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: 20200204243
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for selecting beams for non-codebook based uplink multiple-input and multiple-output are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method implemented by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving an allocation of at least one sounding reference signal (SRS) resource in an uplink subframe from a transmission and reception point (TRP) for a first set of uplink transmission beams, transmitting precoded SRSs in the at least one SRS resource to the TRP, wherein the precoded SRSs are precoded with UE-selected precoders and at least one rank and receiving an identification of two or more precoders for a second set of uplink transmission beams, wherein the second set of uplink transmission beams is selected from the first set of uplink transmission beams, and wherein the two or more precoders are based on the precoded SRSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Publication number: 20200195335
    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: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20200187146
    Abstract: A method for receiving device position determination includes receiving beamformed position reference signals (BF-PRSs) on a plurality of communications beams from at least two transmitting devices in accordance with a BF-PRS configuration, making at least one observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) measurement in accordance with the BF-PRSs on the plurality of communications beams, and transmitting OTDOA feedback including the at least one OTDOA measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Aimin Justin Sang, Jian Luo
  • Patent number: 10681734
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are described to implement an interference management method in a WLAN. An access point (AP) or an inter-BSS coordinator (IBC) may identify a station (STA) associated with a first basic service set (BSS) as an edge STA or a non-edge STA The AP or the IBC may group the edge STA into an edge group and a non-edge STA into a non-edge group. The AP or the IBC may receive information associated with a second BSS. The AP or the IBC may coordinate access of the edge group and/or the non-edge group. The access may be coordinated to minimize interference of the edge STA. The access may be based at least on the received information associated with the second BSS The AP or the IBC may adjust transmit power of a plurality of STAs identified as edge group STAs and non-edge group STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: 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: 10680689
    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: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10673652
    Abstract: A method for transmitting feedback includes generating explicit channel feedback for a plurality of transmit beam-receive beam combinations (TRBCs) between the user device and a transmit-receive point (TRP), generating a modified resource in accordance with explicit feedback configuration information, the modified resource configured to convey the explicit channel feedback, wherein an explicit channel feedback associated with each TRBC is conveyed on a different data symbol of the modified resource, and transmitting the modified resource to the TRP using a single TRBC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Nathan Edward Tenny, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20200169310
    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: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia
  • Patent number: 10644760
    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: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia
  • Patent number: 10631252
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for determining a transmit power based on clear channel assessment (CCA) thresholds. A station (STA) associated with a first Basic Service Set (BSS) may receive, from an access point (AP) associated with the first BSS, a clear channel assessment (CCA) value for a group of STAs associated with a second BSS. The CCA value may indicate a minimum CCA threshold for a packet received from the second BSS. The STA may then determine, based on the CCA value, a STA specific CCA parameter and a target CCA parameter. The target CCA parameter may be greater than or equal to the STA specific CCA parameter. Based on the STA specific CCA parameter and the target CCA parameter, the STA may determine a target transmit power control (TPC) parameter of the STA, wherein the sum of target TPC parameter and target CCA parameter is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L Olesen, Nirav B. Shah, Frank La Sita
  • Publication number: 20200119859
    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: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang, Robert L. Olesen, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Pengfei Xia, Nirav B. Shah, Oghenekome Oteri
  • Patent number: 10601492
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 10581507
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for selecting beams for non-codebook based uplink multiple-input and multiple-output are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method implemented by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving an allocation of at least one sounding reference signal (SRS) resource in an uplink subframe from a transmission and reception point (TRP) for a first set of uplink transmission beams, transmitting precoded SRSs in the at least one SRS resource to the TRP, wherein the precoded SRSs are precoded with UE-selected precoders and at least one rank and receiving an identification of two or more precoders for a second set of uplink transmission beams, wherein the second set of uplink transmission beams is selected from the first set of uplink transmission beams, and wherein the two or more precoders are based on the precoded SRSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Publication number: 20200053783
    Abstract: A STA may comprise a receiver configured to receive an MU RTS frame transmitted to a plurality of STAs. The MU RTS frame may indicate, in a duration field, a duration of one or more frames to follow. The STA may further comprise a transmitter configured to transmit a CTS frame in response to receiving the MU RTS frame. Another frame comprising UL transmission information may be received by the STA which includes MCS indicators and allocates frequency resources for the plurality of STAs. A data frame may be modulated in accordance with an MCS indicator of the MCS indicators, and may be transmitted on frequency resources of the frequency resources allocated for the plurality of STAs. An acknowledgement frame, which acknowledges receipt of the data frame, may be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Xiaofei Wang, Juan Fang, Oghenekome Oteri, Pengfei Xia, Monisha Ghosh, Robert L. Olesen
  • Patent number: 10555263
    Abstract: A method for controlling an uplink signal transmit power at the user equipment and a UE configured to perform such a method are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a downlink reference signal transmit power associated with a first resource indicator, a downlink reference signal transmit beamforming gain associated with a second resource indicator, an uplink signal receive beamforming gain associated with a third resource indicator, and an uplink signal target receive power associated with a fourth resource indicator and transmitting an uplink signal associated with a fifth resource indicator to a transmission point with a transmit power calculated based on the combination, wherein the downlink reference signal transmit power associated with the first resource indicator and the downlink reference signal transmit beamforming gain associated with the second resource indicator are signaled together as a single metric associated with a sixth resource indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Patent number: 10555307
    Abstract: A method for sending a beam failure recovery request (BFRQ) includes setting a demodulation symbol to a first value to specify a BFRQ signal, encoding the demodulation symbol with a first orthogonal code sequence, thereby producing an encoded first sequence of symbols, and send the encoded first sequence of symbols on a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource allocated for a first scheduling request (SR) transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia
  • Patent number: 10555359
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes detecting a failure of a first link between the UE and an access node, and based thereon, detecting a second link between the UE and the access node, sending, to the access node, a beam failure recovery request (BFRQ) on one or more physical random access channel (PRACH) resources associated a third link conveying a reference signal, wherein the third link and the second link are quasi co-located (QCLed), wherein the BFRQ includes a group identifier associated with a UE group including the UE, and monitoring one or more PRACH response opportunities associated with the one or more PRACH resources for a beam failure recovery response (BFRP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Young Hoon Kwon, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10530548
    Abstract: A transmit-receive-point (TRP) may send a beam management configuration message to a user equipment (UE) that includes downlink beam management configuration parameters to use for an ensuing beam management procedure between the TRP and the UE. The beam management configuration message may specify various parameters associated with TRP/UE beams that are to be evaluated during the beam management procedure, directional transmission/reception capabilities of the TRP (e.g., how many transmit-beams and/or receive-beams the TRP is capable of using for simultaneous direction reception/transmission, etc.), spreading sequence parameters (e.g., which spreading sequence, or spreading sequence group, is to be used during the beam management procedure), and/or beam management protocol information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20190394004
    Abstract: An embodiment method defines a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern for transmitting DMRSs for rank 3 or rank 4 transmissions. The DMRS pattern specifies 12 REs in total per physical resource block (PRB) for carrying DMRSs on three or four antenna ports in antenna ports 7-14 for rank 3 or rank 4 transmissions. DMRS settings for transmitting DMRS according to the DMRS pattern may be specified using a downlink control information table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10512056
    Abstract: A method for receiving device position determination includes receiving beamformed position reference signals (BF-PRSs) on a plurality of communications beams from at least two transmitting devices in accordance with a BF-PRS configuration, making at least one observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) measurement in accordance with the BF-PRSs on the plurality of communications beams, and transmitting OTDOA feedback including the at least one OTDOA measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Aimin Justin Sang, Jian Luo
  • Patent number: 10506456
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for communicating in a multi-band cluster. A multi-band member access point (MMAP) may be capable of communicating with a multi-band control access point (MCAP) using a first frequency band, and capable of communicating with associated stations (STAs) using a second frequency band. The MMAP may transmit data in the second frequency band to the associated STA, may transmit a request for interference information in the second frequency band to at least one associated STA, may receive an interference report in the second frequency band from the at least one associated STA, may transmit information in the first frequency band to the MCAP, wherein the information is based on the interference report received from the at least one associated STA in the second frequency band, and may receive, from the MCAP in the first frequency band, information regarding radio resource management of the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Monisha Ghosh, Pengfei Xia, Robert L. Olesen