Patents by Inventor Zhongbin Qin

Zhongbin Qin 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: 20200092940
    Abstract: A wireless communication system, a method, a base station, user equipment and a device. An electronic device for a user equipment in a wireless communication system, wherein the user equipment simultaneously performs wireless data connections with a first base station and a second base station over different carriers, the electronic device including: circuitry configured to, acquire a notification to release the wireless data connection between the user equipment and the first base station from the second base station, if a release triggering node judges that a release condition is satisfied; and release the wireless data connection with the first base station based on the notification, wherein the release triggering node is either the first base station or the second base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Zhongbin QIN
  • Publication number: 20200022025
    Abstract: The art relates to a communication method and device for a wireless communication network and a wireless communication network. In the communication method, to one cell cluster in at least one cell cluster included in the wireless communication network, an Uplink-downlink ratio configuration scheme of the cell cluster during the next ratio configuration adjusting period is determined based on un-allocatable prediction amount for un-allocatable services of each cell in the cell cluster, and allocatable prediction amount for the services, which can be allocated to other cell(s), of each cell in the cell cluster, thus utilization efficiency of communication resource is optimized, and the cells in the cell cluster have the same communication frequency and Uplink-downlink ratio configuration scheme. According to the embodiments of the invention, the utilization efficiency of communication resource can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Zhongbin QIN
  • Publication number: 20200021951
    Abstract: A communications apparatus, a base station, and a communications method. The communications apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to: group users in a 3D beam-forming space of a current cell into multiple space user groups; determine group configuration information of the users in the 3D beam-forming space of the current cell; notify a neighbor cell of the group configuration information of the users in the 3D beamforming space of the current cell to assist inter-cell interference coordination, wherein the current cell is configured with an antenna array having multiple physical antennas to achieve 3D beam-forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Qimei CUI, Tong ZHANG, Zhongbin QIN, Weijuan GAO, Hui LIANG, Qinyan JIANG
  • Patent number: 10536912
    Abstract: An uplink synchronization processing method, a User Equipment (UE), and a base station are provided. The method includes: receiving a component carrier (CC) uplink synchronization indication message sent by a base station, where the uplink synchronization indication message carries identification information of one or multiple newly configured CCs; sending synchronization signaling to the base station when determining that the uplink synchronization needs to be executed on all or a part of the one or multiple newly configured CCs corresponding to the identification information; and receiving a time advanced (TA) adjusting message that is sent by the base station according to the synchronization signaling, and applying a TA value carried in the TA adjusting message to the CC on which the uplink synchronization needs to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junren Chang, Yajuan Li, Weiwei Song, Liangliang Zhang, Wei Quan, Zhongbin Qin, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10506661
    Abstract: A wireless communication system, a method, a base station, user equipment and a device. An electronic device for a user equipment in a wireless communication system, wherein the user equipment simultaneously performs wireless data connections with a first base station and a second base station over different carriers, the electronic device including: circuitry configured to, acquire a notification to release the wireless data connection between the user equipment and the first base station from the second base station, if a release triggering node judges that a release condition is satisfied; and release the wireless data connection with the first base station based on the notification, wherein the release triggering node is either the first base station or the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10492180
    Abstract: A method, device and system for performing wireless communication in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system includes a low power node and a macro base station with common baseband and user equipment, and the user equipment communicates with the low power node and the macro base station via a plurality of component carriers. The method includes: receiving, by the user equipment, a downlink signal transmitted by the low power node and the macro base station; and transmitting uplink signals to the low power node and the macro base station, wherein the method further includes: transmitting all first uplink signals of the uplink signals to the low power node as a receiving node. According to the method, device and system, it is possible to improve the efficiency of uplink power control of a terminal and/or reduce the burden for uplink control channel transmission of a macro cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10484839
    Abstract: A communications apparatus, a base station, and a communications method. The communications apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to: group users in a 3D beam-forming space of a current cell into multiple space user groups; determine group configuration information of the users in the 3D beam-forming space of the current cell; notify a neighbor cell of the group configuration information of the users in the 3D beam-forming space of the current cell to assist inter-cell interference coordination, wherein the current cell is configured with an antenna array having multiple physical antennas to achieve 3D beam-forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Tong Zhang, Zhongbin Qin, Weijuan Gao, Hui Liang, Qinyan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10470081
    Abstract: The art relates to a communication method and device for a wireless communication network and a wireless communication network. In the communication method, to one cell cluster in at least one cell cluster included in the wireless communication network, an Uplink-downlink ratio configuration scheme of the cell cluster during the next ratio configuration adjusting period is determined based on un-allocatable prediction amount for un-allocatable services of each cell in the cell cluster, and allocatable prediction amount for the services, which can be allocated to other cell(s), of each cell in the cell cluster, thus utilization efficiency of communication resource is optimized, and the cells in the cell cluster have the same communication frequency and Uplink-downlink ratio configuration scheme. According to the embodiments of the invention, the utilization efficiency of communication resource can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Publication number: 20190296880
    Abstract: A method, base station, and user equipment (UE) for radio communication in a radio communication system including a base station and a UE, the UE communicating with the base station in carrier aggregation mode over plural component carriers. The method includes: the base station assigns a priority to each component carrier according to at least one of the following rules to enable the UE to select, on overlapped uplink subframes, the component carrier having highest priority for uplink signal transmission, the rules including: desired power loss of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, burden of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, number of uplink subframes of the component carrier, and primary/secondary attributes of the component carrier for transmission of a downlink signal corresponding to the uplink signal transmitted over the component carrier. The method, base station, and UE can flexibly adjust the transmission carrier of a PUCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Zhongbin QIN
  • Publication number: 20190289523
    Abstract: A system that determines a cell density and cell type in an area corresponding to a location of a user equipment; determines a mobility state of the user equipment based on the determined cell density and the determined cell type; and controls cell reselection for the user equipment based on the determined mobility state of the user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaodong XU, Cuibo YU, Yateng HONG, Ya LIU, Cong ZHENG, Liyao WEI, Xiaojia SONG, Zhongbin QIN
  • Patent number: 10420000
    Abstract: An electronic device including processing circuitry configured to establish a first wireless communication channel with a user equipment (UE). The device also determines whether a second communication channel of at least a predetermined quality exists between the UE and a non co-baseband basestation (BS) while the first communication channel between the UE and the electronics device is maintained. The first communication channel and the second communication channel use different carrier resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Publication number: 20190254023
    Abstract: A method, device and system for performing wireless communication in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system includes a low power node and a macro base station with common baseband and user equipment, and the user equipment communicates with the low power node and the macro base station via a plurality of component carriers. The method includes: receiving, by the user equipment, a downlink signal transmitted by the low power node and the macro base station; and transmitting uplink signals to the low power node and the macro base station, wherein the method further includes: transmitting all first uplink signals of the uplink signals to the low power node as a receiving node. According to the method, device and system, it is possible to improve the efficiency of uplink power control of a terminal and/or reduce the burden for uplink control channel transmission of a macro cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Zhongbin QIN
  • Publication number: 20190239268
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device which is used for a user equipment side includes a signal transceiving apparatus and a control apparatus. The signal transceiving apparatus is configured to transmit a device-to-device communication signal, and receive a feedback signal of other wireless communication devices for the communication signal. The control apparatus is configured to determine receiving quality of other wireless communication devices for the communication signal based on the feedback signal, and adjust the signal coverage range of a user equipment based on the distribution of the receiving quality of other wireless communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Zhongbin QIN
  • Patent number: 10367628
    Abstract: A method, base station, and user equipment (UE) for radio communication in a radio communication system including a base station and a UE, the UE communicating with the base station in carrier aggregation mode over plural component carriers. The method includes: the base station assigns a priority to each component carrier according to at least one of the following rules to enable the UE to select, on overlapped uplink subframes, the component carrier having highest priority for uplink signal transmission, the rules including: desired power loss of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, burden of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, number of uplink subframes of the component carrier, and primary/secondary attributes of the component carrier for transmission of a downlink signal corresponding to the uplink signal transmitted over the component carrier. The method, base station, and UE can flexibly adjust the transmission carrier of a PUCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Publication number: 20190223028
    Abstract: A base station control method for a wireless communication system, a base station control apparatus, a wireless communication system and an electronic device. The wireless communication system includes a small cell. The base station control apparatus includes an upper limit determination unit and a frequency band control unit; wherein the upper limit determination unit is configured to determine the upper limit of the estimated number of small cells using unlicensed frequency bands in a target region according to available unlicensed frequency band resources and estimated service volume in the target region; and the frequency band control unit is configured to control one or more small cells to use or stop using the unlicensed frequency bands according to the upper limit of the estimated number, so that the number of small cells operating at the unlicensed frequency bands is not greater than the upper limit of the estimated number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Chen SUN, Xin GUO, Zhongbin QIN, Yuxin WEI
  • Publication number: 20190200346
    Abstract: A device and method controlling working state change of a small cell and a base station including the device. The device includes: an information acquiring unit that acquires interference between a small cell to be controlled and an adjacent small cell and/or load of the small cell to be controlled; and a state change determination unit that determines working state change to be performed by the small cell to be controlled according to the acquired interference and/or load. The working state includes multiple sleep levels from low to high. A sleep degree of the small cell to be controlled in a low sleep level is less than a sleep degree of the small cell to be controlled in a high sleep level, the working state change being performed among multiple sleep levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Qimei CUI, Ningyu CHEN, Jiahui LIU, Yingni ZHANG, Liang ZENG, Zhongbin QIN
  • Patent number: 10334655
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus in a wireless communications system, and a mobility measurement method. The electronic apparatus includes a communications device and a mobility measurement device. The communication device is configured to separately perform dual-connection communication with two connection nodes by different carriers. The mobility measurement device is configured to perform mobility measurement, for determining a connection switching mode, on the connection nodes in the dual connections in a case in which connection service quality of at least one of the current dual connection nodes is lower than a preset level. The mobility measurement device is further configured to determine a reporting mode of a mobility measurement result according to the measurement condition of at least one of the current dual connection nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10321378
    Abstract: A system that determines a cell density and cell type in an area corresponding to a location of a user equipment; determines a mobility state of the user equipment based on the determined cell density and the determined cell type; and controls cell reselection for the user equipment based on the determined mobility state of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xu, Cuibo Yu, Yateng Hong, Ya Liu, Cong Zheng, Liyao Wei, Xiaojia Song, Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10314017
    Abstract: A method, device and system for performing wireless communication in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system includes a low power node and a macro base station with common baseband and user equipment, and the user equipment communicates with the low power node and the macro base station via a plurality of component carriers. The method includes: receiving, by the user equipment, a downlink signal transmitted by the low power node and the macro base station; and transmitting uplink signals to the low power node and the macro base station, wherein the method further includes: transmitting all first uplink signals of the uplink signals to the low power node as a receiving node. According to the method, device and system, it is possible to improve the efficiency of uplink power control of a terminal and/or reduce the burden for uplink control channel transmission of a macro cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10292193
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication device which is used for a user equipment side includes a signal transceiving apparatus and a control apparatus. The signal transceiving apparatus is configured to transmit a device-to-device communication signal, and receive a feedback signal of other wireless communication devices for the communication signal. The control apparatus is configured to determine receiving quality of other wireless communication devices for the communication signal based on the feedback signal, and adjust the signal coverage range of a user equipment based on the distribution of the receiving quality of other wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin