Patents Assigned to Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10264612
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for discovering a controller function for wireless backhaul using cellular radio access technology (RAT) such as communications systems operating according to new radio (NR) technologies. For example, such a method may include connecting to a parent relay that provides connectivity to a controller function (CF) of a network, receiving, from the parent relay, information regarding at least one of: the CF or a radio access network (RAN) area covered by the CF, obtaining an identifier of the CF using the information, and connecting to the CF using the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Karl Georg Hampel, Soo Bum Lee, Hong Cheng, Gavin Bernard Horn, Vincent Douglas Park
  • Patent number: 10261165
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a position of a mobile device connected to a network are presented. In various embodiments, the mobile device obtains a synchronization status of the network associated with one or more base stations. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the mobile device determines the position of the mobile device using previously collected crowdsourced time correction data for the synchronous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mayur Shah, Guttorm Opshaug, Rayman Pon, Grant Marshall, Dominic Farmer
  • Patent number: 10261910
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and non-transitory process-readable storage media for compacting data within cache lines of a cache. An aspect method may include identifying, by a processor of the computing device, a base address (e.g., a physical or virtual cache address) for a first data segment, identifying a data size (e.g., based on a compression ratio) for the first data segment, obtaining a base offset based on the identified data size and the base address of the first data segment, and calculating an offset address by offsetting the base address with the obtained base offset, wherein the calculated offset address is associated with a second data segment. In some aspects, the method may include identifying a parity value for the first data segment based on the base address and obtaining the base offset by performing a lookup on a stored table using the identified data size and identified parity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Edmund Turner, George Patsilaras, Bohuslav Rychlik
  • Patent number: 10264595
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein to provide priority traffic grant-less access to pre-defined communication resources that are semi-persistently scheduled. A set of semi-persistent communication resources may be reserved for use by priority traffic. If not used for priority traffic, the semi-persistent resources may be scheduled for use by other types of traffic. As priority traffic is identified, the priority traffic may be transmitted using the semi-persistent resource without having those communication resources granted by a scheduling entity. Such grant-less access to the semi-persistent resources may result in interference between the scheduled traffic and the priority traffic communicated without first scheduling the specific communication resources. To mitigate interference between different traffic types, a user equipment (UE) may transmit a device-to-device silencing message to other UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chong Li, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10264606
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for configuring the utilization of request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS) protocol procedures based on varying conditions at the STA. For example, an AP may identify one or more conditions, when satisfied, may trigger the STA to either enable or disable uplink (UL) transmissions associated with a RTS/CTS protocol procedure. In some aspects, an AP may determine a transmit opportunity (TXOP) threshold for an STA and may determine whether to broadcast a message having the TXOP threshold to multiple STAs including the STA or unicast the message to the STA. An STA may receive a message from an AP having a TXOP threshold and may replace, based on an indication in the received message, a current TXOP threshold in the STA with the TXOP threshold in the received message. The STA may transmit an UL RTS frame in response to a determination that a planned TXOP duration satisfies the TXOP threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, George Cherian, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, Qingjiang Tian, Gang Ding
  • Patent number: 10264578
    Abstract: A method for communication includes transmitting a listen before talk (LBT) communication symbol in a communication frame, the LBT communication symbol defining an amount of resource anticipated for control information and data, transmitting a control channel using the amount of resource defined by the communication symbol, and transmitting a data channel using the amount of resource defined by the communication symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Junyi Li, Shailesh Patil, Georgios Tsirtsis
  • Patent number: 10262259
    Abstract: A method for selecting bit widths for a fixed point machine learning model includes evaluating a sensitivity of model accuracy to bit widths at each computational stage of the model. The method also includes selecting a bit width for parameters, and/or intermediate calculations in the computational stages of the mode. The bit width for the parameters and the bit width for the intermediate calculations may be different. The selected bit width may be determined based on the sensitivity evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dexu Lin, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy Annapureddy, David Jonathan Julian, Casimir Matthew Wierzynski
  • Patent number: 10262188
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for detecting a spoof finger are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor comprises an ultrasonic transmitter configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to a finger, an ultrasonic sensor array configured to receive a reflected ultrasonic wave from the finger, and a controller configured to determine a reflected acoustic energy of the finger based on a difference between average amplitudes of the reflected ultrasonic wave from ridges and valleys of the finger; and determine whether the finger is a spoof based at least in part on the reflected acoustic energy of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Meir Agassy, Boaz Castro, Arye Lerner, Gal Rotem, Liran Galili, Nathan Altman
  • Patent number: 10264600
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a scheduling entity in communication with a set of scheduled entities within a wireless communication network. The scheduling entity groups a plurality of tones into uplink clusters, where each uplink cluster includes one or more adjacent tones. In addition, the scheduling entity maps a first set of uplink clusters to a first virtual cluster group (VCG) for an uplink control channel, assigns the first VCG to a first scheduled entity of the set of one or more scheduled entities, provides a first VCG index identifying the first VCG to the first scheduled entity and receives uplink control information from the first scheduled entity on the first VCG over the uplink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi Huang, Tao Luo, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Wei Zeng
  • Patent number: 10263080
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) device may include a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure may include a source contact, a drain contact, and a gate. A first fluorocarbon spacer may be between the gate and the source contact. A second fluorocarbon spacer may be between the gate and the drain contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ye Lu, Junjing Bao, Bin Yang, Lixin Ge, Yun Yue
  • Patent number: 10261875
