Patents by Inventor Li-Hsiang Sun

Li-Hsiang Sun 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: 11363589
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for beamforming training using a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU). A WTRU may receive an indication of a number of space time slots (STSs) from an access point (AP) within a beacon frame during a beamforming training allocation. The WTRU may send a response signal to the AP in a specific STS based on a function of the number of STSs. The WTRU may receive an acknowledgement (ACK) from the AP confirming the response was received. Alternatively, the AP may send a signal indicating that a collision occurred and alter the number of STSs, and the WTRU may try again in the next beamforming training allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20220173773
    Abstract: A method for multiple access point (AP) transmission is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a repetition beacon from each of a plurality of APs, each received repetition beacon comprising a common information part and an AP-specific information part; decoding at least a subset of the received common information parts to obtain a first parameter; decoding the received AP-specific information parts to obtain a second parameter for each of the plurality of APs; performing a calculation based on the first parameter, the obtained second parameters and a number of the plurality of APs to obtain a calculation result; and transmitting a feedback based on the calculation result to the plurality of AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang, Joseph S. Levy, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20220173780
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for adaptation of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) mode in mmW Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) systems. A first station (STA) may receive a mode change request from a second STA. The mode change request may indicate a mode change for a MIMO mode, a polarization mode, and/or an orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) mode. The mode change request may include one or more STA fields. The one or more STA fields may include a STA field associated with the first STA. Each of the one or more STA fields may include a MIMO mode subfield, a polarization mode subfield, and/or an OFDMA mode subfield. The first STA may change the MIMO mode, the polarization mode, and/or the OFDMA mode, for example, based on the mode change request. The first STA may send a mode change response to the second STA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Alphan Sahin, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11349546
    Abstract: Methods and an apparatus are disclosed for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and/or single carrier (SC) based multiple input multiple output (MIMO) hybrid beamforming (HBF) including determining the capabilities of a station (STA) such as the capability for hybrid beamforming, single user MIMO (SU-MIMO), and multi user MIMO (MU-MIMO). An announcement frame with a control trailer may be transmitted to signal a transmission configuration. The announcement frame may be a grant frame or a request to send (RTS) frame if the STA is SU-MIMO capable or a RTS frame or a DMG clear to send (CTS)-self frame if the STA is MU-MIMO capable. One or more directional multi-gigabit (DMG) antennas may be configured based on the announcement frame. One or more sounding symbols may be transmitted and feedback may be provided based on the sounding symbols. An HBF signal may be transmitted based on the sounding symbol(s) and/or feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Alphan Sahin, Hanging Lou, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20220166470
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) channel access are provided herein. A method performed by a station may include receiving, from an access point (AP), a frame including information indicating a broadcast address. The frame may further include a control trailer including information indicating that a multi-user multiple input-multiple output (MU-MIMO) frame is to be transmitted by the AP and information indicative of a designation of a plurality of STAs, the plurality of STAs including the STA. The frame may solicit response frames from at least the designated plurality of STAs. The method may further include transmitting a response frame to the indicated broadcast address and receiving the MU-MIMO frame from the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Li-Hsiang Sun, Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20220150736
    Abstract: An enhanced sector level sweep procedure is provided herein. A method may include transmitting a plurality of beacon frames in a corresponding plurality of transmit sectors, wherein the plurality of beacon frames are transmitted within a beacon interval. The method may include receiving, from a second communication device, a first transmission including information indicating a first ranking. The first ranking is based on a characteristic of at least a first subset of the transmit sectors. The first transmission is received in a sector corresponding to one of the first subset of transmit sectors. The method may include receiving, from a third communication device, a second transmission including information indicating a second ranking. The second ranking is based on a characteristic of at least a second subset of the transmit sectors. The first transmission is received in a sector corresponding to one of the second subset of transmit sectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20220132421
    Abstract: A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method comprises: generating, by a Station Management Entity (SME), a request primitive enabling a wake-up radio (WUR) scanning process for WUR discovery frames transmitted by one or more access points (APs), the request primitive comprising a plurality of first parameters; conducting the WUR scanning process using WUR based on the plurality of the first parameters; generating, at a MAC layer, at least one confirm primitive based on a result of the WUR scanning process and at least a part of the plurality of first parameters; and communicating, from the MAC layer to the SME, the at least one confirm primitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri, Joseph S. Levy, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Publication number: 20220109600
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) or access point (AP) may transmit a protocol data unit (PDU) of a first 802.11 protocol and a preamble and data of a second 802.11 protocol. The preamble and data of the second 802.11 protocol may be transmitted on resources of the PDU of the first 802.11 protocol with shaping sequences for concurrent transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20220110154
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. A station includes a transceiver and a processor, which detect a trigger frame for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission. The trigger frame includes a user information field with an allocation of one or more random access resource units (RUs) and a common information field with information to set high efficiency (HE) SIGNAL-A (HE-SIG-A) fields in the UL MU transmission. The transceiver and the processor generate an HE trigger-based (TB) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) and set an HE-SIG-A field in the HE TB PPDU using the information in the trigger frame. The transceiver and the processor select one of the one or more random access RUs and transmit the HE TB PPDU, using the selected one of the one or more random access RUs, a short inter-frame space after the trigger frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Robert L. Olesen, Fengjun Xi, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang
  • Patent number: 11283491
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for beamforming (BF) training are disclosed. In some examples, a receiver is configured to receive sector sweep (SSW) training frames from an initiator device that each indicate an antenna sector of the initiator device. A transmitter is configured to transmit sector sweep (SSW) training frames to the initiator device that indicate a best received antenna sector of the initiator device. The receiver receives a sector sweep feedback (SSW FB) frame from the initiator device, and the transmitter transmits transmit a sector sweep acknowledgement (SSW ACK) frame to the initiator device that indicates an antenna sector of the initiator device that is different from the antenna sector indicated by the SSW FB frame, if the SSW FB frame was best received by an antenna not corresponding to the best received antenna sector of the initiator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Li Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20220077964
    Abstract: A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). The method comprises: receiving LRRE information from an AP; determining whether a first condition is satisfied by the WTRU, wherein the first condition is satisfied by the WTRU, on a condition that the first condition is satisfied, sending a mode change request to the AP to change an operation mode to a LRRE HARQ mode; receiving a response regarding the mode change request from the AP; and communicating with the AP using a plurality of PPDUs, each of the PPDUs comprising at least one field enabling transmissions between the WTRU and the AP under the first condition and a LRRE HARQ mode indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11252587
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for scheduling of an enhanced sector level sweep (SLS). A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) monitors beacon frames transmitted from one or more access points associated with the WTRU. The WTRU receive the beacon frames over multiple transmission sectors during a time interval. The WTRU then compiles the transmission sectors information in a list and ranks the sectors in the list, based on the sectors' characteristics. Then, the WTRU transmits the list over one sector of the list to the one or more access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11245443
    Abstract: A single input single output (SISO) data transmission may solicit a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) rank adaptation information. A number of transmit chain for transmission may be determined, e.g., by an access point (AP). A physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) may be transmitted, e.g., to a station (STA). The PPDU may include data and training (TRN) sequences. The number of TRN sequences may be equal to the number of transmit chains. The PPDU may include information associated with the determined number of transmit chains for transmission. Feedback may be received, e.g., from the STA. The feedback may include information that identifies a transmit chain associated with the transmitted TRN sequences and/or a channel measurement associated with the identified transmit chain. A subsequent PPDU may be transmitted based on the channel measurement associated with the identified transmit chain from the received feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Hsiang Sun, Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang, Frank La Sita
  • Patent number: 11240642
    Abstract: A communication method implemented on a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) communication network includes providing an attachment between a group member of a communication group and a group application server, detecting a detachment between the group member and the group application server, and reestablishing the attachment by the 3GPP communication network. A Mobility Management Entity (MME) may provide the attachment. A Group Communication Service Enabler Application Server (GCSE AS) or a Multipoint Service (MuSe) functionality may detect the detachment. The attachment may be reestablished according to the MuSe functionality. A group communication bearer may have a first priority level for allocating resources to the group communication bearer, and a second priority level for allocating resources to the non-group communication bearer. The second priority level may be different from the first priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Guanzhou Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Mahmoud Watfa, Pascal Adjakple
  • Publication number: 20220030611
    Abstract: A method of multi-access point (multi-AP) communication performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprises: receiving (1510) a first trigger frame from a first access point (AP) of a plurality of APs, the first trigger frame comprising first information; receiving (1520) a second trigger frame from a second AP of the plurality of APs at a predetermined time duration after receiving the first trigger frame, the second trigger frame also comprising the first information of the first trigger frame; generating (1530) a synchronization frame based on the first trigger frame and the second trigger frame, the synchronization frame comprising synchronization information; transmitting the synchronization frame to at least the first AP and the second AP; and receiving (1540) a data transmission based on the synchronization information from each of the first AP and the second AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun, Xiaofei Wang, Alphan Sahin, Rui Yang, Frank La Sita
  • Patent number: 11234267
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. A station includes a transceiver and a processor, which detect a trigger frame for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission. The trigger frame includes a user information field with an allocation of one or more random access resource units (RUs) and a common information field with information to set high efficiency (HE) SIGNAL-A (HE-SIG-A) fields in the UL MU transmission. The transceiver and the processor generate an HE trigger-based (TB) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) and set an HE-SIG-A field in the HE TB PPDU using the information in the trigger frame. The transceiver and the processor select one of the one or more random access RUs and transmit the HE TB PPDU, using the selected one of the one or more random access RUs, a short inter-frame space after the trigger frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Robert L. Olesen, Fengjun Xi, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang
  • Publication number: 20210409165
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for HARQ signaling and communications in wireless networks. For example, a method implemented in a STA comprises receiving a first MU transmission including a first set of HARQ bits, a first set of user data for STAs including the STA, a preamble including information indicating that the MU transmission includes the first set of HARQ bits, and a first set of HARQ Process IDs associated with the first set of HARQ bits; determining a subset of HARQ bits of the first set of HARQ bits; transmitting a response message indicating a reception status of the subset of HARQ bits; and receiving a second MU transmission including a second set of HARQ bits, a second set of user data for the plurality of STAs, and a second set of HARQ Process IDs associated with the second set of HARQ bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Li Hsiang Sun, Joseph Levy, Alphan Sahin, Frank LaSita
  • Publication number: 20210399838
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for multi-hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) transmission are provided. An access point (AP) may transmit a multi-HARQ transmission to a plurality of stations (STAs). The AP may receive a H-ARQ feedback response from the plurality of STAs. The H-ARQ feedback may include a field to indicate that the H-ARQ feedback is a codeword (CW)/CW group (CWG) based acknowledgment. The H-ARQ feedback may include a packet identification (ID). The packet ID may be a HARQ transmission ID, a sequence number, a MPDU ID or a PPDU ID. The packet ID may be carried in a PLCP header. The H-ARQ feedback may be an aggregated CW/CWG acknowledgment. The H-ARQ feedback may be carried in a null data packet (NDP). A PLCP header of the NDP packet may include a wideband PLCP header and a narrow band PLCP header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri, Frank La Sita, Li-Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang, Joseph S. Levy
  • Publication number: 20210385779
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for multiple AP coordination in wireless local area networks (WLANs). For example, a station (STA) may receive, from a first access points (APs), a probe response frame that includes one or more indicators indicating multiple AP operation capabilities of the first AP and a second AP. The STA may transmit, to at least one of the first AP or the second AP, a multiple AP association request frame that enables the first AP to be associated with the second AP for a multiple AP operation. The STA may receive, from the first AP, a first multiple AP association response frame indicating acceptance or rejection of the multiple AP operation with the first AP. The STA may receive, from the second AP, a second multiple AP association response frame indicating acceptance or rejection of the multiple AP operation with the second AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Alphan Sahin, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20210360531
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments disclosed herein provide procedures for power efficient and rapid access point (AP) discovery using wake up radios. Additional embodiments provide procedures for securely waking up stations (STAs) using wake up radios (WURs). Methods are further described herein for coverage range detection and STA roaming for wake up radios. Further embodiments relate to procedures for coexistence for wake up radios and primary connectivity radios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri