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: 20220191804
    Abstract: A power control method includes obtaining, by a first terminal, parameter information required for power control, where the parameter information includes at least one of a first parameter, a second parameter, and a third parameter, and determining, by the first terminal based on the parameter information, uplink transmit power used when uplink transmission is performed on a target beam or a target beam pair; where the first parameter includes a beam reception gain of a network device and/or a beam sending gain of the first terminal, where the second parameter is used to indicate interference caused by a second terminal to the first terminal on the target beam, and where the third parameter includes beam-specific target power and/or terminal-specific target power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Guorong Li, Hongcheng Zhuang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Publication number: 20220124515
    Abstract: A network device and UEs are described, which support preemption of a transmission over a first link and provides to a first UE preemption information indicative of a first spatial filter that is to be preempted by the first UE for transmission over the first link. A second UE receives an indication from a network device to: perform a measurement of a reference signal on at least one second spatial filter, or transmit a reference signal on at least one second spatial filter; receive the reference signal from another UE and perform the measurement on the at least one second spatial filter, or transmit the reference signal to another UE on the at least one second spatial filter, according to the indication received from the network device; wherein the at least one second spatial filter is allocated by the UE for receiving over a second link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Mario CASTANEDA, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Xitao GONG, Zhongfeng LI
  • Publication number: 20220095257
    Abstract: A device for transmitting synchronization information, where the device is configured to determine whether the device should operate as a synchronization reference, and, in response to determining that the device shall operate as a synchronization reference, transmit synchronization information using a spatial filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Mario Castaneda, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhongfeng Li
  • Publication number: 20220053507
    Abstract: A device is configured to communicate over the first link and over at least one second link. The device is further configured to determine, based on at least one communication over the at least one second link, retransmission information (RI), and/or resource request information (RRI), and/or buffer status information (BSI) regarding the at least one second link. The device is then configured to transmit a first message over the first link, wherein the first message includes the RI, and/or the RRI, and/or the BSI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Zhongfeng Li, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Lei Lu, Jian Luo
  • Patent number: 11246101
    Abstract: A power control method includes: obtaining, by a first terminal, parameter information required for power control, where the parameter information includes at least one of a first parameter, a second parameter, and a third parameter; and determining, by the first terminal based on the parameter information, uplink transmit power used when uplink transmission is performed on a target beam or a target beam pair; where the first parameter includes a beam reception gain of a network device and/or a beam sending gain of the first terminal; the second parameter is used to indicate interference caused by a second terminal to the first terminal on the target beam; and the third parameter includes beam-specific target power and/or terminal-specific target power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Guorong Li, Hongcheng Zhuang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Publication number: 20210377993
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus for multihop transmission are described. One example method includes receiving a scheduling request by a network device from a User Equipment (UE) for a multihop transmission. The network device sends a first message to one or more UEs in response to the scheduling request, wherein the first message indicates one or more sidelink resources and/or sidelink resource allocation information for the one or more UEs to perform a multihop transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Serkan AYAZ, Ömer BULAKCI, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Jian LUO, Zhongfeng LI, Chan ZHOU
  • Patent number: 11177982
    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: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia, Nathan Edward Tenny, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 11121759
    Abstract: A processing device in a transmit-receive point for interference-aware beam pair selection, a transmit-receive point and a method are disclosed. 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, and k represents one or more transmit beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mario Hernán Castañeda Garcia, Jian Luo, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Patent number: 11109433
    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: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Yongbo Zeng, Bin Liu, Kai Xu, Xiaocui Li
  • Patent number: 11102783
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a transmit-receive point (TRP), a sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration for a SRS resource, determining, by the UE, at least one transmit beam for transmitting a SRS, wherein the at least one transmit beam is determined in accordance with TRP receive beam information and the SRS configuration, and transmitting, by the UE, the SRS on the SRS resource using the at least one transmit beam in accordance with the SRS configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20210258743
    Abstract: A base station is configured to: configure a transmission group including at least two User Equipments (UEs), and transmit a signal to at least one of UEs in the transmission group. The signal includes information about a feedback to be received from at least one of the UEs in the transmission group. The feedback includes information about the UEs in the transmission group. A UE is configured to: receive a signal from a base station, in particular a gNB. The signal includes information about a feedback to be reported to the base station from at least one of the UE or another UE in a transmission group configured by the base station. The transmission group includes at least two UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Mate BOBAN, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Martin SCHUBERT, Zhongfeng LI
