Patents by Inventor Yongquan Qiang

Yongquan Qiang 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: 20210036749
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that related to determining and using a codebook in a virtualized Active Antenna System (AAS). In some embodiments, a first radio node that is configured to communicate with a second radio node comprises a radio interface and processing circuitry configured to transform a first codebook that is in a non-virtualized antenna domain to a second codebook that is in a virtualized antenna domain based on a port to antenna mapping matrix used to transform a signal from the virtualized antenna domain to the non-virtualized antenna domain prior to transmission of the signal in a corresponding virtualized cell or sector. The processing circuitry is further configured to receive a transmit signal from the second radio node to thereby provide a received signal and perform Precoding Matrix Indication (PMI) estimation based on the received signal using the second codebook in the virtualized antenna domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Girum Fantaye, Jianguo Long, Hong Ren
  • Patent number: 10911188
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to optimized selection, or determination of, Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) feedback modes for downlink transmissions by considering Time Division Duplexing (TDD) uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration, transmission mode, cell load, and/or traffic type are disclosed. In this manner, performance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xixian Chen, Akram Bin Sediq, Mercy George, Patrick Lie Chin Cheong, Jianguo Long, Yongquan Qiang
  • Publication number: 20210006316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) for Multi-User Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) based on channel orthogonality. In some embodiments, a method performed by a radio access node includes obtaining a SU-MIMO signal quality measurement for at least a first user and an additional user; obtaining an indication of orthogonality between a channel of the first user and a channel of the additional user; and estimating a MU-MIMO signal quality measurement for the first user as if the first user and the additional user are paired with each other for a potential MU-MIMO transmission based on the SU-MIMO signal quality measurements and the indication of orthogonality. In this way, a computational complexity for the SINR estimation of MU-MIMO users can be greatly reduced. This may enable a large number of user pairing alternatives to be evaluated in practical wireless systems to achieve improved MU-MIMO performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jianguo Long, Mats Ã…hlander, Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Yongquan Qiang, Hong Ren
  • Patent number: 10778377
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and a user equipment for performing a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) transmission in a downlink from a base station to at least one user equipment are provided. An exemplary method comprises receiving a HARQ feedback to a HARQ transmission performed with respect to a transport block. The method further comprises determining whether the HARQ feedback is an ambiguous HARQ feedback with respect to a negative acknowledgement or a discontinuous transmission. The method additionally comprises setting (S206) the ambiguous HARQ feedback as the negative acknowledgement or the discontinuous transmission based on the number of HARQ transmissions having been performed and the corresponding received HARQ feedbacks within a target number of HARQ transmissions counting from a first HARQ transmission. With the methods and apparatuses, the ambiguity of the HARQ feedback can be overcome and communication efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Hong Ren, Ping Yu, Feng Li, Yang Tian
  • Publication number: 20200274635
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless transmitter determining a transport block size (TBS) is provided. The method includes determining a TBS using a general function of a number of physical resource blocks (PRBs) to be granted (N_PRB), a number of resource elements (REs) per PRB (N_RE{circumflex over (?)}(DL,PRB)), a number of layers per transport block (?), a number of bits per modulation (Q_m), and a coding rate determined by a modulation coding scheme (MCS) (R), allocating a transport block of the determined TBS and transmitting the transport block to a wireless receiver. Apparatuses for implementing the method are also provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Xixian CHEN, Jianguo LONG, Yongquan QIANG, Hong REN
  • Publication number: 20200178092
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selectively enabling antenna selection at a wireless device for uplink sounding reference signal transmission in a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) wireless communication system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a network node comprises making a determination as to whether to enable or disable antenna selection at a wireless device for transmission of uplink sounding reference signals based on: an estimated speed of movement of the wireless device; both the estimated speed and a Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) for one or more downlink channels to the wireless device; or the estimated speed, the SINR for the one or more downlink channels, and a rank used for downlink transmission to the wireless device. The method further comprises sending, to the wireless device, an indication that indicates whether the wireless device is to enable or disable antenna selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hong Ren, Jianguo Long, Yongquan Qiang
  • Patent number: 10492216
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method used in a BS for scheduling a UE, and an associated BS. The method includes: determining four sets of PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources, which include a part of CCE-mapped dynamic HARQ feedback resources reserved for the UE transmitting HARQ feedback to the BS by using PUCCH format 1a/1b, each set including two PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources; selecting one of the four sets of PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources as candidate resources, which are available for the UE transmitting HARQ feedback to the BS by using PUCCH format 1b with channel selection; and transmitting to the UE an indication indicating the selected one of the four sets of PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources. The present disclosure also relates to a method used in a UE for transmitting HARQ feedback to a BS by using PUCCH format 1b with channel selection, and an associated UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Feng Li, Huaisong Zhu, Huichun Liu, Jingyue Nie
  • Publication number: 20190319751
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to optimized selection, or determination of, Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) feedback modes for downlink transmissions by considering Time Division Duplexing (TDD) uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration, transmission mode, cell load, and/or traffic type are disclosed. In this manner, performance can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Xixian CHEN, Akram BIN SEDIQ, Mercy GEORGE, Patrick LIE CHIN CHEONG, Jianguo LONG, Yongquan QIANG
  • Publication number: 20180278376
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and a user equipment for performing a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) transmission in a downlink from a base station to at least one user equipment are provided. An exemplary method comprises receiving a HARQ feedback to a HARQ transmission performed with respect to a transport block. The method further comprises determining whether the HARQ feedback is an ambiguous HARQ feedback with respect to a negative acknowledgement or a discontinuous transmission. The method additionally comprises setting (S206) the ambiguous HARQ feedback as the negative acknowledgement or the discontinuous transmission based on the number of HARQ transmissions having been performed and the corresponding received HARQ feedbacks within a target number of HARQ transmissions counting from a first HARQ transmission. With the methods and apparatuses, the ambiguity of the HARQ feedback can be overcome and communication efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Hong Ren, Ping Yu, Feng Li, Yang Tian
  • Patent number: 10009150
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and a user equipment for performing a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) transmission in a downlink from a base station to at least one user equipment are provided. An exemplary method comprises receiving a HARQ feedback to a HARQ transmission performed with respect to a transport block. The method further comprises determining whether the HARQ feedback is an ambiguous HARQ feedback with respect to a negative acknowledgement or a discontinuous transmission. The method additionally comprises setting (S206) the ambiguous HARQ feedback as the negative acknowledgement or the discontinuous transmission based on the number of HARQ transmissions having been performed and the corresponding received HARQ feedbacks within a target number of HARQ transmissions counting from a first HARQ transmission. With the methods and apparatuses, the ambiguity of the HARQ feedback can be overcome and communication efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Hong Ren, Ping Yu, Feng Li, Yang Tian
  • Patent number: 9888491
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method and apparatus for performing DL MU-MIMO transmission in a radio communication network enabling MU-MIMO. The method comprises: pairing a UE with one or more other UEs for DL MU-MIMO transmission in the radio communication network; scheduling through a control channel at least one real layer and at least one virtual layer to the UE, wherein each of the at least one virtual layer is a real layer scheduled for at least one of the one or more other UEs; and performing DL transmission to the UE and the one or more other UEs on a transport channel, wherein only the at least one real layer is used for DL transmission to the UE, and each of the at least one virtual layer is used for DL transmission to at least one of the one or more other UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Ping Wu, Feng Li, Jiying Xu, Lei Xiao
  • Patent number: 9774377
    Abstract: One of the embodiments of the present invention relates to a method for rank adaptation at a base station. The method comprises performing, during a rank sounding time interval, data transmission for a user equipment by using a sounding rank. The sounding rank is different from a transmission rank that is used in a transmission time interval immediately prior to the rank sounding time interval. The method further comprises determining whether spectrum efficiency for the user equipment under the condition of using the sounding rank is better than spectrum efficiency under the condition of using the transmission rank; and adjusting, in response to a positive result obtained from the determining step, the transmission rank to the sounding rank so as to be used during a transmission time interval immediately next to the rank sounding time interval. The present invention also relates to corresponding base station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Jinhua Liu, Hai Wang, Jianfeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20170251491
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method used in a BS for scheduling a UE, and an associated BS. The method includes: determining four sets of PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources, which include a part of CCE-mapped dynamic HARQ feedback resources reserved for the UE transmitting HARQ feedback to the BS by using PUCCH format 1a/1b, each set including two PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources; selecting one of the four sets of PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources as candidate resources, which are available for the UE transmitting HARQ feedback to the BS by using PUCCH format 1b with channel selection; and transmitting to the UE an indication indicating the selected one of the four sets of PUCCH format 1b with channel selection resources. The present disclosure also relates to a method used in a UE for transmitting HARQ feedback to a BS by using PUCCH format 1b with channel selection, and an associated UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Feng Li, Huaisong Zhu, Huichun Liu, Jingyue Nie
  • Publication number: 20170214494
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and a user equipment for performing a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) transmission in a downlink from a base station to at least one user equipment are provided. An exemplary method comprises receiving a HARQ feedback to a HARQ transmission performed with respect to a transport block. The method further comprises determining whether the HARQ feedback is an ambiguous HARQ feedback with respect to a negative acknowledgement or a discontinuous transmission. The method additionally comprises setting (S206) the ambiguous HARQ feedback as the negative acknowledgement or the discontinuous transmission based on the number of HARQ transmissions having been performed and the corresponding received HARQ feedbacks within a target number of HARQ transmissions counting from a first HARQ transmission. With the methods and apparatuses, the ambiguity of the HARQ feedback can be overcome and communication efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Yongquan QIANG, Hong REN, Ping YU, Feng LI, Yang TIAN
  • Publication number: 20170078933
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for a handover using dedicated random access resources have been provided. A method implemented in a target base station, BS, of a cellular radio system during a handover of a user equipment, UE, from a source BS to the target BS is provided. The method comprises: receiving a handover request from the source BS; allocating a dedicated random access channel, RACH, preamble and a RACH configuration associated with the dedicated RACH preamble, to the UE for accessing the target BS; and transmitting a handover response including information of the dedicated RACH preamble and the RACH configuration to the source BS. The dedicated RACH preamble is different from any RACH preamble preconfigured in the target BS at least in terms of a root sequence in the RACH configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Feng Li, Huaisong Zhu, Yongquan Qiang
  • Patent number: 9591539
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for interference control have been disclosed. A method for a source cell in a handover procedure is provided. The method comprises: determining restricted subframes in which signal transfer from the source cell to its served user equipments is restricted; and notifying information about the determined restricted subframes to a target cell, wherein the determined restricted subframes are used for scheduling user equipments which are taking handover from the source cell to the target cell. Thus, an improved approach has been provided to decrease the dropping rate in cell soft lock for PCI collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Min Huang, Yongquan Qiang, Lei Xiao
  • Patent number: 9503940
    Abstract: A method, a device and a base station for controlling handover are described. In order to control handover from a source base station to a target base station in a wireless communication system, where the target base station controls multiple cells, preference levels for candidate cells to be used as a target cell for the handover are received from the target base station; and handover parameters for the candidate cells are adjusted by taking the preference levels into account when selecting the target cell for the handover. With the present invention, at least benefits of target eNB inter-cell interference coordination, load optimization among cells, tendency to dedicated-configured cell etc. may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Min Huang, Yongquan Qiang, Angelo Centonza, Huichun Liu, Weidong Kong
  • Publication number: 20160183289
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method and apparatus for performing DL MU-MIMO transmission in a radio communication network enabling MU-MIMO. The method comprises: pairing a UE with one or more other UEs for DL MU-MIMO transmission in the radio communication network; scheduling through a control channel at least one real layer and at least one virtual layer to the UE, wherein each of the at least one virtual layer is a real layer scheduled for at least one of the one or more other UEs; and performing DL transmission to the UE and the one or more other UEs on a transport channel, wherein only the at least one real layer is used for DL transmission to the UE, and each of the at least one virtual layer is used for DL transmission to at least one of the one or more other UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Yongquan Qiang, Ping Wu, Feng Li, Jiying Xu, Lei Xiao
  • Publication number: 20160100410
    Abstract: One of the embodiments of the present invention relates to a method for rank adaptation at a base station. The method comprises performing, during a rank sounding time interval, data transmission for a user equipment by using a sounding rank. The sounding rank is different from a transmission rank that is used in a transmission time interval immediately prior to the rank sounding time interval. The method further comprises determining whether spectrum efficiency for the user equipment under the condition of using the sounding rank is better than spectrum efficiency under the condition of using the transmission rank; and adjusting, in response to a positive result obtained from the determining step, the transmission rank to the sounding rank so as to be used during a transmission time interval immediately next to the rank sounding time interval. The present invention also relates to corresponding base station device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Yongquan QIANG, Jinhua LIU, Hai WANG, Jianfeng WANG
  • Publication number: 20150146686
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for interference control have been disclosed. A method for a source cell in a handover procedure is provided. The method comprises: determining restricted subframes in which signal transfer from the source cell to its served user equipments is restricted; and notifying information about the determined restricted subframes to a target cell, wherein the determined restricted subframes are used for scheduling user equipments which are taking handover from the source cell to the target cell. Thus, an improved approach has been provided to decrease the dropping rate in cell soft lock for PCI collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Min Huang, Yongquan Qiang, Lei Xiao