Patents Assigned to Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10212747
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for priority based management of the connections between a device and a network are described herein. In some aspects, a device may include multiple applications with different access priorities. As a result of a mobility event, such as change in location or resuming operation after an idle period, the device may be configured to transmit a signal indicating its status. The signal may include an access priority value. Various methods and systems for determining an access priority value for devices configured to support one or more access priorities are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick Stupar, Miguel Griot, Ramachandran Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10212685
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for a network to manage communications for a plurality of wireless communication devices including, but not limited to, registering, by the network, the plurality of wireless communication devices associated with a same subscription identifier, identifying, by the network, each of the plurality of wireless communication devices based, at least in part, on device capabilities associated with each of the plurality of wireless communication devices, and routing, by the network, communications to or from each of the plurality of wireless communication devices based, at least in part, on the device capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dileep Kumar Vayilapelli, Pradeep Kumar Darisi, Rajendra Prasad Katakam, Ramprasad Katkam
  • Patent number: 10212636
    Abstract: Techniques for managing handovers in an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band may provide that a serving base station may receive one or more base station measurement reports and one or more UE measurement reports. The base station measurement reports may include information associated with one or more devices that may transmit signals using an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band. The UE measurement reports may include information associated with one or more devices that may generate interfering signals at the UE, which may include interfering signals from one or more devices that are not detected by the serving base station. The serving base station may, in some examples, determine whether to handover the UE to a second base station based at least in part on the base station measurement report and the UE measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 10210116
    Abstract: In certain aspects of the disclosure, an apparatus includes first and second semaphore registers disposed in a first power domain. A common address bus is coupled to the first and second semaphore registers, and a semaphore lock is disposed in the first power domain and coupled to the first and second semaphore registers. The semaphore lock is controlled by the first and second semaphore registers, and controls whether a signal from a second power domain is permitted to propagate to the first power domain. The first and second semaphore registers may be associated with first and second register addresses, respectively, which are selected to provide a substantially maximized Hamming distance between them. The first and second semaphore registers may have a write order expectation enforced between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Kevin Batenburg, Vincent Pierre Le Roy, Praveen Kumar Origanti
  • Patent number: 10210593
    Abstract: A graphics processing unit (GPU) may dispatch a first set of commands for execution on one or more processing units of the GPU. The GPU may receive notification from a host device indicating that a second set of commands are ready to execute on the GPU. In response, the GPU may issue a first preemption command at a first preemption granularity to the one or more processing units. In response to the GPU failing to preempt execution of the first set of commands within an elapsed time period after issuing the first preemption command, the GPU may issue a second preemption command at a second preemption granularity to the one or more processing units, where the second preemption granularity is finer-grained than the first preemption granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anirudh Rajendra Acharya, Alexei Vladimirovich Bourd, David Rigel Garcia Garcia, Milind Nilkanth Nemlekar, Vineet Goel
  • Patent number: 10212651
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines a first link quality. The first link quality indicates a link quality of a first link between a first potential relay UE and the remote UE. The apparatus determines a second link quality. The second link quality indicates a link quality of a second link between the first potential relay UE and a first base station. The apparatus ranks the first potential relay UE relative to a second potential relay UE. The ranking of the first potential relay UE is based on a combination of the first link quality and the second link quality. The apparatus selects one of the first potential relay UE and the second potential relay UE for a relay connection based on the ranking of the first potential relay UE relative to the second potential relay UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Gulati, Saurabha Rangrao Tavildar, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 10210452
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for high-level neuromorphic network description (HLND) framework that may be configured to enable users to define neuromorphic network architectures using a unified and unambiguous representation that is both human-readable and machine-interpretable. The framework may be used to define nodes types, node-to-node connection types, instantiate node instances for different node types, and to generate instances of connection types between these nodes. To facilitate framework usage, the HLND format may provide the flexibility required by computational neuroscientists and, at the same time, provides a user-friendly interface for users with limited experience in modeling neurons. The HLND kernel may comprise an interface to Elementary Network Description (END) that is optimized for efficient representation of neuronal systems in hardware-independent manner and enables seamless translation of HLND model description into hardware instructions for execution by various processing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Botond Szatmary, Eugene M. Izhikevich, Csaba Petre, Jayram Moorkanikara Nageswaran, Filip Piekniewski
  • Patent number: 10212648
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate efficient cell acquisition in a wireless communication system. In one aspect, a reference signal for use in cell acquisition can be constructed in a bandwidth-agnostic manner such that it contains a common central portion in a predetermined frequency band that is independent of a bandwidth utilized by an associated wireless communication system. The central portion can be constructed as a two-dimensional block in time and frequency that spans a default cell search bandwidth, a predetermined bandwidth specified by synchronization codes or other signals, or another suitable bandwidth. A reference signal can then be constructed form the central portion by tiling or expanding the central portion such that it spans the entire system bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan Montojo, Byoung-Hoon Kim, Durga Prasad Malladi, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10212437
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to code video information includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The memory is configured to store video information associated with a reference layer and an enhancement layer, the reference layer associated with a reference layer (RL) codec and the enhancement layer associated an enhancement layer (EL) codec. The processor is configured to determine whether the RL codec associated with the reference layer is a particular type of codec, and in response to determining that the RL codec is a particular type of codec, process, in a video bitstream, an indication that motion information of the reference layer cannot be used to code the enhancement layer. The processor may encode or decode the video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Vadim Seregin
  • Patent number: 10211782
    Abstract: A rail-to-rail sense amplifier includes a PMOS differential pair and an NMOS differential pair that are arranged in parallel with regard to a biasing network for driving a class AB output stage. The sense amplifier includes a first current differential amplifier and a second current differential amplifier for increasing the output swing while reducing power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anirban Banerjee, Todd Morgan Rasmus
  • Patent number: 10210464
    Abstract: A method of online training of a classifier includes determining a distance from one or more feature vectors of an object to a first predetermined decision boundary established during off-line training for the classifier. The method also includes updating a decision rule as a function of the distance. The method further includes classifying a future example based on the updated decision rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Jonathan Julian, Anthony Sarah
  • Patent number: 10210874
    Abstract: A method includes generating a windowed time-domain mid channel by applying two first asymmetric windows to a first frame of a time-domain mid channel and applying two second asymmetric windows to a second frame of the time-domain mid channel. The method includes transforming the windowed time-domain mid channel to a transform domain to generate sets of transform-domain mid channel data including first transform-domain mid channel data corresponding to a first mid channel window of the first frame and second transform-domain mid channel data corresponding to a second mid channel window of the first frame. The method includes performing an up-mix operation using the sets of transform-domain mid channel data, stereo parameters from the bit stream, and an interpolated parameter determined using an unevenly weighted interpolation between a first stereo parameter value associated with the first frame and a second stereo parameter value associated with the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkata Subrahmanyam Chandra Sekhar Chebiyyam, Venkatraman Atti
  • Patent number: 10211167
    Abstract: An integrated circuit assembly is formed with an insulating layer, a semiconductor layer, an active device, first, second, and third electrically conductive interconnect layers, and a plurality of electrically conductive vias. The insulating layer has a first surface and a second surface. The second surface is below the first surface. A substrate layer has been removed from the second surface. The semiconductor layer has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface of the semiconductor layer contacts the first surface of the insulating layer. The active device is formed in a region of the semiconductor layer. The first electrically conductive interconnect layer forms an electrically conductive ring. The second electrically conductive interconnect layer forms a first electrically conductive plate above the electrically conductive ring and the region of the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael A. Stuber
  • Patent number: 10211893
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus may generally include a processing system configured to generate a frame comprising a first sequence and a conjugate of the first sequence; and an interface configured to output the frame for transmission to a wireless node, wherein the first sequence and the conjugate of the first known sequence are simultaneously transmitted via first and second transmit chains. The first sequence maybe known by the wireless node prior to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Amichai Sanderovich
  • Patent number: 10211347
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a semiconductor capacitor. The semiconductor capacitor generally includes an insulative layer, and a semiconductor region disposed adjacent to a first side of the insulative layer. The semiconductor capacitor also includes a first non-insulative region disposed adjacent to a second side of the insulative layer. In certain aspects, the semiconductor region may include a second non-insulative region, wherein the semiconductor region includes at least two regions having at least one of different doping concentrations or different doping types, and wherein one or more junctions between the at least two regions are disposed above or below the first non-insulative region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fabio Alessio Marino, Narasimhulu Kanike, Qingqing Liang, Francesco Carobolante, Paolo Menegoli
  • Patent number: 10212635
    Abstract: Multiple data bearers may be configured for a user equipment (UE) for carrier aggregation and may be split among multiple evolved nodeBs (eNBs). The eNBs may be selected to serve the multiple data bearers for the UE based on various criteria such as channel conditions, loading, and the like. Various eNBs may be selected to serve data bearers for UE on a per data bearer basis, so that a particular eNB may be selected to serve each data bearer of the UE. Each data packet for the UE may then be sent via an appropriate data bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Jelena Damnjanovic, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 10210920
    Abstract: Magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) devices with varied breakdown voltages in different memory arrays fabricated in a same semiconductor die to facilitate different memory applications are disclosed. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, MTJ devices are fabricated in a semiconductor die to provide at least two different memory arrays. MTJ devices in each memory array are fabricated to have different breakdown voltages. For example, it may be desired to fabricate a One-Time-Programmable (OTP) memory array in the semiconductor die using MTJ devices having a first, lower breakdown voltage, and a separate magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) in a same semiconductor die with MTJ devices having a higher breakdown voltage. Thus, in this example, lower breakdown voltage MTJ devices in OTP memory array require less voltage to program, while higher breakdown voltage MTJ devices in MRAM can maintain a desired write operation margin to avoid or reduce write operations causing dielectric breakdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei-Chuan Chen, Xia Li, Wah Nam Hsu, Seung Hyuk Kang
  • Patent number: 10212434
    Abstract: A device for coding video data includes a memory storing video data and a video coder including one or more processors configured to determine a current coding unit of the video data is coded in a palette mode; determine a palette for the coding unit by, for a first entry of the palette, choosing a predictor sample from a reconstructed neighboring block of the coding unit and coding a difference between one or more color values of the first entry and one or more color values of the predictor sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Krishnakanth Rapaka, Rajan Laxman Joshi, Vadim Seregin, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10210871
    Abstract: A device includes a processor and a transmitter. The processor is configured to determine a first mismatch value indicative of a first amount of a temporal mismatch between a first audio signal and a second audio signal. The processor is also configured to determine a second mismatch value indicative of a second amount of a temporal mismatch between the first audio signal and the second audio signal. The processor is further configured to determine an effective mismatch value based on the first mismatch value and the second mismatch value. The processor is also configured to generate at least one encoded signal having a bit allocation. The bit allocation is at least partially based on the effective mismatch value. The transmitter configured to transmit the at least one encoded signal to a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkatraman Atti, Venkata Subrahmanyam Chandra Sekhar Chebiyyam, Daniel Jared Sinder
  • Patent number: 10212435
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to code video information includes a memory unit and a processor in communication with the memory unit. The memory unit is configured to store video information associated with a first video layer having a first picture in a first access unit. The processor is configured to determine whether the first picture in the first access unit is an intra random access point (IRAP) picture, and in response to determining that the first picture in the first access unit is an IRAP picture, provide an indication, in a bitstream, to reset a picture order count (POC) of at least one other picture in the first access unit, wherein the at least one other picture is not an IRAP picture. The processor may encode or decode the video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Adarsh Krishnan Ramasubramonian, Ying Chen, Ye-Kui Wang, Fnu Hendry