Patents by Inventor Brian Alexander Martin

Brian Alexander Martin 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).

  • Publication number: 20220304096
    Abstract: A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to a first in-coverage communications device acting as source relay node for the communications device, the first in-coverage communications device configured to transmit signals to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the first in-coverage communications device acting as the source relay node. The source relay node is within a coverage area of the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, the source relay node being configured to transmit the signals representing the data received from the communications device to the infrastructure equipment and to transmit the signals representing the data to the communications device which are received from the infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20220295501
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device and a base station in a wireless telecommunications system to communicate with one another using a primary component carrier operating on radio resources within a first frequency band and a secondary component carrier operating on radio resources within a second frequency band. The terminal device makes measurements of radio usage in the second frequency band, e.g. by other devices which are not part of the wireless telecommunications system but which can also use radio resources within the second frequency band. The terminal device transmits an indication of the measurements to the base station, and on the basis if this the base station establishes a configuration setting for the secondary component carrier, for example in terms of frequency resources to use for the secondary component carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Dimitris KOULAKIOTIS, Jussi Tapani KAHTAVA, Rickard LJUNG, Anders BERGGREN, Peter C. KARLSSON, Lars NORD
  • Publication number: 20220256521
    Abstract: A communications device configured to communicate in a wireless system having a wireless access interface providing communications resources arranged in time divided units of a host radio access technology, RAT, frequency bandwidth, the time divided units and the host RAT interface frequency bandwidth being arranged into one or more virtual RAT interfaces. The communications device configured to receive the signals transmitted via one of the virtual RAT interfaces in accordance with different communications parameters from the host RAT interface providing different characteristics for communicating data represented by the signals with respect to a characteristic of signals transmitted according to communications parameters in the communications resources of the host RAT interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Martin Warwick BEALE
  • Patent number: 11405855
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system comprises a base station and a terminal device. The system supports a virtual carrier mode of operation in which downlink communications are made by the base station using a radio interface that spans a system frequency bandwidth while the terminal device is configured to receive at least some communications from the base station within a restricted subset of transmission resources selected from within the system frequency bandwidth. The wireless telecommunications system supports terminal devices in both a radio resource control connected mode and a radio resource control idle mode. When there is to be a change in system information the base station transmits to the terminal device an indication that updated system information is to be broadcast by the base station and this indication is received by the terminal device while in the connected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Matthew William Webb
  • Patent number: 11399333
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising circuitry configured to distribute an area-specific system information update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Brian Alexander Martin, Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11399296
    Abstract: Methods of communicating in a wireless telecommunications system comprising a communications device, a master cell group comprising one or more infrastructure equipment of a first type and a secondary cell group comprising one or more infrastructure equipment of a second type, the communications device being in a coverage area of one of the infrastructure equipment of the first type and a coverage area of at least one of the infrastructure equipment of the second type, wherein the communications device is configured to transmit signals to and receive signals from the infrastructure equipment of the first type in accordance with a first communications protocol and to transmit signals to and receive signals from the at least one infrastructure equipment of the second type in accordance with a second communications protocol, the second communications protocol being different to the first communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11395358
    Abstract: A communications device comprising a transmitter for transmitting signals representing device-to-device communications to a second communications device across a wireless access interface, a receiver for receiving signals representing device-to-device communication from the second communications device across the wireless access interface, the wireless access interface including a control resource for communicating control data between communications devices and a data resource for communicating user data between communications devices, the control data providing scheduling assignments for the allocation of resources of the data resource, and a controller for controlling the transmitter and the receiver to perform interference detection in one or more of the control resource and the data resource, and to transmit in the control resources, in response to detecting interference in one or more of the control resource and the data resource, signals representing an indication of the detected interference to the se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Matthew William Webb, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 11395355
    Abstract: A method for controlling a connection procedure for a terminal device requesting a radio connection to a cell supported by network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunication system, the method comprising: determining, at the terminal device, that a request to connect to the cell supported by the network infrastructure equipment is to be made, establishing, at the terminal device, application information relating to an operating context for the terminal device: transmitting a connection request message from the terminal device to the network infrastructure equipment, wherein the connection request message comprises a request for the terminal device to connect to the cell and an indication of the application information; and determining, at the network infrastructure equipment, whether to allow the request for the terminal device to connect to the cell based, at least in part, on the application information received by the network infrastructure equipment from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20220217521
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising circuitry configured to generate a user equipment identifier which is unique on Anchor cell level or which is unique in RAN notified area level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Yuxin WEI, Vivek SHARMA, Shinichiro TSUDA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Samuel Asangbeng ATUNGSIRI
  • Publication number: 20220217523
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication system comprises a base station and a terminal device (UE). The UE is configured to determine its mobility status and an associated reliability. The UE is configured to convey an indication of the mobility status and the reliability to the base station. The base station may then configure the UE for operation within the wireless telecommunications system in a manner that takes account of both the mobility status and the reliability for the mobility status. This can help optimise configuration settings for the UE which depend on device mobility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Alexander MARTIN
  • Patent number: 11375433
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system comprising a base station and a plurality of relay nodes, the terminal device comprising: a transmitter; a receiver; and a controller operable to: select a first relay node from the plurality of relay nodes and control the transmitter and receiver to exchange signals with the base station via the first relay node; measure a signal characteristic associated with the first relay node and compare the measured signal characteristic with a predetermined threshold value; if the measured signal characteristic is greater than the predetermined threshold value, control the transmitter and receiver to continue to exchange signals with the base station via the first relay node; and if the measured signal characteristic is less than the predetermined threshold value, perform a procedure for allowing selection of a second relay node from the plurality of relay nodes via which the transmitter and receiver may exchange signals with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11374647
    Abstract: A mobile communications system, methods, and communication terminals. A first of plural communications terminals is configured to determine, based on current communications conditions, one of plural predetermined priority levels representing a relative ability of the first communications terminal to act as a relay node for a second of the plural communications terminals, and to transmit an indication of the determined priority level to the second communications terminals for one of the first or other communications terminals to be selected to act as a relay node for the second communications terminal. The second communications terminal is configured to receive from the first communications terminal the indication of the determined priority level, to receive from the other communications terminals indications of determined priority levels, to select one of the first communications terminals or one or more of the other communications terminals to act as a relay node for the second communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Publication number: 20220201651
    Abstract: A method of communicating data between a radio network infrastructure and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications network. The method comprises establishing at a radio network infrastructure element there is data available for communication between the radio network infrastructure and the terminal device and transmitting a paging message for the terminal device from the radio network infrastructure element. The paging message comprises an indication of an identifier for the terminal device and an indication of a network allocated resource for use in subsequently communicating the data between the radio network infrastructure element and the terminal device. In response to receiving the paging message the terminal device transmits to the radio network infrastructure element a paging response indicating the terminal device received the paging message, after which the data is communicated between the radio network infrastructure element and the terminal device using the network allocated resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Yuxin WEI, Vivek SHARMA, Shinichiro TSUDA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Anders BERGGREN
  • Publication number: 20220201438
    Abstract: A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising receiver circuitry and control circuitry, wherein the control circuitry is configured to: control the receiver circuitry to receive a first signal indicating that a warning notification message is to be transmitted by infrastructure equipment of the network using a multicast or broadcast transmission; in response to the reception of the first signal, control the receiver circuitry to receive a second signal transmitted by infrastructure equipment of the network using predetermined communication resources, the second signal comprising information for the terminal device to use to determine communication resources for the multicast or broadcast transmission of the warning notification message; determine the communication resources for the multicast or broadcast transmission of the warning notification message using the information comprised in the second signal; control the receiver circuitry to receive the warnin
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Shinichiro TSUDA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shin Horng WONG
  • Patent number: 11368899
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment (eNodeB) is configured to transmit a paging notification which indicates that configuration information which is broadcast in a cell to all communications devices which are configured to operate in accordance with a network controlled function has changed. Communications devices which are configured to perform the network controlled function are provided with an indication that they should receive the configuration information which is broadcast in order to reconfigure the network controlled function. A communications device which is not configured to perform the network controlled function may not recognise the paging notification or at least may detect that it does not need to receive the updated configuration information for the network controlled service. Such communications devices may therefore remain in an idle mode thereby saving power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Brian Alexander Martin, Vivek Sharma
  • Publication number: 20220191871
    Abstract: A method of communicating data in a telecommunications system comprising a base station and a plurality of terminals operable to communicate data to and from the base station. The system is configured to transmit downlink signals using downlink resources in a frequency band and in a first time period and the method comprises, upon identification of uplink data to be transmitted by a first terminal of the plurality of terminals, dynamically selecting a set of resources for transmitting the uplink data, wherein selecting the set of resources comprises selecting a subset of the frequency band and a subset of the time period of the downlink resources, the selected set of resources being based on the subset of the frequency band and the subset of the time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20220191876
    Abstract: A user equipment for a mobile telecommunications network has a circuitry which is configured to: receive a signal from an entity of a mobile telecommunications network, thereby determining identity information about the determined entity; and transmit the identity information to the mobile telecommunications network for interferences analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11350479
    Abstract: A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to a first in-coverage communications device acting as source relay node for the communications device, the first in-coverage communications device configured to transmit signals to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the first in-coverage communications device acting as the source relay node. The source relay node is within a coverage area of the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, the source relay node being configured to transmit the signals representing the data received from the communications device to the infrastructure equipment and to transmit the signals representing the data to the communications device which are received from the infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11350426
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device and a base station in a wireless telecommunications system to communicate with one another using a primary component carrier operating on radio resources within a first frequency band and a secondary component carrier operating on radio resources within a second frequency band. The terminal device makes measurements of radio usage in the second frequency band, e.g. by other devices which are not part of the wireless telecommunications system but which can also use radio resources within the second frequency band. The terminal device transmits an indication of the measurements to the base station, and on the basis if this the base station establishes a configuration setting for the secondary component carrier, for example in terms of frequency resources to use for the secondary component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Dimitris Koulakiotis, Jussi Tapani Kahtava, Rickard Ljung, Anders Berggren, Peter C. Karlsson, Lars Nord
  • Publication number: 20220163614
    Abstract: A location server configured to determine a location of communications devices with respect to a location of infrastructure equipment of a wireless access network from observed time differences between receiving positioning reference signals transmitted by a plurality of the infrastructure equipment and received by the communications devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Brian Alexander MARTIN