Patents Examined by Alex Skripnikov
  • Patent number: 11510236
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed. In an example from the perspective of a first device, a grant is received from a network node. The grant allocates a set of sidelink data resources. One or more sidelink data transmissions are performed on the set of sidelink data resources. A second feedback information associated with the one or more sidelink data transmissions is received and/or detected. An uplink resource is derived. A first feedback information is transmitted on the uplink resource to the network node. The first feedback information is set based upon the second feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Che Li, Li-Chih Tseng, Wei-Yu Chen, Li-Te Pan
  • Patent number: 11509433
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication device that enables degradation in the quality of communication between a base station device and a terminal device to be avoided when a sidelink channel is set. [Solution] There is provided a communication device including: a control unit configured to allocate a predetermined gap to a boundary of a resource of a channel to be used in inter-device communication with a resource other than the resource of the channel in a communication system in which signals from different transmission sources are mixed and placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Kimura, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Naoki Kusashima, Hiroki Matsuda, Hiromasa Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 11510165
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for receiving a reference signal. A wireless user device may determine, based on a synchronization signal (SS) block index and based on an index associated with a time interval, an initialization value associated with a reference signal for a physical broadcast channel (PBCH). The wireless user device may receive, based on the initialization value and based on a frequency domain shift value, the reference signal via at least one resource element (RE). The reference signal may be mapped, based on the frequency domain shift value, to the at least one RE. The wireless user device may receive the PBCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Park, Sung Jun Yoon, Ki Bum Kwon
  • Patent number: 11503505
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conditional mobility with partially compliant mobility command in a wireless communication system is provided. A wireless device evaluates a mobility execution condition from one or more mobility execution conditions only for cells for which corresponding target cell configuration from one or more target cell configurations can be complied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Seungjune Yi, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11503459
    Abstract: A device obtains a data structure from a computing device, and divides the data structure into data segments. The device obtains a list of user devices from the computing device and obtains, from one or more network devices, a respective location and a respective reachability of each user device. The device determines, based on the respective location of each user device, a set of user devices connected to a base station. The device determines a communication capability of the base station, and determines, based on the communication capability, a subset of the set of user devices and one or more sets of the data segments. The device sends, based on the respective reachability of each user device of the subset of user devices, the one or more sets of data segments to the subset of user devices via the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Jin Yang, Stephen J. Kolanowski, Bjorn Hjelm, Stephane Chaysinh, Martin A. Iroff
  • Patent number: 11483107
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for transmitting sounding reference signals (SRS) in communications systems operating according to new radio (NR) technologies. An exemplary method that a user equipment (UE) may perform includes determining whether to transmit a sounding reference signal (SRS) using a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) spread orthogonal frequency domain multiplexing (DFT-S-OFDM) waveform or a cyclic prefix orthogonal frequency domain multiplexing (CP-OFDM) waveform, and transmitting the SRS using the determined waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Chao Wei, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Wei Zeng
  • Patent number: 11483805
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Ryu, Hyunkyu Yu, Jaewon Kim, Hyukmin Son
  • Patent number: 11477054
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems, devices, and methods for channel estimation for NB-PBCH in NB-LTE systems. Various embodiments may relate to options that can be used for demodulation of the NB-PBCH by the NBLTE-UEs, and in certain embodiments may include a reference signal (RS) usable for demodulation of the NB-PBCH by the NBLTE-UEs. Other embodiments maybe described or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Debdeep Chatterjee, Gang Xiong
  • Patent number: 11476957
    Abstract: A method, performed by a communication device, including a) measuring a respective beam quality for each of a plurality of beams of a cell, b) identifying, within said plurality of beams, a first group of beams comprising a number, N, of beams, c) selecting, from within said first group of beams, a second group of beams comprising a number, M, of beams, and d) deriving a cell quality for the cell based on the measured beam qualities for the M beams of the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chadi Khirallah, Yuhua Chen, Yassin Aden Awad, Alberto Suarez, Robert Arnott
  • Patent number: 11476916
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication scheme and system for the convergence of a 5G communication system for supporting a higher a data transfer rate after the 4G system with the IoT technology. The disclosure may be applied to intelligence services (e.g., a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related services) based on the 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. The disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for a beam association between DL/UL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeehwan Noh, Taeyoung Kim, Hyunil Yoo
  • Patent number: 11469833
    Abstract: A method for limiting Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) reporting from a User Equipment to a network node is provided where a User Equipment can transmit CQI reports to a network node, such as e.g. a base station, when the User Equipment is operating in low transmission and/or low reception activity mode. A limited CQI reporting is obtained by triggering the reporting according to one or more predefined rules, which to at least some extent depend on CQI specific information provided to the User Equipment from the network node. A User Equipment and a network node adapted to operate in accordance with the suggested method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Jingyi Liao, Rong Hu, Stefan Wager
  • Patent number: 11456839
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is disclosed including a receiver that receives, from a base station (BS), Zero Power (ZP) Channel State Information-Reference Signal (CSI-RS) resource configuration information and a ZP CSI-RS. The ZP CSI-RS is transmitted as a periodic ZP CSI-RS, a semi-persistent ZP CSI-RS, or an aperiodic ZP CSI-RS. When the ZP-CSI-RS is transmitted as the periodic ZP CSI-RS or the semi-persistent ZP CSI-RS, the ZP CSI-RS resource configuration information designates periodicity and a timing offset for the periodic ZP CSI RS or the semi-persistent ZP-CSI-RS. The receiver receives the ZP CSI-RS based on a ZP CSI RS resource specified using the periodicity and the timing offset. When the ZP CSI-RS is transmitted as the aperiodic ZP CSI-RS, the receiver receives DCI that triggers the aperiodic ZP CSI-RS. The receiver receives the ZP CSI-RS based on a ZP CSI-RS resource specified using the DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kakishima, Chongning Na, Kazuaki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11451474
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for performing bit indexed explicit replication (BIER). For example, one method involves receiving a packet at a node. The packet includes a bit string. The node selects forwarding information based on a flow value associated with the packet. The forwarding information includes a forwarding bit mask. The node then forwards the packet based on the bit string and the forwarding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ijsbrand Wijnands, Gregory J. Shepherd, Christian J. Martin, Rajiv Asati
  • Patent number: 11452165
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described for configuring discontinuous reception (DRX) cycles within a DRX time period at a user equipment (UE). DRX configurations may provide that different DRX cycles have non-uniform cycle durations within the DRX time period. Such non-uniform cycle durations may provide DRX ON-durations that are aligned with a periodicity of downlink traffic to the UE in which the downlink traffic may be unaligned with timing boundaries used for wireless communications between the UE and a base station, such as slot boundaries or symbol boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok Ang, Linhai He, Prashanth Haridas Hande, Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Naga Bhushan, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 11438053
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication scheme and system for the convergence of a 5G communication system for supporting a higher a data transfer rate after the 4G system with the IoT technology. The disclosure may be applied to intelligence services (e.g., a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related services) based on the 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. The disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for a beam association between DL/UL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeehwan Noh, Taeyoung Kim, Hyunil Yoo
  • Patent number: 11432311
    Abstract: A resource allocation method and apparatus, and a system include sending, by a network device, first information to a user equipment, where the first information is for indicating uplink resources corresponding to autonomous uplink transmission performed by the user equipment, and sending, by the network device, second information to the user equipment, where the second information is for indicating a resource that is in the uplink resources and that is used by the user equipment to perform autonomous uplink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaocui Li, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 11432201
    Abstract: Providing access to Fifth Generation (5G) wireless communication services via an Application Programming Interface (API) is described. In an example, a request for 5G wireless communication services associated with a 5G wireless communication service provider can be received via the API. The 5G wireless communication service provider can determine that it can accommodate the request and can cause a notification to be presented via the application, wherein the notification includes an indication that the 5G wireless communication services are available. Based at least in part on receiving an indication of an input associated with the notification, the 5G wireless communication services can provide 5G wireless communication services to a user device via the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Shan Kwok, Wafik Abdel Shahid, Boua Thong Lor
  • Patent number: 11431653
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for packet arbitration for buffered packets in a network device are described herein. A packet can be received at an input of the network device. The packet can be placed in a buffer for the input and a characteristic of the packet can be obtained. A record for the packet, that includes the characteristic, is written into a data structure that is independent of the buffer. Arbitration, based on the characteristic of the packet in the record, can then be performed among multiple packets to select a next packet from the buffer for delivery to an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Brewer, Kirk D. Pospesel, Michael Grassi
  • Patent number: 11419116
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for a compressed user equipment (UE) capability message that can indicate to a mobile network the various capabilities of the UE. In particular, the carrier aggregation and dual connectivity capabilities are compressed as disclosed herein. In traditional implementations, each carrier aggregation and dual connectivity combination and implementation that is supported is explicitly indicated in the message. As disclosed herein, rather than listing explicit combinations, the UE capability message can be compressed by instead listing boundary values of several different parameters which can be used by the network to derive the carrier aggregation and dual connectivity combinations. The UE capability message can also list the boundary values for LTE (Long Term Evolution), NR (New Radio, or 5G), and Dual Connectivity separately within the message to reduce ambiguity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Yonghui Tong, Wen Yang, Yupeng Jia, Yi Shen, Marc B. Grant
  • Patent number: 11405818
    Abstract: A method performed by a network node for performing Congestion Control in a wireless communications network is provided. The network node serves a number of User Equipments, UEs, comprising a first and one or more second UEs. The first UE has a radio resource allocated for communication between the first UE and the network node. The network node estimates (203) a first prediction of a forthcoming usage of the allocated radio resource, based on a measured data traffic between the network node and the first UE. The network node further determines (205) a first threshold related to the first prediction, as a function of a measured data traffic load between the network node and the number of UEs. The network node then performs (206) congestion control by deciding whether or not to initiate a removal of the radio resource allocated to the first UE, based on whether or not the first prediction exceeds the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Zachrison, Raimundas Gaigalas, Jonas Wiorek