  • Publication number: 20210242900
    Abstract: The present application relates to wireless communications suitable for smart manufacturing and industrial automation. In particular, the application proposes a wireless communication device (UE) and a network device (BS), in particular suitable for cyclic communication. The BS is configured to provide a first information defining a hopping sequence to a UE, and to provide a second information to the UE defining when the hopping sequence should be repeated, in particular periodically repeated. The UE is accordingly configured to receive the first information from the BS, and to receive the second information from the BS. The hopping sequence specifies at least two spatial resources and/or at least two radio resources, which the UE is configured to use for transmissions to and/or from the BS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Konstantinos MANOLAKIS, Daniel MEDINA, Mario Hernán CASTAÑEDA GARCIA, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI
  • Publication number: 20210223376
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a network device, in particular a User Equipment (UE) or a base station (BS), of a group of network devices involved in a cooperative passive positioning (CPP) operation comprising at least two network devices for detecting and positioning at least one target object. One example network device is configured to apply an operation mode from one or more of: initiating network device for initiating a CPP measurement, transmitting network device for transmitting a radio signal to scan for an environment of the network device, receiving network device for receiving a reflection signal based on a reflection of the radio signal from the at least one target object, and data fusion network device for detecting and positioning the at least one target object based on at least one of the reflection signal or a Line-of-Sight (LOS) signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jian LUO, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Zhongfeng LI, Mario CASTANEDA
  • Patent number: 11071114
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a transmit-receive point (TRP), a sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration for a SRS resource, determining, by the UE, at least one transmit beam for transmitting a SRS, wherein the at least one transmit beam is determined in accordance with TRP receive beam information and the SRS configuration, and transmitting, by the UE, the SRS on the SRS resource using the at least one transmit beam in accordance with the SRS configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20210219103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to determining a position of a mobile device, and in particular signaling for on-demand positioning reference signal configuration, for example, in 5G new radio. The present invention provides a positioning device for calculating a position of a mobile device. The positioning device is configured to determine a measurement quality, and/or a reference signal type and configuration based on a positioning request, to determine a reference signal configuration request based on at least the measurement quality, and/or the reference signal type and configuration, to obtain a measurement result based on a reference signal configured according to the reference signal configuration request, and to calculate the position based on at least the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Qi WANG, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER
  • Publication number: 20210211348
    Abstract: The application relates to a user equipment configured to communicate using a first signal or channel via a first resource with a first device and using a second signal or channel via a second resource with a second device. The user equipment is configured to: measure the first signal or channel in the first resource for a beam or link failure detection; and, in response to a detected failure in the first resource, transmit the second signal or channel via the second resource to the second device for a failure recovery request. The first device can be a further user equipment and the second device can be a base station, wherein the first resource is a sidelink resource between the user equipment and the further user equipment and the second resource is an uplink resource between the user equipment and the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Zhongfeng Li, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Jian Luo, Yilin Li, Jian Li
  • Publication number: 20210212146
    Abstract: A first communication device is configured to communicate with a second communication device and a third communication device in a wireless communication network using beamforming. The first communication device is configured to determine a new beam from a plurality of available beams of the second communication device in response to a beam failure event. The second communication device transmits a beam failure recovery request (BFRQ) message to the third communication device. The BFRQ message contains information about the new beam determined by the first communication device. The second communication device receives from the second communication device a BFRQ response message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhongfeng Li, Jian Luo
  • Publication number: 20210212086
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose example user equipment and a base station for communication in a wireless communication network. One example user equipment includes at least one processor performing operations that include: receiving, by the user equipment, configuration information from a base station using a first communication resource. A communication configuration of the user equipment is defined by the configuration information using a second communication resource. The communication configuration is used for communicating with at least one of the base station or a further user equipment. In the base station case, the configuration information includes at least one of a scheduling request (SR) or a priority configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Zhongfeng LI, Richard STIRLING-GALLACHER, Markus Martin DILLINGER, Jian LUO, Serkan AYAZ, Jian LI
  • 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