Patents Examined by Brenda H. Pham
  • Patent number: 11223461
    Abstract: A base station may identify an association between a set of physical cell identifiers (PCIs) identifying different transmission reception points (TRPs) and a set of transmission configuration indicator (TCI) states for a user equipment (UE). The base station may transmit a TCI state and PCI association indication to the UE. The UE may receive a downlink transmission using a receive beam associated with a TCI state, and may identify a PCI of the set of PCIs to use to decode the received downlink transmission. In cases where the TCI state used to receive the downlink transmission is associated with multiple PCIs, the UE may select a default PCI from the multiple PCIs, and may decode the received transmission accordingly. In some examples, the UE may receive reference signals from one or more of the serving TRPs and may identify a PCI to use to decode the received reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11212689
    Abstract: Disclosed by an embodiment of the present disclosure is an interference processing method. The method includes that: a transmission apparatus obtains first indication information; and the transmission apparatus performs transmission on a particular resource according to the first indication information. Moreover, also disclosed by embodiments of the present disclosure are an interference processing device, an apparatus and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling Yang, Yajun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11211997
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for determining a network configuration. For instance, a system may include a controller including one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to receive information from each of a plurality of available nodes within a network, the plurality of available nodes including at least one aerial vehicle; determine a plurality of constraints for a future point in time, each one of the plurality of constraints including one or more minimum service requirements for a geographic area; attempt to determine a first network configuration for each of the plurality of available nodes that satisfies all of the constraints; when unable to determine the first network configuration, determine a second network configuration for the plurality of available nodes and at least one additional ground-based node that satisfies all of the constraints; and send instructions in order to affect the second network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brian Barritt, Mauro de Oliveira Filho
  • Patent number: 11201912
    Abstract: A communication device (100) being part of a proximity-based sharing network (400), said communication device comprising a controller (210) and a radio frequency interface (230), wherein the controller is configured to: detect that a second communication device (100B) is in an immediate proximity and in response thereto automatically establishing a connection (430) for sharing content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CRUNCHFISH DIGITAL CASH AB
    Inventors: Carl Tönsgård, Konrad Beckmann, Joachim Samuelsson
  • Patent number: 11197254
    Abstract: Method and apparatus, performed autonomously in a user equipment (UE), for autonomous handover to a target cell of a radio access network (RAN). The method comprises determining, by the UE, an identity of the target cell; receiving, by the UE, a precise time reference broadcast by the target cell, the precise time reference indicating an elapsed time from a predetermined epoch; deriving, by the UE, an uplink timing adjustment based at least in part on the precise time reference, the uplink timing adjustment establishing uplink communication synchronization with the target cell; and transmitting, by the UE, an uplink signal to the target cell in accordance with the derived uplink timing adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: William Anthony Gage
  • Patent number: 11197274
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an uplink control information transmission method, a terminal device, and a network device. The method comprises: a terminal device determines multiple uplink control channel units for transmitting target uplink control information, the multiple uplink control channel units being located in a same target time unit in a time domain, and each of the multiple uplink control channel units capable of separately transmitting the uplink control information; and in the target time unit, the terminal device sends the target uplink control information to a network device by means of the multiple uplink control channel units. By means of the embodiments of the present invention, the flexibility of the uplink control information can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 11190973
    Abstract: Technologies for link-bandwidth-aware routing are disclosed. In order to avoid congestion while still allowing link bandwidth to be decreased in order to save power, a network switch may select a port to send a packet over based on the present link bandwidth of the data links connected to the various output ports of the network switch. The network switch preferentially sends the packet over the minimal output port, or, if the minimal output port is congested, over one of the ports with the highest available link bandwidth. If the link bandwidth of the data link connected to the selected output port is not high enough, the network switch will automatically dynamically increase the link bandwidth of the data link as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric R. Borch, Keith D. Underwood
  • Patent number: 11191102
    Abstract: A method in a network node for managing random-access procedures with a plurality of wireless devices. The method comprising transmitting an indication of a modulation format to one or more of the plurality of wireless devices to configure the modulation format for a random access message 3 transmission from the one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik Sahlin, Robert Baldemair, Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 11177891
    Abstract: A communication device that includes an antenna including a first electrode and a second electrode, at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode including a plurality of segmented electrodes. The communication device further includes a communication circuit, coupled to the antenna, that performs a transmission operation and a reception operation of transmission data between a device and the communication circuit based on a communication protocol that includes a plurality of communication stages. The communication device further includes a switch that switches whether or not each of the plurality of segmented electrodes is to be coupled to the communication circuit and a controller that changes an effective electrode area of at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode by the switch, based on at least one of the operations of the communication circuit, a type of the transmission data, or the communication stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Akiyama, Fumihiro Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11178575
    Abstract: When performing a contention protocol, such as Listen-Before-Talk (LBT), an Long Term Evolution (LTE)-Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) node dynamically adapts the ED threshold used by the LTE-LAA node depending on whether other transmission nodes are detected at the frequency components that are to be used by the LTE-LAA node. In one implementation, the ED threshold value may initially be set to a conservative value, and when other transmissions nodes are not detected, the ED threshold value may be set to a more aggressive value. In another implementation, the ED threshold value may initially be set to a more aggressive value, and only when another transmission node is detected, the ED threshold value may be set to a more conservative value. In yet another possible implementation, the ED threshold value and the transmit power may be proportionally modified, for a particular UE, based on a parameter associated with the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhorkar, Laurent Cariou, Hwan Joon Kwon
  • Patent number: 11159414
    Abstract: Edge analytics and other processes for assessing performance of network elements operating at an edge or other remote access point of a service provider network is contemplated. The edge analytics may be facilitated with edge devices connected, embedded or otherwise associated with the network elements collecting data, metrics or other information reflective of the performance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Metts, Dan Lavender
  • Patent number: 11160059
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an uplink control information transmission method, a terminal device, and a network device. The method comprises: a terminal device determines multiple uplink control channel units for transmitting target uplink control information, the multiple uplink control channel units being located in a same target time unit in a time domain, and each of the multiple uplink control channel units capable of separately transmitting the uplink control information; and in the target time unit, the terminal device sends the target uplink control information to a network device by means of the multiple uplink control channel units. By means of the embodiments of the present invention, the flexibility of the uplink control information can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 11160089
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for assessing and mitigating radio frequency interference (RFI) in a network comprising a plurality of wireless devices. During an RFI assessment phase the process includes receiving an attacker signal to operate as an attacker device and then responding to the attacker signal by transmitting a transmitted interference test packet (ITPkt) to one or more other wireless devices of the plurality of wireless devices. The transmitted ITPkt comprises ITPkt parameters includes a network identifier of the device, a transmission globally unique identifier, and a time of transmission for a transmitted interference test pattern (ITPat). The process additionally includes transmitting the transmitted ITPat at the time of transmission for the transmitted ITPat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Clark VanDam
  • Patent number: 11147079
    Abstract: In this invention, we disclose methods of establishing a cellular network having backhaul flexibility, comprising, establishing, at a first cellular base station, a first connection with a core cellular network; establishing, at the first cellular base station, an inter-base station connection with a second cellular base station for relaying traffic from the first and the second cellular base stations to the core cellular network, the second cellular base station having a second connection with the core cellular network; determining, at the first cellular base station, if the quality of the first connection falls below a threshold parameter; and terminating, at the first cellular base station, the first connection in favor of the second connection if the quality of the first connection falls below the threshold parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Steven Paul Papa, Kaitki Agarwal, Sridhar Donepudi
  • Patent number: 11146997
    Abstract: Disclosed is a 5G or pre-5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G communication system such as an LTE. A method of a terminal according to the present invention comprises: receiving a signal from a primary cell by using a first RF chain and receiving a signal from a second cell by using a second RF chain; deactivating the secondary cell in case of receiving a message for indicating a handover from the primary cell; performing a synchronization with a target cell by using the second RF chain while transmitting and receiving a signal with the primary cell by using the first RF chain; and receiving the signal from the target cell by using the second RF chain after performing the synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Sayenko, Soenghun Kim, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 11146329
    Abstract: An aircraft communication system includes, and a method of aircraft communication uses, communication radios and a multilink communication controller. The multilink communication controller includes a link selection table and a link selector. The link selector is in communication with the link selection table. The link selector is configured to receive a message from a system of the aircraft and select a communication link among a number of communication links for the message using a priority of the message and priority information from the link selection table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Greenleaf, Scott F. Bauler, Neil J. Earnhardt
  • Patent number: 11140699
    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. According to the present disclosure, a terminal can perform uplink scheduling in accordance with a priority of a logical channel in a mobile communication system supporting various numerology types and TTI durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Jungmin Moon, Seunghoon Park
  • Patent number: 11134109
    Abstract: A method and service for enabling routing of calls to a user is described. Connection rules for a user are established, and organisational or social network data is obtained from the user for use in determining a social network connection graph. On receiving a request to route a call to the user with organisational or social network data associated with the caller, a matching directory service (1) determines from the social network connection graph and the connection rules whether or how to provide call routing data in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Truphone Limited
    Inventors: Robert Faulkner, James Tagg, Adam Linford
  • Patent number: 11129112
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided in which at least one parameter associated with a sidelink transmission is received from a base station. It is identified whether an uplink transmission is scheduled in a transmission time interval (TTI) in which a sidelink transmission to a second terminal is scheduled. The sidelink transmission is transmitted to the second terminal in the TTI in case that no uplink transmission is scheduled in the TTI. The sidelink transmission is transmitted based on a smaller transmission power value from two transmission power values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yongjun Kwak, Joonyoung Cho, Hyoungju Ji, Sangmin Ro
  • Patent number: 11128418
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for transmitting a reference signal, and a communication device. The method is executable by a terminal device or a network device, and comprises: determining at least one time domain resource unit for transmitting a reference signal; and transmitting the reference signal on the at least one time domain resource unit. Since the reference signal is transmitted on the at least one specific time domain resource unit rather than being transmitted by reusing a portion of subcarriers of a time domain resource unit for data transmission, a delay in transmission of the reference signal is reduced, thereby reducing a delay in data demodulation or CSI measurement performed on the basis of the reference signal, and reducing control signaling overhead for indication of a rate matching resource and complexity of performing rate matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang