Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Takano

Hiroaki Takano 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: 20210105650
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to perform measurement reporting suitable for an environment in which the on/off state of a cell is switched. [Solution] There is provided a device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information indicating that a serving cell is scheduled to be in an off state; and a control unit configured to perform measurement reporting before the serving cell is in the off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Hiroaki TAKANO, Atsushi YOSHIZAWA, Shinichiro TSUDA, Sho FURUICHI
  • Patent number: 10966184
    Abstract: To enable a reduction in the effect of backhauling on wireless communications in the case of carrier aggregation, provided herein is a communication control device that acquires information about a terminal device that uses one component carrier of a macro cell as a primary component carrier, sets one or more component carriers of a small cell partially or fully overlapping with the macro cell as an additional component carrier to be used additionally by the terminal device, and sets one component carrier among the one or more component carriers as a special component carrier on which the terminal device is able to transmit uplink control information on an uplink control channel, wherein the uplink control information includes at least one of an acknowledgement (ACK) and a negative acknowledgement (NACK) regarding reception of a downlink signal, an uplink scheduling request, or periodically reported channel state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10966110
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism that can improve the continuity of beam tracking. [Solution] A terminal apparatus, including: a communication unit configured to perform communication with a base station configured to form a plurality of beams and perform communication; and a control unit configured to report first report information for downlink user data related to reception results of a group of downlink reference signals including a plurality of downlink reference signals transmitted from the base station using the beams and second report information for beam tracking intended for the terminal apparatus by the base station to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20210084525
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a mechanism capable of appropriately allocate a resource to a network slice. [Solution] A terminal device that performs communication using at least any of network slices and includes a control unit that reports information used to determine resource allocation to a network slice used by the terminal device to a communication control device that controls the plurality of network slices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10932172
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a handover from a first base station to a second base station by a user equipment that performs radio communication over a communication channel formed by aggregating a plurality of component carriers, wherein scheduling information on each component carrier is transmitted to the user equipment according to either of a straight scheduling method and a cross scheduling method, and the method includes at the first base station, commanding first the user equipment to perform a handover from the first base station to the second base station on a second component carrier to be operated according to the straight scheduling method in the second base station, when it is determined that a handover on a first component carrier following the cross scheduling method is to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10931830
    Abstract: In a system in which a wireless access network and another network are connected to each other, an accurate fee is charged in a case where data held in an application server disposed in the wireless access network is used. The application server holds an application and data relating to the application. A usage mode information generating unit generates usage mode information which is information relating to a usage mode when the wireless terminal uses the held data. A network data usage amount measuring unit measures a network data usage amount when the wireless terminal uses data on another network via a wireless access network connected to the wireless terminal. A fee charging unit charges a fee on the basis of the measured network data usage amount and charge a fee on a basis of the generated usage mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10917273
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication device and a wireless communication method which can maintain compatibility with a plurality of communication schemes and send a response signal back within the allowed time specified by each communication scheme. The wireless communication device includes a radio receiving unit (120) that receives a packet having a format conforming to a first communication scheme and including a second format portion conforming to a second communication scheme using a higher frequency band than the first communication scheme and a first format portion excluding the second format portion, and a processing unit (160) that, outputs a response signal at completion of demodulation and decoding of the first format portion, regardless of whether demodulation and decoding of the second format portion are completed or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10917885
    Abstract: Provided is a base station including a transmitter section that transmits a radio signal in a frame including a control region and a data region, a control signal generating section that generates a control signal which includes reference information identified by a group identifier assigned to a plurality of radio terminals and which is transmitted in the control region, and a data signal generating section that generates a data signal by disposing information for the plurality of radio terminals in a reference region indicated by the reference information in the data region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10897296
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism capable of evaluating the quality of beams in an environment in which beam tracking is provided. [Solution] A terminal apparatus, including: a communication unit configured to perform communication with a base station configured to form beams and perform communication; and a control unit configured to receive a downlink signal transmitted from the base station using the beams and thereby acquire quality information indicating quality related to a direction of the beams used for transmitting the downlink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10880893
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism that enables a signal for measurement to be transmitted in a partial frequency band and measured on the terminal apparatus side. [Solution] An apparatus that operates a small cell, the apparatus including: a processing unit configured to select, from among one or more unit frequency bands in an off state in a plurality of unit frequency bands that may be brought into an on state for uplink communication or downlink communication in the small cell, the unit frequency band in an off state to be used for transmission of a discovery signal to enable measurement in the unit frequency band in an off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10880772
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to perform measurement reporting suitable for an environment in which the on/off state of a cell is switched. [Solution] There is provided a device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information indicating that a serving cell is scheduled to be in an off state; and a control unit configured to perform measurement reporting before the serving cell is in the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Hiroaki Takano, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Shinichiro Tsuda, Sho Furuichi
  • Publication number: 20200404707
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism in which Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) can be efficiently executed using a millimeter-wave band. [Solution] An apparatus including: a processing unit configured to infer, on a basis of a result of LBT related to at least one first unit frequency band included in a group that includes a plurality of unit frequency bands, a result of LBT related to a second unit frequency band other than the first unit frequency band included in the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200396733
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a wireless communication apparatus capable of transmitting and receiving data in accordance with an optimum length of a short transmission time interval in a terminal apparatus among a plurality of lengths of a short transmission time interval a the time of transmission, and reception of data at a short transmission time interval shorter'than an existing transmission time interval. [Solution] Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including: a frame generation unit configured to generate a frame including a plurality of subframes; a transmission unit configured to transmit the generated frame to another communication apparatus; and a notification unit configured to notify of information regarding a plurality of lengths of a short transmission time interval, which is a transmission time interval shorter than one subframe period in the subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10862564
    Abstract: A base station includes a selection unit configured to select a second beam appropriate for communication with a terminal apparatus on a basis of reception results of a plurality of second reference signals transmitted or received using a plurality of the second beams having irradiation ranges obtained by subdividing an irradiation range of a first beam which is appropriate for communication with the terminal apparatus and which is selected on a basis of reception results of a plurality of first reference signals transmitted using a plurality of the first beams which are formed by a plurality of antennas and which are set in advance; and a notification unit configured to notify the terminal apparatus of information indicating arrangement relationship between respective pluralities of first and second resources corresponding to pluralities of the first and second beams for the first and second reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10862550
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that includes a processor configured to acquire subarray information indicating a plurality of subarrays usable for multilayer Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO), notify a terminal apparatus of information related to the subarray, wherein the terminal apparatus is a terminal apparatus that performs a report related to a combination of two or more subarrays included in the plurality of subarrays, and wherein the plurality of subarrays includes two or more subarrays that share one or more antenna ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20200358510
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a mechanism capable of more appropriately ascertaining an interference condition of a data signal. [Solution] An apparatus includes: a processing unit that feeds back a channel quality indicator (CQI) of a serving base station, which is calculated on a basis of results of measuring reference signals received from the serving base station and a neighbor base station and information related to a power difference between the reference signal and a data signal of the neighbor base station, to the serving base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200351063
    Abstract: [Object] To enable interference of directional beams between cells to further decrease. [Solution] Provided is an apparatus including: an acquisition unit that acquires information about a directional beam that is provided from a neighbor base station of a base station, the directional beam serving as an interference source for a terminal apparatus connected to the neighbor base station among a plurality of directional beams which is able to be formed by the base station; and a control unit that decides an operation of the base station regarding transmission of a signal over the directional beam on the basis of the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200351737
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to select a cell that is more preferable for a terminal device in an environment in which beamforming is performed. [Solution] There is provided a device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire received quality information indicating received quality of a reference signal in a terminal device; and a control unit configured to perform cell selection for the terminal device based on the received quality information. When a predetermined condition related to use of weight sets for beamforming by a base station is satisfied, the control unit does not perform the selection based on the received quality information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200351408
    Abstract: In a system in which a wireless access network and another network are connected to each other, an accurate fee is charged in a case where data held in an application server disposed in the wireless access network is used. The application server holds an application and data relating to the application. A usage mode information generating unit generates usage mode information which is information relating to a usage mode when the wireless terminal uses the held data. A network data usage amount measuring unit measures a network data usage amount when the wireless terminal uses data on another network via a wireless access network connected to the wireless terminal. A fee charging unit charges a fee on the basis of the measured network data usage amount and charge a fee on a basis of the generated usage mode information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10827497
    Abstract: An apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires setting information from a base station, and a selection support unit that transmit an uplink reference signal to be used for selecting a beam to be used by the base station in downlink transmission using at least one first unit frequency band of a group including a plurality of unit frequency bands indicated by the setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano