Patents Examined by Ricky Q. Ngo
  • Patent number: 10925051
    Abstract: A channel transmission/reception method and an apparatus for transmitting/receiving channels between a base station and a mobile terminal efficiently in a mobile communication supporting massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) transmission are provided. The method includes determining a resource to which a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) addressed to a terminal is mapped within a resource block, the DMRS resource being positioned in at least one of a first resource set capable of being allocated for DMRS and a second resource set symmetric with the first resource set on a time axis, and transmitting the DMRS and DMRS allocation information to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younsun Kim, Aris Papasakellariou, Kiil Kim, Juho Lee, Hyojin Lee, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 10924138
    Abstract: A noise mitigation device includes a signal processing unit positioned within a signal path. The signal processing unit is configured to determine a power level of the signal path at a first time and a second time. The signal processing unit is also configured to determine a dynamic noise threshold based on the power level at the first time and at the second time. The signal processing unit is also configured to store the dynamic noise threshold for a predetermined time period that is longer than a time between the first time and the second time. The signal processing unit is also configured to actuate a switch in the signal path into a first state when the power level exceeds the dynamic noise threshold. The signal processing unit is also configured to actuate a switch in the signal path into a second state when the power level does not exceed the dynamic noise threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Erdogan Alkan, Raymond W. Palinkas, Amos McKinnon
  • Patent number: 10924224
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, user equipment, and a base station for transmitting data. The method for transmitting data includes: receiving, by user equipment UE, multiple hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) timings from a base station, where each of multiple data packets to be sent by the UE is corresponding to one of the multiple HARQ timings; receiving, by the UE, multiple HARQ offset parameters from the base station, where the HARQ offset parameters are in one-to-one correspondence with the multiple HARQ timings; obtaining, by the UE using calculation, multiple PHICH resource indexes respectively according to the multiple HARQ offset parameters, where the multiple PHICH resource indexes respectively point to different PHICH resources; and sending, by the UE, the multiple data packets to the base station, determining, and receiving the feedback response on the time domain resource by using the different PHICH resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Sun, Lixia Xue, Yan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10917797
    Abstract: Anomalies at nodes of a wireless network can be detected by receiving performance measurement (PM) data for a plurality of nodes in the wireless telecommunications network, accessing sets of binned data of the PM data for each node of the plurality of nodes, comparing at least one characteristic of the binned data for each node to at least one of a threshold value and the binned data for another node of the plurality of nodes, and determining whether an anomaly is present at each of the plurality of nodes based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Spectrum Effect Inc.
    Inventors: Rekha Menon, David James Ryan
  • Patent number: 10917226
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive scheduling information for a transmission associated with a particular radio access technology (RAT) of a 4G RAT or a 5G RAT, wherein the scheduling information identifies a particular resource of one of a first set of resources for the 4G RAT or a second set of resources for the 5G RAT, wherein one or more resources of the first set of resources are guaranteed for the 4G RAT based at least in part on a reference 4G time division duplexing (TDD) configuration, and wherein the one or more resources of the first set of resources and the second set of resources do not overlap in a time domain; and transmit or receive the transmission using the particular resource. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 10912139
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10897752
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating spatial relation indication for uplink control channels and SRS are disclosed herein. An example method for wireless communication at a UE includes determining, based on a rule, a default uplink transmit beam for transmitting an uplink transmission when an uplink transmit beam is not configured by a base station for the uplink transmission. The example method also includes transmitting, to the base station, the uplink transmission on the default uplink transmit beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Venugopal, Yan Zhou, Tianyang Bai, Jung Ho Ryu, Junyi Li, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10887869
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a discovery signal transmitted from a connection point (CP) via a directional beam. The discovery signal may include first information (including beam sweep configuration information) related to the CP. The apparatus then transmits an association signal to the CP based on the beam sweep configuration information and monitors for a resource grant from the CP based on the transmitted association signal. Alternatively, the apparatus transmits a discovery signal via a directional beam to a user equipment (UE). The discovery signal may include first information (including beam sweep configuration information) related to the apparatus. The apparatus then receives an association signal from the UE based on the beam sweep configuration information and determines a resource grant for communicating with the UE based on the received association signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Omar El Ayach, Sundar Subramanian, John Edward Smee, Ashwin Sampath, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10869222
    Abstract: A data frame transmission method and apparatus for a virtual elastic Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), where the method includes constructing a super frame of the virtual elastic CPRI, where the super frame of the virtual elastic CPRI is a data frame of a CPRI physical interface equivalent to N times of a reference rate, and N is a positive integer, dividing a frame structure of a physical interface into a plurality of timeslots, where bandwidth of the plurality of timeslots is not less than the reference rate, placing the super frame of the virtual elastic CPRI into at least one timeslot of the plurality of timeslots in the frame structure of the physical interface to obtain a new data frame, and sending the new data frame to a receive end using the physical interface. Hence, network bandwidth utilization can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiwen Zhong, Qiuyou Wu
  • Patent number: 10863342
    Abstract: A device for processing a signaling message related to a communication service provided to a client device via a communication network. When the client device is connected via an access network operating in circuit mode, the device translates a first signaling message for the circuit mode into a second signaling message suitable for being carried over the access network operating in packet mode, and vice versa. When the client device is connected via the access network operating in packet mode, the processing device receives from the client device a third signaling message suitable for being carried over the access network operating in packet mode and sends the third signaling message to a server of the communication network subsystem, and vice versa, and replaces in the received third signaling message a source address, including an address of the client device, with an address of the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 10863364
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to communication systems, and more particularly, to enhanced reporting by user equipment (UE). An example method generally includes receiving an information request from a network node and in response, sending a message to the network node, wherein the message comprises information that allows the network node to determine a starting coverage enhancement (CE) level of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incororated
    Inventors: Subrahmanya Manikanta Veeramallu, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Praveen Kona, Mungal Singh Dhanda, Srihari Vodnala
  • Patent number: 10848427
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to enable the load-balanced use of globalized network addresses, addressable throughout a network to access a network-accessible service. A set of global access points are provided, which advertise availability of the globalized network addresses. The access points enable rapid use of connection-oriented communication sessions by conducting an initialization phase of the sessions locally on the access point. Session context information is then handed off to an endpoint for the service, which can provide the service through the already-established sessions. To avoid breaking sessions due to changes in network routing, each access point can apply a uniform selection criteria for endpoints, such that if client traffic is routed to a different access point, that access point redirects the traffic to the same endpoint previously servicing the traffic via an established session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Stephen Radlein, Harvo Reyzell Jones, Hardeep Singh Uppal, Dennis Marinus, Dhiraj Gupta
  • Patent number: 10849083
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a D2D synchronization method, user equipment, and a serving cell. The method includes: acquiring, by user equipment, synchronization control information of a serving cell; acquiring an identity of a first synchronization signal sent by a first synchronization source that is obtained through searching on a second transmission carrier frequency, and signal quality of the first synchronization source; determining, according to the identity of the first synchronization signal, the signal quality of the first synchronization source, and the synchronization control information, whether to start to send a synchronization signal; sending, by the user equipment, a second synchronization signal on a third transmission carrier frequency whose frequency is different from a frequency of a carrier frequency of the serving cell, so that a problem of synchronization between different user equipments in a multi-carrier frequency transmission scenario can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingchao Li, Guanglin Han, Zhenzhen Cao, Deping Liu
  • Patent number: 10841959
    Abstract: In millimeter wave systems, user equipment may not be able to receive RACH parameters through a PDCCH when the information is transmitted with an omni-directional beam. In an aspect of the disclosure, an apparatus, such as a base station, may determine the RACH parameters and transmit a subset of the RACH parameters via a PBCH. The user equipment may receive the RACH parameter subset and initiate a RACH procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Juergen Cezanne, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li, Karl Georg Hampel, Bilal Sadiq
  • Patent number: 10834645
    Abstract: This document describes methods, devices, systems, and means for an active coordination set for mobility management. A user equipment (110) evaluates a link quality measurement for one or more base stations (120) and determines to include at least a first base station of the base stations (120) in an Active Coordination Set (ACS). The user equipment (110) sends a message, including an indication to add the at least first base station (120) to the ACS, to an ACS Server (520) that causes the ACS Server (520) to store the ACS for the user equipment (110) and send a copy of the stored ACS to a master base station (121). The user equipment (110) communicates via one or more of the base stations (120) included in the ACS. The user equipment (110) can transmit an uplink ACS sounding signal to evaluate base stations (120) to include in the ACS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Erik Richard Stauffer
  • Patent number: 10833972
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more preferred implementations, an overlay network in the form of a dispersive virtual network is implemented utilizing data deflects to implement and facilitate routing in a data plane and call processing deflects to implement and facilitate routing in a control plane. Various nodes in the dispersive virtual network, such as end devices running dispersive virtual networking client software, establish communication channels to these deflects running dispersive virtual networking protocols transported by user datagram protocol (UDP) frames, transmission control protocol (TCP) streams, and hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dispersive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: William Vaughan, Boris Altshul, Gustav Larsson
  • Patent number: 10827369
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cell discovery and measurement method, a base station and UE. The cell discovery and measurement method includes: a cell base station transmits a discovery signal enabling the cell to be discovered by a UE, and enables the UE to achieve synchronization with the cell base station; and transmits a measurement signal after transmitting the discovery signal. Through the embodiments of the present disclosure, the time for transmitting the discovery signal for a single time can be made as short as possible, an interval between two times of transmitting the discovery signals can be made as long as possible, and the measurement signal is only transmitted in need, thereby making the cell as energy-saving as possible; and the UE can accurately perform RRM measurement by measuring the signal, thereby increasing precision of the RRM measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Yi Wang, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10827539
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are related to provisioning of wireless devices. In an embodiment, a wireless device (sought to be provisioned) receives values for provisioning parameters from an external user device, and attempts to join a wireless local network according to the received values for the provisioning parameters. The wireless device sends a response to the external user device indicating whether or not the joining was successful. The external user device may display the result indicating whether or not provisioning was successful. The wireless device may operate in a time division multiplexed manner as an access point (for securing the credentials) and as a station (once provisioning is complete).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GainSpan Corporation
    Inventors: Pankaj Vyas, Vishal Batra
  • Patent number: 10827413
    Abstract: In one example, a first plurality of health scores and a second plurality of health cores are calculated. The first plurality of health scores quantifies the health of a plurality of nodes in a telecommunication service provider network, where the plurality of nodes represents connectivity points in the network. The second plurality of health scores quantifies the health of a plurality of links connecting the plurality of nodes. A priority score is calculated that quantifies an importance of a traffic demand. A route over the plurality of nodes and the plurality of links is generated, based at least in part on the first plurality of health scores, the second plurality of health scores, and the priority score. The route delivers the traffic demand from a source to a destination in a manner that meets a need of the traffic demand without exceeding the need by more than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhijit Railkar, Mark D. Austin, Paul Ireifej, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10820304
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a NAV (network allocation vector) setting method in a wireless communications system and a related device. The method includes: receiving, by a receiving node, a PPDU (physical layer protocol data unit) sent by a transmitting node; determining whether the receiving node satisfies a condition of allowing simultaneous transmission; and if the condition of allowing simultaneous transmission is satisfied, keeping a current NAV value unchanged; or if the condition of allowing simultaneous transmission is not satisfied, decoding the received PPDU to obtain a duration field, and updating the current NAV value of the receiving node according to a value of the duration field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Chixiang Ma, Jiyong Pang, Peter Loc