Patents by Inventor Aon Mujtaba

Aon Mujtaba 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: 11070985
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to performing cellular communication in unlicensed spectrum in a manner that accounts for the possible existence of hidden nodes by opportunistically introducing the use of RTS and CTS messages. A listen-before-talk procedure may be performed to determine whether a wireless medium is available. When the listen-before-talk procedure is complete, an amount of time until a next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system according to a timing synchronization scheme for the cellular communication system may be determined. The wireless medium may be occupied until the next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system in a manner selected based at least in part on the amount of time until the next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system. Cellular communication may be performed on the wireless medium at the next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Lydi Smaini, Tarik Tabet, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 11069986
    Abstract: Omni-directional orthogonally-polarized antenna system for MIMO applications are disclosed herein. An example antenna system can have two arrays of horizontally polarized radiating elements, and two arrays of vertically polarized radiating elements, each array having roughly 180-degree radiation pattern, disposed about a central axis in a common horizontal plane, arrays of common polarization separated by 180-degrees, such that MIMO processing of signals to the arrays of common polarization results in a radiation pattern that is substantially constant over 360-degrees in azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AIRSPAN IP HOLDCO LLC
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian Hinman, Justin Lee, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 11064366
    Abstract: A wireless communication device may conduct first wireless communications over a first frequency band according to a first radio access technology (RAT), and may detect second wireless communications conducted over the first frequency band according to a second RAT while the wireless communication device is conducting the first wireless communications. The wireless communication device may then adjust characteristics and/or parameters associated with the first wireless communications based on the detected second wireless communications. In a specific example, a wireless communication device conducting Wi-Fi communications in the 5 GHz band may detect cellular communications (e.g. LAA/LTE-U communications) also conducted in the 5 GHz band while the wireless communication device is conducting the Wi Fi communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Lydi Smaini, Tarik Tabet, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 11044635
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (UE) may monitor grants received from respective cells associated with one or more first (e.g. licensed) frequency band(s) and one or more second (e.g. unlicensed) frequency band(s). Based on the received grants the UE may determine if an imbalance exists in the radio resource allocation, whereby the UE communicates more than intended in the second frequency band(s). The imbalance may be specified with respect to the ratio or portion of the communications that are conducted in the second frequency band(s) with respect to all wireless communications of the UE. If the UE detects an imbalance, it may transmit a report to the network (e.g. to the base station serving the UE) indicating unfavorable conditions for the UE to be operating in the second frequency band(s). In response, the network may disable the respective cell(s) associated with the second frequency band(s) and/or it may disable carrier aggregation for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Lydi Smaini, Tarik Tabet, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 11039417
    Abstract: For paging user devices that are link budget limited (LBL), a base station transmits a special ID that is used by said devices to identify a paging frame and/or a paging occasion. When transmitting a paging message for an LBL device, the base station may use: (a) larger aggregation and larger CFI (than conventionally allowed) and (b) a larger number of resource blocks (than conventionally allowed) for paging payload. If paging messages for LBL devices saturate the paging frame capacity, the base station may allocate a plurality of special IDs. If paging messages for LBL devices and/or other data transfers saturate network capacity, at least a subset of the LBL devices may be directed to enter a connected-state discontinuous reception (DRX) mode, wherein those devices will remain in connected mode and periodically check for resource allocations. Paging payload information may be repeatedly transmitted in successive subframes, to support soft combining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Moustafa M. Elsayed
  • Patent number: 11026283
    Abstract: A client device can be configured to identify data to be communicated with a network. In some examples, the client device can determine one or more transient properties of the client device and/or receive a connection request from a host device that is connected to the network, where the connection request comprises one or more connection properties of the host device. In some instances, the client device can also be configured to determine whether the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network based at least in part on the one or more transient properties of the client device and the one or more connection properties of the host device and/or establish a connection with the host device in accordance with determining that the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Dennis Mathews, Paul V. Flynn, Wen Zhao, Yong Liu, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Publication number: 20210152291
    Abstract: Mobile devices, base stations, and/or relay stations may implement a method for an improved and reliable automatic repeat request feedback indication. A mobile device (UE) may establish communication within a wireless network, and indicate to the network that the UE is a special type device, e.g. a constrained device. The network (base station) may then not send an indication on a physical indicator channel to the UE when certain conditions are met, and instead, the mobile device may interpret control information received from the network on a physical control channel as a negative acknowledgment indication corresponding to an automatic repeat request from the network. The UE may then perform a retransmission according to the interpreted control information. A new control information format may be used to further define how the network and UE implement the automatic repeat request process, to reduce the total number of bits required in the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Youngjae Kim, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10972247
