Patents by Inventor Simone Merlin

Simone Merlin 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: 10834754
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for selectively setting a network allocation vector for a subset of stations as disclosed. A method of reserving access to wireless communication medium for a plurality of wireless devices includes, transmitting a message including a first indication for a first subset of wireless devices of the plurality of wireless devices to set a network allocation vector (NAV) and further includes a second indication for a second subset of wireless devices of the plurality wireless devices to not set the NAV, so as to reserve access to the wireless medium for at least the second subset of the plurality of wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Santosh Paul Abraham, Patrick Stupar, Andrea Garavaglia
  • Patent number: 10827425
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus may be configured to determining a TWT schedule. The apparatus may be configured to broadcast a message that includes the TWT schedule to a number of wireless devices. The message may include a broadcast indicator that indicates the TWT schedule is a broadcast TWT schedule. In another aspect, an apparatus may be configured to receive from a second wireless device a message that includes a TWT schedule. The message may include a broadcast indicator that indicates the TWT schedule is a broadcast TWT schedule. The apparatus may be configured to determine one or more TWTs for the apparatus based on the TWT schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, Bin Tian, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Patent number: 10819471
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for multi user bar protocols and frames. According to certain aspects, an apparatus is provided for wireless communications. The apparatus generally includes a processing system configured to determine that a plurality of devices have a first capability and generate a multi-user (MU) packet that solicits an immediate response from a plurality of the devices, wherein the immediate response comprises an acknowledgment (ACK) or block ACK (BA) and an interface configured to output the MU packet for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 10812634
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer program products for traffic information signaling in a wireless communications network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication network is disclosed. The method includes selecting, from a variable number of control fields, one or more control fields for inclusion in a frame. The method further includes generating the frame comprising the selected number of control fields, each control field comprising an end of control field, the end of control field storing an indicator indicative of an end of the selected number of control fields or a presence of another control field in the frame. The method further includes transmitting the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Gang Ding, Qingjiang Tian, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10728912
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus obtain a signal from a remote wireless node. The apparatus may switch between a first mode and a second mode in response to the signal. The apparatus may sense the shared transmission medium and sense if an absence of traffic is detected. The apparatus may delay data transmission for a fixed time interval from detecting the absence of traffic. The apparatus may initiate the data transmission at the end of the fixed time interval if operating in the first mode or initiate the data transmission at the end of a random time interval following the fixed time interval if operation in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 10707986
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for generating variable length block acknowledgement fields in a wireless network are provided. One aspect of this disclosure provides a method of wireless communication. The method includes receiving, by an apparatus, an indication of block acknowledgment (BA) parameters, and determining, by the apparatus, a size of a bitmap field based on the BA parameters. The method further includes generating, by the apparatus, a block acknowledgment (BA) frame comprising the bitmap field and an indication of the determined size of the bitmap field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20200165631
    Abstract: Sequences derived from Stabilin-2 promoter are used as a promoter to drive the expression of a gene specifically into endothelial cells, preferably said gene is a therapeutic gene, such as FVIII or any gene involved in the coagulation cascade. Moreover, the use of these sequences is for medical purposes, in particular, to treat a genetic disease, such as hemophilia, preferably by gene and/or cellular therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: UNIVERSITA' DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE
    Inventors: Antonia FOLLENZI, Simone MERLIN, Ester BORRONI, Chiara BORSOTTI, Valentina BRUSCAGGIN, Silvia ZUCCHELLI
  • Publication number: 20200169964
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the example method may include generating a data frame including a Medium Access Control (MAC) header or a physical layer (PHY) header. The MAC header or the PHY header of the data frame may include transmit power related information. The transmit power related information may include at least one of: a maximum transmit power, power backoff per modulation and coding scheme information, or an actual transmit power. The method may include transmitting the data frame to a second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yan ZHOU, Bin TIAN, Gwendolyn Denise BARRIAC, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Simone MERLIN, George CHERIAN
  • Patent number: 10666368
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing reuse of a wireless medium are provided. One method of managing reuse of a wireless medium includes determining, at an access point, whether to allow reuse of the wireless medium by one or more stations in a basic service set (BSS). The method further includes transmitting, upon determining to allow reuse, an indication that reuse of the wireless medium can be permitted for stations meeting a criteria. The method further includes determining one or more reuse parameters. The method further includes transmitting the one or more reuse parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, George Cherian, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, Yan Zhou, Gang Ding, Qingjiang Tian
  • Patent number: 10660089
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide various mechanisms for protection of MU transmissions, such as UL MU MIMO and UL OFDMA. The mechanisms may allow for various NAV setting options for UL MU MIMO or UL OFDMA. Aspects of the present invention relate to a processing system configured to generate a first frame configured to trigger multiple transmissions from multiple devices, wherein the first frame has a duration field set to a value corresponding to a duration that covers at least the multiple transmissions, and an interface configured to output the frame for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Publication number: 20200145139
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for implementing a retransmission protocol in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The retransmission protocol enables a sending station (STA) to communicate additional parity bits associated with an original transmission that included forward error correction (FEC) encoded codewords. Several techniques are described for a receiving STA to indicate which portions of the original transmission was not properly received. The receiving STA may store the original transmission for use with additional parity bits in a subsequent transmission. The sending STA may communicate the additional parity bits in a subsequent transmission to assist the receiving STA recover the data from the original transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Didier Johannes Richard Van Nee, Hemanth Sampath, Bin Tian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Patent number: 10637549
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coordinating simultaneous transmission by two or more access points over a single channel of a wireless medium are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes determining, by a first access point, a time when the first access point and a second access point will transmit simultaneously over the channel, and transmitting, by the first access point, over the channel at the time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, Yan Zhou, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman
  • Publication number: 20200128551
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for allocating multi-user communication resources to one or more stations for uplink data transmissions are provided. In one aspect, a method for allocating multi-user communication resources to one or more stations for uplink data transmissions is provided. The method comprises generating a request frame requesting an uplink buffer report from each of the one or more stations, the request frame selectively requesting that the uplink buffer report indicate either an amount of data in an uplink buffer or a requested amount of time to transmit the data in the uplink buffer. The method comprises transmitting the request frame to each of the one or more stations. The method comprises receiving the uplink buffer report in a report frame from each of the one or more stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian
  • Publication number: 20200112871
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, devices, apparatus, and methods, including computer programs encoded on storage media, for controlling a network with one or more access points (APs). A controller may be configured to schedule at least some resources of the one or more APs to improve network efficiency. The APs may measure and report a variety of information and statistics to the controller. The controller may determine one or more transmission parameters and one or more operations a given AP is permitted to perform during a respective time interval. The controller may communicate the one or more transmission parameters using an indication, such as a message. At least one AP associated with the controller may communicate with stations (STAs) using the one or more transmission parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Yanjun Sun, Hemanth Sampath, Bibhu Mohanty, Brian Michael Buesker, Yuan Zhou, Eric Vanbuhler, Danyang Cong, Raamkumar Balamurthi, Harshit Joshi, Vamsi Vegunta, Danny Jen, Nitin Ravinder
  • Patent number: 10616838
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the example method may include generating a data frame including a Medium Access Control (MAC) header or a physical layer (PHY) header. The MAC header or the PHY header of the data frame may include transmit power related information. The transmit power related information may include at least one of: a maximum transmit power, power backoff per modulation and coding scheme information, or an actual transmit power. The method may include transmitting the data frame to a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Bin Tian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10601715
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink are provided. In one aspect, a method for wireless communication is provided. The method includes receiving a trigger frame from an access point, the trigger frame being transmitted to two or more stations and indicating an uplink transmission opportunity. The trigger frame further includes a request for the two or more stations to concurrently transmit uplink data at a specific time. The method includes transmitting uplink data at the specific time to the access point concurrently with another of the two or more stations transmitting uplink data to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Hemanth Sampath, Sameer Vermani
  • Patent number: 10588152
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for configuring the utilization of request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS) protocol procedures based on varying conditions at the STA. For example, an AP may identify one or more conditions, when satisfied, may trigger the STA to either enable or disable uplink (UL) transmissions associated with a RTS/CTS protocol procedure. In some aspects, an AP may determine a transmit opportunity (TXOP) threshold for an STA and may determine whether to broadcast a message having the TXOP threshold to multiple STAs including the STA or unicast the message to the STA. An STA may receive a message from an AP having a TXOP threshold and may replace, based on an indication in the received message, a current TXOP threshold in the STA with the TXOP threshold in the received message. The STA may transmit an UL RTS frame in response to a determination that a planned TXOP duration satisfies the TXOP threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, George Cherian, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, Qingjiang Tian, Gang Ding
  • Patent number: 10582026
    Abstract: A method of wirelessly communicating a packet includes generating, at a first wireless device, a first packet including a first preamble decodable by a plurality of devices and a second preamble decodable by only a subset of the plurality of devices. The first preamble includes a first signal field. The second preamble includes a first training field. The method further includes transmitting the first packet concurrently with one or more second packets to be transmitted by wireless devices other than the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dung Ngoc Doan, Tao Tian, Sameer Vermani, Bin Tian, Lin Yang, Eric Pierre Rebeiz, Rahul Tandra, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, Yan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200052832
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for implementing a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) protocol in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A station (STA) may send a HARQ transmission to another STA. The HARQ protocol may support the use of different types of feedback from the receiving STA to control the HARQ retransmission process. This disclosure provides example message formats to support HARQ transmission and HARQ feedback in a WLAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Tian, Hemanth Sampath, Sameer Vermani, Lin Yang, Dung Ngoc Doan, Simone Merlin, Alfred Asterjadhi, Jialing Li Chen, Stephen Jay Shellhammer
  • Patent number: 10554557
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for acknowledgment of multiple user uplink are provided. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication includes receiving a first wireless message from a first station at least partially concurrently with receiving a second wireless message from a second station, generating a first acknowledgment message in response to receiving the first wireless message, generating a second acknowledgement message in response to receiving the second wireless message, and transmitting the first acknowledgment message to the first station at least partially concurrently with transmitting the second acknowledgement message to the second station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Hemanth Sampath, Sameer Vermani