Spectrum Sharing For Different Type Of System (e.g., Point-to-point Microwave, Television, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/454)
  • Patent number: 11368940
    Abstract: A system includes at least one computer-readable storage medium storing a set of instructions and at least one processor in communication with the at least one computer-readable storage medium. When executing the instructions, the system is directed to receive, from a user of a second wireless network, a request to transmit second wireless network data over a first wireless network and determine a protocol based on one or more parameters associated with the first wireless network and the second wireless network for transmitting the data. The protocol may indicate a resource allocation between second wireless network data transmission and first wireless network data transmission. The system is further directed to obtain information related to a first spectrum of the first wireless network for transmitting the second wireless network data based on the protocol and transmit, to the user, the information related to the first spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: METIS IP (SUZHOU) LLC
    Inventors: Qimei Chen, Zhi Ding
  • Patent number: 11349583
    Abstract: A measuring robot (1) measures radio waves using a radio wave measuring unit (11) at a measurement point. A self-propelled route control unit (14) controls, in a case that reliability of communication using the radio wave at the measurement point is determined to be low based on one or more of a measurement result by the radio wave measuring unit (11) and information on an obstacle detected by a terrain/obstacle/position detection sensor unit (12), a radio wave measuring unit (11) to measure the radio wave more precisely compared to the measurement of the electromagnetic wave in a case that the reliability of the communication using the radio wave is determined to be high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Miyatake, Kohei Suzaki, Yusuke Asai, Hiroyuki Shiba
  • Patent number: 11341089
    Abstract: A self-optimizing interval detection data structure is provided herein. A data storage system as described herein can include a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can include a candidate assignment component that maps properties of a resource of the data storage system to respective candidate data structures; a latency estimation component that estimates respective latencies associated with the respective candidate data structures; and a selection component that selects a candidate data structure of the respective candidate data structures having a latency that is less than a threshold latency, resulting in a selected data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Suraj Raju
  • Patent number: 11343645
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one communication module; a memory; and a processor operably connected to the at least one communication module and the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Sejong Yoon, Doosuk Kang, Moonseok Kang, Hyunchul Kim, Yi Yang, Jonghoon Jang
  • Patent number: 11316641
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate handling of uplink communications. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from an uplink coverage extension for unlicensed band operation. A method can include configuring a first interlace having a first starting physical resource block. The method can also include configuring a second interlace having a second starting physical resource block offset from the first physical resource block. The method can further include transmitting or receiving a signal based on a combination of the first interlace and the second interlace. The combination can include at least one cluster but less than two clusters in each measurement interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Kari Juhani Hooli, Timo Erkii Lunttila
  • Patent number: 11304191
    Abstract: A method for transmitting information includes: determining a target frequency range involved in an in-device interference in user equipment when the in-device interference is likely to occur, the target frequency range including a target downlink frequency range and at least one target uplink frequency range; adjusting a transmission resource configuration within the target frequency range; and transmitting information over a transmission resource after adjustment of the transmission resource configuration within the target frequency range, to avoid occurrence of the in-device interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Juejia Zhou
  • Patent number: 11284436
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data sending method and a communications device. The method includes: sensing, by a communications device, a carrier located in a first unlicensed frequency band, where the first unlicensed frequency band includes at least one carrier; and sending, by the communications device, data on a carrier whose channel state is sensed to be idle. The communications device senses a first carrier in the first unlicensed frequency band, and sends the data on the first carrier that is successfully sensed to be idle. Another communications device may also sense in the first unlicensed frequency band, and send data in the first unlicensed frequency band when sensing successfully. Therefore, users of different services may fairly contend and coexist in an unlicensed frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingpei Lin, Lei Huang, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11277251
    Abstract: A radio frequency spectrum management system and method for detecting and redirecting interfering radio frequency signals includes one or more radio frequency spectrum management device, each device having an antenna to scan a device area of influence and detect interfering radio frequency signals. A radio frequency spectrum management device also includes a controller to analyze detected interfering radio frequency signals and to delineate operative parameters for redirecting clearance signals. A radio frequency transmitter transmits redirecting clearance signals over the device area of influence via the antenna, in accordance with the operative parameters for redirecting clearance signals delineated by the controller. A radio signal amplifier boosts a redirecting clearance signal to a predetermined clearance signal amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Millard, Howard Melamed, Stevan Melamed
  • Patent number: 11272394
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are described in which a congestion control service is provided. The congestion control service provides for congestion detection and management in relation to a diversified radio access network. The congestion control service includes using a radio spectrum re-allocation mechanism pertaining to different radio access technologies of the diversified radio access network to mitigation detected congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jignesh S. Panchal, Kalyani Bogineni, Yuexin Dong
  • Patent number: 11240824
    Abstract: Interference on an uplink between user equipment (UE) and a network site can disrupt the communications between the two. An interference mitigation tool can mitigate the effects such interference has on the communications between the UE and the network site by selecting a mitigation action for implementation at the network site. The interference mitigation tool can receive spectrum scan data from the network site to identify the presence of interference in an operating band of the network site. The interference mitigation tool can then determine possible mitigation actions and can select a mitigation action based on a variety of factors or criteria. Additionally, the interference mitigation tool can reverse previously implemented mitigation actions if the interference is no longer impacting the network site. Further, when selecting a mitigation action, the interference mitigation tool can also consider neighboring network sites and how the selected mitigation action would impact them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohamed Amer
  • Patent number: 11240675
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method comprises receiving design criteria for a fixed microwave network; identifying proximate interfering signals; determining whether interference levels satisfy design criteria of the fixed microwave network; and if the interference levels do not satisfy the design criteria, then optimize operating parameters of radio systems of the fixed microwave network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter S. Young, Joseph N. Marzin
  • Patent number: 11234264
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses and computer program products for enabling efficient uplink data transmission in a wireless communication system. A method implemented at a user equipment (UE) includes: receiving an uplink grant from a network node, the uplink grant indicating a granted resource associated with a plurality of channels; detecting availability of the plurality of channels; determining an uplink transmission parameter based on the uplink grant and a result from the detection; and transmitting data to the network node according to the determined uplink transmission parameter. Embodiments of the present disclosure may enable adaptive uplink transmission and increase uplink transmission opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Rui Fan, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11224073
    Abstract: The present application is at least directed to an apparatus. The apparatus includes a non-transitory memory including instructions stored thereon for beam link pairing the apparatus to a router in a new radio. The apparatus also includes a processor, operably coupled to the non-transitory memory, capable of executing the instructions of transmitting physical random access channel (PRACH) preambles through a set of uplink transmission beams in a subframe. The processor is also capable of executing the instructions of signaling a beam ID of the set of uplink transmission beams. The processor is further capable of executing the instructions of monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) for a random access response (RAR) including a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI). The processor is even further capable of executing the instructions of determining the RA-RNTI corresponds to the transmitted PRACH preambles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, Qing Li, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Pascal M. Adjakple, Joseph M. Murray
  • Patent number: 11165495
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communicating in a wireless network including apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry to send and receive data in a plurality of time periods, defined by a time division duplex (TDD) time grid, to another entity, the plurality of time periods corresponding to a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and the transceiver circuitry being operable to switch from receive mode to transmit mode and/or from transmit mode to receive mode according to a flexible uplink and downlink allocation of the plurality of time periods; and baseband circuitry coupled to the transceiver circuitry to control the transceiver circuitry to switch during a switching interval embedded within a time period corresponding to an OFDM symbol of the plurality of OFDM symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sabine Roessel, Holger Neuhaus, Yeong-Sun Hwang, Bertram Gunzelmann, Andreas Menkhoff, Elmar Wagner, Jong-Kae Fwu, Xiangyang Zhuang
  • Patent number: 11144789
    Abstract: Provided is a model parameter learning device and the like capable of learning model parameters such that the influence of a noise in input data can be suppressed. A model parameter learning device (1) alternately carries out first learning processing for learning model parameters W1, b1, W2 and b2 such that an error between data Xout and data Xorg is minimized, and second learning processing for learning model parameters W1, b1, Wm, bm, Wq and bq such that a loss function LAE is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kosuke Nakanishi, Yuji Yasui, Wataru Sasaki, Shin Ishii
  • Patent number: 11140584
    Abstract: A node of a radio access network (e.g., a cellular network) can receive a revocation message revoking a spectrum grant (e.g., a Citizens Broadband Radio Service, CBRS, discontinuation notice). The node can determine a first group of terminals that are in communication with the node via wireless resources within the spectrum grant. The node can, in response to the revocation message, trigger respective inter-band handovers of the terminals of the first group of terminals. In some examples, a system includes a domain proxy that receives a grant message indicating the spectrum grant; notifies the node; subsequently, receives a revocation message revoking the spectrum grant; and sends a handover command to the node in response to the revocation message. The spectrum grant can be located within 3GPP band forty-eight or other bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Hinc, Waqas Gull, Taha Najeeb
  • Patent number: 11109379
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for configuring a channel carrier, user equipment and a base station are provided. The method of configuring a channel carrier includes: a message carrying channel carrier configuration information sent by a base station is received, where the channel carrier configuration information indicates at least one of numerology or TTI configuration information for a logical channel; and each carrier mapped to the logical channel and at least a numerology or a TTI configured for each carrier mapped to the logical channel are determined based on the channel carrier configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 11079470
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatuses are described that enable radar modulations for radar sensing using a wireless communication chipset. A controller initializes or controls modulations performed by the wireless communication chipset. In this way, the controller can enable the wireless communication chipset to perform modulations for wireless communication or radar sensing. In some cases, the controller can further select a wireless communication channel for setting a frequency and a bandwidth of a radar signal, thereby avoiding interference between multiple radar signals or between the radar signal and a communication signal. In other cases, the controller can cause the wireless communication chipset to modulate a signal containing communication data using a radar modulation. This enables another device that receives the signal to perform wireless communication or radar sensing. By utilizing these techniques, the wireless communication chipset can be used for wireless communication or radar sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jaime Lien, Changzhan Gu, Erik M. Olson
  • Patent number: 11083013
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication includes receiving, by a user equipment (UE) from a base station, downlink transmissions, and performing, by the UE, a listen before talk (LBT) procedure in an LBT occasion provisioned, by the base station, for the UE immediately prior to an uplink transmission that includes an acknowledgement of a downlink transmission. The method also includes transmitting, by the UE to the base station, the uplink transmission based on results of the LBT procedure. In another aspect, a method of wireless communication includes provisioning, by a base station for all served UEs, are LBT occasion immediately prior to an uplink transmission by the UEs. The uplink transmission includes an acknowledgement of a downlink transmission. The method additionally includes transmitting, by the base station to the UEs, downlink transmissions, and receiving, by the base station, the uplink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 11057755
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for crisis communications. One of the methods includes establishing a secure connection between a crisis communications management system and a device. The method includes receiving, over the secure connection, a status update about a crisis situation. The method includes identifying a plurality of devices associated with team members assigned to the crisis. The method also includes pushing the status update to each of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Cynthia Harvey, Lisa Marie Carr, Stefanie Acosta, Raul F. Martinez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11026164
    Abstract: A method for wireless automatic networking includes: pre-selecting N frequencies for frequency-hopping, if a relay node requires frequency hopping, then transmitting a beacon to routing nodes, if the routing nodes do not receive the beacon, then the routing nodes hop frequencies, search, and track until the beacon is received; work frequencies of the relay node, of the routing nodes, and of a terminal node are established in a shared channel; then, insofar as the transmit powers of the nodes are optimized, each routing node is tested for the presence of a frequency conflict with other routing nodes; if found, then frequencies are reassigned to the conflicting routing nodes until none of the frequencies of the routing nodes overlap each other; the relay node sequentially loads the frequencies of the routing nodes, and when frequency loading is completed for all of the routing nodes, a network enters a normal working state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Bing Dong
  • Patent number: 11025336
    Abstract: Operating a communication system comprises providing N transmitting antennas (TA) for transmitting symbol streams (SST) and K ground receivers (GR) which may be provided with symbol streams (SST) transmitted by transmitting antennas (TA). Transmitting antennas (TA) are located with a distance from Earth (E). Ground receivers (GR) are spatially separated from each other, wherein the constraint K>N applies. The method includes: simultaneously transmitting N symbol streams (SST) by N transmitting antennas (TA), receiving a linear combination of N simultaneously transmitted symbol streams (SST) by each ground receiver (GR), respectively, determining the respective linear combination for N transmitting antennas (TA) and each of the K ground receivers (GR), respectively, deciding on the basis of the determined linear combinations which of the K ground receivers (GR) is assigned to a respective common receiver group in order to be simultaneously and with the same frequency provided with symbol streams (SST).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NEOSAT GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Knopp, Thomas Delamotte, Christian Hofmann, Robert Schwarz, Kai-Uwe Storek
  • Patent number: 11026287
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed that comprises a processor configured to selectively enable and disable reception of downlink signaling and configured to monitor a buffer of the WTRU for data to transmit. The WTRU comprises a transmitter configured to transmit, while reception of the downlink signaling is disabled, a channel allocation request in response to data in the monitored buffer. The processor is configured, in response to the data in the monitored buffer, to enable reception of the downlink signaling to allow the WTRU to receive an uplink channel allocation. The transmitter is configured, in response to the WTRU receiving an uplink channel allocation, to transmit uplink data on an uplink channel. The processor is configured to track a time when HARQ feedback is expected to be received in response to the transmitted uplink data, and configured to receive the HARQ feedback at the expected time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 11019617
    Abstract: Techniques for deploying Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB IoT) devices in wireless network(s) are discussed herein. NB IoT has several deployment modes: standalone, guard band, and in-band. Aspects of this disclosure are directed to deploying NB IoT devices in a Fourth Generation (4G) communication system to operate in a guard band mode and subsequently maintaining the deployment of those NB IoT devices in a Fifth Generation (5G) communication system to operate in an in-band mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Ahmet
  • Patent number: 11013036
    Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication network is provided. The method comprises determining a set of time and frequency domain resources to transmit a physical random access channel (PRACH) preamble over a PRACH, determining a format of the PRACH preamble, wherein the PRACH preamble includes one or more repeated preambles based on a sequence and a cyclic prefix (CP) preceding repeated preamble sequences for the one or more repeated preambles, determining a set of time and frequency domain resources to perform a listen-before-talk (LBT) operation in an unlicensed spectrum, determining whether to transmit the PRACH preamble associated with the LBT operation in the unlicensed spectrum, and transmitting, to a base station (BS), the PRACH preamble in the unlicensed spectrum based on a result of the determination of the LBT operation to transmit PRACH preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingzhe Li, Hongbo Si
  • Patent number: 11006360
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for multibeam PDCCH monitoring during CDRX operations. A BS may determine a configuration of one or more beams for a UE to monitor for receiving a downlink control channel from the BS, wherein the configuration is based, at least in part, on a monitoring window since the subframe in which the downlink control channel (e.g., PDCCH), indicates an initial UL, DL, or SL use data transmission for the UE. The BS may transmit, to the UE, an indication of the configuration. A UE may perform corresponding operations and may monitor one or more beams based on the received configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Sony Akkarakaran, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Xiao Feng Wang, Juan Montojo, Kaushik Chakraborty, Wooseok Nam, Shengbo Chen
  • Patent number: 11005612
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). According to various embodiments in the present disclosure, an operating method of a base station in a wireless communication system may include determining a transmission mode of the greatest channel capacity among a plurality of transmission modes based on first channel information of a first terminal and second channel information of a second terminal, and transmitting a transmit signal generated based on the determined transmission mode to the first terminal and the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jeongwan Koh, Joonhyuk Kang, Jongmok Kim, Sangwook Suh
  • Patent number: 11006460
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and method are provided. The wireless communication device has dynamic frequency selection (DFS) capability and includes at least one wireless communication transceiver, a dedicated DFS receiver, and a controller. The transceiver performs data transmission on an operating channel. The dedicated DFS receiver is integrated in a chip with the transceiver. The dedicated DFS receiver scans for radar signals in a plurality of DFS channels besides the operating channel of the transceiver. The controller is coupled to the transceiver and the dedicated DFS receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: YuenHui Chee, Bing Xu, Shu-Ping Shiu, James Wang
  • Patent number: 10993083
    Abstract: Provided are a method for performing, by a first base station belonging to a first MBMS network, vehicle to everything communication (V2X communication) in a wireless communication system, and an apparatus for supporting the same. The method may comprise the steps of: transmitting information about the first MBMS network to a second base station belonging to a second MBMS network; and receiving, from the second base station, information about the second MBMS network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daewook Byun, Jian Xu, Laeyoung Kim, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10986647
    Abstract: Facilitating management of group common downlink control channels in a wireless communications system is provided herein. A method can comprise allocating, by a network device of a wireless network and comprising a processor, a group identifier to a mobile device based on a determination that the mobile device decodes a group common physical downlink control channel for wireless communications. The method can also comprise facilitating, by the network device, a transmission of data via the group common physical downlink control channel to the mobile device based on the group identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh, Ralf Bendlin
  • Patent number: 10986533
    Abstract: Provided is a radio access network slice construction method and apparatus applied to a master base station. The method includes: constructing, by each of the master base station and at least one neighboring secondary base station in the RAN, a network slice end-to-end correspondence with a core network, and determining RAN slices information in the master base station and the neighboring secondary base station; collecting statistics, by the master base station, on Slice IDs or MDD information reported by all UEs served by the master base station, and obtaining quantity of slice resources needed to be allocated to construct RAN slices by the master base station; transmitting, by the master base station, reconstruction request information of a RAN slice to the neighboring secondary base station; and performing, by the master base station, multi-connection data transmission reconfiguration on the UEs served by the master base station through an RRC message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li Yang, He Huang
  • Patent number: 10986569
    Abstract: A plurality of communication stations transmit a plurality of modulated signals so that data is efficiently transmitted from a network through negotiation by a communication terminal capable of transmitting and receiving modulated signals of a plurality of wireless communication schemes with a proxy server present on a network. The communication terminal receives a plurality of modulated signals to obtain data. Thus, the efficiency of frequency utilization is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Patent number: 10980045
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes identifying a first uplink component carrier of a plurality of component carriers configured for a user equipment (UE); determining that the first uplink component carrier is transmitted over a shared radio frequency spectrum band; and performing a power management operation on the first uplink component carrier, for a current subframe, based at least in part on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10904801
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to spectrum pooling among multiple carriers or operators for peak rate performance improvement are provided. A first wireless communication device communicates, with a second wireless communication device, a first reservation request signal to reserve a transmission period in a frequency spectrum shared by a first operator and a second operator. The first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with the first operator and a first cell. The first reservation request signal carries a request signature sequence associated with the first cell. The first wireless communication device communicates, with the second wireless communication device, data during the transmission period in the frequency spectrum shared by the first and second operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Juan Montojo, Junyi Li, Xiaoxia Zhang, Taesang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10869226
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus, a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method which can effectively use surplus radio bands of a first link configured by bundling a plurality of radio links are provided. The wireless communication apparatus (1) includes a flow rate monitoring unit (2) and a detecting unit (4). The flow rate monitoring unit (2) monitors a traffic flow rate of the virtual circuit. The detecting unit (4) compares the monitored traffic flow rate with radio bands of the virtual circuit, and detects a surplus of radio bands of the virtual circuit relative to the traffic flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10863508
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may identify a subband configuration for a plurality of subbands configured for the UE, the subband configuration including one or more guard bands for the plurality of subbands. The UE may identify one or more resource blocks, in which to transmit a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) communication, based at least in part on the subband configuration. The UE may transmit, to a base station (BS), the PUSCH communication in the one or more resource blocks. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10863561
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method in a first wireless device of relaying data from a second wireless device to a wireless communication network comprises: obtaining data transmission information associated with data to be relayed from the second wireless device to the wireless communication network; requesting resources from the wireless communication network according to the data transmission information before receiving the data to be relayed; receiving an indication of resources from the wireless communication network; receiving the data from the second wireless device; and transmitting the data to the wireless communication network using the indicated resources. In particular embodiments, the data transmission information includes at least one of an amount of data to be relayed from the second wireless device to the wireless communication network and an estimated time for receiving the data from the second wireless device at the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yunxi Li, Stefan Wänstedt, Eric Andersson, Marco Belleschi, Henrik Enbuske, Mats Folke, Qianxi Lu
  • Patent number: 10856282
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in an eNB, the apparatus includes circuitry to generate an assignment of one or more interlaces to a UE within a cell managed by the eNB, where the one or more interlaces are selected from a total number of interlaces, and an interlace of the total number of interlaces may include multiple resource blocks spanning within a system bandwidth. The circuitry included in the apparatus is further to encode the assignment by a bit string including one or more bits, which may be a bitmap or an encoding bit string. The circuitry included in the apparatus is further to transmit the bit string to the UE. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fatemeh Hamidi-Sepehr, Qiaoyang Ye, Hwan-Joon Kwon, Huaning Niu, Abhijeet Bhorkar
  • Patent number: 10849161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 10827528
    Abstract: An Authorized Shared Access (ASA) controller to provide parameter coordination for base stations and wireless devices operating on shared or adjacent channels and method of operation of same are provided. A method of operation of an ASA controller comprises configuring one or more parameters used by at least one base station and/or wireless device operating on shared or adjacent channels. The one or more parameters comprise: a parameter related to timing of Downlink (DL) or Uplink (UL) transmissions by base stations and/or wireless devices; a parameter related to carrier aggregation; a parameter related to DL and/or UL transmissions within base stations sharing the same or adjacent frequency channels; a parameter related to different DL and/or UL reference signal parameters for different base stations; a random access channel parameter; and/or a parameter related to configuring System Information Block (SIB) and Master Information Block (MIB) parameters for adjacent base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Amitav Mukherjee, Kumar Balachandran
  • Patent number: 10826549
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques to enable remote discovery of connectivity capabilities and remote connection of devices in a power efficient manner. In particular, discovery and connection requests for connectivity capabilities utilizing a first radio may be communicated using a second radio, the second radio utilizing a lower amount of power relative to the first radio. For example, connectivity capabilities such as Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, WiGig, Zigbee can be discovered and connection request communicated using a Bluetooth radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily H. Qi, Carlos Cordeiro, Robert D. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10820186
    Abstract: To assist roaming of a mobile terminal from a first wireless LAN to a second wireless LAN respectively managed by first and second access points, the first access point (AP) makes measurements of communication quality with the mobile terminal and/or of operational load. By comparing the measurements with thresholds, the first AP can trigger a selection procedure assisted by a server or trigger an autonomous selection procedure, at the end of which the first AP transmits to the mobile terminal a weighted list of access points that are candidates for the roaming. In the assisted selection procedure, the first AP, in constructing the weighted list, takes into account instantaneous measurements of operational load on the candidate access points supplied by the server, and, in the autonomous selection procedure, the first AP, in constructing the weighted list, takes into account long-term statistics of operational load on the candidate access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventors: Alexis Graul, Massinissa Lalam
  • Patent number: 10812986
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium may store instructions that when executed by a processor direct the processor to perform a radio spectrum allocation method including processing requested radio access terms of one or more lower-tiered users and determining available radio access terms from one or more incumbents, generating a plurality of candidate radio access licenses based on the requested radio access terms and the available radio access terms, determining radio conditions of each of the plurality of candidate radio access licenses, and based on the determined radio conditions, selecting a radio access license from the plurality of candidate radio access licenses and directing the one or more lower-tiered users to use the selected radio access license or operated based on the selected radio access license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Dominik Mueck, Christian Drewes, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Beeshanga Jayawickrama, Pierce Rixon, Gengfa Fang, Michael Heimlich, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara
  • Patent number: 10805854
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, a first switching unit, and a second switching unit. The communication unit is configured to conduct a wireless communication using plural transmission methods, one of which has plural channels. The first switching unit switches between the channels according to quality of a communication that is being conducted. The second switching unit switches between the transmission methods when the first switching unit could not switch between the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Koue
  • Patent number: 10779327
    Abstract: Provided are a method for performing a random access process in an unlicensed band, and a device using the same. The device receives a random access preamble (RAP) order instructing the transmission of a RAP. The device performs a clear channel assessment (CCA) in an unlicensed cell during an RAP window so as to transmit the RAP when the device succeeds in CCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonkui Ahn, Byounghoon Kim, Suckchel Yang, Yunjung Yi, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10779263
    Abstract: Techniques for assigning uplink dedicated resources in inter-site or inter-eNB carrier aggregation promptly are disclosed. One aspect of the present invention relates to a base station including a transmission and reception unit configured to use radio resources to communicate with a user equipment and a resource management unit configured to manage the radio resources, wherein the resource management unit comprises a pooling information storage unit configured to store pooling information indicative of radio resources reserved for the base station by a non-anchor base station in inter-eNB carrier aggregation, and the resource management unit autonomously assigns the radio resources indicated in the pooling information to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Hideaki Takahashi, Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Yuta Sagae
  • Patent number: 10757727
    Abstract: A method of receiving a downlink signal by a user equipment in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method includes receiving a plurality of scheduling information, each scheduling information being associated with a respective data in a same time unit, and receiving at least one of a plurality of the respective data based on whether sizes of the first and second data are under a processing capability of the user equipment, wherein the processing capability of the user equipment includes two maximum data sizes, and a first maximum data size T1 is smaller than a second maximum data size T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Hyangsun You, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10757647
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a supervisory device in a network forms a virtual access point (VAP) for a node in the network. A plurality of access points (APs) in the network are mapped to the VAP as part of a VAP mapping and the node treats the APs in the VAP mapping as a single AP for purposes of communicating with the network. The supervisory device determines a traffic type of traffic associated with the node. The supervisory device assigns the node to a selected wireless channel based in part on the traffic type of the traffic associated with the node. The supervisory device controls the VAP to use the channel assigned to the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald, Eric Levy-Abegnoli
  • Patent number: 10736148
    Abstract: A random access method, device, and terminal for an LTE system operating on an unlicensed frequency band. The method comprises: determining a format of a random access preamble sequence; determining, according to the format of the random access preamble sequence, a channel detection mode for a random access channel; performing, according to the determined channel detection mode, detection on the random access channel; and upon detection of the random access channel being in an idle state, sending the random access preamble sequence via the random access channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingju Li, Yajun Zhu, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10736175
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for processing data by a terminal. The method ma include: receiving higher layer signaling including indication information requesting for configuring a terminal tunnel protocol entity for processing data transmitted/received through a WLAN carrier, configuring the terminal tunnel protocol entity on the basis of the indication information; and receiving bearer-specific user data and transmitting the bear-specific user data to a terminal user plane entity corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung-pyo Hong, Woo-jin Choi