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: 20220014968
    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: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Shankar Krishnan, Xipeng Zhu, Rajeev Kumar, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20220015025
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for a service-based cell reselection by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The UE may have a service relationship with a particular service. A wireless communication system may provide different types of services via different radio frequencies. The UE may determine which cells to measure for cell reselection to include those that correspond to a service of interest to the UE. In addition to power savings, the UE may experience faster cell reselection for a service. The techniques of this disclosure also may enable a priority-based cell reselection so that the UE can camp on a cell that supports a higher priority service compared to other services supported by the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ravi Agarwal, Gavin Bernard Horn, Miguel Griot
  • Publication number: 20220015131
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a base station may determine to transmit a pre-allocated uplink (UL) grant to a user equipment (UE), wherein the pre-allocated UL grant includes: a secondary node (SN) transmission configuration indicator (TCI) list, and a type 1 configured grant (CG). The base station may transmit, to the UE, the pre-allocated UL grant based at least in part on determining to transmit the pre-allocated UL grant. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Peng CHENG, Ozcan OZTURK, Karthika PALADUGU, Huichun LIU, Gavin Bernard HORN, Masato KITAZOE, Linhai HE, Punyaslok PURKAYASTHA
  • Patent number: 11223628
    Abstract: The disclosure relates in some aspects to establishing connectivity with a network using a first set of credentials and determining whether additional connectivity needs to be established (e.g., using a second set of credentials) to communicate data. The disclosure relates in some aspects to the use of multiple credentials for access and service connectivity. For example, traffic generated by a device may be authorized based on a different set of credentials than the set of credentials used to access the network (e.g., to connect to an LTE network for a PDN connection). In this way, traffic belonging to a specific service or application can be charged and policed based on service specific needs. The disclosure thus relates in some aspects to the use of access credentials and service credentials. These different types of credentials can be used to enable traffic differentiation and policing based on the credentials in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20220007446
    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: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Punyaslok PURKAYASTHA, Ravi AGARWAL, Gavin Bernard HORN, Ozcan OZTURK
  • Publication number: 20220007306
    Abstract: New radio (NR) power headroom report (PHR) design for millimeter wave (mmWave) deployment is discussed. The power control process for mmWave may include beam-specific periodic PHR reporting and user equipment (UE)-specific event-trigger PHR reporting. The periodic PHR reporting may either provide a single PHR that includes power headroom information for each of the serving beams, or the UE may be configured to measure and report PHR for different beams in different slots. When reporting a single PHR with power headroom information for multiple serving beams, a beam index may be included in the reserved bits of the PHR. For the event-trigger PHR, the PHR reported based on a detected event trigger may provide power headroom information only for the current serving beam, or for all serving beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Peng Cheng, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tao Luo, Linhai He
  • Publication number: 20220007256
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may detect radio link failure on a master cell group. Accordingly, the UE may determine a state of a secondary cell group (SCG). Additionally, the UE may initiate activation of the SCG based at least in part on the state of the SCG. For example, the activation of the SCG may be initiated based at least in part on the state being a deactivated state, a dormant state, or an enhanced dormant state. Accordingly, the UE may transmit master cell group (MCG) failure recovery information over the SCG and receive, on the SCG, MCG reconnection information. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Ozcan OZTURK, Punyaslok PURKAYASTHA, Ravi AGARWAL, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20210410216
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A first base station may identify that the first base station is a secondary node for a user equipment (UE) operating in a dual connectivity deployment, where the UE is in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state. The first base station may receive, from the UE, a request to resume communications with the first base station and a second base station that is a master node in the dual connectivity deployment. The first base station may verify the UE using an access stratum context associated with the UE, and resume communications with the UE based at least in part on the request and the access stratum context. The first base station may resume communications as a secondary node or as a master node. In some cases, the UE may resume communications without entering an RRC idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Huichun LIU, Gavin Bernard HORN, Ozcan OZTURK, Miguel GRIOT, Peng CHENG
  • Patent number: 11212807
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for selecting service-specific cells that considers additional information about service availability at the cells. A base station stores service availability information in system information. A UE searching for a service-specific cell on which to camp receives the system information with service availability. The UE analyzes its service requirements against the service availability as well as measured radio conditions and selects a cell that enables service-specific support on which to camp. When a change occurs to availability of the service support at the base station, it notifies the camped UE of the change and the UE obtains the changed system information to determine whether to reselect a different cell on which to camp. When a service-specific cell is not available, the UE may select a suitable cell for normal service and periodically perform cell reselection in an attempt to again camp on a service-specific cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn, Chih Ping Li
  • Patent number: 11212770
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a base station (BS) may determine a first type of paging cycle configuration. The BS may determine a second type of paging cycle configuration that is different from the first type of paging cycle configuration, wherein the second type of paging cycle configuration enables a plurality of different paging cycles. The BS may transmit to a user equipment, a paging cycle configuration message, wherein the paging cycle configuration message includes an indication of the second type of paging cycle configuration. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Reza Shahidi
  • Patent number: 11212695
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for determining a configuration for packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) duplication. Certain aspects provide a method for wireless communication. The method generally includes determining a PDCP duplication configuration corresponding to at least one of multi-connectivity (MC) or carrier-aggregation (CA) for communication of at least one bearer with a user-equipment (UE), wherein the determination is based on an indication corresponding to a link quality for the communication, and sending an indication of the determined configuration for the communication of the at least one bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Joseph, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes, Gavin Bernard Horn, Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Yu-Ting Yu
  • Patent number: 11201780
    Abstract: Some aspects provide for establishing a radio connection for the wireless communication, determining a configuration for whether to segment one or more packets for the wireless communication using the established radio connection, and communicating the one or more packets based on the determined configuration. Some aspects provide for assembling a first frame comprising one or more packets, transmitting the first frame, determining whether a portion of one or more packets was truncated during the assembling of the first frame, and transmitting a second frame comprising at least the truncated portion of the one or more packets of the first frame. Some aspects provide for receiving a first frame comprising one or more packets, determining that a portion of one or more packets is truncated, and determining whether to ignore as padding at least the truncated portion of the one or more packets of the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Yu, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anurag Vardhan, Rotem Cooper, Aziz Gholmieh, Keiichi Kubota
  • Publication number: 20210385897
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may detect a radio link failure between the UE and a master node of a dual-connectivity configuration. The UE may transmit, to a secondary node in the dual-connectivity configuration, an indication that the radio link failure has occurred. The secondary node may receive the indication of a radio link failure and transmit the indication of the radio link failure to the master node of the dual-connectivity configuration. The master node may identify a target node for the UE and perform a handover procedure of the UE from the master node to the target node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Punyaslok PURKAYASTHA, Gavin Bernard HORN, Ozcan OZTURK, Peng CHENG, Arvind Vardarajan SANTHANAM
  • Publication number: 20210385049
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for cell group configuration and backhaul coordination for remote interference management. Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for communications by a base station (BS). The BS receives a first configuration configuring a cell in at least one group of cells and configuring the cell with a group identification (ID). The BS receives a second configuration configuring the cell for at least one of: remote interference management reference signal (RIM-RS) transmission or RIM-RS detection. The BS performs a remote interference management procedure based on at least the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Xipeng ZHU, Huilin XU, Yiqing CAO, Yuwei REN, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20210385714
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, devices, apparatus and methods, including computer programs encoded on storage media, for layer 2 relay user equipment (UE) mobility. A relay UE relays data between a first network entity and a remote UE based on a first configuration of the remote UE. The relay UE may receive, from the first network entity on a first connection, a handover request that includes a second configuration for a second network entity or a third configuration for the remote UE. The relay UE determines whether dual active protocol stack radio link control channels are configured for the remote UE based on the first configuration or the third configuration. The relay UE establishes a second connection with the second network entity based on the second configuration, and transmits, to the remote UE, a handover status indicating a result of establishing the second connection with the second network entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Karthika PALADUGU, Hong CHENG, Gavin Bernard HORN, Ozcan OZTURK
  • Patent number: 11197344
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In some wireless communications systems, a transmitting device may identify a Radio Link Control (RLC) service data unit (SDU) to be transmitted to a receiving device. In some cases, the transmitting device may not have access to sufficient resources to transmit the entire RLC SDU. As such, the transmitting device may segment the RLC SDU into RLC SDU segments, and the transmitting device may transmit the RLC SDU segments to the receiving device. If an RLC layer at the receiving device receives one or more RLC SDU segments out of sequence, the RLC layer may initiate a reassembly (or reordering) timer. The RLC layer may reassemble the successfully received RLC SDU segments to be passed to upper layers. Once the timer expires, the RLC layer may declare that the missing RLC SDU segments are lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ruiming Zheng, Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 11197163
    Abstract: All or a portion of a timeslot of a slotted communication system may be dynamically designated for transmitting or for receiving. For example, a timeslot originally designated for receiving information at a wireless node may be temporarily designated for transmitting information from the wireless node. Such a designation may be made to accommodate a temporary asymmetry in traffic flow between wireless nodes or may be made based on other criteria. In some aspects, a resource utilization messaging scheme may be employed to mitigate interference associated with the designation of timeslots for transmitting or receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Ashwin Sampath
  • Publication number: 20210377978
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure present techniques for coordination between a user equipment (UE) and one or more network entities to allow necessary interruptions on a first link associated with a first subscriber identification module (SIM) of the UE in order to establish or use a second link associated with a second SIM of the UE. A UE may include two or more SIMs, such as, for example, when offering Dual-SIM-Dual-Active (DSDA) functionalities. The UE may be limited by a single receiving chain, disregarding the multiple SIMs carried therein. The present disclosure alleviates or removes such limitations by coordinating between the UE and one or more network entities to optimize the use of the multiple SIMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ozcan OZTURK, Gavin Bernard HORN, Reza SHAHIDI
  • Publication number: 20210377862
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A wireless device may receive a downlink (DL) reception indication during an active duration of a discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration. The DL reception indication may indicate the presence of a reception opportunity following an inactivity interval, as well as the length of the inactivity interval. The wireless device may refrain from DL monitoring during the inactivity interval. In some cases, the wireless device may enter a sleep mode during the inactivity interval and wake up to receive a subsequent transmission during the reception opportunity. In some examples, the wireless device may use the inactivity interval to communicate using a different radio access technology (RAT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ravi Agarwal, Gavin Bernard Horn, Peter Pui Lok Ang
  • Patent number: 11184785
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive information from a network node. The system information may include inter-frequency configuration and measurement reporting configuration. The UE may perform a measurement of a frequency or multiple frequencies that are associated with the inter-frequency configuration. Subsequent to the measurement, the UE may transmit a report of the measurement of the frequency or multiple frequencies to the network node during a radio resource control (RRC) connection procedure based on the measurement reporting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Leena Zacharias, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Masato Kitazoe, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh, Kuo-Chun Lee, Suli Zhao, Reza Shahidi, Arvind Vardarajan Santhanam, Yongsheng Shi