Patents Assigned to INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 10863341
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to provide proximity service discovery in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving, from a first user equipment, a discovery signal by a second user equipment for discovering or being discovered. The method further includes transmitting, from the second user equipment, a discovery check signal to a network in response to the discovery signal to check a discovery result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 10813131
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for improving Random Access preamble transmission in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving a configuration of an initial power and a power ramping step for a preamble transmission. The method also includes transmitting a first Preamble using a first power based on at least the initial power and the power ramping step, wherein the first Preamble is the last preamble transmission of a first Random Access procedure. The method includes determining whether the first Random Access procedure is successfully completed. The method also includes transmitting a second Preamble using a second power based on at least the first power, wherein the second Preamble is the first preamble transmission of a second Random Access procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Sonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Guo, Ko-Chiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10673602
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for TDD inter-band carrier aggregation in a wireless communication system includes performing aggregating multiple cells with different TDD UL-DL configurations, transmitting a PUSCH transmission on a first cell, the subframe for HARQ feedback reception for the PUSCH in a first cell colliding with a UL subframe in a second cell, and performing one of setting the corresponding HARQ feedback to ACK, flushing the corresponding HARQ buffer, and changing the corresponding HARQ feedback subframe for the PUSCH to another subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ko-Chiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10568114
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for requesting resources in a wireless communication system. The method includes sending a first SA in a first SA period at a first timing. The method also includes considering a data available in the UE at a second timing, wherein the data needs to be transmitted and the second timing is later than the first timing. The method further includes skipping a resource associated with the first SA for sending the data at a third timing, wherein the third timing is later than the second timing and earlier than a second SA period which is later than the first SA period. In addition, the method includes sending a second SA in the second SA period. Furthermore, the method includes sending the data on a resource associated with the SA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Sonic Corporation
    Inventor: Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10361833
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for improving device to device (D2D) communication are disclosed herein. One method includes communicating, by a user equipment (UE), with a device via the D2D communication. The method further includes triggering, by the UE, a first power headroom report (PHR) to indicate a power status of the D2D. The method also provides for triggering and transmitting, by the UE, a Scheduling Request (SR) to ask for radio resources from a network for scheduling if the UE has no available resources to transmit the first PHR. The method further includes triggering, by the UE, a second PHR to indicate a power status of a transmission path from the UE to the network and not triggering and transmitting the SR to ask for radio resources from the network for scheduling if the UE has no available resource to transmit the second PHR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Sonic Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10178657
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving SPS operation in a wireless communication system. The method includes configuring an user equipment (UE) with a downlink (DL) assignment or an uplink (UL) grant through a PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) addressed by a SPS C-RNTI (Semi-Persistent Scheduling Cell Radio Network Temporary Identity). The method also includes receiving, at the UE, a reconfiguration message for a SPS (Semi-Persistent Scheduling) operation in a higher layer, such as a RRC (Radio Resource Control) layer. The method further includes reconfiguring, at the UE, the SPS operation based on the reconfiguration message if the reconfiguration message includes a release of the SPS operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Chih Tseng, Ko-Chiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10117194
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for power headroom reporting in a wireless communication system. The method includes a UE (User Equipment) being configured with at least a first cell and a second cell. The method also includes the UE reports a PHR (Power Headroom Report) on the first cell in a subframe, wherein the PHR contains the power headroom value of the second cell, and the power headroom value of the second cell is derived using a specific PUSCH resource assignment regardless of whether there is PUSCH (Physical Uplink Shared Channel) transmission in the second cell in the subframe or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Che Li
  • Patent number: 10091772
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed to measure channel state information in a wireless communication system. The method includes selecting a subframe to be a reference resource for a channel state information (CSI) report on a Secondary Cell (SCell), in which the subframe is not a downlink (DL) subframe or a special subframe whose downlink portion is longer than a threshold on a Primary Cell (PCell). The method further includes executing a handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ko-Chiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10085297
    Abstract: A method of a UE being served by a eNB for supporting device to device (D2D) communication is disclosed. The method includes the UE receiving a message that includes information pertaining to a first resource pool provided by the eNB, wherein resources of the first resource pool are common resources shared by more than one UE using the first resource pool. The method further includes the UE being configured with a second resource pool provided by the eNB, wherein the second resource pool is different from the first resource pool. Furthermore, the method includes the UE selecting resource(s) from the second resource pool and uses the selected resource(s) for D2D transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Li-Te Pan
  • Patent number: 10064235
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for reducing signaling overhead in a wireless communication network. In one embodiment, the method is implemented in a UE. The method includes receiving a first indication from a network node to tell the UE to remember, after the UE enters RRC_IDLE, a first configuration which is currently used while the UE is in RRC_CONNECTED. The method also includes keeping the first configuration upon leaving RRC_CONNECTED. The method further includes releasing the first configuration when the UE connects to a RAT different from where the first indication was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Guo, Meng-Hui Ou
  • Patent number: 10004086
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for improving device to device (D2D) communication are disclosed herein. One method includes a user equipment (UE) triggering a buffer status report (BSR) upon configuration or setup of radio resource allocation mode 1 for D2D communication while the UE has data available for transmission for D2D communication. The method further includes the UE transmitting a Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element corresponding to the BSR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 9992693
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for adding serving cells in a wireless communication system. The method includes a UE (User Equipment) is served by a first cell controlled by a first eNB (evolved Node B), wherein multiple radio bearers (RBs) for the UE are allocated to the first eNB and there is a MAC (Medium Access Control) entity in the UE for supporting the first cell. The method also includes the UE receives a RRC (Radio Resource Control) message for adding a second cell controlled by a second eNB to the UE, wherein a RB among the multiple RBs is relocated to the second eNB according to information included in the RRC message. The method further includes the UE re-establishes a RLC (Radio Link Control) entity corresponding to the RB and does not reset the MAC entity in response to the relocation of the RB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard Lee-Chee Kuo
  • Patent number: 9967865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to handle UL information. The method includes configuring a UE (User Equipment) with multiple serving cells. The method further includes transmitting, from the UE, in a subframe i a first UL control information on a physical channel of a first UL serving cell. The method also includes transmitting, from the UE, in the subframe i a second UL control information on a physical channel of a second UL serving cell, wherein if the total transmit power of the UE exceeds {circumflex over (P)}CMAX (i), the UE would scale down the transmit power of the physical channel with lower power priority based on types of the first UL control information and the second UL control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Che Li
  • Patent number: 9924533
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for reducing signaling and delay for uplink scheduling in a wireless communication network. The method includes activating a newly configured SCell (Secondary Cell). The method also includes starting a TA (Timing Alignment/Advance) timer associated with the SCell upon detection of a specific DL (Downlink) signaling. The method further includes detecting and processing a PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) for a PUSCH (Physical Uplink Shared Channel) transmission. In addition, the method includes sending a MAC (Mac Access Control) PDU (Protocol Data Unit) corresponding to the PDCCH scheduling on a PUSCH of the SCell based on an UL transmission timing equal to a specific value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 9888509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for performing a RA procedure for at least a first D2D communication session and a second D2D communication session in a wireless communication system. The method includes a UE transmitting a first message to a network, wherein the first message is a preamble. The method also includes the UE receiving a second message from the network after transmission of the first message, wherein the second message contains a first UL resource. The method further includes the UE using the first UL resource to transmit a third message to the network after reception of the second message, wherein the third message includes at least a BSR MAC CE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Te Pan, Wei-Yu Chen, Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 9807739
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to handle TTI bundling. In an embodiment implemented in a UE (User Equipment), the method includes configuring the UE with a plurality of serving cells, wherein the TTI bundling and secondary cells with configured UL (uplink) could be simultaneously configured for the UE. In an embodiment from the perspective of a network, the method includes issuing, from a E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network), a message to configure a UE with a plurality of serving cells, wherein the E-UTRAN could simultaneously configure the TTI bundling and the secondary cells with configured UL for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Che Li
  • Patent number: 9769693
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for improving measurement reporting involving WLAN for a UE in a wireless communication system. The method includes triggering a transmission of a measurement report involving WLAN due to all of at least one condition being fulfilled, wherein the at least one condition includes a first condition related to WLAN load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Guo, Meng-Hui Ou
  • Patent number: 9769699
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for performing buffer status reporting in a wireless communication system. The method includes a D2D (Device-to-Device) data arriving in the UE. The method also includes triggering a ProSe (Proximity-based Service) BSR (Buffer Status Report). The method further includes deriving a buffer size value by at least considering an amount of oncoming data. In addition, the method includes sending the ProSe BSR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 9736722
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to provide small cell enhancement in a wireless communication system. The method includes connecting to more than one serving cell. The method further includes triggering a Buffer Status Report (BSR) or a Power Headroom Report (PHR). The method further includes transmitting a Medium Access Control (MAC) control element corresponding to the BSR or the PHR in a serving cell, wherein the serving cell depends on a trigger of the BSR or the PHR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 9736883
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling inter-node connectivity in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The method includes transmitting a request from a first network node to a second network node to stop aggregating a SCell (Secondary Cell) for a UE (User Equipment); wherein the first network node controls the SCell and the second network node controls PCell (Primary Cell) of the UE. Also, another method and apparatus for handling inter-node connectivity in a wireless communication system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Guo, Meng-Hui Ou