Channel Allocation Patents (Class 455/509)
  • Patent number: 11363540
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. Wireless communications between a base station and one or more wireless devices are described. A wireless device may use power ramping for transmissions and/or retransmissions. Power ramping may be used during a random access procedure. A wireless device may fail a listen before talk procedure before sending a preamble or a transport block on an unlicensed band. The wireless device may use power ramping to determine a power of transmission of the preamble and/or transport block based on the prior preamble or a transport block transmission. Power ramping may be determined using a power ramping counter value and/or a power ramping step value, which may be shared or associated with the preamble and/or a transport block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hyoungsuk Jeon, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hua Zhou, Kai Xu, Alireza Babaei, Kyungmin Park, Ali Cirik
  • Patent number: 11356055
    Abstract: A photovoltaic, PV, module level monitoring, MLM, system (1) comprising a base station, BS, (2) connected by means of power cables (3) to module level devices, MLD, (4) which are provided to monitor and/or to control associated photovoltaic modules, PVMs, (5), wherein the base station, BS, (2) comprises a base station transmitter (2A) adapted to transmit Rapid Shut Down, RSD, control signals, CS, in predefined time slots, TSCS, in a downlink channel, DL-CH, through said power cables (3) to said module level devices, MLDs, (4) and a base station receiver (2B) adapted to receive monitoring signals, MS, generated by said module level devices, MLDs, (4) through said power cables (3) within time slots, TSMS, via an uplink channel, UL-CH, assigned to the module level devices, MLDs, (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Fronius International GmbH
    Inventors: Andras Pozsgay, Yohan Chavanel
  • Patent number: 11356953
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for operating an electronic device within a cellular environment. The technique includes determining a coverage enhancement (CE) parameter and one or more radio frequency (RF) link parameters associated with a link between the electronic device and a cellular base station at a first point in time. The technique also includes computing a first estimate for a signal condition associated with the link based on the CE parameter and the one or more RF link parameters. The technique further includes determining that the signal condition is not adequate based on the first estimate and delaying transmission of one or more messages from the electronic device over the link until a second point in time that is later than the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Vernon Dusenberry, Richard Donald Maes, II
  • Patent number: 11357029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more particularly, to a method for transceiving data in an unlicensed band and an apparatus for same. In particular, disclosed in the present invention are a method and an apparatus for same, the method comprising: a terminal receiving, from a base station, listen before talk (LBT)-type information and information relating to an uplink data transmission interval during which the data is transmitted from within one subframe; and transmitting the data to the base station only during the uplink data transmission interval from within the one subframe, based on an LBT operation indicated by the LBT-type information, thereby efficiently transceiving data between the terminal and the base station in the unlicensed band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 11350389
    Abstract: Various communication systems benefit from suitable allocation. For example, system for vehicle to X communication may benefit from semi-persistent resource allocation mechanisms, for example, for uplink semi-persistent scheduling. A method can include configuring at least one main semi-persistent scheduling occasion to a user equipment. The method can also include configuring at least one subsequent semi-persistent scheduling occasion to the user equipment. The at least one subsequent semi-persistent scheduling occasion can depend on usage of the at least one main semi-persistent scheduling occasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Ling Yu, Vinh Van Phan, Jedrzej Stanczak
  • Patent number: 11343833
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to Vehicle to Everything (V2X) message communication methods and apparatus. One example method performed by a terminal includes sending a quality of service QoS request message to a network device, receiving QoS information of the terminal that is sent by the network device based on identification information of the terminal, obtaining, based on the QoS information, a QoS parameter corresponding to a message identifier of a to-be-sent V2X message, obtaining, based on the obtained QoS parameter, a radio resource used to send the to-be-sent V2X message, and sending the to-be-sent V2X message by using the obtained radio resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiang Deng
  • Patent number: 11336744
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for efficient communication of content. A user device may request content from a content device. The content device may determine a browsing context of the user device. A user model based on machine learning may be determined based on the browsing context. The user model may be used to predicted additional content that might be requested by the user device. The additional content or a portion thereof may be sent to the user device in parallel with the originally requested content. As the user device rejects, accepts, or further requests the additional content, the user model may be further refined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin E. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 11330538
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to reporting channel state information (CSI) when synchronization state is altered. In some embodiments, a UE starts a timing alignment timer (TAT) in response to a time alignment command (TAC) from a cellular network for one or more serving cells. In some embodiments, the UE stores a configuration for a semi-persistent (SP) channel state information (CSI) report for the apparatus over a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH). In some embodiments, the UE activates the SP-CSI report based on downlink control information (DCI) from the network. In some embodiments, the UE transmits one or more SP-CSI reports according to the configuration. In some embodiments, in response to expiration of the TAT, the UE deactivates all active stored configurations of SP-CSI reports that use the PUSCH and that correspond to the one or more serving cells. In some embodiments, this may avoid collisions with PUSCH transmissions from other UEs, e.g., when the UE returns to an in-sync state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuqin Chen, Haijing Hu, Fangli Xu, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11330535
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing multiple network connections for user equipment (UE) are disclosed. The systems and methods can monitor power headroom (PHR) reports on one or more networks. When the PHR report for a UE approaches a first predetermined level on a first network, the system can evaluate the UE for a predetermined amount of time. If during the predetermined amount of time, the PHR on the first network increases to a second predetermined level—i.e., to a level where the transmission power used by the UE is closer to a maximum transmission power that the UE can provide—the UE can be instructed to disconnect from the network. This can enable the UE to disconnect in a controlled manner rather than simply letting the connection “drop” due to radio link failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Shan Kwok, Thomas P. Lucht, Wei-Ming Lan, Yasmin Karimli, Wafik Abdel Shahid
  • Patent number: 11323878
    Abstract: An apparatus for wireless communications. The apparatus includes a network interface configured for wireless communication with one or more personal basic service set (PBSS) control points (PCPs)/access points (APs) serving in one BSS PCP/AP cluster (BPAC) basic service set (BSS). The processor is coupled to the network interface and configured to: transmit synchronization signals to one or more electronic devices (EDs) of the one BPAC BSS and to the one or more PCP/APs of the one BPAC BSS to synchronize transmissions within the one BPAC BSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Sun, Yan Xin, Wen Tong, Kwok Shum Au, Osama Aboul-Magd
  • Patent number: 11323961
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer software are disclosed for providing an energy efficient base station with synchronization. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: performing traffic analysis to determine off-peak hours duration when traffic is light; updating downlink and uplink schedulers to transmit a minimum required signaling and control information; and wherein updating downlink and uplink scheduler for minimum required signaling and control information further comprises scheduling, in a downlink direction, at least one of transmitting only reference symbols over selected OFDM symbols, PDDCH on to a first three OFDM symbols, PSS and SSS on a central six PRBs and PBCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashanth Rao, Steven Paul Papa, Christopher Simmonds, Ramesh Annavajjala
  • Patent number: 11323200
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to a method of allocating a radio resource and a device utilizing the same. The method comprises: a transmitter determines, according to an identification (ID) of a receiver at a present state, and based on a redefined rule, a channel time-frequency location where a control channel associated with the present state of the receiver is; and the transmitter transmits, via the control channel at the channel time-frequency location, and to the receiver, data time-frequency location indication information, a size of time-frequency resource occupied by data, and a data modulation and coding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Feng, Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11303384
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some cases, randomized shifts of a base sequence may be used for transmitting uplink control information. For example, a user equipment (UE) may identify a base sequence of an uplink control message. The UE may also receive signaling that indicates a UE-specific initial shift that may be applied to the base sequence. In some examples, the signaling that indicates the randomized shift may be explicit, implicit, or a combination thereof. After determining one or more shifted sequences based on the UE-specific initial shift, a payload of the uplink control message, and the base sequence, the UE may select a shifted sequence to be transmitted, where the selection is based on a payload of the uplink control message. For example, different shifted sequences may be selected for respective transmissions of scheduling requests, 1-bit acknowledgments (ACKs), 2-bit ACKs, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11297600
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a resource selection method, including: determining, by a first terminal, at least one of second parameter information of a second terminal and configuration information; and determining, by the first terminal, a target threshold based on at least one of the configuration information, the second parameter information, and first parameter information of the first terminal, where the target threshold is used by the first terminal to perform resource selection. The embodiments of the present invention further provide a resource selection apparatus. In the present invention, a resource is selected by changing a target threshold based on different parameters. In this way, a signal-to-interference ratio is increased, an error rate is reduced, and a demodulation performance is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Cai, Yongbo Zeng
  • Patent number: 11296845
    Abstract: Various designs for reference signals for beam management (BM) in non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) in 5G systems are discussed. NTN platforms determine to transmit a BM reference signal associated with a beam in an NTN. The BM reference signal is configured to facilitate beam switching at a wireless communication entity, and the beam having a beam bandwidth. The NTN platforms determines a frequency resource for transmitting the BM reference signal, and transmits, to a wireless communication entity, the BM reference signal in the determined frequency resource. The wireless communication entity monitors the frequency resource, receives the BM reference signal associated with the beam in the frequency resource, and manages beam selection based on the received BM reference signal. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huilin Xu, Xiao Feng Wang, Iyab Issam Sakhnini, Jun Ma, Dan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11294930
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide systems and methods for resource scaling. A computing device may include a data processor. The data processor may receive, from a distributed database service (DDS), usage data on resource request-units from a plurality of services that use resources provided by the DDS. The computing device may include a transform agent. The transform agent may transform at least a subset of the N sets of data, into at least three transformed datasets each corresponding to a different frequency range. The computing device may include a predictor. The predictor may provide a predicted value of request-units according to the at least three transformed datasets. The predictor may request the DDS to provide the resources up to a number of request-units at a given time instance according to the predicted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongyu Chen, Lei Xu, Wei Long, Liang Bao
  • Patent number: 11290245
    Abstract: A receiver bandwidth adaptation for radio access technologies (RATs) may be for a New Radio (NR) or 5G flexible RAT. A WTRU control channel {e.g., receiver) bandwidth may change, for example, based on monitoring a downlink channel for an in indication using a bandwidth (BW) associated with a first BW configuration. The indication may include a signal to change the receiver BW. The WTRU may change the receiver BW associated with the first BW configuration to a second BW configuration when the WTRU receives the indication on a downlink (DL) channel. The WTRU may perform one or more measurements associated with the second BW configuration in response to the change of the receiver BW to the second BW configuration. The WTRU may transmit measurement information to a network entity. The WTRU may receive a DL transmission from the network using the second BW configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Marian Rudolf, J. Patrick Tooher, Tao Deng, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11290215
    Abstract: The solution presented herein introduces variable repetition levels for control and data transmissions via a physical downlink control channel for machine-type communications, e.g., the M-PDDCH. When a wireless terminal detects and correctly decodes a message carried by physical downlink control channel for machine-type communications that requests retransmissions, the wireless terminal performs adaptive uplink retransmissions according to a retransmission format defined by the message. The retransmission format defines at least one of a modulation and coding rate for the retransmissions, a frequency resource for the retransmissions, and a number of repetitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tuomas Tirronen, Yufei Blankenship
  • Patent number: 11284377
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses of a wireless communications network can involve transmitting, to a first user equipment (UE), configuration information for the first UE (UE1 configuration information) for an inter-device session (IDS) between the first UE and a second UE. The UE1 configuration information may include a first IDS radio network temporary identifier (IDS-RNTI). A radio resource control (RRC) message indicating a resource allocation can be transmitted to the first UE for the first UE to communicate directly with the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Biswaroop Mukherjee, William Anthony Gage
  • Patent number: 11265959
    Abstract: The method for indicating protocol data unit session status includes that: a terminal device indicates activation and/or deactivation of a protocol data unit session based on configuration signaling sent by a network device. A terminal device and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Shi, Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11258697
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system comprising a set of wireless communication nodes that are configured to operate as part of a wireless mesh network. Each respective wireless communication node may be directly coupled to at least one other wireless communication node via a respective short-hop wireless link, and at least a first pair of wireless nodes may be both (a) indirectly coupled to one another via a first communication path that comprises one or more intermediary wireless communication nodes and two or more short-hop wireless links and (b) directly coupled to one another via a first long-hop wireless link that provides a second communication path between the first pair of wireless communication nodes having a lesser number of hops than the first communication path. A fiber access point may be directly coupled to a first wireless communication node of the set of wireless communication nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: L3VEL, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Ross, Muhammad Ahsan Naim
  • Patent number: 11251924
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting an acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) in a wireless communication system is provided. According to the present invention, an ACK/NACK channel, like a physical HARQ indicator channel (PHICH) in long-term evolution (LTE), is designed in a new radio access technology (NR) system. Specifically, a base station (BS) receives uplink (UL) data from a UE, maps a resource for an ACK/NACK channel, which is used to transmit the ACK/NACK as a response to the UL data, to at least one control channel element (CCE) or at least one resource element group (REG), and transmits the ACK/NACK to the UE. The ACK/NACK channel is multiplexed with a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in the at least one CCE or the at least one REG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 11245503
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to communicating positioning reference signals (PRSs) for narrowband communication are provided. A first wireless communication device determines a time-frequency PRS pattern based at least in part on a narrowband communication frequency band configuration and a PRS subframe configuration mode associated with a set of subframes. The first wireless communication device communicates, with a second wireless communication device, a plurality of PRSs using the determined PRS time-frequency pattern in the set of subframes. The PRS subframe configuration mode can indicate a first configuration including a bitmap indicating a set of PRS subframes positioned within a group of contiguous subframes, a second configuration indicating a subset of the group of contiguous subframes that may carry the PRSs, or a combination thereof. The first configuration and/or the second configuration can be used to indicate the set of subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arul Durai Murugan Palanivelu, Kapil Bhattad, Manikandan Chandrasekar, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 11229002
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using ranging signals with cellular devices. The ranging signals may utilize ranging slots and resources at least partially allocated by a cellular network. The resources may include frequencies used for uplink or downlink communications between the cellular network and the cellular devices. Alternatively, the resources may include frequencies outside of a spectrum used for communication between the cellular network and the cellular devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoliy Sergey Ioffe, Rohit U. Nabar, Rastislav Vazny
  • Patent number: 11223570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a methods and network nodes for controlling resources of a service session in a communication network as well as to a corresponding system and computer program to improve the handling of resources in the network, and particularly to optimize signaling in the network. The method for controlling resources for a service session by a policy and charging system in a communication network comprises the steps of obtaining, at a first network node, a request including service session data indicating the type of service; determining, based on the service session data obtained at said first network node, a resource type to be assigned to said service; and sending to a second network node an indication of said resource type assigned to said service, according to which resource type it is determined when a service session associated with said service is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Reiner Ludwig, Fabian Castro Castro, Susana Fernandez Alonso, Pablo Molinero Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11223453
    Abstract: A method includes determining, by a first device, a first resource set and a second resource set in a first transmission subframe; determining a data transmission manner on the first resource set and the second resource set; and implementing data transmission with a second device based on the determined data transmission manner by using the first transmission subframe, where the first resource set is a set of remaining resource elements other than resource elements paired based on a first pairing rule in all resource elements used for data transmission in the first transmission subframe, and the second resource set is a set of the resource elements paired based on the first pairing rule in the first transmission subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanliang Sun, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 11218883
    Abstract: A user terminal is disclosed that includes a processor that determines a predetermined period based on information about a configuration of sensing. The user terminal further includes a receiver that performs a sensing before transmitting signals in the predetermined period. A radio communication method for a user terminal is also disclosed that includes determining a predetermined period based on information about the configuration of sensing and performing a sensing before transmitting signals in the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata, Lihui Wang, Liu Liu, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 11219017
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe receiving control data for a slot of a first wireless service, where the control data indicates one or more partial slots of the slot that are intended for communications of the first wireless service. An indicator indicating whether data of the first wireless service is transmitted over at least one of the one or more partial slots can be received at a different time than the control data. The data of the first wireless service over the at least one of the one or more partial slots can be decoded based at least in part on the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chong Li, Jing Jiang, Junyi Li, Karl Georg Hampel
  • Patent number: 11206688
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a network access method for a low power terminal. The method includes: finding, by a low power terminal, at least one high performance terminal in a first resource pool based on a synchronization signal and a broadcast channel of a virtual micro cell that are sent by a high performance terminal; determining, from all found high performance terminals, a first high performance terminal that needs to be used to access a network; obtaining configuration information through a broadcast channel of a virtual micro cell of the first high performance terminal, where the configuration information includes a second resource pool; and sending a random access request to the first high performance terminal by using a resource in the second resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanliang Sun, Nathan Edward Tenny, Yongbo Zeng, Yu Cai, Bin Liu, Da Wang
  • Patent number: 11202323
    Abstract: An embodiment of this application provides a data transmission method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving, by a base station, a random access preamble sequence from a terminal; and sending, by the base station, a media access control (MAC) packet data unit (PDU) to the terminal based on the random access preamble sequence, where the MAC PDU includes a type indication field, and the type indication field indicates a manner in which the terminal transmits data in first uplink information. In this embodiment of this application, a data transmission delay can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Zhao, Fang Nan, Zheng Yu, Xingqing Cheng
  • Patent number: 11202208
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication control device capable of smoothly exchanging information between a plurality of wireless systems. [Solution] Provided is a communication control device including: a communication unit configured to transmit geographical location information of the own device or a communication node served by the own device to a communication control determination device that controls coexistence of a plurality of wireless systems; and an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from the communication control determination device, information including information necessary for communication control for coexistence as information regarding another communication control determination device that manages a peripheral region of a geographical region managed by the communication control determination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11184144
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that enable a wireless network system to dynamically change between full-duplex FDD operation and half-duplex FDD operation in order to take advantage of operational aspects of both modes. In one embodiment, an alternative duplex mode of operation is disclosed (semi-static half duplex FDD operation) that enables coordination between the client device (e.g., UMTS UE) and the base station in order to centralize control of radio resource control (RRC) to the base station. The disclosed methods and apparatus may also advantageously incorporate hybrid ARQ (HARQ) or comparable timing requirements into their operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hyung-Nam Choi, Maik Bienas, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 11177870
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method by which a relay user equipment (UE) having a connection with a remote UE connects a network in a wireless communication system, the connection method transmitting a RRC connection setup complete message after receiving a relay request from the remote UE and then transmitting a random access preamble to a base station, wherein an establishment cause included in a RRC connection request is determined by considering whether the relay UE needs a connection request for traffic thereof and/or a priority between an establishment cause for a connection request, of the relay UE, for traffic thereof and an establishment cause set on the basis of the information provided by the remote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Sungduck Chun
  • Patent number: 11166321
    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). The present disclosure provides a method for operating a base station in a wireless communication system. The method comprises, configuring a time-frequency resource and a preamble, transmitting time-frequency resource configuration information and preamble configuration information, detecting the preamble transmitted from a terminal at the time-frequency resource, and transmitting, to the terminal, a random access response (RAR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen Qian, Bin Yu, Qi Xiong
  • Patent number: 11159209
    Abstract: A wireless transmitter comprises a massive transmit antennas arrangement, a set of modulators, an analog precoder, and a codebook storing candidate predefined beam configurations corresponding to specific phase pattern configurations of the analog precoder. Transmissions of frames by the wireless transmitter are performed by using combinations of concurrent beam configurations stored in the codebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nicolas Gresset
  • Patent number: 11139933
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a communication method of mapping CSI-RS ports to antenna units arranged in an antenna array system, a base station, and a user equipment, the communication method comprises steps of: selecting a group of antenna units to map to the CSI-RS ports in a first CSI-RS transmission period or a first frequency resource region; and selecting another group of antenna units to map to the CSI-RS ports in a second CSI-RS transmission period or a second frequency resource region. By the method, base station, and user equipment according to the present disclosure, each antenna unit would get a relatively fair opportunity for transmitting the CSI-RS signals or get a fairly good channel estimation performance in UE side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Ming Xu, Masayuki Hoshino, Akihiko Nishio, Kazuki Takeda, Lilei Wang
  • Patent number: 11128411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication technique, which is a convergence of IoT technology and 5G communication system for supporting higher data transmission rate beyond 4G system, and a system for same. The present invention can be applied to smart services (e.g. smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail businesses, security- and safety-related services and the like) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. The present invention provides a method for detecting a downlink control signal when a delay time reduction mode terminal is set to a delay reduction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh, Sungjin Park
  • Patent number: 11109433
    Abstract: An interference coordination method includes: determining, by a first cell, first configuration information of the first cell. The first configuration information includes a parameter for transmitting uplink control information UCI by a terminal served by the first cell, the parameter included in the first configuration information is a parameter configured for the first cell and is a parameter orthogonal to a parameter configured for a second cell, and the second cell is a neighboring cell of the first cell; and notifying, by the first cell, the first configuration information to the served terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Yongbo Zeng, Bin Liu, Kai Xu, Xiaocui Li
  • Patent number: 11108526
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may determine a block error rate (BLER) target for communications associated with the user equipment; determine a resource allocation pattern for transmission of channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS) based at least in part on the BLER target; and monitor one or more resources, indicated by the resource allocation pattern, for the CSI-RS. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabi Sarkis, Jing Jiang, Wanshi Chen, Wei Yang, Ying Wang, Chih-Ping Li
  • Patent number: 11102695
    Abstract: A beam avoidance method comprises: determining, by a first base station, that first UE transmitting a service on a currently scheduled RB is benefited UE, where a cell in which the first UE is located is a first cell; determining, by the first base station, whether a user is satisfied with a service that is of second UE and that is transmitted on the currently scheduled RB, where a cell in which the second UE is located is a second cell, and the second cell is a cell adjacent to the first cell; and adjusting, by the first base station, a transmit weight of the second UE if the user is satisfied with the service that is of the second UE and that is transmitted on the currently scheduled RB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianwen Shi, Shuqi Sun, Feng Qian, Qunfang Lou
  • Patent number: 11101943
    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). The present disclosure discloses a method of a user equipment (US) for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) in a wireless communication system. The method performed by the user equipment includes: determining a hybrid automatic retransmission request (HARQ) timing or HARQ timings of a dynamically scheduled physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and/or a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) PDSCH and/or a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) that indicates SPS releasing according to information sent from a base station; and transmitting generated hybrid automatic retransmission request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) information according to the HARQ timing or the HARQ timings determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jingxing Fu, Yingjie Zhang, Bin Yu, Chen Qian, Di Su, Qi Xiong
  • Patent number: 11101961
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of operating a radio node in a Radio Access Network, the method including communicating utilizing frequency resources based on allocation information received in a message, the message having an allocation information structure containing the allocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Parkvall, Robert Baldemair, Daniel Chen Larsson
  • Patent number: 11095401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication technique, which is a convergence of IoT technology and 5G communication system for supporting higher data transmission rate beyond 4G system, and a system for same. The present invention can be applied to smart services (e.g. smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail businesses, security- and safety-related services and the like) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. The present invention provides a method for detecting a downlink control signal when a delay time reduction mode terminal is set to a delay reduction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh, Sungjin Park
  • Patent number: 11082190
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the communications field, and provide a CQI measurement method, an apparatus, and a wireless communications system, to improve accuracy of downlink CQI measurement performed by UE. The CQI measurement method includes: determining, by a base station, a downlink CQI measurement resource, where the downlink CQI measurement resource is for use by a first UE to perform downlink CQI measurement, the downlink CQI measurement resource includes a frequency domain resource, and a bandwidth of the frequency domain resource is less than a system bandwidth; and sending, by the base station, resource indication information to the first UE, where the resource indication information is used to indicate the downlink CQI measurement resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Tang, Zhengwei Gong
  • Patent number: 11076408
    Abstract: This application provides an information transmission method, a network device, and a terminal device. The method includes: generating, by a network device, downlink control information DCI; determining, by the network device, a corresponding processing manner based on a format of the DCI; performing, by the network device, processing in the processing manner in an encoding process of the DCI; and sending, by the network device, the processed DCI over a physical downlink control channel PDCCH. The information transmission method provided in this application can resolve a problem of a failure in blind detection on DCI caused by a nested encoding feature of polar encoding. When a terminal device cannot determine the format of the DCI sent by the network device, the network device may use a mapping relationship, and the network device processes DCI of a format in a processing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yourui Huangfu, Hejia Luo, Jian Wang, Huazi Zhang, Rong Li
  • Patent number: 11075739
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for flexibly setting subband CSI-related parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Wanshi Chen
  • Patent number: 11076405
    Abstract: One or more embodiments provide a method implemented in a user equipment (UE) used in a wireless communications system. The method includes transmitting an indication to a base station that the UE is capable of transmitting on a single uplink carrier frequency and downlink carrier aggregation. The method also includes receiving an uplink carrier frequency switching pattern from the base station. The method also includes switching uplink carrier frequencies based on the uplink carrier frequency switching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boon Loong Ng, Thomas David Novlan, Aris Papasakellariou, Young-Han Nam
  • Patent number: 11071019
    Abstract: A user equipment (2) has an ability to operate according to one or more spectrum emission requirement capability values (14) in a wireless communications network having at least a first serving cell (4). A message (6) is received at the user equipment (2) from the first serving cell (4) comprising a first indicator representing a first band designation (8), a second indicator representing a spectrum emission requirement value (10), and at least one additional indicator representing at least one additional spectrum emission requirement value (12), both the first and additional indicators relating to the first band designation. The user equipment (2) performs a comparison of the first and additional spectrum emission requirement values (10, 12) with the one or more spectrum emission requirement capability values (14) and determines a behaviour of the user equipment (2) in relation to the first serving cell (4) in dependence on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Himke Van Der Velde, Soeng Hun Kim, Xutao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11070276
    Abstract: A first message is received, wherein the first message comprises information indicative of a spatial propagation characteristic of the first message. A beam configuration is determined based on the information. Then, a directed, beam-formed second message is transmitted using the beam configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Bolin, Olof Zander, Basuki Priyanto, Erik Bengtsson, Zhinong Ying
  • Patent number: 11051351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a method for accessing a local network, and a related device, so that a user equipment can simultaneously access an operator network and a local network. The method in the embodiments of the present application includes: receiving, by an MME, an access request of user equipment UE that is sent by an base station eNB, where the access request carries access information of the UE; determining, according to the access information of the UE, a first local gateway corresponding to the UE; and establishing, for the UE, a user plane bearer that is from the eNB to a gateway C-GW of a core network and that includes the first local gateway used as an intermediate node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weisheng Jin