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: 20240196411
    Abstract: A terminal device in a wireless telecommunication system which transmits a master information block and a first and a second system information block the first and second system information block comprising first and second scheduling information relating to the timing of at least one additional block of system information. The terminal device configured to receive the master information block of system information that comprises a marker instructing the terminal device to ignore the first scheduling information and process only the second scheduling information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Martin Warwick BEALE
  • Patent number: 12010745
    Abstract: A method for use in a wireless telecommunications network, the mobile telecommunications network comprising: a core network; base stations supported by the core network and each providing wireless connectivity within at least one base station cell where the cells are arranged into a master cell group under control of a master base station and a secondary cell group under control of a secondary base station; and a terminal device configured to communicate wirelessly with the base stations including by the use of a split radio bearer receivable at the secondary base station for splitting between the secondary base station and the master base station before delivery to the terminal device; the method comprising: when the secondary base station exhausts a supply of unique parameter sets used in security ciphering of received split radio bearers, the secondary base station sends a notification to the master base station of a requirement to alter data handling resources allocated for handling split radio bearers re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 12010716
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11974354
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11956707
    Abstract: A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to one or more in-coverage communications devices forming with the communications device a group, one of the in-coverage communications devices acting as an active relay node for the communications device, so that the in-coverage communications device can transmit signals representing the data to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the in-coverage communications device acting as the active relay node. The signals transmitted to the in-coverage communications device are received according to a device-to-device communications protocol, wherein the signals transmitted by the communications device or received by the communications device include an identifier which identifies the signals to the in-coverage communications device. One of the other in-coverage communications device can be selected by the infrastructure equipment to act as the active relay node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11950301
    Abstract: A method of operating a first terminal device to transmit data to a second terminal device by performing device-to-device communication includes selecting radio resources, on which to transmit the data based on a priority status associated with the data, whereby certain radio resource are reserved for use in association with data classified as high priority. A method of operating the second terminal device to receive data from the first terminal device includes: receiving data from the first terminal device using the selected radio resources; determining if another terminal device is transmitting data on a radio resource which is not selected for transmitting data by the first terminal device and which is reserved for transmitting data classified as having a high priority; and, if so, stopping reception of data from the first terminal device on the selected radio resources and instead seeking to receive further transmissions from the other terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11950243
    Abstract: A terminal device in a wireless telecommunication system which transmits a master information block and a first and a second system information block the first and second system information block comprising first and second scheduling information relating to the timing of at least one additional block of system information. The terminal device configured to receive the master information block of system information that comprises a marker instructing the terminal device to ignore the first scheduling information and process only the second scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Publication number: 20240107589
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising: storage configured to store ancillary information not essential to every connection between the terminal device and the wireless telecommunications network; a controller configured to produce data indicative of the stored ancillary information; a transmitter configured to transmit the produced data to the wireless telecommunication network; and a receiver configured to receive an indication from the wireless telecommunication network to transmit the ancillary information to the wireless telecommunication network, wherein in response to the indication, the transmitter is configured to transmit the ancillary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Anders BERGGREN
  • Publication number: 20240107590
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising: storage configured to store ancillary information not essential to every connection between the terminal device and the wireless telecommunications network; a controller configured to produce data indicative of the stored ancillary information; a transmitter configured to transmit the produced data to the wireless telecommunication network; and a receiver configured to receive an indication from the wireless telecommunication network to transmit the ancillary information to the wireless telecommunication network, wherein in response to the indication, the transmitter is configured to transmit the ancillary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Anders BERGGREN
  • Publication number: 20240089833
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system entity for a mobile telecommunications system has at least one entity, which serves at least one user equipment. The mobile telecommunications system entity has circuitry which is configured to transmit scheduling information for on-demand system information, which can be requested by the at least one user equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Brian ALEXANDER MARTIN, Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11930556
    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, e.g. an indication of the extent to which the UE is moving and the confidence in this determination. In some cases the reliability may be based on how the UE determined its mobility status. For example, if the UE determined itself to be of relatively low mobility because it has an internal configuration setting indicating it is deployed in a fixed position, the reliability of this mobility status may be considered to be greater than if the UE determined itself to be of relatively low mobility because it has not recently undergone many base station handovers. The UE is configured to convey an indication of the mobility status and the reliability to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Publication number: 20240080916
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20240080750
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system method for transmitting on demand system information to a user equipment includes requesting system information, based on a specific radio resource control connection state, and to transmit system information to the user equipment, based on the system information request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11924913
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma, Shinichiro Tsuda, Hideji Wakabayashi, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 11924695
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system method is described. A property of a first received reference signal from a first base station operating in a first mobile telecommunications system and a property of a second received reference signal from a second base station or a user equipment operating in a second mobile telecommunications system are measured. It is switched from the first base station to the second base station as a serving base station based on the property of the first received reference signal and on the property of the second received reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Yuxin Wei, Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11910308
    Abstract: A communications device transmits data to a mobile communications network or receives data from a mobile communications network. The mobile communications network includes plural infrastructure equipment each providing a wireless access interface for the communications device. The wireless access interfaces may have a different frequency but operate in accordance with the same standard or may use different radio access technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11902875
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications system, the terminal device comprising: a transmitter; a receiver; and a controller operable to: select a first relay node from a plurality of relay nodes and control the transmitter and receiver to exchange signals with a 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 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11902881
    Abstract: The system supports a virtual carrier mode of operation in which downlink communications are made by a base station using a radio interface that spans a system frequency bandwidth while a 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 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. Before seeking to acquire the updated system information, the terminal device transitions from the connected mode to the idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Matthew William Webb
  • Patent number: 11902880
    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: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Brian Alexander Martin, Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 11895687
    Abstract: A communications device configured to transmit/receive signals to/from an infrastructure equipment of a mobile communications network includes a receiver, a transmitter, and a controller. The communications device is configured to: receive from a mobile communications network an indication listing narrowband carriers provided by one or more infrastructure equipment forming one or more cells of the mobile communications network, and an indication of type of the narrowband carriers; to measure a strength of signals received from each of the narrowband carriers, to select one of the narrowband carriers based on the type and a value of the measured strength of the signals received from the narrowband carriers, and to transmit signals to the infrastructure equipment providing the selected narrowband carrier to inform the mobile communications network that the communications device can receive data from the mobile communications network via the selected narrowband carrier to reduce an uplink transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Brian Alexander Martin