Patents by Inventor Rayman Pon

Rayman Pon 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: 10477340
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed to increasing a quantity of location-related information broadcast by wireless nodes. In one embodiment, a user equipment (UE) sends a request to a wireless node for broadcast of an increased quantity of location-related information for a wireless access type and the wireless node broadcasts the increased quantity of location-related information using the wireless access type. The wireless node may transfer the request to other wireless nodes which may similarly broadcast the increased quantity of location-related information using the wireless access type. The UE may receive the increased quantity of location-related information using the wireless access type and may then obtain location information such as a location estimate for the UE. In some embodiments, the increased quantity of location-related information may comprise a positioning reference signal or location assistance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer, Rayman Pon
  • Publication number: 20190320408
    Abstract: Methods and systems for wireless communication are provided. In one example, a method comprises: receiving, by a mobile device, a radio beam, the radio beam being a directional beam that propagates along an angle of departure with respect to an antenna that transmits the radio beam; identifying, by the mobile device, at least one of: the radio beam or a base station that operates the antenna; determining, by the mobile device, a position of the mobile device based on identifying at least one of the radio beam or the antenna of the base station; and outputting, by the mobile device, the position of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad OPSHAUG, Naga BHUSHAN, Jie WU, Sven FISCHER, Stephen William EDGE, Rayman PON
  • Publication number: 20190313352
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for synchronization of sensing operations performed by a plurality of devices. The method may include collecting sensing capabilities of one or more connected devices that are communicably coupled with a central device. Each connected device may include one or more sensors, and the sensing capabilities may include at least sensor type and sensing interval for each sensor. The method may also include coordinating sensing operations performed by the central device and the one or more connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ju-Yong DO, Sai Pradeep VENKATRAMAN, Weihua GAO, Gengsheng ZHANG, Rayman PON
  • Patent number: 10383072
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for synchronization of sensing operations performed by a plurality of devices. The method may include collecting sensing capabilities of one or more connected devices that are communicably coupled with a central device. Each connected device may include one or more sensors, and the sensing capabilities may include at least sensor type and sensing interval for each sensor. The method may also include coordinating sensing operations performed by the central device and the one or more connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ju-Yong Do, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Weihua Gao, Gengsheng Zhang, Rayman Pon
  • Patent number: 10261165
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a position of a mobile device connected to a network are presented. In various embodiments, the mobile device obtains a synchronization status of the network associated with one or more base stations. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the mobile device determines the position of the mobile device using previously collected crowdsourced time correction data for the synchronous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mayur Shah, Guttorm Opshaug, Rayman Pon, Grant Marshall, Dominic Farmer
  • Publication number: 20190094377
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for optimizing GNSS search. A first radio signal is received from a terrestrial base station and a course location of the mobile device is estimated. A first time offset of the terrestrial base station to a timing signal of a target satellite is determined for locating a position of the target satellite. A distance from the position of the target satellite to the estimated course location of the mobile device is determined. A GNSS search is performed based on the distance from the target satellite and the first time offset of the first radio signal from the first terrestrial base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Rayman PON
  • Publication number: 20190037338
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed to increasing a quantity of location-related information broadcast by wireless nodes. In one embodiment, a user equipment (UE) sends a request to a wireless node for broadcast of an increased quantity of location-related information for a wireless access type and the wireless node broadcasts the increased quantity of location-related information using the wireless access type. The wireless node may transfer the request to other wireless nodes which may similarly broadcast the increased quantity of location-related information using the wireless access type. The UE may receive the increased quantity of location-related information using the wireless access type and may then obtain location information such as a location estimate for the UE. In some embodiments, the increased quantity of location-related information may comprise a positioning reference signal or location assistance data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen William EDGE, Sven FISCHER, Rayman PON
  • Publication number: 20190037529
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for positioning of a mobile device in a wireless network using directional positioning reference signals (PRS), also referred to as PRS beamforming. In an example method, a plurality of directional PRSs are generated for at least one cell for a base station, such that each of the plurality of directional PRSs comprises at least one signal characteristic and a direction of transmission, either or both of which may be distinct or unique. The plurality of directional PRSs is transmitted within the at least one cell, such that each of the plurality of directional PRSs is transmitted in the direction of transmission. A mobile device may acquire and measure at least one of the directional PRSs which may be identified using the associated signal characteristic. The measurement may be used to assist position methods such as OTDOA and ECID and to mitigate multipath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen William EDGE, Sven FISCHER, Rayman PON
  • Publication number: 20190007912
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for synchronization of sensing operations performed by a plurality of devices. The method may include collecting sensing capabilities of one or more connected devices that are communicably coupled with a central device. Each connected device may include one or more sensors, and the sensing capabilities may include at least sensor type and sensing interval for each sensor. The method may also include coordinating sensing operations performed by the central device and the one or more connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ju-Yong Do, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Weihua Gao, Gengsheng Zhang, Rayman Pon
  • Patent number: 10123295
    Abstract: Method, device, computer program product, and apparatus to enable mobile device position optimization and reporting are described. Signals provided by a plurality of base transceiver stations (BTS) are received to determine a BTS-based position of the mobile device. A reference position of the mobile device is determined. A range measurement with respect to a target BTS is determined. In one aspect, one or more unreliable BTSs may be detected and reported based on a positioning measurement quality, a range measurement quality, or combinations thereof. In one aspect, the positioning measurement quality is determined based on a difference between the reference position of the mobile device and the BTS-based position of the mobile device. In one aspect, the range measurement quality is determined based on a difference between a measured range/distance and a reference/expected range/distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do, Gengsheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180306891
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for refined RF signal processing of a received low bandwidth signal. A first time domain RF signal is received and converted from a time based domain to a frequency based domain. A second time domain RF signal is received at a time after the first time domain RF signal and converted from a time based domain to a frequency based domain. At least the converted first RF signal and the converted second RF signal are combined, where one or both of: the converted first RF signal, or the converted second RF signal are rotated in the frequency domain for the combining. A refined time domain peak is determined from the combined RF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Rayman Pon
  • Patent number: 10038981
    Abstract: A mobile device synchronously scans different terrestrial networks for positioning measurements to align the scans in time. With minimal time difference between the scans, the positioning measurements from the different terrestrial networks may be used for crowdsourcing or position determination. The mobile device may synchronously scan a wireless wide area network (WWAN) and a local area wireless network so that positioning measurement derived from the scans are aligned in time. A local area wireless network is, e.g., a wireless local area networks (WLANs) or wireless personal area network (WPANs) but does not include cellular networks or satellite networks. The scans may be scheduled at a hardware level to ensure tight synchronization with near-zero time difference between the scans. Alternatively, the scans may be synchronized at a software level with only scans that occur within a time difference threshold from each other are used for crowdsourcing or positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do
  • Publication number: 20180213350
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for targeted positioning reference signals (PRS) configuration searches, such as for use in or with mobile communication devices, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do, Guttorm Opshaug
  • Patent number: 10024951
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for crowdsourcing the synchronization status of a network are presented. In various embodiments, a server receives a synchronization status of a base station associated with the network. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the server collects information for computing time correction data. The server may send the time correction data to the mobile device for use in determining the position of the mobile device when the mobile device is connected to the synchronous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Opshaug, Mayur Shah, Rayman Pon, Grant Marshall, Dominic Farmer
  • Publication number: 20180035258
    Abstract: A mobile device synchronously scans different terrestrial networks for positioning measurements to align the scans in time. With minimal time difference between the scans, the positioning measurements from the different terrestrial networks may be used for crowdsourcing or position determination. The mobile device may synchronously scan a wireless wide area network (WWAN) and a local area wireless network so that positioning measurement derived from the scans are aligned in time. A local area wireless network is, e.g., a wireless local area networks (WLANs) or wireless personal area network (WPANs) but does not include cellular networks or satellite networks. The scans may be scheduled at a hardware level to ensure tight synchronization with near-zero time difference between the scans. Alternatively, the scans may be synchronized at a software level with only scans that occur within a time difference threshold from each other are used for crowdsourcing or positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do
  • Patent number: 9622207
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein are directed toward make use of known wireless transmit station geometry (e.g., from a cell location database/almanac) to create an optimized search window, where the size of the search window is a function of an angle between a line from the center of the region of position uncertainty of the mobile device to the location of the reference transmit station, and a line from the center of the region of position uncertainty of the mobile device to the location of the remote transmit station. Techniques can be utilized for various types of wireless transmit stations not only in cell networks, but Global Navigation Satellite Systems as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Rayman Pon
  • Publication number: 20170094631
    Abstract: Method, device, computer program product, and apparatus to enable mobile device position optimization and reporting are described. Signals provided by a plurality of base transceiver stations (BTS) are received to determine a BTS-based position of the mobile device. A reference position of the mobile device is determined. A range measurement with respect to a target BTS is determined. In one aspect, one or more unreliable BTSs may be detected and reported based on a positioning measurement quality, a range measurement quality, or combinations thereof. In one aspect, the positioning measurement quality is determined based on a difference between the reference position of the mobile device and the BTS-based position of the mobile device. In one aspect, the range measurement quality is determined based on a difference between a measured range/distance and a reference/expected range/distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do, Gengsheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160187455
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for crowdsourcing the synchronization status of a network are presented. In various embodiments, a server receives a synchronization status of a base station associated with the network. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the server collects information for computing time correction data. The server may send the time correction data to the mobile device for use in determining the position of the mobile device when the mobile device is connected to the synchronous network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Mayur SHAH, Rayman PON, Grant MARSHALL, Guttorm OPSHAUG, Dominic FARMER
  • Publication number: 20160187458
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a position of a mobile device connected to a network are presented. In various embodiments, the mobile device obtains a synchronization status of the network associated with one or more base stations. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the mobile device determines the position of the mobile device using previously collected crowdsourced time correction data for the synchronous network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Mayur SHAH, Rayman PON, Grant MARSHALL, Guttorm OPSHAUG, Dominic FARMER
  • Patent number: 8571088
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to suppressing the effects of multipath signals. For an example, a signal comprising at least one binary offset carrier (BOC) modulation signal is received. The BOC modulation signal is modulated with a pseudorandom noise sequence comprising a plurality of chips, wherein each of the chips has a set interval. The received signal is correlated with portions of the plurality of chips to provide a power signal and to remove at least a portion of a multipath component in the received signal from the power signal. The portions of the chips are less than the set interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Rayman Pon