Patents by Inventor Francesco Grilli

Francesco Grilli 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: 10595214
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for managing wireless communication at a user equipment (UE). An exemplary method includes adding an identifier of a cell to a sub-optimal cell list based at least in part on a cell classification determination made by the UE, and avoiding a cell access procedure for the cell based at least in part on inclusion of the identifier in the sub-optimal cell list. Another exemplary method includes maintaining a sub-optimal cell list and an associated priority service exception list, initiating a service on the priority service exception list, identifying inclusion of a cell on the sub-optimal cell list, where the cell is associated with a cell access procedure initiated for the service, and accessing the cell included in the sub-optimal cell list based at least in part on inclusion of the service in the priority service exception list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvind Santhanam, Francesco Grilli, Simon Walke, Venkata Potnuru, Vikas Gulati, Neha Goel
  • Publication number: 20190268876
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate notifying and detecting modification of system information in a wireless communication system. A mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message transmitted by a base station during a first time period, receive at least one system information block (SIB) transmitted by the base station during a second time period, and determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs transmitted by the base station in the second time period based on information obtained from the at least one SIB received. The mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message upon entering a cell from being out of service or upon initial device starting up. The mobile device may determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs by comparing a value tag of the at least one SIB received to a previously stored value tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Nathan Edward Tenny, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 10334559
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate employing a paging indicator channel in connection with high speed channels in a wireless communications network. A paging indicator transmission can be sent on the paging channel to one or more mobile devices. The paging indicator indicates that additional information such as a full paging messages, other control plane data or other user plane data is expected to be transmitted at a specific time instant (e.g., subframe) on the associated high speed channel. A set of parameters can be transmitted on common channels that specify a set of associated subframes in a high speed channel. Mobile devices can analyze the set of parameters to determine the associated subframes and receive the subframes in accordance with a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Francesco Grilli, Etienne Fran├žois Chaponniere, Oronzo Flore
  • Patent number: 10264550
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate employing a paging indicator channel in connection with high speed channels in a wireless communications network. A paging indicator transmission can be sent on the paging channel to one or more mobile devices. The paging indicator indicates that additional information such as a full paging messages, other control plane data or other user plane data is expected to be transmitted at a specific time instant (e.g., subframe) on the associated high speed channel. A set of parameters can be transmitted on common channels that specify a set of associated subframes in a high speed channel. Mobile devices can analyze the set of parameters to determine the associated subframes and receive the subframes in accordance with a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Francesco Grilli, Etienne F Chaponniere, Oronzo Flore
  • Publication number: 20180359724
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate notifying and detecting modification of system information in a wireless communication system. A mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message transmitted by a base station during a first time period, receive at least one system information block (SIB) transmitted by the base station during a second time period, and determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs transmitted by the base station in the second time period based on information obtained from the at least one SIB received. The mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message upon entering a cell from being out of service or upon initial device starting up. The mobile device may determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs by comparing a value tag of the at least one SIB received to a previously stored value tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Nathan Edward Tenny, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 10091762
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate notifying and detecting modification of system information in a wireless communication system. A mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message transmitted by a base station during a first time period, receive at least one system information block (SIB) transmitted by the base station during a second time period, and determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs transmitted by the base station in the second time period based on information obtained from the at least one SIB received. The mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message upon entering a cell from being out of service or upon initial device starting up. The mobile device may determining whether to receive one or more additional SIBs by comparing a value tag of the at least one SIB received to a previously stored value tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Nathan Edward Tenny, Francesco Grilli
  • Publication number: 20180176884
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate employing a paging indicator channel in connection with high speed channels in a wireless communications network. A paging indicator transmission can be sent on the paging channel to one or more mobile devices. The paging indicator indicates that additional information such as a full paging messages, other control plane data or other user plane data is expected to be transmitted at a specific time instant (e.g., subframe) on the associated high speed channel. A set of parameters can be transmitted on common channels that specify a set of associated subframes in a high speed channel. Mobile devices can analyze the set of parameters to determine the associated subframes and receive the subframes in accordance with a schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Aziz GHOLMIEH, Francesco GRILLI, Etienne Fran├žois CHAPONNIERE, Oronzo FLORE
  • Patent number: 9888492
    Abstract: Techniques to support operation in a compressed mode and/or a continuous packet connectivity (CPC) mode are described. In an aspect, a user equipment (UE) may obtain an assignment of enabled subframes for the CPC mode and an assignment of transmission gaps for the compressed mode. The transmission gaps may be aligned with idle times between the enabled subframes. The UE may exchange data during enabled subframes not overlapping the transmission gaps and may skip data exchanges during enabled subframes overlapping the transmission gaps. The UE may make cell measurements during the transmission gaps. In another aspect, the UE may obtain enabled subframes and skipped subframes, exchange data during enabled subframes not corresponding to the skipped subframes, and skip data exchanges during the skipped subframes. In yet another aspect, the UE may receive orders on a shared control channel to quickly enable and disable the compressed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Etienne Francois Chaponniere, Francesco Grilli, Juan Montojo, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 9680313
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to methods and devices for fee-based wireless power. A method may include subscribing to a wireless power plan and receiving wireless power at one or more electronic devices according to a wireless power subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Francesco Grilli, Roger Wayne Martin, MaryBeth Selby, David Maldonado, Stein Arne Lundby, Peng Li, Sandip S. Minhas, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 9615401
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for device configuration (e.g., feature segment loading and system selection). Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to operating a user equipment (UE) in a first radio access network (RAN) with a first set of modem features that supports the first RAN, detecting a second RAN not supported by the first set of modem features, and rebooting the modem software to load a second set of modem features that supports the detected RAN. For certain aspects, the first RAN may be a Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) network and the second RAN may be a Wideband-Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA) network or long term evolution network. This allows features to be loaded into memory (e.g., only) when they are required to support a detected RAN, rather than loading an entire image, thereby conserving DRAM and increasing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nieyan Geng, Gurvinder Singh Chhabra, Thomas Klingenbrunn, Shyamal Ramachandran, Francesco Grilli, Uttam Pattanayak
  • Publication number: 20170055164
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for managing wireless communication at a user equipment (UE). An exemplary method includes adding an identifier of a cell to a sub-optimal cell list based at least in part on a cell classification determination made by the UE, and avoiding a cell access procedure for the cell based at least in part on inclusion of the identifier in the sub-optimal cell list. Another exemplary method includes maintaining a sub-optimal cell list and an associated priority service exception list, initiating a service on the priority service exception list, identifying inclusion of a cell on the sub-optimal cell list, where the cell is associated with a cell access procedure initiated for the service, and accessing the cell included in the sub-optimal cell list based at least in part on inclusion of the service in the priority service exception list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Arvind Santhanam, Francesco Grilli, Simon Walke, Venkata Potnuru, Vikas Gulati, Neha Goel
  • Patent number: 9480003
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for access stratum management comprising reading system information from at least one broadcast channel from a current serving cell; and determining if an available cell is suitable for a user equipment (UE) based on information included in the broadcasted system information, wherein the determining step comprises at least one of the following: comparing system release information of the user equipment (UE) from the broadcasted system information; determining if the available cell supports a specific feature which makes the available cell suitable for optimum performance of the UE; or determining if the available cell and a frequency combination are suitable for a UE type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Salil Sawhney, Francesco Pica, Nathan Tenny, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 9379835
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate network management and optimization. As described herein, a network and a device communicating with the network can exchange network management information, thereby supporting a Self Organized Network (SON) architecture for improved network management and optimization performance. A Non-Access Stratum (NAS) layer protocol and/or an Internet Protocol (IP) application, in combination with a set of associated network management messages, can be utilized to exchange network management information between a device and a network. As further described herein, various procedures can be utilized to install a SON policy to a device in order to define device behavior for operations such as collecting and reporting information related to network management. Additionally, a set of standardized events can be defined, based on which a device can detect the occurrence of an event and report the occurrence to an associated network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Osok Song, Masato Kitazoe, Oronzo Flore, Anjali Mishra, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 9332475
    Abstract: System(s) and method(s) are provided for handover of a mobile terminal in a wireless communication system. Handoff resolution relies on both a downlink channel quality indication between a serving base station and the mobile terminal, and uplink channel quality indications amongst the terminal and a measurement set of target base stations. To generate UL channel quality indicators, the mobile station conveys a narrowband or broadband sounding reference signal, and serving and target base stations measure UL and DL performance metrics (e.g., RSRP, RSSI, or RSOT). In backward handover, UL channel state information from target cells is received at the serving base station through backhaul communication, and handoff is resolved based on both UL and DL quality reports. In forward handover, the set of UL quality reports are conveyed to the mobile station to determine a target cell for handoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rashid Ahmed Akbar Attar, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Durga Prasad Malladi, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 9307565
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate selectively and simultaneously establishing multiple bearers in wireless communication networks. A core network entity in a wireless network can transmit a bearer establishment request to an access point comprising a list of bearers to establish with a related mobile device. The bearer establishment request comprising list of bearers includes separate non-access stratum (NAS) messages corresponding to each bearer in the list. The separate NAS messages can be linked to each bearer entry in the list. The access point can receive the list and attempt to initialize one or more radio bearers in the list. Since the NAS messages individually correspond to a given bearer, the access point can forward NAS messages to the mobile device only for bearers that are successfully initialized allowing selective establishment thereof. In addition, the access point can provide initialization status for the individual bearers to the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Osok Song, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 9247515
    Abstract: Techniques for quickly and efficiently performing handover are described. A user equipment (UE) may maintain a link with a serving cell and may communicate with this cell via the established link. The UE may have a candidate set of non-serving cells that are candidates for handover. The UE may maintain uplink synchronization with one or more non-serving cells in the candidate set, without having to maintain links with any of the non-serving cells. The UE may update uplink synchronization with the non-serving cells via an access procedure, e.g., send access probes to the non-serving cells and receive timing adjustments from these cells. One non-serving cell with which the UE has maintained uplink synchronization may be selected as a target cell for handover. The UE may then perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell, without performing uplink synchronization during the handover, which may improve handover latency and success rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dino Flore, Durga Prasad Malladi, Etienne Chaponniere, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 9166875
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which a communication event is detected, one or more aspects of the detected communication event are analyzed and at least one of the one or more aspects of the detected communication event is stored on an user equipment in a log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anjali Mishra, Francesco Grilli, Masato Kitazoe, Oronzo Flore, Thomas B. Wilborn
  • Patent number: 9130702
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate providing flow control feedback for controlling downlink data transmission rates. Various schemes can be utilized to send the flow control feedback from an access terminal to a base station. For example, a control PDU (e.g., MAC control PDU, PDCP control PDU) can be generated based upon a level of resource utilization of the access terminal, and sent to the base station for controlling the downlink data transmission rate. Following this example, a type of control PDU, a value included within the control PDU, etc. can be selected as a function of the level of resource utilization. By way of another illustration, a CQI report that includes a value selected as a function of the level of resource utilization associated with the access terminal can be generated and transmitted to the base station for controlling the downlink data transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sai Yiu Duncan Ho, Arnaud Meylan, Etienne Francois Chaponniere, Francesco Grilli, Shailesh Maheshwari, Thomas Klingenbrunn
  • Patent number: 9125139
    Abstract: Facilitating user terminal (UT) access to wireless networks having base stations (BSs) of disparate access types is described herein. In some aspects, BS parameterization is provided to facilitate search and/or access to distinct types of network BSs. For instance, parameters can modify a likelihood of identifying or remaining coupled to restricted access (RA) BSs in a home Node B (HNB) deployment. In other aspects of the subject disclosure, a PLMN ID reserved for HNBs is provided comprising multiple region IDs. Where a UT identifies a home region, HNBs can be given preference over macro BSs. Additionally, the UT can keep track of HNBs and HNB regions that reject access to the UT, and implement a delay time to mitigate rapid signaling to foreign HNBs in a dense HNB deployment. Accordingly, the subject disclosure provides for more efficient UT access in heterogeneous access type networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Francesco Grilli, Nathan Edward Tenny, Samer S. Zreiq, Shlomo Nizri
  • Publication number: 20150181557
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate notifying and detecting modification of system information in a wireless communication system. A mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message transmitted by a base station during a first time period, receive at least one system information block (SIB) transmitted by the base station during a second time period, and determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs transmitted by the base station in the second time period based on information obtained from the at least one SIB received. The mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message upon entering a cell from being out of service or upon initial device starting up. The mobile device may determining whether to receive one or more additional SIBs by comparing a value tag of the at least one SIB received to a previously stored value tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Nathan Edward Tenny, Francesco Grilli