Patents Examined by Sharmin Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 11329756
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive broadcast information from a base station indicating a numerology or a reference signal (RS) pattern to be used in broadcast or multicast transmissions (e.g., a physical multicast channel (PMCH)). The UE may identify a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) associated with the broadcast or multicast transmission and may determine a transport block size (TBS) based on the MCS and at least one of the numerology or the RS pattern. For instance, a UE may determine TBS for numerologies associated with a single symbol that spans multiple subframes differently from that of other numerologies. Additionally or alternatively, a UE may determine TBS for sparse RS patterns differently from that of other RS patterns. The UE may then perform communication with the base station via the broadcast or multicast transmissions in accordance with the TBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorproated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Ayan Sengupta, Amer Catovic, Le Liu
  • Patent number: 11317467
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for electing a root node in a mesh network, comprising the steps of: S1) when it is determined that there is no root node in the mesh network, all devices separately broadcast and transmit real-time signal strengths between the devices and a router; S2) all devices separately perform a first scanning, and each device elects, according to received real-time signal strengths between the other devices and the router and the real-time signal strength between the device and the router, a device having a maximum real-time signal strength as a root node candidate and broadcasts and transmits the same; and S3) all devices separately perform another scanning, and each device elects, according to the received root node candidates respectively elected by the other devices, a root node candidate having a maximum signal strength as a new root node candidate and broadcasts and transmits the same again until a unique root node is elected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangjian Jiang, Yuexia Qi
  • Patent number: 11317391
    Abstract: A method in which a terminal transmits/receives a special subframe in a wireless communication system supporting time division duplex (TDD) according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a step for receiving information about a special subframe configuration; a step for receiving a downlink signal from a base station during a time corresponding to a downlink pilot time slot (DwPTS) allocated according to the special subframe configuration; and a step for transmitting an uplink signal to the base station during a time corresponding to an uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS) allocated according to the special subframe configuration, wherein the special subframe consists of the DwPTS, a guard period (GP), and the UpPTS, and is received or transmitted through an sTTI structure pattern including a plurality of short transmission time interval (sTTI) transmission blocks, wherein the sTTI structure patterns can be determined according to the special subframe configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Uihyun Hong, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 11316615
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of transmitting uplink control information by a user equipment in a wireless communication system and device for supporting the same. Specifically, the present invention discloses a method by which a user equipment maps uplink control information to a physical uplink shared channel when the user equipment intends to transmit the uplink control information on the physical uplink shared channel and transmission operation for the uplink control information based on the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim, Changhwan Park
  • Patent number: 11317364
    Abstract: A wireless communication device in a 3GPP NB-IoT wireless communication network operates during an inactivity period of an eDRX cycle. An activation procedure comprises calculating, in a time reference frame inherent to the wireless communication device, an earliest and a latest point in time for obtaining a narrowband master information block (MIB-NB) transmitted by a network node in a narrowband physical broadcast channel (NPBCH) during a single NPBCH transmission time interval. Between the calculated earliest point in time and latest point in time, radio receiver circuitry is activated in the wireless communication device and at least one radio subframe comprising the NPBCH is received and decoded. By this decoding, the MIB-NB is obtained, from which a system frame number (SFN) is read. A communication procedure then comprises activating the wireless communication device according to the eDRX cycle, and communicating, in a designated time interval as determined by the SFN, with the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Esther Sienkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11310007
    Abstract: The 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 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. A method and apparatus for configuring parameters required for a terminal in a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) system to exchange information with another vehicle terminal or pedestrian terminal via a sidelink are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheolkyu Shin, Hyunseok Ryu, Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh
  • Patent number: 11310684
    Abstract: A signal processing method and an apparatus are provided, and the method includes: measuring, by a terminal device, signal quality of one or more cells, to generate a first measurement report; and sending, by the terminal device, the first measurement report to a first base station, where the first measurement report includes measurement information of the one or more cells so that the first base station sends the first measurement report to a second base station, and the first base station implements, by using the first measurement report, uplink interference cancellation or downlink interference cancellation for the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xun Tang, Wei Quan, Jian Zhang, Li Chai, Jinhua Miao
  • Patent number: 11310631
    Abstract: A radio terminal according to one embodiment comprises: a receiver configured to receive an MBMS service distributed from a base station by using a coverage enhancement technique including a repetition; a controller configured to determine whether or not a predetermined event occurs; and a transmitter configured to transmit a notification on a coverage enhancement level required by the radio terminal to the base station, in response to occurrence of the predetermined event. The predetermined event includes transmission of the notification being requested from the base station or normal reception of the MBMS service not being possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 11310164
    Abstract: A network device includes queues for queuing packets, and functional circuitry to provide a processing resource to be shared by the queues. Further, the network device includes a first-in-first-out (FIFO) selection circuit that receives tokens respectively associated with the queues. The FIFO selection circuit buffers and outputs the tokens in a first-in-first-out manner. When a token is output by the FIFO selection circuit, a queue associated with the token is selected to provide a packet for the functional circuitry to process. When a queue associated with an output token having at least a second packet in the queue after the queue outputs a first packet, the FIFO selection circuit re-buffers the output token associated with the queue to permit the queue to output the second packet once the output token associated with the queue is again output by the FIFO selection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Liat Korman, Yaniv Azulay, Lev Vaskevich
  • Patent number: 11310796
    Abstract: Wireless transmission regulation for a frequency band associated with Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is described. In an example, a sensor associated with a device, which is configured to operate in the frequency band, can scan at least a portion of the frequency band to generate sensor data indicating at least energy present in the portion of the frequency band. The device can determine, based at least in part on analyzing the sensor data, a presence of another device using the frequency band. The other device can be a priority user having priority access over the device. Based at least in part on determining the presence of the other device, the device can adjust a device radio frequency (RF) transmission power for transmitting communication(s) within the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Gunjan Nimbavikar, Puja Gupta
  • Patent number: 11304259
    Abstract: A radio access network (RAN) entity (e.g. an eNodeB) may be configured to facilitate multicast communication in a local private Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network. The RAN entity may receive a user data packet tunneled in an IP message via one of a plurality of downlink tunnels. The RAN entity may select, from a plurality of stored mappings, one of a plurality of multicast group identifiers that is mapped to an identified one of a plurality of downlink tunnel endpoint identifiers that matches a downlink tunnel endpoint identifier from a tunnel header of the IP message, as well as one of a plurality of sets of UE identifiers that is mapped to the selected multicast group identifier. The RAN may send, for each one of the UE identifiers in the selected set of UE identifiers, the user data packet for transmission to a UE associated with the UE identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ajaykumar Gopalprasad More, Shailender Potharaju, Mahesh Satyanarayana, Vicky Sachdeva, Nitin Prakash Sharma, Rajesh S. Pazhyannur
  • Patent number: 11304066
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamically adjusting broadcast beam patterns of a wavefront emitted by an antenna array based on the types of devices communicatively coupled to the base station associated with the antenna array. The broadcast beam patterns can be adjusted by modifying the broadcast mode or at least one phase, amplitude, or power of the at least one antenna associated with the base station. Adjusting the beam pattern, for example between multiple beams and a single unified beam, based on device types can improve the quality of service for the devices and reduce the processing burden of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Vanil Parihar, Nitesh Manchanda, Sharath Somashekar, Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11290315
    Abstract: A method for communicating in a wireless communications system includes receiving a trigger frame comprising scheduling information and a cyclic prefix indicator indicating a first length of a first cyclic prefix, wherein the trigger frame is received in accordance with the first cyclic prefix, determining a second length of a second cyclic prefix for a transmission in accordance with the scheduling information and the cyclic prefix indicator, and transmitting the transmission with the second cyclic prefix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhigang Rong, Yunsong Yang
  • Patent number: 11283759
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described, including identifying a first attribute value associated with a first access point; receiving a second attribute value; and determining that the first attribute value associated with the first access point is the same as the received second attribute value. An attribute value may be an n-bit value, where n is an integer. The n-bit value may identify a BSS color. The n-bit value may, additionally or alternatively, indicate other BSS color information such as a BSSID, ESSID, SSID, or a combination thereof. It is helpful when devices detect BSS attribute value (e.g., BSS color, BSSID, MAC address, ESSID) overlap and notify other associated devices (e.g., STAs, APs) of this overlap so that a device may cease using an attribute value for power save or channel access decisions, and facilitate attribute value adjustment and correction to eliminate a BSS collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Naveen Kumar Kakani, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 11284472
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive a connection release message, the connection release message including a resource indicator indicating that a set of resources are to be used for grant-free uplink transmissions by the UE while operating in a disconnected state. The UE may transition from a connected state to a disconnected state based at least in part on the connection release message. The UE may perform, while operating in the disconnected state, the grant-free uplink transmissions using the set of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ayan Sengupta, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Le Liu
  • Patent number: 11284337
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) includes configuring a relay selection rule; receiving at least one discovery message from each of a plurality of proximity services (ProSe) relay candidates providing access to a network; evaluating the received discovery messages with respect to the relay selection rule; selecting a first ProSe relay candidate from the plurality of ProSe relay candidates based at least in part on the evaluating; and connecting to the network via the first ProSe relay candidate. A method for wireless communication at a ProSe relay candidate includes receiving, from a network, a ProSe Relay Indication (PRI); broadcasting at least one discovery message that includes the PRI; and receiving a relay connection request from a UE based at least in part on a compliance of the at least one discovery message with a relay selection rule of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Hong Cheng, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Michaela Vanderveen, Shailesh Patil, Saurabha Rangrao Tavildar, Kapil Gulati, Bilal Sadiq
  • Patent number: 11277853
    Abstract: A system and method including at least one wireless adapter for communicating on a plurality of available wireless links concurrently operating within a shared and licensed communication frequency band and an application processor executing code instructions of a radio resource management system for determining a plurality of optimal wireless links from the plurality of available wireless links within the shared communication frequency band at a location based on a spatial-temporal radio frequency profile indicating signal quality for the plurality of available wireless links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 11234120
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a method by a wireless device for reporting a connection status is provide that includes receiving a message from a network node. The message may be related to a mobility set associated with the wireless device. The wireless device may determine that the wireless device is not connected to a WLAN access point included within a mobility set. A timer may be started, and the wireless device may attempt to establish a connection between the wireless device and at least one WLAN access point within the mobility set before an expiration of the timer. If the connection is established between the wireless device and the at least one WLAN access point within the mobility set before the expiration of the timer, the timer may be stopped. If the connection is not established between the wireless device and the at least one WLAN access point within the mobility set before the expiration of the timer, a report may be sent to a network node to indicate a connection failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Helka-Liina Määttanen, Torsten Dudda
  • Patent number: 11228404
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and storage media for detecting a security intrusion of a network device are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may include a method involving, in the network device including a processor, monitor a light signal associated with a security enabled port of the network device; and in response to detecting a change in the light signal, initiate a security alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Drake, Morgan M. Pofahl
  • Patent number: 11184776
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device performing wireless communication in an unlicensed band, which receives information on allocating a radio resource in a system bandwidth made up of a plurality of subbands, receives information on a LBT (Listen Before Talk) failure region among the radio resource, and receives a downlink signal in other regions in the radio resource, except the LBT failure region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ki-Hyeon Park, Ki-tae Kim