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: 20190223255
    Abstract: A network device (e.g., a user equipment (UE), or a new radio NB (gNB)) can process or generate a configuration of a physical random access channel (PRACH) over physical resource blocks (PRBs) that are interlaced in an unlicensed band in an NR unlicensed (NR-U) communication. The PRBs in the PRACH can be based on an occupied channel bandwidth (OCB) of the unlicensed band in the NR-U communication. A random access channel transmission in the PRACH can then be generated by interlacing the PRBs defining the PRACH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeongho Jeon, Seau Lim, Yongjun Kwak, Anthony Lee, Hwan-Joon Kwon, Joonyoung Cho, Huaning Niu
  • Publication number: 20190208574
    Abstract: Embodiments of an Evolved Node-B (eNB), a MulteFire narrowband internet-of-things User Equipment (MF NB-IoT UE), and methods of communication are described herein. The eNB may transmit an unlicensed narrowband primary synchronization signal (U-NPSS) in a plurality of subframes. The eNB may, for the U-NPSS, for each subframe of the plurality of subframes, and for each of the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols of the subframe: repeat a sequence of length-11; and map the sequence to 11 resource elements (REs) of a physical resource block (PRB) of 12 REs. The eNB may process the U-NPSS by an orthogonal cover code (OCC) over the plurality of subframes. The sequence in each of the OFDM symbols of each of the subframes of the plurality of subframes may be multiplied by a different element of the OCC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Huaning Niu, Wenting Chang, Salvatore Talarico
  • Patent number: 10326514
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, systems, and methods for reference signal design for initial acquisition, by receiving a first primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a first secondary synchronization signal (SSS) from a first transmit (Tx) beam, in first contiguous orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols of a downlink subframe. A UE can receive at least a second PSS and a second SSS from a second Tx beam in contiguous OFDM symbols of the downlink subframe. A UE can then detect beamforming reference signals (BRSs) corresponding to the first Tx beam and the second Tx beam, based on identification of physical cell ID information and timing information processed from the first PSS, the second PSS, the first SSS, and the second SSS. The UE can select the first Tx beam or the second Tx beam that was received with the highest power, based on the BRSs. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Gang Xiong, Huaning Niu, Yushu Zhang, Jong-Kae Fwu, Yuan Zhu, Ralf Matthias Bendlin
  • Publication number: 20190182365
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for location measurement reporting in a wireless network are disclosed. An apparatus of a responder station is disclosed, the apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured to derive bits from a temporary key, and generate a first sequence and a second sequence using the bits, wherein the first sequence and second sequence comprise one or more symbols. The processing circuitry is further configured to concatenate the first sequence and the second sequence to form a new first sequence comprising the first sequence and the second sequence, and concatenate a modified first sequence and a modified second sequence to form a new second sequence. The processing circuitry may be configured to repeat a number of times the concatenate the first sequence through the concatenate the modified first sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Qinghua Li, Feng Jiang, Assaf Gurevitz, Robert J. Stacey, Huaning Niu, Yuan Zhu, Jonathan Segev
  • Patent number: 10321294
    Abstract: Embodiments of an enhanced node B (eNB), user equipment (UE) and methods of signaling for proximity services and device-to-device (D2D) discovery in an LTE network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the eNB may transmit signaling to indicate D2D discovery zone configuration to proximity service (ProSe) enabled UEs. The signaling may indicate time and frequency resources and a periodicity of a discovery zone and may indicate operational parameters for the discovery zone. The resources of the D2D discovery zone may be allocated for D2D discovery signal transmission by the ProSe-enabled UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Debdeep Chatterjee, Youn Hyoung Heo, Huaning Niu, Gang Xiong, Hong He, Alexey Khoryaev, Sergey Panteleev
  • Publication number: 20190174476
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for frequency hopping in the unlicensed band are described. A NB-IoT UE receives a MIB from a RAN. The MIB includes a DL/UL configuration for communication with the RAN. Frequency hopping information is preconfigured in the UE. The MIB is received in an anchor segment of a fixed NB anchor channel in the unlicensed band. The frequency hopping sequence is determined based on timing information carried in a PBCH on the anchor channel. Data is communicated between the NB-IoT UE and the RAN in data segments on the data channels in accordance with the frequency hopping sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Wenting Chang, Huaning Niu, Salvatore Talarico, Rongrong Sun
  • Patent number: 10306508
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a transmitter arranged to wirelessly transmit channel status reports for channels within a transmission band to a base station and a processor. The apparatus may further include a rank adaptation (RA) module operable on the processor to direct the transmitter to send a multiplicity of sub-band channel quality indicator (CQI) reports, each sub-band CQI report comprising a measurement of a respective sub-band of the transmission band and a multiplicity of rank indicator (RI) reports, where each sub-band CQI report is accompanied by an RI report. The apparatus may further include a digital display arranged to display information transmitted via the base station to the apparatus. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan Zhu, Xiaogang Chen, Huaning Niu, Qinghua Li
  • Publication number: 20190158331
    Abstract: Technology for a base station operable to encode guard interval (GI) discrete Fourier transform (DFT) spread orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) (GI-DFT-s-OFDM) data symbols for transmission to a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The base station can identify GI-DFT-s-O 5 FDM data symbols for transmission to the UE. The base station can encode the GI-DFT-s-OFDM data symbols for transmission to the UE in a subframe. The subframe can be in accordance with a flexible subframe structure that begins with a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) sequence followed by a GI sequence in a first symbol of the subframe. The subframe can further comprise one or 10 more subsequent symbols in the subframe that each include a GI-DFT-s-OFDM data symbol followed by a GI sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
  • Publication number: 20190159256
    Abstract: An apparatus of a Fifth Generation NodeB (gNB) to operate in a License Assisted Access (LAA) system configures a transmission initiation time interval contention window size (CWS) of N number of subframes between Category 4 Listen Before Talk (LBT) uplink (UL) transmissions by a user equipment (UE) operating in the LAA system, and a memory to store a value of N which can have a value 6 or greater or 10 or greater. An apparatus of a UE to operate in an LAA system decodes a configuration from the gNB of a transmission initiation time interval contention CWS of N number of subframes between Category 4 LBT UL transmissions in the LAA system. The CWS is increased to a next higher value when an UL grant or an autonomous UL (AUL) downlink feedback indicator (DFI) is not received before the expiration of a timer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Salvatore Talarico, Jeongho Jeon, Wenting Chang, Huaning Niu
  • Publication number: 20190158139
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for NB-IoT devices to operate in unlicensed spectrum. Frequency hopping patterns are disclosed that enable compliance with applicable regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Salvatore Talarico, Huaning Niu, Wenting Chang
  • Publication number: 20190132860
    Abstract: A number of embodiments can describe the operation of a UE in an unlicensed spectrum. Operating a UE in an unlicensed spectrum can include processing a PDCCH transmission provided by an eNodeB to identify a resource for a transmission of the SR message and based on the resource identified in the PDCCH, generating a PUCCH transmission comprising the SR message for the eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhorkar, Huaning Niu, Seau S. Lim, Jeongho Jeon, Qiaoyang Ye
  • Publication number: 20190132089
    Abstract: A class of dynamic switching mechanisms is used with multiple HARQ block sizes to reduce HARQ retransmission overhead while limiting the increase of HARQ ACK feedback overhead. Per-code block link adaptation can be used to support multiple MCSs for a single user in each subframe with fine time-frequency granularity, with low-bandwidth signaling overhead and without a complete dependency on reference signal (RS) structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Yeong-Sun Hwang, Holger Neuhaus, Huaning Niu, Wenting Chang, Sabine Roessel
  • Patent number: 10278057
    Abstract: Technology for a user equipment (UE) operable to perform device to device (D2D) discovery in a wireless network is described. The UE can decode D2D discovery parameters received from an eNodeB. The UE can determine a UE D2D discovery resource from the D2D discovery resource allocation based, in part, on the D2D discovery parameters. The UE can encode a D2D discovery message for transmission from the UE to a second UE using the UE D2D discovery resource in the D2D discovery resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Huaning Niu, Sergey Panteleev, Alexey Khoryaev, Debdeep Chatterjee, Gang Xiong
  • Publication number: 20190116618
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe simplified RACH procedure and configuration for an eMTC system operating on unlicensed spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Huaning Niu, Anthony Lee, Seau S. Lim, Wenting Chang, Salvatore Salvatore
  • Patent number: 10257761
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, methods, and computer readable media to enable a millimeter wave capable small cell (MCSC) devices to receive a handover of a user equipment from a universal mobile telecommunications system terrestrial radio access node B (eNB.) In particular, systems and methods are described for user equipment (UE) association with a MCSC operating as a booster for an eNB, including identification of and communication on preferred cell sector between the UE and the MCSC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huaning Niu, Yang Tang, Qian Li
  • Publication number: 20190104503
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to implementations to support UE-specific search space (UESS) for wide coverage enhancement (WCE). One implementation relates to an apparatus of a user equipment (UE) comprising: an interface configured to receive configuration information of a UE specific Search Space (UESS) and a common search space (CSS) for enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (ePDCCH) from a radio-frequency (RF) circuitry; and a processor configured to monitor the UESS and the CSS for ePDCCH transmission; wherein the interface and/or the processor is adaptable to support a wideband coverage enhancement (WCE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Huaning NIU, Wenting CHANG, Salvatore TALARICO, Anthony LEE
  • Patent number: 10251187
    Abstract: Embodiments of user equipment (UE), an enhanced node B (eNB), and methods of signaling for proximity services and device-to-device (D2D) discovery in an LTE network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the UE receives configuration information for a D2D discovery resource pool of a cell. The configuration information includes an indication that the D2D discovery resource pool has been logically divided into a plurality of sub-discovery resource pools. The UE performs an initial transmission of a discovery signal in a discovery period using a single D2D discovery resource from a first sub-discovery resource pool of the plurality of sub-discovery resource pools. The UE performs a number of additional transmissions of the discovery signal in the discovery period using additional D2D discovery resources from sub-discovery resource pools of the plurality of sub-discovery resource pools other than the first sub-discovery resource pool. Other apparatuses and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Debdeep Chatterjee, Alexey Vladimirovich Khoryaev, Huaning Niu, Gang Xiong
  • Publication number: 20190098661
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to be employed within one or more user equipment (UE). The apparatus includes control circuitry and a transceiver. The control circuitry is configured to generate a physical random access channel (PRACH), wherein the PRACH includes a preamble for PRACH transmission using a license assisted access (LAA) secondary cell. The transceiver is coupled to the control circuitry and is configured to retry transmission of the PRACH on a listen before talk (LBT) failure based of the secondary cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Qiaoyang Ye, Jeongho Jeon, Seau S. Lim, Huaning Niu, Abhijeet Bhorkar
  • Publication number: 20190081672
    Abstract: A beam formation matching for communications between a receiver (201) and transmitter (101) in a multiple beam Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system (100) is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yeong-Sun HWANG, Yuan ZHU, Yushu ZHANG, Huaning NIU, Wenting CHANG
  • Patent number: 10231232
    Abstract: Embodiments describe example radio access networks where uplink and downlink communications operate asymmetrically. In one embodiment, an inverse fast Fourier transform and an add cyclic prefix operation is performed on a downlink communications by a baseband unit. In an uplink communication using the same baseband unit, a corresponding fast Fourier transform and a remove cyclic prefix operation are performed at a remote radio unit. This generates different levels of traffic on a physical communication link between the baseband unit and the remote radio unit for uplink and downlink communications with similar characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Huaning Niu, Apostolos Papathanassiou, Geng Wu