Patents by Inventor Abhishek Pramod PATIL

Abhishek Pramod PATIL has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11405953
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for allocating wireless resources to a multiple basic service set identifier (BSSID) set including a number of BSSIDs each associated with a corresponding one of a number of access points (APs). An AP may allocate random access resources for use by stations belonging to the multiple BSSID set using a number of association identifier (AID) values based on a group AID mapping contained in a partial virtual bitmap of a traffic indication map (TIM) element. The AP may transmit a trigger frame containing the number of AID values to the stations belonging to the multiple BSSID set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 11399352
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for analyzing management frames for multiple basic service sets (BSSs). In one aspect, a wireless node may obtain a first management frame from a wireless local area network (WLAN) apparatus, the WLAN apparatus operating multiple virtual access points (VAPs) respectively corresponding to multiple BSSs. The wireless node may determine whether the first management frame includes a BSS profile of a BSS associated with the wireless node based, at least in part, on an arrangement of a plurality of BSS profiles within one or more management frames. The wireless node may determine to further process the first management frame based, at least in part, on a determination that the first management frame includes the BSS profile of the BSS associated with the wireless node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Yongchun Xiao, Ravi Gidvani, Sandip HomChaudhuri, Pradeep Kumar Yenganti, Arul Davidson Emmanuel, James Simon Cho, Padmanabhan Venkataraman Karthic, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Jouni Kalevi Malinen
  • Publication number: 20220217614
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, devices, apparatus and methods, including computer programs encoded on storage media, for high efficiency (HE) beacons. HE supported access points (APs) and stations (STAs) may operate on resource deployments used for Wi-Fi technology and without support for legacy devices, also referred to as a greenfield deployment. An AP may identify updated capability information and transmit a HE physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) including a beacon frame. A STA may receive, from the AP, the HE or EHT PPDU and identify an indication of change to a content or format of the beacon frame relative to a reference beacon frame. Based on the identified indication, the STA may then determine an updated content or format for the beacon frame and process the beacon frame or skip processing for one or more portions of the beacon frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Sandip Homchaudhuri, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Alireza Raissinia, Lochan Verma, Padmanabhan Venkataraman Karthic
  • Patent number: 11381999
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for multi-link aggregation in wireless communications. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a multi-link operation device configured to generate and output for transmission a message indicating a mapping of each of a plurality of traffic identifiers (TIDs) to one or more parameters associated with each of a plurality of wireless links. In some aspects, another apparatus may obtain a message via at least one of a plurality of wireless links indicating a mapping of each of a plurality of TIDs to one or more parameters associated with each the plurality of wireless links, obtain a sequence of packets associated with at least one of the plurality of TIDs via one or more of the plurality of wireless links, and process the sequence of packets based on the mapping indicated via the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Sai Yiu Duncan Ho, Alfred Asterjadhi, Lochan Verma
  • Patent number: 11363518
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, devices, apparatus and methods, including computer programs encoded on storage media, for high efficiency (HE) beacons. HE supported access points (APs) and stations (STAs) may operate on resource deployments used for Wi-Fi technology and without support for legacy devices, also referred to as a greenfield deployment. An AP may identify updated capability information and transmit a HE physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) including a beacon frame. A STA may receive, from the AP, the HE or EHT PPDU and identify an indication of change to a content or format of the beacon frame relative to a reference beacon frame. Based on the identified indication, the STA may then determine an updated content or format for the beacon frame and process the beacon frame or skip processing for one or more portions of the beacon frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Sandip Homchaudhuri, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Alireza Raissinia, Lochan Verma, Padmanabhan Venkataraman Karthic
  • Patent number: 11349631
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to receiving, at a first node and from a second node configured for full-duplex wireless communications, a signal indicating an interference floor for receiving signals at the second node, wherein the interference floor is based on interference caused by a transmitter of the second node, determining, by the first node and based at least in part on the interference floor, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for transmitting one or more signals to the second node, and transmitting, by the first node and based on the MCS, the one or more signals to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, Abhishek Pramod Patil
  • Patent number: 11343853
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, devices, apparatus and methods, including computer programs encoded on storage media, for sharing a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a wireless channel. A first wireless local area network (WLAN) device can win a contention-based procedure to become an owner of the TXOP and determine to use the TXOP as a multi-device transmission opportunity (mTXOP). Although the first WLAN device is the owner of the mTXOP, the first WLAN device may allocate resources from the mTXOP to share with other WLAN devices. During a first portion of the mTXOP, the first WLAN device allocate subordinate transmission opportunities (sub-TXOPs) for use by other WLAN devices during a second portion of the mTXOP. The allocation of sub-TXOPs may be prepared based on fairness considerations, latency considerations, or both. In some implementations, a sub-TXOP may be allocated for a non-WLAN device, such as a wireless wide area network (WWAN) apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Cherian, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 11337263
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. Wireless devices may support parallel communications over multiple wireless links, which may benefit a wireless system in terms of throughput and latency (among other benefits). However, such systems may experience increased system complexity, which may in some cases mitigate some of the benefits provided by the parallel communication links. The described techniques provide for aggregation architectures that address various such complexities. For example, devices communicating in accordance with the described techniques may format data to be transmitted into a set of data units that are allocated to a communication link based on various factors described herein. Correspondingly, a device that receives the data packets may reorder the packets in accordance with the described techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 11337183
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for signaling aggregated control information in a wireless communication network. A frame format may include an aggregated control (A-Control) field. In one aspect, the A-Control field may be variable-length to support signaling multiple types of control information. In some implementations, an access point may manage multiple links (multi-link). The A-Control field may be structured to include multi-link control information. This disclosure includes multiple options for extending an A-Control field. Furthermore, a receiving device may acknowledge the A-Control field using various techniques disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Padmanabhan Venkataraman Karthic
  • Patent number: 11329871
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for implementing multi-link aggregation and conditional inheritance in a first basic service set (BSS). In one aspect, an apparatus may establish a first communication link with a first station (STA) of the first BSS using a first frequency band. The apparatus may determine a first link profile for a second communication link by customizing one or more management elements of management information associated with the first communication link. The apparatus may configure a first non-inheritance element of the first link profile associated with the second communication link to indicate usage of at least one management element of the management information by the second communication link is disabled. The apparatus may generate a management frame that comprises at least the first link profile, and may output the management frame for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yongchun Xiao, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sandip HomChaudhuri, Ravi Gidvani, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220124856
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for handling direct link communications in multi-link systems. An example method generally includes transmitting, to a first wireless station via a direct link between the first wireless station and one or more second wireless stations affiliated with a multi-link device (MLD), a data frame comprising a transmitter address field set to an address of the MLD, which is one of a plurality of addresses associated with the MLD and the second wireless stations being affiliated with the MLD for multi-link operations. The method also includes communicating with the first wireless station via the direct link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod PATIL, George CHERIAN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Vikram PHOGAT, Tushnim BHATTACHARYYA, Rajesh CHAUHAN
  • Publication number: 20220124857
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for handling direct link communications in multi-link systems. An example method generally includes transmitting, to a first wireless station via a direct link between the first wireless station and one or more second wireless stations affiliated with a multi-link device (MLD), a data frame comprising a transmitter address field set to an address of the MLD, which is one of a plurality of addresses associated with the MLD and the second wireless stations being affiliated with the MLD for multi-link operations. The method also includes communicating with the first wireless station via the direct link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod PATIL, George CHERIAN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Vikram PHOGAT, Tushnim BHATTACHARYYA, Rajesh CHAUHAN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220085910
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for enhanced bandwidth puncturing. Some implementations more specifically relate to punctured channel indications that support channel puncturing over a range of bandwidths achievable in accordance with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11be amendment, and future generations, of the IEEE 802.11 standard. In some implementations, an access point (AP) may communicate static punctured channel information to each associated wireless station (STA) in its BSS. In some other implementations, a transmit opportunity (TXOP) holder may communicate dynamic punctured channel information to a TXOP responder with which it intends to communicate. Still further, in some implementations, the TXOP responder may communicate additional punctured channel information to the TXOP holder responsive to the dynamic punctured channel information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yanjun SUN, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sai Yiu Duncan Ho
  • Publication number: 20220078844
    Abstract: In some implementations, an access point (AP) establishes a restricted target wake time (TWT) session including at least one restricted TWT service period (SP) for peer-to-peer (P2P) communications. The AP admits a group of wireless stations (STAs) associated with P2P communications as members of the restricted TWT session, obtains a transmission opportunity (TXOP) on the wireless channel during the at least one restricted TWT SP, and transmits, on the wireless channel, a protection frame identifying one or more STAs of the group of STAs belonging to the restricted TWT session that are permitted to transmit or receive P2P communications on the wireless channel during the TXOP. The protection frame may also indicate to receiving devices other than the one or more identified STAs that the wireless channel is unavailable for at least a portion of the TXOP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: George CHERIAN, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Abhishek Pramod PATIL
  • Patent number: 11271834
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums for wireless communication are provided. In one example, an apparatus may be configured to determine a first interval between a first page transmission time and a second page transmission time. A third page transmission time may exist between the first page transmission time and the second page transmission time. The apparatus may be configured to enter a first state during which the first device is monitoring for a page transmission from a second device based on the first interval for a first state time period. The apparatus may be configured to enter, from the first state in response to a trigger event, a second state during which the first device is disabled from monitoring for a page transmission from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220070772
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for wireless communication that can be used to establish a restricted target wake time (TWT) session on a wireless medium. In some implementations, an access point (AP) establishes a restricted TWT session for one or more wireless stations (STAs) associated with latency sensitive traffic, the restricted TWT session including restricted TWT service periods (SPs) during which the AP reserves access to the wireless medium for only the one or more STAs associated with the latency sensitive traffic. The AP transmits a clear-to-send (CTS) frame at a start of each restricted TWT SP, the CTS frame indicating to other STAs that the wireless medium is unavailable for a duration of the respective restricted TWT SP. The AP transmits latency sensitive data to or receives latency sensitive data from the one or more STAs during at least one of the restricted TWT SPs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Sai Yiu Duncan HO, George CHERIAN, Abhishek Pramod PATIL, Yanjun SUN, Alfred ASTERJADHI
  • Patent number: 11259285
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for co-located Basic Service Sets (BSSs). A BSS refers to an access point (AP), wireless channel configuration, and associated stations (STAs). In one aspect, a wireless local area network (WLAN) apparatus may operate multiple virtual access points (VAPs) and multiple BSSs. The BSS may be considered co-located if they are implemented in the same physical device (such as a WLAN apparatus). Furthermore, the BSSs may be considered co-hosted if they share the same band and wireless channel, but independently signal different management frames. To aid STAs in learning about the co-located or co-hosted BSSs, the present disclosure provides techniques to advertise the co-located or co-hosted BSSs. Further improvements for co-hosted BSSs include the use of control frames that can aggregate information for more than one co-hosted BSS sharing a same wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Gidvani, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220053379
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for enhanced bandwidth negotiation. Some implementations more specifically relate to request-to-transmit (RTS) and clear-to-send (CTS) frame designs that support bandwidth negotiations over a range of bandwidths achievable in accordance with the IEEE 802.11be amendment, and future generations, of the IEEE 802.11 standard. In some implementations, a bandwidth negotiation frame (such as a CTS or RTS frame) may be configurable to support bandwidths greater than 160 MHz. In some aspects, the bandwidth negotiation frame may conform to a legacy control frame format. More specifically, one or more bits of a service field associated with the legacy control frame format may be repurposed to carry enhanced bandwidth information. In some aspects, a recipient of a bandwidth negotiation frame may interpret one or more bits of the service field to carry enhanced bandwidth information when the frame is transmitted by a non-legacy transmitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yanjun SUN, Alfred ASTERJADHI, George CHERIAN, Abhishek Pramod PATIL, Sai Yiu Duncan HO
  • Patent number: 11245501
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described for coordination between multiple access points (APs) for communications within a transmission opportunity (TxOP). A first AP may gain channel access for a TxOP, and may coordinate with at least a second AP to allow both the first AP and the second AP to transmit and receive wireless communications during the TxOP. The first AP, upon gaining channel access following a successful contention-based channel access procedure, may initiate a scheduling phase with the second AP to schedule of resources within the TxOP for the first and second APs. The first AP may initiate a multi-AP coordinated transmission phase following the scheduling phase, during which both the first AP and second AP may communicate with one or more associated STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sameer Vermani, Bin Tian, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Lochan Verma, Lin Yang, Jialing Li Chen