Patents Assigned to InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210273688
    Abstract: An AP/PCP may perform user selection/pairing/grouping based on a measurement of an analog transmission (e.g., signal to noise ratio (SNR) or signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR)). The SNRs may be used, for example by the station, to determine best beams and/or beam pairs and/or worst beams and/or beam pairs. A station may feed back the best few beams and/or beam pairs for a Tx and Rx virtual antenna pair. A station may feed back the worst few beams for the Tx and Rx virtual antenna pair. The AP/PCP may receive the indication(s) and/or use the indication(s) to group the stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Oghenekome Oteri, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11109257
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive configuration information indicating a plurality of sets of resource elements (REs). Each of the plurality of sets of REs may be associated with a Channel-State-Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) configuration. Also, the WTRU may receive a request in a Downlink Control Information (DCI) signal, in a first time unit, to receive at least one CSI-RS, in at least one set of the plurality of sets of REs, in the first time unit, to perform a measurement and to report the measurement; and the request may indicate the at least one set of the plurality of sets of REs. Further, the WTRU may receive the at least one CSI-RS, in the at least one set of the plurality of sets of REs, in the first time unit, according to the request. Moreover, the WTRU may perform the measurement of the at least one CSI-RS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pouriya Sadeghi, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee, J. Patrick Tooher, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11109351
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for a low cost machine-type-communication (LC-MTC) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to enhance coverage. An example method for physical broadcast channel (PBCH) enhancement includes receiving system information on an enhanced PBCH (ePBCH). The ePBCH is located in a set of radio frames which is a subset of available radio frames, where the subset includes fewer than all the available radio frames. The ePBCH is received in at least one radio frame of the set of radio frames. An example method for physical random access channel (PRACH) enhancement includes receiving configuration of legacy PRACH resources and enhanced PRACH (ePRACH) resources. The WTRU selects one of legacy PRACH resources or ePRACH resources based on a coverage capability. Another example method for PRACH enhancement includes receiving configuration of ePRACH resources. The ePRACH resources include multiple ePRACH resource types, each ePRACH resource type being associated with a coverage capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-Il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, John W. Haim, Pouriya Sadeghi, Marian Rudolf, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar
  • Publication number: 20210259043
    Abstract: Current wireless networks do not allow machine type communication (MTC) devices to have long discontinuous reception (DRX) cycles or sleep lengths. A long DRX cycle may allow MTC systems and devices to operate with much longer DRX/Sleep cycles/periods. This may facilitate the MTC operations for infrequent system access or infrequent system reaching (e.g. paged once in a week) with no or low mobility and may allow MTC devices to sleep for a long time with low power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Ghyslain Pelletier, Peter S. Wang, Kai Liu, Guanzhou Wang, Marian Rudolf, Samian Kaur, Michael Starsinic
  • Patent number: 11095541
    Abstract: Systems and methods are contemplated for reconfiguration of one or more MAC instances while the WTRU is operating using dual- or multi-MAC instance connectivity. For example, upon reception of RRC reconfiguration information that modifies one or more secondary MAC instances, the WTRU may transmit a reconfiguration complete message to a Macro eNB (MeNB) and may synchronize to small-cell or secondary eNB (SeNB), for example if triggered by one or more of an RRC flag, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) order (MeNB/SeNB), MAC activation information, etc. For example, the WTRU may synchronize to the SeNB for specific type(s) of RRC reconfigurations, but not other type(s) of RRC reconfigurations. Although examples may be described in terms of dual connectivity, the WTRU may establish connectivity and perform mobility procedures with more than two radio access network (RAN) nodes (e.g., eNBs), and the embodiments described may be equally applicable to those scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11096143
    Abstract: Methods for paging for reduced bandwidth wireless transmit/receive units, WTRUs, in machine type communication, MTC, are provided. A WTRU determines (610) a paging narrowband, NB, for the WTRU, to use for monitoring an MTC physical downlink control channel, M-PDCCH, based on at least the most significant bits, MSBs, of a function of a WTRU-identifier, WTRU-ID. The WTRU monitors (620) for the M-PDCCH on the determined paging NB for the WTRU. The WTRU then receives (630) a downlink control information, DCI, on the monitored M-PDCCH on the determined paging NB during a paging occasion, PO. The WTRU then receives (650) a physical downlink shared channel, PDSCH, associated with the M-PDCCH. Alternatively, the WTRU monitors (420) the M-PDCCH in the M-PDCCH search space, wherein the M-PDCCH has a starting enhanced control channel element, ECCE, index for a WTRU group containing the WTR, and wherein the M-PDCCH includes (430) the DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Jaehyun Ahn, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Patent number: 11095421
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described which perform bandwidth aggregation by simultaneously monitoring and processing a number of simultaneous, non-contiguous or contiguous component carriers in the downlink. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) can be configured by an evolved Node-B (eNodeB) to support additional component carriers. A pre-configured additional component carrier may be used. Various methods for activating and deactivating the additional component carrier are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Paul Marinier, Guodong Zhang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20210243806
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for full-duplex transmission opportunity discovery and transmission in a wireless 802.11 network A full duplex compatible access point may transmit a full duplex (FD) transmission opportunity (TxOP) setup frame to a plurality of wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs). This enables each of the plurality of WTRUs to transmit a measurement frame for interference measurement by the each of the other WTRUs to determine which WTRUs may participate in FD communication. Feedback is received by the AP and the AP determines which of the plurality of WTRUs the AP can perform FD communication with based on the feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Guodong Zhang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Robert L. Olesen
  • Publication number: 20210243628
    Abstract: Device, systems, and/or techniques for using sub-channel signaling information between an access point and a first station are disclosed. An uplink trigger sent from the access point to the first station may be received. A map may be transmitted from the first station indicating at least one sub-channel that is available for spatial sharing by a second station. The first station may receive an acknowledgement from the access point that data was transmitted from the second station on the at least one sub-channel and/or received by the at least one access point. An OFDMA transmission having a sub-channel/sub-band available for transmitting data may be determined. An energy in the sub-channel/sub-band may be measured and/or compared to a dynamic and/or static threshold. Whether a sub-channel/sub-band is free or busy may be determined for example based on if the measured energy is, or is not, greater than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Nirav B. Shah, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Guodong Zhang, Frank La Sita, Robert L. Olesen
  • Publication number: 20210243787
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for range extension, basic service set (BSS) color labeling, and multi-user (MU) fragmentation and control in WLANs. A range extension notification/enablement scheme, a clear channel assessment (CCA), a headroom indication, and/or power scaling may be provided for a range extension mode. BSS color may be provided for multiple-BSSs under an access point (AP). Uplink (UL) transmission may be provided with different fragmentation capabilities. A high-efficiency (HE) trigger-based UL NDP physical layer convergence protocol (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) frame may be provided. A station (STA) may receive a trigger frame comprising a null data packet (NDP) indication and a trigger type. The STA may determine that the STA is an intended recipient of the trigger frame. The STA may prepare an NDP PPDU for a control frame and/or a management frame based on the trigger type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome OTERI, Hanqing LOU, Frank LA SITA, Fengjun XI
  • Patent number: 11083009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sending uplink control information by a multi-mode wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) capable of operating on multiple component carriers of a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) for multi-RAT operation are disclosed. The WTRU may generate uplink control information (UCI) pertaining to a first RAT and a second RAT, wherein the UCI may include a first plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgements (HARQ-ACKs) pertaining to a plurality of downlink (DL) transmissions of the first RAT and a second plurality of HARQ-ACKs pertaining to a plurality of DL transmissions of the second RAT. The WTRU may multiplex at least part of the generated UCI pertaining to the first RAT and at least part of the generated UCI pertaining to the second RAT onto a physical channel on a component carrier of the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11082167
    Abstract: Methods and systems for negotiating an ACK policy between a STA and an AP operating in a LAN are provided. Transmission of a modified ULR frame from a STA to an AP is provided. The ULR frame may include information related to a traffic stream for which the STA is requesting one or more transmission opportunities. The related information may include a determined priority associated with the traffic stream and a requested ACK type. The transmission opportunity may be one or more of a single user transmission opportunity, part of a multi-user transmission opportunity, or a peer-to-peer transmission opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Fengjun Xi, Hanqing Lou, Robert L. Olesen, Frank La Sita, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11082114
    Abstract: Presently disclosed are systems and methods for beamforming training in WLANs. In various embodiments, there are unified MIMO beamforming training procedure, which includes a training period in which an initiator transmits multiple unified training frames for performing a transmit-beamforming training of the initiator and a receive-beamforming training of one or more responders; a feedback period in which each responder replies with a beamforming-feedback response; and an acknowledgement period during which the initiator transmits respective acknowledgement frames to the one or more responders from which responses were received. Rules for restricted random access in various slots of the feedback period may be implemented, to address response contention between multiple qualifying responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri
  • Patent number: 11082863
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) resources and using beams are disclosed herein. In an example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may measure a plurality of beam reference signals transmitted from a base station. Further, the WTRU may select a beam reference signal from among the plurality of measured beam reference signals. Also, the WTRU may receive a configuration message from the base station that includes correspondence information regarding the plurality of beam reference signals, wherein the correspondence information designates at least one set of PRACH resources for each of the plurality of beam reference signals. In addition, the WTRU may determine a set of PRACH resources designated for the selected beam reference signal based on the received correspondence information. Moreover, the WTRU may transmit a PRACH signal using at least one PRACH resource of the determined set of PRACH resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Virgil Comsa, Meilong Jiang
  • Patent number: 11083020
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for random access in multicarrier wireless communications are disclosed. Methods and apparatus are provided for physical random access channel (PRACH) resource signaling, PRACH resource handling, preamble and PRACH resource selection, random access response (RAR) reception, preamble retransmission, and transmission and reception of subsequent messages. A method for maintaining an allowed multicarrier uplink (UL) random access channel (RACH) configuration set by adding an UL carrier to the allowed RACH configuration set provided that a triggering event occurs and performing a random access (RA) procedure using the allowed RACH configuration set. A method for sending data in multicarrier wireless communications by determining a set of available UL carriers and selecting an UL carrier from the set of available UL carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Stephen E. Terry, Paul Marinier, Guodong Zhang, Peter S. Wang, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Charles A. Dennean, Erdem Bala, Afshin Haghighat
  • Patent number: 11082189
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise transmitting a first negotiation message to an AP and receiving a second negotiation message from the AP. The first negotiation message and the second negotiation message may negotiate a block acknowledgement agreement between the STA and the AP. The method may further comprise receiving a data unit, from the AP, the data unit having a duration field indicating a duration of a block-ACK frame. The duration of the block-ACK frame may be determined based on the negotiated block ACK agreement. A block-ACK frame may be transmitted within the duration indicated by the duration field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Hanqing Lou, Monisha Ghosh, Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20210234642
    Abstract: A method for high efficiency (HE) acknowledgement transmission may be performed by a station (STA) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system. The method may include receiving a downlink (DL) frame indicating a resource allocation for the STA to transmit an uplink (UL) transmission. It may further include transmitting an acknowledgement frame in a single-user (SU) transmission or multi-user (MU) transmission, where the acknowledgement frame includes an indication of an operation mode change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaofei WANG, Guodong ZHANG, Joseph S. LEVY
  • Publication number: 20210234594
    Abstract: Multiple channel transmission in mmW Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) systems may be provided. Multi-channel aggregation and channel bonding may include, for example, multi-channel aggregation for a single transmitter/receiver pair or multi-channel aggregation and bonding for multiple transmitter/receiver pairs with frequency and space based multiple access. Multi-channel beamforming may include, for example, one analog beam across two channels and analog circuits on each channel or a single analog circuit on both channels, one analog beam across two channels and separate digital precoding schemes on each channel, one analog beam across a primary channel and separate digital precoding schemes on each channel or two analog beams on two channels and separate digital precoding on each channel. Preamble signaling may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Rui Yang, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11076380
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for operation in long-term evolution (LTE) systems are provided, including a method implemented in a base station that may include receiving, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) via a first interface, a first message including radio capability information associated with the WTRU; transmitting, to a mobility management entity (MME) via a second interface, a second message including the radio capability information; receiving, from the MME via the second interface, a paging message including the radio capability information; and determining whether to page the WTRU in idle mode based on the radio capability information. Also provided is another method implemented by a WTRU in a vicinity of a dormant cell. This method may include any of: receiving, from a dormant cell, a signal; receiving, from a serving cell, a trigger to initiate measurement of one or more dormant cells; and measuring the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pouriya Sadeghi, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11076340
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (BSRs) are disclosed. A wireless device may receive from an eNode-B a first indication indicating a logical channel group and at least one associated priority. The wireless device may produce a BSR associated with first data, which may include an indication associated with the logical channel group and an index indicating an amount of the first data. The wireless device may transmit the BSR to an eNode-B. Then, the wireless device may receive allocation information for transmission to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) group. Further, the wireless device may transmit at least a portion of the first data to the WTRU group over a logical channel in the logical channel group. Also, the BSR may further include a plurality of indications associated with a respective plurality of logical channel groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Stephen E. Terry, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kai Liu