Patents by Inventor Qufang HUANG

Qufang HUANG 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: 20220141664
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus may be applied to a network slice architecture. The method includes: a terminal sends, to an access network device, first data and indication information used to indicate a first slice corresponding to the first data, and the access network device may determine, based on a mapping relationship between a slice and a tunnel, a first tunnel corresponding to the first slice. In other words, different slices may correspond to different tunnels, that is, data corresponding to different slices may be transmitted through different tunnels. In this way, the access network device can reduce congestion caused because data is simultaneously transmitted through a same tunnel for communication, thereby helping improve communication efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Qufang Huang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Publication number: 20220124826
    Abstract: This application provides a random access method and a communication apparatus. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, a response message from a network device; determining, by the terminal device, a message format of the response message, where the message format includes a first format or a second format; and parsing, by the terminal device, the response message based on the determined message format, where the response message in the first format includes a contention resolution identity and a control plane message; and the response message in the second format includes a contention resolution identity and includes no control plane message. A two-step random access method provided in this application includes two message formats of a random access response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Chunhua YOU, Qufang HUANG, Xiaoying XU, Yinghao GUO, Chong LOU
  • Publication number: 20220124584
    Abstract: This application provides a reflective QoS flow characteristic-based communications method and apparatus. In the method, an access-network network element sends first information to a core-network network element, where the first information is used to indicate whether a data packet has a reflective QoS flow characteristic; and the access-network network element determines, based on the first information, whether there is a need to send a QoS flow identifier to a terminal. In this way, signaling overheads are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Lifeng HAN, Hongping ZHANG, Qinghai ZENG, Qufang HUANG, Yinghao GUO
  • Patent number: 11296841
    Abstract: This application provides a communications method and apparatus. The method includes: obtaining, by a media access control (MAC) entity, M radio link control (RLC) protocol data units PDUs, where M is an integer greater than or equal to 2; and generating, by the MAC entity, N media access control MAC protocol data units (PDUs) based on a logical channel corresponding to each of the M RLC PDUs, where any two RLC PDUs corresponding to a same logical channel and having consecutive RLC sequence numbers are carried in different MAC PDUs, and N is an integer greater than or equal to 2. Consecutive RLC PDUs are placed into different MAC PDUs, so that a continuous packet loss of a same service can be avoided, and transmission reliability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xing Liu, Qufang Huang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11284346
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a data transmission method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving data sent by a terminal in an inactive state, where the data includes to-be-sent data sent by the terminal and identification information of the terminal; determining an anchor base station of the terminal based on the identification information; and sending the data to the anchor base station, so that the anchor base station sends the data to a core-network device. The uplink data of the terminal is forwarded to the anchor base station by using a serving base station and through an interaction between the anchor base station and the serving base station that currently provides an air interface resource for the terminal, and is then transmitted to a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoying Xu, Qinghai Zeng, Qufang Huang, Xiaoxiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11284291
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to data transmission methods, network devices, and terminal devices. One example data transmission method includes receiving, by a first network node, a first report from a terminal device, where the first report is used to indicate an uplink data volume of a buffer of the terminal device, and sending, by the first network node, first indication information to a second network node, where the first indication information includes information about the uplink data volume of the buffer of the terminal device, or the first indication information is used to indicate a relationship between the uplink data volume of the buffer of the terminal device and a predefined data volume threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoying Xu, Jun Chen, Qufang Huang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11265734
    Abstract: A method, a base station, and a system for sending radio resource control (RRC) signaling are provided. The method includes a pico base station and a macro base station participate in configuration and generation of an RRC reconfiguration message; the pico base station establishes only one RRC entity that is used to generate a configuration parameter or an RRC entity; the RRC reconfiguration message cooperatively generated by the pico base station and the macro base station is uniformly sent by the macro base station to a user equipment (UE). According to the application, the UE can support an RRC reconfiguration message sent by the pico base station, only by establishing a signaling radio bearer (SRB) corresponding to the macro base station. Accordingly, design complexity and costs are lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenji Liu, Qufang Huang, Hongping Zhang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11258502
    Abstract: A communications method and apparatus. The communications method includes: transmitting a first request to a network device through a first resource, where the first request is used to request beam failure recovery of a first cell or is used to request system information of the first cell, the first resource is a resource of a second cell, and the first cell and the second cell are serving cells of a same terminal; and receiving a first response corresponding to the first request from the network device. Therefore, when a terminal has a plurality of serving cells, the terminal may transmit a request across cells (or across carriers), to improve transmission reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunhua You, Qinghai Zeng, Hongping Zhang, Qufang Huang
  • Patent number: 11258545
    Abstract: A counting method and a communications apparatus are provided. The method includes: determining to retransmit a first protocol layer data packet; and if the retransmission is retransmission for the first time, initializing a retransmission counter associated with the first protocol layer data packet; or if the retransmission is not retransmission for the first time and the first protocol layer data packet is not pending for retransmission, updating the retransmission counter or keeping a value of the retransmission counter unchanged. In this way, RLF can be correctly triggered, to reduce a quantity of times of unnecessary RLF triggering and reduce overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xing Liu, Qufang Huang
  • Publication number: 20220053369
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a data processing method, an access device, and a terminal device. The data communication method includes: A first access network device receives a handover request message from a second access network device, where the handover request message is to request a terminal device to hand over from a cell of the second access network device to a cell of the first access network device. The first access network device determines that robust header compression ROHC restriction processing needs to be performed. The data communication method further includes: The first access network device receives at least one packet from the second access network device and performs the ROHC restriction processing on a second packet in the at least one packet. The method can avoid a decompression failure of a terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hongping ZHANG, Qinghai ZENG, Qufang HUANG
  • Publication number: 20220053570
    Abstract: This application provides an uplink transmission method and a communication apparatus. When a terminal device does not obtain a TA value in a two-step random access process, the terminal device can transmit, based on a preset TA value or a maintained TA value, uplink data on an uplink transmission resource assigned in the second step of random access, or perform, based on a preset TA value or a maintained TA value, a feedback for downlink data transmitted on a downlink transmission resource assigned in the second step of random access. In this way, uplink synchronization can be implemented when no TA value is assigned in a random access process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Chunhua You, Qufang Huang
  • Publication number: 20220053557
    Abstract: A random access method and apparatus are provided. In this application, a terminal may obtain first-type random access resources and second-type random access resources, where the first-type random access resources are used for first-type random access, and the second-type random access resources are used for second-type random access; the terminal sends a first message to a network device, to initiate the first-type random access; the terminal receives a backoff indicator from the network device, where the backoff indicator is used to indicate a time value, and the time value is used to determine a backoff time range; and when the first-type random access fails, the terminal performs random-access-resource selection in target-type random access resources within backoff duration selected from the backoff time range, where the target-type random access resources include the first-type random access resources or the second-type random access resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chunhua YOU, Qufang HUANG, Yinghao GUO, Chong LOU
  • Patent number: 11252602
    Abstract: A terminal device flexibly configures a time length of a first timer (a downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) round trip time timer or an uplink HARQ round trip time timer) based on different application scenarios. A wireless communication method includes: obtaining feature information of a first air interface format and/or feature information of first transmission data; and determining a time length of a first timer based on the feature information of the first air interface format and/or the feature information of the first transmission data, where the first timer is used to indicate that monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) is not required within the time length of the first timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xing Liu, Chong Lou, Qufang Huang
  • Patent number: 11252604
    Abstract: A data transmission, by a terminal device, is described that improves data transmission efficiency while ensuring a transmission latency. The data transmission method includes sending a first transport block to a radio access device for X times by using a shared resource that is configured by the radio access device for at least one terminal, where the terminal is one of the at least one terminal, and X>0. The method further includes determining a dedicated resource allocated by the radio access device to the terminal, and sending the first transport block to the radio access device for Y times by using a target resource. The target resource includes the dedicated resource, and Y?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qufang Huang, Tingting Wang, Hao Bi, Yawei Lu
  • Publication number: 20220046727
    Abstract: This application provides a random access method and a communications apparatus, so that a terminal device can determine a type of random access to be performed. The method includes: determining at least one random access preamble from at least one 2-step random access preamble, or determining one type of random access preamble from at least one 2-step random access preamble and at least one 4-step random access preamble, and performing random access by using the determined random access preamble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaoying XU, Qufang HUANG, Chunhua YOU, Yinghao GUO, Li ZHAO
  • Patent number: 11240832
    Abstract: A communication method is provided. In the method, if a first logical channel of a terminal device does not have an uplink resource for carrying a scheduling request (SR) and the terminal device is in a first SR state, remaining, by the terminal device, in the first SR state and/or a first buffer status report (BSR) state until data of the first logical channel and/or a BSR are/is sent, where the BSR is used to indicate buffer status information of a logical channel group including the first logical channel. When a logical channel of the terminal device does not have an uplink resource for carrying the scheduling request, a problem that the terminal device cannot obtain an uplink transmission resource can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Zhao, Xing Liu, Qufang Huang, Chunhua You
  • Patent number: 11240724
    Abstract: A method for a handover of a mobile station performed by a source base station and a target base station. The target base station receives a handover request message, from the source base station, in which includes QoS information of the mobile device, radio bearer identifier information of the source base station, and a first mapping relationship between a flow and a radio bearer of the source base station, the target base station acknowledges with a handover acknowledgement message. Therefore resource preparation at the target base station during a handover procedure is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lifeng Han, Hongping Zhang, Qufang Huang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Publication number: 20220022099
    Abstract: A communication method enables a base station to allocate a radio resource to a data packet of a time sensitive networking (TSN) network in a scenario in which the TSN network transmits the data packet through a 5G network. The method includes: obtaining, by an access network device, a first traffic pattern, and allocating a radio resource to a first traffic based on the first traffic pattern. The first traffic pattern includes time information of the first traffic with respect to a first clock. The first clock is a clock used by a first network. The access network device belongs to the first network. The time information includes a time point and/or a period at/in which a data packet of the first traffic arrives at the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Qufang HUANG, Qiang FAN
  • Publication number: 20220022224
    Abstract: A method includes: triggering, by a terminal device, a scheduling request (SR); in response to determining that a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) carrying the SR and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) carrying a first data packet overlap in time domain of a first uplink resource and a processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource is processing completed, sending, based on the processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource, the PUCCH on an overlapping time domain resource. According to the method, when the PUCCH carrying the SR and the PUSCH overlap in time domain of the first uplink resource, the terminal device considers the processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource, and may determine, based on the processing status of the PUSCH on the first uplink resource, to send the PUCCH or the PUSCH on the overlapping time domain resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Chong LOU, Qiang FAN, Qufang HUANG, Xiaoying XU
  • Publication number: 20220022239
    Abstract: This application provides a data transmission method. The method includes: A terminal device receives indication information from a network device, where the indication information includes a bit sequence, a value of an ith bit in the bit sequence indicate a usage status of an ith logical channel in M logical channels associated with a radio bearer, and a duplication transmission function is configured for the radio bearer; the terminal device transmits data based on the indication information through at least one logical channel associated with the radio bearer; and because the M logical channels are sorted based on IDs of cell groups associated with the M logical channels and IDs of the M logical channels, the ith bit in the bit sequence included in the indication information indicates the usage status of the ith logical channel in the M logical channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Qiang FAN, Xiaoying XU, Chong LOU, Qufang HUANG