Patents by Inventor George Cherian

George Cherian 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: 11329871
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for implementing multi-link aggregation and conditional inheritance in a first basic service set (BSS). In one aspect, an apparatus may establish a first communication link with a first station (STA) of the first BSS using a first frequency band. The apparatus may determine a first link profile for a second communication link by customizing one or more management elements of management information associated with the first communication link. The apparatus may configure a first non-inheritance element of the first link profile associated with the second communication link to indicate usage of at least one management element of the management information by the second communication link is disabled. The apparatus may generate a management frame that comprises at least the first link profile, and may output the management frame for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yongchun Xiao, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sandip HomChaudhuri, Ravi Gidvani, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220124857
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for handling direct link communications in multi-link systems. An example method generally includes transmitting, to a first wireless station via a direct link between the first wireless station and one or more second wireless stations affiliated with a multi-link device (MLD), a data frame comprising a transmitter address field set to an address of the MLD, which is one of a plurality of addresses associated with the MLD and the second wireless stations being affiliated with the MLD for multi-link operations. The method also includes communicating with the first wireless station via the direct link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod PATIL, George CHERIAN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Vikram PHOGAT, Tushnim BHATTACHARYYA, Rajesh CHAUHAN
  • Publication number: 20220124856
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for handling direct link communications in multi-link systems. An example method generally includes transmitting, to a first wireless station via a direct link between the first wireless station and one or more second wireless stations affiliated with a multi-link device (MLD), a data frame comprising a transmitter address field set to an address of the MLD, which is one of a plurality of addresses associated with the MLD and the second wireless stations being affiliated with the MLD for multi-link operations. The method also includes communicating with the first wireless station via the direct link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod PATIL, George CHERIAN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Vikram PHOGAT, Tushnim BHATTACHARYYA, Rajesh CHAUHAN
  • Patent number: 11283759
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described, including identifying a first attribute value associated with a first access point; receiving a second attribute value; and determining that the first attribute value associated with the first access point is the same as the received second attribute value. An attribute value may be an n-bit value, where n is an integer. The n-bit value may identify a BSS color. The n-bit value may, additionally or alternatively, indicate other BSS color information such as a BSSID, ESSID, SSID, or a combination thereof. It is helpful when devices detect BSS attribute value (e.g., BSS color, BSSID, MAC address, ESSID) overlap and notify other associated devices (e.g., STAs, APs) of this overlap so that a device may cease using an attribute value for power save or channel access decisions, and facilitate attribute value adjustment and correction to eliminate a BSS collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Naveen Kumar Kakani, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220085910
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for enhanced bandwidth puncturing. Some implementations more specifically relate to punctured channel indications that support channel puncturing over a range of bandwidths achievable in accordance with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11be amendment, and future generations, of the IEEE 802.11 standard. In some implementations, an access point (AP) may communicate static punctured channel information to each associated wireless station (STA) in its BSS. In some other implementations, a transmit opportunity (TXOP) holder may communicate dynamic punctured channel information to a TXOP responder with which it intends to communicate. Still further, in some implementations, the TXOP responder may communicate additional punctured channel information to the TXOP holder responsive to the dynamic punctured channel information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yanjun SUN, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sai Yiu Duncan Ho
  • Publication number: 20220078844
    Abstract: In some implementations, an access point (AP) establishes a restricted target wake time (TWT) session including at least one restricted TWT service period (SP) for peer-to-peer (P2P) communications. The AP admits a group of wireless stations (STAs) associated with P2P communications as members of the restricted TWT session, obtains a transmission opportunity (TXOP) on the wireless channel during the at least one restricted TWT SP, and transmits, on the wireless channel, a protection frame identifying one or more STAs of the group of STAs belonging to the restricted TWT session that are permitted to transmit or receive P2P communications on the wireless channel during the TXOP. The protection frame may also indicate to receiving devices other than the one or more identified STAs that the wireless channel is unavailable for at least a portion of the TXOP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: George CHERIAN, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Abhishek Pramod PATIL
  • Patent number: 11271834
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums for wireless communication are provided. In one example, an apparatus may be configured to determine a first interval between a first page transmission time and a second page transmission time. A third page transmission time may exist between the first page transmission time and the second page transmission time. The apparatus may be configured to enter a first state during which the first device is monitoring for a page transmission from a second device based on the first interval for a first state time period. The apparatus may be configured to enter, from the first state in response to a trigger event, a second state during which the first device is disabled from monitoring for a page transmission from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220070772
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for wireless communication that can be used to establish a restricted target wake time (TWT) session on a wireless medium. In some implementations, an access point (AP) establishes a restricted TWT session for one or more wireless stations (STAs) associated with latency sensitive traffic, the restricted TWT session including restricted TWT service periods (SPs) during which the AP reserves access to the wireless medium for only the one or more STAs associated with the latency sensitive traffic. The AP transmits a clear-to-send (CTS) frame at a start of each restricted TWT SP, the CTS frame indicating to other STAs that the wireless medium is unavailable for a duration of the respective restricted TWT SP. The AP transmits latency sensitive data to or receives latency sensitive data from the one or more STAs during at least one of the restricted TWT SPs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Sai Yiu Duncan HO, George CHERIAN, Abhishek Pramod PATIL, Yanjun SUN, Alfred ASTERJADHI
  • Patent number: 11259285
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for co-located Basic Service Sets (BSSs). A BSS refers to an access point (AP), wireless channel configuration, and associated stations (STAs). In one aspect, a wireless local area network (WLAN) apparatus may operate multiple virtual access points (VAPs) and multiple BSSs. The BSS may be considered co-located if they are implemented in the same physical device (such as a WLAN apparatus). Furthermore, the BSSs may be considered co-hosted if they share the same band and wireless channel, but independently signal different management frames. To aid STAs in learning about the co-located or co-hosted BSSs, the present disclosure provides techniques to advertise the co-located or co-hosted BSSs. Further improvements for co-hosted BSSs include the use of control frames that can aggregate information for more than one co-hosted BSS sharing a same wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Gidvani, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220053379
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for enhanced bandwidth negotiation. Some implementations more specifically relate to request-to-transmit (RTS) and clear-to-send (CTS) frame designs that support bandwidth negotiations over a range of bandwidths achievable in accordance with the IEEE 802.11be amendment, and future generations, of the IEEE 802.11 standard. In some implementations, a bandwidth negotiation frame (such as a CTS or RTS frame) may be configurable to support bandwidths greater than 160 MHz. In some aspects, the bandwidth negotiation frame may conform to a legacy control frame format. More specifically, one or more bits of a service field associated with the legacy control frame format may be repurposed to carry enhanced bandwidth information. In some aspects, a recipient of a bandwidth negotiation frame may interpret one or more bits of the service field to carry enhanced bandwidth information when the frame is transmitted by a non-legacy transmitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yanjun SUN, Alfred ASTERJADHI, George CHERIAN, Abhishek Pramod PATIL, Sai Yiu Duncan HO
  • Patent number: 11252614
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for adjusting a packet duration for triggered uplink (UL) transmissions to an access point (AP) from one or more stations (STAs). In one aspect, the AP may estimate an amount of data that a STA has queued for UL transmission and select the packet duration based on the estimated amount of queued UL data. The AP may transmit a trigger frame that solicits UL data from the STA and indicates the selected packet duration. In response, the AP may receive an UL packet from the STA and determine an amount of UL data queued in the STA based on the UL packet. In some implementations, the AP may selectively adjust the packet duration for UL transmissions based on the UL packet, the determined amount of UL data queued in the STA, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lochan Verma, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 11245501
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described for coordination between multiple access points (APs) for communications within a transmission opportunity (TxOP). A first AP may gain channel access for a TxOP, and may coordinate with at least a second AP to allow both the first AP and the second AP to transmit and receive wireless communications during the TxOP. The first AP, upon gaining channel access following a successful contention-based channel access procedure, may initiate a scheduling phase with the second AP to schedule of resources within the TxOP for the first and second APs. The first AP may initiate a multi-AP coordinated transmission phase following the scheduling phase, during which both the first AP and second AP may communicate with one or more associated STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sameer Vermani, Bin Tian, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Lochan Verma, Lin Yang, Jialing Li Chen
  • Publication number: 20220039086
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices, and techniques to indicate operations by extremely high throughput (EHT) devices on an operating bandwidth, including devices in a basic service set (BSS) supporting the use of a 320 MHz channel. In some aspects, the supported functionality may include extensions to flexibility and support rules, structures, and signaling using legacy fields, frames, and features. In addition, the supported functionality may include channel sensing and reporting, such as per-channel network allocation vectors (NAVs) for the sub-channels of the operating bandwidth. A device may identify an operating mode for an operating bandwidth and determine a value for a bandwidth query report (BQR) or a target wake time (TWT) element. The device may check multiple NAVs for sub-channels of the operating bandwidth. The operating bandwidth may span concurrent operations on traditional Wi-Fi frequency bands including the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands as well as the 6 GHz band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Bin Tian
  • Publication number: 20220038241
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for generating enhanced sounding packets. Some implementations more specifically relate to sounding packet designs that support enhancements to wireless communication protocols associated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11be amendment, and future generations, of the IEEE 802.11 standard. In some implementations, an enhanced null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame may be configurable to support multiple versions of the IEEE 802.11 standard. For example, the enhanced NDPA frame may be configured in accordance with a legacy or a non-legacy NDPA frame format. In some other implementations, the enhanced NDPA frame may include a subfield carrying information identifying a particular basic service set (BSS) which may be associated with one or more STA information fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Sameer VERMANI, Alfred Asterjadhi, Yanjun Sun, Bin Tian, Lin Yang, Jialing Li Chen, George Cherian, Youhan Kim
  • Patent number: 11234282
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. The described techniques relate to improved methods, systems, devices, or apparatuses that support a 20 MHz station (STA) parked on a secondary channel. Without the described techniques, mechanisms to support secondary channel operation may be unable to receive management frames or broadcast traffic from an access point (AP), which may cause the STA to lose synchronization with the AP, miss a channel change or other critical announcement from the AP, etc. Considerations for providing such information to STAs parked on a secondary channel are discussed. In some examples, an AP may restrict resource unit allocation to the secondary channel on which the STA is parked. In some cases, a trigger-based random access mechanism may utilize aspects of the present disclosure to limit access to certain resource units to STAs on a given secondary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, Youhan Kim, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20220022033
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems that facilitate mobility of wireless communication devices configured for multi-link operation (MLO). Particular aspects more specifically relate to facilitating fast basic service set (BSS) transitions by wireless communication devices that support MLO. For example, some aspects provide support for station (STA) multi-link device (MLD) roaming between access point (AP) MLDs, from an AP MLD to a non-MLO AP, or from a non-MLO AP to an AP MLD. In some aspects, a STA MLD may be configured to use a medium access control (MAC) service access point address (MAC-SAP address) of the AP MLD when re-associating or communicating with a legacy AP or with an AP MLD. In such aspects, the MAC-SAP address may be used by all STAs of the non-AP MLD for fast BSS transitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Sai Yiu Duncan HO, George CHERIAN, Abhishek Pramod PATIL, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Yanjun SUN, Jouni Kalevi MALINEN
  • Patent number: 11228963
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for associating a wireless communication device such as a wireless station (STA) of a STA multi-link device (MLD) with an access point (AP) MLD that includes a first AP associated with a first communication link of the AP MLD and includes one or more secondary APs associated with one or more respective secondary communication links of the first AP MLD. The AP MLD transmits a frame including an advertising information element carrying discovery information for the first AP of the AP MLD, including a first portion carrying discovery information for each secondary AP of the one or more secondary APs of the AP MLD, and including a second portion carrying common attributes of the one or more secondary APs of the AP MLD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Sai Yiu Duncan Ho, Lochan Verma, Yanjun Sun
  • Patent number: 11223507
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to communication using a data unit that includes a payload with synchronization information. In some aspects, a first apparatus may transmit a data unit that includes at least one synchronization symbol in the payload. A second apparatus that receives the data unit may thereby recover synchronization information from the data unit even if interference at the second apparatus prevents the second apparatus from recovering synchronization information in a preamble of the data unit. In some aspects, the second apparatus may determine, based on information in the at least one synchronization symbol, whether and/or when to conduct a spatial reuse transmission. In some aspects, the second apparatus may determine, based on information in the at least one synchronization symbol, an amount of time to defer transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lochan Verma, Raja Banerjea, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20210410068
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for wireless communications are described. Stations operating within a system may have a primary radio and a wakeup or low-power radio. Access points (APs) may send indications receivable by the wakeup radio to alert a station of a pending data transmission for the station. APs may transmit synchronization beacons for wakeup radios of the stations, and the transmission timing for the synchronization beacons may be adapted based on operating conditions of one or more stations. For example, an AP may skip transmissions of a synchronization beacon or may adapt the frequency of synchronization beacon transmissions based on various operating conditions or factors. Stations may report certain information about operating conditions or capabilities that may be used to adapt synchronization beacon transmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Yanjun Sun, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil
  • Publication number: 20210400751
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. The described techniques relate to improved methods, systems, devices, or apparatuses that support a 20 MHz station (STA) parked on a secondary channel. Without the described techniques, mechanisms to support secondary channel operation may be unable to receive management frames or broadcast traffic from an access point (AP), which may cause the STA to lose synchronization with the AP, miss a channel change or other critical announcement from the AP, etc. Considerations for providing such information to STAs parked on a secondary channel are discussed. In some examples, an AP may restrict resource unit allocation to the secondary channel on which the STA is parked. In some cases, a trigger-based random access mechanism may utilize aspects of the present disclosure to limit access to certain resource units to STAs on a given secondary channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, Youhan Kim, George Cherian