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: 20200169999
    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: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200162965
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for generating a protocol data unit (PDU). An apparatus may comprise a processor configured to provide a medium access control (MAC) entity and a segmentation entity. The MAC entity may indicate an amount of data associated with the segmentation entity to be multiplexed by the MAC entity. The segmentation entity may segment, based on the indicated amount of data, a service data unit (SDU) into a segment, and the MAC entity may multiplex the segment into a MAC protocol data unit (PDU). The MAC PDU may include a field that indicates whether the segment is included and whether the segment is a last segment. The apparatus may further comprise a transmitter configured to transmit the MAC PDU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20200154436
    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: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200137669
    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: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Samian Kaur, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10631283
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for utilizing multiple carriers are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) capable of receiving on a single downlink carrier at a time may tune the receiver to one downlink carrier and switch the downlink carrier in accordance with a configured pattern. The WTRU may switch the carrier from an anchor carrier to a non-anchor carrier at a high speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) sub-frame boundary, and switches back at an end of a subsequent high speed physical downlink shared channel (HS-PDSCH) subframe. The WTRU may switch the carrier at an HS-PDSCH sub-frame boundary. A WTRU capable of receiving on multiple downlink carriers simultaneously may tune the receiver to an anchor carrier and a supplementary carrier, and switch the supplementary carrier to another carrier based on a carrier switching order. The carrier switching order may be received via an HS-SCCH or via layer 2 signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200120618
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may utilize pre-configured rules for scaling power levels. Channels may be grouped based on a type of data to be transmitted. A power level of a channel from a group may be scaled using the pre-configured rules. A power level of a channel of a supplementary carrier may be scaled before another channel of a non-supplementary carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Joseph S. Levy, Fengjun Xi, Christopher Cave
  • Patent number: 10623160
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive a radio resource control (RRC) message providing configuration information for a physical control channel. The WTRU may monitor the physical control channel using a pilot signal of the physical control channel. The pilot signal may be derived from the pilot sequence and an index of the physical control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Lujing Cai, Diana Pani, Hong O. Zhang, Damian C. Hamme
  • Patent number: 10616886
    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: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Moon-il Lee, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10608792
    Abstract: A Node-B may prioritize a service data unit (SDU) associated with a logical channel of a priority queue that is associated with a segmentation component. A Node-B may also prioritize other SDUs associated with another priority queue associated with another segmentation component. The segmentation component may facilitate generating an enhanced high speed medium access control (MAC-ehs) reordering protocol data unit (PDU) that includes a segment of the SDU to transmit a MAC-ehs PDU on a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10560852
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of performing discontinuous reception (DRX) and downlink inter-frequency and inter-radio access technology (RAT) measurements in CELL_FACH state are disclosed. While in DRX mode, a wireless transmit/receive unite (WTRU) may perform inter-frequency and inter-RAT measurements in a measurement occasion that fall into a DRX period. The WTRU may take the measurements on first predetermined number of frame in which a DRX frame would coincide after a last reception frame if DRX operation was ongoing. The WTRU may periodically wake up for downlink reception in CELL_FACH state in accordance with common DRX pattern that is common to all WTRUs in a cell or may wake up from DRX upon reception of the order and receiving a common traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier, Vincent Roy
  • Patent number: 10560944
    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: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200044781
    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: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    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: 10555244
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Samian Kaur, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10542560
    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: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Ghyslain Pelletier, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 10542499
    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 includes 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: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Publication number: 20200015241
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement scheduling for device-to-device (D2D). A WTRU (e.g., a D2D WTRU) may determine whether the WTRU has D2D data to transmit. The WTRU may determine a set of allowed SA resources and/or allowed D2D data resources for transmission of the SA. The WTRU may select an SA resource and/or D2D data resources (e.g., from the set of allowed SA resources and/or D2D data resources) for transmission. The WTRU may select one or more transmission parameters. The WTRU may select one or more transmission patterns. The WTRU may transmit D2D data over the set of allowed D2D resources using the selected transmission patterns and according to the selected transmission parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: PAUL MARINIER, Benoit Pelletier, Marian Rudolf, Diana Pani, Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Chao-Cheng Tu
  • Patent number: 10531366
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for Machine Type Communication (MTC). The techniques disclosed may reduce signaling by transmitting MTC data over control planes and avoiding a full cycle of connection procedures typically required for transmission. MTC data may be directly appended to a control plane message. In addition, in order to reduce the signaling load, a WTRU may autonomously release the connection without being told by the network. Techniques may be used to indicate a network provider's machine type communication (MTC) capability. The MTC services or capabilities that may be provided by a respective network operator may be communicated to a WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IoT Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Behrouz Aghili, Joseph M. Murray, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Diana Pani, Lujing Cai, Sylvie Gomes, Christopher R. Cave
  • Publication number: 20190387453
    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: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10511960
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for paging a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states are disclosed. A WTRU may send an indication of an enhanced paging channel (PCH) capability of receiving a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states, for example, in a CELL UPDATE message, a URA UPDATE message, or a UTRAN MOBILITY INFORMATION CONFIRM message. A drift radio network controller (DRNC) may receive an indication whether the WTRU has an enhanced PCH capability from a serving RNC and page the WTRU based on the indication. An RNC may page the WTRU over both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/secondary common control physical channel (S-CCPCH) if a WTRU capability is not known. The WTRU may monitor both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/S-CCPCH. The WTRU may configure reception over an HS-DSCH based on the capability of the SRNC or configuration from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Cave, Diana Pani, James M. Miller, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10506529
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may determine transmission power levels for uplink channels for uplink component carriers. A transmission power level of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) without control data may be scaled before a PUSCH with control data. A PUSCH without control data may be scaled before a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) with control data. A secondary component carrier may be scaled before a primary component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Joseph S. Levy, Fengjun Xi, Christopher R. Cave