Patents by Inventor Hanqing Lou

Hanqing Lou 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: 20200162135
    Abstract: A single input single output (SISO) data transmission may solicit a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) rank adaptation information. A number of transmit chain for transmission may be determined, e.g., by an access point (AP). A physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) may be transmitted, e.g., to a station (STA). The PPDU may include data and training (TRN) sequences. The number of TRN sequences may be equal to the number of transmit chains. The PPDU may include information associated with the determined number of transmit chains for transmission. Feedback may be received, e.g., from the STA. The feedback may include information that identifies a transmit chain associated with the transmitted TRN sequences and/or a channel measurement associated with the identified transmit chain. A subsequent PPDU may be transmitted based on the channel measurement associated with the identified transmit chain from the received feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Li Hsiang Sun, Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20200163099
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are related to multi-user parallel channel access (MU-PCA). For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is provided that is one of the plurality of WTRUs operable to simultaneously communicate via a plurality of channels managed by an access point (AP). The WTRU includes a receiver configured to receive, from the AP, over at least one channel of the plurality of channels, a group poll (G-Poll) message that includes a resource allocation that indicates at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels for the WTRU; and a transmitter configured to transmit an uplink request message, to the AP in response to the G-Poll message, over the at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels, the uplink request message corresponding to uplink data the WTRU has for transmission to the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Nirav B. Shah, Guodong Zhang, Ronald Murias
  • Publication number: 20200162302
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) or access point (AP) may generate a protocol data unit (PDU) of a first 802.11 protocol and a preamble and data of a second 802.11 protocol. The preamble and data of the second 802.11 protocol may be arranged on resources of the PDU of the first 802.11 protocol with shaping sequences for concurrent transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20200145853
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for scheduling of an enhanced sector level sweep (SLS). A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) monitors beacon frames transmitted from one or more access points associated with the WTRU. The WTRU receive the beacon frames over multiple transmission sectors during a time interval. The WTRU then compiles the transmission sectors information in a list and ranks the sectors in the list, based on the sectors' characteristics. Then, the WTRU transmits the list over one sector of the list to the one or more access points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20200136758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for identifying different types of reception failures of a packet. A station (STA) may receive a packet from a transmitting STA and determine whether it is properly received by performing at least one check of a plurality of checks. The STA may determine that reception of the packet was not properly received due to a reception failure based on the at least one check and may generate a negative acknowledgement signal (NACK) signal including an indication of the reception failure cause to enable the transmitting STA to remediate the reception failure cause. The least one check includes determining whether a frame check sequence (FCS) passes, whether a CSMA wireless medium remains busy immediately after an expected packet transmission time, whether there is a power spike during reception of the signal, or whether there are Short training field (STF) and Long Training Field (MT) correlations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10631252
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for determining a transmit power based on clear channel assessment (CCA) thresholds. A station (STA) associated with a first Basic Service Set (BSS) may receive, from an access point (AP) associated with the first BSS, a clear channel assessment (CCA) value for a group of STAs associated with a second BSS. The CCA value may indicate a minimum CCA threshold for a packet received from the second BSS. The STA may then determine, based on the CCA value, a STA specific CCA parameter and a target CCA parameter. The target CCA parameter may be greater than or equal to the STA specific CCA parameter. Based on the STA specific CCA parameter and the target CCA parameter, the STA may determine a target transmit power control (TPC) parameter of the STA, wherein the sum of target TPC parameter and target CCA parameter is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L Olesen, Nirav B. Shah, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20200119859
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method of communicating a feedback in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A WLAN device may receive a data frame with a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) data indicator in a frame header. The WLAN device may send an acknowledgement frame when the data frame is correctly received and decoded. The WLAN device may send a negative acknowledgement frame when the data frame is not correctly received and decoded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Robert L. Olesen, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Pengfei Xia, Nirav B. Shah, Oghenekome Oteri
  • Publication number: 20200107270
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operation in a WLAN are provided. Methods and systems for a transmit power control (TPC) scheme are disclosed. In an embodiment, an access point (AP) may send a trigger frame to one or more stations (STAs) for synchronizing and scheduling uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmissions. The trigger frame may contain an open-loop power control index 1 and a power adjustment index 2. The one or more STAs may estimate pathloss using an indicated AP transmit power and received power to set a baseline transmit power. The one or more STAs may adjust their transmit power in the UL transmission period to be the indicated target receive power at the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Guodong Zhang, Robert L. Olesen, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 10608726
    Abstract: Presently disclosed are systems and methods for beamforming training in WLANs. In various embodiments, there are unified MIMO beamforming training procedure, which includes a training period in which an initiator transmits multiple unified training frames for performing a transmit-beamforming training of the initiator and a receive-beamforming training of one or more responders; a feedback period in which each responder replies with a beamforming-feedback response; and an acknowledgement period during which the initiator transmits respective acknowledgement frames to the one or more responders from which responses were received. Rules for restricted random access in various slots of the feedback period may be implemented, to address response contention between multiple qualifying responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri
  • Publication number: 20200067577
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described herein for dynamic allocation of multiple channels and data streams for multi-channel transmission and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO). For example, a station (STA) may receive an enhanced poll (EPoll) frame that includes a time offset, a channel offset and antenna/sector settings from an access point (AP). The STA may transmit, based on the received EPoll frame, an enhanced service period request (ESPR) frame that includes a MIMO control field and a multi-channel control field. The MIMO control field may indicate whether the STA supports MIMO transmission. The multi-channel control field may indicate whether the STA supports multi-channel transmission. Upon transmitting the ESPR frame, the STA may receive an enhanced grant frame from the AP. The enhanced grant frame may include an antenna configuration and a multi-channel allocation to enable the STA to perform the MIMO transmission and the multi-channel transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20200059950
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and/or instrumentalities are disclosed for dynamic allocation (e.g. of communication channel time with an access point (AP)) to a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (STA(s)/WTRUs) in dense mmWave networks. Dynamic allocation may be implemented in multiple (e.g. four) sub-phases, (e.g. a polling period sub-phase with polls, a polling period sub-phase with service period requests (SPRs), a grant sub-phase and/or a data transfer sub-phase). Multi-dimensional dynamic allocation may address multiple STAs simultaneously (e.g. using one or more different dimensions such as space, frequency, and/or code). Directional channel access may provide a contention-based uplink in which STAs compete (e.g. during an uplink request period) to send data requests. Efficient dynamic allocation may optimize signaling and/or operation in sub-phases (e.g. using grouped polling, grouped SPR and/or grouped grant frames).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20200059342
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured to perform wake up radio (WUR) for one or more WUR receivers. For example, the WTRU may transmit a common preamble to a first WUR receiver using a first frequency range. The WTRU may transmit a first WUR packet to the WUR receiver, after the common preamble. The WTRU may transmit the common preamble to a second WUR receiver using a second frequency range. The WTRU may transmit a second WUR packet after the common preamble, The bandwidth associated with the second WUR packet and the bandwidth associated with the first WUR packet may be smaller than the bandwidth associated with the common preamble, which may avoid interference from other transmitters {e.g., 802.11 transmitters, 802.11 stations, and 802.11 radios). The bandwidth associated with the first WUR packet and the bandwidth associated with the second WUR packet may not be coextensive with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 10568119
    Abstract: Method, apparatuses, and systems for multi-user (MU) transmission is provided, including scheduling, by an access point (AP), an uplink (UL) MU transmission for a group of wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) in which there is an indication that at least one resource unit (RU) of a plurality of RUs is silenced. The silencing may be based on coordinating with one or more overlapping APs or by analyzing conditions of channels associated with an AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Fengjun Xi, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20200053783
    Abstract: A STA may comprise a receiver configured to receive an MU RTS frame transmitted to a plurality of STAs. The MU RTS frame may indicate, in a duration field, a duration of one or more frames to follow. The STA may further comprise a transmitter configured to transmit a CTS frame in response to receiving the MU RTS frame. Another frame comprising UL transmission information may be received by the STA which includes MCS indicators and allocates frequency resources for the plurality of STAs. A data frame may be modulated in accordance with an MCS indicator of the MCS indicators, and may be transmitted on frequency resources of the frequency resources allocated for the plurality of STAs. An acknowledgement frame, which acknowledges receipt of the data frame, may be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Xiaofei Wang, Juan Fang, Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Publication number: 20200037356
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. A station includes a transceiver and a processor, which detect a trigger frame for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission. The trigger frame includes a user information field with an allocation of one or more random access resource units (RUs) and a common information field with information to set high efficiency (HE) SIGNAL-A (HE-SIG-A) fields in the UL MU transmission. The transceiver and the processor generate an HE trigger-based (TB) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) and set an HE-SIG-A field in the HE TB PPDU using the information in the trigger frame. The transceiver and the processor select one of the one or more random access RUs and transmit the HE TB PPDU, using the selected one of the one or more random access RUs, a short inter-frame space after the trigger frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Robert L. Olesen, Fengjun Xi, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang
  • Patent number: 10542555
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are related to multi-user parallel channel access (MU-PCA). For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is provided that is one of a plurality of WTRUs operable to simultaneously communicate via a plurality of channels managed by an access point (AP). The WTRU includes a receiver configured to receive, from the AP, over at least one channel of the plurality of channels, a group poll (G-Poll) message that includes a resource allocation that indicates at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels for the WTRU; and a transmitter configured to transmit an uplink request message, to the AP in response to the G-Poll message, over the at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels, the uplink request message corresponding to uplink data the WTRU has for transmission to the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Nirav B Shah, Guodong Zhang, Ronald Murias
  • Patent number: 10506456
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for communicating in a multi-band cluster. A multi-band member access point (MMAP) may be capable of communicating with a multi-band control access point (MCAP) using a first frequency band, and capable of communicating with associated stations (STAs) using a second frequency band. The MMAP may transmit data in the second frequency band to the associated STA, may transmit a request for interference information in the second frequency band to at least one associated STA, may receive an interference report in the second frequency band from the at least one associated STA, may transmit information in the first frequency band to the MCAP, wherein the information is based on the interference report received from the at least one associated STA in the second frequency band, and may receive, from the MCAP in the first frequency band, information regarding radio resource management of the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Monisha Ghosh, Pengfei Xia, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10499343
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operation in a WLAN are provided. Methods and systems for a transmit power control (TPC) scheme are disclosed. In an embodiment, an access point (AP) may send a trigger frame to one or more stations (STAs) for synchronizing and scheduling uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmissions. The trigger frame may contain an open-loop power control index 1 and a power adjustment index 2. The one or more STAs may estimate pathloss using an indicated AP transmit power and received power to set a baseline transmit power. The one or more STAs may adjust their transmit power in the UL transmission period to be the indicated target receive power at the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Guodong Zhang, Robert L. Olesen, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20190363761
    Abstract: Methods are described for performing joint coded spatial and/or antenna based modulation. A first device may receive, from a second device, one or more pilot signals associated with one or more transmit antennas, antenna patterns, and/or antenna polarizations. The first device may determine channel related information associated with an antenna pair based on the pilot signals. The channel related information may include one or more channel cross correlation coefficients. The first device may determine a set-partition, for example, based on the channel related information. The first device may configure a dynamically configurable Trellis Coded Modulation (TCM) decoder based on the determined set-partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Ferrante, Robert L. Olesen, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Fengjun Xi, Hanqing Lou
  • Publication number: 20190357222
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a grant-less (GL) transmission configuration that may include a first indication of a first set of resource blocks (RBs) for a first resource pool and a second indication of a second set of RBs for a second resource pool. The WTRU may select a subset of RBs in the first set, determine a subset of RBs in the second set based on the selected subset of RBs in the first set, and transmit UL data to the base station via the determined subset of RBs in the second set. The WTRU may receive a negative acknowledgement (NAK) with a third indication for at least one of a first transmission failure reason and a second transmission reason. The WTRU may adjust a backoff and determine a retransmission scheme based on the received third indication, and retransmit the UL data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Mihaela C. Beluri, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz