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).

  • Patent number: 10764775
    Abstract: Various techniques are proposed to enhance or expand the capabilities or usage of buffer status request (BSR) and scheduling request (SR) in new radio (NR) applications. In an implementation, techniques are proposed to extend the SR in long term evolution (LTE) baseline with additional information to help a base station (e.g., gNB) schedule faster and more efficiently. Moreover, a new BSR triggering condition is proposed to report new data based on particular events instead of being time-based. Modifications being proposed to both BSR and SR can be customized for different numerologies/transmission time intervals (TTIs). Modifications being proposed to SR can also be used to indicate a user equipment (UE) new beam selection after recovering from a beam failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Linhai He, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh, Yue Yang, Tao Luo, Sumeeth Nagaraja
  • Patent number: 10764853
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. In one method, a method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a synchronization signal. The synchronization signal may be common to a plurality of cells within a network. The method further includes acquiring a timing of the network based on the synchronization signal, and transmitting a pilot signal in response to acquiring the timing of the network. The pilot signal may identify the UE and be concurrently receivable by the plurality of cells within the network. Other aspects, features, and embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tingfang Ji, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Naga Bhushan, Jing Jiang, Kambiz Azarian Yazdi, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Peter Gaal, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Publication number: 20200275259
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Xipeng ZHU, Juan ZHANG, Gavin Bernard HORN, Srinivasan BALASUBRAMANIAN
  • Patent number: 10757754
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein to secure a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) control protocol data unit (PDU). A base station may determine a security configuration for a PDCP control PDU based on various factors including the content of the PDCP control PDU. For example, the security configuration of the PDCP control PDU may be applied because the PDCP control PDU includes a retransmission request. A counter dedicated to PDCP control PDUs may be initialized. The security protocols may be based on the dedicated counter. Some types of security parameters may be shared in some contexts such as in handover procedures or dual connectivity procedures. For example, security configurations associated with a second communication link may be based on security configurations associated with a first communication link. PDCP control PDUs may be secured based on the security configurations, the security parameters, protection keys, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Gavin Bernard Horn, Yu-Ting Yu, Shailesh Maheshwari, Vanitha Kumar
  • Patent number: 10757572
    Abstract: A network entity may provision a UE and a base station with parameters for securing network communications. The network entity may send a system parameter to a UE and a private security key to a base station. Additionally, the UE and the base station may each receive synchronization information from the network which may be used to create a randomness parameter. The base station may create a signature based on the private security key, a cell identifier, and the randomness parameter and include the signature in a system information message that is to be broadcasted to one or more UEs. A UE connecting to the base station may receive the system information message from the base station, determine the cell identifier, and verify the system information message based on one or more of the cell identifier, the system parameter, or the randomness parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Adrian Edward Escott, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anand Palanigounder
  • Publication number: 20200267084
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Some methods include receiving an indication of a traffic flow to be served by a wireless communication system, determining scheduling information for the traffic flow based on the indication, wherein the scheduling information comprises one or more of a time offset, a reliability, and a minimum throughput of delivery of data traffic for the flow, and transmitting the scheduling information in response to the indication. Some methods include determining delta time offset information relative to one or more existing time offsets of packet arrivals of one or more traffic flows for scheduling transmissions of a first traffic flow in the wireless communication system, and transmitting the delta time offset information to a node of the first traffic flow for scheduling transmissions of the first traffic flow in the wireless communication system. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Prashanth Haridas Hande, Rajat Prakash, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10750569
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may transmit a UE-specific beam management parameter to a user equipment (UE) in a connected mode discontinuous reception (C-DRX) OFF state. The UE-specific beam management parameter may indicate a time interval for reception of downlink reference signals (RSs) prior to the beginning of a next C-DRX ON state. The UE may monitor for downlink RSs, and transmit an uplink measurement report during the C-DRX OFF state, which may indicate a reconfigured active beam pair for use during the next C-DRX ON duration. In some cases, the UE may transmit uplink RSs to the base station, and the base station may reconfigure an active beam pair based on the uplink RSs. The UE may monitor for control information (e.g., in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH)) during the next C-DRX ON duration, using the reconfigured active beam pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sumeeth Nagaraja, Tao Luo, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20200260508
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described to enable abase station and a user equipment (UE) to identify and respond to communications in accordance with one or more communications services. For example, the base station and the UE may support communications in accordance with a wireless communications standard (e.g., third generation partnership project (3GPP) standard), in addition to supporting an additional communications service including one or more proprietary features. In some cases, the UE may transmit an indication to the base station, or the base station may otherwise determine, that the UE supports the proprietary features. Further, the base station may assign and transmit a unique radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) to the UE for the additional communications service (e.g., a proprietary RNTI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai He, Gavin Bernard Horn, Ozcan Ozturk
  • Patent number: 10740490
    Abstract: One or more selectively activated features needed at a device to use a network service may be identified. Authorization information and feature activation key(s) associated with features that the device has been authorized to activate may be obtained at the device. The feature activation key(s) may be used to activate and/or maintain activation of the authorized features that match the selectively activated feature(s) needed to use the network service. An authorization server may obtain a request to activate one or more selectively activated features of a device. The authorization server may verify that the selectively activated feature(s) are authorized to be used at the device based on an authorization agreement obtained at the authorization server. The authorization server may send proof that the device is authorized to use the selectively activated feature(s) and may send feature activation key(s) based on the authorization agreement in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Edward Smee, Rajesh Pankaj, Thomas Rouse
  • Patent number: 10736028
    Abstract: Techniques are described using network slice information to negotiate and select network services by determining a set of desired required network provided functionalities; identifying a set of network slices providing one or more of the functionalities in the set of required functionalities; and communicating, to a network, a slice identifier for each slice in the set of the identified network slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Nasielski, Santosh Abraham
  • Publication number: 20200245195
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, apparatuses and computer-readable medium for wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive, from a first base station (BS) associated with a fifth generation New Radio (5G NR) radio access technology (RAT), a command of mobility from the 5G NR RAT to a second RAT. The UE may determine that the command of mobility is for voice fallback. The UE may transmit, to a second BS associated with the second RAT and based at least in part on determining that the command of mobility is for voice fallback, a radio resource control (RRC) connection request communication for attempting to communicatively connect with the second BS for voice fallback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Xipeng ZHU, Masato KITAZOE, Gavin Bernard HORN, Shyamal RAMACHANDRAN, Arvind Vardarajan SANTHANAM, Tom CHIN, Min WANG, Kuo-Chun LEE
  • Publication number: 20200245392
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. One example method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE) includes detecting a radio link failure (RLF) condition for a connection between the UE and a network over a first cell group and determining, in response to detecting the RLF condition, whether an air interface resource allocation is available for a signaling radio bearer (SRB) between the UE and the network over another cell group. The method also includes selecting, based at least in part on the determination, one of a plurality of RLF procedures. In some examples, the UE may select a first RLF procedure that fully releases radio resources when no SRB is available and a different, second RLF procedure that partially when an SRB is available between the UE and the network over a second cell group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn, Karthika Paladugu
  • Publication number: 20200245400
    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: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ruiming Zheng, Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20200245229
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for an extended feature indication in new radio (NR), such as for slice specific extension (SSE). Aspects provide a method that may be performed by a transmitter device, such as a user equipment (UE) or a network node (e.g., a base station (BS)). The method generally includes determining a network node supports an extended feature, the extended feature being associated with an extended feature identifier. The transmitter device transmits a message, the message including the extended feature identifier and an indication that the apparatus is using the extended feature. A receiver device can receive the message and process the message and/or one or more subsequent messages based on the indication that the transmitter device is using the extended feature and the extended feature identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard HORN, Ozcan OZTURK, Peerapol TINNAKORNSRISUPHAP, Linhai HE, Charles Alfred BERGAN, Ajay GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20200244528
    Abstract: In an access network, a base station may aggregate data packets for a user equipment (UE) into transport blocks and configure a control channel to allow the UE to sleep between control channel monitoring occasions to save power. Such data aggregation, however, may be subject to changes in traffic load and/or link quality that may result in a too low data rate or too frequent monitoring. A base station that receives data to transmit to the UE and aggregates the data according to configured control configuration parameters of the UE may determine that a link quality or a traffic load for the UE has changed. The base station may reconfigure the control channel configuration parameters of the UE based on at least one of the link quality or the traffic load in order to obtain a data rate that satisfy the traffic load for the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Prashanth Haridas HANDE, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Patent number: 10728756
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for managing security keys for enciphering and deciphering packets transmitted in a wireless communications system. According to certain aspects, a method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes obtaining an indication of a key area identifier (ID) of a first cell node, wherein the key area ID identifies a set of cell nodes that are associated with a network node that uses a first key for enciphering or deciphering messages and communicating a first set of messages with the first cell node using the first key for enciphering or deciphering the first set of messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Keiichi Kubota, Adrian Edward Escott, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anand Palanigounder
  • Patent number: 10728934
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a method or an apparatus for wireless communication may include identifying an association with a wireless network having a public land mobile network identification (PLMN ID); identifying an association with a portion of the wireless network, the portion of the wireless network is a private wireless network; identifying an indication of the portion of the wireless network; the indication informs a user equipment that the portion of the wireless network is accessible using a private wireless network credential; and transmitting the indication of the portion of the wireless network. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Joseph, Rajat Prakash, Gavin Bernard Horn, Miguel Griot
  • Publication number: 20200236537
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may transmit to a base station (BS), information indicating a medium access control (MAC) security capability of the UE. The UE may receive from the BS, a communication that includes an indication of a MAC security configuration for communications between the UE and the BS. The indication of the MAC security configuration may be based at least in part on the MAC security capability of the UE. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Bum LEE, Linhai HE, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20200236554
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some systems, devices may use information protection to detect fake base stations. A base station verified by a network may transmit first information to a user equipment (UE) in an unprotected message. If a fake base station intercepts and modifies the message before relaying the message to the UE, the UE may receive different information than the transmitted first information. The UE may then transmit an indication of the received information to the verified base station in a protected message. In some cases, based on the indication, the verified base station may re-transmit the first information to the UE in a message protected against modification by the fake base station. If the UE determines that the initially received information is different from the information received in the protected retransmission, the UE identifies message modification by the fake base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Adrian Edward Escott, Anand Palanigounder
  • Publication number: 20200228510
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method of wireless communication at a transmitting wireless device includes generating a first Message Authentication Code for a data packet based at least in part on a first security key used to communicate with a receiving wireless device; generating a second message authentication code for the data packet based at least in part on a second security key used to communicate with a relay user equipment (UE), in which the relay UE is included in a data routing path between the transmitting wireless device and the receiving wireless device; and transmitting the data packet to the relay UE with at least the first message authentication code and the second message authentication code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anand Palanigounder