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 new patent  Magnetic field navigation of unmanned autonomous vehicles

Embodiments include devices and methods for navigating an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) based on a measured magnetic field vector and strength of a magnetic field emanated from a charging station. A processor of the UAV may navigate to the charging station using the magnetic field vector and strength. The processor... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Detecting sounding sequences in packet extensions

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatuses for detecting a presence of long training fields (LTFs) in packet extensions of high-efficiency (HE) packets. An apparatus requests a length of packet extensions to be used for a ranging operation. The apparatus receives an HE packet including a packet extension containing a... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Satellite signal exclusion based on doppler information

A device that includes a receiver that receives multiple positioning signals from a satellite, including a positioning signal and remaining positioning signals, and a processor communicatively coupled to the receiver. The processor determines a speed value of the device based on a Doppler shift of the positioning signal. The speed... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Circuits and methods providing calibration for temperature mitigation in a computing device

A method includes generating temperature information from a plurality of temperature sensors within a computing device; and processing the temperature information to generate voltage reduction steps based on an observed rate of change of the temperature information.... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Systems and methods for non-obstacle area detection

A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes generating a depth map of a scene external to a vehicle. The method also includes performing first processing in a first direction of a depth map to determine a first non-obstacle estimation of the scene. The method also... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Systems and methods for mapping an environment

A method for mapping an environment by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining a set of sensor measurements. The method also includes determining a set of voxel occupancy probability distributions respectively corresponding to a set of voxels based on the set of sensor measurements. Each of the... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Timing circuit for memories

A memory is presented. The memory includes a plurality of memory cells, a wordline coupled to the plurality of memory cells, a sense amplifier coupled to one of the plurality of memory cells, and a timing circuit configured to enable the sense amplifier. The timing circuit includes a delay stage... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Systems and methods for charging a battery

The present disclosure includes a method of charging a battery. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, in a battery charging circuit on an electronic device, an input voltage having a first voltage value from an external power source. The battery charger is configured to produce a charge current having... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Hs-scch order recovery in multi-subscriber identity module (sim) wireless communication devices

Examples described herein relate to managing communications on a first subscription and a second subscription of a multi-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) wireless communication device via a Radio Frequency (RF) resource, including, but not limited to, tuning the RF resource away from the second subscription to the first subscription, detecting a... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Enhanced uplink and downlink power control for lte tdd eimta

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines an interference type between a time division duplex (TDD) configuration subframe of a serving cell and a corresponding TDD configuration subframe of a neighboring cell, and sets a transmit power for an apparatus... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Methods and managing interference across operators

Aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus and techniques for managing interference across operators. A base station identifies a first region of a first frequency spectrum assigned to a first operator, wherein uplink and downlink subframe configurations for Time Division Duplex (TDD) communications using the first region and a... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Multiplex modules for carrier aggregation receivers

An apparatus includes a low noise amplifier (LNA) multiplexer configured to receive a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals at a plurality of input terminals and to combine the plurality of RF signals into a combined RF signal that is output at an output terminal. The LNA multiplexer includes a... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Method for packet data convergence protocol count synchronization

Aspects of the present disclosure provide mechanisms for count synchronization in a wireless communication network. A respective count value may be maintained for each packet transmitted over a wireless connection, where each count value includes a respective hyper frame number and a respective sequence number. To synchronize a current count... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Heterogeneous media services

Systems and methods adapted for providing heterogeneous media services in communication systems, such as using transport layer security deferral and/or medium redirect, are disclosed. In operation according to embodiments, heterogeneous media services may be facilitated by obtaining, by a hybrid broadcast receiver of a receiver device, a computer parsable object... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Reinforced list decoding

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques and apparatus for increasing decoding performance and/or reducing decoding complexity. A transmitter may divide data of a codeword into two or more sections and then calculate redundancy check information (e.g., a cyclic redundancy check or a parity check) for each section... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Optical sensor based user interface for a portable electronic device

An apparatus and method are described herein, which simultaneously promotes a positive computing experience for users of portable computer systems and increases overall durability and longevity thereof. In one embodiment, an optical apparatus enhances the user computing experience, in one embodiment by simplifying operation, and is much more durable and... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Selection of a subscription at a device

A communication device may be configured to access a plurality of subscriptions for a plurality of providers. For example, a communication device may be configured with at least one subscriber identity module (SIM). For a communication device having a plurality of subscriptions accessible thereto, the selection of a subscription to... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Signaling color values for 3d lookup table for color gamut scalability in multi-layer video coding

Techniques are described for signaling information used to generate three-dimensional (3D) color lookup tables for color gamut scalability in multi-layer video coding. A lower layer of video data may include color data in a first color gamut and a higher layer of the video data may include color data in... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Signaling color values for 3d lookup table for color gamut scalability in multi-layer video coding

Techniques are described for signaling information used to generate three-dimensional (3D) color lookup tables for color gamut scalability in multi-layer video coding. A lower layer of video data may include color data in a first color gamut and a higher layer of the video data may include color data in... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Techniques for supporting a wider band mode for enhanced machine type communication

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at a wireless device includes transmitting an indication of a capability to operate according to a plurality of modes for communicating with a network on at least one shared channel in a connected mode. The plurality of modes include... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Dsrc-lte v2v co-channel long term coexistence

An effective way for the cellular device-to-device communication and the short range communication to share a set of channels for communication is desired. The apparatus may be a user equipment (UE). The apparatus determines a priority level of each channel of a plurality of channels. The apparatus determines whether a... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Management of emergency alert wake up bits

Systems and methods are described, which prompt a UE that is receiving at least a physical layer signal from a broadcasting station to look for a new emergency alert. In embodiments, the UE renders content from the broadcasting station based on information received in transmitted physical layer frames. Included within... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Enhanced system information block reading mechanisms to improve system selection functionality

A method for reading system information blocks (SIBs) by a mobile communication device includes: reading information from a first master information block (MIB); reading information from one or more SIBs including SIB3; storing the information read from the first MIB and the one or more SIBs including SIB3; starting a... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Mobile device to provide enhanced security based upon contextual sensor inputs

Disclosed is a mobile device to provide enhanced security based upon contextual sensor inputs. The mobile device may include: a biometric sensor; a contextual sensor; and a processor. The processor may be configured to: determine an authentication score based upon a biometric input received from the biometric sensor; modulate the... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Low power and long range preambles for a wireless local area network

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In certain aspects, the apparatus may be configured to receive a signal that comprises a first training field and an identifier associated with a wireless device in a preamble of the signal. In certain other aspects, the... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Cell measurement

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide procedures for new radio (NR) cell measurement. According to certain aspects, a method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes receiving one or more downlink signals from a cell, wherein the cell is of a first... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Reference signal design for cell search in an orthogonal wireless communication system

Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate efficient cell acquisition in a wireless communication system. In one aspect, a reference signal for use in cell acquisition can be constructed in a bandwidth-agnostic manner such that it contains a common central portion in a predetermined frequency band that is independent of... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Enabling low power mode in a mobile device

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus operates in a first power mode with a first DL bandwidth in association with one of a radio resource control (RRC) idle state or an RRC connected state with a base station.... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Signaling for fast relaying

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A relay wireless node may receive, during a first transmit time interval (TTI), a data message to be forwarded to a wireless node. The relay wireless node may forward the data message to the wireless node during the first TTI. The... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Hybrid automatic repeat request feedback and multiple transmission time interval scheduling

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A mobile device may be scheduled for resources of multiple transmission time intervals (TTIs) with a downlink control message; some or all of the multiple TTIs may be associated with different hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes. Each TTI may include... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Latency reduction techniques in wireless communications

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described that provide for reduced timing between certain downlink communications and responsive uplink communications relative to certain legacy systems (e.g., legacy LTE systems). A user equipment (UE) or base station may be capable of operating using two or more timing configurations that... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Techniques for signaling a transmit power headroom in a control field

Techniques for wireless communication at a station are described. One method for wireless communication at a station includes identifying a plurality of control parameters including at least one of a transmit power headroom parameter of the station, a buffer status report of the station, a transmit parameter of the station,... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  General authorized access (gaa) primary channel assignment for multiple operators

Described herein are aspects related to assigning primary channels in wireless communications. An amount of available bandwidth within a radio frequency band can be determined for shared access by a plurality of operators, where each operator operates a radio access network having one of a plurality of radio communication compatibility... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Multi-technology coexistence in the unlicensed intelligent transportation service spectrum

A framework to manage coexistence of multiple technologies over multiple channels is desired. The apparatus may be a user equipment (UE). The UE detects whether a second technology different from a first communication technology utilized by the UE is active on a first channel. The UE performs, based on the... Qualcomm Incorporated

 new patent  Prach-based proximity detection

Improvements to signaling procedures for use in physical random access channel (PRACH)-based proximity detection are disclosed. Signaling and signaling processes from a serving base station may trigger a more efficient and reliable transmission of PRACH from related user equipment (UE). At the dynamic power nodes (DPNs) monitoring for such PRACH-based... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/11/18 / #20180014338

 new patent  Methods of supporting location and emergency calls for an over-the-top service provider

Methods and apparatuses for supporting location and emergency calls for an over-the-top (OTT) service provider are disclosed. A UE may send a request for an emergency call to an OTT service provider and may include in the request mobile network operator (MNO) data for a serving MNO for the UE.... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/11/18 / #20180014354

 new patent  Techniques for compressing rf heat maps for access points

Techniques for providing access point (AP) vicinity information are disclosed. In one example, the techniques include determining a first set of vicinity information corresponding to signal values for an AP at a set of grid points for the coverage area of the AP, encoding the first set of AP vicinity... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180004276

Adaptive power multiplexing with a power distribution network

An integrated circuit (IC) is disclosed herein for adaptive power multiplexing with a power distribution network. In an example aspect, the integrated circuit includes a first power rail, a second power rail, and a load power rail. The integrated circuit also includes multiple power-multiplexer tiles and power-multiplexer control circuitry. The... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180004689

Within-die special oscillator for tracking sram memory performance with global process variation, voltage and temperature

An apparatus includes a memory, a timing circuit configured to emulate a first operation of the memory to activate a second operation of the memory, a sensor configured to emulate a portion of the timing circuit, and a controller configured to adjust an operating parameter of the memory based on... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180005663

Method and dynamic mode memory testing

A method and apparatus for dynamic memory mode testing is provided. The method begins when an electronic device is reset before testing begins. A BIST mode is selected and then input to a BIST apparatus. The BIST mode is then performed and test results recorded. An additional BIST mode is... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006035

Fin field effect transistor (fet) (finfet) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) circuits employing single and double diffusion breaks for increased performance

Fin Field Effect Transistor (FET) (FinFET) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuits with single and double diffusion breaks for increased performance are disclosed. In one aspect, a FinFET CMOS circuit employing single and double diffusion breaks includes a P-type FinFET that includes a first Fin formed from a semiconductor substrate... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006495

Apparatus and wireless power charging of subsequent receiver

An apparatus and method for transmission of wireless power to a plurality of chargeable devices. The apparatus and method include and provide for a wireless power transmitter including a power transmitting element configured to use a current at a first level to wirelessly transmit power sufficient to provide power to... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006650

High speed voltage level shifter

In one embodiment, a voltage level shifter includes a first NOR gate having a first input configured to receive a first input signal in a first power domain, a second input configured to receive an enable signal in a second power domain, a third input, and an output. The voltage... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006651

High speed voltage level shifter

In one embodiment, a voltage level shifter includes a first p-type metal-oxide-semiconductor (PMOS) transistor having a gate configured to receive an input signal in a first power domain, and a second PMOS transistor, wherein the first and second PMOS transistors are coupled in series between a supply voltage of a... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006778

Techniques for managing transmissions of uplink data over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method may include performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) on an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band; transmitting an indication of a time division duplexing (TDD) configuration over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band when the CCA is successful; and transmitting downlink data... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006787

Techniques for transmitting a physical uplink shared channel in an uplink pilot time slot

Techniques for wireless communication are described. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) includes identifying a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) to transmit in an uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS) of a subframe, determining whether to transmit uplink control information (UCI) on the PUSCH in the UpPTS,... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006823

Multi-hop secure content routing based on cryptographic partial blind signatures and embedded terms

At a transmitter node, a commitment value C is obtained as a function of a message m. The commitment value C and transmitter terms of use TA for the message m are then sent to a receiver node without disclosing the message m. A cryptographic receiver signature SB over the... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006846

N-phase phase and polarity encoded serial interface

System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate transmission of data, particularly between two devices within an electronic apparatus. Information is transmitted in N-phase polarity encoded symbols. Data is encoded in multi-bit symbols, and the multi-bit symbols are transmitted on a plurality of connectors. The multi-bit symbols may be transmitted... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180006851

Three phase and polarity encoded serial interface

A high-speed serial interface is provided. In one aspect, the high-speed serial interface uses three phase modulation for jointly encoding data and clock information. Accordingly, the need for de-skewing circuitry at the receiving end of the interface is eliminated, resulting in reduced link start-up time and improved link efficiency and... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007057

Using multiple credentials for access and traffic differentiation

The disclosure relates in some aspects to establishing connectivity with a network using a first set of credentials and determining whether additional connectivity needs to be established (e.g., using a second set of credentials) to communicate data. The disclosure relates in some aspects to the use of multiple credentials for... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007307

Distributed implementation architecture for broadcast receiver

Systems, methods, and devices of various embodiments enable a distributed broadcast receiver implementation. In various embodiments, a gateway may redistribute broadcast content to one or more personal devices over a local network. In some embodiments, system time information may be obtained by the personal devices and a local replica of... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007336

Correlation based approach for skipping frames

Certain aspects relate to systems, methods, devices and non-transient computer readable medium for correlation based frame skipping of processing intensive image processing algorithms for image adjustments, such as automatic white balance (AWB) operations and automatic exposure correction (AEC) operations. In certain embodiments, if a scene is deemed stable based on... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007393

Cloud based vision

A method for receiving a real-time video feed of a region of interest includes generating, at a processor of a first device, a request for a real-time video stream of the region of interest. The request indicates a location of the region of interest. The method also includes transmitting the... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007511

Adaptive triggering of rtt ranging for enhanced position accuracy

A range between a first wireless device and a second wireless device is estimated using a first mechanism based on messages transmitted over a first communication channel. The first communication channel is associated with a first radio access technology capability of the wireless devices. One or more metrics indicative of... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007545

Techniques and apparatuses for accessing a header-compressed broadcast transmission

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications. In some aspects, a mobile device may receive configuration information, associated with configuring a state of the mobile device, via a unicast transmission, and may access a header-compressed broadcast transmission using the configuration information received via the unicast transmission.... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007557

Core network connectionless small data transfer

Connectionless data transfer is disclosed. Authentication of a device and network node may be performed when data is sent from the device to an application server of an application service provider via a selected network. The transfer of data may take place in an absence of an existing device context... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007575

Managing secondary cell connections in unlicensed spectrum

In wireless communication networks using carrier aggregation including a secondary component carrier in unlicensed spectrum, a user equipment (UE) may monitor a downlink radio link quality of secondary cells for an event indicating failure of a communication link in the unlicensed spectrum with a secondary cell. The UE detects one... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007600

Techniques for employing antenna switched diversity in wireless communications

Aspects described herein relate to using antenna-switched diversity (ASDIV) in wireless communications. A serving node can be communicated with using a serving radio access technology (RAT) and based on an ASDIV configuration, wherein the ASDIV configuration defines an antenna switching configuration including a state of one or more switches in... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007651

Network initiated ranging

Disclosed are techniques for performing ranging operations between an access point and an unassociated mobile device. The techniques can include receiving, at an access point, a broadcast probe request from a mobile device unassociated with the access point. In response to receiving the probe request, it can be determined that... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007656

Local area network assisted positioning

A method for assisting in locating a position of a mobile wireless device includes: obtaining location information of an approximate location of the mobile wireless device; generating an almanac of base stations based at least in part on proximity of locations of the base stations to the approximate location of... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007657

Techniques for transmitting and receiving paging messages over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes receiving a transmission including a paging group indicator and an indication of a time window. The transmission may be received at a user equipment (UE) over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band. The first method may also include monitoring, based... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007663

Lte-tdd carrier aggregation enhancement for half-duplex ues

Enhancement of long term evolution (LTE) time division duplex (TDD) carrier aggregation for half duplex user equipments (UEs) is discussed. In one aspect of enhanced TDD carrier aggregation, the UE monitoring for a control signal indicating subframe configuration for each TDD cell of an aggregated set of TDD cells in... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007689

Spatial reuse and transmit opportunity duration representation

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to providing a mechanism that may be used to flexibly and efficiently signal spatial reuse (SR) and/or transmit opportunity (TXOP) duration information.... Qualcomm Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180007707

Multiple antennas and interruption time values for sounding reference signal (srs) switching

A user equipment (UE) may transmit a sounding reference signal (SRS) on a component carrier (CC) that is otherwise configured for downlink communications. Due to a carrier aggregation configuration or UE capability, the UE may need to retune certain components to transmit on the CC. If the SRS transmission, including... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170367594

Multi-sensor device and using multi-sensor device for determining biometric properties of a subject

Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory processor-readable storage media are disclosed for determining one or more biometric properties of a subject using multiple sensors positioned along a flexible backing. At least one processor of the multi-sensor device may be configured to receive output signals from the multiple sensors, identify at least... Qualcomm Incorporated

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12/28/17 / #20170367659

Dynamic calibration of a blood pressure measurement device

Various embodiments enable calibrating a non-invasive blood pressure measurement device by determining multiple parameters defining a stress-strain relationship of an artery of a patient. The device may obtain output signals from a blood pressure sensor at two or more measurement elevations. The obtained measurement signals may be filtered into AC... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368943

Wireless power transfer for integrated cycle drive systems

Wireless power transfer for integrated cycle drive systems is described. A cycle power system includes a rim that is connected to, and positioned concentrically with, a sealed housing that can rotate about an axis. The cycle power system also includes an integrated drive system disposed within the housing. The integrated... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368944

Base side vehicle identification using vehicle controller switching frequency

Techniques for wirelessly transferring energy to a vehicle are disclosed. An example method for wirelessly transferring energy to a vehicle according to the disclosure includes detecting a ripple frequency on a transmitter coil circuit, such that the ripple frequency is associated with a vehicle switch mode controller frequency of a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371337

Dynamic lane definition

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for automated dynamic lane definition are presented. One example method includes the steps of accessing vehicle information for a vehicle travelling on the road; accessing road information for a road; and defining at least one lane for the road based on the road information... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371353

Automatic tracking mode for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle

Some embodiments include methods performed by a processor associated with a wireless communication device for enabling an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) to operate in an automatic user tracking mode. Such embodiments may include capturing image data of surroundings by a camera while the UAV is operating in the automatic user... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371593

Selective flash memory compression/decompression using a storage usage collar

Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for selectively compressing/decompressing flash storage data. An embodiment of a system comprises a compression/decompression component, a flash memory device, a flash controller in communication with the flash memory device, and a storage driver in communication with the compression/decompression component and the flash controller.... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371595

Preemptive decompression scheduling for a nand storage device

Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for scheduling decompression of an application from flash storage. One embodiment of a system comprises a flash memory device and a preemptive decompression scheduler component. The preemptive decompression scheduler component comprises logic configured to generate and store metadata defining one or more dependent... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371615

Alerting a user to a change in an audio stream

Disclosed are methods and systems for alerting a user to a change in an audio stream. In an aspect, a user device of the user receives the audio stream, detects a change in an audio pattern occurring in the audio stream, wherein the detection of the change in the audio... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371657

Scatter to gather operation

Systems and methods relate to efficient memory operations. A single instruction multiple data (SIMD) gather operation is implemented with a gather result buffer located within or in close proximity to memory, to receive or gather multiple data elements from multiple orthogonal locations in a memory, and once the gather result... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371669

Branch target predictor

A method for predicting a fetch address of a next instruction to be fetched includes selecting, at a processor, a first way identifier or a second way identifier as a way pointer based on an active fetch address and historical prediction data. A first predictor table includes a first entry... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371675

Iteration synchronization construct for parallel pipelines

Embodiments include computing devices, apparatus, and methods implemented by the apparatus for implementing an iteration synchronization construct (ISC) for a parallel pipeline. The apparatus may initialize a first instance of the ISC for a first stage iteration of a first parallel stage of the parallel pipeline and a second instance... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371681

Systems and methods for using distributed universal serial bus (usb) host drivers

Systems and methods for using distributed Universal Serial Bus (USB) host drivers are disclosed. In one aspect, USB packet processing that was historically done on an application processor is moved to a distributed USB driver running in parallel on a low-power processor such as a digital signal processor (DSP). While... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371739

Parity for instruction packets

Systems and method of error checking for instructions method of error checking for instructions include an assembler for creating an instruction packet with one or more instructions, determining if a parity of the instruction packet matches a predesignated parity, and if the parity of the instruction packet does not match... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371783

Self-aware, peer-to-peer cache transfers between local, shared cache memories in a multi-processor system

Self-aware, peer-to-peer cache transfers between local, shared cache memories in a multi-processor system is disclosed. A shared cache memory system is provided comprising local shared cache memories accessible by an associated central processing unit (CPU) and other CPUs in a peer-to-peer manner. When a CPU desires to request a cache... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371790

Next line prefetchers employing initial high prefetch prediction confidence states for throttling next line prefetches in a processor-based system

Next line prefetchers employing initial high prefetch prediction confidence states for throttling next line prefetches in processor-based system are disclosed. Next line prefetcher prefetches a next memory line into cache memory in response to read operation. To mitigate prefetch mispredictions, next line prefetcher is throttled to cease prefetching after prefetch... Qualcomm Incorporated

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12/28/17 / #20170371792

Priority-based storage and access of compressed memory lines in memory in a processor-based system

In an aspect, high priority lines are stored starting at an address aligned to a cache line size for instance 64 bytes, and low priority lines are stored in memory space left by the compression of high priority lines. The space left by the high priority lines and hence the... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371797

Pre-fetch mechanism for compressed memory lines in a processor-based system

Some aspects of the disclosure relate to a pre-fetch mechanism for a cache line compression system that increases RAM capacity and optimizes overflow area reads. For example, a pre-fetch mechanism may allow the memory controller to pipeline the reads from an area with fixed size slots (main compressed area) and... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371812

System and odd modulus memory channel interleaving

A system for providing odd modulus memory channel interleaving may include a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) system and a system on chip (SoC). The SoC comprises a first memory controller, a second memory controller, and a symmetric memory channel interleaver. The first memory controller is electrically coupled to a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371830

Accelerated i3c master stop

Systems, methods, and apparatus for communication over to serial bus in accordance with an I3C protocol are described. A method performed at a master device includes causing a line driver to enter a high-impedance mode of operation, and receiving data from the serial bus. When a data line of the... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371990

Model-based calibration of an all-digital phase locked loop

A method of calibrating an All-Digital Phase Locked Loop (ADPLL) includes obtaining a model of the ADPLL and applying an input signal to both the ADPLL and to the model. The ADPLL generates an actual output of the ADPLL, while the model generates a model output. An error between the... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371994

Mitigating length-of-diffusion effect for logic cells and placement thereof

Systems and methods relate to cell placement methodologies for improving length of diffusion of transistors. For example, a first transistor with a first diffusion node which is bounded by a first diffusion cut is identified in a transistor level layout. The first diffusion cut is replaced with a first floating... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170371995

Standard cell architecture for diffusion based on fin count

Disclosed systems and methods pertain to finfet based integrated circuits designed with logic cell architectures which support multiple diffusion regions for n-type and p-type diffusions. Different diffusion regions of each logic cell can have different widths or fin counts. Abutting two logic cells is enabled based on like fin counts... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372452

Image rotation method and apparatus

This disclosure describes an apparatus and techniques for rotating image data. The rotation techniques may include fetching a strip of a block of image data from an external memory, writing the strip into a strip buffer in a first scan direction, reading a micro-block of pixels of the strip in... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372574

Beacon-augmented surveillance systems and methods

Systems and methods are disclosed for operating a surveillance system and managing beacon-augmented surveillance data. A surveillance system may include a camera, a controller, and a transceiver. The camera may be configured to generate image data. The controller may be configured to generate image metadata that indicates a surveillance system... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372708

Audio decoding using intermediate sampling rate

A method for processing a signal includes receiving a first frame of an input audio bitstream at a decoder. The first frame includes at least one signal associated with a frequency range. The method also includes decoding the at least one signal to generate at least one decoded signal having... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372831

Two-dimensional structure to form an embedded three-dimensional structure

Disclosed is an apparatus including a plurality of vias each having a defined shape, wherein each of the plurality of vias includes a first two-dimensional conductive layer plated on a first side of a substrate, the first two-dimensional conductive layer having the defined shape, a second two-dimensional conductive layer plated... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372836

Shielded antenna to reduce electromagnetic interference (emi) and radio frequency (rf) interference in a wireless power transfer system

An apparatus for wireless power transfer includes a transmit antenna configured to generate a wireless field to power or charge a load, a wireless charging area configured to receive a device to be wirelessly charged via the wireless field, the transmit antenna located outside of a periphery of the wireless... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372975

Inline kerf probing of passive devices

A radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit may include a die having passive components including at least one pair of capacitors covered by a first dielectric layer supported by the die. The RF integrated circuit may also include an inline pad structure coupled to the at least one pair of capacitors... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170372989

Exposed side-wall and lga assembly

A device package with a reduced foot print may include a substrate and a through-substrate via extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the substrate. The assembly may also include a trace and a contact pad on the top and bottom surfaces of the substrate and electrically... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373025

Stacked substrate inductor

In conventional device packages, separate standalone inductors are provided and mounted on an interposer substrate along with a die. Separate inductors reduce integration density, decrease flexibility, increase footprint, and generally increase costs. To address such disadvantages, it is proposed to provide a part of an inductor in a substrate below... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373026

Method and back-biased switch transistors

An integrated radio frequency (RF) circuit structure may include an active device on a first surface of an isolation layer. The integrated RF circuit structure may also include a back-bias metallization on a second surface opposite the first surface of the isolation layer. A body of the active device is... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373032

Redistribution layer (rdl) fan-out wafer level packaging (fowlp) structure

Disclosed is a fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP) apparatus includes a semiconductor die having at least one input/output (I/O) connection, a first plurality of package balls having a first package ball layout, a first conductive layer forming a first redistribution layer (RDL) and configured to electrically couple to the first... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373090

Standard cell architecture for diffusion based on fin count

Disclosed systems and methods pertain to finfet based integrated circuits designed with logic cell architectures which support multiple diffusion regions for n-type and p-type diffusions. Different diffusion regions of each logic cell can have different widths or fin counts. Abutting two logic cells is enabled based on like fin counts... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373105

Multi diode aperture simulation

Provided are techniques for simulating a aperture in a digital imaging device, the aperture simulation generated by a multi-diode pixel image sensor. In one aspect, a method includes detecting light incident on a first light sensitive region on a first photodiode of a pixel, and detecting light incident on a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373175

Systems and methods for providing vertical access to the collector of a heterojunction bipolar transistor

Disclosed is a heterojunction bipolar transistor, and method of manufacturing the same, including an emitter having a conductive emitter contact coupled to a first side of the emitter, a first side of a base coupled to a second side of the emitter opposite the first side of the emitter, a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373445

Switch device performance improvement through multisided biased shielding

An integrated radio frequency (RF) circuit structure may include an active device on a first surface of an isolation layer. The integrated RF circuit structure may also include backside metallization on a second surface opposite the first surface of the isolation layer. A body of the active device is biased... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373521

Voltage mode driver with charge recycling

A plurality of drivers for driving corresponding differential data output signals are arranged in series such that a first current discharged by a first one of the drivers is recycled through remaining ones of the drivers.... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373538

Wireless power transmit resonator

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are related to a wireless power resonator and method that includes a wireless power transmit element. The wireless power transmit element may include a substantially planar transmit antenna configured to generate a magnetic field and formed from a conductive trace including a plurality of... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373539

Selective power transmitting element use for wireless power transfer

A wireless power transmitter system includes: a power delivery structure comprising power transmitting elements (power transmitting elements), each of which is configured to induce a field, and configured to adapt to an exterior shape of an entity that contains a receiver; a power circuit configured to provide power to the... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373621

Determining a spin direction of an electric motor

Embodiments include devices and methods for determining a spin direction of a motor of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A processor of the UAV may apply a first power to spin the motor in a first direction. The processor may select the first direction in response to determining that a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373689

Standard cell architecture for reduced parasitic resistance and improved datapath speed

A MOS device may include a first logic component with a first input located on a second track and a first output located on the third track. The MOS device may include a second logic component with a second input located on the fourth track and a second output located... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373789

Communication mode selection

A device includes a memory, a processor, and a transceiver. The memory is configured to store capability data corresponding to a set of stations. The processor is configured to select, based at least in part on the capability data, one of a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) mode or an orthogonal... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373793

Techniques for managing blind decoding reduction for control channel search spaces

Aspects described herein relate to managing blind decoding of a control channel search space. A number of blind decodes configured for a control channel search space can be determined based at least in part on one or more parameters broadcasted by a access point that transmits a control channel in... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373813

Methods and systems for acknowledgment configuration

Methods, apparatus, and systems disclosed provide for the configuration of acknowledgments of data. In some aspects, a method includes generating an aggregated media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (A-MPDU) frame, comprising a media access control protocol data unit (MPDUs), the media access control protocol data unit (MPDUs) comprising a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170373881

Systems and methods for controlling isochronous data streams

Systems and methods for controlling isochronous data streams are disclosed. Particular aspects of the present disclosure are designed to be used with almost any isochronous data stream, but are well-suited for use with the Universal Serial Bus (USB) protocol. Further, aspects of the present disclosure are flexible to accommodate existing... Qualcomm Incorporated

Social Network Patent Pack
12/28/17 / #20170373956

Sensor data acquisition in a user equipment

The present application relates to acquiring sensor data at a user equipment (UE). The described aspects include receiving a first input representing a request to activate one or more sensors. The described aspects further include activating, by a controller at the UE, the one or more sensors in response to... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374256

Method and rolling shutter compensation

Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for rolling shutter compensation. An image having a plurality of scanlines captured at different times may be received from a rolling shutter camera where each scanline includes a plurality of 2D pixels, and where each scanline has an associated camera pose. One or... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374265

Systems and methods for time synched high speed flash

Systems and methods are disclosed for remotely activating a flash at a determined time, where a camera and a flash are temporally synchronized using a time signal received from a GPS satellite. One embodiment includes a system having a camera that includes an image sensor, a GPS receiver configured to... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374307

Low-power and low-mismatch correlated double sampling (cds) circuit

Techniques provided herein are directed toward a simplified correlated double sampling (CDS) circuit that reduces the amount of components and potential noise sources utilized to two switches and a capacitor. Such CDS circuits can be used in conjunction with downstream programmable gain amp (PGA) circuitry to provide double sampling along... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374322

Low-power always-on face detection, tracking, recognition and/or analysis using events-based vision sensor

Techniques disclosed herein utilize a vision sensor that integrates a special-purpose camera with dedicated computer vision (CV) computation hardware and a dedicated low-power microprocessor for the purposes of detecting, tracking, recognizing, and/or analyzing subjects, objects, and scenes in the view of the camera. The vision sensor processes the information retrieved... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374375

Measuring spherical image quality metrics based on user field of view

An example device for calculating a quality metric for video data includes a memory configured to store a spherical image of the video data, and one or more processors implemented using discrete logic circuitry and configured to determine a user field of view for the spherical image, determine weighting values... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374501

Positioning with wireless local area networks and wlan-aided global positioning systems

Accurate position capability can be quickly provided using a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). When associated with a WLAN, a wireless device can quickly determine its relative and/or coordinate position based on information provided by an access point in the WLAN. Before a wireless device disassociates with the access point,... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374513

Combined fine timing measurement (ftm) and non-ftm messaging for position determination

In one aspect, a method includes performing, by a wireless station, a fine timing measurement (FTM) procedure with each of one or more FTM-enabled access points (APs) to obtain a respective one or more FTM-based round-trip time (RTT) measurement between the wireless station and each of the one or more... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374518

Position determination using a wireless signal

A mobile station improves its position estimate using dead reckoning and wireless signal distance estimates. The mobile station calculates a first round trip time (RTT) based distance at a first mobile station position between the first mobile station position and an access point. The mobile station moves to a second... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374530

Low power v2i/v2v mode for mobile devices

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus may be configured to obtain location information associated with the apparatus. The apparatus may be configured to determine routing information from the apparatus to a geographical area based on the obtained location... Qualcomm Incorporated

Patent Packs
12/28/17 / #20170374533

Systems and methods for back channel communication

A method for communication by a scanner is described. The method includes receiving a broadcast message from a broadcasting device in a connectionless mode. The method also includes performing back channel communication with the broadcasting device on a contention basis while maintaining the connectionless mode. The scanner may send a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374538

Techniques to support emergency calls with over-the-top service provider

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A wireless device such as an in-vehicle system (IVS) may transmit an emergency call (eCall) message to a third party eCall server using a communication session which may be packet based or circuit based. The eCall message may include session information... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374623

Managing power resources of an internet of everything (ioe) device

Embodiments include systems and methods for managing power resources of an Internet of Everything (IoE) device. A processor of the IoE device may monitor an uplink interference over time. The device processor may calculate wireless communication parameters based on the monitored uplink interference over time, and may store in a... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374628

Cca clearance in unlicensed spectrum

Techniques are described for contention-based wireless communications channel access that may improve the likelihood that a contention procedure will pass and allow a device to transmit an uplink or downlink transmission using the contention-based channel. Various disclosed techniques may determine a transmit power for a subsequent transmission based on channel... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374637

Positioning in beamformed communications

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may receive a first measurement report from a user equipment (UE) that includes an indication of a measurement parameter associated with a first beamformed reference signal. The base station may receive additional measurement reports from the UE for... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374639

Double sided round trip time calibration

Techniques for determining a Round Trip Time (RTT) calibration value are disclosed. An example of a method according to the disclosure includes receiving a fine timing measurement (FTM) exchange between an initiating station and a responding station, calculating a plurality of differential round trip time (RTT) measurements based on the... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374652

Split symbol control for aligned numerology

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication provide for split symbol control by varying tone spacing and symbol duration for control channels in a subframe. The control symbols may be transmitted at various locations within the subframe and may be transmitted to different mobile devices. In some examples, multiple control... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374667

Power efficient dynamic radio access technology selection

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described that provide for power management of wireless devices by selecting a radio access technology (RAT) from multiple RATs for communication. A wireless device may determine power usage for a data transmission for each of multiple RATs and transmit the data based... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374680

Identification and use of resource sets associated with different restriction levels for resource usage in a radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes identifying, by a first device, a first resource set, a second resource set, and a third resource set in a radio frequency spectrum band. The first resource set, the second resource set, and the third resource set are respectively associated with... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374686

Random access collision reduction based on multiple uplink grants

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) includes transmitting a random access preamble; receiving a random access response message that includes a plurality of uplink grants associated with the random access preamble, in which each uplink grant in the plurality of... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374690

Indication of attributes of backhaul connections of access points

Embodiments include methods and devices enabling an access point to indicate an attribute of the backhaul connection of the access point. Embodiments include methods and devices for notifying a user of a computing device of backhaul connection attributes of available access points.... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374704

Identification of a shared evolved packet core in a neutral host network

A plurality of neutral host network (NHN) deployments may share a common evolved packet core (EPC). When a plurality of NHNs share a common EPC, continuity and mobility may be facilitated for a user equipment (UE) when the UE moves between NHNs (e.g., because the NHNs share a common EPC).... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170374706

Determination of home routing capability of a neutral host network

A neutral home network (NHN) may support home-routed traffic between a user equipment (UE) and a network of a mobile network operator (MNO) associated with the UE. The NHN may transmit an access point name (APN) that indicates a public land mobile network (PLMN) identifier (ID) to the UE. If... Qualcomm Incorporated








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