Maximum Likelihood Decoder Or Viterbi Decoder Patents (Class 375/262)
  • Patent number: 10892853
    Abstract: Signal transmission with symbol correction is disclosed. In one example, processing includes selection of one of known data and unknown data for each of symbols, as transmission data, while selecting a symbol of the known data for a reception side at one or both of timings of immediately before and immediately after selection of a symbol of unknown data for the reception side, modulation of each of the symbols of the selected transmission data, and transmission of a transmission signal obtained. Moreover, processing includes: reception of a transmission signal transmitted from a transmission side; and correction of a symbol of unknown data included in the received transmission signal on the basis of a symbol of known data included in the received transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Sachio Iida
  • Patent number: 10887028
    Abstract: A communication method and a 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) are provided. 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, etc. The method includes receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including first information associated with a reference signal for a radio link monitoring (RLM) and second information associated with a threshold for the RLM, monitoring a radio link quality of at least one reference signal indicated by the first information, comparing the radio link quality of the at least one reference signal with the threshold and indicating an in-sync or an out-of-sync to a higher layer of the terminal based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Jungmin Moon, Seunghoon Park, Byounghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10886993
    Abstract: Techniques discussed herein can facilitate L1 (Layer 1) inter-cell beam management. Various embodiments can employ at least one of a first set of techniques or a second set of techniques for L1 inter-cell beam management. The first set of techniques can employ SSB (Synchronization Signal Block)-based L1 inter-cell beam management. The second set of techniques can employ Sync (Synchronization)-CSI (Channel State Information)-RS (Reference Signal)-based L1 inter-cell beam management. Various options of the second set of techniques can employ CSI-RS with CDM (Code Division Multiplexing) or without CDM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Honglei Miao
  • Patent number: 10879932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to encoding method and devices. One example method includes determining N to-be-encoded bits, where the N to-be-encoded bits include information bits and frozen bits, obtaining a first polarization weight vector including polarization weights of N polarized channels, where the N to-be-encoded bits correspond to the N polarized channels, determining positions of the information bits based on the first polarization weight vector, and performing polar encoding on the N to-be-encoded bits to obtain polar-encoded bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaocheng Liu, Ying Chen, Rong Li
  • Patent number: 10873375
    Abstract: The present invention provides a receiver. In one embodiment, the receiver includes a receive portion employing transmission signals from a transmitter having multiple antennas and capable of providing channel estimates. The receiver also includes a feedback generator portion configured to provide to the transmitter a pre-coder selection for data transmission that is based on the channel estimates, wherein the pre-coder selection corresponds to a grouping of frequency-domain resource blocks. The present invention also provides a transmitter having multiple antennas. In one embodiment, the transmitter includes a transmit portion coupled to the multiple antennas and capable of applying pre-coding to a data transmission for a receiver. The transmitter also includes a feedback decoding portion configured to decode a pre-coder selection for the data transmission that is fed back from the receiver, wherein the pre-coder selection corresponds to a grouping of frequency-domain resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Eko N. Onggosanusi, Badri Varadarajan, Anand Ganesh Dabak
  • Patent number: 10868571
    Abstract: A method of dynamically changing the list size of a successive cancellation list (SCL) decoder, the SCL decoder arranged to decode data received from a wireless communications system, the method comprising at each successive cancellation stage of the SCL decoder, determining a path metric of each path of the SCL decoder, selecting a differential path metric threshold, and dynamically changing the list size of the SCL decoder based on the differential path metric threshold and the path metric of each path of the cancellation stage, such that decoding sensitivity of the decoder is maintained and/or latency and error-correction performance of the decoder are balanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sequans Communications S.A.
    Inventor: Michal Palgy
  • Patent number: 10855311
    Abstract: A method for determining features of an error correcting code system, comprising independent error correcting codes and a polarization module, allowing transmitting a binary input vector on block fading sub-channels, the independent error correcting codes generating components of the binary input vector and a channel polarization being applied to the binary input vector by the polarization module. The method comprises: obtaining characteristics of the block fading sub-channels; and, determining features of said error correcting code system, comprising, for each error correcting code, a rate of said error correcting code, adapted to the obtained characteristics and minimizing a function of a probability that an instantaneous equivalent channel capacity of the block fading sub-channels is below a transmission rate transmitted on the block fading sub-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Gresset, Victor Exposito
  • Patent number: 10855431
    Abstract: A method of generating Acknowledgement/Negative Acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method includes receiving, by the UE from a base station (BS), a plurality of codewords through a plurality of downlink frequency bands related to a plurality of downlink carriers, wherein the UE is configured with a 1-codeword mode or a 2-codeword mode for each of the plurality of downlink frequency bands independently, and wherein a number of supported codewords is one for the 1-codeword mode or two for the 2-codeword mode; determining, by the UE, a total number of ACK/NACK bits, wherein the total number of ACK/NACK bits is determined based on a total number of the plurality of downlink carriers and the number of supported codewords; and generating, by the UE, a sequence of the ACK/NACK bits based on the total number of the ACK/NACK bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Jae Hoon Chung, Seung Hee Han, So Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10840986
    Abstract: Techniques and examples pertaining to enhanced Type II channel state information (CSI) in mobile communications are described. A user equipment (UE) receives, from a network node of a wireless network, one or more reference signals via a communication link between the UE and the network node. The UE constructs a precoder such that a number of selected beams for a plurality of delay taps is reduced. The UE also constructs a linear combination-based CSI feedback by utilizing the precoder such that overhead in the CSI feedback is reduced compared to a case in which the number of selected beams for the plurality of delay taps is not reduced. The UE then transmits the CSI feedback to the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Weidong Yang, Chao-Cheng Su, Tzu-Han Chou
  • Patent number: 10826578
    Abstract: Precoder weights can be indicated to a carrier unit to increase network efficiency. To indicate precoder weights to the carrier unit, various types of precoding data can be used to schedule user equipment. For example, a baseband unit can compress precoding coefficients for channel state information reference signals for a remote radio unit and for a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) to reduce a signaling cost between the remote radio unit and the baseband unit. Because both the baseband unit and the remote radio unit can have access to the basis vectors the basis vectors can be multiplied by coefficients to transmit the compressed weight of the basis vectors. Thus, allowing the remote radio unit to reconstruct the basis vector for the channel state information reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh, Milap Majmundar, Aditya Chopra
  • Patent number: 10826541
    Abstract: The invention discloses a convolutional code decoder and a convolutional code decoding method. The convolutional code decoder performs decoding operation according to a received data and an auxiliary data to obtain a target data and includes an error detection data generation circuit, a channel coding circuit, a selection circuit, and a Viterbi decoding circuit. The error detection data generation circuit performs an error detection operation on the auxiliary data to obtain an error detection data. The channel coding circuit, coupled to the error detection data generation circuit, performs channel coding on the auxiliary data and the error detection data to obtain an intermediate data. The selection circuit, coupled to the channel coding circuit, generates a to-be-decoded data according to the received data and the intermediate data. The Viterbi decoding circuit, coupled to the selection circuit, decodes the to-be-decoded data to obtain the target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuei-Cheng Chan, Chung-Yao Chang, Wei-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10797930
    Abstract: The proposed solution includes storing for a given number of modulation methods, for each modulation symbol, information on neighboring symbols in the symbol constellation of the modulation method, receiving as an input a Multiple Input Multiple Output signal including modulation symbols in two or more layers; providing hard decisions of the modulation symbols for each layer; determining neighbors for each hard decision; for each hard decision of a layer, going through at least some of the neighbors and evaluating a cost function, selecting a symbol based on the evaluation and repeating this for each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Jaakko Eino Ilmari Vihriala
  • Patent number: 10797826
    Abstract: A polar encoding and rate matching method is provided, including: determining one or more to-be-deleted rows of a generator matrix, where the generator matrix is determined based on a preset mother code length, and a column in which 1 in the one or more to-be-deleted rows is located includes at least one column with a column weight being 1; deleting, from the one or more to-be-deleted rows, a row corresponding to a polarized channel with lowest reliability, and deleting, from a column in which 1 in the row is located, a column with a column weight being 1, to obtain an after-deletion generator matrix; using the after-deletion generator matrix as a generator matrix to repeat the foregoing steps, until an order of a final generator matrix is equal to a target code length; and performing encoding and rate matching on a to-be-encoded bit based on the final generator matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Hejia Luo, Rong Li, Bin Li
  • Patent number: 10778491
    Abstract: A method for generating a multicarrier signal formed by a temporal succession of multicarrier symbols, implementing the following steps for generating at least one block of multicarrier symbols: coding a set of information elements delivering a set of coded elements; puncturing a first sub-set of coded elements of the set of coded elements, according to a first puncturing pattern, delivering a first sub-set of punctured coded elements; puncturing a second sub-set of coded elements of the set of coded elements, complementary to the first sub-set, according to a second puncturing pattern, delivering a second sub-set of punctured coded elements; mapping, onto at least one complex symbol, of the punctured coded elements of the first and second sub-sets of punctured coded elements; and generating the block of multicarrier symbols from said at least one complex symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Naila Lahbabi, Hao Lin, Charbel Abdel Nour, Catherine Douillard
  • Patent number: 10771127
    Abstract: An advanced wireless communication system supporting Multi-User Superposition Transmission (MUST) includes a plurality of UEs and an advanced base station. A method of using the advanced wireless communication system includes receiving, from a MUST-UE, a MUST receiver scheme; determining a baseline size of second downlink control information according to the received MUST receiver scheme and a MUST transmission technique; configuring the MUST-UE to operate according to a MUST configuration, the MUST configuration including the MUST transmission technique; and transmitting, to the MUST-UE: first downlink control information, including an indication that MUST is used; second downlink control information including assistant information according to the determined baseline size; and a MUST composite data signal on an associated DL shared channel, according to the MUST transmission technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Phong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10771189
    Abstract: Systems and devices can include a first port of a first device coupled to a second port of a second device across a multi-lane link. The first port can augment a data block with error correcting code by distributing error correcting code evenly across each lane of the data block, wherein each lane of the data block includes a same number of error correcting code. The first port can transmit the data block with the per-lane error correcting code to the second port across the multi-lane link. The second port can determine error correcting code based on the error correcting code bits received in the data block, and perform error correction on the symbols of the data block based on the error correcting code received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Debendra Das Sharma
  • Patent number: 10763948
    Abstract: A signal sending method and apparatus, and a signal receiving method and apparatus are provided, to ensure a low peak-to-average power ratio and a frequency domain diversity gain when a signal is sent on two different subcarrier groups in a same time cell. The method includes: mapping, by a transmit end, a first sequence {pia0, pia1, . . . , piaP?1} whose length is P into an ith subcarrier group in M subcarrier groups in a same time cell, where the ith subcarrier group includes K consecutive subcarriers that are evenly distributed, M, P, and K are all greater than or equal to 2, P?K, there is at least one pair of two inconsecutive subcarrier groups in the M subcarrier groups, and a second sequence {pi} corresponding to the M subcarrier groups meets the following requirement: A sequence {xi} is a Barker sequence, where {xi}={xi|x1=ps+1, x2=ps+2, . . . , xM?s=pM, xM?s+1=p1, xM?s+2=p2, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingyu Qu, Jianqin Liu
  • Patent number: 10756763
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for decoding a Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) encoded codeword. The methods-may include receiving a codeword over a data channel; determining a plurality of syndrome values for the codeword during a first time interval; determining a set of initial elements during the first time interval; generating an error locator polynomial based on the plurality of syndrome values, the error locator polynomial representing one or more errors in the codeword; evaluating, based on the set of initial elements, the error locator polynomial to identify one or more error locations corresponding to the one or more errors in the codeword; and correcting the codeword based on the one or more error locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INNOGRIT TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fang-Ju Ku, Yu-Cheng Lan, Wen-Chang Chao, Yuan-Mao Chang
  • Patent number: 10742300
    Abstract: A communication method, a network device, and a terminal device the method including sending, by a network device, instruction information to a terminal device in a first time period by using a first serving beam, where the instruction information is used to instruct the terminal device to communicate with the network device in a second time period by using a second serving beam, and communicating, by the network device, with the terminal device in the second time period by using the second serving beam according to the instruction information, where the first time period is earlier than the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xingxing Hu, Tianle Deng
  • Patent number: 10742336
    Abstract: A device may receive a beamformed wireless signal from a base station. The device may perform a frequency conversion of the beamformed wireless signal to form a frequency converted signal after receiving the beamformed wireless signal. The device may perform, after performing the frequency conversion, processing related to at least one of: analyzing the frequency converted signal, scanning a channel associated with the frequency converted signal, or generating a map related to the frequency converted signal. The device may generate, after performing the processing, output related to at least one of: the analyzing the frequency converted signal, the scanning the channel, or the generating the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Inzunza, Se-Young Eun, Jong-Min Kim, Byung-Kuk An, Jin-Ook Kim, Joe Chou, Eng Wei Koo
  • Patent number: 10735150
    Abstract: A multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) wireless receiver is provided to detect data in MIMO streams received via a multi-antenna system. A filter based detector performs a first pass at decoding codewords in a MIMO bitstream, and then a parity check is performed to determine that the codewords were decoded correctly. If one or more codewords are decoded correctly, those codewords can be used as a candidate codeword and used to generate a bit log likelihood ratio as an input for a second MIMO detector pass which uses a list based MIMO detector. The first pass with a high speed, simple detector facilitates decreasing the list size for the second, optimum list based detector which helps improve overall throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: SaiRamesh Nammi
  • Patent number: 10735078
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for operations with switching active bandwidth parts (BWPs), such as for radio link monitoring (RLM), beam failure recovery, random access, and/or other operations. As described herein, a UE may be configured with one or more sets of BWPs. The UE may determine/select the uplink and/or downlink BWP to use. For example, the UE can determine to use an active BWP or to switch to another BWP. The UE may use the BWP during operations, such as RLM, beam failure recovery, and/or random access, etc. for monitoring on the downlink and/or for transmitting on the uplink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung Dinh Ly, Tao Luo, Sumeeth Nagaraja
  • Patent number: 10727961
    Abstract: A communication method and a 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) are provided. 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, etc. The method includes receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including first information associated with a reference signal for a radio link monitoring (RLM) and second information associated with a threshold for the RLM, monitoring a radio link quality of at least one reference signal indicated by the first information, comparing the radio link quality of the at least one reference signal with the threshold and indicating an in-sync or an out-of-sync to a higher layer of the terminal based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Jungmin Moon, Seunghoon Park, Byounghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10720944
    Abstract: The invention discloses a convolutional code decoder and a convolutional code decoding method. The convolutional code decoder and the convolutional code decoding method of the present invention perform decoding using predictive information, and therefore can demodulate/decode signals more quickly. Earlier completion of demodulation/decoding of signals can terminate the operation earlier and thereby achieve the effect of power savings. The convolutional code decoder performs decoding according to received data and auxiliary data to obtain target data, and includes a first error detection data generation circuit, a channel coding circuit, a first selection circuit, a first Viterbi decoding circuit, a second error detection data generation circuit, a comparison circuit, a second selection circuit, and a second Viterbi decoding circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuei-Cheng Chan, Chung-Yao Chang, Wei-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10721767
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging a 5G communication system, which is provided to support a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system with an IoT technology, and a system therefor. The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related service, or the like) based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT related technology. The disclosure relates to a method for recovering a beam into a correct beam according to a position of a terminal using a non-contention-based and contention-based beam failure recovery method in order to recover a beam failure in which communication is disconnected due to movement of a terminal or the like in a wireless communication system performing beam-based communication services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim, Jaehyuk Jang, Seungri Jin, Donggun Kim, Alexander Sayenko
  • Patent number: 10716145
    Abstract: A system for transmitting data packets includes at least one access point and at least one terminal. The access point receives data packets transmitted by the terminal in compliance with a multiple access protocol including carrier detection, and transmits to the terminal at least the width of the contention window that the terminal is to observe for transmitting a packet. The transmitted packets are coded using an erasure code and the access point is further adapted to decode the received packets. The system may be applied to networks such as WLANs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Patrick Tortelier, Muhammad moazam Azeem, Didier Le Ruyet
  • Patent number: 10686566
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmission and reception based on hybrid automatic repeat request in a communication system. A first communication node includes a coherent channel region (CCR) mapper configured to determine W representative soft bit values for each CCR on the basis of X original soft bit values of signals and determine a sign sequence of the X original soft bit values, and a CCR demapper configured to restore X soft bit values for each CCR using W representative soft bit values and a sign sequence. Since the CCR mapper compresses soft bits using channel coherency, a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) buffer size is reduced compared to that of an existing method. Therefore, performance of a communication system may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Duk Hyun You
  • Patent number: 10680751
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for determining a transport block size (TBS) as a function of various parameters without cyclic dependencies between the parameters and TBS. The disclosed function can determine a TBS in a single pass, and the determined TBS allows the use of code blocks with equal code block size (CBS) in a transport block segmentation process. The determined TBS can provide byte-aligned code block lengths and require no padding bits in a transport block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabi Sarkis, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Sun, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10680698
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A UE may configure a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) using shortened transmission time intervals (sTTIs), which may be referred to as a shortened PUSCH (sPUSCH), to transmit uplink control information (UCI) to a base station or other wireless device. The UE may use mapping rules, which may be based at least in part on a number of data symbols included in the sPUSCH, to map different types of UCI to different resource elements (REs) within the sPUSCH. A base station or other wireless device may use mapping rules, which may be based at least in part on a number of data symbols included in an sPUSCH, to determine one or more REs within the sPUSCH to monitor for different types of UCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Amir Farajidana, Young Geun Cho
  • Patent number: 10673562
    Abstract: A signal receiving circuit may include a receiving equalizer and a sequence estimator. The receiving equalizer may be configured to compensate an inter-symbol interference in a signal from an external to output an equalization data, based on a receiving signal from an outside. The sequence estimator may be configured to determine a termination symbol, based on the equalization data, to perform a decoding on the receiving signal, based on the determined termination symbol, and to output the decoded receiving signal as a sequence data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June-Hee Lee, Donghyuk Lim
  • Patent number: 10659120
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a PHY frame generating circuit that generates a PHY frame including either of a short Sector Sweep frame and a Sector Sweep frame; and an array antenna that selects, based on the PHY frame, any sector from among a plurality of sectors and transmits the PHY frame. In a case where, in the PHY frame including the short Sector Sweep frame, a Direction field of the short Sector Sweep frame indicates Initiator Sector Sweep, the PHY frame generating circuit replaces a Short Sector Sweep Feedback field indicating a number of a selected best short Sector Sweep with a Short Scrambled Basic Service Set ID field indicating an abbreviated address generated from an address of a destination communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Motozuka, Masataka Irie, Takenori Sakamoto, Naganori Shirakata, Yao Huang Gaius Wee, Michael Hong Cheng Sim, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 10651917
    Abstract: Transmission configuration indication (TCI) states may be used to indicate beam switching for data beams and/or control beams. A total set of TCI states may be divided into subsets of TCI states. TCI states conveyed via downlink control information (DCI) may thus act as beam switching indications depending on which subset a conveyed TCI state resides. A base station may transmit an indication that such DCI based control beam switching is enabled. Based on whether TCI state (e.g., included in DCI) belongs to a first subset of TCI states or a second subset of TCI states, a wireless device (e.g., that receives the DCI) may trigger a beam switching operation. Beam switching operations may include data beam switching or both data beam switching and control beam switching. The UE may then receive a downlink control channel and a downlink data channel based on the triggered beam switching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Heechoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10637688
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and a wireless communication device. An electronic device for a first communication device in a wireless communication system includes: storage device configured to store an analog codebook for the first communication device, the analog codebook including a plurality of sets of first configuration parameters for a set of phase shifters of the first communication device; and a processing circuit configured to: perform channel estimation on a first channel from a second communication device to the first communication device respectively based on the plurality of sets of first configuration parameters and signal transmission from the second communication device, select a set of first configuration parameters corresponding to ones of channel estimation results that satisfy a first predetermined condition to generate a reduced analog sub-codebook, configure signal transmission from the first communication device to the second communication device based on the analog sub-codebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peiyao Zhao, Zhaocheng Wang, Jinhui Chen
  • Patent number: 10630513
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described in which different spreading sequences may be used to distinguish concurrent non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) transmissions. The spreading sequences may be selected based on one or more codebooks configured at a user equipment (UE) and a codebook for an uplink NOMA transmission determined based on a set of common resources allocated for the uplink NOMA transmission and a number of expected transmitters in a transmitter group. The UE may identify data to transmit in the uplink NOMA transmission, apply the spreading sequence to the data, and transmit the spread data in the uplink NOMA transmission. A base station may receive multiple concurrent uplink NOMA transmissions, perform receive signal processing to identify spreading signals and UE identity, de-spread the signals based on different spreading sequences, and demodulate and decode the de-spread signals of the NOMA UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Lei, Seyong Park, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 10630364
    Abstract: Channel state information (CSI) operations are disclosed with regard to elevation beamforming (EB)/full dimension (FD) multiple input, multiple output (ED/FD-MIMO) operations. With CSI processing associated with multiple CSI-reference signal (CSI-RS) resources, ambiguities may arise in determining the CSI reporting type and rank. CSI reporting type may be determined using a last reported beam selection indicator (BI) or, in the absence of a BI, may be determined according to a predefined rule. When rank and BI are reported separately and rank is absent, user equipment may determine a default reference rank for CSI reporting based on either or both of previously reported rank or BI. When rank and BI are jointly reported, encoding schemes with fixed bitwidths determined based on either CSI-RS processes or resources may be used to enhance decoding. CSI-RS antenna ports, processes, or resources may also be used in determining application of CSI processing relaxation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao Wei, Yu Zhang, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10623022
    Abstract: A bit interleaver, a bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) device and a bit interleaving method are disclosed herein. The bit interleaver includes a first memory, a processor, and a second memory. The first memory stores a low-density parity check (LDPC) codeword having a length of 16200 and a code rate of 3/15. The processor generates an interleaved codeword by interleaving the LDPC codeword on a bit group basis. The size of the bit group corresponds to a parallel factor of the LDPC codeword. The second memory provides the interleaved codeword to a modulator for 16-symbol mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Bo-Mi Lim, Jae-Young Lee, Heung-Mook Kim, Nam-Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 10623765
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an encoding device and an encoding method capable of reducing the amount of information relating to information that specifies a reference image. An encoding unit generates a predicted image using a reference image. A transmission unit transmits inter_ref_pic_set_prediction_flag representing whether reference image specifying information specifying the reference image of a prior image that is an image prior to a current coding image in coding order is used as the reference image specifying information of the current coding image in a case where the current coding image is an image other than a first image of a GOP (Group of Picture). The present technology, for example, can be applied to an encoding device of an HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Shuo Lu, Kazushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10623024
    Abstract: A bit interleaver, a bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) device and a bit interleaving method are disclosed herein. The bit interleaver includes a first memory, a processor, and a second memory. The first memory stores a low-density parity check (LDPC) codeword having a length of 64800 and a code rate of 4/15. The processor generates an interleaved codeword by interleaving the LDPC codeword on a bit group basis. The size of the bit group corresponds to a parallel factor of the LDPC codeword. The second memory provides the interleaved codeword to a modulator for 64-symbol mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Jae-Young Lee, Heung-Mook Kim, Nam-Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 10601517
    Abstract: A system and method for probabilistic shaping of an eight-dimensional super-symbol in optical transport networks, including receiving binary data to be transmitted as an optical signal; mapping at least a portion of the binary data to symbols of a M-QAM constellation; generating a first four-dimensional symbol of the M-QAM constellation for a first symbol period, including applying probabilistic shaping to the first four-dimensional symbol; generating a second four-dimensional symbol of the M-QAM constellation for a second symbol period, the second symbol period consecutive to the first symbol period, wherein the first and the second four-dimensional symbols have i) an equal symbol energy and ii) a one-to-one relationship; and time interleaving the first symbol period and the second symbol period to generate an eight-dimensional super-symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Inwoong Kim, Sebastiaan Anne René Goossens, Olga I. Vassilieva, Tadashi Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 10587353
    Abstract: An example communications device includes communications circuitry and control circuitry. The communications circuitry may wirelessly communicate with client devices. The control circuitry may determine signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratios (SINRs) for the client devices based on compressed client-side channel state information received from the client devices. The control circuitry may assign the client devices to multi-user-multiple-input-multiple-output (MU-MIMO) groups based on the SINRs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sanjib Sur, Ioannis Pefkianakis, Souvik Sen
  • Patent number: 10587330
    Abstract: A reception device including reception antennas is provided. In the reception device, a demodulation unit is configured to calculate, for each of a plurality of antenna combinations of the reception antennas, log likelihood ratios of coded bits of error correction code obtained from reception signals of the reception antennas. A mutual information amount calculation unit is configured to calculate an average mutual information amount based on the log likelihood ratios corresponding to each of the antenna combinations. An antenna combination selection unit is configured to output determination information for specifying one of the antenna combinations for which the average mutual information amount is the maximum. A signal selection unit is configured to select the log likelihood ratios corresponding to the specified antenna combination based on the determination information, and a decoding unit is configured to decodes the selected log likelihood ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Daiki Hoshi, Tatsuhiro Nakada, Kei Ito, Hiroki Kato
  • Patent number: 10587363
    Abstract: A wireless device initiates a beam failure recovery procedure in response to detecting a first number of beam failure instances. A beam failure recovery timer is started with a first timer value. A first reference signal is selected in response to an expiry of the beam failure recovery timer. A first preamble associated with the first reference signal is transmitted. A downlink control channel for a downlink control information is monitored during a response window and in response to transmitting the first preamble. A preamble transmission counter is incremented, from a value of the preamble transmission counter before the expiry of the beam failure recovery timer, in response to not receiving the downlink control information during the response window. A second preamble for the beam failure recovery procedure is transmitted in response to the preamble transmission counter indicating a second number equal to or less than a third number for preamble transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Esmael Dinan, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Ali Cagatay Cirik
  • Patent number: 10581644
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for receiving symbols of a codeword via wires of a multi-wire bus, the codeword representing an aggregate sum of a plurality of sub-channel constituent codewords, each sub-channel constituent codeword representing a weight applied to an associated sub-channel vector of a plurality of sub-channel vectors of an orthogonal matrix, generating a plurality of comparator outputs using a plurality of common-mode resistant multi-input comparators (MICs), each common-mode resistant MIC having a set of input coefficients representing a corresponding sub-channel vector of the plurality of sub-channel vectors, each sub-channel vector (i) mutually orthogonal and (ii) orthogonal to a common-mode sub-channel vector, outputting a set of forward-channel output bits formed based on the plurality of comparator outputs, obtaining a sequence of reverse-channel bits, and transmitting the sequence of reverse-channel bits by sequentially transmitting common-mode codewords over the wires of the multi-
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KANDOU LABS, S.A.
    Inventor: Ali Hormati
  • Patent number: 10560204
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to activate a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode and scan for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device. The processor may be further configured to detect a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider; determine a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and generate an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed in a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Xin Wang, Paul R. Mcdonough, Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Arda Aksu, Balaji L. Raghavachari, Siegfried Erhard Eichinger, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10554228
    Abstract: An error correction device includes: a plurality of variable node units each configured to: receive a hard decision bit and a channel reliability value having a first bit-precision; and perform an iteration of a decoding operation on the hard decision bit based on the channel reliability value; a plurality of check node units each configured to: receive one or more reference reliability values having a second bit-precision from one or more variable node units coupled thereto among the plurality of variable node units during the iteration; and transmit, based on the one or more reference reliability values, one or more check reliability values having the second bit-precision to the one or more variable node units coupled thereto, wherein, during the iteration, each of the plurality of variable node units further: receives one or more first check reliability values from one or more check node units coupled thereto among the plurality of check node units; and updates the hard decision bit with reference to the c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Sung Kim, Myung Jin Jo, Soon Young Kang, Wan Je Sung
  • Patent number: 10534665
    Abstract: A decoding method for a memory storage device including a rewritable non-volatile memory module is provided according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention. The method includes: reading at least one memory cells by using at least one read voltage level to obtain a codeword; performing a parity check operation on the codeword by an error checking and correcting circuit to generate a syndrome sum corresponding to the codeword; and dynamically adjusting a first parameter used by the error checking and correcting circuit in a first decoding operation based on whether the syndrome sum is less than a first threshold value and performing the first decoding operation on the codeword by the error checking and correcting circuit by using the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Lin, Shao-Wei Yen, Cheng-Che Yang, Kuo-Hsin Lai
  • Patent number: 10530630
    Abstract: An input selector for selecting an input of a convolution encoder of a transmitter is disclosed. The input selector comprises a shaper block and an input-select block. The shaper block is configured to receive an input comprising a first number of input bits, the shaper block configured to generate a shaped bit stream corresponding to the first number of input bits. The input-select block is configured to generate an encoder input bit stream for the encoder based on the shaped bit stream, wherein the input-select block generates the encoder input bit stream such that, when input into the encoder, a first bit of the encoder input bit stream sets a state of the encoder in order that a subsequent second bit of the encoder input bit stream causes the encoder to generate a bit of the shaped bit stream at a pre-determined position in an encoder output bit stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NCP B.V.
    Inventors: Yunus Can Gultekin, Frans Willems, Wim Van Houtum, Semih Serbetli
  • Patent number: 10523347
    Abstract: A communication method and a 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) are provided. 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, etc. The method includes receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including first information associated with a reference signal for a radio link monitoring (RLM) and second information associated with a threshold for the RLM, monitoring a radio link quality of at least one reference signal indicated by the first information, comparing the radio link quality of the at least one reference signal with the threshold and indicating an in-sync or an out-of-sync to a higher layer of the terminal based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Jungmin Moon, Seunghoon Park, Byounghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10505616
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling and optimizing the broadcast beam for base stations (BS) using user equipment (UE) measurements with machine learning is provided. The apparatus and method is configured to select a first beam for each BS, send selected beams for each BS, receive measurement information of a first beam from UEs via BSs, preprocess the measurement results, use a neural network or a table for each BS to give a score for each broadcast beam in the beam pool, select a second beam with the highest score for each BS either from a neural network or a table, train the neural network for broadcast beam optimization offline based on a UE distribution pattern and ray-tracing data, identify typical UE distribution patterns based on AI classification algorithms and UE history measurement and location information, and create scenario-specific ray-tracing data based on typical UE distribution patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Chen, Young Han Nam, Rubayet Shafin, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10503435
    Abstract: Providing extended dynamic random access memory (DRAM) burst lengths in processor-based systems is disclosed. In one aspect, a processor-based system includes a DRAM circuit (e.g., disposed on a common x4/x8 die) providing 4-bit-wide data access (“x4”) and a 128-bit internal data prefetch. When operated in a x4 mode, the DRAM circuit is configured to provide an extended DRAM burst length of 32 bits (“BL32”). The DRAM circuit receives a memory read request from a memory controller communicatively coupled to the DRAM circuit, prefetches 128 bits of data, and returns all of the 128 bits of fetched data to the memory controller in response to the memory read request. In some aspects, the DRAM circuit may also receive a memory write command including 128 bits of write data from the memory controller, and write the 128 bits of write data to memory without performing a read/modify/write (RMW) operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Kuljit Singh Bains, Wesley Queen, Liyong Wang