Patents by Inventor Yujian Zhang

Yujian Zhang 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).

  • Patent number: 11564180
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a communication between a user equipment (“UE”) and a plurality of evolved Node Bs (“eNBs”). A UE may be adapted to operate in a dual connected mode on respective wireless cells provided by first and second eNBs. The UE may be adapted to estimate respective power headroom (“PHR”) values associated with simultaneous operation on the first and second wireless cells. The UE may cause the first and second PHR estimates to be transmitted to both the first and second eNBs. The first and second eNBs may use these estimates to compute respective uplink transmission powers for the UE. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Ali T. Koc, Satish C. Jha, Rath Vannithamby, Yujian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20230018315
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for providing DRX enhancements in LTE systems are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a system control module is provided for controlling communications via a communications interface. A processor is coupled to the system control module and is arranged to implement an inactivity timer and an on-duration timer for determining an active time for monitoring subframes on the physical downlink control channel for control signals, the processor further monitoring subframes after the active time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Youn Hyoung Heo, Yujian Zhang, Jong-Kae Fwu
  • Publication number: 20220321276
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media are described for the prioritization of services for control and data transmission for new radio (NR) systems. In particular, some embodiments may be directed to the prioritization of hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) transmissions. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Toufiqul Islam, Debdeep Chatterjee, Sergey Panteleev, Fatemeh Hamidi-Sepehr, Gang Xiong, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11463938
    Abstract: Systems and methods of reducing control plane latency in a 5G IAB network are described. SRs transmitted between nodes indicate that a control plane PDU is to be transmitted. The SRs use periodic resources or OCCs reserved for control plane signaling and are initiated by an RRC message or RACH from the UE. The SRs are initiated if the LCID field in the MAC subheader of the RRC message indicates the CCCH or the DCCH logical channel. If the PDU is available after the original resource, a resource is used that is provided via another grant, which is periodically provided or automatically initiated due to failure to transmit on the original grant. The SR or RRC message can also specify a delayed timeslot for the grant. For contention-based procedures the RACH preamble is randomly selected or selected from among a set of RACH preambles assigned for RRC procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Qian Li, Youn Hyoung Heo, Sudeep K. Palat, Murali Narasimha
  • Patent number: 11457503
    Abstract: A centralized RAN architecture that includes lower layer transmission nodes (referred to as distributed units (DUs) herein) that connect to an upper layer RAN node (referred to as a centralized unit (CU) herein). A centralized RAN architecture may include a functional split, between the CU and DU, corresponding to the Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) and Radio Link Control (RLC) layers. In one embodiment, a CU may store copies of downlink PDCP PDUs that are transmitted to a first DU. The CU may retransmit, to a second DU, those of the PDCP PDUs which were previously transmitted to the source DU but have not been acknowledged as successfully delivered by the source DU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jaemin Han, Yujian Zhang, Alexander Sirotkin, Xu Zhang, Yifan Yu, Min Huang, Feng Yang, Sudeep Palat
  • Publication number: 20220295458
    Abstract: 5G methods and architectures to determine active SCells and their bandwidth parts (BWP) used in carrier aggregation (CA) are disclosed in which activating a BWP for an active SCell is performed initially according to a default value provided in initial radio resource control (RRC) messaging. After initialization, SCells and the SCell BWPs used by the user equipment (UE) are activated by RRC messaging, downlink control information (DCI) or dedicated medium access control (MAC) control elements (MAC CEs) with the initial BWP used for an activated SCell being a default value provided during initialization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Jeongho Jeon, Youn Hyoung Heo, Candy Yiu, Bharat Shrestha
  • Patent number: 11445564
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to enable User Equipment (UE) to switch between Radio Access Technologies (RATs) while transitioning from an inactive state to an active state. For example. a UE may connect to a base station via one type of RAT (e.g., Long-Term Evolution (LTE) RAT), enter an inactive state, and later, while transitioning from the inactive state to an active state, connect to another base station via another type of RAT (e.g., a New Radio (NR) or 5th Generation (5G) RAT). The UE may transition from one RAT to another RAT without increasing signaling between the UE and the network beyond minimal signaling involved in a transition of the UE from the inactive state to an active state. The network may further minimize signaling by determining and communicating minimized connection configuration information to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sudeep Palat, Richard Burbidge, Yujian Zhang, Candy Yiu, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Youn Hyoung Heo, Alexandre Stojanovski, Sangeetha Bangolae
  • Patent number: 11438954
    Abstract: Techniques for unifying split bearers at user equipment (UE) in an Evolved-Universal Terrestrial Radio Access-New Radio (E-ULTRA NR) dual connectivity (EN-DC) environment are described. According to various such techniques, a radio resource control (RRC) message can include an encapsulated configuration for a secondary cell group (SCG). Packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) configurations for MN or SN split bearers can be included in the master cell group (MCG) configuration in the RRC message or in the encapsulated SCG configuration. In some examples, an RRC message can include an encapsulated SCG configuration and an encapsulated PDCP configuration, where the encapsulated PDCP configuration including PDCP configuration information for the MN or SN split bearer. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sudeep Palat, Seau Lim, Yujian Zhang, Richard Burbidge, Youn Hyoung Heo, Pingping Zong
  • Publication number: 20220279526
    Abstract: Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE) to support dual-connectivity with a Master Evolved Node-B (MeNB) and a Secondary eNB (SeNB) are disclosed herein. The UE may receive downlink traffic packets from the MeNB and from the SeNB as part of a split data radio bearer (DRB). At least a portion of control functionality for the split DRB may be performed at each of the MeNB and the SeNB. The UE may receive an uplink eNB indicator for an uplink eNB to which the UE is to transmit uplink traffic packets as part of the split DRB. Based at least partly on the uplink eNB indicator, the UE may transmit uplink traffic packets to the uplink eNB as part of the split DRB. The uplink eNB may be selected from a group that includes the MeNB and the SeNB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 11420925
    Abstract: Disclosed are a reduction method and reduction product of an alkenyl active methylene compound. The reduction reaction comprises the following steps: taking an alkenyl active methylene compound as a substrate, a metal hydride as a reducing agent, and a palladium compound as a catalyst, performing a reduction reaction to obtain a reduction product, and then reducing the alkenyl active methylene compound. The reduction system is a simple method for reducing the alkenyl active methylene compound, and the used hydride and palladium compound catalyst are both reagents that could easily be obtained in a laboratory. Compared with conventional hydrogen hydrogenation methods and reduction methods of reducing agents, the method is easier to operate, higher in safety, mild in conditions, and high in reaction yield, a reaction in a one-pot two-step manner can be achieved, and high atom economy and step economy can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shilei Zhang, Yujian Mao
  • Publication number: 20220225428
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques for random access in a wireless communication network are described. A described technique performed by a user equipment (UE) includes transmitting a first message of a two-step random access procedure to a node of a wireless communication network; receiving, in response to the first message, a downlink control information (DCI) message via a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) and a second message of the two-step random access procedure via a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in accordance with the DCI message; determining, by the UE, a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource based on the second message; and transmitting, by the UE, hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) feedback for the second message on the determined PUCCH resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Gang XIONG, Seau S. LIM, Yushu ZHANG, Yujian ZHANG, Sergey SOSNIN
  • Patent number: 11381346
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media are described for the prioritization of services for control and data transmission for new radio (NR) systems. In particular, some embodiments may be directed to the prioritization of hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) transmissions. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Toufiqul Islam, Debdeep Chatterjee, Sergey Panteleev, Fatemeh Hamidi-Sepehr, Gang Xiong, Yujian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220201798
    Abstract: Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE) and methods of communication are generally described herein. The UE may, if a regular buffer status report (BSR) is triggered and a logical channel scheduling request (SR) delay timer is not running, and if available uplink shared channel (UL-SCH) data resources do not meet one or more logical channel prioritization (LCP) mapping restrictions configured for a logical channel of uplink data: trigger a scheduling request to request UL-SCH data resources for a new transmission of uplink data. Currently pending SRs and BSRs may not be cancelled after assembly of a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU), but may be cancelled at a later time when a MAC PDU including a BSR is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Bharat Shrestha, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11357018
    Abstract: Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE) to support dual-connectivity with a Master Evolved Node-B (MeNB) and a Secondary eNB (SeNB) are disclosed herein. The UE may receive downlink traffic packets from the MeNB and from the SeNB as part of a split data radio bearer (DRB). At least a portion of control functionality for the split DRB may be performed at each of the MeNB and the SeNB. The UE may receive an uplink eNB indicator for an uplink eNB to which the UE is to transmit uplink traffic packets as part of the split DRB. Based at least partly on the uplink eNB indicator, the UE may transmit uplink traffic packets to the uplink eNB as part of the split DRB. The uplink eNB may be selected from a group that includes the MeNB and the SeNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Publication number: 20220174581
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs, for selecting radio link control (RLC) entities to transmit packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) control protocol data unit (PDU). In one aspect, the method includes actions of accessing, by a device in a wireless communication system, data representing an index of RLC entities of a data radio bearer (DRB)/PDCP entity and RLC activation state information, the activation state information indicating whether one or more RLC entities of the DRB/PDCP entity in the index of RLC entities is activated or deactivated, selecting, by the device in the wireless communication system, a subset of the RLC entities of the DRB/PDCP entity based on an index position in the index and the activation state information for each of the RLC entities, and using the selected subset of RLC entities of the DRB/PDCP entity to transmit the PDCP Control PDU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Junaid Ansari, Marta Martinez Tarradell
  • Patent number: 11350400
    Abstract: 5G methods and architectures to determine active SCells and their bandwidth parts (BWP) used in carrier aggregation (CA) are disclosed in which activating a BWP for an active SCell is performed initially according to a default value provided in initial radio resource control (RRC) messaging. After initialization, SCells and the SCell BWPs used by the user equipment (UE) are activated by RRC messaging, downlink control information (DCI) or dedicated medium access control (MAC) control elements (MAC CEs) with the initial BWP used for an activated SCell being a default value provided during initialization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Jeongho Jeon, Youn Hyoung Heo, Candy Yiu, Bharat Shrestha
  • Patent number: 11343706
    Abstract: Systems and methods of segregating a SDF of a PDU session are described. The UE transmits a NAS message to the network. The NAS message indicates the SDF, the desired QoS, and a segregation indication that requests that the network establish a separate QoS flow for the SDF even if an existing QoS flow is able to support the specific QoS. The SF decides whether or not to establish the separate QoS flow and updates filters in the UPF as well as providing a response to the UE containing a similar indication. The UE modifies resources related to the PDU session based on the response. The QoS is indicated as a 5QI and GBR or as a QFI of an existing QoS Flow on which the SDF is to be added if the separate QoS is not established. The QFI is in an unencrypted SDAP header of the NAS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Saso Stojanovski, Jerome Parron, Sudeep K. Palat, Yujian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220159514
    Abstract: A process for execution by user equipment (UE) for activation or deactivation of a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity for Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) duplication includes identifying a set of RLC entities that are configured by a Radio Resource Control (RRC) for communication using PDCP. The process includes, for each RLC entity of the set of RLC entities: determining a network configured offset value; determining a channel condition value; and determining an RLC entity level value based on a combination of the network configured offset value and the channel condition value. The process includes comparing the RLC entity level value for each RLC entity to a threshold value; and based on comparing the RLC entity level value to the threshold value, selecting a subset of RLC entities for PDCP duplication; and activating or deactivating PDCP duplication for the selected subset of RLC entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Junaid Ansari, Marta Martinez Tarradell
  • Publication number: 20220159099
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs for compressing an Ethernet packet. In one aspect, a method involves mapping a portion of the Ethernet packet to a connection identity to compress the Ethernet packet. Additionally, the method involves encoding, in a user plane protocol stack layer, the connection identity in a data structure for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yujian Zhang, Youn Hyoung Heo, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Sudeep Palat, Junaid Ansari
  • Publication number: 20220159760
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs for providing a network with assistance information from a user equipment (UE) that is participating in a multimedia telephony session. In one aspect, a method includes determining a connection parameter of a multimedia telephony session between a user equipment (UE) and a remote UE. The method further includes N generating assistance information based on the connection parameter. Yet further, the method include sending, using a medium access control (MAC) control element, the assistance information to an access node (AN) serving the UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jerome Parron, Yujian Zhang, Ozgur Oyman