Patents by Inventor Benoit Pelletier

Benoit Pelletier has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11729691
    Abstract: A method and base station are disclosed. The base station comprises a transceiver and a processor. The base station transmits a system information block (SIB) to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), wherein the SIB indicates random access transmission uplink resources. After transmitting the SIB, the base station receives a random access preamble from the WTRU. After receiving the random access preamble, the base station receives, using one or more of the uplink resources indicated by the SIB, a first message from the WTRU, wherein the first message includes a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) of the WTRU. After receiving the first message, the base station transmits a second message to the WTRU, wherein the second message is derived from a second RNTI, the second RNTI being different than the first RNTI. The base station may be configured to communicate with the WTRU on a plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230246737
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operation in a wireless communication system are provided. A first transmission may be initiated using at least a first portion of physical layer resources. A second transmission may be initiated using at least a second portion of the same physical layer resources. The first transmission may be any one of a puncturing transmission, interfering transmission, delay-sensitive transmission, or short transmission. The second transmission may be an on-going transmission or a long transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11716704
    Abstract: One or more techniques for beamformed paging are disclosed. A transmission/reception point (TRP) may transmit a paging inquiry signal using beam sweeping in a paging inquiry (PI) block with a different time, frequency resource set and/or sequence configuration associated with the same paging occasion (PO), for example, to randomize and/or distribute WTRUs into different monitoring groups. A WTRU may transmit an uplink paging inquiry response indicating a downlink beam for a paging data transmission and/or a WTRU ID. A downlink control and/or a data channel transmission may be triggered by a paging inquiry response transmission. Paging downlink control information may be transmitted in a WTRU-specific control channel, which may contain CRC bits masked by a temporary paging identity, e.g., based on a WTRU ID that may be reported in a paging inquiry response transmission. A WTRU paging procedure may be based on a paging inquiry signal and/or response transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20230225747
    Abstract: A method of positioning posterior resection guides in a three-dimensional coordinate system using robotic arms to perform partial knee arthroplasties comprises connecting a first tracking device for a surgical tracking system of the robotic arm to a femur, connecting a second tracking device for the surgical tracking system of the robotic arm to a tibia, manually positioning the tibia relative to the femur to a desired orientation to perform a posterior resection, manually determining a position for the posterior resection guide to perform the posterior resection, digitizing a reference point for the posterior resection guide in the three-dimensional coordinate system for a location of a feature of the posterior resection guide, moving the posterior resection guide to the location in the three-dimensional coordinate system with the robotic arm, and resecting a posterior portion of a condyle of the femur using the posterior resection guide to guide a cutting instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Emily Gogarty, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Benoit Pelletier, Suntara Ly, Emannuelle Bouvier, Adam H. Sanford, Jess H. Lonner
  • Publication number: 20230198598
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are provided for beamforming and uplink control and data transmission techniques. Such techniques enable a UE to maintain at least one beam process for operation with multiple beams and/or points. A beam process may be indicated for transmission or reception over a downlink or uplink physical channel. Power, timing, and channel state information may be specific to a beam process. A beam process may be established as part of a random access procedure in which resources may be provisioned in random access response messages. Techniques are provided to handle beam process failures, to use beam processes for mobility, and to select beams using open-loop and closed-loop selection procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Virgil Comsa
  • Publication number: 20230199606
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a WTRU to act as a mobile relay, the method comprising the WTRU connecting to the network, the WTRU receiving a message from the network indicating that the WTRU is to act as a mobile relay for one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, the WTRU discovering one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, and the WTRU receiving a message from the out-of-coverage device that indicates that the out-of-coverage device has selected the WTRU to act as a mobile relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Martino FREDA, Diana PANI, Benoit PELLETIER, Paul MARINIER
  • Publication number: 20230188269
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities (e.g. aspects of entities, interfaces and procedures in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and/or network layers L1, L2, 13) are disclosed for low latency medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) assembly in wireless systems, such as 5G flexible radio access technology (RAT) (5gFLEX). Latency may be reduced, for example, by WTRU determination of network transmission parameters and signaling prior to a transmission grant. A WTRU may receive a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), resource range, etc. prior to a grant, e.g., for use in future grants. Data blocks may be incrementally created/encoded prior to a grant. Data units may be segmented, assembled and multiplexed, for example, based on data block sizes that allow MAC and radio link control (RLC) processing prior to a grant. Flexible grant sizes may be provided for early generation of transport blocks before a grant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230189119
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery are described. A service discovery process may include a discoverable device (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) sending a discovery request, over a wireless connection, for a radio resource for the purpose of performing a transmission for radio frequency (RF) proximity detection for a given service. The WTRU may receive a discovery response including a configuration for RF proximity detection from a network, which configuration may be associated to the service. The configuration for RF proximity may be received by dedicated signaling, (e.g., physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH)), in particular for a discoverable WTRU. The configuration for RF proximity may be received on a broadcast channel, (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Samian Kaur, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230189350
    Abstract: A method, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), and a base station are disclosed. The WTRU comprises a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor. The WTRU receives at least one radio resource control (RRC) message indicating an uplink resource for the WTRU and receives grants over first channels associated with the indicated uplink resource. The WTRU transmits uplink data using the indicated uplink resource based on the received grants, and, based on a trigger, deactivates the indicated uplink resource and to stop the reception of grants over the first channels associated with the indicated uplink resource and flush hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) buffers associated with the indicated uplink resource. The base station is configured to communicate with the WTRU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Vincent Roy, Paul Marinier, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Patent number: 11678321
    Abstract: The WTRU may determine that one or more data units correspond to a flow of such data units. The WTRU may perform such determination as a function of one or more matching rule(s). Flow-based processing may be enabled in the layer 2/layer 1 chain by per-packet determination using one or more rules, for example by routing through the applicable processing functions and/or using the applicable configuration and/or mapping to the applicable uplink physical layer functions and/or resources. One or more functions such as scheduling request, buffer status reporting, HARQ processing, and/or radio link failure and recovery may be controlled based on the policy associated with the flow corresponding to the data being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230171678
    Abstract: In a network comprising both fixed transmission points and mobile transmission points, the transmission points may transmit discovery reference signals that allow WTRUs to detect and/or synchronize to the transmission points. The fixed and mobile transmission points may transmit discovery reference signals with different characteristics that allow the WTRUs to distinguish between fixed and mobile transmission points. The mobile transmission points may also transmit a separate maintenance reference signal that allows WTRUs to maintain a connection with the mobile transmission point. For networks in which fixed a mobile transmission points operate in different frequency bands, the mobile transmission points may also periodically transmit discovery beacon signals in the frequency band of the fixed transmission points to allow discovery. Conditions may be imposed on WTRUs before the WTRU will transmit to the network a measurement report reporting on a potential transmission point to which it may be switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Jiaxin Yang, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher
  • Publication number: 20230126390
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system of a User Equipment (UE) device executing communications using a Device-to-Device (D2D) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network are provided. The method includes determining D2D devices communicating in an area, determining whether D2D data is to be transmitted, determining one or more resource sets for transmitting the D2D data, and transmitting the D2D data using the determined one or more resource sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Diana Pani, Marian Rudolf, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230118609
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for sidelink communication are disclosed. A WTRU may receive a first SCI element from a second WTRU within a group. The WTRU may receive a first RCI element within a first set of resources scheduled by the first SCI. The first RCI may include information about which WTRU in the group is scheduled to use a second set of resources. The WTRU may determine, based on the first RCI, that one or more subresources within the second set of resources are available. The WTRU may transmit data in the one or more subresources. The first SCI and the first RCI may be received in a first reservation period and the one or more subresources may be in a second reservation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Tao Deng, Tuong Duc Hoang, Benoit Pelletier, Aata El Hamss, Saad Ahmad, Michelle Perras
  • Patent number: 11626919
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are provided for beamforming and uplink control and data transmission techniques. Such techniques enable a UE to maintain at least one beam process for operation with multiple beams and/or points. A beam process may be indicated for transmission or reception over a downlink or uplink physical channel. Power, timing, and channel state information may be specific to a beam process. A beam process may be established as part of a random access procedure in which resources may be provisioned in random access response messages. Techniques are provided to handle beam process failures, to use beam processes for mobility, and to select beams using open-loop and closed-loop selection procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Virgil Comsa
  • Patent number: 11620539
    Abstract: A device (DS) monitors a process using at least one electronic device (EE1-EE4) in operation and generating first data of a metric. This device (DS) comprises: learning means (MA) configured to analyse automatically second data which are representative of events that have occurred in the course of the process, in order to determine anomalies of a chosen type, and then automatically determine an indicator representative of this metric, then a correlation between these determined anomalies and this indicator, and then at least one rule defining this correlation, and monitoring means (MS1) configured to analyse newly generated first data periodically, and group by group, by checking whether at least one value of the indicator determined on the basis of the aforesaid data satisfies this determined rule, in order to predict the occurrence of the anomaly in a future group of first data when this at least one value satisfies this rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Marc Platini, Adrien Besse, Benoît Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230099687
    Abstract: A method performed by a base station may include receiving using a first uplink carrier. The method may include transmitting a signal using a first downlink carrier. The signal may include a message indicating activation of a second uplink carrier. The method may include transmitting configuration information indicating an inactivity period associated with the second uplink carrier. The method may include receiving using the second uplink carrier activated based on the message. The method may further include detecting that the second uplink carrier has been deactivated based on expiration of the inactivity period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11610386
    Abstract: An electronic device for identifying and tracking at least one target, including: a receiver module configured to receive images from a network of image sensors; a determination module configured to determine visual signatures of a respective target from the received images, each visual signature being determined from a respective image including a representation of the target, each visual signature being in the form of a vector in multi-dimensional space; a first filtering module configured to filter the visual signatures; a computation module configured to compute a reference visual signature, in multi-dimensional space; a detection module configured to detect an appearance of the target, and a second filtering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Nicolas Arnaise, Cécile Boukamel-Donnou, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11601224
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities (e.g. aspects of entities, interfaces and procedures in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and/or network layers LI, L2, 13) are disclosed for low latency medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) assembly in wireless systems, such as 5G flexible radio access technology (RAT) (5gFLEX). Latency may be reduced, for example, by WTRU determination of network transmission parameters and signaling prior to a transmission grant. A WTRU may receive a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), resource range, etc. prior to a grant, e.g., for use in future grants. Data blocks may be incrementally created/encoded prior to a grant. Data units may be segmented, assembled and multiplexed, for example, based on data block sizes that allow MAC and radio link control (RLC) processing prior to a grant. Flexible grant sizes may be provided for early generation of transport blocks before a grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11595173
    Abstract: A WTRU may determine that a LTE cell at least partially overlaps in frequency with an NR cell. The WTRU may determine that an NR transmission is to be received within a set of resources that are included in at least a portion of the NR cell that at least partially overlaps with the LTE cell. The WTRU may determine a subset of resources within the set of resources that correspond to an LTE common transmission. The WTRU may receive the NR transmission within the set of resources. The NR transmission may not be included in the subset of resources that correspond to the LTE common transmission. The LTE common transmission may include one or more of a common control signal, a cell-specific broadcast signal, cell-specific reference signals, a physical downlink control channel, a primary synchronization signal, a secondary synchronization signal, and/or a channel state information reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda, Jiaxin Yang
  • Patent number: 11595876
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery are described. A service discovery process may include a discoverable device (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) sending a discovery request, over a wireless connection, for a radio resource for the purpose of performing a transmission for radio frequency (RF) proximity detection for a given service. The WTRU may receive a discovery response including a configuration for RF proximity detection from a network, which configuration may be associated to the service. The configuration for RF proximity may be received by dedicated signaling, (e.g., physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH)), in particular for a discoverable WTRU. The configuration for RF proximity may be received on a broadcast channel, (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Samian Kaur, Benoit Pelletier