Communication Over Free Space Patents (Class 370/277)
  • Patent number: 11032258
    Abstract: In one example, a resource system includes a local compute resource, an authorization engine to authorize a resource request to the local compute resource from a source, an interface engine to assign a data property to the local compute resource in response to a determination that the resource request is authorized to access the local compute resource, and a manager engine to assign access of the local compute resource to the resource request based on a comparison of the data property and an access term associated with an authorization level of the resource request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick O Sandfort, Holt Mebane, Jun Zeng
  • Patent number: 11013050
    Abstract: The wireless communication headset system is a private communication system. The wireless communication headset system comprises a wireless routing device, a plurality of communication stations, and a plurality of wireless communication links. The wireless communication headset system supports audio and text-based communication between the plurality of communication stations. The wireless communication headset system supports a broadcast model of communication. The wireless routing device establishes a wireless communication link selected from the plurality of wireless communication link with each individual communication station contained in the plurality of communication stations. The wireless routing device is a repeater that receives a message from any first individual communication selected from the plurality of communication stations and retransmits the message to each individual headset remaining in the plurality of headsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald Snagg
  • Patent number: 11012204
    Abstract: The disclosure of the present invention proposes a communication method. The method may be performed by a wireless device and comprise: if a full duplex of a downlink (DL) reception and an uplink (UL) transmission is configured in an uplink carrier spectrum including a DL portion and a UL portion, considering that the DL portion in the uplink carrier spectrum is configured as protected DL portion for another device configured with non full-duplex. Here, the protected DL portion may allow the device configured with a non full-duplex to perform a UL transmission in the protected DL portion at a low power. The DL portion and the UL portion may be flexibly configured in the uplink carrier spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11006406
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a discovery reference signal occasion configuration. In one embodiment, a time period for transmission of a discovery reference signal may be obtained, which comprises a plurality of consecutive subframes. Furthermore, at least one first subframe of the time period may be configured for transmission of discovery reference signals from activated small cells, and at least one second subframe of the time period may be configured for transmission of discovery reference signals from deactivated small cells, wherein the at least one second subframe is different from the at least one first subframe. In this way, the activated small cells and the deactivated small cells may transmit discovery reference signals in different subframes within the discovery reference signal occasion such that the interferences of transmission of discovery reference signals may be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yuantao Zhang, Haitao Li
  • Patent number: 10999047
    Abstract: A frequency band configuration apparatus and method of a half-duplex system and a communication system. The method includes: determining a half-duplex frequency band, and receiving configuration information of the half-duplex frequency band; and receiving indication information for reconfiguring the half-duplex frequency band transmitted by a network device; the indication information indicates that the half-duplex frequency band is used for both uplink transmission and downlink transmission. Hence, it is supported that the half-duplex frequency band can be configured as both an uplink frequency band and a downlink frequency band at the same time, a cell capacity is not limited too much, and cases where uplink and downlink capacities are relatively large can be well supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Weiwei Wang, Xin Wang, Lei Song
  • Patent number: 10993149
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for operating a terminal device (17) in a cellular mobile communication network (10). The cellular mobile communication network (10) comprises a first base station (11) using a first radio resource, and a second base station (12, 13) using a second radio resource. The terminal device (17) comprises a first transceiver unit (25) for communicating via the first radio resource and a second transceiver unit (26) for communicating via the second radio resource. According to the method, a radio resource control information for the second radio resource is determined and received at the terminal device (17) via the first transceiver unit (25). As defined by the radio resource control information, user data communication (19) between the second base station (12) enter the terminal device (17) is established via the second transceiver unit (26). The first transceiver unit (25) is set in an idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Anders Berggren, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10979088
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a front end architecture for selectively adding an external carrier aggregation band. A switch element can connect a radio frequency signal path to an antenna path through a frequency domain multiplexer, such as a diplexer, in a first mode. The switch element can connect the radio frequency path to the antenna path and bypass the frequency domain multiplexer in a second mode. The frequency domain multiplexer can be external to a front end module that include the radio frequency signal path. In the first mode, a front end system can support carrier aggregation with a band associated with circuitry implemented external to the front end module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Chien Chang, Reza Kasnavi, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler, John G. Freed
  • Patent number: 10924154
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic apparatus. The electronic apparatus may include a communication circuit including a plurality of ports, each of which transmits a signal in at least one frequency band and transmitting or receiving a signal in the at least one frequency band and a processor is configured to obtain frequency band information indicating the at least one frequency band and context information indicating a state of the electronic apparatus and to determine a port to be used for the respective at least one frequency band among the plurality of ports based on the obtained information. Other various embodiments as understood from the specification are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man Seob Kim, Hyoungjoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10911073
    Abstract: A reconfigurable multiplexer including a plurality of filter and/or duplexers, each respectively associated with a frequency band and can be connected to an antenna connector via a band switch individually or several at the same time. One or more phase shifters capable of adjusting a phasing of a filter or duplexer during a multiplex mode so as to improve the interband insulation in a given multiplex mode. A variable notch can be connected to one of the filters or partial filters of a duplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SnapTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Schmidhammer, Thomas Metzger, Juha Ellä, Arto Holm
  • Patent number: 10911959
    Abstract: A control apparatus and method for a wireless communication system supporting cognitive radio. The control apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a management unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire information about at least one factor capable of affecting performance of transferring an access request for a frequency spectrum resource by a communication apparatus, the access request being used for making a request to a device which controls the frequency spectrum allocation for allocating a frequency spectrum to the communication apparatus. The management unit is configured to receive the access request sent by the communication apparatus, and optimize a route for the access request of the communication apparatus according to the acquired factor in the case that the access request contains information indicating that the communication apparatus is a slave apparatus of another communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 10901846
    Abstract: The techniques described herein are configured to improve the remanufacturing process by waiting to rebuild selective data items stored on a storage device that is unavailable. A storage device is unavailable when it is taken offline and/or disconnected from a network. The storage device may be taken offline due to a failed component (e.g., an actuator arm, an actuator head, damage to the underlying storage media, etc.). The storage device comprises multiple independent logical units, where a logical unit is a uniquely addressable portion of a storage device that is visible and/or that is exposed to a host. Accordingly, the techniques described herein are configured to conserve resources by selectively rebuilding data items stored in logical units of an offline storage device that are not affected by a remanufacturing process implemented due to a failed component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Chao-Chueh Lee, Aaron William Ogus, Subhasish Bhattacharya, Bryan Stephen Matthew, Srinivasan Malayala
  • Patent number: 10887146
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for determining a location of a frequency-domain resource block using frequency spacing values. One apparatus includes a transceiver that communicates with a base station in a mobile communication network a processor that determines a first spacing value for frequency locations within a frequency range and determines a second spacing value for frequency locations within the frequency range. The processor receives (via the transceiver) information of a first scalar and a second scalar and determines a location of a set of frequency-domain resource blocks using a location of a reference resource block. Here, the location of the reference resource block is based on the sum of a product of the first scalar and the first spacing value and a product of the second scalar and the second spacing value. The apparatus receives data from the base station on the set of frequency-domain resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Ravikiran Nory, Vijay Nangia, Ziad Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10873698
    Abstract: A method and a system for improving efficiency of a bi-directional optical camera communication between a first OCC device and a second OCC device are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method may include estimating, by a first OCC device comprising a first display device and a first camera device, a first transmission parameter with respect to the first display device and a first reception parameter with respect to the first camera device. The first reception parameter is based on a second transmission parameter of a second OCC device or a channel condition parameter, and the second transmission parameter is derived from an analysis of information captured by the second OCC device from the first OCC device. The method may further include dynamically modifying, by the first OCC device, the first transmission parameter based on the first reception parameter in order to maximize throughput of OCC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Subhas Chandra Mondal, Shailesh Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10868363
    Abstract: An antenna system and a signal transmission method are provided. The antenna system includes: an antenna array and a matching network, where an S parameter matrix of the matching network matches an S parameter matrix of the antenna array and the matching network is configured to perform pre-distortion on a to-be-transmitted signal or de-distortion on a received signal, and the antenna array is configured to transmit the pre-distorted to-be-transmitted signal. According to the antenna system and the signal transmission method provided in this application, pre-distortion may be performed on a signal that needs to be transmitted by the antenna array or de-distortion may be performed on a signal received by the antenna array, so as to configure energy that is coupled from each antenna array element to an adjacent antenna array element, thereby reducing a coupling effect between antenna array elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ni Ma, Yueheng Li, Wei Gu, Tuanjie Xue, Jianping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10854975
    Abstract: An antenna-unit (110) for at least dual-FDD bands includes a first combiner (100) splitting its input (101) into at least two outputs (102, 103). Each output (102, 103) operates in at least two narrow-bands from two different FDD systems, and is respectively connected to a second and third combiners (200, 300). The second and third combiners (200, 300) are respectively connected with a first RF circuit (800, 900) enabling separation of two different FDD channels in an inverted Transmitter/Receiver fashion. An antenna system (700) based on the antenna unit (110) includes a set of columns of dual-polarized radiating elements (500) arranged on a reflector (702), and the first RF circuit (800,900) is connected with a second RF circuit (10) of the Base Station processing, SDR is set along with the RF circuit (10) to enable 3D beamforming features as well as independent system link control for optimization purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Samb Doudou, ZhongLin Wu, Mulin Liu
  • Patent number: 10840886
    Abstract: A radio-frequency filter includes a first series-arm circuit and a second series-arm circuit that is on a circuit path closer to the output terminal than the first series-arm circuit. A first parallel-arm circuit is connected to a ground and a node on the path between the first series-arm circuit and the second series-arm circuit. The first series-arm circuit includes a first series-arm resonator, and a first switch element, the first switch element including first semiconductor elements arranged in series. The second series-arm circuit includes a second series-arm resonator, and a second switch element, the second switch element including at least one second semiconductor element. A first stack number being higher than a second stack number, the first stack number being a number of the first semiconductor elements and the second stack number being a number of the one or more second semiconductor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Koji Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10790957
    Abstract: A method for allocating resources by a Base Station (BS) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes configuring a Resource Block Group (RBG) dependent on whether a User Equipment (UE) operates in Full Duplex Radio (FDR) mode or Half Duplex (HD) mode, and allocating resources to the UE in units of the configured RBG. The RBG includes a plurality of Resource Blocks (RBs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Dongkyu Kim, Kwangseok Noh, Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10778403
    Abstract: Examples described herein include apparatuses and methods for full duplex device-to-device cooperative communication. Example systems described herein may include self-interference noise calculators. The output of a self-interference noise calculator may be used to compensate for the interference experienced due to signals transmitted by another antenna of the same wireless device or system. In implementing such a self-interference noise calculator, a selected wireless relaying device or wireless destination device may operate in a full-duplex mode, such that relayed messages may be transmitted as well as information from other sources or destinations during a common time period (e.g., symbol, slot, subframe, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fa-Long Luo, Tamara Schmitz, Jeremy Chritz, Jaime Cummins
  • Patent number: 10771226
    Abstract: There is provided a method for limiting a spurious emission, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising: configuring a transceiver of the UE to use an operating band 71; and determining at least one operating band to be protected among a plurality of operating band, wherein if the determined operating band to be protected is an operating band 29, a maximum level of spurious emission is limited to ?38 dBm for protecting other UE using the operating band 29.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suhwan Lim, Sangwook Lee, Jaehyuk Jang, Manyoung Jung
  • Patent number: 10742274
    Abstract: A radio communication device includes: a full-digital array that has a first antenna element group including multiple antenna elements and that has no analog variable phase shifter; and a hybrid beamformer that has a second antenna element group including multiple antenna elements and that has an analog variable phase shifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suyama, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 10693585
    Abstract: A method of link adaptation is described including establishing, using a first serving point, a multi-user full duplex mode wherein the multi-user full duplex mode enables a downlink to a first wireless device and an uplink from a second wireless device. The first serving point requests from the first wireless device a first channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in a full duplex time period and a second channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in non-full duplex time period. The full duplex mode is evaluated using the first and second channel quality indicators. At least one parameter of the full duplex mode is adjusted based on the evaluating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10687360
    Abstract: A method and device for transmitting uplink control information is described. The method includes according to the size and position of a feedback window, determining uplink control information; according to a transmission moment of the uplink control information, performing listen-before-talk detection to determine an actual uplink transmission moment; and transmitting the determined uplink control information at an actual uplink transmission moment. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, under the situation where no channel is occupied at a set uplink control information transmission moment, one or more times of listen-before-talk detection are continued, and the determined uplink control information is transmitted on an actual uplink transmission moment, thereby avoiding the situation that uplink control information may not be correctly transmitted in time due to not occupying a channel, and further improving the system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Qianqian Si, Xuejuan Gao, Xueming Pan, Jiaqing Wang
  • Patent number: 10681678
    Abstract: In a D2D operation method performed by a remote terminal in a wireless communication system, the present invention determines whether receiving a signal transmitted from a relay terminal by means of transmission of a signal from the remote terminal is restricted; and transmits a signal to the relay terminal on the basis of the determination, wherein in the case that receiving a signal transmitted from the relay terminal by means of transmission of a signal from the remote terminal is not restricted, the present invention transmits a signal to the relay terminal, and in the case that receiving a signal transmitted from the relay terminal by means of transmission of a signal from the remote terminal is restricted, the present invention does not transmit a signal to the relay terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10681550
    Abstract: The present application provides a method, a base station controller, and a user equipment. The method includes: determining, by a base station controller of a user equipment, a first access point set, and sending information about the first access point set to the user equipment; and determining, by the user equipment according to the first access point set, an access point for accessing a wireless local area network. In embodiments of the present application, when a user equipment needs to access a wireless local area network through an access point to access the Internet, a base station controller may notify the user equipment of an available access point. In this way, the user equipment can access the wireless local area network directly through the available access point and does not need to request a password from an operator and enter the password during access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingzhao Li, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Yanyan Chen
  • Patent number: 10674527
    Abstract: Method performed by a first network node (111) for handling scheduling of wireless devices. The first network node (111) obtains information about a first type of time resource used by HD-FDD wireless devices (151). The first network node (111) also obtains information about a second type of time resource not used by the HD-FDD wireless devices (151) due to a transition at the HD-FDD wireless devices (151) between UL and DL. The first network node (111) schedules a first wireless device out of FD-FDD wireless devices (152) during the second type of time resource, based on the obtained information about the second type. The first network node (111) decides whether or not to schedule a second wireless device out of the FD-FDD wireless devices (152) during the first type of time resource, based on the obtained information about the first type, and further based on whether first conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Santhan Thangarasa, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 10609522
    Abstract: Audio output of a radio frequency (RF) portable communication device is controlled. A first portable communication device (PCD) uses an audio transducer to generate one or more audio tones in response to a voice transmit operation initiated by a user of the first PCD. One or more characteristics of the tone or tones can be selectively controlled in accordance with a first talk group which is in use by the first PCD to facilitate the voice transmit operation. The one or more audio tones are received at one or more second PCDs different from the first PCD, where they are used to selectively control an audio output volume of the second PCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Allen Thompson, Stephen Welsch
  • Patent number: 10595289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for performing, by a terminal, time and frequency synchronization with a base station in an initial access process to the base station. The method includes receiving, by the terminal, a physical broadcast channel, and detecting a synchronization signal based on the received physical broadcast channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Donghan Kim, Yongjun Kwak, Taehyoung Kim, Juho Lee
  • Patent number: 10582501
    Abstract: When a base station is going to offload a UE from a carrier and is faced with a choice of whether to transition the UE from that carrier to a first carrier or rather to a second carrier, the base station will select the first carrier as the target carrier based at least on a determination that the first carrier has higher insertion loss than the second carrier. In addition, to help offset service of the UE on the high-insertion-loss carrier, the base station may block other UEs from being served on the first carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 10574366
    Abstract: A method performed under control of a first device capable of full duplex radio communications may include transmitting a first frame to a second device; estimating a channel response of self interference cancellation (SIC), based, at least in part, on the first frame; and determining whether the estimated channel response is usable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Hyoung-Gon Lee
  • Patent number: 10575295
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system is provided that frequency shifts the output of one or more microcells to a 60 GHz or higher frequency range for transmission to a set of distributed antennas. The cellular band outputs of these microcell base station devices are used to modulate a 60 GHz (or higher) carrier wave, yielding a group of subcarriers on the 60 GHz carrier wave. This group will then be transmitted in the air via analog microwave RF unit, after which it can be repeated or radiated to the surrounding area. The repeaters amplify the signal and resend it on the air again toward the next repeater. In places where a microcell is required, the 60 GHz signal is shifted in frequency back to its original frequency (e.g., the 1.9 GHz cellular band) and radiated locally to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Paul Shala Henry, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10568093
    Abstract: In enhanced licensed assisted access (eLAA), providing several approaches to report the channel state information (CSI) measurement may be desirable to provide flexibility in CSI reporting, especially in aperiodic CSI reporting. Further, a difference in using a licensed carrier and an unlicensed carrier may be considered during communication. In addition, assigning different transmit power usage based on different transmission types may be desired. The apparatus may be a user equipment (UE). The apparatus may be a UE. The UE receives a grant for uplink communication. The UE determines a reporting subframe based on the grant. The UE determines whether to select, as a reference subframe, a triggering subframe in which the grant is received or a subframe before the reporting subframe. The UE transmits, in the reporting subframe, CSI measured in the reference subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10541473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for convergence of a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system with an IoT technology, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to an intelligent service (for example, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related service, etc.) on the basis of a 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology. An operation method of an inter-antenna phase calibration device in a wireless communication system using an unlicensed band according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: calculating a listen before talk (LBT) processing time while an LBT is being performed; selecting a calibration mode for calibrating an inter-antenna phase on the basis of the LBT processing time; and calibrating the inter-antenna phase according to the selected calibration mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seijoon Shim, Hayoung Yang, Chongdon Kim, Chanho Choi
  • Patent number: 10539658
    Abstract: A method of radar detection and a radar system for a motor vehicle are described. The radar system includes a transmitter for transmitting a radar signal having a time period, a plurality of receivers for receiving the transmitted radar signal reflected by an object, a signal compressor having a plurality inputs coupled to each of the receivers and at least one signal compressor output, the signal compressor being configured to compress the received signals to fewer output signals, each output signal having a number of samples. A signal re-constructor having at least one input coupled to each the signal compressor output and configured to determine a plurality signal strength values from the compressed signals, each signal strength value corresponding to a signal strength for a respective time-of-flight and angle-of-arrival value pair of a received signal. The radar system may detect an object with less memory and a lower power consumption while maintaining angular resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Zoran Zivkovic, Antonius Johannes Matheus De Graauw
  • Patent number: 10524280
    Abstract: A method for identifying, at a communication device, operation in a dual connect operating mode that enables the communication device to concurrently communicate with a first network source and a second network source. The method including monitoring, by a controller of the communication device, a plurality of transmission characteristics of a first and second transmitter and a first receiver of the communication device. The method including determining, based on the plurality of transmission characteristics, whether concurrent transmissions by the first and second transmitters result in an intermodulation interference condition that interferes with a voice carrying signal. In response to the concurrent transmissions resulting in the intermodulation interference condition, the method including mitigating an effect of the intermodulation interference condition by rescheduling transmission of at least one data signal between a second transmitter and a second network source to a later time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Armin Klomsdorf, Dale Schwent, John R. Mura
  • Patent number: 10498387
    Abstract: A high-frequency front-end circuit (10) includes a band switch (20), duplexers (31, 32, and 33), and a main switch (40). The band switch (20) includes a common terminal (PC20) and selection terminals (PS21, PS22, and PS23). The main switch (40) includes a common terminal (PC40) and selection terminals (PS41, PS42, PS43). The duplexers (31, 32, and 33) are connected between the selection terminals (PS21 and PS41), between the selection terminals (PS22 and PS42), and between the selection terminals (PS23 and PS43), respectively. The selection terminal (PS23) is connected between the selection terminals (PS21 and PS22) and the selection terminal (PS43) is connected between the selection terminals (PS41 and PS42). First and second communication bands the frequency bands of which are close to or overlapped with each other are transmitted and received through the duplexers (31 and 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Takanori Uejima
  • Patent number: 10476562
    Abstract: A communication method includes grouping a plurality of antenna patterns of a communication device according to an antenna device group corresponding to different antenna combinations to form a plurality of antenna pattern groups, and selecting an antenna pattern group from the antenna pattern groups; according to a plurality of signal parameter statistics of a plurality of antenna pattern combinations corresponding to each of the selected antenna pattern group, selecting a first antenna pattern combination and a last antenna pattern combination among the plurality of antenna pattern combinations; and according to first data related to the first antenna pattern combination and second data related to the last antenna pattern combination, setting the first antenna pattern combination or the last antenna pattern combination as a transmission antenna pattern combination for data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: I-Ru Liu
  • Patent number: 10461827
    Abstract: Multiple-hop relayed directional beam formed wireless communication (mm-wave mesh network) method and apparatus which takes place at the PHY layer. Network capability is enhanced by improving routing protocols between neighboring STAs when communicating from an originating STA, through intermediate STAs, to a destination STA. The routing takes into consideration antenna sector selection to limit interference with neighboring STAs, and channel time utilization to increase throughput. Link metrics and channel times are established for optimizing routing and the determination of intermediate stations between an originating STA and a destination STA. The apparatus and method balances both end-end path link quality and interference impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Patent number: 10455616
    Abstract: Interference management techniques for full-duplex wireless communications are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to initiate a downlink (DL) transmission procedure for sending a DL data transmission, and during the DL transmission procedure, send an interference-contingent uplink (UL) transmission invitation identifying a destination of the DL data transmission and begin receiving a UL data transmission in response to the interference-contingent UL transmission invitation. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Robert Stacey
  • Patent number: 10448422
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for ‘partial’ time division multiplexing (TDM) operation are provided. One example of a method includes transmitting, by a base station, an Enhanced Absolute Grant Channel (E-AGCH) message to one or more user equipment. The E-AGCH message may comprise an indication of one of a first type grant or a second type grant indicating whether a grant is susceptible to grant detection. The first type of grant is considered susceptible to grant detection, and the second type of grant is considered not susceptible to grant detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Maciej Januszewski, Karri Markus Ranta-Aho
  • Patent number: 10432250
    Abstract: An operation method of an in-band full duplex (IFD) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver, including a reception part, a transmission part, an analog self-interference (SI) generator, and a self-interference cancellation (SIC) controller, may comprise generating, at the SIC controller, a control signal for analog SIC and digital SIC and outputting the control signal to the reception part and the analog SI generator; cancelling, at the SIC controller, SI of a transmission signal of the transmission part based on the control signal; and cancelling, at the reception part, SI of a signal of the reception part based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hyung Sik Ju, Dong Hyuk Gwak, Seon Ae Kim, Yu Ro Lee, Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10425946
    Abstract: Wireless stations of a Wi-Fi network based are steered to either a high throughput channel or a low throughput channel based on data exchange capacity, in addition to dual-band capability. A probe request data packet from a wireless station seeking to join a channel of the plurality of channels supported by the access point is detected. Dual-band capability is determined as indicated by the probe request. Responsive to having dual-band capability, a high throughput capability of the wireless station is determined as indicated by the probe request. Responsive to having high throughput capability, the wireless station is assigned to a high throughput channel. A probe response data packet with a channel assignment is generated for transmission to the wireless station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Siva Rama Krishna Rao Yogendra Jupudi
  • Patent number: 10425214
    Abstract: Scheduling and allocating resources in a millimeter wave communication system are performed by components of both the MAC and the RF front end acting in cooperation with one another. MAC components operate essential in accordance with the 802.11 standard. Signals at 2.4/5 GHz intermediate frequency (IF) output from an IF module are upconverted to an RF mmWave spectrum. The RF signals are routed to different subsector antennas and/or polarizations of a subsector antenna in order to direct the RF mmWave signal to a desired destination. Beamforming by the physical structures of antennas, direct the RF signals to a particular subsector. The combination of allocating resources within the MAC, processing within the MBI module before being upconverting to RF, together with signal switching of the RF signals, determines the destination to which signals are to be transmitted and the source from which signals are to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Skyriver Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Saeid Safavi, Saeed Sarikhani Khorami
  • Patent number: 10425196
    Abstract: The disclosure of the present specification provides a method for receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a low-capability (LC) or low-cost (LC) device. The method may comprise: a step for receiving repetition of a downlink control channel when coverage enhancement (CE) is set on the LC device; a step for determining multiple subframes to receive the repetition of the PDSCH on the basis of the reception of the repetition of the downlink control channel; a step for assessing whether or not a gap subframe exists among the multiple subframes; and a step for dropping the reception of the PDSCH on the gap subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hyangsun You, Yunjung Yi, Suckchel Yang, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10418715
    Abstract: A tunable antenna module for a mobile device includes an antenna, a frequency-division circuit and one or more impedance-tuning circuits. The frequency-division circuit is coupled to a radiator of the antenna for forming one or more signal paths for one or more of component frequencies of a radio-frequency signal of the antenna. One or more the impedance-tuning circuits are coupled to the frequency-division circuit for tuning an impedance of the antenna at one or more of the component frequencies of the radio-frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventor: Chen-Fang Tai
  • Patent number: 10390254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for interference cancellation between terminals in a full-duplex radio (FDR) system and apparatuses supporting the same. A method for cancelling interference between terminals in a wireless access system supporting a full-duplex radio (FDR) system, as an aspect of the present invention, may comprise the steps of: receiving, by a first terminal, reference signal information including information for configuring an interference reference signal from a base station; receiving the interference reference signal from a second terminal; obtaining, by the first terminal, interference channel information with regard to an interference channel between the first terminal and the second terminal on the basis of the interference reference signal; and transmitting by beamforming uplink data to the base station on the basis of the interference channel information by the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jinmin Kim, Jaehoon Chung, Kitae Kim, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10361745
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is described. The wireless communication device includes a transmit/receive (T/R) switch that is configured with an antenna port coupled to an antenna, a transmitter port coupled to a transmitter and a receiver port coupled to a receiver. The T/R switch selectively connects the transmitter port to the antenna port or the receiver port to the antenna port. The wireless communication device also includes a T/R switch controller that sets the T/R switch to disconnect the transmitter from the antenna when the transmitter is actively transmitting in a high insertion loss mode to reduce power from the transmitter to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mahbod Mofidi, Salvatore Pennisi, Xiao Deng, Pravin Patil
  • Patent number: 10356734
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an example method and an apparatus for transmitting synchronization signals from an eNB with a different subcarrier spacing from rest of transmissions. That is, a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) may be transmitted using a first subcarrier spacing, a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), and/or a reference signal (RS) may be transmitted with a second subcarrier spacing, and other transmissions may be made using a third subcarrier spacing that is different from at least one of the first or second subcarrier spacing. Further, the order of symbols mapped to the synchronization signals may be reversed or otherwise modified within a transmission subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sridhar Ramanujam, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 10356687
    Abstract: A system and method for providing wireless network communications between a plurality of remote devices and a site controller are provided. Each network and the site controller communicates using a communications protocol adapted to allow remote devices and the site controller to independently control the communication path for transmissions sent by each device. In some embodiments, remote devices can collect and store information about other remote devices and available communication paths for optimum data transmission. Also, in some embodiments, remote devices can quickly join a preexisting network by communicating with a site controller and/or other remote devices. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SIPCO, LLC
    Inventor: David Petite
  • Patent number: 10333612
    Abstract: A method, wireless device and computer program product for expanding the coverage of a cellular network. A wireless device (e.g., cellular telephone) is able to communicate with a base station in a cell of the cellular network over a non-cellular interface via another wireless device in a cell through the use of multi-hopping. A wireless device may request permission to communicate with the base station over a non-cellular interface via hopping off another wireless device when its signal strength is below a threshold. Alternatively, a wireless device may receive a request to communicate with the base station over a non-cellular interface via hopping off the wireless device that sent the request when that wireless device has excess capacity in its bandwidth with the base station. By enabling wireless devices to communicate with a base station in such a manner, the effective capacity of the cellular network is expanded and the effective capacity of the cellular network is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Vidur Bhargava, Sriram Vishwanath, Jubin Jose
  • Patent number: 10333466
    Abstract: A multi-order wave voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) includes a power impedance matching unit, a signal transmitting unit, a harmonic wave eliminating unit and an oscillation frequency adjusting unit. The power impedance matching unit includes an input end, an output end and a first transmission line between the input end and the output end. The first transmission line is a ¼-wavelength transmission line based on a wavelength of an output harmonic wave. The signal transmitting unit includes multiple upper inductor electrically connected to the output end and multiple lower inductors electrically connected to a ground end. The harmonic wave eliminating unit includes multiple transistors electrically connected to the signal transmitting unit and each having a drain electrically connected to a gate of the adjacent transistor to form a multi-order ring loop. The oscillation frequency adjusting unit includes multiple varactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yo-Sheng Lin, Jin-You Liao, Kai-Siang Lan