Patents by Inventor Christian Wengerter

Christian Wengerter 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: 11102769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for receiving control information within a subframe of a multi-carrier communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising the following steps performed at a receiving node: performing a blind detection for the control information within a search space by means of a first search pattern, wherein the first search pattern is one of a plurality of search patterns, each of the plurality of search patterns comprising a plurality of candidates distributed on any of a plurality of aggregation levels, and wherein the plurality of search patterns further comprises a second search pattern whose candidates are non-overlapping the candidates of the first search pattern on the same aggregation levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Sujuan Feng, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Christian Wengerter, Michael Einhaus
  • Publication number: 20210219280
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data packets over a plurality of dynamically allocated resource blocks in at least one or a combination of a time, code or frequency domain on a shared channel of a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of selecting a number of resource block candidates for potential transmission of data packets destined for a receiver and transmitting the data packet to the receiver using at least one allocated resource block from the selected resource block candidates. The invention also relates to a corresponding method of decoding data packets, a transmitter, receiver and communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Wengerter, Joachim Loehr
  • Publication number: 20210195621
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control channel signal for use in a mobile communication system providing at least two different scheduling modes. Further the invention relates to a scheduling unit for generating the control channel signal and a base station comprising the scheduling unit. The invention also relates to the operation of a mobile station and a base station for implementing a scheduling mode using the control channel signal. In order to facilitate the use of different scheduling schemes for user data transmission while avoiding an additional flag for indicating the scheduling mode in the control signaling, the invention proposes the use of code points in existing control channel signal fields. Further, the invention proposes a specific scheduling mode for use in combination with the proposed control channel signal. According to this scheduling mode control channel information is only provided for retransmissions, while initial transmissions are decoded using blind detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventor: Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20210160863
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication base station device which can prevent lowering of use efficiency of a channel communication resource for performing a frequency diversity transmission when simultaneously performing a frequency scheduling transmission and the frequency diversity transmission in a multicarrier communication. In the device, a modulation unit (12) executes a modulation process on Dch data after encoded so as to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit (22) executes a modulation process on the encoded Lch data so as to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit (103) allocates the Dch data symbol and the Lch data symbol to respective subcarriers constituting an OFDM symbol and outputs them to a multiplexing unit (104). Here, when a plurality of Dch are used for a Dch data symbol of one mobile station, the allocation unit (103) uses Dch of continuous channel numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Masaru Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11012219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to providing control information within a search space for blind decoding in a multi-carrier communication system. In particular, the control information is carried within a sub-frame of the communication system, the sub-frame including a plurality of control channel elements. The control channel elements may be aggregated into candidates for blind decoding. The number of control channel elements in a candidate is called aggregation level. In accordance with the present invention, the candidates of lower aggregation levels are localized, meaning that the control channel elements of one candidate are located adjacently to each other in the frequency domain. Some candidates of the higher aggregation level(s) are distributed in the frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Sujuan Feng, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210127371
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new structure of a control channel region within a sub-frame of a 3GPP-based based communication system using OFDM in the downlink. This new structure of a control channel region is inter alia particularly suitable for conveying physical downlink control channel information from a donor eNodeB to a relay node. The control channel region is divided in CCEs that have equal size irrespective of the presence of further cell-specific and/or UE-specific reference signals within the control channel region. This is achieved by dividing the control channel region in plural sub-CCEs that are combined to CCEs all having equal size (in terms of resource elements that can be used for the signaling of control information). The control channel region is divided in the frequency domain and/or time domain in a FDM respectively TDM fashion in order to obtain the sub-CCEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Sujuan Feng, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10993210
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data packets over a plurality of dynamically allocated resource blocks in at least one or a combination of a time, code or frequency domain on a shared channel of a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of selecting a number of resource block candidates for potential transmission of data packets destined for a receiver and transmitting the data packet to the receiver using at least one allocated resource block from the selected resource block candidates. The invention also relates to a corresponding method of decoding data packets, a transmitter, receiver and communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Christian Wengerter, Joachim Loehr
  • Patent number: 10959256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control channel signal for use in a mobile communication system providing at least two different scheduling modes. Further the invention relates to a scheduling unit for generating the control channel signal and a base station comprising the scheduling unit. The invention also relates to the operation of a mobile station and a base station for implementing a scheduling mode using the control channel signal. In order to facilitate the use of different scheduling schemes for user data transmission while avoiding an additional flag for indicating the scheduling mode in the control signaling, the invention proposes the use of code points in existing control channel signal fields. Further, the invention proposes a specific scheduling mode for use in combination with the proposed control channel signal. According to this scheduling mode control channel information is only provided for retransmissions, while initial transmissions are decoded using blind detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20210084646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring a retransmission protocol on the uplink between a network node and a relay node in a mobile communication system, the configuration being performed at a network node or at a relay node, and to the corresponding relay node apparatus and network node apparatus capable of configuring the retransmission protocol. In particular, the number of transmission processes is determined based on the position of time intervals available for the transmission and may be selected in order to control the round trip time of the retransmission protocol. Once the number of transmission processes has been configured, the transmission processes are mapped on the available time intervals in a predefined order and repetitively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Sujuan Feng, Joachim Loehr, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10952211
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication base station device which can prevent lowering of use efficiency of a channel communication resource for performing a frequency diversity transmission when simultaneously performing a frequency scheduling transmission and the frequency diversity transmission in a multicarrier communication. In the device, a modulation unit (12) executes a modulation process on Dch data after encoded so as to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit (22) executes a modulation process on the encoded Lch data so as to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit (103) allocates the Dch data symbol and the Lch data symbol to respective subcarriers constituting an OFDM symbol and outputs them to a multiplexing unit (104). Here, when a plurality of Dch are used for a Dch data symbol of one mobile station, the allocation unit (103) uses Dch of continuous channel numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Masaru Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10917884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new structure of a control channel region within a sub-frame of a 3GPP-based based communication system using OFDM in the downlink. This new structure of a control channel region is inter alia particularly suitable for conveying physical downlink control channel information from a donor eNodeB to a relay node. The control channel region is divided in CCEs that have equal size irrespective of the presence of further cell-specific and/or UE-specific reference signals within the control channel region. This is achieved by dividing the control channel region in plural sub-CCEs that are combined to CCEs all having equal size (in terms of resource elements that can be used for the signaling of control information). The control channel region is divided in the frequency domain and/or time domain in a FDM respectively TDM fashion in order to obtain the sub-CCEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Sujuan Feng, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart, Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20210014723
    Abstract: An invention relates to methods for transmitting a buffer status report (BSR) in a mobile communication system, more particularly to the definition of rules for triggering, generating and transmitting BSRs. The invention also relates to a data transmission method utilizing new rules to decide data of which radio bearers is transmitted within a given transmission time interval. Moreover, the invention relates to scheduling method for radio resources that is taking into account additional scheduling-relevant information from the buffer status reporting and/or data transmission method. To avoid unnecessary grants from the network and to suggest an advanced handling of data transmissions the invention suggests a buffer status reporting and data transmission schemes that take into account the scheduling mode of data of radio bearers pending for transmission to decide whether to report on it in a buffer status report, respectively, whether to multiplex the data to a transport block for transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Feuersaenger, Joachim Loehr, Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20210014863
    Abstract: In a wireless communication base station device, a modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Dch data after coding to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Lch data after coding to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol and Lch data symbol to each sub-carrier composing an OFDM symbol and outputs the allocated sub-carrier to a multiplex unit. In this case, the allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol to a plurality of resource blocks where one Dch is arranged at an interval equal to integral multiples of the number of resource blocks composing a resource block group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10887874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring a retransmission protocol on the uplink between a network node and a relay node in a mobile communication system, the configuration being performed at a network node or at a relay node, and to the corresponding relay node apparatus and network node apparatus capable of configuring the retransmission protocol. In particular, the number of transmission processes is determined based on the position of time intervals available for the transmission and may be selected in order to control the round trip time of the retransmission protocol. Once the number of transmission processes has been configured, the transmission processes are mapped on the available time intervals in a predefined order and repetitively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Sujuan Feng, Joachim Loehr, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10887044
    Abstract: A radio communication base station device which can reduce the number of judgment times for a control signal in a mobile station, thereby suppressing power consumption by the mobile station. The radio communication base station device (100) includes: a mapping setting unit (122) which sets a mapping method in a mapping unit (102); the mapping unit (102) which maps a control signal to respective mobile stations to any of sub carriers constituting the OFDM symbol according to the mapping method set by the mapping setting unit (122); an MCS setting unit (121) which references a mapping table in which correlation between a plurality of MCS having different MCS levels and mapping methods is set according to the judgment result of the mapping setting unit (122) and sets MCS in encoding/modulation units (101-1 to 101-n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20200359340
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for informing an eNodeB on the transmit power status of a user equipment in a mobile communication system using component carrier (CC) aggregation. Furthermore, the invention is also related to the implementation of these methods by hardware and their implementation in software. The invention proposes procedures that allow the eNodeB to recognize the power usage status of a UE in a communication system using carrier aggregation. The UE indicates to the eNodeB, when the UE is close to using its total maximum UE transmit power or when it has exceeded same. This is achieved by the UE including indicator(s) and/or new MAC CEs to one or more protocol data units transmitted on respective component carriers within a single sub-frame that is providing the eNodeB with power status information. The MAC CEs may report a per-UE power headroom. Alternatively, the MAC CEs may report per-CC power headrooms and/or power reductions applied to the respective uplink CCs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Feuersaenger, Joachim Loehr, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10827494
    Abstract: In a wireless communication base station device, a modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Dch data after coding to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Lch data after coding to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol and Lch data symbol to each sub-carrier composing an OFDM symbol and outputs the allocated sub-carrier to a multiplex unit. In this case, the allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol to a plurality of resource blocks where one Dch is arranged at an interval equal to integral multiples of the number of resource blocks composing a resource block group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10827381
    Abstract: An invention relates to methods for transmitting a buffer status report (BSR) in a mobile communication system, more particularly to the definition of rules for triggering, generating and transmitting BSRs. The invention also relates to a data transmission method utilizing new rules to decide data of which radio bearers is transmitted within a given transmission time interval. Moreover, the invention relates to scheduling method for radio resources that is taking into account additional scheduling-relevant information from the buffer status reporting and/or data transmission method. To avoid unnecessary grants from the network and to suggest an advanced handling of data transmissions the invention suggests a buffer status reporting and data transmission schemes that take into account the scheduling mode of data of radio bearers pending for transmission to decide whether to report on it in a buffer status report, respectively, whether to multiplex the data to a transport block for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Martin Feuersaenger, Joachim Loehr, Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20200322117
    Abstract: This invention relates to the proposal of component carrier (de)activation message that is allowing a activation or deactivation of one or more component carriers in the uplink or downlink. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of the new component carrier (de)activation message in methods for (de)activation of downlink component carrier(s) configured for a mobile terminal, a base station and a mobile terminal. To enable efficient and robust (de)activation of component carriers, the invention proposes to use component carrier-specific or cell-RNTI(s) for the scrambling of the CRC of the component carrier (de)activation message, and to explicitly indicate the intended recipient of the component carrier (de)activation message in a corresponding field in the message. Furthermore, the invention further proposes different designs of the component carrier (de)activation message and further uses thereof, so as to trigger CQI reporting and/or SRS transmission by a mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Feuersaenger, Joachim Loehr, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Christian Wengerter
  • Publication number: 20200287689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to providing control information within a search space for blind decoding in a multi-carrier communication system. In particular, the control information is carried within a sub-frame of the communication system, the sub-frame including a plurality of control channel elements. The control channel elements may be aggregated into candidates for blind decoding. The number of control channel elements in a candidate is called aggregation level. In accordance with the present invention, the candidates of lower aggregation levels are localized, meaning that the control channel elements of one candidate are located adjacently to each other in the frequency domain. Some candidates of the higher aggregation level(s) are distributed in the frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Sujuan Feng, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki