Patents Examined by Siu M. Lee
  • Patent number: 11190252
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to systems, devices, apparatuses, products, and methods for wireless communication. For example, a user equipment (UE) device within a wireless communication system may select a desired number of antenna elements for receiving a communication from another device based on a channel quality determination. The UE receives a first signal from a transmitting device using a first beam. The UE determines a channel quality metric and compares the channel quality metric with a channel quality threshold. The UE adjusts a number of antenna elements used for beamformed wireless communication between the transmitting device and the UE based on the comparison between the channel quality metric and the channel quality threshold. Based on this adjustment, the UE receives a second signal from the transmitting device using a second beam that has a different number of antenna elements than the first beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mihir Vijay Laghate, Ruhua He, Qunfeng He, Raghu Narayan Challa
  • Patent number: 11190383
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for reducing PAPR in wireless communications. Some implementations more specifically relate to suppressing the amplitudes of a data signal that exceed a threshold amplitude level. In some implementations, a transmitting device may detect one or more peaks associated with a data signal to be transmitted to a receiving device. A peak may be any sample of a data signal having an amplitude that exceeds a threshold amplitude level. The transmitting device generates peak suppression information indicating the amplitude, a phase and a position of each of the samples associated with the detected peaks. The transmitting device adjusts the data signal by reducing the amplitudes associated with the detected peaks and transmits the adjusted data signal, with the peak suppression information, to the receiving device. In some implementations, the transmitting device may compress the peak suppression information to reduce the overhead of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ory Eger, Ran Berliner, Assaf Touboul, Noam Zach, Sharon Levy, Guy Wolf, Amit Bar-or Tillinger, Shay Landis, Gideon Kutz
  • Patent number: 11191086
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that includes adjusting a filter in electrical communication between an input terminal and a demodulator. The filter is applied to an information bearing signal, e.g., to mitigate interference, received at the input terminal, resulting in a filtered signal. An error signal is received, indicative of errors detected within information obtained by demodulation of a modulated carrier of the filtered signal. A modified filter state is determined in response to the error signal and the filter is adjusted according to the modified filter state, e.g., to improve mitigation of the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Mikhail Galeev, Sean S. Cordone, Howard Wong
  • Patent number: 11190258
    Abstract: The techniques described herein provide procedures at user equipment (UEs) for performing channel state information (CSI) reporting and sounding reference signal (SRS) transmissions based on an ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) block error rate (BLER) target and for reliably receiving PDCCH transmissions. For CSI reporting, a UE may be configured to generate a CSI report based on a BLER target and on received CSI reference signals (CSI-RSs), where the CSI-RSs may be transmitted on one or more groups of quasi co-located antenna ports. For SRS transmissions, a UE may be configured to transmit SRS based on an SRS configuration determined based on a BLER target. For receiving PDCCH transmissions, a UE may be configured to receive and combine DCI received from multiple base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabi Sarkis, Wanshi Chen, Alexandros Manolakos
  • Patent number: 11184204
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a pre-distortion circuit and apparatus, a method and computer program for pre-distorting, a transmitter, a radio transceiver, a communication device, a mobile transceiver, a base station transceiver and a storage. The pre-distortion circuit (10) is configured for a digital quadrature signal. The pre-distortion circuit (10) comprises a first input (12) for an inphase component of the quadrature signal and a second input (14) for a quadrature component of the quadrature signal. The pre-distortion circuit 10 comprises a signal processing circuit (16) configured to determine whether polarities of the inphase component and quadrature component are equal, and to determine pre-distortion coefficients based on the amplitude of the inphase component, the amplitude of the quadrature component, and based on whether the polarities are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Mayer, Jan Zaleski, Jovan Markovic
  • Patent number: 11176079
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of communicating with a host apparatus includes a symbol generation unit, a coding unit, and a transmission unit. The symbol generation unit includes a random number generation circuit and generates a symbol according to a random number generated by the random number generation circuit. The coding unit performs 8 b/10 b coding for the symbol. The transmission unit transmits the symbol coded by the 8 b/10 b coding unit to the host apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yamagishi, Toshitada Saito
  • Patent number: 11177861
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a control method thereof. The electronic device includes: a housing; a plurality of antennas respectively installed in a plurality of locations spaced from each other in the housing; a communicator configured to transmit and receive a communication signal through the antenna; and at least one processor configured to: select a combination of two or more antennas having a relatively higher quality out of the plurality of antennas based on a transmission and reception quality of the communication signal; and control the communicator to transmit and receive the communication signal through the selected combination of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sangho Hong, Sanggi Oh
  • Patent number: 11177847
    Abstract: A method for compensating for degradation of a signal during transmission of the signal includes: performing thermal detection and accordingly generate a thermal detection result indicative of a temperature of a signal processing circuit; and performing property adjustment to adjust a predetermined property of the signal according to the thermal detection result. The property adjustment is performed on the signal according to the thermal detection result associated with previously transmitted signal. After performing the property adjustment, a characteristic value of the signal reaches a preset level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiyuan Lu, Ching-Chia Cheng, Toru Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11165481
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate to transmitting a set of downlink reference signals corresponding to a set of uplink beams, receiving, from a user equipment (UE) and based on measuring at least one of the set of downlink reference signals, an indication to use a separate uplink beam that is different from a downlink beam for transmitting uplink communications, configuring, based on the indication, the UE with the downlink beam and the separate uplink beam, and receiving, from the UE, uplink communications based on the separate uplink beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Venugopal, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tianyang Bai, Jung Ho Ryu, Tao Luo, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11165617
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a baseband processor and P antenna elements. The antenna elements may concurrently convey signals within M signal beams. The baseband processor may have a demultiplexer that receives a stream of M symbols. The processor may have M parallel data paths coupled between the demultiplexer and a beam former. The beam former may be coupled to amplifier circuitry over P parallel data paths. Inverse fast Fourier transformers (IFFTs) may be interposed on the M parallel data paths. A feedback path may be coupled between the M parallel data paths and the P parallel data paths. Crest factor reduction (CFR) circuitry may be interposed on the feedback path. The CFR circuitry may perform CFR operations on signals from the P parallel data paths iteratively and concurrently. This may minimize PAR in the system while supporting concurrent transmission of radio-frequency signals in multiple signal beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shahram Talakoub, Matthew N. Ettus
  • Patent number: 11165515
    Abstract: A circuit includes an amplifier and pre-distortion circuit. The amplifier amplifies a modulated signal. The signal pre-distortion circuit performs a feed-forward pre-distortion of the modulated signal in a signal path in which the amplifier resides. The signal pre-distortion circuit includes: i) an envelope detector configured operative to provide an envelope information describing an envelope of the modulated signal; and ii) a built-in test circuit that determines distortion information describing a distortion in the signal path caused by amplitude variations. The signal pre-distortion circuit performs the feed-forward pre-distortion of the modulated signal on the basis of the distortion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Marc Tiebout, Michele Caruso, Daniele Dal Maistro, Carlo Rubino
  • Patent number: 11159350
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for receiving a plurality of signals via a plurality of wires of a multi-wire bus, the plurality of signals corresponding to symbols of a codeword of a vector signaling code, generating, using an interconnected resistor network connected to the plurality of wires of the multi-wire bus, a plurality of combinations of the symbols of the codeword of the vector signaling code on a plurality of output nodes, the plurality of output nodes including a plurality of pairs of sub-channel output nodes associated with respective sub-channels of a plurality of sub-channels, and generating a plurality of sub-channel outputs using a plurality of differential transistor pairs, each differential transistor pair of the plurality of differential transistor pairs connected to a respective pair of sub-channel output nodes of the plurality of pairs of sub-channel output nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kandou Labs, S.A.
    Inventors: Armin Tajalli, Chen Cao, Kiarash Gharibdoust
  • Patent number: 11146431
    Abstract: Computers communicating in 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G cellular systems and in wireless Wi-Fi networks. Computers having location finding information and touchscreen generated signals for control of communications or of location of the computer. A fingerprint generated signal is used for authentication of the computer. Receiving, in a computer, a signal from a digital cellular communication system, processing the received digital cellular communication signal into a processed signal and transmitting the processed signal. Generating, in computer, a first data signal and transmitting this data signal to a wireless network. Receiving in the computer a second data signal from the wireless network. Generating, in the computer, a third data signal and transmitting the third data signal to a cellular system. Receiving in computer, a fourth data signal from the cellular system. The wireless network and the cellular system are distinct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Kamilo Feher
  • Patent number: 11146319
    Abstract: An antenna system and a data processing method are provided. The system may include: a control module; and a processing module, an information collection module and a transceiver module. The information collection module is configured to collect moving device information and antenna attitude information. The transceiver module is configured to receive a data request instruction through the communication satellite. The control module is configured to determine a request content and a processing time according to the data request instruction, and send the request content, the moving device information and the antenna attitude information to the processing module when the processing time arrives. The processing module is configured to process the moving device information and the antenna attitude information according to the request content obtain data to be sent corresponding to the request content, and send the data to be sent to the communication satellite through the transceiver module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Jinhuang Xiao, Xiaowen Chen, Rongjian Xiao, Dagang Gong
  • Patent number: 11139867
    Abstract: An antenna displacement correction method for an OAM multiplexing communication system includes: a step of estimating a displacement amount by evaluating an evaluation function defined such that a theoretical channel response between a transmitting antenna and a receiving antenna matches a measured channel response estimated in a receiving station by using a known signal transmitted from a transmitting station, wherein the theoretical channel response has, as a parameter, the displacement amount indicating an amount of displacement of a reference axis predefined for each of the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna from a predetermined position with respect to a desired relative positional relationship between the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna; and a step of correcting a displacement of each of the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna according to the estimated displacement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Hirofumi Sasaki, Doohwan Lee, Hiroyuki Fukumoto, Hiroyuki Shiba
  • Patent number: 11139781
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reducing the Instantaneous to Average Power Ratio, IAR, of a transmitter system, comprising the steps of: receiving an input digital signal comprising a plurality of samples; extracting magnitude information for each of the plurality of samples; selecting a plurality of samples whose magnitude exceeds a predefined threshold; sorting, by magnitude, the selected plurality of samples; selecting from the sorted plurality of samples, only those samples having a spacing more than a first pre-defined spacing and filtering those samples, using an FIR filter; subtracting the output of the FIR filter from a delayed version of the input digital signal to produce an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Maynooth
    Inventors: Pooria Varahram, John Dooley, Keith Finnerty, Ronan Farrell
  • Patent number: 11139845
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for wireless communication are described. Input data for in-phase branch/quadrature branch (I/Q) imbalance or mismatch may be compensated for or non-linear power amplifier noise may be used to generate compensated input data. In some examples, a transmitter may be configured to transmit communications signaling via a first antenna, the transmitter including a filter configured for digital mismatch correction; a receiver may be configured to receive communications signaling via a second antenna; and a switch may be configured to selectively activate a first switch path to couple the transmitter and the first antenna and a second switch path to couple the receiver and the transmitter to provide communications signaling received via the transmitter as feedback for the filter through the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Fa-Long Luo, Jaime Cummins, Tamara Schmitz, Jeremy Chritz
  • Patent number: 11133908
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method comprising generating information related to resource which can be used for allocating a data transmission; transmitting the information to a user equipment, and sending the data transmission within the resource. In some embodiments, the resource is a frequency domain resource and the information indicates whether the resource comprises a RMSI CORESET bandwidth or a RMSI CORESET bandwidth and a SS/PBCH block frequency allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Timo Koskela, Jorma Johannes Kaikkonen
  • Patent number: 11128353
    Abstract: A radio base station making it possible to perform efficient scheduling of user terminals by reducing feedback information to be received from the user terminals is provided. A radio base station includes a position-related-information obtaining section configured to obtain position-related information indicating positional relationships among multiple user terminals. In addition, the radio base station includes a scheduler configured to determine user groups of the user terminals to be spatially multiplexed in the same time and frequency resources based on the position-related information obtained by the position-related-information obtaining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Anass Benjebbour, Yuuya Saitou, Yoshihisa Kishiyama
  • Patent number: 11115088
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for controlling operations of an antenna array comprising two or more controllable sections and antenna ports connected to transceiver circuitry. The method includes determining a scenario of transmission or reception by the antenna array, and configuring the transceiver circuitry responsive to the determined scenario. The scenario is defined in terms of a requirement for a number of users intended as receivers or transmitters, respectively, of the transmission or reception and in terms of one or more of: a path loss requirement, a peak rate requirement, and a traffic capacity requirement. The configuration includes, for the transmission or reception, one or more of: allocating a number of sections of the two or more sections of the antenna array and determining a sub-division of the allocated sections, determining a number of information data layers for multiple-input multiple-output application, and allocating a bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Peter Jakobsson, Martin Isberg