Patents by Inventor Zhanping Yin

Zhanping Yin 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: 11122645
    Abstract: A method for performing constellation superposition by an evolved Node B (eNB) includes determining an admissible data constellation for a second user equipment (UE) based on a data constellation of a first UE. The first UE and the second UE share the same time-frequency resources. The method also includes sending an indication that superposition coded modulation is being employed by the first UE and the second UE. The method further includes sending modulation and coding schemes (MCSs) and/or transmission power percentages used by each of the first UE and the second UE to the other UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: John Michael Kowalski, Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami, Jia Sheng
  • Patent number: 11115806
    Abstract: A method by a User Equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a radio access network, one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages. The one or more RRC messages are used to configure a dual connectivity in which the UE communicates with the radio access network using a first set of cell(s) and a second set of cell(s) and to configure a signaling radio bearer (SRB) for the second set of cell(s). The one or more RRC messages are sent via a signaling radio bearer of the first set of cell(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Ahmad Khoshnevis, Zhanping Yin
  • Publication number: 20210274492
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a higher layer processor configured to configure physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources for ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) traffic. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit HARQ-ACK feedback for URLLC downlink (DL) data based on the configured PUCCH resource and HARQ-ACK status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, TATSUSHI AIBA, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20210274491
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine the uplink control channel (PUCCH) format and configuration based on a signaling from a base station (gNB). The instructions are also executable to determine the demodulation reference signal (DMRS) locations in the configured PUCCH. The instructions are further executable to determine the uplink control information (UCI) multiplexing methods on the configured PUCCH. The instructions are additionally executable to determine the resource of the control channel for UCI feedback. The instructions are also executable to transmit UCI feedback on the selected control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 11025395
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for reporting information is described. The UE includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that is in electronic communication with the processor. The UE selects a reference cell having a reference uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration. The UE also selects a first uplink subframe from the reference cell. The UE further selects a first subframe set from a first cell having a first UL-DL configuration. The first UL-DL configuration is different than the reference UL-DL configuration. The UE additionally determines a first set of associations between the first subframe set and the first uplink subframe. The UE further aggregates information corresponding to the reference cell and information corresponding to the first cell based on the first set of associations to produce aggregated information. The UE also reports the aggregated information on an uplink reporting cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Shohei Yamada, Ahmad Khoshnevis, John Michael Kowalski
  • Patent number: 11006400
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described that includes a control channel receiver configured to monitor, in a license-assisted-access (LAA) cell, a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) and to monitor a second PDCCH. The first PDCCH includes a DCI format having a field for indicating an occupied-OFDM-symbol configuration for a subframe in which the first PDCCH is detected. The second PDCCH is a PDCCH of which detection indicates a transmission of a PDSCH on the LAA cell. A reference signal receiver is configured to receive reference signals of which resource element position within the subframe is determined depending on the occupied-OFDM-symbol configuration. A shared channel receiver is configured to receive the PDSCH assuming the same antenna port is used as for the reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshizo Nogami, Zhanping Yin
  • Patent number: 10992425
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE may include a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiver that is configured to detect multiple PDCCHs in a subframe i?K, the multiple PDCCHs including a first PDCCH. The UE may also include a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmitter that is configured to transmit multiple PUSCHs, the multiple PUSCHs being transmitted in a license-assisted access (LAA) cell, the multiple PUSCHs including a PUSCH which is scheduled by the first PDCCH, the PUSCH being transmitted in a subframe i. A transmit power of the PUSCH may be derived using a value indicated by a transmit power control (TPC) command field which is included in the first PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Toshizo Nogami, Zhanping Yin
  • Patent number: 10985877
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine a HARQ-ACK codebook size for multiple slots on a single carrier (CC) or one or more slots on multiple carriers. The instructions are also executable to send a single HARQ-ACK report for the multiple slots based on the HARQ-ACK codebook size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami, Tatsushi Aiba
  • Patent number: 10973013
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration including first information for indicating a control resource set (CORESET), to acquire second RRC configuration including second information for indicating one or more search space sets, and to acquire third RRC configuration including third information for indicating a resource set for physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) rate matching. The UE also includes physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiving circuitry configured to monitor a PDCCH. The UE also includes PDSCH receiving circuitry configured to receive the PDSCH, upon a detection of the PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Toshizo Nogami, Zhanping Yin, Jia Sheng
  • Patent number: 10945251
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration including first information for indicating a control resource set (CORESET) duration, and to acquire second RRC configuration including second information for indicating physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring symbols. The UE also includes receiving circuitry configured to monitor a PDCCH, based on the first information and the second information. The CORESET duration is set to a value larger than 1. The second information is bitmap information. Each bit of the bitmap information corresponds to a respective OFDM symbol in a slot. The bit of which value is set to 1 indicates a start of a PDCCH monitoring occasion. The bitmap information is set such that any two adjacent PDCCH monitoring occasions do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Toshizo Nogami, Zhanping Yin, Jia Sheng
  • Patent number: 10912068
