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).

  • Publication number: 20200374062
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatuses for wireless communications. In some implementations, a first access point (AP) may identify other APs to participate in a coordinated access point transmission session, may obtain a transmit opportunity (TXOP) for transmitting wireless signals over a frequency bandwidth, may allocate corresponding portions of the frequency bandwidth to the identified APs for downlink (DL) transmissions during the TXOP, may select a duration of the TXOP for the coordinated access point transmission session based at least in part on an amount or percentage of the first AP's frequency bandwidth that is allocated to the one or more identified APs for the coordinated access point transmission session, and may output information indicative of at least one of the selected TXOP duration or the corresponding portions of the frequency bandwidth allocated to the respective identified AP by the first AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Lochan Verma, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sai Yiu Duncan Ho
  • Patent number: 10849159
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for allocating wireless resources to a multiple basic service set identifier (BSSID) set including a number of BSSIDs each associated with a corresponding one of a number of access points (APs). An AP may allocate random access resources for use by stations belonging to the multiple BSSID set using a number of association identifier (AID) values based on a group AID mapping contained in a partial virtual bitmap of a traffic indication map (TIM) element. The AP may transmit a trigger frame containing the number of AID values to the stations belonging to the multiple BSSID set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20200359259
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for multi-link aggregation in wireless communications. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a multi-link operation device configured to generate and output for transmission a message indicating a mapping of each of a plurality of traffic identifiers (TIDs) to one or more parameters associated with each of a plurality of wireless links. In some aspects, another apparatus may obtain a message via at least one of a plurality of wireless links indicating a mapping of each of a plurality of TIDs to one or more parameters associated with each the plurality of wireless links, obtain a sequence of packets associated with at least one of the plurality of TIDs via one or more of the plurality of wireless links, and process the sequence of packets based on the mapping indicated via the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod PATIL, George CHERIAN, Sai Yiu Duncan HO, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Lochan VERMA
  • Patent number: 10827484
    Abstract: A method of communication includes generating a control message at a particular device. The control message indicates availability of data to be sent by the particular device. The data includes first data corresponding to a first access category. The method also includes, subsequent to determining that transmission of the control message is to be delayed, determining a first delay based on the first access category. The method further includes sending the control message from the particular device upon expiration of a delay period. The delay period is based on the first delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Santosh Paul Abraham, Alireza Raissinia, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10827425
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus may be configured to determining a TWT schedule. The apparatus may be configured to broadcast a message that includes the TWT schedule to a number of wireless devices. The message may include a broadcast indicator that indicates the TWT schedule is a broadcast TWT schedule. In another aspect, an apparatus may be configured to receive from a second wireless device a message that includes a TWT schedule. The message may include a broadcast indicator that indicates the TWT schedule is a broadcast TWT schedule. The apparatus may be configured to determine one or more TWTs for the apparatus based on the TWT schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, Bin Tian, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Patent number: 10827359
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for enabling a neighboring access point (AP) to reuse communication resources that are used by an existing spatial reuse group (SRG). In one aspect, an SR element including SR information can be generated. The SR information may indicate that a first group of STAs associated with a second AP may reuse resources of a wireless medium over which packets are transmitted by a second group of STAs associated with the first AP and may indicate a permitted OBSS threshold value for reuse of the resources over the first AP. In some implementations, a wireless apparatus may transmit the SR element that includes the SR information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, ALfred Asterjadhi, Abhishek Pramod Patil
  • Publication number: 20200344677
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accessing networks prohibit uncontrolled communications over a designated network. In some aspects, a method of controlling network access is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting, by a first access point, a first beacon over a first network to a station, the first beacon including information allowing the station to associate with the first access point. The method also comprises receiving a probe request at the first access point over the first network from the station, the probe request including a request for rules for associating with a second network. The method additional comprises generating a probe response to include the rules regarding associating with the second network, wherein the rules do not permit uncontrolled communications over the second network. The method further comprises transmitting the probe response from the first access point to the station over the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: George CHERIAN, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Abhishek Pramod PATIL
  • Patent number: 10820346
    Abstract: The described techniques relate to improved methods, systems, devices, or apparatuses that support clear channel assessment adjustment for in-band link aggregation. Generally, the described techniques provide for improved handling of adjacent channel interference in multi-link aggregation scenarios. In accordance with the described techniques, a device may establish a set of wireless links for communication with a second device, the set of wireless links supporting parallel transmission during at least a first duration of a multi-link session, the set of wireless links including at least a first wireless link and a second wireless link. The device may identify a parameter value modifying a channel availability threshold to use during a channel access procedure for a first wireless channel of the first wireless link based on a presence of the second wireless link. The device may perform the channel access procedure for the first wireless channel based on the identified parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman, Yanjun Sun
  • Patent number: 10820314
    Abstract: A method of communication includes exchanging, at a first device, a negotiation message with a second device. The method also includes determining, at the first device, whether to send a traffic message during a neighbor aware network (NAN) data link (NDL) time block based on the negotiation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Santosh Paul Abraham, Alireza Raissinia, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10820332
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication such as coordinated beamforming or Joint MIMO. In some aspects, distributed MIMO is used to support communication in a cluster of wireless nodes (e.g., access points). A distributed MIMO scheduling scheme as taught herein is used to schedule sounding operations by the wireless nodes (e.g., access points and/or stations) operating within the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 10820333
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication such as coordinated beamforming or Joint MIMO. In some aspects, distributed MIMO is used to support communication in a cluster of wireless nodes (e.g., access points). A distributed MIMO scheduling scheme as taught herein is used to schedule the wireless nodes (e.g., access points and/or stations) operating within the cluster. For example, stations may be scheduled across basis services sets of the access points for a downlink transmission and/or an uplink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Abhishek Pramod, George Cherian, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 10813049
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for wireless communication are provided. In one configuration, an apparatus is configured to transmit a wake-up radio (WUR) signal, to determine to transmit a second signal within a SIFS after transmitting the WUR signal to increase medium reuse, and to transmit the second signal within the SIFS after transmitting the WUR signal based on the determination. The second signal may be a data, management, control, ACK, or CF-end frame to enable legacy devices that do not decode the WUR signal to avoid wasted airtime cause by EIFS after the WUR signal. In another configuration, the apparatus is configured to transmit a CTS-to-self frame, to determine to transmit a second signal within a SIFS after transmitting the CTS-to-self frame, and to transmit the second signal based on the determination. The second signal may be a WUR signal or an intermediate signal followed by a WUR signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yanjun Sun, Alfred Asterjadhi, Bin Tian, George Cherian, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Lochan Verma
  • Patent number: 10812634
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer program products for traffic information signaling in a wireless communications network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication network is disclosed. The method includes selecting, from a variable number of control fields, one or more control fields for inclusion in a frame. The method further includes generating the frame comprising the selected number of control fields, each control field comprising an end of control field, the end of control field storing an indicator indicative of an end of the selected number of control fields or a presence of another control field in the frame. The method further includes transmitting the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Gang Ding, Qingjiang Tian, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10805940
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication such as coordinated beamforming or Joint MIMO. In some aspects, distributed MIMO is used to support communication in a cluster of wireless nodes (e.g., access points). A distributed MIMO scheduling scheme as taught herein is used to schedule the wireless nodes (e.g., access points and/or stations) operating within the cluster. For example, selected stations may be triggered to communicate with respective access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10798743
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method includes generating, by an access point, a frame, the frame assigning first resource units to first devices participating in a multi-user transmission with the access point during a transmission opportunity, and further indicating second resource units available during the transmission opportunity for transmissions to other devices, transmitting the frame; and receiving the multi-user transmission from the first devices according to the resource unit assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Guido Robert Frederiks
  • Patent number: 10779315
    Abstract: A wireless station may buffer data associated with one or more traffic identifiers (TIDs), and generate a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (MPDU) including TID-specific buffer status report (BSR) information. A BSR control field may include an Access Category Identifier (ACI) bitmap and a delta TID parameter indicating a mapping of TID-specific buffer status information to a first and second queue size indicated by the BSR. In some cases, the MPDU may also include a quality of service (QoS) control field, and queue sizes indicated by the BSR control field and QoS control field may be accumulated for reporting buffer status for a TID. Additionally or alternatively, a transmitting wireless station may generate an aggregated MPDU (A-MPDU) including multiple MPDUs with different A-control fields based on a receiving a capabilities information field indicating a number of different aggregated control (A-Control) fields the receiving wireless station supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil
  • Publication number: 20200288523
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Generally, the described techniques provide for improved handling of adjacent channel interference in multi-link aggregation scenarios. In accordance with the described techniques, a device may establish a set of wireless links for communication with a second device, the set of wireless links supporting parallel transmission during at least a first duration of a multi-link session, the set of wireless links including at least a first wireless link and a second wireless link. The device may modify a transmission parameter for the first wireless link or a clear channel assessment (CCA) parameter for the second wireless link, or a combination thereof. The device may then perform the CCA procedure on the second wireless link and transmit at least a first portion of the message on the first wireless link based on the modified transmission parameter or modified CCA parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Lochan Verma
  • Publication number: 20200280975
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for signaling aggregated control information in a wireless communication network. A frame format may include an aggregated control (A-Control) field. In one aspect, the A-Control field may be variable-length to support signaling multiple types of control information. In some implementations, an access point may manage multiple links (multi-link). The A-Control field may be structured to include multi-link control information. This disclosure includes multiple options for extending an A-Control field. Furthermore, a receiving device may acknowledge the A-Control field using various techniques disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Padmanabhan Venkataraman Karthic
  • Patent number: 10757638
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for advertising operating channels that are being operated in an unlicensed frequency band. One or more access points (APs) may transmit discovery information on a dedicated discovery channel for the unlicensed frequency band. The discovery information may indicate at least one operating channel that is being used by an AP for providing wireless access. The discovery information also may include other information useful for a station (STA) to discover APs, operating channels, and operating parameters. The STA may monitor the dedicated discovery channel to obtain the discovery information without conducting an active scanning or passive scanning procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Yan Zhou, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10750395
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication such as coordinated beamforming or Joint MIMO. In some aspects, distributed MIMO is used to support communication in a cluster of wireless nodes (e.g., access points). A distributed MIMO scheduling scheme as taught herein is used to determine each wireless node (e.g., station) in the cluster that needs to be nulled by another wireless node (e.g., an access point). For example, one of the wireless nodes may obtain signal measurement information from the other wireless nodes and thereby generate a list of wireless nodes (e.g., access points) that need to null one or more wireless nodes (e.g., stations).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman