Patents by Inventor Gustav Gerald Vos

Gustav Gerald Vos 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: 11419131
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for transmitting control information for user equipment. According to embodiments there is provided a method and apparatus for enabling multi-transport block scheduling with time diversity. According to embodiments, there is provided a method and apparatus for managing multi-transport block transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Gustav Gerald Vos
  • Publication number: 20220248482
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for supporting device to device communication between a source device and a destination device. The method includes transmitting, by the SRC device, one or more of reference signals, data information and control information (CI) in sub-frames (SFs) between two consecutive special SFs in a time division duplex (TDD) pattern. The method further includes receiving, by the SRC device, one or more of other reference signals, other data information and other CI in other SFs between other two consecutive special SFs in the TDD pattern. The method further includes switching, by the SRC device, operations between downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) in the one of the two consecutive special SFs or one of the other two consecutive special SFs. In the method, each frame of the TDD pattern includes at least two special SFs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald VOS, Steven John BENNETT
  • Patent number: 11399355
    Abstract: There is provided a method and user equipment that enable the evaluation of the validity of a timing advance known to a UE for enabling the UE to transmit using preconfigured uplink resources (PUR). The method includes receiving data enabling determination of a measured change in a reference signal received power by a UE. The UE subsequently determines if the measured change in the RSRP is less than a positive change threshold. If the determination is true, the UE proceeds with the transmission using PUR. In some embodiments, prior to proceeding with the transmission, the UE further evaluates or determines if the measured change in the RSRP is greater than a negative change threshold. The UE will subsequently use PUR for the transmission only if the measured change in the RSRP is greater than a negative change threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Amr Adel Nasr Abdelnasser, Lutz Hans-Joachim Lampe
  • Patent number: 11395343
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses related to a two-step RACH procedure are provided. Channel conditions can be estimated based on a UE PRACH transmission rather than the subsequent PUSCH transmission in the first part of the two-step RACH. A variable length gap can be provided between the PRACH preamble transmission and the PUSCH transmission. Other solutions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Recep Serkan Dost, Steven John Bennett
  • Publication number: 20220225220
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for a method for initial access of a reduced capability (RedCap) device to a wireless network. The method includes receiving broadcast access permission information and determining an access permission status based on one or more characteristics of the RedCap device and the broadcast access permission information. The method further includes receiving, by the RedCap device, broadcast capability indication configuration information and determining a capability indication configuration based on the broadcast capability indication configuration information. The capability indication configuration is indicative of one or more messages to use for transmission of one or more capabilities of the RedCap device. The method further includes upon determination the access permission status indicates that the RedCap device is permitted to access to the wireless network, transmitting the one or more capabilities of the RedCap device via the one or more messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Recep Serkan Dost, Steven John Bennett
  • Publication number: 20220224467
    Abstract: There is provided methods and apparatuses for wireless communication with phase continuity. According to embodiments, a receiving device (e.g. a base transceiver station (BTS), next generation NodeB (gNodeB or gNB)) sends, to a transmitting device (e.g. user equipment (UE)), a request for transmitting data across multiple slots with phase continuity. The transmitting device transmits to the receiving device the data across multiple slots, wherein the transmitting device maintains phase continuity while the data is transmitted. In some embodiments, the receiving device is provided with capability information indicative of whether the transmitting device supports phase continuity during data transmission. In some embodiments, the receiving device determines if the transmitting device has the capability for supporting phase continuity during data transmission. In some embodiments, the receiving device notifies the transmitting device of time duration that the receiving device expects the phase to be continuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, James Cohen
  • Patent number: 11381349
    Abstract: There is provided methods and associated base station and user equipment, for facilitating transmissions in a wireless communication system. The mapping between an index and its corresponding HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair can be done using one or more equations relating the two entities. The equations can be defined in two configurations, one for encoding HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair and a second for decoding the encoded HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair to determine the HARQ ID or HARQ ID and NDI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Gautham Prasad
  • Patent number: 11382060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for paging User Equipment (UE). According to embodiments, repetition of paging can help UEs to more reliably receive pages when they are operating in idle mode DRX, and in particular enhanced idle mode DRX (eDRX). The UE and the eNB are cooperatively configured to determine an eDRX time interval and a value for paging occasion (PO) repetition based on one or more parameters, such as UE mobility requirements; UE power requirements; latency requirements, and timing discrepancies between base stations. The base station transmits pages, and the UE monitors for said pages, with timing that is based on the eDRX time interval and the PO repetition values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Steven John Bennett
  • Publication number: 20220183091
    Abstract: There is provided a method and user equipment (UE) for supporting device to device (D2D) communication, for example side link communication, of wireless devices. At least one of the source UE or the destination UE is out of synchronization. Side link (SL) communication information (e.g. SL sync signal, SL timing request message, SL-data, special sync signal) may be blindly and repeatedly transmitted until the source UE receives a response from the destination UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Vishnu Rajendran Chandrika, Gautham Prasad, Lutz Hans-Joachim Lampe
  • Patent number: 11229028
    Abstract: The present technology provides a computer-implemented method and system for performing frequency selective scheduling between a user equipment (UE) and a base station. The UE selects a sub-band within a predetermined system bandwidth based on observed radio conditions. The UE then communicates the selected sub-band to the base station. The base station then selects a LTE resource block having a frequency range falling within the sub-band. The selected resource block is then used for communication between the base station and the UE. The process may be repeated at a frequency related to the channel coherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Ramon Khalona, Steven John Bennett
  • Publication number: 20210409163
    Abstract: There is provided methods and associated base station and user equipment, for facilitating transmissions in a wireless communication system. The mapping between an index and its corresponding HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair can be done using one or more equations relating the two entities. The equations can be defined in two configurations, one for encoding HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair and a second for decoding the encoded HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair to determine the HARQ ID or HARQ ID and NDI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald VOS, Gautham PRASAD
  • Patent number: 11202324
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a grant free state for user equipment, for example a machine type communication (MTC) UE. There is provided a method for transitioning a state of a User Equipment (UE). The method includes determining, by the UE, if data is to be sent and transitioning, by the UE, to a grant free state when no data is to be sent, wherein transitioning to the grant free state includes receiving a grant free identifier (GF-ID). In some embodiments, the method further includes in accordance with a determination that an amount of data to be sent is below a threshold, transmitting, by the UE, the data together with the GF-ID. In addition, user equipment and base transceiver stations are provided each of which include a processor and memory having instructions stored thereon, which when executed by the processor configure the respective UE or BTS to perform the respective methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Steven John Bennett, Ali Cagatay Cirik, Naveen Mysore Balasubramanya, Lutz Hans-Joachim Lampe
  • Patent number: 11172442
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for indicating a system information block change in a wireless communication network is provided. According to the instant application, a single bit within the MIB is assigned as a change indicator, for example a SIB change indicator bit. As such upon the receipt of the MIB by the UE, evaluation of the change indicator within the MIB can enable the UE to determine if the SIB1 or SIB1-BR has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Gustav Gerald Vos
  • Publication number: 20210273751
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting multi transport block grant (MTBG) data transmission in a wireless communication system, such as an LTE system. The method includes increasing the number of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes in a HARQ cycle to greater than 8, where the HARQ processes are divided into two or more HARQ process groups. The method further includes specifying a delay indicative of time between the MTBG and commence of the data transmission and another delay indicative of time between the data transmission and acknowledgement (ACK).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Recep Serkan Dost
  • Publication number: 20210105099
    Abstract: There is provided methods and associated base station and user equipment, for facilitating transmissions in a wireless communication system. The mapping between an index and its corresponding HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair can be done using one or more equations relating the two entities. The equations can be defined in two configurations, one for encoding HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair and a second for decoding the encoded HARQ ID or HARQ ID & NDI pair to determine the HARQ ID or HARQ ID and NDI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald VOS, Gautham PRASAD
  • Patent number: 10931492
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communication, e.g. in an LTE system, that uses two tones with an in-phase pi/2 BPSK modulation with single carrier frequency-division multiple access (SC-FDMA). Pairs of input bits are converted to symbols using pi/2 BPSK, with each one of the pair of bits converted using a same symbol constellation, and successive pairs of bits converted using alternatingly different symbol constellations. The two constellations may be identical after a pi/2 radian rotation. Pairs of symbols corresponding to pairwise converted bits may be treated as the symbols for a pair of tones of a subsequent SC-FDMA, OFDMA, or similar processing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Gustav Gerald Vos
  • Publication number: 20210028918
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for resource allocation for half duplex frequency division duplexing in a wireless communication system is provided. Fixed or variable HARQ timing of greater than 5 subframes may be implemented. Acknowledgements for multiple downlink (uplink) transmissions can be bundled into a single acknowledgement transmitted on an uplink (downlink) control channel. Bundled acknowledgements for downlink transmissions may also be provided. Variable lead time cross subframe scheduling may be provided in which the number of subframes of delay between an uplink or downlink grant and the corresponding scheduled uplink or downlink transmission changes based on other scheduled events and/or half-duplex transceiver availability in the appropriate mode. The scheduling may select the earliest available subframe after a minimum delay. Uplink grant bundling may also be performed, in which multiple uplink grants are transmitted via a single grant indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Gustav Gerald VOS
  • Patent number: 10819496
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for resource allocation for half duplex frequency division duplexing in a wireless communication system is provided. Fixed or variable HARQ timing of greater than 5 subframes may be implemented. Acknowledgements for multiple downlink (uplink) transmissions can be bundled into a single acknowledgement transmitted on an uplink (downlink) control channel. Bundled acknowledgements for downlink transmissions may also be provided. Variable lead time cross subframe scheduling may be provided in which the number of subframes of delay between an uplink or downlink grant and the corresponding scheduled uplink or downlink transmission changes based on other scheduled events and/or half-duplex transceiver availability in the appropriate mode. The scheduling may select the earliest available subframe after a minimum delay. Uplink grant bundling may also be performed, in which multiple uplink grants are transmitted via a single grant indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Gustav Gerald Vos
  • Patent number: 10764847
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for using enhanced PSS (ePSS) transmitted from a base station, for example an eNB, for use by UEs for resynchronization of the UE with the base station is disclosed. According to some embodiments, when resynchronization using the ePSS fails on the first attempt, the UE non-coherently or coherently combines the ePSS with the legacy PSS/SSS in order to resynchronize the UE with the base station. According to some embodiments, when resynchronization using the ePSS fails on the first attempt, the UE non-coherently or coherently combines the ePSS reception results with the legacy PSS/SSS reception results in order to resynchronize the UE with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald Vos, Naveen Mysore Balasubramanya, Lutz Hans-Joachim Lampe
  • Publication number: 20200267774
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses related to a two-step RACH procedure are provided. Channel conditions can be estimated based on a UE PRACH transmission rather than the subsequent PUSCH transmission in the first part of the two-step RACH. A variable length gap can be provided between the PRACH preamble transmission and the PUSCH transmission. Other solutions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Gustav Gerald VOS, Recep Serkan DOST, Steven John BENNETT