Chong LOU 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).
Abstract: This application provides a random access method and a communication apparatus. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, a response message from a network device; determining, by the terminal device, a message format of the response message, where the message format includes a first format or a second format; and parsing, by the terminal device, the response message based on the determined message format, where the response message in the first format includes a contention resolution identity and a control plane message; and the response message in the second format includes a contention resolution identity and includes no control plane message. A two-step random access method provided in this application includes two message formats of a random access response.
Abstract: A random access method and apparatus are provided. In this application, a terminal may obtain first-type random access resources and second-type random access resources, where the first-type random access resources are used for first-type random access, and the second-type random access resources are used for second-type random access; the terminal sends a first message to a network device, to initiate the first-type random access; the terminal receives a backoff indicator from the network device, where the backoff indicator is used to indicate a time value, and the time value is used to determine a backoff time range; and when the first-type random access fails, the terminal performs random-access-resource selection in target-type random access resources within backoff duration selected from the backoff time range, where the target-type random access resources include the first-type random access resources or the second-type random access resources.
Abstract: A terminal device flexibly configures a time length of a first timer (a downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) round trip time timer or an uplink HARQ round trip time timer) based on different application scenarios. A wireless communication method includes: obtaining feature information of a first air interface format and/or feature information of first transmission data; and determining a time length of a first timer based on the feature information of the first air interface format and/or the feature information of the first transmission data, where the first timer is used to indicate that monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) is not required within the time length of the first timer.
Abstract: This application provides a data transmission method. The method includes: A terminal device receives indication information from a network device, where the indication information includes a bit sequence, a value of an ith bit in the bit sequence indicate a usage status of an ith logical channel in M logical channels associated with a radio bearer, and a duplication transmission function is configured for the radio bearer; the terminal device transmits data based on the indication information through at least one logical channel associated with the radio bearer; and because the M logical channels are sorted based on IDs of cell groups associated with the M logical channels and IDs of the M logical channels, the ith bit in the bit sequence included in the indication information indicates the usage status of the ith logical channel in the M logical channels.
Abstract: A communication method and apparatus is provided, to properly schedule retransmission of an uplink resource in a scenario in which uplink resources overlap in time domain. The method includes: determining, by a terminal, that a priority of a first uplink resource is higher than a priority of a second uplink resource in the first uplink resource and the second uplink resource that have an overlapping part in time domain; and when determining to send a signal by using the first uplink resource on the overlapping part, indicating, by the terminal to a network device, whether a MAC PDU is formed for the second uplink resource or whether data is stored in a corresponding buffer for the second uplink resource.
Abstract: A method includes: triggering, by a terminal device, a scheduling request (SR); in response to determining that a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) carrying the SR and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) carrying a first data packet overlap in time domain of a first uplink resource and a processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource is processing completed, sending, based on the processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource, the PUCCH on an overlapping time domain resource. According to the method, when the PUCCH carrying the SR and the PUSCH overlap in time domain of the first uplink resource, the terminal device considers the processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource, and may determine, based on the processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource, to send the PUCCH or the PUSCH on the overlapping time domain resource.
Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a random access method including: A terminal side device obtains first uplink data from a first message buffer, where the first message buffer is a buffer specific to a first random access procedure, the first random access procedure is a procedure in which the terminal side device sends a first random access request, sends first uplink data on a first uplink resource, and receives response information, and the response information is a first random access response to the first random access request or a response to the first uplink data. The terminal side device sends the first random access request to a network side device, and sends the first uplink data to the network side device on the first uplink resource. The terminal side device detects downlink control information, where the downlink control information indicates a resource of the response information.
Abstract: This application provides a transmission method and a communications apparatus, to simplify LBT behavior before a terminal device can transmit a HARQ feedback, and reduce implementation complexity. The method includes: receiving first DCI, where the first DCI is used to indicate or activate a downlink transmission resource; receiving downlink data on the downlink transmission resource; receiving second DCI, where the second DCI is used to indicate an uplink transmission resource, and the uplink transmission resource is used to transmit feedback information for the downlink data; and sending the feedback information on the uplink transmission resource.
Abstract: This application provides a method for determining a configured resource, and an apparatus. The method includes: obtaining, by a terminal device, configuration information of a configured resource from a network device, where the configured resource is a periodic resource, and the configuration information includes a periodicity parameter of the periodic resource; maintaining, by the terminal device, a sequence number for the configured resource, where the sequence number is updated when a system frame number SFN wraps around; and determining, by the terminal device, the configured resource based on the sequence number and the periodicity parameter.
Abstract: A data integrity protection method and apparatus in a network environment are described. A terminal device obtains an integrity protection algorithm and a key corresponding to a session or a flow, and a DRB corresponding to the session. The terminal device performs, by using the integrity protection algorithm and the key corresponding to the session, integrity protection on data of the DRB corresponding to the session or the flow, where one session includes a plurality of flows. Different integrity protection algorithms and keys can be used for different sessions, and different integrity protection algorithms and keys can also be used for different flows. In this way, integrity protection is more flexible and meets security requirements of a same user for different services.
Abstract: Embodiments of communications apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided in this disclosure. In an embodiment, an apparatus comprises: at least one processor, and a memory storing instructions for execution by the at least one processor to perform operations comprising: sending, to a network node, a first message comprising a first network slice identifier corresponding to a network slice in a first network slice set, wherein the network slice is accessed by a terminal device to a first access-network node, wherein the network node is a first core-network node or a second access-network node to be accessed by the terminal device, and wherein the first core-network node and the first access-network node are comprised in a first communications system; and receiving, from the network node, a first response message comprising a second network slice identifier corresponding to a network slice in a second network slice set.
Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a communication method, apparatus, a terminal, a network device, and a storage medium. After the terminal receives, from the network device, indication information used to indicate the terminal to report traffic pattern information of a first logical channel, a first PDU session, a first application, a first radio bearer, or a first QoS flow, the terminal reports the traffic pattern information of the first logical channel, the first PDU session, the first application, the first radio bearer, or the first QoS flow based on the indication information. In this manner, the terminal reports, based on the indication, the traffic pattern information of only the logical channel, the PDU session, the service, the radio bearer, or the QoS flow that is indicated by the network device.
Abstract: A network selection method and an apparatus are provided, so that a core network to be accessed by next-generation UE via an eLTE eNB can be determined. The method includes: a terminal device receives a first message from a radio access network device, wherein the first message carries access reference information, and generates first information based on the access reference information, wherein the first information indicating that the terminal device requests to access a first network, and sends a second message to the radio access network device, wherein the second message carries the first information.
Abstract: This application provides a data sending method, a data sending apparatus, and a terminal device, to improve utilization of a configured grant resource. The method includes: A terminal device receives a configuration message from a network device. The configuration message is used to indicate a configured grant, and the configuration message includes information about a timer corresponding to the configured grant. The terminal device determines that the configured grant is used for a HARQ process, and starts the timer for the HARQ process. To-be-sent data in the HARQ process is data on a first logical channel. During running of the timer, when there is to-be-newly-transmitted data on a second logical channel, the timer stops running, or a running state of the timer is ignored. The data on the second logical channel is sent by using the configured grant.
May 7, 2021
August 26, 2021
Xiaoying Xu, Qufang Huang, Chong Lou, Qinghai Zeng, Tao Cai
Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a cell access method and a device, to provide a network slice service area identifier and network slice configuration information for a terminal device, so that the terminal device accesses a target cell. The method in the embodiments of this application includes: obtaining, by a terminal device, a network slice service area identifier from a serving access network device corresponding to a serving cell in which the terminal device is located, where the network slice service area identifier is used to indicate an area served by a network slice; determining, by the terminal device, a target cell based on network slice configuration information and the network slice service area identifier, where the network slice configuration information includes a correspondence among a network slice, an area, and a service; and accessing, by the terminal device, the target cell.
Abstract: According to embodiments of this application, a terminal device may indicate, to a network device, that at least two uplink grants are required for a to-be-sent data packet; or a terminal device sends, to a network device, indication information used to determine that at least two uplink grants are required for a to-be-sent data packet, so that the network device sends the at least two uplink grants for the to-be-sent data packet. Then, the terminal device assembles the to-be-sent data packet into at least two transport blocks, and sends the at least two transport blocks to the network device by using uplink resources indicated by the at least two uplink grants, to reduce a probability that the terminal device completely transmits the to-be-sent data packet at a time, thereby reducing continuous packet loss. This prevents a receiver manipulator from entering a deadlock state.
Abstract: A reference time determining method and apparatus are provided, to prevent aberrations in a control instruction execution time caused by inconsistency between a reference time of a terminal and a reference time of a control device in the conventional technology. In this application, the terminal may receive a plurality of pieces of time reference information sent by the network device. When the terminal receives indication information from the network device, the terminal may select, based on the indication information, one piece of time reference information from the plurality of pieces of time reference information as first time reference information. The indication information indicates the first time reference information. After determining the first time reference information, the terminal may determine the reference time of the terminal based on the first time reference information.
Abstract: This application provides a communication method and a communications apparatus, to provide a solution for processing a conflict between uplink resources. The method includes: a terminal device obtains a first uplink resource, where the first uplink resource is used to send a first service. The terminal device obtains a second uplink resource, where the second uplink resource is used to send a second service, and the first uplink resource and the second uplink resource completely or partially overlap in a time domain. The terminal device determines a target uplink resource to be used in the time domain, where the target uplink resource is the first uplink resource or the second uplink resource. The terminal device sends data on the target uplink resource in the time domain.
Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a communication method and a related device. The method which is implemented by a terminal device includes: receiving a configuration message, where the configuration message indicates the terminal device to establish at least three radio link control (RLC) entities on a first bearer; establishing the at least three RLC entities on the first bearer based on the configuration message; and performing data transmission through at least one RLC entity on the first bearer. According to the application, data transmission reliability is improved and a data transmission latency is reduced.
March 27, 2021
July 15, 2021
Qufang HUANG, Qiang FAN, Chong LOU, Bin XU
Abstract: A communications method and apparatus are provided. The method includes: A first access network device sends a first message to a core network device, where the first message is used to indicate to suspend one or both of a first PDU session and a second PDU session. The first PDU session and the second PDU session are PDU sessions that are established as requested by a same terminal, and are used to transmit a duplicated data packet. According to the method, when a condition for implementing reliable transmission is not met, the core network device can be indicated to suspend the PDU session. In this way, a PDU session does not need to be re-established, and signaling overheads for establishing the PDU session are saved.