Patents Examined by Siren Wei
  • Patent number: 11153198
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system for hybrid communication between electronic circuits is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of sensor nodes configured to read data from one or more sensors. The system also includes a master node configured to receive periodic data transmissions from each of the plurality of sensor nodes via a primary transmission medium and a secondary transmission medium, which is different from the primary transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arjang Agahi, Philip S. Craig, Jing Deng, Peter J. Tasker, Stephen Millen
  • Patent number: 11140558
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A base station may transmit to a user equipment (UE) a control signal comprising a grant for a downlink transmission. The base station may perform, during a gap between the control signal and the downlink transmission, a clear channel assessment (CCA) procedure on a shared radio frequency spectrum band associated with the downlink transmission. The base station may perform, based at least in part on a success of the CCA procedure, the downlink transmission to the UE over the shared radio frequency spectrum band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 11128711
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication system is an in-vehicle communication system to be mounted on a vehicle, and includes: a gateway performing relay processing involving communication protocol conversion; and one or a plurality of switching devices performing relay processing not involving the communication protocol conversion, the gateway or the switching device manages data update of a target device mounted on the vehicle, the gateway receives update data for the target device from an external device disposed outside the vehicle, transmits, to the switching device connected thereunder, the update data for the target device, which is connected to the switching device, not holding the update data at least after completing the update, and holds the update data for the target device, which is connected thereto, also after completing the update not through the switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darmawan Go, Hirofumi Urayama, Yoshihisa Nagamura, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 11121842
    Abstract: There are proposed a base station and User Equipment UE, for determining and applying separate Channel State Information. CSI, for flexible subframes in a wireless communication system applying time division duplex, TDD. The method in a UE comprises, for a flexible subframe, receiving (103) a signal from a base station, and determining (104) whether a reference signal for CSI measurement is comprised in the received signal. The method further comprises determining (106) CSI for the flexible subframe based on the reference signal when a reference signal for CSI measurement is comprised in the received signal, and reporting (107) the determined CSI to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhua Liu, Xinghua Song
  • Patent number: 11122558
    Abstract: A network device includes a first medium access control entity and a second medium access control entity. The first medium access control entity is configured to transmit and receive in a first frequency band. The second medium access control entity is configured to transmit and receive in a second frequency band, wherein the second frequency band is higher than and non-contiguous with the first frequency band. The first medium access control entity is configured to receive a control frame and operate as a pass-through to pass at least a portion of the control frame from the first medium access control entity to the second medium access control entity as opposed to forwarding the control frame to a physical layer entity or a processor of the network device. The second medium access control entity is configured to transmit the at least the portion of the control frame in the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinjing Jiang, Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Yakun Sun, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 11121978
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided, comprising receiving, at a verification module, a schedule for transmission of one or more data frames to one or more destination nodes via a Time Sensitive Network (TSN); receiving, at the verification module, a destination for each data frame; receiving, at the verification module, a maximum tolerable latency for each data frame; determining, via the verification module, the received schedule is correct; transmitting one or more data frames according to the schedule; accessing, via the verification module, the one or more destination nodes; verifying, via the verification module, the one or more data frames were transmitted to the one or more destination nodes within a maximum tolerable latency, based on accessing the one or more destination nodes; and controlling one or more operations of an installed product based on the transmitted one or more data frames. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Stephen Francis Bush
  • Patent number: 11109412
    Abstract: A wireless device receives first configuration parameters of a SR configuration associated with recovery from an LBT event comprising a plurality of LBT failures. The wireless device may trigger the LBT event for first cell(s). In response to no uplink resources, on second cell(s) for which the LBT event is not triggered, being available for transmission of an LBT failure control element, the wireless device may transmit a SR via a SR resource based on the first configuration parameters. At least one of the SR resource and the SR configuration may indicate a serving cell. The wireless device may transmit the LBT failure control element based on an uplink grant for the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PanPsy Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 11109319
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide an information sharing method, a wireless communication method, and apparatuses thereof. The information sharing method comprises: determining information related to a channel state of at least one channel between a first device and an access point device; and sending the information to at least one second device located within a preset distance range of the first device. The methods and apparatuses of the embodiments of the present application share information related to a channel state according to adjacent relationship between devices, so as to be conducive to determining the channel state in a low complexity and low power consumption, thereby performing wireless communication in a short delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 11102799
    Abstract: User equipment includes: a receiving module, configured to receive first uplink resource scheduling information sent by a base station, where the first uplink resource scheduling information is used to indicate a first uplink resource allocated to the UE; a processing module, configured to determine whether the first uplink resource can carry an entire BSR of the UE; and a sending module, configured to: the processing module determines that the first uplink resource cannot carry the entire BSR of the UE, send a first part of the entire BSR of the UE to the base station on the first uplink resource, where the first part does not include an entire BSR of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhenzhen Cao
  • Patent number: 11096166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, and provides a method for configuring a transmission opportunity period (TxOP) and devices for supporting the same. The method for configuring a TxOP in a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, according to one embodiment of the present disclosure, can comprise the steps of: performing a carrier sensing step for checking whether a secondary cell (SCell) constituted in an unlicensed band is in an idle state; transmitting a reservation signal for a predetermined amount of time if the SCell is in the idle state; and configuring a TxOP in the SCell. At this time, a start point of a first subframe (SF) included in the TxOP can be matched to a subframe, a slot or symbol boundary of a primary cell (PCell) constituted in a licensed band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seonwook Kim, Suckchel Yang, Kijun Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11082954
    Abstract: In an example, a UE receives, from a network, a configuration of a sidelink resource pool. Physical Sidelink Feedback Channel (PSFCH) resources of the sidelink resource pool are configured, periodically with a period of N slots, in slots of the sidelink resource pool. The UE receives, from the network, a configuration with a set of time offsets for determining an association set. The UE determines one or more slots. Each slot of the one or more slots is in the association set and contains a PSFCH resource of the sidelink resource pool. The UE generates a sidelink Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) codebook based upon one or more occasions associated with one or more PSFCH resources of the sidelink resource pool. The one or more occasions is determined or derived based upon the one or more slots and the period of N slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Huang, Ming-Che Li
  • Patent number: 11075713
    Abstract: Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed mode constellation mapping may be useful be configurable to control spectral efficiency versus SNR (SEvSNR) over a range of SNR with relatively fine SNR granularity, and may be configurable to control SEvSNR over a range of SNR at a fixed FEC code rate, which may include a highest available or highest permitted code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Arambepola, Noam Tal, Sahan S. Gamage, Thushara Hewavithana, Shaul Shulman
  • Patent number: 11076391
    Abstract: There is provided a terminal device that communicates with a base station device. The terminal device includes a reception unit that receives downlink control information which is used for scheduling of a physical uplink shared channel and includes first information used to trigger a report of channel state information using the physical uplink shared channel, a higher layer signal including second information used to indicate two subframe sets, and the higher layer signal including third information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Tatsushi Aiba, Shoichi Suzuki, Hiroki Takahashi, Wataru Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11070973
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided to enable or aid network-controlled selection of an IP address (and anchor) to be used by a WTRU on an application/service basis. In one example, a method is provided for a WTRU to establish a link with a gateway, transmit a query related to a selected application via the gateway, receive an advertisement for an internet protocol (IP) address, and use the IP address to communicate via the gateway with respect to the selected application. It may be assumed that there are more than one possible IP address/anchor available for the WTRU to use, as it might be the case in a mobility environment, in which an operator can provide addresses with different mobility capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Perras, Juan Carlos Zuniga, Carlos Jesus Bernardos, Alexander Reznik
  • Patent number: 11070466
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for link aggregation and related devices. The method is applied to an electronic device including an application layer, a framework layer, and a kernel layer. The method includes the following. A touch operation on an operation interface is detected via the application layer. A link aggregation function is enabled via the framework layer in response to the touch operation, where the link aggregation function is enabled by establishing a first wireless link and at least one second wireless link. In response to enablement of the link aggregation function, a link selection strategy is determined via the kernel layer, and a mapping relation between data streams and wireless links is established according to the link selection strategy to transmit data stream transmission via on a designated link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11064377
    Abstract: A mobile station for performing communication using component carriers which belong to a plurality of base stations includes a reception unit configured to receive configuration information about a scheme of reporting a data amount of uplink data from a base station; a buffer status management unit configured to manage the data amount of uplink data stored in a transmission buffer; a transmission control unit configured to select a base station to which the data amount of uplink data is to be reported according to the configuration information about the scheme of reporting the data amount of uplink data; and a transmission unit configured to report the data amount of uplink data to the selected base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takahashi, Tooru Uchino
  • Patent number: 11064428
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a communication circuit, a display, and a processor. The processor acquires a first MAC address of an access point to which the communication circuit already made a connection, and a second MAC address that corresponds to an SSID that is obtained by electronic equipment by performing scanning processing. The processor makes a determination of whether or not vendors are identical with each other, based on the first MAC address and the second MAC address, and performs processing of displaying on the display, in a mode in accordance with the result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11064466
    Abstract: A method for component carrier configuration is provided. The method includes: generating, by a Base Station (BS), secondary cell (SCell) configuration information and transmitting it to a User Equipment (UE); transmitting, by the BS, an SCell activation request for the UE to a micro BS and receiving from the micro BS an SCell activation response to the SCell activation request; and transmitting, by the BS, SCell activation information to the UE if the received SCell activation response indicates that the SCell activation request is accepted by the micro BS. The SCell configuration information contains group numbers and indices of SCells associated with the BS and the micro BS, respectively, and indicates a secondary primary cell (S-PCell) associated with the micro BS. The present invention also provides a BS and a UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 11064378
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving one or more synchronization signals; deriving a synchronization reference from the one or more synchronization signals; receiving a plurality of reference signals; based on the derived synchronization reference, performing a plurality of measurements on the plurality of reference signals; based on the plurality of measurements, selecting a plurality of random access resources; and selecting a random access resource from the plurality of random access resources for transmitting a random access signal to at least one of the one or more TP's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: ZTE WISTRON TELECOM AB, ZTE (TX) INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Svedman, Jan Johansson, Yonghong Gao, Aijun Cao, Thorsten Schier, Bojidar Hadjiski
  • Patent number: 11051338
    Abstract: Disclosed herein includes a channel access method and apparatus for physical random access channel (PRACH) transmission, and a program, which can improve system performance. The method may include determining, by a terminal device, a target channel access type, where the target channel access type is a channel access type used by the terminal device to transmit a PRACH on an unlicensed carrier, and determining, by the terminal device according to the target channel access type, whether a target time domain resource is available, where the target time domain resource is a time domain resource used by the terminal device to send the PRACH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Cong Shi