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: 20220014322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities may be disclosed for implementing a flexible radio access communication system. A flexible radio access communication system may be supported using spectrum of varying size, including aggregation of non-adjacent carriers in the same and/or in different frequency bands. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first transmission via a common downlink control channel. The first transmission may include first control information. The first control information may include information regarding the configuration of a first dedicated downlink control channel of one or more dedicated control channels. The WTRU may receive a second transmission via the first dedicated downlink control channel of the dedicated control channels. The second transmission may include second control information. The second control information may be associated with a transmission of a first transmission type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11212838
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus is provided for transmitting uplink data on uplink resources. The method and apparatus includes receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message indicating uplink resources for wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and medium access control (MAC) timer information, transmitting uplink data based on the indicated uplink resources, and deactivating the indicated uplink resources in response to a MAC timer expiring, wherein the MAC timer is configured based on the MAC timer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Rocco DiGirolamo, Christopher R. Cave, Vincent Roy, Paul Marinier, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Publication number: 20210377825
    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 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Dylan Watts, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Mouna Hajir, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210367713
    Abstract: Systems and method are specified to improve the reception of UL transmission, for example in power or coverage limited situations. A WTRU may modify procedures to increase the available signal energy for reception at an eNB and/or to make more efficient use of the available signal energy at the receiver for processing UL transmissions. Example methods for increasing UL link coverage may include modifying HARQ timing (e.g., shorter HARQ), using longer TTIs, use of dedicated PUSCH allocations, use of new PUSCH modulations, enhanced reference signal design, UL macro diversity reception for PUSCH, utilizing protocol reduction techniques, ensuring in-order packet delivery, and/or utilizing a configuration for coverage limited/power limited modes of operation. The proposed methods may be applied individually or in any combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Christopher R. Cave, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Muhammad U. Fazili
  • Patent number: 11184942
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry, Pascal M. Adjakple, Samian Kaur
  • Publication number: 20210328894
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20210329616
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for wireless transmission using multiple uplink carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot and control channels for uplink transmissions on both uplink carriers, and transmit a data channel and a pilot channel via a secondary uplink carrier. Alternatively, the WTRU may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmission on the primary uplink carrier, and transmit via a secondary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmissions on the secondary uplink carrier. Each uplink carrier may be associated with at least one specific downlink carrier such that the WTRU applies control information received on a downlink carrier to uplink transmissions on an uplink carrier associated with the downlink carrier on which the WTRU receives the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11133901
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities may be disclosed for implementing a flexible radio access communication system. A flexible radio access communication system may be supported using spectrum of varying size, including aggregation of non-adjacent carriers in the same and/or in different frequency bands. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a first transmission via a common downlink control channel. The first transmission may include first control information. The first control information may include information regarding the configuration of a first dedicated downlink control channel of one or more dedicated control channels. The WTRU may receive a second transmission via the first dedicated downlink control channel of the dedicated control channels. The second transmission may include second control information. The second control information may be associated with a transmission of a first transmission type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20210298060
    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 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20210289383
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining and communicating channel state information (CSI) for one or more transmission points (or CSI reference signal resources). Embodiments further contemplate determining transmission states may include applying at least one CSI process for channel state information (CSI) reporting. Embodiments also contemplate aperiodic and/or periodic reporting of one or more report types (e.g., rank indicator (RI)) of CSI, perhaps based on one or more reporting modes that may be configured for each of the one or more CSI process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, J. Patrick Tooher, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11121819
    Abstract: Systems and method are specified to improve the reception of UL transmission, for example in power or coverage limited situations. A WTRU may modify procedures to increase the available signal energy for reception at an eNB and/or to make more efficient use of the available signal energy at the receiver for processing UL transmissions. Example methods for increasing UL link coverage may include modifying HARQ timing (e.g., shorter HARQ), using longer TTIs, use of dedicated PUSCH allocations, use of new PUSCH modulations, enhanced reference signal design, UL macro diversity reception for PUSCH, utilizing protocol reduction techniques, ensuring in-order packet delivery, and/or utilizing a configuration for coverage limited/power limited modes of operation. The proposed methods may be applied individually or in any combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Christopher R. Cave, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Muhammad U. Fazili
  • Publication number: 20210266871
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to determine access control and channel and signaling priority. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may comprise a processor configured, at least in part, to determine device-to-device (D2D) data to be transmitted. The WTRU may determine if the D2D data may be transmitted. The WTRU may determine available scheduling assignment (SA) resources used for priority based D2D data signals. The WTRU may select one or more available SA resources used for priority based D2D data signals. The WTRU may transmit the D2D data, wherein the D2D data may be transmitted on the selected SA resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Samian Kaur, Martino Freda
  • Patent number: 11095541
    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: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11083009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sending uplink control information by a multi-mode wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) capable of operating on multiple component carriers of a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) for multi-RAT operation are disclosed. The WTRU may generate uplink control information (UCI) pertaining to a first RAT and a second RAT, wherein the UCI may include a first plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgements (HARQ-ACKs) pertaining to a plurality of downlink (DL) transmissions of the first RAT and a second plurality of HARQ-ACKs pertaining to a plurality of DL transmissions of the second RAT. The WTRU may multiplex at least part of the generated UCI pertaining to the first RAT and at least part of the generated UCI pertaining to the second RAT onto a physical channel on a component carrier of the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20210219119
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may send, to a cellular network, a registration message that includes a request for local services including a network related name. The WTRU may receive, from a cellular network based on the registration message and location information of the WTRU, a higher layer signal with information including availability of a local service in a local area of the cellular network and a tracking area. The WTRU may determine, based on the information, when the WTRU is in the local area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20210211966
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery are described. A service discovery process may include a discoverable device (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) sending a discovery request, over a wireless connection, for a radio resource for the purpose of performing a transmission for radio frequency (RF) proximity detection for a given service. The WTRU may receive a discovery response including a configuration for RF proximity detection from a network, which configuration may be associated to the service. The configuration for RF proximity may be received by dedicated signaling, (e.g., physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH)), in particular for a discoverable WTRU. The configuration for RF proximity may be received on a broadcast channel, (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Samian Kaur, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20210204197
    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: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Samian Kaur, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11051280
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot and control channels for uplink transmissions on both uplink carriers, and transmit a data channel and a pilot channel via a secondary uplink carrier. Alternatively, the WTRU may transmit via a primary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmission on the primary uplink carrier, and transmit via a secondary uplink carrier data, pilot, and control channels for uplink transmissions on the secondary uplink carrier. Each uplink carrier may be associated with at least one specific downlink carrier such that the WTRU applies control information received on a downlink carrier to uplink transmissions on an uplink carrier associated with the downlink carrier on which the WTRU receives the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11039329
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining and communicating channel state information (CSI) for one or more transmission points (or CSI reference signal resources). Embodiments further contemplate determining transmission states may include applying at least one CSI process for channel state information (CSI) reporting. Embodiments also contemplate aperiodic and/or periodic reporting of one or more report types (e.g., rank indicator (RI)) of CSI, perhaps based on one or more reporting modes that may be configured for each of the one or more CSI process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, J. Patrick Tooher, Marian Rudolf
  • Publication number: 20210153094
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a WTRU to act as a mobile relay, the method comprising the WTRU connecting to the network, the WTRU receiving a message from the network indicating that the WTRU is to act as a mobile relay for one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, the WTRU discovering one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, and the WTRU receiving a message from the out-of-coverage device that indicates that the out-of-coverage device has selected the WTRU to act as a mobile relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier