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).

  • Patent number: 11452154
    Abstract: An indication method includes: receiving, by first user equipment, a first message sent by second user equipment, where the first message includes information indicating that the second user equipment supports an evolved user equipment-to-network relay function; and receiving, by the first user equipment, a second message sent by a network device, where the second message includes information indicating that the network device supports an evolved user equipment-to-network relay, or the second message includes information indicating that a cell in which the network device sends the second message supports an evolved user equipment-to-network relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Nathan Edward Tenny, Yiru Kuang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 11425576
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu, Lili Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220264676
    Abstract: A method of connection establishment for UE-to-UE relay in a cellular communication system is proposed. A sidelink interface is used for two remote UEs to communicate directly with a relay UE, and in which the relay UE forwards communications between the remote UEs to allow end-to-end communication between the remote UEs. In one embodiment, a first remote UE initiates a single Direct Communication (DC) Request that triggers the establishment of multiple connections between the first remote UE and the relay UE, and between a second remote UE and the relay UE, such that end-to-end relayed transport is available between the first and second remote UE, with hop-by-hop security. The first and second remote UE can make use of the end-to-end relayed transport to authenticate and establish end-to-end secured connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Guillaume Sebire, Xuelong Wang
  • Patent number: 11419025
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Nathan Edward Tenny, Yiru Kuang, Jian Wang
  • Publication number: 20220236361
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) positioning. The method can include receiving from a serving cell of a first network assistance data for measuring time difference of arrival of positioning reference signals (PRSs) received from a plurality of neighboring cells of a second network, receiving from the serving cell a gap pattern for decoding a master information block (MIB) of a first neighboring cell of the plurality of neighboring cells, or a system frame number (SFN) offset of the first neighboring cell, and determining an SFN timing of the first neighboring cell based on the gap pattern for decoding the MIB of the first neighboring cell or the SFN offset of the first neighboring cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 11388764
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ahmet Umut Ugurlu, Francesc Boixadera-Espax, Pei-Kai Liao, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20220201539
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a method and a base station for obtaining a data radio bearer identifier. The method for obtaining a data radio bearer identifier includes: sending, by a first base station, a first message to a second base station, where the first message is used to request to add a data radio bearer (DRB); receiving, by the first base station, a second message sent by the second base station, where the second message is used to indicate an identifier of at least one DRB; and sending, by the first base station, first information to user equipment, where the first information includes DRB configuration information, and the DRB configuration information includes the identifier of the at least one DRB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Nathan Edward Tenny, Aimin Justin Sang
  • Publication number: 20220191971
    Abstract: The present invention provides a data transmission method, a device, and a system, and relates to the field of communications technologies, to resolve a problem that a base station cannot well identify specific remote UE from which data sent by relay UE comes. The method may include: receiving, by relay UE, data of remote UE, where the data includes a first identifier of the remote UE; determining, by the relay UE, a second identifier of the remote UE based on the first identifier; and sending the data of the remote UE and the second identifier of the remote UE to a base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Haibo XU, Nathan Edward TENNY, Jian WANG
  • Publication number: 20220191745
    Abstract: A method of performing a group handover procedure in a layer 2 relaying architecture is proposed to meet the group handover timing constraints. A relay device and one or more remote devices are collectively relocated from a source network node to a target network node, where messages of the group handover procedure are selectively delayed or omitted to ensure synchronisation of the handover operations at the various devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Xuelong Wang, Chun-Fan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220182814
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes detecting an occurrence of an overheating condition in the UE, and based thereon, determining a first set of operating capabilities of the UE from a second set of operating capabilities of the UE, where the first and second set of operating capabilities are associated with a connection between the UE and a network entity, and where the first set of operating capabilities is a reduction in operating capability of the UE when compared to the second set of operating capabilities, triggering a transfer of UE capability information associated with the first set of operating capabilities, and applying, by the UE, the first set of operating capabilities to the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Jian Wang, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 11356809
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Andrey Krendzel
  • Publication number: 20220140861
    Abstract: A data packet, that is to be transmitted in a dual connectivity (DC) or carrier aggregation (CA) based communications system, may include an indication to indicate whether the data packet is configured to be transmitted in a first frequency of a first carrier or a second frequency of a second carrier, and be transmitted, by a communication device, in the first frequency or the second frequency based on the indication. A data packet in the communications system may also be transmitted first in a first frequency higher than a second frequency, and then be retransmitted in the second frequency upon transmission failure of the data packet in the first frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Haibo Xu, Pengfei Xia, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 11320511
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) positioning. The method can include receiving from a serving cell of a first network assistance data for measuring time difference of arrival of positioning reference signals (PRSs) received from a plurality of neighboring cells of a second network, receiving from the serving cell a gap pattern for decoding a master information block (MIB) of a first neighboring cell of the plurality of neighboring cells, or a system frame number (SFN) offset of the first neighboring cell, and determining an SFN timing of the first neighboring cell based on the gap pattern for decoding the MIB of the first neighboring cell or the SFN offset of the first neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 11323851
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for multicasting traffic using multi-connectivity. A wireless network can send a downlink (DL) packet, which follows one path from a core network entity to a user equipment (UE) under current standards, to multiple base stations (BSs) and from each of the base stations to a UE. The UE receives the DL packet from whichever BS first delivers the DL packet, and then the UE sends a report reporting receipt of the DL packet back to all of the BSs. BSs that receive a report indicating the UE received the packet can drop the packet, even if they have not yet successfully delivered the packet. The same procedure can be used for an UL packet, which can be sent from a UE to multiple BSs, and from the BSs to a core network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Nathan Edward Tenny, Tingfang Ji
  • Publication number: 20220124573
    Abstract: A method for recovering from Sidelink relay failure is provided. A relay User Equipment (UE) detects a Radio Link Failure (RLF) or a Handover (HO) failure associated with a first base station when providing a relay service for a remote UE to indirectly communicate with the first base station. The relay UE sends a first command to the remote UE to indicate suspension of the relay service. The relay UE performs a Radio Resource Control (RRC) re-establishment procedure with the first base station or a second base station based on a cell search result. The relay UE sends a second command to the remote UE to indicate that the relay service is associated with the first base station or the second base station with which the RRC re-establishment procedure is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Chun-Fan TSAI, Nathan Edward TENNY
  • Publication number: 20220116841
    Abstract: A method of handing over a remote user equipment (UE) and a relay UE in a UE-to-network relay system includes receiving, at the remote UE from a source base station via a relay UE, a first message including a first handover configuration of a first target base station in the UE-to-network relay system, receiving, at the remote UE from the relay UE, an indication for triggering a conditional handover at the remote UE, and applying, at the remote UE, the first handover configuration of the first target base station in response to the reception of the indication for triggering the conditional handover at the remote UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Chun-Fan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220104035
    Abstract: An apparatus includes transmitting circuitry for transmit-looting radio signals, receiving circuitry for receiving radio signals and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate data to be transmitted to another apparatus via a first radio link without passing through a base station. The first radio link has a first direction from the apparatus to the other apparatus. Then, the processing circuitry determines a first monitoring configuration associated with the first radio link in the first direction. Then, the transmitting circuitry transmits the data to the other apparatus via the first radio link in the first direction with the first radio link being monitored based on the first monitoring configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward TENNY, Tao CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220095411
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to support SRB0 transmission for L2 UE-to-NW relay. In one novel aspect, the SRB0 message includes remote UE ID by the remote UE or relay UE during forwarding the SRB message. In one novel aspect, when perform SRB0 transmission over PC5 interface, the relay UE and remote UE apply default bearer/default RLC channel for SRB0 transmission. In one novel aspect, the relay UE and base station exchange the forwarded UL SRB0 message and DL SRB0 message via contained of RRC message over UL-DCCH and DL-DCCH separately. In one novel aspect, the message in response to the transmission of SRB0 from the remote UE further includes C-RNTI for the remote UE if this remote UE is initiating RRC Setup or RRC Resume procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Guan-Yu Lin, Xuelong Wang, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20220095075
    Abstract: A method of positioning in a wireless communication system is described. The method can include transmitting from a user equipment (UE) a first message of a communication protocol carried with a first transport protocol, receiving by the UE a second message of the communication protocol carried with a second transport protocol different from the first transport protocol, and transmitting by the UE a third message of the communication protocol using the second transport protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Nathan Edward TENNY
  • Publication number: 20220095269
    Abstract: When cell system information changes, a first terminal device receives, during on duration of the first terminal device, system information sent by a second terminal device, so that the first terminal device can receive the system information through a sidelink between the first terminal device and the second terminal device without a need to maintain a cellular link, thereby reducing complexity and power consumption of system information transmission. Alternatively, when cell system information changes and a first terminal device has only one receive radio frequency chain, the first terminal device obtains system information within a gap period of communication between the second terminal device and the first terminal device through a link between the first terminal device and a network device, so that the first terminal device maintains a cellular link only within the gap period, thereby reducing complexity and power consumption of system information transmission to some extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yiru KUANG, Haibo XU, Nathan Edward TENNY, Jian WANG