Patents by Inventor Lixiang Xu

Lixiang Xu 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: 20210377818
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. According to an aspect of the embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for supporting handover is provided, comprising: receiving a message from a central unit control plane entity of a target base station; receiving a data packet from a source base station; and discarding a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) including the PDCP sequence number (SN) in the received data packet according to the indication of the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Lixiang XU, Hong WANG, Weiwei WANG
  • Patent number: 11190969
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for operating and controlling a data flow. The method includes steps of: acquiring, by a first node, information on a Quality-of-Service (QoS) flow and/or resource information on a node; and deciding, by the first node, whether to accept the QoS flow and/or performance result information for the QoS flow, according to the acquired resource information on the node and/or the acquired information on the QoS flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu
  • Patent number: 11190968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present disclosure provides a method for connection set-up and corresponding master base station and secondary base station. The method includes: transmitting a secondary base station setup request message to a secondary base station, and receiving a secondary base station setup response message which comprises mapping information from a quality of service (QoS) flow to a data radio bearer (DRB). The present disclosure further provides a method of requesting a secondary cell group (SCG) configuration and corresponding master base station and secondary base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 11160002
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present invention provides a method of a base station for supporting an inter-system handover from an evolved packet system (EPS) system to a 5th generation (5G) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Xiaowan Ke, Weiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11153787
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Xiaowan Ke
  • Publication number: 20210321474
    Abstract: A method for data forwarding in a small cell system comprises: sending by a master base station (MeNB) to a target secondary base station (SeNB) information of a source SeNB or a source SeNB cell where a user equipment (UE) is located; determining by the target SeNB whether a direct data forwarding is feasible; notifying, by the target SeNB, the MeNB whether the direct data forwarding is feasible; and determining by the MeNB whether it is a direct data forwarding or an indirect data forwarding. The method for data forwarding provided in the present application may support both the direct data forwarding and the indirect data forwarding based on actual situation of the network, reduce data loss and failure of data forwarding, and improve the efficiency of data forwarding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 11147111
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure may provide an inter-MeNB handover method in a small cell system, including: making, by a source MeNB and/or target MeNB, a determination as to whether to maintain a SeNB when handover is performed; and triggering different handover processes according to a result of the determination as to whether to maintain the SeNB. Another embodiment of the present disclosure may further provide an inter-MeNB handover device in a small cell system. With the inter-MeNB handover method and device in a small cell system provided by the present disclosure, unnecessary deletion and re-establishment of the bearers at the SeNB for the UE may be reduced. False bearer deletion may be avoided and data forwarding may be reduced. Furthermore, the SeNB may be maintained according to network deployment and SGW re-selection may be supported. Therefore, system capacity and transmission speed of the data may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210314823
    Abstract: A method for supporting indication of a failure event to a source access system is provided. The method includes notifying, by the source access system, information of a source cell to a target access system, routing, by the target access system, a message to the base station or the base station controller of the source access through a core network by use of the information of the source cell received from the source access system when the target access system needs to transmit a message to the source access system. By use of the method provided by the present disclosure, a problem of mobility robustness optimization (MRO) among different radio access technology (RAT) may be notified to the source access system, so as to avoid impact for a terminal, reduce operator configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Lixiang XU, Hong WANG, Huarui LIANG
  • Patent number: 11140601
    Abstract: A data transmission supporting method and apparatus, which includes obtaining, by a first node, access information of a UE; transmitting, by the first node, data information associated with the UE or data of the UE buffered in the first node to a second radio access network node accessed by the UE according to the access information. According to the present disclosure, service continuity requirements in the further mobile communication network can be effectively adapted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu
  • Publication number: 20210306915
    Abstract: A method for handover of User Entity (UE) by a source Base Station (BS) is provided. The method includes determining whether to handover the UE using an X2 interface, transmitting a handover request message to a target BS, the handover request message including Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) information of the target BS, and receiving a handover request acknowledgement message from the target BS, wherein the determining of whether to handover the UE using the X2 interface includes, if there is the X2 interface between the source BS and the target BS, and if the target BS does not support a CSG or the target BS supports a same CSG supported by the source BS, determining to perform the handover of the UE using the X2 interface, and obtaining the CSG information of the target BS through an X2 interface set up procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Lixiang XU, Hong WANG, Huarui LIANG
  • Patent number: 11129054
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods, systems and devices for supporting local breakout in a small cell architecture. An MME sends information of a local breakout bearer for a UE to a MeNB, and the MeNB determines a local home network to which the local breakout bearer belongs according to the received information. When the MeNB is to switch the local breakout bearer between different eNBs, the MeNB selects an eNB in the local home network to which the local breakout bearer belongs as a target eNB. By the present disclosure, the continuity of local breakout traffic may be ensured when a User Equipment (UE) moves in a small cell scenario, thereby avoiding data loss and improving user experiences. Further, a local breakout bearer may be released timely and reasonably, thereby saving system resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210289579
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure provides a method for controlling services of a user equipment (UE) in a light connection, including: a first radio access network (RAN) node determines whether a predetermined condition is met, when determining that the predetermined condition is met, the first RAN node controls to transmit information about light connection state of the UE, and/or, indication information about light connection of the UE, based on the connection control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan KE, Hong WANG, Lixiang XU
  • Publication number: 20210289402
    Abstract: A radio access network handover method of a base station in a 5G radio access network (5G-RAN) is are disclosed. The method comprising: determining handing over a user equipment (UE) to an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN); transmitting a handover requirement message to an Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF); receiving a handover command message from the AMF and transmitting the handover command message to the UE, the handover message such that the UE is handed over from the 5G-RAN to the E-UTRAN; and performing indirect data forwarding to a base station in the E-UTRAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaowan KE, Hong WANG, Lixiang XU
  • Patent number: 11122540
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present application provides a method for light connection control for a User Equipment (UE), comprising the following steps of: acquiring, by a first radio access network node, light connection information for a UE; storing, by the first radio access network node, the acquired light connection Information; and, performing, by the first radio access network node, light connection control of the UE based on the acquired light connection information for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu
  • Patent number: 11115919
    Abstract: A network selection method is provided that includes acquiring, by a first base station, core network type information of a core network node from UE, a second base station or a first core network node; and selecting, by the first station, a core network node for the UE according to the acquired core network type information and information about a second core network node provided by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210274411
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and eNB equipment for supporting seamless handover. The method comprises the following steps of: receiving, by a target eNB, random access information or an RRC connection reconfiguration completion message from a UE; transmitting, by the target eNB, a data transmission stopping indication message to a source eNB; and, stopping, by the source eNB, transmitting downlink data to the UE, and/or stopping, by the source eNB, receiving uplink data from the UE. The present invention further provides several other methods and eNB equipments for supporting seamless handover. By the methods for supporting seamless handover provided by the present invention, the delay of data transmission and the unnecessary data transmission or unnecessary data monitoring of a source eNB can be avoided, the waste of resources and the power consumption can be reduced, and the missing and duplication transmission of data can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Lixiang XU, Xiaowan KE, Hong WANG, Gert Jan VAN LIESHOUT
  • Patent number: 11101968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of radio communications, and particularly to a method and apparatus for processing activation/deactivation of inter-eNodeB carrier aggregation. Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for processing activation/deactivation of inter-eNodeB carrier aggregation, comprising the steps of: receiving, by UE, an MAC CE for activation/deactivation of an SCell sent by a master eNodeB or a secondary eNodeB; determining, by the UE, the corresponding SCell; and performing, by the UE, activation/deactivation to the corresponding SCell according to the indication information in the MAC CE for activation/deactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Qiu, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 11096233
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The embodiments of the present invention provide methods and devices for network access. The method includes receiving a first request message forwarded by a distributed unit in a base station and indication information of the distributed unit with respect to the first request message, the first request message requesting to connect a user equipment to a network; determining a processing to be performed on the first request message based on the indication Information; and transmitting an indication of the determined processing to the distributed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiwei Wang, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210251021
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a UE access method, including: a UE receiving information of supported type(s) of respective cell of a base station broadcasted by the respective cell, wherein the information of the supported type(s) of the respective cell comprises UE type(s) supported by the respective cell; and the UE comparing the type of the UE and the UE type(s) supported by the respective cell, and selecting a cell supporting the type of the UE and transmit an RRC connection setup request message to the selected cell, wherein the RRC connection setup request comprises the type of the UE. The present disclosure further provides several other UE access methods and devices. According to the present disclosure, the method and device which can select different access network of different types for different types of users, the user requirement is met and the network utilization ratio is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Hong WANG, Lixiang XU, Xiaowan KE
  • Publication number: 20210250757
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided through which a first node transmits, to a second node, a first message include a radio resource control (RRC) message associated with a terminal and an identifier allocated to the terminal to identify the terminal over an interface. The first node receives, from the second node, a second message including an identifier allocated to the terminal, an identifier of a data radio bearer, and uplink tunnel information. The first node transmits, to the second node, a third message including downlink tunnel information. The first node includes a radio link control (RLC) layer, a medium access control (MAC) layer, and a physical (PHY) layer. The second node includes an RRC layer and a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Hong WANG, Lixiang XU, Xiaowan KE