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Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2015-07-30

In one embodiment, a method is performed by a wireless station. The method includes determining that a wireless network provides relay service. The wireless network includes an access point and one or more relay nodes. The method further includes transmitting a relay-service desirability indication to the access point. The method also includes receiving a relay-service confirmation from the access point. The wireless station is operable to transmit at a first station-transmission power level during a first time period and a second station-transmission power level during a second time period. The second station-transmission power level is a reduced station-transmission power level as compared to the first station-transmission power level. In addition, the method includes transmitting an uplink transmission at the second station-transmission power level responsive to the relay-service confirmation from the access point.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2015-07-08

A switch includes a reserved pool of buffers in a shared memory. The reserved pool of buffers is reserved for exclusive use by an egress port. The switch includes pool select logic which selects a free buffer from the reserved pool for storing data received from an ingress port to be forwarded to the egress port. The shared memory also includes a shared pool of buffers. The shared pool of buffers is shared by a plurality of egress ports. The pool select logic selects a free buffer in the shared pool upon detecting no free buffer in the reserved pool. The shared memory may also include a multicast pool of buffers. The multicast pool of buffers is shared by a plurality of egress ports. The pool select logic selects a free buffer in the multicast pool upon detecting an IP Multicast data packet received from an ingress port.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2015-12-15

A memory device includes core memory such as flash memory for storing data. The memory device includes a first power input to receive a first voltage used to power the flash memory. Additionally, the memory device includes a second power input to receive a second voltage. The memory device includes power management circuitry configured to receive the second voltage and derive one or more internal voltages. The power management circuitry supplies or conveys the internal voltages to the flash memory. The different internal voltages generated by the power management circuitry (e.g., voltage converter circuit) and supplied to the core memory enable operations such as read/program/erase with respect to cells in the core memory.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2015-10-19

In an integrated circuit (IC) adapted for use in a stack of interconnected ICs, interrupted through-silicon-vias (TSVs) are provided in addition to uninterrupted TSVs. The interrupted TSVs provide signal paths other than common parallel paths between the ICs of the stack. This permits IC identification schemes and other functionalities to be implemented using TSVs, without requiring angular rotation of alternate ICs of the stack.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Incorporated | Date: 2015-03-24

In one embodiment, a method is performed by a base station in a wireless network. The method includes receiving from a user device a request to reconfigure already-active uplink semi-persistent scheduling (SPS). The already-active uplink SPS grants the user device a resource block allocation (RBA) and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for periodic uplink transmissions. The already-active uplink SPS includes a time-interval parameter, the time-interval parameter specifying a time interval between the periodic uplink transmissions. The request includes information related to a proposed adjustment of the time-interval parameter. The method further includes reconfiguring the already-active uplink SPS. The reconfiguring includes modifying the time-interval parameter based, at least in part, on the information.

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