Channel Allocation Patents (Class 455/450)
  • Patent number: 11325591
    Abstract: A vehicle control system to provide driving assistance for a vehicle include a plurality of sensors and circuitry. The plurality of sensors captures one or more signals associated with the vehicle. The circuitry identifies a trigger input to change a current operation mode of the vehicle to a teleoperation mode of the vehicle. The circuitry further transmits, in the teleoperation mode, the captured one or more signals to a teleoperation server of a plurality of teleoperation servers. The circuitry further receives, in the teleoperation mode, one or more vehicular instructions from the teleoperation server based on the transmitted one or more signals. The circuitry further controls, in the teleoperation mode, at least one component of the vehicle based on the received one or more vehicular instructions to control movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuhei Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11330574
    Abstract: A system is disclosed in which a base station defines a search space, in which a communication device can search for control information. The search space is characterised by at least first information which is related to a starting subframes of a plurality of portions of the search space and second information which is related to a periodicity between respective starting subframes, each portion representing a different candidate for the transmission of control information. The base station obtains a parameter indicating both the initial starting subframe and the periodicity and transmits the generated parameter to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yassin Aden Awad, Yukio Haseba
  • Patent number: 11330548
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that registers a communication device with a temporary IMSI shared among multiple communication devices with a virtual registration function. Further, the system provisions an active IMSI using a virtual Over-the-Air (OTA) function onto the communication device and indicates to the communication device to register with a registration function using the active IMSI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 11323235
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling BWP, a relevant device and a system. The method includes: notifying a UE to activate or deactivate a target BWP by transmitting DCI at least once which includes information of the target BWP for activating or deactivating the target BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Jiang, Zhi Lu, Wei Bao, Peng Sun
  • Patent number: 11321418
    Abstract: A method includes providing, to a third-party content provider, code identifying a feature associated with digital content of the third-party content provider, wherein the identification comprises a feature variable placeholder associated with the feature. The method further includes receiving, by an experimentation platform, an indication of a first event type associated with the digital content, wherein the first event type identifies a first trackable action associated with the feature. The method further includes determining, by a processing device of the experimentation platform, that the first event type does not exist in a configuration associated with the feature; The method further includes, in response to the determining, generating the first event type in the configuration, generating and providing a graphical representation of the first event type for display in a user interface of the experimentation platform, and tracking the first event type on the experimentation platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Optimizely, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Abbas Rizvi, Michael Carlyle Davis, Travis Beck
  • Patent number: 11323930
    Abstract: A method of handover of radio communication (70) between user equipment (71; 72; 73) and radio network access devices (31-37) of a radio access network (30) operatively connected by an intermediate mobile radio access device (50). Handover of the radio communication (70) is performed by the mobile radio access device (50) in association with mobile management entity functionality (40) available to the radio network access device (31) serving the radio communication (70) and a further radio network access device (32-37) of the radio access network (30) having received a handover request transmitted by the mobile radio access device (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Wojciech Potentas
  • Patent number: 11324021
    Abstract: A data transmission method and a related product are provided. The method includes: when a HARQ buffer is not empty, a user equipment selects a grant used for previous data transmission to transmit data that needs to be retransmitted; or, when the HARQ buffer is empty, the user equipment selects one current grant of Semi-Persistent scheduling to transmit new data or selects multiple current grants of Semi-Persistent scheduling to transmit new data according to a carrier access manner allowed by the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11317422
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods associated with interference aware sounding reference signals are provided. A method for wireless communication includes receiving, at a wireless communication device in communication with a first base station, an interfering signal from a second base station (or others); determining, at the wireless communication device, a spatial direction of the interfering signal; and transmitting, with the wireless communication device, a signal to the first base station based on the spatial direction of the interfering signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Naga Bhushan, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 11317408
    Abstract: Method and device for allocating resources are provided. The method includes: 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, wherein a set of available values of N is preset, and an index of a selected value of N in the set is received; 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 is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huayu Zhou, Yanan Jia, Shaofei Wang
  • Patent number: 11317354
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for uplink preemption indication. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving at least one ULPI from a base station (BS) indicating, for each of a plurality of sets of uplink resources, a power level the UE can use for one or more uplink transmissions. The UE can determine one or more power levels indicated by the ULPI for resources allocated for the UE for uplink transmission. The allocated resources may include multiple of the sets of uplink resources. The UE can select the power level to use for uplink transmission using the allocated resources based, at least in part, on the determination. The UE sends or drops the one or more uplink transmissions according to the ULPI. A time duration of the plurality of sets of uplink resources can be longer than a configured ULPI monitoring periodicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Jing Jiang, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Chih-Ping Li, Wanshi Chen, Amir Aminzadeh Gohari
  • Patent number: 11317250
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for transmitting an MBMS interest indication message and a device supporting same. A method for transmitting an MBMS interest indication message, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: deciding a coverage enhancement (CE) level of a terminal in a wireless communication system; receiving CE level information of an MBMS service of interest; comparing the decided CE level of the terminal and the received CE level information of the MBMS service and thus determining whether or not the MBMS service can be received; and, if it is determined that the MBMS service can be received, transmitting to a base station an MBMS interest indication message comprising information about an MBMS frequency of interest or an MBMS service of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11310728
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and computer program product able to determining whether a user equipment in a wireless communications network has applied a stored or acquired system information message of a new system information area within a predefined time, where the user equipment replaced a system information message of an initial system information area with a system information message of another system information area or with a cell-specific system information message of another cell. If the new system information area is equivalent to the system information area of the initial system information area, then the system information message for the initial system information area is applied. If the new system information area is different from the system information area of the initial system information area, then a system information message for that different system information area is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ahmad Awada, Ingo Viering
  • Patent number: 11310684
    Abstract: A signal processing method and an apparatus are provided, and the method includes: measuring, by a terminal device, signal quality of one or more cells, to generate a first measurement report; and sending, by the terminal device, the first measurement report to a first base station, where the first measurement report includes measurement information of the one or more cells so that the first base station sends the first measurement report to a second base station, and the first base station implements, by using the first measurement report, uplink interference cancellation or downlink interference cancellation for the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xun Tang, Wei Quan, Jian Zhang, Li Chai, Jinhua Miao
  • Patent number: 11310013
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station and user equipment (UE) may use subframe configurations that include dynamically scheduled channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) symbols. For example, a base station may identify a subframe configuration that includes one or more sets of CSI-RS symbols of a subframe. The base station may indicate to a UE whether sets of CSI-RS symbols may be enabled or disabled during the subframe. The UE may receive multiple CSI-RSs at different locations within the subframe as indicated by the base station, and transmit CSI feedback to the base station based on at least one of the received CSI-RSs. In some examples, multiple base stations may coordinate the use of subframe configurations that include CSI-RS symbols that may be enabled or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Sundar Subramanian, Bilal Sadiq, Juergen Cezanne, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11304225
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for scheduling of transmission time intervals. One apparatus includes a processor that determines a first semi-persistent scheduling resource assignment indicating a first set of resources including a first multiple time domain resources. Each time domain resource of the first multiple time domain resources has a first transmission time interval length. The processor also determines a second semi-persistent scheduling resource assignment indicating a second set of resources including a second multiple time domain resources. Each time domain resource of the second multiple time domain resources has a second transmission time interval length, and the first transmission time interval length is different from the second transmission time interval length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Hossein Bagheri, Ravikiran Nory, Vijay Nangia, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 11304098
    Abstract: A method performed by a core network node for handling a data service session in a packet communication network is provided. The packet communication network is configured to support fixed access between a User Equipment (UE) and an access network node. The core network node obtains a decision whether a monitored bandwidth over the fixed access is below a bandwidth requirement authorized to the UE. The bandwidth over the fixed access is monitored for a data service session between the UE and the Data Network via the fixed access. The core network node obtains a decision of how to handle the data service session based on the decision whether the monitored bandwidth over the fixed access is below the bandwidth requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Panagiotis Saltsidis, Ralf Keller, Angel Navas Cornejo
  • Patent number: 11304134
    Abstract: A radio frequency system based on millimeter wave communication, a method for adjusting transmit power, and a terminal are provided. The radio frequency system includes a Doherty power amplification unit, an antenna array, and a micro control unit MCU, where an output end of the Doherty power amplification unit is connected to an input end of the antenna array, a control end of the Doherty power amplification unit and a control end of the antenna array are both connected to the MCU, and the MCU controls a radiation direction of an antenna in the antenna array; and the Doherty power amplification unit includes two power amplifiers, saturation power of the two power amplifiers is equal, a switch controller is connected in series to one of the two power amplifiers, and the MCU controls transmit power of the Doherty power amplification unit by controlling opening and closing of the switch controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 11304109
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques to prevent and/or minimize user equipment (UE) service disruptions in a virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) architecture. In one example, a method may include establishing, via a central unit of a vRAN, a first radio connection for a UE via a first cell belonging to a first shared cell for the vRAN; determining that the UE is dual connectivity capable; instructing the UE to perform measurements for one or more other cells belonging to one or more other shared cells that have available capacity; obtaining measurement information from the UE for the one or more other cells; determining, based on the measurement information, a second cell among the one or more other cells having a highest measured signal strength; and establishing a second radio connection for the UE via the second cell belonging to the second shared cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Shailender Potharaju, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Mark Grayson
  • Patent number: 11304080
    Abstract: A method of obtaining link measurements in a mobile telecommunications system, the system including a base station configured to communicate with at least one terminal and one or more relay nodes configured to relay downlink and/or uplink transmissions between the at least one terminal and the base station. The method includes: sending, by the base station and to a mobile node, measurement instructions including a list identifying one or more relay nodes for measuring link quality, wherein the mobile node is one of the at least one terminal and the one or more relay nodes; and receiving, at the base station and from the mobile node, a list of one or more link measurements, wherein a link measurement measures a link quality for a link between the mobile node and one of the relay nodes identified in the list sent by the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Tapani Kahtava, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11297658
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a PRACH scheduling method at a network node, comprising: generating a scheduling message which includes at least resource block RB assignment information for physical random access channel PRACH, the RB assignment information for PRACH indicating uplink resource for a user equipment UE to transmit a PRACH message; and transmitting the scheduling message on a downlink channel to the UE. The present disclosure also provides a corresponding network node, a scheduled PRACH transmission method at a UE, and a corresponding UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11297637
    Abstract: Provided are a data transmission method and devices, which reduce data transmission delay. The method comprises: a terminal device notifies a network device of attribute information of uplink data to be sent of the terminal device via a scheduling request; the terminal device receives indication information sent by the network device, the indication information being used for indicating uplink authorisation for the uplink data to be sent; the terminal device sends the uplink data to be sent according to the uplink authorisation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 11297643
    Abstract: Each message in 5G is processed according to a predetermined QoS (quality of service) that determines delay values, order of access, discard probability, and other transmission features. Systems and methods are disclosed for requesting an adjusted QoS for a single data message, without changing the default QoS of the user node's other messages. The QoS adjustment may be an increase in priority (for faster service) or a decrease (to save costs). The temporary QoS request may be transmitted as an SR (scheduling request) message or appended to an SR message. Alternatively, the QoS request may be transmitted on a random access channel concurrently with an SR message, or appended to a BSR (size) message or other message prior to the data message, among other versions disclosed. A nuanced QoS request may specify whether low latency or high reliability or other adjustment, or a combination, is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ultralogic SG, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Newman, R. Kemp Massengill
  • Patent number: 11297070
    Abstract: A monitoring unit verifies authentication information of a packet received and a rule verification unit verifies authentication information of a rule that matches the packet. The monitoring unit generates authentication information for a packet to be forwarded according to the rule having authentication information verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Sasaki, Daniele Enrico Asoni, Adrian Perrig
  • Patent number: 11291002
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for operating a mobile station in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving first information transmitted on a secondary carrier from a base station, and transmitting second information for feedback related to the secondary carrier at a feedback region in a primary carrier based on the first information to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jeong Kang, Chi-Woo Lim, Jae-Weon Cho, Tae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11291037
    Abstract: An SR/BSR triggering method and device are provided by the present disclosure. The method includes triggering an SR (Scheduling Request) and/or BSR (Buffer Status Report) process, if there is uplink data transmission requirement in a bearer channel and/or logical channel of a terminal, and there is no uplink resource available to the terminal on physical resources corresponding to numerologies and/or TTI lengths available to the bearer channel and/or the logical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yali Zhao, Fangli Xu, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11290170
    Abstract: Aspects presented herein may enable a receiving device to receive high frequency signals with a simpler receiver to reduce the overall complexity and cost associated with the receiver. In one aspect, an apparatus receives a reference signal from a second wireless device. The apparatus measures amplitude and phase of the reference signal relative to a set point. The apparatus transmits channel flattening information in a precoding feedback to the second wireless device, the precoding feedback including at least a difference between the amplitude of the reference signal and the set point for a sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ran Berliner, Shay Landis, Yehonatan Dallal, Assaf Touboul
  • Patent number: 11291038
    Abstract: During operation, a radio node may receive, from a computer, approval and authorization to use a first grant for a first portion of an SLA band of frequencies, and approval and authorization to use a second grant for a second portion of the SLA band of frequencies, where the first grant is a primary grant and the second grant is a secondary grant in a supplemental downlink carrier aggregation. Then, the interface circuit may receive, from the computer, a heartbeat response that includes a grant termination message for the first grant, where the grant termination message includes a warning that indicates that the use of the first portion of the SLA band of frequencies is revoked after a time interval. In response to the grant termination message, the interface circuit may define the second grant as the primary grant for the supplemental downlink carrier aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Sharma, Awaiz Khan
  • Patent number: 11282174
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for maintaining user privacy of a user when others take a picture of the user. The method can include receiving, from a first user device operated by a first user, an image of a second user having a second user device, wherein the second user has a user profile with a privacy setting indicating that pictures or video taken of the second user by the first device should be blurred. Based on the user profile, the method includes blurring the image of the second user taken by the first user device and transmitting a request to the second user device to unblur the image. When the second user authorizes, via interacting with the request, that the image can be unblurred, the method includes unblurring the image. When the second user declines to authorize that the image can be unblurred, the method includes maintaining the blurring of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Phinge Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Charles DeMaio
  • Patent number: 11284398
    Abstract: A communication link configuration method includes: sending capability enquiry signaling to a terminal, the capability enquiry signaling being used for querying about a wireless transmission capability of the terminal; receiving capability reporting signaling sent by the terminal, the capability reporting signaling including first information for representing the wireless transmission capability of the terminal; and configuring a corresponding communication link for the terminal according to the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11282348
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering alerts, notifications and messages, to and, if configured, responses from one to many users or groups wearing technology designed for single and/or multiple media types, utilizing one to many non-primary communication pathways enabled are contemplated in which (a) a primary communication channel pathway, (b) a primary or non-primary control channel(s) is established, by wireless receiver and/or wired connection to at least one group of users, that (b) then allows an activation method type to provide an alert/notification/message method to one-to-many persons (i.e., users) or groups and/or one-to-many devices in an addressable manner that establishes a non-primary communication channel path that is parallel and unknown to the primary communication channel path. The overall method consists of a router function and media delivery routing technology that are actively listening on a primary communication/control pathway or a non-primary control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Darryl Dwight Brayton
  • Patent number: 11277866
    Abstract: A communication device used as a first communication device in a wireless communication system including the first communication device, a second communication device communicating with the first communication device, and a user equipment communicating with the first communication device, includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter used for performing a random access procedure from the second communication device; and a control unit configured to transmit, in the case of receiving a random access preamble from the user equipment in a random access channel indicated by the parameter, information indicating that the random access preamble indicated by the parameter is received from the user equipment to the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Isogawa, Naoto Ookubo, Kohei Kiyoshima, Takahiro Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 11277832
    Abstract: A network includes a first candidate pool of multiple upper-layer communication processing units and a second candidate pool of lower-layer communication processing units to support the split-layer processing. Initially, a first upper-layer processing unit and a first lower-layer processing unit in the network provide a first service over a wireless communication link established between a wireless access point and a communication device in a network. In response to receiving a request to support a second service, the network notifies the first upper-layer processing unit of the second service. If a combination of the first upper-layer processing unit and the first lower-layer processing unit cannot support the second service, the first upper-layer processing unit selects a second upper-layer processing unit. The selected second upper-layer processing unit selected from the first candidate pool is used in conjunction with the first lower-layer processing unit to support the second service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Maulik V. Vaidya, Curt C. Wong, Pratik Das
  • Patent number: 11272432
    Abstract: A system message block transmission method, a base station and a UE are provided. The system message block transmission method includes: generating a first system message block and transmitting the first system message block. The first system message block includes cell access related information and service indication information, the service indication information is used to indicate at least one of a service type supported by a cell and a new function of the first system message block, the service type includes a service type in a first protocol release or the service type includes a service type in the first protocol release and a service type in a second protocol release, the new function is related to the second protocol release, and the second protocol release is an evolution release of the first protocol release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siqi Liu, Yu Ding, Zichao Ji, Wei Bao
  • Patent number: 11271618
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises a base station and one or more relay docks and transmits directional wave signals between components using high frequency waves, such as millimeter waves. A beam forming decision engine utilizes position information collected from one or more position or motion sensors of a user device to determine a direction in which to form a directional wave signal being transmitted between components of the wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Jiang, Mattia Pascolini, Jiangfeng Wu, Siwen Yong, Lijun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11265802
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication system in which a plurality of basic service sets (BSSs) performing wireless transmission from a transmitting station to a destination station by performing access control based on CSMA/CA exist adjacent to each other, and in which wireless communication is performed by controlling a CCA threshold considering an interference power value between each BSS that uses the same channel, in which the transmitting station includes a control block determining the CCA threshold value according to the interference power value of the BSS considered as an interference source, calculating a SINR in the destination station according to the interference power value, determining a MCS which is a combination of a modulation scheme and a code rate according to the SINR, and performing the access control based on the CSMA/CA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoko Shinohara, Yasuhiko Inoue, Masato Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 11265111
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for consecutive data packet feedback. One method includes receiving a first set of consecutive data packets. The method includes transmitting feedback corresponding to the first set of consecutive data packets, wherein the feedback comprises: an error indication in response each data packet in the first set of consecutive data packets failing to be received correctly; a non-error indication in response to at least one data packet in the first set of consecutive data packets being received correctly; a counter value that indicates a consecutive number of data packet failures; or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Ankit Bhamri, Ali Ramadan Ali, Karthikeyan Ganesan, Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Hyung-Nam Choi, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 11265772
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus used to facilitate preparation of one or more target base stations for possible UE handoffs, e.g., conditional handoffs, which may or may not occur depending on whether or not various handoff conditions are satisfied are described. A handoff message, e.g., a conditional handoff message, including a validity time is generated and sent to each selected target base stations to which a UE may be handed off. The validity time indicates to the target base station a time window, e.g., a time duration for which the handoff target message is to be considered valid. In response to the handoff message, the target base station, receiving the handoff message, allocates resources to the UE and starts a countdown validity timer based on the indicated length of the validity time. When the validity timer expires without handoff to the target base station, the target base station releases the allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Maulik Vaidya, Amitav Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 11259338
    Abstract: A software-implemented method for assisting in handling of connection setup requests in a telecommunications network is disclosed. The method includes intercepting a connection setup request from a user equipment (UE) to a control node of a radio access network part of the telecommunications network, determining whether the connection setup request is to be fulfilled based at least on information regarding resource use within a network access point serving the UE, and passing the connection setup request for further processing within the telecommunications network only upon positive determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Rudolf Strijkers, Shuang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11259148
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for receiving an MBMS service and a device supporting same. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for receiving an MBMS service by a terminal in a wireless communication system comprises the steps of: deciding a coverage enhancement (CE) level of a terminal; receiving CE level information of an MBMS service of interest; comparing the decided CE level of the terminal and the received CE level information of the MBMS service and thus determining whether or not the MBMS service can be received by means of MBSFN transmission or SC-PTM transmission; and receiving the MBMS service on the basis of the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11259234
    Abstract: A path switching method and a related device, where the method includes receiving, by a base station, a first message from a first user equipment requesting to switch the first user equipment from a non-direct path for communicating with the base station using a second user equipment to a direct path communicating with the base station, and sending, by the base station, a second message to the first user equipment instructing the first user equipment to perform path switching. The second message includes at least one of a timing advance, a closed-loop power control value or an uplink grant configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Nathan Edward Tenny, Yiru Kuang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 11252574
    Abstract: Improved techniques are provided for managing frequency channels in a shared spectrum available to a radio local access network device (RLAN) in a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FEDERATED WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Jay Macmullan, Michael Oliver Ghorbanzadeh, James Ni, Kurt Schaubach
  • Patent number: 11251839
    Abstract: Various aspects of the technology described herein are directed towards a generalized beam management framework in which beam management takes into account interference to steer a beam. Aspects comprise configuring a report request comprising a resource setting with channel state information-reference signal resource data and an associated report setting with parameter data corresponding to the one or more channel state information-reference signal resources. The report request is configured to instruct a user equipment device to include interference information when performing user equipment device beam management and reporting. Upon receiving the report request, the user equipment performs a beam measurement operation that includes interference information when generating the beam management report sent to the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Salam Akoum, Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, Thomas Novlan
  • Patent number: 11252787
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a user equipment device (UE) to perform methods for enhancement of multi-SIM devices, such as UE 106. A network may increase paging retries for known MU-SIM devices, e.g., based on an indication of capabilities from a MU-SIM device. The indication may be via a NAS registration request, an RRC capability procedure, and/or an RRC UE assistance procedure. Additionally, a network may include an indication of a paging priority to the UE. The UE may then determine a response to the page based, at least in part, on the indicated priority. Further, the UE may indicate a tune-away to the network. The indication of the tune-away may include a cause and/or duration for the tune-away and may be provided at an RRC level or a network access stratum (NAS) level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Krisztian Kiss, Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Sang Ho Baek, Shivani Suresh Babu, Srinivasan Nimmala, Utkarsh Kumar, Vijay Venkataraman, Viswanath Nagarajan, Yifan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11252576
    Abstract: A method at a network element, and a system, for resource allocation in a shared spectrum band. The method is implemented to enable time domain multiplexing between networks in a shared spectrum channel. The method includes determining a co-existence frame size for each of a plurality of successive co-existence frames that are included within a coordination period, and dynamically allocating resources of each co-existence frame for a first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohamed Salem, Amine Maaref
  • Patent number: 11243784
    Abstract: A method for managing a trigger on a terminal device, and a terminal device are provided. In response to an operation (S301) of setting a trigger by an application program (181), a trigger manager (235) determines a triggering policy of the trigger based on a use habit of a user, characteristic information of the trigger, and characteristic information of the application program. The triggering policy is accelerating triggering, normal triggering, or delaying triggering. Different triggering policies are executed for triggers having different characteristics, to dynamically change timings for the triggers to trigger scheduled tasks. In this way, a malicious trigger configured to keep an application alive or trigger a task that does not match a true will of the user is prevented to reduce resource consumption, and a trigger beneficial to a system or the user can be triggered earlier to improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Kang, Qiulin Chen, Zhenkun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11246031
    Abstract: A mobile device can select an identifier from a set of identifiers stored by the mobile device. The mobile device can communicate a request for a communication link with a communication system, and the request for the communication link can include the identifier. The communication link can be established based on the identifier. The mobile device can select a second identifier from the set of identifiers. The mobile device can communicate a second request for a second communication link with the communication system, and the second request can include the second identifier. The second communication link can be established based on the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Oceus Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Michael McCutchen, Todd Alan Pressley, John Thomas Green
  • Patent number: 11240646
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle-to-X (V2X) operation method performed by a V2X terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: reserving a finite number of resources used for performing a V2X communication; and performing the V2X communication on the finite number of reserved resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Hyukjin Chae, Youngtae Kim
  • Patent number: 11240828
    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. Such methods include receiving time synchronization information and muting availability information associated with a plurality of further base stations serving a plurality of cells. Such methods also include determining that a cell served by a first further base station is a preferred synchronization source cell for the base station, and sending, to one or more second further base stations, respective requests to activate muting in one or more of the cells served by the second further base stations. Embodiments include complementary methods performed by a further base station, and base stations configured to perform operations corresponding to the exemplary methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Havish Koorapaty
  • Patent number: 11240811
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a transmission mode with user equipment (UE) independent physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) scrambling for inter-cell and intra-cell PDSCH-to-PDSCH interference cancellation. A method may include configuring (610) a first identifier (e.g. first RNTI) for a first UE. The method may also include performing at least one of indicating (620) (e.g. semi-statically) a second identifier (e.g. PDSCH RNTI own) for the first UE, or indicating (630) (e.g. semi-statically) a third identifier (e.g. PDSCH RNTIJnt) for the first UE. The first identifier (e.g. first RNTI) is for at least one of operation of physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the first UE, or operation of PDSCH of the first UE if the second identifier (e.g. PDSCH RNTI own) is not indicated to the first UE; the second identifier (e.g. PDSCH RNTI own) is for at least one of scrambling or descrambling PDSCH of the first UE; and the third identifier (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Klaus Hugl, Panayiotis Papadimitriou, Cássio Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 11234232
    Abstract: A method for processing physical downlink control channel data, a transmitting end, and a user equipment are provided and relate to the field of communications. According to the embodiment of the application a scrambling sequence in multiple modulation modes can be extracted, so that scrambling and descrambling are performed on physical downlink control channel data in multiple modulation modes. The method includes: generating a scrambling sequence corresponding to a control channel element according to an index number of the control channel element and/or a modulation mode used by the control channel element; performing scrambling on physical downlink control channel data by using the scrambling sequence; and sending the scrambled physical downlink control channel data to a user equipment. The embodiments of the present application are used to perform scrambling and descrambling on physical downlink control channel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuchun Wu, Shulan Feng