Patents by Inventor Mo-Han Fong

Mo-Han Fong 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: 10701672
    Abstract: A mobile terminal in a wireless communication network may be one of several modes of operation. When in an idle mode, the mobile terminal may avoid a lengthy random access procedure normally associated with responding to a page from a base station, if the base station includes in the page an indication of a resource that the mobile terminal may utilize when responding to the page. Additionally, the mobile terminal may transmit an efficient location update MAC header to a base station, whether prompted to by a page from the base station or not. Furthermore, without leaving the idle mode or a sleep mode, the mobile terminal may exchange short data burst messages with a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10701624
    Abstract: A method for execution by a mobile station (MS) in a mobile communications network, the method comprising: receiving a first MS identifier from the network during a ranging operation involving the MS; using the first MS identifier to extract the contents of at least one message received from the network during said ranging operation; using a second MS identifier, different from the first MS identifier, to extract the contents of at least one message received from the network after said ranging operation is complete. Also, a method for execution by the base station, comprising: outputting a first message destined for the MS, the first message including a first identifier for use by the MS during a ranging operation; determining that said ranging operation is complete; outputting a second message destined for the MS, the second message including a second identifier for use by the MS in subsequent communication with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Robert Novak
  • Patent number: 10694509
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an uplink control signal design for wireless system. One example method of a subscriber station (SS) includes performing network entry in a multi-carrier wireless environment using a primary carrier, receiving timing information corresponding to the primary carrier, receiving a first control signaling via the primary carrier, the first control signaling assigning at least one secondary carrier, transmitting uplink data via the secondary carrier using an uplink transmission timing of the secondary carrier, the uplink transmission timing of the secondary carrier being assigned the same as an uplink transmission timing of the primary carrier, and determining an adjustment of the uplink transmission timing or frequency of the secondary carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hosein Nikopourdeilami
  • Patent number: 10693617
    Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of identifying the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, based on the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Sean McBeath, Mo-han Fong, Zhijun Cai, Mark Earnshaw, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 10686561
    Abstract: Methods described herein are for wireless communication systems. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for a HARQ process, in which the HARQ process includes a first transmission of an encoder packet and at least one retransmission. The method involves allocating a transmission resource for each respective transmission. The method involves transmitting control information from a base station to a mobile station for each respective transmission. The control information includes information to uniquely identify the HARQ process and an identification of one of a time resource, a frequency resource and a time and frequency resource that is allocated for the transmission. In some embodiments of the invention, specific control information is signalled from a base station to a mobile station to enable RAS-HARQ operation. In some embodiments of the invention, retransmission signaling in included as part of regular unicast signaling used for both first transmission and retransmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10667321
    Abstract: Embodiments of an Evolved Node-B (eNB) and methods for transition between idle and connected modes are disclosed herein. The eNB may receive uplink data packets from a User Equipment (UE) using a lightweight Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection between the eNB and the UE. The eNB may transmit an RRC connection release message to the UE to indicate a transition of the UE to an RRC idle mode for the RRC connection. The RRC connection release message may include an indicator of whether the UE is to store context information for the RRC connection. The eNB may further receive additional uplink data packets according to the stored context information using a lightweight RRC connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Sangeetha L. Bangolae, Richard C. Burbidge, Mo-Han Fong, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Publication number: 20200162138
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide additional MAC functionality to support the PHY features of a wireless communication system framework. The additional MAC functionality aids in enabling feedback from wireless terminals to base stations. In some aspects of the invention the feedback is provided on an allocated feedback channel. In other aspects of the invention the feedback is provided by MAC protocol data units (PDU) in a header, mini-header, or subheader. The feedback may be transmitted from the wireless terminal to the base station autonomously by the wireless terminal or in response to an indication from the base station that feedback is requested. Aspects of the invention also provide for allocating feedback resources to form a dedicated feedback channel. One or more of these enhancements is included in a given implementation. Base stations and wireless terminals are also described upon which methods described herein can be implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hang ZHANG, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20200154433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for OFDM channelization are provided that allow for the coexistence of sub-band channels and diversity channels. Methods of defining diversity sub-channels and sub-band sub-channels are provided and systematic channel definition and labeling schemes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20200145937
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom-related information for a plurality of aggregated carriers. The method includes reporting in a bitmap the power headroom-related information for a number of the aggregated carriers that is less than or equal to the total number of aggregated carriers, wherein the power headroom-related information is one of a power headroom for at least one of the aggregated carriers and a path loss for at least one of the aggregated carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Youn Hyoung Heo, Zhijun Cai, Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Sean Michael McBeath, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10645678
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for the transmission of information in a wireless communication system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for the transmission of information in a wireless communication system comprises receiving a downlink message, wherein the downlink message includes a first control channel element; determining a first index using the location of the first control channel element; determining a second index; determining a first orthogonal resource using the first index; determining a second orthogonal resource using the second index; spreading an uplink message using the first orthogonal resource to form a first spread signal; spreading the uplink message using a second orthogonal resource to form a second spread signal; transmitting the first spread signal using a first antenna; and transmitting the second spread signal using a second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Hua Xu, Youn Hyoung Heo, Zhijun Cai, Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Mo-Han Fong, Sean Michael McBeath, Robert Mark Harrison
  • Publication number: 20200128464
    Abstract: User equipment (UE), an enhanced NodeB (eNB) and method of reducing handover latency are generally described. The UE may transmit measurement feedback to the eNB based on control signals. The UE may receive a reconfiguration message from the eNB or another eNB to the UE is attached. The reconfiguration message may contain reconfiguration information indicating whether or not a physical layer or layer 2 of the UE is to be reconfigured and/or a security key is to be updated. The reconfiguration information may be dependent on whether the handover is between eNBs controlled by a same entity and/or whether the handover comprises an intra-frequency transition. The UE or eNB may initiate handover of the UE. During handover the UE may avoid physical layer or layer 2 reconfiguration or the security key update. The security key and data for the UE may be provided directly between the eNBs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Pingping Zong, Alexei Davydov
  • Patent number: 10631324
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for multi-carrier network operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of pairing and linking carriers in a multi-carrier network, wherein the multi-carrier network includes a downlink carrier, a first uplink carrier, and a second uplink carrier between a base station and a user equipment (“UE”), comprises receiving a Radio Resource Control (“RRC”) signaling; pairing the first uplink carrier with the downlink carrier using information in the RRC signaling, wherein the information includes the pairing of the downlink carrier with the first uplink carrier; and linking the second uplink carrier with the downlink carrier using information in the RRC signaling, wherein the information includes the linking of the downlink carrier with the second uplink carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Publication number: 20200119827
    Abstract: In some embodiments of the invention, OFDM symbols are transmitted as a plurality of clusters. A cluster includes a plurality of OFDM sub-carriers in frequency, over a plurality of OFDM symbol durations in time. Each cluster includes data as well as pilot information as a reference signal for channel estimation. In some embodiments, a plurality of clusters collectively occupy the available sub-carrier set in the frequency domain that is used for transmission. In some embodiments of the invention data and/or pilots are spread within each cluster using code division multiplexing (CDM). In some embodiments pilots and data are separated by distributing data on a particular number of the plurality of OFDM symbol durations and pilots on a remainder of the OFDM symbol durations. CDM spreading can be performed in time and/or frequency directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hua Xu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Publication number: 20200112399
    Abstract: Methods described herein are for wireless communication systems. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for a HARQ process, in which the HARQ process includes a first transmission of an encoder packet and at least one retransmission. The method involves allocating a transmission resource for each respective transmission. The method involves transmitting control information from a base station to a mobile station for each respective transmission. The control information includes information to uniquely identify the HARQ process and an identification of one of a time resource, a frequency resource and a time and frequency resource that is allocated for the transmission. In some embodiments of the invention, specific control information is signalled from a base station to a mobile station to enable RAS-HARQ operation. In some embodiments of the invention, retransmission signaling in included as part of regular unicast signaling used for both first transmission and retransmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mo-han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10616873
    Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates wherein the carriers used for data transmission and reception are configured carriers, the method comprising the steps of receiving activation signals specifying active and deactivated carriers from among the configured carriers, for active carriers (i) identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and (ii) decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant; and for deactivated carriers, ignoring CCE subset candidates associated with the deactivated carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sean Michael McBeath, Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Mo-Han Fong, Youn Hyoung Heo, Zhijun Cai
  • Publication number: 20200106587
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling H-ARQ communication between a base station and one or more wireless terminals. Methods for enabling incremental redundancy (IR) based H-ARQ, Chase based H-ARQ and Space-Time Code combining (STC) based H-ARQ between devices for down?link and up-link direction transmissions are provided in the form of an information element (IE) for use with a Normal MAP convention as currently accepted in the draft version standard of IEEE 802.16. In addition, embodiments of the invention provide a resource management scheme to protect a network from abuse of resources from a wireless terminal not registered with the network. Components of the down-link and up-link mapping components of a data frame transmitted from the base station to one or more wireless terminals included messages that are readable by all wireless terminals as well as some messages that are encrypted and only readable by wireless terminals that are authenticated as being registered with the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10602550
    Abstract: There is are provided methods and apparatus relating to layer 2 relaying and mobility using a sidelink interface, including a remote user equipment (UE) for use in a wireless communication network, the UE comprising: a device to network (D2N) entity, a device to device (D2D) entity, and control logic to: receive a service data unit derived from an IP packet direct the service data unit to the D2N entity for communication with an eNB using a Uu interface in a first mode of operation, and direct the service data unit to the D2D entity for communication with the eNB via a first relay UE using a sidelink interface in a second, relay, mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Burbidge, Sangeetha Bangolae, Youn Hyoung Heo, Kyeongin Jeong, Jaemin Han, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10594467
    Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of identifying the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, based on the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Sean McBeath, Mo-han Fong, Zhijun Cai, Mark Earnshaw, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 10581500
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide additional MAC functionality to support the PHY features of a wireless communication system framework. The additional MAC functionality aids in enabling feedback from wireless terminals to base stations. In some aspects of the invention the feedback is provided on an allocated feedback channel. In other aspects of the invention the feedback is provided by MAC protocol data units (PDU) in a header, mini-header, or subheader. The feedback may be transmitted from the wireless terminal to the base station autonomously by the wireless terminal or in response to an indication from the base station that feedback is requested. Aspects of the invention also provide for allocating feedback resources to form a dedicated feedback channel. One or more of these enhancements is included in a given implementation. Base stations and wireless terminals are also described upon which methods described herein can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10574396
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data in a multiple-input-multiple-output space-time coded communication using a mapping table mapping a plurality of symbols defining the communication to respective antennae from amongst a plurality of transmission antennae and to at least one other transmission resource. The mapping table may comprise Alamouti-coded primary segments and may also comprise secondary segments, comprising primary segments. The primary segments in the secondary segments may be defined in accordance to an Alamouti based code pattern applied at the segment level to define a segment-level Alamouti based code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Hosein Nikopourdeilami, Mo-Han Fong, Sophie Vrzic