Patents Assigned to Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10869259
    Abstract: A wireless terminal communicates over a radio interface with a radio access node of a radio access network (RAN). The wireless terminal comprises receiver circuitry, transmitter circuitry, and processor circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive first type system information (SI) from the radio access node. The first type SI comprises: availability of second type SI messages, a second type SI message comprising at least one system information block (SIB) and an indication of a delivery mode for each of the second type SI messages, the delivery mode being either broadcast or on-demand basis. The transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit an SI request message to request at least one second type SI message indicated as on-demand delivery in a case where the delivery mode of the second type SI message is on-demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc., FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10849119
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising a first parameter(s) used for configuring a first allocation table and a second allocation table. Each of the first allocation table and the second allocation table are used for defining a time domain allocation for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. The receiving circuitry is also configured to detect in a UE specific search space, a downlink control information (DCI) format comprising first information used for indicating a row index to the first allocation table or the second allocation table. The DCI format is used for scheduling of the PUSCH. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on a detection of the DCI format, the PUSCH transmission based on either of the first allocation table or the second allocation table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc., FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Kai Ying, Tatsushi Aiba, John Michael Kowalski, Kazunari Yokomakura
  • Patent number: 10805916
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry. The receiving circuitry is configured to receive a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message including first information configuring code block group (CBG) based (re)transmission and a maximum number of CBGs. The receiving circuitry may also be configured to receive a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message including second information configuring HARQ-ACK bundling for the CBGs within a TB and a number of bundled HARQ-ACK information bits per TB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc., FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Kai Ying, Tatsushi Aiba, Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami, John Michael Kowalski
  • Patent number: 10716100
    Abstract: A method for reporting uplink control information (UCI) by a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The method includes storing information on whether a simultaneous physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission is supported. The method also includes, when the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is not supported and in case of a channel collision between a PUCCH and a PUSCH, transmitting, by the UE, the UCI using the PUCCH in an overlapping portion between the PUCCH and the PUSCH, and dropping the overlapping portion of the PUSCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10708765
    Abstract: A wireless terminal participates in communications over a radio interface with an access node of a radio access network (RAN). The wireless terminal comprises processor circuitry configured to detect an abnormal operation of the wireless terminal and to autonomously declare a Safe-Mode without permission of the radio access network. In an example implementation, the processor circuitry is further configured to generate a safe mode indication configured to indicate to the access node that one or more capabilities supported by the wireless terminal is temporarily not available at the wireless terminal; and wherein the wireless terminal further comprises transmitter circuitry configured to transmit the safe mode indication over the radio interface to the access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc., FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Kamel M. Shaheen, Tatsushi Aiba, Kazunari Yokomakura
  • Patent number: 10694444
    Abstract: A 5G new radio (NR) user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to perform a UE-initiated handoff (HO) procedure after enablement from a base station (gNB). The UE-initiated HO procedure may include a PUSH mechanism in handoff. Alternatively, the UE-initiated handoff procedure comprises a PULL mechanism in handoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 10674380
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein concerns, e.g., apparatus, methods, and procedures for obtaining SIBs in Other SI (Other SI SIBs) in on-demand basis during RRC_CONNECTED state. A wireless terminal, which communicates over a radio interface with access nodes of a radio access network (RAN), comprises processor circuitry and receiver circuitry. The processor circuitry is configured to establish a radio connection and cause the wireless terminal to enter a connected state. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive a reconfiguration message via a dedicated signaling while in the connected state. The reconfiguration message includes a first type system information including scheduling information of one or more second type system information blocks (SIBs) and at least one delivery mode indication for the second type SIBs, the delivery mode indication being either periodic broadcast or on-demand basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10674489
    Abstract: A method for reporting uplink control information (UCI) by a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The method includes storing information on whether a simultaneous physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission is supported. The method also includes, when the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is not supported and in case of a channel collision between a PUCCH and a PUSCH, transmitting, by the UE, the UCI using the PUCCH in an overlapping portion between the PUCCH and the PUSCH, and dropping the overlapping portion of the PUSCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10646157
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for measuring body joint range of motion using inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors capable of measuring their orientations relative to Earth. The method mounts a primary IMU sensor on a proximal body segment, and a secondary IMU sensor on a distal body segment connected to the proximal body segment via a joint. The sensor orientation relationship is measured between the primary IMU sensor and the secondary IMU sensor. In one aspect, the sensor orientation relationship is expressed as a quaternion. The sensor orientation relationship is converted into at least one physiologically modeled constituent joint rotation relationship between the proximal body segment and the distal body segment. More explicitly, the sensor orientation relationship is converted to a constituent axial axis, composite radial, or primary and secondary radial rotations of the distal body segment measured with respect to the proximal body segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Hallberg
  • Patent number: 10616888
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine whether an uplink control channel (PUCCH) spans over multiple slots based on a signaling from a base station (gNB). The instructions are also executable to determine a PUCCH location in each slot in a multi-slot PUCCH. The instructions are executable to determine a number of slots in the multi-slot PUCCH. The instructions are further executable to determine whether the multi-slot PUCCH conflicts with a slot format indication (SFI). The instructions are also executable to transmit uplink control information (UCI) on a selected channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami, Tatsushi Aiba
  • Patent number: 10455607
    Abstract: A wireless terminal and a node employed in a wireless communications system comprise an outer coding unit configured to use a code with properties akin to Raptor codes as outer erasure codes; and an inner coding unit configured to use an LDPC code as pre-code. The wireless terminal and the node use a code with properties akin to Raptor codes as outer erasure codes, and use the LDPC code as a pre-code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Kowalski, Toshizo Nogami, Jia Sheng, Zhanping Yin
  • Patent number: 10411286
    Abstract: An alkali/oxidant battery is provided with an associated method of creating battery capacity. The battery is made from an anode including a reduced first alkali metal such as lithium (Li), sodium (Na), and potassium (K), when the battery is charged. The battery's catholyte includes an element, in the battery charged state, such as nickel oxyhydroxide (NiOOH), manganese(IV) (oxide Mn(4+)O2), or iron(III) oxyhydroxide Fe(3+)(OH)3), with the alkali metal hydroxide. An alkali metal ion permeable separator is interposed between the anolyte and the catholyte. For example, if the catholyte includes nickel(II) hydroxide (Ni(OH)2) in a battery discharged state, then it includes NiOOH in a battery charged state. To continue the example, the anolyte may include dissolved lithium ions (Li+) in a discharged state, with solid phase reduced Li formed on the anode in the battery charged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhao Lu, Hidayat Kisdarjono, Jong-Jan Lee, David R. Evans
  • Patent number: 10397606
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile and where each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10383035
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for providing system information to a remote/evolved remote UE (26) as well as methods and apparatus for a remote/evolved remote UE (26) to receive system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jia Sheng
  • Patent number: 10375660
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for distributed data collection synchronization. Provided are communicating data generation units (DGUs) capable of data storage, having consumable power resources. In response to the DGUs comparing their availability and power resources, a master and slave DGUs are selected, and the slave DGUs synchronize their data collection to a common timing reference supplied by their master DGU. One example of consumable power is battery power. A first DGU may select itself as a master DGU in response to either waiting a first predetermined duration of time after reset, or receiving no link status message from a master DGU for a second predetermined duration of time. Alternatively, a slave first DGU may compare its own available power resources to the available power resources of its master second DGU and select itself as the master DGU when the available power resources of the first DGU are greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Hallberg
  • Patent number: 10352725
    Abstract: A sensor calibration method and system dynamically compute a bias offset which is subtracted from field strength readings generated by a sensor to correct them. The three-dimensional space around a sensor is seeded with orientation targets. As the sensor is rotated to different orientations, field strength readings are generated by the sensor and assigned to different targets based on estimated proximity. Once occupancy of targets conforms to a first state of occupancy, a coarse bias offset is computed for the sensor using readings from occupied targets. Once occupancy of targets conforms to a second state of occupancy, a refined bias offset is computed for the sensor using readings from occupied targets. Multiple sensors may be calibrated concurrently. Moreover, a user interface provides a real-time graphic showing the location and occupancy status of individual targets and highlighting the individual target best aligned with a most recent corrected sensor reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Severt Hallberg
  • Patent number: 10341998
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first dedicated radio resource control (RRC) configuration and a second dedicated RRC configuration. The first dedicated RRC configuration specifies a configuration of a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) which indicates a slot format. The second dedicated RRC configuration specifies a configuration of repetition of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH). The UE also includes PDCCH receiving circuitry configured to monitor the first PDCCH. The UE further includes PUSCH transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the PUSCH with the repetition. In a case that the first PDCCH indicates that a symbol for the PUSCH in a slot is other than either downlink or uplink, the PUSCH is not transmitted in the slot and the PUSCH in the slot is counted as one of the repetition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshizo Nogami, Tatsushi Aiba, Jia Sheng, Zhanping Yin
  • Patent number: 10339389
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are related to methods and systems for vision-based computation of ego-motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Xu, Miao Liao, Petrus J. L. van Beek
  • Patent number: 10314083
    Abstract: An offloading controller for traffic offloading in a multi-radio-access-technology (RAT) network is described. The offloading controller includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. Instructions stored in the memory are executable to determine a channel utilization threshold based on a likelihood of packet collisions in a contention-based access network. The multi-RAT network comprises a centralized resource management network and the contention-based access network. The instructions are also executable to determine whether to offload one or more user equipments (UEs) on the contention-based access network to the centralized resource management network by comparing a current channel utilization of the contention-based access network and the channel utilization threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10289924
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for the correction of a warped page image. The method first accepts a camera image of a page, creates a filtered edge map, and identifies text-likely regions. The filtered edge map and text-likely regions are projected into a polar coordinate system to determine page lines and warped image page curves. An adaptive two-dimensional (2D) ruled mesh piecewise planar approximation of a warped page surface is created. A three-dimensional (3D) model is created using the adaptive 2D ruled mesh and the estimate of the camera focal length estimate. Using the 3D model, a 2D target mesh is created for rectifying the image of the page. In one aspect, the adaptive 2D ruled mesh is projected onto a 3D warped page surface using the estimated camera focal length and an estimated surface normal of each planar strip from the adaptive 2D ruled mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard John Campbell