Patents by Inventor Hideji Wakabayashi

Hideji Wakabayashi 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: 20210368296
    Abstract: The controller circuitry is configured to identify one of the plurality of different position assistance information for use by the terminal device to identify a position of the terminal device, and to estimate the position of the terminal device by combining the identified position assistance information with the radio signal received by the position detection receiver circuitry. The position assistance information is identified in accordance with a permission allocated to the terminal device. By providing system information which is unencrypted and other system information which is encrypted, conditional access to the position assistance information can be provided in which a lowest level of position assistance information can provide the least level of position estimation accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Yuxin WEI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210360704
    Abstract: A communications device that, when in an inactive state, transmits a first signal comprising a random access preamble and a first portion of data to infrastructure equipment, receives a random access response message from the infrastructure equipment, and transmits a second signal comprising a second portion of the data to the infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Anders BERGGREN, Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11178713
    Abstract: A method for use in a mobile communications network that includes a plurality of infrastructure equipment each providing wireless connectivity within at least one cell, and a communications device configured to communicate wirelessly with at least a first infrastructure equipment including use of a radio bearer. The first infrastructure equipment performs the method including determining that there is a requirement to alter data handling resources allocated for handling the radio bearer in one or both of the first infrastructure equipment and the communications device, re-establishing, in response to the determination, its radio link control protocol layer, transmitting a reconfiguration message to the communications device to effect re-establishment of its radio link control protocol layer, and adding a new bit in the header of data packets transmitted to the communications device for a predetermined time after re-establishment of the radio link control protocol layer of the first infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Shinichiro Tsuda, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11178724
    Abstract: A communications device is provided, which is configured to transmit or receive signals via a wireless access interface provided by the wireless communications network to or from one or more infrastructure equipment. The communications device is configured, at the time of a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection establishment procedure, to receive a first message from one of the infrastructure equipment comprising an indication that the infrastructure equipment is capable of operating in accordance with a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) in accordance with a first radio access technology, to establish a PDCP entity based on the received indication, and to transmit a second message to the infrastructure equipment comprising an indication that the communications device is capable of operating in accordance with one or both of the PDCP in accordance with the first radio access technology and a PDCP in accordance with a second radio access technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Publication number: 20210352523
    Abstract: A method of controlling communications within a wireless communications network is provided. The method comprises communicating, with a first infrastructure equipment acting as a donor node, signals representing data by a second of the infrastructure equipment over a first communications path via one or more others of infrastructure equipment acting as relay nodes, the second infrastructure equipment being a child node and one of the one or more other infrastructure equipment acting as the relay nodes or the donor node being a parent node, the parent node being connected to the child node via a backhaul communications link and configured to allocate uplink communications resources to the child node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Yassin Aden AWAD
  • Publication number: 20210345359
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a first communications terminal to one or more second communications terminals includes receiving from an infrastructure equipment forming part of a wireless communications network an indication identifying a predetermined pattern of communications resources of a wireless access interface. The wireless access interface provides plural communications resources divided into time divided units. The method also includes transmitting the data in some or all of the predetermined pattern of communications resources to one or more of the second communications terminals in accordance with device to device communications. The predetermined pattern of communications resources is one of plural patterns of communications resources of the wireless access interface for plural of the time divided units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Yuxin WEI, Jussi Tapani KAHTAVA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210345190
    Abstract: The present technique provides a first terminal device for exchanging signals with a wireless telecommunications network and a plurality of second terminal devices, the first terminal device configured to exchange signals with each of the plurality of second terminal devices, when the first terminal device provides a local cell for providing wireless connectivity for the plurality of second terminal devices, and to exchange signals with one or more infrastructure equipment of the wireless telecommunications network, and receive, from each of the plurality of second terminal devices served by the first terminal device when providing the local cell, suitability information indicative of the suitability of each of one or more other terminal devices or infrastructure equipment of the wireless telecommunications network to exchange signals with that second terminal device to provide for that second terminal devices another local cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA, Brian Alexander MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20210345229
    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: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin WEI, Brian ALEXANDER MARTIN, Vivek SHARMA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11166228
    Abstract: A communications system communicating data to/from a communications terminal includes plural wireless communications networks to transmit/receive signals to/from the communications terminal via wireless access interfaces. The communications terminal receives from an access server selection information for selecting one of the wireless communications networks, for transmitting or receiving the data in accordance with the selection information in combination with one or more determined measurements of the wireless access interface of the wireless communications networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11159227
    Abstract: A mobile communications network, method, and base station arranged to request and analyze measurement information from one or more infrastructure units including one or more relay nodes and one or more mobile communication terminals. The base station then sets forwarding rules in a relay node according to the measurement information reported so that the relay mode may forward any data received as soon as possible, or aggregate data over a period of time and only forward it once predetermined conditions have been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Tapani Kahtava, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11159994
    Abstract: In a handover procedure of a wireless communication device (100), a source base station (110) of the handover sends a message to the wireless communication device (100). The message indicates authorization of a handover of the wireless communication device from the source base station to at least one candidate base station (120, 130), which is prepared to act as a target base station of the handover. Further, the source base station (110) instructs the wireless communication device (100) to send at least one uplink signal. The source base station (110) receives at least one report of a measurement performed by the at least one candidate base station (120, 130) on the at least one uplink signal. Based on the at least one measurement, the source base station (110) controls the handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Yuxin Wei, Brian Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Anders Berggren
  • Publication number: 20210329518
    Abstract: A method for an infrastructure equipment of a wireless communications network, the method comprising receiving a request to establish a connection from a communications device in a first cell; and in response to receiving the request, selecting a second cell to be a next serving cell for the communications device and transmitting an indication of an identity of the second cell to the communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Samuel Asangbeng ATUNGSIRI
  • Publication number: 20210329538
    Abstract: A method of transmitting system information in a mobile communications network, the network comprising a base station operable to provide a cell to communicate wirelessly with a plurality of mobile terminals and a mobile terminal of the plurality of mobile terminals, the mobile terminal being operable to communicate with the base station. The method comprises periodically transmitting essential system information “ESI” to the plurality of mobile terminals, the ESI comprising system information for using the cell provided by the base station; transmitting additional system information “ASI” to the mobile terminal, the ASI comprising system information for using one or more services provided by the cell. In the event that it is determined that the base station is overloaded, the method further comprises transmitting a service notification that the cell is currently unable to provide the one or more services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Brian Alexander MARTIN, Yuxin WEI, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11153871
    Abstract: A network element forming a mobile communications network, and configured to provide a wireless access interface to one or more communications devices and to transmit downlink data to and receive uplink data from the communications devices via the wireless access interface. The downlink resources extend across a predetermined bandwidth and are time divided into plural timeframes. The network element includes a transmitter, and controller configured to control the transmitter to transmit control data to the communications devices in resources of a control channel formed from plural control channel modules formed from only part of the predetermined bandwidth and mutually exclusive from parts of the predetermined bandwidth from which the other control channel modules are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dimitris Koulakiotis, Hideji Wakabayashi, Matthew William Webb
  • Publication number: 20210321354
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system including first and second terminal devices operable to communicate with one another in a synchronized device-to-device manner. The second terminal device is operable to selectively achieve synchronization for receiving data transmissions from the first terminal device using direct synchronization signalling transmitted by the first terminal device or indirect synchronization signalling transmitted by another network entity, such as a base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Shinichiro TSUDA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210314832
    Abstract: A method of operating network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunications network comprising the network infrastructure equipment and a terminal device, wherein the terminal device is operable to transmit uplink reference signalling to support measurements of radio channel conditions between the terminal device and the network infrastructure equipment, wherein the method comprises: receiving, from the terminal device, uplink reference signalling in accordance with a first uplink reference signalling configuration; determining the terminal device should be configured to transmit uplink reference signalling in accordance with a second uplink reference signalling configuration; and transmitting a paging message for the terminal device, wherein the paging message comprises an indication of an identifier for the terminal device and an indication of the second uplink reference signalling configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander MARTIN, Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Yuxin WEI, Vivek SHARMA, Shinichiro TSUDA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Anders BERGGREN
  • Publication number: 20210315048
    Abstract: A method for use in a mobile telecommunications network, the mobile telecommunications network including a base station providing wireless connectivity within a base station cell, a mobile node providing wireless connectivity within a local cell and configured to communicate with the base station, and a terminal configured to communicate wirelessly with the base station and configured to communicate wirelessly with the mobile node. The method includes: activating a limited base station radio connection between the terminal and the base station; and activating one of a full local radio connection and a limited local radio connection between the terminal and the mobile node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hideji WAKABAYASHI, Yuxin WEI, Shinichiro TSUDA
  • Patent number: 11140591
    Abstract: Methods are provided for communicating in a mobile network, the mobile network comprising a plurality of infrastructure equipment, each providing wireless connectivity within at least one cell, and a device configured to communicate wirelessly with at least a first of the infrastructure equipment in control of a first cell. In some embodiments, the method comprises determining, at the device, whether a second cell under control of a second of the infrastructure equipment is connected to a first core network operating in accordance with a first protocol or both of the first core network and a second core network operating in accordance with a second protocol, and transmitting, by the device, an automatic neighbor relation report to the first infrastructure equipment, a report comprising an indication of whether the second cell is connected to the first core network or both of the first core network and the second core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Shinichiro Tsuda, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11139888
    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: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Brian Alexander Martin, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11140653
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising: sensor circuitry configured to detect a value of a parameter which is variable in response to a variation in vertical position of the terminal device; receiver circuitry configured to receive, from infrastructure equipment of the wireless telecommunications network, a reference value of the parameter and a reference value of the vertical position at which the reference value of the parameter is associated; processing circuitry configured to determine a value of the vertical position of the terminal device defined relative to a second reference vertical position, wherein the determining comprises: determining the second reference vertical position based on a geographical position of the terminal device; determining a value of the vertical position of the terminal device defined relative to the first reference vertical position based on the detected value of the parameter; determining the value of the vertical
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Hideji Wakabayashi, Vivek Sharma, Yuxin Wei, Anders Berggren