Patents Examined by Michael Thier
  • Patent number: 11146359
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for wireless communications by a first wireless communication device. The method obtains a set of code blocks (CBs) of a transport block (TB) to be transmitted to a second wireless communication device. The method then transmits the CBs to the second wireless communication device in multiple transmissions, such that an order of the CBs for each transmission is determined by a permutation order for that transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Gulati, Shuanshuan Wu, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11147076
    Abstract: This application discloses an information sending method. The method includes: generating, by a network device, control information, where the control information includes first indication information, second indication information, and third indication information, the first indication information is used to indicate a plurality of channel state information-reference signal CSI-RS resources, the second indication information is used to indicate at least one piece of the following information: beam index information of the plurality of CSI-RS resources that is sent by the network device, beam index information of the plurality of CSI-RS resources that is received by a terminal device, or beam pair information corresponding to the network device and the terminal, and the third indication information is used to indicate a measurement method of the plurality of CSI-RS resources; and sending, by the network device, the control information to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Tang, Xiaona Wang
  • Patent number: 11129199
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data transmission method, a network device, and user equipment, including: sending, by the network device, first indication information and second indication information to the user equipment, where the first indication information is used to indicate a frequency domain resource of a physical random access channel of the user equipment, the second indication information is physical layer control signaling, the second indication information is used to indicate a time domain resource of the physical random access channel, and a random access resource corresponding to the frequency domain resource and the time domain resource is used to carry random access information of the user equipment. In the embodiments of the present invention, a resource of a random access channel is dynamically indicated by using the physical layer control signaling, to improve random access resource allocation flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi Zhang, Junchao Li, Zhengwei Gong
  • Patent number: 11119804
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide novel methods for performing services for machines operating in one or more datacenters. For instance, for a group of related guest machines (e.g., a group of tenant machines), some embodiments define two different forwarding planes: (1) a guest forwarding plane and (2) a service forwarding plane. The guest forwarding plane connects to the machines in the group and performs L2 and/or L3 forwarding for these machines. The service forwarding plane (1) connects to the service nodes that perform services on data messages sent to and from these machines, and (2) forwards these data messages to the service nodes. In some embodiments, the guest machines do not connect directly with the service forwarding plane. For instance, in some embodiments, each forwarding plane connects to a machine or service node through a port that receives data messages from, or supplies data messages to, the machine or service node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Saahil Gokhale, Camille Lecuyer, Rajeev Nair, Kantesh Mundaragi, Rahul Mishra, Pierluigi Rolando, Jayant Jain, Raju Koganty
  • Patent number: 11115340
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include receiving an input/output (I/O) request that includes a data stream from a host processor. The receiving is at a network adapter of a storage controller that manages storage for the host processor. The storage controller includes a storage buffer to store data received from the host processor before migrating it to the storage. The storage controller also includes a data cache. It is determined whether the storage buffer has enough free space to store the received data stream. Based at least in part on determining that the storage buffer has enough free space to store the received data stream, the received data stream is stored by the network adapter in the storage. Based at least in part on determining that the storage buffer does not have enough free space to store the received data stream, the received data stream is stored in the data cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christoph Raisch, Kishorekumar G. Pillai, Alol Antony Crasta, Raghavan Devanathan
  • Patent number: 11109262
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a network node. The method includes the network node configuring a UE (User Equipment) with a first DRB (Data Radio Bearer), such that the first DRB is configured with a presence of SDAP (Service Data Adaptation Protocol) header and the network node is not allowed to reconfigure the first DRB for changing the presence of SDAP header to an absence of SDAP header after the first DRB is established. The method further includes the network node configuring the UE to serve a first QoS (Quality of Service) flow and a second QoS flow by the first DRB. The method also includes re-configuring the UE to serve the first QoS flow by a second DRB, which was originally served by the first DRB, when the second QoS flow is released or removed from the first DRB, such that the second DRB is configured with an absence of SDAP header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Li-Te Pan
  • Patent number: 11102686
    Abstract: A network comprising a first BS and a second BS for handling a handover comprises at least one storage device storing instructions of: the first BS transmitting a first RRC message configuring a DRB on a SRB to a communication device and receiving a first RRC response message on the SRB; the first BS receiving a first plurality of PDCP SDUs; the first BS performing a handover preparation procedure with the second BS and transmitting a second RRC message on the SRB to the communication device; the second BS receiving a second RRC response message on the SRB; the first BS transmitting at least one of a RX_NEXT, a RX_DELIV and a RX_REORD; the second BS receiving a second plurality of PDCP SDUs and processing the second plurality of PDCP SDUs according to the at least one of the RX_NEXT, the RX_DELIV and the RX_REORD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 11095423
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for configuring an operation mode of a remote transceiver unit connected to an access node via a communication line, the remote transceiver unit being operable in at least two operation modes: a Time Division Duplex, TDD, mode and a full duplex, FDX, mode; the method comprising, by the access node: a) obtaining a channel characteristic derived from channel measurements performed over the communication line, b) determining the operation mode of the remote transceiver unit as the FDX mode or the TDD mode based on the channel characteristic; c) transmitting an indication indicating the determined operation mode to the remote transceiver unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Jochen Maes
  • Patent number: 11082958
    Abstract: The present application provides a PUCCH-based uplink control information transmission method and apparatus. User equipment determines, according to downlink control information (DCI), a format of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and/or information of a used orthogonal sequence; and the user equipment transmits, according to the format of the PUCCH and/or the information of the used orthogonal sequence, uplink control information borne by the PUCCH. The present application can implement selection of a transmission structure of a PUCCH to transmit uplink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xuejuan Gao, Fang-Chen Cheng
  • Patent number: 11075856
    Abstract: This switch device is mounted on a vehicle, and comprises: a switch unit for relaying communication data communicated between a plurality of communication devices; a buffer for holding the communication data to be relayed; and a control unit for transmitting stop request to at least one communication device of the plurality of communication devices if communication data to be transmitted to a communication device in which abnormality has been detected is held in the buffer, the stop request which requests for stopping transmission of communication data to the switch device and for holding of communication data to be transmitted to the switch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Tanaka, Akihito Iwata, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 11071078
    Abstract: Discovery and synchronization channels are discussed for user-tracking zones in a cellular network. User-tracking zones reduce the mobility tracking burden on the UE and shift the tracking responsibility to the network. This shift allows for UE and network power savings from reduced searching at the UE as well as through efficient paging area tracking and less broadcast signaling. The various aspects provide channel design for initial synchronization and discovery of the user-tracking zones. A single frequency network (SFN) synchronization channel is provided with at least a reference signal for time synchronization and payload information that may include a zone identifier (ID), formatting for a system information transmission request, and resource allocation for the request. The zone ID may be included in the payload or embedded into the reference signal. Facility is also provided for handling zone nodes of different power classes that allows for maintaining the SFN operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Yichao Huang, Naga Bhushan, Gavin Bernard Horn, Keiichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 11070993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, a user equipment and a radio base station in a communication network, in which a downlink out-of-coverage is detected based on measurements done on a common channel or on the combination of common and dedicated channels. The out-of-coverage is then reported to the network, either using resources proactively assigned to the user equipment, or by transmitting a predetermined pattern of signature sequences assigned to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Robert Baldemair, Rong Hu
  • Patent number: 11063717
    Abstract: When a user equipment transmits a random access preamble, a base station transmits a random access response to the user equipment in response to the random access preamble. The base station may include CSI measurement configuration information in the random access response and then transmit the random access response. The user equipment may perform a CSI report on the basis of the CSI measurement configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsun Kim, Kijun Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Yunjung Yi, Suckchel Yang, Seonwook Kim, Sukhyon Yoon
  • Patent number: 11063729
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for switching between non-orthogonal and orthogonal multiple access protocols dynamically. A base station device can determine whether a user equipment device on a communication link should use a non-orthogonal multiple access system or an orthogonal multiple access system based on one or more attributes of the communication link, and send an indication of the selection to the user equipment device. The base station device can indicate the selection using a spreading factor parameter that is either equal to one or greater than one. If the spreading factor parameter is equal to one, that can indicate to the user equipment device to use an orthogonal multiple access system, whereas if the spreading factor parameter is greater than one, that can indicate to the user equipment device to use a non-orthogonal multiple access system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Saeed Ghassemzadeh, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11064405
    Abstract: Embodiments include exemplar)? methods and/or procedures performed by a central unit, CU, (110) that together with first and second distributed units, DUs (120, 130), comprise a node (100, 1160) of a wireless communication network. Embodiments include receiving (830) from the first DU, prior to occurrence of a first event concerning a user equipment, UE, (1110) that is in communication with the first DU, a lower-layer configuration of the UE. Embodiments also include storing (840) the lower-layer configuration of the UE, and sending (870), to the second DU, a setup request comprising the stored lower-layer configuration of the UE. Embodiments also include receiving (880), from the second DU, a setup response comprising a first delta configuration indicating one or more differences between a lower-layer configuration of the second DU and the stored lower-layer configuration. Embodiments also include sending (890), to the first DU, a modification request comprising the first delta configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Matteo Fiorani, Walter Müller
  • Patent number: 11051264
    Abstract: A synchronization method, synchronization device and synchronization source are provided. The synchronization method includes determining, by a synchronization device, multiple synchronization sources transmitting synchronization signals; when the synchronization sources include multiple first synchronization sources, the synchronization device determines whether manners in which all of the first synchronization sources select the synchronization signals are a same manner, and selects a target synchronization source from the multiple first synchronization sources based on whether the manners in which all of the first synchronization sources select the synchronization signals are the same manner; and the synchronization device synchronizes with the target synchronization source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 11051296
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and a system comprising a first audio source unit and at least a second audio source unit each comprising; a connection management interface for connecting to a network topology, a protocol management interface, a management link and a communication link, and during a configuration period the first audio source unit may be configured to listen for a notification packet via the management link, and, based on a first criteria, the first audio source unit may be configured to establish, via the protocol management interface, a communication group and a respective communication frame. Furthermore, where the first audio source unit may be a coordinator of the communication group, the coordinator may then be configured to establish notification packets in the communication frame, and the notification packets may then be transmitted via the management link assigned to a first time interval in the communication frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Bjarne Klemmensen, Peter Søren Kirk Hansen
  • Patent number: 11044781
    Abstract: A base station device includes: a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with a terminal device; a storage unit; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to refer to discontinuous reception information, stored in the storage unit, which indicates a plurality of discontinuous reception settings, transmit transmission data to the terminal device in at least a portion of a first reception period of time corresponding to at least one of the discontinuous reception settings, and transmit the transmission data to the terminal device in at least a portion of a second reception period of time corresponding to at least another one of the discontinuous reception settings in a case that it is determined that response information with respect to the transmitted transmission data is not received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Ishikura, Yuhsuke Takagi, Atsushi Yamazaki, Hideyuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 11039408
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for synchronization of integrated circuits (ICs) within a wireless network. In one embodiment, a serial time protocol (STP) is disclosed for use within a wireless device of a wireless network. The disclosed STP provides a common protocol for communicating precision time information from one time-transmitter IC to another time-receiver IC within a wireless device. In one exemplary implementation, a time-transmitter and a time-receiver are implemented within the firmware of a wireless device. Various schemes utilizing the disclosed STP for time synchronization are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James Hollabaugh, Girault Jones, Georgi Beloev
  • Patent number: 11032142
    Abstract: Provided are a switching method, a base station and a terminal. The method includes that: a base station configures a switching message for a narrow-bandwidth receiving mode, the switching message including time when a terminal is indicated to enter the narrow-bandwidth receiving mode and a position of a narrow bandwidth on a frequency band when the narrow-bandwidth receiving mode is entered; and the switching message is sent to the terminal to indicate the terminal to switch to the narrow bandwidth specified in the switching message for information reception, the narrow bandwidth being smaller than a system bandwidth. With adoption of the embodiments, the terminal may receive a signal on the narrow bandwidth, and reduction in power consumption of the terminal is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Zhang, Wenhong Chen, Ning Yang