Patents by Inventor Vincent Knowles Jones, IV

Vincent Knowles Jones, IV 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: 20190306690
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for wireless coexistence. In one aspect, an electronic device may have a first wireless interface associated with a first wireless communication technology (such as a wireless local area network, WLAN, technology). The first wireless interface may use measurements of raw energy detected on a wireless channel to determine that a second wireless communication technology (such as a wide area network, WAN, technology) is being used on the wireless channel by another device. In one aspect, the electronic device does not need to decode the coexisting communication signals to determine time alignment for the second wireless communication technology. The electronic device may modify a transmission schedule for the first wireless communication technology based on the coexisting second wireless communication technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sandip HomChaudhuri, Gangadhar Burra, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV
  • Publication number: 20190271775
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatuses for detecting motion based on one or more wireless signals. In some implementations, a receiving device may receive a first frame and a second frame from a transmitting device, may determine a first channel impulse response (CIR) based on the first frame, may determine a second CIR based on the second frame, may determine a difference between a shape of the first CIR and a shape of the second CIR, and may detect motion based on the determined difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoxin Zhang, Youngsin Lee, Ning Zhang, Erik Lindskog, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV
  • Patent number: 10356777
    Abstract: Method and systems are disclosed for qualifying a wireless device as frequency hopping device. In some aspects, an access point (AP) may determine a frequency hopping pattern for the wireless device, and then allocate a sequence of unique resource units to the wireless device based on the frequency hopping pattern. Each of the unique resource units include a different set of frequency subcarriers. The AP may receive a series of uplink orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) transmissions from the wireless device on the allocated sequence of unique resource units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Raja Banerjea, Michael Richard Green, Bin Tian, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Youhan Kim, Sameer Vermani
  • Publication number: 20190141717
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for interleaving in single user (SU) preamble puncturing in wireless local area networks (WLANs). In one implementation, a wireless device can identify an SU preamble puncture transmission, encode information for the SU preamble puncture transmission to produce encoded bits, parse the encoded bits into multiple segments, parse the encoded bits among multiple resource units (RUs) within each of the multiple segments, and perform a tone interleaving of the encoded bits within each of the multiple RUs. These techniques can be used in a 6 GHz band, as well as a 2.4 GHz band or a 5 GHz band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Lin YANG, Bin TIAN, Jialing Li CHEN, Lochan VERMA, Sameer VERMANI, Ning ZHANG, Kai SHI, Youhan KIM, Vincent Knowles JONES, IV
  • Publication number: 20190116068
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In some systems (e.g., Wi-Fi systems), a transmitting device such as an access point (AP) or mobile station (STA), may identify a number of spatial streams for a data transmission that is less than a number of transmit antennas, and may transmit a packet over a channel. In a first implementation, the packet may be formatted in a multi-user frame format, with a number of long training field (LTF) symbols equal to the number of transmit antennas. In a second implementation, the packet may be a null data packet (NDP), and the device may transmit a separate data packet. In a third implementation, the packet may be formatted in single-user frame format with a modified LTF. A receiving device may receive the packet, and may perform channel estimation and power amplifier (PA) distortion cancellation based on the received packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Bin Tian, Jialing Li Chen, Louay Jalloul, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Ning Zhang, Chi-Lin Su, Ahmad Abdulrahman Mohammed
  • Publication number: 20190075549
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, devices, apparatus and methods, including computer programs encoded on storage media, for determining one or more frequency channels for use in wireless communication. Some implementations more specifically relate to determining one or more frequency channels for unlicensed wireless communication in a frequency band also used for licensed wireless communication, such as a 6 GHz frequency band. In one aspect, a database system is configured to store information associated with existing wireless systems or links including the locations of such systems as well as characteristics of the wireless signals they transmit. In another aspect, a wireless communication device is configured to determine its location, transmit its location to a database system, and receive information from the database system usable to determine a frequency channel on which to communicate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Tevfik YUCEK, Vincent Knowles JONES, IV, Rolf DE VEGT
  • Publication number: 20190058545
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for correcting a distorted signal at a receiver device during wireless local area network (WLAN) communications are disclosed. The apparatuses and methods include receiving, by a receiver device in a WLAN, a distorted signal corresponding to a data packet signal transmitted from a transmitter device, receiving, by the receiver device, one or more transmitter parameters corresponding to the transmission of the data packet signal, the one or more transmitter parameters including information to adjust the distorted signal, and adjusting, by the receiver device, the distorted signal to reconstruct the data packet signal based at least on the one or more transmitter parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jialing Li CHEN, Lin YANG, Bin TIAN, Ning ZHANG, Vincent Knowles JONES, IV, Didier Johannes Richard VAN NEE, Louay JALLOUL, Ahmad Abdulrahman MOHAMMED
  • Publication number: 20190037595
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums for wireless communication are provided. In one example, a first device may be configured to determine whether to allow unscheduled access to the first device by a second device. The first device may be configured to transmit, based on the determination, first information to the second device. The first information may include a first indication indicative of whether the second device is allowed to transmit to the first device outside of a scheduled access period, or a second indication indicative of whether the second device is allowed to transmit to the first device without first receiving a trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: George CHERIAN, Hemanth SAMPATH, Vincent Knowles JONES IV, Alfred ASTERJADHI, Abhishek Pramod PATIL
  • Patent number: 10165591
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for enhanced multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) wireless communications. The proposed method may reduce and/or eliminate stringent frequency and time synchronization requirements for stations (STAs) to participate in a downlink MU-MIMO transaction by utilizing deterministic scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hemanth Sampath, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Santosh P. Abraham
  • Patent number: 10153812
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication is described herein. The method may include advertising support by a wireless device for a first bandwidth mode and a second bandwidth mode, wherein the first bandwidth mode utilizes a single channel and the second bandwidth mode utilizes channel bonding between a plurality of channels. The method may also include switching a current bandwidth mode of the wireless device from one of the bandwidth modes to the other of the bandwidth modes and adjusting a number of multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) spatial streams supported by the wireless device in response to the switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert van Zelst, Didier Johannes Richard van Nee, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Simon Jan Brand, Patrick Daniel Kelliher, MeeLan Lee, Todd Daniel Antes, Maarten Menzo Wentink
  • Patent number: 10129060
    Abstract: A communication device for allocating tones is described that includes a processor and instructions in memory in electronic communication with the processor. The communication device determines whether a bandwidth for signal transmission is 20, 40, 80 or 160 megahertz (MHz). The communication device respectively allocates tones for 20, 40, 80 or 160 MHz as follows: for a very high throughput (VHT) signal A1 (VHT-SIG-A1): 52, 104, 208, 416; a VHT signal A2 (VHT-SIG-A2): 52, 104, 208, 416; a VHT short training field (VHT-STF): 12, 24, 48, 48; one or more VHT long training field(s) (VHT-LTF(s)): 56, 114, 242, 484; a VHT signal B (VHT-SIG-B): 56, 114, 242, 484; and a data field (DATA): 56, 114, 242, 484. The communication device also transmits the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Didier Johannes Richard van Nee, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 10070454
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. More particularly, an access point (AP) identifies a plurality of multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) groups associated with a wireless station (STA). The AP determines a communication metric associated with each of the plurality of MU-MIMO groups. The communication metric provides an indication of the compatibility of the STAs in the MU-MIMO group. The AP prioritizes at least one of the plurality of MU-MIMO groups based at least in part on the communication metric associated with the prioritized MU-MIMO group. The AP creates a preferred group list and/or a blacklisted group list and included the prioritized MU-MIMO group in the appropriate group list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Ragab Elsherif, Qinghai Gao, Xiaolong Huang, Ehab Tahir, Nathaniel Houghton, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Srinivas Katar
  • Patent number: 10057026
    Abstract: A communication device for enabling phase tracking is described. The communication device includes a processor and instructions stored in memory. The communication device generates a plurality of pilot symbols. The pilot symbols conform to a rank-deficient pilot mapping matrix. The communication device also transmits the plurality of pilot symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Hemanth Sampath, Didier Johannes Richard Van Nee
  • Patent number: 10056949
    Abstract: In an aspect a transceiver is provided. The transceiver may include a plurality of local oscillator (LO) generators configured to generate a plurality of LO signals, respectively, for mixing with one or more communication signals. The transceiver also includes a first synthesizer configured to generate a first reference signal and a second synthesizer configured to generate a second reference signal. The transceiver also includes a distribution circuit. The distribution circuit is configured to switch an input to at least one of the LO generators between the first and second reference signals for tuning each of the at least one of the LO generators between two different LO frequencies and to input to the other ones of the LO generators the first reference signal for tuning each of the other ones of the LO generators to an LO frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert van Zelst, Didier Johannes Richard van Nee, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Simon Jan Brand, Patrick Daniel Kelliher, MeeLan Lee, Todd Daniel Antes, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Alireza Kheirkhahi, Ayse Yesilyurt
  • Patent number: 9935805
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure present frame structures to support a plurality of standards, such as the IEEE 802.11ac in addition to the IEEE 802.11a/b/n/g. Preamble of the frame structure can be used by a receiver to detect transmission mode of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Didier Johannes Richard Van Nee, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9860037
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique of ordering sub-fields within Signal (SIG) fields of a preamble in Very High Throughput (VHT) wireless communications systems and to a technique of managing sizes of these sub-fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Van Zelst, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9860851
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing interference in a transmission medium are disclosed. A apparatus and method may be used to detect a condition experienced by only one of first and second wireless nodes, and modify an operational parameter of one of the first and second wireless nodes, if the condition is detected, such that both the first and second wireless nodes experience the condition or neither the first and second wireless nodes experience the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Simone Merlin, Sameer Vermani, Rahul Tandra, Bin Tian, Hemanth Sampath, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV
  • Patent number: 9843654
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating packets having a plurality of formats are described herein. In some aspects, a signal (SIG) field in the preamble of a packet may indicate whether an extension field, such as an extension SIG field or SIG-B field, is included in the packet. In another aspect, one or more detectors may be used to auto-detect packets formatted as one of at least two different formats based on a short training field (STF) of a received packet. In some aspects, along training field (LTF) in the preamble of a packet may indicate whether the payload is repetition coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sameer Vermani, Santosh Paul Abraham, Mohammad Taghavi Nasrabadi, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Hemanth Sampath
  • Publication number: 20170303275
    Abstract: Method and systems are disclosed for qualifying a wireless device as frequency hopping device. In some aspects, an access point (AP) may determine a frequency hopping pattern for the wireless device, and then allocate a sequence of unique resource units to the wireless device based on the frequency hopping pattern. Each of the unique resource units include a different set of frequency subcarriers. The AP may receive a series of uplink orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) transmissions from the wireless device on the allocated sequence of unique resource units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Raja Banerjea, Michael Richard Green, Bin Tian, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Youhan Kim, Sameer Vermani
  • Patent number: 9742590
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for using channel state information (CSI) feedback for multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) transmission. For certain aspects, a method of wireless communications generally includes generating a training frame and transmitting the generated training frame. The training frame typically includes first information identifying a group of one or more apparatuses and second information indicating whether each of the apparatuses in the group is to determine at least one characteristic of a channel. For other aspects, a method of wireless communications generally includes receiving a request at an apparatus and transmitting, in response to the received request, a packet using frame aggregation, wherein two or more frames are transmitted in a single transmission using a single header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh Paul Abraham, Simone Merlin, Hemanth Sampath, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV