Patents by Inventor Chan Zhou

Chan Zhou 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: 11438792
    Abstract: The present application relates to a global communication management entity for managing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication parameters of a plurality of vehicular user equipments of a V2X communication network, the corresponding V2X communication network and vehicular user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Zhou, Serkan Ayaz, Ke Zhang, Fan Wu, Supeng Leng
  • Patent number: 11432206
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a network entity for a communication network for providing a plurality of communication services to a plurality of mobile communication devices, the network entity comprising: a session manager configured to select a first geographical code from a plurality of geographical codes, wherein each geographical code is associated with a geographical region and wherein the first geographical code is associated with a first geographical region including or close to a current geographical position of at least one of the plurality of mobile communication devices; a encoder configured to encode on a MAC level and/or physical level at least a portion of a message intended for the at least one mobile communication device using the first geographical code; and a communication interface configured to send the message with the portion encoded with the first geographical code to the at least one mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Serkan Ayaz, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Panagiotis Spapis, Chan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20220263750
    Abstract: A method for executing multipath communication at a target communication device, includes obtaining, from a source communication device, plurality of data packets via two or more different paths, where header of each data packet comprises packet information which is indicative of association among the plurality of data packets. The packet information in each data packet at source communication device is same as packet information in each data packet at target communication device irrespective of different radio access technologies, communication protocols, or radio links used in the two or more different paths. The plurality of data packets includes different data packets having different payload or duplicate data packets having a copy of same payload. The method further includes identifying first set of data packets received via first path and second set of data packets received via second path based on the packet information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Apostolos KOUSARIDAS, Chan ZHOU, Panagiotis SPAPIS, David García ROGER, Jose Francisco MONSERRAT
  • Patent number: 11368879
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a mobile device configured to receive from a network a notification of a predicted change of a Quality-of-Service, QoS related to a local end-to-end data communication path; and configured to provide a report to the network, the report comprising at least one of the following information: location information, application layer information, mobile device status information, experienced QoS at mobile device side, radio channel conditions. The disclosure further relates to a network device configured to transceive communication data via a communication path, in particular a local end-to-end data communication path between a mobile device and another mobile device, based on a Quality-of-Service, QoS, requirement for the communication path; and configured to notify the mobile device about a predicted change of the QoS related to the communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Apostolos Kousaridas, Emmanouil Pateromichelakis, Chan Zhou, Xueli An, Chenghui Peng
  • Patent number: 11229072
    Abstract: A user equipment is configured to be connected to a first cellular communication network and a second cellular communication network. The user equipment comprises: a communication interface configured to transmit a first message to the second communication network, when the user equipment is connected to the first communication network and is triggered to connect additionally to the second communication network, wherein the first message comprises information about the first communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Chan Zhou, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Panagiotis Spapis, Chenghui Peng
  • Publication number: 20220015088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fields of mobile communication, connected driving, Internet of vehicles (IoV), self-driving car, and autonomous car. More specifically, the present invention relates to side-link communication and network slicing. The present invention provides a control unit 100 for assisting side-link communication for at least one slice 101 of a communication network, wherein the control unit 100 is configured to obtain at least one of an upper layer requirement 102, and a session requirement 103; and to configure, for the at least one slice 101, at least one side-link resource pool 104 based on the upper layer requirement 102 and/or session requirement 103.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Emmanouil PATEROMICHELAKIS, Chan ZHOU, Henrik OLOFSSON, Wenjie PENG, Jun WANG, Haiyan LUO
  • Publication number: 20210377993
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus for multihop transmission are described. One example method includes receiving a scheduling request by a network device from a User Equipment (UE) for a multihop transmission. The network device sends a first message to one or more UEs in response to the scheduling request, wherein the first message indicates one or more sidelink resources and/or sidelink resource allocation information for the one or more UEs to perform a multihop transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Serkan AYAZ, Ömer BULAKCI, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Jian LUO, Zhongfeng LI, Chan ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11140573
    Abstract: A configuration module allows for the establishment of a local end-to-end (E2E) path connecting at least one source node and at least one target node via at least one radio access network (RAN) node. The configuration module is configured to select data radio bearers (DRBs) per quality of service (QoS) flow based on inter-node information from the at least one source node, the at least one target node, the at least one RAN node and all other nodes involved in establishing the local E2E path, and is also configured to initiate, after selecting the DRBs per QoS flow, a radio resource communication connection configuration using an identification of the local E2E path to be established. Thereby, a localized traffic between the at least one source node and the at least one target node can be exchanged with QoS guarantees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Emmanouil Pateromichelakis, Apostolos Kousaridas, Chan Zhou, Xueli An, Chenghui Peng
  • Publication number: 20210274387
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to providing a quality of service (QoS) function for communication services in communication networks. The disclosure presents a device for providing a QoS function, for a communication service of an application entity in a communication network comprising a plurality of network entities. The device is configured to transmit a monitoring request to one or more of: the application entity, a network entity, and a user equipment (UE), obtain a monitoring response from one or more of: the application entity, the network entity, and the UE, determine a change in QoS of the communication service of the application entity, based on the obtained monitoring response, and transmit the determined change in the QoS to the application entity and/or at least one of the network entities in the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Apostolos KOUSARIDAS, Emmanouil PATEROMICHELAKIS, Chan ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11083048
    Abstract: A gateway device configured to transform user plane information/packets/signaling related to the control of sidelink communication services and/or resources of a mobile communication network from a remote sidelink control server into control plane signaling and to provide the control plane signaling to a terminal device and/or one or more further network entities of the mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Panagiotis Spapis, Chan Zhou, Chenghui Peng, Serkan Ayaz
  • Publication number: 20210219110
    Abstract: Example mobile communication methods and devices for transmitting a message over a wireless communication system are described. One example device is configured to select one of an assisted mode, an ad-hoc mode, or a combined assisted and ad-hoc mode, and transmit the message over the selected mode. To support bi-directional transmission, an example device for receiving a message over a wireless communication system is provided, where the device is configured to select one of an assisted mode, an ad-hoc mode, or a combined assisted and ad-hoc mode, and receive the message over the selected mode. An example management device is provided for supporting a device for transmitting or receiving a message over a wireless communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Apostolos KOUSARIDAS, Chan ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20210168569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control plane network entity for providing a multicast/broadcast service to one or more user equipments in a cellular communication network using one or more user plane functions of a plurality of selectable user plane functions. The network entity is configured to: receive a request for a multicast/broadcast service for the one or more user equipments, wherein the request comprises one or more identifiers identifying the one or more user equipments) and/or one or more spatial regions the one or more user equipments are located in; select one or more user plane functions of the plurality of selectable user plane functions on the basis of the one or more identifiers for providing the multicast/broadcast service to the one or more user equipments; and provide the one or more selected user plane functions with information about the multicast/broadcast service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Serkan AYAZ, Ishan VAISHNAVI, Riccardo TRIVISONNO, Chenghui PENG, Chan ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11012196
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to base stations, user equipment and a system for wireless communication, as well as the corresponding wireless communication methods implementing mechanisms enabling fast, reliable and resource efficient retransmissions between a base station and one or a plurality of user equipment. The present disclosure is specifically directed to an uplink unicast case and a downlink multicast case and cooperates a proactive allocation of resources for a retransmission of the initial data in case that the initial data transmission fails, and a new data transmission if the initial data transmission successes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Zhou, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Ramya Panthangi Manjunath
  • Publication number: 20210120627
    Abstract: A control plane network entity for providing a multicast/broadcast service for one or more user equipments in a cellular communication network is provided. The control plane network entity is configured to: receive a session setup request for a multicast/broadcast session for the user equipments, wherein the session setup request comprises one or more identifiers identifying the user equipments and/or one or more spatial regions the user equipments are located in; select one or more access and mobility management function entities of the cellular communication network based on the one or more identifiers for providing the multicast/broadcast session to the user equipments; and send a user plane session setup request to the selected one or more access and mobility management function entities. Moreover, the disclosure relates to a user plane network entity and a radio access network node for anchoring and providing a multicast/broadcast service respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Serkan AYAZ, Ishan VAISHNAVI, Riccardo TRIVISONNO, Chenghui PENG, Chan ZHOU, Dario Serafino TONESI, Patrice Michel, Christophe HÉDÉ, Wangqian ZHANG, Meng LI
  • Publication number: 20210092575
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI, Mario CASTANEDA, Jian LUO, Chan ZHOU, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS
  • Patent number: 10945178
    Abstract: A device is provided for operating in a communication system that comprises a plurality of individual networks. The device comprises one or more subscriber modules for assisting the device to attach to a network. The number of those one or more subscriber modules is fewer than the number of the plurality of networks. The device being configured to initiate a pre-attach procedure to attach itself to all of the plurality of networks before it establishes a connection with one of those networks. It is also configured to connect to one of the plurality of networks for communicating data with that network while remaining attached to the others of the plurality of networks. The advantage of a device that pre-attaches to more than one network is that it significantly reduces the time needed for the device to switch later from being connected to one network to another network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Panagiotis Spapis, Chan Zhou, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Chenghui Peng
  • Patent number: 10911914
    Abstract: A method for estimating transmitted signals transmitted from a plurality of transmitters, the method comprising: simultaneously receiving at each of a plurality of receivers a respective received signal resulting from the transmitted signals; determining for each receiver a set of equation coefficients; forming for each received signal a characterisation of that received signal composed of elements weighted in accordance with the equation coefficients determined for the receiver at which that received signal was received; and processing the characterisations to estimate the transmitted signals; wherein the equation coefficients are determined such that the characterisations are substantially linearly independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Chan Zhou, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Jan Schreck, Slawomir Stanczak, Peter Jung, Miruna Raceala-Motoc
  • Patent number: 10904726
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhongfeng Li, Mario Castaneda, Jian Luo, Chan Zhou, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Publication number: 20200413235
    Abstract: Controlling a vehicle-to-everything, V2X, service for one or more user equipments is described. An apparatus is, for example, configured to determine a requirement for the V2X service based on a network parameter of a network and/or an application requirement of a V2X application of the V2X service. The requirement includes at least one of the group consisting of: a quality of service (QoS), a mode of operation, and a resource requirement. The apparatus is configured to transmit an adaptation request message comprising the requirement for an adaptation to the requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Emmanouil PATEROMICHELAKIS, Chan ZHOU, Konstantinos SAMDANIS, Markus Martin DILLINGER
  • Patent number: 10856287
    Abstract: The application relates to a frame structure for network communication, in particular for device-to-device (D2D) network communication, comprising a control channel, wherein the control channel comprises a first control channel portion associated with a network-assisted communication mode and a second control channel portion associated with an ad-hoc communication mode, and a data channel, wherein the frame structure is configured to communicate control data within the control channel over a first communication resource, the first communication resource being associated with the first control channel portion, wherein the frame structure is configured to communicate control data within the control channel over a second communication resource, the second communication resource being associated with the second control channel portion, and wherein the frame structure is configured to communicate payload data within the data channel over a further communication resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Hu, Chan Zhou, Markus Martin Dillinger