupled to the gain medium, a phase section coupled to the coupler, a bandpass filter coupled to the phase section, and a comb reflector (cr) coupled to the bandpass filter. A laser chip package comprises a substrate, and a laser coupled to the substrate and comprising a filter comprising a first interferometer with a first transmittance, and a second interferometer with a second transmittance, wherein the filter is configured to provide a filter transmittance based on the first transmittance and the second transmittance, and a comb reflector (cr) coupled to the filter and comprising a ring with a circumference, and a refractive index, wherein the cr is configured to provide a cr reflectivity based on the circumference and the refractive index.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/14/16 / #20160204499

Multi-band antenna on the surface of wireless communication devices

An embodiment wireless communication device includes a circuit board and a cover having a back surface covering a portion of a first surface of the circuit board and an opening in the back surface. A top antenna is disposed within the cover and is electrically connected to the circuit board at a first feed point on a first edge of the circuit board. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198358

System and method for digital communications with interference avoidance

A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving an indicator indicating a utilization of network resources for carrying an acknowledgement information, and determining whether the station is permitted to transmit a packet. The method includes when the station is permitted to transmit the packet, determining a first location of a first network resource in accordance with the indicator, and transmitting the packet at the first location of the first network resource.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197939

Segment authentication for dynamic adaptive streaming

A method including generating a segment signature for a segment of a media content based on the segment, trusted information contained in a media presentation description (mpd), and a signature signing key, wherein the mpd describes the media content, wherein the segment signature is independent of other segment signatures corresponding to other segments of the media content, and wherein a single copy of the segment signature is configured to be transmitted to a client requesting the segment of the media content thereby permitting the client to determine authenticity of the segment without receiving any additional segment signatures.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/07/16 / #20160197839

Method and system for providing qos for in-band control traffic in an openflow network

A method for guaranteeing control traffic throughput in an in-band network configured for delivering control and data traffic, and considering both local and global views of the communication network. The method includes determining an initial configuration for forwarding first control traffic from the packet forwarding device, wherein the initial configuration comprises a first in-band queue for receiving the first control traffic that is delivered over the control path to the controller via a port in the packet forwarding device, and a first bandwidth reserved for the first queue. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196341

System and method for traffic engineering information summary of a zone in network communications

A method for summarizing topology transparent zone (ttz) traffic engineering (te) information, comprising computing a te link state for every te link internal to a ttz from a root node to one or more non-root edge nodes, wherein the te link state comprises the maximum bandwidth of the link, summarizing the computed te link state information and storing the summary in a memory, and distributing at least a portion of the information in the summary to at least one neighboring node external to the ttz connected to the root node via an external link.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173907

Lm mode with uniform bit-width multipliers

A video codec including a processor configured to generate a predicted chroma sample for a chroma block based on reconstructed luma samples located in neighboring blocks of a corresponding reconstructed luma block and adjacent to the corresponding reconstructed luma block, and reconstructed chroma samples located in neighboring blocks of the chroma block and adjacent to the chroma block. Generating the predicted chroma sample includes computing a plurality of multipliers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173788

Systems and methods to achieve interactive special effects

Methods and systems facilitate efficient and effective special effects in video streaming. In one embodiment, an apparatus enables special effects by decoding video frames in accordance with a decoding process. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173464

Media session resumption in web session restoration

A call establishing method comprising registering with a server to obtain authorization credentials, obtaining a client encryption key using the authorization credentials, wherein the client encryption key is uniquely associated with a web session, establishing a media session for the web session, creating a client side call state for the media session using the client encryption key, wherein the client side call state comprises call information that is associated with the web session and the media session, and wherein the client side call state is encrypted using the client encryption key, and storing the client side call state within a network device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173383

Method and apparatus for priority flow and congestion control in ethernet network

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for congestion control in an ethernet network. The method includes determining an egress queue congestion state for each of a plurality of egress queues. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173377

System and method for orthogonal frequency division multiple access power-saving poll transmission

A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving a first frame including a paging bitmap and a timing offset indicator, determining whether the station is permitted to transmit a packet according to the paging bitmap, and when the station is permitted to transmit the packet, determine a location of a network resource in accordance with a station identifier and the timing offset indicator, and transmitting, by the station, the packet in accordance with the location of the network resource.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160173178

System and method for multiplexing control and data channels in a multiple input, multiple output communications system

A system and method for system and method for multiplexing control and data channels in a multiple input, multiple output (mimo) communications system are provided. A method for transmitting control symbols and data symbols on multiple mimo layers includes selecting a first set of codewords from ncw codewords, distributing control symbols onto the first set of layers, placing data symbols of the first set of codewords onto the first set of layers, placing data symbols of the (ncw−ncw1) remaining codewords to remaining layers if ncw>ncw1, and transmitting the multiple mimo layers. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/16/16 / #20160171072

System and method for massively parallel processing database

In one embodiment, a method for adding partitions to a massively parallel processing (mpp) cluster includes determining whether a first number of available nodes of a first leaf sub-cluster (lsc) of a meta sub-cluster (msc) of the mpp cluster is greater than or equal to a second number of partitions of a table and assigning a first node of the first lsc to a first partition when the first number of available nodes is greater than or equal to the second number of partitions. The method also includes searching for a second lsc in the msc when the first number of available nodes is less than the second number of partitions.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165472

Analytics assisted self-organizing-network (son) for coverage capacity optimization (cco)

Methods and apparatus are provided for adjusting configuration parameters, such as antenna tilt or transmit power, of a plurality of cells in a wireless network based on measurement reports received during a data collection period of the wireless network, so that coverage and capacity of the wireless network may be improved. Cell status labels or blames are assigned to each of the cells based on the measurement reports, and configuration parameters of the cells are adjusted based on the assigned cell status labels or blames.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165469

Method and apparatus for determining cell states to adjust antenna configuration parameters

A method for determining cell states to adjust antenna configuration parameters includes receiving, at a radio access nodes in a network, measurement reports from a plurality of user equipment devices. The radio access node performs a weak coverage analysis in response to the measurement reports to determine whether a cell provided by the radio access node is assigned a good coverage state or a weak coverage state. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165468

Method and apparatus for optimizing cell specific antenna configuration parameters

Adjusting cell specific antenna configuration parameters includes receiving, at each of a plurality of radio access nodes in a network, measurement reports from a plurality of user equipment devices. Base incremental adjustments to configuration parameters of one or more antennas are performed at each radio access node in response to the measurement reports. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165462

Self-learning, adaptive approach for intelligent analytics-assisted self-organizing-networks (sons)

Techniques for optimizing configuration parameters in a wireless network may iteratively adjust one or more wireless configuration parameters during a first stage of an adjustment period until either a cost increase during a single iteration exceeds an upper cost threshold or (ii) the number of successive iterations exhibiting a per-iteration cost increase between the upper cost threshold and a lower cost threshold exceeds a threshold number of iterations. This may trigger the ap proceed to a second stage of the adjustment period, where the ap may adjust the same wireless configuration parameter in an opposite direction, maintain a value of the wireless parameter, or adjust a different wireless configuration parameter during the second stage. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165215

System and method for generalized view morphing over a multi-camera mesh

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for generalized view morphing the method includes determining a camera plane based on a predetermined view point of a virtual camera associated with a desired virtual image, the camera plane comprising at least three real cameras; pre-warping at least three image planes such that all of the image planes are parallel to the camera plane, each image plane associated with one of the real cameras positioned in the camera plane; determining a virtual image plane by performing a linear interpolation morphing on the at least three image planes; and post-warping the virtual image plane to a predetermined pose.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160165024

Apparatuses and methods for a flexible display on a mobile device

Embodiments are provided for mobile phones, and similar sized electronics devices, with flexible displays, which allow suitable viewing sizes for different applications. The embodiment devices combine, into one compact package, the benefits of a small carry size with those of a large display. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160164945

Method of service capability discovery based on subscriptions for service notifications

A method of capability discovery notification is provided. The method includes receiving, from a representational state transfer (rest) client, a subscription for service notifications. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/09/16 / #20160162783

Autonomous, closed-loop and adaptive simulated annealing based machine learning approach for intelligent analytics-assisted self-organizing-networks (sons)

Convergence times associated with simulated annealing based (sa-based) optimization in wireless networks can be reduced by introducing an additional local or cell-level evaluation step into the evaluation of global solutions. In particular, new local solutions may be evaluated based on local performance criteria when the new solutions are in a global solution deemed to have satisfied a global performance criteria. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

06/02/16 / #20160157153

System and method for interference management in cellular networks

Notifying served user equipments (ues) of the presence or absence of cell-specific reference signal (crs) symbols transmitted by neighboring base stations in the physical downlink shared channel (pdsch) region of a subframe can be achieved through various of signaling techniques. The served ue may be notified by communicating a one or multi-bit indicator in a physical layer signaling channel of the serving cell, such as the physical downlink control channel (pdcch) of the subframe. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150544

System and method for link adaptation

A method for operating a transmission point in a communications system includes receiving wideband feedback information at a first report rate, and receiving subband feedback information at a second report rate, wherein the first report rate is less than the second report rate. The method also includes performing dynamic rate selection for resource block groups (rbgs) of the communications system in accordance with the wideband feedback information and the subband feedback information.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150460

Network abstractor for advanced interactive sdn optimization

Methods and apparatus optimize settings of a wireless communication network via an abstractor. The abstractor receives an event sent by the wireless communication network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150027

Method of handling notification channel disconnection

A method of handling notification channel disconnection is provided. The method includes detecting that a notification channel corresponding to a representational state transfer (rest) client is disconnected, sending, to an application server, a disconnection request indicating that the notification channel is disconnected, and receiving, from the application server, a response indicating that a subscription of the rest client has been deleted.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149986

Method of retrieving service capability in bulk

A method of retrieving service capability in bulk is provided. The method includes a client sending a request to create a group of contacts whose service capability is desired to an application server. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149743

System and method for setting cyclic prefix length

A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving a trigger frame comprising scheduling information and a cyclic prefix indicator indicating a first length of a first cyclic prefix, wherein the trigger frame is received in accordance with the first cyclic prefix, determining a second length of a second cyclic prefix for a transmission in accordance with the scheduling information and the cyclic prefix indicator, and transmitting the transmission with the second cyclic prefix.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149684

System and method for intelligent channel state information selection

A method for providing feedback information includes receiving a configuration of a plurality of offset values, determining the feedback information in accordance with at least one measurement made by a user equipment and with the plurality of offset values, and sending the feedback information to a network controller.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149622

System and method for multi-user multiple input multiple output communications

A method for operating a communications controller in a wireless communications system includes scheduling a pair of user equipments (ue) located in different ones of a plurality of split beams using an appropriate code pair that produces the plurality of split beams for multi-user multiple-input multiple output (mu-mimo) mode transmission, and transmitting data packets to the pair of ues in accordance with the appropriate code pair.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160149501

Parallel hybrid converter apparatus and method

An apparatus comprises an isolated power converter coupled between an input dc power source, wherein the isolated power converter comprises a first switch network coupled to a first transformer winding through a first resonant tank and a second switch network coupled to a second transformer winding through a second resonant tank and a dc/dc converter coupled to the second switch network.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147466

Hardware and software methodologies for detecting illegal memory address of a memory access operation

A system for providing bound checking to insure memory accessed, including indirect object access through pointers, is within a range of defined object bounds is disclosed herein. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide hardware and software methodology for bound checking, where bound checking is performed in hardware and in parallel with the execution of the memory accesses using dedicated hardware. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/26/16 / #20160147018

Device and method for optical beam combination

An optical apparatus includes a first beam combining device arranged to receive a first optical beam having a first wavelength at a first location and a second optical beam output having a second wavelength at a second location. The second optical beam has a polarization that is substantially orthogonal to a polarization of the first optical beam. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142991

System and method for signaling a prohibited d2d operation

An embodiment method for operating a base station includes instructing, by the base station, a mobile device to transmit, over grouped communications resources, a first instance of a data structure for d2d signaling. The data structure includes a first data field that indicates at least one of a d2d frame number, a d2d multiplexing configuration, a resource allocation for d2d signaling, an identifier of a d2d synchronization source, a type of a d2d synchronization source, or whether the mobile device is in coverage of a network. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142643

Parallax tolerant video stitching with spatial-temporal localized warping and seam finding

An apparatus is configured to perform a method of parallax tolerant video stitching. The method includes determining a plurality of video sequences to be stitched together; performing a spatial-temporal localized warping computation process on the video sequences to determine a plurality of target warping maps; warping a plurality of frames among the video sequences into a plurality of target virtual frames using the target warping maps; performing a spatial-temporal content-based seam finding process on the target virtual frames to determine a plurality of target seam maps; and stitching the video sequences together using the target seam maps.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142510

Cache-aware content-based rate adaptation mechanism for adaptive video streaming

An apparatus is configured to perform a method for adaptive video streaming. The method includes determining a link quality or throughput in at least one of: a first link from a server to an intermediate node or a second link from the intermediate node to a client device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142153

Chromatic dispersion estimation for digital coherent optical receivers

An apparatus comprises a front end configured to receive an optical signal, and convert the optical signal into a plurality of digital signals, and a processing unit coupled to the front end and configured to determine a best-match chromatic dispersion (cd) estimate in the optical signal by optimizing a cost function based on signal peaks of the plurality of digital signals.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/19/16 / #20160142151

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

05/19/16 / #20160141960

Zero voltage switching detection apparatus and method

A converter comprises a switch network coupled to a power source, wherein the switch network comprises a plurality of power switches, a magnetic device coupled to the switch network, a detector coupled to the magnetic device through a magnetic coupling and a control circuit configured to receive a zero voltage switching signal from the detector and adjust gate drive signals of the power switches based upon the zero voltage switching signal.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140733

Method and systems for multi-view high-speed motion capture

Systems and methods that facilitate an efficient and effective multi-view hybrid system for high-speed motion analysis are presented. The multi-view hybrid system can include a mix of relatively few high-speed cameras (e.g., 1000 fps, etc.) and a greater number of regular-speed cameras (e.g., 30 fps, etc.) that are utilized to provide more high speed views than high speed cameras included in the system. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/12/16 / #20160135155

System and method for processing buffer status reports in random access procedures

A method for requesting communications resources by a user equipment (ue) includes determining that a proximity-based service (prose) buffer status report (bsr) trigger condition has been met, determining that a cellular bsr trigger condition has been met, generating a media access control (mac) protocol data unit (pdu) message comprising only one of a prose bsr and a cellular bsr, and sending the mac pdu message to an evolved nodeb (enb).. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/12/16 / #20160135035

System and method for mobility support selection

A method for mobility support selection includes determining a mobility class of a first application executing on a device, and determining if a subset of a plurality of available mobility support techniques associated with the entity one of meets and exceeds requirements of the mobility class of the first application. When the subset of the plurality of available mobility support techniques associated with the entity one of meets and exceeds the requirements of the mobility class of the first application, the method comprises selecting a mobility support technique from the subset of the plurality of available mobility support techniques, and sharing information related to the selected mobility support technique with other entities.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134600