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to using a dedicated reference subframes in a cellular communication system. According to one embodiment, a base station may transmit reference signals in a dedicated synchronization and measurement reference subframe. Neighboring base stations may also transmit reference signals in dedicated reference subframes in a temporally coordinated (synchronized) manner. The reference signals transmitted be each base station may be orthogonal with the reference signals transmitted by each neighboring base station. The reference subframes may be transmitted periodically, and data subframes may be transmitted between reference subframes. Some or all of the data subframes may not include cell-specific reference symbols, as their function may be unnecessary given the use of the dedicated reference subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, S. Aon Mujtaba, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10903943
    Abstract: Mobile devices, base stations, and/or relay stations may implement a method for an improved and reliable automatic repeat request feedback indication. A mobile device (UE) may establish communication within a wireless network, and indicate to the network that the UE is a special type device, e.g. a constrained device. The network (base station) may then not send an indication on a physical indicator channel to the UE when certain conditions are met, and instead, the mobile device may interpret control information received from the network on a physical control channel as a negative acknowledgment indication corresponding to an automatic repeat request from the network. The UE may then perform a retransmission according to the interpreted control information. A new control information format may be used to further define how the network and UE implement the automatic repeat request process, to reduce the total number of bits required in the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Youngjae Kim, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10880928
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to accommodating link budget constrained wireless devices performing random access procedures. A base station may detect a preamble message from a wireless device. It may be determined that the preamble message is received from a link budget constrained wireless device. Characteristics of a response message may be selected based at least in part on determining that the preamble message is received from a link budget constrained wireless device. The response message may be transmitted to the link budget constrained wireless device using the selected characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Aon Mujtaba, Tarik Tabet, Awais M. Hussain
  • Publication number: 20200374769
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for a link budget limited UE to improve communications performance with a cellular network. The UE may perform signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) measurements and use these measurements to adjust a received signal power value that is provided to the cellular network as a received signal power measurement. The UE may generate the received signal power value based at least in part on the SINR measurement in order to reduce the likelihood of handover when the UE has good SINR but poor received signal power. The UE may also provide preferred configuration information to the base station which enhances the performance of the UE when link budget limited. The configuration information may specify one or more parameter values designed to provide improved performance for a link budget limited device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, Samy Khay-Ibbat, Sarma V. Vangala, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, David Boettger, Awais M. Hussain, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10849071
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to low energy communication techniques. According to some embodiments, a wireless transmission may be received by a wireless device. The wireless transmission may include a physical layer (PHY) preamble and PHY data. The PHY preamble may include destination information indicating a destination and length information indicating a length (or duration) of the wireless transmission. The destination and length information may be included prior to a portion of the PHY preamble configured for channel estimation. The wireless device may determine whether the wireless transmission is destined to the wireless device based on the destination information. If the wireless transmission is not destined to the wireless device, the wireless device may drop a remainder of the wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Aon Mujtaba, Joonsuk Kim
  • Publication number: 20200304282
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to using a dedicated reference subframes in a cellular communication system. According to one embodiment, a base station may transmit reference signals in a dedicated synchronization and measurement reference subframe. Neighboring base stations may also transmit reference signals in dedicated reference subframes in a temporally coordinated (synchronized) manner. The reference signals transmitted be each base station may be orthogonal with the reference signals transmitted by each neighboring base station. The reference subframes may be transmitted periodically, and data subframes may be transmitted between reference subframes. Some or all of the data subframes may not include cell-specific reference symbols, as their function may be unnecessary given the use of the dedicated reference subframes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, S. Aon Mujtaba, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10772015
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for a link budget limited UE to improve communications performance with a cellular network. The UE may perform signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) measurements and use these measurements to adjust a received signal power value that is provided to the cellular network as a received signal power measurement. The UE may generate the received signal power value based at least in part on the SINR measurement in order to reduce the likelihood of handover when the UE has good SINR but poor received signal power. The UE may also provide preferred configuration information to the base station which enhances the performance of the UE when link budget limited. The configuration information may specify one or more parameter values designed to provide improved performance for a link budget limited device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, Samy Khay-Ibbat, Sarma V. Vangala, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, David Boettger, Awais M. Hussain, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10757731
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to grouping electronic devices into contention groups to reduce uplink Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) random access (OFDMA-RA) collisions. An access point may explicitly assign an electronic device to a contention group, or the electronic device may implicitly determine an assignment to the contention group. To explicitly assign a device to a contention group, the access point may randomly assign or assign based on a criteria of the electronic device. Examples of criteria include an association identifier (AID), a traffic type/quality of service (QoS) category, a power saving preference, and an association status. The electronic device may implicitly determine a contention group assignment based on the total number of contention groups. The electronic device may use the explicitly or implicitly assigned contention group number to determine whether the electronic device may contend for a given trigger frame random access (TF-R) frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Joonsuk Kim, Christiaan A. Hartman, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Chiu Ngok E. Wong, Yong Liu, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 10749263
    Abstract: Printed circuit board mounted antenna and waveguide interfaces are provided herein. An example device includes any of a dielectric substrate or transmission line, an antenna mounted onto the dielectric substrate, and an elongated waveguide mounted onto the dielectric substrate so as to enclose around a periphery of the antenna and contain radiation produced by the antenna along a path that is coaxial with a centerline of the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Eberhardt, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Brian L. Hinman
  • Patent number: 10728734
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a user equipment device (UE) implements a method for discovering the presence of neighboring UEs using an on-demand discovery signal transmission technique. This discovery process may be performed to enable the UEs to perform peer-to-peer communications with each other, wherein peer-to-peer communications is defined as direct communication between the UEs without involving a base station. The UE may be configured to transmit a discovery request signal when it has moved greater than a threshold amount since transmission of a prior discovery request signal. The discovery request signal causes one or more neighboring UEs to each transmit a discovery signal in response, and also causes the UE which generated the discovery request signal to transmit its own discovery signal. The received discovery signal from each of the neighboring UEs is useable to discover, or detect the presence of, these neighboring UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuchul Kim, Xiaowen Wang, Tarik Tabet, Dawei Zhang, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Publication number: 20200221313
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to performing cellular communication in unlicensed spectrum in a manner that accounts for the possible existence of hidden nodes by opportunistically introducing the use of RTS and CTS messages. A listen-before-talk procedure may be performed to determine whether a wireless medium is available. When the listen-before-talk procedure is complete, an amount of time until a next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system according to a timing synchronization scheme for the cellular communication system may be determined. The wireless medium may be occupied until the next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system in a manner selected based at least in part on the amount of time until the next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system. Cellular communication may be performed on the wireless medium at the next possible start time for communicating in the cellular communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Lydi Smaini, Tarik Tabet, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10708915
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing control information to wireless devices accessing a wireless network are provided. According to some embodiments, a method of wireless communication is provided. According to the method, a first wireless communication channel is assigned to a first wireless device. A second wireless communication channel is assigned to a second wireless device. A third wireless communication channel is designated for use as a control channel that is common to the first and second wireless devices and control information is transmitted to the first and second wireless devices via the third wireless communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joonsuk Kim, Guoqing Li, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10693623
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to using a dedicated reference subframes in a cellular communication system. According to one embodiment, a base station may transmit reference signals in a dedicated synchronization and measurement reference subframe. Neighboring base stations may also transmit reference signals in dedicated reference subframes in a temporally coordinated (synchronized) manner. The reference signals transmitted be each base station may be orthogonal with the reference signals transmitted by each neighboring base station. The reference subframes may be transmitted periodically, and data subframes may be transmitted between reference subframes. Some or all of the data subframes may not include cell-specific reference symbols, as their function may be unnecessary given the use of the dedicated reference subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Farouk Belghoul, S. Aon Mujtaba, Dawei Zhang