Patents by Inventor Alberto RICO ALVARINO

Alberto RICO ALVARINO 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).

  • Publication number: 20200100249
    Abstract: NB wireless communication involves numerous challenges. A limited frequency dimension may need to be shared by multiple users. At times, large data transmissions, including multiple TBs of data may be transmitted using NB communication, and it may be important that each TB be successfully received by the users. The apparatus may transmit data comprising a plurality of TBs in a narrow band communications system, including repeating a transmission of the plurality of TBs, using any of a number of repetition patterns. The apparatus may use error correction encoding across multiple TBs. The transmission may be a single cell transmission or a multi-cell transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Renqiu WANG, Hao XU, Peter GAAL, Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Xiao Feng WANG, Seyed Ali Akbar FAKOORIAN, Jing LEI
  • Publication number: 20200100318
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ayan Sengupta, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Le Liu
  • Publication number: 20200100320
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ayan Sengupta, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Le Liu
  • Publication number: 20200100321
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ayan Sengupta, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Le Liu
  • Patent number: 10602488
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) techniques for enhanced machine type communication (eMTC). In one aspect, a method is provided which may be performed by a wireless device such as a user equipment (UE) for determining a HARQ ID. The method generally includes determining a HARQ ID based, at least in part, on a coverage enhancement (CE) level, and performing a HARQ process timeline based, at least in part, on the determined HARQ ID. Another method is provided for determining a subframe to transmit feedback. The method generally includes determining at least one subframe to transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) to acknowledge one or more downlink transmissions based, at least in part, on availability of uplink subframes following one or more downlink subframes carrying the downlink transmissions to be acknowledged and transmitting the PUCCH in the determined at least one subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALOCMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10601565
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for flexible scheduling of reference signals and data in an uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS) in a wireless network. A method of wireless communication by a base station (BS) is provided. The method generally includes scheduling a first one or more symbols of a UpPTS for one or more user equipments (UEs) to transmit data and a second one more symbols of the UpPTS for one or more UEs to transmit one or more sounding reference signals (SRSs). The BS receives the data in the first one or more symbols and the one or more SRSs in the second one or more symbols. Based on the scheduling received from the BS, the UE determines the symbols of the UpPTS for transmission of SRSs and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Publication number: 20200092884
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method performed by a wireless device. The method generally includes identifying one or more narrowband regions within a wider system bandwidth, based on an amount of available resources in the system bandwidth, and communicating using at least one of the identified narrowband regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Wanshi CHEN, Hao XU, Seyed Ali Akbar FAKOORIAN
  • Publication number: 20200084832
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more particularly, to design principles for extending Internet of Things (IoT) (e.g., narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), machine type communication(s) (MTC), etc.) into an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) band spectrum. In certain aspects, the method generally includes determining an interlace structure of tones, within an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum, available to a wireless node for communication, and communicating based on the interlace structure. In some aspects, the communicating involves hopping between tones within the interlace structure during different communication intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hao XU, Srinivas YERRAMALLI, Juan MONTOJO, Yongbin WEI, Peter GAAL, Wanshi CHEN, Alberto RICO ALVARINO
  • Publication number: 20200083992
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for hybrid automatic retransmission request (HARQ) acknowledgement (ACK) bundling in half duplex frequency division duplexing (HD-FDD) systems are provided. One technique includes determining ACK parameter(s) to be used for acknowledging a bundled transmission that includes instance(s) of a channel across subframe(s). An indication of the ACK parameter(s) is signaled to a user equipment (UE). The ACK parameter(s) include a first ACK parameter that conveys a size of the bundled transmission and a second ACK parameter that conveys an amount of time for the UE to delay acknowledging a data transmission in an instance of the channel after receiving the data transmission. The UE may acknowledge the bundled transmission in accordance with the ACK parameter(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kapil BHATTAD, Alberto RICO ALVARINO
  • Publication number: 20200084768
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to techniques for frequency hopping for a wideband allocation in wireless communications. A wideband allocation of resources for transmitting uplink wireless communications can be determined, as well as a frequency hopping offset related to one or more narrowbands for transmitting uplink wireless communications. In addition, it can be determined whether to apply the frequency hopping offset to the wideband allocation in communicating data. The data can be communicated over resources related to the wideband allocation with the frequency hopping offset applied communicating, based on determining to apply the frequency hopping offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Le LIU, Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Wanshi CHEN, Xiao Feng WANG
  • Publication number: 20200084770
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may determine a narrowband TDD frame structure of a group of narrowband TDD frame structures for narrowband communications. The apparatus may transmit a series of repetitions of a narrowband physical downlink channel using the narrowband TDD frame structure. In one aspect, a first portion of repetitions from the series of repetitions may be transmitted in one or more first sets of downlink subframes using a first scrambling sequence. In one aspect, a second portion of repetitions from the series of repetitions may be transmitted in one or more second sets of downlink subframes using a second scrambling sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Gowrisankar SOMICHETTY, Kapil Bhattad, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Xiao Feng Wang, Manikandan Chandrasekar
  • Patent number: 10588103
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to synchronization for standalone long term evolution (LTE) broadcast. In one aspect, a method is provided which may be performed by a wireless device such as a base station (BS). The method generally includes providing unicast coverage to one or more user equipments (UEs) in a unicast coverage area within a larger coverage area, transmitting unicast data in one or more subframes, and transmitting synchronization signals within one or more of the broadcast subframes, wherein the broadcast signals are transmitted as single frequency network (SFN) transmissions synchronized with transmissions from one or more other base stations providing unicast coverage within the larger coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shimman Arvind Patel, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Gordon Walker, Wanshi Chen, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 10588141
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may transmit a sounding reference signal (SRS) on a component carrier (CC) that is otherwise configured for downlink communications. Due to a carrier aggregation configuration or UE capability, the UE may need to retune certain components to transmit on the CC. If the SRS transmission, including the retuning time, collides with another transmission (e.g., in uplink or downlink) the UE may drop the SRS, drop the other transmission, or puncture the other transmission to facilitate the SRS transmission. The determination about a collision may depend on the retuning time, channel, or type of control information in the other transmission. In some cases, a UE may drop the other transmission if transmitting the SRS would prevent the UE from transmitting a demodulation reference signal, hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback. In some cases, the determination may be based upon a prioritization and may also depend on a subsequent subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal, Srinivas Yerramalli, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 10587362
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication of a user equipment (UE) includes communicating with a base station using a baseline channel code. The baseline code may include a tail-biting convolutional code (TBCC), or turbo code (TC). The method also includes sending information to the base station indicating a capability of the UE to support multiple channel codes. The method further includes receiving, from the base station, a configuration to operate with any one of the channel codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Kapil Bhattad, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10588119
    Abstract: A narrowband apparatus determines a set of monitored resource blocks (RBs) on a subframe for monitoring for CRS from a base station monitors for the CRS from the base station on the subframe based on the set of monitored RBs. The base station determines a bandwidth for transmitting the CRS to a user equipment, wherein the bandwidth is less than a system bandwidth and transmits the CRS to the UE using the determined bandwidth, wherein the UE monitors for the CRS on a set of monitored RBs. The set of monitored RBs may include RBs allocated for a PDCCH search space, PDCCH and/or PDSCH transmissions and may further include RBs M subframes after and/or N subframes before the monitored RBs. The set of monitored RBs may include X RBs around a PDCCH search space and/or PDSCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Bhattad, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peter Gaal, Hao Xu
  • Publication number: 20200077442
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling collisions between uplink transmissions and downlink transmissions over a wireless spectrum. Some of the techniques allow a UE to perform a collision management procedure after identifying a transmission collision (e.g., a collision between a downlink transmission with repetition and an uplink transmission, or a collision between a downlink transmission with repetition and a guard frame for an uplink transmission). The collision management procedure allows the UE to refrain from transmitting at least part of an uplink transmission, refrain from decoding at least part of a downlink transmission, or a combination thereof. Other techniques allow a base station to mitigate transmission collisions by scheduling downlink transmissions based on received, inferred, or determined parameters of uplink transmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Vijayvaradharaj Tirucherai Muralidharan, Gowrisankar Somichetty, Shashidhar Vummintala, Vivek Padi, Kapil Bhattad, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 10575303
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for wireless communications by a base station. An example method generally includes allocating uplink resources to one or more first type of user equipments (UEs) that communicate with the BS on a first frequency band that is narrower than a second frequency band used to communicate with a second type of UE, wherein the uplink resources may be allocated with a same or different symbol duration and same or different time granularity as uplink resources allocated to the second type of UE and with single subcarriers allocated to the first type of UEs, and receiving uplink transmissions from the first type of UE on the allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Hao Xu
  • Publication number: 20200052842
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may determine a relationship between a first set of antenna ports, used for demodulation reference signals (DMRS) associated with a machine-type communication physical downlink control channel (MPDCCH) and used for the MPDCCH, and a second set of antenna ports used for cell-specific reference signals (CRS); receive CRS on one or more antenna ports of the second set of antenna ports; and receive the MPDCCH using at least the CRS based at least in part on the relationship. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Vinod RAMASWAMY, Gowrisankar SOMICHETTY, Wanshi CHEN, Le LIU, Xiao Feng WANG, Ayan SENGUPTA, Tae Min KIM, Vijayvaradharaj TIRUCHERAI MURALIDHARAN, Murali MENON
  • Publication number: 20200052855
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to sounding reference signal (SRS) transmissions in enhanced machine type communication (MTC). An example method generally includes determining one or more narrowband regions partitioned from wider system bandwidth for communicating with a base station, determining resources, within the one or more narrowband regions of a first subframe, for transmission of sounding reference signals (SRS) by the UE, deciding whether or not to transmit SRS on the determined resources of the first subframe, and transmitting or not transmitting the SRS on the determined resources of the first subframe based on the decision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu
  • Publication number: 20200053656
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatuses for power control of transmissions on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) with shortened transmission time intervals (sTTIs). According to certain aspects, a UE may calculate a transmit power for an aperiodic channel state information (A-CSI) report that is independent of an actual number of channel quality indicator (CQI) and precoding matrix indicator (PMI) bits to transmit in the A-CSI report. The UE may then transmit the A-CSI report in accordance with the calculated transmit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Seyedkianoush HOSSEINI, Alberto RICO ALVARINO, Amir FARAJIDANA