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Recent Patents in Signal Processing (September 2015) – Resource Management

For our September 2015 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of Resource Management. The section below covers patents granted recently for various forecasting, modeling and evaluation solutions approached via resource management.

In patent no. 9,117,172  methods and computer implemented systems for evaluation and optimisation of methods used for forecasting, modeling, valuation, and decision-making, in staged resource planning are provided. Fundamentally, a universal comparator that accounts for perfect decision differencing (PERNOB) is determined and used for evaluating benefits associated with the use of prediction method-sets and decision-making method-sets in staged resource planning. According to one application, PERNOB is used to evaluate different prediction method-sets and decision-making method-sets and enable the selection of optimal method-sets corresponding to a given situation. According to another application, PERNOB is used to create an unbiased operational decision making environment through realistic re-valuation of system resource(s).

In patent no. 9,117,054 methods and apparatus provide resource authorization based on a computer's presence information. Presence information may include information relating to a computer's operating environment. In some implementations, a presence detector on a computer determines presence information and provides the information to a resource manager. The computer may then generate a resource access request. A resource manager may then determine whether the resource request is authorized based, at least in part, on the presence information. The resource manager then responds to the resource access request, either granting or denying the request for resources.

A system and method in the invention no. 9,116,744 manages resources within a process by identifying a first resource threshold associated with available resources. The method receives a resource request from a resource requesting participant requiring the available resources. The method determines that an estimated resource usage, associated with the resource request, approaches the first resource threshold. The method negotiates with at least one resource consuming participant to voluntarily release resources until the estimated resource usage approaches a second resource threshold associated with the available resources within the process.

Certain aspects of the disclosure in patent no. 9,113,463 provide techniques for managing resources utilized for enhanced physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmissions. According to certain aspects, a method is provided for wireless communications which may be performed, for example, by a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes receiving signaling indicating a set of time and frequency resources in one or more subframes allocated for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), receiving a downlink transmission in a subframe, making a determination to monitor for the enhanced PDCCH in the subframe based on the signaling, and decoding the enhanced PDCCH transmitted using the set of time and frequency resources in the subframe, in response to the determination.

As detailed in patent no. 9,106,591, allocation of resources across multiple consumers allows efficient utilization of shared resources. Observed usages of resources by consumers over time intervals are used to determine a total throughput of resources by the consumers. The total throughput of resources is used to determine allocation of resources for a subsequent time interval. The consumers are associated with priorities used to determine their allocations. Minimum and maximum resource guarantees may be associated with consumers. The resource allocation aims to allocate resources based on the priorities of the consumers while aiming to avoid starvation by any consumer. The resource allocation allows efficient usage of network resources in a database storage system storing multiple virtual databases.

In patent no. 9,100,836 there is provided a solution for reusing radio resources opportunistically by private base stations to increase the overall capacity of the network. The solution is based on applying an uplink broadcast in a mobile communication, in which information representing a radio resource allocated by a base station to a user terminal is broadcasted.

In patent no. 9,100,304 a system comprises a communications network configured to support transmission of a plurality of communications streams and a resource manager communicatively coupled to the communications network and configured to provision resources of the communications network to the plurality of communications streams. The system may further comprise a performance test manager communicatively coupled to said communications network and configured to identify a communication stream from said plurality of communications streams, identify a test network path for said identified communication stream that is substantially free of other network traffic, and perform a performance test over said test network path.

An architecture for multi-core and many-core processor systems from patent no. 9,098,726  includes a set of resource managers having a hierarchy of at least one level. The resource managers act as trusted proxies for the operating system (OS) kernel to manage resources for applications. The application may include a trusted secure specification defining resource and access privileges of the associated application.

According to exemplary embodiments no 9,094,872. , a method for resource management of network systems includes sampling channel states of a first set of channels from at least one base station associated with a radio network controller providing an application and estimating channel states of a second set of channels from the at least one base station, wherein the estimated channel states are based on previously sampled channel states and currently sampled channel states. The method further includes adapting at least one runtime parameter of the application based on the sampled channel states of the first set of channels and the estimated channel states of the second set of channels.

If you have an interesting patent to share when we next feature patents related to resource management, or if you are especially interested in a signal processing research field that you would want to be highlighted in this section, please send email to Csaba Benedek (benedek.csaba AT sztaki DOT mta DOT hu).

References

Number: 9,117,172
Title:   Optimisation of resource management using perfect knowledge bias
Inventors:  K. Reznichek and J.Q. Snell
Issued:  August 25, 2015
Assignee:  Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA)

Number: 9,117,054
Title: Method and aparatus for presence based resource management
Inventors:  R.B. Black
Issued: August 25, 2015
Assignee: Websense, Inc. (San Diego, CA)

Number: 9,116,744
Title:   Resource management within a process via iterative negotiation
Inventors:  P.R. Koza
Issued:  August 25, 2015
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Number: 9,113,463
Title:   Resource management for enhanced PDCCH
Inventors:  W. Chen, P. Gaal, T. Luo, J. Damnjanovic and S. Geirhofer
Issued: August 18, 2015
Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated (San Diego, CA)

Number: 9,106,591
Title:   Adaptive resource management using survival minimum resources for low priority consumers
Inventors:  B. Klots, S. Sinha, K. Subhadeep and S. Kumar
Issued:  August 11, 2015
Assignee: Delphix Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

Number: 9,100,836
Title: Radio resource management in mobile communication network employing private base stations
Inventors: M.E. Khan, M. Latva-Aho and Matti
Issued:  August 4, 2015
Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (Espoo, FI)

Number: 9,100,304
Title: Resource management in dynamic network environments
Inventors: H. Omar
Issued:  August 4, 2015
Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)

Number: 9,098,726
Title:   Scalable and secure application resource management and access control for multicore operating systems
Inventors: D. Waddington, C. Tian
Issued:  August 4, 2015
Assignee:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)

Number: 9,094,872
Title:   Enhanced resource management for a network system
Inventors:  D. Agrawal, T. He, R. Raghavendra
Issued:  July 28, 2015
Assignee:  International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

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