Patents by Inventor Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang 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: 11229033
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) in communication with a serving base station may identify that the UE is a potential victim of interference from a neighboring base station. The UE may transmit an interference coordination message to the neighboring base station. The interference coordination message may request modification of one or more transmission parameters at the neighboring base station. The neighboring base station may modify its transmission parameters to decrease interference with the UE, and the UE may communicate with the serving base station after transmitting the interference coordination message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sungwoo Park, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Vinay Chande, Srinivas Yerramalli, Tao Luo, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Kaushik Chakraborty, Sony Akkarakaran, Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri, Zhifei Fan, Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Wooseok Nam
  • Patent number: 11229061
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A wireless device, such as a base station or a user equipment, may identify an energy detection threshold for a sensing beam associated with a channel access procedure, such as a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure. The wireless device may also identify a set of transmit power parameters for one or more transmit beams. The wireless device may determine a degree of overlap between a beam shape of one or more transmit beams and a beam shape (e.g., a coverage area) of the sensing beam. The wireless device may adjust the set of transmit power parameters, the energy detection threshold, or a combination thereof based on the degree of overlap. The wireless device may perform the channel access procedure based on the determining, the adjusting, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Vinay Chande, Sungwoo Park, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Kaushik Chakraborty, Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri, Jing Sun, Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Sony Akkarakaran, Zhifei Fan
  • Patent number: 11225399
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an escalator monitoring system, which includes a data collection device disposed near the parts of the escalator that require monitoring in order to collect data the parts relevant to the operation of the escalator, a data transmittal device used to send the collected data, a cloud processor used to receive the data, to compare the data against threshold data of the parts obtained under normal operating conditions stored in the database of the cloud processor, and to respond based on the comparison result. The present invention can collect the data and analyze it in any environment independent of subjective human judgment, predict possible failure without the need to stop the operation of the escalator, save maintenance time, reduce associated cost, and thus improve its safety and ride comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tao Ye, Wenke Deng, Chao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11229021
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may operate in a multi-transmission/reception point (TRP) mode, where the multi-TRP mode includes monitoring a plurality of control channels and where each of the plurality of control channels may be associated with a TRP. The UE may operate in a first control channel monitoring state of the multi-TRP mode, where the UE may be configured to monitor a first control channel of a first TRP. The UE may identify an indication to switch from the first control channel monitoring state to a second control channel monitoring state of the multi-TRP mode. The UE may switch, based on the indication, to the second control channel monitoring state, where the UE may be configured to monitor the first control channel of the first TRP and monitor a second control channel of the second TRP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sungwoo Park, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Jing Sun, Wooseok Nam
  • Patent number: 11229045
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for utilizing and processing repeated DCI transmissions that schedule common uplink or downlink transmissions. The techniques allow a UE to decide which repeated DCI to use for determining resources for the uplink or downlink transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Tao Luo
  • Publication number: 20220015055
    Abstract: Aspects relate to configuring a delay between a downlink control channel and a downlink/uplink. For example, the base station determines first search spaces indicating potential locations for a first downlink control channel and/or second search spaces indicating potential locations for a second downlink control channel. The base station configures and transmits first delays and/or second delays. Each first delay indicates a respective time delay between a resource location of the first downlink control channel and a resource location of a downlink data associated with the first downlink control channel and is configured for a respective first search space of the first search spaces. Each second delay indicates a respective time delay between a resource location of the second downlink control channel and a resource location of an uplink data associated with the second downlink control channel and is configured for a respective second search space of the second search spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Mahmoud TAHERZADEH BOROUJENI, Tao LUO, Xiaoxia ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20220015100
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. To support a reliable array response for wideband communications, a base station may configure a set of transmission instances for a set of signals distributed across a wideband carrier bandwidth. At least one transmission instance of the set of transmission instances may be configured in each sub-band of the carrier bandwidth. The base station may transmit the set of signals in the configured transmission instances to a user equipment (UE). The UE may receive the set of signals distributed across the carrier bandwidth and may measure, for the signals, a set of signal measurements corresponding to the set of sub-bands. Based on the signal measurements, the UE may determine a set of communication beams for the set of sub-bands. Using one or more of the determined communication beams, the UE may communicate with the base station in the carrier bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Vasanthan Raghavan, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Vinay Chande, Junyi Li, Giovanni Chisci, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Jing Sun, Sungwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20220008632
    Abstract: A cupping auxiliary consumable used in conjunction with one of the Chinese Medicine techniques, cupping. The characteristics include: a sanitary blood-absorbent pad suitable to insert into a cup during cupping treatment, and when applied, the layer against the human skin is made of a material that is permeable to blood. A cup kit for cupping is also provided, including: a cup and a sanitary blood-absorbent pad inserted into the cup. The cup can also include an adhesive surface connecting the cup and the skin; a releasing layer to protect the adhesive surface. The cupping operation can be carried out easily, the blood is absorbed into the blood-absorbent pad, thus will not soil the cup, keeping the entire cupping process hygienic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Weihui Li, Tao ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20220009853
    Abstract: Provided are a gas generant composition, a preparation method, and a gas generator containing the composition. The gas generant composition includes components having the following contents, in percent by mass: 40% to 60% of guanidine nitrate, 25% to 50% of basic copper nitrate, 0% to 7% of ammonium perchlorate, 1% to 10% of a slag-forming agent, and 0.05% to 5% of a release agent/lubricant, the slag-forming agent is used as a form-retaining agent, so that the tablets can retain their form before combustion very well after combustion, thereby completely avoiding burning of an inflatable bag due to melting and splashing of the combusted tablets. Moreover, ammonium perchlorate is used as auxiliary oxidizers, thereby reducing the amount of basic cupric nitrate used and reducing molten copper residues. The gas generant composition is mainly used in a gas generator for vehicle airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yunqiang LUO, Xiangning REN, Tao DU, Jun ZHANG, Xiaochen SHEN
  • Publication number: 20220010459
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a melt electrospinning device. The melt electrospinning device includes a melting unit, a spinning unit, an electrostatic generating unit, a collection unit, and a sealed cavity. A lining of the melting unit is made of a material having a melting point greater than 500° C. The spinning unit is connected to the bottom of the melting unit and includes a spinneret made from a conductive material having a melting point greater than 500° C. The melt electrospinning process is performed in the sealed cavity. The present disclosure further provides a melt electrospinning method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tao Yang, Dazhou Yan, Cheng Liu, Wenxue Si, Qiang Sun, Ye Wan, Shengxue Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220014344
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may measure, while communicating with a serving transmit receive point (TRP) in a half-duplex communication mode, one or more synchronization signal block (SSB) beams associated with one or more neighbor TRPs. The UE may transmit, to a base station, a mobility report indicating at least one candidate TRP based at least in part on determining that an SSB beam transmitted by the at least one candidate TRP satisfies criteria to be paired in a full-duplex communication mode or a simultaneous half-duplex multi-TRP (mTRP) communication mode. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Qian ZHANG, Yan ZHOU, Junyi LI, Navid ABEDINI, Tao LUO
  • Publication number: 20220011014
    Abstract: An air conditioning system, comprising an outdoor unit (1) and an indoor heat exchange mechanism (2). The indoor heat exchange mechanism (2) comprises an air conditioner indoor unit (21) and a first heat exchange mechanism (3) used for at least one among water cooling, water heating and space heating. The present air conditioning system integrates various functions into one, such as air-conditioning refrigeration, air-conditioning heating, producing household cold water, producing household hot water, and home heating by means of connecting indoor units for cooling and heating, a water cooling mechanism, a water heating mechanism and a device for floor heating located indoors to one outdoor unit, thereby conserving space and facilitating installation. Moreover, the system directly utilizes high-temperature refrigerant to heat water for floor heating, which replaces coal heating and boiler heating, conserves energy and is environmentally friendly to a greater degree, and improves the living environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Shiqiang Zhang, Lianfa Wu, Limin Li, Huachao Jiao, Tao Feng, Bing Zhou, Peng Cao
  • Publication number: 20220014346
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive one or more transmit receive point (TRP) pairing indications, wherein the one or more TRP pairing indications identify one or more TRPs that have a capability to be paired with one or more neighbor TRPs in a full-duplex communication mode or one or more TRPs that have a capability to be paired with one or more neighbor TRPs in a simultaneous half-duplex multi-TRP (mTRP) communication mode. The UE may transmit, to a base station, a report indicating at least one candidate TRP to be paired in the full-duplex communication mode or the simultaneous half-duplex mTRP communication mode based at least in part on the one or more TRP pairing indications. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Qian ZHANG, Yan ZHOU, Navid ABEDINI, Tao LUO, Junyi LI
