Patents by Inventor Yufei Wu

Yufei Wu 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: 20190045500
    Abstract: Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel is disclosed. A first example method disclosed herein includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink control channel carrying a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicator, mapping the PUCCH resource indicator to a first offset, mapping a position of the downlink control channel to a second offset, and mapping a linear combination of the first and second offsets to an index identifying a first PUCCH resource. A second example method disclosed herein includes, in response to receiving, at a UE, an indication of a dynamic resource offset in an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) transmitted in a first ePDCCH set, determining a position of the ePDCCH and a subframe offset, and processing the indication of the dynamic resource offset, the position and the subframe offset to determine an allocated uplink control channel resource for the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Mark HARRISON, Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu BLANKENSHIP
  • Patent number: 10172176
    Abstract: A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nam Nguyen, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Sagar Dhakal
  • Publication number: 20180359667
    Abstract: In some examples, a source wireless access network node generates, for a user equipment (UE), a plurality of security configurations, wherein each security configuration of the plurality of security configurations is associated with a different respective candidate target wireless network node in a set of candidate target wireless access network nodes. The source wireless access network node sends each security configuration of the plurality of security configurations to the respective candidate target wireless network node, and sends security information of the plurality of security configurations to the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao
  • Patent number: 10098097
    Abstract: Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel is disclosed. A first example method disclosed herein includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink control channel carrying a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicator, mapping the PUCCH resource indicator to a first offset, mapping a position of the downlink control channel to a second offset, and mapping a linear combination of the first and second offsets to an index identifying a first PUCCH resource. A second example method disclosed herein includes, in response to receiving, at a UE, an indication of a dynamic resource offset in an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) transmitted in a first ePDCCH set, determining a position of the ePDCCH and a subframe offset, and processing the indication of the dynamic resource offset, the position and the subframe offset to determine an allocated uplink control channel resource for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Mark Harrison, Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship
  • Patent number: 10075954
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for using band-limited subframes in wireless communication networks are provided. During the band-limited subframes, the macro cell base station may mute its transmission or transmit at a low power over some frequency sub-band, while transmitting at a normal or higher power over other frequency sub-band. Correspondingly, the small cell base station may communicate with UEs within its coverage at the frequency sub-band that the macro cell base station transmits at a low power. The band-limited subframe enables the small cell base station to communicate with the UE with reduced interference, and in the meantime, increases the throughput of macro cell base station as it does not require the macro cell base station to completely mute its transmission during the band-limited subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Vahid Pourahmadi, Yongkang Jia, Yi Song, Siva Dharshan Muruganathan, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Hua Xu, Robert Mark Harrison, Shiwei Gao, Masoud Ebrahimi Tazeh Mahalleh
  • Publication number: 20180249529
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for radio resource control (RRC) signaling in wireless communication networks with data offload are provided. The radio configuration messages from a small cell to a dual connection UE may be sent by an overlay macro E-UTRAN node-B (eNB). The small cell may send the RRC messages to the macro-eNB first via a backhaul link, and the macro-eNB then transmits the messages to the UE. In some implementations, the radio configuration messages from a small cell to a dual connection UE may be sent directly from the small cell. In some other implementations, some of the RRC messages may be sent selectively to/from either the macro-cell or the small cell, or to/from both the macro-cell and the small cell. The type of RRC messages sent over the small cell and/or the macro-cell may be preconfigured or predetermined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shiwei GAO, Yufei Wu BLANKENSHIP, Zhijun CAI
  • Patent number: 10063351
    Abstract: A method is provided for communication in a wireless telecommunication system. The method comprises designating, by a network element, a first set of time-frequency resources for transmitting a first set of downlink control channels for a plurality of UEs, wherein the first set of time-frequency resources is known to the plurality of UEs, and wherein the first set of time-frequency resources varies from a first time interval to a second time interval. The method further comprises mapping, by the network element, a first downlink control channel to the first set of time-frequency resources. The method further comprises transmitting, by the network element, the first downlink control channel together with a downlink data channel in a frequency-division multiplexing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 10028204
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to support device-to-device communication in a rich communication service context are disclosed. Some example methods disclosed herein include sending, to a network node, first device-to-device capability information for a first device, the first device-to-device capability information being associated with device-to-device functionality supported by the first device, and receiving, from the network node, second device-to-device capability information for a second device associated with a contact stored in the first device, the second device-to-device capability information being associated with device-to-device functionality supported by the second device. Other example methods disclosed herein include receiving, from a first device, first device-to-device capability information for the first device, and sending, to the first device, second device-to-device capability information for a second device associated with a contact stored in the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, David Stuart Furbeck
  • Patent number: 10028185
    Abstract: A method and relay node for managing a relay node that is moving relative to a source network node, the method receiving parameters of a target network node from a source network node at the relay node; initiating a direct attachment of the relay node to the target network node; and detaching the relay node from the source network node. Also, a method and network node for managing a relay node that is moving relative to a source network node, the method sending a handover request of a relay node from the source network node to a target network node; performing handover of a plurality of user equipments (UEs) from the source network node to the target network node, wherein the plurality of UEs are attached to the relay node, and establishing an interface between the relay node and the target network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yi Yu, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Chandra Sekhar Bontu
  • Patent number: 9998964
    Abstract: In some examples, a source wireless access network node generates, for a user equipment (UE), a plurality of security configurations, wherein each security configuration of the plurality of security configurations is associated with a different respective candidate target wireless network node in a set of candidate target wireless access network nodes. The source wireless access network node sends each security configuration of the plurality of security configurations to the respective candidate target wireless network node, and sends security information of the plurality of security configurations to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao
  • Patent number: 9998973
    Abstract: A first wireless access network node receives common radio resource configuration information of a second wireless access network node. A data offload request is sent to the second wireless access network node to perform a data offload for a user equipment (UE) attached to the first wireless access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song
  • Patent number: 9998268
    Abstract: A method is provided for communication in a wireless telecommunication system. The method comprises generating a sequence of signals of an enhanced physical HARQ (hybrid automatic repeat request) indicator channel (E-PHICH). The method further comprises mapping the sequence of signals of the E-PHICH to a first set of resource elements, wherein the first set of resource elements is multiplexed with a second set of resource elements over a set of virtual resource blocks, and wherein the second set of resource elements carries at least one of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (E-PDCCH) and a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Youn Hyoung Heo, Shiwei Gao, Hua Xu, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Yongkang Jia
  • Patent number: 9961715
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for radio resource control (RRC) signaling in wireless communication networks with data offload are provided. The radio configuration messages from a small cell to a dual connection UE may be sent by an overlay macro E-UTRAN node-B (eNB). The small cell may send the RRC messages to the macro-eNB first via a backhaul link, and the macro-eNB then transmits the messages to the UE. In some implementations, the radio configuration messages from a small cell to a dual connection UE may be sent directly from the small cell. In some other implementations, some of the RRC messages may be sent selectively to/from either the macro-cell or the small cell, or to/from both the macro-cell and the small cell. The type of RRC messages sent over the small cell and/or the macro-cell may be preconfigured or predetermined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Zhijun Cai
  • Publication number: 20180103385
    Abstract: In some examples, a wireless access network node communicates with user equipments (UEs) in a plurality of sets of subframes, the plurality of sets of subframes comprising a first set of subframes and a second set of subframes. The wireless access network node performs dynamic power control of a transmission of the wireless access network node in the first set of subframes, and does not perform dynamic power control of a transmission of the wireless access network node in the second set of subframes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yajun Zhu, Hua Xu, Zhijun Cai, Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Vahid Pourahmadi
  • Patent number: 9900820
    Abstract: A local wireless access network node receives a request to offload at least a portion of data traffic for a user equipment from a macro wireless access network node to the local wireless access network node, where the user equipment is to maintain a wireless connection to the macro wireless access network node after the offload. The local wireless access network node sends a response to indicate whether the local wireless access node has accepted or denied the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song
  • Publication number: 20180027551
    Abstract: Uplink control channel resource allocation for an enhanced downlink control channel is disclosed. A first example method disclosed herein includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink control channel carrying a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicator, mapping the PUCCH resource indicator to a first offset, mapping a position of the downlink control channel to a second offset, and mapping a linear combination of the first and second offsets to an index identifying a first PUCCH resource. A second example method disclosed herein includes, in response to receiving, at a UE, an indication of a dynamic resource offset in an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) transmitted in a first ePDCCH set, determining a position of the ePDCCH and a subframe offset, and processing the indication of the dynamic resource offset, the position and the subframe offset to determine an allocated uplink control channel resource for the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Mark HARRISON, Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu BLANKENSHIP
  • Publication number: 20180020439
    Abstract: A method for communication in a wireless telecommunication system is provided. The method includes assigning a first cell of a first network node to a first timing advance group (TAG) of a user equipment (UE) and assigning a second cell of a second network node to a second TAG of the UE, wherein the second network node has a separate MAC (medium access control) scheduler from the first network node, and wherein the UE is able to transmit data on both the first and the second cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 9854465
    Abstract: A wireless access network node receives, from a coordinating network node, configuration information relating to a configuration of an uplink signal comprising a given uplink sequence selected by a user equipment (UE) from a plurality of uplink sequences and to be transmitted by the UE, the configuration information to enable the wireless access network node to monitor for the uplink signal, the plurality of uplink sequences mapped to respective power levels. The wireless access network node monitors for the uplink signal according to the configuration while the wireless access network node is in an off state, and determines a power level of the uplink signal based on the given uplink sequence in the uplink signal detected by the wireless access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yajun Zhu, Hua Xu, Zhijun Cai, Shiwei Gao, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Vahid Pourahmadi
  • Patent number: 9844051
    Abstract: A method for communication in a wireless telecommunication system is provided. The method includes assigning a first cell of a first network node to a first timing advance group (TAG) of a user equipment (UE) and assigning a second cell of a second network node to a second TAG of the UE, wherein the second network node has a separate MAC (medium access control) scheduler from the first network node, and wherein the UE is able to transmit data on both the first and the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yufei Wu Blankenship, Shiwei Gao, Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20170339738
    Abstract: A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nam NGUYEN, Yufei Wu BLANKENSHIP, Sagar DHAKAL