Patents by Inventor Richard Stirling-Gallacher

Richard Stirling-Gallacher 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: 20210092575
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI, Mario CASTANEDA, Jian LUO, Chan ZHOU, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS
  • Patent number: 10952227
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a resource scheduling method and an apparatus, and is applied to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal UE, a first time division duplex TDD configuration and a second time division duplex TDD configuration; determining the first TDD configuration or the second TDD configuration as a target TDD configuration corresponding to the UE; dividing, based on the target TDD configuration, subframes corresponding to the UE into a first subframe subset, a second subframe subset, and a third subframe subset; and performing channel quality state measurement based on the first subframe subset, the second subframe subset, and the third subframe subset, and reporting a measurement result of the channel quality state measurement to an eNB, so that the eNB schedules a subframe resource according to the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10939489
    Abstract: An interference coordination method includes: determining, by a first cell, first configuration information of the first cell. The first configuration information includes a parameter for transmitting uplink control information UCI by a terminal served by the first cell, the parameter included in the first configuration information is a parameter configured for the first cell and is a parameter orthogonal to a parameter configured for a second cell, and the second cell is a neighboring cell of the first cell; and notifying, by the first cell, the first configuration information to the served terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Yongbo Zeng, Bin Liu, Kai Xu, Xiaocui Li
  • Patent number: 10932234
    Abstract: A method for operating a transmission-reception point (TRP) includes determining a first cycle of backhaul communications modes for the TRP, each backhaul communications mode of the first cycle is associated with a different time period and prompts the TRP to either transmit or receive using a subset of communications beams available to the TRP during an associated time period, wherein the communications beams used by the TRP and neighboring TRPs of the TRP in each associated time period are selected to prevent mutual interference, and wherein at least one backhaul communications mode of the first cycle prompts the TRP to either transmit or receive using all of the communications beams available to the TRP, determining a backhaul frame configuration for the TRP in accordance with the first cycle, the backhaul frame configuration specifying an arrangement of subframes of a frame used for backhaul communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Lili Zhang, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Publication number: 20210051488
    Abstract: A method includes measuring beam-formed reference signals transmitted by a plurality of mmWave transmission points (TPs), sending a cloud cell formation request including indicators associated with best mmWave TPs determined in accordance with the measured beam-formed reference signals, receiving a cloud cell formation request response including indicators associated with a subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by a central controller in accordance with selection information, where the subset of the best mmWave TPs includes a first mmWave transmission point (TP) serving as a master TP and a second mmWave TP serving as a slave TP, and establishing a cloud cell with mmWave TPs of the subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by the central controller, where a data connection is established with the slave TP and at least a control connection is established with the master TP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Nathan Edward Tenny, Bin Liu, Lili Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210037603
    Abstract: The present invention presents a transmitting device and receiving device for wireless communications, particularly for V2X or CITS communications. The transmitting device is configured to determine more than one transmission for transmitting a packet, and transmit the packet to a receiving device and/or a group of receiving devices using the determined transmissions. The receiving device is configured to receive a packet in more than one transmission from a transmitting device, and combine the transmissions to obtain the packet. The invention relates also to corresponding transmitting and receiving methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Zhongfeng LI, Yilin LI, Jian LUO, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER
  • Patent number: 10912085
    Abstract: A method for performing beamformed backhaul communications includes determining first formats of subframes supporting access communications between the first TRP and user equipments (UEs) served by the first TRP, determining a subset of the subframes supporting access communications, the subset of the subframes supports backhaul communications between the first TRP and a second TRP, and communicating with a UE over an access link in accordance with the subset of subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Hongcheng Zhuang, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10904726
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhongfeng Li, Mario Castaneda, Jian Luo, Chan Zhou, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Publication number: 20210021399
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller adapted for full duplex (FD) operation includes receiving a measurement report from a user equipment served by the communications controller, the measurement report indicating a first power margin between a current transmit power and a transmit power break point and a second power margin between the current transmit power and a maximum transmit power capable of supporting FD operation, performing FD link adaptation (LA) in accordance with the first power margin and the second power margin to adjust one or more FD configuration parameters of a link between the communications controller and the user equipment, wherein the link includes a downlink and an uplink, and instructing the user equipment to communicate over the link in accordance with the one or more FD configuration parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Jian Wang, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10897287
    Abstract: A method includes inserting a first reference signal and a plurality of bit fields on a first channel, to produce a first signal, where the plurality of bit fields includes a first bit field indicating whether a second reference signal is transmitted on a second channel, a second bit field indicating whether the first reference signal has the same precoding as the second reference signal, a third bit field indicating whether precoding of the first reference signal is similar to precoding of the second reference signal, or a fourth bit field indicating transmission precoding differences between the first reference signal and the second reference signal. The method also includes performing precoding on the first signal, to produce a first transmission signal, performing precoding on the second channel, to produce a second transmission signal, transmitting, to a receiver, the first transmission signal and transmitting, to the receiver, the second transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Publication number: 20200344092
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Nathan Edward Tenny, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10785009
    Abstract: A reference signal transmission method and a related device and system are disclosed. The method includes: determining, by a first base station, at least one target subframe on a target frequency band, where the target frequency band is a frequency band whose uplink and downlink transmission directions are configurable, and uplink-downlink timeslot configurations and/or transmission directions of the first base station and a neighboring second base station in the at least one target subframe are different; and sending, by the first base station, a first reference signal to first user equipment UE in the at least one target subframe, where the first UE is UE served by the first base station. When embodiments of the present invention are implemented, a reference signal can be transmitted on a flexible frequency band, thereby effectively reducing interference between reference signals between neighboring cells in a flexible duplex system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Xiaodong Sun, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10771216
    Abstract: A sounding reference signal sending method and user equipment are disclosed. The method includes the following steps: receiving a configuration parameter of a sounding reference signal SRS, and determining, based on the configuration parameter, a time-frequency resource occupied by the SRS, where the configuration parameter includes a trigger type, a period parameter, and a time-frequency resource location identifier; obtaining a power control parameter of the SRS, and calculating, based on the power control parameter and a preset calculation formula, a transmit power for sending the SRS; and sending the SRS on the time-frequency resource at the transmit power. The trigger type includes beamforming and non-beamforming. The period parameter is an identifier used to indicate that the SRS is sent periodically or aperiodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Sun, Jian Wang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Chen Dong
  • Publication number: 20200280830
    Abstract: A transmitting device includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit signals and is arranged at a different location, and each antenna port is assigned, depending on its location, a unique resource from a set of resources for signal transmission. Further, a receiving device, preferably on a vehicle, includes at least one antenna element configured to receive signals, and at least one processor configured to determine position and/or orientation information of the transmitting device of a received signal based on a resource from the set of resources for signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI, Mario CASTANEDA, Jian LUO, Chan ZHOU, Konstantinos MANOLAKIS
  • Patent number: 10763943
    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: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Patent number: 10757582
    Abstract: A method includes measuring beam-formed reference signals transmitted by a plurality of mmWave transmission points (TPs), sending a cloud cell formation request including indicators associated with best mmWave TPs determined in accordance with the measured beam-formed reference signals, receiving a cloud cell formation request response including indicators associated with a subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by a central controller in accordance with selection information, where the subset of the best mmWave TPs includes a first mmWave transmission point (TP) serving as a master TP and a second mmWave TP serving as a slave TP, and establishing a cloud cell with mmWave TPs of the subset of the best mmWave TPs selected by the central controller, where a data connection is established with the slave TP and at least a control connection is established with the master TP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Nathan Edward Tenny, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10749660
    Abstract: A method for operating a communications controller adapted for full duplex (FD) operation includes receiving a measurement report from a user equipment served by the communications controller, the measurement report indicating a first power margin between a current transmit power and a transmit power break point and a second power margin between the current transmit power and a maximum transmit power capable of supporting FD operation, performing FD link adaptation (LA) in accordance with the first power margin and the second power margin to adjust one or more FD configuration parameters of a link between the communications controller and the user equipment, wherein the link includes a downlink and an uplink, and instructing the user equipment to communicate over the link in accordance with the one or more FD configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Jian Wang, Lili Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200259547
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a processing device for interference-aware beam pair selection, in particular a processing device in a transmit-receive point, wherein the processing device is configured to select a beam pair from a set of candidate beam pairs (i, j), for setting up a communication link from a serving transmit device to a receive device via the selected beam pair, wherein each of the candidate beam pairs comprises a transmit beam j of the serving transmit device and a receive beam i of the receive device, wherein the selection is based on statistics of a usage of one or more interfering transmit beams (m, k) of one or more interfering transmit devices m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mario CASTANEDA, Jian LUO, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER
  • Patent number: 10743320
    Abstract: A method for operating a transmission point includes transmitting a plurality of first directional reference signals and a plurality of second directional reference signals, the plurality of first directional reference signals sweeping different first beams in a first plane and the plurality of second directional reference signals sweeping different first beams of the first plane, and receiving from a reception point, a request for the transmission point to commence operations in the second plane and a first feedback from a reception point, the first feedback indicating at least one first beam of the first plane and at least one beam group of the second plane, where measurements of the at least one first beam and the at least one beam group of the second plane satisfy a first selection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • 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