Patents Examined by Peter G Solinsky
  • Patent number: 10903950
    Abstract: A method and device for transmitting a transport block in a wireless communication system is provided. Particularly, a terminal receives, from a base station, information on the number of subcarriers in a partial band included in an allocated carrier. The terminal distributes a soft buffer possessed by the terminal in proportion to the number of subcarriers in the partial band. The terminal determines a transport block size for each partial band according to the size of the distributed soft buffer. The terminal transmits, to the base station, the transport block within the transport block size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bonghoe Kim, Ilmu Byun, Joonkui Ahn, Sukhyon Yoon, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10904919
    Abstract: An information feedback method, a base station, a terminal and a storage medium are provided. The information feedback method includes: sending downlink control information to a terminal, where the downlink control information includes indication information configured to instruct the terminal to perform an information feedback, and the indication information includes at least one of a feedback delay of feeding back feedback information by the terminal, an indication of whether a LBT process is performed when feeding back the feedback information by the terminal, a type of the LBT process performed when feeding back the feedback information by the terminal and a parameter configuration of the LBT process performed when feeding back the feedback information by the terminal; receiving the feedback information sent by the terminal based on the indication information in the downlink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Qianqian Si, Xueming Pan, Jiaqing Wang
  • Patent number: 10904850
    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. There is provided a method and apparatus for data transport control between wireless network systems, the method comprises: determining, by a first node, whether a predetermined condition is satisfied; and transmitting, by the first node, at least one of data transport command information and user equipment access information when the predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Xiaowan Ke
  • Patent number: 10897784
    Abstract: A base station (2) is configured to receive, from a first wireless terminal (1), a first group identifier indicating a first terminal group, and allocate, to the first wireless terminal (1), a second radio resource, rather than a first radio resource, for device-to-device (D2D) communication performed by the first wireless terminal (1). The first radio resource is a radio resource which has already been allocated to any other wireless terminal which has sent the first group identifier. Meanwhile, the second radio resource is a radio resource which has already been allocated to any other wireless terminal which has sent a second group identifier indicating a second terminal group different from the first terminal group. It is thus, for example, possible to preventing a plurality of D2D communication signals, which are transmitted from multiple wireless terminals to a single wireless terminal, from being transmitted on the same radio resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Muraoka, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10897748
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a control unit. This control unit controls, in a case of receiving a frame for setting a transmission suppression period, a transmission suppression period for each of a plurality of transmission power levels on the basis of the frame. Further, the control unit performs control of recording reception power of a first frame for requesting data transmission and transmission power of a second frame to be transmitted in response to the first frame, in the second frame, and of transmitting the second frame. The information processing apparatus can efficiently use wireless resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10897336
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for performing integrated vehicular radar processing and data communications. In some embodiments, a method includes constructing a wireless signal based on a set of pilot subcarriers and a set of data subcarriers. The set of pilot subcarriers is used for radar processing and channel estimation while the set of data subcarriers is used for transmitting data. The method includes transmitting the wireless signal. The method includes listening for radar feedback associated with the wireless signal. The method includes determining pilot-subcarrier radar data from the radar feedback. The pilot-subcarrier radar data describes a part of the radar feedback that is associated with the set of pilot subcarriers. The method includes generating a radar processing result based on the pilot-subcarrier radar data to reduce a peak to side-lobe ratio of the radar processing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Onur Altintas, Chang-Heng Wang
  • Patent number: 10892922
    Abstract: A test device for detecting and measuring distance to passive intermodulation (PIM) is disclosed. The test device may comprise a receiver to receive a signal from a test point of a distributed cell site comprising a remote radio head (RRH) and a baseband unit (BBU) separated and connected via an optical feeder. The test device may also comprise a processor to detect passive intermodulation (PIM) and measure distance to the PIM (internal or external). For example, the processor may replace downlink IQ data in the signal with two-tone waveform IQ data, transmit the two-tone waveform IQ data to the RRH, and to monitor uplink spectrum to detect PIM, where the uplink spectrum may comprise uplink IQ data from the RRH. The processor may also perform uplink spectrum analysis using radio frequency (RF) monitoring, measure a time delay for the two-tone waveform and the detected PIM, and calculate a distance to the PIM based on the time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Se Young Eun, Young-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10892811
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for performing a beam recovery procedure using a second CC are disclosed. A UE may perform a beam recovery procedure using two component carriers (CCs): for example, CC1 may be a beam formed millimeter wave (MMW) carrier having a beam recovery procedure and CC2 may be an assisting carrier such as a sub-6 GHz carrier. In a first example, a UE may trigger beam recovery for CC1 (on CC2), generate a beam measurement report, and transmit the beam report on resources allocated for uplink transmission on CC2. In a second example, a new scheduling request (SR) may be defined on CC1 for CC2 beam recovery. In a third example, RACH resources or procedures on CC2 may be used to perform the beam recovery for CC1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bilal Sadiq, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Rahul Malik, Heechoon Lee, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 10893496
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Generally, the described techniques provide for adjusting timing advance command parameters for specific beam pair links (BPLs) in a wireless communications system. In some cases, a base station may determine that transmission timing at a UE may be misaligned. The may send a timing advance (TA) command for the BPL. A UE may utilize more than one BPL, and may switch communications from a first BPL to second BPL. The second BPL may have a different timing misalignment than the first BPL, and the TA command sent by the base station may be insufficient to correct the timing misalignment of the second BPL. The base station may adjust the TA command parameters (e.g., TA command size or TA command granularity) so that the timing misalignment of the second BPL may be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Navid Abedini, Bilal Sadiq, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 10887744
    Abstract: The systems, methods and apparatuses described herein provide an apparatus configured for ensuring proximity of a communication partner. In one aspect, the apparatus may comprise a communication port and a processor. The processor may be configured to send a request to and receive a response from the communication partner via the communication port using modulated signals, measure a time period between sending and receiving using timings of modulated signals' symbols, and receive a secondary value from the communication partner. The secondary value may be verified to include at least a portion of the request and a portion of the response, and may have been sent with authenticating data to authenticate it. The time period may be compared with a predefined threshold calculated based on a predefined maximum allowed distance to the communication partner. In another aspect, an apparatus may be configured to ensure its proximity to a communication partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OLogN Technologies AG
    Inventors: Sergey Ignatchenko, Georgii Ignatchenko
  • Patent number: 10887730
    Abstract: An apparatus, circuit, and method for controlling a service access in a packet data communication system are provided. The method includes broadcasting information related to whether a service access to a specific service is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il-Kwon Yun, Min-Suk Ko, Yong-Duk Lim, Kyeong-In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10887944
    Abstract: A method of operating a UPF in a wireless communication system includes receiving a data packet, identifying a PFCP session context associated with the data packet, determining whether a PDR associated with the PFCP session context should be modified or a new PDR should be created, transmitting a request to a session management function to provision a new or modified PDR at the UPF, receiving a session modification response from the SMF provisioning the new or modified PDR for the PFCP session context at the UPF, and applying the new or modified PDR on the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Robert Skog, Marcus Ihlar, Ala Nazari
  • Patent number: 10880930
    Abstract: A wireless LAN system according to the present disclosure includes: a wireless LAN base station (AP); and a plurality of wireless LAN terminals (STA) that perform uplink multi-user communication with the wireless LAN base station (AP). The wireless LAN base station (AP) transmits a trigger frame to allocate a predetermined resource unit, the trigger frame including a terminal ID that specifies a wireless LAN terminal (STA) before association among the plurality of wireless LAN terminals (STA), to the plurality of wireless LAN terminals (STA). The wireless LAN terminal before the association (STA) selects, when the terminal ID that specifies the wireless LAN terminal before the association (STA) is included in the trigger frame, the predetermined resource unit and transmits uplink data to the wireless LAN base station (AP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leonardo Lanante, Yuhei Nagao, Hiroshi Ochi
  • Patent number: 10873476
    Abstract: A packet forwarding network may include spine and leaf switches that forward network traffic between end hosts that are coupled to the packet forwarding network. A controller may control the switches in the forwarding network to implement desired forwarding paths. The packet forwarding network may additionally include access switches that are directly connected to edge switches to form access switch groups. The access switches may also be controlled by the controller. End hosts may be coupled to access switches as well as leaf switches to extend the reach of the packet forwarding network. Additionally, the access switches may include access-leaf switches and access-edge switches to improve network routing capabilities and network flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks LLC
    Inventors: Shrinivasa Kini, Sudeep Modi, Prashanth Padubidry, Kiran Poola
  • Patent number: 10873962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media are provided for handling uplink grants indicating different physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) starting positions in a same subframe of enhanced Licensed Assisted Access (eLAA) systems. In embodiments, a user equipment (UE) may receive Downlink Control Information (DCI). The DCI may indicate at least two uplink grants for one or more LAA secondary cell. Each of the at least two uplink grants may indicate different starting positions for PUSCH transmissions within a same subframe. The UE may align the different starting positions such that the UE is to transmit uplink transmissions according to the at least two uplink grants while the UE is in a transmission mode. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeongho Jeon, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 10873943
    Abstract: The invention relates to allocating resources in a carrier when several subcarrier spacing configurations coexists, and more particularly to avoid or at least reduce the loss of resources when introducing guard bands to avoid inter-numerology interferences. The invention proposes to start the allocation of resource blocks to a terminal on a different subcarrier than the first subcarrier. Therefore the invention proposes a method to allocate such resource blocks to a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cristina Ciochina
  • Patent number: 10873488
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to intra-packet rate adaptation are provided. A first wireless communication device communicates, with a second wireless communication device, an intra-packet modulation coding scheme (MCS) switching configuration. The first wireless communication device receives, from the second wireless communication device, a communication signal including a first data packet based on the intra-packet MCS switching configuration. The first data packet includes at least a first portion encoded by a first MCS and a second portion encoded by a second MCS different from the first MCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tuhin Subhra Chakraborty, Rajat Sapra, Karthik Muralidhar, Hari Krishna Boddapati, Swaroop Venkatesh, Ashutosh Deepak Gore
  • Patent number: 10868726
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, from a first source of information, a first bandwidth prediction, wherein the first bandwidth prediction is based upon historical bandwidth data that had been provided by a plurality of devices; obtaining, from a second source of information, a second bandwidth prediction, wherein the second bandwidth prediction is based upon network measurements, and wherein the network measurements are other than the historical bandwidth data that had been provided by the plurality of devices; selecting as a source of a future bandwidth prediction one of the first source of information and the second source of information, wherein the selecting is based upon a comparison of each of the first bandwidth prediction and the second bandwidth prediction to an actually obtained bandwidth of the device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emir Halepovic, Matteo Varvello
  • Patent number: 10869339
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method a user equipment (UE) to perform random access to a radio network comprising an uplink physical resource configuration (UL) and supplementary physical resource configuration (SUL). A random access request containing a preamble may be transmitted from the UE to the radio network on a physical random access channel (PRACH) of one of the uplink physical resource configuration or the supplementary uplink physical resource configuration. A random access response for the UE indicating the physical resource configuration on whose PRACH the random access request was sent may be received at the UE, wherein the indication is made by a Random Access Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RA-RNTI) used to identify the random access response. The radio network may be accessed by the UE based on information in the random access response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jan Christoffersson, Jinhua Liu, Min Wang
  • Patent number: 10869315
    Abstract: A network architecture is disclosed with support for location services (LCS). A radio access network (RAN) node receives a registration request from a user equipment (UE), indicating that the UE supports a ranging based location service session. The RAN node further receives an internal identifier (ID) for identifying information associated with the UE in communication between the RAN node and a core network during the ranging based location service session. The RAN node allocates radio resources to the UE for performing a ranging operation involving a plurality of devices including the UE, and associates the radio resources with the internal ID of the UE for identifying location results. Then the RAN node informs the UE of the radio resources allocated for the ranging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Cheng, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Michaela Vanderveen, Zhibin Wu