Patents by Inventor Honglei Miao

Honglei Miao 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: 20210100012
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein provide techniques to configure different time/frequency region (TFR) configuration schemes for physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) cancellation indication (CI) signaling. Additionally, embodiments provide techniques to configure different payload construction method (PCM) schemes for PUSCH CI signaling. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20210083725
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods to implement enhanced sounding reference signaling for uplink (UL) beam tracking in communication systems are described. In one example, an apparatus of an evolved Node B (eNB) comprising processing circuit to broadcast system information about one or more sets of uplink transmit time intervals and bandwidths available for a sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission from a first user equipment (UE), configure one or more UE-specific SRS processes for the first UE for uplink beam tracking, and configure one or more millimeter wave access points (mmW APs) to transmit a mmW signal to the first UE and receive a mmW signal from the first UE. Other examples are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Honglei Miao, Hyejung Jung, Michael Faerber
  • Publication number: 20210076388
    Abstract: Various embodiments generally may relate to the field of wireless communications. In particular, some embodiments are directed to signaling methods to support frequency division multiplexing (FDM)-based resource allocations for multi-transmission reception point (TRP) communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Patent number: 10937310
    Abstract: A control device of a vehicle control system is described comprising a receiver configured to receive traffic environment information, a processor configured to determine a reliability for the traffic environment information and a controller configured to generate a command signal for a vehicle based on the traffic environment information and the reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus Dominik Mueck, Dario Sabella, Ingolf Karls, Honglei Miao, Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Yang Yang, Miltiadis Filippou, Mustafa Emara
  • Patent number: 10925054
    Abstract: Embodiments of a Machine Type Communication User Equipment (MTC UE), Next Generation Node-B (gNB) and methods of communication are generally described herein. The MTC UE may determine a system timing based on reception of a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS). The MTC UE may receive, from the gNB, radio resource control (RRC) signaling that indicates one or more parameters of a configurable resynchronization signal (RSS). The RSS may be for resynchronization, by the MTC UE, after the MTC UE awakens from a power save mode. The parameters of the RSS in the RRC signaling may depend on a target coverage of the MTC UE. The MTC UE may determine an updated system timing based on reception of the RSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Honglei Miao, Alexei Davydov, Seunghee Han, Gang Xiong, Yushu Zhang, Dae Won Lee, Alexey Khoryaev, Mikhail Shilov, Sergey Panteleev, Kilian Roth, Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Gregory Morozov
  • Patent number: 10903964
    Abstract: Embodiments may be directed to techniques to determine physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidates to assign to a user equipment (UE) based on one or more aggregation levels, each PDCCH candidate in a highest aggregation level of the one or more aggregation levels assigned by a random distribution over a whole control channel element (CCE) domain, and each PDCCH candidate in one or more non-highest aggregation levels of the one or more aggregation levels assigned a random distribution over one or more CCEs utilized by PDCCH candidates of the highest aggregation level. Embodiments also include selecting at least one of the PDCCH candidates to utilize to send downlink control information (DCI) to the UE, and causing transmission of the DCI to the UE via the PDCCH candidates selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Youngjun Kwak, Debdeep Chatterjee, Hong He, Gang Xiong, Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20210022115
    Abstract: A process for performing a sidelink (SL) communication includes determining a configuration, for a communication zone of a set of communication zones, the configuration being indicative of at least one a resource configuration or at least one signaling configuration for a communication of data. The process includes generating SL control information (SCI) that indicates a transmitter (TX) location based on the configuration of the communication zone of the set of communication zones. The process includes communicating the SCI indicating the TX location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20210014711
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for radio link monitoring (RLM) for unicast sidelink (SL) communications. A processor for a base station includes first circuitry configured to generate a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising an RRC information element indicating a number of unicast SL RLM reference signals. The processor includes second circuitry configured to encode the RRC message for transmission to a user equipment (UE). The processor includes third circuitry configured to generate a reference signal indicating an in-sync (IS) threshold and an out-of-sync (OOS) threshold for an RLM resource. The processor includes fourth circuitry configured to encode the reference signal for transmission to the UE. The processor includes fifth circuitry configured to transmit the RRC message and the reference signal to the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Patent number: 10886993
    Abstract: Techniques discussed herein can facilitate L1 (Layer 1) inter-cell beam management. Various embodiments can employ at least one of a first set of techniques or a second set of techniques for L1 inter-cell beam management. The first set of techniques can employ SSB (Synchronization Signal Block)-based L1 inter-cell beam management. The second set of techniques can employ Sync (Synchronization)-CSI (Channel State Information)-RS (Reference Signal)-based L1 inter-cell beam management. Various options of the second set of techniques can employ CSI-RS with CDM (Code Division Multiplexing) or without CDM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20200396040
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling HARQ feedback on a PFSCH to a groupcast PSSCH are described. A PFSCH resource pool configuration includes slot and subchannel parameters for HARQ feedback transmission by a UE in response a PSSCH. Upon a determination that HARQ feedback is to be transmitted, the UE selects time-frequency resources based on the resource pool configuration and transmits the PSFCH on the selected resources. If multiple geographic zones are defined by the RRC IE containing the resource pool configuration, the time-frequency resources are selected based on the zone and, if multiple sets of time-frequency resources are present in each zone, additional UE characteristics. If each zone has multiple sets of time-frequency resources, each set corresponds to a different coverage target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Patent number: 10868607
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) can include processing circuitry configured to decode radio resource control (RRC) signaling from a base station, the RRC signaling indicating a transmission coding scheme for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. PUSCH-to-phase tracking reference signal (PT-RS) energy per resource element (EPRE) ratio is determined using the RRC signaling. A PT-RS power boosting factor is determined based on the transmission coding scheme and the PUSCH-to-PT-RS EPRE ratio. The PT-RS is encoded for transmission using a plurality of PT-RS symbols, the transmission using increased transmission power corresponding to the PT-RS power boosting factor. The RRC signaling further includes a flag enabling the PT-RS transmission. The PUSCH-to-PT-RS EPRE ratio is 00 or 01, and the transmission coding scheme is a codebook-based uplink transmission or non-codebook-based uplink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yushu Zhang, Gang Xiong, Honglei Miao, Hong He, Guotong Wang, Alexei Vladimirovich Davydov, Seunghee Han, Avik Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10849170
    Abstract: Described is a User Equipment (UE) comprising one or more processors to generate a transmission to an Evolved Node-B (eNB) listing a service-specific resource partition supported by the UE. The eNB may comprise one or more processors to process the transmission listing the service-specific resource partition from the UE. In response, the one or more processors of the eNB may be further to generate a partition configuration transmission to configure the service-specific resource partition. The one or more processors of the UE may then be further to process the partition configuration transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Honglei Miao, Gang Xiong, Jong-Kae Fwu, Michael Faerber
  • Publication number: 20200359228
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for signaling for resource allocation and scheduling in 5G-NR integrated access and backhaul are generally described herein. In some embodiments, User Equipment configured for reporting a channel quality indicator (CQI) index in a channel state information (CSI) reference resource assumes a physical resource block (PRB) bundling size of two PRBs to derive the CQI index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Alexei Davydov, Andrey Chervyakov, Anthony Lee, Avik Sengupta, Bharat Shrestha, Candy Yiu, Chang Hong Shan, Dae Won Lee, Dawei Ying, Debdeep Chatterjee, Farid Adrangi, Gang Xiong, Geng Wu, Gregory Morozov, Hassan Ghozlan, Hong He, Honglei Miao, Hua Li, Jaemin Han, Jeongho Jeon, Jie Cui, Jing Zhu, Joey Chou, Joonbeom Kim, Joonyoung Cho, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Lu Lu, May Wu, Naveen Palle, Puneet Jain, Qian Li, Richard C. Burbidge, Robert Zaus, Rui Huang, Satish Chandra Jha, Seau S. Lim, Sergey Panteleev, Song Noh, Yaser M. Fouad, Yi Guo, Yizhi Yao, Yongjun Kwak, Youn Hyoung Heo, Yuhan Zhou, Yujian Zhang, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10826661
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods to implement enhanced sounding reference signaling for uplink (UL) beam tracking in communication systems are described. In one example, an apparatus of an evolved Node B (eNB) comprising processing circuitry to broadcast system information about one or more sets of uplink transmit time intervals and bandwidths available for a sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission from a first user equipment (UE), configure one or more UE-specific SRS processes for the first UE for uplink beam tracking, and configure one or more millimeter wave access points (mmW APs) to transmit a mmW signal to the first UE and receive a mmW signal from the first UE. Other examples are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Honglei Miao, Hyejung Jung, Michael Faerber
  • Patent number: 10812161
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a beamforming controller for a beamforming transmitter device, the beamforming controller comprising a control element configured to: activate a first configuration state of a plurality of configuration states for a control channel, each configuration state indicating a beam direction of the control channel; control a beam switching of the control channel from the first configuration state to a second configuration state based on a beam direction of the control channel according to the first configuration state; and retransmit signaling of the beam switching based on a beam direction of the control channel according to both the first and the second configuration state if an acknowledgement to the beam switching is null, not received, missing or received in error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Markus Dominik Mueck, Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20200323023
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for indicating a range for which HARQ feedback is to be transmitted for sidelink V2X communications. A TX UE receives from a gNB an RRC message with an IE that describes a communication range. The communication range is used by a RX UE when the TX UE transmits a groupcast PSSCH and PSCCH to the RX UE to determine whether or not to send HARQ feedback in response to the TX UE transmission. The RX UE receives the communication range from the gNB or the TX UE signals the communication range in the SCI of the PSCCH. If the TX UE sends a TB in which multiple DRBs with different communication ranges are used for the PDU, the SCI indicates that either the maximum or minimum communication range is to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20200305232
    Abstract: An apparatus for a base station transceiver of a mobile communication system includes at least one interface for communicating with a transceiver module of the base station transĀ¬ceiver. The apparatus includes a control module configured to provide a reference signal to a user equipment of the mobile communication system via the transceiver module. The reference signal is a reference signal for time tracking. Control module is configured to provide a downlink control signal to the user equipment via the transceiver module. The reference signal and the downlink control signal are quasi-co-located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Patent number: 10784946
    Abstract: A communication device including a first directional antenna and a second directional antenna which may each be set to any one of a plurality of main beam directions for radio communication, a transceiver configured to determine a reception quality for at least some of the plurality of main beam directions using the first directional antenna and for at least some of the plurality of main beam directions using the second directional antenna, select a main beam direction of the plurality of main beam directions based on the reception qualities determined by the first directional antenna and based on the reception qualities determined by the second directional antenna, and perform communication using the selected main beam direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jinyu Zhang, Yuan Zhu, Huaning Niu, Honglei Miao, Yang Tang
  • Publication number: 20200213052
    Abstract: Examples provide a mobile communication system, a mobile device, user equipment, a network node, a NodeB, circuits, apparatuses, methods, machine readable media and computer programs for mobile device, user equipment, network nodes, NodeBs. An apparatus (10) for a user equipment, UE (100), configured to communicate in a mobile communication system (400) comprises one or more interfaces (12) configured to communicate within the mobile communication system (400). The apparatus (10) comprises a control module (14) configured to control the one or more interfaces (12). Then control module (14) is configured to process reference signal configuration information received by the one or more interfaces (12). The reference signal configuration information comprises information on a reference signal radio configuration information resource, the reference signal radio resource specifying at least one reference signal from a group of two or more reference signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Qian Li, Dae Won Lee, Dawei Ying, Song Noh, Hassan Ghozlan, Geng Wu, Honglei Miao
  • Publication number: 20200205015
    Abstract: Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE), an Evolved Node-B (eNB), small-cell access point (AP), and methods for dynamic millimeter wave pencil cell communication are generally described herein. The UE may receive access point reference signals (APRS) from one or more small-cell access points (AP), and may transmit APRS signal quality measurements to a macro-cell Evolved Node-B (eNB). The UE may receive, from the macro-cell eNB, a message that indicates candidate pencil cells for which the UE is to determine signal quality measurements, the candidate pencil cells supported by the small-cell APs. The UE may receive beam reference signals (BRS) for the candidate pencil cells and may refrain from reception of BRS for pencil cells not included in the message. In some cases, beam-widths of the APRSs may be larger than beam-widths of the BRSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Honglei Miao, Huaning Niu, Michael Faerber