Patents by Inventor Diana Pani

Diana Pani 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: 20240129841
    Abstract: Cell detection information, such as cell identity, frequency, dormant/active mode, etc. may be determined. This cell detection information may be reported based on properties of a received Auxiliary Synchronization Signal (AuSS) or discovery signal. The received signal may be processed as a function of its timing, for example, with respect to timing of a serving cell. A WTRU may obtain cell detection information for a neighbor cell. A cell may also be detected by surrounding WTRUs. A WTRU may determine timing of cell reactivation from a detected property of the AuSS or discovery signal. A WTRU may trigger an RRC procedure upon selecting a dormant but temporarily reactivated cell. An eNB may transmit AuSS for a dormant cell based on detection of signals received from neighbor cells. Quasi-colocation (QCL) demodulation may be performed based on the detected signal. The on/off state of a cell may be indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20240098722
    Abstract: A method of managing carrier aggregation for a multi-radio access technology (RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method may include: receiving, by the WRTU over a primary channel associated with a RAT of a first type, provisioning information for provisioning a supplementary channel associated with a RAT of a second type; establishing the supplementary channel associated with the RAT of the second type based on the received provisioning information; and wirelessly exchanging, by the WRTU, first data associated with a communication over the primary channel via the RAT of the first type, while wireless exchanging second data associated with the communication over the supplementary channel via the RAT of the second type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Paul MARINIER, Diana PANI, Ghyslain PELLETIER
  • Patent number: 11924075
    Abstract: Systems and methods are contemplated for reconfiguration of one or more MAC instances while the WTRU is operating using dual- or multi-MAC instance connectivity. For example, upon reception of RRC reconfiguration information that modifies one or more secondary MAC instances, the WTRU may transmit a reconfiguration complete message to a Macro eNB (MeNB) and may synchronize to small-cell or secondary eNB (SeNB), for example if triggered by one or more of an RRC flag, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) order (MeNB/SeNB), MAC activation information, etc. For example, the WTRU may synchronize to the SeNB for specific type(s) of RRC reconfigurations, but not other type(s) of RRC reconfigurations. Although examples may be described in terms of dual connectivity, the WTRU may establish connectivity and perform mobility procedures with more than two radio access network (RAN) nodes (e.g., eNBs), and the embodiments described may be equally applicable to those scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20240064652
    Abstract: Methods and devices for offloading and/or aggregation of resources to coordinate uplink transmissions when interacting with different schedulers are disclosed herein. A method in a WTRU incudes functionality for coordinating with a different scheduler for each eNB associated with the WTRU's configuration. Disclosed methods include autonomous WTRU grand selection and power scaling, and dynamic prioritization of transmission and power scaling priority.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20240064608
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing wireless communication in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) configured for multi-radio access technology (RAT) operation are disclosed. A method includes the WTRU wirelessly communicating information on a first operating frequency according to a first RAT. The WTRU also wirelessly communicates information on a second operating frequency according to a second RAT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11910362
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to manage interference caused by D2D communications. A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may include a processor. The processor may be configured to perform one or more of the following. The processor may determine to send information using a device-to-device transmission via a resource pool from a plurality of resource pools. Each resource pool may be associated with a range of reference signal receive power (RSRP) values. The processor may determine a RSRP measurement of a cell associated with the WTRU. The processor may select a resource pool from the plurality of resource pools based on the RSRP measurement of the cell. The RSRP measurement of the cell may be within the range of RSRP values associated with the selected resource pool. The processor may send the information using the selected resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxin Zhao, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Benoit Pelletier, Samian Kaur
  • Publication number: 20240056916
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving a broadcast configuration indicating when a change in a RAN function termination occurs is provided, for example, by a timer value. The broadcast configuration may be received from a satellite, blimp or other moving transmitter. A dedicated configuration may also be received from the serving cell. The dedicated configuration may include a preamble, a transient configuration and an indication of a layer 2 behavior. If a WTRU detects a change in RAN function termination, the WTRU may suspend any uplink data transmissions, apply the transient configuration and transmit the preamble to a target cell. The WTRU may synchronize with the target cell and apply the layer 2 behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Dylan Duc Watts, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Mouna Hajir, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11882516
    Abstract: Cell detection information, such as cell identity, frequency, dormant/active mode, etc. may be determined. This cell detection information may be reported based on properties of a received Auxiliary Synchronization Signal (AuSS) or discovery signal. The received signal may be processed as a function of its timing, for example, with respect to timing of a serving cell. A WTRU may obtain cell detection information for a neighbor cell. A cell may also be detected by surrounding WTRUs. A WTRU may determine timing of cell reactivation from a detected property of the AuSS or discovery signal. A WTRU may trigger an RRC procedure upon selecting a dormant but temporarily reactivated cell. An eNB may transmit AuSS for a dormant cell based on detection of signals received from neighbor cells. Quasi-colocation (QCL) demodulation may be performed based on the detected signal. The on/off state of a cell may be indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11877291
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) transmissions of different types of uplink channels and/or signals in a system deployment where multiple destination points may exist. Some embodiments contemplate that a WTRU may select the destination point of a transmission on a dynamic basis. In one or more systems where destination point selection from among multiple potential destination points may be possible for a WTRU transmission, some embodiments contemplate the determination of the handling of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) retransmissions and for different power headroom reporting mechanisms. Embodiments also contemplate the reduction and/or inhibition of WTRU transmissions to destination points to which the WTRU may have lost connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, J. Patrick Tooher, Lujing Cai
  • Patent number: 11871391
    Abstract: A method of managing carrier aggregation for a multi-radio access technology (RAT) wireless transmitter/receiver unit (WTRU) is disclosed. The method may include: receiving, by the WRTU over a primary channel associated with a RAT of a first type, provisioning information for provisioning a supplementary channel associated with a RAT of a second type; establishing the supplementary channel associated with the RAT of the second type based on the received provisioning information; and wirelessly exchanging, by the WRTU, first data associated with a communication over the primary channel via the RAT of the first type, while wireless exchanging second data associated with the communication over the supplementary channel via the RAT of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11856523
    Abstract: Methods and devices for offloading and/or aggregation of resources to coordinate uplink transmissions when interacting with different schedulers are disclosed herein. A method in a WTRU incudes functionality for coordinating with a different scheduler for each eNB associated with the WTRU's configuration. Disclosed methods include autonomous WTRU grand selection and power scaling, and dynamic prioritization of transmission and power scaling priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20230413276
    Abstract: A method for WTRU autonomous resource selection may comprise receiving a TX resource pool for D2D communication from a base station. The WTRU may sense one or more resources of the TX resource pool and determine resources for transmission of control information and D2D data, based on the sensing. The WTRU may then transmit, to another WTRU, the control information and the D2D data on the determined resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Gwenael Poitau, Kiran K. Vanganuru
  • Patent number: 11838849
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing wireless communication in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) configured for multi-radio access technology (RAT) operation are disclosed. A method includes the WTRU wirelessly communicating information on a first operating frequency according to a first RAT. The WTRU also wirelessly communicates information on a second operating frequency according to a second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20230388903
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described. A method includes determining whether the apparatus is in a coverage enhancement (CE) mode or a non-CE mode. The method further includes receiving a CE-system information block (CE-SIB) on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based on at least one of a known location or at least one known parameter for the CE-SIB, on a condition that the WTRU is determined to be in the CE mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Samian Kaur, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20230379889
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first scheduling assignment that includes an indication of one or more first resources and an indication of a first priority for a first sidelink data transmission from another WTRU. The first WTRU may determine to send a second sidelink data transmission associated with a second priority that is lower than the first priority. The first WTRU may determine a signal strength associated with the first scheduling assignment and may select one or more resources for sending the second sidelink data transmission. The first WTRU may determine that one or more first resources are available for transmission of the second sidelink data transmission based on the signal strength associated with the first scheduling assignment being below a threshold. The first WTRU may send a second scheduling assignment including an indication of the selected one or more resources for the second sidelink data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Samian Kaur, Martino Freda
  • Publication number: 20230362618
    Abstract: Physical layer processing and procedures for device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal generation and transmission and scheduling of D2D discovery signals are described. Detection and measurement of a D2D discovery signal, D2D signal identity management, and monitoring by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) of PDCCH for D2D discovery scheduling is described, as is a WTRU that may be configured with a D2D-specific transmission/reception opportunity pattern. The discovery signal may carry a payload for explicit information about user and/or service identity, and may be mapped to physical resources in such a way as to decouple transmission/reception of the discovery signal from downlink operations. A WTRU may measure a D2D discovery signal quality and report to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20230354464
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a WTRU to operate using multiple schedulers. The WTRU may exchange data with the network over more than one data path, such that each data path may use a radio interface connected to a different network node and each node may be associated with an independent scheduler. For example, a WTRU may establish a RRC connection between the WTRU and a network. The RRC connection may establish a first radio interface between the WTRU and a first serving site of the network and a second radio interface between the WTRU and a second serving site of the network. The RRC connection may be established between the WTRU and the MeNB and a control function may be established between the WTRU and the SCeNB. The WTRU may receive data from the network over the first radio interface or the second radio interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry, Pacal M. Adjakple, Samian Kaur
  • Publication number: 20230354352
    Abstract: Logical channel (LCH) may be multiplexed together based on one or more latency requirements. Mapping of LCH(s) to spectrum operating mode(s) (SOM(s)) may be based on SOM capability and/or LCH requirements. A WTRU may determine mapping based on one or more pre-defined rules. The mapping may be based on one or more requirements for the various type of traffic and/or SOM capabilities. A radio bearer may be mapped to one or more SOMs. The WTRU may be configured with a set of SOMs, for one or more, or each, radio bearer. The WTRU may dynamically determine, for example based on radio conditions, buffer status and/or other parameters, the SOM to use. Incompatible multiplexing of LCH may be reduced and/or avoided, perhaps based on using one or more transport blocks (TBs) mapped to the same physical layer (PHY). Traffic may be prioritized based on one or more latency requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20230345435
    Abstract: A WTRU may receive downlink control information (DCI) indicating a start of a frame. The DCI may be received on a control channel, such as the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) from an eNB, base station, AP, or other infrastructure equipment operating in a wireless communications system. The WTRU may decode the DCI and may determine a transmit time interval (TTI) duration, which may be expressed in terms of an integer number of basic time intervals (BTIs). The WTRU may determine a downlink (DL) transmission portion and assignment and an uplink (UL) transmission portion and UL grant based on the received DCI. Additionally, the WTRU may determine the start of the UL portion based on an offset (toffset). The WTRU may receive data in a DL portion of the frame and may transmit in an UL portion of the frame based on the determined UL grant and TTI duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11778598
    Abstract: A WTRU may receive downlink control information (DCI) indicating a start of a frame. The DCI may be received on a control channel, such as the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) from an eNB, base station, AP, or other infrastructure equipment operating in a wireless communications system. The WTRU may decode the DCI and may determine a transmit time interval (TTI) duration, which may be expressed in terms of an integer number of basic time intervals (BTIs). The WTRU may determine a downlink (DL) transmission portion and assignment and an uplink (UL) transmission portion and UL grant based on the received DCI. Additionally, the WTRU may determine the start of the UL portion based on an offset (toffset). The WTRU may receive data in a DL portion of the frame and may transmit in an UL portion of the frame based on the determined UL grant and TTI duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani