Patents by Inventor Nathan Edward Tenny

Nathan Edward Tenny 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: 20210160957
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for adaptation handling for L2-based sidelink relay for packet routing. In novel aspect, the sidelink adaptation protocol (SAP) layer inserts SAP header including the adaptation layer address (ALA) before routing the packet data to the next hop. In other embodiments, the SAP layer includes a sequence number (SN). In one embodiment, the SN number in the SAP layer is the same as the PDCP SN number. In another embodiment, the SAP layer assigns SN number. In other embodiments, the SAP layer performs bearer mapping between an ingress logical channel and an egress logical channel at one or more intermediate nodes. In one embodiment, the bearer mapping is based on the QoS information or is based on a fixed logical channel configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Xuelong Wang, Ming-Yuan Cheng, Nathan Edward Tenny, Guan-Yu Lin
  • Publication number: 20210160956
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for L2-based sidelink relay for packet routing. In novel aspect, the L2-based sidelink relay for packet routing is configured based on interest indications from one or more candidate UEs and corresponding UE report from candidate UEs. In one embodiment, the UE report is received from an Uu interface RRC message or an RRC message forwarded through an Xn interface from a serving gNB. The L2 relay configuration includes one or more elements comprising an adaptation layer address of nodes in the relay path, and a packet routing table. The adaption layer is between an RRC layer and a PDCP layer. The packet routing table includes one or more elements including adaptation layer addresses, a relay path ID, and a next hop address. In one embodiment, the relay path includes one or more relay hops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Xuelong Wang, Nathan Edward Tenny, Ming-Yuan Cheng, Guan-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 11019510
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for managing and mitigation contention of high reliability and low latency transmissions in wireless communications networks. According to an embodiment, a network entity indicates a first grant to a first device associated with a first service. The first grant includes a first resource for transmitting for the first service and a second resource for retransmitting for the first service. The network entity also indicates a second grant to a second device associated with a second service. The second grant includes the first resource for transmitting for the second service and a third resource for retransmitting for the second service. A third grant is also indicated to a third device associated with a third service. The third grant includes the first resource for transmitting for the third service. The first service and the second service have higher transmission reliability and latency requirements than the third service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20210144606
    Abstract: This application discloses a path switching method that includes: sending, by a first terminal, a first message to a first network device, where the first message is used to request to switch a second terminal from an indirect connection path for communicating with the first network device by using the first terminal to a direct connection path for communicating with the first network device or a second network device, or the first message is used to request to release a link between the first terminal and the second terminal, and the first network device is different from the second network device; and releasing, by the first terminal, the link between the first terminal and the second terminal. With this solution, a relay terminal can trigger switching of a remote terminal from an indirect connection path to a direct connection path, to adapt to a relay scenario more flexibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Haibo XU, Nathan Edward TENNY, Yiru KUANG, Jian WANG
  • Patent number: 10986599
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide timing advance (TA) obtaining methods and apparatuses. One example method includes generating, by a base station, an indication message and sending the indication message to UE, and receiving, by the UE, the indication message sent by the base station. The UE can then obtain a TA of a second carrier based on the indication message, where the second carrier is a carrier not used to transmit a PUSCH. Although the second carrier is a carrier not used to transmit a PUSCH, the TA of the second carrier can still be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Kai Xu, Xiaocui Li, Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10979934
    Abstract: A method for operating a receiving device includes receiving a first protocol data unit (PDU) of a first burst transmission, the first PDU includes a first transmission identifier (T_ID) associated with the first burst transmission, and the first PDU further includes a final PDU indication indicating that the first PDU is a final PDU of the first burst transmission, and releasing a first radio link control (RLC) resource associated with the first T_ID when the first RLC resource associated with the first T_ID exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Xiaoxiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10945179
    Abstract: A communication path switching method includes: sending, by first user equipment, a first message to a first network device, where the first message is used to request to switch a communication path of the first user equipment from a direct path to an indirect path; receiving, by the first user equipment, a second message sent by the first network device, where the second message carries at least one of first bearer configuration information and first indication information that is used to instruct the first user equipment to perform the communication path switching; and performing, by the first user equipment, the communication path switching based on the first indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Yiru Kuang, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 10939361
    Abstract: A control information sending method, a control information receiving method, and a device, where a first device sends first control information to a second device on a first resource such that second device prepares data information based on the first control information and waits for sending the data information. The first device sends second control information on a second resource different from the first resource such that the second device sends the data information based on the second control information. The first resource is different from the second resource such that a duration of preparing the data information by the second device is greatly greater than an interval between control information and uplink data in one time interval, and the second device has sufficient time to prepare the data information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Da Wang, Jian Wang, Yongbo Zeng, Nathan Edward Tenny, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10932234
    Abstract: A method for operating a transmission-reception point (TRP) includes determining a first cycle of backhaul communications modes for the TRP, each backhaul communications mode of the first cycle is associated with a different time period and prompts the TRP to either transmit or receive using a subset of communications beams available to the TRP during an associated time period, wherein the communications beams used by the TRP and neighboring TRPs of the TRP in each associated time period are selected to prevent mutual interference, and wherein at least one backhaul communications mode of the first cycle prompts the TRP to either transmit or receive using all of the communications beams available to the TRP, determining a backhaul frame configuration for the TRP in accordance with the first cycle, the backhaul frame configuration specifying an arrangement of subframes of a frame used for backhaul communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Lili Zhang, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20210051488
    Abstract: A method includes measuring beam-formed reference signals transmitted by a plurality of mmWave transmission points (TPs), sending a cloud cell formation request including indicators associated with best mmWave TPs determined in accordance with the measured beam-formed reference signals, receiving a cloud cell formation request response including indicators associated with a subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by a central controller in accordance with selection information, where the subset of the best mmWave TPs includes a first mmWave transmission point (TP) serving as a master TP and a second mmWave TP serving as a slave TP, and establishing a cloud cell with mmWave TPs of the subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by the central controller, where a data connection is established with the slave TP and at least a control connection is established with the master TP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10925011
    Abstract: A method for communication between user equipments, user equipment, and a base station. The method includes establishing, by a first user equipment (UE), a first virtual cell, and sending, by the first UE, a first synchronization signal and a first broadcast message, wherein the first synchronization signal comprises an identity of the first virtual cell, and wherein the first broadcast message comprises configuration information of the first virtual cell, wherein the first synchronization signal and the first broadcast message cause a second UE to access the first virtual cell according to the identity of the first virtual cell and the configuration information of the first virtual cell, and to communicate with the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanliang Sun, Nathan Edward Tenny, Yongbo Zeng, Yu Cai, Bin Liu, Da Wang
  • Publication number: 20210014919
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a network, a mobile subscriber identifier for the UE, the mobile subscriber identifier being exclusively assigned to the UE within a wireless tracking area of the network, and transmitting, by the UE to a relay node, an initial message of an access procedure for accessing a user data service of the network, wherein the initial message comprises a request to connect to a control node of the network, and wherein the initial message includes the mobile subscriber identifier, and an indication to relay the initial message over a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) to the control node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10893568
    Abstract: A method at a network node of a radio access network (RAN) for managing a context of a user equipment (UE) operating in an inactive mode, the method comprising: receiving, from a second network node, a context retrieval request comprising a UE identifier and a first message, the first message being protected with a first cryptographic key; validating the first message using a stored cryptographic key associated with a UE context indicated by the UE identifier; and sending a context retrieval response message to the second network node containing a relocation indication of whether the UE context is to be relocated to the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William Anthony Gage, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20210006968
    Abstract: A method for identifier management for user devices operating in an inactive mode includes receiving a first uplink transmission including a user device identifier associated with a user device, transmitting a first downlink transmission including an indication of an ephemeral identifier assigned to the user device, transmitting a second downlink transmission including data associated with the ephemeral identifier, and discarding the ephemeral identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, William Anthony Gage
  • Publication number: 20200374864
    Abstract: A resource allocation method includes sending, by the first device, a first message to the second device, where the first message is used to request a sidelink resource for the first device to send data to a third device, and the first message includes first identification information of the third device. The method further includes receiving, by the first device, a second message sent by the second device, where the second message is used to indicate a target sidelink resource for the first device to send the data to the third device. The method further includes using, by the first device, the target sidelink resource to send the data to the third device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yiru Kuang, Haibo Xu, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 10848975
    Abstract: A UE indicates its capability for processing integrity-protected data for integrity protection, such as a first data throughput rate, and a gNB receives the capability of the UE for processing integrity-protected data. Processing integrity-protected data may include computing an integrity value for the integrity-protected data. The gNB determines, based on the capability of the UE, whether the UE satisfies a requirement of a second data throughput rate that is associated with a data radio bearer. The second data throughput rate is required for processing data communicated on the data radio bearer for integrity protection. The gNB establishes the data radio bearer with the UE when the capability of the UE satisfies the requirement of the second data throughput rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20200367022
    Abstract: Described herein is a network node comprising a processor that executes instructions to receive a location service request for a user equipment (UE); transmit a reachability request for the UE to an access and mobility management function (AMF); receive a reachability response comprising reachability information of the UE from the AMF; determine whether to perform positioning procedures related to the location service request locally or to perform positioning procedures related to the location service request remotely based, in part, on the reachability information; based on a determination to perform the positioning procedures remotely, determine a distributed location management function (LMFd) to process the location service request based, at least in part, on the reachability information; transmit the location service request to the LMFd; receive a location service result from the LMFd; and transmit, responsive to the location service request, a UE position estimate determined based on the location servic
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Andrey Krendzel
  • Publication number: 20200351965
    Abstract: Various solutions for coverage extension allowing improved high-frequency and high-data-rate cellular coverage of devices located in conditions of poor network coverage in mobile communications are described. The described solutions may extend coverage, for example, via a sidelink interface between two mobile devices, a relay device in good coverage and a remote device that may be in poor coverage, thus allowing the remote device to communicate using the relay device as a backhaul link to a cellular network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Ahmet Umut Ugurlu, Francesc Boixadera-Espax, Pei-Kai Liao, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20200344092
    Abstract: A method for transmitting feedback includes generating explicit channel feedback for a plurality of transmit beam-receive beam combinations (TRBCs) between the user device and a transmit-receive point (TRP), generating a modified resource in accordance with explicit feedback configuration information, the modified resource configured to convey the explicit channel feedback, wherein an explicit channel feedback associated with each TRBC is conveyed on a different data symbol of the modified resource, and transmitting the modified resource to the TRP using a single TRBC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Nathan Edward Tenny, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10812973
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a security parameter provisioned for the UE, wherein the security parameter is secured using a first security key, after receiving the security parameter, communicating with the first device, wherein the communication with the first device is secured using the first security key, and performing a mobility related procedure in accordance with the security parameter provisioned for the UE, wherein performing the mobility related procedure includes triggering the mobility related procedure with a second device, deriving a second security key in accordance with the security parameter, the second security key is usable in the mobility related procedure, and securing at least one message of the mobility related procedure using the second security key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Li Hu