Patents by Inventor Huaning Niu

Huaning Niu 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: 20240244612
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating phase tracking reference signal (PTRS) and demodulation reference signal (DMRS) ports for multi-beam physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmissions are described herein. A base station may provide, to a user equipment (UE), PTRS and DMRS port associations for the multiple beams on which the PUSCH is transmitted. In some cases, a 2-bit downlink control information (DCI) field may be used to alternatively provide single beam or multiple beam PTRS and DMRS port associations to a UE. For non-codebook (NCB) based transmissions, the UE may alternatively determine PTRS and DMRS port associations for multiple beams independently of any PTRS and DMRS port association indicated in DCI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Yushu Zhang, Dawei Zhang, Haitong Sun, Hong He, Huaning Niu, Oghenekome Oteri, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Wei Zeng, Weidong Yang
  • Publication number: 20240244641
    Abstract: A processor is provided. The processor has circuitry that executes instructions to cause a user equipment (UE) to perform operations. The operations include obtaining a message that configures a dedicated resource pool for sidelink positioning. The operations include determining a sidelink positioning resource from the dedicated resource pool. The operations include transmitting a sidelink positioning reference signal (SL-PRS) using the sidelink positioning resource. A method and a UE are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Chunxuan Ye, Ankit Bhamri, Chunhai Yao, Dawei Zhang, Haitong Sun, Hong He, Huaning Niu, Oghenekome Oteri, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Wei Zeng
  • Publication number: 20240244533
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to uplink (UL) gap triggering. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a processor of user equipment is configured to perform following operations. The operations comprise transmitting to a network a user preference via a first signaling, wherein the user preference indicates a preference of the UE in uplink (UL) gap configuration; transmitting to the network an UL gap activation request via a second signaling, wherein the UL gap activation request indicates the network that an UL gap activation for the UE is needed; and transmitting to the network device an UL gap deactivation request via a third signaling, wherein the UL gap deactivation request indicates the network that an UL gap deactivation for the UE is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Huaning NIU, Dawei ZHANG, Haijing HU, Jie CUI, Qiming LI, Sharad SAMBHWANI, Xiang CHEN, Yang TANG, Yuqin CHEN
  • Patent number: 12041464
    Abstract: The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods to provide uplink spatial relation switch delay for an uplink spatial relation switch based at least in part on a pathloss reference signal associated with uplink spatial relation switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Manasa Raghavan, Qiming Li, Dawei Zhang, Huaning Niu, Jie Cui, Panagiotis Botsinis, Sameh M. Eldessoki, Xiang Chen, Yang Tang, Yushu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240235767
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to DMRS overhead adaptation with AI-based channel estimation. A wireless device may be configured to receive, from a network device, a downlink data transmitted using a DMRS pattern; perform an AI-based downlink channel estimation based on the downlink data, including: inputting one or more received downlink DMRS symbols included in the received downlink data to a neural network model for downlink channel estimation stored in the memory of the wireless device, to obtain, as outputs of the neural network model, an estimated downlink channel corresponding to the downlink data and an optimal downlink DMRS pattern for the estimated downlink channel; and report the optimal downlink DMRS pattern to the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Sigen Ye, Chunhai Yao, Chunxuan Ye, Dawei Zhang, Huaning Niu, Oghenekome Oteri, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Wei Zeng, Yushu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240237029
    Abstract: The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods for UE aggregation for downlink communications in wireless networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Chunhai Yao, Chunxuan Ye, Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Haitong Sun, Huaning Niu, Wei Zeng, Weidong Yang, Yushu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240236735
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to measurement gap cancellation. A method for a user equipment (UE) may comprise receiving, from a network (NW) device, measurement gap (MG) cancellation information associated with a particular MG of one or more MG patterns to be used by the UE; and determining whether the particular MO shall be cancelled based on the MG cancellation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Qiming Li, Chunhai Yao, Dawei Zhang, Huaning Niu, Jie Cui, Manasa Raghavan, Xiang Chen, Yang Tang
  • Publication number: 20240236872
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, apparatuses, and methods for enhanced PHR reporting in support of UE antenna scaling. A wireless device, which comprises at least one antenna array each comprising a plurality of antenna elements may perform antenna scaling by activating or deactivating at least one of the plurality of antenna elements (with corresponding RF chains) of one or more antenna arrays. The wireless device may generate a power headroom (PHR) report based at least on a difference between beamforming gains obtained after the antenna scaling and before the antenna scaling. The wireless device may then send the PHR report to a base station in communication with the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Xiang Chen, Anatoliy S Ioffe, Dawei Zhang, Fucheng Wang, Huaning Niu, Jie Cui, Manasa Raghavan, Qiming Li, Yang Tang
  • Publication number: 20240236725
    Abstract: A terminal may include a transmitter that transmits, to a base station, a terminal capability indicating support for a first type of measurement configuration or a second type of measurement configuration. The terminal may include a receiver that receives, from the base station, network configuration information representative of a mapping between the first type of measurement configuration and the second type of measurement configuration. The terminal may include a processor that, based on the mapping, transforms the first type of measurement configuration to the second type of measurement configuration or transforms the second type of measurement configuration to the first type of measurement configuration. The network configuration information may be based on an independent frequency range (FR) measurement and a network preference included in the terminal capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Qiming Li, Dawei Zhang, Huaning Niu, Jie Cui, Manasa Raghavan, Xiang Chen, Yang Tang, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 12035363
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for a user equipment (UE) device that includes one or more processors configured to determine, based on a DL signal in an LTE-TDD radio frame, that an eNB has assessed, based on a Cat-2 listen before talk (LBT) procedure, that a radio frame is valid; and in response to determining that the radio frame is valid, transmitting a UL burst within a predetermined period of time after a DL burst in the radio frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Talarico, Huaning Niu, Anthony Lee, Wenting Chang
  • Patent number: 12035238
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) receives reference signals during a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle to perform frequency and timing tracking or automatic gain control (AGC). The UE receives configuration information corresponding to a reference signal that is to be transmitted to a user equipment (UE) when the UE is in a first operating state, receives the reference signal from a cell of a network when the UE is in the first operating state, performs one of frequency and timing tracking or automatic gain control (AGC) using the reference signal and receives a signal from the cell during a time window that the UE is scheduled to utilize an active mode of data exchange processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Haitong Sun, Chunhai Yao, Chunxuan Ye, Dawei Zhang, Hong He, Hongbo Yan, Huaning Niu, Shengshan Cui, Sigen Ye, Wei Zeng, Weidong Yang, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 12034663
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to AP-SRS triggering offset enhancement for further enhanced MIMO. User equipment (UE), base stations, apparatus, methods, computer-readable memory media, and computer program products are disclosed. The UE may be configured to receive an offset information associated with AP-SRS transmission of the UE; determine a slot offset associated with the AP-SRS transmission, at least based on the offset information; determine a specific slot for the AP-SRS transmission, based on the determined slot offset; and perform the AP-SRS transmission in the determined specific slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Haitong Sun, Dawei Zhang, Wei Zeng, Yushu Zhang, Hong He, Chunxuan Ye, Huaning Niu, Weidong Yang, Oghenekome Oteri, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Sigen Ye, Chunhai Yao
  • Patent number: 12035364
    Abstract: An apparatus may receive a media access control (MAC) control element (CE) from a base station (BS) indicating a secondary cell (SCell) to be activated in an unlicensed band. The apparatus may initiate a timer with an end value in response to receiving the MAC CE and may further adjust a radio-frequency (RF) chain from a first state to a second state corresponding to the SCell to be activated. The apparatus may determine, based on measurements of one or more synchronization signal blocks (SSBs) transmitted from the BS indicating one or more listen before talk (LBT) failures corresponding to the SCell, one or more failed SSB transmissions corresponding to the SCell. Accordingly, the apparatus may readjust, in response to expiry of the timer, the RF chain from the second state to the first state and receive one or more additional SSBs in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Chen, Dawei Zhang, Huaning Niu, Jie Cui, Manasa Raghavan, Qiming Li, Yang Tang
  • Publication number: 20240224376
    Abstract: Provided is a method for a user equipment (UE). The UE obtains a first control information from a network device. The first control information indicates at least one physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring period for the UE. The UE further monitors PDCCH based on the at least one PDCCH monitoring period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weidong Yang, Arjun Bharadwaj, Dawei Zhang, Fangli Xu, Haijing Hu, Hong He, Huaning Niu, Lakshmi Iyer, Murali Narasimha, Ralf Rossbach, Sarma V. Vangala, Sigen Ye, Wei Zeng, Oghenekome Oteri, Haitong Sun, Chunxuan Ye, Chunhai Yao, Yushu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240223336
    Abstract: Approaches are described for receiving downlink signals simultaneously where analog beamforming is being used to increase the link budget between the base station and user equipment (UE). Alternatives within these approaches include the UE determining the synchronization signal block (SSB) to receive when there are multiple SSBs from different cells in a slot, and determining whether there are other signals in the same symbols with the selected SSB based on the type of signal and the SSB's functionality. In the case where there are another downlink signals channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) or physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) from another cell, the UE selects the corresponding quasi co-location (QCL) assumption to receive the signals. Optionally, the UE can report whether it can support one or two QCL-TypeD at a time and whether it supports SSBs in different cells multiplexed in overlapped symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yushu ZHANG, Wei ZENG, Huaning NIU, Oghenekome OTERI, Dawei ZHANG, Weidong YANG, Haitong SUN, Jie CUI, Qiming LI
  • Patent number: 12028809
    Abstract: The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods for relaxing signaling characteristic evaluation measurements in wireless communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Huaning Niu, Yushu Zhang, Yang Tang, Jie Cui, Manasa Raghavan, Dawei Zhang, Wei Zeng, Haitong Sun, Hong He, Chunhai Yao, Sigen Ye, Weidong Yang, Oghenekome Oteri, Chunxuan Ye
  • Patent number: 12028838
    Abstract: A wireless device may establish communication with a network node and determine a relationship between transmission configuration indication (TCI) and bandwidth part (BWP). The wireless device may then receive an indication of one of TCI or BWP from the network node followed by determining the other of TCI or BWP based on the indication and using the relationship between the TCI and BWP. Finally, the wireless device may perform downlink communication using the indicated one of TCI or BWP and determined other TCI or BWP. The network node may be comprised in a non-terrestrial network and may specify via RRC signaling the relationship between TCI and BWP for the wireless device. The indication of the TCI or BWP may be provided by downlink control information (DCI), medium access control (MAC) control element (CE), an inactivity timer, or RRC reconfiguration commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Yang Tang, Qiming Li, Chunxuan Ye, Dawei Zhang, Hong He, Huaning Niu, Manasa Raghavan, Xiang Chen
  • Patent number: 12028876
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein relate to acknowledgement signaling sent by a user equipment (UE) in response to downlink control information (DCI) received from a base station that schedules the use of multiple physical uplink control channels (multi-PUSCH) or multiple physical downlink control channels (multi-PDSCH). Acknowledgement signaling may inform the base station that DCI scheduling the multi-PUSCH/multi-PDSCH was received (or not), so that the base station may reclaim those scheduled resources in the case that the UE remains unaware of them. Methods for performing this signaling include, e.g., the use of HARQ-ACK codebooks (whether in a semi-static or dynamic manner), and aperiodic sounding reference signals (A-SRS). Embodiments involving such DCI received across multiple component carriers of different serving cells of the UE are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Hong He, Chunhai Yao, Chunxuan Ye, Dawei Zhang, Haitong Sun, Huaning Niu, Oghenekome Oteri, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Sigen Ye, Wei Zeng, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 12028762
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure enable a user equipment (UE) to perform event trigger reporting for L1/L2 mobility, including event configuration, L1 filtering factor, and event triggered L1 reporting. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Dawei Zhang, Haitong Sun, Hong He, Huaning Niu, Manasa Raghavan, Qiming Li, Xiang Chen, Yang Tang, Yushu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20240215091
    Abstract: A terminal may communicate through a first communication link with a first network. The terminal may include a transmitter that transmits, to a second network, a terminal capability indicating support for a measurement configuration. The terminal may include a receiver that receives, from the second network, network configuration information including a pattern for establishing a second communication link with the second network. The terminal may include a processor that, based on the pattern, establishes the second communication link with the second network while maintaining the first communication link with the first network. The network configuration information may be based on an independent frequency range (FR) measurement included in the terminal capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Inventors: Qiming Li, Dawei Zhang, Huaning Niu, Jie Cui, Manasa Raghavan, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy, Xiang Chen, Yang Tang, Yuqin Chen