Patents by Inventor Monisha Ghosh

Monisha Ghosh 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: 20210289448
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for adapting clear channel assessment (CCA) thresholds with or without Transmit Power Control (TPC) are disclosed. An IEEE 802.11 station (STA) may dynamically calculate a STA specific transmit power control (TPC) value and a STA specific clear channel assessment (CCA) value based on a target TPC parameter and a target CCA parameter. The target TPC parameter and the target CCA parameter may be received from an IEEE 802.11 cluster head configured to control TPC and CCA for a plurality of STAs associated with the BSS. The target TPC parameter and the target CCA parameter also may be related. The STA may then determine whether a carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) wireless medium of a wireless local area network (WLAN) basic service set (BSS) is occupied or idle based on the STA specific CCA value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen, Nirav B. Shah, Frank La Sita
  • Patent number: 11122444
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable medium may be used to perform beamforming. The method may include a first communication device sending a first plurality of beamforming training frames to a second communication device using a first beamforming weight vector; the first communication device receiving from the second communication device a second beamforming weight vector; and the first communication device sending a second plurality of beamforming training frames to the second communication device using the second beamforming weight vector. The apparatus, method, system, and computer readable media may use spatial diversity with beam switching, spatial diversity with a single beam, weighted multipath beamforming training, single user spatial multiplexing, and beamforming training for beam division multiple access (BDMA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Pengfei Xia, Monisha Ghosh, Oghenekome Oteri, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 11082189
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise transmitting a first negotiation message to an AP and receiving a second negotiation message from the AP. The first negotiation message and the second negotiation message may negotiate a block acknowledgement agreement between the STA and the AP. The method may further comprise receiving a data unit, from the AP, the data unit having a duration field indicating a duration of a block-ACK frame. The duration of the block-ACK frame may be determined based on the negotiated block ACK agreement. A block-ACK frame may be transmitted within the duration indicated by the duration field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20210204254
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be configured to support coordinated orthogonal block-based resource allocation (COBRA) operations. An access point (AP) may be configured to indicate to a plurality of stations (STA)s that it may support COBRA. Each WTRU may be configured to indicate to the AP that it can support COBRA as well. The AP may be configured to transmit a COBRA controller information element (IE) comprising a plurality of fields to each of the WTRUs. Each WTRU may be configured to transmit a COBRA controllee IE comprising a plurality of fields. STA grouping management, group maintenance, channel access, beamforming, sounding and frequency and synchronization procedures are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Ronald G. Murias, Xiaofei Wang, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Guodong Zhang, Frank La Sita, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 11026187
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for determining a transmit power based on clear channel assessment (CCA) thresholds. A station (STA) associated with a first Basic Service Set (BSS) may receive, from an access point (AP) associated with the first BSS, a clear channel assessment (CCA) value for a group of STAs associated with a second BSS. The CCA value may indicate a minimum CCA threshold for a packet received from the second BSS. The STA may then determine, based on the CCA value, a STA specific CCA parameter and a target CCA parameter. The target CCA parameter may be greater than or equal to the STA specific CCA parameter. Based on the STA specific CCA parameter and the target CCA parameter, the STA may determine a target transmit power control (TPC) parameter of the STA, wherein the sum of target TPC parameter and target CCA parameter is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L Olesen, Nirav B. Shah, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20210120539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used to support coordinated and cooperative sectorized transmissions. Power control and clear channel assessment for sectorized transmissions may be used, along with sectorized beacon and associated procedures. Transmissions in a network may be protected by a first access point (AP) sending an omni-directional transmission and a beamformed or sectorized transmission to a station (STA), an overlapping basic service set (OBSS) confirming a spatially orthogonal (SO) condition based on the omni-directional transmission, and a second AP monitoring the omni-directional transmission and confirming the SO condition. The STA may be configured to receive a request-to-send (RTS) frame indicating data is available for transmission, and transmit a cooperative sectorized (CS) clear-to-send (CTS) frame indicating an ability for multiple AP reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10932229
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be configured to support coordinated orthogonal block-based resource allocation (COBRA) operations. An access point (AP) may be configured to indicate to a plurality of stations (STA)s that it may support COBRA. Each WTRU may be configured to indicate to the AP that it can support COBRA as well. The AP may be configured to transmit a COBRA controller information element (IE) comprising a plurality of fields to each of the WTRUs. Each WTRU may be configured to transmit a COBRA controllee IE comprising a plurality of fields. STA grouping management, group maintenance, channel access, beamforming, sounding and frequency and synchronization procedures are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Ronald G. Murias, Xiaofei Wang, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Guodong Zhang, Frank La Sita, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10880894
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used to support coordinated and cooperative sectorized transmissions. Power control and clear channel assessment for sectorized transmissions may be used, along with sectorized beacon and associated procedures. Transmissions in a network may be protected by a first access point (AP) sending an omni-directional transmission and a beamformed or sectorized transmission to a station (STA), an overlapping basic service set (OBSS) confirming a spatially orthogonal (SO) condition based on the omni-directional transmission, and a second AP monitoring the omni-directional transmission and confirming the SO condition. The STA may be configured to receive a request-to-send (RTS) frame indicating data is available for transmission, and transmit a cooperative sectorized (CS) clear-to-send (CTS) frame indicating an ability for multiple AP reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Publication number: 20200396043
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise transmitting a first negotiation message to an AP and receiving a second negotiation message from the AP. The first negotiation message and the second negotiation message may negotiate a block acknowledgement agreement between the STA and the AP. The method may further comprise receiving a data unit, from the AP, the data unit having a duration field indicating a duration of a block-ACK frame. The duration of the block-ACK frame may be determined based on the negotiated block ACK agreement. A block-ACK frame may be transmitted within the duration indicated by the duration field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20200367286
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement an interference management method in WLAN. An access point (AP) or an inter-BSS coordinator (IBC) may identify a station (STA) associated with a first basic service set (BSS) as an edge STA or a non-edge STA. The AP or the IBC may group the edge STA into an edge group and a non-edge STA into a non-edge group. The AP or the IBC may receive information associated with a second BSS. The AP or the IBC may coordinate access of the edge group and/or the non-edge group. The access may be coordinated to minimize interference of the edge STA. The access may be based at least on the received information associated with the second BSS. The AP or the IBC may adjust transmit power of a plurality of STAs identified as edge group STAs and non-edge group STAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen, Frank La Sita, Xiaofei Wang, Pengfei Xia, Nirav B. Shah
  • Patent number: 10764014
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operation by an access point (AP) is provided. The method may comprise receiving a first frame from a first STA, the first frame including first data and receiving a second frame from a second STA, the second frame including second data. In response to the receiving, an acknowledgement (ACK) frame may be transmitted to the first STA and to the second STA. The ACK frame may be addressed to a broadcast address and include a field which indicates whether the ACK frame is a multiple traffic identifier (multi-TID) block ACK frame format or another ACK frame format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20200221388
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for determining a transmit power based on clear channel assessment (CCA) thresholds. A station (STA) associated with a first Basic Service Set (BSS) may receive, from an access point (AP) associated with the first BSS, a clear channel assessment (CCA) value for a group of STAs associated with a second BSS. The CCA value may indicate a minimum CCA threshold for a packet received from the second BSS. The STA may then determine, based on the CCA value, a STA specific CCA parameter and a target CCA parameter. The target CCA parameter may be greater than or equal to the STA specific CCA parameter. Based on the STA specific CCA parameter and the target CCA parameter, the STA may determine a target transmit power control (TPC) parameter of the STA, wherein the sum of target TPC parameter and target CCA parameter is constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen, Nirav B. Shah, Frank La Sita
  • Patent number: 10681734
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement an interference management method in a WLAN. An access point (AP) or an inter-BSS coordinator (IBC) may identify a station (STA) associated with a first basic service set (BSS) as an edge STA or a non-edge STA The AP or the IBC may group the edge STA into an edge group and a non-edge STA into a non-edge group. The AP or the IBC may receive information associated with a second BSS. The AP or the IBC may coordinate access of the edge group and/or the non-edge group. The access may be coordinated to minimize interference of the edge STA. The access may be based at least on the received information associated with the second BSS The AP or the IBC may adjust transmit power of a plurality of STAs identified as edge group STAs and non-edge group STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen, Frank La Sita, Xiaofei Wang, Pengfei Xia, Nirav B. Shah
  • Publication number: 20200163099
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are related to multi-user parallel channel access (MU-PCA). For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is provided that is one of the plurality of WTRUs operable to simultaneously communicate via a plurality of channels managed by an access point (AP). The WTRU includes a receiver configured to receive, from the AP, over at least one channel of the plurality of channels, a group poll (G-Poll) message that includes a resource allocation that indicates at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels for the WTRU; and a transmitter configured to transmit an uplink request message, to the AP in response to the G-Poll message, over the at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels, the uplink request message corresponding to uplink data the WTRU has for transmission to the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Nirav B. Shah, Guodong Zhang, Ronald Murias
  • Publication number: 20200136758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for identifying different types of reception failures of a packet. A station (STA) may receive a packet from a transmitting STA and determine whether it is properly received by performing at least one check of a plurality of checks. The STA may determine that reception of the packet was not properly received due to a reception failure based on the at least one check and may generate a negative acknowledgement signal (NACK) signal including an indication of the reception failure cause to enable the transmitting STA to remediate the reception failure cause. The least one check includes determining whether a frame check sequence (FCS) passes, whether a CSMA wireless medium remains busy immediately after an expected packet transmission time, whether there is a power spike during reception of the signal, or whether there are Short training field (STF) and Long Training Field (MT) correlations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10631252
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for determining a transmit power based on clear channel assessment (CCA) thresholds. A station (STA) associated with a first Basic Service Set (BSS) may receive, from an access point (AP) associated with the first BSS, a clear channel assessment (CCA) value for a group of STAs associated with a second BSS. The CCA value may indicate a minimum CCA threshold for a packet received from the second BSS. The STA may then determine, based on the CCA value, a STA specific CCA parameter and a target CCA parameter. The target CCA parameter may be greater than or equal to the STA specific CCA parameter. Based on the STA specific CCA parameter and the target CCA parameter, the STA may determine a target transmit power control (TPC) parameter of the STA, wherein the sum of target TPC parameter and target CCA parameter is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L Olesen, Nirav B. Shah, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20200119859
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method of communicating a feedback in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A WLAN device may receive a data frame with a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) data indicator in a frame header. The WLAN device may send an acknowledgement frame when the data frame is correctly received and decoded. The WLAN device may send a negative acknowledgement frame when the data frame is not correctly received and decoded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Robert L. Olesen, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Pengfei Xia, Nirav B. Shah, Oghenekome Oteri
  • Publication number: 20200068590
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus may perform dual-band or multi-band mesh operations. A dual-band mesh station (MSTA) capable of operating in an O-band and a D-band may seek to join a mesh network, and may receive O-band beacons from at least one MSTA in the mesh network, where the O-band beacons may include D-band mesh information. The joining MSTA may transmit D-band beacons in a time-period specified by the O-band beacon, and on a condition that a beacon response message is received, may further transmit D-band association information via O-band management frames to join mesh network on the D-band. The joining MSTA may perform contention-free scheduled access in the D-band while sharing D-band transmission information in the O-band to enable concurrent communication in the D-band by neighboring multi-band MSTAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Onur Sahin, Arnab Roy, Monisha Ghosh, Yugeswar Deenoo, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Joseph S. Levy
  • Publication number: 20200053783
    Abstract: A STA may comprise a receiver configured to receive an MU RTS frame transmitted to a plurality of STAs. The MU RTS frame may indicate, in a duration field, a duration of one or more frames to follow. The STA may further comprise a transmitter configured to transmit a CTS frame in response to receiving the MU RTS frame. Another frame comprising UL transmission information may be received by the STA which includes MCS indicators and allocates frequency resources for the plurality of STAs. A data frame may be modulated in accordance with an MCS indicator of the MCS indicators, and may be transmitted on frequency resources of the frequency resources allocated for the plurality of STAs. An acknowledgement frame, which acknowledges receipt of the data frame, may be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Xiaofei Wang, Juan Fang, Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10542555
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are related to multi-user parallel channel access (MU-PCA). For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is provided that is one of a plurality of WTRUs operable to simultaneously communicate via a plurality of channels managed by an access point (AP). The WTRU includes a receiver configured to receive, from the AP, over at least one channel of the plurality of channels, a group poll (G-Poll) message that includes a resource allocation that indicates at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels for the WTRU; and a transmitter configured to transmit an uplink request message, to the AP in response to the G-Poll message, over the at least one allocated channel of the plurality of channels, the uplink request message corresponding to uplink data the WTRU has for transmission to the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Nirav B Shah, Guodong Zhang, Ronald Murias