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: 20200229099
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A periodic reception mode may be activated for a user equipment (UE), such as by receiving an activation signal. The UE may be configured with or otherwise determine a periodic schedule associated with the periodic reception mode. The base station may combine multiple packets of data and may transmit the combined data packet in accordance with the periodic schedule. The UE may identify a duration for an active state and a duration for an idle state based on the periodic schedule. The UE may monitor a control channel in accordance with a duration for the active state associated with the periodic reception mode and may sleep in accordance with a duration for the idle state associated with the periodic reception mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai He, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20200229100
    Abstract: Some techniques and apparatuses described herein permit a user equipment (UE) to transition among different power settings for different parameters that impact the amount of power consumed by the UE. Such transitions may be configured to occur during a discontinuous reception (DRX) active time to provide power savings during the DRX active time or increase throughput during the DRX active time. In some aspects, the transitions may be signaled by a base station based at least in part on traffic volume for the UE, which may assist with improving throughput (e.g., when data is available for the UE), and which may assist with extending battery life of the UE (e.g., when data is not available for the UE). In some aspects, such transitions and associated parameter values may be preconfigured or a transition may be triggered by expiration of a timer, thereby reducing signaling overhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Gavin Bernard HORN, Peter Pui Lok ANG
  • Patent number: 10716097
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for switching bearers between radio access technologies (RATs) are described. According to aspects of the present disclosure, the uplink part of a bearer may be served by one RAT, while the downlink part of the bearer is served by another RAT. A part of a bearer may be served by more than one RAT. Methods and apparatus for communicating via bearer with parts served by differing RATs are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Vikas Jain
  • Publication number: 20200221530
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for signaling procedures that use a hierarchical mobility, which may be applied when a user equipment (UE) is operating in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state or the RRC idle state. A wireless communication system may be configured with a plurality of areas in which one or more networks are established for communicating certain types of signals. Examples of the areas associated with networks may include a tracking area (TA), a radio access network area code (RAN-AC), a radio access network based notification area (RNA). A synchronization signal or a paging signal may be transmitted using a first set of communication resources in a first area, while the synchronization signal or the paging signal may be transmitted using a second set of communication resources in a second area different than the first set of communication resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Hung Dinh Ly, Tingfang Ji, Gavin Bernard Horn, Karthika Paladugu, Ozcan Ozturk
  • Publication number: 20200221363
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for mobility procedures configured to maintain connectivity with a device, such as a user equipment (UE), when the UE moves between single-frequency network (SFN) areas. When the UE operates in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state or an RRC idle state, the UE may utilize hierarchical mobility. As the UE moves throughout the coverage area of the network, the UE may use mobility procedures for moving between a serving radio access network (RAN) notification area (RNA) and a neighboring RNA (e.g., inter-RNA procedures), and/or procedures for moving between SFN areas within the serving RNA (e.g., intra-RNA procedures), which may include procedures for moving between tracking areas (TAs). In some mobility procedures, the UE may skip decoding a system information block. In some mobility procedures, the UE may skip reading the system information. An SFN area may be a radio access network area code (RAN-AC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Hung Dinh Ly, Gavin Bernard Horn, Tingfang Ji
  • Publication number: 20200220850
    Abstract: In an aspect, a network supporting a number of client devices includes a network device that generates a context for a client device. The client device context may include network state information for the client device that enables the network to communicate with the client device. The client device may obtain, from a network device that serves a first service area of the network, information that includes a first client device context. The client device may enter a second service area of the network served by a second network device. Instead of performing a service area update procedure with the network, the client device may transmit a packet in the different service area with the information that includes the client device context. The client device may receive a service relocation message including information associated with the different network device in response to the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Bum LEE, Gavin Bernard HORN, Anand PALANIGOUNDER
  • Publication number: 20200213242
    Abstract: A wireless device may receive a radio link control (RLC) protocol data unit (PDU) from a lower layer (e.g., from a media access control (MAC) layer) when processing communications (e.g., packets) received from another wireless device. The receiving wireless device may identify that the PDU is an RLC service data unit (SDU) segment based at least in part on an indication corresponding to a sequence number associated with the RLC SDU segment. The receiving wireless device may then determine that the RLC SDU segment is received out of order based on previously received PDUs or previously received RLC SDU segments, and initiate a reassembly timer based on the out of order determination for the RLC SDUs. If the remaining RLC SDU segments (e.g., that complete the RLC SDU) are received before reassembly timer expires, the wireless device may reassemble the RLC SDU to be passed to a higher layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ruiming Zheng, Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20200214069
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may be configured to operate in dual connectivity (DC) and with split radio bearers, such that one or more split radio bearers are associated with a first cell group and one or more split radio bearers are associated with a second cell group. In some cases, a cell group failure may occur. Accordingly, the UE may autonomously update one or more radio bearer configurations of the split radio bearers to determine a processing scheme for the cell group failure. Additionally or alternatively, as a result of the cell group failure, an amount of unacknowledged data in a radio link control (RLC) buffer for the second cell group may get stuck such that the network cannot access it. Accordingly, the UE may perform a PDCP data recovery (e.g., user plane handling) to access the unacknowledged data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Publication number: 20200205177
    Abstract: Generally, the described techniques provide for a core network signaling to a base station a delay budget configuration that indicates a determined latency for communications between a core network, base station, and a user equipment (UE). In some cases, the core network may determine a first variable delay budget between the core network and a base station based on capability information associated with the wireless communications system. The core network may transmit the delay budget configuration to the base station, where the delay budget configuration may include the first delay budget. The base station may be able to determine a delay between the UE and the base station based on the delay budget configuration. Using the delay budget configuration, the base station may then schedule communications with the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Rajat Prakash, Vinay Joseph, Xipeng Zhu, Gavin Bernard Horn, Ozcan Ozturk, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes
  • Publication number: 20200196344
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may receive a physical layer downlink message including transport protocol data. The user equipment may multiplex an acknowledgement for the transport protocol data with hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback for the physical layer downlink message. The user equipment may multiplex a scheduling request for an acknowledgement for the transport protocol data with hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback for the physical layer downlink message. The user equipment may transmit the acknowledgement for the transport protocol data with the hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20200196349
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for dynamic switching between non-codebook based and codebook based uplink transmission schemes. An exemplary method that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) generally includes obtaining, from a base station (BS), parameters and a grant of transmission resources for asynchronous non-orthogonal multiple access (A-NOMA) transmissions; obtaining data for transmission to the BS; and transmitting the data in an A-NOMA transmission via the transmission resources according to the parameters while the UE is in a radio resource control (RRC) Inactive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Jing LEI, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20200196273
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for resolving paging collisions, for example, for a UE camped on multiple cells. In some cases, a UE detects, based on paging configurations, a conflict between configured paging occasions of at least two cells on which the UE is camped, signals an indication of the conflict to at least one of the cells, and receives information regarding a new paging configuration designed to resolve the conflict. In some cases, a UE identifies a different cell to camp on that is not subject to the conflict, wherein the different cell is not as good a candidate for cell selection as one of the conflicting cells in terms of cell selection criteria, and camps on the identified cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ozcan OZTURK, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Patent number: 10687263
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment concurrently communicates with a source base station (BS) and a target BS on a connection with the source BS and a connection with the target BS as part of a make-before-break (MBB) handover procedure; and performs a common packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) function for the connection with the source BS and the connection with the target BS before the connection with the source BS is released as part of the MBB handover procedure. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Karthika Paladugu, Gavin Bernard Horn, Prashanth Haridas Hande, Keiichi Kubota, Prasad Reddy Kadiri, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Masato Kitazoe, Umesh Phuyal, Supratik Bhattacharjee
  • Publication number: 20200186991
    Abstract: An UE transmits at least one UE configuration parameter to a base station comprising at least one preferred parameter for a UE configuration, e.g., in addition to a preferred setting for a delay budget report. The UE then receives a configuration from the base station based, at least in part, on the at least one UE configuration parameter transmitted to the base station. Additionally, a base station receives the at least one UE configuration parameter from a UE comprising at least one preferred parameter for a UE configuration, e.g., in addition to a preferred setting for a delay budget report. The base station then configures the UE using the at least one UE configuration parameter received from the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Linhai HE, Wooseok NAM, Tao LUO, Gavin Bernard HORN
  • Publication number: 20200187189
    Abstract: Capability exchange enhancements include filtering and/or indexing. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) determines UE capabilities to be reported to a network based on one or more of: one or more enquiries from the network, received system information, a home operator policy, configuration associated with public land mobile network (PLMN) information of one or more networks, a user preference, or a service type. In other aspects, a UE may report a subset of UE capabilities for features used for the connection establishment. Following connection establishment, the UE may use an identifier to communicate a more complete set of modes of operation that the UE is currently capable of performing. Base stations of the network may share the reported subset so that the UE may avoid transmitting the subset to a target base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Shravan Kumar Raghunathan, Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Aiping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200187275
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for supporting flexible radio access network (RAN) node identifiers in a network are provided. In one technique, a cell identity of a cell associated with a base station in a network is determined. An identifier of the base station is determined from the cell identity based on a partitioning of an identifier space used for identifying cells in the network. A message that includes at least one of the identifier of the base station or the cell identity associated with the base station is transmitted. In another technique, a user equipment may determine whether to take one or more actions while transitioning from operating in an inactive mode to operating in a connected mode based on the identifier of the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Luis Fernando Brisson LOPES, Gavin Bernard HORN, Xipeng ZHU
  • Patent number: 10681760
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. A first method includes transmitting a first Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) communications signal to a wireless node in a licensed spectrum, and transmitting, concurrently with the transmission of the first OFDMA communications signal, a second OFDMA communications signal to the wireless node in an unlicensed spectrum. A second method includes receiving a first Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) communications signal from a wireless node in a licensed spectrum, and receiving, concurrently with the reception of the first OFDMA communications signal, a second OFDMA communication signal from the wireless node in an unlicensed spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Naga Bhushan, Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo, Tingfang Ji, Gavin Bernard Horn, Wanshi Chen, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10681766
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide procedures for managing secondary eNB (SeNB) radio link failure (S-RLF) in dual connectivity scenarios. A user equipment (UE) may establish communication with a Master Evolved Node B (MeNB) and a Secondary eNB (SeNB). The UE may detect a Radio Link Failure (RLF) of a connection with the SeNB and may transmit an indication of the RLF to the MeNB, in response to the detection. The MeNB may take at least one action to manage the RLF, in response to receiving the indication of the RLF, for example, including transmitting a reconfiguration command to the UE. The SeNB may also detect the RLF and transmit an indication of the RLF to the MeNB over a backhaul connection, in response to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Gavin Bernard Horn, Jelena Damnjanovic, Peter Gaal, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Publication number: 20200178325
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for managing packet data network (PDN) connectivity for a device. A device may receive one or more parameters specifying whether PDN connectivity to a local gateway is allowed for the device at one or more access points. The one or more parameters can be specific for the device and/or for one or more access point names.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard HORN, Miguel GRIOT, Ramachandran SUBRAMANIAN
  • Publication number: 20200178193
    Abstract: Discovery and synchronization channels are discussed for user-tracking zones in a cellular network. User-tracking zones reduce the mobility tracking burden on the UE and shift the tracking responsibility to the network. This shift allows for UE and network power savings from reduced searching at the UE as well as through efficient paging area tracking and less broadcast signaling. The various aspects provide channel design for initial synchronization and discovery of the user-tracking zones. A single frequency network (SFN) synchronization channel is provided with at least a reference signal for time synchronization and payload information that may include a zone identifier (ID), formatting for a system information transmission request, and resource allocation for the request. The zone ID may be included in the payload or embedded into the reference signal. Facility is also provided for handling zone nodes of different power classes that allows for maintaining the SFN operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Yichao HUANG, Naga Bhushan, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn