Patents Examined by Danh C Le
  • Patent number: 11336350
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention are a method and device for feeding back channel information, the method comprising: determining a set of channel measurement resources, the set of channel measurement resources comprising M channel measurement resources, where M is a positive integer; performing channel measurement on the M channel measurement resources; selecting N channel measurement resources from M channel measurement resources according to the channel measurement result, where N is a positive integer, and N?M; feeding back indication information of the selected N channel measurement resources. The embodiments of the present invention may solve the problem in the related art that a technology for selection of channel measurement resources is incapable of effectively corresponding to multiple paths, leading to low system robustness and transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yijian Chen, Hao Wu, Zhaohua Lu, Nan Zhang, Yungok Li
  • Patent number: 11330607
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates a communication technique that fuses a 5G communication system supporting a higher data transmission rate following a 4G system with IoT technology and a system therefor. The present disclosure can be applied to intelligent services (e.g., smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety related services, etc.) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT related technology. A method for transmitting a scheduling request (SR) of a terminal according to the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving SR configuration information; performing channel sensing of an unlicensed band in case that the SR is triggered in the unlicensed band; and waiting for SR transmission in case that a channel is occupied as a result of the channel sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suha Yoon, Suyoung Park, Euichang Jung, Sunghyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 11324027
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method, a user equipment, and a computer storage medium for reporting a buffer status report, wherein the method includes: adding information related to an integrity-checking section to the buffer status report when a manner for reporting memory data is a first manner for reporting memory data; the first manner for reporting memory data is to report with data of the integrity-checking section counted; and sending the buffer status report to the network side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11317442
    Abstract: An example radio frequency (RF) communication system includes a plurality of RF nodes. The plurality of RF nodes includes a receiver RF node and a sender RF node. Each RF node includes a memory coupled to a processor along with delay assignment programming in the memory, which includes functions. The functions configure the sender RF node to transmit a data packet to the receiver RF node, and to transmit a delay report message. The functions configure the receiver RF node to receive the data packet and to receive the delay report message. The receiver RF node further assigns the RF node delay value of the receiver RF node to a value not in the delay report message. Then, the receiver RF node waits a delay period of time, wherein the delay period of time corresponds to the assigned value or a multiple thereof, and additionally broadcasts the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Alan David Sanders
  • Patent number: 11304198
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described Generally, the described techniques provide for dynamically adjusting PDCP data splitting based on traffic parameters. In some examples, a wireless device may allocate data between first and second radio access technologies. The wireless device may receive a first set of data traffic parameters from a medium access control layer at the wireless device, where the data traffic parameters are associated with the first radio access technology. The wireless device may receive a second set of data traffic parameters from a medium access control layer at a second wireless device, where the data traffic parameters are associated with the second radio access technology. The wireless device may adjust the data allocation to the first and second radio access technologies based on receiving the first and second sets of data traffic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alvin Siu-Chung Ng, Long Duan, Ming Yang, Mukesh Kumar Mittal, Rajasekar Arulprakasam, Chun Chung Patrick Chan, Abhijeet Prasad, Neelakanta Venkata Seshachalam Chimmapudi
  • Patent number: 11297648
    Abstract: The application discloses a wireless communication method that includes receiving, by a network device, uplink transmission of a first terminal in a first duration of channel occupancy duration of the first terminal. The channel occupancy duration of the first terminal further includes a second duration, and the second duration is later than the first duration. The network device performs downlink transmission in the second duration, where the sum of the first duration and the second duration is less than or equal to the channel occupancy duration of the first terminal. The method provides an efficient use of resources obtained through contention in an unlicensed frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiong Jia, Jun Zhu, Ji Wu, Kwang-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11297620
    Abstract: A method for jointly optimizing beam selection and partitioning of transmission resources for a downlink between a base station (BS) and a user equipment (UE) in a mm-wave cellular network such as the small cell layer of a 5G network. A UE position estimate is used for accurate BS beam selection and alignment between the BS and UE beams and/or provide position-based services or functionalities. An optimal partitioning factor is obtained either by maximizing a communication performance indicator while meeting a constraint upon a localization performance indicator or by maximizing a localization performance indicator while meeting a constraint upon a communication performance indicator. A communication performance indicator can be an effective rate coverage probability or an effective throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Benoît Denis, Antonio De Domenico, Gourab Ghatak, Remun Koirala
  • Patent number: 11296803
    Abstract: A position estimation apparatus estimates the position of a radio communication device that outputs a signal, where the apparatus includes a distance estimating section, a first position estimating section, a second position estimating section, and a final position estimating section, where the distance estimating section estimates actual distances between wireless access points receiving the signal and the radio communication device as estimated distances based on the reception strength of the signal, where the first position estimating section estimates the position of the radio communication device, where the second position estimating section estimates a circle centered at one of the wireless access points with the maximum reception strength, and where the position estimated by the final position estimating section is estimated as the position of the radio communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K.K.
    Inventor: Itano Seiho
  • Patent number: 11283532
    Abstract: A communication method and a system for converging a 4th-Generation (4G) communication system or 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) are provided. The 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. The disclosure provides an electronic device including a wireless communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jooseok Lee, Jeongho Lee, Juho Son
  • Patent number: 11284436
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data sending method and a communications device. The method includes: sensing, by a communications device, a carrier located in a first unlicensed frequency band, where the first unlicensed frequency band includes at least one carrier; and sending, by the communications device, data on a carrier whose channel state is sensed to be idle. The communications device senses a first carrier in the first unlicensed frequency band, and sends the data on the first carrier that is successfully sensed to be idle. Another communications device may also sense in the first unlicensed frequency band, and send data in the first unlicensed frequency band when sensing successfully. Therefore, users of different services may fairly contend and coexist in an unlicensed frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingpei Lin, Lei Huang, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11277711
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic device, which is secured at a designated location, for determining a location area or a location area change of a movable external electronic device or, and an operating method thereof. An operating method of an electronic device including at least one antenna according to various embodiments of the disclosure may include: detecting that a state of a structure is changed from an open state to a close state, counting a sequence number from a first timing at which the state of the structure is changed to the close state to a second timing after a designated time based on information received from an external device via the at least one antenna using a designated communication scheme, determining location information of the external device based on the sequence number, and performing a designated function, based at least in part on the determined location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SOLUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungho Ahn, Hyunsuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11277749
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device in which: a wireless network is formed of at least one sub-tree including a sub-root station; the sub-root station collects request wireless resource allocation information which a child station included in the sub-tree has; request wireless resource allocation information of the sub-root station itself is added to the collected request wireless resource allocation information, and the resultant information is reported to a parent station, the parent station notifies the sub-root station of wireless resource information available in the entire sub-tree; and the sub-root station allocates wireless resources to the sub-root station itself and the child station based on the wireless resource information notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Keiichi Mizutani, Hiroshi Harada, Takeshi Matsumura, Takuya Habara
  • Patent number: 11265888
    Abstract: A method may include determining a set of parameters of a first wireless network that includes a first radio configured to communicate according to a first communication protocol on a plurality of overlapping channels. The method may also include determining one or more operating parameters of a second radio based on the set of parameters of the first wireless network, the second radio included in a second wireless network, co-located with the first radio, and configured to communicate according to a second communication protocol on the plurality of overlapping channels. The method may also include operating the second radio in the second wireless network according to the one or more operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Debashis Dash, Bahador Amiri
  • Patent number: 11265762
    Abstract: In one aspect, one or more network nodes configured to manage bitrates for dedicated radio bearers (DRBs) allocate (502) respective shares of a pre-determined aggregated maximum bit rate (AMBR) to a plurality of DRBs or to a plurality of sets of DRBs or to a combination of DRBs and sets of DRBs. The one or more network nodes also enforce (504) maximum bit rates on the DRBs and/or sets of DRBs, according to the allocated shares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Martin Skarve
  • Patent number: 11262430
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a position or a movable device is disclosed. The present system utilizes a movable device equipped with a locator device that has an antenna array such that it may determine the angle of arrival of a plurality of incoming beacon signals. In certain embodiments, the movable device is also able to measure its distance travelled. By knowing its distance moved and the angle of arrival from each beacon, the locator device is able to calculate its position as well as the position of each beacon. This procedure may be executed at regular intervals so that the movable device accurately determines its position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Sauli Johannes Lehtimaki, Mika Tapio Länsirinne, Jere Knaappila, Joel Kauppo
  • Patent number: 11259153
    Abstract: Various processes are defined associated with customer-initiated text messages to a contact center to delineate various sessions between the customer and an agent. The sessions are defined in part using various timers, including a customer response timer that is stopped upon receipt of a customer text and started typically started when the agent response is sent. The session is initiated upon the initial customer text and the expiry of the customer response timer defines the end of a particular session with the customer. Various data structures are created or updated upon the beginning of a session, including tables which may define which sessions a customer previously had and the messages associated with each session. The agent may be able to review prior sessions for a given customer and can review the specific messages of a prior session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jason S. Conner
  • Patent number: 11252688
    Abstract: A technique may include determining, by a base station in a wireless network, that the base station was unable to transmit a synchronization signal block for a beam via a beam-specific synchronization signal block position that is associated with the beam; transmitting, by the base station in response to the determining, a synchronization signal block for the beam via a non-beam-specific synchronization signal block position; and transmitting, by the base station, control information indicating the transmitting of the synchronization signal block via the non-beam-specific synchronization signal block position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Esa Tiirola, Kari Hooli, Sami-Jukka Hakola
  • Patent number: 11252214
    Abstract: A method and system for proactively reconfiguring communication to a user equipment device (UE) in anticipation the UE experiencing a coverage-throughput reduction when the UE is receiving streaming media. An example method includes (i) predicting, when the UE is receiving streaming media from a media server, that the UE is going to experience the coverage-throughput reduction and (ii) based at least in part on the predicting, proactively initiating transcoding of the streaming media to reduce a bit rate of the streaming media en route to the UE in a communication path between the media server and the UE, the initiating occurring before the UE experiences the coverage-throughput reduction so that the bit rate of the streaming media is reduced by when the UE experiences the coverage-throughput reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Hemanth B. Pawar, Krishna Sitaram, Shilpa K. Srinivas
  • Patent number: 11240817
    Abstract: A base station (BS) in a wireless communication network for bandwidth allocation requests (BARs) and method of operating the BS. The method includes receiving an uplink (UL) BAR for an amount of UL resources for transmission of UL data to the BS and determining, based at least in part on the UL BAR, an amount of backhaul resources for transmission of backhaul data from the BS to a parent BS of the BS via a wireless backhaul connection. The method further includes receiving the UL data; transmitting, to the parent BS at least before reception of the UL data is complete, a first BAR indicating the determined amount of the backhaul resources; and transmitting the received UL data to the parent BS via the wireless backhaul connection based on the first BAR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongho Jeon, Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 11234177
    Abstract: A data offloading method, device, user equipment, and base station are provided. The data offloading method includes: detecting a network status of an access point device; determining, when the network status meets a preset condition, a target cellular network standard for bearing service data of a multimode station; and transmitting a handover signaling to the multimode station, the handover signaling carrying information of the target cellular network standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Hong