Patents Assigned to Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10098165
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for managing connection of a wireless communication device, including, but not limited to, receiving, by the wireless communication device, a call setup page from a network while in a connected mode, determining whether a data inactivity duration exceeds a threshold upon receiving the call setup page, transmitting a Scheduling Request (SR) probe to the network in response to determining that the data inactivity duration exceeds the threshold, determining whether an uplink grant corresponding to the SR probe has been received, and performing a local connection release in response to determining that the uplink grant corresponding to the SR probe has not been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Shravan Kumar Raghunathan
  • Patent number: 10093021
    Abstract: A method substantially simultaneously plans a path and maps an environment by a robot. The method determines a mean of an occupancy level for a location in a map. The method also includes determining a probability distribution function (PDF) of the occupancy level. The method further includes calculating a cost function based on the PDF. Finally, the method includes simultaneously planning the path and mapping the environment based on the cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aliakbar Aghamohammadi, Serafin Diaz Spindola, Bardia Fallah Behabadi, Christopher Lott, Shayegan Omidshafiei, Kiran Somasundaram, Sarah Paige Gibson, Casimir Matthew Wierzynski, Saurav Agarwal, Gerhard Reitmayr
  • Patent number: 10098144
    Abstract: A control resource region of an New Radio system slot structure may be separated into control resource sets, only some of which may be used for control transmissions. Aspects presented herein improve the efficient utilization of resources by enabling data transmission in resources of the DL control resource region and/or the UL control resource region. A UE receives an indication of a control resource set in a control resource region of a slot that may provide a control channel resource or a data channel resource and performs rate matching for data transmissions in the data channel based at least in part on the indication. The indication may be a semi-static indication, e.g., RRC signaling, of the control resource set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Taesang Yoo, Xiaoxia Zhang, Heechoon Lee, June Namgoong, Bilal Sadiq, Wenjun Li
  • Patent number: 10098172
    Abstract: A UE may receive, via a first communication link that uses a first radio access technology (RAT), information that identifies a threshold associated with a second communication link that uses a second RAT. The UE may monitor one or more communications on the second communication link. The UE may determine whether a parameter associated with the second communication link satisfies the threshold based at least in part on monitoring the one or more communications on the second communication link. The UE may provide a message via the first communication link when the parameter associated with the second communication link satisfies the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hoon Ki Lee, Aziz Gholmieh, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, Arnaud Meylan, Deepak Dhamdhere, Mahesh Kumar Kalikot Veetil, Umang Sureshbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10096147
    Abstract: In an example, a method for rendering a 3-D scene of graphical data into a 2-D scene may include dividing 2-D space used to represent the 3-D scene from a viewpoint into a plurality of tiles. The 3-D scene may include a plurality of primitives. The method may include generating visibility information for a first tile of the plurality of tiles. The method may include modifying the visibility information for the first tile to generate modified visibility information for the first tile. The method may include generating the 2-D scene using the modified visibility information for the first tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vineet Goel, Ruijin Wu, Young In Yeo
  • Patent number: 10095406
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are related to a touch controller for use in a device having a processor and a touch sensor panel, the touch controller being coupled to the processor and the touch sensor panel, and further comprising: an analog front-end (AFE), wherein the AFE is configured to generate raw touch image data based on electrical signals generated by the touch sensor panel in response to one or more detected touches thereto; a coarse processing element configured to, in response to the processor being set to a sleep mode, coarsely process the raw touch image data to generate sparse data; and an embedded memory configured to store at least the sparse data, wherein the touch controller is configured to transmit a signal to the processor to wake the processor up and transmit the stored sparse data and new touch image data to the processor, wherein the processor performs gesture recognition based on the sparse data and the new touch image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohamed Imtiaz Ahmed, Magdi Abuelgasim Mohamed, Xin Zhong
  • Patent number: 10093367
    Abstract: A robotic device includes multiple sprockets coupled to a tread module. The robotic device also includes multiple first drive gears coupled to a drive shaft gear of the tread module. The robotic device further includes a second drive gear coupled to a carousel gear of the tread module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald Bolden Hutson
  • Patent number: 10095242
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods for operating a photovoltaic-powered drone having a photovoltaic surface on one side of at least one of wing or fuselage body of the drone. The method may include determining a flight attitude for the drone based on a first drone attitude for optimizing light energy harvesting by the photovoltaic surface and a second drone attitude for minimizing power expenditure by an onboard propulsion system of the drone to reach a designated destination. The method may include flying the drone in the determined flight attitude while converting light into electricity en route to the designated destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: William Henry Von Novak
  • Patent number: 10094905
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and techniques for calibrating an altimeter of a mobile device. For example, a characterized motion of a mobile device may be used to infer an altitude of the mobile device. If it is further inferred that the mobile device is in an outdoor environment, an altitude of the mobile device may be based on application of an estimated location of the mobile device to an altitude terrain map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnold Jason Gum, Mark Leo Moeglein
  • Patent number: 10098170
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more specifically to opportunistic wide area network (WAN) and device to device (D2D) coexistence. According to certain aspects of the present disclosure, a method of wireless communications by an apparatus is provided. The method generally includes communicating with a base station using fewer wireless chains than supported by the apparatus, determining at least a first wireless chain of the wireless chains is available for communicating, and communicating, via device-to-device communications, with another apparatus using one of the at least a first wireless chain while communicating with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ankit Maheshwari, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Akash Kumar, Aritra Ukil
  • Patent number: 10098127
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. A wireless communication device may determine a plurality of differential back-off values based at least in part on at least one of a set of parameter values relating to one or more of a plurality of uplink carriers associated with uplink carrier aggregation or any uplink grants associated with the plurality of uplink carriers. The plurality of differential back-off values may relate to a specific absorption rate (SAR) back-off or a thermal back-off of the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device may apply the plurality of differential back-off values to a respective plurality of transmit powers associated, respectively, with the plurality of uplink carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Subbarayudu Mutya, Ankit Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 10097316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a controller for a satellite communications system during inter-beam handovers. In some aspects, the controller may perform an inter-beam handover by switching communications with a user terminal from a first beam to a second beam of a satellite. The controller receives a feedback message form the user terminal, via the first beam, after the inter-beam handover is completed, and may then selectively retransmit data to the user terminal via the second beam based at least in part on the feedback message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jelena Damnjanovic, Gene Wesley Marsh, Mario Maro Scipione, Qiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10095907
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for generating an image of a target object using a sensor. The sensor includes a substrate and a single transceiver. The transceiver includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a layer of electrical material positioned between the two electrodes. The transceiver also includes a control unit configured to switch the transceiver into a transmit mode or a receive mode. The transceiver further includes a receiving circuit configured to receive, store, and output a detection signal caused by an interaction between the sensor and the target object. The second electrode, the control unit, and the receiving circuit can be formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ashish Hinger
  • Patent number: 10097254
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may transmit a phase noise correction reference signal (PC-RS) and a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) during a symbol period of a subframe. A user equipment (UE) may identify a first channel information using the PC-RS and the CSI-RS. The UE may transmit a channel information message to the base station that includes the first channel information. The first channel information may include a phase noise corrected channel measurement. The UE may the CSI-RS during the symbol period. Channel and phase noise estimates may be generated using a joint estimation based on the CSI-RS. The CSI-RS may be repeated periodically. In some cases, the UE may additionally or alternatively receive pilot tones that may include PC-RSs. The joint estimation may be further based on the pilot tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Juergen Cezanne, Tao Luo, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10096649
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed include reducing or avoiding metal deposition from etching magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) devices. In one example, a width of a bottom electrode of an MTJ device is provided to be less than a width of the MTJ stack of the MTJ device. In this manner, etching of the bottom electrode may be reduced or avoided to reduce or avoid metal redeposition as a result of over-etching the MTJ device to avoid horizontal shorts between an adjacent device(s). In another example, a seed layer is embedded in a bottom electrode of the MTJ device. In this manner, the MTJ stack is reduced in height to reduce or avoid metal redeposition as a result of over-etching the MTJ device. In another example, an MTJ device includes an embedded seed layer in a bottom electrode which also has a width less than a width of the MTJ stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chando Park, Jimmy Jianan Kan, Seung Hyuk Kang
  • Patent number: 10097255
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for jointly estimating channel and phase noise in a control symbol. In one example, a method for wireless communication is described that includes inserting a control tone at a first periodicity in a first subcarrier of a control symbol and inserting a pilot tone at a second periodicity in a second subcarrier of the control symbol, the pilot tone being offset from the control tone in the control symbol. The method also includes transmitting the control symbol. In another example, a method for wireless communication is described that includes receiving a control symbol comprising a control tone at a first periodicity, and a pilot tone at a second periodicity, the pilot tone being offset from the control tone in the control symbol. The method also includes performing a phase noise estimation and a channel estimation from the pilot tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Juergen Cezanne, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10098028
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for offloading traffic from a cellular network to a wireless local area network (WLAN) are described. One example method generally includes receiving, from a serving base station, a request to measure one or more WLAN access points (APs), determining one or more metrics for the WLAN APs, comparing the metrics for the WLAN APs to a threshold, and reporting metrics for at least a first AP of the WLAN APs if the metrics for the first AP exceed the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Arnaud Meylan, Rohit Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10097679
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is disclosed. In some aspects, the mobile computing device may execute a first application using one or more processors, and may receive, during execution of the first application, a user selection of a shift key. The mobile computing device may transition a state of the shift key from an unlocked non-shift state to a shift state based on the user selection. The mobile computing device may change the execution of the first application to an execution of a second application, and clear the state of the shift key in response to changing the execution from the first application to the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey Charles Hawkins, Thomas Bridgwater, Robert Yuji Haitani, William Rees
  • Patent number: 10097260
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe an indication channel for wireless communications that indicates whether an ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) transmission is present in a current mini-slot within an enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) slot. A base station may determine that an indication message is to be transmitted within the eMBB slot. The indication message may indicate that at least a portion of the mini-slot of the eMBB slot is used for the URLLC transmission. The base station may allocate one or more resources to an indication channel in a same mini-slot as the portion of the mini-slot to be used for the URLLC transmission. The base station may transmit the indication message during the mini-slot on the indication channel using the allocated one or more resources. A UE may receive the indication channel and process at least the portion of the mini-slot based on whether the indication message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Alexandros Manolakos, Chong Li, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10097525
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method for authenticating a device for secure network communication. Identification data is configured as a hash of a public key for identifying at least one of the device and/or a user associated with the device. An Internet Protocol (IP) message may be generated, wherein an IP source address in the IP message includes the identification data. The device may register with a server by transmitting the IP message and the public key and subsequently generate and transmit a second IP message, wherein an IP source address of the second IP message includes the identification data. The server may issue a challenge to the device in response to the second IP message, wherein the challenge is based at least in part on the identification data. After receiving the challenge, the device may transmit response data to the server for authenticating the device for secure network communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffree Froelicher, Darrell Carbajal