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine the uplink control channel (PUCCH) format and configuration based on a signaling from a base station (gNB). The instructions are also executable to determine the demodulation reference signal (DMRS) locations in the configured PUCCH. The instructions are further executable to determine the uplink control information (UCI) multiplexing methods on the configured PUCCH. The instructions are additionally executable to determine the resource of the control channel for UCI feedback. The instructions are also executable to transmit UCI feedback on the selected control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Publication number: 20210014881
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The user equipment includes receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) signal comprising first information. The receiving circuity is also configured to monitor a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). The user equipment also includes transmitting circuitry configured to perform semi-persistent channel state information (SP-CSI) reporting. The user equipment also includes processing circuitry configured to drop the SP-CSI reporting based on that the SP-CSI reporting is being performed without multiplexing with an uplink shared channel (UL-SCH) and the SP-CSI reporting overlaps in time with a positive scheduling request (SR) transmission. The processing circuitry is also configured to drop the SP-CSI reporting based on that the SP-CSI reporting overlaps in time with an UL-SCH transmission in one symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Zhanping Yin, Kai Ying
  • Patent number: 10880065
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) for performing carrier aggregation is described. The UE includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that is in electronic communication with the processor. The UE determines an uplink control information (UCI) transmission cell in a wireless communication network with at least one frequency-division duplexing (FDD) cell and at least one time-division duplexing (TDD) cell. The UE also selects a first cell for FDD and TDD carrier aggregation. The UE further determines a set of downlink subframe associations for the first cell that indicate at least one UCI transmission uplink subframe of the UCI transmission cell. The UE additionally sends Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Acknowledgement/Negative Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information in the UCI transmission uplink subframe of the UCI transmission cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Shohei Yamada, John Michael Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20200404692
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive a first parameter. The receiving circuitry is also configured to receive a second parameter. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on the first parameter, the first PUCCH repetitions in first multiple slots. The transmitting circuitry is also configured to perform, based on the second parameter, the second PUCCH receptions in second multiple slot. For a case that the first PUCCH repetitions collide with the second PUCCH receptions, a priority for different types of uplink control information (UCI) is applied. Hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) has a higher priority than a scheduling request (SR) and channel state information (CSI). The SR has a higher priority than the CSI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Tatsushi Aiba, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10873437
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. The UE configures shortened transmission time interval (sTTI) for downlink in a serving cell. The UE also determines a downlink (DL) association set for an uplink subframe. The UE further determines a shortened physical uplink control channel (SPUCCH) format or a PUCCH format used in the uplink subframe, on the basis of at least the number of downlink sTTI(s) within the DL association set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Publication number: 20200382264
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. Receiving circuitry is configured to receive first information, second information, third information. The receiving circuitry is also configured to monitor, based on the first information, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) for a downlink control information (DCI) format with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by a cell-radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI). The receiving circuitry is also configured to receive downlink data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH). Transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit a random access preamble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Zhanping Yin, Jia Sheng
  • Patent number: 10855404
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) for performing carrier aggregation is described. The UE includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that is in electronic communication with the processor. The UE determines a duplex method of each serving cell for frequency-division duplexing (FDD) and time-division duplexing (TDD) carrier aggregation. At least one serving cell is a TDD cell and at least one serving cell is a FDD cell. The UE also determines physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Acknowledgement/Negative Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) transmission timing for a serving cell. When a primary cell is a TDD cell, the PDSCH HARQ-ACK transmission timing for the serving cell is determined based on a downlink (DL) association set for the serving cell. The UE further sends PDSCH HARQ-ACK information based on the PDSCH HARQ-ACK transmission timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Shohei Yamada, John Michael Kowalski
  • Patent number: 10855432
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. Receiving circuitry is configured to receive an activation command for semi-persistent channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) and channel state information-interference measurement (CSI-IM) resource(s) configuration, the semi-persistent CSI-RS and CSI-IM resource(s) configuration being associated with a DL BWP. The receiving circuitry is configured to receive a deactivation command for the semi-persistent CSI-RS and CSI-IM resource(s) configuration. Processing circuitry is configured to consider that the semi-persistent CSI-RS and CSI-IM resource(s) configuration is suspended when the associated DL BWP is being deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Zhanping Yin
  • Publication number: 20200374045
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to receive a higher layer signalling to configure the UE with a code block group (CBG). The instructions are also executable to receive one or more downlink (DL) transmissions. Hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) of the one or more DL transmissions are multiplexed and reported in a single uplink (UL) reporting. The instructions are also executable to generate a HARQ-ACK codebook comprises a first HARQ-ACK sub-codebook and a second HARQ-ACK sub-codebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami, Tatsushi Aiba
  • Publication number: 20200374085
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment/negative acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and scheduling request (SR) on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) scheduled for the HARQ-ACK transmission. The HARQ-ACK and the SR are transmitted on the PUCCH by applying a cyclic shift on sequences of symbols carrying uplink control information (UCI) bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami, Tatsushi Aiba