US Pat. No. 9,397,019

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE CONFIGURATIONS TO REDUCE STIFFNESS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:
a die having a first side and a second side disposed opposite to the first side; and
an encapsulation material encapsulating at least a portion of the die and having a first surface that is adjacent to the first
side of the die and a second surface disposed opposite to the first surface;

wherein the second surface has one or more trenches formed therein that have a length as measured in a plane parallel to the
second surface that is greater than a width that is measured in a plane parallel to the second surface and perpendicular to
the length such that one or more cross-section areas of the IC package as measured at a trench are thinner than one or more
other cross-section areas of the IC package as measured at a portion of the IC package that does not intersect with a trench.

US Pat. No. 9,231,602

A-PRIORI-PROBABILITY-PHASE-ESTIMATION FOR DIGITAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOPS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A digital phase locked loop comprising:
a time-to-digital converter configured to generate a quantized value based on a local oscillator signal of a local oscillator
and a reference signal of a reference clock; and

an estimator component configured to receive the quantized value and generate an estimation of a phase value from the quantized
value as a function of a set of a-priori data related to the time-to-digital converter and boundaries of the quantized value.

US Pat. No. 9,209,143

DIE EDGE SIDE CONNECTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first integrated circuit (IC) die including a top layer, a bottom surface, a sidewall surface extending from a top surface
of the top layer to the bottom surface, and at least one multi-surface contact pad, wherein the at least one multi-surface
contact pad includes a top surface substantially in the same plane as the top surface of the top layer of the first IC die
and a side surface substantially in the same plane as the sidewall surface of the first IC die;

a second IC die including a top layer, a bottom surface, a sidewall surface extending from a top surface of the top layer
to the bottom surface, and at least one multi-surface contact pad, wherein the second IC die is arranged adjacent to the first
IC die;

a substrate, wherein the bottom surfaces of the first IC die and the second IC die are in contact with the substrate; and
an electrically conductive bond including the top surface and the side surface of the multi-surface contact pad of the first
IC die and at least one of the top surface and the side surface of the multi-surface contact pad of the second IC die.

US Pat. No. 9,258,779

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DURING A POWER SAVE STATE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A wireless network interface to interface between a wireless communication device and a wireless network, the wireless
network interface comprising:
a controller configured to receive an indication of a power save state of said wireless communication device, and to generate
an Information Element (IE) including Transmit (Tx) filter setup information defining allowed frames, which are allowed to
be transmitted to said wireless communication device during said power save state, the controller is configured to set a power
state indicator in the IE to indicate said power save state; and

a transmitter including a Physical layer (PHY) configured to transmit a connect invitation including said IE via said wireless
network.

US Pat. No. 9,100,466

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN AUDIO SIGNAL AND AUDIO RECEIVING CIRCUIT

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method for processing an audio signal comprising:
receiving a first audio signal via a first receiving path comprising a first microphone;
receiving a second audio signal via a second receiving path comprising a second microphone;
performing echo suppression of the first audio signal based on a comparison of the first audio signal and the second audio
signal, comprising identifying an echo-only state in which the first and the second signals include substantially only respective
echo-signals based on applying a threshold on a level difference between the first audio signal and the second audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,106,327

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING INTEGRAL NONLINEARITY IN AN OSCILLATOR SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication element, comprising:
a receive path configured to receive a first wireless communication signal and convert the first wireless communication signal
into a first digital signal based at least on an oscillator signal;

a transmit path configured to convert a second digital signal into a second wireless communication signal based at least on
the oscillator signal and transmit the second wireless communication signal;

an oscillator configured to output the oscillator signal to at least one of the receive path and the transmit path, the oscillator
configured to operate at an operating frequency based on an applied frequency control signal; and

a frequency control path configured to generate the applied frequency control signal, the frequency control path comprising:
an integral non-linearity compensation module configured to generate a compensated frequency control signal value based on
a received frequency control signal value received by the integral non-linearity compensation module and an integral non-linearity
compensation value associated with the received frequency control signal value; and

a digital-to-analog converter configured to generate the applied frequency control signal based on the compensated frequency
control signal value generated by the integral non-linearity compensation module.

US Pat. No. 9,071,304

DIGITAL-TO-TIME CONVERTER AND METHODS FOR GENERATING PHASE-MODULATED SIGNALS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

6. A digital-to-time converter (DTC) arranged to generate a fine phase-modulated output signal based on a control word, the
DTC comprising:
a programmable divider to divide an oscillator signal to generate first and second divider signals;
a resample circuitry comprising a rising-edge resampling logic to sample the first divider signal to provide a rising-edge
correlated signal and comprising a falling-edge resampling logic to sample a divider unit output signal to provide a falling-edge
correlated signal;

a divider unit arranged to provide one of the second divider signal and a delayed version of the second divider signal as
the divider unit output signal;

a first selection unit to select between the rising-edge correlated signal and the falling-edge correlated signal based on
first and second predetermined bits of the control word to generate a first edge signal;

a second selection unit to select between the rising-edge correlated signal and the falling-edge correlated signal based on
the second predetermined bits of the control word;

a delay element to delay an output of the second selection unit by a quarter cycle to generate a second edge signal; and
an interpolator to generate the fine phase-modulated output signal based on an edge interpolation between the first and second
edge signals.

US Pat. No. 9,059,766

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CURRENT TO CERTAIN COMPONENTS OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication receiver, comprising:
a receive path configured to receive a wireless communication signal and convert the wireless communication signal into a
digital signal based at least on an oscillator signal, the receive path comprising hardware including a downconverter, an
analog-to-digital converter and an equalization filter located after the analog-to-digital converter in the receive path;

a control path communicatively coupled to the receive path and configured to: determine a signal strength of a signal in the
receive path;

based at least on the signal strength, select a current mode from at least one of a first current mode and a second current
mode for the wireless communication receiver, wherein the receive path has a first receive path gain and a first receive path
delay in the first current mode and has a second receive path gain and a second receive path delay in the second current mode;
and

communicate a control signal to the receive path indicative of the current mode;
the receive path configured to:
in response to the switch from the first current mode to the second current mode as indicated by the control signal, modify
one or more operational parameters of the receive path such that the receive path consumes a lower amount of current than
it does in the first current mode; and

in response to the switch from the second current mode to the first current mode as indicated by the control signal, modify
one or more operational parameters of the receive path such that the receive path consumes a higher amount of current than
it does in the second current mode; and

the equalization filter configured to, in response to a switch from the first current mode to the second current mode or a
switch from the second current mode to the first current mode, modify a gain and a delay of the equalization filter to compensate
for a gain difference between the first receive path gain associated with the first current mode and the second receive path
gain associated with the second current mode, and to compensate for a delay difference between the first receive path delay
associated with the first current mode and the second receive path delay associated with the second current mode.

US Pat. No. 9,104,223

OUTPUT VOLTAGE VARIATION REDUCTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A power supply comprising:
a reference node having a reference voltage;
an intermediate node having an intermediate voltage;
an output node having an output voltage;
a voltage regulator configured to generate the intermediate voltage based on the reference voltage;
a first transistor having a first-transistor threshold voltage and including a first-transistor source and a first-transistor
gate, the first-transistor source communicatively coupled to the intermediate node such that a first-transistor gate voltage
at the first-transistor gate is based on the intermediate voltage; and

a second transistor having a second-transistor threshold voltage and including a second-transistor source and a second-transistor
gate, the second-transistor source communicatively coupled to the output node such that the output voltage is based on a second-transistor
gate voltage at the second-transistor gate, the second-transistor gate being communicatively coupled to the first-transistor
gate such that the output voltage is based on the intermediate voltage, the first-transistor threshold voltage, and the second-transistor
threshold voltage and such that variations in the first-transistor threshold voltage and the second-transistor threshold voltage
at least partially cancel each other out; and

a filter communicatively coupled between the first-transistor gate and the second transistor gate and configured to filter
out noise associated with the intermediate voltage such that noise of the output voltage may be reduced with respect to the
intermediate voltage; and

a charge device configured to supply a charge voltage to the second-transistor gate to reduce a settling time of the filter;
a comparator configured to compare a first-gate voltage of the first-transistor gate with a second-gate voltage of the second-transistor
gate; and

a logic module communicatively coupled to the comparator and the charge device and configured to turn off the charge device
when the comparator indicates that the second-gate voltage is substantially equal to the first-gate voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,172,570

COMPENSATION OF OSCILLATOR FREQUENCY PULLING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A transmitter, comprising:
an amplitude modulation path;
a frequency modulation path including a phase locked loop (PLL) comprising a controllable oscillator and a phase detector;
and

an amplitude to frequency distortion compensation unit configured to generate a compensation signal based on amplitude data
from the amplitude modulation path, and error data based on an output of the phase detector, and wherein the amplitude data
is filtered by a transfer function that models a transfer function from the controllable oscillator to an output of the phase
detector, and further configured to provide the compensation signal to a node in a feedforward path of the PLL,

wherein the amplitude to distortion compensation unit is configured to generate the compensation signal using a training sequence
before an actual packet transmission by the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,326,157

SUBFRAME ALIGNED LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK FOR CELLULAR IN UNLICENSED BAND

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An eNodeB comprising:
a first transceiver to transmit and receive in an unlicensed channel;
a second transceiver to transmit and receive in a licensed channel and in the unlicensed channel according to a cellular wireless
protocol; and

a controller to:
sense, via the first transceiver, an energy of the unlicensed channel over a predetermined number of one or more slits to
determine that the unlicensed channel is unoccupied, the slits defined with reference to timing information of the cellular
wireless protocol, and in response to determining that the channel is unoccupied:

schedule, via a control channel transmitted on the licensed channel, at least one User Equipment (UE) serviced by the eNodeB
to receive data in the unlicensed channel; and

transmit the data over the unlicensed channel starting at a cellular subframe boundary via the second transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,480,007

TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENT SMALL CELL DISCOVERY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An evolved node B (eNB), comprising:
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to determine a discovery signal transmission schedule for a series
of radio frames based on a discovery signal muting pattern specifying at least one discovery-muted radio frame among the series
of radio frames; and

a transceiver to transmit at least one primary synchronization signal (PSS) and at least one secondary synchronization signal
(SSS) during the series of radio frames according to the discovery signal transmission schedule.

US Pat. No. 9,144,047

METHODS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATIONS, AND SYSTEM FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION AND DISCOVERY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, performed by a user station (STA), for operating in a first social network, the method comprising:
receiving a first beacon from a device in the first social network;
synchronizing to the first social network based on time synchronization information in the first beacon;
transmitting the time synchronization information of the first beacon to a second social network, a portion of a coverage
area of the second social network being outside a coverage area of the first social network;

detecting a second beacon transmitted from the second social network;
extracting discovery information from the second beacon to determine a discovery window of the second social network, the
discovery information being included in the second beacon as an information element (IE);

discovering devices of the second social network, subsequent to transmitting the time synchronization information of the first
beacon, using the discovery information included in the IE extracted from the second beacon; and

communicating with discovered devices of the second social network using the discovery information of the second beacon.

US Pat. No. 9,154,168

SIGNAL PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO (PAR) REDUCTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of reducing a peak to average power ratio (PAR) of a signal comprising:
comparing an input signal with a compressed signal to generate an error signal indicating distortion between the input signal
and the compressed signal;

filtering the error signal based on an in-band frequency range to generate an in-band error signal indicating in-band distortion
of the compressed signal with respect to the input signal from which the compressed signal is generated;

filtering the error signal based on an out-of-band frequency range to generate an out-of-band error signal indicating out-of-band
distortion of the compressed signal with respect to the input signal;

applying an in-band gain to the in-band error signal to generate an adjusted in-band error signal;
applying an out-of-band gain to the out-of-band error signal to generate an adjusted out-of-band error signal; and
combining the compressed signal with the adjusted in-band error signal and the adjusted out-of-band error signal to generate
an output signal, the compressed signal being combined with the adjusted in-band error signal and the adjusted out-of-band
error signal, and the in-band gain and the out-of-band gain being based on the output signal such that distortion of the output
signal is reduced with respect to distortion of the compressed signal.

US Pat. No. 9,124,673

TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL (TCP) BASED VIDEO STREAMING

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A transmission control protocol (TCP) receiver having computer circuitry to reduce delay in data streaming, the computer
circuitry configured to:
receive a plurality of transmission control protocol (TCP) segments, at a TCP receiver buffer in a digital memory device,
from a network element;

detect a missing TCP segment based on an out-of-order TCP segment being received in the plurality of TCP segments;
determine that the missing TCP segment to be received prior to the out-of-order TCP segment, at the TCP receiver, can be dropped
based on context information associated with the data streaming, wherein the context information includes network layer context
information and application layer context information; and

provide the out-of-order TCP segment without the missing TCP segment that is dropped, from the TCP receiver buffer, to a display
device.

US Pat. No. 9,178,588

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A TRANSMISSION DIRECTION FOR A COMMUNICATION, A METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PRECODING MATRIX FOR A COMMUNICATION, AND A DEVICE CONFIGURED TO DO THE SAME

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method for determining a transmission direction for a communication of a network component of a radio communications
network, the method comprising:
determining a reference transmission direction based on a plurality of predetermined transmission directions that a network
component of a radio communications network is configured to transmit at;

selecting a plurality of candidate transmission directions in a spatial vicinity of the reference transmission direction,
the plurality of candidate transmission directions being a subset of the plurality of predetermined transmission directions;

selecting a transmission direction for a communication of the network component from the reference transmission direction
and the plurality of candidate transmission directions based on a selection criterion; and

wherein selecting the plurality of candidate transmission directions in the spatial vicinity of the reference transmission
direction comprises:

grouping the plurality of predetermined transmission directions into a plurality of transmission groups, wherein each transmission
group comprises two or more predetermined transmission directions of the plurality of predetermined transmission directions;
and

determining the transmission group that comprises the reference transmission direction, wherein the plurality of candidate
transmission directions comprises two or more predetermined transmission directions of the determined transmission group other
than the reference transmission direction.

US Pat. No. 9,504,088

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DISCOVERY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising:
a radio configured to transmit and receive signals in a licensed wireless spectrum;
a receiver component configured to receive, with the radio in a reception mode, a downlink transmission from a radio access
network;

a communication mode component configured to switch the UE from the reception mode to a transmission mode; and
a transmission component configured to transmit a device-to-device discovery packet during an orthogonal frequency division
multiplexing (OFDM) resource block, wherein:

transmitting the device-to-device discovery packet comprises transmitting a first symbol of the OFDM resource block comprising
a guard period; and

the guard period is a signal for the first symbol that does not include power in a first portion of the first symbol and has
power or information during a second portion of the first symbol, wherein the first portion precedes the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,439,144

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

8. A system comprising:
at least one memory that store computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to execute
the computer-executable instructions to:

transmit, by a first mobile device, a tunneled direct link setup (TDLS) setup request to an access point, the access point
in communication with the first mobile device and a second mobile device;

receive, by the first mobile device, a TDLS response frame from the second mobile device via the access point;
transmit, by the first mobile device, a TDLS confirmation frame, thereby establishing a TDLS session between the first mobile
device and the second mobile device;

transmit, by the first mobile device, a first power save notification to the access point and a second power save notification
to the second mobile device, the first and second power save notifications indicating a change in operation mode of the first
mobile device;

initiate, by the first mobile device, a change in operation mode from an original operation mode to a power save operation
mode;

return, by the first mobile device, to the original operation mode;
either (i) transmit a trigger from the first mobile device to the access point upon returning to the original operation mode;
and

receive, by the first mobile device, buffered data from the access point, the buffered data indicating a current operation
mode of the second mobile device, or

(ii) receive, by the first mobile device, a beacon frame from the access point at a specific beacon interval;
in response to the beacon frame, transmit, by the first mobile device, a trigger to the access point; and
receive, by the first mobile device, buffered data from the access point, the buffered data indicating a current operation
mode of the second mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,071,297

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR CODEBOOK SUBSAMPLING FOR ENHANCED 4TX CODEBOOKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for codebook subsampling for enhanced four transmit antenna (4TX) codebooks in a Third-Generation Partnership
(3GPP) Project Long Term Evolution (LTE) network performed by user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
configuring a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for transmission of channel state information (CSI) feedback including
a rank indicator (RI) and a precoding matrix (W1);

jointly encoding the rank indicator (RI) and the precoding matrix (W1); and
performing codebook subsampling for the enhanced 4TX codebook for at least one of:
PUCCH report type 5 (RI/1st precoding matrix indicator (PMI)) in PUCCH 1-1 submode 1;
PUCCH report type 2c (channel quality indicator (CQI)/1st PMI/2nd PMI) in PUCCH 1-1 submode 2; and
PUCCH report type 1a (subband CQI/2nd PMI) in PUCCH 2-1,
wherein the UE is configurable to perform codebook subsampling for the enhanced 4TX codebook for the PUCCH report type 5,
the PUCCH report type 2c, and the PUCCH report type 1a and

wherein for the PUCCH report type 5 (RI/1st PMI) in PUCCH 1-1 submode 1, when a maximum of four layers of data transmission
is supported by the UE, the method includes, jointly encoding the RI and the W1 by employing codebook subsampling prior to
configuring the CSI transmission at least for a rank indicator of two.

US Pat. No. 9,456,405

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR OPERATION IN COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT MODE WITH PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL PREAMBLE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A User Equipment (UE) to operate in accordance with a physical random access channel (PRACH), the UE comprising a memory
arranged to store instructions and hardware processing circuitry coupled to the memory that upon execution of the instructions
is arranged to:
determine a coverage enhancement category for the UE based on downlink channel statistics related to reception of downlink
signals at the UE from an Evolved Node-B (eNB) and an uplink-downlink imbalance parameter related to uplink reception at the
eNB; and

select, for use in a coverage enhancement mode, a PRACH preamble from a set of candidate PRACH preambles based on the determined
coverage enhancement category for the UE,

wherein at least some of the candidate PRACH preambles span a different number of sub-frames.

US Pat. No. 9,203,138

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUNING AN ANTENNA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication element, comprising:
a receive path configured to receive a first wireless communication signal and convert the first wireless communication signal
into a first digital signal based at least on an oscillator signal;

a transmit path configured to convert a second digital signal into a second wireless communication signal based at least on
the oscillator signal;

an antenna coupled to the receive path and the transmit path and configured to transmit the second wireless communication
signal;

an antenna tuner coupled to the transmit path and the antenna;
one or more environment sensors; and
a control path coupled to the antenna and the antenna tuner, the control path configured to:
receive one or more environment parameter signals from the one or more environment sensors, the one or more environment parameter
signals indicative of an environment of the wireless communication element;

determine if an entry exists in a memory of the wireless communication element associated with the one or more environment
parameter signals;

upon a determination that the entry does not exist, the control path further configured to:
sense an incident power transmitted to the antenna, and a reflected power reflected from the antenna;
determine a complex reflection coefficient based on the incident power and the reflected power;
calibrate an antenna tuner setting such that a determined error value, indicative of an estimated return loss for an antenna
load, is less than a threshold error value, the determined error value based on a directivity value and a square of the reflection
coefficient; and

store the entry in the memory, the entry associating the one or more environment parameter settings with the antenna tuner
setting; and

upon a determination that the entry does exist, the control path further configured to:
determine the antenna tuner setting associated with the one or more environment parameter signals based on the entry; and
based on the antenna tuner setting, communicate one or more control signals to the antenna tuner for controlling an impedance
of the antenna tuner.

US Pat. No. 9,197,258

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A DATA DEPENDENT CLOCK FOR A DAC IN A MODULATOR

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a plurality of digital samples of a modulated baseband signal, wherein the modulated baseband signal comprises a
plurality of digital amplitude samples and a plurality of digital phase samples, wherein the plurality of digital phase samples
comprise digital samples of a combined baseband and carrier phase;

determining time instances associated with predetermined phase crossings of the modulated baseband signal based on the plurality
of digital phase samples;

generating a data dependent clock signal having rising and falling edges associated with the determined time instances;
interpolating the plurality of digital amplitude samples based on the determined time instances to generate a plurality of
interpolated digital amplitude samples representing amplitude values corresponding to the predetermined phase crossings of
the combined baseband and carrier phase;

providing the plurality of interpolated digital amplitude samples to a digital to analog converter; and
clocking the digital to analog converter using the generated data dependent clock signal, wherein a square wave output signal
from the digital to analog converter comprises transition times associated with the generated data dependent clock signal

modulating a magnitude of the square wave based on the plurality of interpolated digital amplitude samples.

US Pat. No. 9,148,208

ANTENNA SELECTION CODEBOOK FOR FULL DIMENSIONAL MIMO SYSTEMS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for antenna selection performed by User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:
receiving, from a plurality (Nc) of antenna ports of a plurality (Nt) of transmit antennas of an enhanced Node B (eNB), a data signal where signal power is allocated in eigen beams, each of
the Nt transmit antennas having antenna ports that are adjustable in elevation and in azimuth;

receiving from the eNB a Pc set of signals representing the largest principal eigen beams of the data signal;

identifying from the Pc set the antenna port from which the strongest channel energy is detected at the UE, for use in constructing a precoding matrix
P; and

transmitting the precoding matrix P to the eNB, the precoding matrix indicating that data should be sent by the eNB from the
identified antenna port, the precoding matrix P used by the eNB for beamforming.

US Pat. No. 9,480,029

POWER HEADROOM REPORTING WITH DUAL CONNECTIVITY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus to be included in a user equipment (“UE”), the apparatus comprising:
transmitter circuitry; and
processor circuitry coupled to the transmitter circuitry, the processor circuitry to simultaneously operate on a first wireless
primary cell (“PCell”), provided by a first eNB (evolved Node B), and a second wireless PCell, provided by a second eNB, and
to compute a first estimate of a power headroom (“PHR”) associated with the first wireless PCell and a second estimate of
a PHR associated with the second wireless PCell;

the processor circuitry to identify an uplink transmission power based on the first estimate and the second estimate in response
to transmission of the first estimate and the second estimate;

the processor circuitry to cause the transmitter circuitry to transmit an uplink communication based on said uplink transmission
power in response to receipt of an indication of said uplink transmission power.

US Pat. No. 9,345,046

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED CHANNEL ACCESS FOR D2D COMMUNICATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) arranged to perform device-to-device (D2D) distributed channel access in a 3GPP-LTE network, the UE
having physical-layer (PHY) circuitry and media-access control (MAC) layer circuitry arranged to:
transmit a connection identifier (CID) code at a beginning of a contention window to request channel access for a D2D transmission
to a receiving device, wherein links for D2D transmissions from a transmitting device to a receiving device are identified
by a CID and each CID is mapped to a CID code, wherein CID codes are configured to be transmitted concurrently at the beginning
of the contention window by transmitting devices requesting an allocation of channel resources for a D2D transmission;

receive a bandwidth grant from the receiving device, the bandwidth grant being transmitted by the receiving device in response
to receipt of a CID code associated with the receiving device, the bandwidth grant being received during the contention window,
along with bandwidth grants, transmitted by other receiving devices for other CIDs, the bandwidth grants being received sequentially
during the contention window in an order based on a priority level of the CID, the priority level used by receiving devices
to allocate bandwidth on a shared data channel to transmitting devices; and

transmit data after reception of the bandwidth grants in time-frequency resources of the shared data channel indicated in
an associated one of the bandwidth grants.

US Pat. No. 9,439,147

MECHANISMS OF REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION FOR NAN DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:
a transceiver configured to communicate information with one or more neighbor devices in accordance with a sync mode of a
WiFi communication protocol; and

a controller configured to:
monitor for reception of at least one of a response frame or a beacon frame sent by any neighbor device;
determine whether to schedule transmission of a service frame;
join a cluster of devices according to a network protocol and transition communication to a non-sync mode that includes a
sleep mode that recurrently disables the transceiver during scheduled discovery window time durations of the cluster; and

change operation to a background scan mode when the at least one of the response frame or the beacon frame sent by any neighbor
device is undetected for a specified time duration and the transmission of a service frame is unscheduled.

US Pat. No. 9,426,749

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLUETOOTH-BASED WI-FI SYNCHRONIZATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A communication system, comprising:
a Bluetooth (BT) platform having a first antenna to communicate with a BT radio; a non-BT platform having a second antenna
to communicate with a non-BT radio;

a controller to communicate with the BT platform and with the non-BT platform, the controller configured to:
receive non-BT synchronization information from a corresponding device using the BT packets, andsynchronize the non-BT platform with the corresponding device using the received synchronization information;
wherein the controller is further configured to receive a Timing Synchronization Function (TSF) timer value of the non-BT
platform from the corresponding device over one or more BT packets.

US Pat. No. 9,326,122

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR PACKET BASED DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) DISCOVERY IN AN LTE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) arranged for packet-based device-to-device (D2D) discovery operations, the UE being enabled for proximity
services, the UE configured to:
receive signaling from an enhanced node B (eNB) indicating resources allocated for D2D discovery;
configure a discovery packet in accordance with a predetermined configuration to have at least a discovery payload and a cyclic-redundancy
check (CRC), the discovery payload to include discovery-related content; and

transmit the discovery packet on at least some of the indicated resources for receipt by a receiving UE.

US Pat. No. 9,215,562

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZED INDOOR POSITION ESTIMATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A system to estimate location of a mobile device, comprising:
one or more antennas;
a radio in communication with the at least one or more antennas;
a processor to communicate with radio, the processor configured to:
measure a distance from the mobile device to a plurality of access points (APs);
calculate a distance from each of a plurality of identified locations to each of the plurality of APs;
calculate a measurement error for each of the plurality of the calculated distances;
for each of the calculated measurement errors determine a probability of measurement error as a function of both presence
and absence of an outlier AP for each location;

sum the probability of measurement errors for each of the plurality of APs for each location; and
select the location with the highest probability of measurement error sum.

US Pat. No. 9,191,178

ENHANCED NODE B AND METHOD FOR RRC CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT FOR SMALL DATA TRANSFERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed by an enhanced node B (eNB) for small-data radio-resource control (RRC) connection establishment in
a 3GPP LTE network, the method comprising:
receiving a small-data RRC connection request message from user equipment (UE), the small-data RRC connection request message
including an establishment clause value indicating small-data traffic either with or without mobility;

sending an initial UE setup request message to inform a mobility management entity (MME) that a small-data RRC connection
for the UE is being established;

indicating to the MME whether or not the small-data RRC connection is to be established with mobility;
receiving an acceptance message from the MME for the small-data RRC connection, the acceptance message including a reduction
of an RRC inactivity timer for fast connection release; and

sending an RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE in response to receipt of the acceptance to establish the small-data
RRC connection, the RRC connection reconfiguration message including a measurement information element (IE) when mobility
is to be supported.

US Pat. No. 9,413,402

DYNAMIC LOW IF INJECTION SIDE SELECTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A low IF receiver for operation at an intermediate frequency (IF), comprising:
an antenna port configured to receive a receive signal comprising a wanted RF signal at an RF frequency and a blocker RF signal
at a mirror image frequency of the wanted RF signal with respect to a frequency of an local oscillator (LO) signal, from an
antenna;

a first mixer component configured to down convert the wanted RF signal and the blocker RF signal to an intermediate frequency
(IF) signal, based on the frequency of the LO signal, wherein the IF signal comprises a wanted IF signal at a first intermediate
frequency and a blocker IF signal at a second intermediate frequency;

a second mixer component configured to receive the IF signal, separate the IF signal into the wanted IF signal and the blocker
IF signal, and provide the wanted IF signal at a first output thereof and the blocker IF signal at a second output thereof,
based on a tuning signal; and

a power estimation component configured to receive the blocker IF signal, measure a power of the blocker IF signal and select
the frequency of the LO signal from a plurality of LO frequencies, based on the measured power of the blocker IF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,325,463

HIGH-EFFICIENCY WLAN (HEW) MASTER STATION AND METHODS TO INCREASE INFORMATION BITS FOR HEW COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An access point configured to operate as a master station for high-efficiency WLAN (HEW) communications, the access point
comprising hardware processing circuitry configured to:
configure an HEW frame to include a legacy signal field (L-SIG), an HEW signal field (HEW SIG-A) following the L-SIG, and
one or more HEW fields following the HEW SIG-A,

wherein the L-SIG is configured for transmission using a legacy number of data subcarriers, a legacy number of pilot subcarriers,
and a number of additional reference subcarriers modulated with a known reference sequence, and

wherein at least one symbol of the HEW SIG-A and the one or more HEW fields following the HEW SIG-A of the HEW frame are configured
for transmission using additional data subcarriers, the additional data subcarriers corresponding to the additional reference
subcarriers of the L-SIG.

US Pat. No. 9,236,144

FOR-TEST APPARATUSES AND TECHNIQUES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a static random access memory (SRAM) cell comprising a word line (WL) to receive an applied WL voltage and a bit line (BL)
to receive an applied BL voltage;

read/write/decoder circuitry to selectively provide first and second WL voltages for application to the WL, and selectively
provide first and second BL voltages for application to the BL, wherein the first WL voltage is greater than the second WL
voltage and the first BL voltage is greater than the second BL voltage; and

test circuitry comprising a transistor coupled between ground and a WL buffer output of the read/write/decoder circuitry and,
coupled to the SRAM cell, the test circuitry having an activated state and a deactivated state;

wherein when the test circuitry is in the deactivated state:
when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the first WL voltage, the applied WL voltage is the first WL voltage, and
when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the second BL voltage, the applied BL voltage is the second BL voltage; and
wherein when the test circuitry is in the activated state:
when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the first WL voltage, the applied WL voltage is less than the first WL voltage,
or

when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the second BL voltage, the applied BL voltage is greater than the second BL
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,426,836

ENABLING DIRECT TRANSPORT LAYER CONNECTIVITY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A Proximity Services (ProSe) server operable to facilitate establishment of direct transport layer connectivity between
a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE, the ProSe server having computer circuitry configured to:
receive, from the first UE, an internet protocol (IP) address used by the first UE to establish direct transport layer connectivity
with the second UE;

request an internet protocol (IP) address used by the second UE to establish direct transport layer connectivity and an application
port for the application used by the second UE;

determine a reachable status of the IP address of the first UE or the IP address of the second UE; and
facilitate establishment of the direct transport layer connectivity between the first UE and the second UE based on the reachable
status of the IP address of the first UE or the IP address of the second UE.

US Pat. No. 9,420,627

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES WITH DIFFERENT RADIO LINK FAILURE TIMERS BASED ON USER EQUIPMENT SPEED

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. At least one non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by
a computing device, cause the computing device to perform a method, the method comprising:
receiving configuration information from a base station in a one-to-one message;
configuring a set of radio link failure timers based on a set of speeds of the mobile user device indicated by the configuration
information,

wherein a radio link failure timer is set for longer when the mobile user device is moving at a high speed than it is when
the mobile user device is moving at a low speed;

detecting a radio link quality below a predetermined threshold;
starting the set of radio link failure timers in response to detecting the radio link quality below the predetermined threshold;
after starting the set of radio link failure timers, determining a speed of the mobile user device;
selecting a timer from the set of radio link failure timers based on the current speed of the mobile user device; and
declaring a radio link failure when the radio link failure timer expires.

US Pat. No. 9,253,875

ISOLATING DIFFERENTIAL TRANSMISSION LINES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first differential transmission line configured to carry a first differential signal;
a second differential transmission line, parallel to the first differential transmission line to define an overlap region
there between, and configured to carry a second differential signal;

wherein:
the first differential transmission line includes a first line and a second line;
the first differential transmission line includes N crossovers along the first differential transmission line through the
overlap region at which the first line and the second line switch lanes with each other; and

N is equal to 1+INT {L/(?/C)}, where L is a length of the overlap region, ? is a wavelength of the first differential signal
or a wavelength of the second differential signal having the highest frequency of the first differential signal or the second
differential signal, C is a number in a range from 10 to 20, and INT {L/(?/C)} is {L/(?/C)} rounded down to the nearest integer.

US Pat. No. 9,356,013

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR ELECTROSTATIC (ESD) PROTECTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type
disposed adjacent to the first semiconductor region;

a third semiconductor region and a fourth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type disposed over or at least partially
within the first semiconductor region, a fifth semiconductor region of the first conductivity type disposed between the third
and fourth semiconductor regions, and a first gate disposed over the fifth semiconductor region; wherein the fifth semiconductor
region is of the same type as the first semiconductor region and the fifth semiconductor region comprises a dopant concentration
smaller than the first semiconductor region;

a sixth semiconductor region and a seventh semiconductor region of the first conductivity type disposed over or at least partially
within the second semiconductor region, an eighth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type disposed between the
sixth and seventh semiconductor regions, and a second gate disposed over the eighth semiconductor region; wherein the eighth
semiconductor region is of the same type as the second semiconductor region and the eighth semiconductor region comprises
a dopant concentration smaller than the second semiconductor region;

wherein the third semiconductor region is coupled to a first region of the first gate, and the seventh semiconductor region
is coupled to a second region of the first gate; and wherein the fourth semiconductor region is coupled to a first region
of the second gate and the sixth semiconductor region is coupled to a second region of the second gate.

US Pat. No. 9,264,191

ENHANCED NODE B AND METHODS FOR NETWORK ASSISTED INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION WITH REDUCED SIGNALING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed by an enhanced node B (eNB) in an LTE network for providing network assistance to user equipment (UE)
for coordination of interference mitigation, the method comprising:
indicating a reduced number of transmission options with a smaller signaling codebook, the smaller signaling codebook having
entries that are a subset of entries of a larger master codebook, the transmission options comprising configurations for a
plurality of transmission modes (TMs) defined by the larger master signaling codebook, the configurations including at least
modulation, transmission rank, antenna configuration, and multiplexing configurations for at least some of the TMs; and

providing network-assistance (NA) interference cancellation signaling (ICS) (NA-ICS) side information to the UE as part of
a NA-ICS feedback message, the side information comprising indicators of the smaller signaling codebook,

wherein the UE is arranged to perform an interference cancellation technique based on the smaller signaling codebook.

US Pat. No. 9,750,077

NETWORK CONNECTION OR DISCONNECTION FOR MOBILE DEVICES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a Context ID check circuit to check a Context ID of a current default bearer in response to a disconnect command from a host;
and

an Access Point Name (APN) check circuit to check whether the host designated a particular APN in response to a connect command
from the host, if a particular APN is designated, compare the particular APN with an APN carried by the first default bearer
to determine whether a first default bearer is activated;

wherein the Context ID check circuit determines if a first default bearer is activated based on the current default bearer,
and releases a connection between the communication device and the host while maintaining the first default bearer online
if the first default bearer is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,071,318

TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING COVARIANCE MEASURES BASED ON CORRELATION CRITERIA

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

12. A device, comprising:
a plurality of antenna ports configured to receive radio signals from a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of sets of equalizer taps configured to generate multi-path signals based on the received radio signals, wherein
each set of the equalizer taps is coupled to a respective one of the plurality of antenna ports;

a first unit configured to assign a first plurality of equalizer taps of the sets of equalizer taps to a first subset and
to assign a second plurality of equalizer taps of the sets of equalizer taps to a second subset; and

a second unit configured to determine a first covariance measure associated with the first plurality of equalizer taps of
the first subset based on a first correlation criterion and to determine a second covariance measure associated with the second
plurality of equalizer taps of the second subset based on a second correlation criterion.

US Pat. No. 9,461,757

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A SIGNAL BASED ON A FIRST AND A SECOND COVARIANCE MEASURE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a signal representing a two-dimensional time-frequency signal pattern;
determining a frequency covariance measure based on a predetermined first signal part of the signal pattern, which comprises
a reference signal;

determining a time covariance measure based on a predetermined second signal part of the signal pattern, which comprises a
data signal; and

noise whitening the signal based on the frequency covariance measure and the time covariance measure.

US Pat. No. 9,295,015

METHODS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STATIONS, AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING DEVICES AND NEIGHBOR AREA NETWORKING (NAN) CONFIGURATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, performed by a user station (STA), for synchronizing with devices in a wireless communication network, the method
comprising:
accessing a list of social channels;
transmitting a scan message on a primary social channel, the primary social channel being included in the list of social channels
and an identity of the primary social channel being determined based on an inspection of the list of social channels;

synchronizing with an access point (AP) on the primary social channel responsive to receiving a probe response beacon from
the AP on the primary social channel within a time duration subsequent to transmitting the scan message on the primary social
channel, otherwise transmitting a scan message on a secondary social channel selected from the list of social channels; and

synchronizing with a Neighbor Awareness Network (NAN) upon failing to receive a probe response beacon on the primary social
channel within the time duration and responsive to detecting, on the primary social channel, a NAN synchronization transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,258,767

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO COMPRESS IDENTIFICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method comprising:
generating more than one compressed service set identification (SSID) segments for an SSID based upon a single hash function,
wherein generating more than one compressed SSID segments comprises rotating the SSID by the index number of characters or
bits to create a rotated SSID, and hashing the rotated SSID to generate a compressed SSID segment;

generating frames, each frame comprising one of the compressed SSID segments along with an index number associated with the
one of the compressed SSID segments; and transmitting each of the frames.

US Pat. No. 9,258,747

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR FAST HANDOVER FAILURE RECOVERY IN 3GPP LTE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising:
physical layer circuitry and hardware processing circuitry configured to:
initiate handover (HO) failure recovery by transmission of a random-access channel (RACH) 2 message when both a radio-link
failure (RLF) timer and a time- to trigger (TTT) timer are concurrently running,

wherein the RACH 2 message is a message transmitted on a random-access channel for radio-resource control (RRC) connection
re-establishment.

US Pat. No. 9,204,401

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CELL INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of managing inter-cell interference for a plurality of neighboring wireless communication cells in a wireless
network, the method comprising:
receiving, from each of a plurality of base stations, power data indicative of a received power level for a signal from the
base station for any user equipment in an outer region of a cell, and number data indicating at least one of a number and
a relative number of user equipments within the outer region of a cell, the number data being obtained at each base station
from the timing of a signal between the base station and the user equipment, the outer region of each cell abutting the outer
region of neighboring cells;

processing the received data for the cells to compute a power level in each of a plurality of sub-bands for transmission by
each base station; and

transmitting the computed power level in each sub-band to each base station for the control of the power level transmitted
by the base station in each sub-band to the inner and outer regions of a corresponding cell.

US Pat. No. 9,473,899

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING WHETHER A MOBILE DEVICE IS LOCATED IN AN INDOOR LOCATION OR AN OUTDOOR LOCATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to control a mobile device to transmit a wireless transmission and to listen for one or more received
echoes of the wireless transmission received from one or more directions, wherein said controller is to determine whether
said mobile device is located in an indoor location or an outdoor location based on a directionality of the received echoes,
said controller is configured to determine that said mobile device is located in the outdoor location when the received echoes
include echoes received only from a ground direction, and to determine that said mobile device is located in the indoor location
when the received echoes include echoes received from the ground direction and from at least one other predefined direction.

US Pat. No. 9,351,330

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a wireless communication unit to receive at a first Bluetooth device an indication message from a second Bluetooth device,
the indication message including a state indication to indicate a non-movement state or a movement state of said second Bluetooth
device, said wireless communication unit to transmit to said second Bluetooth device an update message including at least
one value to indicate a rate of exchanging messages between said first and second Bluetooth devices, said rate being based
on the state indication, the update message comprises a connection update message.

US Pat. No. 9,246,637

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A communication terminal device comprising:
a transceiver configured to communicate with a communication device according to a retransmission protocol;
a controller configured to, at least one of:
upon a successful receipt of a message from the communication device, make a decision based on a needed reduction of transmission
power whether or not to transmit an acknowledgement message according to the retransmission protocol; and

upon an unsuccessful receipt of the message from the communication device, make a decision based on the needed reduction of
transmission power whether or not to transmit a negative acknowledgement message according to the retransmission protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,288,434

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONGESTION CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, performed by an evolved NodeB (eNodeB), for congestion control in a network, the method comprising:
determining that a congestion condition exists on the network; and
transmitting a suspension notification to a user equipment (UE), the UE being in an RRC_CONNECTED state with the eNodeB, to
notify the UE that a radio bearer (RB) operating in the network will be suspended, upon determining that the congestion condition
exists, wherein the suspension notification is transmitted in a radio resource control (RRC) Suspend Radio Bearer message
including a backoff timer to indicate a time duration for which the UE shall wait before requesting resources on the corresponding
RB, and wherein a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) discard timer has been modified based on a value of the backoff
timer.

US Pat. No. 9,226,211

CENTRALIZED PARTITIONING OF USER DEVICES IN A HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for partitioning user devices comprising:
a wireless transceiver; and
a control module coupled with the wireless transceiver, the control module to:
receive utility measurements from a plurality of cooperating cell stations (CCSs) of a heterogeneous wireless network, wherein
the utility measurements are associated with a plurality of user devices that wirelessly connect to the plurality of CCSs;

determine, based upon the utility measurements, partition information that results in a partitioning of the user devices across
the plurality of CCSs and a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) associated with individual CCSs of the plurality
of CCSs to improve one or more utility metrics of the heterogeneous wireless network, wherein at least one CCS of the plurality
of CCSs is associated with at least two RATs of the plurality of RATs and the determination of the partitioning includes a
selection of one RAT of the at least two RATs; and

transmit the partition information to the user devices to partition the user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,629,143

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR ENHANCING SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY WITH NETWORK-ASSISTED ADVANCED RECEIVERS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) configured to communicate with an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (eUTRAN), the
UE comprising:
a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
receive an indication from at least one of an interfering eUTRAN Node B (eNB) and a serving eNB of whether the interfering
eNB is transmitting transmission parameters;

receive a broadcast message comprising indications of transmission parameters for one or more UEs communicating with the interfering
eNB;

receive a signal including a transmission from the serving eNB, wherein the transmission comprises a physical downlink shared
channel (PDSCH) from the serving eNB; and

cancel PDSCH from the interfering eNB from the signal based on the transmission parameters,
wherein the indications of the transmission parameter are also signaled to the one or more UEs semi-statically and dynamically
by the interfering eNB, and

wherein the indication of whether the interfering eNB is transmitting transmission parameters is received from a physical
broadcast channel (PBCH), from the interfering eNB or the serving eNB, that includes a master information block having a bit
that indicates whether the interfering eNB is transmitting transmission parameters, a PDSCH from the interfering eNB that
includes a system information block having a bit that indicates whether the interfering eNB is transmitting transmission parameters,
or the PDSCH from the serving eNB that includes a system information block having a bit that indicates whether the interfering
eNB is transmitting transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,462,504

TRANSMIT TIME OFFSET IN UPLINK MULTI-USER MULTIPLE INPUT-MULTIPLE OUTPUT SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an access point (AP) a processor and circuitry to:
monitor respective transmit powers for a plurality of wireless stations,
determine a transmit time offset for a station having a lowest respective transmit power of the plurality of wireless stations,
transmit the transmit time offset to the station,
receive uplink data from the station, along with uplink data from other stations of the plurality of wireless stations, at
a time adjusted by the transmit time offset in accordance with an uplink multiuser multiple input multiple output (UL-MU-MIMO)
technique,

determine a station, of the plurality of wireless stations, having a highest transmit power, and
assign a zero transmit time offset to stations, of the plurality of wireless stations having a respective transmit power within
a predetermined power difference from the highest transmit power,

wherein transmission of the transmit time offsets and reception of the uplink data occurs within a transmission opportunity
(TXOP) obtained by the AP.

US Pat. No. 9,313,802

COMMUNICATION OF SECURITY KEY INFORMATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A first node operable to communicate security key information to a second node, the first node having computer circuitry
configured to:
determine a first security key associated with the first node, the first security key being used to cipher information communicated
at the first node;

identify the second node, at the first node, to receive a second security key, the second security key to be used to cipher
information communicated at the second node; and

provide the second security key to the second node, for inter-Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (EUTRA) evolved node
B (eNB) carrier aggregation, the second security key being different than the first security key,

wherein the first node and the second node are selected from a group consisting of a macro node, a base station (BS), a Node
B (NB), an evolved Node B (eNB), a home eNB, a micro eNB, a baseband unit (BBU), a remote radio head (RRH), a pico node, a
low power node, a remote radio equipment (RRE), or a remote radio unit (RRU).

US Pat. No. 9,294,714

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR ADAPTING SYSTEM PARAMETERS BASED ON EXTENDED PAGING CYCLES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:
processing circuitry arranged to
determine to use an extended paging discontinuous reception (DRX) value to increase a paging cycle length above a value; and
select a first periodicity, based on the extended paging DRX value, at which the UE is to perform evaluation of a parameter
of a network in which the UE is operating; and

physical layer circuitry arranged to
transmit a message to the network, indicating that the UE desires to perform evaluation of the parameter at the first periodicity,
wherein the UE is camped on a first cell in the network with a first priority level, and the first periodicity corresponds
to a periodicity with which the UE is to perform measurements of cells in the network, other than the first cell, with priority
levels higher than the first priority level.

US Pat. No. 9,078,131

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING LOCATION-ENABLING INFORMATION FOR LOCATION ESTIMATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a location-enabling information (LEI) processor to process a location-enabling message, which is transmitted between first
and second location-enabling sources and receivable by a mobile device, said location-enabling message including encrypted
LEI configured to enable estimation of a location of said mobile device at a predefined accuracy based on a cryptographic
key corresponding to said first location-enabling source, the encrypted LEI including at least one value selected from the
group consisting of a first time value representing a time of transmission of a first message from said first location-enabling
source to said second location-enabling source, a second time value representing a time of reception of said first message
at said second location-enabling source, a third time value representing a time of transmission of a second message from said
second location-enabling source to said first location-enabling source, a fourth time value representing a time of reception
of said second message at said first location-enabling source, a difference between said fourth and first time values, a difference
between said third and second time values, and a time-of-flight between said first and second location-enabling sources.

US Pat. No. 9,070,510

FREQUENCY TUNING AND STEP CONTROL OF A DIGITALLY CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A digitally controlled oscillator, comprising:
a gain stage;
an inductor;
a variable capacitor; and
a first variable leaf capacitor comprising:
a first alternating current coupling capacitor having a first terminal coupled to a first differential node and a second terminal
coupled to a first common-mode node;

a second alternating current coupling capacitor having a first terminal coupled to a second differential node and a second
terminal coupled to a second common-mode node; and

a varactor having a bias terminal coupled to a variable voltage bias, a first common-mode terminal coupled to the first common-mode
node, and a second common-mode terminal coupled to the second common-mode node, wherein the capacitance of the varactor is
based on the voltage from the first common-mode terminal of the varactor to the bias terminal of the varactor and on the voltage
from the second common-mode terminal of the varactor to the bias terminal of the varactor; and

a second variable leaf capacitor comprising:
a first alternating current coupling capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the first differential node and a second
terminal coupled to the first common-mode node;

a second alternating current coupling capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the second differential node and a second
terminal coupled to the second common-mode node; and

a varactor having a bias terminal coupled to an output of a digital-to-analog converter, a first common-mode terminal coupled
to the first common-mode node, and a second common-mode terminal coupled to the second common-mode node, wherein the capacitance
of the varactor is based on the voltage from the first common-mode terminal of the varactor to the bias terminal of the varactor
and on the voltage from the second common-mode terminal of the varactor to the bias terminal of the varactor;

wherein the variable voltage bias is configured to drive the bias terminal of the varactor of the first variable leaf capacitor
to one of a first bias voltage and a second bias voltage to tune the digitally controlled oscillator; and

wherein the digital-to-analog converter is configured to drive the bias terminal of the varactor of the second variable leaf
capacitor to one of a plurality of bias voltage settings to further tune the digitally controlled oscillator, the plurality
of bias voltage settings ranging from approximately the first bias voltage to approximately the second bias voltage and comprising
at least one intermediate setting between the first bias voltage and the second bias voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,450,725

WIRELESS APPARATUS FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY (HE) COMMUNICATION WITH ADDITIONAL SUBCARRIERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless apparatus configured for operation as a high-efficiency (HE) station (HE-STA), the apparatus comprising:
memory; and
processing circuitry configured to:
decode a legacy signal field (L-SIG) of a HE data unit, the L-SIG comprising four reference subcarriers, the four reference
subcarriers comprising two subcarriers at each edge a 20 MHz channel; and

decode a HE-signal field (HE-SIG-A) of the HE data unit, the HE-SIG-A comprising a total number of data subcarriers including
four data subcarriers corresponding in frequency to the four reference subcarriers of the L-SIG, the four data subcarriers
comprising two subcarriers at each edge of the 20 MHz channel,

wherein the four reference subcarriers of the L-SIG are in addition to a legacy number of data subcarriers included in the
L-SIG.

US Pat. No. 9,288,841

DIRECT DIGITAL FREQUENCY GENERATION USING TIME AND AMPLITUDE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

12. A method comprising:
generating a central synthesized signal using a central frequency synthesizer;
receiving the central synthesized signal at a first digital-to time converter (DTC) of a first transmitter;
providing a first transmitter signal having a first transmitter frequency using the first DTC;
receiving the central synthesized signal at a second DTC of a first receiver;
providing a first receiver signal having a first receiver frequency using the second DTC;
wherein providing the first transmitter signal includes:
receiving phase ramp information at the first DTC to generate the first transmitter frequency,
receiving phase modulation information to modulate information within the first transmitter signal; and
providing a first modulated signal as the first transmitter signal at an output of the first DTC using the first phase ramp
information and the phase modulation information.

US Pat. No. 9,288,757

TECHNIQUES FOR CONSERVING POWER FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

15. A method comprising:
sending, by a first wireless device to a second wireless device, a first control frame to establish a transmit opportunity
(TXOP) with the second wireless device, wherein a duration field associated with the first control frame comprises a rendezvous
time at which the first wireless device and the second wireless device will wake up from respective power save modes;

receiving, by the first wireless device, a second control frame from the second wireless device;
sending, by the first wireless device to the second wireless device, a contention-free (CF)-end frame, the CF-end frame terminating
the TXOP; and

in response to sending the CF-end frame, entering, by the first wireless device, into the power save mode until the rendezvous
time is reached.

US Pat. No. 9,271,242

ENERGY-HARVESTING DEVICES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
circuitry to receive, by a network device of a wireless communication network, a message from user equipment, the message
including an indication that the user equipment is an energy-harvesting device; and

circuitry to differentiate the energy-harvesting device from other non-energy-harvesting devices in the wireless communication
network based on the indication,

wherein the message identifies an energy-harvesting pattern of the energy-harvesting device.

US Pat. No. 9,322,719

INPUT STAGE FOR TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A temperature-measurement input stage, comprising:
a resistor;
a thermistor;
a first multiplexor configured to:
couple the resistor to a first amplifier input during a first multiplexor state; and
couple the thermistor to the first amplifier input during a second multiplexor state;
an amplifier comprising:
the first amplifier input;
a second amplifier input coupled to a voltage reference; and
an amplifier output coupled to a feedback path;
a second multiplexor configured to:
route a feedback current to the resistor during the first multiplexor state; and
route the feedback current to the thermistor during the second multiplexor state; and
an output stage configured to provide an output current based on the feedback current.

US Pat. No. 9,398,484

UE, ENB AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL ACCESS PRIORITY FOR DISTRIBUTED D2D

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An evolved Node B (eNB), the eNB comprising:
hardware processing circuitry to:
receive a usage report from a User Equipment (UE), wherein the usage report includes information indicating a channel usage
time and a transmission power of the UE;

determine, using the usage report, a priority value within a priority map for the UE by prioritizing lower channel usage time
and lower transmission within the priority map; and

send the priority value to the UE for use in device to device (D2D) communication with a second UE.

US Pat. No. 9,357,463

TECHNIQUES AND SYSTEMS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment, comprising:
receiver circuitry to:
receive a system frame number from an eNB, and
receive extension data from the eNB in a master information block, the extension data to include a multiplier factor and a
system frame number configuration information element to indicate that the user equipment is to determine an augmented system
frame number to be used for paging purposes;

paging circuitry to:
multiply the system frame number and the multiplier factor to determine the augmented system frame number;
determine a paging frame number based on the extension data; and
monitor for paging occasions when the augmented system frame number is equal to the paging frame number; and
transmitter circuitry to transmit an indicator representative of a proposed multiplier factor to the eNB,
wherein the extension data is determined based on the indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,398,500

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR CELL SELECTION BASED ON PRIORITIZED NODES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) configured to communicate with an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), the
UE comprising:
a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
measure a signal from an E-UTRAN Node B (eNB);
determine whether the eNB supports a corresponding dedicated node; and
compute a cell selection criterion from the signal measurement and the determination of whether the eNB supports the dedicated
node,

wherein when the eNB does not support a corresponding dedicated node, the processor is further configured to:
determine whether a neighboring eNB supports a corresponding dedicated node,
measure a signal from the neighboring eNB,
compute a reselection criterion for the neighboring eNB, and
determine whether the reselection criterion exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,264,933

DRX OPERATION FOR UL/DL RECONFIGURATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

18. A method comprising:
receiving, at a UE, respective indications of a plurality of uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configurations applicable to subframes
of a radio frame;

identifying, by the UE based only on a first UL/DL configuration in the plurality of UL/DL configurations, DL subframes and
subframes that include a downlink pilot time slot (DwPTS) in the subframes of the radio frame, wherein the identified DL subframes
and the subframes that include the DwPTS are UL subframes in a second UL/DL configuration in the plurality of UL/DL configurations;

starting, by the UE, a timer related to a discontinuous reception (DRX) operation of the UE;
monitoring, by the UE while the timer related to the DRX operation of the UE is running, a Physical Downlink Control Channel
(PDCCH) or an enhanced PDCCH (ePDCCH) for a message only during the identified DL subframes and the identified subframes that
include the DwPTS; and

incrementing, by the UE, the DRX timers based only on the identified DL subframes and the subframes that include the DwPTS
in the radio frame.

US Pat. No. 9,258,723

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES WITH DIFFERENT RADIO LINK FAILURE TIMERS BASED ON USER EQUIPMENT SPEED

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) configured to communicate with an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (eUTRAN), the
UE comprising:
a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
receive a unicast message from the eUTRAN, the message comprising parameters for a set of timers and indicating which parameters
to use for different UE speeds;

determine a radio link with the eUTRAN has a quality below a predetermined threshold;
configure the set of timers with the parameters for the different UE speeds, wherein the timer is set for longer when the
UE is moving at a high speed than it is when the UE is moving at a low speed;

start the-set of timers;
after starting the set of timers, determine a current speed of the UE;
select a timer from the set of timers based on the current speed of the UE; and
declare a radio link failure when the-selected timer expires.

US Pat. No. 9,419,656

DECODER AND METHOD FOR DECODING AN ENCODED SEQUENCE OF BITS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A decoder, comprising:
an input configured to receive an encoded sequence of bits;
a branch metric unit configured to determine a plurality of branch metrics for a plurality of respective transitions between
a plurality of states in a trellis representation of a code used to generate the encoded sequence of bits;

a path metric unit configured to determine, based on the plurality of branch metrics, path metrics corresponding to a plurality
of maximum likelihood survival paths reaching the plurality of respective states in the trellis representation;

a starting state unit configured to store a plurality of starting states for the plurality of respective maximum likelihood
survival paths; and

a tail path forcing unit configured to select a tail path of a maximum likelihood survival path at a w number of states prior
to this maximum likelihood survival path's ending state in the trellis representation to result in this maximum likelihood
survival path's stored starting and ending states being the same, wherein w is equal to a constraint length of the decoder
minus one.

US Pat. No. 9,281,811

CIRCUIT, A METHOD AND A SYNTHESIZER FOR GENERATING A SYNTHESIZED SIGNAL WITH A SELECTABLE FREQUENCY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A circuit for generating a synthesized signal oscillating with a selectable frequency, comprising:
a delay generator configured to identify a first time instant, the first time instant being delayed with respect to a first
signal edge of a clock signal oscillating with a predetermined clock frequency; and

a delay element configured to provide a second signal edge, the second signal edge being delayed with respect to the first
time instant at a second time instant corresponding to a third signal edge of the synthesized signal.

US Pat. No. 9,264,188

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR DETERMINING INFORMATION ON AN AMPLITUDE ERROR OF A TRANSMIT SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for determining information on an amplitude error of a transmit signal, the apparatus comprising:
a transmit path circuit configured to generate a high frequency transmit signal based on a baseband transmit signal;
a feedback receive path circuit configured to generate a baseband feedback signal based on a high frequency feedback signal
derived from the high frequency transmit signal;

an error determining circuit configured to determine an error signal indicating information associated with an amplitude error
of the high frequency transmit signal based on the transmit signal and the baseband feedback signal, wherein the error determining
circuit comprises a feedback loop, wherein the feedback loop of the error determining circuit comprises a feedback loop processing
circuit configured to generate a feedback loop output signal based on a feedback loop input signal and the baseband transmit
signal; and

a loop control circuit configured to activate or deactivate an adaptation of an amplitude of the high frequency transmit signal
based on the error signal.

US Pat. No. 9,225,308

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AMPLIFYING A TRANSMIT SIGNAL OR FOR DETERMINING VALUES OF A DELAY CONTROL PARAMETER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for amplifying a transmit signal, the apparatus comprising:
a transmit path comprising a power amplifier module configured to be coupled to an antenna module, wherein the power amplifier
module is configured to amplify a transmit signal;

an envelope tracking path comprising a variable delay module and a power supply module, wherein the variable delay module
is configured to vary a signal delay within the envelope tracking path according to a delay control parameter; and

delay control circuitry configured to provide the delay control parameter based on a current characteristic transmit frequency
of the transmit signal,

wherein the current characteristic transmit frequency depends on a transmit band currently used for transmitting the transmit
signal, a number of resource blocks currently used for transmitting the transmit signal and a current position of the used
resource blocks within the used transmit band.

US Pat. No. 9,526,163

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CROSSTALK REDUCTION IN TRANSMISSION LINES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A transceiver comprising:
a local oscillator configured to provide a local oscillator (LO) signal;
an electronic component configured to receive radio frequency (RF) signals and to use the LO signal to process the RF signals;
and

a coupled transmission line configured to provide the LO signal from the local oscillator to the electronic component, wherein:
the coupled transmission line comprises a plurality of individual lines extending in parallel in a direction of current flow
and configured to carry current in opposite directions such that a first individual line carries current in a first direction
and a second individual line carries current in a second direction opposite the first direction,

each of the plurality of individual lines in the coupled transmission line comprises a plurality of strips,
a first plurality of strips of the first individual line carries current in the first direction and a second plurality of
strips of the second individual line carries current in the second direction, and

the first plurality of strips is disposed within the second plurality of strips.

US Pat. No. 9,445,338

RECONFIGURATION CONTROL CHANNEL RESOURCE MAPPING COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device comprising:
a transceiver to receive, from a base station, a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmission; and
processing circuitry to:
classify downlink (DL) subframe types for a set of DL subframes associated with a first uplink (UL) subframe for transmission
of a hybrid automatic report request acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK), wherein the DL subframe types comprise at least Type 1 subframes
that are constructed by DL subframes that are associated with the first uplink (UL) subframe for transmission of HARQ-ACK
according to a time division duplex (TDD) UL/DL configuration indicated in a system information block Type 1(SIB1) message;
and

perform physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources mapping based on the classified DL subframe Types for an acknowledgement
transmission associated with PDSCH transmission reception
wherein the DL subframe types further comprise:
Type 2 DL subframes that are constructed by:
firstly identifying DL subframes that are associated with the first UL subframe for transmission of HARQ-ACK according to
a higher layer configured DL-reference UL/DL configuration; and

when the Type 1 DL subframes are overlapped with the Type 2 DL subframes, the overlapping subframes between Type 1 and Type
2 DL subframes are further removed from the Type 2 DL subframes.

US Pat. No. 9,331,722

FEEDBACK CALIBRATION OF DIGITAL TO TIME CONVERTER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless device comprising:
a digital-to-time converter (DTC) configured to receive a phase data information and to generate a first modulation signal
for a wireless signal;

a detector configure to receive the first modulation signal and to determine an indication of nonlinearities of the DTC; and
a pre-distortion module configured to generate pre-distortion information for the DTC using the indication of nonlinearities.

US Pat. No. 9,282,571

DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF UPLINK (UL) AND DOWNLINK (DL) FRAME RESOURCES FOR A TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) TRANSMISSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) for dynamically reconfiguring an uplink-downlink (UL-DL) time-division duplexing (TDD) configuration,
having computer circuitry configured to:
receive a UL-DL reconfiguration indicator from a node to dynamically reconfigure a flexible subframe (FlexSF) to a different
UL-DL transmission direction from a semi-static UL-DL configuration, wherein the FlexSF is capable of changing an UL-DL transmission
direction;

apply a DL channel timing based on a DL favored UL-DL configuration, wherein the DL favored UL-DL configuration includes more
DL subframes than a semi-static UL-DL TDD configuration for the UE; and

apply a UL channel timing based on a UL favored UL-DL configuration, wherein the UL favored UL-DL configuration includes more
UL subframes than a semi-static UL-DL TDD configuration for the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,730,220

LISTEN BEFORE TALK FOR CELLULAR IN UNLICENSED BAND

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An eNodeB comprising:
a first transceiver to transmit and receive in a first channel using a first wireless protocol, the first channel being in
a first frequency range;

a second transceiver to transmit and receive in a second channel in accordance with a cellular wireless protocol, the second
channel being in a second frequency range;

a controller to:
determine, via the first transceiver, that an average energy of the first channel over a predetermined period of time is below
a predetermined threshold, and in response:

send a wireless reservation message on the first channel via the first transceiver to reserve the first channel for a transmission
of a downlink data channel, the wireless reservation message including a duration field that is set to a time that is at least
the sum of a time to reach a beginning of a sub-frame boundary and a time to transmit the downlink data channel;

schedule at least one User Equipment (UE) serviced by the eNodeB to receive data on the downlink data channel in the first
channel via a control channel on the second channel transmitted by the second transceiver; and

transmit the downlink data channel over the first channel at a cellular sub-frame boundary via the first transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,699,800

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARTATUSES FOR BEARER SPLITTING IN MULTI-RADIO HETNET

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) Node B (eNB) operating in a radio access network (RAN)
anchored multi-radio heterogeneous network, the eNB comprising:
a link aggregation scheduler configured to:
determine a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) proportion of the data traffic to be transmitted over an LTE link and a WLAN proportion
of the data traffic to be transmitted over a wireless local area network (WLAN) link;

provide instructions, to a push-based link aggregation transmitter, that includes a proportion comprising the LTE proportion
or the WLAN proportion;

a push-based link aggregation transmitter forming a protocol layer within an enhanced LTE protocol stack, the push-based link
aggregation transmitter configured to:

receive data traffic transmitted over a LTE bearer into a traffic packet buffer;
receive the instructions, from the link aggregation scheduler, that includes the proportion;
retrieve data from the traffic packet buffer;
provide a portion of the data to a WLAN packet buffer for transmission using a WLAN protocol stack based at least in part
on the proportion; and

provide a portion of the data to a LTE packet buffer for transmission using a LTE protocol stack based at least in part on
the proportion.

US Pat. No. 9,277,519

METHOD FOR PERFORMING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile terminal device comprising:
a timing estimate generation processor configured to generate a plurality of candidate timing estimates, wherein each of the
plurality of candidate timing estimates represents an estimated temporal location of a synchronization sequence in a received
digitized signal;

a demodulation/selection processor configured to demodulate the received digitized signal according to each of the plurality
of candidate timing estimates to obtain a plurality of reliability metrics, wherein each of the plurality of reliability metrics
is associated with one of the plurality of candidate timing estimates, and select one of the plurality of candidate timing
estimates as a selected timing estimate based on a comparison between one or more of the plurality of reliability metrics;
and

a transceiver configured to perform synchronized mobile communications using the selected timing estimate and a frequency
offset associated with the selected timing estimate.

US Pat. No. 9,585,174

DOWNTILT SELECTION IN A FULL DIMENSIONAL MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SYSTEM

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) operable to communicate reference signal information for selected downtilt angles in a cellular network,
having computer circuitry configured to:
receive, at the UE, a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) signals, wherein each received OFDMA
signal is transmitted with a selected downtilt angle from a two dimensional antenna array of the enhanced Node B (eNode B);

communicate, to the eNode B, reference signal received power (RSRP) feedback information for each of the received OFDMA signals
at the selected downtilt angles;

communicate, to the eNode B, received signal strength indicator (RSSI) feedback information to enable the UE to receive the
OFDMA signals from the two dimensional antenna array at a downtilt angle with an increased signal to interference plus noise
ratio (SINR);

determine interference from one or more nodes adjacent to the eNode B in the cellular network by using a primary synchronization
signal (PSS) or a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) with a time domain muting pattern for RSRP and interference measurement;

include interference from one or more nodes adjacent to the eNode B in the cellular network by calculating the RSSI by summing
an averaged received power measured from a non-zero power (NZP) channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) and an
interference measurement resource (IMR); and

using a plurality of sub-IMRs for averaging interference and for testing one or more inter-cell interference, wherein the
each of the plurality of sub-IMRs is a portion of the IMR and includes a subframe, a physical resource block (PRB) index,
and a resource element (RE) index.

US Pat. No. 9,271,241

ACCESS POINT AND METHODS FOR DISTINGUISHING HEW PHYSICAL LAYER PACKETS WITH BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An access point (AP) arranged for communicating with a plurality of stations (STAs) including high-efficiency Wi-Fi (HEW)
stations and legacy stations, the access point comprising hardware processing circuitry and physical layer (PHY) circuitry
to:
configure a packet protocol data unit (PPDU) comprising a legacy signal field (L-SIG) following legacy training fields, the
L-SIG including at least a length field and a rate field;

select a value for the length field that is not-divisible by three for communicating with the HEW stations; and
select a value for the length field that is divisible by three for communicating with at least some of the legacy stations.

US Pat. No. 9,270,425

COORDINATED INTERFERENCE MITIGATION AND CANCELATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device comprising:
a transceiver;
a processor; and
a memory having instructions for execution by the processor to:
receive an indication of a subset of scheduling constraints for interference mitigation and cancelation, the indication being
common to at least one other user equipment receiver and in the form of a downlink control indicator (DCI) with an index that
corresponds to the subset of scheduling constraints in a locally stored table with multiple indexed sets of subsets of scheduling
constraints corresponding to modulation/transmission mode/modulation coding scheme/precoding matrix indicator;

use the index to retrieve the subset of scheduling constraints from the table; and
perform interference mitigation and cancelation utilizing the subset of scheduling constraints by searching for use of the
subset of scheduling constraints by others and mitigating the effect of used scheduling constraints in the subset of constraints.

US Pat. No. 9,386,496

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MULTIBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A multiband wireless communication device comprising:
a receiver to receive a first message from a mobile device, the first message comprising multiband capability information
indicating a plurality of supported wireless communication bands of said mobile device, said first message comprises a pre-association
query message prior to association with said mobile device;

a controller to select a selected wireless communication band from said plurality of supported wireless communication bands;
and

a transmitter to transmit a second message to said mobile device, the second message comprising an indication of said selected
wireless communication band, said second message in response to said pre-association query message.

US Pat. No. 9,312,875

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A SIGNAL

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A signal processing apparatus comprising
a sampling time control circuit configured to provide a sequence of digital values, each digital value specifying a sampling
time of a sequence of sampling times;

a sampling circuit configured to sample an input signal according to the sequence of sampling times to generate a sampling
value of the input signal for each sampling time of the sequence of sampling times;

a processing circuit configured to receive the sampling values and configured to process the sampling values based on the
sampling times, wherein the sampling time control circuit is configured to introduce jitter into the sampling times, by varying
the time intervals between adjacent sampling times.

US Pat. No. 9,596,628

GATEWAY ARRANGEMENTS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A network controller computing system, comprising:
serving gateway (SGW) control plane circuitry to virtualize control plane functions of an SGW in a wireless communication
network;

packet data network gateway (PGW) control plane circuitry to virtualize control plane functions of a PGW in the wireless communication
network;

first communication circuitry to establish a first secure communication link between the SGW control plane circuitry and an
SGW user plane computing system that is to perform user plane functions of an SGW, wherein the SGW user plane computing system
is different from the network controller computing system; and

second communication circuitry to establish a second secure communication link between the PGW control plane circuitry and
a PGW user plane computing system that is to perform user plane functions of a PGW, wherein the PGW user plane computing system
is different from the network controller computing system,

wherein:
the first communication circuitry is to further transmit, following a first stage of an attach procedure, an update message
to the SGW user plane computing system to update a user data general packet radio service tunneling protocol (GTP-U) tunnel
endpoint identifier assigned to the SGW user plane computing system; and

the network controller computing system is to further transmit in an attach accept message or an initial context setup message,
the GTP-U tunnel endpoint identifier assigned to the SGW user plane computing system to an access node.

US Pat. No. 10,045,369

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MULTI-USER DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:a transmitter to transmit a multi-user (MU) downlink request to a plurality of wireless stations; and
a receiver to receive one or more responses from one or more wireless stations of the plurality of wireless stations,
wherein the transmitter is to transmit a MU scheduling message to at least one scheduled station of the one or more wireless stations from which the one or more responses are received, the MU scheduling message indicating resources allocated to a downlink transmission to the at least one scheduled station of the one or more wireless stations, the receiver is to receive at least one reservation frame from the at least one scheduled station subsequent to said MU scheduling message, the reservation frame to reserve a wireless medium for at least a duration of the downlink transmission, the transmitter to, subsequent to the reservation frame, transmit the downlink transmission to the at least one scheduled station according to the resources indicated by the MU scheduling message.

US Pat. No. 9,462,629

REDUCTION OF PACKET RETRANSMISSIONS IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY SYSTEMS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A master evolved node B (MeNB) configured for dual connectivity that is operable to reduce packet retransmissions, the
MeNB having computer circuitry configured to:
receive one or more acknowledgements (ACKs) from a user equipment (UE) indicating packets that were successfully received
at the UE from a secondary evolved node B (SeNB);

receive, from the SeNB, packet delivery information for the SeNB;
receive an indication from the SeNB of an air-interface connection loss between the SeNB and the UE;
identify remaining packets that were not sent from the SeNB to the UE based, in part, on the ACKs received from the UE and
the packet delivery information received from the SeNB, wherein the remaining packets are not sent to the UE due to the connection
loss between the SeNB and the UE; and

send the remaining packets from the MeNB to the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,470,585

CALIBRATED TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A temperature measurement system, comprising:
a resistor;
a thermistor;
a resistance-to-current converter configured to generate a current signal based on a resistance of one of the resistor and
the thermistor;

an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to:
receive a first current signal based on the resistor;
convert the first current signal into a first digital signal;
receive a second current signal based on the thermistor; and
convert the second current signal into a second digital signal;
a memory comprising resistor-characterization information; and
a calculation stage communicatively coupled to an ADC output and configured to:
determine a first digital value based on the first digital signal;
determine a second digital value based on the second digital signal; and
determine a temperature output value based on the first digital value, the second digital value, and the resistor-characterization
information.

US Pat. No. 9,160,515

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR HANDOVER ENHANCEMENT USING SCALED TIME-TO-TRIGGER AND TIME-OF-STAY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed by user equipment (UE) for handover initiation comprising:
measuring a reference signal received quality (RSRQ) of a serving cell;
scaling a time-to-trigger (TTT) based on at least one of the measured RSRQ and a time-of-stay in the serving cell; and
sending a measurement report after expiration of the scaled TTT,
wherein when the measured RSRQ is below a predetermined value, scaling the TTT comprises scaling down the TTT to a shorter
TTT, and

wherein when the measured RSRQ is greater than or equal to the predetermined value, the method includes determining a time-of-stay
in the serving cell and scaling down the TTT when the time-of-stay is greater than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,021,716

METHOD FOR SOLVING CONFLICTS IN SCHEDULING CELL BROADCAST MESSAGE RECEPTION AND IDLE MODE TASKS OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for solving conflicts in scheduling cell broadcast (CB) message reception and idle mode tasks of a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving first information indicating a scheduling of a cell broadcast (CB) message reception during a discontinuous reception (DRX) phase of the mobile device;
receiving second information indicating a scheduling of an idle mode task during the DRX phase;
detecting if a conflict exists in the scheduling of the CB message reception and the scheduling of the idle mode task based on the first and second information; and
if a conflict is detected, providing a CB message reception window for a continuous reception of the CB message to rearrange the scheduling of the idle mode task and the scheduling of the CB message reception to solve the conflict, wherein the CB message reception window has a window size determined based on a duration of the idle mode task and a length of a DRX cycle of the DRX phase.

US Pat. No. 9,860,912

DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF UPLINK (UL) AND DOWNLINK (DL) FRAME RESOURCES FOR A TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) TRANSMISSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) configured to perform adaptive time division duplexing (TDD) hybrid automatic repeat
request (HARQ)-ACKnowledgement (ACK) reporting, the apparatus comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:
implement, at the UE, an adaptive uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration received from an eNodeB;
process, at the UE, a downlink (DL) HARQ reference configuration received from the eNodeB for a serving cell, wherein the
DL HARQ reference configuration received from the eNodeB is to be used in conjunction with the implemented adaptive UL-DL
configuration at the UE; and

format, at the UE, HARQ-ACK feedback for transmission on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or physical uplink shared
channel (PUSCH) of the serving cell in accordance with the DL HARQ reference configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,075,966

SIGNALING EXTENDED EARFCN AND E-UTRA BANDS IN UMTS NETWORKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the UE configured to support multi-band signaling, the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry; and memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode signaling including a System Information Block Type 19 (SIB-19), the SIB-19 comprising an evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) frequency and priority info list,
the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list to include an E-UTRA frequency and priority information element (IE), an E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE, a plurality of multiple frequency band indicators (MFBI) lists, and one or more evolved absolute radio frequency channel number (EARFCN) values, wherein each MFBI list is to indicate one or more E-UTRA frequency bands on which neighboring E-UTRA cells are operated, and wherein the one or more EARFCN values correspond to the one or more E-UTRA frequency bands;
for each occurrence of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE and the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE, wherein a multiple E-UTRA frequency info list IE and a multiple E-UTRA frequency info extension list IE are present for each occurrence of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE and the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE in the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list:
select, from the plurality of MFBI lists, a E-UTRA frequency band indicated in a second MFBI list element if the UE did not find the E-UTRA frequency band in a first MFBI list element;
generate a corresponding EARFCN value for an occurrence of any one of the E-UTRA frequency and priority IE or the E-UTRA frequency and priority extension IE; and
configure the UE to initiate cell reselection based on the EARFCN value, wherein the cell reselection is initiated according to the one or more E-UTRA frequency bands on which neighboring E-UTRA cells are operated; and
wherein the memory is configured to store at least the E-UTRA frequency and priority info list.

US Pat. No. 9,974,095

HEW STATION AND METHOD FOR UL MU-MIMO HEW WITH IMPROVED RECEIVER PERFORMANCE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an high-efficiency (HE) access point, the apparatus comprising memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:decode an uplink multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) transmission from a plurality of scheduled HE stations, the uplink MU-MIMO transmission comprising at least an HE short-training field (STF) (HE-STF) transmitted by each of the scheduled HE stations, wherein the HE-STF received from each of the scheduled HE stations is received on a different subset of subcarriers, and wherein the subcarriers of each subset are orthogonal; and
process the HE-STF received from each of scheduled HE stations to determine a single automatic gain control (AGC) setting to set receiver gain for reception of UL-MIMO data from the plurality of scheduled HE stations.

US Pat. No. 9,544,920

RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) device, comprising:
a radio transceiver to provide air interfaces to a master evolved Node B (MeNB) and a secondary evolved Node B (SeNB) that
provide MeNB and SeNB cells, respectively; and

processing circuitry connected to the radio transceiver to:
initiate a random access procedure by transmitting a random access preamble to the SeNB and the MeNB;
receive a random access response (RAR) over the MeNB cell,
distinguish between an RAR received in response to the random access preamble transmitted to the SeNB and an RAR received
in response to the random access preamble transmitted to the MeNB by using separately derived random access radio network
temporary network identifiers (RA-RNTIs).

US Pat. No. 9,603,186

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY, USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A Mobility Management Entity (MME) to support packet-switched (PS) services in a network in accordance with Evolved Packet
System (EPS) bearers, the MME comprising:
a memory;
interfaces configured to communicate with a Serving Gateway (SGW) and an Evolved Node-B (eNB);
hardware processing circuitry in communication with the memory and via the interfaces configured to:
receive, as part of an establishment of an EPS bearer between a User Equipment (UE) and a Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW),
an indicator of Machine Type Communication (MTC) operation that indicates that the UE operates as an MTC UE; and

at least partly in response to a determination, at the MME, of UE inactivity on the EPS bearer, transmit a bearer release
message to the SGW for release of an S5/S8 bearer between the SGW and the PGW that is included in the EPS bearer,

wherein a second EPS bearer for a second UE configured for non-MTC operation includes a second radio bearer between the second
UE and the eNB, a second S1 bearer between the eNB and the SGW, and a second S5/S8 bearer between the SGW and the PGW, and

the hardware processing circuitry is further configured to, in response to a reception of a notification of a release of the
second radio bearer or the second S1 bearer, refrain from transmission of bearer release messages for the second S5/S8 bearer.

US Pat. No. 9,474,095

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR DISTRIBUTED SETUP FOR A DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SESSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) configured to communicate with an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), the
UE comprising:
one or more processors configured to:
determine input parameters corresponding to the UE or a user of the UE based on one or more device-to-device (D2D) communication
rules, the input parameters comprising a first set of input parameters comprising non-standardized data and a second set of
input parameters comprising pre-standardized data;

standardize the non-standardized data of the first set of input parameters to create UE standardized data, and to standardize
the non-standardized data in a trusted execution environment;

generate a session identifier using the UE standardized data and the pre-standardized data as inputs in a predefined algorithm,
and to generate the D2D session identifier in the trusted execution environment; and

cause the UE to communicate in a D2D cluster corresponding to the session identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,357,513

USER EQUIPMENT REALLOCATION BETWEEN NODES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A network device configured to reduce power consumption in a communications network, the network device having computer
circuitry configured to:
select a first evolved node B (eNode B) for power consumption reduction;
determine that a second eNode B has available resources to communicate data traffic of a user equipment (UE) in communication
with the first eNode B;

calculate a power consumption rate of the communications network when a first eNode B is placed in a power savings mode;
handover the UE to the second eNode B based on a reduction in the power consumption rate of the communications network; and
switch the first eNode B to the power savings mode when the UE is handed over to the second eNode B.

US Pat. No. 9,596,688

TECHNIQUES FOR GROUP-BASED SPATIAL STREAM ASSIGNMENT SIGNALING IN 60 GHZ WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to determine a group identifier (ID) for a downlink multi-user
multiple-input multiple output (DL MU-MIMO) group comprising a station (STA) based on DL MU-MIMO group management information
comprised in a received management frame, determine whether a physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit
(PPDU) is addressed to the DL MU-MIMO group comprising the STA based whether a physical layer (PHY) header of the PPDU comprises
the group ID for the DL MU-MIMO group comprising the STA, and in response to a determination that the PPDU is addressed to
the DL MU-MIMO group comprising the STA, identify one or more spatial streams assigned to the STA based on the PHY header.

US Pat. No. 9,496,231

BYPASS RING TO IMPROVE NOISE ISOLATION OF COILS AND INDUCTORS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

11. An apparatus of a radio frequency (RF) communication device, the apparatus comprising:
an RF transceiver including an integrated circuit (IC), wherein the IC includes:
a plurality of metal layers;
a seal ring arranged in at least a portion of the plurality of metal layers around a perimeter of the IC;
a local oscillator circuit that includes a first inductor coil formed within the seal ring, wherein the RF transceiver is
configured to down-mix received RF signals using a frequency of the local oscillator circuit; and

a bypass conductor disposed in at least one metal layer of the plurality of metal layers and having at least a first end and
a second end electrically coupled to the seal ring to form a bypass ring around the first coil.

US Pat. No. 9,537,518

POWER SENSING IN WIRELESS SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a coupler arranged to capture a transmit signal from a first antenna;
a detection component arranged to detect a power of the transmit signal captured by the coupler;
a delay element arranged to differentiate the power of the transmit signal from a power of another signal captured by the
coupler, the delay element arranged to delay the transmit signal by a predetermined duration with respect to the other signal;
and

a combiner arranged to combine a delayed transmit signal with a combination signal comprising the transmit signal and the
other signal to improve an accuracy of transmit signal power detection.

US Pat. No. 9,398,531

DYNAMIC FIELD CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM TO CONSERVE ENERGY DURING NFC COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method to conduct dynamic Near-Field Communication (NFC) session by an initiator device, the method comprising:
engaging an initial detection;
transmitting a probe message from the initiator device to a target device and receiving a probe reply message, the probe reply
message denoting whether the target device is present within the NFC session field and/or whether the target device has application
data for transmission;

identifying whether there is application data for transmission from the initiator device or the target device;
starting an NFC session with the initiator device if application data is available; and
if no application data is available for active transmission, dynamically turning off the Radio Frequency (RF) field and entering
into Probe state.

US Pat. No. 9,999,063

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR D2D DISCOVERY IN AN LTE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), comprising:processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:
decode signaling with device-to-device (D2D) discovery configuration information, the discovery configuration information including a discovery resource pool with a set of subframes;
encode a D2D discovery signal for an initial transmission during a discovery period and using a subframe from the set of subframes in the discovery resource pool, wherein a probability that the UE is configured to transmit the discovery signal is based on a transmission probability factor from an evolved Node-B (eNB) serving a cell associated with the UE; and
cause additional transmissions of the discovery signal using at least another subframe of the set of subframes in the discovery resource pool, wherein each transmission of the additional transmissions is performed using at least two physical resource blocks per slot associated with the at least another subframe; and
memory, the memory coupled to the processing circuitry and configured to store the transmission probability factor.

US Pat. No. 9,554,416

SHARED SPECTRUM REASSIGNMENT IN A SPECTRUM SHARING CONTEXT

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A shared-spectrum base station comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, the memory storing instructions that when executed cause the shared-spectrum base station
to:

determine that a renewed license for a shared-spectrum band used by the shared-spectrum base station has been modified from
a prior license, the renewed license including one or more modified parameters;

identify one or more target systems covered by a service area of the shared-spectrum base station;
identify, for each mobile device in communication with the shared-spectrum base station, a particular target system of the
one or more target systems and a number and timing of handover slots based at least in part on the one or more modified parameters,
wherein the number of handover slots corresponds to the number of mobile devices for handover; and

initiate a handover for each of the plurality of mobile devices to the one or more target systems according to the number
and timing of handover slots to avoid overload of the one or more target systems with handover requests at one time.

US Pat. No. 9,462,567

NETWORK-LEVEL DEVICE PROXIMITY DETECTION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A core network (CN) device for network-assisted device proximity detection comprising a mobility management entity (MME),
the core network device having computer circuitry configured to:
store user equipment (UE) information that includes one or more of discovery permissions, application identifiers, hardware
identifiers, or a location history;

calculate a distance between two UEs;
assist the two UEs with direct device discovery based on the calculated distance;
receive a location deferred request (LDR) message from a LoCation Services (LCS) client; and
send a last location estimate of the UE with a time stamp or age of the last location estimate to the LCS client directly
or via a gateway mobile location center (GMLC) when the UE is in an idle mode and operating in an active-idle sensitivity
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,313,803

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT TRAFFIC OFFLOAD WITHOUT SERVICE DISRUPTION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising:
a capability component configured to send an indication that the UE is capable of soft selected internet protocol (IP) traffic
offload (SIPTO), wherein soft SIPTO comprises maintaining, for a same communication service type, a plurality of packet data
network (PDN) connections associated with a core network;

a connection component configured to, in response to an indication from an entity of the core network, establish a second
PDN connection in addition to a first PDN connection for a same communication service type; and

a soft SIPTO component configured to, in response to establishing the second PDN connection, send old traffic over the first
PDN connection and new traffic over the second PDN connection, wherein the first PDN connection and the second PDN connection
correspond to the same communication service type.

US Pat. No. 9,591,653

DYNAMICAL TIME DIVISION DUPLEX UPLINK AND DOWNLINK CONFIGURATION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) operable to dynamically change an uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration in a communications network,
the UE comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:
request a radio resource control (RRC) connection with an enhanced node B (eNode B);
communicate, to the eNode B, a UE Capability Information information element (IE) to indicate an enhanced interference mitigation
and traffic adaptation (eIMTA) capability of the UE to support an eIMTA time duplex domain (TDD) UL/DL reconfiguration functionality;

receive, at the UE, eIMTA configuration information within a RRCConnectionSetup message or a RRCConnectionReconfiguration
message, wherein the RRCConnectionSetup message or the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message includes an eIMTA Radio-Network
Temporary Identifier (RNTI) and an UL/DL configuration indicator field index within an UL/DL reconfiguration physical downlink
control channel (PDCCH) associated with a serving cell; and

decode, at the UE, the UL/DL reconfiguration PDCCH with a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by the eIMTA-RNTI.

US Pat. No. 9,456,305

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SELECTING LOCATION PROVIDERS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A location provider (LP) selector to operate in a mobile device, the location provider selector comprising:
a memory to store an Accuracy-Power Decision Matrix (APDM), the APDM to provide an allocation of a plurality of LPs according
to a plurality of power consumption levels and a plurality of accuracy ranges; and

a controller to receive from a location client of said mobile device a location request for a location fix of said mobile
device, and to assign to said location request one or more LPs of said plurality of LPs, based on said APDM, an accuracy requirement
of said location request, and a power consumption requirement of said location request.

US Pat. No. 9,432,076

LINEARITY ENHANCEMENT FOR CONCURRENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system using multiple communication technologies for concurrent transmission comprising:
a first technology modem configured to provide a first technology signal for transmission using a first communication technology,
the first technology signal having an associated first envelope;

a second technology modem configured to provide a second technology signal for transmission using a second communication technology,
the second technology signal having an associated second envelope; and

a transmit chain configured to generate a combined envelope and a transmit signal from the first technology signal and the
second technology signal using the combined envelope, wherein the transmit chain includes an alignment component configured
to align a phase and frequency of the second envelope with the first envelope based on a feedback signal and to combine the
first envelope and the phase and frequency aligned second envelope into the combined envelope.

US Pat. No. 9,301,331

MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile radio communication device configured to operate in a first communication state and in a second communication
state, the mobile radio communication device comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit a report including reception quality information of one or more measured neighboring
cells to a mobile radio communication network when the mobile radio communication device is in a first communication state
in which the mobile radio communication device is in a connection with a first cell of the mobile radio communication network;

a receiver configured to receive a confirmation of receipt of the report from the mobile radio communication network;
a memory configured to store the reception quality information of each of the measured neighboring cells based on the transmitted
reception quality information; and wherein the memory is further configured to store the reception quality information of
the one or more measured neighboring cells within a confirmed report from the mobile radio communication network;

a cell determination circuit configured to identify at least one measured neighboring cell of the measured neighboring cells
within the confirmed report and the most recent serving cell of the mobile radio communication device as connection candidate
cells, the cell determination circuit further configured to select a cell from the connection candidate cells; and

a connection request circuit configured to request connection with the selected cell when the mobile radio communication device
is in a second communication state in which the mobile radio communication device seeks to restore a connection with the mobile
radio communication network after the connection with the first cell has terminated.

US Pat. No. 9,253,771

USER EQUIPMENT-DESIGNED DEMODULATION REFERENCE SIGNAL PATTERN BOOK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) to design a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern book defining a set of DMRS patterns associated
with a downlink channel of a long term evolution (LTE) wireless network, the UE comprising:
a receiver to receive a reference signal carried in a downlink subframe, the reference signal indicating wireless channel
characteristics; and

circuitry operatively coupled to the receiver, the circuitry configured to:
perform channel and noise variance estimation based on the wireless channel characteristics indicated by the received reference
signal;

obtain estimates of multipath-time delay and Doppler spreads;
derive channel coherence time and coherence bandwidth based on the obtained estimates of multipath-time delay and Doppler
spreads; and

prepare a DMRS pattern book as a function of the noise variance estimation, the channel coherence time, and the coherence
bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,538,565

HARQ TIMELINES FOR TDD-FDD CARRIER AGGREGATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured for cross-carrier scheduled carrier aggregation, the UE comprising:
circuitry configured to:
decode a physical hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) indicator channel (PHICH) or a physical downlink control channel
(PDCCH) in a scheduling cell to obtain information for scheduling physical uplink shared channels (PUSCHs), the PUSCHs including
a first PUSCH in the scheduling cell and a second PUSCH in a scheduled cell, the scheduling cell having a first duplex mode,
the scheduled cell having a second duplex mode that is different from the first duplex mode;

detect from the PHICH, a first HARQ in response to the first PUSCH, in which the first HARQ is detected according to a first
predefined HARQ timing corresponding to the first duplex mode; and

detect from the PHICH, a second HARQ in response to the second PUSCH, in which the second HARQ is detected according to a
second predefined HARQ timing corresponding to the first duplex mode or the second duplex mode, in which, in response to the
UE receiving during a subframe index value of n a PDCCH or a PHICH associated with the scheduled cell, the second PUSCH is
configured to be transmitted during a subframe index value of n+k, where k?4 and where k is based on a preconfigured time
division duplex (TDD) configuration type.

US Pat. No. 9,484,854

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING OSCILLATOR SIGNALS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for providing oscillator signals, comprising:
an oscillator circuit configured to generate a first oscillator signal with a first oscillator signal frequency for a frequency
conversion of a first signal to be converted and to generate a second oscillator signal with a second oscillator signal frequency
for a frequency conversion of a second signal to be converted,

wherein the oscillator circuit is configured to enable the generation of the first oscillator signal with the first oscillator
signal frequency and the second oscillator signal with the second oscillator signal frequency based on at least two different
possible oscillator circuit configurations; and

a control circuit configured to select, based on the first oscillator signal frequency and the second oscillator signal frequency,
one of the possible oscillator circuit configurations of the oscillator circuit for generating the first oscillator signal
and the second oscillator signal,

wherein the control circuit is configured to select a possible oscillator circuit configuration of the oscillator circuit
from a plurality of predetermined possible oscillator circuit configurations stored in a memory module.

US Pat. No. 9,386,476

TRANSMISSION OF PHYSICAL BROADCAST CHANNEL (PBCH) CONTENTS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An evolved node B (eNB) operable to transmit physical broadcast channel (PBCH) contents, the eNB having computer circuitry
configured to:
configure one or more repetitions of PBCH content for transmission, to a user equipment (UE), from a cell at a selected time
interval;

select a scrambling code for the one or more repetitions of PBCH content transmitted from the cell; and
apply the scrambling code to one or more repetitions of PBCH content.

US Pat. No. 9,560,684

MITIGATION OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY SYSTEMS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A master evolved node B (MeNB) operable to mitigate traffic congestion, the MeNB having computer circuitry configured to:
identify service data unit (SDU) packets that are dropped in a retransmission buffer of a packet data convergence protocol
(PDCP) layer of the MeNB;

create a list of packet data unit (PDU) packets that are dropped at the PDCP layer of the MeNB, wherein the PDU packets that
are dropped are associated with the SDU packets; and

send the list of dropped PDU packets, from the PDCP layer of the MeNB to the PDCP layer of a user equipment (UE), to enable
the UE to distinguish between delayed PDU packets and the dropped PDU packets.

US Pat. No. 9,554,403

SELECTING A RADIO NODE FOR DATA TRAFFIC OFFLOADING

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) operable to select a radio node in a cell of a multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT) communications
network, the UE having circuitry configured to:
determine when to offload data traffic of the UE to a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP) in the multi-RAT
communications network based on radio access network (RAN) assistance information communicated via the operations, administration
and maintenance (OAM) system;

identify a status of one or more WLAN APs in the multi-RAT communications network using the RAN assistance information;
select a radio node in the cell of the multi-RAT communications network for communication based on select criteria: wherein
the status of the one or more WLAN APs is an online status, an offline status, coupled to an internet connection status, a
congested status, or a non-congested status;

direct data traffic of the UE to a wireless wide area network (WWAN) node:
when the status of the one or more WLAN APs is the offline status or the congested status;
when no WLAN APs are located in the cell of the communications network; and
when the UE has not received RAN assistance information from a RAN.

US Pat. No. 9,497,651

TECHNIQUES FOR MMWAVE-CAPABLE SMALL CELL DETECTION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
at least one radio frequency (RF) transceiver;
at least one RF antenna; and
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to receive initiator sector sweep (ISS) monitoring instructions
identifying one or more millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency channels to be monitored, perform an ISS monitoring procedure comprising
monitoring the one or more mmWave frequency channels, and send an ISS monitoring report indicating whether any mmWave-capable
boosters have been detected during the ISS monitoring procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,438,172

DIGITAL MULTI-LEVEL ENVELOPE TRACKING FOR WIDE-BANDWIDTH SIGNALS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system for envelope tracking comprising:
a digital control component configured to generate a digital control code to switch resistances between a power amplifier
and one of a plurality of supply voltages to generate an envelope voltage to the power amplifier;

a driver component configured to selectively supply the one of the plurality of supply voltages to generate the envelope voltage
to the power amplifier based on the digital control code; and

a transition component configured to mitigate transitional noise that results from a transition between the plurality of supply
voltages as a function of the digital control code by generating at least one additional transition step to the transition
by digitally operating a switch from a first set of switches and another switch from a second set of switches concurrently.

US Pat. No. 9,380,090

NETWORK ASSISTED INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION AND SUPPRESSION WITH RESPECT TO INTERFERING CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
communications circuitry to receive, from an access node using radio resource control signals, power boosting information
comprising one or more boosting values related to control channels of serving and interfering cells, wherein the one or more
boosting values include energy per resource element (EPRE) ratios between a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH)/enhanced
physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) and reference signals of the PDCCH/EPDCCH for both the serving and interfering
cells; and

receiver circuitry coupled with the communications circuitry, the receiver circuitry to:
determine an extended quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) constellation based on the power boosting information for selection
of desired combinations of the PDCCH/EPDCCH from the serving and interfering cells, wherein the QPSK constellation is to indicate
possible signal points that can be used on the serving and interfering cells given the power boosting information relative
to the reference signals of the PDCCH/EPDCCH; and

jointly decode serving and interfering control channels based on the extended QPSK constellation, wherein to jointly decode,
the receiver circuitry is to use a decoding algorithm to perform a search over discrete signals of the extended QPSK constellation
for the serving and interfering cells.

US Pat. No. 9,203,568

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A DISCOVERY SIGNAL IN A DEVICE-TO-DEVICE OR NETWORK COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

21. A method for device discovery in a device-to-device or network communication, the method comprising:
generating, by a user equipment (UE), a plurality of multiple access symbols for transmission on a physical channel;
embedding identification information for use in device discovery in the plurality of multiple access symbols; and
transmitting the plurality of multiple access symbols on the physical channel;
wherein generating a plurality of multiple access symbols comprises:
multiplying a modulation symbol with a base sequence to generate a new sequence, wherein the modulation symbol comprises the
identification information;

applying one or more orthogonal sequences to the new sequence to generate a plurality of new orthogonal sequences; and
mapping the plurality of new orthogonal sequences onto subcarriers of a plurality of physical resource blocks (PRBs).

US Pat. No. 9,538,561

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENABLING SERVICE INTEROPERABILITY FUNCTIONALITY FOR WIFI DIRECT DEVICES CONNECTED TO A NETWORK VIA A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device comprising:
one or more radios;
one or more antennas;
at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to execute
the computer-executable instructions to:

generate a probe request comprising a request for a service and first information associated with a first wireless access
point to which the device is connected on a wireless fidelity (WiFi) network;

send the probe request to one or more service devices within range of the device;
receive a respective response to the probe request comprising an identification of the requested service and second information
associated with a second wireless access point to which the one or more service devices are connected on the WiFi network;

generate a session frame comprising information associated with the requested service and one or more first connection capabilities
of the device;

determine a first bit and a second bit included in the session frame and associated with the one or more first connection
capabilities;

determine a type of connection for a subsequent communication with the one or more service devices based at least in part
on the first bit and the second bit, wherein the type of connection is an access point connection when the first bit is set
to a first value and the second bit is set to a second value, the first value being different from the second value, wherein
the type of connection is a Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) connection when the second bit is set to the first value and
the first bit is set to the second value, and wherein the type of connection is a peer-to-peer connection when the first bit
and the second bit are set to a same value; and

invoke one or more application programming interface (API) modules associated with a WiFi Direct protocol that provide interoperability
between the requested service and a software application stored in the at least one memory that requests the service.

US Pat. No. 9,374,151

COVERAGE EXTENSION LEVEL FOR COVERAGE LIMITED DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An eNodeB comprising;
a transceiver and processing circuitry, the processing circuitry to configure the processing circuitry to: repeat Physical
Broadcast Channel (PBCH) data three times within one sub-frame;

transmit the repeated PBCH data to a coverage limited Machine Type Communication (MTC) User Equipment (UE) in a first transmission
in one of sub-frame one, sub-frame two, sub-frame three, sub-frame four, sub-frame six, sub-frame seven, sub-frame eight,
or sub-frame nine and the PBCH data including Master Information Block (MIB) data transmitted a first time in symbols two
through five of the sub-frame, and the MIB data transmitted second and third times in symbols six through thirteen of the
sub-frame,

repeat transmission of the PBCH data to the coverage limited MTC UE multiple times including at least the first transmission
at a first time and a second transmission at a second time after the first time, the time between the first time and the second
time is less during a time of day that has a lower average UE traffic and the time between the first time and the second time
is greater during a time of day that has a higher average UE traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,363,117

METHOD, BASEBAND SIGNAL GENERATOR AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING A BASEBAND SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for providing a baseband signal for a carrier-aggregation radio system, the method comprising:
providing a first signal component representing a first data stream and associated with a first carrier, and a second signal
component representing a second data stream and associated with a second carrier having a different frequency than the first
carrier;

comparing a first magnitude of the first signal component against a second magnitude of the second signal component to produce
a disparity measure that represents a degree of variation between the first magnitude and the second magnitude;

if the disparity measure is below a threshold, modifying the first signal component, the second signal component or a combination
of the first signal component and the second signal component to provide a first modified signal component and a second modified
signal component to increase the disparity measure between the magnitudes of the modified signal components to above the threshold;
and

combining the first modified signal component and the second modified signal component to provide the baseband signal.

US Pat. No. 9,301,083

TECHNIQUES FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SERVICE CAPABILITY SERVER AND INTERWORKING FUNCTION FOR DEVICE TRIGGER RECALL/REPLACE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a processor circuit for a machine type communication-interworking function (MTC-IWF) capable of operating in compliance with
one or more 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) standards including LTE-Advanced (LTE-A);

a receive component for execution by the processor circuit to receive a Device-Action-Request (DAR) command from a service
capability server (SCS) through a telecommunications service provider (Tsp) interface, the DAR command including a Device-Action
attribute value pair (AVP) having an user equipment (UE) identifier to indicate an UE to receive a trigger message initiated
by the SCS, an SCS-Identifier for the SCS, a Reference-Number AVP set to identify the trigger message and an Action-Type AVP
set to a value to indicate a device trigger recall request to recall the trigger message;

a status component for execution by the processor circuit to determine a status of the device trigger recall request responsive
to one of an initiation of a recall procedure with a short message service-service center (SMS-SC) or a rejection of the initiation
of the recall procedure by the MTC-IWF or the SMS-SC; and

an answer component for execution by the processor circuit to send a Device-Action-Answer (DAA) command to the SCS through
the Tsp interface, the DAA command including a Device-Notification AVP having the UE identifier, the SCS-Identifier, the Reference-Number
AVP, the Action-Type AVP and a Request-Status AVP set to a value to indicate success or failure of the device trigger recall
request.

US Pat. No. 9,596,646

BLACKLISTING TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTED SET EVENT EVALUATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a memory; and
circuitry coupled to the memory, the circuitry to:
access a received measurement control message comprising an inter-frequency measurement reporting criteria information element
(IE), the inter-frequency measurement reporting criteria IE to comprise an inter-frequency measurement reporting blacklist
and a frequency information IE, the frequency information IE to identify a non-used frequency of user equipment (UE); and

produce a local inter-frequency measurement reporting blacklist for the non-used frequency based on the contents of the inter-frequency
measurement reporting blacklist comprised in the inter-frequency measurement reporting criteria IE.

US Pat. No. 9,572,130

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A DATA STREAM TO AN EVOLVED NODE B

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured to transmit a data stream to an Evolved Node B (eNodeB), the UE comprising:
at least one antenna port, each antenna port being connectable to an antenna capable of transmitting data from the data stream
to the eNodeB at one of a plurality of selectable tuning states, the combination of antenna ports and tuning states forming
a plurality of selectable antenna states for the UE, wherein the selectable tuning states are associated with at least one
of a selectable impedance or a selectable aperture for the antenna; and

circuitry configured to:
transmit to the eNodeB a first portion of the data stream over a first antenna state of the plurality;
sequentially transmit to the eNodeB a test signal over each antenna state in the plurality;
receive from the eNodeB an indication that the test signal transmitted on a second antenna state of the plurality is stronger
at the eNodeB than the test signal transmitted on the first antenna state; and

transmit to the eNodeB a second portion of the data stream over the second antenna state.

US Pat. No. 9,571,135

ADJUSTING POWER AMPLIFIER STIMULI BASED ON OUTPUT SIGNALS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system for compensating for one or more effects of an impedance mismatch with at least one filter, comprising:
a power amplifier (PA) configured to receive PA stimuli comprising a supply voltage and a radio frequency (RF) signal and
to amplify the RF signal to generate an output signal to the at least one filter;

a measurement component coupled to the PA and configured to measure the output signal from the PA, wherein the output signal
comprises a forward signal associated with the PA and a reflected signal associated with the at least one filter; and

a feedback component configured to receive the output signal and to adjust one or more of the PA stimuli based at least in
part on the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,467,269

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODULATION AND CODING SCHEME SELECTION AND CONFIGURATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile communication device configured to:
store, in a data storage of the mobile communication device, data corresponding to a first table having entries for a plurality
of modulation schemes for communication between the mobile communication device and a base station;

store, in the data storage, data corresponding to a second table having entries for a modulation scheme including at least
one entry of a modulation order that is higher than a modulation order of each of the plurality of modulation schemes of the
first table, wherein the second table comprises a same number of entries as the first table, and wherein the second table
is configured for selective use in place of the first table;

select a selected table from one of the first table and the second table based, at least in part, on a parameter of a layer
higher than a physical layer, a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) used for scrambling a cyclic redundancy check (CRC),
and an implicit feature of a downlink control information (DCI) message; and

receive and process a communication from the base station based on an entry in the selected table.

US Pat. No. 9,414,306

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) PREAMBLE DESIGN

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method comprising:
assembling device-to device (D2D) discovery data at a wireless device;
assembling D2D communication data at thewireless device;
superimposing the D2D discovery data and the D2D communication data across a plurality of subcarriers of a symbol to provide
at least a portion of a D2D preamble; and

transmitting the D2D preamble using a wirdess transmitter of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,338,032

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL ESTIMATION AND SIGNAL DEMODULATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device, comprising:
an input configured to receive a signal, wherein the signal comprises a structure comprising at least one data block and a
plurality of signal parts known to the device, a first signal part at the beginning of the data block and a second signal
part at the end of the data block;

an equalizer;
a pre-equalizer coupled between the input and the equalizer, wherein the pre-equalizer is configured to estimate a phase shift
between the plurality of signal parts; and

a tracking circuit configured to:
receive the estimated phase shift and a frequency offset estimate,
generate a phase tracking based on the estimated phase shift and the frequency offset estimate, and
provide the generated phase tracking to the equalizer.

US Pat. No. 9,337,874

HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A digital signal processor comprising:
a binary to thermometer coder having inputs to receive a first number of binary bits of an input baseband signal, the input
baseband signal including a second number of binary bits in addition to the first number of binary bits, wherein the first
and second number of binary bits being integers, the binary to thermometer coder configured to output bits corresponding to
a thermometer code;

a mixer to mix the bits of the thermometer code with a local oscillator clock signal to operatively provide a reverse order
inverted bit pattern;

exclusive-or circuitry configured to mix the second number of binary bits with the local oscillator clock signal; and
a plurality of output lines from the mixer and the exclusive-or circuitry to feed a mixed hybrid code to a digital to analog
conversion device.

US Pat. No. 9,319,981

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A WIRELESS DOCKING DEVICE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A wireless docking device comprising:
at least one indicator to indicate at least a wireless docking disconnected state, a ready to connect state, and a wireless
docking connected state;

a control button; and
a controller to trigger a wireless docking operation based on a change in a button state of said control button, the wireless
docking operation including an operation selected from the group consisting of pairing said wireless docking device with a
mobile device, disconnecting said mobile device from said docking device, and triggering said mobile device to switch between
first and second power states.

US Pat. No. 9,258,104

PATTERN INDICATOR SIGNAL FOR NEW DMRS PATTERN

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system comprising:
a transceiver having a power range corresponding to a small cell station;
a processor; and
a memory having instructions for execution by the processor to:
determine whether a reduced overhead demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern is appropriate for communications with multiple
mobile devices communicatively coupled to the system operating as a small cell station;

generate an indicator field to identify whether a reduced overhead DMRS pattern is being transmitted, wherein the indicator
field comprises two bits to indicate (1) whether the DMRS pattern corresponds to a new carrier type (NCT) DMRS pattern, (2)
a legacy DMRS pattern, and (3) whether the DMRS pattern is a reduced overhead DMRS pattern;

generate the DMRS pattern consistent with the indicator field; and
cause the indicator field and the DMRS pattern to be transmitted by the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,111,260

RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN WI-FI AWARE NEIGHBORHOOD AREA NETWORK DATA LINKS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a station (STA) comprising:physical layer (PHY) circuitry configured to transmit and receive radio frequency electrical signals to communicate directly with one or more separate network devices; and
medium access control layer (MAC) circuitry configured to:
initiate transmission of a packetized message that includes a neighbor awareness networking (NAN) public action frame;
receive a data connection request message from a second network device that includes one or more quality of service (QoS) requirements and data priority information;
initiate transmission of a data connection response message that includes data exchange time window information and channel information;
track time associated with successful and unsuccessful data packet transmissions between the STA and the second network device;
compare the tracked time to an accepted data exchange time window;
communicate data packets according to the data priority information when the tracked time is less than the accepted data exchange time window; and
communicate information according to a best effort priority mode when the tracked time is greater than or equal to the accepted data exchange time window.

US Pat. No. 9,955,492

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO SCHEDULE COMMUNICATIONS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus to determine an adjustment for a schedule, the apparatus comprising:a medium access control logic to determine a schedule of time slots comprising a time slot allocated to a non-personal basic service set control point (non-PCP) device for a communication;
to collect information about the non-PCP device in response to truncation of the time slot allocated to the non-PCP device by the non-PCP device prior to completion of the communication; and
to determine an adjustment for a subsequent time slot allocated to the non-PCP device in a subsequent beacon interval based upon the information, the adjustment to reduce a duration of the subsequent time slot in response to the truncation of the time slot allocated to the non-PCP device by the non-PCP device; and
a physical layer logic coupled with the medium access control logic to receive the information.

US Pat. No. 9,554,305

USER EQUIPMENT, PORT CONTROL PROTOCOL SERVER, AND METHODS FOR SIGNALING DEVICE AND APPLICATION FEEDBACK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising:
a memory; and
hardware processing circuitry in communication with the memory and configured to:
receive, as part of a communication session with a Port Control Protocol (PCP) server, a first portion of video content for
use by an application during a first time period, wherein the first portion is received from a first mobility anchor and the
PCP server stores the video content and receives feedback from the application and an application server that provides the
video content;

send, for reception at the PCP server, a PCP update message that includes one or more mobility status parameters associated
with the communication session; and

receive, as part of the communication session, a second portion of the video content for use by the application during a second
time period, wherein the second portion is received from a second mobility anchor that is based at least partly on the mobility
status parameters included in the PCP update message.

US Pat. No. 9,544,914

MASTER STATION AND METHOD FOR HEW COMMUNICATION USING A TRANSMISSION SIGNALING STRUCTURE FOR A HEW SIGNAL FIELD

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

16. A method for communication performed by a communication station arranged to operate as a high-efficiency (HE) master station
for operation in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:
generating a packet that includes a transmission signaling structure to configure scheduled HE stations for communication
on channel resources in accordance with an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) technique, the channel resources
comprising a plurality of OFDMA blocks within a 20 MHz channel, wherein each OFDMA blocks comprises one or more resource units
having a predetermined bandwidth, the transmission signaling structure configurable to allocate to the scheduled HE stations
OFDMA blocks having different numbers of the resource units.

US Pat. No. 9,450,622

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A circuit for generating a radio frequency signal, comprising:
an amplifier configured to provide a radio frequency signal, the radio frequency signal being based on a baseband signal having
a high frequency portion and a low frequency portion;

a power supply configured to provide a variable supply voltage to the amplifier;
a predistortion circuit configured to modify the baseband signal; and
a control circuit configured to control an operation mode of the predistortion circuit depending on a bandwidth of a radius
of the baseband signal,

wherein the predistortion circuit, under control of the control circuit, is configured to provide a first level of distortion
to the high frequency portion of the baseband signal, and a second, different level of distortion to the low frequency portion
of the baseband signal.

US Pat. No. 9,431,958

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN OSCILLATOR SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for generating an oscillator signal comprising:
a mechanical resonator based oscillator module configured to generate a local oscillator signal with a frequency of more than
700 MHz;

a digital-to-time converter module configured to generate a frequency adapted signal based on the local oscillator signal
and a phase component of a baseband transmit signal; and

a mixing circuit configured to generate a frequency converted signal based on the frequency adapted signal and an amplitude
component of the baseband transmit signal,

wherein the frequency converted signal comprises a radio frequency transmit signal.

US Pat. No. 9,337,974

USER EQUIPMENT GENERATION AND SIGNALING OF FEEDBACK FOR SUPPORTING ADAPTIVE DEMODULATION REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) to support adaptive demodulation reference signal (DMRS) transmission in a wireless communication
downlink channel of a long term evolution (LTE) wireless network, the UE comprising:
a receiver configured to receive from an evolved node b (eNB) a request for feedback of multipath-time delay and Doppler spreads
estimated in the wireless communication downlink channel between the UE and eNB;

a transmitter; and
circuitry operatively coupled to the receiver and transmitter, the circuitry configured to:
estimate the multipath-time delay and Doppler spreads by quantizing the multipath-time delay and Doppler spreads according
to a set of finite levels corresponding to predefined DMRS patterns to establish the feedback of multipath-time delay and
Doppler spreads;

in response to the receiver receiving the request, cause the transmitter to transmit the feedback of multipath-time delay
and Doppler spreads; and

obtain with the receiver, a DMRS pattern configuration from the eNB, the DMRS configuration being based on the feedback of
multipath-time delay and Doppler spreads.

US Pat. No. 9,307,192

INTERACTIVE ZOOMING IN VIDEO CONFERENCING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed by a local user equipment (local UE) for zooming within a video conferencing application that provides
two-way video communication between the local UE and a remote user equipment (remote UE), the method comprising:
defining, at the local UE, a user-defined region of interest (ROI) within a field of view at the remote UE, without changing
the field of view of the remote UE;

directing the remote UE to capture video within the ROI, without changing the field of view of the remote UE;
receiving, at the local UE, the captured video from the remote UE, the received video including regions within the ROI and
excluding regions outside the ROI; and

displaying, at the local UE, the received video.

US Pat. No. 9,860,909

TENTATIVE GRANT FOR EFFICIENT DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured for device to device (D2D) communications, the UE having one or more processors configured
to:
receive a transmission request at the UE from a transmitter UE;
receive transmission requests from one or more additional transmitter UEs, wherein each transmission request includes a priority
level of the one or more additional transmitter UEs sending the transmission request;

form a priority list for the received transmission requests;
identify incompatible UEs on the priority list to form an incompatible list, wherein the incompatible UEs have a priority
level less than a priority level of the transmitter UE and a signal to interference ratio (SIR) with the UE that is less than
a selected threshold;

transmit, for n?1 iterations, a grant message and the incompatible list to the transmitter UE and the one or more additional
transmitter UEs or yield transmission from the transmitter UE to a higher priority transmitter UE based on the priority list
and incompatible lists received at the UE from the one or more additional transmitter UEs, where n is a positive integer;
and

transmit a tentative bandwidth grant to the transmitter UE at an nth iteration to tentatively allow the transmitter UE to send a D2D communication to the UE in the tentative bandwidth grant at
the nth iteration.

US Pat. No. 9,614,713

TRANSMIT AMPLITUDE AND PHASE MODULATION BASED ON TWO CONSTANT-AMPLITUDE PHASORS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

24. An apparatus configured to generate a complex signal, comprising:
IQ-modulation circuitry configured to receive an input data stream and to generate a representation of a complex signal based
on the input data stream, wherein the representation comprises an in-phase (I) signal and a quadrature (Q) signal;

phase circuitry configured to receive the representation of the complex signal from the IQ-modulation circuitry and to generate,
based on the representation, a first angle and a second angle;

selector circuitry configured to receive the second angle from the phase calculation circuitry and to output a positive version
of the second angle and a negative version of the second angle;

a first signal generator configured to receive the first angle and one of the positive version or the negative version and
to generate a first signal based on the first angle and the one of the positive version or the negative version;

a second signal generator configured to receive the first angle and the other of the positive version or the negative version
and to generate a second signal based on the first angle and the other of the positive version or the negative version;

a combiner configured to combine the first signal and the second signal to generate an output signal, wherein the output signal
is equivalent to the complex signal; and

a power amplifier (PA) configured to amplify the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,499,995

COVERAGE EXTENSION LEVEL FOR COVERAGE LIMITED DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed by a Machine-Type Communication (MTC)
User Equipment (UE) comprising:
receiving a broadcast from an enhanced node B (eNodeB) indicating a plurality of gains available at the eNodeB, a number of
repetitions associated with respective gains, and one or more signature sequences to be used when communicating in accord
with the number of repetitions, the one or more signature sequences indicating a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) to
receive transmissions repeated in accord with the corresponding number of repetitions;

determining a received signal strength (RSS) of a reference signal transmitted from the eNodeB;
identifying a gain of the plurality of gains and the number of repetitions associated with the identified gain based on the
determined RSS, wherein identifying the gain includes determining that a gain associated with the determined RSS is not supported
by the eNodeB and selecting a gain that is greater than the gain that is associated with the determined RSS and is supported
by the eNodeB;

selecting a signature sequence associated with the identified number of repetitions associated with the identified gain;
transmitting the selected signature sequence the identified number of repetitions associated with the identified gain; and
receiving, from the eNodeB, a repeated transmission, the repeated transmission repeated the identified number of repetitions.

US Pat. No. 9,503,918

ENODEB AND UE FOR DYNAMIC CELL ON AND OFF

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An eNodeB, comprising:
hardware processing circuitry configured to:
provide a primary cell (P-Cell) on a primary frequency band during a first time slot;
determine that a secondary frequency band is available for use by a secondary cell (S-Cell) during a second time slot, the
second time slot being a subsequent time slot to the first time slot and the second frequency band being different than the
primary frequency band; and

transmit an indication to a User Equipment (UE) during the first time slot, that the S-Cell is available for association after
the first time slot and during the determined subsequent time slot, the subsequent time slot being associated with a timing
boundary defining a beginning time and an end time of the subsequent time slot; and

an S-Cell module configured to:
provide the S-Cell during the subsequent time slot, the S-Cell including a data channel.

US Pat. No. 9,438,259

CIRCUIT, AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, A TRANSMITTER, A RECEIVER, A TRANSCEIVER, A METHOD FOR GENERATING A PROCESSED OSCILLATOR SIGNAL, AN APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A PROCESSED OSCILLATOR SIGNAL, AND SOFTWARE-RELATED IMPLEMENTATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A circuit comprising:
a digital-to-time converter configured to receive an oscillator signal and to generate a processed oscillator signal based
on the received oscillator signal in response to a control signal; and

a time-interleaved control circuit configured to generate the control signal based on a time-interleaved technique,
wherein the control circuit is configured to receive a frequency offset signal and to generate a plurality of polyphase signals,
each polyphase signal corresponding to a phase shift with respect to the processed oscillator signal, wherein the control
circuit is further configured to generate the control signal by combining the polyphase signals in the proper phase.

US Pat. No. 9,432,969

SHAPE CHANGING DEVICE HOUSING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A physically transformable housing for an electronic device, comprising:
a housing including an exterior surface having a first physical configuration that facilitates a use of the electronic device
by a user;

a number of actuateable elements operably coupled to at least a portion of the exterior surface of the housing;
a circuit disposed in the housing, the circuit communicably coupled to each of the number of actuateable elements; and
a storage device communicably coupled to the circuit, the storage device including at least one of data or machine-readable
instructions that, when executed by the circuit cause the circuit to provide a physical configuration controller, the physical
configuration controller to:

receive a notification that includes data indicative of an event, the notification in response to a failure to receive, at
the electronic device, an input acknowledging an occurrence of the event;

determine a second physical configuration of the housing logically associated with the event; and
generate an output for at least one of the number of actuateable elements, the output to cause the displacement of the at
least one actuateable element and transition the housing from the first physical configuration to the second physical configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,362,233

RADIO FREQUENCY SHIELDING WITHIN A SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A multiple chip package comprising:
a digital chip;
a first redistribution layer adjacent the digital chip, wherein the digital chip is electrically connected to the first redistribution
layer;

a molding compound over the digital chip;
a radio frequency chip over the molding compound;
a second redistribution layer adjacent the radio frequency chip, wherein the radio frequency chip is electrically connected
to the second redistribution layer; and

an isolation layer in the molding compound and between the digital chip and the radio frequency chip,
wherein the molding compound encloses the digital chip and the radio frequency chip.

US Pat. No. 9,055,594

REDUCING TRANSMISSION SIGNAL ARTIFACT SPACING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of generating a transmission signal, the method comprising:
mixing a baseband signal assigned for transmission within an assigned narrow frequency range of a wireless communication channel
to produce a shifted signal with a shifted frequency that is based on the assigned narrow frequency range and a frequency
offset associated with a modulating signal;

shifting a modulation frequency of the modulating signal toward the assigned narrow frequency range and away from a center
frequency of the wireless communication channel by the frequency offset; and

mixing the shifted signal with the modulating signal to produce a transmission signal having a transmission frequency within
the assigned narrow frequency range.

US Pat. No. 9,661,656

ENHANCED CHANNEL ACCESS MECHANISM FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN DENSE WIFI ENVIRONMENTS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed by a physical network node in a first wireless network, comprising:
receiving by transceiver circuitry of the node, a first frame over a wireless channel designated to a second wireless network;
responsive to receiving the first frame designated to the second wireless network and while the wireless channel is still
occupied by activity occurring on the second wireless network:

calculating, by processing circuitry of the node, transmission parameters to send a second frame to a second physical network
node in the first wireless network by calculating that the transmission parameters result in a third physical network node
that is in the second wireless network and is the recipient of the first frame sent via the wireless channel, receiving the
second frame from the node in the first wireless network via the wireless channel at a power level that is below a noise threshold;
and

transmitting, by the transceiver circuitry, over the wireless channel, the second frame to the second node in the first wireless
network using the calculated transmission parameters, while the wireless channel is still occupied by activity occurring on
the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,590,647

NOISE-SHAPING CIRCUIT, DIGITAL-TO-TIME CONVERTER, ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER, DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER, TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, TRANSCEIVER, METHOD FOR SHAPING NOISE IN AN INPUT SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A noise shaping circuit comprising:
a forward signal path configured to generate an output signal based on an input signal;
a feedback signal path configured to feed back a feedback signal based on the output signal to the forward signal path; and
a dither generator configured to generate a dither signal and to couple the dither signal into the forward signal path to
modify the input signal and into the feedback signal path,

wherein the feedback signal path comprises a noise shaping filter configured to generate the feedback signal based on an error
signal and to provide the feedback signal to the forward signal path, the error signal indicating a difference of the output
signal with respect to an intended value, and

wherein the feedback signal path comprises a dither signal combiner configured to combine the error signal with the dither
signal to provide a dithered error signal to the noise shaping filter.

US Pat. No. 9,538,321

LOCATION DETERMINATION OF WIRELESS STATIONS USING ONE-TO-MANY COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A responding wireless station comprising:
a memory having computer instructions stored thereon;
a processor configured to access the memory and execute the computer instructions to:
transmit, using a one-to-many communication protocol, one or more timing messages to a plurality of initiating wireless stations,
wherein:

the one or more timing messages comprise a plurality of unique identifiers associated with the plurality of initiating wireless
stations, and

a first timing message of the one or more timing messages includes an instruction to the plurality of initiating wireless
stations to record a time the first timing message is received by the plurality of initiating wireless stations;

transmit, to the plurality of initiating wireless stations, a time window, prior to transmitting the one or more timing messages,
wherein:

the time window corresponds to a duration of time when resources of the responding wireless station will be available to transmit
the one or more timing messages, and

the computer instructions to transmit the one or more timing messages further comprises computer instructions to transmit
at least one of the one or more timing messages within the time window; and

determine, from at least one of the plurality of initiating wireless stations, one or more trigger frames comprising an indication
that the plurality of initiating wireless stations are available to receive the at least one of the one or more timing messages,
wherein:

the one or more trigger frames are received within the time window, andthe computer instructions to transmit the at least one of the one or more timing messages within the time window further comprises
computer instructions to transmit the at least one of the one or more timing messages responsive to receiving the one or more
trigger frames.

US Pat. No. 9,525,383

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR A CAPACITIVE DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER BASED POWER AMPLIFIER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A transmitter amplifier comprising:
a switch having a control node and a switched node, the switched node coupled to an input inductor; and
a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC) configured to receive a digital representation of an amplitude signal and
to provide a first analog representation of the amplitude signal; and

wherein the transmitter amplifier is configured to receive the first analog representation of the amplitude signal at the
switched node, to receive a second analog representation of the amplitude signal from the input inductor, to receive a phase
signal at the control node, and to provide a modulated signal using the phase signal, the first analog representation of the
amplitude signal and the second analog representation of the amplitude signal; and

wherein the CDAC is configured to restore high frequency components of the amplitude signal to the modulated signal.

US Pat. No. 9,495,232

ERROR CORRECTING (ECC) MEMORY COMPATIBILITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of memory access, comprising:
comparing a memory error count for a retrieved block of non-volatile memory to a threshold error value, the threshold error
value based on an Error Correcting Code (ECC) capability of the non-volatile memory; and

assigning an error value to the retrieved block based on the comparison of the threshold error value and transferring the
assigned error value if the memory error count exceeds the threshold error value, the threshold error value indicative of
a maximum number of correctable errors per block of the non-volatile memory, the assigned error value based on a host processor
issuing a request for the retrieval.

US Pat. No. 9,467,921

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR LONG TERM EVOLUTION AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA INTERWORKING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:
a first radio to communicate via an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (EUTRAN);
a second radio to communicate via a wireless local area network (WLAN); and
control circuitry coupled with the first and second radios, the control circuitry to
receive, in a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message dedicated to the UE, first radio access network
(RAN) assistance parameters for access network selection and traffic steering between the EUTRAN and the WLAN, wherein the
first RAN assistance parameters include a first reference signal received power (RSRP) threshold value, and a first reference
signal received quality (RSRQ) threshold value;

receive, in a system information block, second RAN assistance parameters that include an RSRP threshold value and an RSRQ
threshold value;

select the first RAN assistance parameters if the UE is in an RRC-connected state and select the second RAN assistance parameters
if the UE is not in an RRC-connected state;

transmit traffic over the EUTRAN via the first radio;
determine that a measured cell receive level value of the EUTRAN is less than the RSRP threshold of the selected RAN assistance
parameters or a measured cell quality value of the EUTRAN is less than the RSRQ threshold of the selected RAN assistance parameters;
and

steer traffic to the WLAN via the second radio based on said determination that the measured RSRP of the EUTRAN is less than
the RSRP threshold of the selected RAN assistance parameters or the measured RSRQ of the EUTRAN is less than the RSRQ threshold
of the selected RAN assistance parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,467,260

METHODS, DEVICES, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DYNAMIC SCHEDULING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for dynamic Bluetooth scheduling, the method comprising the steps of:
determining, by a Bluetooth device or interface, flexibility of a Bluetooth signal;
receiving, by the Bluetooth device or interface, from a Long Term Evolution (LTE) device or interface, LTE information comprising
information relating to a LTE frame structure and an LTE decision point, wherein the LTE frame structure is semi-static and
the information relating to the LTE frame structure is conveyed over a Non Real Time (NRT) coexistence interface, and wherein
the LTE decision point comprises a notification point for the LTE device to convey one or more messages responsive to a traffic
state change; and

scheduling, based at least in part on the LTE information, the Bluetooth signal.

US Pat. No. 9,265,076

NETWORK COVERAGE HOLE DETECTION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) operable to connect to a third generation partnership project (3GPP) long term evolution (LTE) cell
in a cellular network, having computer circuitry configured to:
record, at the UE, logged minimization of drive test (MDT) measurements at a selected rate when the UE is in a radio resource
control (RRC) idle mode in a first LTE cell in a cellular network;

communicate the Logged MDT measurements to a communications network to enable the communications network to derive spatial
information about cell boundaries in the communications network;

identify a change in a UE state of the RRC idle mode;
stop recording the Logged MDT measurements at the UE when the UE state changes from a camped normally UE state to another
UE state of the RRC idle mode; and

resume recording of the Logged MDT measurements when the UE state changes to the camped normally UE state of the RRC idle
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,935,737

ACCESS POINT (AP), USER STATION (STA) AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL MODULATION ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (SM-OFDM) COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an access point (AP), the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and hardware processing circuitry, the hardware processing circuitry to parse a data stream of encoded bits to generate a first portion of the encoded bits that is indicative of a transmit antenna index and a second portion of the encoded bits that is indicative of a data selection index, and configure the transceiver circuitry to:transmit a spatial modulation orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (SM-OFDM) signal comprising multiple OFDM signals, the SM-OFDM signal transmitted via transmit antennas selected based on the transmit antenna index, in channel resources comprising multiple sub-carriers, each sub-carrier of the multiple sub-carriers comprising a used data portion and an unused data portion;
wherein the OFDM signals are based at least partly on one or more data symbols transmitted via the used data portions of the multiple sub-carriers,
wherein the used data portions for each sub-carrier of the multiple sub-carriers are determined based on the first portion of the encoded bits, and
wherein the one or more data symbols for the used data portions are determined based on the second portion of the encoded bits.

US Pat. No. 9,565,043

HYBRID I-Q POLAR TRANSMITTER WITH QUADRATURE LOCAL OSCILLATOR (LO) PHASE CORRECTION

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1. A hybrid polar in-phase quadrature (I-Q) transmitter, comprising:
an I-Q quantization circuit configured to,
receive an in-phase signal and a quadrature signal forming a first I-Q data pair, and
generate a quantized in-phase signal and a quantized quadrature signal forming a second I-Q data pair, respectively, based
on a resolution information of a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) in a signal path of the quantized in-phase and quadrature
signals, wherein the first and second I-Q data pairs form an I-Q constellation point; and

a quantization reduction circuit to minimize a quantization error associated with the DAC, coupled to the I-Q quantization
circuit and configured to,

determine a first rotation angle and a second rotation angle based on the first I-Q data pair and the second I-Q data pair;
and

generate a radio frequency (RF) output signal based on the first rotation angle and the second rotation angle.

US Pat. No. 9,503,249

FULL DUPLEX WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ON DEVICES WITH LIMITED ECHO CANCELLATION CAPABILITIES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium that stores instructions which when performed by a wireless device, cause the
wireless device to perform operations for configuring a full duplex communication, the operations at least to:
determine a first echo cancellation parameter specific to the wireless device;
receive a second echo cancellation parameter from a controlled wireless device;
calculate a full duplex communication parameter, the full duplex communication parameter determined based upon the first and
second echo cancellation parameters;

send the full duplex communication parameter to the controlled wireless device;
provide the controlled wireless device an indication of a time within a full duplex period at which one of: the wireless device
or the controlled wireless device transitions from sending data packets to block acknowledgement packets; and

responsive to receiving the full duplex communication parameter, simultaneously transmitting packets to and receiving packets
from the controlled wireless device using the full duplex communication parameter on the same wireless channel during the
full duplex period,

wherein the wireless device is not capable of cancelling out interference from transmissions at maximum power to a level at
or below a noise floor of a receiver of the wireless device and wherein the operations to calculate the full duplex communication
parameter comprise operations to at least calculate the full duplex communication parameter to allow echo cancellation circuitry
of the wireless device to cancel a transmission made by the wireless device and to allow echo cancellation circuitry of the
controlled wireless device to cancel a transmission made by the controlled wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,462,607

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MULTI-USER UPLINK TRANSMISSION

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22. A product comprising one or more tangible computer-readable non-transitory storage media comprising computer-executable
instructions operable to, when executed by at least one computer processor, enable the at least one computer processor to
implement operations at a wireless station, the operations comprising:
receiving downlink data of a Multi-User (MU) downlink transmission from an Access Point (AP);
determining uplink resources of an uplink transmission to the AP; and
transmitting to said AP an acknowledgement (ACK) frame to acknowledge receipt of said downlink data, the ACK frame comprising
an uplink scheduling request indicating the uplink resources, said ACK frame comprising a scheduling request indicator to
indicate said ACK frame comprises the uplink scheduling request, and a size field indicating a data size of uplink data.

US Pat. No. 9,461,716

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) MODULATION FEEDBACK APPARATUS FOR TUNED ANTENNA CONFIGURATIONS

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1. A near field communication (NFC) device comprising:
an antenna configured to receive a modulated NFC carrier frequency signal;
a modulation detector coupled to the antenna, wherein the modulation detector is configured to detect measure a modulation
characteristic of the received modulated NFC carrier frequency signal;

an NFC controller configured to receive the detected modulation characteristic from the modulation detector, wherein the NFC
controller is further configured to perform a calibration adjustment based on the detected modulation characteristic;

and a connection that connects the NFC controller to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,425,962

LOW ENERGY BLUETOOTH SYSTEM WITH AUTHENTICATION DURING CONNECTIONLESS ADVERTISING AND BROADCASTING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. The method to authenticate a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectionless communication, said method comprising:
providing a BLE device having a memory;
creating a secure, connected communication session with said BLE device;
communicating validation information in said connected session;
storing said validation information in said memory;
receiving, in a connectionless session, a BLE packet broadcast including an advertisement string and validation data; and
authenticating the source of said broadcast using said validation data contained in said BLE packet said validation information.

US Pat. No. 9,413,583

CALIBRATING RF PATH DELAY AND IQ PHASE IMBALANCE FOR POLAR TRANSMIT SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A polar transmitter system comprising:
a polar transmitter comprising
a radio frequency digital to analog converter (RFDAC) to receive phase modulation information and processed first amplitude
modulation (AM) information to provide a radio frequency transmission signal for broadcast, and

oscillator circuitry configured to receive both a function of the phase modulation information and of a first signal, and
to provide at least an Inphase local oscillator (LO_I) signal and a quadrature phase local oscillator (LO_Q) signal; and

a feedback receiver (FBR) comprising
a plurality of mixers to mix the radio frequency transmission signal with the LO_I signal and the LO_Q signal to obtain a
plurality of mixer output signals,

processing circuitry to derive an AM component and a phase component from the plurality of mixer output signals, and
measuring circuitry to monitor at least one of the AM component or the phase component, as the first signal is varied, to
concurrently determine, both an RF path delay and an IQ phase imbalance, each as a function of both the monitored at least
one component and of the varied first signal.

US Pat. No. 9,392,539

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR FEEDBACK OF USER EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE METRICS DURING DYNAMIC RADIO SWITCHING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for dynamic radio switching with user equipment (UE) feedback of UE performance metrics, the UE having a plurality
of UE radios, the method comprising:
the UE receiving a first message to switch from a first base station radio, of a first base station, associated with a first
radio access technology (RAT) of a communication system to a second base station radio, of a second base station, associated
with a second RAT of the communication system;

the UE transmitting a second message to the second base station radio, in response to the first message, to trigger a switch
from the first base station radio to the second base station radio, the second message comprising the first message and the
UE performance metrics, wherein the UE performance metrics comprise at least one of a UE application state, UE time-averaged
throughput for a proportional-fair scheduler, a UE video buffer size for streaming data UE quality of experience (QuE) metrics;
and

the UE switching, in response to the first message, an active UE transmission session from a first UE radio of the plurality
of UE radios to a second UE radio of the plurality of UE radios, the first UE radio associated with the first RAT and the
second UE radio associated with the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 9,356,558

CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, RECEIVER, TRANSCEIVER AND A METHOD FOR AMPLIFYING AN INPUT SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A circuit comprising:
an immitance converter amplifier based on a plurality of transistors of a first conductivity type; and
a supply transistor coupled between an output of the immitance converter amplifier and a supply for a supply potential, the
supply transistor being a transistor of a second conductivity type complementary to the first type,

wherein the output of the immitance converter amplifier is fed back via an output voltage control circuit to a control terminal
of the supply transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,129,925

RESUMPTION OF PDN CONNECTIONS FOR DEVICES REGAINING WLAN CONNECTIVITY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a trusted wireless-local-area-network access gateway (TWAG) configured to operate in an evolved packet core (EPC), the TWAG comprising one or more processors configured to:receive data via an S2a interface from a packet-data-network gateway (PDN-GW);
send the data to a user equipment (UE) via an access point (AP) in a Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN);
process control signaling with the UE based on WLAN Link-Control-Protocol (WLCP) messages;
detect when the UE has lost connectivity with the WLAN based on a trigger communication received at the TWAG from the AP; and
send a suspension communication to the PDN-GW when said loss of connectivity is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,596,680

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO DETERMINE STATION ASSIGNMENTS TO RESTRICTED ACCESS WINDOWS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
circuitry to access restricted access window (RAW) group fields of a RAW parameter set element (RPS element), the fields comprising:
a Page index, a RAW Start Association Identifier (AID), and a RAW End AID, wherein:
the Page index, the RAW start AID, and the RAW end AID to collectively identify a group of one or more stations permitted
to access a medium during a RAW,

the Page index is to identify a page index for the group of one or more stations,
the RAW start AID comprises a portion of an AID of a first station in the group of one or more stations and the first station
to have a corresponding RAW, and

the RAW end AID field comprises a portion of an AID of a second station in the group of one or more stations and the second
station to have a corresponding RAW; and

circuitry to access the medium based at least in part on the Page index, the RAW start AID, and the RAW end AID.

US Pat. No. 9,467,158

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING OSCILLATOR SIGNALS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for providing oscillator signals, comprising:
a first digital-to-time converter module configured to generate a first oscillator signal based on a first adapted input signal;
a second digital-to-time converter module configured to generate a second oscillator signal; and
a first processing module configured to generate the first adapted input signal of the first digital-to-time converter module
by adding noise to a first input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,455,810

ON THE DEFINITION OF THE RESOURCE BLOCK IN OFDMA/UL MUMIMO IN HEW

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system, comprising:
a memory;
a processor;
a transmitter, the transmitter configured to:
transmit a frame associated with at least one of a plurality of resource blocks, wherein the frame is allocated a total allocated
bandwidth;

the processor configured to:
identify a bandwidth for at least one of the plurality of resource blocks;
determine a total number of subcarriers based at least in part on a subcarrier spacing corresponding to the identified bandwidth
and the total allocated bandwidth;

allocate a plurality of data tones equivalent to the determined total number of subcarriers associated with the at least one
of a plurality of resource blocks;

identify, in the at least one of the plurality of resource blocks, one or more locations as puncture locations for overhead
tone placement;

remove at least one of the plurality of data tones in each of the one or more puncture locations corresponding to an overhead
tone location; and

place one or more overhead tones in each of the one or more puncture locations in the at least one of the plurality of resource
blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,392,531

APPLICATION SPECIFIC CONGESTION CONTROL IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising:
a non-transitory computer-readable medium to store a mapping between Access Point Names (APNs), associated with a network,
and applications associated with the UE; and

processing circuitry to:
determine a barring status associated with the APNs, the barring status indicating whether communications associated with
one or more of the APNs should be barred by the UE, the determination of the barring status including:

receiving an indication, from the network, indicating the barring status of one or more of the APNs; and
block a transmission of application requests to the network, from a particular application associated with the UE, when a
barring status of the APN associated with the particular application indicates that communications should be barred and wherein
the application requests are requests to initiate data sessions via the network.

US Pat. No. 9,325,937

RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION STORAGE IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A network node for a mobile network, comprising:
an electronic storage configured to store information related to one or more radio access technologies;
a processor configured to determine an amount of unused space in the electronic storage that may be allocated for storage
of information related to radio access technologies from user equipment; and

a transceiver configured to:
receive a request from the user equipment related to one or more radio access technologies;
transmit a reply message to the user equipment including, for each of the one or more radio access technologies, an indication
of an amount of electronic storage the network node may allocate to storage of information related to the one or more radio
access technologies; and

receive a response from the user equipment comprising radio capability information of the user equipment, the response based
on the indication in the reply message.

US Pat. No. 9,924,462

LOW-POWER WAKE-UP RECEIVER NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a first wireless device, the apparatus comprising:
memory; and processing circuitry, the processing circuitry to:
encode a request frame for transmission to a second wireless device, the request frame comprising a request for the second
wireless device to enable a LP-WUR (low-power wake-up radio) mode;

decode a response action frame responsive to the request frame, the response action frame indicating acceptance or rejection
of the request, an amount of time for a LP-WUR of the second wireless device to turn on a WLAN (wireless local area network)
radio of the second wireless device, and a periodic wake-up interval of the WLAN radio of the second wireless device;

if the response action frame indicates acceptance of the request:
encode an acknowledgement frame for transmission to the second wireless device, the acknowledgement frame to configure the
second wireless device to enable the LP-WUR mode; and

encode for transmission, to a LP-WUR of the second wireless device, of a wake-up packet to wake up a WLAN radio of the second
wireless device at a time determined based on the amount of time and the periodic wake-up interval in the response action
frame; and

if the response action frame indicates rejection of the request:
determine that the second wireless device is not enabling the LP-WUR mode.

US Pat. No. 9,736,857

TECHNIQUES FOR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN DIRECTIONAL MULTI-GIGABIT NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

14. A method, comprising:
sending, from a source device, a first reverse direction grant (RDG) indicating that a sink device is permitted to transmit
to the source device during a time duration;

successfully receive a physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) header of a received sink device data transmission;
identify the received sink device data transmission based on the PLCP header;
detecting interference with a received sink device data transmission at the source device based on one or more remaining portions
of the received sink device data transmission unsuccessfully received;

in response to detecting the interference with the received sink device data transmission, randomly selecting, by a processor
circuit, a grant deferral period, the grant deferral period selected to elapse prior to the time duration; and

upon conclusion of the grant deferral period, sending a second RDG indicating that the sink device is permitted to transmit
to the source device during the time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,712,272

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising hardware processing circuitry configured to:
receive, from an evolved node B (eNB), a first non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) subframe comprising a first downlink
control indicator (DCI) and a second DCI, wherein the first DCI is directed to the UE, the second DCI is directed to a second
UE, and wherein the first DCI comprises a first power ratio signal;

process a first data set of the first NOMA subframe as first higher power NOMA data in response to the first power ratio signal;
receive, from the eNB, a second NOMA subframe comprising a third DCI and a fourth DCI, the third DCI comprising a second power
ratio signal; and

process a first data set of the second NOMA subframe as second lower power NOMA data in response to the second power ratio
signal;

wherein the first NOMA subframe is received by the UE as a first NOMA signal comprising the first higher power NOMA data and
first lower power NOMA data;

wherein the first DCI identifies that the first higher NOMA data is directed to the UE;
wherein the first lower power NOMA data comprises a signal directed to the second UE; and
where the second DCI is associated with the first lower power NOMA data.

US Pat. No. 9,622,284

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR RADIO ACCESS NETWORK ASSISTED WLAN INTERWORKING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising hardware processing circuitry configured to:
determine if radio access network (RAN) assistance information has been received from an evolved NodeB (eNB) of a RAN, the
RAN assistance information including UE network settings;

determine if the RAN assistance information is valid;
perform traffic steering between the RAN and a wireless local area network (WLAN) when the RAN assistance information has
been received and is valid;

refrain from traffic steering and obtain new RAN assistance information when the RAN assistance information was not received
or is not valid; and

perform traffic steering between the RAN and the WLAN using the new RAN assistance information when new RAN assistance information
is received.

US Pat. No. 9,450,662

EVOLVED NODE-B, USER EQUIPMENT, AND METHODS FOR CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR (CQI) FEEDBACK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising hardware processing circuitry configured to:
receive, from an Evolved Node-B (eNB), an aperiodic channel quality indicator (CQI) type parameter that indicates either a
first or a second aperiodic CQI type for use in a determination of an aperiodic CQI;

determine the aperiodic CQI based on the aperiodic CQI type parameter; and
transmit an aperiodic CQI measurement report based on the aperiodic CQI,
wherein for the first aperiodic CQI type, the aperiodic CQI is based on a signal quality for one or more channel-state information
reference signals (CSI-RS) received at the UE,

wherein for the second aperiodic CQI type, the aperiodic CQI is based on a signal quality for a physical downlink shared channel
(PDSCH) block received at the UE, and

wherein the aperiodic CQI type parameter indicates the first aperiodic CQI type when the determination of the aperiodic CQI
is for a time period in which the UE is scheduled to receive a single-user multiple-input multiple-output (SU-MIMO) signal
from the eNB, and the aperiodic CQI type parameter indicates the second aperiodic CQI type when the determination of the aperiodic
CQI is for a time period in which the UE is scheduled to receive a MU-MIMO signal from the eNB.

US Pat. No. 9,614,632

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ONE OR MORE RECEIVED RADIO SIGNALS

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1. A device for processing one or more received radio signals, the device comprising:
a channel estimation circuit configured to perform a channel estimation of a transmission channel for at least a portion of
the one or more radio signals received, to identify at least one soft channel parameter representing a channel impulse response
of the transmission channel;

a circuit configured to identify at least one soft intercarrier interference parameter representing an interference for the
one or more radio signals received using a first frequency carrier, wherein the interference is caused by the one or more
radio signals received using a second frequency carrier; and

a detection circuit configured to detect soft data from the one or more radio signals based at least on the at least one soft
channel parameter and the at least one soft intercarrier interference parameter,

wherein a plurality of multipath components of the received one or more radio signals includes a plurality of basis vectors,
each basis vector includes at least one multipath component of the plurality of multipath components, and each basis vector
comprising a basic vector function and one or more basis vector coefficients, to determine the soft channel parameters.