Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Kenney

Thomas J. Kenney 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: 11985080
    Abstract: For example, an Extremely High Throughput (EHT) wireless communication station (STA) may be configured to set a Resource Unit (RU) allocation subfield in an EHT Signal (SIG) field to indicate an RU assignment for an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) EHT Physical layer (PHY) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) according to a predefined RU allocation table, the RU assignment for the OFDMA EHT PPDU comprising a Multiple Resource Unit (MRU) comprising a plurality of RUs; and transmit the OFDMA EHT PPDU comprising the EHT SIG field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaogang Chen, Qinghua Li, Feng Jiang, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 11974227
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to wake up receiver (WUR) frequency division multiple access (FDMA) transmission. A device may cause to send a wake up receiver (WUR) beacon frame on a WUR beacon operating channel to one or more station devices. The device may determine a first wake-up frame to be sent on a first WUR operating channel, wherein the first WUR operating channel is associated with one or more frequency division multiple access (FDMA) channels used for transmitting one or more wake-up frames to the one or more station devices. The device may determine to apply padding to the first wake-up frame based on a field included in a header of the first wake-up frame. The device may cause to send the first wake-up frame to a first station device of the one or more station devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Shahrnaz Azizi, Daniel F. Bravo, Thomas J. Kenney, Vinod Kristem, Noam Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20240137992
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to predictable latency access category (AC). A device may control the initiation of a contention period for network communication. The device may broadcast a reservation/defer signal at a predetermined time after the start of the contention period for an Access Category for Predictable Latency (AC_PL). The device may receive reservation/defer signals from connected Station (STA) devices. The device may process the received reservation/defer signals to manage network access priorities and channel access specifically for the AC_PL. The device may adjust network parameters based on the received reservation/defer signals to minimize collisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Laurent CARIOU, Dmitry AKHMETOV, Thomas J. KENNEY, Dibakar DAS, Minyoung PARK
  • Publication number: 20240129058
    Abstract: For example, an apparatus may include a segment parser to parse scrambled data bits of a PPDU into a first plurality of data bits and a second plurality of data bits, the PPDU to be transmitted in an OFDM transmission over an aggregated bandwidth comprising a first channel in a first frequency band and a second channel in a second frequency band; a first baseband processing block to encode and modulate the first plurality of data bits according to a first OFDM MCS for transmission over the first channel in the first frequency band; and a second baseband block to encode and modulate the second plurality of data bits according to a second OFDM MCS for transmission over the second channel in the second frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander W. Min, Thomas J. Kenney, Laurent Cariou, Shahrnaz Azizi, Xiaogang Chen, Robert J. Stacey, Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 11962406
    Abstract: An extremely high-throughput (EHT) station (STA) may encode an EHT PPDU for transmission on a plurality of subchannels. The EHT STA may determine a spectral mask to apply to the EHT PPDU prior to transmission of the EHT PPDU. When preamble puncturing is performed, the EHT STA may apply an overall spectral mask to the EHT PPDU prior to transmission. The overall spectral mask may be based on an interim spectral mask and a preamble-puncture spectral mask. The subchannels may be in a 6 GHz band and the EHT STA may determine if preamble puncturing is to be performed for one or more of the subchannels based on a presence of incumbents in the one or more of the subchannels, although the scope of the embodiments is not limited in this respect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaogang Chen, Qinghua Li, Thomas J. Kenney, Assaf Gurevitz, Avishay Friedman
  • Publication number: 20240106564
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for an access point (AP), where an apparatus of an AP comprises processing circuitry configured to: encode, for transmission, a null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame, and encode, for transmission, a number of duplicate long-training fields (LTFs), wherein a number of symbols of a LTF of the LTFs is based on a number of spatial streams. The processing circuitry may be further configured to: encode the number of duplicate LTFs in the number of null data packet (NDPs), where each NDP of the number of NDPs comprises a duplicate LTF of the number of duplicate LTFs and transmit the number of NDPs sequentially with a short interframe space separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 11943754
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to extremely high throughput (EHT) resource unit (RU) allocation. A device may utilize a tone plan to generate an EHT frame to be sent using an 80 MHz frequency band, wherein the tone plan comprises a plurality of null tones. The device may encode one or more resource units (RUs) for the EHT frame, wherein the one or more RUs comprise at least one of a 26-tone RU, a 52-tone RU, a 106-tone RU, a 242-tone RU, a 484-tone RU, or a 996-tone RU, wherein the 106-tone RU, the 242-tone RU, and the 484-tone RU comprise null tones located at least at subcarriers ±258, ±257, ±256, ±255, and ±254. The device may cause to send the EHT frame to a first station device using the 80 MHz frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaogang Chen, Qinghua Li, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Publication number: 20240097955
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to enhanced L-SIG. A device may generate a frame for 60 gigahertz (GHz) transmission, the frame comprising one or more fields to carry information associated with one or more station devices (STAs). The device may generate a special legacy signal (L-SIG) field comprising one or more subfields for operation in the 60 gigahertz (GHz) transmission. The device may include the L-SIG field in the frame. The device may cause to send the frame to the one or more STAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. KENNEY, Laurent CARIOU, Juan FANG
  • Publication number: 20240089030
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of signaling coding type is disclosed. The coding types include binary convolutional coding (BCC), legacy lifted Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) code, and lifted LDPC code having a length that is a multiple of the maximum legacy LDPC code. The number of bits used to indicate the coding type in a User Info field depends on whether multiple lifted LDPC codes are available for encoding, whether the lifted LDPC code is an optional coding type, or a payload size. The frame containing the User Info field is transmitted to another STA and the response contains a payload encoded using the indicated coding type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Qinghua Li, Juan Fang, Hao Song, Thomas J. Kenney, Robert J. Stacey
  • Publication number: 20240090025
    Abstract: For example, an Access Point (AP) may be configured to transmit a frame including a prioritized-access enabled/disabled field to indicate whether a prioritized-access contention mechanism is to be enabled or disabled over a wireless medium. For example, the prioritized-access contention mechanism may be configured to allow a prioritized station (STA) to transmit a reservation signal over the wireless medium at a reservation signal transmission time, and to contend the wireless medium according to a high-priority contention policy to obtain a Transmit Opportunity (TxOP) after transmission of the reservation signal. For example, the reservation signal transmission time may be based on an end of a predefined time duration from a start of a contention period. For example, the reservation signal may be configured to indicate a busy Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) to a receiving STA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Thomas J. Kenney, Dmitry Akhmetov, Dibakar Das
  • Publication number: 20240080895
    Abstract: For example, an Access Point (AP) may be configured to configure a trigger frame to indicate an allocation of a triggered contention-based period to be allocated within a Transmit Opportunity (TxOP) of the AP. For example, the trigger frame may be configured to indicate that only one or more eligible non-AP stations (STAs), which are eligible to communicate during the triggered contention-based period, are to be allowed to contend a wireless medium during the triggered contention-based period. For example, the AP may be configured to transmit the trigger frame to initiate the allocation of the triggered contention-based period. For example, a non-AP STA may be configured to be allowed to contend the wireless medium for a transmission during the triggered contention-based period, for example, based on a determination that the non-AP STA is to be defined as an eligible non-AP STA for the triggered contention-based period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 11924866
    Abstract: Embodiments of an Extremely High Throughput Station (EHT STA) (STA1) configured for operating in a next-generation (NG) wireless local area network (WLAN) are described herein. In some embodiments, the EHT STA encodes a common signal field (SIG) (Coex-SIG) of an EHT PPDU to include a TXOP duration field. The TXOP duration field is more than seven bits to indicate an actual TXOP duration of a transmission from the EHT STA comprising the EHT PPDU transmitted to a second station (STA2). Decoding the TXOP duration field of the EHT PPDU by a third-party station (STA4) causes the third-party station (STA4) to defer a transmission until after an end of the transmission from the second station (STA2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Thomas J. Kenney, Laurent Cariou, Po-Kai Huang, Qinghua Li, Xiaogang Chen, Feng Jiang
  • Publication number: 20240048269
    Abstract: For example, a wireless communication Station (STA) may be configured to determine a data field processing setting for a data field of a Physical Layer (PHY) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) such that a padding parameter value corresponding to the data field processing setting does not exceed a padding parameter threshold, wherein the data field processing setting includes at least one of a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index or a channel Bandwidth (BW) setting, wherein the padding parameter value corresponding to the data field processing setting is based on a number of pre Forward Error Correction (FEC) (pre-FEC) pad bits according to the data field processing setting; and to encode the data field according to a FEC coding using the number of pre-FEC pad bits according to the data field processing setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Juan Fang, Robert Stacey, Qinghua Li, Danny Alexander, Shlomi Vituri, Thomas J. Kenney, Shahrnaz Azizi
  • Publication number: 20240040624
