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Qualcomm Incorporated patents (2016 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Incorporated is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Qualcomm Incorporated may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Qualcomm Incorporated, we're just tracking patents.

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Face-up substrate integration with solder ball connection in semiconductor package

Systems and methods relate to a semiconductor package comprising a first substrate or a 2d passive-on-glass (pog) structure with a passive component and a first set of one or more package pads formed on a face of a glass substrate. The semiconductor package also includes a second or laminate substrate with a second set of one or more package pads formed on a face of the second or laminate substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Reducing re-association time for sta connected to ap

A method and apparatus for re-associating a station (sta) to an access point (ap). The sta sends a re-association request to the ap to initiate a re-association process with the ap. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

System and methods for using a radio frequency resource to improve performance on a data communication in a multi-subscriber identity module (sim) wireless communication device

In a multi-subscription wireless communication device with a shared radio frequency (rf) resource, when there is an active data communication associated with the first sim, a tune-away may be performed to support a subscription on a second sim. After tuning to the second network to receive data during an assigned time slot in a frame capable of carrying a common control channel the wireless communication device may determine whether a message granting or denying the requested channel access can be recovered or excluded, and skip receiving remaining frames for the message and stop tune-aways when a message granting the requested channel access can be excluded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Dynamic multicast channel (mch) scheduling information (msi) in reducing 1x page collision

Embodiments include methods to manage tune-away events on a multi-subscription multi-standby wireless communication device having an rf resource supporting a first subscription and a second subscription by changing an order of multicast traffic channel (mtch) transmissions across a number of multicast channel scheduling periods (msps). In various embodiments, the order of mtch transmissions may be changed by rotating the logical channel identifier (lcid) order in a multicast channel (mch) scheduling information (msi) media access control (mac) message sent from a serving base station or tower (e.g., a serving evolved node b (enb)) to a multi-subscription multi-standby wireless communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink bandwidth allocation

Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink are provided. In one aspect, method for wireless communication includes receiving an assignment of a frequency bandwidth for an uplink transmission of a station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Memory management for reception of wireless communications

A base station or user equipment (ue) may manage scheduling of code blocks to be transmitted and manage memory interface usage to enhance memory read and write operations and provide for enhanced efficiency for decoding of retransmissions of code blocks. In some aspects, a base station or ue may identify an available throughput, or budget, for performing read and write operations to a memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Techniques for controlling transmit power of a user equipment operating in a wireless communication system

Certain aspects relate to controlling a transmit power of a user equipment (ue) in a wireless communication network. The ue may determine a location of the ue, and identify, from set of transmit power reduction settings stored at the ue, a power reduction indicator corresponding to the location and to a frequency range of an uplink transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Dynamic cell reselection to improve device-to-device communications

The disclosure generally relates to dynamic cell reselection to improve device-to-device (d2d) communications where two or more d2d peers are camped onto different cells and one or more d2d peers are located in an overlap region between the cells. For example, in various embodiments, the d2d peers may exchange one or more communication parameters over the (inter-cell) d2d connection and detect that the d2d peers are camped on different base stations (i.e., attached to different cells) based on the exchanged communication parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Advanced handover preparation for a mobile device in a wireless communication network

A method of initiating handover preparation of a subset of a plurality of cells in a wireless communication network for a mobile device includes determining a first set of candidate cells of the plurality of cells in the wireless communication network. In one aspect, the method includes obtaining one or more of backhaul performance data, historical mobility data, or historical handover data and adding at least one candidate cell of the first set of candidate cells to the subset of cells based on the one or more data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Adaptive rohc state transition

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a first device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Techniques for transmitting on multiple carriers of a shared radio frequency spectrum band

Measurement and demodulation may be impacted by varying transmit power due to varying numbers of carriers in a shared radio frequency (rf) spectrum band. Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Concurrent wireless communications over licensed and unlicensed spectrum

Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. A first method includes transmitting a first orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (ofdma) communications signal to a wireless node in a licensed spectrum, and transmitting, concurrently with the transmission of the first ofdma communications signal, a second ofdma communications signal to the wireless node in an unlicensed spectrum. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Handling risk events for a mobile device

Disclosed is a mobile device to communicate with a master authority. The mobile device may include a transceiver and a processor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

Profile-based data connection management

Data connection management in a mobile device is achieved by selectively allowing and denying data access to applications installed on the mobile device based on certain conditions, for example, when the mobile device is roaming, when the battery power is low, or when the data usage has exceeded a limit. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381538

Methods and apparatus for cluster management in dsrc cooperative safety systems

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381523

Packet priority for evolved multimedia broadcast multicast (embms) service relays

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A user equipment (ue) may receive configuration information for a multimedia broadcast service including a group communication identifier and a priority indicator. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381509

Techniques for determining actual and/or near states of proximity between mobile devices

Techniques are provided that may be implemented in various methods, apparatuses and articles of manufacture for use by one or more electronic devices to support proximity services for a mobile device. In an example implementation, a computing device may determine whether a first mobile device and a second mobile device are each operatively provisioned to make use of a common proximity service, use a first procedure to determine whether a state of near proximity exists between at least two mobile devices, use a second procedure to determine whether a state of proximity exists between the at least two mobile devices, and initiate notification of a user and/or an application of at least one of the mobile devices in response to one or more of such determinations.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381490

Retuning for enhanced machine type communication

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. User equipment (ue) and base stations may support frequency hopping with fast retuning for enhanced machine type communication (emtc). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381482

Extracting decomposed representations of a sound field based on a first configuration mode

In general, techniques are described for obtaining decomposed versions of spherical harmonic coefficients. A device comprising a processor and a memory may be configured to perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381373

Reference picture list construction in intra block copy mode

An apparatus configured to construct a reference picture list includes a memory and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The memory is configured to store one or more reference pictures. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381177

Managing data requests

Various embodiments enable managing data requests made by a receiver device for delivery of content segments to the receiver device. A processor may determine a first number of first chunk requests including a first amount of data requested for a content segment. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381144

Controlling an iot device using a remote control device via a remote control proxy device

Described herein are implementations for using a remote control device to control a target device on a network via a remote control proxy device. A remote control device may determine an iot device capable of functioning as a remote control proxy device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381143

Controlling an iot device using a remote control device via an infrastructure device

Described herein are implementations for using a remote control device to control a target device on a network. An exemplary remote control device may generate a data packet comprising a command for controlling the target device and a network address associated with the target device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160381057

Customized network traffic models to detect application anomalies

Systems, methods, and devices of the various aspects enable identification of anomalous application behavior. A computing device processor may detect network communication activity of an application on the computing device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380853

Reporting media consumption based on service area

An example client device for reporting consumption of media data includes one or more network interfaces configured to send and receive data via a network, and a middleware unit implemented from one or more hardware-based processors comprising digital logic circuitry, the middleware unit configured to determine a service area in which the client device was located when the client device received media data via the network interfaces, determine a reporting strategy for consumption of the media data based on the determined service area in which the client device was located when the client device received the media data, and report consumption of the media data according to the reporting strategy.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380755

Method to enhance mipi d-phy link rate with minimal phy changes and no protocol changes

System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate transmission of data, particularly between two devices within an electronic apparatus. A first transition may be detected in a signal carried on a data lane of a data communications link or carried on a timing lane of the data communications link and an edge may be generated on a receiver clock signal based on the first transition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380724

Soft hybrid automatic repeat request

Methods, systems, and devices for soft hybrid automatic repeat request operation in wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may fail to decode a received signal, for example. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380681

Simplified multi-band/carrier carrier aggregation radio frequency front-end based on frequency-shifted antennas

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for processing signals using separate frequency-shifted antennas in a radio frequency front-end (rffe) of a wireless communication device. One example apparatus includes a transceiver; a first antenna configured to support communications in a first frequency range; a second antenna configured to support communications in a second frequency range different than the first frequency range, wherein the second frequency range partially overlaps the first frequency range; a first circuit block coupled to the transceiver and configured to process one or more first signals for transmission over a first bandwidth via the first antenna; and a second circuit block coupled to the transceiver and configured to process one or more second signals for reception over a second bandwidth via the second antenna, wherein the second bandwidth at least partially overlaps the first bandwidth.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380667

Harmonic-based coding

A communicated signal is made up of a fundamental frequency and zero or more harmonic frequencies of the fundamental frequency. These harmonic frequencies are selected to represent digital data (e.g., binary bits) according to a mapping of different digital patterns to different combinations of a fundamental frequency and zero or more harmonic frequencies of the fundamental frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380665

Coexistence over a shared band with dual antenna sharing

This disclosure provides techniques for managing antenna sharing on a multi-mode wireless device between coexisting cellular and wlan modems operating on the same band. One of the modems can communicate a wlan scanning parameter to another one of the modems, and the distribution of shared antennas between the cellular modem and the wlan modem may be modified based at least in part on the communicated scanning parameter to accommodate a wlan scan on channels in the shared band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380607

Signal interconnect with high pass filter

A signal interconnect includes a transmission line, a termination circuit coupled to the transmission line, and a high pass filter circuit coupled in series along the transmission line. The high pass filter circuit includes a first resistive circuit and a first capacitive circuit coupled in parallel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380592

Front-end architecture for transmitter

Apparatus includes: a mixer configured to mix local a oscillator signal with a baseband signal and output a radio frequency (rf) signal; a first load coupled to the mixer and tuned to an operating frequency; and a second load coupled to the mixer and tuned to a predetermined multiple of the operating frequency.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380590

Low-power balanced crystal oscillator

A circuit includes: first and second output terminals; a reference resonator coupled between the first and second output terminals; a cross-coupled oscillation unit coupled to the first and second output terminals; a first mosfet diode coupled to the cross-coupled oscillation unit, the first mosfet diode including a first transistor, a first resistor coupled between gate and drain terminals of the first transistor, and a first capacitor; a second mosfet diode coupled to the cross-coupled oscillation unit, the second mosfet diode including a second transistor, a second resistor coupled between gate and drain terminals of the second transistor, and a second capacitor cross coupled between the drain terminal of the second transistor and the gate terminal of the first transistor, wherein the first capacitor is cross coupled between the drain terminal of the first transistor and the gate terminal of the second transistor.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380543

Circuits and methods providing three-level signals at a synchronous buck converter

A circuit including: a three-level buck converter having: a plurality of input switches and an inductor configured to receive a voltage from the plurality of input switches, the plurality of input switches coupled with a first capacitor and configured to charge and discharge the first capacitor; a second capacitor at an output of the buck converter; and a switched capacitor at an input node of the inductor, wherein the switched capacitor is smaller than either the first capacitor or the second capacitor.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380488

Systems, methods and apparatuses for guidance and alignment in electric vehicles wireless inductive charging systems

An apparatus for determining a relative position of a wireless power transmitter from a wireless power receiver is provided. The apparatus comprises a plurality of sense coils, each configured to generate a respective signal under influence of an alternating magnetic field comprising a plurality of wave pulses, each wave pulse occurring in a respective time slot of a plurality of time slots. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160380487

Systems, methods and apparatuses for guidance and alignment in electric vehicles wireless inductive charging systems

An apparatus for determining a relative position of a wireless power transmitter from a wireless power receiver is provided. The apparatus comprises a plurality of sense coils, each configured to generate a respective voltage signal under influence of a first alternating magnetic field oscillating at two frequencies and a second alternating magnetic field oscillating at at least one frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379959

Cavity bridge connection for die split architecture

An integrated circuit (ic) package structure may include a substrate. The substrate may include a semiconductor bridge having a first surface directly on a surface of the substrate that faces a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379396

Modifying virtual object display properties to increase power performance of augmented reality devices

A display device may be provided and may be configured to present a virtual field of view comprising a virtual object superimposed on a real-world scene. A controller may be provided and configured to modify display of the virtual object by the display device based on a first color of a real-world object in the real-world scene. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379136

Methods and systems for automatic extraction of behavioral features from mobile applications

An aspect computing device may be configured to perform program analysis operation in response to classifying a behavior as non-benign. The program analysis operation may identify new sequences of api calls or activity patterns that are associated with the identified non-benign behaviors. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379073

Systems and methods for image processing in a deep convolution network

A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes interleaving multiple input image channels to produce an interleaved multi-channel input. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379039

Method and apparatus for enabling the touchscreen display of a mobile device

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for automatically enabling a touchscreen of a mobile device based on detection of the presence of a human finger. A mobile device can capture an image of an object with a fingerprint sensor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160379038

Valid finger area and quality estimation for fingerprint imaging

Techniques for fingerprint quality assessment are presented. In some embodiments, a fingerprint image is subdivided into a plurality of sub-images. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378244

Ultrasonic touch sensor-based virtual button

An apparatus including an electronic device is configured with an ultrasonic touch sensor-based virtual button. The ultrasonic sensor is disposed behind a first portion of an exterior surface of the electronic device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378166

Power saving during a connection detection

An electronic device includes a receiver sense circuit configured to generate a detection signal responsive to detecting a connection to a sink device via a connector. The electronic device further includes a controller coupled to a hot plug detect (hpd) interface. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160378091

Adaptive air cooling

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for thermal management are provided. The apparatus may be a mobile device, a ue, a base station, a tablet computer, a smart watch, a head-mounted display, a portable media player, a personal navigation device, a wearable device, etc. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377731

Detection of parking lot context

The system provides a global navigation satellite system (gnss) receiver in a vehicle including a radio frequency (rf) receiving circuit for receiving gnss signals from a plurality of gnss satellites orbiting earth at different elevations, and a processor. The processor is configured to calculate a first signal to noise ratio (snr) for a first gnss satellite, calculate a second snr for a second gnss satellite, monitor a relative change in the first snr with respect to the second snr over time, determine that the gnss receiver has entered a parking garage based on the relative change in the first snr with respect to the second snr, in response to this determination, restrict a positioning algorithm to estimate the position of the vehicle upon the vehicle exiting the parking garage to be within a specified range of a known position of an entrance of the parking garage.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/29/16 / #20160377708

Methods and apparatus for performing exposure estimation using a time-of-flight sensor

This application relates to capturing an image of a target object using information from a time-of-flight sensor. In one aspect, a method may include a time-of-flight (tof) system configured to emit light and sense a reflection of the emitted light and may determine a return energy based on the reflection of the emitted light. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374112

Transmission opportunity contention for multiple user operation

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a station. The station identifies a first set of enhanced distributed channel access (edca) parameters for a first access category based at least in part on a first traffic type and a determination that a multiple user (mu) frame is to be transmitted, and contends to gain access for a transmission opportunity over a shared radio frequency spectrum band to communicate with a plurality of other stations in a mu mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374111

Method and system for data and voice transmission over shared and dedicated channels

In one disclosed embodiment, data information is stored in a buffer in a transmitter. The data information is transmitted on a shared channel and control information for recovering the associated data information is transmitted on a dedicated channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374109

System information for enhanced machine type communication

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A wireless device (such as a machine type communications (mtc) device) may determine one or more scheduling parameters for a system information block (sib) based on the bandwidth or duplexing configuration of a communication link. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374108

Subscriptions scheduling in multi-subscription devices

Embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for scheduling subscriptions in a user equipment (ue) having at least a first receive radio and a second receive radio, including receiving, by the first receive radio, a broadcast activity for a first subscription and receiving, by the second receive radio, a reception activity for a second subscription. A trigger event is detected while the broadcast activity for the first subscription is being received by the first receive radio and the reception activity for the second subscription is being received by the second receive radio. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374103

Enhanced system acquisition of multi-rats in cellular modems

A method for performing parallel network acquisition attempts on a mobile communication device includes: retrieving mobile communication device information from a look-up table (lut); identifying, based on the retrieved information, components of the mobile communication device that support one or more radio access technologies (rats); allocating the components to at least some of the one or more supported rats; and performing parallel network acquisition attempts for the at least some of the one or more supported rats using the allocated components.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374093

Methods and apparatus for requesting buffer status reports for implementing multiple user uplink medium access control protocols in a wireless network

Methods and apparatus for allocating multi-user communication resources to one or more stations for uplink data transmissions are provided. In one aspect, a method for allocating multi-user communication resources to one or more stations for uplink data transmissions is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374081

Short uplink responses for downlink transmissions

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications. The apparatus generally includes a processing system configured to generate a frame based on a compressed response frame format.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374080

Long-term evolution compatible very narrow band design

Aspects of the present invention relate to wireless communications by a user equipment (ue), comprising, identifying resources in a narrowband region, the narrowband region spanning no more than a single resource block in a transmission time interval (tti) and communicating with a base station using the identified resources.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374048

Small data transmission in a wireless communications system

Techniques are provided for transmission of small data packets through a paging procedure in a mtc or cellular internet of things system (ciot). A core network may receive data to be transmitted to a user equipment (ue) and may determine that a small data packet transmission may be initiated for the data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374035

System scanning and acquisition

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may identify a set of non-overlapping periodic intervals for monitoring a synchronization signal, which may be composed of or may include a repeated sequence; and the ue may identify possible timing structure (e.g., subframe, slot, etc.) boundaries using the intervals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374034

Secondary synchronization signals for a synchronization channel

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. The method may include determining, at a wireless device, a logical identifier (id) as a pseudo-random function of a physical device id of the wireless device and a synchronization channel index, where the synchronization channel index corresponds to an instance of a periodically repeating synchronization channel in a radio frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160374022

Downlink multiplexing and mac signaling for a system with devices operating with and without low power companion receivers

Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing the power efficiency of low power internet of everything (joe) devices or user equipments (ues). A ue or ioe having a low power companion receiver maintains its full power receiver in a sleep state until it receives a wake up indicator from a base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373995

Performance improvements for high gain devices

Wireless communication is disclosed using a wireless communication device, such as a user equipment (ue) having a high-gain antenna. In a cell that uses at least one of reference signal received power (rsrp)-based cell selection or rsrp-based cell reselection, the wireless communication device may determine an offset rsrp by applying an offset to a measured rsrp if a signal quality of communications from a serving base station of the cell fails to satisfy a signal quality threshold. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373989

Switching between radio access technologies at a multi-mode access point

A multi-mode access point supports different radio access technologies (e.g., wi-fi and cellular) for serving multi-mode access terminals. To provide improved service for such an access terminal, the access point may redirect the access terminal from a first type of radio access technology to a second type of radio access technology under certain circumstances. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373976

Reselection between regular and dedicated core networks

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques selecting a core network. As described herein, a user equipment (ue) may receive an indication of services provided by a first core network (cn). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373965

Mobile communication device performance improvement by optimizing channel hashing

A method for channel hashing on a mobile communication device includes: performing a first channel hash on a first channel list; determining whether a hash channel selected by the first channel hash is the same as a serving channel to which the mobile communication device is latched; in response to determining that the hash channel selected by the first channel hash is not the same as the serving channel, generating a second channel list by removing one or more channels from the first channel list; and performing a second channel hash on the second channel list.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373955

Efficient protection of basic service set traffic

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. An access point may use a protection mechanism to cause stations to defer from accessing the wireless medium during a quiet duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373948

Performing inter-frequency and inter radio access technology measurements in a multi subscriber identity module multi active mobile communication device

A method for performing one or more measurements by a mobile communication device having a first radio-frequency (rf) chain associated with a first subscription and a second rf chain associated with a second subscription includes: determining that the mobile communication device is in a connected mode on the first subscription; determining whether the second rf chain associated with the second subscription is available; and in response to determining that the second rf chain associated with the second subscription is available, utilizing the second rf chain associated with the second subscription to perform at least one of an inter-frequency measurement and an inter-radio access technology measurement on the first subscription.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373943

Coverage enhancement level determination

A wireless device may determine a coverage enhancement (ce) level (or coverage extension) by attempting to decode a received broadcast signal. The wireless device may attempt to decode a portion of the broadcast signal using a ce level that is less than the ce level of the broadcast. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373931

Enabling secure access to a discovered location server for a mobile device

A method for obtaining a secure connection between a first server and a client. The method may comprise establishing a secure communication session between a second server and the client, wherein the second server is trusted by the first server, and the second server is configured to authenticate the client. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373785

Video intra prediction using hybrid recursive filters

An example method of decoding video data includes obtaining, from a coded video bitstream and for a current block of the video data, an indication of an intra-prediction mode that identifies an initial predictive block; filtering, in parallel, samples in a current line of a plurality of lines of the initial predictive block based on filtered values of samples in a preceding line of the plurality of lines and unfiltered values of samples in the current line to generate filtered values for samples for the current line; and reconstructing, using intra prediction, values of samples of the current block based on the filtered values of the samples of the current initial predictive block and residual data for the current block that represents a difference between the filtered values of the samples of the current initial predictive block and the values of samples of the current block.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373782

Intra prediction and intra mode coding

A device for decoding video data includes one or more processors configured to derive m most probable modes (mpms) for intra prediction of a block of video data, wherein m is greater than 3. The one or more processors decode a syntax element that indicates whether a mpm index or a non-mpm index is used to indicate a selected intra prediction mode of the plurality of intra prediction modes for intra prediction of the block of video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373771

Design of tracks and operation point signaling in layered hevc file format

Provided are techniques and systems for generating an output file for multi-layer video data, where the output file is generated according to a file format. Techniques and systems for processing an output file generated according to the file format are also provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373770

Intra prediction and intra mode coding

A device for decoding video data includes one or more processors configured to decode syntax information that indicates a selected intra prediction mode for a block of video data from among a plurality of intra prediction modes. The plurality of intra prediction modes includes greater than 33 angular intra prediction modes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373769

Intra prediction and intra mode coding

A device includes one or more processors configured to derive m most probable modes (mpms) for intra prediction of a block of video data. As part of deriving the m most probable modes, the one or more processors define a representative intra prediction mode for a left neighboring column and use the representative intra prediction mode for the left neighboring column as an mpm for the left neighboring column, and/or define a representative intra prediction mode for an above neighboring row and use the representative intra prediction mode for the above neighboring row as an mpm for the above neighboring row. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373745

Grouping palette bypass bins for video coding

An example method of coding video data includes coding, from a coded video bitstream, a syntax element that indicates whether a transpose process is applied to palette indices of a palette for a current block of video data; decoding, from the coded video bitstream and at a position in the coded video bitstream that is after the syntax element that indicates whether the transpose process is applied to palette indices of the palette for the current block of video data, one or more syntax elements related to delta quantization parameter (qp) and/or chroma qp offsets for the current block of video data; and decoding the current block of video data based on the palette for the current block of video data and the one or more syntax elements related to delta qp and/or chroma qp offsets for the current block of video data.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373743

Intra prediction and intra mode coding

A device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store the video data; and one or more processors configured to decode syntax information that indicates a selected intra prediction mode for the block of video data from among a plurality of intra prediction modes. The one or more processors apply an n-tap intra interpolation filter to neighboring reconstructed samples of the block of video data according to the selected intra prediction mode, wherein n is greater than 2. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373742

Intra prediction and intra mode coding

A device includes one or more processors configured to derive m most probable modes (mpms) for intra prediction of a block of video data. A syntax element that indicates whether a mpm index or a non-mpm index is used to indicate a selected intra prediction mode of the plurality of intra prediction modes for intra prediction of the block of video data is decoded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373741

Intra prediction and intra mode coding

A device includes one or more processors configured to derive, from among a plurality of intra prediction modes, m most probable modes (mpms) for intra prediction of a block of video data. A syntax element indicating whether a mpm index or a non-mpm index is used to indicate a selected intra prediction mode of the plurality of intra prediction modes for intra prediction of the block of video data is decoded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373723

Device and method for augmented reality applications

A device includes a sensor configured to determine an angle of a longitudinal extent of the device with respect to a ground surface. The device also includes an estimator configured to estimate a first distance and to estimate a second distance based on the angle and the first distance. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373546

Signaling cached segments for broadcast

An example client device includes a middleware unit for receiving media data either via a broadcast service or a unicast service, depending on whether the broadcast service is available. The client device also includes a streaming client, such as a dynamic adaptive streaming over http (dash) client. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373498

Media-timed web interactions

An example method of rendering media content includes receiving, at a client application executing on a computing device, streaming media content. The method also includes identifying a plurality of tracks associated with the media content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373324

Middleware delivery of dash client qoe metrics

An example device for generating quality measurement reports includes one or more hardware-based processors implemented using digital circuitry, the processors being configured to execute a middleware unit and a target application for media data. The middleware unit is configured to receive media data via broadcast or multicast from a server device, generate reception reports covering the reception of the media data according to received reporting directives, deliver at least part of the media data to a target application of the client device, receive quality of experience (qoe) reports from the target application, and provide contents of the qoe reports to a reception reporting server.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373237

Embedded wake-up signaling

When embedding a signal into a selected subcarrier of a multicarrier downlink waveform of regular data/control signaling, a base station modulates the embedded signal with a different modulation scheme than the other data in the downlink waveform. The base station nulls adjacent subcarriers to minimize interference at a low-power wake-up receiver of an ioe device(s). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373141

Low power physical layer driver topologies

System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate transmission of data, particularly between two devices within electronic equipment. Transmission lines are selectively terminated in an n-phase polarity encoded transmitter when the transmission lines would otherwise be undriven. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373116

Leakage compensation circuit for phase-locked loop (pll) large thin oxide capacitors

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for compensating, or at least adjusting, for capacitor leakage. One example method generally includes determining a leakage voltage corresponding to a leakage current of a capacitor in a filter for a phase-locked loop (pll), wherein the determining comprises closing a set of switches for discontinuous sampling of the leakage voltage; based on the sampled leakage voltage, generating a sourced current approximately equal to the leakage current; and injecting the sourced current into the capacitor.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373075

Dual stage low noise amplifier for multiband receiver

An apparatus including: a plurality of amplifiers having a plurality of output ports, respectively, the plurality of amplifiers configured to amplify radio frequency (rf) signals received from at least one antenna; a plurality of demodulators configured to receive the amplified rf signals at a plurality of input ports, respectively, the plurality of demodulators configured to downconvert the received rf signals; and a plurality of switches configured to couple selected output ports of the plurality of amplifiers to selected input ports of the plurality of demodulators, wherein each switch of the plurality of switches is configured such that at least one of the plurality of output ports of the plurality of amplifiers is selectively coupled to any of multiple input ports of the plurality of input ports of the plurality of demodulators.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373064

Switchable supply and tunable load impedance power amplifier

A transceiver configured to transmit data in a plurality of operating modes including a wi-fi mode and two or more different bluetooth power modes, the transceiver comprising: a first power amplifier configured to amplify bluetooth signals; a second power amplifier configured to amplify wi-fi signals; an antenna coupled to the second power amplifier; and a tunable load circuit, coupled between the first amplifier and the second amplifier, configured to provide a different load impedance for each of the plurality of operating modes, the tunable load circuit consisting of: two impedance paths coupled in parallel between output terminals of the first and second amplifiers; and a number of shunt paths coupled between the tunable load circuit and ground potential.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373062

Class ab amplifier

A class ab amplifier may include an input stage, a first folded cascode stage, a second folded cascode stage, and a class ab output stage. In some embodiments, the class ab output stage may provide differential output signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160373057

Low power current re-using transformer-based dual-band voltage controlled oscillator

A dual-band voltage controlled oscillator (vco) includes: a first oscillator circuit including a first inductor; a second oscillator circuit including a second inductor; a first mode switch configured to electrically connect or disconnect a first output terminal of the first oscillator circuit and a first output terminal of the second oscillator circuit; a second mode switch configured to electrically connect or disconnect a second output terminal of the first oscillator circuit and a second output terminal of the second oscillator circuit; a third mode switch configured to electrically connect or disconnect a first terminal of the first inductor and a first terminal of the second inductor; and a fourth mode switch configured to electrically connect or disconnect a second terminal of the first inductor and a second terminal of the second inductor.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372544

Semiconductor integrated circuits (ics) employing localized low dielectric constant (low-k) material in inter-layer dielectric (ild) material for improved speed performance

Semiconductor integrated circuits (ics) employing localized low dielectric constant (low-k) material in inter-layer dielectric (ild) material for improved speed performance are disclosed. To speed up performance of selected circuits in an ic that would otherwise lower overall speed performance of the ic, low-k dielectric material is employed during ic fabrication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372518

Bit cell with shared bit line

A complementary bit cell includes a first magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device having a free layer coupled to a first access transistor and having a pinned layer coupled to a bit line. The complementary bit cell also includes a second mtj device having a free layer coupled to the same bit line and having a pinned layer coupled to a second access transistor.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372446

Low profile integrated circuit (ic) package comprising a plurality of dies

An integrated circuit (ic) package that includes a first die, a wire bond coupled to the first die, a first encapsulation layer that at least partially encapsulates the first die and the wire bond, a second die, a redistribution portion coupled to the second die, and a second encapsulation layer that at least partially encapsulates the second die. In some implementations, the wire bond is coupled to the redistribution portion. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372414

Integrated circuits having reduced dimensions between components

In a particular aspect, an integrated circuit includes a first transistor including a first source region and a first drain region. The integrated circuit includes a second transistor including a second source region and a second drain region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372364

Bulk layer transfer wafer with multiple etch stop layers

Bonded semiconductor device structures and device structure fabrication processes to obviate the need for soi wafers in many device fabrication applications are disclosed. In some examples, multiple etch stop layers are formed in situ during fabrication of an active device structure on a bulk semiconductor wafer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372316

Structure and method for tunable memory cells including fin field effect transistors

In a particular aspect, an integrated circuit includes a first gate structure coupled to a first fin field effect transistor (finfet) device. The integrated circuit includes a second gate structure coupled to a second finfet device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372253

Inductor structure in a semiconductor device

An inductor structure includes a first set of traces corresponding to a first layer of an inductor, a second set of traces corresponding to a second layer of the inductor, and a third set of traces corresponding to a third layer of the inductor that is positioned between the first layer and the second layer. The first set of traces includes a first trace and a second trace that is parallel to the first trace. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372167

High-speed pseudo-dual-port memory with separate precharge controls

A pseudo-dual-port (pdp) memory such as a pdp sram is provided that independently controls the bit line precharging and the sense amplifier precharging to increase memory operating speed while eliminating or reducing the discharge of crowbar current.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372127

Random noise seed value generation

A method includes selecting, at a device, a first seed generation scheme or a second seed generation scheme based on determining whether audio data satisfies a criterion. The audio data corresponds to a first audio frame of a sequence of frames. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372126

High-band signal generation

A device for signal processing includes a memory and a processor. The memory is configured to store a parameter associated with a bandwidth-extended audio stream. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160372125

High-band signal generation

A device for signal processing includes a receiver and a high-band excitation signal generator. The receiver is configured to receive a parameter associated with a bandwidth-extended audio stream. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371507

Managing unwanted tracking on a device

Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory process-readable storage media manage unwanted tracking by evaluating conditions encountered by a browser application during sessions with websites. Embodiment methods performed by a processor of a computing device may include operations for identifying predefined browsing execution conditions encountered by the computing device during a session with a website, determining whether unwanted tracking of the computing device likely exists based on the identified predefined browsing execution conditions, and performing a corrective action in response to determining that the unwanted tracking of the computing device likely exists based on the identified predefined browsing execution conditions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371392

Selectively indexing data entries within a semi-structured database

In an embodiment, a server indexes, in a label-path indexed database, a first data entry at a first target node with a given node identifier in accordance with a label-path indexing protocol. After determining that a number of paths from the root node to non-root nodes that share the given node identifier exceeds a threshold, the server indexes a second data entry at a second target node with the given node identifier in a flat-indexed database in accordance with a flat indexing protocol. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371391

Caching search-related data in a semi-structured database

In an embodiment, a server detects a threshold number of search queries for which the same value at a target node for a document in a semi-structured database is returned as a search result. The server caches the value based on the detection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371368

Facilitating searches in a semi-structured database

In an embodiment, search parameters in a series of search queries directed to a target node of a semi-structured database are categorized as frequently recurring parameters. A partial search query template is populated with shortcut information related to the search parameters, and then used to facilitate execution of a new search query that includes the same search parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371339

Executing a faceted search within a semi-structured database using a bloom filter

In an embodiment, a server executes a first query in a semi-structured database to determine a first list of nodes that each include at least one node-specific data entry that satisfies the first query. The server initializes a bloom filter with the first list of nodes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371222

Coherency driven enhancements to a peripheral component interconnect (pci) express (pcie) transaction layer

Coherency driven enhancements to a pcie transaction layer are disclosed. In an exemplary aspect, a coherency agent is added to a pcie system to support a relaxed consistency model for use of memory therein. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371221

Communicating transaction-specific attributes in a peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) system

Communicating transaction-specific attributes in a peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) system is disclosed. A pcie system includes a host system and at least one pcie endpoint. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371214

Single sdio interface with multiple sdio units

A system and method communicates with one of two or more secure digital input output (sdio) units that only one sdio unit responds when it is being addressed. The sdio unit has an sdio clock input port, an sdio data bus output port, and an sdio bidirectional command port. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371209

Single relay sdio interface with multiple sdio units

A system and method communicates with one of two or more secure digital input output (sdio) units that only one sdio unit responds when it is being addressed. The sdio unit has an sdio clock input port, an sdio data bus output port, and an sdio bidirectional command port. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371208

Extended message signaled interrupts (msi) message data

Extended message signaled interrupts (msi) data are disclosed. In one aspect, msi bits are modified to include a system level identifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371203

Multiple access single sdio interface with multiple sdio units

A system and method communicates with one of two or more secure digital input output (sdio) units that only one sdio unit responds when it is being addressed. The sdio unit has an sdio clock input port, an sdio data bus output port, and an sdio bidirectional command port. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160371157

Serial interface with bit-level acknowledgement and error correction

A bit-by-bit error correction technique is disclosed that divides each bit transmission into an acknowledgment phase, an error correction phase, and a transmission phase.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370845

System and methods of reducing energy consumption by synchronizing sensors

Disclosed aspects relate to methods and apparatus for correcting a first sensor clock of a first sensor. The disclosed methods and apparatus effectuate receiving first and seconds signals in a sensor from a processor at known different times related to the timing of the processor clock. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370800

Systems and methods for remote distributed control of unmanned aircraft

Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for providing control of an unmanned aircraft (ua). A server may receive an indication from a ua that a transition from autonomous flight to pilot controlled flight is required while the ua is in autonomous flight. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370699

Hybrid coloring methodology for multi-pattern technology

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for assigning feature colors for a multiple patterning process are provided. The apparatus receives integrated circuit layout information including a set of features and an assigned color of a plurality of colors for each feature of a first subset of features of the set of features. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160370313

Current sensors using bipolar transistors

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for sensing. One example apparatus for sensing includes a sensor configured to supply a current indicative of a parameter and a bipolar transistor having a base coupled to the sensor to receive the current, the bipolar transistor being configured to generate an amplified current based on the current. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160368387

Devices, systems, and methods using reactive power injection for active tuning electric vehicle charging systems

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for wirelessly charging an electric vehicle. In one aspect, a method for transferring power via a magnetic field in a wireless power transfer system is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/22/16 / #20160367158

Robust heart rate estimation

Disclosed embodiments pertain to the measurement of heart rate in the presence of motion and noise. Spectral peaks in measurements by an optical sensor are compared with spectral peaks obtained from a motion sensor signal measurements, to obtain a fundamental frequency in the optical sensor signal, where the fundamental frequency is associated with a user's heart rate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366689

Techniques for managing medium access to multi-channels of a shared radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques for performing listen before talk (lbt) procedures in networks having multiple channels within a shared radio frequency spectrum band are provided. These techniques may include determining a contention window size for a first lbt procedure to access a first channel of a shared radio frequency spectrum band, which may then be applied as the contention window size for a second lbt procedure to access a second channel of the shared radio frequency spectrum band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366659

Phase tracking in training fields

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for phase tracking in wireless communications using frames with some portions that use relatively long symbol durations.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366638

Lte network assisted power saving for access points with multiple clients

A wireless network includes a base station to transmit and receive cellular signals and an access point to transmit and receive wi-fi signals. A system controller is coupled to the base station and the access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366637

Enabling channel reuse for selective bss

A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366627

Downlink timing detection in multi-receive chain device

A user equipment (ue) performs combined gap and gap-less measurement procedures. In one instance, the ue performs inter-radio access technology (irat) measurement of a neighbor frequency of a second radio access technology (rat) during a measurement gap allocated by a base station of a first rat in response to a trigger for inter-rat handover from the first rat to the second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366626

Method and apparatus for minimizing/avoiding conflicts between different radio access technologies serving user equipment

Minimizing conflicts between different radio access technologies (rats) is disclosed herein which include monitoring, by a user equipment (ue), a first use of a ue radio frequency (rf) resource by a first radio access technology (rat). The ue monitors a second use of the ue resource by a second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366622

Cell selection method for circuit-switched fallback calls

A method at a user equipment (ue) includes measuring a signal quality of each cell detected from a plurality of frequencies included in a connection release message from a radio access technology (rat) . The measuring may occur during a long-period sib collection for a previously determined target cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366621

Handling mobility events in a multi subscriber identity module multi standby mobile communication device

A method for managing reselection that includes: determining that a first subscription and a second subscription are in an idle state; determining whether a signal quality (squal) of a serving cell on the first subscription exceeds a threshold; and in response to determining that the signal quality (squal) of the serving cell on the first subscription does not exceed the threshold, reselecting to a neighbor cell on the first subscription and on the second subscription.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366619

Reduced handover failure for single radio voice call continuity

A user equipment (ue) reduces handover failure when the ue is prematurely handed over to a target cell during a single radio-voice call continuity (srvcc) procedure or when the target cell is unavailable. In one instance, the ue prevents handover of a packet-switched (ps) voice call from a serving cell of a ps radio access technology (rat) to the target cell of a circuit-switched (cs) rat after the ue sends a measurement report for the target cell but before receiving a handover command. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366615

Systems and methods for selective flow control

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and media are provided for selective application of flow control in a user equipment supporting a plurality of radio access technologies. A determination may be made as to whether a flow control condition is met. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366603

Silent redial during mobile-originated call

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques to speed up and improve silent redial success rates in wireless communications. A user equipment (ue) may determine how to attempt retrying a mobile originated (mo) call and procedures for selecting a subsequent system for attempting the call based, at least in part, on a restriction status of the call and a detected failure.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366578

Methods and apparatus for wireless discovery location and ranging within a neighborhood aware network

Methods and apparatus for wireless communication in a peer-to-peer network are described herein. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication apparatus is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366538

Systems and methods for disabling page scans

A method for wireless communication by a bluetooth device is described. The method includes determining a paired device configuration for bluetooth communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366530

Extracting decomposed representations of a sound field based on a second configuration mode

In general, techniques are described for obtaining spherical harmonic coefficients (shc). A device comprising a processor and a memory may be configured to perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366470

Tunneling hdmi data over wireless connections

Techniques are described for tunneling high definition multimedia interface (hdmi) data over a wireless connection from an hdmi-capable source device to a client device that is physically connected to an hdmi-capable sink device via an hdmi connector. The techniques enable wireless transmission of hdmi data without video compression by using an encapsulation scheme that maps hdmi audio and video channels into a transport stream format and maps hdmi side channels into an ip datagram for transmission over the wireless connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366439

Palette copy extension

Techniques are described for using pixel values of pixels in a neighboring block as part of palette mode coding. A video decoder may copy pixel values of a pixel in a last row or column of a neighboring block as predictor or reconstructed pixel values for a run of pixels as part of extended index copy run for palette mode coding. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366435

Sub-prediction unit motion vector prediction using spatial and/or temporal motion information

In one example, a device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store video data and a video decoder configured to determine that a motion prediction candidate for a current block of video data indicates that motion information is to be derived for sub-blocks of the current block, in response to the determination: partition the current block into the sub-blocks, for each of the sub-blocks, derive motion information using motion information for at least two neighboring blocks, and decode the sub-blocks using the respective derived motion information.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366416

Systems and methods of determining illumination compensation status for video coding

Techniques and systems are provided for coding video data. For example, a method of coding video data includes determining motion information for a current block and determining an illumination compensation status for the current block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366415

Systems and methods of determining illumination compensation parameters for video coding

Techniques and systems are provided for coding video data. For example, a method of coding video data includes determining one or more illumination compensation parameters for a current block and coding the current block as part of an encoded bitstream using the one or more illumination compensation parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366254

Methods and apparatus for communicating high efficiency control information

Methods, devices, and computer program products for traffic information signaling in a wireless communications network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication network is disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160366124

Configuration and authentication of wireless devices

An apparatus and method for registering and configuring a wireless device for use within a wireless local area network (wlan) are disclosed. In at least one exemplary embodiment, a registration authority may obtain a public key and connection attributes of the wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365984

Service provider certificate management

A method includes: establishing a telecommunication link between a device and a service provider system via a telecommunication network; receiving a device public key via the telecommunication network from the device at the service provider system, the device public key predating the establishment of the telecommunication link; verifying, at the service provider system, that the device stores a device private key in a secure storage area of the device, the device private key corresponding to the device public key, the device public key and the device private key being a cryptographic key pair; and authorizing, by the service provider system, sign-up of the device for service enrollment in response to verifying that the device stores the device private key in the secure storage area of the device.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365955

Orthogonal training field sequences

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for phase tracking in wireless communications using frames with some portions that use relatively long symbol durations.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365937

Self-positioning access points

A system, method and apparatus are provided which relate to calibrating a wireless access point so as to allow proper synchronization of mobile wireless devices connecting to the wireless access point. A closed-loop filter is used to more accurately synchronize times and to more accurately determine the location of the access point for purposes of determining the position of a mobile station.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365912

Channel state reporting during tune away in multi-subscriber identity module device

Decoding failure and throughput loss are reduced when a user equipment (ue) tunes away from a first radio access technology (rat) to a second radio access technology. In one instance, the ue determines when one or more receive chains will tune away from a first subscriber identity module (sim) to another sim. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365889

Antenna interface circuits with quadplexers

Techniques for supporting data transmission and reception on multiple bands for carrier aggregation are disclosed. In an exemplary design, an apparatus (e.g., a wireless device) includes first and second antenna interface circuits coupled to first and second antennas, respectively. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365879

Rf resource utilization of multi radio system through a core-resource rfic

A method for wireless communication is described. A primary radio frequency integrated circuit (rfic) supporting a plurality of radio frequency (rf) receive paths is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365856

Compact design of scan latch

A mos device includes a first latch configured with one latch feedback f and configured to receive a latch input i and a latch clock c. The first latch is configured to output q, where the output q is a function of cf, if, and ic, and the latch feedback f is a function of the output q. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365747

System and method for wireless power control communication using bluetooth low energy

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for connecting with a charging device via a wireless communications network. In one aspect, a wireless charger comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a power signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365505

De-integrated trench formation for advanced mram integration

A semiconductor device may include a magnetoresistive random-access memory (mram) trench having a first conductive barrier liner and a second conductive barrier liner. The mram trench may land on a hard mask of a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) within an mtj region of the semiconductor device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365196

Capacitor structure for power delivery applications

A passive discrete device may include a first asymmetric terminal and a second asymmetric terminal. The passive discrete device may further include first internal electrodes extended to electrically couple to a first side and a second side of the first asymmetric terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160365189

Divided ring for common-mode (cm) and differential-mode (dm) isolation

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus employing an isolation ring having a center strip of conductive material used to isolate magnetic fields generated by common-mode and differential-mode current flow through one or more inductors disposed in the ring. The apparatus generally includes an electrical component having an inductive element and a ring of electrically conductive material encircling the inductive element, wherein the ring has a strip of electrically conductive material disposed in the ring and connecting a first point on the ring to a second point on the ring.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364901

Rendering using ray tracing to generate a visibility stream

A method and apparatus for ray tracing may include a method, manufacture and apparatus for ray tracing that may include dividing a render target into a plurality of bins. Next, a visibility pass is performed using ray tracing to generate a visibility stream such that the visibility stream indicates, for each bin of the plurality of bins, which primitives are visible in the bin. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364632

Probabilistic color classification

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for assigning a color class of a defined finite set of colors to at least one sub-region within a test image are presented. A plurality of sub-regions are identified within a test image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364583

Physically unclonable function assisted memory encryption device techniques

Techniques for encrypting the data in the memory of a computing device are provided. An example method for protecting data in a memory according to the disclosure includes encrypting data associated with a store request using a memory encryption device of the processor to produce encrypted data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364582

Techniques for integrated circuit data path confidentiality and extensions thereof

Techniques for protecting data in a processor are provided. An example method according to these techniques includes performing one or more operations on encrypted data using one or more functional units of a data path of the processor to generate an encrypted result. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364573

Techniques for data monitoring to mitigate transitive problem in object-oriented contexts

Techniques for mitigating the transitive data problem using a secure asset manager are provided. These techniques include generating a secure asset manager compliant application by tagging source code for the application with a data tag to indicate that a data element associated with the source code is a sensitive data element, accessing a policy file comprising transitive rules associated with the sensitive data element, and generating one or more object files for the application from the source code. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364397

System and methods for locally customizing media content for rendering

Systems, methods and devices process received media content to generate personalized media presentations on an end point device. Received media content may be buffered in a moving window buffer, and processed to create tokens by parsing a next content element, and, for each content element, identifying a speaker or actor, creating a text representation, and measuring perceptual properties such as pitch, timbre, volume, timing, and frame rate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364363

Dynamic interface management for interference mitigation

Dynamic interface management for interference mitigation is disclosed. In one aspect, an integrated circuit (ic) is provided that employs a control system configured to mitigate interference caused by an aggressor communications bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364359

Dynamic interface management for interference mitigation

Dynamic interface management for interference mitigation is disclosed. In one aspect, an integrated circuit (ic) is provided that employs a control system configured to mitigate electromagnetic interference (emi) caused by an aggressor communications bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364353

I3c high data rate (hdr) always-on image sensor 8-bit operation indicator and buffer over threshold indicator

A method for enabling 8-bit data word access over a protocol limited to 16-bit data word access is provided. Data may be encapsulated within the lowest 19 bits of a 20-bit number. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364305

Test for 50 nanosecond spike filter

System, methods and apparatus are described that offer improved performance of an inter-integrated circuit (i2c) bus. A method of testing a spike filter in a legacy i2c device includes generating a command to be transmitted on a serial bus in accordance with an i2c protocol, where the command includes an address corresponding to the legacy slave device, merging the command with a sequence of pulses to obtain a test signal, transmitting the test signal on the serial bus, and determining the efficacy of a spike filter in the first slave device based on whether the legacy slave device acknowledges the test signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364216

Generating object code from intermediate code that includes hierarchical sub-routine information

Examples are described for a device to receive intermediate code that was generated from compiling source code of an application. The intermediate code includes information generated from the compiling that identifies a hierarchical structure of lower level sub-routines in higher level sub-routines, and the lower level sub-routines are defined in the source code of the application to execute more frequently than the higher level sub-routines that identify the lower level sub-routines. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160364147

Execution hardware for load and store operation alignment

An apparatus includes an execution unit configured to modify register aligned data having a first portion of a vector of data and a second portion of the vector of data to generate modified data. The vector of data is stored in a register file prior to modification. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363761

Electromechanical systems device with hinges for reducing tilt instability

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for reducing tilt instability in an electromechanical systems (ems) device, where the ems device includes a plurality of hinges supporting a movable mirror over a stationary electrode and having identical hinge lengths. The ems device can include a plurality of first anchor points providing connection at the substrate and a plurality of second anchor points providing connection at the movable mirror. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160363623

Method and apparatus for integrated circuit monitoring and prevention of electromigration failure

An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a circuit, a conductor interconnecting a portion of the circuit, and a processor configured to determine a temperature of the conductor and adjust at least one parameter related to the conductor in response to the determined temperature rising above a threshold. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/15/16 / #20160361023

Techniques for determining physiological properties of a user using vascular-related signals qualified by activity state

Techniques for determining one or more physiological properties of a user of a device is disclosed. The techniques include, in part, obtaining one or more vascular-related signals and a first set of data corresponding to one or more inertial sensors. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360606

Techniques for implementing a synthetic jet to cool a device

Methods and apparatus for implementing a synthetic jet to cool a device are provided. Examples of the techniques keep a device case cool enough to be hand-held, while allowing a higher temperature of a circuit component located in the case, to maximize circuit performance. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360559

Coexistence among wireless devices using peer-to-peer signaling

Systems and methods are disclosed for improving coexistence among wireless devices. A method may include detecting interference on a first radio access technology (rat) channel, initiating a discovery protocol to identify a proximate wireless device in response to the detecting, establishing a wireless communication connection with the proximate wireless device, requesting radio configuration information and radio change capability information from the proximate wireless device, receiving the radio configuration information and the radio change capability information, and attempting to mitigate interference based on the radio configuration information and the radio change capability information received from the proximate wireless device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360550

Low latency under time division duplex and flexible frequency division duplex

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may operate in a system that supports operation with transmission time intervals (ttis) of different durations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360545

Enabling support for transparent relays in wireless communication

Providing for improved implementation of supplemental wireless nodes in a wireless base station deployment is described herein. By way of example, a donor base station is configured to send a schedule of data transmission to and from a set of ues served by the base station, and further can provide the schedule and identifiers for the set of ues to one or more wireless nodes serving the base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360543

Robust systematic multi-user (mu) grouping and scheduling

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a robust and systematic multi-user (mu) grouping and scheduling scheme. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360542

Efficient optimal group id management scheme for mu-mimo systems

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to efficient optimal group identification (gid) management for multiple user (mu) multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) communications. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360502

Method and apparatus for supporting positioning for terminals in a wireless network

Techniques for supporting positioning for terminals in a wireless network are described. In an aspect, positioning may be supported by a location server that can reside in different entities. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360493

Method and apparatus for calibrating transmit power of a femto node

Methods and apparatuses are provided that include calibrating transmit power of a femto node based on measuring one or more parameters related to usage of the femto node. The femto node can temporarily increase transmit power and analyze received measurement reports to determine a transmit power calibration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360478

Communicating with an enhanced new carrier type

A method of wireless communication for an enhanced new carrier type cell includes transmitting downlink common signals and channels at a low duty cycle while in a dormant state. The method also includes transmitting downlink common signals and channels at a high duty cycle while in an active state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360472

Method and apparatus for wlan initial link setup

A method includes, prior to authenticating a mobile device, receiving by an access point a first message from the mobile device, determining that the mobile device is to be authenticated prior to responding to the first message, and sending to an authentication server a second message that includes an authentication request and the first message. The method also includes receiving from the authentication server a third message that includes a response to the authentication request and that further includes the first message.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360457

Fast return based on frequencies ranked according to suspended application and frequency characteristics

A user equipment (ue) periodically suspends communications on a first radio access technology (rat) to redirect another communication or initiate the other communication on a second rat. In one instance, the ue suspends an application running on the first rat before switching to the second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360455

Signal quality based synchronization channel decoding

In a method and system for wireless communication, a user equipment (ue) determines a signal quality of a serving cell of the first rat and a signal quality of neighbor cells of the first rat are all below a first threshold. The ue selects a first target cell of the second rat for a synchronization channel decoding procedure when the signal qualities are all below the first threshold. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360450

Modifying periodic uplink transmissions to mitigate loss of information transmitted during tune away period

A method of wireless communication includes determining when a tune away from a serving rat to a non-serving rat occurs. The method also includes determining whether to suspend one or more periodic uplink transmission before the tune away based on a serving cell signal quality, a specified quality of service, and/or timing of an uplink transmission in relation to the tune away.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360420

Performance enhancements for frequency reuse and time division multiplexing in a licensed assisted access system

Techniques and apparatuses for wireless communication are described herein. According to some possible aspects, a base station may determine a random number to be used in association with performing a clear channel assessment (cca) in a licensed assisted access (laa) network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360407

Distributed configurator entity

A system and method for distributed storage and/or management of network credentials in a wireless network. A first device of the wireless network receives a set of network credentials from a first configurator. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360404

Flexible configuration and authentication of wireless devices

An apparatus and method for configuring a wireless station for use within a wireless local area network are disclosed. In at least one exemplary embodiment, a pairwise master key is generated by the wireless station and an access point within the wireless local area network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360397

Color coding for data confirmation signals

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus is a first wireless device that may be configured to receive a data confirmation message from a second wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360370

Support of otdoa positioning using ambiguous cells

Techniques are discussed for supporting positioning with ambiguous wireless cells. An ambiguous cell may employ a distributed antenna system (das), one or more remote radio heads (rrhs), repeaters or relays, or may broadcast the same positioning reference signal (prs) as another nearby cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360362

Hybrid positioning techniques based on rtt and toa/tdoa

Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for hybrid rtt and toa positioning, such as for use in or with a mobile communication device, for example.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360288

Broadcast content redistribution and ad insertion

Systems and methods for handling and outputting broadcast content and secondary content based on metadata embedded in the broadcast content are provided. Embodiments may include receiving broadcast content, wherein the received broadcast content includes metadata embedded into the broadcast content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360235

Derivation of color gamut scalability parameters and tables in scalable video coding

Techniques are described for identifying and reducing the incidence of artifacts in video using color gamut scalability (cgs) parameters and tables in scalable video coding (svc). Derivation of cgs mapping tables are performed for each partition of pixel values in a color space. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360215

Content-adaptive application of fixed transfer function to high dynamic range (hdr) and/or wide color gamut (wcg) video data

This disclosure relates to processing video data, including processing video data to conform to a high dynamic range (hdr)/wide color gamut (wcg) color container. The techniques apply, on an encoding side, pre-processing of color values prior to application of a static transfer function and/or apply post-processing on the output from the application of the static transfer function. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360214

Adaptive constant-luminance approach for high dynamic range and wide color gamut video coding

A device may determine, based on data in a bitstream, a luma sample (y) of a pixel, a cb sample of the pixel, and the cr sample of the pixel. Furthermore, the device may obtain, from the bitstream, a first scaling factor and a second scaling factor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360213

Processing high dynamic range and wide color gamut video data for video coding

In general, techniques are described for processing high dynamic range (hdr) and wide color gamut (wcg) video data for video coding. A device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360176

Dynamic frame skip for auto white balance

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for dynamically configuring frame skip for awb calculations. For example, if rgb gains are deemed to be stable across a number of frames, the frame skip value used for awb calculations can be increased. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160360104

Systems and methods for producing a combined view from fisheye cameras

An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a processor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359950

Systems and methods for improved trivial file transfer protocol

In some embodiments a device for data transfer is provided. A device for data transfer is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359638

Reducing current transients in energy efficient ehternet devices

An ethernet device is disclosed that may reduce transient currents and/or power consumption while entering and exiting a low power mode by selectively powering-on and/or powering-off a number of transceiver components at different times (e.g., in a staggered manner). The transient currents and/or power consumption may be further reduced by assigning different quiet period durations to different transceiver chains, for example, to minimize the number of transceiver components that enter and/or exit the low power mode at the same time.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359612

Frequency aided clock recovery based on low speed information exchange mechanism

A method and apparatus of clock recovery is disclosed. A communications device matches the frequency of a local clock signal with the frequency of a transmit clock signal of a transmitting device based on a first set of signals received from the transmitting device during a low-speed information exchange. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359572

Enabling hidden node protection procedure

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a first device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359487

Voltage level shifters employing preconditioning circuits, and related systems and methods

Voltage level shifters employing preconditioning circuits are disclosed. Related systems and methods are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359467

Dynamic adjustment of power for wireless power transfer

An apparatus for wireless power transfer may include a resonator circuit configured to couple to an externally generated magnetic field to produce an ac current. A rectifier circuit may be configured to produce a dc signal from the ac current. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359461

Front end module located adjacent to antenna in apparatus configured for wireless communication

Various aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus may include an integrated circuit, an antenna, and a module located adjacent to the antenna. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359337

Dynamic adjustment of power for wireless power transmission

An apparatus is disclosed for wireless power transmission. The apparatus may include a resonator circuit configured to generate a magnetic field to couple to a power receiving unit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359216

Integrated directional coupler within an rf matching network

A directional coupler utilizes an inductive element of a power amplifier and a coupled conductive element. The inductive element of the power amplifier is a functioning element within the power amplifier and at least part of the inductive element of the power amplifier is disposed in a multi-layer substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160359002

Semiconductor-on-insulator with back side heat disspation

Embodiments of the present invention provide for the enhancement of transistors in a semiconductor structure using a strain layer. The structure comprises a patterned layer consisting of an excavated region and a pattern region, a strain layer located in the excavated region and on the pattern region, an active layer located above the strain layer, a field effect transistor formed in the active layer, and a handle layer located above the active layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358910

Double-sided vertical semiconductor device with thinned substrate

A vertical semiconductor device is formed in a semiconductor layer having a first surface, a second surface and background doping. A first doped region, doped to a conductivity type opposite that of the background, is formed at the second surface of the semiconductor layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358899

Interposer for a package-on-package structure

A package-on-package (pop) structure includes a first die, a second die, and a memory device electrically coupled to the first die and the second die by an interposer between the first die and the second die. The interposer includes copper-filled vias formed within a mold.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358709

Varying thickness inductor

A method includes forming a first conductive spiral and a second conductive spiral of a spiral inductor coupled to a substrate. The second conductive spiral overlays the first conductive spiral. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358649

System and method for mram having controlled averagable and isolatable voltage reference

A memory has a plurality of non-volatile resistive (nvr) memory arrays, each with an associated reference voltage generating circuit coupled by a reference circuit coupling link to a reference line, the reference coupled to a sense amplifier for that nvr memory array. Reference line coupling links couple the reference lines of different nvr memory arrays. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358459

Intuitive way to point, access and control appliances & other objects in building interiors

A user equipment (ue) device pointed at an appliance to be controlled, or at an object that is to be accessed or about which information needs to retrieved, determines its position and orientation within an environment with respect to a fixed frame of reference. The appliance to be controlled is identified based on a determined position and orientation of the ue device and a known position of the appliance. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160358219

System and method for providing advertisement data or other content

A method includes providing advertisement data to a mobile device, receiving an input associated with the mobile device based on the advertisement data, and providing a credit based on the input. The input may be based on at least one of a location of the mobile device, a messaging communication initiated using the mobile device, an entry in an information management application, and a transaction executed using the mobile device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357653

Systems and methods for pre-warning a monitoring tool for a communication bus

Systems and methods for pre-warning a monitoring tool for a communication bus are disclosed. In exemplary aspects, a monitoring tool is coupled to a communication bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357558

System, apparatus, and method for temporary load instruction

A transient load instruction for a processor may include a transient or temporary load instruction that is executed in parallel with a plurality of input operands. The temporary load instruction loads a memory value into a temporary location for use within the instruction packet. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160357504

Power reduction through clock management

Power reduction through clock management techniques are disclosed. In one aspect, the clock management is applied to a clock signal on a soundwire™ communication bus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356978

Methods and devices for thin camera focusing alignment

Methods and devices are disclosed for aligning a lens assembly and a sensor assembly of an optical system during assembly of the optical system. For example, one method includes positioning the sensor assembly, having at least an image sensor, at the focal plane of the lens assembly and directing light through an alignment optic and lens assembly onto the image sensor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/08/16 / #20160356634

Sampling delay indications in mems sensors

Systems, devices, methods, and computer-program products for reducing sensor reading time error and estimating the time of an event sensed by a sensor are presented. According to implementations, a sensor indicates to a system with which it interacts, the time when an event occurred. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353516

Idle mode operations in multi-subscriber identity module (sim) mobile communication devices

Various embodiments include methods implemented on a mobile communication device for sharing network information among subscriptions when both a first subscription and a second subscription are in an idle mode. The methods may include determining whether the first subscription and the second subscription share a network operator and are camped on a same base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353506

Multi-radio gateway with wide area network tunneling

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A device with multiple radios may establish a wireless local area network (wlan) connection with a multi-radio gateway (i.e., a multiphy gateway) and a wide area network (wan) connection with a base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353497

Method for tethering a communications device

A method for tethering a communications device which is capable of providing access to a data network to a second device which requires access to the data network, includes configuring a wlan subsystem of the communications device to act as a wireless station. The method further includes configuring a router subsystem of the communications device to route data received by the wlan subsystem from the second device and intended for the data network to a cellular modem subsystem of the communications device, and to route data from the data network received by the cellular modem subsystem and intended for the second device to the wlan subsystem.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353485

Managing medium access for wireless devices

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for managing access to a wireless medium. In one example, a first wireless device contends for access to the wireless medium using a random channel access mechanism, and then obtain a medium resource unit (mru) for a master transmit opportunity (txop) duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353484

Efficient random scheduled channel access

Systems and methods are disclosed that may allow a wireless device to arrange a scheduled access interval (sai). For example, a method for arranging an sai may include reserving a wireless medium for scheduled access during a first interval, determining a guard time, within the first interval, wherein no scheduled transmissions are to occur, and performing one or more unscheduled transmissions via the wireless medium during the guard time.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353482

Reservation coordination in a shared communication medium

Techniques for reservation coordination and related operations in shared spectrum are disclosed. Communication over a communication medium may be performed in accordance with a first radio access technology (rat) and in accordance with a communication pattern of active periods and inactive periods of communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353474

Techniques for handling feedback for downlink transmissions in a shared radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method may include classifying feedback received for a first downlink transmission over a shared radio frequency spectrum band; identifying an interference parameter for a subsequent downlink transmission; and scheduling the subsequent downlink transmission based at least in part on feedback classified in a feedback category associated with the identified interference parameter for the subsequent downlink transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353452

Non-orthogonal multiple access between a unicast signal and a single-cell point-to-multipoint signal

The present disclosure provides noma between a unicast pdsch signal and a sc-ptm signal. The apparatus receives, at a first ue, a combined signal including a first data transmission and a second data transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353430

Cyclic redundancy check for uplink control information on control and data channels

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. One method includes identifying uplink control information (uci) for a component carrier (cc) of a carrier aggregation (ca) configuration which may include a primary cell (pcell) and, in some aspects, a physical uplink control channel (pucch) enabled secondary cell (scell); determining to include cyclic redundancy check (crc) information for the uci based at least in part on a uci characteristic or an uplink control channel format; and transmitting an uplink channel comprising the uci and the crc information.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353428

Techniques to manage reverse channel audio sessions

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for reverse channel audio (rca) session establishment and management. A sink device may identify a unidirectional communication channel with a source device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353382

Low energy wireless network applications

A method for managing power in a wireless network includes generating beacon information at an access point of a wireless network. The access point is configured to communicate downlink data to a station of the wireless network according to a first protocol. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353357

Methods and systems for multiplexed communication in dense wireless environments

Systems, methods, and devices for multiple users sharing common wireless resources are disclosed. A method includes receiving a frame from one or more wireless devices on one or more channels selected from a set of wireless channels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353356

Application-specific congestion control for data communication (acdc) in connected mode

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to congestion control in a user equipment in connected mode including upon receipt of a trigger, using a register to determine if a data packet transmission has been initiated by an application associated with the ue, wherein the ue is in a connected mode; retrieving an application-specific congestion control for data communication (acdc) category mapped to the application associated with the ue, wherein a mapping between the acdc category and the application is performed a priori to a transition to the connected mode; retrieving at least one access control parameter based on the acdc category; and determining if the application is allowed to perform the data packet transmission based on the at least one access control parameter.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353340

Inter-rat (radio access technology) and intra-rat measurement reporting

A measurement report may trigger a handover based on relative signal strengths of a serving cell and an intra/inter-rat (radio access technology) neighbor cell. This may result in a ue being handed over to a weak cell and cause a voice call to drop. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353329

Dynamic cca for increasing system throughput of a wlan network

The present invention relates generally to wireless networking, and more particularly to methods and apparatuses for providing increased system throughput of next generation wlan devices without impacting the throughput of legacy devices. According to certain aspects of the invention, some embodiments allow a controller to set the energy level for an sta to use to determine whether the medium is busy or not. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353311

Capture of pss and sss with wireless local area network receive chain

An apparatus for capturing a signal of interest, e.g., pss and/or sss, captures data transmitted by a first rat by obtaining access to a receive chain for a second rat during a measurement gap for the first rat. The signal of interest transmitted by the first rat is captured during the measurement gap using the receive chain for the second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353306

Measuring distance in wireless devices

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for efficient ranging. According to certain aspects, techniques are provided to signal the use of different resolutions of time units for parameters to be used in a ranging procedure, such as a fine timing measurement (ftm) procedure.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353283

Protecting data stored on a mobile communication device utilizing a personal identification number code of a universal integrated circuit card

A method for protecting data on a mobile communication device, comprising: reading existing security data from a universal integrated circuit card (uicc) during a current (second) power cycle; and utilizing the existing security data to decrypt data stored to a mobile communication device during a previous (first) power cycle.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353253

Traffic advertisement in a network

A device for communication includes a processor, a transmitter, and a receiver. The processor is configured to generate a traffic advertisement indicating availability of data to be sent to a plurality of devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353117

Slice level intra block copy and other video coding improvements

A device for decoding video data includes a memory configured to store the video data and one or more processors configured to receive a slice of the video data, parse an intra block copy (ibc) syntax element to determine that an ibc mode is enabled for the slice, parse a slice type syntax element associated with the slice to determine the slice is an i slice, and decode the slice as an i slice by decoding all blocks of the slice using intra prediction coding modes.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353113

Coding data using an enhanced context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) design

A video coding device includes processor(s) configured to determine, for each of a plurality of bins of a value for a syntax element of a current transform coefficient, contexts using respective corresponding bins of values for the syntax element of previously coded transform coefficients. The processor(s) are configured to determine a context for an ith bin of the value for the syntax element of the current transform coefficient using a corresponding ith bin of a value for the syntax element of a previously coded transform coefficient. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353112

Coding data using an enhanced context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) design

A video coding device includes a memory configured to store video data and processor(s) configured to process at least a portion of the stored video data. The processor(s) are configured to identify a coefficient group (cg) that includes a current transform coefficient of the video data, the cg representing a subset of transform coefficients within a transform unit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353111

Coding data using an enhanced context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) design

Context adaptive binary arithmetic coding (cabac) techniques are generally described. Aspects of the techniques are generally directed to inheritance-based context initialization. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353110

Advanced arithmetic coder

An example method of entropy coding video data includes determining a window size of a plurality of window sizes for a context of a plurality of contexts used in a context-adaptive coding process to entropy code a value for a syntax element of the video data; entropy coding, based on a probability state of the context, a bin of the value for the syntax element; updating a probability state of the context based on the window size and the coded bin. The example method also includes entropy coding a next bin with the same context based on the updated probability state of the context.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353108

Advanced arithmetic coder

An example method of entropy coding video data includes obtaining a pre-defined initialization value for a context of a plurality of contexts used in a context-adaptive entropy coding process to entropy code a value for a syntax element in a slice of the video data, wherein the pre-defined initialization value is stored with n-bit precision; determining, using a look-up table and based on the pre-defined initialization value, an initial probability state of the context for the slice of the video data, wherein a number of possible probability states for the context is greater than two raised to the power of n; and entropy coding, based on the initial probability state of the context, a bin of the value for the syntax element.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160353008

Auto-focus in low-profile folded optics multi-camera system

Embodiments of imaging systems and methods of autofocusing are disclosed, for example, using a folded optics configuration. One system includes at least one camera configured to capture a target image scene, including an image sensor comprising an array of sensor elements, a primary light folding surface configured to direct a portion of received light in a first direction, and an optical element having a secondary light folding surface directing light in a second direction. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352863

Neighbor aware network data link profiles

A method for selecting a data link schedule includes selecting, at a provider device, a neighbor aware network (nan) data link profile for a service. The nan data link profile corresponds to a set of nan data link schedules that satisfy transmission parameters of the service. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352842

Proxy advertisements in a neighbor aware network

A method for sending one or more service discovery messages includes detecting, at a proxy device of a network, a client device having access to the network. The method also includes sending a service discovery message from the proxy device to one or more other devices in the network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352782

Proxy advertisements in a neighbor aware network

A method for registering a service for proxy advertisement includes selecting, at a client device, a proxy device to proxy advertise the service of the client device to one or more other devices in a network. The method also includes sending registration data from the client device to the proxy device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352641

Selectively transferring high-priority non-audio data over a quality of service channel

In an embodiment, a transmitting ue is engaged with a target ue in a communication session supported at least in part via a qos channel on which audio traffic is primarily carried and a non-qos channel on which non-audio traffic is carried. The transmitting ue obtains audio data and non-audio data for transmission to the target ue during the communication session, and identifies a subset of higher-priority non-audio data within the obtained non-audio data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352605

Systems and methods for distance bounding to an authenticated device

A method for determining a distance upper bound by a verifier device is described. The method includes authenticating a target device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352546

Hybrid waveform design combining ofdm and cyclic prefix based single carrier for millimeter-wave wireless communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for generating a hybrid waveform for data transmission between a transmitting device and a receiving device. The transmitting device may employ an ofdm processing technique to periodically transmit known first pilot symbols mapped from a signal constellation where each signal has equal energy during a first time period and a cyclic prefix based single-carrier (cp-sc) processing technique to transmit data packets and second known pilot symbols during a second time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352482

Channel state information reference signals in contention-based spectrum

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described, which may be employed for wireless communication in contention-based (e.g., unlicensed or shared) spectrum. An aperiodic channel state information (csi) reference signals (rs) may be used for channel quality indicator (cqi) measurements, for example. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352481

Pilot reconfiguration and retransmission in wireless networks

Adaptive signaling (e.g., pilot signaling, control signaling, or data signaling) is disclosed in which resources allocated to one or more symbols are allowed to vary to more closely match channel conditions and data latency requirements. In one embodiment, a method includes determining that low-latency data is available to transmit during a first transmission time interval (tti) and informing a mobile station that the low-latency data will be transmitted during one slot reserved for a symbol in the first tti. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352405

Link budget enhancements for single receiver devices

Aspects of the present disclosure provide apparatus and techniques that may be applied in systems that may help enable efficient communication between a base station (bs) and certain devices, such as wearable devices and/or machine type communication (mtc) user equipments (ues), having a single receiver (rx) for long term evolution (lte). An exemplary method, performed by a bs, generally includes receiving, from a ue, an indication of a category of the ue, wherein the category of the ue indicates at least one of: a maximum throughput supported by the ue or a number of layers supported by the ue; assuming a number of receivers at the ue based on the category of the ue; determining one or more transmit parameters based on the number of receivers of the ue; and communicating with the ue according to the one or more transmit parameters.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352388

Dc power line synchronization for automotive sensors

A network such as an in-vehicle powerline communication (plc) network may allow plc nodes to communicate over existing powerlines. Provided in the present disclosure are exemplary techniques for synchronizing network nodes (e.g., plc nodes) with a network clock for the network so that data generated at each node may share a common time reference. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352379

Background process scheduling method and apparatus for optimizing specific absorption rate

Embodiments described herein provide a method for scheduling background processes. The method begins when a task scheduler requests a sar severity level from the application processor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352151

Wireless power transfer using direct field penetration through a metal object

An apparatus for wireless power reception in an electronic device may include a casing configured to house electronic components of the electronic device. The casing may include a non-conductive support substrate and a metal layer disposed on the support substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352149

Wireless power receive coil for metal backed device

An apparatus for wirelessly coupling power via a first magnetic field may include an electrically conductive casing portion configured to generate a second magnetic field in response to eddy currents induced in the electrically conductive casing portion by the first magnetic field. The electrically conductive casing portion may include a non-conductive area and a first slot. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160352147

Wireless power transfer using a field altering circuit

A wireless power transmitter includes a power transmit coil configured to generate a magnetic field for wirelessly coupling charging power to one or more receiver devices, the magnetic field having a magnetic field distribution over an area defining a charging region, a circuit configured to alter the magnetic field generated by the power transmit coil to alter the magnetic field distribution, and a controller operably coupled to the circuit, the controller configured to control the circuit to alter the magnetic field distribution responsive to a detected characteristic of the one or more receiver devices.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351996

Antenna structures for wireless communications

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication using the mmw spectrum. In particular, an antenna structure may be designed to integrate with an external housing of a wireless communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351677

Method and apparatus for selectively forming nitride caps on metal gate

A sacrificial cap is grown on an upper surface of a conductor. A dielectric spacer is against a side of the conductor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351553

Complete system-on-chip (soc) using monolithic three dimensional (3d) integrated circuit (ic) (3dic) technology

Embodiments disclosed in the detailed description include a complete system-on-chip (soc) solution using monolithic three dimensional (3d) integrated circuit (ic) (3dic) integration technology. The present disclosure includes example of the ability to customize layers within a monolithic 3dic and the accompanying short interconnections possible between tiers through monolithic intertier vias (miv) to create a system on a chip. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160351250

Aging sensor for a static random access memory (sram)

A mos device includes first, second, third, and fourth interconnects. The first interconnect extends on a first track in a first direction. A static random access memory (sram) includes a first bitcell and a second bitcell. The first bitcell includes an aging transistor and the second bitcell includes a non-aging transistor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350892

Stereoscopic view processing

Techniques are described for stereoscopic view generation. A graphics processing unit (gpu) may combine attribute information for two or more corresponding vertices of corresponding primitives in different views. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350657

Cross-module behavioral validation

Systems, methods, and devices of the various aspects enable method of cross-module behavioral validation. A plurality of observer modules of a system may observe behavior or behaviors of a observed module of the system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350573

Multi-spectral ultrasonic imaging

Systems and methods for multi-spectral ultrasonic imaging are disclosed. In one embodiment, a finger is scanned at a plurality of ultrasonic scan frequencies. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350234

Multi-threaded translation and transaction re-ordering for memory management units

Systems and methods relate to performing address translations in a multithreaded memory management unit (mmu). Two or more address translation requests can be received by the multithreaded mmu and processed in parallel to retrieve address translations to addresses of a system memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350225

Speculative pre-fetch of translations for a memory management unit (mmu)

Systems and methods for pre-fetching address translations in a memory management unit (mmu) are disclosed. The mmu detects a triggering condition related to one or more translation caches associated with the mmu, the triggering condition associated with a trigger address, generates a sequence descriptor describing a sequence of address translations to pre-fetch into the one or more translation caches, the sequence of address translations comprising a plurality of address translations corresponding to a plurality of address ranges adjacent to an address range containing the trigger address, and issues an address translation request to the one or more translation caches for each of the plurality of address translations, wherein the one or more translation caches pre-fetch at least one address translation of the plurality of address translations into the one or more translation caches when the at least one address translation is not present in the one or more translation caches.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350222

Providing memory management unit (mmu) partitioned translation caches, and related apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media

Providing memory management unit (mmu) partitioned translation caches, and related apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media. In this regard, in one aspect, an apparatus comprising an mmu is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350152

Bandwidth/resource management for multithreaded processors

Systems and methods relate to managing shared resources in a multithreaded processor comprising two or more processing threads. Danger levels for the two or more threads are determined, wherein the danger level of a thread is based on a potential failure of the thread to meet a deadline due to unavailability of a shared resource. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350116

Mitigating wrong-path effects in branch prediction

Systems and methods for mitigating influence of wrong-path branch instructions in branch prediction include a branch prediction write queue. A first entry of the branch prediction write queue is associated with a first branch instruction based on an order in which the first branch instruction is fetched. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350061

Remote rendering from a source device to a sink device

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. An apparatus may be configured to generate canvas rendering instructions associated with at least one application on the apparatus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160350056

Low latency screen mirroring

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to graphics domain transmission methods that utilize an adaptive compression pipeline to achieve low latency screen mirroring between a source device and a sink device. A source device captures a plurality of graphics domain frames, each of the graphics domain frames including one or more graphics command tokens. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349990

Electronic device with reconfigurable keypad

An electronic device with a primary display having a first power consumption and a keypad display separate from the primary display, and having a second power consumption less than the first power consumption is presented. The keypad display is coupled to a touch sensor and displays a standard keypad interface when the electronic device is powered on. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349864

Digital ultrasonic emitting base station

An acoustic tracking system is provided that includes receivers that detect first acoustic signals from a first set of transmitters disposed on a digital pen and second acoustic signals from a second set of transmitters disposed on a base station. The acoustic tracking system also includes a processing component that defines a two-dimensional plane on which the base station lies and determines a three-dimensional position of the digital pen relative to the base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349498

System and method to achieve a desired white point in display devices by combining a tinted native white color with a complementary primary color

This disclosure provides display devices including at least one display element having a tinted native white color. The disclosure provides method of achieving the neutral white color by combining the tinted native white color produced by the at least one display element with a primary color that is complementary to the tint of the native white color using spatial and/or temporal dithering.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349497

System and method to achieve a desired white point in display devices by combining complementary tinted native white colors

This disclosure provides a display device that can achieve a neutral white color by combining a first tinted native white color produced by a first display element of the display device or a portion thereof with a second tinted native white color produced by a second display element of the display device or a portion of the first display element. The tint of the first tinted native white color and the second tinted native white color can be complementary to each other. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349347

Systems and methods for determining an upper bound on the distance between devices

A method for determining a distance upper bound by a verifier device is described. The method includes measuring a first round-trip time to receive a first response from a target device corresponding to a first message sent to the target device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

12/01/16 / #20160349320

Remote bus wrapper for testing remote cores using automatic test pattern generation and other techniques

A wrapper for automatic test pattern generation uses the functional bus when testing cores on an integrated circuit device. The functional bus is between the bus wrapper and the cores. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345360

Clear channel assessment procedure at master and slave devices

In order to provide a generic access rule, the present disclosure proposes a new potential set of adaptivity rules for lbe based on lbt. The generic access rule of the present disclosure provides lte-u and wi-fi coexistence and dl/ul coexistence in both lte-u and wi-fi. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345345

Methods and apparatus for signal timing detection, sharing, and interference avoidance

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a methods and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method of facilitating coexistence of wireless local area network (wlan) devices and long term evolution unlicensed (lte-u) devices in a communication network comprising a wireless device capable of both wlan and lte-u communication includes detecting one or more lte-u networks and associated communication characteristics. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345343

Smart grouping for multi-user multiple-input/multiple-output stations

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. More particularly, an access point (ap) identifies a plurality of multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (mu-mimo) groups associated with a wireless station (sta). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345334

Prioritization for wlan access for lte managing wlan connectivity

Aspects relate to a priority mechanism for prioritizing network identifiers, for example ssids. As described herein, a ue may obtain one or more network identifier sets, each of the one or more network identifier sets having one or more network identifiers for a first rat and a priority level, determine one or more of the network identifier sets that are under control of a second rat, and after the determining, manage connections to the first rat based, at least in part, on the priority level of the network identifier sets.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345332

Time domain duplexing configuraton for eimta

The present disclosure relates generally to wireless communication, and more particularly, to methods and apparatus for dynamic time domain duplexing (tdd) subframe configurations.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345326

Techniques for adjusting clear channel assessment (cca) window for transmissions in a shared radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques and devices are described for wireless communication. A base station may determine a parameter associated with a transmission such as hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) feedback, a signal-to-noise ratio, or a determination regarding whether the transmission was successfully decoded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345323

Dynamic frequency selection procedures in wireless modems

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a system, method, and apparatus for implementing an intelligent dynamic frequency selection (dfs) procedure that avoids unnecessary scanning of an unlicensed or shared spectrum, and hence offers efficient power utilization for user equipments (ues). In one aspect, one or more ues may periodically identify at least one of a current operating frequency, a mode of operation, and the public land mobile network (plmn) associated with the ue to determine whether the ue is operating in a dfs channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345311

Techniques for scheduling data communications with shortened time duration

Various aspects described herein relate to receiving data at a user equipment (ue) in wireless communications. The ue monitors a control channel associated with first data resources of a first transmission time interval (tti). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345296

Broadcast and system information for machine type communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for facilitating machine type communication in a wireless communications system. Link budget-limited mtc devices, may be supported. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345291

Methods for improved single radio long term evolution (srlte) mobile termination (mt) call success rate for mobile switching center (msc)-sub paging scenarios

Various embodiments provide methods, devices, and non-transitory processor-readable storage media for mitigating the risk of delayed connection or call failure during base station handover by preventing single radio long term evolution (srlte) communication devices from dropping mobile termination (mt) paging messages due to paging channel mismatches (e.g., mismatches between the walsh codes used for different paging channels).. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345271

Method and apparatus for power control of first data transmission in random access procedure of fdma communication system

Transmit power is controlled for a first uplink data transmission on physical uplink shared channel (pusch) during random access channel (rach) procedure. Power control adjustment for the first pusch transmission is performed relative to the power spectral density used for successful prach transmission as adjusted for bandwidth difference, etc. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345270

Techniques for managing sifs-bursting in wlan system

Methods and apparatuses for providing closed-loop power control during a short inter-frame space (sifs) burst are described herein. A method includes receiving feedback associated with transmit power used to transmit a first data packet in a sifs burst. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345258

Detection and resolution of a reduced version basic service set identifier collision

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A wireless node may detect and resolve collisions in reduced version of basic service set identifiers (bssids). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345249

Techniques for coexistence between enhanced component carrier communications and non-enhanced component carrier communications

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method for wireless communication at a base station includes contending for access to a shared channel of a shared radio frequency spectrum band, and multiplexing first component carrier (cc) communication windows and second cc communication windows in the shared channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345234

Fast return failure handling in a wireless network

A user equipment (ue) may reduce potential delay when attempting to return to a first radio access technology (rat) after a circuit-switched fall back (csfb) call releases at a second rat. The ue may first determine its speed when the csfb call releases. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345229

Wlan and wwan cooperative support of wwan functionality

A receive (rx) chain of a wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver may be used to assist a wireless wide area network (wwan) transceiver in a user equipment (ue). A ue may use the wlan rx chain to autonomously scan and measure while the ue is connected to a first or home wireless network using its wwan transceiver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345206

Control flow enhancements for lte-unlicensed

Control flow enhancement for lte-u operation. Aspects include enhancements to control flow processing for floating tti operation for unlicensed cells including epdcch processing, aperiodic csi reporting, drx operation, and extended ttis at the end of a transmission burst. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345202

Techniques for signal extension signaling

Various aspects are provided related to techniques for signal extension (se) signaling. A signal extension (se) duration for a data unit can be identified from a set of at least three possible se durations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345188

Low-cost randomness in wlan chipsets for internet of everything

Aspects of the disclosure are related to a method for generating random numbers based on wlan signal measurements, comprising: measuring wlan signals; harvesting entropy based on the wlan signal measurements; and generating a random number based on the harvested entropy.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345165

Collecting data from a statistically significant group of mobile devices

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication to enable data collection from wireless devices in an efficient manner. An aspect of the data collection approaches described herein may involve determining a smaller group of wireless devices from which to collect data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345154

Telescopic tunneled direct link setup discovery method

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for wireless communication are described at a device. A device may utilize telescopic discovery techniques to efficiently preserve a wireless connection until a previously connected device returns within range of the connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160345030

Grouping palette index at the end and index coding using palette size and run value

A device for decoding video data is configured to determine, based on first entropy encoded data in the bitstream, a set of run-related syntax element groups for a current block of a current picture of the video data; determine, based on second entropy encoded data the bitstream, a set of palette index syntax elements for the current block, the first entropy encoded data occurring in the bitstream before the second entropy encoded data, wherein: each respective run-related syntax element group of the set of run-related syntax element groups indicates a respective type of a respective run of identical palette mode type indicators and a respective length of the respective run and each respective palette index syntax element of the set of palette index syntax elements indicates an entry in a palette comprising a set of sample values; and reconstruct, based on the sample values in the palette, the current block.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344845

Renewing registrations for client applications installed on different proximate client devices

In an embodiment, a client device obtains a list of client devices registered in association with a particular client application, and then detects listed client device(s) as proximate via a local communications interface. One of the proximate client devices is identified as responsible for sending an aggregated registration request message for renewing their respective application registrations with a server. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344782

Unicast support in prose direct device-to-device communication

The present disclosure enables a multicast and/or unicast transmitting ue to configure a multicast device-to-device communication and/or the unicast device-to-device communication such that ue may distinguish between the unicast and multicast device-to-device communications. The apparatus receives a unicast device-to-device communication including a destination identifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344670

Forwarding messages in a communication network

A network device can implement functionality to intelligently re-transmit a broadcast message or a multicast message in a communication network to minimize duplicate retransmissions in the communication network. In response to receiving a message for forwarding in the communication network, the network device can determine whether the message includes a first indicator in a predefined field. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344664

Direct client-to-client internet relay chat for softap clients

Systems, methods, and apparatus are herein disclosed for enabling direct communication between two irc clients without the use of an irc server once the connection is established. In one instance this can involve a gateway electing to not mangle or not perform nat on a private ip address of a sending client as a dcc request is passed to the irc server. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344635

Efficient policy enforcement for downlink traffic using network access tokens - control-plane approach

A gateway device detects a trigger associated with a device and, in response, identifies an application service associated with the device, obtains a traffic network policy associated with the application service, and obtains a network access token based on the traffic network policy. The network access token facilitates validating and/or mapping a downlink data packet obtained at the gateway device in user-plane traffic that is destined for the device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344619

Supporting packet query-response transactions at lower layer

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a first node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344535

Method for improving efficiency of a wlan network

Methods for improving communication channel use in a wlan network are disclosed. According to certain aspects of the invention, a first wireless station in the wlan network transmits over a communication channel a first data unit to a second wireless station in the wlan network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344532

Enhanced scheduling procedure for full duplex access point

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at an access point (ap). A scheduling procedure for using a full duplex wireless local area network (wlan) ap with legacy station (sta) compatibility (e.g., half duplex) may be implemented. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344526

Techniques for managing transmissions of reference signals

A network may use enhanced sounding reference signal (srs) transmission techniques to support reference signal transmissions over shared spectrum. For example, a wireless device may receive an uplink grant and an indicator. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344520

Signaling method in an ofdm multiple access system

A method for reducing the peak-to-average ratio in an ofdm communication signal is provided. The method includes defining a constellation having a plurality of symbols, defining a symbol duration for the ofdm communication signal, and defining a plurality of time instants in the symbol duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344445

Coefficient determination for digital subscriber line vectoring

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wired communication. In one aspect, a method relates to an approach to determine a coefficient based at least in part on a weighted average of multiple estimates of a coefficient from known (e.g., stored) coefficients. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344432

Pilot-based analog active interference canceller

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to interference cancellation. A method for performing interference cancellation in a wireless communications device having a transmitter, a receiver, a coefficient controller, an analog interference cancellation (aic) circuit and a receive local oscillator (lo) includes utilizing a receive local oscillator (lo) to generate a transmit pilot; injecting the transmit pilot into a transmit chain for transmission; utilizing a receiver to receive a signal, wherein the signal includes the transmit pilot and an interference signal; and determining a set of coefficients for the interference cancellation based on an output signal from the receiver.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344406

System, apparatus, and method for decompressing data

A system for data decompression may include a processor coupled to a remote memory having a remote dictionary stored thereon and coupled to a decompression logic having a local memory with a local dictionary. The processor may decompress data during execution by accessing the local dictionary, and if necessary, the remote dictionary.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160344374

Area-efficient metal-programmable pulse latch design

A pulse generator includes a latch module for storing first/second states, a pulse clock module for generating a clock pulse, and a delay module for delaying the clock pulse at a second latch-module input. The latch module has a first latch-module input coupled to a clock, the second latch-module input, and a latch-module output. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343661

Structure for coupling metal layer interconnects in a semiconductor device

A mos device includes a first interconnect extending in a first direction, the first interconnect being configured in a metal layer. The mos device further includes a second interconnect extending in the first direction parallel to the first interconnect, the second interconnect being configured in the metal layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343651

System, apparatus, and method for embedding a 3d component with an interconnect structure

A package may include a die proximate to a structure having a substrate with interconnects and a first component coupled to the interconnects. The die may be face up or face down. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343646

High aspect ratio interconnect for wafer level package (wlp) and integrated circuit (ic) package

A package (e.g., wafer level package) that includes a die, a redistribution portion coupled to the die, a first high aspect ratio (har) interconnect coupled to the redistribution portion of the package, where the first high aspect ratio (har) interconnect comprises a width to height ratio of about at least 1:2, and a first solder interconnect coupled to the first high aspect ratio (har) interconnect and the redistribution portion. In some implementations, the first high aspect ratio (har) interconnect is a composite interconnect that includes a first conductive core and a first conductive layer that at least partially encapsulates the first conductive core. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160343635

System, apparatus, and method for embedding a device in a faceup workpiece

An integrated package may be manufactured in a die face up orientation with a component proximate to the attached die by creating a cavity in the mold compound during fabrication. The cavity is created with an adhesive layer on the bottom to hold a component such that the top surface of the component is co-planar with the top surface of the attached die. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342804

Stackable file system with user space policy management

A computing device and method for managing file access control policies on a computing device are disclosed. The method includes maintaining file-access policies in user space, receiving, at a kernel level, from a user in user space, a request to access a file, and directing the request from the kernel level to a file-policy manager in user space. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342550

Pending load based frequency scaling

Methods and devices for controlling frequency of a bus are disclosed. A method may include determining a total-pending load value indicative of a number of a bytes that will pass through the bus in the future and calculating an expected load value based upon i) the total-pending load value, ii) a number of bytes that passed through the bus during a prior time window, and iii) a time duration the bus was active during the prior time window. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342540

Low latency memory and bus frequency scaling based upon hardware monitoring

Systems and methods for controlling a frequency of system memory and/or system bus on a computing device are disclosed. The method may include monitoring a number of read/write events occurring in connection with a hardware device during a length of time with a performance counter and calculating an effective data transfer rate based upon the amount of data transferred. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342530

Method and apparatus for cache tag compression

A memory structure compresses a portion of a memory tag using an indexed tag compression structure. A set of higher order bits of the memory tag may be stored in the indexed tag compression structure, where the set of higher order bits are identified by an index value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160342518

Real-time cache behavior forecast using hypothetical cache

Systems and methods for forecasting behavior of caches include a hypothetical cache. The hypothetical cache is configured to emulate cache behavior, and performance metrics for the hypothetical cache are determined, where the performance metrics may be based on cache hits/misses. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341822

Methods and apparatus utilizing time division access of multiple radar modules in living object detection for wireless power transfer applications

Methods and apparatus utilizing time division access of multiple radar transceivers in living object detection for wireless power transfer applications are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for detecting an object in a detection area of a wireless power transfer system is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341821

Methods and apparatus utilizing digital signal processing of ultra wide band radar signals for living object detection in wireless power transfer applications

An apparatus for detecting an object in a detection area of a wireless power transfer system is provided. The apparatus comprises a receiver configured to receive a plurality of radar signals from a radar transceiver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341578

Apparatus-assisted sensor data collection

The disclosure provides various methods and apparatuses for obtaining data. A method includes positioning the apparatus in proximity to a point of interest (poi), wherein an extension portion of the apparatus extends towards the poi. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160341573

Integration of solenoid positioning antennas in wireless inductive charging power applications

An apparatus for determining a position between a wireless power transmitter and a wireless power receiver is provided. The apparatus comprises a ferrite structure. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/24/16 / #20160339975

Omni-directional treads

A robotic device includes multiple sprockets coupled to a tread module. The robotic device also includes multiple first drive gears coupled to a drive shaft gear of the tread module. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338141

Excluding the measurement gap duration from an inactivity timer period

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for excluding a measurement gap duration from an inactivity timer period. An example method generally includes maintaining an inactivity timer used to track a number of time intervals during which no downlink transmission is received by the ue; and excluding time intervals occurring during a measurement gap when updating the inactivity timer.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338133

Techniques for managing communication links of a plurality of radio access technologies (rats)

A ue may receive, via a first communication link that uses a first radio access technology (rat), information that identifies a threshold associated with a second communication link that uses a second rat. The ue may monitor one or more communications on the second communication link. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338121

Link selection for device-to-device communications

The disclosure generally relates to negotiating a best device-to-device (d2d) radio access technology (rat) to use in a d2d connection. In particular, two wireless devices that correspond to potential d2d peers may exchange respective radio configurations according to a d2d coexistence protocol to mutually negotiate the “best” rat to use in the d2d connection, wherein the exchanged radio configurations may comprise at least radio capabilities and coexistence states (e.g., in-device and/or cross-device coexistence states) associated with the respective wireless devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338119

Introduction of powered relay for device-to-device communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. Device-to-device (d2d) communications may benefit from the use of a relay facilitating communications between mobile devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338118

Rrm measurement and reporting for license assisted access

Methods, systems, and devices for radio resource management (rrm) measurement and reporting for license assisted access (laa) cells operating in unlicensed or shared frequency spectrum are described. A user equipment (ue) may receive an rrm measurement configuration including a channel occupancy parameter for measuring neighbor cells of a shared frequency band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338096

Techniques for uplink transmission management

Techniques for uplink transmission management in a wireless communications system are described herein. An example method may include receiving an explicit uplink grant that indicates one or more implicit uplink grants. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338088

Physical uplink control chanel (pucch) configuration for machine type communications (mtc)

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to determining uplink narrowband regions based on downlink resources. An example method generally includes identifying one or more uplink narrowband regions within a wider system bandwidth, based on downlink resources, and communicating using at least one of the identified narrowbands.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338086

Anchor assisted communication channel hopping

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a processing system configured to transmit a scanning schedule to one or more devices, the scanning schedule comprising one or more candidate channels and a scan period corresponding to at least a first device of the one or more devices, and receive a report from the first device in response to the scanning schedule, wherein the report indicates a load on at least one of the one or more candidate channels during the scan period.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338081

Scaled symbols for a self-contained time division duplex (tdd) subframe structure

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The method may be performed by a scheduling entity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338080

Multi-user multiple-input-multiple-output scheduling

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication includes determining a transmit time metric associated with each transmission group of a number of transmission groups based at least in part on an amount of data in a transmit queue and a modulation and coding scheme (mcs) data rate for at least one wireless communication device in the transmission group. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338077

Transmitter sharing system for dual active subscriptions

For a user equipment in a transmitter sharing dual subscriber identity module (sim) dual active subscriptions (dsda) mode, a first subscription of a first radio access technology (rat) in a packet switched data call in general has a lower priority than a second subscription in an active voice call in a second rat. As a result of this default high priority assigned to the active voice call, the first subscription may experience long delay, low throughput or in some cases radio link failure due to long starvations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338071

Identifying radio access technology (rat) coexistence conflicts using a priority-based mechanism

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A method may include maintaining a plurality of conflict entries, each conflict entry indicating a first frequency range associated with interference by a first radio access technology (rat) and a second frequency range associated with interference by a second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338062

Narrowband definition for enhanced machine type communication

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method performed by a wireless device. The method generally includes identifying one or more narrowband regions within a wider system bandwidth, based on an amount of available resources in the system bandwidth, and communicating using at least one of the identified narrowband regions.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338060

Anchor assisted communication channel hopping

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a processing system configured to attempt communication with a first device via a first channel, connect with a second device associated with the first device in response to a determination that communication with the first device was unsuccessful on the first channel, and receive channel information associated with the first device from the second device, wherein the channel information indicates a second channel used by the first device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338059

Cross-band rate adaption

A system and method are disclosed that may allow a sta to selectively change frequency bands from an operating band to a candidate band based on operating conditions. In response to determining that a channel condition is within a band switch region associated with a candidate band, the sta may select the candidate band and temporarily switch to it. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338046

Transmission time interval operation for low latency

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may select, and a user equipment (ue) may identify, an initial symbol of a transmission time interval (tti) based on a particular characteristic of a communication link between the base station and ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338045

Mu-mimo for single user during antenna sharing

A method of transmitting a frame of data to a receiving (rx) device with multiple antennas. A transmitting (tx) device encodes a first portion of the data frame for a first mu-mimo stream, and encodes a second portion of the data frame for a second mu-mimo stream. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338032

Resource allocation and message identification of control signals in cellular systems

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus retrieves a particular number corresponding to a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338010

Physical broadcast channel repetition for evolved machine type communication

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically, to physical broadcast channel (pbch) or other type channel repetition for enhanced machine type communication (emtc). According to certain aspects, a method is provided for wireless communications by a base station (bs). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160338009

Redirection failure handling in a wireless network

A user equipment (ue) reduces redirection failure resulting from failed paging responses and/or location area updates when a user equipment is redirected from a first radio access technology (rat) to a second rat in accordance with a mobile terminated (mt) call. The ue is redirected from a first rat to a second rat in response to receiving a page for a call. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337978

Power delay profile based indoor outdoor detection

A detector in a mobile device receives input from a modem, determines whether the mobile device is indoor or outdoor based on the modem-supplied input, and stores in memory a binary value to indicate an indoor-outdoor state of the mobile device. In certain embodiments, the mobile device includes a modem of a cell phone and the modem-supplied input includes an estimate of a power delay profile. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337974

Power save trigger

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for receiving queued downlink (dl) data. In accordance with example embodiments, a first wireless device may receive, from a second wireless device, a beacon frame indicating a presence of queued dl data for concurrent delivery to a plurality of wireless devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337957

Detection techniques for high gain mobile devices

In various aspects, the disclosure provides for cell selection including determining a gain of an antenna associated with a user equipment (ue), adding an offset to a threshold to yield a power threshold, wherein the offset is based on the gain of the antenna, selecting a wireless network, obtaining a power measurement associated with a cell within the selected wireless network, and comparing the power measurement with the power threshold to yield a comparison.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337954

Systems, methods, and devices for link quality based relay selection

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines a first link quality. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337947

Optimized public land mobile network search to reduce data throughput degradation

A method for performing a manual public land mobile network (plmn) selection that includes: selecting an absolute radio frequency channel number (arfcn) from an arfcn set for one or more frequency bands supported by or enabled on a mobile communication device; determining whether the selected arfcn is included in at least one allocation table of a first cell of a first plmn; in response to determining that the selected arfcn is not included in the at least one allocation table of the first cell of the first plmn, adding the selected arfcn to a second arfcn set; and determining a plmn identity (plmn-id) for each arfcn in the second arfcn set.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337942

Public land mobile network (plmn) list for evolved packet data gateway (epdg) selection

The present disclosure provides the ue with epdg information that includes a list of networks that provide epdg in the area where the wlan access point is located. In an aspect, the list of networks may include a list of plmn ids. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337935

Measurement of d2d channels

An efficient approach for a mobile device apparatus that is out of network coverage to communicate with the network is desired. The apparatus may be a user equipment (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337931

Cell selection procedures for machine type communication devices

Cell selection techniques are provided for network access to cells that may employ one or more coverage enhancement techniques. A user equipment (ue), which may be a machine type communication (mtc) device, upon initial acquisition or upon wakeup may measure a reference signal received power (rsrp), reference signal received quality (rsrq), or both, and determine a cell selection value based at least in part on the rsrp, rsrq, or a combination thereof. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337930

Offloading through simplified multiflow

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for improved traffic management in wireless communications are disclosed. Aspects of the present disclosure provide real-time assessments to a network by leveraging measurement reports from user equipment (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337928

Measurement reporting for circuit switched fall back services

A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (ue) includes initiating a procedure for a circuit switched fall back (csfb) service in response to a mobile originated voice call or a mobile terminated voice call in a radio access technology (rat) not supporting circuit switched voice calls. The method further includes determining whether a time to trigger (ttt) timer has expired for a measurement report configured to trigger a handover to a target cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337926

Method to improve channel scanning algorithm for better system performance in multi rat devices

A method for channel scanning includes: accessing a communication network with a first subscription on a first band and channel combination using a first pseudorandom noise (pn) code; determining if channel quality on the first band and channel combination using the first pn code has deteriorated; in response to determining that the channel quality has deteriorated, determining if a good sector is available on the first band and channel combination; in response to determining that a good sector is available, preventing the first band and channel combination from being placed on an avoidance list; and handing off to the good sector using a second pn code.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337907

Bandwidth information determination for flexible bandwidth carriers

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are provided for mobility management for wireless communications systems that utilize a flexible bandwidth carrier. Some embodiments include approaches for determining bandwidth information, such as one or more bandwidth scaling factors n and/or flexible bandwidths, at a user equipment (ue), where the bandwidth information may not be signaled to the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337899

Power save trigger

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for delivering queued downlink (dl) data from a second wireless device to a plurality of first wireless devices. In accordance with example embodiments, the second wireless device may determine, for each of the plurality of first wireless devices, a presence of a corresponding set of queued dl data, may transmit a beacon frame identifying which of the plurality of first wireless devices has queued dl data, and may transmit, to each of the identified first wireless devices, permission to request delivery of queued dl data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337893

Measurement gaps in carrier aggregation

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A user equipment (ue) may signal a band-specific measurement gap indication based on the capability of a set of receivers to measure target frequency bands while monitoring a set of component carriers (ccs). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337873

Anchor assisted communication channel hopping

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a processing system configured to receive information related to a first device, wherein the information includes an indication that the first device is configured to change its operating channel, exclude the first device from an available device list in a neighbor report in response to receiving the indication that the first device is configured to change its operating channel, and output the neighbor report for transmission to a second device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337872

System and method for tuning mimo antennas

This disclosure provides a device and method for tuning multiple-in multiple-out (mimo) antennas. The method can include determining a plurality of subband spectral efficiency values related to the mimo antennas. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337861

Authentication in secure user plane location (supl) systems

A particular method includes generating, at a secure user plane location (supl) server, a message to be sent to a mobile device, the message including: a server certificate including an identifier of the supl server and a public key of the supl server; and a request for a device certificate of the mobile device. The method also includes receiving a reply from the mobile device that includes a device certificate of the mobile device; and authenticating the mobile device as associated with a supl user based on the device certificate.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337817

Shared broadcast

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for delivering content to end user via shared broadcast are provided. The apparatus may be a ue that determines to acquire a mbms service. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337813

Region determination control

A method, in a mobile device, of controlling region determination by the mobile device, includes: determining a present pressure at the mobile device; determining, based on the present pressure and a reference pressure, that the mobile device moved from a first region to a second region within a structure, the first region and the second region being different regions of the structure and vertically displaced from each other; and performing region determination in response to determining that the mobile device moved from the first region to the second region.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337798

Providing otdoa prs assistance data

Disclosed embodiments pertain to the obtaining and utilization of observed time difference of arrival (otdoa) assistance data. Cell timing information obtained based on measurements by a mobile station (ms) of neighbor cells may comprise cell timing offsets of the neighbor cells relative to a serving cell for the ms. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337792

Base station selection for positioning/localization based on an indication of capacity

Systems, apparatus and methods for selecting a base station or a set of base stations for rtt measurements, or other interactive radio localization technique, to determine a position fix of a device are presented. The method imposes a processing load on only inactive or less active base stations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337741

Low latency transmission systems and methods for long distances in soundwire systems

Low latency transmission systems and methods for long distances in soundwire systems are disclosed. In an exemplary aspect, a soundwire sub-system is coupled to a long cable through a bridge. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337662

Storage and signaling resolutions of motion vectors

An example method of decoding video data includes obtaining, from a video bitstream, a representation of a difference between a motion vector (mv) predictor and a mv that identifies a predictor block for a current block of video data in a current picture; obtaining, from the video bitstream, a syntax element indicating whether adaptive motion vector resolution (amvr) is used for the current block; determining, based on the representation of the difference between the mv predictor and the mv that identifies the predictor block, a value of the mv; storing the value of the mv at fractional-pixel resolution regardless of whether amvr is used for the current block and regardless of whether the predictor block is included in the current picture; determining, based on the value of the stored mv, pixel values of the predictor block; and reconstructing the current block based on the pixel values of the predictor block.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337661

Search region determination for inter coding within a particular picture of video data

An example method of encoding video data includes determining a resolution that will be used for a motion vector that identifies a predictor block in a current picture of video data for a current block in the current picture of video data; determining, based on the determined resolution, a search region for the current block such that a size of the search region is smaller where the resolution is fractional-pixel than where the resolution is integer-pixel; selecting, from within the search region, a predictor block for the current block; determining the motion vector that identifies the selected predictor block for the current block; and encoding, in a coded video bitstream, a representation of the motion vector.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337424

Transferring media data using a websocket subprotocol

An example device includes one or more processors configured to execute a proxy server for a client device including a streaming client. The proxy server is configured to determine that a tuned channel for the client device has changed from a previous channel to a current channel, and, in response to the determination that the tuned channel for the client device has changed from the previous channel to the current channel, deliver media data of the current channel to the streaming client of the client device according to a websocket subprotocol without receiving a request from the streaming client for the media data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337390

Methods and systems for behavior-specific actuation for real-time whitelisting

Various embodiments include methods of evaluating device behaviors in a computing device and enabling white listing of particular behaviors. Various embodiments may include monitoring activities of a software application operating on the computing device, and generating a behavior vector information structure that characterizes a first monitored activity of the software application. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337310

Dynamic evolved packet gateway selection

In aspects of the disclosure, a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, the apparatus determines if a connection to a plmn has been established. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337257

Head-of-line blocking (holb) mitigation in communication devices

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include head-of-line blocking (holb) mitigation in communication devices. Output queues employed by a communication device for transmitting data are susceptible to holb. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337255

Techniques for flow control for data compression algorithms

In some examples, the method and apparatus may comprise dynamically scaling the packet compression procedures based on available system resources. For example, as the available resource capacity (e.g., processing power, bus bandwidth and/or memory) decreases, aspects of the present disclosure may dynamically adjust the usage of the packet compression procedures on one or more data packets to maximize available resources and achieve optimal compression gains.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337239

Dynamically adjusting network services stratum parameters based on access and/or connectivity stratum utilization and/or congestion information

A method, operational at a network device, for conveying congestion information across different strata of a multi-strata network is provided. An indication is obtained that a congestion level for at least one of a radio access network node and a core network node of a network has changed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337224

Dual medium communications

A dual channel transmitter and a dual channel receiver are disclosed. The dual channel transmitter may determine to transmit an information signal to a network device and the dual channel receiver may determine to receive an information signal at the network device on either or both a wireless channel and a wireline channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337087

Two-stage transmission of feedback for a downlink transmission

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may receive a downlink transmission from a base station, transmit a first stage of feedback for the downlink transmission, identify a condition associated with the downlink transmission, and determine whether to transmit a second stage of feedback for the downlink transmission based at least in part on the identified condition associated with the downlink transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337072

Methods and apparatus for adjusting flow rate of transmissions received by a device

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for adjusting flow rate of transmissions received at a device. A user equipment (ue) determines, in response to detecting a trigger condition, a proposal to adjust feedback provided to a base station (bs) in order to adjust a flow rate of transmissions received at the ue from the bs. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337063

Co-existence-aware communication in shared spectrum

Techniques for co-existence between wireless radio access technologies (rats) and related operations in shared spectrum are disclosed. Operation on a communication medium shared between rats may be managed by a transceiver configured to operate in accordance with a first rat and to monitor the medium for signaling associated with a second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337061

Access point synchronization in shared spectrum

Techniques for managing communication in accordance with a second radio access technology on a channel shared with a first radio access technology are disclosed. The management may comprise, for example, operating in accordance with a first radio access technology and monitoring the medium for first radio access technology signaling, determining a utilization metric associated with utilization of the medium by the first radio access technology signaling, determining whether absolute timing information is available, setting one or more parameters of a time division multiplexing communication pattern based on the utilization metric and the availability of the absolute timing information, and operating in accordance with a second radio access technology and cycling between activated periods and deactivated periods of communication over the medium in accordance with the time division multiplexing communication pattern.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337047

Techniques for mitigating cross device co-existence interference

The disclosure provides techniques for reducing interference caused by a first device to a second device receiving a satellite-based positioning signal. A device such as a user equipment (ue) or base station (enb) determines a threshold transmission power for a transmission frequency of the device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160337028

Method and apparatus for improved non-geostationary communications

The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for communications in a non-geostationary orbit (ngso) satellite network. For example, the method may include receiving data, at a relay node, from a first ngso satellite of the ngso satellite network, wherein the relay node is located at a boundary or a common beam area associated with the first satellite and a second satellite of the ngso satellite network, and wherein the data is received at the relay node in response to identifying by the first ngso satellite that an internet point of presence (ipp) is not available in at least one of a plurality of beams associated with the first ngso satellite, and relaying the data from the relay node to a second ngso satellite of the ngso satellite network, wherein an ipp is available in at least one of a plurality of beams associated with the second ngso satellite. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336983

Radio frequency low noise amplifier with on-chip matching and built-in tunable filter

An amplifier includes a gain transistor including a control terminal to receive an input signal. A degeneration inductor is coupled between the first terminal of the gain transistor and ground. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336924

Ring oscillator architecture with controlled sensitivity to supply voltage

A method and apparatus for controlling a supply sensitivity of a ring oscillator stage are provided. The apparatus is configured to generate, via a voltage biasing module, a first bias signal for a pmos biasing module based on a supply voltage and a second bias signal for a nmos biasing module based on the supply voltage, bias, via the pmos biasing module, triode pmos degeneration of the inverting module based on the first bias signal, bias, via the nmos biasing module, triode nmos degeneration of the inverting module based on the second bias signal, receive an input via an inverting module, and output, via the inverting module, an inverted version of the received input based on the biased triode nmos degeneration and the biased triode pmos degeneration.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336921

Active balun for wideband applications

An active balun uses two inverters to produce a differential output from a single-ended input. A current source supplies current to both inverters and a current sink sinks current from both inverters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336915

Active notch filter

A method and apparatus are disclosed for filtering a signal, such as a transmit communication signal with a configurable notch filter. The configurable notch filter may attenuate a set of frequencies near a selected notch frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336910

Current-driven baseband filter with reduced adjacent channel leakage ratio (aclr)

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for processing an input signal. One example apparatus is a circuit that generally includes an amplifier, comprising a first transistor and a second transistor connected in cascode with the first transistor; a buffer coupled to an output of the amplifier and configured to provide feedback to the amplifier; and a current source coupled to the second transistor and incorporated into a loop of the feedback to the amplifier.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336909

Switched capacitor power amplifier circuits and methods

The present disclosure includes a switched capacitor power amplifier. In one embodiment, an scpa includes a first capacitor array for coupling charge to a common node using first component of a signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336818

Integration of positioning antennas in wireless inductive charging power applications

An apparatus for determining a position between a wireless power transmitter and a wireless power receiver is provided. The apparatus comprises a first ferrite block having respective portions configured to be disposed in physical contact with each of adjacent second and third ferrite blocks separated by a first gap and with each of adjacent fourth and fifth ferrite blocks separated by a second gap. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336756

Variable ac load

A variable ac load includes a three element structure, wherein a relative position of a first element, a second element, and a third element is configured to provide continually adjustable inductive reactance and resistance.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160336324

Tunnel field effect transistor and method of making the same

A vertically integrated transistor device increases the effective active area of the device to improve the performance characteristics of the device. The transistor device may include a plurality of gate elements, a plurality of source-drain elements extending parallel to the plurality of gate elements and horizontally spaced therefrom; and a plurality of fin elements extending parallel to the plurality of gate elements and vertically spaced therefrom, wherein each of the plurality of fin elements is horizontally spaced a first distance from each of the other ones of the plurality of fin elements.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335809

Three-dimensional model generation

A method for texture reconstruction associated with a three-dimensional scan of an object includes scanning, at a processor, a sequence of image frames captured by an image capture device at different three-dimensional viewpoints. The method also includes generating a composite confidence map based on the sequence of image frames. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335792

Three-dimensional model generation

A method for determining a pixel value of a texture pixel associated with a three-dimensional scan of an object includes prioritizing a sequence of image frames in a queue based on one or more prioritization parameters. The method also includes selecting a first image frame from the queue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335789

Image editing techniques for a device

A method of manipulating an image by a device is disclosed. The method includes segmenting image data corresponding to the image into a first image layer and a second image layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335782

Three-dimensional model generation

A method for adjusting pixel colors between image frames includes scanning, at a processor, a first image frame of a sequence of image frames. The method also includes determining a grayscale threshold based on characteristics of the first image frame to identify gray pixel candidates in the first image frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335737

Vsync aligned cpu frequency governor sampling

Systems, methods, and apparatus are herein described for reducing stuttering or skipped frames in media rendering by switching between two sampling windows of a cpu frequency governor. In particular, a sampling window for the governor can switch between a first mode and a second mode, where the first mode involves a default sampling window having a period greater than 1/f, is out of phase with or not aligned with vsync pulses, and is clocked to an internal clock of the cpu frequency governor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335519

Keypoint detection with trackability measurements

Disclosed embodiments facilitate keypoint selection in part by assigning a similarity score to each candidate keypoint being considered for selection. The similarity score may be based on the maximum measured similarity of an image patch associated with a keypoint in relation to an image patch in a local image section in a region around the image patch. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335221

Apparatus and methods for providing a reconfigurable bidirectional front-end interface

An apparatus and methods are disclosed for a bidirectional front-end circuit included within a system on chip (soc). The bidirectional front-end circuit includes a differential bidirectional terminal for receiving and transmitting signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335190

Method and apparatus for virtualized control of a shared system cache

Aspects include computing devices, systems, and methods for implementing a cache maintenance or status operation for a component cache of a system cache. A computing device may generate a component cache configuration table, assign at least one component cache indicator of a component cache to a master of the component cache, and map at least one control register to the component cache indicator by a centralized control entity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335147

Extended interframe space (eifs) exemptions

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to selecting a deferral period after detecting an error in a received packet by an apparatus for wireless communications. The apparatus generally includes an interface configured to obtain a frame received over a medium, and a processing system configured to detect an occurrence of an error when processing the frame, determine an intended recipient of the frame based on information included in the frame, and select a deferral period, after detecting the occurrence of the error, during which the apparatus refrains from transmitting on the medium, wherein the selection is based, at least in part, on the determination.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335127

System and method for dynamic granularity control of parallelized work in a portable computing device (pcd)

Systems and methods for dynamic granularity control of parallelized work in a heterogeneous multi-processor portable computing device (pcd) are provided. During operation a first parallelized portion of an application executing on the pcd is identified. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160335089

Eliminating redundancy in a branch target instruction cache by establishing entries using the target address of a subroutine

Indexing subroutine entries in a branch target instruction cache (btic) using a target address of the subroutine. The instructions returned by the btic may be injected into an execution pipeline to remove a cycle bubble in the processing pipeline.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334967

Sharing of user interface objects via a shared space

Example embodiments relate to sharing of user interface objects via a shared space in a data sharing application. In example embodiments, a data sharing application provides a shared space. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334845

Package-on-package (pop) device comprising bi-directional thermal electric cooler

A package-on-package (pop) device includes a first package, a second package, and a bi-directional thermal electric cooler (tec). The first package includes a first substrate and a first die coupled to the first substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334499

Positioning reference signal (prs) generation for multiple transmit antenna systems

Disclosed embodiments pertain to a method of generating a positioning reference signal (prs) sequence for a system comprising a plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements serving a single cell. In some embodiments, the method may comprise: assigning a distinct physical antenna port (pap) identifier (id) to a subset of the plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements; and generating prs sequences for the subset of the plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements, wherein each prs sequence corresponds to a physical transmitting antenna element in the subset of the plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements, and each prs sequence has a corresponding frequency shift based, at least in part, on the pap id (h) of the corresponding physical transmitting antenna element.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/17/16 / #20160334220

Methods and systems for collaborative navigation and operation with a mobile device and a wearable device

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for collaborative navigation and operation on two mobile devices. The method may include establishing a wireless connection between a first mobile device and a second mobile device, and generating navigation data by the first mobile device for collaborative navigation based on a location of the first mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330791

Techniques for paging in extended discontinuous reception

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques that may be used wireless network communication devices to support devices operating with extended discontinuous reception (edrx). An exemplary method, performed by a bs, generally includes determining at least one paging hyper-frame for paging a user equipment (ue) based on an identification (id) of the ue, the paging hyper-frame determined from a set of periodically occurring hyper-frames that each span a number of radio frames, receiving a request to page the ue, and transmitting a paging signal to the ue in at least one subframe within a radio frame of the paging hyper-frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330782

Inter-node coordination for managing a modem processing pipeline

Various aspects of the disclosure provide for apparatus, methods, and software, for enabling inter-node coordination between scheduling entities and subordinate entities for managing a modem processing pipeline. Pipelining is a proven technique for improving the utilization of hardware processing blocks without substantially increasing chip area. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330769

Transfer of uncompensated barometric pressure information

Techniques for providing uncompensated barometric pressure (ubp) to a public safety answering point (psap) are disclosed. An example of an apparatus for providing ubp between a user equipment (ue) and the psap includes a location server and a gateway. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330762

Multi-carrier grant design

Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate assigning resources for an anchor carrier and an additional carrier with a grant message. The grant message communicated with an anchor carrier can include resource information a plurality of carriers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330759

Modified cts or block acknowledgement for coexistence

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A wireless device may identify an upcoming interference period, determine a receive end time based on when the interference period will begin to disrupt incoming messages, and transmit a scheduling outlook message to a transmitter to schedule around the interference in response to receiving a packet (request-to-send (rts) or data). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330757

Techniques for protecting communications in wireless local area networks

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communications. A network may employ additional contention based parameters to support mu transmissions and to communicate to other devices a duration that protects mu transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330756

Mitigation of interference between co-located radio access technologies

Methods and apparatuses for reducing interference with co-located radio access technologies (rats) are described herein. A method includes identifying, by an access point (ap), scheduling information for transmissions to a wireless device for a first rat and setting a schedule of transmissions from the ap to the wireless device in a second rat based at least in part on the scheduling information to avoid downlink transmission times for the first rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330755

Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink

Systems and methods are disclosed that may provide for selective multi-user uplink (ul) of data for wireless devices. For example, a first wireless device may request permission to initiate a ul transmission to a second wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330738

System and method for transmitting data payload in wb sc, aggregate sc, duplicate sc, ofdm transmission frames

An apparatus for wireless communications is disclosed. The apparatus includes a processing system configured to generate a frame having a preamble, a header, and a data payload, wherein the preamble, the header, and the data payload are decodable by a first device when operating according to a first protocol, wherein the preamble and the header are decodable by a second device when operating according to a second protocol, the data payload not being decodable by the second device when operating according to the second protocol; and an interface configured to output the frame for transmission.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330697

Physical uplink control channel management for pucch secondary cell in carrier aggregation

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may be configured for carrier aggregation (ca) configuration with a primary cell (pcell) and a physical uplink control channel (pucch) enabled secondary cell (scell). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330690

Using dtx and drx in a wireless communication system

Systems, methodologies, and devices are described that can facilitate reducing power consumption associated with mobile devices. A mobile device can utilize a sleep mode controller that can facilitate selecting and/or switching to a desired sleep mode based in part on predefined sleep mode criteria. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330685

Techniques for performing an intra-frame operation based at least in part on identifiers in a wireless local area network physical layer header

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a receiving device. A receiving device may receive a first physical layer header of a first wireless local area network (wlan) protocol data unit over a shared radio frequency spectrum band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330663

Communication deferral policies to increase reuse

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus is configured to determine a communication deferral policy within a bss associated with the apparatus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330659

Handover into dynamic tdd ul/dl configuration enabled cell and/or comp cells

Techniques for handover into eimta enabled cells are disclosed. In an aspect, a target cell reconfigures rrc connection with a ue after completed handover to enable eimta and/or comp for the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330653

Reduced call interruption during tune away in multi-subscriber identity module/multi-standby device

A multi-subscriber identity module (sim) user equipment (ue) reduces call interruptions caused by tuning away. In one instance, the user equipment determines whether to abort a tune away procedure to a second subscriber identity module at the user equipment. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330642

Circuit switched fallback

A user equipment (ue) adjusts a system information block (sib) read abort timer to reduce mobile terminated circuit-switched fallback (csfb) failure. In one instance, the ue receives a redirection list including frequencies to search for redirection and searches each frequency in the list to determine a strongest frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330640

Systems and methods for wireless scanning

Systems and methods are provided for preferentially locating a candidate channel likely to have an active network during a wlan scanning process. A portion of a first incoming packet on a first wireless channel is received and analyzed to determine whether an active network is available on the first wireless channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330630

Channel feedback reporting for shared frequency spectrum

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A device may use enhanced reporting mechanisms to support control information reporting on shared spectrum. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330586

Techniques for determining movements based on sensor measurements from a plurality of mobile devices co-located with a person

Example techniques are provided that may be implemented, at least in part, at a mobile device to determine certain parameters corresponding to movement of an object that is co-located with the mobile device and at least one other mobile device. In an example implementation, a mobile device may obtain measurements corresponding to sensors of a plurality of mobile devices co-located on an object, and determine at least one of an estimated speed of the object, an estimated heading of the object, or an estimated heading rate of the object based, at least in part, on all or a selected subset of the sensor measurements which are accepted for use.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330480

Simplification of segment-wise dc coding of large prediction blocks in 3d video coding

In general, this disclosure describes techniques for simplifying sdc coding of large intra-prediction blocks, such as 64×64 blocks, in a 3d video coding process, such as 3d-hevc. In some examples, the techniques may include processing 64×64 intra-prediction blocks as four 32×32 intra-prediction blocks in intra sdc. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330479

Simplification of delta dc residual coding in 3d video coding

This disclosure describes techniques for simplifying delta dc residual coding in a 3d video coding process, such as 3d-hevc. In some examples, the techniques may modify binarization and/or context modeling processes to reduce the complexity of entropy coding of one or more syntax elements used to represent delta dc residual values.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330223

Methods and systems for using causal analysis for boosted decision stumps to identify and respond to non-benign behaviors

A computing device processor may be configured with processor-executable instructions to implement methods of detecting and responding non-benign behaviors of the computing device. The processor may be configured to monitor device behaviors to collect behavior information, generate a behavior vector information structure based on the collected behavior information, apply the behavior vector information structure to a classifier model to generate analysis results, use the analysis results to classify a behavior of the device, use the analysis results to determine the features evaluated by the classifier model that contributed most to the classification of the behavior, and select the top “n” (e.g., 3) features that contributed most to the classification of the behavior. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330100

Aggregating targeted and exploration queries

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a first node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330059

Distributed pilots for single carrier transmission

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for generating a frame for wireless transmission, wherein the frame comprises a payload including a plurality of blocks, each block comprising a data portion and a plurality of pilots distributed in the data portion. The distributed pilots may be used by a receiver receiving the frame to perform phase tracking during the data portions of the blocks to reduce phase noise.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330020

Methods and devices for fixed execution flow multiplier recoding and scalar multiplication

One feature pertains to an electronic device that includes a memory circuit and a processing circuit. The processing circuit computes a scalar multiplication output z where z=k·p by receiving an input multiplier k and a base p, and adds a modifier s to the input multiplier k to generate k′. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330007

Block acknowledgement mechanism for acknowledging dl-mu data on ul-mu wireless communication system

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a first user terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160330005

Channel state information reference signals

In a wireless communication system, from available data resource elements (res) in a subframe, res are assigned to transmissions of a reference signal, thereby resulting in a plurality of remaining data res. Furthermore, res from the plurality of remaining data res are assigned for data transmission to a wireless device in groups of a predetermined number of res such that all assigned data res within a group are within a predetermined number of symbols of each other in time domain and within a second predetermined number of subcarriers of each other in frequency domain, thereby resulting in at least one ungrouped re.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329995

Media access control (mac) layer coding and hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) for efficient receiver pipeline processing in self-contained time division duplex (tdd) subframe

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The method may be performed by a subordinate entity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329986

Channel bonding signaling to in-range devices

In certain aspects of the present disclosure, an apparatus for wireless communications comprises a processing system configured to generate a frame comprising first information indicating a plurality of channels to be used by the apparatus for a transmission and second information indicating a time duration of the transmission. The apparatus also comprises an interface configured to output the frame for wireless transmission on at least one of the plurality of channels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329976

Low noise amplifier module with output coupler

An amplifier module with an output coupler is disclosed. The amplifier module may include a plurality of input terminals and two or more output terminals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329939

Codebook and feedback design for high order mimo

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques that may be utilized in networks with base stations and/or mobile devices that use large number of antennas or mutli-dimensional arrays of antennas.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329936

Spatial spreading in a multi-antenna communication system

Spatial spreading is performed in a multi-antenna system to randomize an “effective” channel observed by a receiving entity for each transmitted data symbol block. For a mimo system, at a transmitting entity, data is processed (e.g., encoded, interleaved, and modulated) to obtain nd data symbol blocks to be transmitted in nm transmission spans, where nd≧1 and nm>1. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329884

Programmable delay circuit for low power applications

Programmable delay circuits are described herein according to embodiments of the present disclosure. In one embodiment, a delay circuit comprises a plurality of delay stages coupled in series. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329882

Uncertainty aware interconnect design to improve circuit performance and/or yield

Methods and an apparatus related to generating parameters and guidelines used in the manufacture of semiconductor ic devices are described. A method includes measuring a first oscillating signal produced by a first ring oscillator that includes a first interconnect provided in a first interconnect layer of an ic, selecting a first mode of operation for a second ring oscillator circuit that includes a second interconnect disposed in alignment with the first interconnect, selecting a second mode of operation for the second ring oscillator circuit, and determining one or more characteristics of the first interconnect based on a difference in frequency of the first oscillating signal produced when the second ring oscillator circuit is operated in the first mode and frequency of the first oscillating signal when the second ring oscillator circuit is operated in the second mode.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329748

Methods and apparatus for out of phase field mitigation

This invention describes a method and apparatus for providing wireless power. The methods and systems disclosed consist of a first coil having at least one loop forming an inner area inside boundaries of the at least one loop and an outer area outside the boundaries of the at least one loop, the first coil configured to generate a first alternating magnetic field for charging or powering a wireless power device, the first alternating magnetic field having a first magnetic field component with a first phase in the inner area, the first alternating magnetic field also having a second magnetic field component with a second phase in the outer area, and the second phase different from the first phase. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329488

Mram integration techniques for technology scaling

A magnetoresistive random-access memory (mram) integration compatible with shrinking device technologies includes a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) formed in a common interlayer metal dielectric (imd) layer with one or more logic elements. The mtj is connected to a bottom metal line in a bottom imd layer and a top via connected to a top imd layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329435

Etch stop region based fabrication of bonded semiconductor structures

Bonded semiconductor device structures and device structure fabrication processes to obviate the need for soi wafers in many device fabrication applications are disclosed. In some examples, an etch stop layer is formed in situ during fabrication of an active device structure on a bulk semiconductor wafer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329284

Semiconductor package with high density die to die connection and method of making the same

A semiconductor package according to some examples of the disclosure may include a substrate having a bridge embedded in the substrate, a first and second die coupled to the substrate, and a plurality of electrically conductive bridge interconnects in the substrate coupling the bridge to the first and second die. The plurality of electrically conductive bridge interconnects may have a first bridge contact layer directly coupled to the bridge, a first solder layer on the first bridge contact layer, a second bridge contact layer on the first solder layer, a second solder layer on the second bridge contact layer, and a die contact directly coupled to one of the first and second die where the plurality of electrically conductive bridge interconnects are embedded in the substrate.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160329020

Frontlight system with multiple angle light-turning features

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for light-guiding layers including light-turning features with multiple reflective surfaces oriented at different angles to the light-guiding layer. In one aspect, the multiple reflective surfaces may be located on each individual light-turning feature, while in another aspect, the multiple reflective surfaces may be located on separate light-turning features. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328856

Systems and methods for reducing a plurality of bounding regions

A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes generating a plurality of bounding regions based on an image. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328647

Bit width selection for fixed point neural networks

A method for selecting bit widths for a fixed point machine learning model includes evaluating a sensitivity of model accuracy to bit widths at each computational stage of the model. The method also includes selecting a bit width for parameters, and/or intermediate calculations in the computational stages of the mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328646

Fixed point neural network based on floating point neural network quantization

A method of quantizing a floating point machine learning network to obtain a fixed point machine learning network using a quantizer may include selecting at least one moment of an input distribution of the floating point machine learning network. The method may also include determining quantizer parameters for quantizing values of the floating point machine learning network based at least in part on the at least one selected moment of the input distribution of the floating point machine learning network to obtain corresponding values of the fixed point machine learning network.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328645

Reduced computational complexity for fixed point neural network

A method of reducing computational complexity for a fixed point neural network operating in a system having a limited bit width in a multiplier-accumulator (mac) includes reducing a number of bit shift operations when computing activations in the fixed point neural network. The method also includes balancing an amount of quantization error and an overflow error when computing activations in the fixed point neural network.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328644

Adaptive selection of artificial neural networks

A method of adaptively selecting a configuration for a machine learning process includes determining current system resources and performance specifications of a current system. A new configuration for the machine learning process is determined based at least in part on the current system resources and the performance specifications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160328325

Reconfigurable fetch pipeline

An apparatus includes an access mode selection circuit configured to select a cache access mode based on a number of instructions stored at an issue queue, a number of active threads of an execution unit coupled to a cache, or both. The access mode selection circuit is further configured to generate an access mode signal based on the selected cache access mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327596

Behavioral analysis to detect anomalous electromagnetic emissions

Systems, methods, and devices of the various aspects enable detecting anomalous electromagnetic (em) emissions from among a plurality of electronic devices. A device processor may receive em emissions of a plurality of electronic devices, wherein the receiving device has no previous information about any of the plurality of electronic devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160327590

Known good die testing for high frequency applications

Embodiments contained in the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for testing an electronic device. An electronic device is installed in a test socket guide. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/10/16 / #20160324472

Methods, devices and systems for sensor with removable nodes

An integrated adhesive sensor array includes an adhesive a patch, a sensor hub, and a detachable sensor pod packaged as a unit. The patch may include a docking area for the detachable sensor pod. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323933

Resource mapping for multi sim multi active multi rat scenarios using wlan transceiver supporting partial wwan transceiver capabilities

In a user equipment (ue) supporting multiple radio access technologies (rats) and operating in an multiple-sim multiple-active (msma) scenario, at least a portion of the wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver may be used opportunistically to support the operation of the wireless wide area network (wwan) transceiver to support the multiple subscriber identity modules (sims). For example, when a first sim is in an active mode and using the wwan transceiver for transmit and/or receive operations, at least a portion of the wlan transceiver may be used in addition to the wwan transceiver to support the wwan operation of a second (or third, etc.) sim. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323915

Enhanced prach for standalone contention based communications including unlicensed spectrum

Additional improvements to the design of enhanced physical random access channel (eprach) procedures are disclosed for communications systems having contention-based shared spectrum including unlicensed frequency bands. The additional improvements address the uncertainty of transmission in listen before talk (lbt)-based communications and cooperation with other radio access technologies competing for the same frequency spectrum.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323909

Slotted sub-band duplex frame structure design in a wideband time-division duplex system

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The method includes scheduling at a scheduling entity, a first frame for transmission over a wireless network that supports time division duplexing (tdd), where the first frame includes a first duplex symbol that includes a first bandwidth to be used for uplink transmission to the scheduling entity and a second bandwidth to be used for downlink transmission from the scheduling entity, and using the second bandwidth to transmit scheduling information while the first frame is being transmitted. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323896

Wireless communication in view of time varying interference

In wireless communication systems, a determination may be made whether to hand off a user equipment (ue) based on whether the ue encounters time varying interference, such as ue to ue interference. The time varying interference may be present only in a specific set of time/frequency resources or subframes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323888

Dynamic medium access control switching

Methods, systems, and devices are describe for dynamic medium access control (mac) algorithm selection in a wireless communication system. A device, e.g., a user equipment or base station, may identify a channel parameter associated with a first channel used for communications in the wireless communication system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323887

Low latency uplink power control

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may determine separate uplink (ul) power limitations for multiple transmission time interval (tti) durations based on distinct power control parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323881

Techniques for using alternate channels for acknowledgement messages

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. An example wireless communication device may receive at least a portion of a data frame from another wireless communication device via a first or primary channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323860

Systems and methods for uplink shared channel content management

Apparatuses and methods are described herein for managing communications in a wireless communication device, including, but not limited to determining failure to receive a first block, sending a signal as an indication for retransmission of systematic bits instead of sending a negative-acknowledgement (nack) signal, and receiving a second block including the systematic bits.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323829

Power management of communication devices

A method for reducing power consumption in a communication device. The method includes determining, by the communication device, that a packet transmitted on a communication medium is not intended for the communication device and estimating a length of the packet. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323800

Handoff for satellite communication

Various aspects of the disclosure relate to handoff of a user terminal in communication with a satellite network portal through a satellite. In some aspects, a satellite network portal and a user terminal use a satellite handoff information to determine when to handoff the user terminal from one cell to another and/or from one satellite to another. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323798

Aggregation of data bearers for carrier aggregation

Multiple data bearers may be configured for a user equipment (ue) for carrier aggregation and may be split among multiple evolved nodebs (enbs). The enbs may be selected to serve the multiple data bearers for the ue based on various criteria such as channel conditions, loading, and the like. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323778

Techniques for transmitting and/or receiving high efficiency wireless local area network information

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at an access point may include identifying a number of stations to receive data from the access point, and generating a downlink frame to transmit the data to the identified number of stations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323710

Methods and apparatus for efficient transport and management of a positioning & timing almanac

A method and apparatus for reporting almanac versions and almanac identification by a mobile station to a server is provided. The server compares the almanac version and almanac identification held by the mobile station with almanac versions and almanac identifications held by the server. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323698

Systems and methods for wireless communication test automation

A method by a near-field communication (nfc) device is described. The method includes receiving, at an nfc controller, an end of test response from a lower tester (lt) device that indicates completion by the lt device of an nfc forum test case. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323425

Enhanced voice services (evs) in 3gpp2 network

In various aspects, the disclosure provides for enhanced voice services (evs) encoding, including encoding an audio signal to obtain an encoded audio signal and a bitrate associated with the encoded audio signal; establishing a source format for the encoded audio signal based on the bitrate; reformatting the encoded audio signal with a pre-selected pattern to generate a packet, wherein a capacity of the packet is based on the source format. And, in various other aspects, the disclosure provides for evs decoding, including obtaining a data rate associated with a packet; discarding one or more pre-selected patterns from the packet to recover an encoded audio signal based on the data rate; and decoding the encoded audio signal to generate a decoded audio signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323424

Null data packet frame structure for wireless communication

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication includes generating a null data packet (ndp) frame comprising a physical layer preamble having a legacy preamble portion, a non-legacy portion, and an extension portion, wherein the extension portion is from the group consisting of: high efficiency (he) signal information, and a padding waveform. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323342

Enhanced block-request streaming system using signaling or block creation

A block-request streaming system provides for improvements in the user experience and bandwidth efficiency of such systems, typically using an ingestion system that generates data in a form to be served by a conventional file server (http, ftp, or the like), wherein the ingestion system intakes content and prepares it as files or data elements to be served by the file server. The system might include controlling the sequence, timing and construction of block requests, time based indexing, variable block sizing, optimal block partitioning, control of random access point placement, including across multiple presentation versions, dynamically updating presentation data, and/or efficiently presenting live content and time shifting.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323256

Systems and methods for performing remote authentication of a virtual subscriber identity module (sim)

Various embodiments for performing remote authentication of a virtual subscriber identity module (sim) on a mobile communication device include receiving, on a first subscription of the mobile communication device, an authentication request from a virtual sim network. The mobile communication device may tune from the first subscription to a second subscription of the mobile communication device to send the authentication request to a remote server and periodically perform tune-aways between the first subscription and the second subscription while determining whether the remote server has sent an authentication response through the second subscription. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323089

Align transmissions for sbs

A method and apparatus for concurrent wireless communications on multiple channels of the same frequency band. A wireless device determines when a first transceiver chain of the wireless device is to receive a first data signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323070

Low latency operation with different hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) timing options

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) or a base station may identify a timing advance parameter and a processing parameter for the ue, and one or both may determine a hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) timing based on the identified parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323063

Bundled forward error correction (fec) for multiple sequenced flows

Various embodiments enable “bundled fec protection,” in which a single repair flow may be used to provide recovery protection for a plurality of individual source rtp streams. The embodiment techniques may utilize novel fec source payload and repair payload definitions that enable a single repair flow to be defined for multiple rtp flows. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323061

Dynamic setting of fec in embms video streaming

Dynamic forward error correction (fec) setting is discussed in which the network determines a fec percentage for each video segment of a video streaming service, based on consideration of the transfer length of the video segment and the allocated bandwidth. When the transfer length and allocated bandwidth reflect transmission of less than peak bandwidth, the network will determine a higher fec percentage that uses the otherwise wasted bandwidth to transmit additional redundancy symbols. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323035

Coherent decoding of visible light communication (vlc) signals

Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method to decode a visible light communication (vlc) signal by capturing images of a light source emitting a light modulated signal comprising a temporal sequence of symbols to determine decoded symbols and to further determine at least one codeword from a list of candidate codewords.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160323032

Handoff for non-geosynchronous satellite communication

Various aspects of the disclosure relate to handoff of a user terminal in communication with a gateway through a satellite in a non-geosynchronous satellite communication system. In some aspects, a gateway and a user terminal use a satellite and beam transition table to determine when to handoff the user terminal from one beam to another and/or from one satellite to another. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322854

Wearable receive coils for wireless power transfer with no electrical contact

A wearable apparatus configured to wirelessly receive charging power is provided. The apparatus comprises a band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322391

Method of forming fins from different materials on a substrate

A method of forming fins of different materials includes providing a substrate with a layer of a first material having a top surface, masking a first portion of the substrate leaving a second portion of the substrate exposed, etching a first opening at the second portion, forming a body of a second material in the opening to a level of the top surface of the layer of the first material, removing the mask, and forming fins of the first material at the first portion and forming fins of the second material at the second portion. A finfet device having fins formed of at least two different materials is also disclosed.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322332

Reinforced wafer level package comprising a core layer for reducing stress in a solder joint and improving solder joint reliability

Some features pertain to a package that includes a redistribution portion, a first die coupled to the redistribution portion, a core layer coupled to the redistribution portion, and an encapsulation layer encapsulating the first die and the core layer. The redistribution portion includes a first dielectric layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322331

Power delivery network (pdn) design for monolithic three-dimensional (3-d) integrated circuit (ic)

Systems and methods relate to power delivery networks (pdns) for monolithic three-dimensional integrated circuits (3d-ics). A monolithic 3d-ic includes a first die adjacent to and in contact with power/ground bumps. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322300

Integrated device package comprising an electromagnetic (em) passive device in an encapsulation layer, and an em shield

Some novel features pertain to an integrated device package that includes a die, an electromagnetic (em) passive device, an encapsulation layer covering the die and the em passive device, and a redistribution portion coupling the die and the em passive device. In some implementations, the em passive device includes an electromagnetic (em) passive device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160322237

Method for fabricating an advanced routable quad flat no-lead package

An improved leadframe assembly for use in a quad flat no lead (qfn) package is described along with a method of fabricating both the leadframe assembly and the qfn package. The leadframe assembly comprises an etch-stop layer formed on a topside of a substrate and a routing layer (or trace) formed on a topside of the etch-stop layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321784

Reducing image resolution in deep convolutional networks

A method of reducing image resolution in a deep convolutional network (dcn) includes dynamically selecting a reduction factor to be applied to an input image. The reduction factor can be selected at each layer of the dcn. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321774

Adaptive memory address scanning based on surface format for graphics processing

This disclosure describes an adaptive memory address scanning technique that defines an address scanning pattern, to be used for a particular surface, based on one or more properties of the surface. In addition, a number, shape, and arrangement of sub-primitives of a surface to process in parallel may be determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321542

Incorporating top-down information in deep neural networks via the bias term

A method of biasing a deep neural network includes determining whether an element has an increased probability of being present in an input to the network. The method also includes adjusting a bias of activation functions of neurons in the network to increase sensitivity to the element. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321540

Filter specificity as training criterion for neural networks

A method of training a neural network model includes determining a specificity of multiple filters after a predetermined number of training iterations. The method also includes training each of the filters based on the specificity.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321315

Application framework

An integrated circuit chip comprises a processor, memory, a database and an application framework. The application framework is configured to support first and second applications, each application being associated with a respective database comprising respective data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160321032

Determining recommended optimization strategies for software development

In one example, a device for recommending an optimization strategy for software includes a memory storing data for a sparse matrix including empty cells and non-empty cells, wherein non-empty cells of the sparse matrix represent ratings for optimization strategies previously applied to programs, and one or more hardware-based processors configured to predict values for empty cells of a sparse matrix, fill the empty cells with the predicted values to produce a complete matrix, determine, for a current program that was not included in the programs of the sparse matrix, a recommended optimization strategy that yields a highest rating from the complete matrix, and provide an indication of the recommended optimization strategy.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320994

Systems and methods for optimizing memory power consumption in a heterogeneous system memory

Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for providing a heterogeneous system memory in a portable communication device. One system comprises a system on chip (soc) coupled to a nonvolatile random access memory (nvram) and a volatile random access memory (vram). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320972

Adaptive compression-based paging

Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for adaptive compression-based demand paging. Two or more compressed software image segments are stored in each of one or more memories. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320831

Power management of a wireless device

A method for power management of a wireless device is described. The method comprises supplying a first voltage level to a volatile storage device during a period when the processor is in an operating state; supplying a second voltage level, lower that the first voltage level, to the storage device for retaining data during a period when the processor is in a reduced power state, and determining a value of the second voltage level. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320826

Methods and apparatuses for memory power reduction

Methods and apparatuses for memory power reduction are provided. The apparatus determines whether to store data into a dram or an nvram during an idle state of a processor based on power consumption by the dram in association with refreshing the data in the dram and use of the data stored in the dram by the processor, based on power consumption by the nvram in association with use of the data stored in the nvram by the processor, and based on a duty cycle associated with current drawn in a first power state and a second power state in association with the data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320823

Scheduled universal serial bus (usb) low-power operations

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include scheduled universal serial bus (usb) low-power operations. In this regard, in one aspect, a usb host controller determines a low-power operation schedule for a usb client device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320488

Solid-state electronic light detection and ranging (lidar)

Solid-state electronic light detection and ranging (lidar) is disclosed. In one aspect, an electronic device for use in a lidar system is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160320456

Battery fuel gauges sharing current information between multiple battery chargers

In one embodiment, a fuel gauge system is described that comprises two or more battery chargers on different integrated circuits (ics) coupled in parallel to a battery for charging the battery. Each battery charger ic generates a current signal indicative of current generated by said each battery charger ic into the same battery. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160317127

Smart device for ultrasound imaging

An ultrasonic imaging probe includes one or more ultrasonic transducers and one or more processors communicatively coupled with the one or more ultrasonic transducers. The one or more processors are configured to receive data from the one or more ultrasonic transducers and establish settings of the ultrasonic imaging probe based on the received data.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

11/03/16 / #20160317122

In-device fusion of optical and inertial positional tracking of ultrasound probes

An apparatus for noninvasive medical ultrasonography includes one or more ultrasonic transducers, one or more inertial sensors, one or more optical sensors, and a processor communicatively coupled with the ultrasonic transducers, the inertial sensors and the optical sensors. The processor is configured to estimate a position of the apparatus based on a combination of signals received from the ultrasonic transducers, the inertial sensors and the optical sensors.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316498

Method and apparatus for managing packet data network connectivity

Methods and apparatuses are provided for managing packet data network (pdn) connectivity for a device. Pdn connectivity to a local gateway can be managed at an access point with which the device is communicating based at least in part on received pdn connectivity parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316490

Configurable random access initial power level selection

Methods, systems, and devices are described for initial power level selection on a physical random access channel in a wireless communications network. Initial power level selection may account for, or be based on, one or more channel conditions associated with the physical random access channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316476

Systems and methods for downlink frequency domain multiplexing transmissions

Systems, methods, and devices for transmitting data are described herein. In some aspects, a method comprises generating a first message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316474

Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink response rules

Methods and apparatus for multiple user uplink are provided. In one aspect, method for wireless communication includes receiving a message comprising a request for two or more stations to concurrently transmit an uplink transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316455

Legacy compatible signaling for channel bonding

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for providing legacy compatible signaling for channel bonding. An example apparatus generally includes a processing system configured to generate a frame having channel bonding information indicating one or more channels available for multi-user (mu) communication by one or more wireless nodes and a first interface configured to output the frame for transmission.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316426

Lte network assisted power saving

A wireless communications system includes a base station to transmit and receive cellular signals and an access point to transmit and receive wi-fi signals. A system controller is coupled to the base station and the access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316424

Method and apparatus for initiating channel sounding with unassociated access points

A system and method are disclosed that may allow a sta to request one or more non-associated aps to initiate channel sounding operations with the sta. In response to the request, a number of the non-associated aps may send one or more ndps to the sta. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316404

Resolving conflicting configuration parameters between cell reconfiguration and cell reselection procedures

Aspects of resolving conflicting configuration parameters during wireless communication include triggering reselection to a new cell from a current cell and determining that a user equipment (ue) is configured in a forward access channel (fach) state and is waiting for a layer 2 acknowledgement (l2 ack) message from a network entity when reselection to the new cell is triggered. Further, the aspects include performing a collision resolution procedure in response to the determination that the ue is configured in the fach state and is waiting for the l2 ack message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316374

Evolved machine type communication design for shared radio frequency spectrum operation

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques utilizing shared radio frequency spectrum (srfs) for certain devices, such as machine type communication(s) (mtc) user equipments (ues) and evolved or enhanced mtc (emtc) ues. An exemplary method, performed, for example, by a base station (bs), includes performing a channel clear assessment (cca) for at least a portion of the srfs including one or more narrowband regions, and communicating with at least one mtc ue, after performing the cca, on at least one of the narrowband regions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316373

Techniques for managing security mode command (smc) integrity failures at a user equipment (ue)

The present disclosure describes a method and an apparatus for managing security mode command (smc) integrity failures at a user equipment (ue). For example, a method is provided for managing smc integrity failures which receives a smc message at the ue from a network entity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316345

Prioritization of concurrent inter-frequency/inter-rat measurement and embms service reception

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316326

Method and apparatus for performing session info query for user plane location

Techniques for querying for information on location sessions in a user plane location architecture are described. In an aspect, a location server may send a query message to a terminal to query for information on active location sessions, e.g., when at least one location session for periodic triggered service or area event triggered service is deemed to be active. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316227

Signaling layer identifiers for operation points in video coding

Techniques described herein are related to coding layer identifiers for operation points in video coding. In one example, a method of decoding video data is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316200

Signaling of simplified depth coding (sdc) for depth intra- and inter-prediction modes in 3d video coding

This disclosure describes techniques for signaling and processing information indicating simplified depth coding (sdc) for depth intra-prediction and depth inter-prediction modes in a 3d video coding process, such as a process defined by the 3d-hevc extension to hevc. In some examples, the disclosure describes techniques for unifying the signaling of sdc for depth intra-prediction and depth inter-prediction modes in 3d video coding. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160316120

Tiltable camera module

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for tiltable camera modules. In one aspect, the tiltable camera module may be sequentially tilted through a range of positions to capture multiple images in different orientations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315859

Data link interface internet protocol (ip) address generation

An apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to determine a first identifier that corresponds to a data link group identifier of a data link group and to determine a second identifier that corresponds to a device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315752

System type dependent master information block (mib)

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may determine a duplexing configuration (e.g., frequency division duplexing (fdd) or time division duplexing (tdd)) of a carrier based on one or more synchronization signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315744

Mitigating the impact of transmit blanking during uplink communications

Aspects of mitigating throughput degradation during wireless communication include determining that a first transmission signal fails decoding at a network entity due to transmit (tx) blanking when a user equipment (ue) supports dual subscriber identity module dual active (dsda) and is operating in hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) with incremental redundancy; determining whether a first retransmission signal for the first transmission signal fails decoding at the network entity; and retransmitting the first transmission signal as a new transmission signal when a determination is made that the first retransmission signal for the first transmission signal fails decoding at the network entity.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315694

Techniques for pruning false peaks during slot synchronization at a user equipment

The present disclosure describes a method and an apparatus for pruning false peaks during slot synchronization at a user equipment (ue). For example, a method is provided to identify a plurality of first peaks associated with a primary-synchronization channel (p-sch) received at the ue and a plurality of second peaks from the plurality of first peaks. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315640

Skip rx during sbs transmission

A method and apparatus for concurrent wireless communications on multiple channels of the same frequency band. A wireless device receives a first data signal via a first transceiver chain while concurrently initiating a transmission of a second data signal via a second transceiver chain of the wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315248

Decoupling of source line layout from access transistor contact placement in a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) memory bit cell to facilitate reduced contact resistance

Magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) memory bit cells that decouple source line layout from access transistor node size to facilitate reduced contact resistance are disclosed. In one example, an mtj memory bit cell is provided that includes a source plate disposed above and in contact with a source contact for a source node of an access transistor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315072

Package on package (pop) device comprising solder connections between integrated circuit device packages

Some features pertain to a package on package (pop) device that includes a first package, a first solder interconnect coupled to the first integrated circuit package, and a second package coupled to the first package through the first solder interconnect. The second package includes a first die, a package interconnect comprising a first pad, where the first solder interconnect is coupled to the first pad of the package interconnect. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160315024

Mechanical handling support for thin cores using photo-patternable material

An integrated circuit package includes a core such as a thin glass core with through-core vias. A photo-patternable material is disposed directly on surfaces of the core and in the through-core vias and is selectively patterned to expose at least an exposed portion of the surface of the core and the through-core vias. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160314288

Method and apparatus for write restricted storage

Disclosed is a method for write restricted storage. In the method, a controller maintains an authorization list received over a control path. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160314235

Method for asymmetrical geometrical scaling

A circuit layout data has a start value of a first-axis pitch and a start value of a second-axis pitch, the second axis pitch being transverse to the first-axis pitch. The start value of the first axis pitch and the start value of the second axis pitch correspond to single pattern lithography. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313977

Division and root computation with fast result formatting

Systems and methods relate to division of a dividend by a divisor, with fast result formatting. Counts of leading sign bits of the dividend and the divisor are determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313976

High performance division and root computation unit

Systems and methods relate to a division/root computation unit. A lookup table according to a sweeney, robertson, and tocher (srt) algorithm for a division/root computation is stored in a memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313938

Fine grained memory protection to thwart memory overrun attacks

A way is provided to protect memory blocks from unauthorized access from executable instructions by defining various sets of instructions that are specifically bound to operate on defined memory blocks and inhibited from operating in other memory blocks. For instance, executable code may include a plurality of distinct read and write instructions where each read and/or write instruction is specific to one memory access tag from a plurality of different memory access tags. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313867

Through display ultrasonic touch-screen monitor

A touch-screen monitor is described. The monitor includes an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion of an object that is placed in contact with the monitor.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313863

Noise cancellation technique for capacitive touchscreen controller using differential sensing

A differential sensing scheme provides a means for detecting one or more touch events on a touch sensitive device in the presence of incident noise. Instead of sensing one touch sensitive channel, such as a row, column, or single touch sensor, multiple touch sensitive channels are sampled at a time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313492

Conduit for coupling light source into thin waveguide film

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for increasing the efficiency of frontlight systems using thin waveguides. In one aspect, a narrowing reflective conduit can be used to condense light from a light source which is thicker than the waveguide, and inject it into the waveguide. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313491

Illumination structure for use with frontlight

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for increasing the uniformity of illumination provided by frontlight systems using multiple discrete light sources. In one aspect, a phosphor material can be disposed between the discrete light sources and a light-turning waveguide, so that at least some of the light emitted by the discrete light sources is absorbed and re-emitted by the phosphor material. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160313391

Device specific thermal mitigation

Embodiments contained in the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for device specific thermal mitigation. The thermal and power behavior of the device, is characterized. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/27/16 / #20160310663

Subcutaneous injection system with adhesive injection site indicator

Described herein are subcutaneous medication delivery applicators and adhesive patches with one or more openings in the patches that designate one or more desired injection sites for subcutaneous injection of a medication. The medication delivery applicator and the adhesive patch may both include circuitry and wireless short-range communications interfaces that allow for the two devices to communicate with one another in order to determine if they are pre-associated in some manner, such as would be the case if both devices were packaged in the same injection kit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309540

Apparatus and method for avoiding data loss following an inter-pdsn handoff based on a simple ip network

The disclosure is related to avoiding data loss following a handoff from a second packet data serving node (pdsn) back to a first pdsn before an expiration of a session inactivity timer at the first pdsn. An aspect includes detecting, by an access terminal, a handoff from the first pdsn to the second pdsn, in response to the detecting, starting, by the access terminal, a session keep timer corresponding to the session inactivity timer, the session inactivity timer indicating a maximum amount of time the first pdsn will maintain an inactive communication session with the access terminal, and, based on whether the session keep timer has expired, transmitting, by the access terminal, a plurality of data packets to a server until an acknowledgment is received from the server.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309523

Reducing delay in attachment procedure with a network

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for reducing delays associated with an attachment procedure are disclosed. In accordance with the present disclosure, a user equipment (ue) may initiate an attachment procedure with a network over a non-access stratum (nas) layer and detect a condition that may delay completion of the attachment. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309518

Random access for low latency wireless communications

Wireless devices may exchange data related to multiple available random access procedures for network access. A random access procedure of the available random access procedures may be selected, and a random access message transmitted based on the selected random access procedure. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309498

Uplink listen before talk operation

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A wireless device may determine whether a source carrier for an uplink grant is in licensed or unlicensed spectrum and then select a listen-before-talk (lbt) procedure for accessing a shared spectrum channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309494

Multi-radio coexistence

A method of wireless communication includes adjusting a channel quality indicator (cqi) to compensate for coexistence interference experienced between communication resources (such as an lte radio and a bluetooth radio). The cqi may be set to zero, falsely indicating to a serving enhanced nodeb that a ue is out of range, thereby creating a gap in lte operation that may be used by an alternate radio access technology. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309482

Interference-aware group owner, bandwidth, and channel selection in peer-to-peer wireless communication systems

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method of wireless communication operable at a peer-to-peer (p2p) device, an apparatus, and a computer program product. A first p2p device determines a first interference margin report including a plurality of first interference margins. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309481

Reduction of channel access delay in wireless systems

This disclosure describes methods and apparatuses for per-packet frequency and/or per-packet band switching to reduce channel access delay in wireless systems. This disclosure also introduces a transmitting and receiving architecture for per-packet frequency and/or per-packet band switching in single mac (e.g. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309480

System and method for reducing collisions in wireless networks

In one example, a system and method includes transmitting a first type of information from a transmitter at a first set of transmission parameters, wherein the first set of transmission parameters includes a first phy data rate and a first transmission power, transmitting a second type of information at a second set of transmission parameters, wherein the second set of transmission parameters includes a second phy data rate and a second transmission power, and switching between the first set of transmission parameters and the second set of transmission parameters as a function of the type of information to be transmitted. One or more of the first phy data rate and the first transmission power are different than the second phy data rate and the second transmission power, respectively.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309468

Narrowband dependent subframe availability for mtc

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) and a base station may establish a communication link over a carrier including multiple narrowband regions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309467

Techniques for managing communications in a shared radio frequency spectrum band

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes receiving a semi-static partial subframe configuration and a corresponding partial subframe identifier; receiving a grant for a partial subframe, the grant identifying the partial subframe identifier; and receiving data scheduled for the partial subframe over a shared radio frequency spectrum band based at least in part on the semi-static partial subframe configuration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309466

Coordinated wireless communications using multiple transmission time intervals

Coordinated wireless communications using multiple transmission time intervals (ttis) are described. Multiple ttis may include a first tti and a second tti, the second tti having a shorter duration than the first tti. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309457

Apparatus and method for generating and transmitting data frames

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications. The apparatus includes a processing system configured to generate a frame comprising a preamble, a first header, and a second header, wherein the preamble and the first header are configured to be decoded by a first device operating according to a first protocol, the second header not being configured to be decoded by the first device, and wherein the preamble, the first header, and the second header are configured to be decoded by a second device operating according to a second protocol; and an interface configured to output the frame for transmission.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309420

Adaptation of transmission power and packet size in a wireless docking environment

Various aspects describe adjusting the transmission power based on interference information, adjusting packet size when the measured error rate is different from the target error rate, and transmitting the packet according to the transmission power. Adjusting the transmission power may include increasing and/or decreasing the transmission power based on an interference margin report. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309407

Dynamic selection of a technology for cell broadcast reception in multi-sim communication devices

Various embodiments enable cell broadcast reception on a multi-sim mobile communication device with first and second subscriptions for respective technologies. A multi-sim device may measure channel conditions for the first and second radio access technologies, determine whether the channel conditions of the first radio access technology are greater than or equal to a threshold for receiving cell broadcasts, determine whether the channel conditions of the second radio access technology are greater than or equal to the threshold when the channel conditions of the first radio access technology are less than the threshold, and designate the second radio access technology to receive cell broadcasts when the channel conditions of the second radio access technology are greater than the threshold and disabling cell broadcast reception on the first radio access technology. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309406

Method and apparatus for performing scan operations

Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented for use by a mobile device to alter a scan operation. Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented for use by one or more electronic devices to determine one or more scan factors for use by a mobile device in altering a scan operation.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309364

Enhanced compression formats for data compression

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to enhanced compression formats for data compression (e.g., uplink data compression (udc)). A method is provided for wireless communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309354

Control of ue clear channel assessment by an enb

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. An enb determines a cca parameter for use by a ue in performing a cca procedure for ul transmission and transmits an indication of the cca parameter to the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309343

Conditional progressive encoding and decoding

Conditional progressive encoding and decoding is discussed, in which a receiver receives a plurality of encoded message segments as a sequence of messages, and sequentially decodes each of the message segments in sequence, in which the decoding of the next encoded message segment is triggered only by successfully decoding the current encoded message segment. On the transmitter side, the transmitter breaks a message payload into a sequence of message segments, and then independently processes each message segment for generating error detection coding and encoding into multiple codeword segments. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309336

Prioritization of different operators in shared spectrum

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for wireless communications. In one method, an opportunity may be identified for a first operator to perform a clear channel assessment (cca) for a shared spectrum. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309294

Geofences based on rf fingerprints

Systems, apparatus and methods in a mobile device for determining a breach of a geofence is presented. A reference radio frequency (rf) fingerprint is obtained by the mobile device, the reference rf fingerprint defining the geofence. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309282

Control channel based broadcast messaging

Aspects of the present disclosure provided techniques that may be applied in systems to allow for communication over a control channel utilizing a relatively narrowband (e.g., six physical resource blocks) based search space. An exemplary method, performed, for example, by a machine type communication (mtc) ue, generally includes identifying, within a subframe, a first search space to monitor for a control channel that occupies a first number of physical resource blocks (prbs) that represents a narrowband within a system bandwidth comprising a plurality of narrowbands and monitoring at least the first search space for the control channel, wherein the control channel comprises broadcast control information.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309279

Automated user/sensor location recognition to customize audio performance in a distributed multi-sensor environment

A wireless device is described. The wireless device includes at least two microphones on the wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309278

Determining doppler shift in an audio chirp signal

A method of determining doppler shift of a received audio chirp signal, the received audio chirp signal having a receive frequency profile doppler shifted relative to a transmit frequency profile that the received audio chirp signal was transmitted with. The method comprises: correlating the received audio chirp signal with a replica audio chirp signal to form a correlation output; identifying a relative alignment of the received audio chirp signal and the replica audio chirp signal to be that at which the received audio chirp signal and the replica audio chirp signal are most highly correlated; and determining the doppler shift to be that corresponding to the identified relative alignment.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309277

Speaker alignment

A controller for controlling a system of speakers, the system of speakers being configured to play out audio signals. The controller is configured to, for each speaker of the system of speakers, (i) transmit a signal to that speaker comprising identification data for that speaker, and (ii) transmit a signal to that speaker comprising an indication of a playout time for playing out an identification sound signal comprising the identification data of that speaker. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309275

Calibration of acoustic echo cancelation for multi-channel sound in dynamic acoustic environments

A multi-channel sound (mcs) system features intelligent calibration (e.g., of acoustic echo cancelation (aec)) for use in dynamic acoustic environments. A sensor subsystem is utilized to detect and identify changes in the acoustic environment and determine a “scene” corresponding to the resulting acoustic characteristics for that environment. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309258

Speaker location determining system

A controller for determining the location of speakers in a system of speakers configured to play out audio signals received according to a wireless communications protocol. The controller configured is to, for each speaker of the system of speakers, transmit a signal to that speaker comprising an indication of a playout time for playing out an identification sound signal comprising the identification data of that speaker. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309154

Dynamic range adjustment for high dynamic range and wide color gamut video coding

This disclosure relates to processing video data, including processing video data to conform to a high dynamic range/wide color gamut (hdr/wcg) color container. As will be explained in more detail below, the techniques of the disclosure including dynamic range adjustment (dra) parameters and apply the dra parameters to video data in order to make better use of an hdr/wcg color container. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309149

Quantization parameter (qp) calculation for display stream compression (dsc) based on complexity measure

Techniques for quantization parameter (qp) for display stream compression (dsc) based on complexity measure are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for determining a qp value includes determining a complexity value of a plurality of previous blocks and selecting a technique from a plurality of defined techniques for calculating a qp adjustment value for a current block based on the determined complexity value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160309108

Surface contact imaging sensor

An imaging system disposed on a tft array employing a capacitance input sensing stage into a diode peak detecting circuit used as a single pixel on a semiconductor or tft array that is capable of accessing the generated charge across the capacitor, peak detecting it, amplifying it and then distributing it to an external system via row and column addressing. The resulting imaging system is suitable for fingerprint imaging or as a computer touchpad input device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308934

Further device timing adjustments and methods for supporting dash over broadcast

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a receiver device to use a modified segment availability time. In various embodiments, a receiver device may be enabled to modify availability start times for segments in a segment availability timeline, such as a media presentation description (mpd), to account for the actual times when segments will be available to a dash client.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308928

Further device timing adjustments and methods for supporting dash over broadcast

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a receiver device to use a modified segment availability time. In various embodiments, a receiver device may be enabled to modify availability start times for segments in a segment availability timeline, such as a media presentation description (mpd), to account for the actual times when segments will be available to a dash client.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308927

Further device timing adjustments and methods for supporting dash over broadcast

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a receiver device to use a modified segment availability time. In various embodiments, a receiver device may be enabled to modify availability start times for segments in a segment availability timeline, such as a media presentation description (mpd), to account for the actual times when segments will be available to a dash client.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308791

De-jitter buffer update

A device includes a de-jitter buffer configured to receive a packet, the packet including first data and second data. The first data includes a partial copy of first frame data corresponding to a first frame of a sequence of frames. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308776

Enhancements for pdcp layer

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A device may divide a packet data convergence protocol (pdcp) service data unit (sdu) into a set of pdcp segments based on a medium access control (mac) layer transmission parameter, which may include a desired block size for mac transmission or retransmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308684

Small area mbsfn enhancement

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308594

Efficient channel estimation using golay sequences

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus may generally include a processing system configured to generate a frame comprising a first sequence and a conjugate of the first sequence; and an interface configured to output the frame for transmission to a wireless node, wherein the first sequence and the conjugate of the first known sequence are simultaneously transmitted via first and second transmit chains. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308519

Systems and methods for clock distribution in a die-to-die interface

Circuits for die-to-die clock distribution are provided. A system includes a transmit clock tree on a first die and a receive clock tree on a second die. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308372

Providing current cross-conduction protection in a power rail control system

Power rail control systems that include power multiplexing circuits that include cross-current conduction protection are disclosed. Power multiplexing circuit includes supply selection circuits each coupled between a respective supply power rail and an output power rail coupled to a powered circuit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308355

Automatic voltage switching circuit for selecting a higher voltage of multiple supply voltages to provide as an output voltage

Automatic voltage switching circuits for providing a higher voltage of multiple supply voltages are disclosed. In one aspect, an automatic voltage switching circuit is configured to generate a compare signal indicating which of a first supply voltage and a second supply voltage is a higher voltage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308272

Resonant bezel antenna

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a wearable communication apparatus for wireless communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160308062

Logic finfet high-k/conductive gate embedded multiple time programmable flash memory

A method for fabricating a multiple time programmable (mtp) device includes forming fins of a first conducting type on a substrate of a second conducting type. The method further includes forming a floating gate dielectric to partially surround the fins. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160307645

Method and apparatus for in-system management and repair of semi-conductor memory failure

A memory having a redundancy area is operated in a normal mode and an error is detected. A selecting selects between in-line repair process and off-line repair. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160307620

Systems and methods to refresh dram based on temperature and based on calibration data

A system and method of refreshing dynamic random access memory (dram) are disclosed. A device includes a dram, a bus, and a system-on-chip (soc) coupled via the bus to the dram. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160307334

Non-matching feature-based visual motion estimation for pose determination

A method for determining a pose of a camera includes obtaining both a first image of a scene and a second image of the scene, where both the first and second images are captured by the camera. A first set of features is extracted from the first image and a second set of features is extracted from the second set of features. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160307328

Exterior hybrid photo mapping

Embodiments disclosed pertain to the use of user equipment (ue) for the generation of a 3d exterior envelope of a structure based on captured images and a measurement set associated with each captured image. In some embodiments, a sequence of exterior images of a structure is captured and a corresponding measurement set comprising inertial measurement unit (imu) measurements, wireless measurements (including global navigation satellite (gnss) measurements) and/or other non-wireless sensor measurements may be obtained concurrently. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160306976

Secure software authentication and verification

A first time software is loaded for execution by a device, the software stored in non-secure storage is authenticated. Authenticating the software may involve a cryptographic operation over the software and a digital signature of the software. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160306786

Concurrent parsing and processing of serial language code

The aspects enable a processor to concurrently execute markup language code (e.g., html) having embedded scripting language code (e.g., javascript®) during a page load operation by a browser. A markup language parser parses markup language code until embedded scripting language code is encountered. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160306770

Enhanced virtual gpio with multi-mode modulation

A multi-modulation scheme is provided that combines pulse-width modulation and phase modulation to transmit a plurality of gpio signals as virtual gpio signals.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160306746

Burst translation look-aside buffer

A comparand that includes a virtual address is received. Upon determining a match of the comparand to a burst entry tag, a candidate matching translation data unit is selected. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160306412

Selective coupling of power rails to a memory domain(s) in a processor-based system

Selective coupling of power rails to memory domain(s) in processor-based system, such as to reduce or avoid the need to provide intentional decoupling capacitance in logic domain(s) is disclosed. To avoid or reduce providing additional intentional decoupling capacitance in logic domain to mitigate voltage droops on logic power rail, power rail selection circuit is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/20/16 / #20160306382

Control circuits for generating output enable signals, and related systems and methods

Control circuits for generating output enable signals are disclosed. In one aspect, a control circuit is provided that employs combinatorial logic to generate an output enable signal that meets timing constraints using a standard clock signal, a feedback clock signal based on the standard clock signal, and a single data rate (sdr) data output stream. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302257

Method for arbitration and adaptive power-cycling in a multi-channel network

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for data communication are provided. The method may include providing a plurality of data channels on a communications link, determining unused bandwidth as a difference between total bandwidth provided by the communications link and bandwidth used by the plurality of data channels, allocating the unused bandwidth to a virtual channel, scheduling the plurality of data channels and the virtual channel in accordance with a time-based multiplexing scheme, and disabling interface circuitry used to couple the transmitter to the communications link when the virtual channel is scheduled. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302237

Ioe device transmission signaling and scheduling

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a first node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302233

Enhanced random access procedure

Aspects of random access channel preamble transmission include transmitting a number of random access preamble transmissions in response to receiving a command to initiate a physical random access procedure, determining that the number of random access preamble transmissions meets an unacknowledged preamble transmission number threshold, determining whether a downlink channel quality exceeds a downlink channel quality threshold, and suspending the transmitting of subsequent random access preamble transmissions for a transmit hold duration.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302225

Transmission scheduling for contention based carrier

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. An enb transmits an indicator for a frame identifying a dl transmission period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302205

Maximum power reduction for interference control in adjacent channels

Techniques for determining power relaxation values are disclosed. The power relaxation values may be determined according to an ending resource block (rb) and a number of rbs in a contiguous allocation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302200

Non-contiguous channel allocation and bonding for wireless communication networks

Methods and apparatuses can be disclosed for communicating over a wireless communication network. One communication device includes a processor configured to allocate, or receive allocation of, at least a portion of a first sub-band of a channel and at least a portion of a second sub-band of the channel for use by the communication device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302199

Wi-fi frames including frame extensions

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to wi-fi systems including frame extensions in transmission frames. Lengths of frame extensions may be determined based on transmission bandwidths and transmission data rates of the frames. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302193

Multi-layer timing synchronization framework

A device for transmitting data to a network includes a source subsystem and a communication subsystem. The source subsystem generates a first data packet that includes first timing information that is based on a time that the first data packet is generated. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302179

Distributed mechanism for medium reservation and prioritization of ioe communications

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a first node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302159

Systems and methods for transmit power control

A method for inductively coupled communication is described. The method includes transmitting a carrier signal from a first device while receiving the carrier signal at a receiver of the first device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302149

Ioe device awake scheduling and discovery

In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a first node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302139

Selecting a network for a wireless device

Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for a wireless device to select a network. The wireless device receives a request from a user to access a network site. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302137

Method and apparatus for securing structured proximity service codes for restricted discovery

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302128

Rate adaptation during handoffs

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may receive information indicating a potential handoff for another apparatus in communication with the apparatus. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302114

Sharing measurement resources within multi-receive multi-sim user equipment

For a multi-receive multi-subscriber identity module (sim) ue, one sim or subscription may help with measurements of another sim or subscription to help address the issue of large latency caused by insufficient measurement gaps. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment with a first subscription and a second subscription includes forwarding a neighbor cell list from the first subscription to the second subscription when preparing for measurement. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302105

Techniques for medium access control (mac) layer packet encapsulation and segmentation

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes encapsulating and segmenting a packet data convergence protocol (pdcp) protocol data unit (pdu), at a medium access control (mac) layer, to form at least a first mac service data unit (sdu) and a second mac sdu; mapping the first mac sdu to a first mac pdu and the second mac sdu to a second mac pdu; and transmitting the first mac pdu in a first transport block and the second mac pdu in a second transport block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302104

Processing time extension for high bandwidth wireless communications

A wireless device may selectively add padding to an end of a data transmission in order to provide adequate time for a receiving device to process the transmitted data and transmit feedback related to the transmitted data. A wireless device may identify a total amount of data capable of being transmitted in a transmission, and determine a number of data bits to be transmitted in the transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302100

Techniques for retransmissions during bursty traffic

The disclosure provides for a user equipment (ue) handling radio link control (rlc) reset in wireless communications. Various techniques are described wherein rlc reset procedures are associated with various triggering conditions and predetermined time periods at rlc. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302098

Measurement gap enhancements

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may receive a measurement configuration on a first cell specifying a measurement gap for measuring cells on other frequencies. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160302040

Positioning of a wireless device

Techniques for supporting positioning are described. In an example implementation, a method for use in determining a position of a mobile station is provided, wherein a network-based computing device receives a message from a mobile station, the message indicating an identity of a transmitter device from which the mobile device has received at least one signal; and identifies at least one civil location estimate based at least in part on the message; the at least one civil location estimate representing an estimated location of the mobile device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301974

Methods and apparatus for using user engagement to provide content presentation

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for communication are provided. A content providing device is operable to use engagement level information to modify presentation of content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301950

Rate-constrained fallback mode for display stream compression

A method and apparatus for coding video information are disclosed. In one example, the method may involve: identifying one or more prediction modes for a fixed-rate codec, each prediction mode having a rate-distortion cost; and selecting, for a current block, a prediction mode that has the lowest rate-distortion cost from among the one more prediction modes not previously selected. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301939

Quantization parameter (qp) update classification for display stream compression (dsc)

Quantization parameter (qp) update classification techniques for display stream compression (dsc) are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for determining a quantization parameter (qp) value includes determining whether a current block includes a transition from a flat region to a complex region or is a flat block and determining whether a previous block includes a transition from a flat region to a complex region or is a flat block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301936

Mvc based 3dvc codec supporting inside view motion prediction (ivmp) mode

This disclosure describes features and techniques applicable to three-dimensional (3d) video coding. In one example, a technique may include coding a texture view video block, and coding a depth view video block, wherein the depth view video block is associated with the texture view video block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301933

Complex region detection for display stream compression

A method and apparatus for detecting a complex region of an image are disclosed. In one example, the method may involve calculating complexity values for a current block, a next block, and a previous block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301919

Combined processing and display device package for light field displays

The disclosure describes packaging structures for light field displays and/or light field projectors. An example device package includes a rendering engine configured to receive scene data and generate light field data for a light field, at least one light field projection unit configured to receive the light field data from the rendering engine and output at least a portion of the light field, and at least one internal communication channel operatively coupling the at least one light field projection unit to the rendering engine. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301913

Methods and apparatus for conditional display of a stereoscopic image pair

Apparatus and methods for conditional display of a stereoscopic image pair on a display device are disclosed. In some aspects, a vertical disparity between two images is corrected. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301868

Automated generation of panning shots

Generally described, aspects of the present disclosure relate to generation of an image representing a panned shot of an object by an image capture device. In one embodiment, a panned shot may be performed on a series of images of a scene. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301852

Methods and apparatus for defocus reduction using laser autofocus

Methods and imaging devices are disclosed for reducing defocus events occurring during autofocus search operations. For example, one method includes capturing a plurality of frames depicting a scene with an imaging device, selecting a portion of the scene of at least one frame that corresponds to an object of the scene, and detecting a change in the scene. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301790

User equipment capability report management during caller id extraction

Aspects of user equipment capability reporting include receiving a paging signal for a second subscription during a tune away from an active voice call on a first subscription, sending a report of less than a full set of user equipment capability information to the network for the second subscription during a connection setup in response to the paging signal for the second subscription, extracting a caller identification (id) associated with the paging signal for the second subscription during the tune away from the voice call on the first subscription, and initiating a transmission to the network for sending the full set of ue capability information for the second subscription in response to the voice call on the first subscription ending.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301620

Setting parameters pertaining to service period for reduced latency in wireless communication

The disclosure provides methods, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for setting parameters pertaining to service period (sp) for reduced latency in wireless communication. The apparatus may determine whether an amount of data at a medium access control (mac) layer at the apparatus exceeds a maximum amount of data transmittable in a single transmission opportunity (txop). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301531

Proof of work based user identification system

Aspects of the disclosure are related to a method for verifying whether a message was digitally signed by a user. The example method comprises: receiving a public key of a public-key signature scheme and one or more pieces of plaintext identification information associated with the user; applying a hash scheme to a combination of the public key and the one or more pieces of plaintext identification information, the hash scheme yielding a hash result; determining whether the hash result satisfies one or more criteria; determining whether the public key is associated with the user based on the determination of whether the hash result satisfies the one or more criteria; and verifying a digital signature of the message with the public key.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301519

Clock and data recovery for pulse based multi-wire link

A method and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may includes a clock recovery circuit having a plurality of input latches configured to assume a first state when a first pulse is received in one or more of a plurality of input signals, combinational logic configured to provide a second pulse response to the first pulse, a delay circuit configured to produce a third pulse on a receive clock that is delayed with respect to the second pulse, a plurality of output flip-flops configured to capture the first state when triggered by the third pulse. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301503

Simultaneous narrowband transmission/reception in enhanced machine type communications

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to narrowband retuning for simultaneous transmission and reception (e.g., broadcast-broadcast or broadcast-unicast) in enhanced machine type communications (emtc). An example method that can be performed by a base station (bs) generally includes transmitting a first type of signal in a first set of narrowband resources for a first duration and transmitting a second type of signal in a second set of narrowband resources for a second duration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301453

Techniques for improving power consumption in communication devices

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques and apparatus for improving power efficiency of a wireless device. The techniques may generally include determining a modulation scheme and transmit direction for transmission of a signal using a plurality of antennas, and controlling, separately, at least one amplifier for each of the plurality of antennas, based on the determined transmit direction and modulation scheme.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160301252

Methods and apparatus for implementing presence and usage pattern detection in wireless charging applications

An apparatus for wirelessly transferring charging power is provided. The apparatus comprises a coupler configured to generate a wireless field when driven with a time-varying current. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160300948

Finfet with cut gate stressor

A semiconductor fin includes a channel region. A gate-stressor member, formed of a metal, extends transverse to the fin and includes gate surfaces that straddle the fin in the channel region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160300771

Chip package and method for fabricating the same

A method for fabricating chip package includes providing a semiconductor chip with a metal bump, next adhering the semiconductor chip to a substrate using a glue material, next forming a polymer material on the substrate, on the semiconductor chip, and on the metal bump, next polishing the polymer material, next forming a patterned circuit layer over the polymer material and connected to the metal bump, and then forming a tin-containing ball over the patterned circuit layer and connected to the patterned circuit layer.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160300563

Active noise cancellation featuring secondary path estimation

Techniques for robust estimation of a secondary path transfer function in an active noise cancellation (anc) system are disclosed. The estimation techniques do not rely on a pilot signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160300340

Reference coordinate system determination

A method of determining a reference coordinate system includes: obtaining information indicative of a direction of gravity relative to a device; and converting an orientation of a device coordinate system using the direction of gravity relative to the device to produce the reference coordinate system. The method may also include setting an origin of the reference coordinate system and/or determining a scale value of the reference coordinate system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160300049

Machine-learning behavioral analysis to detect device theft and unauthorized device usage

The disclosure relates to machine-learning behavioral analysis to detect device theft and unauthorized device usage. In particular, during a training phase, an electronic device may generate a local user profile that represents observed user-specific behaviors according to a centroid sequence, wherein the local user profile may be classified into a baseline profile model that represents aggregate behaviors associated with various users over time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299855

N-base numbers to physical wire states symbols translation method

System, methods and apparatus are described that facilitate a device to encode/decode data in a data communications interface coupled to a plurality of wires. The device determines a value of a sequence of data bits allocated to a frame, converts the value into a sequence of symbols associated with the frame, and transmits the sequence of symbols to a receiver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299854

Techniques for preventing physical attacks on contents of memory

Techniques for providing countermeasures against physical attacks on the contents of off-chip memory are provided in which a pseudo-internal memory resistant to physical attack is used. The pseudo-internal memory is mapped to an address space such that the pseudo-internal memory appears to be on-chip memory to a processor or a system on a chip (soc). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299780

Systems and methods of using a hypervisor with guest operating systems and virtual processors

An apparatus includes a processor and a guest operating system. In response to receiving a request to create a task, the guest operating system requests a hypervisor to create a virtual processor to execute the requested task. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299746

Auto-vectorization in just-in-time compilers for dynamically typed programming languages

A computing device with an optimizing compiler is disclosed that is configured to generate optimized machine code including a vector operation corresponding to multiple scalar operations where the vector operation is a single operation on multiple pairs of operands. The optimizing compiler includes a vector guard condition generator configured to generate a vector guard condition for one or more vector operations, a mapping module to generate a mapping between elements of the vector guard condition and positions of the relevant scalar operations in the non-optimized machine code or intermediate representation of the source code, and a guard condition handler configured to initiate execution from a particular scalar operation in the non-optimized machine code or intermediate representation if the vector guard condition is triggered. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299517

Voltage droop control

Voltage droop control is disclosed. A device includes a first component coupled to an external power supply and a second component coupled to the external power supply. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/13/16 / #20160299332

Pre-release encapsulation of electromechanical system devices

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for packaging an array of electromechanical systems (ems) devices such as interferometric modulators (imods). In one aspect, a backplate including an aperture can be sealed to a substrate supporting an array of unreleased ems devices to form a package. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295636

User equipment based connected discontinuous reception inter radio access technology measurement

A user equipment (ue) improves measurement procedures, such as signal quality measurements and base station identity code (bsic) procedures. In one instance, the ue determines signal qualities of a serving cell and neighbor cells of a serving rat (radio access technology). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295631

Techniques for assisting radio access technology (rat) communications using another rat

Systems and methods for communicating in a wireless network using a first radio access technology (rat) and an assisting rat are disclosed. A first connection can be established with a user equipment (ue) using the first rat, and a second connection can be established with the ue using an assisting rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295630

Techniques for assisting radio access technology (rat) communications using another rat

Systems and methods for communicating in a wireless network using a first radio access technology (rat) and an assisting rat are disclosed. A first connection can be established with an access point using the first rat, and a second connection can be established with the access point using the assisting rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295629

Techniques for assisting radio access technology (rat) communications using another rat

Systems and methods for communicating in a wireless network using a first radio access technology (rat) and an assisting rat are disclosed. A first connection can be established with an access point using the first rat, and a second connection can be established with the access point using the assisting rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295609

Random access procedures under coverage limitations

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may select a coverage enhancement (ce) level based on a coverage limitation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295607

Enhanced carrier aggregation activation and scheduling request procedures

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) configured with several component carriers (ccs) may select one or more ccs for fast activation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295591

Systems and methods for downlink frequency domain multiplexing transmissions

Systems, methods, and devices for transmitting data are described herein. In some aspects, a method comprises generating a first message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295584

Management of dynamic transmission time interval scheduling for low latency communications

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A wireless device may establish a configuration for at least one carrier based on multiple transmission time interval (tti) lengths. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295580

Adaptive short inter-frame space bursting

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a wireless device. A wireless device (e.g., station or access point) may adapt short inter-frame space (sifs) burst parameters to improve the performance of the overall network while providing enriched user experience. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295560

Reducing blind decoding in enhanced carrier aggregation

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may be configured with a carrier aggregation (ca) configuration, which may include a large number of component carriers (ccs). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295559

Methods and apparatus for multiplexing transmission control information

Methods and systems for wireless communication are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes generating device specific transmission control information for each of two devices, transmitting the transmission control information for each device over different frequencies, and transmitting data to each of the devices as part of a communication according to the respective transmission control information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295557

Event triggered multi-link channel quality measurement and report for mission critical applications

A transmitter may allocate resources across multiple links for a transmission to a receiver. The transmitter may transmit a resource grant to the receiver. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295542

Enabling device-to-device discovery

Methods, systems, and devices are describe for signaling protocols for device-to-device discovery operations in a wireless communication system. A user equipment (ue) may be communicating with a serving base station using a first frequency in a first frequency band. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295541

Cell acquisition systems and processes for multi-sim devices

Systems and methods are described herein for managing acquisitions including, but not limited to, executing a first portion of a first acquisition process for acquiring service for a first subscription of a user equipment (ue); obtaining at least one parameter as a result of executing the first portion of the first acquisition process; and executing a second portion of a second acquisition process for acquiring service for a second subscription of the ue using the at least one parameter.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295539

Conference audio management

A method for managing audio during a conference includes receiving, at a first buffer of a mobile device, a first audio stream from a first device associated with a first participant of the conference. The method also includes receiving, at a second buffer of the mobile device, a second audio stream from a second device associated with a second participant of the conference. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295538

Clock drift management for coexistence and concurrency

Methods, systems, and devices are described for dealing with mutual clock drifts for communications over multiple rats by maintaining a guard interval. A guard interval is a time interval during which no transmissions should occur. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295535

Transmit phase measurement and signaling in wifi circuits

Systems and methods are disclosed that may determine phase offsets in wireless devices. In accordance with some embodiments, a phase of a local oscillator signal associated with transmission of data from a wireless device may be measured by generating a reference signal having a frequency that is a selected integer value times a frequency of a baseband clock signal, generating the local oscillator (lo) signal to have a frequency substantially equal to a carrier frequency of the data transmission, and mixing the reference signal and the lo signal to generate a mixed signal indicative of the phase of the lo signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295529

Enhanced cell acquisition for enhanced machine type communications

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques that may be used by a bs and/or ue to reduce the time associated with performing cell acquisition. An exemplary method, performed by a bs, generally includes determining opportunities for assisting cell acquisition by one or more ues, and boosting transmission power for one or more signals used for cell acquisition during the determined opportunities. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295510

Discovery resource pool management in proximity based services

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided that enable ues to conserve power while involved in prose communication. The apparatus transmits discovery class information for prose communication to an a-ue and to an m-ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295509

Determining inactivity timeout using distributed coordination function

Methods, systems, and devices are described for power management in wireless devices. Power saving for a device of a wireless network may be improved by appropriately setting an inactivity timeout (ito), and thus the amount of time, after a last transmission or reception of data traffic, that the device remains in an awake mode listening for more data traffic before the device enters a sleep mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295499

Inter frequency lte-d discovery

When a ue in a first cell operating at a first frequency attempts to discover another ue in a second cell operating at a second frequency, the ue in the first cell may need to constantly monitor communication on the second frequency to discover the ue in the second cell, which may not be desirable. According to an aspect of the disclosure, the apparatus receives, on a first frequency of a first channel from a first base station serving a first cell, discovery information associated with a second frequency of a second channel corresponding to a second cell, wherein the first frequency is a downlink (dl) frequency and the second frequency is an uplink (ul) frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295496

Ue-to-ue relay list and determination of floor arbitrator

The disclosure provides a mechanism where a user equipment (ue) may communicate with a neighbor ue of the ue's neighbor ue by utilizing the ue's neighbor ue as a relay for the communication between the ue and the neighbor ue of the ue's neighbor ue. In an aspect, the first ue receives a discovery message from a second ue, the discovery message including information about 1-hop neighbor ues of the second ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295494

Systems, methods, and apparatus for managing a relay connection in a wireless communications network

A ue may move out of range of a network. Accordingly, the ue may use a relay node to communicate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295469

Delivery of handover command

A delta configuration is transmitted to a ue requesting a handover wherein the delta configuration details changes that are required for the current ue configuration in order to execute the handover. The handover is initiated via a measurement report transmitted to a currently serving source enode b from the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295439

Measurement procedures during connected mode discontinuous reception cycle based on blocking low priority data activities

A user equipment (ue) improves measurement procedures during a communication cycle, such as a connected mode discontinuous reception cycle (c-drx cycle). In one instance, the ue enters a c-drx off duration during a c-drx cycle of an ongoing communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295420

Enhanced preamble waveform for coexistence

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a device. A long term evolution unlicensed (lte-u) device may transmit an enhanced preamble that may be understood by wireless local area network (wlan) devices, in addition to conveying a characteristic that is detectable by receiving lte-u devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295416

Method and apparatus for performing a message integrity check

Disclosed is a method for performing a message integrity check. In the method, a processor reads a message from a storage device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295409

Wireless network fast authentication / association using re-association object

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a sta. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295392

Message ordering for network based mobility management systems

The claimed subject matter relates to systems and methods for processing messages in a wireless communications environment. In an aspect, a communications method is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295386

Techniques to support emergency services

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication to enable a ue to establish emergency services (e.g., ims emergency calls) over wlan (e.g., wi-fi) in 3gpp networks. Such mechanisms may help ensure that an epdg capable of supporting emergency services is selected. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295380

Multicast sub-grouping methods for wireless communications

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at an access point (ap). The ap may determine a multicast grouping metric for a wireless station based at least in part on a channel condition associated with the wireless station and a data rate capability of the wireless station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295375

In-building location security and privacy

A mobile device includes: a transceiver configured to send and receive signals to and from a location-based services application server (lbs as) and an access/location network (aln); and a processor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to: send, via the transceiver, a first identity for the mobile device to the lbs as; send, via the transceiver, a second identity for the mobile device to the aln, wherein the first identity and the second identity comprise a common identity for the mobile device; and obtain a location service from the lbs as, or the aln, or a combination thereof, via the transceiver.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295370

Systems and methods for location-based tuning

A method for wireless communication by a wireless communication device is described. The method includes receiving geographic location information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295351

Systems and methods for wireless communication interoperability

A method for wireless communication is described. The method includes receiving a signal from a short-range transmit device using a first communication technology. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295328

Dual diaphragm microphone

A dual diaphragm microphone can be used to reduce or eliminate a component of the output signal due to acceleration of the microphone. The dual diaphragm microphone can include a first sound-detecting component including a first diaphragm spaced apart from a first electrode and configured to generate a first signal and a second sound-detecting component including a second diaphragm spaced apart from a second electrode and configured to generate a second signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295283

Countermeasures against audio/video content security domain crossing

Techniques for preventing circumvention of digital rights management protections on electronic content are provided. A method according to these techniques includes receiving a content stream, obtaining samples from the content stream, generating a histogram based on the samples from the content stream, classifying the content stream as including audio content or non-audio content based on the histogram, and modifying portions of the content stream responsive to classifying the content stream as including non-audio content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295242

Context adaptive entropy coding for non-square blocks in video coding

Disclosed are techniques for coding coefficients of a video block having a non-square shape defined by a width and a height, comprising coding one or more of x- and y-coordinates that indicate a position of a last non-zero coefficient within the block according to an associated scanning order, including coding each coordinate by determining one or more contexts used to code the coordinate based on one of the width and the height that corresponds to the coordinate, and coding the coordinate by performing a context adaptive entropy coding process based on the contexts. Also disclosed are techniques for coding information that identifies positions of non-zero coefficients within the block, including determining one or more contexts used to code the information based on one or more of the width and the height, and coding the information by performing a context adaptive entropy coding process based on the contexts.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295112

Multi-camera system using folded optics

Described herein are methods and devices that employ a plurality of image sensors to capture a target image of a scene. As described, positioning at least one reflective or refractive surface near the plurality of image sensors enables the sensors to capture together an image of wider field of view and longer focal length than any sensor could capture individually by using the reflective or refractive surface to guide a portion of the image scene to each sensor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295097

Dual camera autofocus

Exemplary embodiments are directed to dual camera autofocusing in digital cameras with error detection. An auxiliary lens and image sensor shares a housing with a main lens and image sensor which together act as a range finder to determine the distance to a scene. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160295010

Methods and systems of allocating application functions to motion-correlated devices

Embodiments include systems and methods of allocating application functions to motion-correlated devices. A processor may determine whether a first motion of a first mobile device and a second motion of a second mobile device are correlated. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294942

Synchronization on gateways for connected mobile applications

Mobile devices or other client devices generally support applications that provide content to users. Application-related data transfer represents a significant portion of client device bandwidth usage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294900

Techniques for http live streaming over embms

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may receive template information that identifies a template for generating a plurality of uniform resource identifiers (uris) for accessing media content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294802

Accelerated passphrase verification

Systems and methods for providing accelerated passphrase verification are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a full security string, generating a full security string hash code, storing the full security string hash code in a memory, determining at least one substring based on an entropy value associated with one or more leading characters in the full security string, generating at least one substring hash code and at least one corresponding character count value, such that the corresponding character count value equals a number of characters in the at least one substring, and storing the at least one substring hash code and the at least one corresponding character count value in the memory.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294585

Circuits and methods providing high-speed data link with equalizer

Methods, systems, and circuits for providing reception and capture of data using a mismatched impedance and an equalizer to save power are disclosed. A data receiver in communication with a transmission line, the data receiver having a termination impedance that is mismatched with respect to a characteristic impedance of the transmission line; and an equalizer in communication with the data receiver, the equalizer configured to receive a channel-transmitted data signal from the data receiver and to re-shape the signal to reduce distortion rc attenuation; wherein the circuit is configured to selectably operate in a first mode wherein the termination impedance is matched with respect to the characteristic impedance of the transmission line and a second mode wherein the termination impedance is mismatched with respect to the characteristic impedance of the transmission line and the signal is not recoverable but-for the equalizer.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294583

Offset calibration for low power and high performance receiver

Systems and methods for providing offset calibration for low power and high performance receivers are described herein. In one embodiment, a receiver comprises a sample latch having a first input coupled to a receive data path, and a second input. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294555

System and method for hierarchical cryptographic key generation using biometric data

A cryptographic key is generated using biometric data and a hierarchy of biometric descriptors. The hierarchy of biometric descriptors includes multiple levels, wherein a biometric descriptor at a first level is associated with a subset of the biometric descriptors at the next lower level. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294530

Methods and apparatus for acknowledgment of multi-user uplink wireless transmissions

Methods and apparatus for acknowledgment of multiple user uplink are provided. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication includes receiving a first wireless message from a first station at least partially concurrently with receiving a second wireless message from a second station, generating a first acknowledgment message in response to receiving the first wireless message, generating a second acknowledgement message in response to receiving the second wireless message, and transmitting the first acknowledgment message to the first station at least partially concurrently with transmitting the second acknowledgement message to the second station.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294515

Control frame aggregation frame

Systems and methods are disclosed that may communicate a control aggregate frame from a first wireless device to a second wireless device. A first wireless device may form a control aggregate frame by aggregating a plurality of first control frames into the control aggregate frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294511

Reuse of a partially received internet protocol packet in embms

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus is for wireless communication with a serving cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294506

Enhanced channel interleaving for optimized data throughput

In a transmission scheme wherein multi-slot packet transmissions to a remote station can be terminated by an acknowledgment signal from the remote station, code symbols can be efficiently packed over the multi-slot packet so that the remote station can easily decode the data payload of the multi-slot packet by decoding only a portion of the multi-slot packet. Hence, the remote station can signal for the early termination of the multi-slot packet transmission, which thereby increases the data throughput of the system.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294505

Data rate adaptation in a wireless transmitter

The present application relates to methods for adapting a data rate used to generate data packets for transmission by a wireless transmitter (12) operating in a wireless network. In one method, the transmitter (12) monitors the number of data packets that cannot be transmitted in a given time period, and adjusts the data rate used for generation of data packets for transmission in accordance with the number of packets that remain un-transmitted at the end of the given time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294484

Embedding codes in an audio signal

A method of communicating data imperceptibly in an audio signal. The method comprises, for each sub-band of the audio signal, identifying the tone in that sub-band having the highest amplitude. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294464

Shared antenna loss detection and recovery

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a wireless communications device. The device may use several antennas to receive a signal, one of which may be shared between two radios. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294425

Self-interference cancellation using digital filter and auxiliary receiver

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to interference cancellation. A method of performing interference cancellation in a wireless device having a transmitter and a receiver includes enabling a radio frequency (rf) receive filter for a victim band from a plurality of rf receive filters in a receive path; measuring an rf filter characteristic of the enabled rf receive filter with an auxiliary receiver; configuring a programmable digital filter to match a filter characteristic to the measured rf filter characteristic to yield a reference signal; and providing the reference signal to the receive path for interference cancellation; and, the reference signal is subtracted from a receive signal in the receive path.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294383

Programmable high-speed equalizer and related method

A programmable equalizer and related method are provided. The equalizer includes a pair of current-setting field effect transistors (fets) coupled in series with a pair of input fets and a pair of load resistors, respectively, between a first voltage rail (vdd) and a second voltage rail (ground). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294373

Low-power wide-range level shifter

A latch-based level-shifter is provided that includes an edge-triggered pulse generator that drives a switch to switch off and isolate a pair of cross-coupled inverters in the level-shifter from ground for a transition period responsive to rising and falling edges in an input signal.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294337

Power supply rejection rate through noise cancellation in an audio amplifier loop

Embodiments contained in the disclosure provide a method of cancelling power supply noise that affects the output of a class-d audio amplifier. The method begins when an alternating current (ac) coupled signal is input into an inverting amplifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294327

Linearizing scheme for baseband filter with active feedback

A method and apparatus for linearizing a baseband filter are provided. The apparatus is configured to, via a first conducting module, receive a first current signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160294284

Switching regulator circuits and methods with reconfigurable inductance

The present disclosure includes switching regulator circuits and methods having reconfigurable inductance. In one embodiment, a circuit comprises a switching regulator, the switching regulator receiving a switching signal having a switching frequency, a monitor circuit to monitor the switching frequency, and a reconfigurable inductance at an output of the switching regulator, wherein the monitor circuit changes the reconfigurable inductance between a plurality of inductance values based on the switching frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293574

Stacked package configurations and methods of making the same

Some examples of the disclosure may include a package on package integrated package configuration including a first die located above the substrate in a first plane, a second die located above the first die in a second plane with a portion extending past the first die, a third die located above the first die in the second plane with a portion extending past the first die, a fourth die located above the second die and the third die in a third plane with a portion extending past the second die and the third die, and a fifth die located above the second die and the third die in the third plane with a portion extending past the second die and the third die.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293572

Cavity bridge connection for die split architecture

An integrated circuit (ic) package structure may include a substrate. The substrate may include a semiconductor bridge having a first surface directly on a surface of the substrate that faces a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293485

Self-aligned structure

A fin-type semiconductor device includes a gate structure and a source/drain structure. The fin-type semiconductor device also includes a gate hardmask structure coupled to the gate structure. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293477

Silicon-on-insulator (soi) wafers employing molded substrates to improve insulation and reduce current leakage

Silicon-on-insulator (soi) wafers employing molded substrates to improve insulation and reduce current leakage are provided. In one aspect, a soi wafer comprises a substrate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293475

Systems and methods to reduce parasitic capacitance

Devices and methods to reduce parasitic capacitance are disclosed. A device may include a dielectric layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293272

Method and apparatus for optimized memory test status detection and debug

Embodiments contained in the disclosure provide a method for memory built-in self-testing (mbist). The method begins when a testing program is loaded, which may be from an mbist controller. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293234

Pipelining an asynchronous memory reusing a sense amp and an output latch

An asynchronous memory includes a memory array, a sense amplifier, an output latch, and a controller. In response to a clock signal from an external circuit requesting a read operation, the controller provides the clock signal to the memory array to read data, and controls the sense amplifier and the output latch to provide the functionality of a flip-flop master and slave so that the read operation delay through the output latch to the external circuit is removed from a first read cycle of two sequential read cycles.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293177

Gain parameter estimation based on energy saturation and signal scaling

A device including gain shape circuitry configured to determine a number of sub-frames of multiple sub-frames that are saturated, the multiple sub-frames included in a frame of a high band audio signal. The device also includes gain frame circuitry configured to determine, based on the number of sub-frames that are saturated, a gain frame parameter corresponding to the frame.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293175

Encoder selection

A device includes a first classifier and a second classifier coupled to the first classifier. The first classifier is configured to output first decision data that indicates a classification of an audio frame as a speech frame or a non-speech frame, the first decision data determined based on first probability data associated with a first likelihood of the audio frame being the speech frame and based on second probability data associated with a second likelihood of the audio frame being the non-speech frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160293174

Audio bandwidth selection

A device includes a receiver configured to receive an audio frame of an audio stream. The device also includes a decoder configured to generate first decoded speech associated with the audio frame and to determine a count of audio frames classified as being associated with band limited content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292908

Efficient hierarchy traversal in ray tracing applications

Methods and systems disclosed improve the efficiency of ray tracing. In one aspect, a method of ray tracing in a digital representation of a scene includes segmenting the scene into a plurality of voxels, associating each of the voxels with a node of a bounding volume hierarchy (bvh) representing one or more object primitives within the scene, determining a set of voxels through which the ray passes, determining a set of nodes associated with the set of voxels, determining a deepest common ancestor node of the set of nodes, traversing the hierarchy starting at the deepest common ancestor node to determine a point of intersection between the ray and one of the one or more object primitives; and updating a digital image of the scene based on the determined point of intersection.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292825

System and method to refine image data

A method of image processing includes receiving data representative of image at a computing device. The method further includes generating a first modified image by changing a luma channel of the image according to a first function. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292812

Hybrid 2d/3d graphics rendering

A graphics processing unit (gpu) may perform three-dimensional (3d) graphics processing in accordance with a 3d graphics pipeline using a first plurality of graphics processing hardware units of the gpu. The gpu may further perform a two-dimensional (2d) graphics operation using a second plurality of graphics processing hardware units of the gpu not used in performing the 3d graphics processing and one or more graphics processing hardware units of the first plurality of graphics processing hardware units of the gpu.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292563

Smart ring

Systems and methods are described herein for pairing at least one smart ring with a primary device. The primary device receives one or more identification signals having information relating to an identity of one or more smart rings. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292530

Computing hierarchical computations for computer vision calculations

Methods, systems, computer-readable storage media, and apparatuses for efficiently computing a computer vision operation are presented. In certain aspects, techniques are disclosed for receiving values from one or more pixels from a pixel array and representing those values for facilitating computer vision operations, such as haar-like feature computations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292139

Enhancement to text selection controls

Systems and methods are disclosed for selecting text displayed on a screen. An example method of selecting text displayed on a screen includes displaying a first widget marking a first boundary of a selected first portion of text displayed on the screen. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292112

Shared control of a phase locked loop (pll) for a multi-port physical layer (phy)

Methods and systems for shared control of a phase locked loop (pll) for a multi-port physical layer (phy) are disclosed. In one aspect, an arbitration logic circuit is coupled to ports of a multi-port phy sharing a phase locked loop (pll). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292015

Processor frequency scaling based upon load tracking of dependent tasks

A computing device comprising a user interface screen with a user interface associated with a plurality of user interface tasks. The computing device comprises a plurality of processing units operating at a processing unit frequency. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160292012

Method for exploiting parallelism in task-based systems using an iteration space splitter

Embodiments include computing devices, systems, and methods for task-based handling of repetitive processes in parallel. At least one processor of the computing device, or a specialized hardware controller, may be configured to partition iterations of a repetitive process and assign the partitions to initialized tasks to be executed in parallel by a plurality of processor cores. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160291981

Removing invalid literal load values, and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media

Removing invalid literal load values, and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed. In one aspect, an instruction processing circuit provides a literal load table containing one or more entries comprising an address and a cached literal load value. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160291797

Use of random sampling technique to reduce finger-coupled noise

Random sampling techniques include techniques for reducing or eliminating errors in the output of capacitive sensor arrays such as touch panels. The channels of the touch panel are periodically sampled to determine the presence of one or more touch events. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160291653

Thermal management in a computing device based on workload detection

Thermal management in a portable computing device differentiates between a temperature increase caused by a steady workload and a temperature increase caused by an instantaneous workload. If it is determined that a detected temperature increase is caused by a steady workload, then a configuration of thermal parameters is applied that optimizes thermal performance for a steady workload. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160291634

Data bandwidth scalable memory system

A clock is distributed to a processor-side base mode clocked transceiver and to a memory-side base mode clocked transceiver, interfacing respective ends of a data lane between a processor and the memory, for duplex communicating over the data lane. Concurrent with the duplex communicating, a bandwidth mode switches between a base bandwidth mode and a scale-up mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160291619

Ultra low power low drop-out regulators

In one embodiment, a low-dropout regulator comprises a pass transistor having a first terminal to receive an input voltage, a second terminal to provide an output voltage, and a gate terminal. A feedback circuit is coupled between the second terminal of the pass transistor and ground to generate a feedback voltage in response to the output voltage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

10/06/16 / #20160289062

Mems packaging

A packaged electronic component comprising at least one movable part, comprising lower and upper layers, each formed with a depression in an inwards-facing side of the component, the depressions forming a cavity within the component, a mems component rigidly joined at least one proximal location to the lower and upper layers, wherein the mems component extends from the at least one proximal location into the cavity such that a distal region of the mems component can move within the cavity.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286603

Discontinuous reception in lte/lte-a networks including contention-based frequency spectrum

Enhanced discontinuous reception (drx) techniques are discussed for networks configured with some combination of contention-based spectrum. Various aspects provide common or separate drx configurations across all carriers and cells. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286600

Multiple concurrent contexts virtual evolved session management (virtual esm)

According to one aspect, a method includes obtaining, at a device, a plurality of contexts with a plurality of serving nodes. Each of the plurality of contexts may be associated with a context-unique identifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286590

Proximity service signaling protocol

Methods, systems, and devices are describe for signaling protocols for proximity service functions in a wireless communication system. A first wireless device may identify a wireless relay requirement associated with the first wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286574

Schedule selection and connection setup between devices participating in a nan data link

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus is configured to determine a multicast schedule for communicating data associated with a service over an ndl and to transmit the multicast schedule to at least one other wireless device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286573

Schedule selection and connection setup between devices participating in a nan data link

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus is configured to determine a data link attribute for scheduling a data link with a second wireless device and to transmit the determined data link attribute in a frame to the second wireless device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286572

Schedule selection and connection setup between devices participating in a nan data link

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus is configured to determine a schedule for communicating data in a nan network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286559

Uplink scheduling with power control command in an fdd half-duplex network

An efficient way to perform power control and to communicate data with a base station is desired. According to an aspect, the apparatus generates a downlink grant for a device, the downlink grant indicating to the device subsets of uplink resources allocated for transmitting data segments and subsets of downlink resources for receiving power control commands for respective data segments, the subsets of the uplink resources being non-concurrent with the subsets of the downlink resources. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286549

Beacons for tiered sharing of spectrum

Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to wireless communication systems, and more particularly, to beacons for shared spectrum operation among multiple tiers of users. For example, a method for wireless communication is provided that includes generating, with a second tier wireless communication device of a network operating in a shared spectrum, a beacon that includes a short training field (stf), a long training field (ltf), and a beacon information field, the beacon information field including data about the network; and transmitting, from the second tier wireless communication device of the network, the beacon during a time slot of a sub-frame such that communications over the shared spectrum are coordinated based on the beacon.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286545

Uplink transmission control with clear channel assessment

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. An enb transmits pre-grant(s) to a ue(s) for a target resource on a contention-based carrier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286534

Early determination in high-speed shared control channel decoding

The disclosure provides for determining whether an encoded multi-part message in a channel is intended for a user equipment (ue). The ue may receive a codeword that can be a component of the encoded multi-part message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286524

Low cost paging

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may establish a dynamic coverage enhancement (ce) configuration and then autonomously transition from one ce level to another while in idle mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286514

Notifying availability of internet protocol multimedia subsystem services

Methods, systems, and devices are described for receiving, by a mobile device via a second rat, an indication of the availability of a service on a first rat. The mobile device may determine a configuration for a voice call session based on the availability of the service on the first rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286476

Data link behavior for merger of wireless network clusters

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for managing possible mergers between neighbor-aware or social wi-fi network clusters in a wireless network. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, at a device of a group supported by a first wireless network cluster, a neighboring wireless network cluster. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286471

Selection of proximity services relay

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (ue) includes configuring a relay selection rule; receiving at least one discovery message from each of a plurality of proximity services (prose) relay candidates providing access to a network; evaluating the received discovery messages with respect to the relay selection rule; selecting a first prose relay candidate from the plurality of prose relay candidates based at least in part on the evaluating; and connecting to the network via the first prose relay candidate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286461

Data link behavior for merger of wireless network clusters

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for managing possible mergers between neighbor-aware or social wi-fi network clusters in a wireless network. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, at a device of a first wireless network cluster, a neighboring wireless network cluster. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286447

Techniques for maintaining data continuity in offloading wireless communications

Various aspects described herein relate to maintaining data continuity for a user equipment (ue). A request can be received at a first node of a first network from at least one of a second node of the first network or a second network to update a location of the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286433

Interference mitigation for positioning reference signals

Techniques are provided, which may be used for determining a position of a user equipment (mobile device). In certain example implementations, tones in positioning signals from one or more sources that may interfere with certain positioning signals be estimated and some form of interference mitigation may be applied, which may better enable the user equipment to acquire certain other positioning signals that may be useful in determining a position of the user equipment.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286404

Null tone transmission in an unlicensed or shared spectrum

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for detecting interference caused by a wireless local area network (wlan) and a wireless wide area network (wwan) node operating in an unlicensed or shared spectrum is disclosed. In accordance with the present disclosure, a base station may generate a null tone pattern for one or more subframes transmitted to the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286398

Schedule selection and connection setup between devices participating in a nan data link

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus is configured to determine to initiate a security negotiation with a publishing device to establish a secure ndp in which the publishing device is an authenticator in the security negotiation and the subscribing device is a supplicant. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286390

Flexible and secure network management

An apparatus and method for configuring access points and wireless devices for use within a wireless local area network (wlan) is disclosed. In at least one exemplary embodiment, a network manager may obtain the public keys of an access point and the wireless devices to be included in the wlan. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286389

Method and apparatus for detecting and dealing with a lost electronics device

Techniques for detecting and dealing with a lost electronics device are disclosed. In one design, the device may autonomously determine whether it is lost. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286374

Configuration by enb for d2d ue to network relay search

A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a user equipment (ue). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286357

Generic positioning protocol

In an aspect, a generic positioning protocol (gpp) may be used to support satellite-based positioning methods and terrestrial-based positioning methods for different access types. A terminal may exchange a first gpp message with first information for a positioning method and an access type supported by gpp. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286346

Distributed system architecture to provide wireless transmitter positioning

A distributed architecture provides the location of wireless transmitters to mobile devices for positioning, the location determined from at least one of crowdsourcing and wardriving. A server receives location data for wireless transmitters, such as an access point, a femtocell, bluetooth transmitter, radio-frequency identification (rfid) and near-field communication (nfc) station etc., from mobile devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286337

Systems and methods for audio streaming

A method for wireless communication is described. The method includes streaming an audio stream from a bluetooth host device to a first bluetooth device and a second bluetooth device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286335

Method, software and apparatus for performing actions on a wireless device using action lists and versioning

A system and method for performing actions on a wireless device using action lists and versioning. The system includes receiving, over a network, a remote action list version number, the remote action list version number associated with a remote action list containing an instruction for the wireless device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286232

Deriving motion information for sub-blocks in video coding

In an example, a method of processing video data includes splitting a current block of video data into a plurality of sub-blocks for deriving motion information of the current block, where the motion information indicates motion of the current block relative to reference video data. The method also includes deriving, separately for each respective sub-block of the plurality of sub-blocks, motion information comprising performing a motion search for a first set of reference data that corresponds to a second set of reference data outside of each respective sub-block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286230

Motion information derivation mode determination in video coding

In an example, a method of decoding video data includes selecting a motion information derivation mode from a plurality of motion information derivation modes for determining motion information for a current block, where each motion information derivation mode of the plurality comprises performing a motion search for a first set of reference data that corresponds to a second set of reference data outside of the current block, and where the motion information indicates motion of the current block relative to reference video data. The method also includes determining the motion information for the current block using the selected motion information derivation mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286229

Motion vector derivation in video coding

In an example, a method of processing video data includes determining a candidate motion vector for deriving motion information of a current block of video data, where the motion information indicates motion of the current block relative to reference video data. The method also includes determining a derived motion vector for the current block based on the determined candidate motion vector, where determining the derived motion vector comprises performing a motion search for a first set of reference data that corresponds to a second set of reference data outside of the current block.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286155

Device and method for processing video data

An apparatus configured to record and process video information includes a memory, display, and a processor in communication with the memory and the display. The memory is configured to store video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286121

Multi-camera system using folded optics free from parallax artifacts

Aspects relate to an array camera exhibiting little or no parallax artifacts in captured images. For example, the planes of the central mirror surfaces of the array camera can be located at a midpoint along, and orthogonally to, a line between the corresponding camera location and the virtual camera location. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160286009

Support of location services using a positioning protocol

Protocols for location services are disclosed. For example, a method for a positioning protocol for first and second devices may comprise, at the first device: creating a message for the protocol at the first device, where the message comprises a set of included parameters from a plurality of allowed parameters, encoding the message by embedding each of the included parameters in an encoded string, and transmitting the encoded message to the second device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285968

Low-power and low-latency device enumeration with cartesian addressing

An enumeration technique is provided that requires no pre-assignment of addresses to slave devices connected through p2p links to a host device. With regard to any p2p link between devices, one device has a master interface and the remaining device has a slave interface. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285952

Conveying data between devices in wireless personal area network

Data can be conveyed between devices in a wireless personal area network. At a first device in the wireless personal area network, a request for the data can be received from a second device in the wireless personal area network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285935

Point-to-multipoint broadcast assisted vehicle-to-x broadcast

In some cases, v2x systems may send warning messages. The warning messages may be sent over short distances. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285934

Proximity service signaling protocol for multimedia broadcast multicast service operations

Methods, systems, and devices are describe for signaling protocols for proximity service functions in a wireless communication system. A first wireless device may identify a group identity parameter associated with a multicast transmission of multimedia content. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285897

Methods and systems for identifying malware through differences in cloud vs. client behavior

A computing device may be configured to work in conjunction with another component (e.g., a server) to better determine whether a software application is benign or non-benign. This may be accomplished via the server performing static and/or dynamic analysis operations, generating a behavior information structure that describes or characterizes the range of correct or expected behaviors of the software application, and sending the behavior information structure to a computing device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285837

Method and apparatus for detecting and dealing with a lost electronics device

Techniques for detecting and dealing with a lost electronics device are disclosed. In one design, the device may autonomously determine whether it is lost. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285834

Techniques for encrypting fields of a frame header for wi-fi privacy

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for wireless station privacy using encryption to protect destination and source addresses of data frames. In one example, a method includes identifying a source address, a destination address, or any combination thereof to be transmitted in a plain-text portion of a data frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285775

Wireless resource allocation and buffer status reporting based on packet size

Wireless resource allocation and buffer status reporting may be based on packet size, and a base station may allocate resources for communications with a user equipment (ue) to provide resources for an integer number of packets. For downlink communications from a base station to a ue, a scheduler may allocate resources to transmit an integer number of packets, based on packet size and a number of packets to be transmitted. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285630

Private service identifiers in neighborhood aware networks

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. In an aspect, an apparatus may be configured to generate a first hash value based on a service name associated with a service. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285614

Co-existence system synchronization on a shared communication medium

Techniques for managing co-existence on a shared communication medium are disclosed. An activation command or a deactivation command configuring an access terminal for activated operation or deactivated operation over a communication medium, respectively, may be exchanged in accordance with a time division multiplexed (tdm) communication pattern defining active periods and inactive periods of communication over the communication medium. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285589

Code block level error correction and media access control (mac) level hybrid automatic repeat requests to mitigate bursty puncturing and interference in a multi-layer protocol wireless system

Various features pertain to mitigating interference on downlink/uplink channels caused by bursty traffic transmissions. A transmitting node encodes data into transport blocks, each including code blocks in which the data is encoded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285585

Method and apparatus for using multiple modulation schemes for a single packet

Techniques for using multiple modulation schemes for a single packet are described. Each data packet is processed and transmitted in up to t blocks, where t>1. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285539

Relay discovery and association messages

A user equipment (ue) may be outside of the coverage area of a base station or other access point, which may impede access by the ue of a core network, server, or the like. Therefore, a ue may establish a relay connection to access resources when the ue is outside of a coverage area provided by a base station or access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285525

Channel feedback design for frequency selective channels

Channel feedback reporting for non-orthogonal wireless communication systems employing frequency selective channels. A plurality of channel feedback matrices corresponding to a plurality of sub-carriers of a sub-band for a non-orthogonal channel may be determined by a ue, and one or more effective channel feedback matrices for the sub-band may be determined based on the plurality of channel feedback matrices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285484

Signal correction for carrier aggregation transceiver

A transceiver in a wireless device supporting carrier aggregation may include a correction module to generate a correction signal to attenuate intermodulation distortion associated with a first transmitted communication signal. In one embodiment, the correction signal may be added to the first transmitted communication signal (a victim signal) to reduce the intermodulation distortion caused by a second transmitted communication signal (an aggressor signal). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285454

Drive for cascode stack of power fets

Disclosed is a cascode configuration that moves the gate of the cascode substantially without delay relative to an output node by capacitively coupling the latter onto the cascode gates. The passive coupling eliminates the need for actively driving the gates of the cascode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285453

Driver using pull-up nmos transistor

In one embodiment, a system comprises a pre-driver circuit and a driver. The pre-driver circuit is powered by a first supply voltage, and configured to output a pre-drive signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285439

Multi-level conversion flip-flop circuits for multi-power domain integrated circuits (ics) and related methods

Multi-level conversion flip-flop circuits for multi-power domain integrated circuits (ics) and related methods are disclosed. A flip-flop circuit latches a representation of a received input data signal in a lower voltage domain, in a latch circuit in a higher voltage domain without need for separate voltage level shifters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285385

Multi-input scalable rectifier droop detector

A droop detector includes: a plurality of input nodes, each input node configured to receive a supply voltage; an output node; a plurality of detector modules, each detector module comprises: an input terminal coupled to each input node, an output terminal coupled to the output node; and an input tracking unit configured as a voltage follower to detect a droop in the supply voltage coupled to each input node and output an output voltage that follows the supply voltage on the output terminal when the droop is detected on the supply voltage; and a comparator coupled to the output node and configured to output a control signal when the droop is detected.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160285280

Auxiliary receiver coil to adjust receiver voltage and reactance

In a wireless charging system, a receiver device includes a second coil that performs a reactance shift. The reactance shift may be used to conform the device reactance to a reactance range, or to adjust a rectified voltage of the wireless power provided to the device electronics. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284988

Smooth seed layers with uniform crystalline texture for high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy materials

A method for fabricating a perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pmtj) device includes growing a seed layer on a first electrode of the pmtj device. The seed layer has a uniform predetermined crystal orientation along a growth axis. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284836

System, apparatus, and method for n/p tuning in a fin-fet

The n-type to p-type fin-fet strength ratio in an integrated logic circuit may be tuned by the use of cut regions in the active and dummy gate electrodes. In some examples, separate cut regions for the dummy gate electrodes and the active gate electrode may be used to allow for different lengths of gate pass-active regions resulting in appropriately tuned integrated logic circuits.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284789

3d pillar inductor

Base pads are spaced by a pitch on a support surface. Conducting members, optionally cu or other metal pillars, extend up from the base pads to top pads. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284671

Integrated circuit assembly and method of making

An integrated circuit assembly includes an insulating layer having a having a first surface and a second surface. A first active layer contacts the first surface of the insulating layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284595

Selective analog and radio frequency performance modification

A semiconductor chip includes a circuit block. The circuit block includes a first transistor(s) having an enhanced first performance characteristic different from a second performance characteristic of a second transistor(s) of the circuit block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284420

Sampling network and clocking scheme for a switched-capacitor integrator

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to a sampling network of a switched-capacitor integrator and a clocking scheme associated therewith, which may be used in an analog-to-digital converter (adc), for example. The integrator generally includes five sets of switches which allow for a decreased switching frequency (e.g., halved) at an input stage of the integrator compared to conventional double sampling networks. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284350

Controlling electronic device based on direction of speech

A method for controlling an electronic device in response to speech spoken by a user is disclosed. The method may include receiving an input sound by a sound sensor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284346

Deep neural net based filter prediction for audio event classification and extraction

Disclosed is a feature extraction and classification methodology wherein audio data is gathered in a target environment under varying conditions. From this collected data, corresponding features are extracted, labeled with appropriate filters (e.g., audio event descriptions), and used for training deep neural networks (dnns) to extract underlying target audio events from unlabeled training data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160284099

Adaptable framework for cloud assisted augmented reality

A mobile platform efficiently processes image data, using distributed processing in which latency sensitive operations are performed on the mobile platform, while latency insensitive, but computationally intensive operations are performed on a remote server. The mobile platform acquires image data, and determines whether there is a trigger event to transmit the image data to the server. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283939

System and method to prevent loss of bitcoins due to address errors

Aspects of the invention are related to a method for determining whether a transaction message of a digital currency system is valid. The exemplary method comprises: receiving the transaction message, the transaction message referencing in an input a previous output associated with a timeout value; determining whether a time as specified by the timeout value has passed; determining that the transaction message is valid in response to determining that the time as specified by the timeout value has not passed; and collecting the transaction message into a block of a block chain in response to determining that the transaction message is valid.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283864

Sequential image sampling and storage of fine-tuned features

Feature extraction includes determining a reference model for feature extraction and fine-tuning the reference model for different tasks. The method also includes storing a set of weight differences calculated during the fine-tuning. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283767

System and method of using an electric field device

A biometric scanner having an electric field device and a method of using that scanner are disclosed. The electric field device (a) has no electric field generator or an electric field generator that is prevented from providing an electric field to a biometric object, such as a finger, and (b) has an electric field sensor array comprised of a plurality of electric field sensors. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283384

Command-driven translation pre-fetch for memory management units

Methods and systems for pre-fetching address translations in a memory management unit (mmu) of a device are disclosed. In an embodiment, the mmu receives a pre-fetch command from an upstream component of the device, the pre-fetch command including an address of an instruction, pre-fetches a translation of the instruction from a translation table in a memory of the device, and stores the translation of the instruction in a translation cache associated with the mmu.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283262

Algorithm and apparatus to deploy virtual machine monitor on demand

In the various aspects, virtualization techniques may be used to improve performance and reduce the amount of power consumed by selectively enabling a hypervisor operating on a computing device during sandbox sessions. In the various aspects, a high-level operating system may allocate memory such that its intermediate physical addresses are equal to the physical addresses. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283064

Application catalog on an application server for wireless devices

A system, method, and computer program for providing an application catalog of served applications and data to wireless devices on a wireless network seeking to download the applications and/or data. The application catalog is displayable to a wireless device across the wireless network, and the application catalog lists at least a plurality of applications and/or data downloadable to wireless devices and the application catalog is optimized based upon predetermined criteria such that the preferred application and/or data to be downloaded by a wireless device is initially displayed to a wireless device attempting to access the application catalog.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160283037

Systems and methods of moisture detection and false touch rejection on touch screen devices

The presence of moisture on a touch screen device can mimic a user's touch causing false input detection and recognition. Disclosed are systems and methods for detecting the presence of moisture on a touch screen device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/29/16 / #20160282449

Communicating service information from one light detection and ranging (lidar) system to another lidar system

Communicating service information from one light detection and ranging (lidar) system to another lidar system is disclosed. In one aspect, a method for receiving information from a lidar system is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278161

Data transfer using non-radio frequency (rf) and rf signals

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatuses for wireless communications between devices. An example method generally includes obtaining, via a non-audible signal, identification information, and using the identification to establish a connection, via a radio access technology (rat), with a second device for transferring data between the first device and the second device via the rat.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278128

Enhanced rach algorithm for multi-sim devices

Systems and methods are described herein for scheduling activities of a first rat, including, but not limited to, determining a first set of at least one access service class (asc) associated with a first radio access technology (rat) based on persistence delay results; selecting, from the first set of at least one asc, a second set of at least one asc based on activities of a second rat; and selecting, from the second set, an assigned asc based on priority of a data block, the data block being transmittable via the first rat.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278118

Scheduling enhancements for contention-based shared frequency spectrum

Channel availability is uncertain when employing an unlicensed carrier. In particular, it may be difficult to schedule grants in advance because of the uncertainty associated with future channels availability. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278106

Transmission of quality metrics in a wireless communication device

Various embodiments include methods for reporting quality metrics of a wireless communication device to a network that includes scheduling, on the wireless communication device, a tune-away from a first carrier of a first subscription to a second subscription. Quality metrics of the first carrier before the tune-away begins are calculated and stored as frozen quality metrics. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278105

Methods and apparatus for reducing call setup delay for a wireless device

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for reducing a call setup time in wireless communication systems, particularly for systems employing svlte where an lte network is used for data and a 1×cdma network for voice. The methods and apparatus feature the capability during mobile terminated (mt) calls to modify a normal mode of operation of a predefined operation in a mobile terminal (e.g., call switched fallback (csfb)), wherein processes normally performed for between a first network (e.g., lte) are not performed in the mobile terminal, allowing a page response message to be sent directly, and thus sooner, to the other network (e.g., 1×cdma) in response to an mt call page. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278099

Optimizing the allocation of spare resources

Aspects of the invention are related to a method for allocating spare resources in a device. The exemplary method comprises: determining spare resources available in a plurality of consecutive time quanta; determining a plurality of candidate operations, wherein each candidate operation is associated with a cost profile with respect to time and a benefit value; and allocating the spare resources for performance of one or more of the candidate operations.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278070

Methods and apparatus for mitigating resource conflicts between ultra low latency (ull) and legacy transmissions

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for mitigating resource conflicts between ultra low latency (ull) and legacy transmissions. A base station may determine a region of a subframe having overlapping resource allocations for a first device of a first type (e.g., ull device) and a second device of a second type (e.g., legacy device), wherein the first device of the first type has a capability to perform certain procedures with low latency relative to the second device of the second type that lacks the capability. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278064

Epfd coverage for ngso satellites

A method and apparatus for operating one or more satellites in a non-geosynchronous orbit (ngso) satellite constellation are disclosed. In some aspects, a coverage area on earth for a first beam transmitted from a first satellite in the ngso satellite constellation may be determined, a cone may be projected onto a first region of the beam coverage area, a second region of the beam coverage area may be defined as including portions of the beam coverage area lying outside the first region, and a minimum arc angle for each of a plurality of points within the first region but not the second region of the beam coverage area may be determined.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278063

Satellite beam power backoff

A method and apparatus for a non-geosynchronous orbit (ngso) satellite to comply with equivalent power flux density (epfd) limits are disclosed. The example implementations may allow a constellation of ngso satellites to comply with epfd limits without disabling beams transmitted from the ngso satellites. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278043

Systems and methods for recovering from stalls on a mobile device

Various embodiments provide systems and methods for recovering from a stall on a mobile communication device. A mobile communication device may receive a data block from a network through a communications channel, where the data block has a block sequence number. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278033

Method and apparatus for time or frequency synchronization in non-geosynchronous satellite communication systems

Method and apparatus for time or frequency synchronization of radio signals transmitted by user terminals in communication with a gateway through a satellite is provided. The satellite may be part of a non-synchronous satellite communication system, such as a low-earth orbit (leo) satellite communication system for data, voice or video communications. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278013

Phy for ultra-low power wireless receiver

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a wireless device. An access point (ap) may identify a pending communication for a wireless device and transmit a wakeup message comprising a device specific sequence to a companion radio of the device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160278007

Selection of an access point in a wireless communications network

Systems and methods are disclosed for selecting an access point in a wireless communications network. An example method of selecting an access point in a wireless communications network includes detecting, at a wireless device, a plurality of beacons. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277991

Location id based cell selection method for circuit switched fallback calls

A user equipment (ue) collects system information blocks (sibs) in two phases so the ue can select a target cell to fall back on for a circuit switched fall back (csfb) call. During the first phase, the ue collects short-period sibs indicating location ids for the top n cells corresponding to n strongest frequencies from a frequency list in a redirection command. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277957

Techniques for managing power operation modes of a user equipment (ue) communicating with a plurality of radio access technologies (rats)

Certain aspects described herein relate to wireless communications. A first connection can be established with a first serving node using a first radio access technology (rat), and a second connection can be established with a second serving node using a second rat. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277944

Parameterized self-contained subframe structure having an interlaced portion followed by a tail portion

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes wirelessly communicating at a first device, with a second device, according to a first subframe structure; receiving a subframe truncation parameter from the second device; and terminating the first subframe structure based at least in part on the subframe truncation parameter. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277942

Load-aware channel state reference signal transmission

The disclosure provides for an evolved node b (enb) to provide channel state information resources for wireless communications. The enb may determine a downlink transmission status for a first user equipment (ue) connected to the enb. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277927

Apparatus and method for sponsored connectivity to wireless networks using application-specific network access credentials

At least one feature pertains to a method operational at a user device. The method includes receiving and storing a shared key from an application service provider, and determining that a wireless communication network provides application-specific access to an application service provided by the application service provider. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277910

Efficient way of performing emergency calls in multi-subscriber identity module solutions

A method for performing emergency calls includes: camping a first subscription of a mobile communication device on a first cell on a first communication network; camping a second subscription of the mobile communication device on a second cell on a second communication network; determining by the mobile communication device whether one of the first and second subscriptions supports emergency calls; and initiating an emergency call on the determined subscription.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277896

Location based service (lbs) system, method and apparatus for triggering of mobile station lbs applications

An application executed within a mobile station to be triggered only by a network element, such as a mobile positioning center (mpc) or a mobile center (mc). The network element is coupled to a base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277890

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. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277888

Distribution of clock drift information among wireless devices

Clock drift for range estimation between a first wireless device and a second wireless device is determine before such estimation, while acceptable communication between the first device and the second device is unavailable. While acceptable communication is unavailable, a relative clock drift Δ01 between a relative wireless device and the first device is obtained by the second device; a relative clock drift Δ20 between the second device and the relative wireless device is determined; and a relative clock drift Δ21 between the second device and the first device is estimated based on the relative clock drift Δ01 and the relative clock drift Δ20. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277762

Downsampling process for linear model prediction mode

Example techniques related to linear model (lm) prediction decoding or encoding are described. A video decoder or video encoder determines which filter to apply from a set of filters to downsample samples of a luma block and generate a predictive block for a corresponding chroma block based on characteristics of the chroma block.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277650

Real time calibration for multi-camera wireless device

A method for generating image calibration data at an electronic device having multiple cameras includes capturing a first image of a first scene at a first time using a first camera at the electronic device. The method also includes capturing a second image of a second scene at the first time using a second camera at the electronic device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277543

Systems and methods for wireless communication of packets having a plurality of formats

Systems and methods for communicating packets having a plurality of formats are described herein. In some aspects, a signal (sig) field in the preamble of a packet may indicate whether an extension field, such as an extension sig field or sig-b field, is included in the packet. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277522

Detecting playback buffer underrun at sink device to improve streaming media quality over bluetooth

The disclosure generally relates to detecting playback buffer underrun at a sink device to improve streaming media quality. More particularly, according to various embodiments, a media source device may establish a connection with the sink device according to a short-range wireless communication protocol (e.g., bluetooth) and stream multimedia data to the sink device over the established connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277435

Methods and systems for automated anonymous crowdsourcing of characterized device behaviors

Methods, and devices implementing the methods, use device-specific classifiers in a privacy-preserving behavioral monitoring and analysis system for crowd-sourcing of device behaviors. Diverse devices having varying degrees of “smart” capabilities may monitor operational behaviors. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277220

Pattern-based coefficient adaptation operation for decision feedback equalization

A method for operating a receiver is disclosed. The receiver may receive, over a channel from a transmitter, a first data bit at a first period of time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277197

Location and range determination using broadcast messages

Disclosed are implementations that include a method, at a mobile device, including receiving multiple broadcast messages transmitted by multiple stationary wireless devices, and obtaining first information relating to each of the multiple broadcast messages, with at least some of the first information being included in the multiple broadcast messages, and second information relating to at least one earlier broadcast communication received by at least one of the multiple stationary wireless devices, prior to transmission of the at least one of the multiple broadcast messages, from at least one other of the multiple stationary wireless devices, with the second information included in the at least one of the multiple broadcast messages. The method also include determining location information for the mobile device based on the first information, the second information, and known positions of at least some of the multiple stationary wireless devices.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277196

Location and range determination using broadcast messages

Disclosed are methods, devices, systems, apparatus, servers, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method of estimating a range between a first wireless device and a second wireless device that includes obtaining, at the first wireless device, first information related to a first broadcast message transmitted by the first wireless device, and obtaining, at the first wireless device, second information related to a second broadcast message transmitted by the second wireless device, with the second broadcast message including at least some of the first information. The method also includes determining the range between the first wireless device and the second wireless device based, at least in part, on the first information and the second information.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277191

Apparatus and method for sponsored connectivity to wireless networks using application-specific network access credentials

At least one feature pertains to a method operational at a user device that includes receiving, from an application service provider, an application-specific certificate associated with at least one application service provided by the application service provider. The method also includes determining that a wireless communication network provides application-specific access to the application service provided by the application service provider, and transmitting a registration request including the application-specific certificate to the wireless communication network for authentication of the user device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277170

Systems and methods for seamless data stream transfer during band switch between wireless stations

One innovation includes an apparatus, for wirelessly communicating with a communication system via a first wireless channel and a second wireless channel, including a memory unit that is configured to store a first data packet and a second data packet, the first data packet and the second data packet have consecutive sequence numbers. The apparatus further includes a processor configured to retrieve the first data packet and the second data packet from the memory unit, a transceiver that is configured to transmit the first data packet to the communication system via the first channel, to receive a first acknowledgement from the communication system and to transmit the second data packet to the communication system via the second channel after the processor detects that the first acknowledgement comprises a positive acknowledgement of the first reception information.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277096

Method and apparatus for spectral efficient data transmission in satellite systems

A communication satellite system provides for spectral efficient data transmissions by a gateway to multiple user terminals by way of a satellite. The gateway transmits multiple blocks in a single slot, each block intended for one of the user terminals, where each block is encoded and modulated according to a scheme that may be different for each intended user terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277095

Dynamic frequency allocation of satellite beams

A method and apparatus for operating one or more satellites in a non-geosynchronous orbit (ngso) satellite constellation are disclosed. In some aspects, the satellite may allocate a first frequency band to a first beam, and may allocate a second frequency band to a second beam. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277092

Methods and apparatus for channel quality indication feedback in a communication system

Methods and apparatus for feeding back channel quality indication in a communication system. First, a first channel quality indication index is determined in dependence upon a channel quality estimation of a first transmission channel, and a second channel quality indication index is determined in dependence upon a channel quality estimation of a second transmission channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160277081

Method and apparatus for configuration of csi-rs for 3d-mimo

In an aspect, a method of wireless communication includes transmitting first reference signals from a base station using a first set of antenna ports, and receiving first feedback information at the base station from a user equipment (ue). The first feedback information may be associated with the first reference signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276932

Charge shedding circuit

In one embodiment, a method receives a shed comparison signal that is based on a comparison of a voltage detected from a voltage converter to a reference voltage and receives a zero cross signal that indicates whether a current from the voltage converter has crossed zero. The shed comparison signal is sampled for a first number of clock cycles to generate shed comparison sampled values. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276747

Method and apparatus for satellite user terminal antenna pointing

Disclosed is an antenna including a lens; a feed trolley configured to couple to a feed; a track coupled to the feed trolley; a flexible member connected to the feed trolley configured to move the feed coupled to the feed trolley along the track to a first destination or to a second destination, wherein the feed is configured to move along the track to the first destination to form a first collimated beam through the lens to point to a first satellite, and wherein the feed is configured to move along the track to the second destination to form a second collimated beam through the lens to point to a second satellite. In various examples, the antenna includes a second feed trolley and a second feed, and the track includes two sides to accommodate a feed trolley on each side.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276581

Hybrid synthetic antiferromagnetic layer for perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (mtj)

A magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device includes a free layer. The mtj also includes a barrier layer coupled to the free layer. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276576

Stt-mram design enhanced by switching current induced magnetic field

A memory cell includes an elongated first electrode coupled to a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) structure and an elongated second electrode aligned with the elongated first electrode coupled to the mtj structure. The elongated electrodes are configured to direct mutually additive portions of a switching current induced magnetic field through the mtj. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276455

Conductive cap for metal-gate transistor

A semiconductor device includes a gate region, a conductive cap, and an interconnect. The gate region (e.g., a metal-gate transistor) includes a metal gate region and a high dielectric constant (high-k) gate dielectric region. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276173

Power distribution improvement using pseudo-esr control of an embedded passive capacitor

A fan-out wafer level package structure may include a multilayer redistribution layer (rdl). The multilayer rdl may be configured to couple with terminals of an embedded capacitor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276101

Nested through glass via transformer

A 3d nested transformer includes a substrate having a set of through substrate vias daisy chained together with a set of traces. At least some of the through substrate vias have first and second conductive regions. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276009

Adjusting resistive memory write driver strength based on write error rate (wer) to improve wer yield, and related methods and systems

Aspects for adjusting resistive memory write driver strength based on write error rate (wer) are disclosed. In one aspect, a write driver strength control circuit is provided to adjust a write current provided to a resistive memory based on a wer of the resistive memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160276005

High-speed word line decoder and level-shifter

A memory is provided that includes a row decoder that decodes an address into a plurality of decoded signals for selecting a word line to be asserted from a plurality of word lines. Each word line is driven through a decoder level-shifter that processes the decoded signals. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160275966

Correlation-based two microphone algorithm for noise reduction in reverberation

Embodiments are directed towards providing speech enhancement of audio signals from a target source and noise reduction of audio signals from a noise source. A coherence between a first audio signal from a first microphone and a second audio signal from a second microphone may be determined. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160275961

Structure for multi-microphone speech enhancement system

Embodiments are directed towards enhancing speech and noise reduction for audio signals. Each of a plurality of microphones may generate a plurality of audio signals based on sound sensed in a physical space. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160275690

Systems and methods for enhanced depth map retrieval for moving objects using active sensing technology

Systems and method for generating depth maps using active sensing technology, for scenes with moving objects, is disclosed. One aspect provides for a method that includes estimating areas in adjacent frames that correspond to a moving object by generating a probability map for each received frame, the probability map comprising a probability value at each pixel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160275414

Feature selection for retraining classifiers

A method of managing memory usage of a stored training set for classification includes calculating one or both of a first similarity metric and a second similarity metric. The first similarity metric is associated with a new training sample and existing training samples of a same class as the new training sample. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160275227

Optimizing interconnect designs in low-power integrated circuits (ics)

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include optimizing interconnect designs in low-power integrated circuits (ics). In this regard, in one aspect, functional blocks having substantially correlated power utilization patterns are grouped into a power-related cluster to share a sleeping cell, thus leading to a reduced number of sleep transistors and a simplified interconnect design in a low-power ic. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274991

Optimization of hardware monitoring for computing devices

Various aspects provide systems and methods for optimizing hardware monitoring on a computing device. A computing device may receive a monitoring request to monitor a portion of code or data within a process executing on the computing device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274915

Providing lower-overhead management of dataflow execution of loop instructions by out-of-order processors (oops), and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media

Providing lower-overhead management of dataflow execution of loop instructions by out-of-order processors (oops), and related circuits, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed. In one aspect, a reservation station circuit including multiple reservation station segments, each storing a loop instruction of a computer program loop is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274671

User interface interaction for transparent head-mounted displays

Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward enabling a user to quickly interact with a graphical user interface (gui) displayed by the hmd. Utilizing techniques provided herein, a hand or other object can be used to select visual elements displayed by the hmd. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274436

Interferometric modulator mirror design without metal layer in the hinge

Various implementations described herein involve interferometric modulators (imods), which may be single-mirror imods (smis). Such imods may include an absorber stack and a mirror stack. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274240

Autonomous satellite automatic gain control

A method and apparatus for addressing reductions in the uplink path gain associated with user terminals are disclosed. A return path of the satellite may receive a number of data signals on a single frequency channel, wherein each of the number of data signals occupies a unique time-frequency sub-channel of the single frequency channel, originates from a corresponding one of a number of user terminals (uts), and includes a plurality of time slots dynamically allocated to a group of user equipment (ue) devices associated with the corresponding ut. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274215

Utilizing a reference signal for indoor positioning

Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for utilizing a reference signal for indoor positioning, such as for use in or with a mobile communication device, for example. In an implementation, a reference signal may be focused into a directed beam, for example using a phased antenna array, and rotated electronically through a sequence of directional angles in a horizontal plane. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160274139

Arm swing compensation techniques

Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses in a mobile gnss device to compensate for arm swing. An example of an method for compensating for arm swing according to the disclosure includes determining an arm swing signal, such that the arm swing signal is approximately sinusoidal with a period of approximately t seconds, determining a position signal measurement period, receiving a plurality of positioning signals at intervals corresponding to the position signal measurement period, and determining current position information based on the plurality of positioning signals.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/22/16 / #20160272072

Systems and methods for bi-state impedance conversion in wireless power transfer

One aspect provides a wireless power transmitter. The wireless power transmitter includes a transmit antenna configured to generate a field for wireless transmit power in both a first and second configuration. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270141

Wireless network connection setup using multiple radio access technologies

A method of wireless communication includes establishing, by a mobile device, an access connection to a first mobile network for network connectivity of the mobile device to the first mobile network. The mobile device includes a first transceiver of a first radio access technology (rat) type and a second transceiver of a second rat type, where establishing the access connection comprises performing a plurality of connection setup procedures. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270129

Quick connection between customized softap and sta

A method and apparatus for connecting a wireless station (sta) to an access point (ap). The sta broadcasts a probe request that includes a custom information element (ie), and receives probe responses from one or more aps in response to the probe request. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270118

Low-latency time-sharing media access control

Various aspects are provided for low-latency wireless local area networks. In a aspect, an access point (ap) may select, from a plurality of wireless stations associated with the ap, a wireless station for the ap to poll. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270116

Control signaling supporting multi-priority scheduling

The disclosure relates in some aspects to techniques for use in systems where a plurality of devices with different priority levels share a common set of resources for communication (e.g., downlink transmissions). Certain aspects provide a new indication channel and a procedure to signal scheduling information (e.g., priority information). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270115

Self-contained time division duplex (tdd) subframe structure for wireless communications

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a self-contained subframe structure for time division duplex (tdd) carriers. Information transmitted on a tdd carrier may be grouped into subframes, and each subframe can provide communications in both directions (e.g., uplink and downlink) to enable such communications without needing further information in another subframe. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270109

Low latency uplink acknowledgement channel waveform design

Method, systems, and devices are described for low latency, robust acknowledgement reporting in a wireless communication system. A receiving device may receive a transmission in the transmission time interval (tti), the transmission may include one or a plurality of symbols. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270106

Access point managed concurrent transmissions

An access point may schedule concurrent peer-to-peer transmissions for different stations in a basic service set (bss) of an institute of electrical and electronics engineers (ieee) 802.11 architecture.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270105

Access point managed concurrent transmissions

An access point may schedule concurrent peer-to-peer transmissions for different stations in a basic service set (bss) of an institute of electrical and electronics engineers (ieee) 802.11 architecture.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270103

Mission critical data support in self-contained time division duplex (tdd) subframe structure

Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for enabling at least one opportunity to transmit mission critical (micr) data and at least one opportunity to receive micr data in a time division duplex (tdd) subframe during a single transmission time interval (tti). The single tti may be no greater than 500 microseconds. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270102

Distributed scheduling to control interference for data transactions using grant-less transmissions

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to techniques for distributed scheduling to control interference for small data transactions using grant-less transmissions. A method for wireless communications by wireless node is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270087

Interference aware reciprocal channel sounding reference signal

Systems, devices, and methods associated with interference aware sounding reference signals are provided. A method for wireless communication includes receiving, at a wireless communication device in communication with a first base station, an interfering signal from a second base station (or other base stations); determining, at the wireless communication device, a spatial direction of the interfering signal; and transmitting, with the wireless communication device, a signal to the first base station based on the spatial direction of the interfering signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270083

Device-based two-stage random resource selection for small data transmission

Wireless communications systems and methods related to the reduction in a probability of collision for grant-less transmissions from internet of everything (joe) devices while not increasing search complexity at a base station are disclosed. An ioe device randomly selects a first access resource from a common pool, that the base station searches, to initiate a transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270082

System and method for mobility tracking of user equipment

A system and method for mobility tracking of user equipment in a network includes a user equipment. The user equipment includes an antenna for receiving and sending signals to a plurality of network nodes in a network and a processor coupled to the antenna. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270070

Self-contained time division duplex (tdd) subframe structure

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a subframe structure for time division duplex (tdd) carriers that can be entirely self-contained. That is, information transmitted on a tdd carrier may be grouped into subframes, where each subframe provides communication in both directions (e.g., uplink and downlink) in a suitable fashion to enable such communication without needing any further information in another subframe. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270063

Pucch management for enhanced carrier aggregation

A method, an apparatus, and a computer readable-medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives data via a first group of component carriers (ccs) of a plurality of groups of aggregated ccs. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270059

Dmrs based dl for low latency

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at a device. Demodulation reference signals (dmrs) may be used to facilitate demodulation of low latency control or data channels, or both. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270056

Mechanisms for association request signaling between ioe devices

Ioe devices signal association requests to relay devices during association slots. An ioe device receives a discovery broadcast from a relay device, listing available tones for association. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270053

Reserved resource pool assisted access resource selection for small data transmission

Wireless communications systems and methods related to the reduction in a probability of collision for grant-less transmissions from internet of everything (ioe) devices while not increasing search complexity at a base station are disclosed. An ioe device randomly selects a first access resource from a common pool that the base station searches to initiate a transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270049

Method and apparatus for providing an efficient control channel structure in a wireless communication system

According to one aspect of the invention, a method is provided in which a control channel used for transmitting control information is partitioned into a plurality of subchannels each of which is operated at a specific data rate. For each of one or more user terminals, one of the subchannels is selected based on one or more selection criteria for transmitting control information from an access point to the respective user terminal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270046

Data-carried control signaling mode

The present disclosure provides a data-carried control signaling mode (dcm) for communication of control information and associated data and associated switching mechanism for switching between dcm and the known legacy control signaling mode (lcm). Associated methods, devices, and systems are disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270045

Subframe structure with embedded control signaling

An apparatus may utilize an air interface to transmit and/or receive a subframe having a data portion and a control channel that is at least partly embedded within the data portion. The control channel may include one or more pilot tones. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270037

Scheduling of downlink transmissions based on exchanges of pre-scheduling and scheduling messages

Techniques are described for wireless communication. An exemplary method includes receiving, at a first device, a pre-scheduling message for a downlink transmission from a second device; transmitting a scheduling message to the second device in response to receiving the pre-scheduling message; and receiving the downlink transmission in accordance with the at least one downlink transmission parameter of the scheduling message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270027

Flexible paging and on-demand page indicator

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to techniques for on-demand paging. In one aspect, a method is provided for receiving a paging message by a mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270022

Position location using phase-adjusted transmitters

Systems and methods are provided for determining position location information in a wireless network. In one embodiment, timing offset information is communicated between multiple transmitters and one or more receivers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270018

Synchronous low-latency media access control

Various aspects are provided for low-latency wireless local area networks (wlans). An access point (ap) may transmit a downlink pilot signal for synchronization of the ap with one or more wireless stations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270017

Systems and methods for joint processing in a wireless communication

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which signals are received from a first base station and a second base station, and a measurement is made of synchronization parameters between the first and second base stations at a user equipment. A signal is transmitted from the user equipment to at least one of the first or second base stations with information about the synchronization parameters. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160270013

Discovery and synchronization channels for user-tracking zones in a cellular network

Discovery and synchronization channels are discussed for user-tracking zones in a cellular network. User-tracking zones reduce the mobility tracking burden on the ue and shift the tracking responsibility to the network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269983

Methods for backhaul operations in millimeter wave networks

Method, systems, and apparatuses are described for discovery operations in a millimeter wave wireless communication system. A first base station of the millimeter wave wireless communication system may determine a timing parameter and a propagation parameter associated with a second base station of the millimeter wave wireless communication system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269965

Secure user plane location (supl) redirection and mobile location protocol (mlp) tunneling to a discovered slp

Systems and methods for secure user plane (supl) redirection and mobile location protocol (mlp) tunneling to a discovered supl location platform (d-slp) are disclosed. For example, a method for supl redirection by a set, may include: receiving an initiation message at a set from a home supl location platform (h-slp); establishing a secure connection with the h-slp, and returning a response message; receiving a redirect message from the h-slp; establishing a set initiated supl session with a d-slp; obtaining a location of the set using the d-slp; and returning the location to the h-slp.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269956

Optimized lte mib/sib collection logic after lte handover

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus performs a handover from a source cell to a target cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269943

Carrier aggregation across different radio access technologies

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-program products for performing carrier aggregation across different radio access technologies are disclosed. For example, in some instances a method of wireless communication includes transmitting, using a first wireless communication device, control information to a second wireless communication device via a first radio access technology (rat), the control information including control information for a second rat; and receiving, at the first wireless communication device, an acknowledgement (ack) or negative acknowledgement (nack) from the second wireless communication device via the first rat, the ack or nack being related to communications of the second wireless communication device conducted via the second. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269938

Enhanced mechanism to achieve better throughput in x+gsm msms devices

A method for improving data throughput on a subscription includes: filtering data traffic throughput on a first subscription; comparing the filtered data traffic throughput to a threshold data rate; determining if the filtered data traffic throughput is greater than a threshold data rate value; and in response to a determination that the filtered data traffic throughput is equal to or less than the threshold data rate value, determining whether a tune away (ta) mode different than a first ta mode increases data traffic throughput on the first subscription.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269878

Audio systems and methods

A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269859

First arrival path based multipath mitigation for angle of arrival estimation

A system and method are disclosed that may provide an accurate estimate of the angle of arrival (aoa) of a wireless signal received by a device. The received wireless signal may include a plurality of signal components associated with a number of different arrival paths. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269765

Permissions management for watermarked data in a broadcast environment

Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory process-readable storage media for a watermark client executing on a media receiver device to manage access to data related to watermark data from broadcast streams. An embodiment method performed by a processor of the media receiver device may include operations for receiving a broadcast stream from a broadcast channel, identifying watermark data within the received broadcast stream, obtaining data via a wide area network based on the identified watermark data, receiving a request for the obtained data from a resident application executing on the media receiver device, and determining whether the resident application is eligible to access the obtained data.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269661

Pixel readout architecture for full well capacity extension

Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for full well capacity extension. For example, a storage capacitor included in the pixel readout architecture can enable multiple charge dumps from a pixel in the analog domain, extending the full well capacity of the pixel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269615

Systems and methods for continuous auto focus (caf)

Systems and methods for continuous automatic focus are disclosed. In some aspects, an object to focus on is selected from a field of view of a camera. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269602

Auto-focus in low-profile folded optics multi-camera system

An image capturing system and a method of autofocusing are disclosed such that, for example, when a folded optics configuration is used, a field corrector lens can be placed on the image sensor of the system and a plurality of lenses can be placed perpendicular to the image sensor. The plurality of lenses can be movable relative to the image sensor such that acceptable mtf curve performances can be obtained when the image capturing system is focused at reference distances.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269493

Methods and devices to establish services between service and connectivity strata

A method, operational at a first node operating at a service stratum may include sending a request to establish a service hosted at a connectivity stratum. A response may include a first list of service parameters offered by a second node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269486

Internet of everything device relay discovery and selection

Wireless communication systems and methods related to the discovery and selection of relay devices by internet of everything (ioe) devices are disclosed. For example, ioe devices with low pathloss to a base station can broadcast information during discovery frames that allow other ioe devices to discover them and select them as a relay, if appropriate. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269458

Multi-service initialization for adaptive media streaming

Systems, methods, and devices of various embodiments enable transmitting and receiving media content in a communication system. A processor of a communication device may receive an initialization segment associated with a first media broadcast. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269296

Arranging media access control protocol data units in a wireless transmission

A method for arranging media access control protocol data units (mpdus) includes generating a multi-destination aggregated media access control protocol data unit (md-ampdu) at an access point. The md-ampdu includes a first set of one or more mpdus having a first receive address associated with a first station and a second set of one or more mpdus having a second receive address associated with a second station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269207

Channel or interference estimation for sc-fdm symbol streams

Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes inserting channel or interference estimation modulation symbols into a sequence of data modulation symbols; performing a discrete fourier transform (dft) on a group of modulation symbols in the sequence of data modulation symbols, the group of modulation symbols including at least one of the channel or interference estimation modulation symbols; and generating a single-carrier frequency domain modulated (sc-fdm) symbol stream based at least in part on an output of the dft. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269183

Authentication for relay deployment

Techniques for proving enterprise mode security for relays are disclosed. For example, enterprise mode security based on ieee 802.1x is provided for relays or other similar devices to extend the coverage of access point hotspots or other similar access point use cases. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269175

Cryptographic cipher with finite subfield lookup tables for use in masked operations

Various features pertain to cryptographic ciphers such as advanced encryption standard (aes) block ciphers. In some examples described herein, a modified masked aes subbytes procedure uses a static lookup table that is its own inverse in gf(22). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269172

Novel phase locked loop (pll) architecture

In one embodiment, a phase locked loop (pll) comprises a voltage-controlled oscillator (vco), a frequency divider configured to frequency divide an output signal of the vco to produce a feedback signal, and a phase detection circuit configured to detect a phase difference between a reference signal and the feedback signal, and to generate an output signal based on the detected phase difference. The pll also comprises a proportional circuit configured to generate a control voltage based on the output signal of the phase detection circuit, wherein the control voltage tunes a first capacitance of the vco to provide phase correction. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269164

System and method for low latency acknowledgements

A system and method for low latency acknowledgements includes a communication unit that includes a processor, a transmitter coupled to the processor, and a receiver coupled to the processor. The communication unit is configured to transmit a message to another communication unit, receive a first group of one or more repetitions of an acknowledgement signal from the another communication unit, and decode the acknowledgement signal prior to fully receiving a last repetition of a second group of one or more repetitions of the acknowledgement signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269159

Reciprocal channel sounding reference signal allocation and configuration

Systems and techniques are disclosed to enhance the efficiency of available bandwidth between ues and base stations. A ue transmits a sounding reference signal to the base station, which characterizes the uplink channel based on the srs received and, using reciprocity, applies the channel characterization for the downlink channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269158

Reciprocal channel sounding reference signal allocation and configuration

Systems and techniques are disclosed to enhance the efficiency of available bandwidth between ues and base stations. A ue transmits a sounding reference signal to the base station, which characterizes the uplink channel based on the srs received and, using reciprocity, applies the channel characterization for the downlink channel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269157

Reciprocal channel sounding reference signal multiplexing

Systems and techniques are disclosed to enhance the efficiency of available bandwidth between ues and base stations. A ue transmits a sounding reference signal (srs) to the base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269154

Common reference signal phase discontinuity and sequence initialization

Methods, systems, and devices are described for supporting common reference signaling in wireless communications systems. Some configurations introduce a phase discontinuity between common reference signal (crs) transmissions on different subframes. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269150

Scalable tti with advanced pilot and control

The disclosure relates in some aspects to a scalable transmission time interval (ito and hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) design. The tti is scalable to, for example, achieve latency and/or efficiency tradeoffs for different types of traffic (e.g., mission critical traffic versus traffic with more relaxed latency requirements). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269145

Devices and methods for facilitating a non-orthogonal underlay in wireless communications systems

Wireless communication devices are adapted to facilitate non-orthogonal underlay transmissions. In one example, wireless communication devices can receive a wireless transmission via a particular time and frequency resource, where the wireless transmission includes a first signal employing a modulation associated with orthogonal wireless communication, and a second signal employing a modulation associated with non-orthogonal wireless communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269144

Adaptive data interference cancellation

Real-time selection of interference cancellation schemes based on transmission parameters and amount of resource overlap between the desired payload and the interfering payload. Codeword level interference cancellation may be performed where the signal quality of the interfering signal indicates that the interfering payload will be decoded correctly. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269139

Sending full channel quality indication reports on tdm channel in wireless communication

Multiple full channel quality indication (cqi) reports indicative of received signal quality for multiple carriers in wireless communication are transmitted in multiple time intervals of a cqi channel.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269135

Guard-band for scaled numerology multiplexing

A method of multiplexing scaled numerology ofdm waveforms in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is presented. A first data can be encoded into a first numerology at a first set of tones and a second data can be encoded into a second numerology at second set of tones. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269113

Methods and apparatus for efficient joint power line and visible light communication

A hybrid communications system implements different communication technologies to communicate data and information for particular communications directions in different portions of the system. Power line communications (plc) signaling is used to deliver data and information from a gateway device to a light access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269097

Resource partitioning in millimeter wave networks

Techniques are described for backhaul operations in a millimeter wave wireless communication system. A first base station of the millimeter wave wireless communication system identifies an access demand and one or more access communication parameters associated with the first base station. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269087

Signaling for millimeter wave interference and scheduling

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A serving base station may transmit a signal to user equipment (ue) using directional beamforming. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269061

Robust coefficient computation for analog interference cancellation

Aspects of the disclosure are directed to interference cancellation. A method of performing interference cancellation in a wireless device having a receiver, a coefficient controller and an analog interference cancellation (aic) circuit includes utilizing the receiver to receive a signal; utilizing the coefficient controller to compute a first cost function value using a first set of coefficients, to compute a second set of coefficients using a first coefficient control algorithm, to compute a second cost function value using the second set of coefficients, to compare the second cost function value with the first cost function value, and to determine whether to apply the first set or the second set of coefficients based on the comparison; and utilizing the aic circuit to apply the first or second set of coefficients to filter a reference signal and the receiver to subtract the filtered reference signal from the received signal for interference cancellation.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269047

Mcs/pmi/ri selection and coding/interleaving mechanism for bursty interference and puncturing handling

Bursty interference or puncturing may be identified, either by a user equipment (ue) or by a base station. In response, a protection scheme may be applied to protect communications from the bursty interference or puncturing. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269034

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for glitch-free clock switching

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include apparatuses, methods, and systems for glitch-free clock switching. In this regard, in one aspect, an electronic circuit is switched from a lower-frequency reference clock to a higher-frequency reference clock. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269017

Transistors configured for gate overbiasing and circuits therefrom

An electronic circuit and methods of operating the electronic circuit are provided. The electronic circuit includes a pull-up transistor for pulling up an input/output (i/o) node of the output circuit to a first voltage and a first isolation transistor for coupling the pull-up transistor to the i/o node. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160269009

Clock distribution schemes with wide operating voltage ranges

Clock distribution schemes with wide operating voltage ranges are disclosed. In one aspect, an operating voltage level or condition within a computing device is sensed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160268899

Switching loss correction circuitry and method

A circuit that stores characterized loss information for a buck converter and uses the characterized loss information instead of measurements involving output power dependent losses. The characterized loss information may include the characterized switching loss, the characterized ripple loss, etc. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160268896

Switched mode power supply having a staircase current limit

Disclosed is switching power supply that includes a pulse frequency modulation (pfm) mode of operation current feedback control. A reference current source is configured to output a reference current at one of several selectable levels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160268504

Integrated phase change switch

Various methods and devices that involve phase change material (pcm) switches are disclosed. An exemplary integrated circuit comprises an active layer with a plurality of field effect transistor (fet) channels for a plurality of fets. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160268256

Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (cmos) transistor and tunnel field-effect transistor (tfet) on a single substrate

An apparatus includes a structure that includes a single substrate, a planar complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (cmos) transistor formed on the single substrate, a planar tunnel field-effect transistor (tfet) formed on the single substrate, and a mobility enhancement strength layer included in the planar cmos transistor or included in the planar tfet.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160268002

Differential one-time-programmable (otp) memory array

An otp memory array includes a plurality of differential p-channel metal oxide semiconductor (pmos) otp memory cells programmable and readable in predetermined states of program and read operations, and is capable of providing sufficient margins against global process variations and temperature variations while being compatible with standard logic fin-shaped field effect transistor (finfet) processes to obviate the need for additional masks and costs associated with additional masks.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267961

Spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory with voltage-controlled anisotropy

Methods and apparatus relating to spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory with voltage-controlled anisotropy are disclosed. In an example, disclosed is a three-terminal magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) storage element that is programmed via a combination of voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (vcma) and spin-orbit torque (sot) techniques. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267959

Write driver circuits for resistive random access memory (ram) arrays

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include write driver circuits for resistive random access memory (ram) arrays. In one aspect, a write driver circuit is provided to facilitate writing data into a resistive ram array in a memory system. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267957

Multi-bit spin torque transfer magnetoresistive random access memory with sub-arrays

A device includes a first magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) element having a first read margin and a second mtj element having a second read margin. The first read margin is greater than twice the second read margin. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267900

Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for adaptive active noise cancellation

An adaptive active noise cancellation apparatus performs a filtering operation in a first digital domain and performs adaptation of the filtering operation in a second digital domain.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267854

Driver circuit with reduced leakage

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for reducing leakage in a driver circuit. In one aspect, the driver circuit may operate in a scanning time and an idle time. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267671

Active sensing spatial resolution improvement through multiple receivers and code reuse

Structured light active sensing systems transmit and receive spatial codes to generate depth maps. Spatial codes can't be repeated within a disparity range if they are to be uniquely identified. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267529

Method and system of detecting malicious video advertising impressions

The embodiments include methods and systems for detecting advertising fraud in a computing device by monitoring information received in a receiver component of the computing device, monitoring information received in a render component of the computing device, comparing the information received in the receiver component to the information received in the render component to generate comparison results, using the comparison results to determine whether there are discrepancies between the received information and the rendered information, and performing fraud prevention operations in response to determine that there are discrepancies between the received information and the rendered information. The fraud prevention operations may include dropping a connection to cease receiving the information in the receiver component, sending negative or position feedback to the service provider or a security server, and performing other similar operations.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267395

Online training for object recognition system

A method of online training of a classifier includes determining a distance from one or more feature vectors of an object to a first predetermined decision boundary established during off-line training for the classifier. The method also includes updating a decision rule as a function of the distance. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267325

Systems and methods for object tracking

A method performed by an electronic device is described. The method includes determining a local motion pattern by determining a set of local motion vectors within a region of interest between a previous frame and a current frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267214

Clock tree design methods for ultra-wide voltage range circuits

Clock tree design methods for ultra-wide voltage range circuits are disclosed. In one aspect, place and route software creates an integrated circuit (ic) in an optimal configuration at a first voltage condition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160267005

Memory reclamation on a computing device

Various embodiments include methods for reclaiming memory in a computing device that may include storing a first pointer pointing to a first memory location storing the beginning of a data structure in which a plurality of threads executing on the computing device may concurrently access the data structure and storing a second pointer pointing to the current beginning of the data structure. In response to performing an operation on the data structure that changes the location of the beginning of the data structure from the first memory location to a second memory location, the second pointer may be updated to point to the second memory location. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266664

Determining response to contact by hand with region of touchscreen

An apparatus that has a touchscreen, is configured to determine a response to a contact by a hand with a region of the touchscreen, and includes a first means for determining a location of a graphical projection of a digital pen onto the touchscreen, a second means for determining, via an ultrasonic wave, a first angle between a first line along an edge of the touchscreen and a second line along the graphical projection, a third means for determining a distance between the touchscreen and the digital pen, and a fourth means for determining, from the distance, the response to the contact by the hand with the region defined by the location and the first angle.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266633

Methods and systems for coordination of operating states amongst multiple socs within a computing device

The various aspects provide methods, systems, and devices for coordinating the operating states of multiple socs within a computing device. Such coordination may be implemented through communication of information by the socs that represent advance notice of impending interactions between each other. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266598

Precision bandgap reference

Systems and methods for producing reference voltages are disclosed. An example bandgap reference circuit includes a core bandgap module that produces a bias control for biasing the gate of a transistor to produce a proportional to absolute temperature current. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266596

Switchable package capacitor for charge conservation and series resistance

In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a capacitor and a die. The die comprises a resistor switch coupled between a power line and the capacitor, wherein the resistor switch has an adjustable resistance, and the power line and the capacitor are both external to the die. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266591

Load-tracking frequency compensation in a voltage regulator

Disclosed is circuitry having an input stage and an output stage. A first compensation network may be connected to the input and output stages, and configured to split a pole at the input stage and a pole at the output stage. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266467

Search range extension for depth assisted autofocus

Systems and methods described herein can adjust a search range generated by a camera using depth-assisted autofocus based in part on measuring focus values in a first search range. For example, in some embodiments, a method includes estimating a depth of an object to be captured in an image, determining a first range of lens positions based at least in part on the estimating, moving the lens of the camera to a plurality of lens positions within the first range of lens positions, capturing a plurality of images, the plurality of images being captured at one or more of the plurality of lens positions, generating one or more focus values based on the plurality of images, and determining one or more additional lens positions or a second range of lens positions based at least in part on the one or more focus values.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160266231

Position location using phase-adjusted transmitters

Systems and methods are provided for determining position location information in a wireless network. In one embodiment, timing offset information is communicated between multiple transmitters and one or more receivers. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160265982

Systems, apparatus, and methods for temperature detection

Some examples of the disclosure are directed to systems, apparatus, and methods for temperature detection using multiple temperature controllers each having distributed temperature sensors that allow reading multiple sensor outputs in parallel for a wide range of covered area. The temperature controller may also have logic to calculate a local temperature controller maximum temperature, a maximum temperature of all sensors, provide software access to each sensor, easy software enablement through a software interface that allows access earlier than when chip operating system (os) is booted, and the ability to enable and mask individual sensors or sensor groups through software.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/15/16 / #20160264234

Adjustable weight distribution for drone

Apparatus, methods, and systems for adjusting a center of mass of a drone may include a balance track and a repositionable weight. The balance track may extend outwardly from a central region of the drone. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262188

Mitigation of inter-base station resynchronization loss in lte/lte-a networks with contention-based shared frequency spectrum

Mitigation of inter-base station resynchronization loss in wireless networks including contention-based shared frequency spectrum is discussed. Aspects of such mitigation provide for base stations entering into an idle mode when a transmission opportunity occurs in a radio frame of the next resynchronization occasion. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262184

Wi-fi compatible dedicated protocol interval announcement

A wireless device may receive a dedicated protocol interval (dpi) announcement (dpia) frame, and then determine, based on the dpia frame, a scheduled time and a dedicated protocol for the dpi. The wireless device may transmit one or more dedicated clear-to-send (cts) frames requesting legacy stations to defer from contending for medium access during the dpi. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262169

Wlan communication scheduling on a shared wlan transceiver chain

A user equipment (ue) may include a wireless local area network (wlan) transceiver chain that is used for both wlan communications and communications on another wireless radio access technology (rat), such as wireless wide area network (wwan) communications. The communications may be synchronized, and then at least a portion of the wlan transceiver chain may be scheduled for time-division multiplexed (tdm) communications, wherein a first set of tdm intervals are for communications using the other rat, and a second set of tdm intervals are for communications using the wlan.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262144

Method and apparatus for dynamic device capability signaling in wireless communications

Methods and apparatuses of wireless communications are provided to dynamically determine capability information such that potential configuration and/or resource conflicts may be mitigated among multiple connections while one or more of on-going connections are not interrupted. A user equipment (ue) establishes one or more connections with a network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262123

Downlink synchronization channel for the narrow-band cellular iot

To enable efficient synchronization and/or cell acquisition, systems and methods are described for broadcast of a synchronization signal in a synchronization channel. According to an aspect, a base station may generate a synchronization signal and assign the synchronization signal to be carried on a synchronization channel that is time-division multiplexed with one or more other channels (e.g., one or more other downlink channels). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262122

Methods and systems for synchronizing devices

Disclosed are methods and systems for synchronizing clocks maintained at different devices in a wireless communication network. A first wireless transceiver device may receive one or more messages from a second wireless transceiver device with parameters indicative of a first clock state. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262109

Repetition level coverage enhancement techniques for physical random access channel transmissions

Methods, systems, and devices are described for transmit power control and repetition levels of random access requests in a wireless communications network. Power settings and repetition levels for random access request transmissions may account for, and/or be based on prior power settings or prior uplink channel repetition levels. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262087

Mobile access point connection switching

In one aspect, mobile access point devices may provide client devices access to an internet service provider. The mobile access point may communicate with the internet service provider via a cellular connection or a wi-fi connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262086

Pull-based relay selection for device-to-device communication

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes transmitting, from a first communication device, a relay search query to a plurality of relay candidates; receiving a relay search query response indicating a relay that provides at least a threshold device-to-relay-to-device (drd) capacity for communications between the first communication device and a second communication device; and communicating with the second communication device through the indicated relay based at least in part on the relay search query response.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262066

Dual link handover

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may receive data from both a source base station and a target base station during handover. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262051

Methods and apparatus for channel state information sounding and feedback

Methods and apparatus for channel state information feedback are provided. In various aspects, a message is transmitted requesting channel feedback information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262050

Methods and apparatus for channel state information sounding and feedback

Methods and apparatus for channel state information sounding and feedback are provided. In an aspects, a first message is transmitted to one or more wireless communication devices requesting channel state information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262048

Amplify and forward techniques to reduce collisions in wireless communication systems

Techniques are described for wireless communication. In one method, a transmitter may generate a sequence of preambles including an amplify and forward (af) preamble, an indication that the af preamble is present, and an indication of at least one intended receiver for the sequence. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262034

User equipment testing techniques for device-to-device transmission channels

Improved methods, systems, or apparatuses for ue equipment testing for d2d enabled ues may include determining performance metrics based on one or more of received transport blocks (tbs) or received service data units (sdus) from the received one or more data channels on a per channel basis, and reporting the determined performance metric(s) on a per channel basis. In some examples, the performance metrics may include a count of a number of tbs or sdus successfully received at a channel.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262030

Frequency pruning enhancement for wireless measurements

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus selects an lte serving cell and a non-lte serving cell. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262021

Sponsored connectivity to cellular networks using existing credentials

Systems and techniques are disclosed to facilitate the sponsored connectivity of a user equipment on a serving network so that the ue may access a service whose connectivity is sponsored by an application service provider. The application service provider provisions the serving network so that it is aware of the sponsored connectivity. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262015

Identity privacy in wireless networks

Systems and techniques are disclosed to protect a user equipment's international mobile subscriber identity by providing a privacy mobile subscriber identity instead. In an attach attempt to a serving network, the ue provides the pmsi instead of imsi, protecting the imsi from exposure. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160262004

Enhanced system acquisition while roaming

Various methods, apparatus, and computer readable media are disclosed for enhanced system acquisition while a user equipment (ue) is roaming. The ue may detect roaming from a coverage area associated with a first public land mobile network (plmn) supporting hybrid voice and data to a coverage area associated with a second plmn without support for hybrid voice and data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261996

Managing emergency communication session termination

Systems, methods, and devices for managing termination of an active communication session in a wireless communication device. A processor of the wireless communication device may receive an instruction to terminate a communication session. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261987

Vlc-based vector field fingerprint mapping

A method of determining data of a magnetic field fingerprint map includes: determining, at a server, a transformation of a mobile-device coordinate system of a mobile device to a reference coordinate system using roll information, pitch information, and yaw information of the mobile device relative to the reference coordinate system; obtaining, at the server, first indications of vector components of a magnetic field at a location of the mobile device, the first indications of vector components of the magnetic field being in the mobile-device coordinate system; and determining, at the server, second indications of vector components of the magnetic field using the first indications of vector components of the magnetic field and the transformation, the second indications of vector components of the magnetic field being indicative of vector components of the magnetic field at the location of the mobile device in the reference coordinate system.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261976

Systems and methods for far-field communication using a repurposed antenna

A method for performing near-field communication (nfc)-type operations in the far-field region using a repurposed antenna is described. The method includes determining whether to perform nfc-type operations in a near-field mode or a far-field mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261969

Managing activities performed by a plurality of collocated mobile devices

Systems and methods for managing activities among collocated mobile devices include means for determining a set of tasks to be performed collectively by the two or more collocated mobile devices while collocated and during a period of time in the future, the two or more collocated devices being configured to communicate with one another; means for assigning a first task of the set of tasks to be performed by a first mobile device of the two or more collocated mobile devices; and means for assigning a second task of the set of tasks to be performed by a second mobile device of the two or more collocated mobile devices; wherein the first mobile device and the second mobile device are different from one another with regard to at least one subsystem, and are each capable of performing the first task and the second task.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261886

Optimization for encoding video data using non-square partitions

To encode video data, a video encoder partitions a 2n×2n block of video data into four n×n blocks, determines encoding modes for each of the four n×n blocks, calculates values representative of encoded versions of the four n×n blocks using the encoding modes for each of the four n×n blocks, determines whether to skip testing of at least one non-square partitioning mode for the 2n×2n block based on the calculated values, and encodes the 2n×2n block based at least in part on the determination of whether to skip testing of the at least one non-square partitioning mode.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261882

Method and apparatus for low complexity quarter pel generation in motion search

This disclosure provides systems and methods for low complexity quarter pel generation in motion search for video coding. The method can include storing full-pixel position information related to a plurality of rows of video information of a reference frame in a memory. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261877

Signaling output indications in codec-hybrid multi-layer video coding

Techniques are described for sending output indications in codec-hybrid multi-layer video coding, in which a base layer of video data is provided by an external system and conforms to a different video codec standard than one or more enhancement layers of the video data. An enhancement layer video decoder receives an enhancement layer bitstream that includes at least one enhancement layer to be decoded, an indication that the base layer is provided externally, and an indication of which layers are target output layers to be output for display. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261874

Low complexity sample adaptive offset (sao) coding

A device for encoding video data may be configured to encode video data according to a set of sample adaptive offset (sao) types; perform a plurality of coding passes to test a subset of the sao types for a first block of video data, wherein the subset is smaller than the set; select from the subset of sao types an sao type for the first block of video data; and generate for inclusion in an encoded bitstream, information for identifying the selected sao type for the first block.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261872

Method and apparatus for video coding using adaptive tile sizes

Systems and methods for encoding and decoding video data are disclosed. The method can include signaling in syntax information a picture parameter set (pps) indicating a first tile size partition. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261870

Fast video encoding method with block partitioning

A video encoding device comprises a memory configured to store video data and at least one processor configured to: select one of a full rate-distortion (rd) checking scheme or a fast rd checking scheme, determine an rd cost associated with encoding a block of the video data based on the selected full rd checking scheme or fast rd checking scheme, determine a partitioning scheme for the block based on the determined rd cost, and encode the block using the determined partitioning scheme based on the determined rd cost.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261868

Data structure for video coding unit

The disclosure provides a system and methods for encoding video data. The method can include storing a data structure in a memory, the data structure having a first plurality of data elements arranged corresponding to a second plurality of data elements of a first video data block, and defining a periphery, the data structure further including data related to all of a smallest prediction unit (pu) for the first video data block. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261862

Fast rate-distortion optimized quantization

A system and method for applying rate distortion optimized quantization (rdoq) is disclosed. In one example, there is provided a method that includes determining at least one prediction type and at least one partition type for use in encoding at least one block of video data. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261861

Adaptive mode checking order for video encoding

A video encoding device comprises a memory configured and at least one processor configured to: determine whether a metric meets a condition based on statistics, wherein the statistics are associated with a first video encoding mode checking order and a second video encoding mode checking order, responsive to determining that the metric meets the condition, select a first encoding mode checking order to encode the first block of video data responsive to determining that the condition is not met, select a second encoding mode checking order different from the first encoding mode checking order to encode the first block of video data, update the statistics based on the selected first or second encoding mode checking order, and encode a second block of video data, based on the updated statistics, and using the first or second mode checking order.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261677

Indication for partial segment

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable http servers, such as http servers providing segments to dash clients according to the various embodiments, to pass incomplete versions of segments in response to segment requests from the dash clients. The various embodiments may enable clients, such as dash clients, to parse incomplete versions of segments.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261665

File format based streaming with dash formats based on lct

In one example, a device includes one or more media decoders configured to decode media data, a network interface configured to receive a layered coding transport (lct) session instance description (lsid), the lsid including information representing a plurality of lct sessions, each of the lct sessions including data of a respective one of a plurality of representations of a dash media presentation and data of one or more of the lct sessions, and a processor configured to initiate consumption of one or more of the representations of the dash media presentation using the lsid and without using a manifest file for the dash media presentation, wherein to initiate consumption, the processor is configured to receive, via the network interface, packets of the lct sessions including portions of data of the one or more of the representations; and provide data of the packets to the one or more media decoders.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261664

Indication for partial segment

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable http servers, such as http servers providing segments to dash clients according to the various embodiments, to pass incomplete versions of segments in response to segment requests from the dash clients. The various embodiments may enable clients, such as dash clients, to parse incomplete versions of segments.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261663

Indication for partial segment

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable http servers, such as http servers providing segments to dash clients according to the various embodiments, to pass incomplete versions of segments in response to segment requests from the dash clients. The various embodiments may enable clients, such as dash clients, to parse incomplete versions of segments.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261565

Apparatus and method for providing a public key for authenticating an integrated circuit

Disclosed is a method for providing a public key for authenticating an integrated circuit. In the method, the integrated circuit obtains a hardware key and an integrated circuit identifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261465

Behavioral analysis to automate direct and indirect local monitoring of internet of things device health

The disclosure generally relates to behavioral analysis to automate monitoring internet of things (iot) device health in a direct and/or indirect manner. In particular, normal behavior associated with an iot device in a local iot network may be modeled such that behaviors observed at the iot device may be compared to the modeled normal behavior to determine whether the behaviors observed at the iot device are normal or anomalous. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261457

Recovering from connectivity failure at a bridging device

Homes, enterprise establishments, and other facilities often have routing devices that route traffic to locally connected client devices. A routing device may be connected to an external network (e.g., the internet) through a bridging device, such as an outdoor unit that receives network connectivity through a cellular backhaul connection. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261403

Side channel analysis resistant architecture

A distributed technique for implementing a cryptographic process performs operations in parallel on both valid and irrelevant data to prevent differentiation of the operations based on an encryption key content. A control entity switches or points valid data to appropriate cpu(s) that are responsible for operations such as squaring or multiplying. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261400

Multi-wire open-drain link with data symbol transition based clocking

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are described. The apparatus generates a receive clock signal for receiving data from a multi-wire open-drain link by determining a transition in a signal received from the multi-wire open-drain link, generating a clock pulse responsive to the transition, delaying the clock pulse by a preconfigured first interval if the transition is in a first direction, and delaying the clock by a preconfigured second interval if the transition is in a second direction. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261393

Identifying modulation and coding schemes and channel quality indicators

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communications. An example method includes identifying one of at least two channel quality indicator (cqi) tables. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261391

Simplified harq management

Methods for managing hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) feedback are disclosed, where harq feedback operations by a receiving device may be modified. A receiving device may receive a data transmission. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261382

Fast radio link control error recovery with low latency transmissions

Methods, systems, and devices for communication are described. Fast error recovery procedures may be employed that decrease latency for radio link control (rlc) data packet recovery during low latency operations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261375

Packet format and coding method for serial data transmission

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for data communication are provided. The method may include providing a frame of encoded data, generating a synchronization symbol to precede the encoded data when the frame is transmitted over a communication link, the synchronization symbol providing an identification of a type of the frame in accordance with an encoding scheme. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261367

Early termination in embms reception

Early termination of enhanced multimedia broadcast-multicast service (embms) is discussed. Forward error correction (fec) redundancy data is added to broadcast data, such that if enough of the data symbols are successfully received, the data object may be reassembled before the entire transmission has been received. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261332

Push-based relay selection for device-to-device communication

Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes estimating a pathloss from each of a plurality of relay candidates to a first communication device to generate a first capacity estimate for the first communication device for each of the plurality of relay candidates; receiving at the first communication device, from a second communication device, a second capacity estimate for the second communication device for each of the plurality of relay candidates; and selecting a relay from the plurality of relay candidates for relaying communications between the first communication device and the second communication device based at least in part on each first capacity estimate for the first communication device and each second capacity estimate for the second communication device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261327

Methods and apparatus for channel state information sounding and feedback

Methods and apparatus for channel state information feedback are provided. In various aspects, a message is transmitted to one or more wireless communication devices requesting channel state information. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261319

Channel estimation for bonded channels

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods for performing channel estimation of a bonded channel (across multiple channels). An example method includes obtaining a frame received on a bonded channel formed by a plurality of channels, the frame having a plurality of channel estimation training sequences associated with the plurality of channels; generating an aggregated channel estimate for the bonded channel based on the channel estimation training sequences associated with each of the plurality of channels; and processing the frame based on the aggregated channel estimate.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261277

Multi-mode discrete-time delta-sigma modulator power optimization using split-integrator scheme

A method and an apparatus for splitting a switched capacitor integrator of a delta-sigma modulator are provided. The apparatus configures a first integrator and a second integrator to be coupled in parallel to each other, switches between a first mode and a second mode, enables the first integrator to operate on an input signal to generate an output signal in the first mode, and enables the first integrator and the second integrator to cooperatively operate on the input signal in the second mode, wherein in the second mode, the apparatus generates a first output via the first integrator, generates a second output via the second integrator, and converges the first output with the second output to generate the output signal.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261269

Dual power swing pipeline design with separation of combinational and sequential logics

A three-dimensional integrated circuit having a dual or multiple power domain is capable of less energy consumption operation under a given clock rate, which results in an enhanced power-performance-area (ppa) envelope. Sequential logic operates under a system clock that determines the system throughput, whereas combinational logic operates in a different power domain to control overall system power including dynamic and static power. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261265

Rf circuit with switch transistor with body connection

In some method and apparatus embodiments, an rf circuit comprises a switch transistor having a source, a drain, a gate, and a body. A gate control voltage is applied to the gate of the switch transistor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261262

Rf circuit with switch transistor with body connection

In some method and apparatus embodiments, an rf circuit comprises a switch transistor having a source, a drain, a gate, and a body. A gate control voltage is applied to the gate of the switch transistor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160261233

Method and apparatus for wireless power transmission utilizing two-dimensional or three-dimensional arrays of magneto-mechanical oscillators

An apparatus for transferring power wirelessly is provided. The apparatus comprises a plurality of magneto-mechanical oscillators. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160260328

Real-time occupancy mapping system for autonomous vehicles

Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory process-readable storage media for a computing device of an autonomous vehicle to generate real-time mappings of nearby vehicles. An embodiment method executed by a computing device may include operations for obtaining origin point coordinates via a first satellite-based navigation functionality, obtaining termination point coordinates via a second satellite-based navigation functionality, calculating a unit vector based on the obtained origin point coordinates and the obtained termination point coordinates, identifying a position, a direction, and an occupancy of the autonomous vehicle based on the obtained origin point coordinates, the calculated unit vector, and stored vehicle dimensions data (e.g., length, width, height), and transmitting a message using dsrc with the origin point coordinates, the stored vehicle dimensions data, and data for identifying the vehicle's direction. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160260024

System of distributed planning

A method for performing a desired sequence of actions includes determining a list of candidate activities based on negotiations with at least one other entity. The determining is also based on preference information, an expected reward, a priority and/or a task list. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160260012

Short-term synaptic memory based on a presynaptic spike

A method for creating and maintaining short-term memory using short-term plasticity, includes changing a gain of a synapse based on pre synaptic spike activity without regard to postsynaptic spike activity. The method also includes calculating the gain based on a continuously updated synaptic state variable associated with the short-term plasticity.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259755

High-frequency signal observations in electronic systems

Aspects disclosed in the detailed description include high-frequency signal observations in electronic systems. In this regard, a high-frequency signal observation circuit is provided in an electronic system to enable high-frequency signal observations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259750

Adaptive access control for hardware blocks

System and method for providing adaptive access to a hardware block on a computer system. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first access request and a second access request with an access controller, wherein the second access request is received sequentially after the first access request, and the first access request includes a first master identification and the second access request includes a second master identification, determining if the second master identification is equal to the first master identification, providing access to the second access request if the second master identification is equal to the first master identification, wherein the first master identification is associated with one or more hardware block interface values, invalidating the one or more hardware block interface values associated with the first master identification if the second master identification is not equal to the first master identification, and associating the one or more hardware block interface values with the second master identification and a corresponding privilege.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259743

Full bandwidth communication buses

Full bandwidth communication buses are disclosed. While primarily focused on the serial low-power inter-chip media bus (slimbus) communication bus, the concepts of the present disclosure may be extended to other communication buses. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259702

Technique of link state detection and wakeup in power state oblivious interface

System, methods, and apparatuses are described that facilitate a first device to transmit/retransmit a message to a second device. The first device transmits a first message to the second device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259645

Register renaming in block-based instruction set architecture

An apparatus for mapping an architectural register to a physical register can include a memory and control circuitry. The memory can be configured to store an intra-core register rename map and an inter-core register rename map. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259624

Impedance-based flow control for a two-wire interface system with variable frame length

A two wire interface is disclosed that serializes messaging signals and gpio signals into frames transmitted over a transmit pin. The two wire interface is configured to perform flow control by monitoring a voltage for the transmit pin.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259533

Retaining user selected screen area on user equipment

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160259398

Systems and methods for implementing power collapse in a memory

A power management system for stack memory thread tasks according to some examples of the disclosure may include a non-collapsible memory region, a collapsible memory region configured below the non-collapsible memory region, a memory management unit in communication with the non-collapsible memory region and the collapsible memory region, the memory management unit operable to allocate a portion of the non-collapsible memory region and a portion of the collapsible memory region to a thread task upon initialization of the thread task and power down the portion of the collapsible memory region allocated to the thread task upon receiving a power down command.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160258996

Through-silicon via (tsv) crack sensors for detecting tsv cracks in three-dimensional (3d) integrated circuits (ics) (3dics), and related methods and systems

Through-silicon via (tsv) crack sensors for detecting tsv cracks in three-dimensional (3d) integrated circuits (ics) (3dics), and related methods and systems are disclosed. In one aspect, a tsv crack sensor circuit is provided in which doped rings for a plurality of tsvs are interconnected in parallel such that all interconnected tsv doped rings may be tested at the same time by providing a single current into the contacts of the interconnected doped rings. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160258819

Bipolar junction transistor-based temperature sensors

Temperature sensors using bipolar junction transistors are provided. Examples of the disclosed sensors minimize effects of ir drop and have improved accuracy. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160258761

Vlc-based vector field fingerprint mapping

A method of determining data of a fingerprint map includes: obtaining visible light communication signals at a mobile device; determining yaw of the mobile device using the visible light communication signals; obtaining roll and pitch of the mobile device; determining a transformation of a mobile-device coordinate system to a reference coordinate system using the roll, pitch, and yaw; obtaining first indications of vector components of a field at a location of the mobile device; and sending, to a server, the first indications and the transformation; or determining second indications of vector components of the field using the first indications and the transformation, the second indications being indicative of vector components at the location of the mobile device in the reference coordinate system, and sending, to the server, the second indications; or sending the first indications to the server, and determining and sending the second indications to the server.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/08/16 / #20160257305

Automobile driver improved response times using priming

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable masked priming stimuli to be provided to machine operators in advance of audible warnings issued by a safety warning system of a manned machine system when an emergency is imminent. In the various embodiments, the safety warning system of the manned machine system may output a masked priming stimulus in response to the machine operator performing a target action to teach a machine operator to take the target action associated with an emergency.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255676

Discontinuous reception procedures with enhanced component carriers

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. Discontinuous reception (drx) operation may be configured differently on enhanced component carriers (eccs) than on other component carriers, including a primary cell (pcell). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255653

Methods and apparatus for selective contention in a mixed wireless communication system

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a methods and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method for communication over a wireless medium includes transmitting, from a first wireless device, a first communication reserving access to the wireless medium during a first time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255644

Methods and apparatus for redundant waveform protection in a mixed wireless communication system

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a methods and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method of communication over a wireless medium includes transmitting, from a first wireless device, a first communication reserving access to the wireless medium during a first time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255643

Methods and apparatus for receiving lte-u network information

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a methods and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method of decoding additional information about long-term evolution unlicensed (lte-u) communications for enhancing wireless communication performance can include receiving, from a lte-u device, a first wireless local area network (wlan) packet reserving a communication medium over a time period. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255642

Methods and apparatus for waveform protection in a mixed wireless communication system

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a methods and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method a method of communication over a wireless medium. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255639

Interference mitigation in a wireless communication system

The present methods and apparatus relate to interference mitigation at a user equipment during wireless communication, comprising determining that a first portion of a first radio access technology (rat) activity scheduled during a first time slot overlaps in duration with a second portion of a second rat activity scheduled during a second time slot; excluding the first portion of the first rat activity based at least in part on determining that the first portion of the first rat activity overlaps in duration with the second portion of the second rat activity; and performing a non-overlap portion of the first rat activity during the first time slot, wherein the non-overlap portion of the first rat activity is a portion of the first rat activity that remains after excluding of the first portion of the first rat activity.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255633

Methods and apparatus of implementing and/or using a control channel

Wireless terminals and base stations support multiple modes of dedicated control channel operation wherein wireless terminals are allocated different amounts of dedicated uplink resources for reporting control information. A set of dedicated control channel segments is utilized by a wireless terminal to communicate uplink control information reports to its serving base station attachment point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255627

Methods and apparatus for communicating lte-u network information

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a methods and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method of wireless communication comprises transmitting, from a lte-u device, a first wireless local area network (wlan) packet that reserves a communication medium over a time period, the wlan communication including information about a lte-u communication. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255611

Fast enhanced component carrier activation

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may be configured for carrier aggregation (ca) operation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255604

Distribution and utilization of antenna information for location determination operations

Disclosed are implementations, including a method, performed at a processor-based mobile device, that includes receiving at the mobile device antenna information for a wireless node, including a transmitter gain for the wireless node in at least one message transmitted to the mobile device. The at least one message includes, a beacon frame message, a fine timing measurement (ftm) protocol-based message, and/or an assistance data message transmitted from a remote central repository. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255603

Distribution and utilization of antenna information for location determination operations

Disclosed are methods, devices, systems, apparatus, servers, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method, performed at a processor-based device, that includes obtaining antenna information for one or more wireless nodes, and generating based, at least in part, on the antenna information for the one or more wireless nodes, a heatmap representative of values measurable at a plurality of locations from signals transmitted by the one or more wireless nodes.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255594

Power control and power headroom for component carrier

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (ue) may coordinate power utilization across component carriers (ccs) with different transmission time interval (tti) configurations. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255564

Cell selection for a high speed scenario

A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (ue) includes determining whether a user equipment (ue) is traveling faster than a predetermined speed and determining whether a current serving frequency is dedicated, based on whether the ue is traveling faster than the predetermined speed and/or whether a high-speed flag is set in a received message. The method also includes periodically searching a dedicated frequency from a dedicated frequency list to detect a dedicated cell with a signal quality above a predetermined threshold and switching to the dedicated cell, when the signal quality of the dedicated cell is above the predetermined threshold.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255562

Opportunistic, location-predictive, server-mediated peer-to-peer offloading

Systems and methods are disclosed for optimizing data transfers. The method may include receiving a request to transfer data between a wireless device and a data transfer target, wherein the requested data transfer is associated with a time sensitivity window (tsw), determining whether an opportunity for a peer-to-peer (p2p) data transfer will arise during the tsw, targeting a transfer time from within the tsw for performing the requested data transfer based on the opportunity determination, and transmitting transfer notification data to the wireless device, wherein the transfer notification data includes the targeted transfer time.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255557

Voice/data hybrid mode

A method for voice/data hybrid mode within a user equipment (ue). The method includes detecting a first radio access technology (rat) activity in response to a received first rat suspend request for a second rat tune-away. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255545

Flexible extended signaling

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for implementing extended signaling in wireless communications. An example method generally includes generally includes receiving, from a base station, an indication of an ability to support communications using extended signaling not defined by a radio access technology (rat) standard and a grant of resources sized to accommodate extended signaling from the ue, transmitting, to the base station, an indication that the ue supports communications with the base station using extended signaling, and communicating with the base station using extended signaling. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255527

Gap scheduling for single radio voice call continuity

A method of wireless communication in a single radio device supporting multiple radio access technologies includes adjusting measurement gap allocations for inter radio access technology (irat) and inter-frequency measurements. The adjustment may be based on a service type of one or more services that are running on the single radio device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255473

Proxy-based ranging in a wireless communication system

A first wireless device may receive a ranging proxy indicator from a candidate ranging proxy and identify a first ranging indicator based at least in part on the ranging proxy indicator. The first ranging indicator may indicate a proximity of the first wireless device to the candidate ranging proxy. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255471

Distribution and utilization of antenna information for location determination operations

Disclosed are methods, devices, systems, apparatus, servers, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method, performed at a first processor-based wireless device, that includes obtaining by the first wireless device a communication comprising antenna information for one or more antennas of a second wireless device, determining at the first wireless device signal strength values for signals transmitted from the second wireless device, and performing location determination operations based on the determined signal strength values for the signals transmitted from the second wireless device, and on the antenna information for the one or more antennas of the second wireless device.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255463

Distribution and utilization of antenna information for location determination operations

Disclosed are methods, devices, systems, apparatus, servers, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method, performed at a processor-based wireless mobile device, that includes receiving, by the mobile device, signals that include at least one message comprising antenna information for a first wireless node transmitting the signals, and transmitting, by the mobile device, an information message including the antenna information for the first wireless node to a remote device configured to receive and store antenna data for multiple wireless nodes obtained by one or more wireless devices while visiting respective areas covered by the multiple wireless nodes.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255451

Nonlinear power supply ramping for pop-click noise reduction

A nonlinear power supply generator is provided that nonlinearly changes a power supply voltage for a circuit during power up of the circuit to reduce high-frequency noise in an output signal from the circuit.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255352

Palette index value swapping in palette mode

In an example, a method of decoding video data using palette mode may include receiving, from an encoded video bitstream, a first syntax element defining a value indicative of a scan order. The method may include receiving, from the encoded video bitstream, a second syntax element defining a value indicative of a swap operation. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255332

Systems and methods for error correction in structured light

Systems and methods for error correction in structured light are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, via a receiver sensor, a structured light image of at least a portion of a composite code mask encoding a plurality of codewords, the image including an invalid codeword. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255262

System and method for capturing digital images using multiple short exposures

Methods, devices, and computer program products for image sensors with overlapped exposure brackets supporting multiple short exposures are described. In one aspect, a method of capturing an image is disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255133

Network streaming of coded video data

In one example, a device configured to receive a first sub-segment of a segment of multimedia data, the first sub-segment comprising a first set of one or more data units and a first header including data indicative of locations of the data units within the first sub-segment, wherein at least one of the data units refers to a data unit of a second sub-segment of the segment. The device is also configured to, after receiving the first sub-segment, receive the second sub-segment, the second sub-segment comprising a second set of one or more data units and a second header including data indicative of locations of the data units within the second sub-segment. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160255129

Delay compensation for broadcast adaptive bitrate streaming

Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable managing a start time of media content in a media receiver device. A processor of the receiver device may receive media content labeled with a transmission time from a sending device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254993

Method and apparatus for pcc enhancement for flow based mobility

Systems and methods are described that facilitate multiple registrations and flow based mobility in a wireless communication network. A flow routing component can be included in a mobile device, home agent/p-gateway, or a policy and charging rules function server that determines the manner in which to route one or more ip flows through a set of network access entry points. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254948

Cross-carrier indication of uplink/downlink subframe configurations

Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for cross-carrier indication of tdd (time division duplex) ul (uplink)/dl (downlink) subframe configuration. A ue may receive a configuration of a first index for a first cell, wherein the first index is mapped to a first position in a downlink control information (dci) message. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254881

Rrc aware tcp retransmissions

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus transmits, by a user equipment (ue), a packet to a network entity, while the ue is in a radio resource control (rrc) connected mode. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254873

Methods and apparatus for enabling context sensitive interaction with distributed content

A method includes receiving a distributed radio signal at a wireless communications device (wcd) from a first service provider. The method includes generating a bookmark associated with a first content item included in the distributed radio signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254851

Single antenna sharing for multiple wireless connections

A wireless device includes: a first radio and first transceiver configured to transmit and receive according to a first radio access technology; a second radio and second transceiver configured to transmit and receive according to a second radio access technology; a first antenna and a second antenna connected to the first radio and the second radio; a switch; and a control unit configured to control the switch to configure connections of the first and second antennas to the first and second radios. The control unit is configured to control the switch to disconnect the second radio from the second antenna in response to a receiving, by the second radio through the second antenna, a signal that is below a predetermined threshold, and to connect the second radio to the first antenna during a wakeup period of the second radio.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254817

Leakage compensation circuit for phase-locked loop (pll) large thin oxide capacitors

Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for compensating, or at least adjusting, for capacitor leakage. One example method generally includes determining a leakage voltage corresponding to a leakage current of a capacitor in a filter for a phase-locked loop (pll), wherein the determining comprises closing a set of switches for discontinuous sampling of the leakage voltage; based on the sampled leakage voltage, generating a sourced current approximately equal to the leakage current; and injecting the sourced current into the capacitor.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254793

Clock and data drivers with enhanced transconductance and suppressed output common-mode

Methods, apparatus, and means for maintaining a low output common-mode voltage in a driver are provided. One example apparatus includes a first differential amplifier stage configured to provide a differential output for the apparatus; and a second differential amplifier stage configured to drive the first differential amplifier stage, the second differential amplifier stage including a pair of pre-driver amplifiers, a pair of n-stage circuits, and an input skew averaging circuit, wherein each of the pair of n-stage units is split into two half blocks. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254789

Electrostatic discharge protection for cmos amplifier

A cmos amplifier including electrostatic discharge (esd) protection circuits is disclosed. In one embodiment, the cmos amplifier may include a pmos transistor, a nmos transistor, primary protection diodes, and one or more auxiliary protection diodes to limit a voltage difference between terminals of the cmos amplifier. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254746

Multi-level switching regulator circuits and methods with finite state machine control

The present disclosure includes multi-level switching regulator circuits and methods with finite state machine control. In one embodiment, a circuit comprises a switching regulator and a finite state machine. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254678

Multi-turn coil on metal backplate

Disclosed is a wireless power transfer apparatus that includes a case for an electronic device. The case may have an electrically conductive panel portion and side portions defined along sides of the panel portion. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254598

Apparatus and method for gnss antenna selection

An apparatus and method are disclosed for achieving receiver diversity. A wireless unit includes a plurality of antennas, an antenna selector to select one or more antennas from the plurality of antennas, a processor with input data from an inertial sensor for monitoring the orientation of the wireless unit. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254446

Sub-lithographic patterning of magnetic tunneling junction devices

A method for fabricating a magnetic tunnel junction (mtj) device includes creating a recess within a second patterning layer, in which a first patterning layer overhangs the recessed second patterning layer. Such a method further includes depositing a film into the recess to create a keyhole pattern within the deposited film. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254443

Method and apparatus for ameliorating peripheral edge damage in magnetoresistive tunnel junction (mtj) device ferromagnetic layers

An in-process magnetic layer having an in-process area dimension is formed with a chemically damaged region at a periphery. At least a portion of the chemically damaged region is transformed to a chemically modified peripheral portion that is non-ferromagnetic. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254318

Magnetic random access memory (mram) bit cells employing source lines (sls) and/or bit lines (bls) disposed in multiple, stacked metal layers to reduce mram bit cell resistance

Magnetic random access memory (mram) bit cells employing source lines and/or bit lines disposed in multiple, stacked metal layers to reduce mram bit cell resistance are disclosed. Related methods and systems are also disclosed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254261

Adjacent device isolation

An integrated circuit (ic) device may include a first active transistor of a first-type in a first-type region. The first active transistor may have a first-type work function material and a low channel dopant concentration in an active portion of the first active transistor. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254237

Radio-frequency (rf) shielding in fan-out wafer level package (fowlp)

Ground shielding is achieved by a conductor shield having conductive surfaces that immediately surround individual chips within a fan-out wafer level package (fowlp) module or device. Intra-module shielding between individual chips within the fowlp module or device is achieved by electromagnetic or radio-signal (rf) isolation provided by the surfaces of the conductor shield immediately surrounding each of the chips. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254236

Compartment shielding in flip-chip (fc) module

Ground shielding is achieved by a conductor shield having conductive surfaces that immediately surround individual chips within a multichip module or device, such as a multichip module or device with flip-chip (fc) bumps. Intra-module shielding between individual chips within the multichip module or device is achieved by electromagnetic or radio-signal (rf) isolation provided by the surfaces of the conductor shield immediately surrounding each of the chips. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254231

Methods of making integrated circuit assembly with faraday cage

An integrated circuit assembly is formed with an insulating layer, a semiconductor layer, an active device, first, second, and third electrically conductive interconnect layers, and a plurality of electrically conductive vias. The insulating layer has a first surface and a second surface. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254056

System, apparatus, and method of programming a one-time programmable memory circuit

A semiconductor device for a one-time programmable (otp) memory according to some examples of the disclosure includes a gate, a dielectric region below the gate, a source terminal below the dielectric region and offset to one side, a drain terminal below the dielectric region and offset to an opposite side from the source terminal, a drain side charge trap in the dielectric region capable of programming the semiconductor device, and a source side charge trap in the dielectric region opposite the drain side charge trap and capable of programming the semiconductor device.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160254007

Systems and methods for speech restoration

A method for speech restoration by an electronic device is described. The method includes obtaining a noisy speech signal. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160253907

Systems and methods for restricting drone airspace access

Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for providing conditional access for a drone for accessing a restricted area. Conditional access information associated with conditional access restrictions for the restricted area may be received by the drone. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160253838

Single pass surface splatting

At least one processor may retrieve from a framebuffer a depth value associated with a pixel. The at least one processor may determine whether a fragment depth value associated with a fragment of a splat is within a non-zero offset of the depth value associated with the pixel. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160253819

Fast adaptive estimation of motion blur for coherent rendering

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for adaptively executing one or more motion blur estimation methods to estimate a motion blur associated with an image target frame in an augmented reality environment produced by an augmented reality application. In one embodiment, the functions implemented include: applying a first motion blur estimation method to estimate the motion blur; determining whether computational resources are available for a second motion blur estimation method; and applying the second motion blur estimation method to estimate the motion blur in response to a determination that computational resources are available for the second motion blur estimation method.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160253548

Fingerprint verification system

Embodiments of apparatus, computer program product, and method for verifying fingerprint images are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of verifying fingerprint images includes receiving an inquiry fingerprint image of a user, identifying pattern characteristics of the inquiry fingerprint image, identifying minutiae characteristics of the inquiry fingerprint image, determining a weighted combination of the pattern characteristics of the inquiry fingerprint image and the minutiae characteristics of the inquiry fingerprint image, where the weighted combination comprises a pattern matching weight and a minutiae matching weight derived in accordance with a separation of a first empirical probability density function of genuine fingerprints from a second empirical probability density function of impostor fingerprints, and verifying the inquiry fingerprint image based on a set of fused scores computed using the weighted combination of the pattern characteristics of the inquiry fingerprint image and the minutiae characteristics of the inquiry fingerprint image.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160253498

Methods and systems for on-device high-granularity classification of device behaviors using multi-label models

Various aspects include methods and computing devices implementing the methods for evaluating device behaviors in the computing devices. Aspect methods may include using a behavior-based machine learning technique to classify a device behavior as one of benign, suspicious, and non-benign. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160253497

Return oriented programming attack detection via memory monitoring

Aspects include computing devices, systems, and methods for implementing detecting return oriented programming (rop) attacks on a computing device. A memory traversal map for a program called to run on the computing device may be loaded. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160252409

Calibrated temperature sensing system

Systems and methods for sensing temperature on a chip are described herein. In one aspect, a temperature sensing system includes a sensing circuit with matching diode devices for providing corresponding diode voltages proportional to currents through the diode devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160252360

Navigation using crowdsourcing data

Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing navigation guidance to vehicles are disclosed. The method may include receiving crowdsourcing data from at least one vehicle, determining the parking information based on one or more locations visited by the at least one vehicle, after the at least one vehicle has reached a destination, and providing the parking information to the at least one vehicle. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160250932

Systems, methods, and apparatus for partial electronics integration in vehicle pads for wireless power transfer applications

Systems, methods, and apparatus for partial electronics integration in vehicle pads for wireless power transfer applications are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for wirelessly receiving charging power is provided. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

09/01/16 / #20160249820

Estimating heart rate by tracking optical signal frequency components

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for estimating a user's heart rate using a pg signal are presented. In some implementations, the heart rate is estimated by computing a frequency-domain pg, identifying one or more features in the frequency-domain pg, selecting qualified features from the one or more features, and constructing one or more traces. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249378

System and method for multiple station camping channels in a wireless communication network

Systems and methods for wireless communication are disclosed. In one aspect an access point transmits a message to a first device and a second device on a first channel, the message sufficient to inform the first device to camp on a first channel during a time slot and the message sufficient to inform the second device to camp on a second channel during the time slot. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249374

Wwan and wlan cooperative support of multi-sim devices

A user equipment (ue) may communicate over a first wireless wide area network (wwan). The first wwan may be supported by a first subscriber identity module (sim) of the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249373

Radio frequency coexistence in a multimodal device through channel blacklisting

Systems and methods are disclosed for improving radio frequency coexistence in a multimodal device. The multimodal device may select a subset comprising at least one transmitter frequency channel (tfc) from among a set of tfcs associated with the multimodal device, transmit a transmission signal on each tfc of the selected subset, generate a power level measurement based on a signal received during transmitting of the transmission signal at a receiving frequency channel (rfc) associated with the multimodal device, and identify a self-interfering tfc from among the set of tfcs based on the selected subset and the generated power level measurement.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249371

Techniques for dynamic sensitivity control

Various aspects are provided related to techniques for dynamic sensitivity control. Modification and enhancements to dynamic sensitivity control operations are described that address hidden node issues and provide fairer access to wireless stations located at the edge of coverage of an access point. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249368

Channel feedback preceding downlink data transmissions in cellular iot systems

A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249358

Frequency resource allocation for a narrow-band cellular internet of things system

Improved systems, methods, and apparatuses for allocation of frequency resources, or tones, for a cellular internet of things (ciot) system are described. In various aspects, interference may be reduced for a ciot system and an adjacent wireless communications system through identifying a first group of narrowband tones for the ciot system that will have reduced interference with wideband tone transmissions of the adjacent wireless communications system and may thus support higher power transmissions.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249357

Soft access point master mode using dual wideband channels

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at an ap. A station (sta) serving as a soft access point (sap) in master mode may be configured to support communication over two radar channels (e.g., a primary and secondary channel) simultaneously. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249327

Narrowband management for machine type communications

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to managing narrowband regions of system bandwidths for devices with limited communications resources, such as machine type communication(s) (mtc) devices and enhanced mtc (emtc) devices. An example method generally includes determining a set of downlink (dl) narrowband regions partitioned from a dl system bandwidth, determining a set of uplink (ul) narrowband regions partitioned from an ul system bandwidth, determining a mapping between the set of dl narrowband regions and the set of ul narrowband regions, and communicating with at least a base station (bs) using at least one of the mapped narrowband regions.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249320

Mobile terminated performance in multi subscriber identity module multi standby mobile communication devices

A method includes: detecting that a short data packet transmission will be performed on a first subscription over a first time period; determining whether a page reception will be performed on a second subscription during a second time period that includes at least a portion of the first time period; and in response to a determination that the page reception will be performed on the second subscription during the second time period, deferring the short data packet transmission on the first subscription until after the page reception on the second subscription is performed.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249316

Non-line-of-sight (nlos) and line-of-sight (los) classification techniques for indoor ranging

Techniques for use in determining a position of a mobile device are provided in which a range estimate can be classified as a line-of-sight (los) range estimate or a non-line-of-sight (nlos) range estimate and the range estimate and classification can be used to determine the position of the mobile device. A method according to these techniques includes determining channel impulse response (cir) information based on at least one measurement of signals exchanged between the mobile device and another wireless device; classifying a range estimate representing an estimated distance between the mobile device and the other wireless device as a line-of-sight (los) range estimate or a non-line-of-sight (nlos) range estimate based at least in part on the cir information; and using the range estimate and the classification of the range estimate to determine the position of the mobile device.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249315

Techniques for reducing scans for indoor position determination

Techniques for determining the position of a mobile device using almanac data are provided as are techniques for providing almanac data to the mobile device from a location server. The almanac data can be provided to the mobile device based on coarse location information provided by the mobile device. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249306

Secondary synchronization codebook for e-utran

Providing for secondary synchronization encoding utilizing a primary synchronization channel (p-sch)-related scrambling code is described herein. Scrambled secondary synchronization codes (sscs) can be assigned to multiple base stations of a radio access network (ran). ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249290

Proactive control of hardware based upon monitored processing

A method and computing apparatus for controlling operation of hardware processing components are disclosed. The method may include receiving a data packet (e.g., a media frame) at the computing device, processing the data packet with a plurality of hardware components to display the data packet, and monitoring movement of the data packet among the hardware components. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249284

Communications methods and apparatus that facilitate discovery of small coverage area base stations

A communications system includes a plurality of different types of small coverage area base stations, e.g., femto cell base stations, wifi access points and bluetooth access points within a macro cell. Different user equipment (ue) devices, e.g., different smartphones, include different capabilities. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249275

Optimized barred timer handling in high-speed scenario

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to a moving user equipment (ue) or an application operable in a wireless communications network and methods in which an apparatus for wireless communication is configured to adaptively adjust a barred time for the moving ue by obtaining a dynamic characteristic of the moving ue; adjusting the barred time associated with the moving ue based on the dynamic characteristic to yield an adjusted barred time; applying the adjusted barred time to a resource management protocol; and executing the resource management protocol in a first wireless network in accordance with the adjusted barred time to access a first cell in the first wireless network.. . ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249267

Access point steering

A first access point (ap) detects a communication between a client device and a second ap. The first ap determines at least one criteria for ap steering is satisfied. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249247

Systems and methods for samog bearer management

Systems, methods, and devices for accessing a service of a wireless carrier network through a wireless local area network (wlan) are described. A method includes selecting one or more traffic management parameters associated with the wlan based at least in part on one or more quality of service (qos) parameters associated with the service of the wireless carrier network being accessed. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249208

Methods and apparatuses for nan data link group formation and data frame address settings

Systems and methods for communication in a wireless network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes generating a medium access control (mac) address for a first group of wireless devices, storing the mac address for the first group of wireless devices in an address field of a first message, and transmitting, by a first wireless device of the first group of wireless devices, the first message to a second wireless device of the first group of wireless devices. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249193

Location by reference for an over-the-top emergency call

Methods and apparatuses for providing support for location and emergency calls for an over-the-top (ott) service provider (sp) are disclosed. An access network node receives a first message from a ue, determines a location reference for the ue, and sends a second message including the location reference to the ue. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249185

Enhanced wireless multicast delivery

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication at an access point (ap). The ap may snoop messages between stations (stas) and a network. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249165

Methods and systems for a ranging protocol

Disclosed are methods and systems for obtaining measurements of a range between devices based on a round trip time (rtt) for an exchange messages. In particular, described are techniques for sharing channel parameters between or among wireless transceiver devices to assist in initiating exchange of signals between neighboring wireless transceiver devices.. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160249164

Techniques for use in determining a position using visible light communication

Provided are apparatus and methods for determining a position of a mobile device. An exemplary method includes detecting first and second visible light communication (vlc) transmissions from respective first and second. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160248984

Digital zoom methods and systems

In some cases, conventional digital zoom techniques can lead to poor quality images. Disclosed are systems and methods for improving the quality of images generated by digital zoom. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160248908

Voice garbling detection using silence insertion descriptor frames

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for detecting voice distortion are disclosed. In some aspects, a communication device may decode a silence insertion descriptor (sid) frame to identify a pattern associated with the sid frame and correlate the pattern with a reference pattern for the sid frame. ... Qualcomm Incorporated

08/25/16 / #20160248829