Patents by Inventor Liwen Chu

Liwen Chu 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: 10812244
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Hongyuan Zhang, Yakun Sun, Jinjing Jiang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20200328856
    Abstract: At least a portion of a physical layer (PHY) preamble of a PHY protocol data unit (PPDU) for transmission in a vehicular communication network is generated to span a first bandwidth a) based on a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) numerology that is defined for a second bandwidth greater than the first bandwidth and b) down-clocked to generate the at least the portion to span the first bandwidth. The at least the portion includes a legacy portion decodable by a legacy device operating in the network. A data portion is generated based on a second OFDM numerology defined to span the second bandwidth. The PPDU is generated to include the at least the legacy portion of the PHY preamble in a first sub-band, a duplicate of the at least the portion of the preamble in a second sub-band, and the data portion that spans the second bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Rui CAO, Hongyuan ZHANG, Liwen CHU, Prashant SHARMA
  • Publication number: 20200329444
    Abstract: A communication device determines whether simultaneous transmissions in a first frequency segment and a second frequency segment are to be synchronized in time. In response determining that simultaneous transmissions in the first frequency segment and the second frequency segment are to be synchronized in time, the communication device transmits a first packet in the first frequency segment beginning at a first time, and transmits a second packet in the second frequency segment beginning at the first time. In response to determining that simultaneous transmissions in the first frequency segment and the second frequency segment are to be unsynchronized in time, the communication device transmits a third packet in the first frequency segment beginning at a second time, and transmits a fourth packet in the second frequency segment beginning at a third time that is different than the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Rui CAO, Hongyuan ZHANG, Liwen CHU, Yan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Patent number: 10805051
    Abstract: A single media access control (MAC) layer processor provides data to one or more baseband signal processors, which generate a plurality of baseband signals corresponding to the data provided by the MAC layer processor. The plurality of baseband signals includes at least a first baseband signal and a second baseband signal. The first baseband signal has a first frequency bandwidth and the second baseband signal has a second frequency bandwidth that is different than the first frequency bandwidth. The one or more baseband signal processors provide the plurality of baseband signals to a plurality of radio frequency (RF) radios for simultaneous wireless transmission via a plurality of RF segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Liwen Chu
  • Publication number: 20200319287
    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: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: LIWEN CHU, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20200322007
    Abstract: In a method for simultaneously communicating with multiple communication devices in a wireless local area network a first communication device receives a plurality of uplink data units simultaneously transmitted by multiple second communication devices. The first communication device generates an acknowledgement data unit to acknowledge receipt of the multiple data units simultaneously transmitted by multiple second communication devices. The acknowledgement data unit includes (i) an indication that indicates that the acknowledgement data unit is intended for multiple second communication devices and (ii) respective acknowledgement information for the multiple second communication devices. The acknowledgement data unit is transmitted from the first communication device to the multiple second communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10791516
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatuses for improved target wake time (TWT) operations in wireless networks. In some aspects, an access point transmits a trigger frame to stations of a TWT session during a TWT service period. Responsive to the trigger frame, the access point receives respective uplink frames transmitted by the stations. The access point then transmits a multi-block acknowledgment (M-BA) frame with a per association identifier traffic identifier (per AID TID) field configured to indicate whether one or more of the stations are permitted to enter a low-power state before an end of the TWT service period. By so doing, stations that are typically unable to interpret a more data field of the M-BA frame can determine based on the per AID TID if they are permitted to enter the low-power state and conserve power during a remainder of the TWT service period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10790937
    Abstract: A first communication device generates and transmits a first physical layer (PHY) data unit as part of a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) session, the first PHY data unit having a first plurality of media access control (MAC) protocol data units (MPDUs) including a first MPDU. The first communication device determines that a second communication device did not acknowledge successfully receiving the first MPDU. The first communication device generates and transmits a second PHY data unit as part of the HARQ session, the second PHY data unit having a second plurality of MPDUs, the second plurality of MPDUs including the first MPDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yakun Sun, Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Sudhir Srinivasa, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20200304173
    Abstract: A first access point (AP), which is associated with one or more first client stations, generates an announcement frame that announces a coordinated multi-user (MU) transmission involving multiple APs including the first AP and one or more second APs. Each of the second APs is associated with a respective one or more second client stations. The announcement frame is generated to indicate respective one or more frequency resource units (RUs) allocated to the one or more second APs for the coordinated MU transmission. The first AP transmits the announcement frame to the one or more second APs to initiate the coordinated MU transmission, and participates in the coordinated MU transmission while the one or more second APs also participate in the coordinated MU transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Publication number: 20200304266
    Abstract: A communication device operates according to a communication protocol defines a first set of frequency resource units (RUs) and a second set of frequency RUs. The first set of frequency RUs includes at least a first subset of frequency RUs having a first bandwidth and a second set of RUs having a second bandwidth greater than the first bandwidth, and the second set of frequency RUs omits at least some of the frequency RUs in the first subset of frequency RUs. The communication device determines that a communication channel to be used for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission spans a frequency bandwidth greater than 160 MHz, and allocates one or more frequency RUs for the UL MU transmission, including: in response to determining that the communication channel spans the frequency bandwidth greater than 160 MHz, selecting one or more frequency RUs from a second set of frequency RUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Liwen CHU, Hongyuan ZHANG, Hui-Ling LOU
  • Patent number: 10771498
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with validating de-authentication requests to prevent spoofing are described. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wireless controller configured to receive a de-authentication request and determine whether the de-authentication request is invalid based on the wireless controller's receipt of two or more responses to a timing request sent by the wireless controller. Only one response is expected. The two or more responses include the address of a first station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sagar A. Tamhane, Nayan D. Gaywala, Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10771126
    Abstract: A first communication device transmits a first communication frame that includes scheduling information corresponding to a time period in which an uplink multi-user transmission is to occur. The scheduling information indicates a start time of the time period. The first communication frame includes an indication of a group of two or more second communication devices that are to transmit simultaneously during the time period as part of the uplink multi-user transmission. The first communication device transmits a second communication frame during the time period. The second communication frame is configured to trigger at least some second communication device in the group of two or more second communication devices to transmit simultaneously as part of the uplink multi-user transmission. The first communication device receives the uplink multi-user transmission during the time period, the uplink multi-user transmission being responsive to the second communication frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20200280387
    Abstract: A first communication device determines an amount of data queued at the first communication device for transmission. When a control field is to be generated according to a first format, the first communication device determines a scaling value (SV) and an unscaled value (UV) corresponding to the determined amount of data queued for transmission such that a result of SV multiplied by BV indicates the determined amount of data queued for transmission, and generates the control field to include i) a scaling factor subfield set to indicate the SV, and ii) an unscaled queue size subfield set to indicate the BV. When the control field is to be generated according to a second format, the first communication generates the control field to include a queue size subfield set to indicate the determined amount of data queued for transmission and such that the control field does not include the scaling factor subfield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Huiling Lou
  • Patent number: 10763997
    Abstract: A first communication device generates a media access control (MAC) frame that includes an indication of a change in a block acknowledgment (BA) session that was previously established between the first communication device and a second communication device. The first communication device transmits the MAC frame to the second communication device. The MAC frame is configured to cause the second communication device to adopt the change in the BA session in response to receiving the MAC frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinjing Jiang, Liwen Chu, Yi-Ling Chao, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10764874
    Abstract: An access point generates a trigger frame to trigger an uplink multi-user (MU) transmission by multiple client stations. The access point generates the trigger frame to include a common information field and multiple per-station information fields. The access point generates the common information field to include (i) a subfield that indicates a bandwidth of the uplink MU transmission, and (ii) information that indicates a guard interval and a long training field (LTF) mode to be used by the multiple client stations for the uplink MU transmission, and generates each per-station field to include respective frequency allocation information that indicates respective frequency resources to be used by the respective client station for the uplink MU transmission. The access point transmits the trigger frame to the multiple client stations to trigger the uplink MU transmission by the multiple client stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Yakun Sun, Hongyuan Zhang, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10764855
    Abstract: A first communication device includes a first timer and a second communication device includes a second timer. The first communication device receives, from the second communication device, a packet that includes a timestamp that corresponds to a least significant portion of the second timer. The first communication device determines whether a most significant bit of a least significant portion of the first timer is different than a most significant bit of the timestamp. At least when the most significant bit of the least significant portion of the first timer is different than the most significant bit of the timestamp: the first communication device determines a mathematical difference between i) the least significant portion of the first timer and ii) the timestamp, and selectively adjusts a most significant portion of the first timer based on the mathematical difference. The first communication device uses the timestamp to set the least significant portion of the first timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10764826
    Abstract: A first communication device transmits a first packet that includes a wakeup request packet configured to prompt a wakeup radio at a second communication device to prompt a network interface device of the second communication device to transition from a low power state to an active state. The first communication device measures a delay period after an end of transmission of the first packet. The delay period corresponds to a time required for the network interface device of the second communication device to transition from the low power state to the active state. After at least the delay period, the first communication device transmits the second packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Jinjing Jiang, Hua Mu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Publication number: 20200256975
    Abstract: An access point (AP) device of a wireless communication network determines that an unassociated client station requests to participate in a ranging measurement procedure with the AP device, and determines a preliminary network ID for uses by the unassociated client station during a ranging measurement session and while the unassociated client station remains unassociated with the wireless communication network. The AP device transmits a packet having the preliminary network ID, and after transmitting the packet having the preliminary network ID, participates in a multi-user (MU) null data packet (NDP) ranging measurement session with a plurality of client stations that includes the unassociated client station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Huiling Lou
  • Patent number: 10742285
    Abstract: A first communication device receives respective beamforming training data units simultaneously transmitted to the first communication device by multiple second communication devices. The first communication device generates, based on the respective beamforming training data units received from the multiple second communication devices, respective beamforming feedback data units to be transmitted to respective ones of the multiple second communication devices. The first communication device transmits the respective feedback data units to the respective ones of the multiple second communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Yakun Sun, Rui Cao, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10735163
    Abstract: In a range measurement signal exchange session between a first communication device and a second communication device, the first communication device generates an NDP, which includes: generating a plurality of training fields to be used by the second communication device to determine a time of arrival of the NDP. Each training field corresponds to a respective orthogonal frequency divisional multiplexing (OFDM) symbol. Generating the plurality of training fields includes: i) setting signal samples corresponding to guard intervals between the OFDM symbols to zero, and ii) for each OFDM symbol, setting a plurality of frequency domain values corresponding to OFDM sub carriers of the OFDM symbol to complex number values. The first communication device transmits the NDP as part of the range measurement signal exchange session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Christian R. Berger, Sudhir Srinivasa, Liwen Chu, Niranjan Grandhe