Dynamic Allocation Patents (Class 455/452.1)
  • Patent number: 11032334
    Abstract: A method of signaling a reason for a downgrade of an enhanced call to an audio-only call. User equipment (UE) can engage, via a telecommunication network, in an enhanced call including audio content and additional content. The UE can generate a downgrade message that requests a downgrade of the enhanced call to an audio-only call that includes the audio content without the additional content. The downgrade message can include a downgrade reason indicator identifying whether the UE is automatically downgrading the enhanced call or whether the UE is instead downgrading the enhanced call due to user instructions. The UE can send the downgrade message to the telecommunication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kun Lu, Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Satish K. Bhat, Sireesha Panchagnula
  • Patent number: 11032720
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method used in wireless communications, and a computer readable storage medium, the electronic apparatus comprising: a processing circuit configured to determine by dynamic means a partitioning solution for a virtual cell in a predetermined region, determination of the partitioning solution for the virtual cell comprising partitioning of a plurality of access points in the predetermined region to be one or more virtual cells, and designating each of the virtual cells to serve as master access points; and generating a message indicating the virtual cell partitioning solution so as to notify all of the designated master access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youping Zhao, Dongzhi Zhu, Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 11026166
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a session request from an application function (AF) device for a user equipment (UE) device and select a network slice based on the AF device. The computer device may be further configured to send a slice selection trigger to an Access and Mobility Function device for the UE device in response to selecting the network slice, wherein the slice selection trigger includes an instruction to UE device to request the selected network slice; receive a notification from a User Plane Function device associated with the selected slice, wherein the notification identifies a Packet Data Unit session between the UPF device and the UE device; and instruct the AF device to start a session with the UE device via the identified PDU session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Suzann Hua
  • Patent number: 11019502
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for allocating frequency spectrum resources in a Citizens Broadband Radio Service network. An exemplary method embodiment includes the steps of: receiving, by a Spectrum Access System (SAS), a channel message from a Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD); selecting, by the SAS, in response to the received channel allocation message, a first frequency spectrum channel from a plurality of available frequency spectrum channels based on a type of traffic the CBSD is carrying; assigning, by the SAS, the selected first frequency spectrum channel to the CBSD for use in wireless communications with user equipment devices; communicating, by the SAS, information identifying the assigned first frequency spectrum channel to the CBSD. When the determined type of traffic being carried by the CBSD is said uplink dominated traffic basing said first frequency spectrum channel selection on adjacent channel interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 11012987
    Abstract: A mobile station device that receives downlink control information which is used to selectively provide downlink scheduling or a random access order, on a physical downlink control channel from a base station device. The mobile station device also transmits a random access preamble using a random access channel to the base station device based on receiving the downlink control information which provides a random access order, where the downlink control information provides a downlink resource allocation in a case that the downlink control information is used to provide the downlink scheduling and where a preset value is set for a field of the downlink resource allocation in a case that the downlink control information is used to provide the random access order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Yasuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11012142
    Abstract: A wireless network may have two types of wireless services such as 4G and 5G. The 4G service may not be configured to communicate with wireless devices using multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) operating mode, while the 5G service can communicate using MU-MIMO. When a relay node is positioned such that it is within the coverage areas of both types of wireless service, the relay node is instructed to attach to the wireless service that is not capable of utilizing the MU-MIMO operating mode. Conversely, wireless devices within the coverage areas of both types of wireless service that are not configured as relay nodes may be instructed to attach to the wireless service capable of utilizing the MU-MIMO operating mode so that these wireless devices may receive the benefit of utilizing MU-MIMO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 11006451
    Abstract: There is provided user equipment that selects a resource for transmitting a signal based on a sensing result. The user equipment includes a detection unit that detects, by performing sensing in a time window for sensing, one or more resources capable of transmitting a signal in a time window for resource selection after the time window for sensing; a selection unit that selects a resource for transmitting a signal from the one or more detected resources; and a transmission unit that transmits the signal using the selected resource for transmitting the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Yasukawa, Satoshi Nagata, Qun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10999745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and, more particularly, to a method and a device therefor, the method comprising the steps of: receiving scheduling information relating to uplink data; and transmitting the uplink data through a time slot having a plurality of symbols by using the scheduling information, wherein: when a reference signal for beam-arrangement is not transmitted in the time slot, a transmission beam direction of the uplink data remains the same in the time slot; and when the reference signal for beam-arrangement is transmitted in the time slot, the transmission beam direction of the uplink data is changed according to a transmission beam direction of the reference signal for beam-arrangement, in a symbol at which the reference signal for the beam-arrangement is transmitted in the time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 10999027
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for eliminating inter-cell interference, which are applicable to elimination of inter-cell interference cancellation. The method comprises: a first transceiving node obtains interference information of a potential interference cell, wherein the potential interference cell belongs to a second transceiving node, and the interference information of the potential interference cell comprises at least one of the following items: duplex mode information of the potential interference cell, multiple access technique information of the potential interference cell, a physical layer parameter of the potential interference cell in each of at least one first transmission resource pool, and resource allocation information of the potential interference cell in each of at least one second transmission resource pool; and the first transceiving node transmits the interference information of the potential interference cell to a first terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10985857
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the communications field, and disclose a method and an apparatus for device-to-device inter-cell interference coordination. The method in the present disclosure includes: receiving, by a first terminal when the first terminal becomes a detection terminal, configuration information sent by a first base station, where the configuration information includes a resource usage detection parameter, and the resource usage detection parameter is used to configure a resource usage detection manner for the first terminal; detecting, by the first terminal based on the resource usage detection parameter, resource usage information corresponding to a resource location; reporting, by the first terminal, the resource usage information to the first base station, so that the first base station adjusts, based on the resource usage information, a D2D data transmission mode for the first terminal or a second terminal using the resource location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao Hua, Zhenshan Zhao, Guanglin Han
  • Patent number: 10980031
    Abstract: A network controller for controlling beamformed signals that are transmitted by a cluster of devices. The network controller is configured to allocate, to each device, a beam index that determines a respective beam reference signal structure to use when transmitting beamformed signals over a sidelink between the devices, and to make the allocation in such a way as to minimise interference between the beamformed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Schubert, Ali Ramadan, Karthikeyan Ganesan, Josef Eichinger
  • Patent number: 10979910
    Abstract: A network device receives one or more first key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with a cell site providing wireless service within a geographic area and determines at least one first capacity usage parameter associated with the cell site providing the wireless service. The network device determines placement of an additional antenna array within the geographic area to provide a certain coverage and capacity for the geographic area based on the one or more first KPIs and the determined at least one first capacity usage parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yuk Lun Li, Yuexin Dong, Indraneel Sen, Kyriaki Konstantinou
  • Patent number: 10979319
    Abstract: A method provides operating information for a network having a set of computing entities (CPE) for performing functions on data; a set of connecting entities (CNE) for connecting users and performing functions on data; and a set of forwarding entities (SFE) for forwarding data between the CPE and CNE. CNE are assigned to the CPE. At least part of the functions performed by the CNE are split and offloaded to the assigned CPE for performing the part of functions. The method includes: determining: a) network information, including network topology information and network capability information of the network, b) entity location information, including network locations of the entities, and c) function splitting information, including possible configurable functions which can be split; and, based on the determined information of a)-c), jointly optimizing: routing between the network entities, assignments of the CNE to the CPE, and function splits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andres Garcia-Saavedra, Xi Li, Xavier Costa-Perez
  • Patent number: 10972213
    Abstract: Methods and systems for simultaneous transmission of periodic Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) and Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) Acknowledgement (ACK)/Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) are presented. According to one aspect, a method of operation of a node comprises configuring the node to have two differently sized sets of resources. The method includes determining that the node needs to report feedback, the feedback comprising at least a periodic CQI feedback. The method includes, upon determining that the node needs to report the feedback, selecting one of the differently sized sets of resources to be used for reporting the feedback, wherein the larger set is selected when the node needs to also report a HARQ feedback, and wherein the smaller set is selected when the node does not need to also report a HARQ feedback. The method includes reporting the feedback on the selected set of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 10966111
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method which includes: sending a first channel quality measurement report, wherein the first channel quality measurement report indicates a channel noise value measured in a first time period by a first station in a second antenna mode when a third station and a fourth station communicate with each other in a first antenna mode; and receiving an grant frame sent by the AP based on the first channel quality measurement report, wherein the grant frame carries first instruction information and/or second instruction information. A success rate of space-shared communication between station pairs can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Wu, Yingpei Lin
  • Patent number: 10965512
    Abstract: A multi-carrier cellular wireless network (400) employs base stations (404) that transmit two different groups of pilot subcarriers: (1) cell-specific pilot subcarriers, which are used by a receiver to extract information unique to each individual cell (402), and (2) common pilots subcarriers, which are designed to possess a set of characteristics common to all the base stations (404) of the system. The design criteria and transmission formats of the cell-specific and common pilot subcarriers are specified to enable a receiver to perform different system functions. The methods and processes can be extended to other systems, such as those with multiple antennas in an individual sector and those where some subcarriers bear common network/system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEO WIRELESS LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Titus Lo, Kemin Li, Haiming Huang
  • Patent number: 10963859
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile payment processing system and method. When making a payment request, an affiliated store terminal directly generates transaction identification (T-ID) information and provides the generated T-ID information to a mobile terminal, and a user of the mobile terminal can use a rapid mobile payment service since the payment can be processed without waiting a response signal of a payment processing server receiving a payment request signal. Further, since user datagram protocol (UDP) communication is performed between the affiliated store terminal and a payment processing result notification server while a mobile payment is performed, the payment processing result notification server and the affiliated store terminal are provided so as to directly inquire a transaction state in the affiliated store terminal when the payment is completed by the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HAREXINFOTECH INC.
    Inventors: Kyung Yang Park, Hoon Joon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10959172
    Abstract: The method for transmitting and receiving data at a base station in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of receiving a performance report from a terminal, determining whether the addition of a serving cell is necessary, when the addition of the serving cell is necessary, transmitting a request for receiving a cell identifying signal to one or more other base stations on the basis of the received performance repo?and transmitting a request for transmitting the cell identifying signal to the terminal. According to the embodiment, in a network in which a small cell and a macro cell are overlapped and operated, the terminal can minimize battery consumption and quickly recognize the small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng Hun Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10958402
    Abstract: A technique for operating a wireless communication device includes transmitting a scheduling request from the wireless communication device and receiving, following the scheduling request, an uplink grant that assigns an uplink channel to the wireless communication device. The uplink grant may include one or more fields indicating whether only channel quality information is to be transmitted and/or if data is to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jayesh Kotecha
  • Patent number: 10959232
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive a signal identifying a first beam configuration and a second beam configuration to be used for performing a beamformed transmission of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) signal. The UE may determine, for a first PUCCH transmission occasion associated with the first beam configuration, that a communication metric associated with performing the beamformed transmission of the PUCCH signal using the first beam configuration fails to satisfy a threshold. The UE may perform, at a second PUCCH transmission occasion and based at least in part on the determining, the beamformed transmission of the PUCCH signal according to the second beam configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiao Feng Wang, Tao Luo, Sony Akkarakaran, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Yan Zhou, Wooseok Nam, Abhishek Sinha, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 10952080
    Abstract: Provided in the present disclosure are a spectrum management device and method, a geographic location database, a coexistence discovery device, and subsystems for use in a radio communication system comprising a main system and subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Guo, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10945055
    Abstract: An intelligent subsystem coupled with a Super System on Chip (SSoC), a radio transceiver (e.g. a 5G/higher than 5G bandwidth radio transceiver), a voice processing module/voice processing algorithm, a foldable/stretchable/holographic display, a near-field communication device, a biometric sensor, an artificial eye and an intelligent learning algorithm is disclosed. The intelligent subsystem can respond to a user's interests and/or preferences. Furthermore, the intelligent subsystem is sensor-aware or context-aware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mohammad A. Mazed
  • Patent number: 10945136
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system anchor base station for a mobile telecommunications system is described. The mobile telecommunications system has at least one anchor cell and at least one slave cell which is associated with the anchor cell. The anchor base station has a circuitry which is configured to transmit system information based on beam information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10939492
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (10) controls changing of a connection of the wireless communication device (10) to an access node (100) of the wire-less communication network between: a relay based connection to the access node (100), and either a direct connection to the access node (100) or another relay based connection to the access node (100). The relay based connection extends via a device-to-device communication link (30) between the wireless communication device (10) and a first further wireless communication device (40). The other relay based connection extends via another device-to-device communication link (30?) between the wireless communication device (10) and a second further wireless communication device (40?). Further, the wireless communication (10) sends an indication to the access node (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Lars Nord, Anders Berggren
  • Patent number: 10939460
    Abstract: A method of scheduling field devices in a wireless network of an industrial process system is provided. The method is performed in a scheduling device and includes scheduling one or more field devices on uplink resources and on downlink resources, such that, for at least one of the field devices, a periodicity of uplink resources is different than a periodicity of downlink resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Ewa Hansen, Johan Åkerberg, Jonas Neander, Krister Landernäs, Niclas Ericsson, Tomas Lennvall
  • Patent number: 10931342
    Abstract: For converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system and supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT), a channel state information (CSI) acquisition method includes transmitting CSI configuration information to a terminal, selecting a beam for transmitting a beamformed CSI reference signal (BF-CSI-RS) to the terminal, transmitting the BF-CSI-RS to the terminal using the selected beam, and notifying the terminal of a beamforming update. A base station for acquiring CSI in a mobile communication system includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals, and a controller configured to control the transceiver to transmit CSI configuration information to a terminal, to select a beam for transmitting a BF-CSI-RS to the terminal, to transmit the BF-CSI-RS to the terminal using the selected beam, and to notify the terminal of a beamforming update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihwan Noh, Taeyoung Kim, Hyunil Yoo, Keonkook Lee, Suryong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10931395
    Abstract: An operation method of a terminal in a wireless communication system includes receiving a preamble sequence from a base station; estimating a UL channel between the terminal and the base station based on the preamble sequence; determining a first frequency region for transmitting a data signal and a second frequency region for transmitting a jamming signal in an entire frequency region of the UL channel based on a result of estimating the UL channel; and transmitting to the base station a UL control signal including identification information for identifying the first frequency region and the second frequency region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Hyung Sik Ju
  • Patent number: 10931763
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivery of opaque objects provided by a content provider to network nodes within a communication network are described. Opaque objects may comprise data objects whose data structure is not natively defined in the network interface and thus have a data type and/or structure that would be unknown to systems of the network. Communication systems may be configured according to embodiments to facilitate delivery of such opaque objects, such as by providing a robust network interface between a content provider system and the network through which network information is provided from the network to the content provider system and/or delivery manifest information for opaque objects is provided from the content provider system to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Thomas Stockhammer, Charles Nung Lo
  • Patent number: 10924936
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that acquires information indicating a result of detection of a communication node managed by a second frequency usage control system; and notifies the second frequency usage control system of first sharable information generated from first frequency usage information related to a first communication node managed by a first frequency usage control system. The first sharable information being held by a first database included in the first frequency usage control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10917876
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system for allocating a channel. The method for allocating a channel includes determining, by a first communication node in an Internet of Vehicles, a second communication node in the Internet of Vehicles in a first channel allocation period. The second communication node is a communication node other than the first communication node in a communication range of the first communication node. The method includes allocating s channels among channels allowed to be allocated by the first communication node to s communication nodes. Different channels are allocated to different ones of the s communication nodes. s is a smaller value of n and m. n is a determined number of the communication nodes. m is a number of channels allowed to be allocated by the first communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weibing Gong
  • Patent number: 10912028
    Abstract: System Information Broadcast for Machine-Type Communication There is provided a method of operating a network node (6; 8; 10) in a communication network (2), the method comprising transmitting information required by a mobile device (12) for reliable communications with the communication network to mobile devices (12) in a single information block (103). Also provided is a method of operating a mobile device (12) in a communication network (2), the method comprising receiving information required by the mobile device (12) for reliable communications with the communication network in a single information block from the communication network (117). A network node and mobile device are also provided that are configured to perform the respective methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Höglund, Kai-Erik Sunell, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10911999
    Abstract: A user terminal, a base station, and method include a user terminal performing D2D communication under management of a base station, the D2D communication indicating direct device to device communication including transmitting data to one or more D2D communication destinations in the D2D communication and transmitting a D2D buffer status report to the base station. The user terminal transmits to the base station a D2D buffer status report indicating an amount of non-transmitted data in the D2D communication and a plurality of identifiers corresponding to the one or more D2D communication destinations. The plurality of identifiers corresponding to the one or more D2D communication destinations does not include the identifier of the base station to which the D2D buffer status report is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Chiharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10912124
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, by a terminal, time-frequency configuration information from a network side, where the time-frequency configuration information is used to indicate a random access channel (RACH) time-frequency resource; receiving, by the terminal, spatial configuration information from the network side, where the spatial configuration information is used to indicate an RACH spatial resource; forming, by the terminal, at least one beam based on the spatial configuration information, and sending, by using the at least one beam, a random access preamble to the network side on all or part of the RACH time-frequency resource indicated by the time-frequency configuration information; and receiving, by the terminal, a random access response (RAR) for the random access preamble from the network side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10911960
    Abstract: A frequency allocation method and device for an unauthorized frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Jiahui Liu, Xiang Zhou, Xiaofeng Tao
  • Patent number: 10904916
    Abstract: Embodiments of an access point (AP), station (STA) and method of communication are generally described herein. The AP may include a used basic service set (BSS) color in a downlink physical layer convergence procedure protocol, data unit (PPDU). The used BSS color may indicate communication between the AP and associated STAs. The AP may detect another PPDU from an STA that is un associated with the AP. If a header portion of the detected PPDU includes the used BSS color, the AP may: determine an alternate BSS color, and transmit a color switch announcement (CSA) element that indicates the alternate BSS color. The CSA element may be configurable to further indicate whether the AP and the associated STAs are to switch, from the operating channel to an alternate channel for the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Yaron Alpert, Po-Kai Huang, Daniel F. Bravo, Laurent Cariou, Chittabrata Ghosh, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 10904873
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus for performing discontinuous reception (DRX) at least monitors both a PDCCH for C-RNTI and a PDCCH for CC-RNTI for a DRX-related active time and monitors a PDCCH for CC-RNTI in a period of a CC-RNTI monitoring window. The CC-RNTI monitoring window is started in a subframe n?X+1, and in a case that a second PDCCH is detected in a subframe n?X+v or a subframe up to the subframe n?X+v, the CC-RNTI monitoring window is ended in the subframe n in which the second PDCCH is detected, or in a case that the second PDCCH is not detected in the subframe n?X+v or the subframe up to the subframe n?X+v, the CC-RNTI monitoring window is ended in the subframe n?X+v.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Wataru Ouchi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10893429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to example uplink measurement signal indication methods and apparatuses. One example method includes receiving, by a terminal device, signaling sent by a network device, where the signaling carries indication information that indicates a transmit beam for sending an uplink measurement signal by the terminal device, and sending, by the terminal device, the uplink measurement signal to the network device based on the indication information by using the transmit beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Tang, Xi Zhang, You Li
  • Patent number: 10887869
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives a discovery signal transmitted from a connection point (CP) via a directional beam. The discovery signal may include first information (including beam sweep configuration information) related to the CP. The apparatus then transmits an association signal to the CP based on the beam sweep configuration information and monitors for a resource grant from the CP based on the transmitted association signal. Alternatively, the apparatus transmits a discovery signal via a directional beam to a user equipment (UE). The discovery signal may include first information (including beam sweep configuration information) related to the apparatus. The apparatus then receives an association signal from the UE based on the beam sweep configuration information and determines a resource grant for communicating with the UE based on the received association signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Omar El Ayach, Sundar Subramanian, John Edward Smee, Ashwin Sampath, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10880880
    Abstract: This application provides an information transmission method and apparatus. A terminal receives downlink control information (DCI), wherein a format of the DCI corresponds to a time domain resource set, the time domain resource set comprises first time domain resource. The terminal determines the first time domain resource from the time domain resource set based on the format of the DCI and second information, wherein the second information is carried in the DCI, and the second information indicates the index of the first time domain resource in the time domain resource set. And the terminal performs information transmission on the first time domain resource and through a physical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruixiang Ma, Yongxia Lyu, Jiafeng Shao, Shengyu Li, Dan Hu
  • Patent number: 10869328
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data comprises: determining, by a first terminal device, that there are first data to be transmitted; transmitting, by the first terminal device, identification information of the first terminal device on a second resource, wherein the identification information of the first terminal device indicates that the first terminal device has data to be transmitted on a first resource which is a grant-free resource dedicated to transmitting data of a plurality of terminal devices including the first terminal device, wherein the second resource is a resource for transmitting identification information of each of at least one terminal device including the first terminal device, wherein the second resource does not overlap with the first resource; transmitting, by the first terminal device, the first data on the first resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10855359
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A wireless device may distribute power for various transmission types based on a priority, which may be received from a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10848294
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. An aggressor base station may cause interference at a remote victim base station. The victim base station may detect the interference and may transmit a remote interference reference signal (RI-RS) to the aggressor base station. The aggressor base station may identify and measure the interference based on the RI-RS, and may send a measurement of the interference to the victim base station. The base stations may then implement a mitigation technique based on the reported interference and other information exchanged via backhaul links. For example, the interference may be mitigated by modifying transmission at the aggressor base station or by modifying uplink scheduling at the victim base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Wanshi Chen, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 10849007
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method for controlling a VOLTE function based on a mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal. The method comprises: detecting a working state of a VOLTE function; if the VOLTE function is in a disabled state, further obtaining a signal strength of an LTE network where a mobile terminal is located; if the signal strength is greater than or equal to a first strength threshold, continuing to obtain a data traffic of the mobile terminal within a first preset time interval; and if the data traffic is smaller than a first preset traffic value, enabling the VOLTE function. In the way, in the present invention, a VOLTE function can be automatically enabled according to a current use state of a mobile terminal, thereby bringing use convenience to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventors: Yanming Lai, Qicai Gu, Yanshan Lin, Caijin Zhong, Lu Jiao
  • Patent number: 10848995
    Abstract: A device, system, and method reduce a power usage while an activity state is detected. The method is performed at a device that establish a network connection to a first network via first cells and to a second network via second cells. The device is connected to the first network via a first cell of the first cells. The method includes determining an activity state or a non-activity state associated with the device. The method includes measuring a quality of the network connection via the first cell. When the activity state is determined and when the quality is at least a predetermined threshold, the method includes setting a first priority and a first scanning pace for the first cell and a second priority and a second scanning pace for other ones of the first cells and the second cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy
  • Patent number: 10849127
    Abstract: Designating a peer-to-peer (P2P) operating channel between a display apparatus and a portable apparatus connected in a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) direct scheme according to whether the display apparatus and an access point (AP) are connected and whether the portable apparatus and the AP are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinho Kim, Deok-nam Kim, Ho-jeen Jee
  • Patent number: 10841838
    Abstract: Disclosed by the present invention are a communication method and device, wherein the method comprises: a first user plane function (UPF) network element establishing a secondary user plane channel to a secondary radio access network (RAN) network element; the first UPF network element receiving downlink data sent by a data network, and from within said downlink data, sending downlink data that requires distribution to the secondary user plane channel on the basis of data flow information to be distributed, wherein the data flow information to be distributed is stored in the first UPF network element so as to carry out the distribution of data in a 5G system, thus increasing the utilization of radio resources, reducing the delay in switching systems and improving user and system performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Juan Zhang, Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 10841672
    Abstract: An intelligent subsystem coupled with a radio transceiver, a voice processing module/voice processing algorithm and an intelligent learning algorithm, wherein the voice processing algorithm and the intelligent learning algorithm are stored in a non-transitory media is disclosed. The intelligent subsystem can respond to a user's interests and/or preferences. Furthermore, the intelligent subsystem is sensor-aware or context-aware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Mohammad A. Mazed
  • Patent number: 10841673
    Abstract: An intelligent subsystem coupled with a system-on-chip (comprising a microprocessor/graphic processor), a radio transceiver, a voice processing module/voice processing algorithm, a foldable/stretchable display, a near-field communication device, a biometric sensor and an intelligent learning algorithm is disclosed. The intelligent subsystem can respond to a user's interests and/or preferences. Furthermore, the intelligent subsystem is sensor-aware or context-aware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Mohammad A. Mazed
  • Patent number: 10834628
    Abstract: A wireless terminal for a wireless communication, the wireless terminal includes: a memory that includes a buffer configured to store uplink data, wherein the uplink data is configured to be transmitted; and a controller configured to transmit a buffer status report, the buffer status report including a first index, wherein the first index is one of a plurality of buffer status indices and corresponds to a buffer size indicating a size of the uplink data stored in the buffer, wherein the memory is configured to store a buffer status table in which a range from a minimum value of the buffer to a maximum value of the buffer is divided into a plurality of subranges, the plurality of subranges being associated with a part of the plurality of buffer status indices, and a rest of the plurality of buffer status indices are associated with one or more reserved fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ohta, Yoshihiro Kawasaki, takayoshi ode, Nobuhisa Aoki
  • Patent number: 10834725
    Abstract: User equipments (UEs) can be efficiently clustered into groups of UEs where a UE of a group can be selected as a host UE to communicate with a radio access network (RAN) on behalf of other UEs in the group. A resource manager component can receive information, including predictive information of predicted future UE performance or characteristics, relating to respective power availability, signal strength, data performance, and transit vectors of respective UEs from UEs in an area, and determine which UEs are to be clustered in a group and which UE(s) of the group is to be a host UE(s) for the group based on such information. The host UE can facilitate communications between the other UEs in the group and the RAN. The resource manager component also can employ a round-robin technique for substantially equal sharing of duties as host UE among multiple UEs of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Haywood Peitzer