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: 10356640
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or cellular network communications corresponding to a non-cellular network. For example, an Evolved Node B (eNB) may be configured to transmit to a User Equipment (UE) at least one configuration message to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE with respect to at least Wireless-Local-Area-Network (WLAN), to receive from the UE at least one report message including measurement information corresponding to the WLAN, to trigger the UE to start or stop offloading to the WLAN, and/or to transmit to the UE network assistance information corresponding to the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Mo-Han Fong, Nageen Himayat, Shilpa Talwar, Shu-Ping Yeh
  • Publication number: 20190200338
    Abstract: To effectively and efficiently provide control information, a broadcast pointer channel (BPCH) may be used to identify the type and perhaps relative location of control information that is being provided in a given frame structure, such as a sub-frame, frame, or superframe. A sub-frame (or like framing entity, such a frame or superframe) may have a BPCH and a corresponding system control information segment in which control information may reside. The system control information segment may have any number of control information blocks, wherein each control information block that is present may correspond to a particular type of control information. The BPCH is used to identify the type of control information that is present in a corresponding system control information segment, and if needed or desired, the relative locations of the various control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10327207
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein for selective joinder of wireless cells by machine-type communication (“MTC”) user equipment (“UE”). An MTC UE may detect a plurality of wireless cells, each provided by an evolved Node B (“eNB”). The MTC UE may detect eNB categories associated with individual wireless cells of the plurality of wireless cells, and may identify one or more wireless cells of the plurality of detected wireless cells on which MTC traffic is permitted based on the associated eNB categories. The MTC UE may selectively join a wireless cell of the one or more identified wireless cells based on a cell selection criterion. Additionally, an eNB may provide a wireless cell and provide, to an MTC UE, an MTC policy that identifies a circumstance under which the eNB will permit MTC traffic. The eNB may be configured to selectively serve the MTC UE based on the MTC policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Puneet Jain, Sangeetha Bangolae, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10321440
    Abstract: To effectively and efficiently provide control information, a broadcast pointer channel (BPCH) may be used to identify the type and perhaps relative location of control information that is being provided in a given frame structure, such as a sub-frame, frame, or superframe. A sub-frame (or like framing entity, such a frame or superframe) may have a BPCH and a corresponding system control information segment in which control information may reside. The system control information segment may have any number of control information blocks, wherein each control information block that is present may correspond to a particular type of control information. The BPCH is used to identify the type of control information that is present in a corresponding system control information segment, and if needed or desired, the relative locations of the various control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20190173722
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preamble that is inserted into an OFDMA frame and has a common sequence for all the base stations participating in a transmission. The subscriber station performs fine synchronization using the common sequence on the common preamble, and the resulting peaks will provide the locations of candidate base stations. The base station specific search is then performed in the vicinities of those peaks by using base station specific pseudo-noise sequences. With this two stage cell search, the searching window is drastically reduced. The preamble is matched to known values by a respective receiver to decode the signals and permit multiple signals to be transferred from the transmitter to the receiver. The preamble may comprise two parts, Preamble-I and Preamble-2, which may be used in different systems, including multioutput, multi-input (MIMO) systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Hang Zhang, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10305635
    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: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Hosein Nikopourdeilami, Mo-Han Fong, Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10306509
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods, and storage media may be described for identifying subframes in a radio frame on which a UE may receive a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) or enhanced PDCCH (ePDCCH) transmission. Specifically, the UE may receive multiple indications of uplink/downlink (UL/DL) subframe configurations and identify one or more subframes in which the UE may receive the PDCCH or ePDCCH transmission. The UE may then monitor one or more of the identified subframes and base discontinuous reception (DRX) timer functionality on one or more of the identified subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Hong He, Youn Hyoung Heo, Mo-Han Fong, Alexey Khoryaev
  • Patent number: 10306507
    Abstract: Wireless communication traffic can be offloaded from a user equipment (UE) to two wireless points of access. For example, user equipment (UE) is connected to a radio access network (RAN) using a radio access technology (RAT) such as a long term evolution (LTE) network. The UE can determine which network capabilities are available for traffic offloading and adapt to the capabilities presented. In one embodiment, the UE can determine whether the network supports three different configurations and configure traffic offloading to operate within the network conditions: (1) RAN rules without access network detection and selection function (ANDSF), (2) ANDSF in conjunction with RAN rules or (3) enhanced ANDSF with RAN assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Mo-Han Fong, Nageen Himayat
  • Patent number: 10284322
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hua Xu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10277374
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods and devices for inserting data and pilot symbols into Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) frames having a time domain and a frequency domain. A method involves inserting in at least one zone of a first type a two dimensional array of data and pilot symbols in time and frequency and inserting in at least one zone of a second type a two dimensional array of data and pilot symbols in time and frequency. In some implementations the zone of the first type comprises common pilot symbols that can be detected by all receivers receiving the OFDM frame. In some implementations the zone of the second type comprises dedicated pilot symbols that are only detectable by a receiver that is aware of pre-processing used to encode the dedicated pilot symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10277360
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for allocating resources including VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) and Non-VoIP resources. In some embodiments, multiplexing schemes are provided for use with OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access) systems, for example for use in transmitting VoIP traffic. In some embodiments, various HARQ (Hybrid Automatic request) techniques are provided for use with OFDMA systems. In various embodiments, there are provided methods and systems for dealing with issues such as Handling non-full rate vocoder frames, VoIP packet jitter handling, VoIP capacity increasing schemes, persistent and non-persistent assignment of resources in OFDMA systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Kelvin Kar-Kin Au, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10278176
    Abstract: A method and system are provided having an uplink control structure and a pilot signal having minimal signal overhead for providing channel estimation and data demodulation in a wireless communication network. The uplink control structures enable mobile terminals to communicate with corresponding base stations to perform various functions including obtaining initial system access, submitting a bandwidth request, triggering a continuation of negotiated service, or providing a proposed allocation re-configuration header. A dedicated random access channel is provided to communicatively couple the base station and the mobile terminal so that the mobile terminal can select a random access signaling identification. A resource request is received at the base station to uplink resource information from the mobile terminal and an initial access information request is received from the mobile terminal to configure the base station connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Jun Yuan, Mo-Han Fong, Robert Novak, Dong-Sheng Yu, Jianglei Ma
  • Publication number: 20190124588
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Robert Novak
  • Patent number: 10271243
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus of user equipment (UE) comprises circuitry to receive data transmissions as packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) packets from a radio bearer via two or more Radio Access Technologies (RATs). One or more PDCP packets are offloaded from a first RAT to a second RAT. The apparatus comprises circuitry to aggregate the received data PDCP packets, and report a status of the PDCP packets to the radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Umesh Phuyal, Shu-Ping Yeh, Nageen Himayat, Mo-Han Fong, Alexander Sirotkin, Jing Zhu, Jerome Parron, Candy Yiu
  • Patent number: 10271252
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) device operates to directly determine a target small cell for access or handover with the assistance of a macro cell network. The UE directly generates the connection and selects which small cell to access from among a subset of small cells chosen of a set of candidate small cells. The UE is provided dedicated assistance information from the evolved node B (eNB) or macro network device. The dedicated assistance information enables the UE to measure data from the candidate small cells within a heterogeneous network environment. The UE shares the measured data and connects directly to the selected small cell for an access or handover operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Candy Yiu, Qinghua Li, Pingping Zong, Youn Hyoung Heo, Yujian Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Abhijeet Bhorkar
  • Patent number: 10271310
    Abstract: A method and system for allocating shareable wireless transmission resources. A resource pool is established. The resource pool is divided into a plurality of physical layer allocation units usable for wirelessly transmitting control information and traffic data. The allocation units are assigned at the media access control layer for the wireless transmission of the control information and traffic data. The system and method of the present invention also allows mobile stations to be dynamically grouped into multicast groupings to reduce system overhead resource requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10263677
    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 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10244529
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Sophie Vrzic, Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20190090233
    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: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hosein Nikopourdeilami
  • Publication number: 20190075498
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) handover (HO) techniques for reducing or eliminating interruption time during an HO process are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include at least one memory and logic for an evolved node B (eNB), at least a portion of the logic comprised in hardware coupled to the at least one memory. The logic may be operative to forward downlink (DL) data received from a serving gateway (SGW) to user equipment (UE), transmit a handover command to the UE to trigger execution of a handover (HO) process to handover the UE to a target eNB, continue forwarding at least a portion of the DL data to the UE following transmission of the handover command, and terminate transmission of the DL data to the UE responsive to detecting a stop DL data event. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: CANDY YIU, YUJIAN ZHANG, YOUN HYOUNG HEO, SUDEEP PALAT, MO-HAN FONG