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for secondary channel access where an apparatus of an access point (AP) MLD, apparatus of a non-AP MLD, apparatus of a station (STA), or an apparatus of an AP comprises processing circuitry configured to: decode, from a primary channel, a first a physical layer (PHY) protocol data unit (PPDU), determine whether the PPDU is from an overlapping basic service set (OBSS), and in response to a determination that the PPDU is from the OBSS, perform an energy detection on a secondary channel. Different energy detection levels may be used than for the primary channel and the apparatus may wait a transition delay before performing the energy detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Dibakar Das, Dmitry Akhmetov, Thomas J. Kenney, Minyoung Park
  • Publication number: 20240040636
    Abstract: Logic to cause transmission of a defer signal in a contention period that is concurrent with a start of a restricted target wake time service period (rTWT SP), the apparatus comprising at least part of a first station (STA), wherein the first STA has an existing agreement with a second STA for the rTWT SP, at least one of the first STA and the second STA to comprise data associated with a predictable latency access category (AC_PL) of an enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) mechanism. Logic to contend for access to a medium for transmission of the data during the contention window. Logic to start the contention period, in some embodiments, a margin time prior to the start of the rTWT SP, wherein the rTWT is trigger-enabled or non-trigger enabled, wherein the existing agreement may identify a mode of a trigger-enabled rTWT SP as a first mode or second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Publication number: 20240022347
    Abstract: For example, an Access Point (AP) may be configured to set a user specific field in a Signal (SIG) field. For example, the user specific field may be configured for a user of a plurality of users in a Multi-User (MU) Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) (MU-MIMO) allocation. For example, the user specific field for the user may include an Unequal Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) (UEM) information subfield configured to indicate an assignment of a plurality of MCSs for the user. For example, the user specific field for the user may include a spatial configuration subfield configured to indicate a number of spatial streams for the user and a total number of spatial streams in the MU-MIMO allocation. For example, the AP may be configured to transmit a Physical layer (PHY) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) including the SIG field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Hao Song, Qinghua Li, Shlomi Vituri, Thomas J. Kenney, Robert Stacey
  • Patent number: 11863473
    Abstract: Embodiments of an access point (AP), station (STA) and method of communication are generally described herein. The STA may determine a portion of a channel occupied by an incumbent device. The STA may refrain from communication in a first subset of resource units (RUs) that overlap the portion of the channel occupied by the incumbent device. The STA may determine a combined RU that comprises two or more RUs of a second subset of RUs that do not overlap the portion of the channel occupied by the incumbent device. The STA may encode a physical layer convergence procedure protocol data unit (PPDU) for transmission in the combined RU. The PPDU may be encoded in accordance with joint coding across the RUs of the combined RU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaogang Chen, Qinghua Li, Feng Jiang, Ziv Avital, Assaf Gurevitz, Robert J. Stacey, Chen Kojokaro, Thomas J. Kenney, Ehud Reshef, Daniel F. Bravo, Laurent Cariou
  • Publication number: 20230421670
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a new short beacon frame format and its operation with full beacon frame transmissions for wireless communications devices. Many embodiments comprise a medium access control (MAC) sublayer logic to build frames comprising the short beacon frame for a first communications device. In some embodiments, the MAC sublayer may determine a frame control field comprising a type field indicative of an extension frame and a subtype indicative of a short beacon. In further embodiments, the frame control field may comprise a service set identifier (SSID) control field, and a reserved field. Some embodiments may store the short beacon frame or frame format in memory, in logic, or in another manner that facilitates transmission of the short beacon frames. Some embodiments may receive and detect communications with the short beacon frames. Further embodiments may generate and transmit a communication with the short beacon frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: MINYOUNG PARK, ADRIAN P. STEPHENS, THOMAS J. KENNEY, EMILY H. QI
  • Publication number: 20230413322
    Abstract: For example, an Access Point (AP) may be configured to determine that a high-priority contention period is to be initiated during a particular contention period. For example, the AP may be configured to determine that the high-priority contention period is to be initiated during the particular contention period based on a reservation signal received from a station (STA) over a wireless medium during the particular contention period. For example, the AP may be configured to allow the AP to contend the wireless medium during the high-priority contention period according to a high-priority contention policy, for example, to obtain a Transmit Opportunity (TxOP) for transmission of downlink (DL) data to one or more STAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Dmitry Akhmetov, Thomas J. Kenney, Dibakar Das
  • Patent number: 11849407
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to power spectral density (PSD) limit. A device may generate a frame comprising one or more elements to be sent to a first station device, wherein the frame is to be sent using a 6 GHz band. The device may include in the frame, information associated with a PSD limit on a per bandwidth size basis of the 6 GHz band. The device may cause to send the frame to the first station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Ido Ouzieli, Carlos Cordeiro, Hassan Yaghoobi, Thomas J. Kenney