Patents by Inventor John Edward Smee

John Edward Smee 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: 20200163075
    Abstract: An apparatus may utilize an air interface to transmit and/or receive a transmission during a first TTI that includes a second set of data overriding a first set of data scheduled for transmission during the first TTI. The air interface may further be utilized to transmit and/or receive a transmission during one or more additional TTIs that includes a third set of data in a data portion of a subframe, and a control channel that is at least partially embedded in the data portion. The control channel may include an override indicator configured to indicate that the first set of data scheduled for transmission during the first TTI is overridden by the second set of data having the higher priority. The override indicator may be transmitted after the second set of data is transmitted. The one or more additional TTIs may be after the first TTI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Krishna Kiran MUKKAVILLI, Jing JIANG, Tingfang JI, Jamie Menjay LIN, Joseph Binamira SORIAGA, John Edward SMEE
  • Patent number: 10660009
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to linkage of packet transmissions for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) in new radio (NR). A method for wireless communications that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes receiving a current transmission of a packet; determining, based on the current packet transmission, one or more previous transmissions of the packet occurred and at least one parameter associated with the one or more previous transmissions; and combining the current packet transmission with the previous transmissions based, at least in part, on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Peter Gaal, Chong Li, Chih Ping Li, Hao Xu, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10659209
    Abstract: A system and method for low latency acknowledgements includes a first communication unit receiving a data message from a second communication unit on a data channel, decoding the data message, and transmitting, in response to the decoding, an acknowledgement signal on a control channel to the second communication unit. The acknowledgement signal has a partially decodable structure. Transmitting the acknowledgement signal further includes transmitting multiple repetitions of a same time domain waveform during one symbol period. In some embodiments, transmitting the acknowledgement signal further transmitting K repetitions of a same time domain waveform with a frequency domain characteristic consisting of one non-zero tone for every K tones, K being a positive integer. In some embodiments, the acknowledgement signal is processable by the second communication unit using a first N out of the K repetitions, N being a positive integer less than K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee
  • Publication number: 20200154444
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods associated with interference aware sounding reference signals are provided. A method for wireless communication includes receiving, at a wireless communication device in communication with a first base station, an interfering signal from a second base station (or others); determining, at the wireless communication device, a spatial direction of the interfering signal; and transmitting, with the wireless communication device, a signal to the first base station based on the spatial direction of the interfering signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Naga Bhushan, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10644859
    Abstract: A unified frame structure design includes multiple structures to support multiple access requirements. In some aspects, traffic communicated according to one structure may puncture traffic communicated according to another structure. In some aspects, an indication of the puncturing may be communicated. In some aspects, communication based on the unified frame structure may use a code block-level acknowledgement. In some aspects, different access requirements may relate to different access terminal categories and/or different applications. In some aspects, different access terminal categories may relate to different performance requirements of different access terminals. In some aspects, the disclosed unified frame structure design could support, for example, and without limitation, at least one of: a low latency mode, a low overhead mode, a low power mode (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji, Kambiz Azarian Yazdi, Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10631323
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure provide for apparatus, methods, and software for implementing a time division duplex (TDD) wireless communication system that can utilize configurable delays to relax data processing timelines when needed. By implementing these configurable delays, very high data rates may be accommodated at the same time as lower data rates for devices that may have reduced or lesser processing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Zeng, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Jing Jiang, Tao Luo, Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10623208
    Abstract: The disclosure relates in some aspects to techniques for improved channel estimation. For example, a device can specify a pilot structure where pilot density differs over time. As another example, a device can indicate that a pilot from a prior transmission time interval (TTI) can be used for channel estimation. As another example, a device can employ frequency domain physical resource block (PRB) bundling with the bundling information signaling. As yet another example, a device can use an adjustable traffic-to-pilot ratio (TPR) for throughput optimization. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also discussed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Naga Bhushan, Tingfang Ji, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Peter Gaal, John Edward Smee, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Publication number: 20200112394
    Abstract: Various features pertain to mitigating interference on downlink/uplink channels caused by bursty traffic transmissions. A transmitting node encodes data into transport blocks, each including code blocks in which the data is encoded. The transport blocks are then wirelessly transmitted over a channel specific to a receiving node, where the code blocks of the transport blocks are transmitted without redundant parity code blocks or with a desired amount of redundant parity code blocks. The transmitting node then receives an indication from the receiving node of a number of failed data code blocks. The transmitting node generates an error correction code sufficient to recover all of the failed code blocks and transmits the error correction code within a new transport block along with new data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Krishna Kiran MUKKAVILLI, Jing JIANG, Naga BHUSHAN, Joseph Binamira SORIAGA, Tingfang JI, Kambiz AZARIAN YAZDI, Santosh Paul ABRAHAM, John Edward SMEE
  • Publication number: 20200112421
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a configurable bi-directional time division duplex (TDD) subframe structure. The configurable subframe structure includes a downlink control portion, an uplink control portion, an uplink data portion and a downlink data portion. A current subframe for communication between a scheduling entity and a set of one or more subordinate entities is produced by determining a desired ratio of uplink information to downlink information for the current subframe and configuring the configurable subframe structure with the desired ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok ANG, Jing JIANG, Tingfang JI, Jeremy LIN, Joseph Binamira SORIAGA, Krishna Kiran MUKKAVILLI, John Edward SMEE
  • Patent number: 10601450
    Abstract: Techniques are described to address run-time issues and other considerations of data structure reorganization operations executed while decoding a polar code. A receiving entity (e.g., a user equipment or a base station) partitions an array, or other data structure, into sections. The array is used during a list decoding operation of a polar code. As the array is populated with path elements for candidate paths, each section is organized and a permutation pattern is calculated for each section. Upon identifying a section reorganization event, the array or subsections of the array are reorganized according the permutation patterns determined for each section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jamie Menjay Lin, Yang Yang, Gabi Sarkis, Rotem Cooper, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10594451
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described that provide for uplink common burst symbol waveform selection and configuration. A waveform for the uplink common burst symbol may be selected to be a single-carrier frequency division multiplexing (SC-FDM) waveform, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform, or combinations thereof, based at least in part on information that is to be transmitted. A pattern for SC-FDM sequences may be selected to provide enhanced channel estimation through common pilot tones across different sequences, wideband or narrowband sequences may be selected based at least in part on information to be transmitted, and acknowledgment feedback may be transmitted in an end portion of the uplink common burst symbol in some cases to provide additional processing time for determining the acknowledgment feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Tingfang Ji, Shimman Arvind Patel, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10594652
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for methods, apparatus, and computer software for enabling a single media access control (MAC) layer to control a variety of physical (PHY) layers or entities for multiplexing signals corresponding to each of the PHY layers over an air interface. Here, the MAC layer may include a resource manager configured to determine a time-frequency resource allocation within the air interface for communication with one or more subordinate entities utilizing each of the PHY layers. In this way, The MAC entity may provide dynamic control over the allocation of time-frequency resources within a given resource group, which may include transmission time intervals (TTIs) having multiple time scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10595302
    Abstract: An apparatus may utilize an air interface to transmit and/or receive a subframe having a data portion and a control channel that is at least partly embedded within the data portion. The control channel may include one or more pilot tones. The control channel may include an override indicator. The override indicator may indicate that data previously scheduled for transmission in the subframe is overridden by other data having a higher priority. The override indicator may indicate a puncturing of resource elements in the data portion of the subframe to include other data having a priority higher than data previously scheduled for transmission in the subframe. The control channel may include a modulation indicator when the subframe is included in a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) transmission. The modulation indicator may indicate information corresponding to a modulation of another apparatus that is included in the MU-MIMO transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Jamie Menjay Lin, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10594521
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for performing asynchronous multicarrier communications are provided. One such method involves generating, at a first wireless device, a waveform including one or more carriers, shaping the waveform to reduce interference between the waveform and adjacent waveforms, and transmitting, on a spectrum, the shaped waveform asynchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee, Naga Bhushan, Peter Gaal, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 10594653
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for methods, apparatus, and computer software for enabling a single media access control (MAC) layer to control a variety of physical (PHY) layers or entities for multiplexing signals corresponding to each of the PHY layers over an air interface. Here, the MAC layer may include a resource manager configured to determine a time-frequency resource allocation within the air interface for communication with one or more subordinate entities utilizing each of the PHY layers. In this way, The MAC entity may provide dynamic control over the allocation of time-frequency resources within a given resource group, which may include transmission time intervals (TTIs) having multiple time scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10595237
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-program products for performing carrier aggregation across different radio access technologies are disclosed. For example, in some instances a method of wireless communication includes transmitting, using a first wireless communication device, control information to a second wireless communication device via a first radio access technology (RAT), the control information including control information for a second RAT; and receiving, at the first wireless communication device, an acknowledgement (ACK) or negative acknowledgement (NACK) from the second wireless communication device via the first RAT, the ACK or NACK being related to communications of the second wireless communication device conducted via the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee, Naga Bhushan
  • Publication number: 20200084674
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for beam selection in uplink-based and downlink-based mobility scenarios, for example, for new radio (NR) systems which can improve handover reliability, reduce handover frequency, and improve power efficiency. Certain aspects provide a method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes transmitting an uplink reference signal with an indication of a preferred downlink beam and receiving a downlink transmission based, at least in part, on the uplink reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichi KUBOTA, Tingfang JI, Tao LUO, Gavin Bernard HORN, John Edward SMEE, Ravi AGARWAL, Joseph Binamira SORIAGA, Saurabha Rangrao TAVILDAR
  • Publication number: 20200084784
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a time division duplex (TDD) subframe structure that supports both single and multiple interlace modes of operation. In a single interlace mode, control information, data information corresponding to the control information and acknowledgement information corresponding to the data information are included in a single subframe. In a multiple interlace mode, at least one of the control information, the data information corresponding to the control information or the acknowledgement information corresponding to the data information is included in a different subframe. Both single and multiple interlace modes can be multiplexed together within the TDD subframe structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jing JIANG, Peter Pui Lok ANG, Krishna Kiran MUKKAVILLI, Tingfang JI, John Edward SMEE
  • Patent number: 10588171
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various examples of a method, an apparatus, and a computer readable medium for multi-state discontinuous reception (DRX) in wireless communications. For example, one of the methods described may include identifying, by a user equipment (UE), at least two states in connected mode, determining, by the UE, one or more triggers for transitioning between the at least two states, and transitioning, by the UE, from a first state of the at least two states to a second state of the at least two states in response to a determination of the one or more triggers. In an aspect, the transitioning comprises transitioning between cross-slot scheduling and same-slot scheduling, or between a narrow bandwidth and a wide bandwidth, or between a larger periodicity and a smaller periodicity for monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok Ang, Brian Clarke Banister, Tingfang Ji, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Wanshi Chen, Jing Sun, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jafar Mohseni, Amir Aminzadeh Gohari, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10575226
    Abstract: A wireless network may provide system information by either a fixed periodic broadcast or broad-beam transmission or in response to a request by a user equipment (UE). The wireless network may broadcast (or broad-beam transmit) a signal that indicates to the UEs within a cell or zone coverage area that system information is to be transmitted on a fixed periodic schedule or in response to a request sent by one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Tingfang Ji, Naga Bhushan, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Wei Zeng