Patents by Inventor Hui Ling

Hui Ling 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: 10389562
    Abstract: A communication device generates a transmission signal for transmission via a wireless communication channel, wherein the transmission signal corresponds to a physical layer (PHY) data unit that conforms to a range extension mode of a first communication protocol. Generating the PHY data unit includes generating a preamble of a PHY data unit, wherein the preamble is generated to include: a legacy signal field that includes information indicating a duration of the PHY data unit, a duplicate of the legacy signal field, a plurality of subfields of a non-legacy signal field, and a plurality of additional subfields with the same data as the plurality of subfields of the non-legacy signal field. The plurality of subfields of the non-legacy signal field and the plurality of additional subfields are modulated to signal to a receiving device that the PHY data unit conforms to the range extension mode of a first communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 10390328
    Abstract: A beamforming training packet is transmitted from a first communication device to multiple second communication devices. A trigger frame is generated at the first communication device to trigger an uplink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission of beamforming training feedback from at least some of the multiple second communication devices. After transmission of the beamforming training packet by the first communication device, the trigger frame is transmitted to the at least some of the multiple communication devices. The uplink OFDMA transmission is then received at the first communication device. The uplink OFDMA transmission includes respective beamforming training feedback packets generated based on the beamforming training packet by respective ones of the at least some of the multiple second communication devices. The respective beamforming training feedback packets are simultaneously transmitted by the at least some of the multiple second communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Lei Wang, Yakun Sun, Jinjing Jiang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20190253227
    Abstract: A first communication device receives an aggregate medium access control data unit (MAC) protocol data unit (A-MPDU) that aggregates multiple MAC protocol data units from a second communication device. The first communication device generates an acknowledgment data unit that includes a length indication that indicates a length of an acknowledgement field and the acknowledgment field of the indicated length. The length of the acknowledgement field is selected from a subset of predetermined lengths, among a set predetermined lengths, that includes multiple predetermined lengths that do not exceed a maximum number of MAC protocol data units that can be included in the A-MPDU. The maximum number of MAC protocol data units is limited by a buffer size negotiated in an acknowledgement setup procedure previously conducted between the first communication device and the second communication device. The first communication device transmits the acknowledgment data unit to the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Lei WANG, Jinjing JIANG, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Publication number: 20190254099
    Abstract: A method for simultaneously communicating with multiple communication devices in a wireless local area network is described. Multiple uplink data units are received that are simultaneously transmitted by multiple second communication devices. The multiple uplink data units include a management data unit and a traffic data unit. An acknowledgment data unit is generated to acknowledge receipt of the multiple data units. The acknowledgment data unit includes (i) an indication that indicates that the acknowledgment data unit is intended for the multiple second communication devices, and (ii) respective acknowledgment information fields for the multiple second communication devices. The respective acknowledgment information fields include a first acknowledgment information field for the management data unit and a second acknowledgment information field for the traffic data unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Lei WANG, Jinjing JIANG, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Publication number: 20190253194
    Abstract: A first communication device generates a block acknowledgement (BA) frame that includes (i) acknowledgement information to indicate, to a second communication device, whether the first communication device successfully received multiple media access control (MAC) frames transmitted by the second communication device, and (ii) an indication of a change in a BA session between the first communication device and the second communication device. The first communication device transmits the BA frame to the second communication device, where the BA frame causes the second communication device to adopt the change in the BA session in response to receiving the BA frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jinjing JIANG, Liwen CHU, Yi-Ling CHAO, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Patent number: 10383091
    Abstract: A transmission opportunity (TXOP) owner transfer request is received at a first communication device from a second communication device. The TXOP transfer request indicates that the second communication device is requesting to transfer ownership of a first TXOP to the first communication device, wherein the first TXOP is owned by the second communication device. In response to receiving the TXOP owner transfer request, the first communication device initiates a second TXOP which is owned by the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Hongyuan Zhang, Jinjing Jiang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10375679
    Abstract: Multiple trigger frames are generated at a first communication device to trigger an uplink orthogonal frequency multiple access (OFDMA) transmission by multiple second communication devices. The multiple trigger frames include a broadcast trigger frame that includes information to indicate transmission parameters for a first subset of the second communication devices, and one or more unicast trigger frames, each of the one or more unicast trigger frame including information to indicate transmission parameters for a particular second communication device in a second subset of the second communication devices. The broadcast trigger frame is transmitted, in a first frequency portion of a downlink OFDMA transmission, to the first subset of the second communication devices, and respective unicast trigger frames are transmitted, in respective second frequency portions of the downlink OFDMA transmission, to the second subset of the second communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Yakun Sun, Hongyuan Zhang, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10375695
    Abstract: A first communication device in a first wireless network determines a transmit power for transmitting a first packet during a spatial reuse opportunity corresponding to a transmission in a second wireless network. Determining the transmit power includes using a spatial reuse parameter, indicative of an acceptable interference level in the second wireless network, included in a second packet transmitted by a second communication device in the second wireless network. The first communication device generates the first packet to include information to indicate to a third communication device, that is an intended receiver of the first packet, to not transmit an acknowledgment of the first packet according to a normal acknowledgment procedure during the spatial reuse opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20190239226
    Abstract: A first communication device allocates respective portions of a communication channel, that includes at least one primary component channel and one or more non-primary component channels, to a plurality of second communication devices, including a bandwidth-limited second communication device configured to operate with a maximum bandwidth that is less than a full bandwidth of the communication channel. The bandwidth-limited second communication device is operating in a particular component channel, and allocation of a frequency portion to the bandwidth-limited second communication device is restricted to the particular component channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Lei WANG, Hongyuan ZHANG, Yakun SUN, Jinjing JIANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Publication number: 20190238261
    Abstract: A first communication device transmits a first physical layer protocol data units (PPDU) that includes a first null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame as part of a first ranging measurement exchange. The first communication device transmits a first null data packet (NDP) as part of the first ranging measurement exchange, and records a transmit time of the first NDP. The first communication device determines whether a second NDP was received correctly from a second communication device as part of the first ranging measurement exchange. In response to determining that the second NDP was not received correctly, the first communication device commences a second ranging measurement exchange, including transmitting a second PPDU that includes a second NDPA frame as part of the second ranging measurement exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Publication number: 20190238299
    Abstract: A first communication device receives an uplink orthogonal frequency multiple access (OFDMA) transmission. The uplink OFDMA transmission includes respective transmissions from multiple second communication devices, and the respective transmissions from the multiple second communication devices include indications of respective acknowledgment policies corresponding to the respective transmissions from the multiple second communication devices. The first communication device generates one or more acknowledgment physical layer (PHY) data units to acknowledge at least a portion of the uplink OFDMA transmission, where the one or more acknowledgment PHY data units do not comply with at least one of the acknowledgment policies corresponding to the uplink OFDMA transmission. The first communication device transmits the one or more acknowledgment PHY data units to acknowledge the at least the portion of the uplink OFDMA transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Lei WANG, Hongyuan ZHANG, Yakun SUN, Jinjing JIANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Patent number: 10367614
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus includes a transceiver and a processing circuit. The transceiver is configured to transmit and receive wireless signals. The processing circuit is configured to configure a field within a data unit for buffer information report, determine a first scale factor for scaling a first value indicative of buffered traffic of a first category, and a second scale factor for scaling a second value indicative of buffered traffic of a category, configure the field to include the first scale factor with the first value and the second scale factor with the second value, and provide the data unit to the transceiver for transmitting to another apparatus that allocates resources for transmission between the two apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20190230629
    Abstract: An access point receives a first uplink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission from a plurality of client stations. The first uplink OFDMA transmission includes i) respective acknowledgment frames for the downlink OFDMA PHY data unit, and ii) respective frames that include indications of respective amounts of buffered data at the respective client stations that are to be transmitted to the access point. The access point uses the received indications of respective amounts of buffered data at the respective client stations to determine an allocation of frequency resources for a second uplink OFDMA transmission, and transmits a second downlink OFDMA PHY data unit to the plurality of client stations, which i) indicates the allocation of frequency resources to the plurality of client stations for the second uplink OFDMA transmission, and ii) is configured to prompt the plurality of client stations to begin transmitting the second uplink OFDMA transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU, Yakun SUN
  • Publication number: 20190230197
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provides a system for detecting data received in a low power low rate (LPMR) data frame format. The system includes a receiver and control circuitry. The receiver is configured to receive a data frame comprising an LPLR preamble portion and an LPLR data portion following the LPLR preamble portion. The LPLR preamble portion and the LPLR data portion occupy a bandwidth that is less than an allowed bandwidth. The control circuitry is configured to determine a mode of the data frame based on whether the data frame has an additional portion, and detect data field in the LPLR preamble portion from the data frame based on the mode of the data frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yakun Sun, Hongyuan Zhang, Lei Wang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20190229969
    Abstract: A communication device generates a first portion of a physical layer (PHY) preamble of a PHY data unit to include a first plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. Each OFDM symbol of the first plurality of OFDM symbols is generated with a first OFDM tone spacing. The communication device generate a second portion of the PHY preamble to include a second plurality of OFDM symbols. Each OFDM symbol of the second plurality of OFDM symbols is generated with a second OFDM tone spacing that is a fraction 1/N of the first OFDM tone spacing, where N is a positive integer greater than one. The communication device generates a PHY data portion of the PHY data unit to include one or more third OFDM symbols. Each third OFDM symbol is generated with the second OFDM tone spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hongyuan ZHANG, Yakun SUN, Mingguang XU, Rui CAO, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Patent number: 10356815
    Abstract: A first communication device associated with a first communication network determines that a second communication device associated with a second communication network is located proximate to the first communication device. The first communication device generates a data unit that includes information indicating i) a color identifier of the second communication network, the color identifier usable to identify transmissions from the second communication network, and ii) that a dynamic clear channel assessment (CCA) procedure should not be used for transmissions from the second communication network. The first communication device transmits the data unit to at least one other communication device associated with the first communication network such that the at least one other communication device associated with the first communication network does not use the dynamic CCA procedure for transmissions identified as being from the second communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Yakun Sun, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10349413
    Abstract: A plurality of different OFDM tone blocks for a wireless local area network (WLAN) communication channel are assigned to a plurality of devices. An OFDMA data unit is generated, the OFDMA unit including a preamble portion and a data portion, the preamble portion having at least i) a first legacy portion that corresponds to at least a first OFDM tone block, ii) a second legacy portion that corresponds to a second OFDM tone block, iii) a first non-legacy portion that corresponds to the first OFDM tone block, iv) a second non-legacy portion that corresponds to the second OFDM tone block, and v) a third non-legacy portion that corresponds to a third OFDM tone block. The first OFDM tone block and the second OFDM tone block are separated in frequency by at least the third OFDM tone block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Yakun Sun, Hui-Ling Lou, Liwen Chu
  • Patent number: 10334614
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus are disclosed for mitigating interference between communications between different radio access technologies in a communication device. Methods and apparatus include communicating between a first communication device and a second communication device according to a first communication protocol, and communicating between the first communication device and a third communication device according to a second communication protocol. The methods and apparatus further include determining a first time interval associated with when data is to be transmitted between the first communication device and the second communication device according to the first communications protocol. The methods and apparatus also include sending to the third communication device, an indication of a second time interval to prompt the third communication device not transmit to the first communication device during the second time interval, wherein the second time interval corresponds to the first time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihwan P. Choi, Hui-Ling Lou, Leilei Song, Yakun Sun, Qing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10334571
    Abstract: One or more trigger frames are generated at a first communication device to trigger an uplink orthogonal frequency multiple access (OFDMA) transmission by multiple second communication devices. Each of the one or more trigger frames (i) includes an indication of a trigger type and (ii) is formatted according to the indicated trigger type. The first communication device transmits the one or more trigger frames to the multiple second communication devices. The first device then receives the triggered uplink OFDMA transmission that includes respective transmissions from the multiple second communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Yakun Sun, Hongyuan Zhang, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: D854715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Chunheng Kang, Lan Li, Hui Ling Pan, Shanhai Guo, Xin Sheng, Yuanyuan Wang, Shengjin Chen, Fangzhong Shen