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).

  • Patent number: 11082189
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise transmitting a first negotiation message to an AP and receiving a second negotiation message from the AP. The first negotiation message and the second negotiation message may negotiate a block acknowledgement agreement between the STA and the AP. The method may further comprise receiving a data unit, from the AP, the data unit having a duration field indicating a duration of a block-ACK frame. The duration of the block-ACK frame may be determined based on the negotiated block ACK agreement. A block-ACK frame may be transmitted within the duration indicated by the duration field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Patent number: 11082114
    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 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri
  • Patent number: 11082167
    Abstract: Methods and systems for negotiating an ACK policy between a STA and an AP operating in a LAN are provided. Transmission of a modified ULR frame from a STA to an AP is provided. The ULR frame may include information related to a traffic stream for which the STA is requesting one or more transmission opportunities. The related information may include a determined priority associated with the traffic stream and a requested ACK type. The transmission opportunity may be one or more of a single user transmission opportunity, part of a multi-user transmission opportunity, or a peer-to-peer transmission opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Fengjun Xi, Hanqing Lou, Robert L. Olesen, Frank La Sita, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210234594
    Abstract: Multiple channel transmission in mmW Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) systems may be provided. Multi-channel aggregation and channel bonding may include, for example, multi-channel aggregation for a single transmitter/receiver pair or multi-channel aggregation and bonding for multiple transmitter/receiver pairs with frequency and space based multiple access. Multi-channel beamforming may include, for example, one analog beam across two channels and analog circuits on each channel or a single analog circuit on both channels, one analog beam across two channels and separate digital precoding schemes on each channel, one analog beam across a primary channel and separate digital precoding schemes on each channel or two analog beams on two channels and separate digital precoding on each channel. Preamble signaling may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Rui Yang, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Publication number: 20210234603
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multidimensional beam refinement procedures and signaling for millimeter wave WLANs. In some embodiments, there are multi-dimensional enhanced beam refinement protocol MAC and PHY frame designs that extend the MAC packet and the PPDU format with or without backwards compatibility. The multiple dimensions may be supported jointly or separately. In other embodiments, the increased data signaled in the eBRP frame designs may be more efficiently signaled with reduced BRP frame sizes, such as through a training type dependent BRP minimum duration selection procedure or use of null data packet BRP frames. In further embodiments, the maximum duration of the interframe spacing between BPR packets may be varied to improve the efficiency of BRP operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Rui Yang, Cen Lin, Xiaofei Wang, Li Hsiang Sun
  • Publication number: 20210204322
    Abstract: Receiver assisted channel access may be used during a channel occupancy time (COT). A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) that is a member of a first group may receive a preamble in a first time slot set, and determine a group associated with the first time slot. On a condition that the group associated with the first time slot set is the first group, the WTRU may monitor the channel for a request-to-send (RTS) signal in the first slot set. On a condition that the RTS signal is received, the WTRU may perform listen-before-talk (LBT) on the channel. On a condition that the LBT is successful, the WTRU may transmit a clear-to-send (CTS) on the channel and access the channel in the first time slot. On a condition that the LBT is unsuccessful, the WTRU may not access the channel in the first time slot set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Ahmad Reza Hedayat, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20210204254
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be configured to support coordinated orthogonal block-based resource allocation (COBRA) operations. An access point (AP) may be configured to indicate to a plurality of stations (STA)s that it may support COBRA. Each WTRU may be configured to indicate to the AP that it can support COBRA as well. The AP may be configured to transmit a COBRA controller information element (IE) comprising a plurality of fields to each of the WTRUs. Each WTRU may be configured to transmit a COBRA controllee IE comprising a plurality of fields. STA grouping management, group maintenance, channel access, beamforming, sounding and frequency and synchronization procedures are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Ronald G. Murias, Xiaofei Wang, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Guodong Zhang, Frank La Sita, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 11038540
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a time domain resource allocation (TDRA) list configuration including entries, each including a resource allocation that includes a slot offset value. L1 signaling is received indicating a minimum slot offset value. Downlink control information (DCI) is decoded on a physical downlink control channel in a slot. An index is obtained from the decoded DCI, identifying an entry in the TDRA list. A particular slot offset value identified by the index is retrieved from the TDRA list and compared with the minimum slot offset value. If the particular slot offset value is less than the minimum slot offset value, the entry is invalid. If the particular slot offset value is greater than or equal to the minimum slot offset value, a physical downlink shared channel is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Chunxuan Ye, Hanqing Lou, Fengjun Xi, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan
  • Publication number: 20210176033
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for multiple access schemes for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) with full-duplex radios. For example, an access point (AP), in response to receiving a request to send (RTS) from a first station (STA), may transmit a full-duplex clear to send (FD CTS) to the first STA and a full-duplex request to send (FD RTS) to a second STA. In response to transmitting the FD RTS to the second STA, the AP may receive a clear to send (CTS) from the second STA. The AP may transmit, to both the first STA and the second STA, a FD trigger frame that includes scheduling information to enables FD communication with the first STA for uplink (UL) data and the second STA for downlink (DL) data at a same time. The scheduling information may include timing information and channel information for the FD communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun, Alphan Sahin, Robert L. Olesen, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20210168819
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive configuration information for a first set of resources and a second set of resources for a grantless physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. The WTRU may determine data for transmission using the grantless PUSCH transmission. Based on the data, the WTRU may select resources from the first set or the second set for the grantless PUSCH transmission. Further, the WTRU may send the grantless PUSCH transmission including the data using the selected resources. In an example, the sending of the grantless PUSCH transmission may be part of a random access procedure. The random access procedure may be a two-step random access procedure. The random access procedure may be a random access channel (RACH) procedure. The random access procedure may depend upon a double contention pool setting, and the setting may address at least one of a data pool or a control pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Mihaela C. Beluri, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 11026187
    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: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    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: 20210160033
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for performing wake-up radio (WUR) are described herein. A receiving device may comprise a receiver configured to receive a first preamble using a first frequency range. The receiver may be configured to receive, using the first frequency range, a WUR packet after the first preamble, wherein a bandwidth associated with the first WUR packet is smaller than a bandwidth associated with the first preamble. The receiving device may be further configured to receive a second preamble and a second WUR packet, wherein the first preamble is frequency division multiplexed with the second preamble and the first WUR packet is frequency division multiplexed with the second WUR packet, and wherein a bandwidth associated with the second WUR packet is smaller than a bandwidth associated with the second preamble. The first WUR packet and the second WUR packet may have an equal duration of transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11019650
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for range extension, basic service set (BSS) color labeling, and multi-user (MU) fragmentation and control in WLANs. A range extension notification/enablement scheme, a clear channel assessment (CCA), a headroom indication, and/or power scaling may be provided for a range extension mode. BSS color may be provided for multiple-BSSs under an access point (AP). Uplink (UL) transmission may be provided with different fragmentation capabilities. A high-efficiency (HE) trigger-based UL NDP physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) frame may be provided. A station (STA) may receive a trigger frame comprising a null data packet (NDP) indication and a trigger type. The STA may determine that the STA is an intended recipient of the trigger frame. The STA may prepare an NDP PPDU for a control frame and/or a management frame based on the trigger type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Frank La Sita, Fengjun Xi
  • Patent number: 11012124
    Abstract: An AP/PCP may perform user selection/pairing/grouping based on a measurement of an analog transmission (e.g., signal to noise ratio (SNR) or signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR)). The SNRs may be used, for example by the station, to determine best beams and/or beam pairs and/or worst beams and/or beam pairs. A station may feed back the best few beams and/or beam pairs for a Tx and Rx virtual antenna pair. A station may feed back the worst few beams for the Tx and Rx virtual antenna pair. The AP/PCP may receive the indication(s) and/or use the indication(s) to group the stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Oghenekome Oteri, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Publication number: 20210143887
    Abstract: Methods and an apparatus are disclosed for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and/or single carrier (SC) based multiple input multiple output (MIMO) hybrid beamforming (HBF) including determining the capabilities of a station (STA) such as the capability for hybrid beamforming, single user MIMO (SU-MIMO), and multi user MIMO (MU-MIMO). An announcement frame with a control trailer may be transmitted to signal a transmission configuration. The announcement frame may be a grant frame or a request to send (RTS) frame if the STA is SU-MIMO capable or a RTS frame or a DMG clear to send (CTS)-self frame if the STA is MU-MIMO capable. One or more directional multi-gigabit (DMG) antennas may be configured based on the announcement frame. One or more sounding symbols may be transmitted and feedback may be provided based on the sounding symbols. An HBF signal may be transmitted based on the sounding symbol(s) and/or feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Alphan Sahin, Hanqing Lou, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20210144640
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for efficient medium access in wake-up radios. In an exemplary embodiment, a wake up frame (WUF) includes fields indicating a wake-up purpose, wake-up scheduling, and a wake-up TX/RX parameter. The wake-up purpose field identifies one of a plurality of predetermined purposes. A STA receives the wake-up frame and determines whether the frame is intended for that STA. If so, the STA responsively performs an action in accordance with the purpose indicated in the purpose field. Purposes that may be indicated in the WIF purpose field may include Listen to Beacon, Uplink Data Transmission, Downlink Data Transmission, and (Re)Association, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20210136777
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for interference discovery for full-duplex data transmission are provided. In an embodiment, a station (STA) receives a full-duplex request message from an access point (AP). The STA transmits a first full-duplex response message to the AP. The STA listens for a second full-duplex response message transmitted from a second STA to the AP. The STA determines a received power of the second full-duplex response message from the second STA to the AP. The STA receives a first trigger message from the AP. The first trigger message includes information to perform full-duplex data transmission. The STA transmits data to the AP in response to the first trigger message. The STA transmits interference information to the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Li-Hsiang Sun, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20210120539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used to support coordinated and cooperative sectorized transmissions. Power control and clear channel assessment for sectorized transmissions may be used, along with sectorized beacon and associated procedures. Transmissions in a network may be protected by a first access point (AP) sending an omni-directional transmission and a beamformed or sectorized transmission to a station (STA), an overlapping basic service set (OBSS) confirming a spatially orthogonal (SO) condition based on the omni-directional transmission, and a second AP monitoring the omni-directional transmission and confirming the SO condition. The STA may be configured to receive a request-to-send (RTS) frame indicating data is available for transmission, and transmit a cooperative sectorized (CS) clear-to-send (CTS) frame indicating an ability for multiple AP reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Publication number: 20210119677
    Abstract: A station (STA) may receive a wireless signal including a preamble of a packet. An energy level of the signal received may exceed a clear channel assessment (CCA) threshold. The STA may issue a primitive to stop reception of the packet. Further, the STA may return to a receive state based on the primitive. Additionally, the STA may determine, using a carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) protocol, to ignore a payload portion of the packet based on information contained in the preamble and adjust the CCA threshold to account for the payload portion of the packet. The STA may then access a wireless medium using the CSMA protocol during the payload portion of the packet using the adjusted CCA threshold. In a further example, the CCA threshold may be a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) level or a received channel power indicator (RCPI) level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang
  • Patent number: 10986517
    Abstract: A station (STA) may receive, in a trigger frame in a multi-user wireless local area network (WLAN), control information for one or more sub-bands of a bandwidth available for overlapping basic service set (OBSS) spatial reuse (OBSS SR) and a transmission power parameter for the one or more sub-bands. The STA may generate a physical (PHY) layer preamble including a signal field that includes an indication of the one or more sub-bands for SR and a power threshold for the SR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Nirav B. Shah, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Guodong Zhang, Frank La Sita, Robert L. Olesen