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7672327 Method for providing multicast and/or broadcast services to user terminals  
The invention relates to a method for providing multicast and/or broadcast services to user terminals (8, 9) via a cellular network (2, 5). In order to increase the efficiency of multicast or...
7668128 Features of power save in 802.11e wireless local area networks (WLANs)  
A method and apparatus for limiting the length of a service period in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) including an Access Point (AP) and at least one station is presented. A maximum service...
7664072 Virtual streams for QoS-driven wireless LANs  
A virtual stream (VS) in a basic service set (BSS) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) that exists solely within the medium access control (MAC) sublayer of the WLAN. The VS includes a...
7656892 Method and apparatus of multi-entity wireless communication adapter  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for a multi-entity wireless communication adapter having a traffic management configuration to selectively associate at least...
7643504 Credit based flow control in an asymmetric channel environment  
A system and method are provided for controlling information flow from a channel service module (CSM) in an asymmetric channel environment. The method provides information for transmission to an...
7639693 Method and/or apparatus distributing variable-sized data units to variable destinations  
A method or system or apparatus provides improved data handling. In one aspect, destination scheduling is performed by scheduling polling rather than scheduling data emissions. In particular...
7633946 Scheduler system and method thereof  
Disclosed is a method and system based on MAC frames for enabling a QAP to seamlessly operate between granting polls for upstream and sidestream traffic while sending downstream frames. The...
7631076 Apparatus, system, and method for adaptive polling of monitored systems  
An apparatus for adaptive polling of a monitored system includes a poll receiving module configured to receive a polling signal from a polling system, an event prediction module configured to...
7626937 System and method for network connection detection  
The present invention provides a system and method that operates in the link layer and detects connection status in a LAN. The system includes a request frame whose source address is an address of...
7606259 Communication resource scheduling among multiple links  
In situations in which a given communication device may be a slave node on multiple communication sub-networks, a communication resource of the communication device may be allocated so as to serve...
7594252 Early warning fault identification and isolation system for a two-way cable network  
Set top boxes (STBs) connected to the HFC cable network are “pinged” and their responses recorded. The two most responsive STBs in each node of the HFC cable network are identified. The most...
7590079 Method of communication device initiated frame exchange  
A method for accessing a wireless local area network (WLAN) channel and providing quality of service (QoS) for voice in a system supporting both voice and data services. Under the method, a...
7583644 Wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication method, and computer program  
The present invention is to provide each communication station with a transmission prioritised period without any useless latency in an ad-hoc communication environment including no control...
7583703 System and method for power injection and out of band communications on shared medium  
In one embodiment, in a power injection and out of band communications on a shared medium system, the system is configured to receive a power signal. Concurrently, the system is configured to...
7574519 Interoperability of a network interface protocol with an internet interface protocol  
A method for interoperability of a network interface protocol with an Internet interface protocol begins by receiving a scan channel request of a plurality of channels that are in accordance with...
7570955 Wireless point to multipoint system  
A point to multipoint wireless communication system includes an access point having an antenna, a processor, and circuitry in communication with the access point antenna and controlled by the...
7567612 SDMA communications with non-immediate block acknowledgment  
In Spatial Division Multiple Access (SDMA) communications, mobile devices that are transmitting to a base substantially simultaneously during a predetermined communications phase may wait until...
7564783 Method for assigning of channel capacity to communication links  
A method for assigning of channel capacity to communication links in a cellular communication system and to an access controller for controlling the access of contending terminals to channel...
7561593 Frame relay accelerated local management interface status-inquiry messages  
A link restoration mechanism includes sending status-inquiry messages at a varying rate between two devices. Under normal operating conditions, keep-alive messages are sent from one device to...
7548552 Method for polling in a medium access control protocol  
A method is provided for a master device (601) to allocate channel time. The master device sends a polling frame (240) to a current destination slave device (602) and a current polled slave device...
7526253 Method and system for managing wireless connection between slave terminals and master terminal  
Slave terminals and a master terminal are wirelessly connected according to the Bluetooth protocol. When a number of the slave terminals exceeds a predetermined number of the slave terminals for...
7525966 Wireless communication system for multicast communications  
A wireless LAN system uses an address that is used by another device than terminals connected to a wireless LAN, as a multicast destination address. An access point sets an address that is used by...
7519017 Saving power in wireless local area network  
A method and apparatus includes: at least one AP (Access Point) arranged to set and transmit a bit of a beacon message corresponding to a station for exchanging traffic, to register the station on...
7519032 Apparatus and method for providing QoS service schedule and bandwidth allocation to a wireless station  
An apparatus and method is disclosed for providing a Quality of Service (QoS) service schedule and bandwidth allocation message to a wireless station in a wireless network. The apparatus of the...
7515574 Scheduling method for supporting quality of service (QoS) in wireless local area network (WLAN)  
A method for polling of stations in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), including the steps of: obtaining Quality of Service (QoS) information related to the stations; assigning two timers to...
RE40686 Method of addressing messages and communications system  
A method of establishing wireless communications between an interrogator and individual ones of multiple wireless identification devices, the method comprising utilizing a tree search method to...
7512108 Credit transmission rate control for a wireless communication system  
A wireless communication system controls wireless communications over a shared wireless link. The wireless communication system transfers first credits to a first wireless communication device at...
7512147 Method of reserving network bandwidth resources, and communications system and network device using the same  
A communications system whose bandwidth resources can be used more efficiently by reserving them on an individual path basis. Upon receipt of a bandwidth reservation message, a path setup...
7508810 Voice channel control of wireless packet data communications  
A data session with a wireless device ordinarily cannot be initiated from the network side because the wireless device has no predetermined IP or other network address. Methods are disclosed for...
7508756 Method and system for decreasing routing latency for switching platforms with variable configuration  
A method for decreasing routing latency of a switching platform comprises identifying ports which have changed their operational state and modifying the port polling code associated with the...
7509097 Method for determining a measurement time period  
A method for determining a measurement time period for measuring a propagation environment in a wireless station set having a plurality of wireless stations, between which wireless communication...
7505461 Data transfer control device, electronic instrument, and data transfer control method  
A data transfer control device having: a hub dedicated data storage section which stores a packet transferred between the data transfer control device and a hub; a packet transmission section...
7505761 Wireless terminal device, wireless communication method, and computer program  
An object of this invention is to allow a wireless terminal device to issue a request of connection using a distributed control method or central control method to a wireless control device in...
7502358 Diffusion bucket scheduler for wireless network devices  
A scheduler for a wireless network including N wireless stations having N bandwidth parameters, respectively, comprises a framing module that generates a schedule frame including schedule slots....
7502329 Distributed network monitoring with bounded link utilization in IP networks  
A method and apparatus for optimizing a distributed polling system in a network comprising a plurality of nodes. The method includes identifying bandwidth constraints on polling traffic for each...
7492785 Time skew correction in data time stamping  
A method of processing data received at a local system in response to polling a remote device, wherein the local system includes a local clock, the method involving: sending a first poll to the...
7489924 Apparatus and system for providing remote control service through communication network, and method thereof  
An apparatus, system and method for providing remote control service to devices in a home network are disclosed. A web page provider provides a master page of the home network, information on the...
7489670 Device, system and method of uplink/downlink communication in wireless network  
Devices, systems and methods of uplink/downlink communication in wireless network. For example, a wireless access point includes a transmitter to transmit a downlink frame having a duration field...
7460482 Master-slave communications system and method for a network element  
A master-slave communication system for a communication switch is provided. The system comprises a master controller generating commands and receiving status signals and slave devices associated...
7460514 Adaptive media control  
A media control approach that supports transmission of data streams with QoS requirements, such as minimum throughput or maximum delay, while adapting to the changing characteristics of the...
7460527 Port aggregation for fibre channel interfaces  
According to the present invention, methods and apparatus are provided to allow efficient and effective aggregation of ports into port channels in a fiber channel network. A local fiber channel...
7457271 Wireless local area network ad-hoc mode for reducing power consumption  
A wireless station communicates with at least one other wireless station in a local area network (LAN). A media access control (MAC) device controls transitions between an active mode and a low...
7453846 Method for sharing hybrid resources in a wireless independent network, a station for the method, and a data format for the method and the station  
In a system for sharing hybrid resources in an independent network, each one of a plurality of stations preferably employs a sharing authority transferring protocol that allows the network control...
7450511 Method and system for polling PDU of radio link control layer  
A method for polling a protocol data unit (PDU) of a Radio link control (RLC), including the steps of selecting a data unit in a buffer, transmitting a selected PDU and polling bit to a receiver...
7450903 Method for operating a short haul radio transmitting/radio receiving system conforming to a short haul radio communication standard and a master device for implementing said method  
A method and apparatus for operating a short-haul radio transmitting/radio receiving system conforming to a short-haul radio communication standard wherein a maximum number of devices able to...
7430212 System and method for improved data transmission speed by fixing the lower corner frequency at a frequency above voice band in a symmetric DSL transmission system  
A system and method of the present invention improves data transmission speeds by fixing the lower corner frequency at a frequency above voice band in a symmetric DSL transmission system. By using...
7430194 Method and apparatus for communication between coordinator-based wireless networks connected through backbone network  
A method and apparatus are provided for communication among many coordinator-based wireless networks connected together through a wired backbone network using wired/wireless connecting devices....
7424007 Power-save method for 802.11 multicast paging applications  
A power-save method for a network with an access point and an associated power-save client. The access point buffers wireless data that includes a unicast frame and a multicast frame. A periodic...
7420942 Different delivery traffic indication message (DTIM) periods for different wireless networks having different network names  
A single access point may manage two or more wireless networks, each having a network name. The access point may be configured to store delivery traffic indication message (DTIM) period values on...
7418004 Medium access control methods with quality of service and power management for wireless local area networks  
A MAC method has three procedures: a prioritization procedure, a collision resolution procedure, and a polling procedure. The prioritization procedure employs the handshaking method to ensure that...