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: 20190288770
    Abstract: A communications device acting as a relay device is configured to communicate with an infrastructure equipment of a mobile communications network and a receiving communications device operating with the mobile communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Chrysovalantis Kosta
  • Publication number: 20190281535
    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: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Brian Alexander Martin, Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10405257
    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: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10404359
    Abstract: A controller is configured to control a first of plural relay nodes to transmit signals representing data to one of communications terminals received from a base station or to receive signals representing data from a communications terminal for transmission to the base station, wherein, upon first predetermined conditions being met, to control a second of the plurality of relay nodes to transmit signals representing the data to the communications terminal received from the base station or to receive signals representing the data from the communications terminal for transmission to the base station, and to control the communications terminal to transmit a first signal representing at least a first part of the data to the first relay node for transmission to the base station, and to transmit a second signal representing at least a second part of the data to the second relay node for transmission to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Brian Alexander Martin, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20190268782
    Abstract: A communications device configured to detect one or more beams of signals transmitted by each of a plurality of infrastructure equipment forming a plurality of cells of the wireless communications network, each of the beams being separately identifiable and forming a directional bias with respect to a location of the infrastructure equipment. The communications device is configured to perform measurements for evaluating a quality of the plurality of cells including one or more beams on signals received from each of the detected beams, to determine from the evaluation of each of the cells, and if one or more of the cells satisfies predetermined conditions to perform a process for identifying one or more of the cells which should be used by the communications device for transmitting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Yuxin Wei, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Chrysovalantis Kosta
  • Publication number: 20190268909
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system in which downlink communications are made using a radio interface that spans a system frequency bandwidth (host carrier) and supports at least some communications from a base station to least some terminal devices within a plurality of restricted frequency bands (virtual carriers) which are narrower than and within the system frequency bandwidth. A terminal device conveys an indication of its identity, e.g. an IMSI, to the base station during an initial connection procedure as the terminal device seeks to access the radio interface. The terminal device and the base station both determine a selected restricted frequency band from among the plurality of restricted frequency bands based on the identity of the terminal device in the same way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuichi MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190261309
    Abstract: A method of paging a terminal, by a base station and via a relay node, wherein the terminal is configured to communicate with the base station via the relay node. The method comprises notifying the relay node of a paging identifier for identifying the terminal at least in paging messages; and the base station transmitting a paging message for the terminal. The paging message comprises the paging identifier; the paging message is transmitted at a paging time for a destination identifier; and the method further comprises the relay node monitoring the paging time for the destination identifier for paging messages comprising the paging identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma
  • Publication number: 20190261310
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment of a wireless communications network is configured when data is to be transmitted to a communications device, to transmit a control message providing an indication that the infrastructure equipment intends to transmit a paging message to the communications device, and providing an indication of communications resources of a shared channel on which the paging message is to be transmitted. The paging message includes an indication that the communications device should establish a connection with the infrastructure equipment to receive the data from the infrastructure equipment. The communications device is one of a group of communications devices, configured to receive the control message, sub-divided into sub-groups of communications devices. The control message can include an indication of one of the sub-groups which should receive the paging message to be transmitted in the communications resources of the shared channel identified by the control message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Martin Warwick BEALE, Shin Horng WONG, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20190254014
    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, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Patent number: 10383129
    Abstract: A communications system comprising a plurality of a communications devices and an infrastructure equipment. The infrastructure equipment is configured to communicate with one or more of the plurality of communication devices via a wireless access interface and the plurality of communications devices are configured to perform device-to-device communication with one or more others of the plurality of communications devices via the wireless access interface and to communicate with the infrastructure equipment via the wireless access interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Dimitris Koulakiotis, Jussi Kahtava, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10375592
    Abstract: A method determining indication of an occupancy level in a mobile communications system including a base station to communicate with a mobile communications device via a wireless interface provided by a first frequency channel allocated to mobile networks communications for the mobile communications system and by a shared channel which can be shared by the mobile communications system and by other wireless communications systems. The method includes: a mobile communications device: measuring, for each of plural first time periods within a second time period, a channel utilization on the shared channel; determining channel occupancy states for the shared channel for each of the first time periods based on the measured channel utilization; and determining an indication of an occupancy level for the shared channel for the second time period, the indication of an occupancy level determined based on the occupancy states for the shared channel for each first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Martin Warwick Beale, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20190239211
    Abstract: A method of transmitting/receiving data between a communications device and a mobile communications network including a wireless access interface providing communications resources within a system bandwidth and in time divided units allocated to communications devices of first and second types having different capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Matthew William WEBB, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190239273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for establishing or resuming a wireless communication connection in a wireless communication network. According to the method, a first message is transmitted from a first device to a second device. The first message includes a request for the second device to provide a data link layer communication forwarding between the first device and a base station. Furthermore, a connection between the first device and the base station is established or resumed via the data link layer communication forwarding of the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anders BERGGREN, Lars NORD, Brian Alexander MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20190239114
    Abstract: A communications device acting as a relay device is configured to communicate with a transmitting node and a receiving node. The communications device acting as the relay is configured to receive signals representing protocol data units formed from one or more service data units via a first wireless access interface from the transmitting node according to a first automatic repeat request process for transmission to the receiving node, transmit signals representing the received protocol data units via a second wireless access interface to the receiving node according to a second automatic repeat request process, and store the protocol data units received by the receiver circuitry for transmission to the receiving node according to the second automatic repeat request process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Publication number: 20190230520
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system anchor base station for a mobile telecommunications system is described. The mobile telecommunications system has at least one anchor cell and at least one slave cell which is associated with the anchor cell. The anchor base station has a circuitry which is configured to transmit system information based on beam information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA, Brian Alexander MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20190223229
    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: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20190223083
    Abstract: A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system comprises a transceiver to perform wireless communication with a base station and to obtain system information defining communication parameters from system information data received from that base station; system information storage; and a controller to detect whether the system information storage already holds at least some of the system information applicable to a newly communicating base station and to control the transceiver to obtain any portions of the system information not already held by the terminal device, in which: the system information comprises a plurality of system information blocks; and the controller is configured to detect parts of a system information block stored by the system information storage which are applicable to the newly communicating base station and to obtain other parts of that system information block as a partial system information block from the newly communicating base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10356785
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system in which downlink communications are made using a radio interface that spans a system frequency bandwidth (host carrier) and supports at least some communications from a base station to least some terminal devices within a plurality of restricted frequency bands (virtual carriers) which are narrower than and within the system frequency bandwidth. A terminal device conveys an indication of its identity, to the base station during an initial connection procedure as the terminal device seeks to access the radio interface. The terminal device and the base station both determine a selected restricted frequency band from among the plurality of restricted frequency bands based on the identity of the terminal device in the same way. Thus the terminal device and base station select the same restricted frequency band and can accordingly configure their respective transceivers to allow downlink communications between them within the selected restricted frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuichi Morioka
  • Publication number: 20190215759
    Abstract: A communications device acting as a relay device including a controller configured in combination with a transmitter and a receiver to receive from a remote communications device a first random access preamble message, the first random access preamble message comprising an identifier of the remote communications device, to transmit, in response to the first random access preamble message, a random access response message to the remote communications device, the random access response message comprising an indication of communications resources allocated to the remote communications device, to receive, from the remote communications device and using the communications resources indicated in the random access response message, a scheduled transmission comprising a connection request message and a first contention resolution identifier, and to transmit to the remote communications device a second contention resolution identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA, Chrysovalantis KOSTA
  • Patent number: 10349334
    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: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin