Patents by Inventor Pengfei Xia

Pengfei Xia 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: 20220303909
    Abstract: A method implemented by a first device includes estimating a first pathloss between the first device and a serving access node with respect to a sidelink beam between the first device and a second device, the sidelink beam being used by the first device to make a device-to-device (D2D) transmission to the second device, determining a sidelink transmit power for a sidelink transmission between the first device and the second device in accordance with the first pathloss, and transmitting, to the second device, the sidelink transmission in accordance with the sidelink transmit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 11424809
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for assigning resources to user equipment for a beam failure recovery by a base station. The base station identifies a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource holding beam correspondence with a synchronization signal (SS) block resource covering the user equipment, and assigns the user equipment one or more BRACH preambles for each BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment, excluding the BRACH resource holding beam correspondence with the SS block resource covering the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20220256524
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for transmission beam control in a data communication by an electronic device includes scheduling a periodic data transmission to a second electronic device on a first resource using at least a first beam and a second beam during a first time period. The electronic device transmits data, through a sidelink between the electronic device and the second electronic device, to the second electronic device on the first resource using at least the first beam and the second beam during the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 11405820
    Abstract: Mechanisms may be used for aggregating acknowledgement (ACK), block ACK (BA) and/or short packets transmissions for multi-user (MU) wireless communication systems. Aggregation mechanisms may be used for uplink (UL) and/or downlink (DL) orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and/or UL/DL multiple-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) transmissions, for example. Multi-user short packets may be aggregated and/or simultaneously transmitted for DL, UL, or peer-to-peer (P2P) transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengjun Xi, Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Nirav B. Shah, Robert L. Olesen, Yuan Sheng Jin, Pengfei Xia, Frank La Sita, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220240239
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used to support coordinated and cooperative sectorized transmissions. Power control and clear channel assessment for sectorized transmissions may be used, along with sectorized beacon and associated procedures. Transmissions in a network may be protected by a first access point (AP) sending an omni-directional transmission and a beamformed or sectorized transmission to a station (STA), an overlapping basic service set (OBSS) confirming a spatially orthogonal (SO) condition based on the omni-directional transmission, and a second AP monitoring the omni-directional transmission and confirming the SO condition. The STA may be configured to receive a request-to-send (RTS) frame indicating data is available for transmission, and transmit a cooperative sectorized (CS) clear-to-send (CTS) frame indicating an ability for multiple AP reception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Nirav B. Shah, Monisha Ghosh, Robert Olesen
  • Publication number: 20220182106
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used in multi-AP and multi-wireless transmit/receive unit joint transmissions. The apparatus may be configured to transmit a joint transmission request on a first medium, and receive a joint transmission response on the first medium. In response, the apparatus my perform a joint transmission negotiation on a second medium and transmit data on the second medium based on the joint transmission negotiation. The apparatus may be configured to perform coordinated sectorized or beamformed transmissions through access point (AP)/PCP negotiations. The apparatus may provide an indication of support for joint transmission and coordinated sectorized or beamformed transmissions. The method and apparatus may also implement multi-AP/WTRU request-to-send (RTS)/clear-to-send (CTS) procedures. The apparatus may be configured to perform coordinated sectorized or beamforming grouping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia
  • Publication number: 20220167191
    Abstract: A method for measuring beams includes determining a measurement period duration in accordance with periods of one or more periodic beam failure detection (BFD) reference signals (RSs) of a BFD RS set, wherein the BFD RSs of the one or more BFD RSs of the BFD RS set have a quasi-co-located (QCL) relationship with demodulation RSs (DMRSs) of PDCCH receptions monitored by a user equipment (UE), monitoring a subset of the one or more BFD RSs having the QCL relationship with the DMRSs of PDCCH receptions monitored by the UE that occur during a measurement period, and determining that measures of all BFD RSs in the subset of the one or more BFD RSs do not meet a specified threshold, and based thereon, reporting a beam failure (BF) instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia
  • Publication number: 20220167409
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement an interference management method. A method performed by an Access Point (AP) may include receiving, from a station (STA) associated with a first basic service set (BSS), information indicating support for coordinated carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) and receiving information associated with a second BSS. The method may further include coordinating, based on the received information associated with the second BSS, carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) access among STAs of the first BSS to minimize interference of the STA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen, Frank La Sita, Xiaofei Wang, Pengfei Xia, Nirav B. Shah
  • Patent number: 11336347
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for determining a device's beam correspondence status. As used herein, a device is considered to have “beam correspondence” when the device's TX and RX antennas satisfy a calibration criteria. In one example, a device's TX and RX antennas satisfy the calibration criteria when a difference between quality parameters corresponding to reference signals transmitted and received using corresponding TX and RX beams is less than a threshold. In another example, a device's TX and RX antennas satisfy the calibration criteria when a list of indices ranking the device's TX beams matches a list of indices ranking the device's RX beams. The lists of indices may be derived by transmitting and receiving references signals according to the devices RX and TX beams, and then generating list of indices based on quality parameters of the respective RX and TX beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220140952
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method of communicating a feedback in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A WLAN device may receive a data frame with a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) data indicator in a frame header. The WLAN device may send an acknowledgement frame when the data frame is correctly received and decoded. The WLAN device may send a negative acknowledgement frame when the data frame is not correctly received and decoded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Monisha Ghosh, Hanqing Lou, Robert Olesen, Oghenekome Oteri, Nirav B. Shah, Xiaofei Wang, Pengfei Xia, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220123796
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise transmitting an HE LTF of a data unit. The HE LTF may have a number of symbols based on a number of space-time streams utilized for the data unit. The HE LTF may be transmitted on a subset of subcarriers of a 20 MHz channel, a 40 MHz channel or an 80 MHz channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing LOU, Oghenekome OTERI, Pengfei XIA, Robert OLESEN
  • Patent number: 11310729
    Abstract: A cell search method and a communications apparatus are provided. The method includes the following: before searching for a cell, a terminal device may determine, with reference to historical access information of another terminal device, whether there is a cell at the location, and adjust, based on a determining result, a value of a search parameter used to search for a cell. For example, if there is a cell, the terminal device may adjust the search parameter to accelerate a search. If there is no cell, the terminal device may perform no search, or adjust the search parameter to reduce an unnecessary cell search performed by the terminal device, so that power consumption of the terminal device can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Ping Fang, Yong Cheng, Pengfei Xia, Wei Huang
  • Publication number: 20220060244
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure provide techniques for detecting and recovering from beam-failure events. In some embodiments, motion sensor information generated by motion sensors on a UE is used to detect, predict, and/or recover from a beam failure event that results, or would otherwise result, from movement of the UE. The motion sensor information may be used to adjust a current beam direction used by the UE to transmit or receive a signal, or to determine a recommendation for adjusting a current beam direction of the base station. The motion sensor information may be generated by any sensor that detects a movement of the UE, such as a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a global positioning system (GPS) sensor, a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) sensor, or any other device that detects a change in position/orientation of the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20220060240
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a second device, a signal using each beam of a first subset of beams of a beam set arranged in a layout, measuring a beam quality of the signal received using each beam of the first subset of beams, estimating a beam quality of the signal for each beam of a second subset of beams of the beam set, the first subset of beams and the second subset of beams comprising different beams, and the estimating being in accordance with the measured signal quality of the first subset of beams, selecting a beam from the beam set, selecting the beam being in accordance with the measured beam quality and the estimated beam quality, and communicating, with the second device, using the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu, Young Hoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 11258482
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used in multi-AP and multi-wireless transmit/receive unit joint transmissions. The apparatus may be configured to transmit a joint transmission request on a first medium, and receive a joint transmission response on the first medium. In response, the apparatus my perform a joint transmission negotiation on a second medium and transmit data on the second medium based on the joint transmission negotiation. The apparatus may be configured to perform coordinated sectorized or beamformed transmissions through access point (AP)/PCP negotiations. The apparatus may provide an indication of support for joint transmission and coordinated sectorized or beamformed transmissions. The method and apparatus may also implement multi-AP/WTRU request-to-send (RTS)/clear-to-send (CTS) procedures. The apparatus may be configured to perform coordinated sectorized or beamforming grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia
  • Patent number: 11252586
    Abstract: A method for measuring beams includes determining a measurement period duration in accordance with periods of one or more periodic beam failure detection (BFD) reference signals (RSs) of a BFD RS set, wherein the BFD RSs of the one or more BFD RSs of the BFD RS set have a quasi-co-located (QCL) relationship with demodulation RSs (DMRSs) of PDCCH receptions monitored by a user equipment (UE), monitoring a subset of the one or more BFD RSs having the QCL relationship with the DMRSs of PDCCH receptions monitored by the UE that occur during a measurement period, and determining that measures of all BFD RSs in the subset of the one or more BFD RSs do not meet a specified threshold, and based thereon, reporting a beam failure (BF) instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia
  • Publication number: 20220046540
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for signaling in power save mode. In particular, a UE may identify an association between a set of time durations for paging a downlink control indicator (DCI) transmission and a wake up signal (WUS) in a set of WUSs. Paging the DCI is transmitted in a beam sweeping manner and each beam used in each time duration in the set of time durations corresponds to a respective beam used for a WUS transmission in the set of WUSs. The UE monitors a radio link quality of WUSs in the set of WUSs and, based thereon, selects a first WUS in the set of WUSs. The UE identifies a first time duration for DCI page monitoring, the first time duration corresponding to the first WUS. The UE monitors the DCI page during the first time duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia
  • Publication number: 20220045734
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes measuring beamformed reference signals, selecting one or more beams in accordance with the measured beamformed reference signals, and determining, by the UE, that an uplink transmit power of the UE on a subset of the one or more beams is limited by emission criteria, and based thereon, transmitting, by the UE, a beam report indicating the one or more beams and an uplink transmit power limitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Young Hoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 11245459
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for identifying a user equipment beam index in a base station. The base station indicates one or more resources assigned to the user equipment within a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource, and transmits one or more synchronization signal block resources and one or more new beam identification reference signal resources to the user equipment. The base station then receives one of the resources from a group of the one or more resources within the BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment corresponding to the BRACH resource, and identifies a preferred beam index of the user equipment based on information in the BRACH resource and the received one of the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia