Patents by Inventor Yoel Boger

Yoel Boger 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: 20220104177
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer-readable medium to perform operations comprising periodically broadcasting, by a first wireless device, outgoing ranging packets on a measurement channel of a wireless network; receiving, by the first wireless device on the measurement channel and from a second wireless device, a plurality of incoming ranging data packets; and calculating, by the first wireless device and using a three ranging packet exchange with the second wireless device, a range to the second wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Oren Shani, Josef Peery, Leonid Vainbrand, Udi Atar, Yoav Feinmesser, Yoel Boger
  • Patent number: 11290955
    Abstract: This application relates to electronic devices configured to connect to a wireless local area network and communicate using a trigger-based access mechanism. An access point is configured to define a contention-free period associated with a communications medium utilized by the wireless local area network. During the contention-free period, the access point allocates transmission opportunities to each of a number of electronic devices by transmitting trigger frames to the electronic devices via the communications medium. Each trigger frame can be directed to a particular electronic device and indicates to that electronic device that the current transmission opportunity has been allocated to that electronic device to transmit data (e.g., frames) to the access point via the communications medium. The access point implements an algorithm for allocating two or more transmission opportunities within a contention-free period to two or more corresponding electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yoel Boger, Yaniv Dvory, Daniel R. Borges, Danny Salman
  • Publication number: 20210329551
    Abstract: The subject technology provides a receiving device with an indication of a last packet being transmitted in a group of packets. In this manner, the receiving device can enter a low power mode after determining that the last packet in the group of packets has been received (e.g., in addition to all prior packets in the group). For example, in the subject system a transmitting device may provide an indication of the sequence number of a last packet in the group, such as by inserting the indication into a header of one or more packets in the group of packets. In one or more implementations, each packet may include a sequence number, thus the sequence number of the last packet in the group may be the highest sequence number across the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yoel BOGER, Guoqing LI
  • Publication number: 20210328724
    Abstract: The subject technology provides for block acknowledgment requests and block acknowledgment frames that can be used in conjunction with multicast transmissions that include multiple concurrent streams. Thus, the subject technology reduces the overhead associated with multicast transmissions that include multiple concurrent streams by aggregating the acknowledgments across multiple streams into a block acknowledgment, thereby increasing the effective throughput of such transmissions and overall network efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yoel BOGER, Ido SHANI, Koby VAINAPEL, Leor KEHATY, Marcelo SENTER, Guoqing LI
  • Patent number: 11070953
    Abstract: An access point transmits a trigger frame to a set of electronic devices in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The access point receives, from one or more electronic devices in a set of electronic devices, one or more requests to send data. In response, the access point transmits the trigger frame, which includes information specifying an ordered list of electronic devices in the set of electronic devices that are allowed to transmit. Subsequently, the access point sequentially receives one or more frames from the ordered list of electronic devices. After receiving a frame from the last electronic device in the ordered list of electronic devices or after an unused transmit opportunity of the last electronic device in the ordered list of electronic devices, the access point transmits a block acknowledgment to the ordered list of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yaniv Dvory, Hay Lev, Yoel Boger, Oren Shani
  • Patent number: 10999798
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a wake-up beacon to a recipient electronic device. During operation, the interface circuit may provide a wake-up beacon associated with a predefined sub-channel in one or more channels in a band of frequencies, where the wake-up beacon is for a wake-up radio in the recipient electronic device. Moreover, the wake-up beacon may be provided within an associated time interval, such as a keep-alive interval of the electronic device. In some embodiments, the wake-up beacon includes a field with channel information that specifies one or more second channels used by a main radio in the recipient electronic device. Alternatively or additionally, the wake-up beacon may include a field with service information that specifies one or more types of services and/or a field with information specifying a transmit power of the interface circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Oren Shani, Christiaan A. Hartman, Xiaowen Wang, Christian W. Mucke, Tushar R. Shah, Jarkko L. Kneckt, Matthew L. Semersky, Yoel Boger, Josef Peery, Rajneesh Kumar
  • Publication number: 20210076402
    Abstract: Methods for performing negative acknowledgements (NACKs) in a Wi-Fi based network may include a wireless device receiving, from a neighboring wireless device, a transmission schedule associated with receipt of data packets from the neighboring wireless device. The transmission schedule may include a timeout period associated with transmission of the data packets and/or a start time of the transmission schedule. The method may also include the wireless device determining an error condition associated with the data packets. The error condition may be, for example, non-receipt of any packet (e.g., data packets and/or non-data packets) prior to expiration of the timeout period and/or detection of a gap in sequence numbers associated with the data packets. The method may further include the wireless device, based on the error condition, transmitting a NACK. The NACK may be (or include) a negative block ACK (N-BA) bitmap indicating which data packets were not successfully received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yoel Boger
  • Publication number: 20210076165
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to transmitting multicast information over a network, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN). A source device may transmit a multicast and a request for feedback to a plurality of sink devices. The sink devices may transmit feedback based on whether they successfully decoded the multicast. The source device may retransmit the multicast (or a portion thereof) based on the feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Jarkko L. Kneck, Tianyu Wu, Lawrie Kurian, Tashbeeb Haque, Leor Kehaty, Yoel Boger, Koby Vainapel
  • Patent number: 10924993
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may utilize a configurable wake-up-frame format. During operation, the interface circuit may receive a wake-up-radio (WUR)-setup request associated with a recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup request specifies a proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. In response, the electronic device may determine the configurable wake-up-frame format to be used based at least in part on the proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. Then, the interface circuit may provide a WUR-setup response intended for the recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup response specifies the configurable wake-up-frame format selected for use. Note that the configurable wake-up-frame format may specify a payload length in a wake-up frame and/or one or more operations of at least one of the recipient electronic device or the electronic device after the wake-up frame is transmitted by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Matthew L. Semersky, Christiaan A. Hartman, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Tushar R. Shah, Yoel Boger, Rajneesh Kumar, Josef Peery, Christian W. Mucke, Guoqing Li
  • Patent number: 10887918
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to wireless communication techniques. According to some embodiments, a wireless device may select a random number and sequentially advertise the bits of the random number. If the wireless device advertises the highest random number, it may proceed to transmit a packet using a channel. If another device advertises a higher number, the wireless device may not transmit its packet and may restart the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yoel Boger, Yaniv Dvory, Hay Lev, Koby Vainapel
  • Patent number: 10863546
    Abstract: Some embodiments enable improved aggregated throughput and average latency in a wireless communication channel. Wireless electronic devices may implement adaptive contention window (ACW) channel access that improves channel capacity and enables latency sensitive applications (e.g., video streaming), especially when all wireless electronic devices operating on the channel as well as those in proximity utilize ACW channel access. Some embodiments detect when wireless stations on the communication channel as well as wireless stations in proximity are utilizing ACW channel access to obtain a transmit opportunity (TXOP). Based on the detection, an access point (AP) can instruct an associated wireless station to: use ACW channel access to obtain a TXOP, use a different channel access method obtain a TXOP as needed, disassociate and associate with a different AP, or use a different channel access method to obtain a TXOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yoel Boger, Yaniv Dvory, Jarkko L. Kneckt, Guoqing Li, Christiaan A. Hartman
  • Publication number: 20200288326
    Abstract: This application relates to electronic devices configured to connect to a wireless local area network and communicate using a trigger-based access mechanism. An access point is configured to manage the wireless local area network. The access point includes a processing subsystem configured to select a channel associated with a communications medium for communicating with the set of electronic devices. The processing subsystem is also configured to monitor the channel to detect interference from radio frequency sources not connected to the wireless local area network, receive channel information for at least one additional channel associated with the communications medium from the electronic devices, and configure an interface circuit of the access point to communicate with the set of electronic devices on a new channel based, at least in part, on the channel information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel R. BORGES, Joseph HAKIM, Sriram HARIHARAN, Yoel BOGER, Xiaowen WANG, Yaniv DVORY
  • Patent number: 10638423
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a group wake-up packet to a group of recipient electronic devices in a set of recipient electronic devices. During operation, the interface circuit may select the group in the set of recipient electronic devices, where the group includes at least one of the recipient electronic devices. Then, the interface circuit may provide the group wake-up packet for the recipient electronic devices in the group with information that specifies that a subset of the recipient electronic devices in the group transition from a low-power mode. For example, the information may include a bitmap that specifies the subset and an identifier of the group. Note that the electronic device may dynamically define the group. Alternatively, the recipient electronic devices in the group may be static.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Oren Shani, Xiaowen Wang, Christiaan A. Hartman, Matthew L. Semersky, Josef Peery, Yoel Boger, Tushar R. Shah, Rajneesh Kumar, Christian W. Mucke
  • Publication number: 20200107263
    Abstract: This application relates to electronic devices configured to connect to a wireless local area network and communicate using a trigger-based access mechanism. An access point is configured to define a contention-free period associated with a communications medium utilized by the wireless local area network. During the contention-free period, the access point allocates transmission opportunities to each of a number of electronic devices by transmitting trigger frames to the electronic devices via the communications medium. Each trigger frame can be directed to a particular electronic device and indicates to that electronic device that the current transmission opportunity has been allocated to that electronic device to transmit data (e.g., frames) to the access point via the communications medium. The access point implements an algorithm for allocating two or more transmission opportunities within a contention-free period to two or more corresponding electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoel BOGER, Yaniv DVORY, Daniel R. BORGES, Danny SALMAN
  • Patent number: 10536974
    Abstract: An electronic device may coordinate access to a shared communication channel with one or more other electronic devices. After receiving frames from the one or more other electronic devices with information specifying back-off values associated with at least an access category for the one or more other electronic devices in a subsequent potential slot transmission opportunity, the electronic device may update a stored list of known occupied back-off values for the subsequent potential slot transmission opportunity. Then, the electronic device may select and may transmit to the one or more other electronic devices an available back-off value for the electronic device in the subsequent potential slot transmission opportunity that is not included in the stored list and that is associated with an access category. Next, during a slot corresponding to the selected back-off value, the electronic device may transmit a second frame to at least another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yoel Boger, Yaniv Dvory, Reuven Moskovich, Hay Lev
  • Publication number: 20190387545
    Abstract: Some embodiments enable improved aggregated throughput and average latency in a wireless communication channel. Wireless electronic devices may implement adaptive contention window (ACW) channel access that improves channel capacity and enables latency sensitive applications (e.g., video streaming), especially when all wireless electronic devices operating on the channel as well as those in proximity utilize ACW channel access. Some embodiments detect when wireless stations on the communication channel as well as wireless stations in proximity are utilizing ACW channel access to obtain a transmit opportunity (TXOP). Based on the detection, an access point (AP) can instruct an associated wireless station to: use ACW channel access to obtain a TXOP, use a different channel access method obtain a TXOP as needed, disassociate and associate with a different AP, or use a different channel access method to obtain a TXOP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yoel Boger, Yaniv Dvory, Jarkko L. Kneckt, Guoqing Li, Christiaan A. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10484309
    Abstract: An access point may receive, from a set of electronic devices, one or more buffer status reports that indicate that at least a subset of the electronic devices have uplink data associated with one or more access categories. In response, the access point may create a group of uplink virtual queues for one or more electronic devices in the subset based on the one or more buffer status reports, where a given uplink virtual queue corresponds to a particular access category and a given electronic device. The access point may start one or more backoff counters with a one-to-one correspondence to uplink virtual queues in the group of uplink virtual queues. When a backoff counter for the given uplink virtual queue reaches zero, the access point may transmit a trigger frame to an electronic device in the subset that corresponds to the given uplink virtual queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yoel Boger, Christiaan A. Hartman, Yong Liu, Oren Shani, Maksim Shmukler
  • Publication number: 20190098668
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to wireless communication techniques. According to some embodiments, a wireless device may select a random number and sequentially advertise the bits of the random number. If the wireless device advertises the highest random number, it may proceed to transmit a packet using a channel. If another device advertises a higher number, the wireless device may not transmit its packet and may restart the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yoel Boger, Yaniv Dvory, Hay Lev, Koby Vainapel
  • Publication number: 20190069231
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may utilize a configurable wake-up-frame format. During operation, the interface circuit may receive a wake-up-radio (WUR)-setup request associated with a recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup request specifies a proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. In response, the electronic device may determine the configurable wake-up-frame format to be used based at least in part on the proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. Then, the interface circuit may provide a WUR-setup response intended for the recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup response specifies the configurable wake-up-frame format selected for use. Note that the configurable wake-up-frame format may specify a payload length in a wake-up frame and/or one or more operations of at least one of the recipient electronic device or the electronic device after the wake-up frame is transmitted by the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Matthew L. Semersky, Christiaan A. Hartman, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Tushar R. Shah, Yoel Boger, Rajneesh Kumar, Josef Peery, Christian W. Mucke, Guoqing Li
  • Publication number: 20190014541
    Abstract: An interface circuit in a device, e.g., an access point, may perform link adaptation. During operation, the interface circuit may provide a wake-up frame, e.g., a LP-WUR packet, associated with a channel in a band of frequencies, where the wake-up frame is intended for a wake-up radio in a recipient device. Then, the interface circuit may receive, from the recipient device, feedback information associated with a second channel in a second band of frequencies, where the feedback information is associated with a main radio in the recipient device. Based at least in part on the feedback information, the interface circuit may estimate one or more communication metrics associated with the channel in the band of frequencies. Moreover, based at least in part on the one or more communication metrics, the interface circuit may determine a data rate for use in communication via the channel in the band of frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Yoel Boger, Christiaan A. Hartman, Christian W. Mucke, Tushar R. Shah, Matthew L. Semersky, Josef Peery