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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200037300
    Abstract: A method and system for allocating shareable wireless transmission resources. A resource pool is established. The resource pool is divided into a plurality of physical layer allocation units usable for wirelessly transmitting control information and traffic data. The allocation units are assigned at the media access control layer for the wireless transmission of the control information and traffic data. The system and method of the present invention also allows mobile stations to be dynamically grouped into multicast groupings to reduce system overhead resource requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10541773
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hua Xu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10536946
    Abstract: A method and system of allocating resources in a Radio Access Network that includes associating each of a plurality of services with a slice that is allocated a unique set of network resources and transmitting information in the Radio Access Network for at least one of the services using the slice associated with the at least one service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20200014521
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for non-cellular wireless access. In an embodiment, a method for non-cell grid based radio access in a radio access network includes determining, by a controller, a group of transmit points (TPs) to assign to a logical entity; assigning, by the controller, a logical entity identifier (ID) to the logical entity, wherein the logical entity ID identifies the logical entity through which a user equipment (UE) communicates with the radio access network; and causing, by the controller, at least one of the TPs in the logical entity to send signals to the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10531432
    Abstract: An embodiment method of resource allocation for sparse code multiple access (SCMA) transmissions includes partitioning a resource block into a plurality of resource regions. The method also includes assigning the plurality of resource regions to respective device groups. The resource region assignments are then signaled to devices of the respective device groups. The method also includes receiving SCMA signals from the devices of the respective device groups. The SCMA signals from one group of the respective device groups are asynchronous with respect to the SCMA signals from another group of the respective device groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20200007217
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for MIMO OFDM transmitter and receivers having odd and/even numbers of transmit antennas. Various methods for pre-coding information bits before space time coding (STC) are described for enabling transmission of information bits over all antennas. Methods of decoding received signals that have been pre-coded and STC coded are also provided by embodiments of the invention. Pilot patterns for downlink and uplink transmission between a base station and one or more wireless terminals for three transmit antenna transmitters are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mahmoud Taherzadehboroujeni, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10524200
    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 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10523383
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a waveform includes adjusting first multiplexing parameters of a first multi-carrier waveform to meet communications requirements of a communications system, generating a first signal in accordance with a first input bit block and a first modulation map, placing the first signal in a first subband, wherein the first subband is specified in accordance with the first adjusted multiplexing parameters, and transmitting the first subband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 10512035
    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 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Publication number: 20190372812
    Abstract: Pilot, preamble and midamble patterns are provided that are particularly suited for four transmit antenna OFDM systems. Pilots are inserted in a scattered manner for each of the four antennas, either uncoded, space-time coded in pairs, space-time frequency coded in pairs, or space-time-frequency coded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jianglei MA, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Claude Royer
  • Patent number: 10498416
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a base station configured to communicate with at least one user device includes transmitting a reference signal to the at least one user device, receiving channel quality information from the at least one user device, and forming a beam based on the channel quality information received from the at least one user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong, Ming Jia
  • Patent number: 10484883
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keyvan Zarifi, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Amine Maaref
  • Publication number: 20190349038
    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: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Hua Xu, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Moussa Abdi
  • Publication number: 20190350012
    Abstract: Physical layer structures and access schemes for use in such networks are described and in particular initial access channel (IACH) structures are proposed. A spectrum efficient downlink (DL) IACH design supports different types of User Equipment (UE) capabilities and different system bandwidths. An IACH includes the synchronization channel (SCH) and broadcast-control channel (BCH). A non-uniform SCH for all system bandwidths is provided, as well as scalable bandwidth BCH depending on system bandwidth. An initial access procedure is provided, as well as an access procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Hua Xu, Ming Jia, Sarah Boumendil, Evelyne Le Strat, Hang Zhang, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10476719
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Hua Xu, Dongsheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10470164
    Abstract: A method and system for allocating shareable wireless transmission resources. A resource pool is established. The resource pool is divided into a plurality of physical layer allocation units usable for wirelessly transmitting control information and traffic data. The allocation units are assigned at the media access control layer for the wireless transmission of the control information and traffic data. The system and method of the present invention also allows mobile stations to be dynamically grouped into multicast groupings to reduce system overhead resource requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10469239
    Abstract: A method for operating a transmitting device using semi-orthogonal multiple access (SOMA) includes determining power allocations and sub-quadrature amplitude modulation (sub-QAM) allocations for a first receiving device and a second receiving device in accordance with channel information associated with the first receiving device and the second receiving device, and transmitting information about a first power allocation for the first receiving device, and a first sub-QAM allocation for the first receiving device to the first receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Jia, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 10454654
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for non-cellular wireless access. In an embodiment, a method for non-cell grid based radio access in a radio access network includes determining, by a controller, a group of transmit points (TPs) to assign to a logical entity; assigning, by the controller, a logical entity identifier (ID) to the logical entity, wherein the logical entity ID identifies the logical entity through which a user equipment (UE) communicates with the radio access network; and causing, by the controller, at least one of the TPs in the logical entity to send signals to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10454740
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong