Patents by Inventor Muhammad Ali Kazmi

Muhammad Ali Kazmi 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: 20190159047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing mobile terminals in an OFDMA system, in which all or part of available downlink radio resources in a cell are transmitted. A processing unit in a test apparatus splits a set of contiguous resource blocks into separate contiguous portions. A first contiguous portion of the set of resource blocks is allocated to users of a first type, and a second contiguous portion of the set of resource blocks is allocated to users of a second type. A transmitter in the test apparatus transmits test signals to the users of the first type and the second type using the at least one contiguous set of resource blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Joakim Axmon, Christian Bergljung, Farshid Ghasemzadeh, Walter Gerhard Alois Müller
  • Publication number: 20190141639
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for use in a user equipment (UE) operable to transmit a sounding reference signal (SRS) on a plurality of carriers comprises: obtaining an indication to perform SRS carrier-based switching for a carrier; adapting a parameter for uplink 5 transmit power control in response to the obtained indication; and transmitting an uplink signal using the adapted parameter while meeting at least one predetermined uplink power control requirement. According to some embodiments, a method for use in a network node operable to receive a SRS on a plurality of carriers comprises: sending, to a UE, an indication to perform SRS carrier-based switching for a carrier; and receiving, from the UE, an uplink signal based 0 on the parameter for uplink transmit power control adapted in response to the sent indication, wherein the uplink signal meets at least one uplink power control requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Imadur Rahman, Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Christian Bergljung
  • Publication number: 20190098595
    Abstract: Methods and devices for adjusting timing of uplink transmissions to a network node in a telecommunications system are provided. A user equipment (“UE”) is configurable with more than one aggregated serving cells that are divided into one or more groups of serving cells based on a timing advance value. The one or more groups of serving cells each comprises a timing reference serving cell. The reception timing of a downlink transmission from a timing reference serving cell is used as an uplink timing reference for the timing reference serving cell. The UE determines a change to a second timing reference serving cell and applies an incremental adjustment of the transmit timing of uplink transmissions for the serving cells in the group of serving cells with respect to a timing reference based on the reception timing of a downlink transmission from the second timing reference serving cell in the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10178640
    Abstract: Methods and devices for adjusting timing of uplink transmissions to a network node in a telecommunications system are provided. A user equipment (“UE”) is configurable with more than one aggregated serving cells that are divided into one or more groups of serving cells based on a timing advance value. The one or more groups of serving cells each comprises a timing reference serving cell. The reception timing of a downlink transmission from a timing reference serving cell is used as an uplink timing reference for the timing reference serving cell. The UE determines a change to a second timing reference serving cell and applies an incremental adjustment of the transmit timing of uplink transmissions for the serving cells in the group of serving cells with respect to a timing reference based on the reception timing of a downlink transmission from the second timing reference serving cell in the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10034205
    Abstract: In a multi-carrier wireless communication network, positioning-aware switching of a primary carrier from a first carrier to a second carrier for a UE is constrained to enable one or more positioning measurements to be performed. Either the selection of the second carrier, the timing of switching from the first to the second carrier, or both, are constrained to enable and enhance the positioning performance. The constraints may be operative at a serving node of the network, at a UE, or both. Further constraints may be applied to the network to enhance positioning performance. Carrier switching may be across Radio Access Technology (RAT), and the positioning constraints may include configuring or re-configuring a device to perform positioning measurements in measurement gaps (e.g., on a secondary carrier in LTE systems when Positioning Reference Signals are not transmitted on the primary carrier).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 9860691
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a positioning node, a core network node, a radio network (RN) node, and a user equipment (UE) of a wireless network, and to a related method of supporting UE positioning. The method comprises transmitting UE radio access capability information and/or radio network node capability information to the positioning node. The transmission of UE radio access capability information is either unsolicited or triggered by a request. The UE radio access capability information may be transmitted from the CN node, from the RN node or from the UE, and the RN node capability information is received from the RN node itself. The positioning node supports positioning of the UE based on the received UE radio access capability information and/or the radio network node capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9717038
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method in a user equipment (10) for acquiring system information relating to a cell (11,14) in a radio communications network. The cell (11,14) is served by a network node (12,12?,15) and the user equipment (10) is capable of receiving signals on more than one downlink carrier simultaneously. The user equipment (10) creates autonomous gaps on a downlink carrier, which downlink carrier to use for creating autonomous gaps on is based on a received indication from the network node (12,12?,15) and/or a pre-determined rule. The indication or pre-determined rule specifies the downlink carrier. The user equipment (10) then acquires the system information of the cell (11,14) on the downlink carrier using the created autonomous gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Publication number: 20170006569
    Abstract: Methods and devices for adjusting timing of uplink transmissions to a network node in a telecommunications system are provided. A user equipment (“UE”) is configurable with more than one aggregated serving cells that are divided into one or more groups of serving cells based on a timing advance value. The one or more groups of serving cells each comprises a timing reference serving cell. The reception timing of a downlink transmission from a timing reference serving cell is used as an uplink timing reference for the timing reference serving cell. The UE determines a change to a second timing reference serving cell and applies an incremental adjustment of the transmit timing of uplink transmissions for the serving cells in the group of serving cells with respect to a timing reference based on the reception timing of a downlink transmission from the second timing reference serving cell in the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9503994
    Abstract: A method in a user equipment for adjusting a transmit timing of uplink transmissions to a network node in a telecommunications system is provided. The user equipment is configurable with more than one aggregated serving cells. The reception timing of a downlink transmission from a timing reference serving cell is used as a timing reference for the transmit timing of uplink transmissions. The user equipment determines a change to a second serving cell as the new timing reference serving cell which is different from a first serving cell currently being used as the timing reference serving cell. The user equipment applies an incremental adjustment of the transmit timing of uplink transmissions for the serving cells in a group of serving cells with respect to a timing reference based on the reception timing of a downlink transmission from the second serving cell in the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9490923
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) in a cellular telecommunications system is able to detect the uplink/downlink configuration of a detected neighboring cell by receiving a signal from the neighboring cell. A characteristic of the received signal is detected and used as an indicator in a blind detection process to identify one or more downlink slots in the received signal. Known pilot signals in the identified one or more downlink slots can then be used to obtain a signal power measurement of the received signal. The blind detection process is also capable of detecting whether a slot of a neighboring cell's signal is a downlink unicast slot or a Multicast-Broadcast Single Frequency Network slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Johan Nilsson, David Astely
  • Patent number: 9445339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for supporting cell change between frequency layers. The method is performed in a Radio Network node of a wireless communication network deploying two frequency layers. The Radio Network node serves a User Equipment in a cell of a first of the two frequency layers. The User Equipment is configured to perform measurements on the first frequency layer, and to exclude measurements on a second of the two frequency layers. The method comprises receiving information from the User Equipment related to a coverage of a target cell of the second frequency layer, and determining whether to change to the target cell based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Walter Gerhard Alois Müller
  • Patent number: 9438521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resource management in a telecommunication system. In particular the invention relates to detection and estimation of transport network load and optimization of transport network resources. According to the method and arrangement of the invention a serving node engaged in admission control identifies a transport network interface from which transport load measurements are required for the admission control, and a target radio network node related to the identified transport network interface. The serving radio network node configure the target radio network node to perform and report measurements on the transport network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Tarmo Kuningas
  • Publication number: 20160227365
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a positioning node, a core network node, a radio network (RN) node, and a user equipment (UE) of a wireless network, and to a related method of supporting UE positioning. The method comprises transmitting UE radio access capability information and/or radio network node capability information to the positioning node. The transmission of UE radio access capability information is either unsolicited or triggered by a request. The UE radio access capability information may be transmitted from the CN node, from the RN node or from the UE, and the RN node capability information is received from the RN node itself. The positioning node supports positioning of the UE based on the received UE radio access capability information and/or the radio network node capability information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9319895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a positioning node, a core network node, a radio network (RN) node, and a user equipment (UE) of a wireless network, and to a related method of supporting UE positioning. The method comprises transmitting UE radio access capability information and/or radio network node capability information to the positioning node. The transmission of UE radio access capability information is either unsolicited or triggered by a request. The UE radio access capability information may be transmitted from the CN node, from the RN node or from the UE, and the RN node capability information is received from the RN node itself. The positioning node supports positioning of the UE based on the received UE radio access capability information and/or the radio network node capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9307426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing mobile terminals in an OFDMA system, in which all or part of available downlink radio resources in a cell are transmitted. A processing unit in a test apparatus splits a set of contiguous resource blocks into separate contiguous portions. A first contiguous portion of the set of resource blocks is allocated to users of a first type, and a second contiguous portion of the set of resource blocks is allocated to users of a second type. A transmitter in the test apparatus transmits test signals to the users of the first type and the second type using the at least one contiguous set of resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Farshid Ghasemzadeh, Joakim Axmon, Walter Gerhard Alois Müller, Christian Bergljung
  • Publication number: 20160073277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing mobile terminals in an OFDMA system, in which all or part of available downlink radio resources in a cell are transmitted. A processing unit in a test apparatus splits a set of contiguous resource blocks into separate contiguous portions. A first contiguous portion of the set of resource blocks is allocated to users of a first type, and a second contiguous portion of the set of resource blocks is allocated to users of a second type. A transmitter in the test apparatus transmits test signals to the users of the first type and the second type using the at least one contiguous set of resource blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Farshid Ghasemzadeh, Joakim Axmon, Walter Gerhard Alois Müller, Christian Bergljung
  • Patent number: 9277520
    Abstract: A method, User Equipment (UE), and network node in an ad-hoc network. The UE determines a node in the ad-hoc network that is able to provide a reference signal comprising a pattern that can be used for synchronization purposes when the UE is in DRX mode in the ad-hoc network. The node is determined by requesting the node to indicate whether the node is able to provide the reference signal, and receiving an accept signal or message from the node. The UE then receives the reference signal from the determined node, enters DRX mode, and uses the received reference signal to maintain synchronization while in the DRX mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Gabor Fodor
  • Publication number: 20160043846
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a simple method of signaling reference signal muting information to receiving radio equipment, such as items of user equipment (UEs). The reference signals may be positioning reference signals and/or cell-specific reference signals, for example. In one or more embodiments, the present invention proposes a general solution whereby the receiving radio equipment is informed not only on whether muting is used in general in a cell, but also the particular timing and formatting of such muting. Further, the contemplated method provides for the use of dynamic muting patterns, and thus avoids the need for statically defined muting patterns, and provides for coordinated muting control, across two or more network cells. In at least one embodiment, static or less dynamic aspects of the muting configuration is signaled via higher-layer signaling, while lower-layer signaling is used to signal more dynamic aspects of the muting configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9232432
    Abstract: A radio base station generates a congestion status flag, based on measured resource usage in its cell, and based on performance of sessions in the cell. The flag may be a one bit, or a small number of bits, indicating whether the base station is congested. The flag can be sent to neighboring radio base stations, for use in determining whether to perform handovers to that radio base station. The flag generated in a radio base station, and the flags generated in neighboring radio base stations, can also be sent to user equipment in a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Gabor Fodor
  • Patent number: 9203583
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a simple method of signaling reference signal muting information to receiving radio equipment, such as items of user equipment (UEs). The reference signals may be positioning reference signals and/or cell-specific reference signals, for example. In one or more embodiments, the present invention proposes a general solution whereby the receiving radio equipment is informed not only on whether muting is used in general in a cell, but also the particular timing and formatting of such muting. Further, the contemplated method provides for the use of dynamic muting patterns, and thus avoids the need for statically defined muting patterns, and provides for coordinated muting control, across two or more network cells. In at least one embodiment, static or less dynamic aspects of the muting configuration is signaled via higher-layer signaling, while lower-layer signaling is used to signal more dynamic aspects of the muting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi