Patents by Inventor Peiying Zhu

Peiying Zhu 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: 20200177246
    Abstract: The present invention employs a pilot scheme for frequency division multiple access (FDM) communication systems, such as single carrier FDM communication systems. A given transmit time interval will include numerous traffic symbols and two or more short pilot symbols, which are spaced apart from one another by at least one traffic symbol and will have a Fourier transform length that is less than the Fourier transform length of any given traffic symbol. Multiple transmitters will generate pilot information and modulate the pilot information onto sub-carriers of the short pilot symbols in an orthogonal manner. Each transmitter may use different sub-carriers within the time and frequency domain, which is encompassed by the short pilot symbols within the transmit time interval. Alternatively, each transmitter may uniquely encode the pilot information using a unique code division multiplexed code and modulate the encoded pilot information onto common sub-carriers of the short pilot symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Hua Xu, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Moussa Abdi
  • Publication number: 20200177422
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that enable an OFDM transmitter to be used for transmitting conventional OFDM or a form of transformed OFDM. A technique is provided for transforming a coded and modulated sequence of samples prior to an IFFT that enables the transformed sequence of samples to be transmitted using conventional OFDM or transformed OFDM. The selection of a transform function for transforming the coded and modulated sequence of samples may be based on optimizing the transform function for particular operating conditions between the transmitter and receiver. In some embodiments of the invention OFDM and time transformed OFDM are multiplexed in time and/or frequency in a transmission frame. In some embodiments of the invention a pilot pattern is provided in which the pilot are sent using OFDM and data is sent using OFDM and/or transformed OFDM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Hua Xu, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200162138
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hang ZHANG, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10645643
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10638274
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for an enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) in a wireless communications network. In one embodiment, a number of base stations in a MBMS zone, or broadcast region, accommodate both Spatial Multiplexing (SM) enabled user elements and non-SM enabled user elements. In another embodiment, a number of base stations form a MBMS zone, or broadcast region, where the MBMS zone is sub-divided into an SM zone and a non-SM zone. In another embodiment, the wireless communications network includes multiple MBMS zones. For each MBMS zone, base stations serving the MBMS zone transmit an MBMS zone identifier (ID) for the MBMS zone. The MBMS zone ID may be used by a user element for decoding and/or to determine when to perform a handoff from one MBMS zone to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Aaron Callard, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10631238
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20200119827
    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: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hua Xu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10616827
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10616844
    Abstract: An embodiment method for wireless communication includes grouping a plurality of user equipments (UEs) wirelessly coupled to a cellular base station (BS) into a UE cluster to function as a Wi-Fi virtual station (V-STA), and communicating with an access point (AP) to contend for a Wi-Fi transmission opportunity (TXOP) for the V-STA. In a further embodiment, the cellular BS contends for the TXOP on behalf of the UE cluster using a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA-CA) procedure. In an alternative embodiment, one UE in the UE cluster is selected as a leader UE to contend for the TXOP on behalf of the UE cluster using a CSMA-CA procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Osama Aboul-Magd, Jung Hoon Suh, Kwok Shum Au, Sheng Sun
  • Publication number: 20200106587
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling H-ARQ communication between a base station and one or more wireless terminals. Methods for enabling incremental redundancy (IR) based H-ARQ, Chase based H-ARQ and Space-Time Code combining (STC) based H-ARQ between devices for down?link and up-link direction transmissions are provided in the form of an information element (IE) for use with a Normal MAP convention as currently accepted in the draft version standard of IEEE 802.16. In addition, embodiments of the invention provide a resource management scheme to protect a network from abuse of resources from a wireless terminal not registered with the network. Components of the down-link and up-link mapping components of a data frame transmitted from the base station to one or more wireless terminals included messages that are readable by all wireless terminals as well as some messages that are encrypted and only readable by wireless terminals that are authenticated as being registered with the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10602452
    Abstract: A method for operating a first device-to-device (D2D) device in a cellular communications system includes receiving geo-location information from a first entity in the cellular communications system, the geo-location information including location information for cellular users of the cellular communications system and resources of the cellular communications system available to the cellular users, selecting one of the resources to avoid causing interference to a cellular transmission, the resource being selected in accordance with the geo-location information, and transmitting to a second D2D device over the selected resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vahid Tarokh, Nimal Gamini Senarath, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Mohammadhadi Baligh
  • Patent number: 10595249
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing acquisition, synchronization and cell selection within an MIMO-OFDM communication system. A coarse synchronization is performed to determine a searching window. A fine synchronization is then performed by measuring correlations between subsets of signal samples, whose first signal sample lies within the searching window, and known values. The correlations are performed in the frequency domain of the received signal. In a multiple-output OFDM system, each antenna of the OFDM transmitter has a unique known value. The known value is transmitted as pairs of consecutive pilot symbols, each pair of pilot symbols being transmitted at the same subset of sub-carrier frequencies within the OFDM frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20200084640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe a novel solution to enhance network service to devices with limited or no connectivity. Embodiments include network-aware nodes deployed by an end-user or operator which are configured by a network to achieve enhanced coverage, enhanced throughput, enhanced battery life, and mitigation of cell boundary experiences, etc. Embodiments provide these benefits to a specified or non-specified set of user equipment (e.g., neighboring user equipment). The service expansion terminal can be an available user equipment that is idle and that has been volunteered, assigned, or is a dedicated node with limited user interface and designed for carrying out enhanced coverage, enhanced throughput, enhanced battery life, and the mitigation of cell boundary experiences, etc. Embodiments may therefore provide low-cost, flexible deployment, and mobility thereby enabling boundaryless service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Keyvan Zarifi, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Amine Maaref
  • Patent number: 10588075
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10581500
    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 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20200067749
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving channel estimation within an OFDM communication system. Channel estimation in OFDM is usually performed with the aid of pilot symbols. The pilot symbols are typically spaced in time and frequency. The set of frequencies and times at which pilot symbols are inserted is referred to as a pilot pattern. In some cases, the pilot pattern is a diagonal-shaped lattice, either regular or irregular. The method first interpolates in the direction of larger coherence (time or frequency). Using these measurements, the density of pilot symbols in the direction of faster change will be increased thereby improving channel estimation without increasing overhead. As such, the results of the first interpolating step can then be used to assist the interpolation in the dimension of smaller coherence (time or frequency).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Hua Xu, Dongsheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20200052949
    Abstract: A method for operating a device includes determining adaptation criteria for a waveform to be transmitted by a transmitting device over a communications channel towards a receiving device, and adjusting a generalized multi-carrier multiplexing parameter (GMMP) of the waveform in accordance with the adaptation criteria. The method also includes transmitting an indicator of the adjusted GMMP to at least one of the transmitting device and the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10560159
    Abstract: The present invention employs a pilot scheme for frequency division multiple access (FDM) communication systems, such as single carrier FDM communication systems. A given transmit time interval will include numerous traffic symbols and two or more short pilot symbols, which are spaced apart from one another by at least one traffic symbol and will have a Fourier transform length that is less than the Fourier transform length of any given traffic symbol. Multiple transmitters will generate pilot information and modulate the pilot information onto sub-carriers of the short pilot symbols in an orthogonal manner. Each transmitter may use different sub-carriers within the time and frequency domain, which is encompassed by the short pilot symbols within the transmit time interval. Alternatively, each transmitter may uniquely encode the pilot information using a unique code division multiplexed code and modulate the encoded pilot information onto common sub-carriers of the short pilot symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Hua Xu, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Moussa Abdi
  • Patent number: 10554272
    Abstract: Systems and methods for closed loop MIMO (multiple input and multiple output) wireless communication are provided. Various transmit formats including spatial multiplexing and STTD are defined in which vector or matrix weighting is employed using information fed back from receivers. The feedback information may include channel matrix or SVD-based feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Hua Xu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10554464
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that enable an OFDM transmitter to be used for transmitting conventional OFDM or a form of transformed OFDM. A technique is provided for transforming a coded and modulated sequence of samples prior to an IFFT that enables the transformed sequence of samples to be transmitted using conventional OFDM or transformed OFDM. The selection of a transform function for transforming the coded and modulated sequence of samples may be based on optimizing the transform function for particular operating conditions between the transmitter and receiver. In some embodiments of the invention OFDM and time transformed OFDM are multiplexed in time and/or frequency in a transmission frame. In some embodiments of the invention a pilot pattern is provided in which the pilot are sent using OFDM and data is sent using OFDM and/or transformed OFDM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Hua Xu, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang