Repeater Patents (Class 370/315)
  • Patent number: 11910426
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. For instance, a first wireless device may transmit a first transmission of a transport block to a user equipment (UE). The UE may decode the received transport block and may receive control signaling indicating that a second wireless device is to transmit a second transmission of the transport block based on decoding the transport block. The UE may perform interference cancellation for the second transmission of the transport block from the second wireless device based on receiving the control signaling and may receive a third transmission based on performing the interference cancellation, where a first resource of the second transmission overlaps in time, frequency, or both with a second resource of the third transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Elshafie, Wei Yang, Seyedkianoush Hosseini
  • Patent number: 11910258
    Abstract: In response to receiving from a source RAN node (2), on a direct interface (101), a message requesting a handover of a radio terminal (1) from a first network to a second network, a target RAN node (3) receives at least one of slice information and flow information from a core network (5), and controls communication of the radio terminal (1) based on at least one of the slice information and the flow information. The slice information relates to a network slice in the second network. The flow information relates to at least one session to be established in the second network, serving as a bearer-less network, in order to transfer at least one packet flow of the radio terminal (1). It is thus possible, for example, to provide an Inter-RAT handover procedure involving transfer of handover signaling messages on a direct inter-base-station interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11902875
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system, the terminal device comprising: a transmitter; a receiver; and a controller operable to: select a first relay node from a plurality of relay nodes and control the transmitter and receiver to exchange signals with a base station via the first relay node; measure a signal characteristic associated with the first relay node and compare the measured signal characteristic with a predetermined threshold value; if the measured signal characteristic is greater than the predetermined threshold value, control the transmitter and receiver to continue to exchange signals with the base station via the first relay node; and if the measured signal characteristic is less than the predetermined threshold value, perform a procedure for allowing selection of a second relay node from the plurality of relay nodes via which the transmitter and receiver may exchange signals with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11888960
    Abstract: A system and method for packet processing, the method being applied to a first network device and including sending a first packet to a second network device, where a control packet header of the first packet includes a first number, and the first number indicates a number of a packet that carries the first number and that is between the first network device and the second network device, and receiving a first acknowledgement packet from the second network device, where the first acknowledgement packet comprises an indication indicating whether the second network device receives the first packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xingwang Zhou, Feng Li, Jianfei He, Weiguang Wang, Yi Zhang, Yizhou Li
  • Patent number: 11889345
    Abstract: Systems and methods for balancing load in an area of a wireless network comprising first nodes operating according to a first Radio Access Technology and at least one second node operating according to a second Radio Access Technology. The method comprises establishing a connection between a user device and a first node; receiving an indication of an entry threshold for establishing a connection between the user device and a second node during a current time period, wherein the entry threshold is determined in dependence on an expected usage requirement for the area of the wireless network during the current time period; determining, by the user device, whether a parameter of a signal received from the second node exceeds the entry threshold; and responsive to determining that the parameter of the signal received from the second node exceeds the entry threshold, establishing, by the first node, a dual connectivity session between the user device and both the first and the second nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: EXFO Solutions SAS
    Inventors: Marc Nieto Aliques, David García Roger, Daniel Calabuig Soler, Pau Usach Molina, María Victoria Bausá Aragonés, Francisco Vicente Guillén Ruiz, Eduardo Palomero Lopez
  • Patent number: 11889322
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for user-equipment coordination set (UECS) beam sweeping. In aspects, a user equipment (UE) receives an indication to coordinate beam sweeping with a UECS. The UE directs each UE in the UECS to perform a beam-training procedure by receiving a set of downlink beam transmissions, and forwards beam report information to a base station. In implementations, the UE receives an indication of one or more beam identities and one or more assigned time slots, and directs at least two UEs in the UECS to use specific beams indicated by the beam identities at specific time slots indicated by the assigned time slots, such as by transmitting a respective beam identity and a respective time slot to each UE of the at least two UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Erik Richard Stauffer
  • Patent number: 11882034
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving energy efficiency data from a plurality of nodes within a network. The method also includes determining an energy efficiency node quotient for each of the plurality of nodes within the network to generate a plurality of energy efficiency node quotients and determining an energy efficiency path quotient for each of a plurality of paths within the network to generate a plurality of energy efficiency path quotients. The method further includes determining one or more policies associated with the plurality of paths and selecting a path from the plurality of paths based at least on the plurality of energy efficient path quotients and the one or more policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Robert Edgar Barton, Jerome Henry, Cesar Obediente
  • Patent number: 11881628
    Abstract: Millimeter-wave (mmWave) and sub-mmWave technology, apparatuses, and methods that relate to receivers for wireless communications are described. The various aspects include an apparatus of a communication device including an antenna array and switching circuitry coupled to each antenna of the antenna array. The switching circuitry is configured to switch at a rate based on the center frequency of incoming communications on each respective antenna to generate at least two antenna patterns and provide the at least two antenna patterns to processing circuitry for decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Israel Rubin, Ofer Markish
  • Patent number: 11882581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises: detecting, by a wireless mirror device in a wireless data network, link layer transmission of a wireless data unit between a wireless access point (AP) device and a wireless client device on a first allocated frequency channel at a first transmission interval; and transmitting, by the wireless mirror device based on detecting the link layer transmission, the wireless data unit at a second transmission interval on a second allocated frequency channel that is allocated to the wireless mirror device for a mirror transmission between the wireless AP device and the wireless client device at the second transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Domenico Ficara, Amine Choukir, Pascal Thubert, Malcolm Smith
  • Patent number: 11871456
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic device in a wireless communication system, and a wireless communication method. The electronic device in a wireless communication system according to the present application comprises: a processing circuit, configured to perform a channel detection process in one or more beam directions of an unlicensed spectrum; and a transceiver circuit, configured to transmit a random access preamble sequence in one or more beam directions in which channels are detected as idle. The electronic device and the wireless communication method of the present application can implement a random access process on an unlicensed spectrum, improve the channel detection efficiency, and reduce the delay caused by the channel detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tao Cui
  • Patent number: 11871432
    Abstract: Provided are a base station, whereby the erroneous detection of control information can be reduced, thereby preventing the degradation of the system throughput. A base station maps a downstream allocation control information unit, which is addressed to a terminal, to a first resource region, which can be used for any of a downstream control channel region and a downstream data channel region, or to a second resource region, which can be used only for the downstream control channel, so as to transmit the downstream allocation control information unit. In the base station, a control unit establishes a scale of the PDCCH region, and a transmission region establishing unit establishes, on the basis of a scale value established by the control unit, a mapping region to which the DCI is mapped within the R-PDCCH region and the PDCCH region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao, Ayako Horiuchi, Yasuaki Yuda, Sujuan Feng, Michael Einhaus
  • Patent number: 11871314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resource allocation method of a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) transmission terminal in a wireless communication system and an apparatus therefor. More specifically, the method comprises the steps of: transmitting, to a V2X receiving terminal, a first V2X signal for a V2X service; receiving, from the V2X receiving terminal, an acknowledgment/negative-acknowledgment (ACK/NACK) for a V2X signal; and, if the NACK is received from the V2X receiving terminal, allocating, for a second V2X signal, a second time-frequency resource reserved in association with a first time-frequency resource for the first V2X signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngtae Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Myoungseob Kim, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11856452
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and a device for processing a ciphered UDC header in a next-generation mobile communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donggun Kim, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 11849419
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a network node configured to communicate with a wireless device (WD) is provided. The network node configured to, and/or including a radio interface and/or including processing circuitry configured to: receive information indicating a timing offset (T??), determine transmission timing for downlink transmission based on the timing offset (T??) and at least one estimated timing value, and perform downlink transmission based on the determine transmission timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Erik Dahlman, Boris Dortschy, Yezi Huang, Per-Erik Eriksson
  • Patent number: 11844089
    Abstract: Group transmission of data from a group of User Equipment devices to a network node of a cellular communication system where communication between devices is effected by device-to-device technology can provide significant improvements in uplink coverage and user bit rate. However, the benefits of group transmission means that not all devices of a group have sufficient network coverage to reliably receive a grant signal scheduling uplink resources from a network node. Methods, devices and a network node are proposed that enable the dynamic selection of either a direct grant mode, in which each device receives the uplink grant directly from the network, or a relayed grant mode, in which a device acting as group coordinator relays the grant to all members of the group, to ensure optimal performance for group transmissions. The selection is dependent on at least one determined condition relating to the group of devices and/or the group transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jan Christoffersson, Mårten Ericson, Min Wang
  • Patent number: 11844057
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing performance of a wireline communication network backhaul for wireless nodes based on data traffic and node characterization. In one embodiment, the node comprises a small-cell or other wireless base station (e.g., one utilizing unlicensed or quasi-licensed spectrum such as CBRS or C-Band) that is backhauled by a DOCSIS system within a managed HFC network, and the methods and apparatus utilize such factors as traffic load, geographic or topological location, node technology type, and user device profile for each node to determine scheduling of traffic over the wireline transmission medium used for the delivery of services. In another embodiment, the foregoing factors can be weighted for further determination related to an assignment of the time slots or other resources for the delivery of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 11844064
    Abstract: Aspects relate to signaling at least one relaying parameter for a wireless communication device that supports relaying operations. In some examples, the wireless communication device may send such a relaying parameter to a scheduling entity. The scheduling entity may then schedule a relaying operation for the wireless communication device based on the relaying parameter. For example, the scheduling entity may select the resources to be used for the relaying operation based on the relaying parameter. In some examples, a relaying parameter may indicate one or more of a relaying capability of a wireless communication device, an operational condition (e.g., requirement) for relaying by a wireless communication device, a relaying configuration for a wireless communication device, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Elshafie, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Sony Akkarakaran, Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11838750
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Wireless communications systems may employ one or more scheduling constraints to support efficient utilization of techniques for intra-device handling of overlapping scheduled uplink transmissions (e.g., intra-device dynamic resource cancelation and multiplexing) as well as inter-device handling of overlapping scheduled uplink transmissions (e.g., inter-device dynamic resource cancelation and multiplexing). Scheduling constraints may define how a device may apply intra-device and inter-device multiplexing and cancelation rules for various scenarios. For example, a device may apply intra-UE cancelation rules before inter-device cancelation rules. In some examples, later-received grants or uplink preemption indications (ULPIs) may not change a device's previously established decision to drop an uplink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11838941
    Abstract: A terminal is disclosed that includes a receiver that receives a first downlink control information for scheduling a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission, and a second downlink control information for notifying a time region and a frequency region in which the PUSCH is not to be transmitted. The terminal further includes a processor that supports reception of the second downlink control information in a slot that is shorter than a slot for transmitting the PUSCH. In other aspects, a radio communication method and a base station are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Qun Zhao, Xiaohang Chen, Lihui Wang
  • Patent number: 11838819
    Abstract: In response to receiving from a source RAN node (2), on a direct interface (101), a message requesting a handover of a radio terminal (1) from a first network to a second network, a target RAN node (3) receives at least one of slice information and flow information from a core network (5), and controls communication of the radio terminal (1) based on at least one of the slice information and the flow information. The slice information relates to a network slice in the second network. The flow information relates to at least one session to be established in the second network, serving as a bearer-less network, in order to transfer at least one packet flow of the radio terminal (1). It is thus possible, for example, to provide an Inter-RAT handover procedure involving transfer of handover signaling messages on a direct inter-base-station interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11831424
    Abstract: A method of determining a slot format in a wireless communication system, where the method is performed by a user equipment (UE) and includes: receiving, from a network, slot format information informing a first slot format for a plurality of normal symbols that are arranged within a period of time, wherein each of the plurality of normal symbols includes a normal cyclic prefix (CP). The method further includes: based on the received slot format information informing the first slot format, determining a second slot format for a plurality of extended symbols that are arranged within the period of time, wherein each of the plurality of extended symbols includes an extended CP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Soonki Jo, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 11824620
    Abstract: A relay supporting multiple relay modes is provided. The relay transmits capability information to a base station, the capability information indicating support for a first relay mode and a second relay mode. The relay determines a mode of operation, either on its own or based on an indication of a mode of operation from the base station, wherein the mode of operation comprises the first relay mode or the second relay mode. The relay communicates with at least one of the base station or another wireless device based at least in part on the determined mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ezgi Tekgul, Navid Abedini, Jianghong Luo, Naeem Akl, Raju Hormis, Ashwin Sampath, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11818583
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and device for unlocking communications. The method can include that, after a connection is established with a second device, a preset time interval for communications in an unlocking process is determined. The method can further include that, after the preset time interval for communications is determined, unlocking communication with the second device is performed according to the preset time interval for communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tian Jiang
  • Patent number: 11812253
    Abstract: Some disclosed systems and methods include a surround sound controller and one or more wireless headphones that switch between operating in various modes. In a first mode, the surround sound controller uses a first MCS to transmit first surround sound audio information to a first pair of headphones. In a second mode, the surround sound controller uses a second MCS to transmit (a) the first surround sound audio information to the first pair of headphones and (b) second surround sound audio information to a second pair of headphones. In operation, the first MCS corresponds to a lower data rate at a higher wireless link margin than the second MCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Beckhardt
  • Patent number: 11812512
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a relay device detecting a change in a protocol data unit (PDU) session configuration that the relay device has established for a user equipment (UE) that accesses a network via the relay device. Upon detecting this change, the relay device signals an indication of the change to the UE. Aspects also relate to UE that is connected to a relay device and that reselects an interworking function (e.g., a non-3rd Generation Partnership Project interworking function (N3IWF)). In some examples, the UE receives an indication from the relay device that a serving relay PDU session configuration has changed and, in response, the UE selects a new interworking function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Karthika Paladugu, Hong Cheng, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 11805440
    Abstract: Examples in this application provide a communication method, apparatus, device, and system, and a storage medium. One example method includes determining, by a terminal device, that the first data packet of the target service sent by the first network device is not successfully received, sending, by the terminal device, a first message to a second network device, to request to retransmit the first data packet, and receiving, by the terminal device, the first data packet from the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingzhao Li, Lei Guan, Jianghua Liu
  • Patent number: 11805562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user device pairing method and apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11804927
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for wireless communication. The techniques include a method wireless communication by a user equipment including receiving a configuration message, wherein the configuration message in part configures the UE to communicate coordinated transmissions with a plurality of transmission reception points using a coordinated transmission mode. The method further includes, receiving one or more physical downlink shared channel transmissions from a plurality of transmission reception points in accordance with the coordinated transmission mode. The method further includes, selecting a HARQ-ACK feedback mode based in part on the coordinated transmission mode. The method further includes, transmitting HARQ-ACK feedback to at least one of the plurality of transmission reception points using the selected HARQ-ACK feedback mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Yi Huang, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Gokul Sridharan
  • Patent number: 11805521
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bearer mapping method of wireless backhaul node, a wireless backhaul node and a donor base station, the bearer mapping method includes: sending bearer configuration information to the wireless backhaul node, wherein the bearer configuration information is used to configure one or more of: a first bearer between the wireless backhaul node and the downstream wireless backhaul node or a UE; the bearer mapping relationship of the first bearer; a second bearer between the wireless backhaul node and the upstream wireless backhaul node or the donor base station; the bearer mapping relationship of the second bearer; and the bearer mapping relationship between the first bearer and the second bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiamin Liu, Ying Wang, Dajun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11792794
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that provide for system information (SI) for access and backhaul. An access node (AN) may provide SI to devices within its cell indicating communication procedure configurations. The AN may provide SI to devices that is specific to whether the communication procedure is an access procedure or a backhaul procedure. The AN may transmit a common master information block (MIB) directing the devices within its cell to a search space in order to receive the remaining SI. The search space may be shared between access devices and backhaul devices or alternatively may be separate between access and backhaul devices. The remaining SI may not be shared between access and backhaul devices. The devices may determine different configurations as defined by the SI from the AN for communications procedures based on whether the procedure is an access procedure or a backhaul procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Navid Abedini, Junyi Li, Karl Georg Hampel
  • Patent number: 11785543
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating sleep mechanisms for read-only mode devices in a dedicated carrier are disclosed herein. An example method for wireless communication at a UE includes triggering a transition to an active mode, from a sleep mode, based on an occurrence of an active mode transitioning trigger event. In some examples, the active mode transitioning trigger event includes at least one of a system information transmission occasion, a control information transmission occasion, or a user data transmission occasion. The example method also includes transitioning to the active mode, from the sleep mode, based on the occurrence of the active mode transitioning trigger event. In some examples, the occurrence of the system information transmission occasion or the control information transmission occasion may occur during a CAS region of a broadcast transmission, and the occurrence of the user data transmission occasion may occur during the broadcast transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amer Catovic, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 11785576
    Abstract: A configuration for dynamically updating the neighbor list sent to a UE based on the location of the UE and the location of one or more mobile relays. The apparatus receives first location information for one or more UEs. The apparatus receives second location information for one or more mobile relays. The apparatus determines a distance between the one or more UEs and each of the one or more mobile relays. The apparatus sends assistance information to at least one of the one or more UEs in an area, the assistance information identifying at least one mobile relay of the one or more mobile relays based on the determined distance between the one or more UEs and the at least one mobile relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere, Hong Cheng, Karl Georg Hampel, Sebastian Speicher, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 11777772
    Abstract: The present invention is designed so that allocation of signals can be controlled appropriately even when multiple frame configurations are introduced. A control section that controls communication using a plurality of frame configurations that are applied to downlink data transmission, and a receiving section that receives a downlink reference signal are provided, and the receiving section performs reception, assuming that the downlink reference signal is allocated to a common time field and/or frequency field in the plurality of frame configurations. Furthermore, a control section that controls communication using a plurality of frame configurations that are applied to uplink data transmission, and a transmission section that transmits a measurement reference signal are provided, and the transmission section allocates the uplink reference signal to a common time field and/or frequency field in the plurality of frame configurations, and performs transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11778515
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serves user communication devices using Internet Protocol (IP) and Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB). An IAB Mobile Termination (MT) and an IAB donor establish a wireless IAB link. The IAB MT and a Centralized Unit (CU) establish IP links over the wireless IAB link. The IP links have different QoS levels. The IAB MT exchanges data streams with the user communication devices. The data streams have different QoS requirements. The IAB MT and the CU correlate the QoS requirements of the data streams with the QoS levels of the IP links. The IAB MT and the CU exchange individual ones of the data streams over individual ones of the IP links based on the QoS correlations. The CU exchanges the data streams with a data communication network based on the QoS requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Z. Sun, Kristian Kai Johns, Jay Ronald Chernoff, Charles Anthony Manganiello, Akm Moazzem Hossain, Charles D. Todd, Gopal K. Sood
  • Patent number: 11770866
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a service data transmission method, an access point, and a station. The method includes: receiving, by a station, a control frame, where the control frame includes control information; contending for a resource based on the control information; and sending first-type service data of the station to an access point on the resource obtained by contention, where the control information is used to instruct the station to contend for the resource used to transmit the first-type service data. In the embodiments of this application, the access point triggers the station to perform a procedure of reporting uplink first-type service data, and this can improve transmission efficiency of service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Yu, Peter Loc
  • Patent number: 11770175
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In an example, a method for wireless communication at a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communications system is described, including receiving, from a base station, information associated with one or more reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) in the wireless communications system. The method may also include transmitting a sensing signal to the one or more RISs based at least in part on the information and transmitting an uplink wireless communication to the base station or a second UE using the one or more RISs based at least in part on the sensing. Another method includes determining information associated with one or more RISs in the wireless communications system, transmitting, to a UE, the information associated with the RISs, and communicating with the UE via the RISs based at least in part on the information associated with the RISs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yucheng Dai, Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11770161
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for grouping client devices based on sensor data in an assisted wireless communication system are provided. Sensor data may include device mobility, device type, and device application data usage, among other characteristics. An assisted wireless communication system may include client devices sending data to an access point. The clients may send conventional protocol data over a channel and, concurrently, send sensor data over an alternative channel. In some cases, client devices may exchange their protocol data, modify their own protocol data based on the exchanged data, and send the modified protocol data to the access point. This may allow the clients to adjust their grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghuram C. Kamath, Diego C. Hernandez, Harneet Singh Oberoi, Indranil S. Sen
  • Patent number: 11764839
    Abstract: An operation method of a CP may comprise: requesting a status report from each of terminals and receiving the status report; determining switching from basic transmission mode to cell-free massive MIMO transmission mode for at least part of the terminals based on the status reports; instructing the at least part of the terminals and at least one AN to perform cell-free massive MIMO transmission for the at least part of the terminals to configure cell-free massive MIMO transmission mode; determining analog beam(s) and/or digital precoder(s) to be applied by the at least one AN to the at least part of the terminals based on channel qualities between the at least part of the terminals and the at least one AN; and allowing the at least one AN to perform cell-free massive MIMO transmission to the at least part of the terminals using the analog beam(s) and/or digital precoder(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Min Hyun Kim, Seung Eun Hong
  • Patent number: 11765616
    Abstract: Signaling to enable relay-based user equipment (UE) cooperation (UC) by a group of UEs, and a configuration including an adaptation protocol for processing of UC bearer traffic, are communicated in a wireless communication network. The UC bearer traffic includes a UC bearer and UC bearer attributes, and the UC bearer includes either a split bearer or a duplicated bearer indicated in the UC bearer attributes. In some embodiments, wireless network connectivity that is available for a relay link is determined, and the adaptation protocol is determined based on the determined connectivity. Signaling to enable configuration of the relay link in accordance with the connectivity and the adaptation protocol is communicated. A UE may receive signaling to configure the UE for such a relay link, and communicates traffic between a remote UE and the wireless communication network over the relay link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liqing Zhang, Hua Xu, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 11751262
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus, a central node apparatus and a network side apparatus, a transmission method and a configuration method. The electronic apparatus for user equipment UE side includes: a transmission mode determining device configured for determining, based on service type of uplink transmission data that is to be transmitted to a network side apparatus by the electronic apparatus for UE side, whether to adopt a transmission mode in which the uplink transmission data is transmitted to a central node apparatus such that the uplink transmission data is transmitted to the network side apparatus. The electronic apparatus, the central node apparatus and the network side apparatus, the transmission method and the configuration method according to the present disclosure can implement at least one of saving network resources, reducing signaling overhead, and reducing power loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei Bai
  • Patent number: 11751089
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless relay system including multiple terminal station apparatuses and a base station apparatus. The base station apparatus includes: a base station reception unit that respectively receives pieces of upstream data traffic from the multiple terminal station apparatuses; an encoding unit that, if pieces of upstream data traffic that require mutual forwarding in opposite directions are present in the respective pieces of upstream data traffic, performs network encoding on the respective pieces of upstream data traffic such that the pieces of upstream data traffic are pieces of data traffic of mutually identical content; and a base station transmission unit that simultaneously transmits encoded data traffic as downstream data traffic to the multiple terminal station apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chunhsiang Huang, Yushi Shirato, Nobuaki Otsuki, Naoki Kita
  • Patent number: 11751232
    Abstract: A communication management resource partitions allocated wireless bandwidth into a first portion (such as first virtual bandwidth or first bandwidth part) and a second portion (such as virtual bandwidth or second bandwidth part). The communication management resource determines wireless interference associated with transmission of first wireless communications over the different bandwidth portions such as from a wireless base station to multiple communication devices while in a first mode. Depending on the wireless interference determined during the first mode, the communication management resource controls conveyance of second wireless communications over the allocated wireless bandwidth to the multiple communication devices in a second mode. In one instance, the communication management system operates one or more communication devices in a device-to-device mode to alleviate wireless interference associated with use of the allocated wireless bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Vijay K. Mechineni, Haider H. Syed
  • Patent number: 11743076
    Abstract: A gateway device and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within an in-wall housing, which also interconnectedly includes a processor, memory, various physical ports and wireless transceivers. To improve convenience, the gateway device may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the gateway device may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11737168
    Abstract: In an aspect, a slave UE and a master UE each establish an attachment to a core network of a cellular communications system. The slave UE obtains security credentials configured to encrypt and decrypt traffic between the slave UE and the core network. A D2D connection is established between the slave UE and the master UE (e.g., tethering). One or more communication functions are offloaded from the slave UE to the master UE, including at least one communication function with the core network for maintaining the attachment of the slave UE to the core network. Application-layer data is relayed to/from the slave UE over the D2D connection. In an aspect, either the slave UE or the master UE may perform encryption and decryption of control plane signaling using the slave UE's security credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Linhai He, Soo Bum Lee, Xipeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11736381
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to establishment of a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. These notification signals are used by each participant to establish an ad hoc mesh network between the recipient and the sender. The participants can also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of participant or non-participant objects. Participant objects can share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects or to correct errors in participant-reported positioning information. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Perdew, Ryan Scott Luther
  • Patent number: 11737137
    Abstract: Provided are a method for performing a random access process in an unlicensed band, and a device using the same. The device receives a random access preamble (RAP) order instructing the transmission of a RAP. The device performs a clear channel assessment (CCA) in an unlicensed cell during an RAP window so as to transmit the RAP when the device succeeds in CCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonkui Ahn, Byounghoon Kim, Suckchel Yang, Yunjung Yi, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 11737040
    Abstract: A method performed by a network node for establishing a connection for data transmission between the network node and the wireless device in a wireless communication network is provided. The network node establishes that the wireless device is fixed. Fixed comprises always being served by the same one or more access points. The network node obtains a Timing Advance (TA) for transmissions between the network node and the wireless device, based on the distance between the network node and the wireless device. The obtaining of the TA is performed without Uplink (UL) transmission. The network node sends an indication to the wireless device, which indication indicates the obtained TA. The network node then establishes a connection for data transmission between the network node and the wireless device based on the sent TA in Radio Resource Control, RRC, signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ritesh Shreevastav, Sofia Brismar, Andreas Höglund, Yutao Sui
  • Patent number: 11729751
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for a terminal may include: identifying a reference subcarrier spacing value; receiving random access channel (RACH) configuration information; determining a resource to be used for transmitting a random access preamble based on the RACH configuration information and the reference subcarrier spacing value; and transmitting the random access preamble using the determined resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suyoung Park, Suha Yoon, Euichang Jung, Sunghyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 11729709
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing a resource element identification system to process received uplink transmissions. In an embodiment, a method is provided that includes receiving one or more symbols from an uplink transmission. Each symbol comprises resource elements. The method also includes categorizing the resource elements into a plurality of categories to generated categorized resource elements, and forwarding the categorized resource elements to downstream processing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Sabih Guzelgoz, Hong Jik Kim
  • Patent number: 11729663
    Abstract: For example, a wireless communication device may be configured to determine a Concurrent Multiple Band (CMB) routing scheme based on Quality of Service (QoS) requirement information and network condition information, the CMB routing scheme to route a plurality of application streams to a plurality of radios of the wireless communication device for wireless communication over a plurality of wireless communication bands, the plurality of application streams corresponding to one or more applications to be executed by the wireless communication device; and to route the plurality of application streams to the plurality of radios by determining, based on the CMB routing scheme, to which radio of the plurality of radios to route the application stream of the plurality of application streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Cohn, David Birnbaum, Ehud Reshef, Ofer Hareuveni, Dor Chay