Patents by Inventor David Hammarwall

David Hammarwall 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: 20190289484
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an eNodeB with the flexibility to configure a Channel State Information (CSI) report to match a specific Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission hypothesis, which is a candidate for a downlink transmission to a User Equipment (UE) is disclosed. A UE receives, from the eNodeB, a configuration message that specifies a CSI report. The CSI report is specified by a particular interference hypothesis and a particular desired signal hypothesis corresponding to data transmission over at least one effective channel characterized by a specific reference signal. The UE estimates interference according to the interference hypothesis, and/or estimates at least one effective channel by performing measurements on the specific reference signal, and determines a CSI report based on the interference estimation and on the estimated effective channel. The UE also transmits the CSI report to the eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: David HAMMARWALL, George JÖNGREN, Svante BERGMAN
  • Publication number: 20190253120
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method in a wireless device for reporting channel state information, CSI, for a CSI process. The CSI process corresponds to a reference signal resource and an interference measurement resource. According to the method, the wireless device obtains an adjustment value associated with the CSI process. The wireless device estimates an effective channel based on one or more reference signals received in the reference signal resource, and applies the adjustment value to the estimated effective channel, thereby obtaining an adjusted effective channel. Furthermore, the wireless device determines channel state information based on the adjusted effective channel, and on interference estimated based on the interference measurement resource. Finally, the channel state information is transmitted to a network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David HAMMARWALL, Svante BERGMAN
  • Patent number: 10356637
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for enabling accurate link quality estimation of a wireless link between a sending node and a receiving node. When the sending node receives link state reports from the receiving node, it estimates the current state of the wireless link. The sending node also determines a measurement adjusting parameter if the link state reports are deemed inaccurate in relation to the estimated link state, based on a deviation between the received link state reports and the estimated actual link state. The sending node then sends the determined measurement adjusting parameter to the receiving node, and the receiving node provides a link state report based on signal measurements adjusted by the measurement adjusting parameter. The adjusted link state report can then be used for link adaptation of the wireless link and/or for packet scheduling decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George Jöngren, Magnus Lundevall
  • Publication number: 20190182704
    Abstract: A unified, rank independent mapping between antenna ports and group/code pairs. Each antenna port is uniquely associated with one code division multiplexing (CDM) group and one orthogonal cover code (OCC). The mapping between antenna ports and group/code pairs is chosen such that, for a given antenna port, the CDM group and OCC will be the same for every transmission rank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Yang Hu, David Astely, David Hammarwall, George Jöngren, Xinghua Song, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10313912
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an eNodeB with the flexibility to configure a Channel State Information (CSI) report to match a specific Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission hypothesis, which is a candidate for a downlink transmission to a User Equipment (UE) is disclosed. A UE receives, from the eNodeB, a configuration message that specifies a CSI report. The CSI report is specified by a particular interference hypothesis and a particular desired signal hypothesis corresponding to data transmission over at least one effective channel characterized by a specific reference signal. The UE estimates interference according to the interference hypothesis, and/or estimates at least one effective channel by performing measurements on the specific reference signal, and determines a CSI report based on the interference estimation and on the estimated effective channel. The UE also transmits the CSI report to the eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George Jöngren, Svante Bergman
  • Patent number: 10305565
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method in a wireless device for reporting channel state information, CSI, for a CSI process. The CSI process corresponds to a reference signal resource and an interference measurement resource. According to the method, the wireless device obtains an adjustment value associated with the CSI process. The wireless device estimates an effective channel based on one or more reference signals received in the reference signal resource, and applies the adjustment value to the estimated effective channel, thereby obtaining an adjusted effective channel. Furthermore, the wireless device determines channel state information based on the adjusted effective channel, and on interference estimated based on the interference measurement resource. Finally, the channel state information is transmitted to a network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, Svante Bergman
  • Patent number: 10291302
    Abstract: One aspect of the teachings presented herein provides advantages for sending precoder selection feedback from a transceiver to another transceiver, for use by the other transceiver as precoding recommendations. The transceiver generates two types of precoder selection feedback, where one type uses a smaller signaling payload than the other and therefore provides a distinct reduction in the signaling overhead associated with reporting precoding recommendations. The transceiver uses the reduced-overhead type of reporting when reporting at certain times, or on certain channels, or in response to control signaling. In one example, a UE in an LTE network sends precoder information to an eNodeB on the PUCCH by sending smaller-range index values that index only a subset of precoders, but sends full-range index values when reporting on the PUSCH, which index a larger set of precoders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George Jöngren
  • Patent number: 10250308
    Abstract: The teachings herein present a method and apparatus that implement and use a factorized precoder structure that is advantageous in terms of performance and efficiency. In particular, the teachings presented herein disclose an underlying precoder structure that allows for certain codebook reuse across different transmission scenarios, including for transmission from a single Uniform Linear Array (ULA) of transmit antennas and transmission from cross-polarized subgroups of such antennas. According to this structure, an overall precoder is constructed from a conversion precoder and a tuning precoder. The conversion precoder includes antenna-subgroup precoders of size NT/2, where NT represents the number of overall antenna ports considered. Correspondingly, the tuning precoder controls the offset of beam phases between the antenna-subgroup precoders, allowing the conversion precoder to be used with cross-polarized arrays of NT/2 antenna elements and with co-polarized arrays of NT antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George Jöngren
  • Patent number: 10244424
    Abstract: The present invention provides a unified, rank independent mapping between antenna ports and group/code pairs. Each antenna port is uniquely associated with one code division multiplexing (CDM) group and one orthogonal cover code (OCC). The mapping between antenna ports and group/code pairs is chosen such that, for a given antenna port, the CDM group and OCC will be the same for every transmission rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yang Hu, David Astely, David Hammarwall, George Jöngren, Xinghua Song, Jianfeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20190089510
    Abstract: A system and method to instruct a user equipment (UE) how Uplink Control Information (UCI) on a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) should be transmitted with carrier aggregation. A semi-static signaling of a UCI mapping bit (via a Radio Resource Control (RRC) parameter) is used by a base station such as an eNodeB to require the UE to transmit UCI using one of two pre-determined UCI transmission modes. The bit can be decided by the base station, considering, for example, the available bandwidth or quality of different Uplink Component Carriers (UL CCs) associated with the UE. This network-based solution allows the network to either configure a general rule of UCI transmission by the UE or to enforce the UCI transmission on the Uplink Primary cell (UL Pcell). Because of the rules governing abstracts, this abstract should not be used to construe the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Dirk Gerstenberger, Daniel Larsson, David Hammarwall, Robert Baldemair
  • Patent number: 10182445
    Abstract: A method 10 is presented for controlling resource usage performed in a first network node 2. The first network node 2 has a first uplink connection UL1 and a first downlink connection DL1 with a wireless device 5. The method 10 comprises transmitting 11, to a wireless device 5, configuration instructions instructing the wireless device 5 to enter a dual connectivity mode with a second network node 3 on a second uplink connection UL2 and a second downlink connection DL2 between the wireless device 5 and the second network node 3; and when one or more of the uplink and/or downlink connections UL1, DL1, UL2, DL2 to the first and/or second network nodes 2, 3 is determined to be able to operate on a reduced set of resources, transmitting 12 to the wireless device 5 configuration instructions instructing the wireless device 5 to operate on a reduced set of resources for the one or more uplink and downlink connections UL1, DL1, UL2, DL2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, David Hammarwall
  • Patent number: 10172151
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to method in a network node (301) for handling scheduling of a wireless device (305) in a communications network (300). The network node (301) is adapted to communicate with the wireless device (305) over a radio channel (310). The network node (301) dynamically allocates a set of non-consecutive subframes in which the network node (301) is to transmit data to the wireless device (305) or receive data from the wireless device (305). The network node (301) transmits a multi-Time Transmission Interval, TTI, scheduling message to the wireless device (305), which multi-TTI scheduling message comprises information indicating the dynamically allocated non-consecutive subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, Daniel Larsson, Muhammad Imadur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10135595
    Abstract: A system and method to instruct a User Equipment (UE) how Uplink Control Information (UCI) on a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) should be transmitted with carrier aggregation. A semi-static signaling of a UCI mapping bit (via a Radio Resource Control (RRC) parameter) is used by a base station such as an eNodeB to require the UE to transmit UCI using one of two pre-determined UCI transmission modes. The bit can be decided by the base station, considering, for example, the available bandwidth or quality of different Uplink Component Carriers (UL CCs) associated with the UE. This network-based solution allows the network to either configure a general rule of UCI transmission by the UE or to enforce the UCI transmission on the Uplink Primary cell (UL Pcell). Because of the rules governing abstracts, this abstract should not be used to construe the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Dirk Gerstenberger, Daniel Larsson, David Hammarwall, Robert Baldemair
  • Publication number: 20180220321
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an eNodeB with the flexibility to configure a Channel State Information (CSI) report to match a specific Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission hypothesis, which is a candidate for a downlink transmission to a User Equipment (UE) is disclosed. A UE receives, from the eNodeB, a configuration message that specifies a CSI report. The CSI report is specified by a particular interference hypothesis and a particular desired signal hypothesis corresponding to data transmission over at least one effective channel characterized by a specific reference signal. The UE estimates interference according to the interference hypothesis, and/or estimates at least one effective channel by performing measurements on the specific reference signal, and determines a CSI report based on the interference estimation and on the estimated effective channel. The UE also transmits the CSI report to the eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: David HAMMARWALL, George JÖNGREN, Svante BERGMAN
  • Publication number: 20180199319
    Abstract: A network node in a wireless communication network communicates an enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (ePDCCH) to a user equipment (UE). This begins with the transmission, to the UE, of a configuration message that indicates the mappings of eDPCCH onto resource elements for both a first eDPCCH set and a second eDPCCH set. The mapping for the first eDPCCH set avoids the use of resource elements already in use by a first type of signal (e.g., a Cell-Specific Reference Signal or CRS), whereas the mapping for the second eDPCCH set avoids the use of resource elements in use by a second type of signal. The choice of an eDPCCH set for transmitting data to a UE may then be dynamically made in order to avoid interference caused by the first or second types of signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Eriksson, Mattias Frenne, David Hammarwall, George Jöngren
  • Patent number: 10014920
    Abstract: A method in a network node for selecting a beam candidate in a wireless communication network, including acquiring information including information indicative of signal qualities for multiple beam candidates; assigning to each of the multiple beam candidates a factor indicating signal interference generated by the corresponding beam candidate and selecting a beam candidate taking into account at least the associated signal quality and the factor assigned to the selected beam candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, Niklas Wernersson
  • Patent number: 9961582
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an eNodeB with the flexibility to configure a Channel State Information (CSI) report to match a specific Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission hypothesis, which is a candidate for a downlink transmission to a User Equipment (UE) is disclosed. A UE receives, from the eNodeB, a configuration message that specifies a CSI report. The CSI report is specified by a particular interference hypothesis and a particular desired signal hypothesis corresponding to data transmission over at least one effective channel characterized by a specific reference signal. The UE estimates interference according to the interference hypothesis, and/or estimates at least one effective channel by performing measurements on the specific reference signal, and determines a CSI report based on the interference estimation and on the estimated effective channel. The UE also transmits the CSI report to the eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George Jöngren, Svante Bergman
  • Publication number: 20180110013
    Abstract: A UE and a method performed by the UE for power control of uplink transmissions, when the UE is connected in dual connectivity mode to at least a first network node and a second network node are provided. The method comprises determining (210) to perform a first uplink transmission to the first network node and a second uplink transmission to the second network node, the uplink transmissions to be performed simultaneously. The method also comprises determining (220) a respective first and second uplink transmission power for the first and second uplink transmission; and transmitting (240) the first and the second uplink transmissions at the first and the second uplink transmission power respectively when the sum of the first and second uplink transmission power is below a maximum transmission power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Eliane Semaan, Erik Dahlman, David Hammarwall, Shaohua Li, Imadur Rahman, Xinghua Song
  • Patent number: 9942017
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating and performing frequency-offset estimation are disclosed. The disclosed techniques include methods and apparatus for maintaining phase coherence among reference symbols on different transmission-time intervals (TTI) for an accurate estimation of frequency offset. Corresponding techniques utilize channel estimation or measurements of channel-related parameters based on multiple reference symbols belonging to different TTIs. An example method in a radio transceiver for facilitating frequency offset estimation at a remote receiver begins with determining that phase coherence between reference symbol transmissions in a first TTI and a second TTI is required. The radio transceiver selectively maintains phase coherence between reference symbol transmissions in the first and second TTIs, in response to said determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, David Hammarwall, George Jongren, Yu Yang
  • Patent number: RE47074
    Abstract: One aspect of the teachings herein relates to signaling codebook restrictions, to restrict the precoder recommendations being fed back from a remote transceiver, so that precoder selections made by the remote receiver are restricted to permitted subsets of overall precoders within a defined set of overall precoders, or to permitted subsets within larger sets of conversion precoders and tuning precoders, for the case where the overall precoders are represented in factorized form by conversion and tuning precoders. As a non-limiting example, these teachings advantageously provide for precoder restrictions in LTE or LTE-Advanced networks, where ongoing development targets the use of larger, richer sets of precoders, and where the disclosed mechanisms for determining, signaling, and responding to subset restrictions provide significant operational advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, George Jöngren