Channel Allocation Patents (Class 455/450)
  • Patent number: 10667144
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may determine location information regarding the UE; and activate a receive beam of the UE in at least one symbol, associated with at least one transmit beam of at least one base station, based at least in part on the location information, wherein the UE is configured to activate the receive beam based at least in part on mapping information, at least partially determined by the UE, that indicates that the receive beam is associated with the location information. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huan Xu, Shan Qing, Kumarabhijeet Singh, Chetan Chakravarthy, Arvindhan Kumar, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10666328
    Abstract: The invention relates a user communication device for cellular communication with a base station and D2D communication with at least one user communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junting Chen, Haifan Yin, Laura Cottatellucci, David Gesbert
  • Patent number: 10667229
    Abstract: A service layer entity (e.g., application entity, common service entity in oneM2M, also referred to as registree entity) may register to another service layer entity (e.g., common service entity in oneM2M, also referred to as a registrar entity) and proactively request to gain access to the local services hosted by the registrar entity. A registrar entity may accept a registree entity's registration request but only grant access of its partial services to the registree entity. If a registree entity does not need to proactively request the services within its registration request message, the registrar entity decides what services may be needed by the registree entity and grants access of those services to the registree entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Lijun Dong, Rocco Di Girolamo, Chonggang Wang, Hongkun Li, Qing Li, Catalina M. Mladin
  • Patent number: 10660098
    Abstract: Provided is a method for transmitting and receiving a signal by a terminal supporting dual-connectivity between evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) and new radio (NR). In the method, when the E-UTRA uses at least one of E-UTRA operating bands 1, 3, 5, and 7, when the NR uses one of NR operating bands n77, n78, and n79, when an uplink center frequency of a first operating band among the E-UTRA operating bands and the NR operating bands is a first value, and when a downlink center frequency of the first operating band is a second value, a predetermined maximum sensitivity degradation (MSD) is applied to reference sensitivity used for reception of the downlink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suhwan Lim, Sangwook Lee, Jaehyuk Jang, Dongik Lee
  • Patent number: 10659989
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for controlling congestion in a mobile communication system. A method for controlling congestion of a network node according to the present disclosure comprises the steps of: receiving congestion-related information from at least one base station; transmitting a user equipment information request message for making a request for information on a piece of user equipment corresponding to the base station to a mobility management entity; receiving a user equipment information response message including the information on the user equipment corresponding to the base station from the mobility management entity; and transmitting the information on the piece of user equipment corresponding to the base station to another core network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10659130
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of mobile communications, and in particular, to technologies of obtaining channel state information in a wireless communications system. In a channel information obtaining method, a base station obtains channel state matrix information of some channels based on uplink reference information sent by a terminal and partial channel state information of channels between the base station and the terminal, to obtain channel state matrix information of the channels between the base station and the terminal. Base on this method, relatively complete channel state matrix information of the channels between the base station and the terminal can be obtained. This helps the base station select an appropriate parameter to transmit data to the terminal without causing an additional delay, performance loss, or cost increase, or consuming more time-frequency resources used for the uplink reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Leiming Zhang, Jianghua Liu
  • Patent number: 10660025
    Abstract: A communication device for handling dual cellular system aggregation includes a storage device for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The communication device connects to a network via a first radio access technology (RAT); transmitting a “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation capability and at least one of a first RAT sole aggregation capability and a second RAT sole aggregation capability to the network; receiving a second RAT configuration configuring a “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation; connecting to the network via a second RAT according to the second RAT configuration; and receiving a first data via the first RAT and a second data via the second RAT, after connecting to the network via both of the first RAT and the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10652946
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a gateway (108, 110, 1308, 1310). The gateway (108, 110, 1308, 1310) detects that a procedure for activating or deactivating a bearer has been initiated. The gateway (108, 110, 1308, 1310) receives a first modify bearer or modify access bearers request message for the same PDN connection and UE (101) as the bearer activation or deactivation procedure is intended for. The gateway (108, 110, 1308, 1310) detects a bearer mismatch between a first set of bearers and a second set of bearers known by the gateway (108, 110, 1308, 1310) and associated with said same PDN connection and UE (101). The gateway (108, 110, 1308, 1310) accepts, during a time interval, the received modify bearer or modify access bearers request message even though the bearer mismatch has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tony Olsson, Patrik Hermansson, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 10652891
    Abstract: Method and device for allocating resources, UE, base station and readable storage mediums are provided. The method includes: after initial cell selection or cell reselection is completed in an idle state, acquiring position information of a first type of RB; acquiring reference point offset indication information from a base station, wherein the reference point offset indication information includes a frequency domain offset N of a reference point relative to a specified RB which is one of the first type of RB; calculating a frequency domain position of the reference point based on the position information of the first type of RB and the reference point offset indication information; when receiving scheduling information from the base station, determining an RB for receiving PDSCH based on the frequency domain position of the reference point and resource allocation information included in the scheduling information. Resource allocation efficiency in idle state is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huayu Zhou, Yanan Jia, Shaofei Wang
  • Patent number: 10652360
    Abstract: A terminal access scheduling method is provided. The method is applied to a scheduling server and includes performing grouping on terminals that need access to obtain multiple terminal groups; and performing cluster division on machines providing resources for access to obtain multiple machine clusters. The method also includes obtaining resource demands of the terminal groups, available resources of the machine clusters, and access quality between the terminal groups and the machine clusters; obtaining coverage ratios of the machine clusters to the terminal groups according to the resource demands of the terminal groups, the available resources of the machine clusters, and the access quality; and performing access scheduling for the terminals according to the coverage ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yangyang Lv, Yingpai Song, Zedong Zheng, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 10652005
    Abstract: A radio communication device includes: a communication circuit configured to transmit and receive a signal to and from first radio communication device; and a control circuit configured to cause the communication circuit to receive a first signal in a first layer, the first signal being configured to include data in a second layer different from the first layer, and cause the communication circuit to transmit, through a first radio resource on a shared channel, acknowledgement information when the first signal from the first radio communication device is received, the first radio resource being selected from among the shared channel without scheduling information from the first communication device, the acknowledge information indicating whether the data in the second layer is normally received from the first radio communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ohta, Yoshihiro Kawasaki, Yoshinori Tanaka, Shinichiro Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10652892
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed that includes receiving connectivity information from a plurality of client devices connect to a network associated with a plurality of base stations; storing the connectivity information in one or more memories; determining a first location of a first device that desires to connect to a base station associated with the network; identifying a set of candidate bands and channels for connection to the base station based on the first location and the connectivity information; and transmitting the set of candidate bands and channels to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Junda Liu, Weihua Tan, Shishir Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10652868
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a radio signal; processor circuitry configured to generate a response signal to respond to the received radio signal; and a transmitter configured to transmit a plurality of types of signals including the generated response signal, wherein a size of a radio resource to be used for transmitting the generated response signal is changed when the plurality of types of signals including the generated response signal are transmitted on one physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Shimomura, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10645618
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a link failure recovery method and apparatus. The method includes: first receiving, by a primary base station, failure report information sent by a user equipment, acquiring, according to the failure report information, an identifier of a data radio bearer (DRB) that needs to be reconfigured, and reconfiguring a parameter for the DRB that needs to be reconfigured; and then sending, by the primary base station, a first reconfiguration message to the user equipment, so that the user equipment reconfigures a failed DRB according to the first reconfiguration message. The present disclosure is applicable to the field of communications systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10645705
    Abstract: A mechanism to help facilitate uplink communication from multiple user equipment devices (UEs) to a base station on shared air interface resources, i.e., with the multiple UEs transmitting to the base station on the same subcarriers and at the same time as each other. The mechanism makes use of successive interference cancellation (SIC) and non-orthogonal coding to help distinguish and separate the UEs' transmissions from each other and thus to help the base station separately process each UE's transmission even though the UEs transmit to the base station on the same air interface resources as each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi Mansour, Akin Ozozlu, Noman M. Alam, Robert E. Reese
  • Patent number: 10644815
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for automatic signal detection in a radio-frequency (RF) environment are disclosed. At least one node device is in a fixed nodal network. The at least one node device is operable to measure and learn the RF environment in a predetermined period based on statistical learning techniques, thereby creating learning data. The at least one node device is operable to create a spectrum map based on the learning data. The at least one node device is operable to calculate a power distribution by frequency of the RF environment in real time or near real time, including a first derivative and a second derivative of fast Fourier transform (FFT) data of the RF environment. The at least one node device is operable to identify at least one signal based on the first derivative and the second derivative of FFT data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David William Kleinbeck, Ronald C. Dzierwa
  • Patent number: 10645566
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique that combines a 5G communication system for supporting a data rate that is higher than that of a beyond 4G system with IoT technology, and a system thereof. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety related services. Disclosed is a method for causing a cellular network itself to receive provisioning of a SIM profile to make it possible to use a normal cellular network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngkyo Baek, Duckey Lee, Jonghan Park, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 10645528
    Abstract: Embodiments provide high reliability and responsiveness by dedicating resources both at the RAN and the core to provide high throughput, low latency communication for a critical communication service. Radio resources can be allocated to the machines in the ambulance as and where needed to guarantee the required QoS. Further, as the route an ambulance will follow to the hospital is known or can be predicted, this information is exploited by embodiments to further reduce communication delay by instantiating VNFs closer to the edge where and when they are needed. Further, end-to-end paths can be configured in advance between each access point and a hospital. In some embodiments, core network functions can be isolated from other traffic in the network so that the performance of the critical communication service is not impacted by other services. Low latency can be further enhanced by customized processing of the traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10645673
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of controlling switching between dedicated radio resources of the mobile radio communications network including sending an RRC massage to UE within the network requesting both RB release and RB set-up at the user equipment, such that only a single message is required for reconfiguration sufficient to allow switching between the RB resources which, in one example, can comprise different channels of a Mobile TV service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Caroline Jactat
  • Patent number: 10645605
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for reporting channel quality for spatial sharing. The device receives, from an access point (AP), a channel quality request for evaluating spatial sharing, and transmits a channel quality report. The channel quality request includes information indicating whether channel quality results for each of a plurality of receive (RX) antennas are requested or an average of the channel quality results using the plurality of RX antennas is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungtae Jo, Hangyu Cho, Jinmin Kim, Sungjin Park
  • Patent number: 10637728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus, and relate to the field of communications technologies. The method provided in the embodiments of the present disclosure is applied to a full-duplex system, and includes: dividing, by a base station, user equipments in a first cell into N user groups, where N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2; and configuring, by the base station for user equipment in each of the N user groups, an uplink frequency band used for uplink transmission and a downlink frequency band used for downlink receiving, where the uplink frequency band is different from the downlink frequency band in a same user group, and the uplink frequency band and the downlink frequency band are frequency sub-bands of an operating frequency band of the full-duplex system. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, interference between user equipments is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taofu Mo, Bo Han
  • Patent number: 10638456
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a method by which a transmission terminal transmits a signal by using device-to-device communication in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of: dividing each of a plurality of resource units into clean units and dirty units; selecting at least one of the clean units as a transmission resource when the number of clean units is greater than or equal to a first threshold value; selecting at least one of the dirty units as the transmission resource when the number of clean units is less than the first threshold value; and transmitting a device-to-device communication signal by using the selected transmission resource, wherein the transmission resource selected among the dirty units is determined on the basis of the transmission power of the device-to-device communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10638478
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to de-centralized communication resource sharing and access for mobile nodes, such as vehicles, in a vehicle to vehicle ad hoc network are provided. A method includes receiving, at a first node, information indicating a position of a second node in the network. The first node may claim a communication channel in the network based on a position of the first node relative to the position of the second node. The relative positions of the nodes may be based on the distance of each node to a reference location. The nodes may be in a first zone in a virtual grid in the network, and the claimed communication channels may be channels of the first zone. Channels from other zones may also be claimed by nodes in the first zone as secondary channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hosein Nikopour, Kelvin Kar Kin Au
  • Patent number: 10638357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a apparatus for transmitting and receiving, by a device, data in a wireless communication system. The present invention can provide a method and an apparatus which receive, from a first network node, configuration information of a contention-based resource region, the contention-based resource region indicating a resource region capable of transmitting and receiving data without connecting to the first network node; and transmit a preamble and a specific message in the contention-based resource region on the basis of the configuration information, wherein the configuration information comprises: region information indicating the contention-based resource region; a first resource information indicating a resource available in the contention-based resource region; and a second resource information indicating a resource unavailable in the contention-based resource region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heejeong Cho, Ilmu Byun, Jiwon Kang, Genebeck Hahn, Heejin Kim, Hyunjin Shim
  • Patent number: 10637542
    Abstract: Provided is a base station for communicating with mobile stations of a radio communication system including the base station and mobile stations including an obtaining unit that obtains a channel matrix for each mobile stations; a selector that selects, among the mobile stations, a combination of two or more mobile stations with which communication based on multi-user MIMO is to be performed; and a communication unit that communicates, based on multi-user MIMO, with the two or more mobile stations of the selected combination, wherein the selector calculates, for each of all combinations of two mobile stations of the two or more mobile stations, a correlation value between the channel matrices for the two mobile stations, and selects the combination of the two or more mobile stations, so that, for all the combinations of the two mobile stations, the correlation values is less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuki Okuyama, Satoshi Suyama, Tatsunori Obara, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 10638414
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for carrier frequency handling in a cluster based communications network. According to one aspect there is provided a method performed by a wireless device camping on or served by a cluster head device associated with a cluster head carrier frequency. According to one aspect there is provided a method performed by a cluster head device associated with a cluster head carrier frequency. A corresponding wireless device, a corresponding cluster head device, and corresponding computer programs and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Johan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10638407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, methods for configuring a discovery reference signal (DRS), methods for re-configuring subframes for same, methods for transmitting a DRS, and devices for supporting same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonwook Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Jonghyun Park, Hanjun Park
  • Patent number: 10635275
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional zone selection method in a communication device is provided. The communication device comprises: a radio transceiver; a memory storing a plurality of zones arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each of the plurality of zones indicative of a respective subset of one or more communication channels; an input interface; and, a controller. The controller is configured to: receive, using the input interface, navigation input to navigate the two-dimensional matrix to indicate a selected zone of the plurality of zones; receive, using the input interface, selection input indicating a selected communication channel of the respective subset of the one or more communication channels indicated within the selected zone; and cause the radio transceiver to communicate over the selected communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Ellis A. Pinder
  • Patent number: 10638505
    Abstract: A system for allocating uplink resources to relay nodes in a wireless network includes an access node configured to deploy a first radio air interface. The system also includes a relay node configured to attach to the first radio air interface and to deploy a second radio air interface to which one or more end-user wireless devices are attached. The system further includes one or more other end-user wireless devices attached to the first radio air interface. The system further includes a processor configured to determine a type of traffic related to the one or more end-user wireless devices served by the relay node. The processor is further configured to selectively issue an extended uplink grant to the relay node based on the type of traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nitesh Manchanda, Sreekar Marupaduga, Vanil Parihar
  • Patent number: 10638332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing wireless services to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) is disclosed. A device can have a plurality of antennas, each having two or more beams. The plurality of antennas can divide the coverage area into sectors based on the two or more beams of each antenna, and each beam can overlap with a beam in an adjacent sector. The device can transmit a reference signal in each sector via the associated beam, received one or more measurement reports from UEs within each sector, indicating a received quality of at least one reference signal. The device can assign a sector edge UE to a sector based on the measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Haig A. Sarkissian
  • Patent number: 10631304
    Abstract: A system for interference mitigation through carrier aggregation may include one or more processors and a memory. The memory may include instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: provide data transmissions and control transmissions to a wireless device over a primary component carrier, determine that interference exists on the primary component carrier, and switch at least a portion of the data or control transmissions to a secondary component carrier in response to determining that the interference exists on the primary component carrier, while maintaining connectivity on the primary component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Leena Zacharias, Stephanie Felicia Pereira, Erik Richard Stauffer, Kamlesh Rath
  • Patent number: 10631275
    Abstract: Provided is a method and device for performing communication with a virtual terminal in a wireless communication system. A base station determines a second plurality of virtual terminals, to which downlink data is to be transmitted, among a first plurality of virtual terminals constituting an actual terminal, transmits control information for transmitting the downlink data to at least one virtual terminal of the second plurality of virtual terminals, and transmits the downlink data to the second plurality of terminals. The actual terminal may be a vehicle terminal, and each of the first plurality of virtual terminals may comprise at least one of a plurality of distributed antenna arrays installed in the vehicle terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heejin Kim, Jiwon Kang, Kilbom Lee, Kitae Kim
  • Patent number: 10627881
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a System on a Chip (SOC). In accordance with one aspect, a method for implementing back power protection (BPP) in a SOC includes transmitting a first back power protection (BPP) supply output from a first power management integrated circuit (PMIC) to a logical OR function; transmitting a second back power protection (BPP) supply output from a second power management integrated circuit (PMIC) to the logical OR function; using the logical OR function to generate a composite BPP power based on the first BPP supply output and the second BPP supply output; and inputting the composite BPP power to a baseband processor (BP), wherein the baseband processor (BP) is coupled to the second PMIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lalan Jee Mishra, Richard Dominic Wietfeldt, Chiew-Guan Tan, Alex Kuang-Hsuan Tu
  • Patent number: 10624123
    Abstract: Provided are a PRACH access control method, access method and device. The PRACH access control method includes: receiving a PRACH preamble serial number transmitted by a terminal in each subframe of a virtual access frame; obtaining a PRACH access serial number of the terminal based on the received PRACH preamble serial number according to a mapping, which is predetermined with the terminal, between PRACH preamble serial numbers and PRACH access serial numbers; and transmitting the obtained PRACH access serial number to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaohui Hou, Feng Yang, Xinglin Yao, Yanmei Li, Yanpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10624034
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for power control using uplink coordinated multi-point transmission in a wireless communications system are provided. Using a first node, at least one second node configured to provide an uplink support to user equipment communicating with the first node is detected. The first node receives a confirmation from the second node indicating availability of uplink support by the second node to the user equipment. Based on the received confirmation, communicating with the user equipment on an uplink using the second node is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AltioStar Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Rajagopal, Raghunath Hariharan, Ran Yaniv
  • Patent number: 10623926
    Abstract: A communication device is provided, which is configured to receive context information and to configure a radio frame, in particular a control channel of a radio frame, based on the context information. In an embodiment the radio frame comprises a plurality of communication resources, wherein the communication device is configured to configure the radio frame by allocating at least two groups of communication resources of the plurality of communication resources of the radio frame to at least two groups of communication devices of a plurality of other communication devices based on the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: David Gozalvez-Serrano, Mladen Botsov, Liang Hu, Markus Martin Dillinger
  • Patent number: 10623984
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a method and apparatus for preempting simultaneous control plane (“C-Plane”) load processing collisions, the method including the steps of detecting, by an application server, a number of user equipment (“UE”) on a cell which is served by a C-Plane processing pool for a group call, determining, by the application server, whether the number of UEs served by the C-Plane processing pool for the group call is greater than a threshold value and adapting, by the application server, the group call to reduce the number of UEs served by the C-Plane processing pool to be simultaneously transitioned into radio resource control (“RRC”) connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: John Harris
  • Patent number: 10624092
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device-to-device (D2D) operation method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, said method involving receiving a first system information block that contains an inter-frequency D2D setting, receiving information that indicates the effective time of the inter-frequency D2D setting, and performing inter-frequency D2D on the basis of the inter-frequency D2D setting and the information that indicates the effective time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10615941
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for channel-coding channel state information (CSI) in a wireless communication system is performed by a terminal and comprises the steps of: determining the number of input bits for a channel encoder of multi-CSI, to be transmitted in one subframe, for a plurality of cells or CSI processes; and channel-coding input bits for the multi-CSI having the determined number of input bits, wherein the number of input bits of pieces of CSI determined for each individual CSI, for each CSI group, or for each physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) report type or PUCCH report mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Daesung Hwang, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 10616845
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described that provide for discovery of resources in a wireless communications system. The wireless communications system supports operations for multiple network operating entities that share a radio frequency spectrum. To discover and perform synchronization with the wireless communications system, a common preamble may be transmitted by nodes associated with multiple network operating entities. The common preamble may include information common to each of the multiple network operating entities which may be used by a device to identify neighboring wireless nodes, available network operating entities, or sub-intervals designated for prioritized or opportunistic use by one or more network operating entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Mingxi Fan, Juan Montojo, Naga Bhushan, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 10615842
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting data to a machine type communication user equipment (MTC UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. A base station (BS) configures a frequency hopping in every specific number of subframes which corresponds to a frequency hopping granularity, and transmits data to the MTC UE by using the configured frequency hopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10616900
    Abstract: Channel assignment for wireless access networks is directed toward improved overall communication capability of the networks. A network is formed of wireless access points (APs) coupled via wired (and/or wireless) links and enabled to communicate with clients via radio channels of each of the APs. Local information is collected at each of the APs and processed to determine channel assignments according to a Neighbor Impact Metric (NIM) that accounts for one-hop and two-hop neighbors as well as neighbors not part of the network. Optionally, the NIM accounts for traffic load on the APs. The channel assignments are determined either on a centralized resource (such as a server or one of the APs) or via a distributed scheme across the APs. The local information includes how busy a channel is and local operating conditions such as error rate and interference levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Firetide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorjeta Jetcheva, Ravi Prakash, Vinay Gupta, Sachin Kanodia, Mohan Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10609720
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, in a base station operating in a wireless communications network, for over-the-air synchronization with a cell served by a further base station. Embodiments include sending, to a core network (CN) node, a first eNB Configuration Transfer message comprising: an identity of a target base station, and a first SON Information Request IE comprising a value indicating a request for time synchronization information. Embodiments include receiving, from the CN node, a first MME Configuration Transfer message comprising a SON Information Reply IE that originated from the target base station and includes a muting availability flag. If the flag indicates that muting can be activated in the target base station, embodiments include sending, to the CN node, a second eNB Configuration Transfer message comprising the identity of the target base station and a second SON Information Request IE comprising a value for activating muting in the target base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Havish Koorapaty
  • Patent number: 10609629
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for exploiting Radio Access Technology (RAT) system information blocks for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning. The method may include processing, by a mobile device with carrier aggregation, a voice call via a first RAT, the processing of the voice call causing second RAT capabilities of the mobile device to go out of service. The method may also include accessing a communications network using the second RAT with an available receiver of the mobile device during the voice call via the first RAT. The method may also include obtaining, with the available receiver, timing information from one or more broadcast system information blocks of the second RAT, and determining a time based, at least in part, on the obtained timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Bitra, Arun Kumar Sharma Tandra, Ashwin Kumar Donthula, Bhaskara Batchu
  • Patent number: 10609647
    Abstract: An apparatus for implementing power control for a radio device that has multiple radio transceivers operating in different bands, including sub-bands of a single frequency band. The device implements a power control protocol for communications between the device and a similar peer device. The device sets-up the power control protocol by generating a request to use one of the multiple bands to signal power control operations, and to use another one of the multiple bands to transfer data between the device and the peer device. The device sends the request to the peer device and receives a response. Based on the response, the device identifies a control channel band and a data channel band from among the multiple bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Yaron Alpert, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 10601627
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving a downlink (DL) transmission in a wireless communication system is provided. A narrowband user equipment (NB UE) receives an offset between a center frequency of a system bandwidth and a center frequency of a narrowband from a network, and receives the DL transmission from the network based on the offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10602524
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides in some embodiments a resource scheduling method and a resource scheduling device for a vehicle infrastructure cooperative communication system, and a node of the vehicle infrastructure cooperative communication system. According to the present disclosure, a movement trend between nodes is determined in accordance with node position information, so as to spatially multiplex time-frequency resources and prevent the frequent adjustment of time-frequency resources, thereby to reduce signaling overhead for allocating the time-frequency resources and improve utilization of the time-frequency resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Li Zhao, Jiye Tang, Jiayi Fang, Yuan Feng, Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 10594653
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for methods, apparatus, and computer software for enabling a single media access control (MAC) layer to control a variety of physical (PHY) layers or entities for multiplexing signals corresponding to each of the PHY layers over an air interface. Here, the MAC layer may include a resource manager configured to determine a time-frequency resource allocation within the air interface for communication with one or more subordinate entities utilizing each of the PHY layers. In this way, The MAC entity may provide dynamic control over the allocation of time-frequency resources within a given resource group, which may include transmission time intervals (TTIs) having multiple time scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10595195
    Abstract: Provided are a method for receiving, by a base station, a user equipment identity (UE ID) in a wireless communication system, and a device for supporting the same. The base station transmits, to a mobility management entity (MME), uplink data and release assistance information transmitted by the UE and receives the UE ID from the MME, wherein the release assistance information can indicate whether transmission of downlink data according to transmission of uplink data is expected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daewook Byun, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 10588042
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus, e.g., a base station, maybe configured to obtain UE information of a UE. The apparatus may configure one or more parameters of one or more measurement gaps based on the UE information, and transmit, to the UE, measurement gap information on the one or more measurement gaps. The measurement gap information may include the one or more configured parameters. In another aspect of the disclosure, a UE maybe configured to transmit, to a base station, UE information of the UE. The UE may receive a measurement request from the base station in response to the UE information, where the measurement request includes configuration information for one or more measurement gaps based on the transmitted UE information. The UE may measure one or more reference signals during at least one measurement gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sumeeth Nagaraja, Arvind Vardarajan Santhanam, Tao Luo