    Abstract: Aspects include computing devices, systems, and methods for managing a first computing device component of a computing device in order to extend an operating life of the computing device component. In an aspect, a processing device may determine a condition estimator of the first computing device component, determine whether the condition estimator of the first computing device component indicates that a condition of the first computing device component is worse than the condition of a second computing device component, and assign workloads to the first and second computing device components to balance deterioration of the condition of the first and second computing device components in response to determining that the condition estimator of the first computing device component indicates that the condition of the first computing device component is worse than the condition of the second computing device component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon James Anderson, Richard Alan Stewart, Ali Akbar Merrikh, Christopher Platt, Hans Lee Yeager, Ryan Donovan Wells
  • Patent number: 10261831
    Abstract: Embodiments include computing devices, apparatus, and methods implemented by the apparatus for implementing speculative loop iteration partitioning (SLIP) for heterogeneous processing devices. A computing device may receive iteration information for a first partition of iterations of a repetitive process and select a SLIP heuristic based on available SLIP information and iteration information for the first partition. The computing device may determine a split value for the first partition using the SLIP heuristic, and partition the first partition using the split value to produce a plurality of next partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arun Raman, Han Zhao, Aravind Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10262466
    Abstract: A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining a combined image. The combined image includes a combination of images captured from one or more image sensors. The method also includes obtaining depth information. The depth information is based on a distance measurement between a depth sensor and at least one object in the combined image. The method further includes adjusting a combined image visualization based on the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng Guo, Ning Bi, Bijan Forutanpour, Tao Zhang, Jianfeng Ren
  • Patent number: 10262218
    Abstract: A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for object detection are provided. The apparatus may determine a regression vector using a neural network based on an input image that contains an object. The object may have a planar surface with a known shape. The apparatus may derive a transform matrix based on the regression vector. The apparatus may identify a precise boundary of the object based on the transform matrix. The precise boundary of the object may include a plurality of vertices of the object. To identify the boundary of the object, the apparatus may apply the transform matrix to a determined shape of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hee-Seok Lee, Duck Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10261569
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include scheduled universal serial bus (USB) low-power operations. In this regard, in one aspect, a USB host controller determines a low-power operation schedule for a USB client device. The low-power operation schedule comprises one or more scheduled low-power operation periods, each corresponding to a respective entry time and a respective exit time. The USB host controller communicates the low-power operation schedule to the USB client device using one or more USB standard packets. By scheduling the one or more scheduled low-power operation periods with respective entry and exit times, the USB host controller or the USB client controller is able to start and end the one or more scheduled low-power operation periods without incurring additional signaling, thus improving efficiency of the USB low-power operation. Further, by communicating the low-power operation schedule using USB standard packets, it is possible to preserve compatibility with USB standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nir Gerber, Lior Amarilio, Amit Gil
  • Patent number: 10262441
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for using color measurement features at multiple scales for a Color Transfer technique. In one embodiment, the functions implemented include: resizing a ground truth image target frame to a plurality of different scales; selecting one or more color measurement features from the ground truth image target frame at each of the plurality of different scales; making a color measurement for each color measurement feature in the ground truth image target frame; and adjusting colors of a virtual object in an augmented frame based at least in part on the color measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Erick Mendez Mendez, Daniel Wagner, Michael Gervautz
  • Patent number: 10263745
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed to enhance the efficiency of available bandwidth between UEs and base stations. A UE transmits a sounding reference signal to the base station, which characterizes the uplink channel based on the SRS received and, using reciprocity, applies the channel characterization for the downlink channel. The base station may form the beam to the UE based on the uplink channel information obtained from the SRS. As the downlink channel changes the base station needs updated information to maintain its beamforming, meaning it needs a new SRS. Transmission of the SRS takes resources; to minimize this, the UE or the base station can determine a period during which the downlink channel will predictably remain coherent and set up a schedule for sending SRS. Alternatively, the UE or the base station can determine on demand that the channel is losing coherence and initiate an on demand SRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Naga Bhushan, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10262786
    Abstract: A stepped-width, co-spiral inductor structure includes a first exterior layer having a first exterior width. The stepped-width, co-spiral inductor structure also includes a first interior layer coupled to the first exterior layer. The first interior layer includes a first interior width that is wider than the first exterior width of the first exterior layer. The stepped-width, co-spiral inductor structure further includes a second exterior layer coupled to the first interior layer. The second exterior layer includes a second exterior width that is narrower than the first interior width of the first interior layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Daeik Daniel Kim, Babak Nejati, Husnu Ahmet Masaracioglu
  • Patent number: 10263754
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for an apparatus for wireless communications using carrier aggregation comprised of multiple carrier components. The apparatus can include a processor configured to generate one or more instances of a codeword from a data payload. In an aspect, the apparatus also includes a modulator configured to modulate the one or more instances of the codeword onto the multiple carrier components for transmission. In an aspect, the apparatus also includes a resource manager configured to provide the processor with a virtual carrier space comprising a logical carrier having a contiguous bandwidth equivalent to the aggregated bandwidth of the multiple carrier components. In an aspect, the process may be further configured to interleave at least one of the codeword instances across the multiple carrier components. In an aspect, the modulator may be configured to modulate the codeword instance onto the multiple carrier components in accordance to the interleaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jamie Menjay Lin, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Kambiz Azarian Yazdi, Joseph Binamira Soriaga
  • Patent number: 10261804
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of a gradual power wake-up mechanism are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of activating a device based on detection of a fingerprint image may include monitoring a first metric level of a first set of regions of the fingerprint image, determining a second metric level of a second set of regions of the fingerprint image in response to the first metric level exceeding a first threshold, and activating the device based on the second metric level of the second set of regions of the fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yizhaq Abudi, Meir Agassy, Arye Lerner, Nathan Altman, Sandeep D'Souza