Patents by Inventor Ahmed Kamel Sadek

Ahmed Kamel Sadek 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: 10397793
    Abstract: An apparatus, configured to communicate with an access terminal in a wireless network and operating in a frequency-division duplexing mode, can be caused to refrain from transmitting during at least one subframe of a frame of a downlink frequency band, and can be caused to monitor for the radar transmission during the at least one subframe of the frame of the downlink frequency band. Optionally, a placement of the at least one subframe within the frame of the downlink frequency band can correspond to a placement of at least one subframe that is designated for an uplink communication within a frame of a wireless network that is operating in accordance with the Long-Term Evolution Time-Division Duplex standard, or can correspond to a placement of at least one subframe that is designated for a transmission in accordance with the Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Mehmet Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10375711
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for reducing interference to non-cellular communications on an unlicensed band by a network entity sending/receiving cellular communications on the unlicensed band. For example, the technique may involve operating in a first mode using a first radio access technology (RAT1), and collecting interference measurements for interference to or from at least one mobile device while in the first mode. The technique may also involve switching to a second mode and using a second radio access technology (RAT2), and using the interference measurements from the first mode to minimize interference caused or experienced by the network entity in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Mehmet Yavuz, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10374777
    Abstract: Techniques for communication are disclosed. A method may include selecting from a subframe two or more resource elements for control signaling, wherein the subframe includes a plurality of symbol periods and each symbol period includes a plurality of resource elements, wherein the selected two or more resource elements are associated with a concurrent symbol period, and transmitting a resource allocation message to an access terminal, wherein the resource allocation message indicates that the selected two or more resource elements are allocated for control signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tamer Adel Kadous, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Nachiappan Valliappan, Tao Luo, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 10356816
    Abstract: Techniques for managing re-contention on a shared communication medium are disclosed. In order to facilitate re-contending for access to the communication medium, an access point may adjust one or more uplink transmission parameters associated with a triggering condition for invoking a contention timer. In addition or as an alternative, the access point may mute transmission on the communication medium during one or more symbol periods designated for transmission. In addition or as an alternative, the access point may configure a timing advance to create a re-contention gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nachiappan Valliappan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Peter Gaal, Tamer Adel Kadous, Andrei Dragos Radulescu
  • Patent number: 10356623
    Abstract: Aspects for reducing interference between networks are provided. A signal transmitted by a first network over a communications medium using an unlicensed frequency spectrum is decoded to determine one or more parameters of a packet in the signal. A level of utilization of the communications medium by the first network can be estimated based at least in part on a signal strength of the signal and the one or more parameters. A time for communicating in a second network over the communications medium using the unlicensed frequency spectrum can be adjusted based at least in part on the level of utilization of the communications medium by the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Mohammad Naghshvar, Nachiappan Valliappan
  • Patent number: 10334546
    Abstract: Techniques for synchronization on a shared communication medium are disclosed. An access point may select, for example, a common sequence, frequency, and time for a first synchronization signal that is coordinated with one or more other access points. The access point may then transmit the first synchronization signal in accordance with the common sequence, frequency, and time. An access terminal may receive, from an access point, a first synchronization signal having a first sequence and a second synchronization signal having a second sequence. The access terminal may then determine an offset in time between the first synchronization signal and the second synchronization signal, and determine a cell identifier group associated with the access point based on the offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Tao Luo, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Nachiappan Valliappan, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10334588
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Carrier Sense Adaptive Transmission (CSAT) communication in unlicensed spectrum are disclosed. Interference between Radio Access Technologies (RATs) may be reduced utilizing CSAT by, for example: receiving signals via a resource, wherein a first RAT is used to receive the signals; identifying utilization of the resource associated with the first RAT, wherein the identification is based on the received signals; cycling operation of a second RAT between activated and deactivated periods of transmission over the resource in accordance with a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) communication pattern, wherein the cycling is based on the identified utilization of the resource; and transmitting an Activation/Deactivation Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) to a user device associated with the second RAT to activate or deactivate the user device in accordance with the TDM communication pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 10299284
    Abstract: Techniques for managing access to a shared communication medium are disclosed. Scheduling grants may be sent to different access terminals for different sets of resources for uplink transmission on the communication medium. A series of re-contention gaps may be scheduled for access terminal contention within or between the different sets of resources. Uplink and downlink transmission on the communication medium may be silenced during each of the series of re-contention gaps. Moreover, an access terminal may receive a scheduling grant that allocates a set of resources to the access terminal for uplink transmission on a communication medium and contend for access to the communication medium based on the scheduling grant. The access terminal may then selectively transmit uplink traffic over the allocated set of resources based on the contending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Nachiappan Valliappan, Tamer Adel Kadous, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10291379
    Abstract: Techniques for managing contention on a shared communication medium are disclosed. Various techniques are provided to facilitate aspects such as reference signaling, downlink medium access, uplink medium access, resource reuse, channel structures, acknowledgment schemes, fairness, acquisition, random access, paging, mobility, inter-operator mitigation, and so on for a frame structure implemented on the shared communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tamer Adel Kadous, Nachiappan Valliappan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Andrei Dragos Radulescu
  • Publication number: 20190141744
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A wireless device may include a plurality of antenna panels. The wireless device may perform a first listen before talk (LBT) procedure for a configuration of a first antenna panel based at least in part on a first LBT timer and may perform a second LBT procedure for a configuration of a second antenna panel based at least in part on a second LBT timer. The wireless device may then perform a multiple user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) transmission. The MU-MIMO transmission may include transmitting a first packet to a second wireless device using the configuration of the first antenna and transmitting a second packet to a third wireless device using the configuration of the second antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mohammad Naghshvar, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10278177
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for reducing efficient LTE operation in the unlicensed band. For example, the technique may involve establishing a connection with a primary component carrier on the licensed communication band or the unlicensed communication band. The technique may also involve determining at least one metric associated with a constraint on a transmissions channel of the unlicensed communication band. The technique may also involve sending the at least one metric to the primary component carrier. The technique may also involve receiving a message for one of switching on or switching off a secondary component carrier (SCC) for transmissions on the unlicensed communication band in response to sending the at least one metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10264541
    Abstract: Techniques for intra- and inter-operator coordination on a shared communication medium are disclosed. A central coordination server may send an operating mode information message to coordinate operation of different points on the communication medium. An access point may receive such an operating mode information message and adjust one or more communication parameters. An access point may determine a level of timing synchronization with neighboring access points and send a synchronization advertisement message to an access terminal. An access terminal may receive a synchronization advertisement message and perform one or more measurements of the neighboring access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Tao Luo, Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Publication number: 20190104546
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A wireless device may determine an interference status of each beam configuration of a plurality of active beam configurations for a shared radio frequency spectrum band. The wireless device may determine a beam-specific listen-before-talk (LBT) requirement for each beam configuration of the plurality of active beam configurations based at least in part on the determined interference status of each beam configuration. The wireless device may selectively enable an LBT procedure on a per-beam basis according to the determined beam-specific LBT requirement for each beam configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Sanaz Barghi, Tamer Kadous
  • Publication number: 20190104542
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A base station may perform a channel access procedure on a shared radio frequency spectrum band using a first beam configuration. The base station may transmit, based at least in part on successful completion of the channel access procedure, a reservation request message (RRQ) to a user equipment (UE) using a second beam configuration, the second beam configuration comprising a beam width that is equal to or narrower than a beam width of the first beam configuration. The base station may receive a reservation response message (RRS) from the UE in response to the RRQ, the RRS comprising a third beam configuration that is based at least in part on the second beam configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Vinay Chande, Sanaz Barghi, Tamer Kadous
  • Publication number: 20190075595
    Abstract: Preceded contention reservation signals for synchronous new radio (NR) shared spectrum (NR-SS) networks are disclosed. A transmitter that uses precoded contention reservation signals may be configured either to skip or use the training phase for determining rank parameters. The transmitter participates in contention resolution with its receiver by transmitting the precoded contention reservation signals precoded with tentative rank parameters. After contention interval, receiver sends feedback to the transmitter identifying proposed rank parameters based on the strongest precoded contention signals of any neighboring nodes that also won access to the channel. When configured to skip the training phase, the transmitter sets the rank parameters according to the proposed rank parameters. Otherwise, the transmitter participates in the training phase with other winning nodes transmitting signals identifying proposed rank parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yisheng Xue, Qingsi Wang, Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 10219235
    Abstract: Techniques for intra- and inter-operator coordination on a shared communication medium are disclosed. A central coordination server may send an operating mode information message to coordinate operation of different points on the communication medium. An access point may receive such an operating mode information message and adjust one or more communication parameters. An access point may determine a level of timing synchronization with neighboring access points and send a synchronization advertisement message to an access terminal. An access terminal may receive a synchronization advertisement message and perform one or more measurements of the neighboring access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Tao Luo, Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10201014
    Abstract: Techniques for managing contention on a shared communication medium are disclosed. Various techniques are provided to facilitate aspects such as reference signaling, downlink medium access, uplink medium access, resource reuse, channel structures, acknowledgment schemes, fairness, acquisition, random access, paging, mobility, inter-operator mitigation, and so on for a frame structure implemented on the shared communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tamer Adel Kadous, Nachiappan Valliappan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Andrei Dragos Radulescu
  • Publication number: 20190013921
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A method may include obtaining a first channel quality indicator (CQI) backoff value based on a first set of acknowledgment messages associated with a first subframe of a first interval; setting a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of a first subframe of a second interval using the first CQI backoff value; obtaining a second CQI backoff value based on a second set of acknowledgment messages associated with a second subframe of the first interval; and setting a MCS of the second subframe of the second interval using the second CQI backoff value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Qingsi Wang, Yisheng Xue, Siddhartha Mallik, Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 10153970
    Abstract: Systems and methods for co-existence between wireless Radio Access Technologies (RATs) employing channel reservation on a shared communication medium are disclosed. One or more channel reservation messages defined for a first RAT may be received to reserve the communication medium for a reservation duration, with the communication medium comprising a plurality of component channels. A first component channel may be determined among the plurality of component channels to be protected for operation of a second RAT in accordance with the one or more channel reservation messages. Communication via the first RAT may nevertheless proceed on a second component channel among the plurality of component channels during the reservation duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nachiappan Valliappan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Publication number: 20180343588
    Abstract: A medium reservation framework is disclosed for coexistence of coordinated and uncoordinated wireless networks in licensed spectrum and shared spectrum. The proposed medium reservation framework organically takes into account operating regimes with different numbers of Tx/Rx antennas per node, provides flexibility in trading off medium contention aggressiveness and power saving, leverages the inherent synchronization nature of NR, and covers both coordinated and uncoordinated operation scenarios. Various aspects of the medium reservation framework may be centered on one or more combinations of some basic building blocks, such as an operation grid, synchronization signals, and reservation messages, such as a reservation request signal (RRQ) and one or more a reservation response signals (RRS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Yisheng Xue, Siddhartha Mallik, Tamer Kadous, Xiaoxia Zhang, Taesang Yoo, Michael Mingxi Fan, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Yongbin Wei, Jing Sun