Patents Examined by Brian D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10812239
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for information reporting as well as a method and apparatus for information transmission are provided. The method for information reporting includes: receiving, by a second communication node, a reference signal from a first communication node, to determine a reference signal-related index and/or channel state information; reporting, by the second communication node, a set to the first communication node, and the set includes at least one of: the reference signal-related index and the channel state information. This technical solution solves the problems of low flexibility and poor adaptability of beam-related information reporting in the related art; the second communication node reports its own capability, so that the first communication node can indicate a beam reporting that meets to user capability, thereby improving the stability of beam-related information reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Gao, Yu Ngok Li, Yijian Chen, Zhaohua Lu, Yifei Yuan, Xinhui Wang
  • Patent number: 10805136
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for multiplexing new radio (NR) synchronization signals and paging signals. A Base Station (BS) decides whether or not to multiplex paging and synchronization signals in a set of time resources, a set of frequency resources or a combination thereof, the deciding based on at least one of a capability of the BS, a capability of at least one User Equipment (UE) served by the BS, an operating frequency band or a combination of tone spacings of the paging signals and the synchronization signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Bilal Sadiq, Juergen Cezanne
  • Patent number: 10805961
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for determination of a transmission or reception beam format in a random access process. The method can include determining, at a local entity, the Tx beam format or the Rx beam format for communication between the local entity and a remote entity during the random access process between the local entity and the remote entity in a wireless communication system employing beamforming techniques according to historical operations and channel reciprocity availability. The method can further includes transmitting or receiving, at the local entity, a random access message exchanged between the local entity and the remote entity according to the determined Tx beam format or Rx beam format, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Chia-Hao Yu, Chia-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10805434
    Abstract: Techniques for content inspection in a communication network, including detecting a packet in transit between a first and second endpoint, determining that content of the packet fails a content check, modifying a payload containing the content, adjusting a sequence number to account for the modification, and injecting a response message into a corresponding stream in an opposite direction. The response message may contain information relating to a reason for the rejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hyannis Port Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Amicangioli, Timothy G. Field, Dominick S. Grochowina, Bernard J. Rosen, Andrew C. Carp, Yura Pyatnychko
  • Patent number: 10798707
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to data path structure for multi-band operation. A neighbor awareness networking (NAN) device may determine a first NAN data link (NDL) associated with a first frequency band, a first processing core, and a first NAN management interface (NMI). The NAN device may determine a second NDL associated with a second frequency band, a second processing core, and a second NMI. The NAN device may send one or more multi-band indications of at least one of the first NMI or the second NMI, the one or more multi-band indications being indicative of at least one of the first frequency band or the second frequency band. The NAN device may establish a NAN data path (NDP) with a second NAN device using at least one of the first NDL or the second NDL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Emily H. Qi, Carlos Cordeiro, Elad Oren, Elad Levy, Michal Glik
  • Patent number: 10798228
    Abstract: Data is received at a buffer used by a protocol processing stack which protocol processes the received data. The received data is made available to, for example, an application, before the protocol processing of the data is complete. If the protocol processing is successful the data made available to the application is committed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Pope, Kieran Mansley, Sian James, David J. Riddoch
  • Patent number: 10791453
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus comprising: a frame configuration circuit that generates a transmission frame including DMG beacons, wherein sector ID fields in SSW fields included in the respective DMG beacons indicate one or more transmit sectors used for directional transmissions of the respective DMG beacons, and a field different from the sector ID field included in each DMG beacon indicates whether or not there is quasi-omni transmission; and a transmission wireless circuit that performs, by using the transmit sector indicated by the sector ID field, directional transmission on a first DMG beacon that is included in the DMG beacons and in which the field different from the sector ID field indicates non-quasi-omni transmission and performs quasi-omni transmission on a second DMG beacon that is included in the DMG beacons and in which the different field indicates quasi-omni transmission, in a BTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Yao Huang Gaius Wee, Michael Hong Cheng Sim, Masataka Irie
  • Patent number: 10785757
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to uplink control information sending methods, uplink control information receiving methods, apparatus, and systems. One example method includes receiving, by a terminal device, channel indication information from an access network device on a physical control channel, determining a channel resource set of N channel resource sets that matches a size of uplink control information (UCI) as a first channel resource set, determining a first channel resource from the first channel resource set according to the channel indication information, and sending the UCI to the access network device on the first channel resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyu Yan, Lei Guan, Yongxia Lyu
  • Patent number: 10784941
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for use in a network node of transmitting reference signals in a wireless network using a plurality of beams comprises obtaining a node identifier for the network node. The node identifier is unique for neighboring network nodes within a particular coverage area of the wireless network. The method further comprises obtaining a group of reference signal sequences. The group comprises a subset of a pool of possible reference signal sequences for use in the wireless network. Each reference signal sequence is associated with a beam reference identifier. The method further comprises selecting a reference signal sequence from the obtained group: scrambling a reference signal transmission pattern using the obtained node identifier and the selected reference signal sequence with associated beam reference identifier; and transmitting the scrambled reference signal transmission pattern to a user equipment on one of the beams among the plurality of beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pradeepa Ramachandra, Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Reza Moosavi, Edgar Ramos, Claes Tidestav, Umut Ugurlu
  • Patent number: 10779298
    Abstract: The present invention provides an uplink data sending method. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, scheduling signaling in at least one downlink time interval in a downlink time interval set, where the scheduling signaling is used to schedule uplink data, and any downlink time interval in the downlink time interval set belongs to a downlink subframe n; determining, by the terminal device, an uplink time interval corresponding to the at least one downlink time interval, where the any downlink time interval in the downlink time interval set is corresponding to the determined uplink time interval, the determined uplink time interval belongs to an uplink subframe n+k, and k is equal to 0, 1, 2, or 3; and sending, by the terminal device, the uplink data in the determined uplink time interval. In the foregoing solution, a latency from receiving scheduling information to sending uplink data can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chaojun Li, Brian Classon, Yongxia Lyu, Sha Ma
  • Patent number: 10772015
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for a link budget limited UE to improve communications performance with a cellular network. The UE may perform signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) measurements and use these measurements to adjust a received signal power value that is provided to the cellular network as a received signal power measurement. The UE may generate the received signal power value based at least in part on the SINR measurement in order to reduce the likelihood of handover when the UE has good SINR but poor received signal power. The UE may also provide preferred configuration information to the base station which enhances the performance of the UE when link budget limited. The configuration information may specify one or more parameter values designed to provide improved performance for a link budget limited device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, Samy Khay-Ibbat, Sarma V. Vangala, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, David Boettger, Awais M. Hussain, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10763941
    Abstract: A network node includes an antenna array having a plurality of antenna sub-arrays. A switching device is coupled to the antenna array, the switching device being configured to connect at least two input signals to respective ones of the plurality of antenna sub-arrays. A processor is configured to determine a channel capacity, wherein based on the channel capacity, the processor is configured to control the switching device to switch a connection of the at least two input signals to different ones of the plurality of antenna sub-arrays to change one or more of an inter-distance between the respective ones of the plurality of antenna sub-arrays and a down-tilting angle of the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Cai, Majid Nasiri Khormuji, Henrik Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 10764817
    Abstract: Machine-readable media, methods, apparatus and system for discovery reference signal measurement in a license assisted access scenario are disclosed. In some embodiments, an apparatus for a user equipment (UE), comprising a control circuitry to: perform, in response to a discovery reference signal (DRS) based measurement request, a single DRS based measurement or multiple DRS based measurements, based at least in part on a measurement related information element (IE), wherein the measurement related IE comprises an indication of whether the single DRS based measurement or the multiple DRS based measurements associated with a license assisted access (LAA) scenario are to be performed; and, generate a DRS based measurement report, wherein if the measurement related IE indicates the multiple DRS based measurements, the DRS based measurement report further comprises an average DRS based measurement result of the multiple DRS based measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Rui Huang, Yang Tang
  • Patent number: 10757659
    Abstract: A terminal includes: a receiver, which, in operation, receives a plurality of data signals that is spatially multiplexed, the plurality of data signals being transmitted from a small-cell base station disposed in an area covered by a macro-cell base station; an estimator, which, in operation, estimates power of a signal from the macro-cell base station as interfering-signal power; and a signal separator, which, in operation, generates a reception weight based on the interfering-signal power and separates the plurality of data signals from each other based on the reception weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Takahashi, Akihiro Saito, Hidenori Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10757558
    Abstract: Discovery of devices in a network of devices comprises assigning resources for the discovery, and providing accordingly at least two discovery patterns of transmission and reception phases for the devices in the network for communication of information between the devices. A device can transmit or receive information in accordance with a dedicated discovery pattern of transmission and reception phases allocated from a set of different discovery patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Bernhard Raaf
  • Patent number: 10756792
    Abstract: A network node signals to a wireless communication device which precoders in a codebook are restricted from being used. The network node in this regard generates codebook subset restriction signaling that, for each of one or more groups of precoders, jointly restricts the precoders in the group by restricting a certain component (e.g., a certain beam precoder) that the precoders in the group have in common. This signaling may be for instance rank-agnostic signaling that jointly restricts the precoders in a group without regard to the precoders' transmission rank. Regardless, the network node sends the generated signaling to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sebastian Faxér, Mattias Frenne, Simon Järmyr, George Jöngren, Niklas Wernersson
  • Patent number: 10757147
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method in a network node of a wireless communication network comprises determining that a plurality of S1-AP UE contexts maintained by the network node remain valid after a SCTP failure; generating an S1 Setup Request message comprising an indication that the UE contexts remain valid; and communicating the S1 Setup Request message to a MME. In particular embodiments, a method in an MME comprises receiving an S1 Setup Request message from a network node comprising an indication that UE contexts maintained by the network node remain valid after a SCTP failure. The MME determines a plurality of UE contexts maintained by the MME remain valid after a SCTP failure; generates an S1 Setup Response message comprising an indication that UE contexts maintained by the MME remain valid; and communicates the S1 Setup Response message to the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Loudon Lee Campbell
  • Patent number: 10757725
    Abstract: This application discloses a grant-free transmission method, a network device, and a terminal device. The method includes: detecting, by a network device, a pilot sequence used by a terminal device for uplink transmission; determining, by the network device, a pilot sequence index of the pilot sequence based on the pilot sequence and a correspondence between the pilot sequence and the pilot sequence index; and sending, by the network device, information about a feedback result of the uplink transmission to the terminal device based on the pilot sequence index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinfang Zhang, Lei Lu, Jin Liu
  • Patent number: 10750550
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a receive end determining method. In one example method, a first multiplex bearer between a terminal device and a wearable device, or a second multiplex bearer between the terminal device and a base station is established. The first multiplex bearer is used to transmit data between the wearable device and a first device. The first device includes one of the base station, the terminal device, or a combination of both. The second multiplex bearer is used to transmit data between the base station and a second device. The second device includes one of the wearable device, the terminal device, or a combination of both. The terminal device receives data from the wearable device through the first multiplex bearer, or receives the data from the base station through the second multiplex bearer. A destination receive end is determined based on indication information of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiangdong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10743302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, specifically to a method comprising the steps of: configuring a PCell of a licensed band and an SCell of an unlicensed band for a base station; receiving resource configuration information concerning the SCell by means of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the PCell; configuring a subframe set within a temporary time duration on the SCell on the basis of the resource configuration information; and communicating with the base station by means of the subframe set temporarily configured on the SCell, and to an apparatus for the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo