Patents Assigned to InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220150736
    Abstract: An enhanced sector level sweep procedure is provided herein. A method may include transmitting a plurality of beacon frames in a corresponding plurality of transmit sectors, wherein the plurality of beacon frames are transmitted within a beacon interval. The method may include receiving, from a second communication device, a first transmission including information indicating a first ranking. The first ranking is based on a characteristic of at least a first subset of the transmit sectors. The first transmission is received in a sector corresponding to one of the first subset of transmit sectors. The method may include receiving, from a third communication device, a second transmission including information indicating a second ranking. The second ranking is based on a characteristic of at least a second subset of the transmit sectors. The first transmission is received in a sector corresponding to one of the second subset of transmit sectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang
  • Publication number: 20220150856
    Abstract: Maintaining time alignment with multiple carriers is contemplated. A group of uplink carriers (UL CC sets) that operate with a single Timing Advance (TA) may be determined, and a TA value may be applied to a specific UL CC set. A wireless transmit/receive unit's (WTRU) capability of using multiple TAs may define a group index of a few bits for each UL CC set. A TA Command received in a Random Access Response message may be used to apply the TA value to each UL carrier of the UL CC set. The WTRU may determine which UL CC set the TA value applies to based on which DL carrier the command was transmitted from. The WTRU may determine which UL CC set the TA value applies to based on the Group Index being explicitly provided in the command. The WTRU may release multi-CC configurations upon Time Alignment Timer (TAT) expiry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Bhaskar M. Anepu, Ghyslain Pelletier, Robert L. Olesen
  • Publication number: 20220150952
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise receiving first periodic uplink transmission information and second periodic uplink transmission information which are different. The method may further comprise receiving configuration information indicating that data of a first logical channel is allowable for transmission in accordance with the first periodic uplink transmission information and that data of a second logical channel is allowable for transmission in accordance with the second periodic uplink transmission information. Data of the first logical channel may be transmitted in accordance with the first periodic uplink transmission information and data of the second logical channel may be transmitted in accordance with the second periodic uplink transmission information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220150887
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may include receiving configuration information for reporting a power headroom (PH) associated with each of a plurality of cells, wherein a first cell uses first time intervals each having a first length and a second cell uses second time intervals each having a second length. The method may include transmitting a first uplink transmission using a first carrier frequency associated with the first cell and transmitting, in one of the second time intervals that is fully overlapped by the one of the first time intervals, based on the received configuration information, a report including information indicating a first PH corresponding to the one of the first time intervals and a second PH corresponding to the earliest one in time of the second time intervals that is fully overlapped by the one of the first time intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Bala Erdem, Afshin Haghighat, Mihaela C. Beluri
  • Publication number: 20220140952
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method of communicating a feedback in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A WLAN device may receive a data frame with a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) data indicator in a frame header. The WLAN device may send an acknowledgement frame when the data frame is correctly received and decoded. The WLAN device may send a negative acknowledgement frame when the data frame is not correctly received and decoded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Monisha Ghosh, Hanqing Lou, Robert Olesen, Oghenekome Oteri, Nirav B. Shah, Xiaofei Wang, Pengfei Xia, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220141743
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for redirecting a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to a dedicated core network (CN) node are described. An apparatus is configured to initiate a Service Request with a non-dedicated network node. The apparatus is configured to receive a special identifier in response to the Service Request, which indicates the apparatus should be redirected to a dedicated CN node based on subscription information. Radio access network resources associated with the apparatus may be released and the apparatus may then perform a tracking area update (TAU) request which is then forwarded to the dedicated CN node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Guanzhou Wang, Behrouz Aghili, Amir Helmy
  • Patent number: 11323212
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing for full-duplex (FD) operation in time division duplex (TDD) communications are disclosed herein. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive an indication of a first, UL heavy, TDD uplink (UL)/downlink (DL) configuration and an indication of a second, DL heavy, TDD UL/DL configuration. The WTRU may also receive a grant in a common DL subframe. The WTRU may apply the hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process timing associated with one of the TDD UL/DL configurations for DL HARQ feedback. Also, the WTRU may monitor a set of subframes for a UL or a DL grant. Further, the WTRU may receive a grant in a subframe which may include an indication of a reference TDD UL/DL configuration. The WTRU may then apply the HARQ process timing associated with the reference TDD UL/DL configuration for DL HARQ feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Pouriya Sadeghi, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee
  • Patent number: 11323234
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sounding reference signal (SRS) power control for a wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU) are disclosed. These methods and apparatus include methods and apparatus for carrier-specific and carrier-common SRS power control in WTRUs that utilize carrier aggregation techniques. These methods and apparatus also include methods and apparatus for SRS power control in WTRUs utilizing both carrier aggregation and time division multiplexing (TDM) techniques. Additionally, these methods and apparatus include methods and apparatus for SRS power control for WTRUs utilizing multiple input multiple output MIMO operation. Methods and apparatus for SRS overhead reduction and power management in a WTRU are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Hyuk Shin, Joseph S. Levy, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Philip J. Pietraski, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11323946
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for enabling communications in a wireless local area network (WLAN). A wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU) may receive, from an access point (AP), a management frame comprising capability information. The capability information may comprise an indication of support for reception via non-contiguous channels. The WTRU may transmit, on a condition that reception via non-contiguous channels is supported, at least one data packet, to the AP, via multiple non-contiguous channels. The multiple non-contiguous channels may be used simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20220132427
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. A long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver receives discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration information. The processor, in response to the received DRX information, controls the transceiver to monitor LTE-A physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in subframes in a first frequency band during an active time. The processor further, in response to detecting a downlink assignment in an LTE-A PDCCH in the first frequency band during the active time, wherein the downlink assignment indicates a second frequency band and assigned subcarriers within the second frequency band, to receive an LTE-A physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) K subframes after a transmission of the downlink assignment. The second frequency band is different than the first frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry, Jean-Louis Gauvreau
  • Publication number: 20220131829
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise receiving context information from infrastructure equipment and selecting a SLAP quadrant for MAC address allocation. The selecting may be based on the context information received from the infrastructure equipment, which may be a bootstrapping server for the WTRU. The method may further comprise transmitting, to a DHCP server, a DHCP message indicating the selected SLAP quadrant. In response to the transmitted DHCP message, a MAC address may be received and configured to the WTRU. Context information includes, but is not limited to, a number of nodes in a network, a type of network deployment, a type of network, a mobility configuration, a type of device management, a battery lifetime, a location or privacy configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Jesus Bernardos, Alain Mourad
  • Publication number: 20220132421
    Abstract: A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method comprises: generating, by a Station Management Entity (SME), a request primitive enabling a wake-up radio (WUR) scanning process for WUR discovery frames transmitted by one or more access points (APs), the request primitive comprising a plurality of first parameters; conducting the WUR scanning process using WUR based on the plurality of the first parameters; generating, at a MAC layer, at least one confirm primitive based on a result of the WUR scanning process and at least a part of the plurality of first parameters; and communicating, from the MAC layer to the SME, the at least one confirm primitive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri, Joseph S. Levy, Hanqing Lou, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11316572
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods, systems, and apparatuses for interference measurement in a wireless communication network, including wireless communication networks the employ MIMO in uplink and/or downlink communication. Embodiments contemplate identifying one or more interference measurement resource elements that may be received from one or more transmission points. Embodiments also contemplate performing interference measurement estimation based at least in part on the identified one or more interference measurement resource elements. Channel state information (CSI) perhaps in the form of reports may be generated based at least in part on the one or more interference measurement estimation. Embodiments also contemplate that the CSI report may be transmitted to one or more nodes. In some embodiments, the one or more interference measurement resource elements may be received as part of a set of resource elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Patent number: 11317436
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are provided for performing for multi-user (MU) transmission. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured to receive a frame, decode the received frame and determine whether the received frame is a null data packet (NDP) multi-user (MU) media access control (MAC) physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) (NDP MU MAC PPDU) based on meeting an NDP condition. The NDP MU MAC PPDU may correspond to an MU transmission and may include a PLCP header which includes an NDP signal (SIG) field having MU control information. Based on the received frame meeting the NDP condition, the WTRU may be further configured to process the NDP SIG field, generate a response based on the NDP SIG field and the MU control information, and transmit the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanging Lou, Guodong Zhang, Robert L. Olesen, Xiaofei Wang
  • Publication number: 20220124637
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) receives first timing advances and first power control commands from a first eNodeB and second timing advances and second power control commands from a second eNodeB and transmits, to the first eNodeB, a first physical uplink control channel using a first uplink component carrier. The first physical uplink control channel has a first timing adjusted by the first timing advances but not by the second timing advances and a first power level adjusted by the first power control commands but not by the second power control commands. The WTRU transmits a second physical uplink control channel using a second uplink component carrier. The second physical uplink control channel has a second timing adjusted by the second timing advances but not by the first timing advances and a second power level adjusted by the second power control commands but not by the first power control commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip J. Pietraski, Rui Yang, Kai Li, Carl Wang, Tao Deng, Samian Kaur, Erdem Bala, Ravikumar V. Pragada
  • Publication number: 20220123796
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise transmitting an HE LTF of a data unit. The HE LTF may have a number of symbols based on a number of space-time streams utilized for the data unit. The HE LTF may be transmitted on a subset of subcarriers of a 20 MHz channel, a 40 MHz channel or an 80 MHz channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing LOU, Oghenekome OTERI, Pengfei XIA, Robert OLESEN
  • Patent number: 11309988
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and/or techniques for improving downlink spectrum efficiency may be disclosed. For example, a higher order modulation (HOM) transmission may be provided to a device. The higher order modulation transmission may be configured to be indicated by the network or a device. Additionally, multiple modulation and coding scheme (MCS) tables, transport block size (TBS) tables, and/or channel quality index (CQI) tables may be provided to support the higher order modulation transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20220110154
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described. A station includes a transceiver and a processor, which detect a trigger frame for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission. The trigger frame includes a user information field with an allocation of one or more random access resource units (RUs) and a common information field with information to set high efficiency (HE) SIGNAL-A (HE-SIG-A) fields in the UL MU transmission. The transceiver and the processor generate an HE trigger-based (TB) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) and set an HE-SIG-A field in the HE TB PPDU using the information in the trigger frame. The transceiver and the processor select one of the one or more random access RUs and transmit the HE TB PPDU, using the selected one of the one or more random access RUs, a short inter-frame space after the trigger frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Guodong Zhang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Oghenekome Oteri, Robert L. Olesen, Fengjun Xi, Rui Yang, Xiaofei Wang
  • Publication number: 20220109600
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) or access point (AP) may transmit a protocol data unit (PDU) of a first 802.11 protocol and a preamble and data of a second 802.11 protocol. The preamble and data of the second 802.11 protocol may be transmitted on resources of the PDU of the first 802.11 protocol with shaping sequences for concurrent transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alphan Sahin, Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang, Frank La Sita
  • Patent number: 11290961
    Abstract: Methods and devices for offloading and/or aggregation of resources to coordinate uplink transmissions when interacting with different schedulers are disclosed herein. A method in a WTRU includes functionality for coordinating with a different scheduler for each eNB associated with the WTRU's configuration. Disclosed methods include autonomous WTRU grand selection and power scaling, and dynamic prioritization of transmission and power scaling priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry