Hujun Yin 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).
Abstract: In wireless communication networks that use ARQ/HARQ feedback protocols, when a first device receives an apparent HARQ ACK from a second device, the first device may make a new transmission using a HARQ Channel ID whose previous usage was under conditions indicating a likelihood of error in the ACK. When the second device receives the new transmission, the reuse of that HARQ Channel ID in a new transmission rather than a retransmission lets the second device know that its previous NAK transmission was incorrectly received as an ACK.
Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for signaling high efficiency short training field are disclosed. A high-efficiency wireless local-area network (HEW) station is disclosed. The HEW station may comprise circuitry configured to: receive a trigger frame comprising an allocation of a resource block for the HEW station, and transmit a high efficiency short training field (HE-STF) with a same bandwidth as a subsequent data portion, wherein the transmit is to be in accordance with orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and wherein the transmit is within the resource block. A subcarrier allocation for the HE-STF may matche a subcarrier allocation for the subsequent data portion. The HE-STF and the subsequent data portion may be transmitted with a same power. A total power of active subcarriers of the HE-STF may be equal to or proportional to a second total of data subcarriers and pilot subcarriers of the subsequent data portion.
Abstract: An apparatus and method of allowing user equipment (UE) to transmit information directly with other user equipment, using a device-to-device (D2D) mode is disclosed herein. A D2D UE (dUE1) that wishes so communicate to another UE (dUE2) in D2D mode makes various communications requests to an Evolved Node B (eNB), which can facilitate the connection between dUE1 and dUE2 by having the dUE1 measure the signals from dUE2 to help establish a D2D connection between the dUE1 and the dUE2.
Abstract: Uplink power control in a macro cell in a wireless network comprises transmitting a reference signal from a base station device to at least one wireless device within the macro cell. The macro cell comprises the base station device and at least one radio transmitter device that is communicatively coupled to and remote from the base station device. The base station device and one or more radio transmitter devices could be selected to be a transmission point, a reception point or a combination thereof, for each wireless device. Information relating to a transmission power of the base station device is also transmitted to the at least one wireless device. An uplink signal is received from the at least one wireless device containing information relating to an uplink power determination that is based on the reference signal and the information relating to the transmission power of the base station device.
Abstract: A wireless communication device comprises a transceiver to communicate directly with one or more separate wireless devices in accordance with a WiFi communication protocol, and a controller. The controller is configured to initiate transmission of information using the transceiver upon expiration of a first contention window (CW) count value, detect whether the transmission is successful, change the CW count value to a second CW count value when the transmission is unsuccessful, and change the CW count value from the first CW count value to a third CW count value when the transmission is successful, wherein the third CW count value is a maximum value of one of the first CW count value divided by a specified binary number or a specified minimum CW count value.
Abstract: Embodiments of user equipment and methods for improved uplink transmission power management and scheduling, are generally described herein. For example, in an aspect, a method of uplink power management is presented, the method includes determining whether a total desired transmission power exceeds a total configured maximum output power for a subframe. When the total desired transmission power exceeds the total configured maximum output power, the method includes allocating a minimum proactive power limitation to each serving cell, assigning a remaining power to one or more channels based on priority, and computing a total power assignment based on the allocating and the assigning.
Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a user equipment (“UE”) that is to transmit and receive signals associated with synchronization. The UE may be receive signals associated with synchronization from a plurality of synchronization sources, such as an evolved Node B (“eNB”), a global navigation satellite system (“GNSS”), or another UE. The UE may synchronize to a signal received from a synchronization source based on a priority associated with that synchronization source and/or signal. However, if the UE does not receive any signals associated with synchronization, the UE may generate and transmit a signal that indicates a request for synchronization.
December 20, 2013
February 4, 2016
Rongzhen YANG, Huaning NIU, Hujun YIN, Qinghua LI
Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for device-to-device (D2D) distributed scheduling are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) is configured to measure a received power level for a reference signal received from a target UE and measure received power levels for reference signals received from one or more non-target UEs. The UE is configured to generate a resource usage map for the target UE and the one or more non-target UEs. The UE is configured to determine a priority, with respect to the target UE, for each resource element group based on the resource usage map and an anticipated signal-to-interference ratio (SIR). The UE is configured to transmit data to the target UE during one or more resource element groups with the highest priorities for the target UE.
Abstract: Technology for a user equipment (UE) to communicate in a device to device (D2D) network. A D2D discovery beacon can be listened for at the UE for a predetermined period of time. The UE can be self-assigned as a D2D cluster coordinator when the D2D discovery beacon has not been received by the UE for the predetermined period of time. A D2D cluster can be formed to enable D2D communication between D2D UEs in the D2D cluster. A D2D discovery beacon can be transmitted from the D2D cluster coordinator to the D2D UEs within the D2D cluster.
Abstract: A transmitter/receiver pair may estimate a first channel interference caused during the spatial reuse phase by the transmitter/receiver pair to other transmitter/receiver pairs over a channel. A second channel interference experienced by the transmitter/receiver pair may be estimated during the spatial reuse phase by the transmitter/receiver pair from the other transmitter/receiver pairs. An interference margin may be estimated for the channel based on the first and second channel interferences. The interference margin may be announced to the other transmitter/receiver pairs in frame. The interference margin may then be complied with while communicating over the channel in order to control the interference.
June 26, 2014
December 31, 2015
Po-Kai Huang, Rongzhen Yang, Robert J. Stacey, Hujun Yin
Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides an evolved Node B (eNB) that includes a device-to-device (D2D) module configured to allocate at least one D2D discovery region including at least one periodic discovery zone, the at least one periodic discovery zone including a first plurality of resource blocks in frequency and a second plurality of subframes in time, the D2D module further configured to configure a User Equipment (UE) to utilize the at least one D2D discovery region for transmitting a discovery packet.
Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for polling, by a wireless network access point, a group of wireless network stations for an uplink transmission status, receiving (from one or more wireless network stations of the group of wireless network stations) an uplink transmission status report indicating that the wireless network station is ready for uplink data transmission, scheduling (in response to receiving the one or more uplink transmission status reports) one or more uplink data transmissions from the one or more wireless network stations, and receiving (from the one or more wireless network stations in accordance with the scheduling) one or more uplink data transmissions comprising uplink data.
September 16, 2014
December 10, 2015
Qinghua LI, Huaning Niu, Robert Stacey, Guoqing Li, Hujun Yin, Rongzhen Yang
Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and methods of multi-user downlink transmission. For example, an apparatus may include a transmitter to transmit a multi-user (MU) downlink request to a plurality of wireless stations; and a receiver to receive one or more responses from one or more wireless stations of the plurality of wireless stations, wherein the transmitter is to transmit to the plurality of wireless stations a MU scheduling message indicating resources allocated to a downlink transmission to at least one scheduled station of the one or more wireless stations, and to transmit the downlink transmission to the at least one scheduled station according to the MU scheduling message.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for facilitating simultaneous poll responses. A method may include assigning respective subsets of subcarrier frequencies to a plurality of user devices for communication over a wireless channel. The method may also include transmitting, simultaneously, a channel status request poll to the user devices. Additionally, the method may include determining, based at least in part on a first channel status response received via a first subset of subcarrier frequencies over the wireless channel, that the first channel status response is received from the first user device. Similarly, the method may also include determining a second channel status response is received from a second user device. Furthermore, the method may include determining, based at least in part on the first channel status response and the second channel status response, to schedule simultaneous data communication for the first device and the second device.
Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is arranged to send an uplink power reference signal to an enhanced Node B (eNB) associated with multiple reception points (RPs), to receive identification of an RP set and a downlink reference signal power level, to determine a path loss estimate for each downlink reference signal received from RPs of the RP set, to determine an uplink power level that is a function of the path loss estimates determined for the downlink signals received from the RPs of the RP set, and to use the determined uplink power level during communication with the multiple RPs.
December 29, 2011
October 22, 2015
Rongzhen Yang, Jin Fu, Huaning Niu, Hujun Yin
Abstract: Technology for device discovery using a device-to-device (D2D) sounding reference signal (SRS) and device discovery using D2D SRS in a channel measurement group (CMG) is disclosed. In an example, a user equipment (UE) configured for device discovery via a node using the D2D SRS can include a transceiver module. The transceiver module can send a radio resource control (RRC) device discovery request to a node, scan D2D SRS subframes of proximity UEs using D2D SRS triggering, and send feedback to the node of detected D2D SRS information of the proximity UEs. The proximity UE can be located within a same cell as the UE.
Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards devices and methods for discovering and waking up dormant access nodes in cellular networks. In one embodiment, the dormant access nodes passively participate in a device-to-device discovery process to identify potential user equipment nearby. Upon identifying a potential user equipment, the dormant access node may wake itself up and inform a serving access node that that is able to service the user equipment. In another embodiment, dormant access nodes may transmit a discovery message periodically. Upon receiving the discovery message a user equipment may report the availability of the dormant access node to its serving access node.
Abstract: Technology is discussed for self-optimization approaches within wireless networks to optimize networks for energy efficiency, load capacity, and/or mobility, together with new, supporting channel state measurements and handover techniques. New, Channel State Information-Reference Signals (CSI-RSs) for yet-to-be-configured Cell-IDentifications (Cell-IDs) can be used to determine whether adjacent transmission cells can provide coverage for transmission cells that can be switched off for energy efficiency during formation of a Single Frequency Network (SFN). New approaches are also discussed to facilitate mobility within such a network. The new CSI-RSs and mobility approaches can also be used to split up such a SFN when changing load demands so require. Additionally, such new approaches can be used to create a SFN with a common Cell-ID where high mobility is required, such as near a roadway, and to break it up where high capacity is required, such as during a period of traffic congestion.
Abstract: A remote radio unit (RRU) in a radio base station system can include a cyclic prefix (CP) module having a CP adder for downlink channel processing includes a CP remover for uplink channel processing. The RRU can be configured to communicate with a base band unit (BBU) via a physical communication link and communicate with a wireless mobile device via an air interface. The BBU can be configured for media access control (MAC) layer processing.