Authentication and initial key exchange in ethernet passive optical network over coaxial network

A method comprising generating an updated security key upon expiration of a key exchange timer, transferring the updated security key to a coaxial network unit (cnu), retaining an original key, wherein the updated security key comprises a different key identification number than the original key, accepting and decrypting upstream traffic that employs either the original key or the updated key, after transferring the updated security key to the cnu, creating a key switchover timer, before the key switchover timer expires, verify that upstream traffic transferred from the cnu on a logical link uses the updated security key, and when upstream traffic is encrypted using the updated security key, begin using the updated security key to encrypt downstream traffic and clear the key switchover timer.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134564

Non-transparent bridge method and apparatus for configuring high-dimensional pci-express networks

The descriptions presented herein include explanation of high-dimensional pci-express (pcie) network implementations. The new approaches can facilitate utilization of an efficient protocol (e.g., pcie, etc.) while enabling implementation of various characteristics and features (e.g., characteristics and features similar to a fat-tree topology, clos topology, 2d and 3d topologies, etc.) that would otherwise not be compatible with the protocol. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134530

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

05/12/16 / #20160134392

Adding operations, administration, and maintenance (oam) information in 66-bit code

An apparatus comprises a 64b66b encoder configured to process operations, administration, and maintenance (oam) information, determine a bit pattern based on the oam information, form forward error correction (fec) parity sync-headers based on the bit pattern, and form an fec codeword with the fec parity sync-headers, and a transmitter coupled to the 64b66b encoder and configured to transmit the fec codeword. A method comprises processing oam information, determining a bit pattern based on the oam information, forming fec parity sync-headers based on the bit pattern, forming an fec codeword with the fec parity sync-headers, and transmitting the fec codeword. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134352

System and method for beam-formed channel state reference signals

A method for operating a reception point includes receiving a plurality of first directional reference signals spanning a first plane, selecting at least one first directional reference signal from the plurality of received first directional reference signals that meets a first selection criterion, sending a first feedback indicating the selected at least one first directional reference signal, receiving a plurality of second directional reference signals spanning a second plane oriented in accordance with the selected at least one first directional reference signal, selecting at least one second directional reference signal from the plurality of received second directional reference signals that meet a second selection criterion, and sending a second feedback indicating the selected at least one second directional reference signals.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160128085

Channel mapping for an aggregated touchless wireless fronthaul

A method implemented by a wireless fronthaul unit, the method comprises 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, each non-overlapping first frequency band having a first bandwidth and a center frequency, wherein each respective center frequency is an odd integer multiple of a lowest center frequency, converting the first aggregated signal into a first modulated signal, and transmitting the first modulated signal to a wireless fronthaul link.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127510

Method of service capability notification

A method of service capability notification including receiving a service capability of a representational state transfer (rest) client and a request for a service capability of a target client from an application server, sending the service capability of the target client to the application server in response to the request, and sending the service capability of the rest client to a notification server so that the notification server is able to provide the service capability of the rest client to the target client.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127205

Link cost determination for network links

A link cost determining method including computing, by a station, a new composite data rate using a set of data rates including an average data rate, a geometric mean data rate, and a minimum data rate for data samples, computing, by the station, a pair of hysteresis thresholds for a previous composite data rate, determining, by the station, whether the new composite data rate exceeds one of the pair of hysteresis thresholds, and advertising, by the station, the new composite data rate when the new composite data rate exceeds one of the pair of hysteresis thresholds.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127199

Adaptive allocation of server resources

A method of dynamically allocating media resources includes providing a plurality of microservices in a signaling server and receiving, by one of the microservices, a call message from a client capable of browser-to-browser communications. The call message includes an identifier specifying a target. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127181

System and method for service chaining with tunnel chains in software defined network

An embodiment method of service chaining in a software defined network (sdn) having sdn switches includes receiving a service chain requirement having a plurality of services. Respective tunnels are then defined for the plurality of services. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160127081

Applying forward error correction in 66b systems

A method and apparatus for applying forward error correction (fec) in 66 b systems. For a user data, the apparatus uses a method comprising the steps of generating one or more data blocks using a 66 b code format and the user data; generating one or more fec parity blocks using the 66 b code format, wherein the parity is calculated over the data blocks; and generating an fec codeword using the data blocks and the fec parity blocks.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125062

Multi-scale timeling photograph album management with incremental spectral photograph clustering

Described embodiments utilize a multi-scale timeline approach in which photographs in a photograph album are organized into photograph clusters associated with multiple timeline scales. Each photograph cluster can be represented on a display screen as a thumbnail indicator in a photograph album window for efficient browsing. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

05/05/16 / #20160124864

Memory addressing mechanism using a buffer of a hierarchy of collision free hash tables

Methods and apparatuses for insertion, searching, deletion, and load balancing using a hierarchical series of hash tables are described herein. The techniques disclosed provide nearly collision free or deterministic hash functions using a bitmap as a pre-filter. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119910

System and method for beam selection using multiple frequencies

A method for operating a ue includes receiving, by the ue during an initial access sequence, a plurality of first inbound beams each transmitted by a communications controller in a different transmit direction over a first carrier, where the first inbound beams have a different subcarrier frequency range from each other, generating values of a receive metric in accordance with the first inbound beams, selecting one of the first inbound beams in accordance with the receive metric values, transmitting, by the ue, an indication of the selected first inbound beam, and receiving, by the ue, a second inbound beam transmitted by the communications controller in a transmit direction in accordance with the indication of the selected first inbound beam, where the second inbound beam has a second subcarrier frequency range of the first carrier that is different than a first subcarrier frequency range of the selected first inbound beam.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119905

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

04/28/16 / #20160119837

Mapping scheme employed in an information centric network to manage domain-based security and mobility

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

04/28/16 / #20160119255

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 internet protocol (ip) network is partially integrated and enhanced with a relatively small number of software defined network (sdn)-openflow (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. The sdn-of controller, or a management node, determines such a minimum set of sdn-of enabled devices and establishes ip tunnels to route traffic from nodes affected by failure to designated sdn-of switches and finally to the final destination without looping back to the failed link or node. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160119159

Bit index explicit replication forwarding using replication cache

A data packet forwarding method including receiving, by a network node, a data packet that comprises a bit string, a bfir identifier (id), and a multicast replication path (mrp) id, wherein the bfir id identifies an ingress network node for a multicast group, and wherein the mrp id identifies the multicast group, identifying an entry in a bier replication path cache table (brct) using the bfir id and the mrp id, wherein the entry identifies a replication neighbor (nbr) list associated with the bfir id and the mrp id, and forwarding the data packet in accordance with the replication nbr list.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118772

Tunable laser with high thermal wavelength tuning efficiency

A monolithically integrated thermal tunable laser comprising a layered substrate comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, and a thermal tuning assembly comprising a heating element positioned on the upper surface, a waveguide layer positioned between the upper surface and the lower surface, and a thermal insulation layer positioned between the waveguide layer and the lower surface, wherein the thermal insulation layer is at least partially etched out of an indium phosphide (inp) sacrificial layer, and wherein the thermal insulation layer is positioned between indium gallium arsenide (ingaas) etch stop layers.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160118083

Interactive video generation

Various videolization solutions are provided. A method for generating video is provided according to an example. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117835

Method and system for image processing to classify an object in an image

In an image processing method, an object is located within an image. An area around the object is determined and divided into at least first and second portions based upon image information within the area. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116971

Access based resources driven low power control and management for multi-core system on a chip

Function resources/memory resources and an associated resource controller configured to assign a first portion of the function resources/memory resources to at least one processing element in response to an access request from the processing element. The resource controller changes a power mode of the first portion of the function resources/memory resources as a function of the first portion assignment, and leaves an unassigned portion of the function resources/memory resources in a power down mode in a self-governing nature. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100370

System and method for power control

A method of communicating in a wireless system includes receiving resource scheduling information indicating a location of a resource for transmitting a packet, an indication of a target power level, and an indication of a first bandwidth, receiving an indication of a first transmission power level, determining a second transmission power level in accordance with the target power level, and at least one of the first bandwidth and the first transmission power level, and transmitting the packet at the location of the resource with the second transmission power level.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100174

Palette mode in high efficiency video coding (hevc) screen content coding (scc)

An encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, and coding methods. The encoding apparatus includes a processor configured to receive a video frame including screen content, generate a block containing an index map of colors for screen content in the video frame, wherein the block includes strings of index values sharing a same escape color index value, wherein the escape color index value represents an escape color, encode each of the strings of index values in the block, and sequentially encode the escape colors after each of the strings of index values in the block has been encoded. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160100156

Smart audio and video capture systems for data processing systems

A computation system comprising an orientation detection device configured to detect position information comprising a position and an orientation of the computation system, a multi-sensor system coupled to the orientation detection device, wherein the multi-sensor system is configured to capture environmental input data, wherein the multi-sensor system comprises at least one of an audio capturing system and a three-dimensional (3d) image capturing system, and wherein the environmental input data comprises at least one of audio and an image, and at least one signal processing component coupled to the orientation detection device and to the multi-sensor system, wherein the processor is configured to modify the captured environmental input data based on the position information.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099859

Reverse path validation for source routed networks

A packet forwarding validation method comprising receiving a data packet that comprises a next-hop index and a plurality of next-hop identifiers, wherein the next-hop index references a next-hop identifier from the plurality of next-hop identifiers, and wherein the plurality of next-hop identifiers indicates a sequence of next-hops through a network for the data packet, identifying a previous-hop network node using the next-hop index and the plurality of next-hop identifiers, determining a transmitter network node of the data packet, comparing the previous-hop network node and the transmitter network node, detecting a forwarding error when the previous-hop network node and the transmitter network node are not the same, and processing the data packet when the previous-hop network node and the transmitter network node are the same.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099805

System and method for efficient support for short cryptoperiods in template mode

System and method embodiments are provided herein for efficient representation and use of initialization vectors (ivs) for encrypted segments using template mode representation in dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (dash). An embodiment method includes sending in a media presentation description (mpd), from a network server to a client, a template for generating a universal resource locator (url) to obtain an iv that is used for encrypting a segment, in absence of an iv value in the mpd, receiving from the client a url configured according to the template, and upon receiving the url, returning an iv corresponding to the url to the client. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099792

Multiple-wavelength passive optical network (pon) power saving

An optical line terminal (olt) comprising a processor configured to process a first power consumption data associated with a first optical network unit (onu) for a plurality of wavelength channels in a multiple-wavelength passive optical network (pon), and select a first target wavelength channel from the plurality of wavelength channels based on the first power consumption data in order to reduce power consumption at the first onu, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit to the first onu a tuning control message instructing the first onu to tune to the first target wavelength channel.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099777

Optical receiver with optical transmitter-specific dispersion post-compensation

An apparatus comprising a frontend configured to convert an optical im signal associated with a remote optical transmitter into a plurality of analog electrical signals, determine a plurality of dc offsets for the analog electrical signals, remove the dc offsets from the analog electrical signals to produce a plurality of dc-free analog signals, and convert the dc-free analog signals into a plurality of dc-free digital signals, and a dsp unit coupled to the frontend and configured to perform fiber dispersion compensation on the dc-free digital signals according to a dispersion value associated with the remote optical transmitter to produce a plurality of dc-free compensated digital signals, and add the dc offsets to the compensated digital signals to produce a plurality of dc-restored compensated digital signals.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160099775

Optical transmitter with optical receiver-specific dispersion pre-compensation

An apparatus comprising a digital signal processor (dsp) unit configured to perform fiber dispersion pre-compensation on a digital signal sequence based on a dispersion value to produce a pre-compensated signal, wherein the dispersion value is associated with a remote optical receiver, a plurality of digital-to-analog converters (dacs) coupled to the dsp unit and configured to convert the pre-compensated signal into analog electrical signals, and a frontend coupled to the dacs and configured to convert the analog electrical signals into a first optical signal, adding a constant optical electric (e)-field to the first optical signal to produce a second optical signal, and transmit the second optical signal to the remote optical receiver.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

04/07/16 / #20160098372

Method to use pcie device resources by using unmodified pcie device drivers on cpus in a pcie fabric with commodity pci switches

A method for accessing a device in a primary peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) domain from a secondary pcie domain includes determining which one or more virtual functions of the device in the primary pcie domain are to be made available to the secondary pcie domain. A virtual function driver is installed in the primary pcie domain associated with the one or more virtual functions. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160095096

System and method for hybrid automatic repeat request timing for device-to-device communication overlaid on a cellular network

An embodiment of a system for operating a communications controller for a group of user equipments engaged in a dmc link in a wireless communications system is provided. The communications controller is configured to allocate a set of subframes in one periodic group of subframes to the group of ues for the dmc link, signal the set of allocated subframes to the group of ues, and transmit parameters related to a group of harq processes of the dmc link. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094553

Hash-based forwarding in content centric networks

A method implemented by a network element (ne), comprising obtaining a first mapping between a first content name identifying a content data in a content centric network (ccn) and a first hash value of at least a portion of the first content name, wherein the first content name comprises a character string in a hierarchical namespace, receiving, via a receiver of the ne, an initial packet comprising an initial hash value from the ccn, determining, via a processor the ne, that the initial hash value in the received initial packet matches the first hash value in the obtained first mapping, replacing, via the processor, the initial hash value in the received initial packet with the first content name in the matched first mapping to produce a translated initial packet, and forwarding, via a transmitter of the ne, the translated initial packet comprising the first content name to a connected end host.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094439

Method and apparatus for interface capability and elastic content response encoding in information centric networking

A method for state based forwarding using an embedded flag in the type length values (tlv) architecture of information centric network (icn) interfaces, the method comprises storing, in static and dynamic fashions forward information for icn router interfaces, the stored information is stored in a pending interest table (pit) table associated with the icn router interface. Next, using, a flag within the stored information in the tlv architecture of the icn router interface wherein the flag is associated with an interest capability of the icn router interface. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094332

Systems and methods for analog cancellation for division free duplexing for radios using mimo

System and method embodiments are provided for analog cancellation for division free duplexing for radios using mimo. In an embodiment, a system for minimizing transmitted signals from a transmitter appearing at a co-located receiver in a division free duplexing radio includes a transmitter to transmit an analog transmitted signal; an antenna; a circulator coupled to the transmitter and the antenna; a tuning algorithm component configured to receive a copy of the analog transmitted signal from the transmitter and a sampled analog received signal from a received signal path from the circulator, wherein the sampled analog received signal is sampled at a point in the received signal path before the analog received signal is provided to a receiver; and a multitap cancellation component configured to provide a cancellation signal to couple to the analog received signal such that an amount of the analog transmitted signal appearing at the receiver is reduced.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094329

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

03/31/16 / #20160094273

Power spectrum density optimization

A method comprising allocating one or more detection tones of a sync symbol for crosstalk-free feedback data estimation, wherein the one or more detection tones are a quiet signal; transmitting the one or more detection tones to a computing device, receiving the crosstalk-free feedback data from the computing device, wherein the crosstalk-free feedback data comprises data associated with a background noise detected during the detection tones; determining an optimized psd based at least in part on the crosstalk-free feedback data; and adjusting a transmission psd of a plurality of tones based at least in part on the optimized psd.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160094136

Resonant converter apparatus and method

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

03/31/16 / #20160094135

Serial hybrid converter apparatus and method

An apparatus comprises an isolated power converter coupled to an input dc power source, wherein the isolated power converter comprises a primary switching network operating at a fixed switching frequency, a secondary resonant tank including a dc blocking capacitor and a rectifier having two input terminals coupled to the secondary resonant tank, an output capacitor coupled between a first output terminal of the rectifier and a load and a dc/dc converter coupled between a second output terminal of the rectifier and the load.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/31/16 / #20160092488

Concurrency control in a shared storage architecture supporting on-page implicit locks

Presented systems and methods can facilitate efficient and effective information storage management. A system may include a plurality of nodes, shared storage and a centralized lock manager. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088669

System and method for direct multi-user transmission

A method for transmitting to a plurality of responder stations includes transmitting a first direct link setup request message to a first responder station via an access point, the first direct link setup request message including a first group identifier, the first group identifier being received from a communications controller and being associated with the first responder station, and transmitting a second direct link setup request message to a second responder station via the access point, the second setup request message including a second group identifier, the second group identifier being received from the communications controller and being associated with the second responder station. The method also includes transmitting data to the first responder station and the second responder station in a single transmission.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088302

Method and apparatus for non-uniform mapping for quantization matrix coefficients between different sizes of quantization matrices in image/video coding

A method for non-uniform mapping for quantization matrix coefficients between different sizes of quantization matrices in image/video coding includes obtaining a first quantization matrix and identifying a second quantization matrix to be formed therefrom. The second quantization matrix is a factor of two larger than the first quantization matrix. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/24/16 / #20160088047

Ownership identification, signaling, and handling of content components in streaming media

A content server comprising a processor coupled to the receiver configured to obtain a media content component, identify an ownership of the media content component, and generate a dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (http) (dash) media presentation description (mpd) indicating storage locations of segments of the media content component, indicating instructions for displaying the segments of the media content component, and indicating ownership of the media content component, a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a request from a client for the media content component, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the dash mpd indicating the ownership of the media content component to the client in response to receiving the request.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087874

System and method for computing point-to-point label switched path crossing multiple domains

An apparatus including a plurality of path computation elements (pces) associated with a plurality of inter-coupled domains and configured to communicate with a path computation client (pcc) associated with one of the domains and to implement a forward search path computation (fspc) for a preferred path crossing the domains from a source node in a source domain of the plurality of inter-coupled domains to a destination node in a destination domain of the plurality of inter-coupled domains, wherein the preferred path is computed without using a determined order of the domains from the source domain to the destination domain.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087829

Common broadcast channel low papr signaling in massive mimo systems

Methods and devices for common channel low papr signaling are disclosed having a power amplifier set configured to transmit broad-beam signals over a frequency band narrower than the available bandwidth and modulated with a low papr sequence. A second power amplifier set may be configured to transmit narrow-beam unicast signals.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/24/16 / #20160087751

Linear dispersion polarization-time codes and equalization in polarization multiplexed coherent optical system

A method of optical communication comprising encoding four modulated symbols to generate four encoded symbols in two orthogonal polarizations and transmitting the four encoded symbols in two successive time slots. An optical communication apparatus comprising a processor configured to receive two sequences of digital symbols in a plurality of time slots, wherein the two sequences correspond to two components of two orthogonal polarizations, wherein one digital symbol per polarization is received in each of the plurality of time slots, divide each of the two sequences into a plurality of groups using a modulo operation of time, wherein each group comprises two digital symbols received in two consecutive time slots, and adaptively equalize the four digital symbols of the two consecutive time slots using a 4×4 matrix to generate four modulated symbols, wherein the 4×4 matrix comprises 16 tap-vectors.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080924

System and method for differential peak signaling

A system and method of operating a device in a wireless communication network including a plurality of user equipment ues and a bs, including a first device generating a signaling message defining resource elements (res) as an encoded time slot (ts) and subcarrier pairing. A subset of the res is encoded, such as to create a discovery signal configured to enable discovery of the first ue by a second ue or the bs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080246

Offloading tenant traffic in virtual networks

An apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive an offload traffic notification from tenant service system, and a processor coupled to a memory and the receiver, where the memory comprises computer executable instructions stored in a non-transitory computer readable medium, that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive the offload traffic notification, wherein the offload traffic notification identifies a sender tenant system and a receiver tenant system and comprises policy information, determine a network mapping between a network virtualization edge (nve) that is associated with the receiver tenant system and the receiver tenant system, generate a network mapping message that comprises the network mapping, and send the network mapping message and policy information within a network to an nve that is associated with a sender tenant system.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/17/16 / #20160080102

Optimizing optical systems using code division multiple access and/or orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing

An optical receiver comprises an optical port configured to receive an encoded optical signal, and a demodulation block indirectly coupled to the port and comprising a multiplexer, wherein the multiplexer is configured to receive an encoded electrical signal, wherein the encoded electrical signal is associated with the encoded optical signal, and wherein the encoded electrical signal is encoded using a code division multiple access (cdma) scheme, receive a code associated with the scheme, perform a dot multiplication of the encoded electrical signal and the code, and generate a differential voltage based on the dot multiplication.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078089

Method and system for adaptively building a column store database from a temporal row store database based on query demands

A method for dynamically building a column store database from a row store database. The method includes establishing the row store database for storing data, wherein each row includes a plurality of attributes, and wherein data in row store database is current to a temporal point in time. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078085

Method and system for adaptively building and updating a column store database from a row store database based on query demands

A method for adaptively building and updating a column store database from a row store database using queries. The method includes establishing the row store database for storing data, wherein at least one row of the row store includes attributes. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/17/16 / #20160078079

Statement based migration for adaptively building and updating a column store database from a row store database based on query demands using disparate database systems

A method for updating a column store database and includes establishing a row store database, wherein each row comprises a plurality of attributes. The method includes establishing a column store database including attribute vectors corresponding to at least one attribute in the row store, wherein each attribute vector includes data used to satisfy at least one of previously received analytic queries. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073408

System and method for communicating resource allocation for d2d

When the frequency resource allocation is conveyed on a bandwidth that is different from a bandwidth on which the frequency resource allocation is sent, a receiving d2d ue needs to understand the resource allocations. A resource allocation method for device-to-device resource allocation is provided according to an example. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/10/16 / #20160073316

System and method for inter-radio access technology handoff

A method includes receiving, by a (sta) from an access point (ap), a message using a first radio access technology (rat), where the sta is configured to operate in the first rat and a second rat determining whether to transition the first rat to the second rat in accordance with the message. The method also includes, upon determining to transition from the first rat to the second rat, transmitting, by the sta to the ap, a disassociation request, and transmitting, by the sta to a communications controller, an association request.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072885

Array-based computations on a storage device

An instruction from an application server to perform a computation is received at a network-attached storage (nas) device. The computation uses arrays of data that are stored by the nas device as inputs. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072718

Segment based switching architecture with hybrid control in sdn

A segment based switching architecture with hybrid control providing flow control in software defined networking (sdn). An sdn controller controls top tier macro-flows and virtual segment backbone connections in a network, and an sdn network edge device controls and manages micro-flows that are attached to the sdn network edge device. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070752

Method and apparatus to facilitate discrete-device accelertaion of queries on structured data

A method for parallel processing of data, including accessing a sub-graph of an execution plan for a query used for accessing a database by a host processor, wherein the execution plan includes operators organized into sub-graphs. The method includes generating a transformed sub-graph by transforming operators from the sub-graph for parallel execution on discrete computing devices. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066363

System and method for communications in communications systems with relay nodes

A system and method for communications in communications systems with relay nodes are provided. A communications controller includes a communications control unit, a bearer control unit coupled to the communications control unit, and a mapping unit coupled to the bearer control unit. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/03/16 / #20160066337

System and method for d2d resource allocation

When at least one of device-to-device ues in connections of a group of d2d ues is outside of the coverage area of mobile network of an access point, an information exchange mechanism established directly between the d2d ues, without involving a third party, is provided. A resource allocation method for a device-to-device (d2d) communication link between two or more d2d user equipments (ues) in a mobile communication network is provided according to an example. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/03/16 / #20160065439

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

03/03/16 / #20160063021

Metadata index search in a file system

An apparatus comprising an input/output (io) port configured to couple to a large-scale storage device, a memory configured to store a plurality metadata databases (dbs) for a file system of the large-scale storage device, wherein the plurality of metadata dbs comprise key-value pairs with empty values, and a processor coupled to the io port and the memory, wherein the processor is configured to partition the file system into a plurality of partitions by grouping directories in the file system by a temporal order, and index the file system by storing metadata of different partitions as keys in separate metadata dbs.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062207

Multi-segment mach-zehnder modulator-driver system

An optical modulator comprising a waveguide for propagating an optical signal comprising a proximate arm configured to communicate a proximate portion of the optical signal, and a distal arm configured to communicate a distal portion of the optical signal, a proximate diode configured to modulate the proximate portion of the optical signal, a distal diode configured to modulate the distal portion of the optical signal, and an electrical input electrically coupled to opposite signed interfaces of the proximate diode and the distal diode such that an electrical driving signal propagated along the electrical input causes an equal and opposite modulation of the proximate portion of the optical signal in the proximate arm of the waveguide and the distal portion of the optical signal in the distal arm of the waveguide.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

03/03/16 / #20160062062

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

02/25/16 / #20160057629

Automatic division of internet protocol radio access networks to interior gateway protocol areas

A network component to partition an internet protocol (ip) radio access network (ran) network. The network component may be configured to find one or more rings and one or more chains. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057237

System and method for securing pre-association service discovery

A method for operating a station when discovering a service includes generating a first identifier of the service, generating a second identifier of the service in accordance with a first parameter, and transmitting a request instructing a generating of a third identifier, the request including the first identifier of the service and the first parameter. The method includes receiving a first response including the third identifier, determining that the first response is not valid when the second and third identifiers are not equal, and determining that the first response is valid when the second and third identifiers are equal.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057207

Automating client development for network apis

System and method of automating client development for an application programming interface (api). An embodiment includes an apparatus capable of receiving information regarding a target application resource accessible by an api, and of generating a selected sequence of api calls based on weighted transitions in an api model representing resources needed for a client to perform interactions with the api. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057102

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

A method for allocating an ip address for an instance in a nfv system includes obtaining a first requirement of ip address allocation from vnfd by a first node in the nfv system. A second requirement of ip address allocation for the instance is determined according to the first requirement. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057061

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

A method implemented in a network element (ne) configured to operate in an information centric network (icn), comprising receiving a plurality of test traffic flows, wherein the test traffic flows are copies of a number of traffic flows received in a forwarding plane of the icn during a defined interval; emulating the icn at a state determined at an arrival time of the test traffic flows to the ne and defined based on a plurality of active traffic flows in the icn; measuring a first impact of a plurality of first candidate paths for a first test traffic flow from the test traffic flows in the emulated icn to the active traffic flows; selecting one of the first candidate paths based on the first impact measurement; measuring a second impact of a plurality of second candidate paths for a second test traffic flow from the test traffic flows in the emulated icn to active traffic flows and the selected first candidate test path; selecting one of the second candidate paths based on the second impact measurement; and constructing a plurality of forwarding rules based on the state and the candidate paths selections.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056946

System and method for digital cancellation of self-interference in full-duplex communications

Embodiments are provided for cancelling self-interference in a full-duplex communications system. The cancellation includes using a digital cancellation stage in additional to analog cancellation. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160056846

Analog compensation circuit and method

Disclosed herein are an analog compensation circuit and a method for tuning an analog compensator in full-duplex transmission systems. An embodiment analog compensation circuit includes a secondary receiver configured to receive and convert a sampled self-interference signal to a baseband self-interference signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055370

System and methods of generating user facial expression library for messaging and social networking applications

Embodiments are provided that utilize images of users to represent true or personalized emotions for the users in messaging or social networking applications. A library of user facial expression images is generated for this purpose, and made accessible to messaging or social networking applications, such as on a smartphone or other user devices. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055142

System and method for metadata enhanced inventory management of a communications system

A method for management entity operations includes parsing a request to collect data for an entity in a communications system, the parsing to produce a parsed request and dependency information related to the request, and generating sets of model elements in accordance with context tokens and content tokens derived from the parsed request, the content tokens including extrinsic metadata and intrinsic metadata of the parsed request. The method also includes generating a platform-neutral description of results of the request from an optimized graph derived from the sets of model elements, executing the request to collect the data as requested, and storing the data as collected.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/25/16 / #20160055119

Disaggregated server architecture for data centers

A system comprising a unified interconnect network, a plurality of process memory modules, and a plurality of processor modules configured to share access to the memory modules via the unified interconnect network. Also disclosed is a method comprising communicating data between a plurality of processor modules and a plurality of shared resource pools via a unified interconnect network, wherein the communications comprise a protocol that is common to all resource pools, and wherein each resource pool comprises a plurality of resource modules each configured to perform a common function. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050670

System and method for using a super bin for radio resource requirement assessment

Embodiments are provided for assessing radio resource requirements using virtual bin virtualization. An embodiment method includes receiving a service request from a user equipment (ue) in a geographical bin. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050179

Method and apparatus for provisioning traversal using relays around network address translation (turn) credential and servers

Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for provisioning traversal using relays around network address translation (turn) credentials and servers for network address translation/firewall (nat/fw) traversal via a voice-over-internet-protocol/web real-time communication (voip/webrtc) signaling channel. The method comprises receiving, at a signaling gateway, a signaling message from a first electronic device (ed) when the first electronic device registers with the signaling gateway or sends other signaling messages for requesting a turn credential. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050062

System and method for radio full duplex

In one embodiment, a method for calibrating a full-duplex radio system includes transmitting, by a first radio transmitter, a first signal and receiving, by a first radio receiver, a first version of the first signal. The method also includes receiving, by a second radio receiver, a second version of the first signal and transmitting, by a second radio transmitter, a second signal. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/18/16 / #20160050018

Data transmission coordination over digital subscriber lines

An optical management node comprising a memory comprising instructions, a processor coupled to the memory and configured execute the instructions, wherein executing the instructions causes the processor to schedule data transmissions across an electrical network between a plurality of user terminals and an optoelectrical interface by using time division multiplexing or time division multiple access based on optimization of crosstalk performance of electrical lines of the electrical network, and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit schedule information to the optoelectrical interface via an optical network. Also disclosed is a method implemented in a management node comprising scheduling data transmissions with a plurality of user terminals across a digital subscriber line (dsl) network using time division scheduling based on optimization of crosstalk performance of dsl lines of the dsl network, and transmitting schedule information to the user terminals via an optical network.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/18/16 / #20160049972

Interference cancellation in mimo same channel full-duplex transceivers

Same-channel full-duplex communications can be adapted for multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) processing in order to derive increased signal performance through the exploitation of spatial diversity. Strong interference components from transmissions over multiple local antennas can be removed from a received radio signal to allow array and diversity gain benefits of mimo to be enjoyed in same-channel full-duplex communications. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044653

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

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

02/11/16 / #20160044620

Systems and methods for user equipment synchronization

Systems and methods for user equipment (ue) synchronization for device-to-device (d2d) out-of-coverage communication are provided. In an embodiment, a method in an in-coverage (ic) ue for the ic ue to become a synchronization source for out-of-coverage ues for d2d communication includes obtaining, by the ic ue scanning parameters; scanning, by the ic ue, for out-of-coverage synchronization signals; transmitting, by the ic ue, a measurement report to a transmission point (tp) in response to a report trigger, the measurement report comprising information of one or more received out-of-coverage synchronization signals; receiving, by the ic ue, a configuration command from the tp instructing the ic ue to become a synchronization source in response to a configuration command from the tp; and transmitting, by the ic ue, a d2d synchronization signal (ss) for a duration of time or until instructed not to do so by the tp.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044535

System and method for reducing signaling overhead

A method for operating a first station includes receiving a first management frame from a communications device, and generating an optimized management frame including a reference to the first management frame and update information for the first management frame specific to the first station. The method also includes transmitting the optimized management frame.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/11/16 / #20160044393

System and method for photonic networks

In one embodiment, a photonic switching fabric includes a first stage including a plurality of first switches and a second stage including a plurality of second switches, where the second stage is optically coupled to the first stage. The photonic switching fabric also includes a third stage including a plurality of third switches, where the third stage is optically coupled to the second stage, where the photonic switching fabric is configured to receive a packet having a destination address, where the destination address includes a group destination address, and where the second stage is configured to be connected in accordance with the group destination address.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043952

Mechanisms to support service chain graphs in a communication network

A novel scheme is defined for supporting service graphs to allow specific service functions to be applied to selected subsets of packet flows. According to one or more embodiments, a service graph is modeled as chains or sequences of “flow steering entities” and “service instances.” according to an embodiment, a flow steering entity (fse) is configured to identify the flow, and select the next hop service instance in the chain. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/11/16 / #20160043843

Device, network, and method for communications with fast adaptive transmission and reception

An embodiment of the present invention is disclosed including a method for adaptive reception, the method. The method includes receiving, by a user equipment (ue), an indicator from a first component carrier, the indicator indicating whether a second component carrier is in the on state. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037560

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

A device, network, and method for communications with spatial-specific sensing is provided. In an embodiment, a method in a first communication node for providing contention-based transmission from the first communication node in a network to a second communication node includes determining, by the first communication node, a transmission direction, the transmission direction characterized by a digital beamforming direction and an analog beamsteering direction; performing, by the first communication node, spatial-specific carrier sensing in accordance with a sensing direction associated with the transmission direction; determining, by the first communication node, a channel status of a channel along the sensing direction according to the spatial-specific carrier sensing; and transmitting, by the first communication node, a transmission along the transmission direction.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037524

System and method for multiple carrier transmission

A method includes transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (ue), a first data block on a first carrier and transmitting, by the communications controller to the ue, a first downlink control information (dci) to initiate a hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) process associated with the first data block. The method also includes retransmitting, by the communications controller to the ue, the first data block and transmitting, by the communications controller to the ue, a second dci, where the second dci includes a first transmission indicator and an indicator of the first carrier, and where the second dci continues the harq process.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160037455

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

02/04/16 / #20160037379

System and method for a location prediction-based network scheduler

Embodiments are provided for traffic scheduling based on user equipment (ue) in wireless networks. A location prediction-based network scheduler (ns) interfaces with a traffic engineering (te) function to enable location-prediction-based routing for ue traffic. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036732

System and method for network protocol offloading in virtual networks

Disclosed herein are a system and method for network protocol offloading in virtual networks. An embodiment method of offloading a network protocol processing task for a message includes receiving, at a virtual switch, the message from a virtual source node destined for a virtual receiver node. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036689

Method and apparatus for reducing response time in information-centric networks

A method for reducing response times in an information-centric network includes receiving an indication from an ingress node of a content object entering a network, the content object associated with a new delivery flow through the network. An egress node in the network for the content object and a size of the content object are identified. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036620

Virtual layer 2 and mechanism to make it scalable

A network component including a receiver configured to receive a plurality of internet protocol (ip) addresses for a plurality of hosts in a plurality of external layer 2 networks located at a plurality of physical locations and interconnected via a service, a logic circuit configured to map the ip addresses of the hosts in the external layer 2 networks to a plurality of media access control (mac) addresses of a plurality of corresponding gateways in the same external layer 2 networks, and a transmitter configured to send to the external layer 2 networks a plurality of a plurality of ip addresses for a plurality of local hosts in a local layer 2 network coupled to the external layer 2 networks via the service.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036565

System and method for terminal-group based harq for cellular integrated d2d communications

System and method embodiments are provided to support network communications with groups of ues. The embodiments include a two-level group-based hybrid-automatic repeat request (harq) mechanism and acknowledgement (ack)/negative ack (nack) feedback. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036490

Interference cancellation in coaxial cable connected data over cable service interface specification (docsis) system or cable network

An apparatus comprising a first radio frequency (rf) frontend interface configured to receive a reference signal via a first signal path and a second rf frontend interface configured to receive an interference signal via a second signal path. The apparatus further comprises a first signal adjustment chain coupled to the first rf frontend interface and configured to reconstruct a first portion of the interference signal by adjusting a first signal property of a first reference signal portion of the reference signal, and a second signal adjustment chain coupled to the first rf frontend interface and configured to reconstruct a second portion of the interference signal by adjusting a second signal property of a second reference signal portion of the reference signal, wherein the reference signal and the interference signal are associated with a same source signal.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033432

Skin touch temperature test apparatus and method

A method for simulating an effect of surface temperature of an electronic device on skin of a human being when the electronic device is touched by the human being. The method comprises applying heat to a material within a cavity of a body, the body comprising a first end, a second end, an outer surface, and an inner surface that defines the cavity extending between the first end and the second end. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029322

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

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

01/28/16 / #20160029227

System and method for coordinated beamforming for overlapping basic service set in wlan

Embodiments are provided for enabling a coordinated beamforming (cb) mechanism in wlan scenarios. In an embodiment, an ap sends a feedback request (fbr) frame to each one of the stas in the obsss. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160029226

System and methods for enabling coordinated beamforming in overlapping basic service set in wlan

Embodiments are provided for enabling a beamforming mechanism in wlan obsss. In an embodiment, a first ap of the obsss decides to participate in coordinated beamforming for the obsss. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028640

Service chain header and metadata transport

Metadata may be embedded in a service chain header (sch) appended to a packet that is forwarded over a service chain path. The metadata may include information that is used to process the packet at a downstream service function chain (sfc) entity on the service chain path. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028583

Cross-stratum optimization protocol

An apparatus comprising an application cross-stratum optimization (cso) gateway (acg) coupled to an application layer that handles a plurality of servers, a network cso gateway (ncg) coupled to a network layer that handles a plurality of network nodes and configured to communicate with the acg using a cso protocol (csop), and a cso interface established between the acg and the ncg that enables the exchange of a plurality of csop messages to allow joint application-network resource allocation, provisioning, and optimization. Also disclosed is a network apparatus implemented method comprising sending a user profile from a user plane to an application plane, sending an application profile from the application plane to a network plane via a cso interface between an acg and a ncg, and sending network capability information from the network plane to the application plane via the cso interface.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028487

Compensation of non-linear transmitter impairments in optical communication networks

An optical transceiver comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a first signal, and a receiver coupled to the transmitter and configured to receive a first compensation, wherein the first compensation is based on a pattern-dependent analysis of the first signal, and provide the first compensation to the transmitter, wherein the transmitter is further configured to compensate a second signal based on the first compensation to form a first compensated signal, and transmit the first compensated signal. An optical transmitter comprises a digital signal processor (dsp) comprising a compensator, a digital-to-analog converter (dac) coupled to the dsp, a radio frequency amplifier (rfa) coupled to the dac, and an electrical-to-optical converter (eoc) coupled to the rfa. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028462

System and method for downlink channel sounding in wireless communications systems

In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a base station configured to communicate with at least one user device includes transmitting a reference signal to the at least one user device, receiving channel quality information from the at least one user device, and forming a beam based on the channel quality information received from the at least one user device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028459

System and method for open-loop mimo communications in a scma communications system

A method for transmitting data includes mapping a first coded information bit stream intended for a first transmit antenna onto at least one first spreading sequence of a plurality of first spreading sequences to generate a first data stream, mapping a second coded information bit stream intended for a second transmit antenna onto at least one second spreading sequence of a plurality of second spreading sequences to generate a second data stream. The method also includes transmitting the first data stream and the second data stream on respective transmit antennas.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028455

Apparatus and methods for cross-polarized tilt antennas

Embodiments are provided for cross-polarized antennas design with different down tilt angles that support versatile functionality, such as for mimo or beamforming. An embodiment antenna circuit comprises a baseband signal processor, a pair of rf transmitters coupled to the baseband signal processor, a pair of pas coupled to the rf transmitters, a 90°/180° hybrid coupler coupled to the rf transmitters, a pair of duplexers and two antennas coupled to the pas. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/28/16 / #20160028166

Dual-feed dual-polarized antenna element and method for manufacturing same

Disclosed herein is a dual-feed dual-polarized antenna element and a method for manufacturing the same. An embodiment dual-polarization antenna element includes four radiating elements and eight feed ports. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/21/16 / #20160021552

Phalanx radio system architecture for high capacity wireless communication

System and apparatus embodiments are provided for high capacity wireless communication. In an embodiment, a system for high capacity wireless communication includes a plurality of small radio unit modules (srums) and a single central module (cm) configured to connect to the srums over a high speed transport layer (tl), wherein the srums each comprise a srum radio frequency (rf) element and an antenna, wherein the cm comprises a digital signal processor (dsp), an analog-to-digital (a/d) converter, a plurality of digital-to-analog (d/a) converters, and a plurality of cm rf elements, wherein each of the plurality of srums is uniquely associated with a cm rf element, and a d/a converter thereby forming a radio unit (ru) that is configured to operate independently of other rus.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/21/16 / #20160020920

System and method for a federated evolved packet core service bus

A system and method of provides services including a federated service bus between distributed and evolved packet core (epc) and a radio access network (ran), wherein the federated service bus provides information based on a parent-child relationship between the epc and ran on a per-federated service basis. The information can include loading and location information.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/21/16 / #20160019069

Cloud firmware

A network element (ne) comprising a receiver configured to couple to a cloud network; and a multi-core central processing unit (cpu) coupled to the receiver and configured to receive a first partition configuration from an orchestration element, partition a plurality of processor cores into a plurality of processor core partitions according to the first partition configuration, and initiate a plurality of virtual basic input/output systems (vbioss) such that each vbios manages a processor core partition.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013976

Wireless through link traffic reduction

A network configuring method that includes receiving a first message at a first station from a second station that indicates message types that are not accepted by the second station, receiving a data packet, determining a message type for the data packet, discarding the data packet when the message type is not accepted by the second station, and forwarding the data packet when the message type is accepted by the second station. A network device that includes a transmitter, a receiver, a memory, and a processor configured to receive a first message from a station that indicates message types that are not accepted by the station, receive a data packet, determine a message type for the data packet, discard the data packet when the message type is not accepted by the station, and forward the data packet when the message type is accepted by the station.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/14/16 / #20160013889

System and method for user equipment cooperation

An embodiment method includes receiving, by a first user equipment (ue), a message, for a second ue, transmitted over a plurality of resource blocks (rbs) on behalf of a communications controller and determining a plurality of log-likelihood ratios (llrs) in accordance with the received plurality of rbs. The method also includes transmitting, a subset of the determined llrs to the second ue.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011657

System and method for display enhancement

In one embodiment, method for enhancing a display includes receiving an optical image of a face of a user and detecting whether the user is squinting in accordance with the optical image. The method also includes detecting a region on the display where the user is looking. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006785

Client behavior control in adaptive streaming

A content source comprising a processor configured to generate a media presentation description (mpd) file, wherein the mpd file designates a dependent media content part to be assigned to at least one depended media content part, and wherein the mpd file indicates the dependent media content part is to be accessed by a client device when an access condition for the dependent media content part is satisfied, and a transmitter operably coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the mpd file to at least one of a content server, a control server, and the client device.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006782

Signaling and handling of forensic marking for adaptive streaming

A client device comprising a transmitter configured to transmit a client identifier and a media presentation description (mpd) request to a content server, and a processor operably coupled to a memory and the transmitter, wherein the memory comprises computer executable instructions stored in a non-transitory computer readable medium such that when executed by the processor causes the processor to receive an mpd file following transmission of the client identifier and the mpd request, wherein the mpd file assigns a base segment to at least two variant segments, transmit a segment request to the content server following receipt of the mpd file, and receive the base segment and one of the at least two variant segments from the content server following transmission of the segment request, wherein the one of the at least two variant segments corresponds to the client identifier.. . ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006614

Source routing using path computation elements

A network configuring method including receiving a label switched path (lsp) tunnel request from a path computation element (pce), computing an lsp path, sending an lsp initiation message that comprises a label stack for the lsp path computed to the pce, receiving an lsp delegation message from the pce, and sending a label entry update message that comprises the label stack to pces along the computed lsp. A network configuring method including sending an lsp tunnel request to a path computation element central controller (pcecc), receiving an lsp initiation message that comprises a label stack for a computed lsp path from the pcecc, creating an lsp tunnel using the label stack, sending an lsp delegation message to the pcecc, receiving a label entry update message that comprises the label, and obtaining the label stack using the label entry update message.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/07/16 / #20160006609

System and method for using a path control element as a central controller for local protection of label switched path (lsp)

A path control element (pce) is provided, including a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium coupled to the processor. The storage medium stores programming for execution by the processor, wherein the programming, when executed by the processor, configures the pce to receive a request for a path of a unicast or multicast label switching path (lsp), determine a primary path and a secondary/local protection path through a plurality of nodes in a label switched network, and provide the primary path and the secondary/local protection path to the plurality of nodes.. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000900

Oligomeric influenza immunogenic compositions

Embodiments are provided for network resource allocation considering user experience, satisfaction, and operator interest. An embodiment method by a network component for allocating network resources includes evaluating, for a user, a qoe for each flow of a plurality of flows in network traffic in according with a qoe model, and further evaluating, for an operator, a revenue associated with the flows in accordance with a revenue model. ... Futurewei Technologies Inc








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