Patents by Inventor Vinh Van Phan

Vinh Van Phan 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: 20210219253
    Abstract: In accordance with example embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform determining, by a network node, context information of a group of more than one user equipment, wherein the context information is based on at least service related information associated with the more than one user equipment; sending information comprising the context information towards at least one base station of a communication network; and based on the context information, negotiating with the at least one base station timing synchronization requirements for distribution to each user equipment of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Vinh VAN PHAN, Ling YU, Zexian LI, Kari J. NIEMELA, Vladimir VUKADINOVIC
  • Patent number: 11064520
    Abstract: The use of PUCCH resources can be more efficient such as by sharing PUCCH resources between URLLC UEs and non-URLLC UEs in a controllable way enhanced with a smart deterministic downlink polling when needed. A method comprises receiving, by a user equipment from a network node of a communication network, information comprising a given physical uplink control channel resource instance allocated to the user equipment, wherein the physical uplink control channel resource instance is allocated to more than one user equipment including the user equipment; signaling the network node using an allocated physical uplink control channel resource instance in a given sub-frame; and, receiving polling form the network node, wherein the polling comprises an uplink grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Zexian Li, Peter Rost
  • Publication number: 20210204230
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for supporting precision timing protocol (PTP) based time sensitive network (TSN) applications are provided. One method includes configuring, by a network node, a user equipment connection and user contexts for an industrial automation and control (IAC) system or configuring at least one time synchronized radio bearer for a user equipment. The method may also include determining synchronization configuration on the at least one time synchronized radio bearer for the industrial automation and control (IAC) system, and distributing the synchronization configuration periodically or on a need basis to one or more serving network nodes for the industrial automation and control (IAC) system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Vinh VAN PHAN, Jani MOILANEN, Ling YU, Peter ROST, Rakash SIVASIVA GANESAN, Vladimir VUKADINOVIC
  • Publication number: 20210194645
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for assisting transmissions in a wireless network. According to an aspect, a method comprises: monitoring, by a wireless device, a radio resource for a data packet transmitted by a source device to a sink device and capturing the data packet from the radio resource; decoding the data packet by the wireless device; determining, by the wireless device, that the sink device failed in decoding the data packet and that the wireless device is an assisting transmitter for retransmission of the data packet; and upon said determining, determining by the wireless device a radio resource for the retransmission and performing the retransmission of the data packet in the determined radio resource and together with the source device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Zexian Li, Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu
  • Patent number: 11044637
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a memory configured to store allocation information, and at least one processing core configured to process resource allocation information received from a network, the resource allocation information defining a multi-cell scheduling allocation, and cause communication of information using the multi-cell scheduling allocation in a first cell and in a second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Hannu Petri Hietalahti
  • Publication number: 20210125490
    Abstract: A network apparatus, such as a road side unit, measures signalling transmitted from vehicle devices, to obtain the status of road traffic in the proximity of the road side unit. If a pre-defined triggering event is detected in the status of the road traffic in the proximity of the road side unit, the road side unit transmits to a serving network node, a status report in order to report the obtained road traffic status to the serving network node. The road side unit receives from the serving network node, control signalling indicating at least one road side unit operation mode selected for communication, and sets the operation mode of the road side unit to correspond to the at least one selected road side unit operation mode for the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Ling YU, Vinh VAN PHAN, llkka Antero KESKITALO
  • Patent number: 10980065
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for providing a terminal device with a multi-connectivity service. According to an aspect, a method comprises: determining, autonomously by a terminal device of a wireless communication system, to request for establishment of parallel connections with multiple access nodes; transmitting, by the terminal device, at least one access request to a plurality of access nodes; and receiving, by the terminal device at least one response to the at least one access request from at least one radio access node, wherein the response contains information related to establishment of the parallel connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Peter Rost
  • Patent number: 10973071
    Abstract: There is provided a method, comprising: at least partially controlling, by a network node, transmissions in a plural of radio access technologies, RATs, each RAT being capable of providing at least one communication link to a same user equipment; deciding to transmit a packet to the user equipment at least via a first RAT; requesting a transmission of the packet additionally via at least one other RAT; determining capability information corresponding to the requested transmission of the packet via the at least one other RAT; determining transmission setup for the packet to be transmitted via the first RAT based on the capability information, wherein the transmission set-up defines at least the number of transmissions to be performed for the packet by the first RAT; and instructing the transmission of the packet via the first RAT according to the determined transmission level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Zexian Li, Ling Yu, David Navratil
  • Patent number: 10959225
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving, by a user device, a plurality of semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) configurations, each SPS configuration including an SPS identifier and an interval for each of the plurality of SPS configurations; receiving, by the user device, an SPS activation corresponding to each of the plurality of SPS configurations, each SPS activation indicating a set of resources and a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) to be used for transmission of data for the corresponding SPS configuration; determining, by the user device, that a collision will occur for the plurality of SPS configurations during a transmission time interval (TTI); selecting a MCS corresponding to one of the plurality of SPS configurations that have been determined to collide during the TTI; and transmitting, by the user device during the TTI, data using the selected MCS via an aggregated set of SPS resources that includes at least a portion of each of the sets of resources for the plurality of SPS configurations that have been d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Vinh Van Phan, Jedrzej Stanczak, Hai Tao Li
  • Publication number: 20210076254
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from efficient communication. For example, various wireless systems may benefit from appropriate handling of user equipment identifiers over a PC5 interface in a PCS-based user equipment to network relay. A method can include assigning to a user equipment an identifier. The identifier can be configured to avoid a layer one identifier collision between the user equipment and other nearby user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Dawid Koziol, Ling Yu
  • Publication number: 20210068009
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising measuring a measured performance level of a downlink carrier of a cell based on a received monitoring configuration; deciding if the downlink carrier fulfills a received decision criterion based on the measured performance level; initiating a handshake with the cell if the downlink carrier fulfills the received decision criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Vinh VAN PHAN, Ling YU
  • Patent number: 10932146
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved network management. A method may include receiving an indication of a subset of a cluster of local cells at an ultra-reliable, low latency communications user equipment using multi-connectivity. The method may also include receiving rules for radio performance monitoring, wherein the rules include a packet error rate threshold for individual radio links of the multi-connectivity. In addition, the method may include determining based on the rules and the radio performance monitoring whether to skip the monitoring of one or more cells of the subset of local cells. The skip may be short-term or long term. Further, the method may include communicating to the subset a report based on the radio performance monitoring and whether to skip the monitoring of one or more cells of the subset of local cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Peter Rost
  • Patent number: 10924983
    Abstract: A method includes coordinating one or more pools of resources for discovery signal transmission between a plurality of devices, at least one of said pools of resources being shared by at least one larger cell and at least one smaller cell at least partially in a coverage area of the said larger cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Yixue Lei, Zexian Li, Kodo Shu
  • Publication number: 20200351704
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for NR sidelink (SL) buffer status reporting are provided. One method may include configuring, to one or more UE(s), at least one SL BSR format to include different information to be reported for requesting SL resource allocation. For example, the different information may include one or more of buffer size, the amount of resources, the desired MCS, the CSI, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Ling YU, Vinh VAN PHAN, Jedrzej STANCZAK, Torsten WILDSCHEK
  • Patent number: 10827501
    Abstract: An example technique is provided for receiving, by a base station in a wireless network, a priority map that indicates a mapping of a first set of priority classes for one or more radio bearers provided between the base station and a relay user device and a second set of priority classes for one or more proximity services (ProSe) sidelink logical channels provided between the relay user device and a remote user device, and allocating (or scheduling), by the base station based on the priority map, wireless resources to the relay user device to transmit data to the remote user device for one or more of the ProSe sidelink logical channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Curt Wong, Vinh Van Phan, Manivannan Thyagarajan, Michael Dolan, Gyorgy Tamas Wolfner
  • Publication number: 20200322840
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising: determining, by a first network node of a cellular communication network, that a transfer of a data block to a second network node of the cellular communication network needs a retransmission; determining whether at least one criterion for a size and/or latency requirements of said data block is met; and as a response to determining that the at least one criterion is met, performing the retransmission according to a first set of rules, otherwise performing the retransmission according to a second set of rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Samuli Heikki Turtinen, Timo Koskela
  • Publication number: 20200314670
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved network management. A method may include receiving an indication of a subset of a cluster of local cells at an ultra-reliable, low latency communications user equipment using multi-connectivity. The method may also include receiving rules for radio performance monitoring, wherein the rules include a packet error rate threshold for individual radio links of the multi-connectivity. In addition, the method may include determining based on the rules and the radio performance monitoring whether to skip the monitoring of one or more cells of the subset of local cells. The skip may be short-term or long term. Further, the method may include communicating to the subset a report based on the radio performance monitoring and whether to skip the monitoring of one or more cells of the subset of local cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Peter Rost
  • Publication number: 20200305138
    Abstract: Various communication systems benefit from suitable allocation. For example, system for vehicle to X communication may benefit from semi-persistent resource allocation mechanisms, for example, for uplink semi-persistent scheduling. A method can include configuring at least one main semi-persistent scheduling occasion to a user equipment. The method can also include configuring at least one subsequent semi-persistent scheduling occasion to the user equipment. The at least one subsequent semi-persistent scheduling occasion can depend on usage of the at least one main semi-persistent scheduling occasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Ling Yu, Vinh Van Phan, Jedrzej Stanczak
  • Publication number: 20200305171
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a memory configured to store an indication that the apparatus requires reliable and/or low-latency access to a network, and at least one processing core configured to process an access opportunity pattern, received in the apparatus from a network node, the access opportunity pattern comprising access opportunities provided by a subset of a cluster of cells, detectable by the apparatus, and to trigger for the apparatus reliable and/or low-latency access to the network by selecting from the pattern an access opportunity according to the received access opportunity pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Sami-Jukka Hakola
  • Patent number: 10743291
    Abstract: It is provided a method, including monitoring if a capability information on a capability of a first network for semi-persistent scheduling of a resource for a terminal is received; determining, if the capability information is received, a second allocation scheme of the resource for the terminal such that an allocation of the resource according to the second allocation scheme is not in conflict with an allocation of the resource according to a first allocation scheme derived from the received capability information; controlling an allocation device of a second network to allocate the resource to the terminal according to the second allocation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Peter Rost, Xiang Xu