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: 9954715
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preamble that is inserted into an OFDMA frame and has a common sequence for all the base stations participating in a transmission. The subscriber station performs fine synchronization using the common sequence on the common preamble, and the resulting peaks will provide the locations of candidate base stations. The base station specific search is then performed in the vicinities of those peaks by using base station specific pseudo-noise sequences. With this two stage cell search, the searching window is drastically reduced. The preamble is matched to known values by a respective receiver to decode the signals and permit multiple signals to be transferred from the transmitter to the receiver. The preamble may comprise two parts, Preamble-I and Preamble-2, which may be used in different systems, including multioutput, multi-input (MIMO) systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Hang Zhang, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Mo-Han Fong
  • Publication number: 20180092098
    Abstract: A channel descriptor management message is transmitted on a broadcast connection to a mobile terminal. The channel descriptor management message provides a format for a frame. The frame includes a resource space. The channel descriptor management message defines a plurality of channels within the resource space and allocates at least one of the channels to a plurality of users. Subsequent resource allocation messages may refer to a location within a channel rather than a location within the entire resource space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hang ZHANG, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 9929889
    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: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Hua Xu, Dongsheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20180083760
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Ming Jia, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 9923617
    Abstract: Systems and methods of optimizing communication channels in multi-user communication systems are provided. Coding weights are determined based on communication channel state information for communication channels between a transmitter and multiple receivers. The coding weights are applied to communication signals to be transmitted from the transmitter to the receivers. Each receiver decodes received signals using inverses of the coding weights. Embodiments of the invention support multi-user MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) where each receiver has fewer antennas than the transmitter, and enhance system performance if the total number of antennas at all of the receivers exceeds the number of antennas at the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Alexandre M. Chloma, Mikhail G. Bakouline, Vitali B. Kreindeline
  • Patent number: 9918328
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for scheduling data transmission in a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) system. The MIMO system may comprise at least one MIMO transmitter and at least one MIMO receiver. Feedback from one or more receivers may be used by a transmitter to improve quality, capacity, and scheduling in MIMO communication systems. The method may include generating or receiving information pertaining to a MIMO channel metric and information pertaining to a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) in respect of a transmitted signal; and sending a next transmission to a receiver using a MIMO mode selected in accordance with the information pertaining to the MIMO channel metric, and an adaptive coding and modulation selected in accordance with the information pertaining to the CQI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Jianming Wu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Peiying Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180069614
    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: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mahmoud Taherzadehboroujeni, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-Sheng Yu, Jianglei Ma
  • Publication number: 20180069615
    Abstract: Spatial multiplexing and transmit diversity can improve the capacity of a wireless communication system. The system and method adapts communication schemes for communication systems with multiple antennas utilizing at least two transmission modes. The at least two transmission modes can, but are not necessarily, used for uplink communications. The two transmission modes may be chosen from the group consisting of a single antenna mode, a diversity mode a spatial multiplexed mode and a mixed diversity and spatial multiplexed mode. The at least two transmission modes may involve adaptation among multiple transmitters. At least one receiver may indicate a transmission mode to be used by a transmitter for a subsequent transmission. A transmitter may determine a transmission mode to be used for a subsequent transmission. The transmission mode can be based on channel sounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Jianming Wu, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong, Evelyne Le Strat, Sarah Boumendil, Moussa Abdi
  • Publication number: 20180069676
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include methods and devices for inserting data and pilot symbols into Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) frames having a time domain and a frequency domain. A method involves inserting in at least one zone of a first type a two dimensional array of data and pilot symbols in time and frequency and inserting in at least one zone of a second type a two dimensional array of data and pilot symbols in time and frequency. In some implementations the zone of the first type comprises common pilot symbols that can be detected by all receivers receiving the OFDM frame. In some implementations the zone of the second type comprises dedicated pilot symbols that are only detectable by a receiver that is aware of pre-processing used to encode the dedicated pilot symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Publication number: 20180062894
    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: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong, Ming Jia, Hua Xu, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180062896
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for reducing the number of pilot symbols within a MIMO-OFDM communication system, and for improving channel estimation within such a system. For each transmitting antenna in an OFDM transmitter, pilot symbols are encoded so as to be unique to the transmitting antenna. The encoded pilot symbols are then inserted into an OFDM frame to form a diamond lattice, the diamond lattices for the different transmitting antennae using the same frequencies but being offset from each other by a single symbol in the time domain. At the OFDM receiver, a channel response is estimated for a symbol central to each diamond of the diamond lattice using a two-dimensional interpolation. The estimated channel responses are smoothed in the frequency domain. The channel responses of remaining symbols are then estimated by interpolation in the frequency domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong, Jianglei MA, Ming Jia
  • Patent number: 9900069
    Abstract: A codebook C is provided in a MIMO transmitter as well as a MIMO receiver. The codebook C will include M codewords ci, where i is a unique codeword index for each codeword ci. Each codeword defines weighting factors to apply to the MIMO signals, and may correspond to channel matrices or vectors to apply to the MIMO signals prior to transmission from the respective antennas of the MIMO transmitter. The present invention creates codeword subsets Si for each codeword ci of the codebook C. Each codeword subset Si defines L codewords cj, which are selected from all the codewords ci in the codebook C. The codewords cj in a codeword subset Si are the L codewords in the entire codebook that best correlate with the corresponding codeword ci.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Tong, Hosein Nikopour, Amir Khandani, Hua Xu, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Dong-sheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20180041367
    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: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jianglei MA, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Claude Royer
  • Publication number: 20180035266
    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: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Aaron Callard, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Hang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180020489
    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 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Hua Xu, Ming Jia, Sarah Boumendil, Evelyne Le Strat, Hang Zhang, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 9871603
    Abstract: A new method of performing interference estimation to allow the data packets to be efficiently delivered in an OFDM system. The interference estimation is performed on average over each frame for each mobile station individually in both frequency and time domains. Based on the estimated interference, the CIR can be determined by the BTS based on channel response estimates made by the BTS, or by the MS based on channel response estimates made for the uplink assuming a symmetrical channel. Numerical results show that the CIR estimation error could be very small if a sub-channel is considered as the minimum transmission unit. In terms of the aggregate throughput, the interference estimation method can provide a significant gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jianming Wu, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 9867200
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for use with wireless networks having one or more cell in which each cell includes a base station (BS), at least one relay station (RS) and at least one mobile station (MS). The at least one relay station can be used as an intermediate station for providing communication between the BS and MS. Methods are provided for an RS to initially access the network, access of the RS by MSs initially accessing the network, methods of allocating OFDM resources for communicating between the BS, RS and/or MS for example dividing transmission resources into uplink and downlink transmissions, and methods of inserting pilot symbols into transmission resources used by the RS. In some embodiments on the invention, the methods are consistent and/or can be used in conjunction with existing standards such as 802.16e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Hang Zhang, Peiying Zhu, Mo-Han Fong, Wen Tong, Ming Jia
  • Patent number: 9866285
    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: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 9866364
    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: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Jia, Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Hao Hu
  • Patent number: 9860711
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solution to improve coverage and cell edge performance in a mobile user communication system is the use of fixed relays, which are pieces of infrastructure without a wired backhaul connection. The relays transmit or “relay” downlink messages between the base station (BS) and mobile stations (MSs) through a multi-hop communication. The present invention is a method and system for supporting a multiple user mobile broadband communication network that includes relay techniques suitable for user equipment in the downlink communication to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hua Xu, Jianglei Ma, Hang Zhang, Ming Jia, Peiying Zhu, Lai King Tee, Jun Li