Patents Examined by Kevin M Cunningham
  • Patent number: 12041011
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method performed by a wireless device for transmitting a transport block comprises obtaining a first uplink aggregation factor. The first uplink aggregation factor is an integer value greater than one. The method further comprises obtaining a second uplink aggregation factor. The second uplink aggregation factor is an integer value greater than one and is different than the first uplink aggregation factor. The method further comprises: determining that a transport block is associated with a type of radio network temporary identifier (RNTI); selecting one of the first or second uplink aggregation factor based on the type of RNTI associated with the transport block; and transmitting the transport block on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) according to the selected uplink aggregation factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yufei Blankenship, Stefan Parkvall, Daniel Chen Larsson, Jianwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 12034662
    Abstract: Provided are method and apparatus for transmitting information. The method for transmitting information includes: determining an intersection between pieces of transmission information included in N first-type information elements; and in the case where the intersection is non-empty, determining first information. The first information includes at least one of: a difference set between pieces of transmission information included in any two first-type information elements of the N first-type information elements, Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) feedback bits of the N first-type information elements, a mapping relationship between a bit field value corresponding to a bit indication field in downlink control information (DCI) and a parameter value indicated by the bit indication field in the DCI, the number of bits of each of the pieces of transmission information or a resource mapping manner of first-type information element. N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shujuan Zhang, Zhaohua Lu, Chuangxin Jiang, Yu Ngok Li, Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 12028162
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication method, a terminal device and a network device. The method includes: a terminal device determining a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process; and according to the HARQ process, the terminal device receiving and/or sending a signal. In the implementations of the present disclosure, by means of determining an HARQ process, the terminal device may effectively differentiate an HARQ process applicable to each TRP among a plurality of TRPs when performing transmission by means of the plurality of TRPs, thereby preventing HARQ process ambiguity, and improving system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Shi, Wenhong Chen, Yun Fang, Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 12022509
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to communicating control information are provided. A method of wireless communication performed by a first sidelink user equipment (UE) may include receiving, from a base station (BS), a resource pool (RP) configuration that indicates resources in a licensed frequency band reserved for sidelink control information (SCI), transmitting, to a second sidelink UE, the SCI in the reserved resources, wherein the SCI includes a starting position of channel occupancy time (COT) resources in an unlicensed frequency band, and transmitting, to the second sidelink UE, a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) via the COT resources in the unlicensed frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Liu, Yisheng Xue, Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 12021796
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. In certain configurations, the apparatus may be a user equipment (UE). The apparatus may receive configuration information for UL and DL transmissions from another device such as a base station. The apparatus may determine a maximum duty cycle of the UL transmission based on the configuration information. Based on the determined UL maximum duty cycle, the apparatus may determine a transmit power limit for the UL transmission. In one aspect, the apparatus may determine the UL transmit power limit by dividing the power corresponding to a maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limit by the determined maximum UL duty cycle. The apparatus may leverage the forward knowledge of the UL duty cycle to transmit at a power level that complies with the MPE limit while avoiding the poor uplink range associated with static power back-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Junsheng Han, Udara Fernando, Lin Lu, John Forrester, Mingming Cai, Tao Luo, Raghu Narayan Challa
  • Patent number: 11997677
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may monitor a first control resource pool associated with sidelink control signaling during a first sensing window and monitor a portion of a second resource pool associated with sidelink data signaling during a second sensing window. The UE may perform joint resource selection on the first resource pool and the second resource pool based on the monitoring during the first and second sensing windows. The UE may transmit a sidelink control information message including resource indication fields to reserve the selected sidelink control channel resources and selected sidelink shared channel resources. The UE may transmit the sidelink data message on one or more of the reserved sidelink shared channel resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Liu, Jing Sun, Yisheng Xue, Xiaoxia Zhang, Xiaojie Wang, Sony Akkarakaran, Ozcan Ozturk, Piyush Gupta, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11991666
    Abstract: A method of operating a communications device to transmit data to a wireless communications network comprises processing uplink data for transmission on grant free resources of a physical uplink shared channel of a wireless access interface provided by the wireless communications network to form one or more transport blocks of the uplink data for transmission. The method comprises selecting one of a plurality of configurations for transmitting the uplink data in the grant free resources, and transmitting the uplink data in the grant free resources according to the selected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Patent number: 11985096
    Abstract: This application relates to the wireless communications field, for example, is applicable to a wireless local area network supporting the 802.11be standard, and in particular, to a PPDU uplink bandwidth indication method and a related apparatus. The method includes: An AP generates and sends a trigger frame. The trigger frame carries first indication information, where the first indication information directly indicates or jointly indicates an EHT TB PPDU bandwidth or an uplink PPDU total transmission bandwidth. The trigger frame carries second indication information, where the second indication information indicates distribution of an HE TB PPDU and/or an EHT TB PPDU in the uplink PPDU total transmission bandwidth, or directly indicate whether an EHT station transmits an HE TB PPDU or an EHT TB PPDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Gan, Yiqing Li, Chenchen Liu, Yunbo Li, Yuchen Guo, Jian Yu, Xun Yang
  • Patent number: 11979750
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and device in a communication node for wireless communication. The communication node receives first information, and performs Q energy detections respectively in Q time sub-pools within a first sub-band, and if energy detected by each energy detection of the Q energy detections is lower than a first threshold, starts to transmit a first radio signal at a first time-instant; the first information is used to determine K candidate time-instant subsets; a target time-instant subset is one of the K candidate time-instant subsets, the first time-instant belongs to the target time-instant subset; a frequency-domain bandwidth of the first sub-band is used to determine the target time-instant subset out of the K candidate time-instant subsets, and frequency-domain resources occupied by the first radio signal belong to the first sub-band. The disclosure can improve access fairness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zheng Liu, Xiaobo Zhang, Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 11979902
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for high priority data scheduling in uplink bursts. Aspects provide a method that may be performed by a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes receiving one or more uplink grants scheduling a plurality of transmission occasions for the UE. The method generally includes performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure to attempt to acquire a channel for transmitting in at least one of the plurality of transmission occasions. The method generally includes determining one or more of the plurality of transmission occasions to transmit data based, at least in part, on the LBT procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Pravjyot Singh Deogun, Kapil Bhattad, Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang, Ozcan Ozturk
  • Patent number: 11968155
    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, one or more of: a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car, a connected car, health care technologies, digital education technologies, smart retail technologies, and security and safety services. A method and apparatus for handling of multiple active bandwidth parts (BWPs) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 11963144
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive a configuration message configuring the UE to communicate coordinated transmissions with multiple transmission reception points (TRPs) using a first coordinated transmission mode of a set of different coordinated transmission modes. The UE may receive, based on the configuration message, downlink control information including at least one indicator and receive a first coordinated transmission communicated in accordance with the first coordinated transmission mode. The UE may transmit, in accordance with a feedback configuration corresponding to the at least one indicator and the first coordinated transmission mode, a feedback message for the first coordinated transmission to at least one of the multiple TRPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Yi Huang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Gokul Sridharan, Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Seyedkianoush Hosseini
  • Patent number: 11956646
    Abstract: An apparatus of user equipment (UE) includes processing circuitry coupled to a memory, where to configure the UE for uplink (UL) beam selection in a New Radio (NR) network, the processing circuitry is to decode a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) from a base station. The MAC CE identifies a sounding reference signal (SRS) resource set and a plurality of spatial relationship reference signals. An SRS is selected from the SRS resource set. A beam direction associated with a spatial relationship reference signal of the plurality of spatial relationship reference signals is derived. The spatial relationship reference signal corresponds to the selected SRS. The SRS is encoded for beamforming to transmit the selected SRS in the derived beam direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Patent number: 11950228
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes, a first reception unit configured to receive a first synchronization signal with a first subcarrier spacing, a second reception unit configured to receive a second synchronization signal with the first subcarrier spacing, a detection unit configured to detect an identity from the first synchronization signal and/or the second synchronization signal, and a third reception unit configured to receive a first reference signal, based on the identity, with a second subcarrier spacing different from the first subcarrier spacing, wherein, the first reference signal is arranged in a time resource and a frequency resource predetermined for the second subcarrier spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Shohei Yamada, Hidekazu Tsuboi, Tatsushi Aiba, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11950232
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a first user equipment (UE) may transmit, to a second UE, a grant-only indicator to indicate that a second stage sidelink control information (SCI-2) is decoupled from physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) data in a slot, and that the SCI-2 indicates an SCI-2-only grant. The first UE may transmit, to the second UE in the slot, the SCI-2-only grant multiplexed with data-only traffic in a first PSSCH transmission based at least in part on the grant-only indicator, wherein the SCI-2-only grant indicates a resource allocation for a subsequent slot. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lik Hang Silas Fong, Piyush Gupta, Junyi Li, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11943762
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Devices of a wireless communications system may be configured to group data packets as a batch or file. In some cases, resources may be determined based on one or more resource grants corresponding to file communication. Other aspects may include DCI configurations corresponding to file communication, resource grants may be configured to assign resources for communication of a file. For example, a DCI may be specifically configured for granting resources for communication of a file. In another example, configured grants may include a configured grant index corresponding to communication of a file. Other aspects may include configuration of a UE for responding to a preemption indication when a file is scheduled for communication, power adjustments for communication of a file, reference signal configurations for communication of a file, and/or coherent detection/transmission across two or more packets of a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Prashanth Haridas Hande, Jay Kumar Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 11917683
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting/receiving a signal by using a variable band width in a communication system are disclosed. An operating method of a terminal comprises the steps of: receiving, from a base station, first configuration information about one or more guard bands of an unlicensed band; confirming the one or more guard bands configured in the unlicensed band on the basis of the first configuration information; and confirming a plurality of RB sets configured in the unlicensed band on the basis of the one or more guard bands. Therefore, performance of the communication system can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hoi Yoon Jung, Sung Ik Park, Heung Mook Kim, Nam Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 11910437
    Abstract: Methods for managing transmission resource conflicts, particularly for cellular networks utilised unlicensed resources. Mobile devices may be configured using higher layer signalling to respond to RTS signals if the transmission resources are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventor: Sebastian Wagner
  • Patent number: 11903033
    Abstract: Disclosed are a random access method and a communication device. The method includes determining a first scrambling sequence according to at least one of a first random access preamble index or a first synchronization signal block index. The method also includes performing a first scrambling or descrambling process on a data channel in a first message in a random access procedure according to the first scrambling sequence. The first scrambling or descrambling process includes scrambling or descrambling performed on an encoded information bit on the data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Weijie Xu, Xin You
  • Patent number: 11902965
    Abstract: An uplink transmission method and an apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes that a terminal in an unlicensed spectrum determines a target indication parameter, where the target indication parameter is used for indicating a target transmission mode adopted when a terminal transmits uplink data. The method further includes that the terminal determines the target transmission mode according to the target indication parameter and transmits the uplink data to a base station in the unlicensed spectrum on the basis of the target transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yajun Zhu