  • Publication number: 20220014307
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for blind decoding and channel estimation (BD/CE) limitations and configuration of new radio (NR) physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) repetition. A method that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, from a base station, an indication of at least one blind detection limit for detecting a control channel from a set of blind detection limits and monitoring for the control channel based on the received indication of the at least one blind detection limit for detecting the control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Mahmoud TAHERZADEH BOROUJENI, Tao LUO, Jelena DAMNJANOVIC, Junyi LI, Xiaoxia ZHANG, Iyab Issam SAKHNINI, Wooseok NAM, Juan MONTOJO
  • Publication number: 20220014983
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a technique for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE). The UE receives signaling configuring multiple candidate target physical cell identifiers (PCIs) of at least one candidate target cell that support physical (PHY) layer or medium access control (MAC) layer mobility signaling. The UE participates in a handover procedure to a target cell associated with a selected one or more of the candidate target PCIs based on the PHY layer or the MAC layer mobility signaling. The UE modifies a configuration for at least one cell group (CG), wherein the one or more of the candidate target PCIs are associated with component carriers (CCs) of the at least one CG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yan ZHOU, Qian ZHANG, Tao LUO
  • Publication number: 20220014991
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes receiving signaling configuring multiple candidate target physical cell identifiers (PCIs) of at least one candidate target cell that supports physical (PHY) layer or medium access control (MAC) layer mobility signaling, participating in a handover procedure to a target cell associated with a selected one or more of the candidate target PCIs based on PHY layer or MAC layer mobility signaling, receiving, from the target cell, a response message indicating success of the handover procedure, and terminating activity with one or more source PCIs after receiving the response message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yan ZHOU, Qian ZHANG, Tao LUO
  • Publication number: 20220014997
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes receiving signaling configuring the UE with multiple candidate target physical cell identifiers (PCIs) of at least one candidate target cell, receiving signaling configuring the UE with at least one handover (HO) condition for each PCI of the multiple candidate target PCIs, detecting that an HO condition is satisfied for a target PCI of one or more target PCIs selected from the multiple candidate target PCIs for HO, initiating an HO procedure to a target cell associated with the target PCI for which the HO condition is satisfied, the HO procedure involving transmitting a random access signal on an uplink (UL) resource configured for the target PCI, and transmitting or receiving an HO complete message, via physical or medium access control (MAC) layer signaling, a handover complete message indicating completion of the HO procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yan ZHOU, Qian ZHANG, Tao LUO
  • Publication number: 20220014950
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive an indication of a search space configuration that identifies one or more parameters associated with demodulation reference signals (DMRSs) for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) communication. The UE may decode a PDCCH candidate associated with the PDCCH communication, based at least in part on the one or more parameters associated with the DMRSs, wherein the PDCCH candidate is aggregated over one or more PDCCH monitoring occasions. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Mahmoud TAHERZADEH BOROUJENI, Tao LUO, Iyab Issam SAKHNINI, Xiaoxia ZHANG, Peter GAAL, Jing SUN, Jelena DAMNJANOVIC, Juan MONTOJO, Junyi LI
  • Patent number: 11220642
    Abstract: A pulverized coal gasification device and process for producing high heating value coal gas with low carbon residue content includes a U-shaped coal gas generation furnace and a coal gas-semicoke separating device, and the U-shaped coal gas generation furnace consists of two section structures including high-temperature and low-temperature sections which are arranged in a U-shaped manner; the high-temperature section and the low-temperature section share an ash hopper; the high-temperature section is a downward entrained-flow bed, and the low-temperature section is an upward entrained-flow bed; and an inlet of the coal gas separating device is connected to the outlet of the low-temperature section, a solid outlet of the coal gas separating device is connected to an inlet of the high-temperature section, and a gas outlet of the coal gas separating device is connected to a coal gas waste heat utilizing and purifying system. The coal utilization rate can be greatly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chunyuan Ma, Tao Wang, Binxuan Zhou, Zhen Zhang, Jiapeng Fu, Liqiang Zhang, Xiqiang Zhao, Xingxing Cheng
  • Patent number: 11223461
    Abstract: A base station may identify an association between a set of physical cell identifiers (PCIs) identifying different transmission reception points (TRPs) and a set of transmission configuration indicator (TCI) states for a user equipment (UE). The base station may transmit a TCI state and PCI association indication to the UE. The UE may receive a downlink transmission using a receive beam associated with a TCI state, and may identify a PCI of the set of PCIs to use to decode the received downlink transmission. In cases where the TCI state used to receive the downlink transmission is associated with multiple PCIs, the UE may select a default PCI from the multiple PCIs, and may decode the received transmission accordingly. In some examples, the UE may receive reference signals from one or more of the serving TRPs and may identify a PCI to use to decode the received reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo