Patents by Inventor Dong-Sheng Yu

Dong-Sheng Yu 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: 20170126301
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for MIMO OFDM transmitter and receivers having odd and/even numbers of transmit antennas. Various methods for pre-coding information bits before space time coding (STC) are described for enabling transmission of information bits over all antennas. Methods of decoding received signals that have been pre-coded and STC coded are also provided by embodiments of the invention. Pilot patterns for downlink and uplink transmission between a base station and one or more wireless terminals for three transmit antenna transmitters are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Mahmoud Taherzadehboroujeni, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 9629155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the coexistence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining diversity sub-channels and sub-band sub-channels are provided and systematic channel definition and labeling schemes are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 9628153
    Abstract: Systems and methods for closed loop MIMO (multiple input and multiple output) wireless communication are provided. Various transmit formats including spatial multiplexing and STTD are defined in which vector or matrix weighting is employed using information fed back from receivers. The feedback information may include channel matrix or SVD-based feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Hua Xu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Publication number: 20170079052
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for scheduling data transmission in a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system. The MIMO system may comprise at least one MIMO transmitter and at least one MIMO receiver. Feedback from one or more receivers may be used by a transmitter to improve quality, capacity, and scheduling in MIMO communication systems. The method may include generating or receiving information pertaining to a MIMO channel metric and information pertaining to a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) in respect of a transmitted signal; and sending a next transmission to a receiver using a MIMO mode selected in accordance with the information pertaining to the MIMO channel metric, and an adaptive coding and modulation selected in accordance with the information pertaining to the CQI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Jianming Wu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Peiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 9538408
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for scheduling data transmission in a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system. The MIMO system may comprise at least one MIMO transmitter and at least one MIMO receiver. Feedback from one or more receivers may be used by a transmitter to improve quality, capacity, and scheduling in MIMO communication systems. The method may include generating or receiving information pertaining to a MIMO channel metric and information pertaining to a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) in respect of a transmitted signal; and sending a next transmission to a receiver using a MIMO mode selected in accordance with the information pertaining to the MIMO channel metric, and an adaptive coding and modulation selected in accordance with the information pertaining to the CQI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Jianming Wu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Peiying Zhu
  • Publication number: 20160359652
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving channel estimation within an OFDM communication system. Channel estimation in OFDM is usually performed with the aid of pilot symbols. The pilot symbols are typically spaced in time and frequency. The set of frequencies and times at which pilot symbols are inserted is referred to as a pilot pattern. In some cases, the pilot pattern is a diagonal-shaped lattice, either regular or irregular. The method first interpolates in the direction of larger coherence (time or frequency). Using these measurements, the density of pilot symbols in the direction of faster change will be increased thereby improving channel estimation without increasing overhead. As such, the results of the first interpolating step can then be used to assist the interpolation in the dimension of smaller coherence (time or frequency).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Hua Xu, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9509384
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for MIMO OFDM transmitter and receivers having odd and/even numbers of transmit antennas. Various methods for pre-coding information bits before space time coding (STC) are described for enabling transmission of information bits over all antennas. Methods of decoding received signals that have been pre-coded and STC coded are also provided by embodiments of the invention. Pilot patterns for downlink and uplink transmission between a base station and one or more wireless terminals for three transmit antenna transmitters are also provided. Variable rate codes are provided that combine various fixed rate codes in a manner that results in codes whose rates are dependent on all the various fixed rate codes that are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Taherzadehboroujeni, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Jianglei Ma
  • Publication number: 20160294458
    Abstract: A codebook C is provided in a MIMO transmitter as well as a MIMO receiver. The codebook C will include M codewords ci, where i is a unique codeword index for each codeword ci. Each codeword defines weighting factors to apply to the MIMO signals, and may correspond to channel matrices or vectors to apply to the MIMO signals prior to transmission from the respective antennas of the MIMO transmitter. The present invention creates codeword subsets Si for each codeword ci of the codebook C. Each codeword subset Si defines L codewords cj, which are selected from all the codewords ci in the codebook C. The codewords cj in a codeword subset Si are the L codewords in the entire codebook that best correlate with the corresponding codeword ci.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Hua Xu, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-sheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20160278084
    Abstract: Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the coexistence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining diversity sub-channels and sub-band sub-channels are provided and systematic channel definition and labeling schemes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20160278085
    Abstract: Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the coexistence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining diversity sub-channels and sub-band sub-channels are provided and systematic channel definition and labeling schemes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20160277157
    Abstract: Methods described herein are for wireless communication systems. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for a HARQ process, in which the HARQ process includes a first transmission of an encoder packet and at least one retransmission. The method involves allocating a transmission resource for each respective transmission. The method involves transmitting control information from a base station to a mobile station for each respective transmission. The control information includes information to uniquely identify the HARQ process and an identification of one of a time resource, a frequency resource and a time and frequency resource that is allocated for the transmission. In some embodiments of the invention, specific control information is signalled from a base station to a mobile station to enable RAS-HARQ operation. In some embodiments of the invention, retransmission signaling in included as part of regular unicast signaling used for both first transmission and retransmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Mo-han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9450664
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing-Space-time Block Codes (OFDMSTBC) mappings for code rate 1, 2 and 4 codes for 4 Transmit Antennas. To overcome the innate weakness of known codes, a new class of STBC codes is provided which is particularly suited for OFDM applications, although other applications are also contemplated. Codes for STBC mappings in the time direction, the frequency direction and a combined time frequency mapping for multiple antennas are provided. In OFDM applications, these codes exploit the properties of OFDM and FEC codes to substantially maintain the advantages of Alamouti codes. Furthermore, while the detailed examples given herein focus on four antenna applications, they can be easily extended to systems with more than four antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9432232
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving channel estimation within an OFDM communication system. Channel estimation in OFDM is usually performed with the aid of pilot symbols. The pilot symbols are typically spaced in time and frequency. The set of frequencies and times at which pilot symbols are inserted is referred to as a pilot pattern. In some cases, the pilot pattern is a diagonal-shaped lattice, either regular or irregular. The method first interpolates in the direction of larger coherence (time or frequency). Using these measurements, the density of pilot symbols in the direction of faster change will be increased thereby improving channel estimation without increasing overhead. As such, the results of the first interpolating step can then be used to assist the interpolation in the dimension of smaller coherence (time or frequency).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Hua Xu, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9414279
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to simultaneously communicating with multiple base stations in an OFDM system. Each mobile terminal measures pilot signal strengths of transmissions from adjacent base stations. If the pilot signal strength for a base station exceeds the defined threshold, that base station is added to an active set list. Each mobile terminal notifies the base stations of their active set lists. By providing the set list to the base station controller and the servicing base station, the mobile terminal identifies the sole servicing base station or triggers a mode in which the mobile terminal simultaneously communicates with multiple base stations when the multiple base stations appear on the active set list. This mode uses a combination of scheduling and space-time coding to affect efficient and reliable (simultaneous) communication with the multiple base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20160183257
    Abstract: A method and system are provided having an uplink control structure and a pilot signal having minimal signal overhead for providing channel estimation and data demodulation in a wireless communication network. The uplink control structures enable mobile terminals to communicate with corresponding base stations to perform various functions including obtaining initial system access, submitting a bandwidth request, triggering a continuation of negotiated service, or providing a proposed allocation re-configuration header. A dedicated random access channel is provided to communicatively couple the base station and the mobile terminal so that the mobile terminal can select a random access signaling identification. A resource request is received at the base station to uplink resource information from the mobile terminal and an initial access information request is received from the mobile terminal to configure the base station connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Jun Yuan, Mo-Han Fong, Robert Novak, Dong-Sheng Yu, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 9374198
    Abstract: Methods described herein are for wireless communication systems. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for a HARQ process, in which the HARQ process includes a first transmission of an encoder packet and at least one retransmission. The method involves allocating a transmission resource for each respective transmission. The method involves transmitting control information from a base station to a mobile station for each respective transmission. The control information includes information to uniquely identify the HARQ process and an identification of one of a time resource, a frequency resource and a time and frequency resource that is allocated for the transmission. In some embodiments of the invention, specific control information is signalled from a base station to a mobile station to enable RAS-HARQ operation. In some embodiments of the invention, retransmission signaling in included as part of regular unicast signaling used for both first transmission and retransmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9369190
    Abstract: A codebook C is provided in a MIMO transmitter as well as a MIMO receiver. The codebook C will include M codewords ci, where i is a unique codeword index for each codeword ci. Each codeword defines weighting factors to apply to the MIMO signals, and may correspond to channel matrices or vectors to apply to the MIMO signals prior to transmission from the respective antennas of the MIMO transmitter. The present invention creates codeword subsets S1 for each codeword c1 of the codebook C. Each codeword subset S1 defines L codewords cj, which are selected from all the codewords ci in the codebook C. The codewords cj in a codeword subset S1 are the L codewords in the entire codebook that best correlate with the corresponding codeword ci.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Hua Xu, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-sheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20160164706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving channel estimation within an OFDM communication system. Channel estimation in OFDM is usually performed with the aid of pilot symbols. The pilot symbols are typically spaced in time and frequency. The set of frequencies and times at which pilot symbols are inserted is referred to as a pilot pattern. In some cases, the pilot pattern is a diagonal-shaped lattice, either regular or irregular. The method first interpolates in the direction of larger coherence (time or frequency). Using these measurements, the density of pilot symbols in the direction of faster change will be increased thereby improving channel estimation without increasing overhead. As such, the results of the first interpolating step can then be used to assist the interpolation in the dimension of smaller coherence (time or frequency).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Hua Xu, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9363043
    Abstract: There is provided a method of encoding and decoding data using an error control code having a codebook G. The codebook G is a sub-codebook of a codebook P. Each codeword g in the sub-codebook G has an autocorrelation amplitude that is different from and higher than each correlation amplitude between g and each of the other codewords in the sub-codebook G. In one specific embodiment in which the codebook P is that of a Reed-Muller code, using G instead of P reduces the likelihood of the presence of more than one maximum correlation amplitude when computing the non-coherent decision metric during decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Dong-Sheng Yu, Hosein Nikopourdeilami
  • Publication number: 20160142238
    Abstract: The description herein relates to pilot designs for an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based communication system. In at least one embodiment, the communication system is one operating according to the IEEE 802.16m, or WiMax, standard. In general, an OFDM transmitter operates to insert pilot symbols into a resource of a transmit frame according to a predetermined staggered pilot symbol pattern defining pilot symbol locations within the resource of the transmit frame. The predetermined pilot symbol pattern is defined such that pilot symbols are located at or near time boundaries of the resource, at or near frequency boundaries of the resource, or both. By doing so, when generating a channel estimate for the communication channel between the OFDM transmitter and an OFDM receiver based on the pilot symbols, extrapolations needed to estimate the channel near the boundaries of the resource are optimized, thereby improving overall channel estimation accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Dong-Sheng Yu, Mo-Han Fong, Jianglei Ma, Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang