Patents by Inventor Gavin Bernard Horn

Gavin Bernard Horn 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: 20240172307
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may operate, in connection with a secondary cell group (SCG) for multiple radio access technology dual connectivity, in one of an SCG dormant state in a dormant downlink bandwidth part (BWP) configured for a primary secondary cell of the SCG or an SCG enhanced dormant state in an enhanced dormant downlink BWP configured for the primary secondary cell. The UE may receive a control message associated with activating the SCG for the UE, the control message indicating a BWP switch for the UE. The UE may switch, in connection with receiving the control message, from one of the dormant downlink BWP or the enhanced dormant downlink BWP to an activated downlink BWP in which the UE operates in an SCG activated state. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Punyaslok PURKAYASTHA, Ravi AGARWAL, Gavin Bernard HORN, Ozcan OZTURK
  • Patent number: 11991526
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) establishes a unicast link with a second UE, including establishing an authentication and security establishment procedure between the first UE and the second UE. The UE establishes a security context with the second UE during the authentication and security establishment procedure. The UE starts a timer based on a status of the unicast link. The UE reestablishes the unicast link with the second UE using the security context when the unicast link is reestablished prior to expiration of the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Punyaslok Purkayastha, Karthika Paladugu, Gavin Bernard Horn, Rajat Prakash, Hong Cheng, Dan Vassilovski
  • Publication number: 20240163881
    Abstract: In an aspect, the present disclosure includes a method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for wireless communications for receiving, by a relay user equipment (UE) from a remote UE, a remote UE radio resource control (RRC) message for establishing a relayed communication between the remote UE and a network entity via the relay UE; determining, by the relay UE, remote UE information associated with the remote UE for establishing a remote UE communication context between the relay UE and the network entity based on the remote UE RRC message; and transmitting, by the relay UE to the network entity, the remote UE RRC message and the remote UE information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Karthika PALADUGU, Hong CHENG, Gavin Bernard HORN, Sudhir Kumar BAGHEL
  • Patent number: 11985557
    Abstract: Aspects relate to wireless communication where a master node (MN) or a secondary node (SN) may initiate a conditional addition of a primary secondary cell (PSCell) or a conditional change from one PSCell to another PSCell. Each candidate target PSCell may provide information to be used by the MN to generate a conditional PSCell addition (CPA) configuration or a conditional PSCell change (CPC) configuration that is sent to a user equipment (UE). This information may indicate an execution condition for each candidate target PSCell and/or radio bearers that each candidate target PSCell supports or does not support. An MN may modify a master cell group (MCG) configuration for a PSCell based on information received from a target SN with an secondary cell group (SCG) configuration for the PSCell. The MN may transmit a CPA or CPC configuration including the modified MCG configuration and the SCG configuration to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Punyaslok Purkayastha, Ravi Agarwal, Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Xipeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11985553
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a master node (MN) may receive information indicating one or more candidate target secondary nodes (SNs) for a multi radio access technology dual connectivity (MR-DC) handover of a user equipment (UE), wherein the information indicates that the one or more candidate target SNs are associated with direct forwarding paths with a source radio access network (RAN) node of the UE; select a target SN from the one or more candidate target SNs based at least in part on the received information; and perform the MR-DC handover of the UE, wherein the selected target SN is different than the source RAN node of the UE, and wherein a configuration of the MR-DC handover is based at least in part on a direct forwarding path between the selected target SN and the source RAN node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Punyaslok Purkayastha, Xipeng Zhu, Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes, Tom Chin
  • Patent number: 11985710
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for configurations for small data transmission by which a user equipment transmits, to a base station, user data within a random access message in a radio resource control inactive state. The user equipment may receive, via broadcast system information and/or unicast messages from the base station, a configuration on support capability or parameters for small data transmission. Based on the received configuration, the user equipment may transmit user data to the base station. The user equipment may transmit a random access preamble on a resource separately reserved for small data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huichun Liu, Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Peng Cheng, Miguel Griot
  • Patent number: 11974359
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to systems and methods for configuring a voice domain preference and/or a radio access technology (RAT) preference for a user equipment (UE) in a radio access network (RAN) according to the capability and compatibility of the UE. The UE may send at least one of a requested voice domain preference or a requested RAT preference to a 5G core network (5GC). The UE may also receive, from the 5GC, at least one of a voice domain preference or a RAT preference based on, for example, the capability and compatibility of the UE. The 5GC may additionally generate a RAT/frequency selection priority (RFSP) index for the UE, giving priority to the voice domain preference and/or the RAT preference of the UE. The 5GC may communicate the RFSP index to the RAN. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Juan Zhang, Gavin Bernard Horn, Srinivasan Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 11974341
    Abstract: A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided for wireless communication at a network node having a split bearer configuration with a user equipment (UE). The network node measures, at a primary node (MN) or a secondary node (SN), a data burst statistic for the network node, the data burst statistic being based on at least one of a burst level throughput or a packet loss measurement for a data burst between the UE and the MN based on a first bearer in the split bearer configuration or between the UE and the SN based on a second bearer in the split bearer configuration. The network node provides the data burst statistic from the network node to at least one of the MN or a core network component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajeev Kumar, Xipeng Zhu, Shankar Krishnan, Aziz Gholmieh, Ozcan Ozturk, Punyaslok Purkayastha, Umesh Phuyal, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 11968563
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Some wireless communications system may utilize an inter-system information report message (e.g., a self-organizing network (SON) information report message) to support inter-system mobility load balancing (MLB). For example, a first node, operating in accordance with a first radio access technology (RAT), may receive an information report message from a second node operating in accordance with a second RAT. The information report message may include a periodic load reporting request information element (IE) or an event-triggered load reporting request IE. In response, the first node may determine a traffic load based on the load reporting request and transmit, to the second node, an information report message which includes one or more IEs for reporting the determined traffic load. The exchange of the load information via the IEs may enable for MLB between nodes of different RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shankar Krishnan, Xipeng Zhu, Rajeev Kumar, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20240129720
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for controlling access and use of network resources and services by user equipment based on user equipment capabilities. In one aspect, a method for wireless communication by a network entity, includes: receiving, from a user equipment, a request to connect to a network, the request comprising a user equipment identifier and a reduced capability indication; determining a validity of the reduced capability indication based on at least one of: subscription data associated with the user equipment; or one or more capabilities associated with the user equipment; and making a connection decision based on the validity of the reduced capability indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Gavin Bernard HORN, Soo Bum LEE, Miguel GRIOT, Hwan Joon KWON, Jing LEI, Peter Pui Lok ANG, Rajat PRAKASH
  • Publication number: 20240129911
    Abstract: Wireless communication systems and methods related to enhancing initial access for multi-beam operations. A user equipment (UE) selects a synchronization signal block (SSB) that corresponds to a beam and has a reference signal received power (RSRP) above a threshold. The UE receives a system information block (SIB) that includes a plurality of SSB and beam-specific system information pairs. The UE selects beam-specific system information by matching the selected SSB to one of SSBs in the multiple SSB and beam-specific system information pairs. The UE establishes a connection with a base station (BS) using the beam-specific system information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Gavin Bernard HORN, Miguel GRIOT, Peter GAAL
  • Patent number: 11963183
    Abstract: In some aspects of a wireless communication system, a user equipment (UE) may determine and transmit a configuration of a periodicity and a burst size for periodically transmitting uplink data communications to a base station. The UE may periodically receive, from the base station, uplink data grants based at least in part on the periodicity and the burst size of the configuration, and periodically transmit uplink data communications based at least in part on the periodicity and the burst size of the configuration. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yeliz Tokgoz, Linhai He, Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Gavin Bernard Horn, Hwan Joon Kwon, Prashanth Haridas Hande
  • Publication number: 20240121836
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer program products for disaggregated UE are provided. An example method includes establishing a connection session. The example method may further include sharing a subscription credential with the second UE. The example method further includes transmitting a request for establishing a first protocol data unit (PDU) session via the second UE using the subscription credential. The example method further includes receiving, from the second UE, a radio resource control (RRC) configuration via the connection session to support a radio bearer with the radio access network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hong CHENG, Shailesh PATIL, Ozcan OZTURK, Gavin Bernard HORN, Peng CHENG, Karthika PALADUGU
  • Publication number: 20240121837
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer program products for disaggregated UE are provided. An example method includes establishing a connection session with the second UE. The example method further includes transmitting a request for establishing a direct radio resource control (RRC) connection with the radio access network via the connection session. The example method further includes configuring a radio bearer of the second UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Hong CHENG, Shailesh PATIL, Ozcan OZTURK, Gavin Bernard HORN, Peng CHENG, Karthika PALADUGU
  • Patent number: 11956787
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for reporting an indication of a PHR when the UE's assigned of UL resources is insufficient to transmit both UL data and a PHR. Additionally, aspects described herein introduce a negative PHR used to indicate the UE requires additional UL resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Linhai He, Mutaz Zuhier Afif Shukair, Xiaoxia Zhang, Gavin Bernard Horn, Masato Kitazoe, Xiao Feng Wang, Tom Chin
  • Patent number: 11956677
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may measure quality of experience (QoE) metrics and transmit a QoE report that is formatted to be readable by a base station, such that a base station may receive the QoE report and independently perform adjustments associated with the service being utilized by the UE. A UE may receive a configuration message that includes a first configuration for reporting QoE measurements to a base station and a second configuration for reporting QoE measurements to a QoE server. The UE may measure one or more QoE metrics in accordance with the configuration message, and generate a first report for the base station based on the QoE measurements and the first configuration. Upon generating the report, the UE may transmit the first report to the base station in accordance with the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shankar Krishnan, Xipeng Zhu, Rajeev Kumar, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20240114364
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. The method may include a user equipment (UE) may receive a control signal indicating an event trigger for reporting a performance parameter associated with a machine learning model. Further, the UE may receive one or more signals indicating input data for monitoring a performance of the machine learning model by the UE. Upon detecting the event trigger, the UE may transmit a report comprising the performance parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Rajeev Kumar, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh
  • Patent number: 11950308
    Abstract: Inform a master node about the feasible of secondary node cells during resumption of dual connectivity may require a large message. Additionally, the message may need to be encrypted. A solution to overcome the size and security limitation is to report a short identifier (or index) which is only shared between the UE and the MN. Accordingly, an apparatus, e.g., a UE, may be configured to receive, from a master node, a configuration comprising a mapping of cell identities for a plurality of secondary cells for reporting SN measurements and transmitting an SN report comprising measurements for at least a subset of the plurality of secondary cells using the mapping of cell identities. The apparatus may be configured to receive, from a first master node, a configuration for MN-DC, enter an inactive state or an idle state, and resume a connected state with a second master node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ozcan Ozturk, Peng Cheng, Huichun Liu, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20240104202
    Abstract: Man-in-the-middle attacks on reference signals used for positioning a mobile device in a wireless network can be detected through time and/or angle consistency checks. Time consistency checks may be based on a consistency of peak location and/or power delay profile across multiple reference signals and/or across different signal types, for example. Angle consistency checks may be based on a consistency of an angle at which a reference signal is received across multiple reference signals and/or in comparison with an expected angle, for example. Embodiments may further include reporting detected attacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Weimin DUAN, Alexandros MANOLAKOS, Soo Bum LEE, Aziz GHOLMIEH, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20240104384
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A server (e.g., a network entity, a model repository) may select user equipment (UEs) to participate in a federated learning procedure for training a predictive model. Based on selecting the UEs, the server may determine a set of training parameters for a training configuration for the federated learning procedure. The server may transmit an indication of the training configuration to the UEs. The server may activate the federated learning procedure by transmitting an activation indication to the UEs. Each UE may locally train the predictive model according to the training configuration, and may report the model parameters to the server. The server may aggregate the reported model parameters into an updated model parameter set. The server may assign an updated parameter set identifier (PS ID) to the updated model parameter set and may inform the UEs of the updated PS ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Rajeev Kumar, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh