Patents by Inventor Hisashi Futaki

Hisashi Futaki 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: 20190261271
    Abstract: A DRX control method and system includes receiving, from a source base station for transferring the UE from the source base station to a target base station, a plurality of configurations including: a first configuration of a first Discontinuous Reception (DRX) cycle, a second configuration of a second DRX cycle, and a first timer counting a period in the first DRX cycle to shift from the first DRX cycle to the second DRX cycle; performing, in a state of RRC Radio Resource Control (RRC) connected with the target base station, DRX operation with the first DRX cycle; and performing, in a state of RRC connected with the target base station, the DRX operation with the second DRX cycle when the UE does not receive data from the target base station until the first timer expires in the first DRX cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi FUTAKI, Jinsock LEE
  • Publication number: 20190254108
    Abstract: A network entity (5) sends, to a mobility management entity (6) or a subscriber server (9), a request message in order to configure the mobility management entity (6) to report a second identifier to be used by a radio access network node (2) for identifying a radio terminal (1). Further, the network entity (5) receives the second identifier from the mobility management entity (6) directly or through the subscriber server (9) and communicates with the radio access network node (2) by using the second identifier. It is thus, for example, possible to allow an MEC server (or an MEC application hosted on the MEC server) and the radio access network (RAN) node to directly exchange therebetween control messages regarding a specific radio terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori IWAI, Nobuhiko ITOH, Ling XU, Kenki TAKAGI, Toshiyuki TAMURA, Tomoaki HOKAO, Naoaki SUZUKI, Hisashi FUTAKI, Sadafuku HAYASHI, Kazuki EGUCHI, Kouichi KIMURA, Hiroki AOKI, Hideki BESSHO, Yoshinori WATANABE, Tooru KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10383066
    Abstract: A radio communication system includes a radio access network (1) and a radio terminal (2). The radio access network (1) includes a first base station (11) that manages a first cell (110) and a second base station (12) that manages a second cell (120). The radio terminal (2) supports dual connectivity involving a bearer split in which a network bearer between the radio terminal (2) and a core network (3) is split over the first base station (11) and the second base station (12). The radio access network (1) is configured to transmit, to the radio terminal (2), first control information that relates to an access stratum and is necessary for the dual connectivity involving the bearer split. It is thus possible to provide, for example, a control procedure or signalling necessary for starting dual connectivity involving a bearer split.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10375606
    Abstract: A radio network (6) and a radio terminal (4) are configured to, when the radio terminal (4) is using a first cell (10) served by a first radio station (1) as a primary cell and a second cell (20) served by a second radio station (2) as a secondary cell, change the primary cell from the first cell (10) to a third cell (30) served by a third radio station (3) while keeping communication status information regarding the radio terminal (1) on the second cell (20). It is thus, for example, possible to enable a communication service in the secondary cell to be continued even after the primary cell is changed when the primary cell is changed during execution of carrier aggregation (e.g., Inter-eNB CA) on a plurality of cells served by different radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Publication number: 20190239105
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises: a setting notifying means for notifying, to a radio terminal, setting information related to at least one of the radio terminal's collection of measurement information and the radio terminal's reporting of the measurement information to a radio network; a status notifying means for notifying, to the radio network, a status related to at least one of the radio terminal's collection of the measurement information and the radio terminal's reporting of the measurement information; and a re-establishing means for receiving the status and determining whether to re-establish the setting information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi FUTAKI, Kosei Kobayashi, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10362561
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radio communication system in which transmission parameters, such as MCS of MBSFN, the number of subframes, and a transmission power of a reserved cell, are adaptively output, based on a unicast traffic volume in a MBSFN area, a number of terminals, and a number of cells of the MBSFN area, so that a system throughput in the MBSFN area is maximized while satisfying an MBSFN quality requirement condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Kojiro Hamabe, Jinsock Lee
  • Publication number: 20190223147
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed in which an MME receives an indication that a base station of a tracking area supports extended discontinuous reception, eDRX. The MME determines that paging is required for a communication device and that the communication device may be located in a cell of a base station of the tracking area. The MME triggers paging of the communication device in accordance with discontinuous reception, DRX, information that is not specific to eDRX via base stations that support eDRX and triggered paging of the communication device in accordance with eDRX specific information via base stations which support eDRX has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhua CHEN, Sadafuku HAYASHI, Hisashi FUTAKI
  • Patent number: 10356639
    Abstract: A radio terminal, which has a function to collect and report measurement information designated by a radio network, comprises: means for receiving collection/reporting control information related to the radio terminal's execution of at least one of the collection of measurement information and the reporting of the measurement information to the radio network; and control means for executing, based on the collection/reporting control information, at least one of the collection and the reporting if execution determination information, which is related to at least one of the collection of the measurement information and the reporting of the measurement information to be executed by the local terminal, satisfies a given determination criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10356715
    Abstract: The present invention provides a DRX control method and system in which power consumption of a mobile station can be reduced and an increase in the load of a network can be suppressed. A source base station forwards Dormancy Context, which is information for controlling the activity level of a mobile station that performs inter base station handover, to a target base station and, immediately after the mobile station completes handover, the target base station performs DRX control of the mobile station using the Dormancy Context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Jinsock Lee
  • Patent number: 10356822
    Abstract: A radio communication system provided with a communication device and a radio communication network system is characterized by comprising a transmission delay estimate information transmitting means for transmitting transmission delay estimate information to the radio communication network system when the transmission condition of the transmission delay estimate information is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Jinsock Lee, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10356790
    Abstract: A Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal (11) is configured to receive a first notification from a base station (13) and to transmit a second notification to the base station (13) when establishing a radio connection with the base station (13) after reception of the first notification or while performing a procedure for establishing a bearer between the M2M terminal (11) and a core network (14) after reception of the first notification. The first notification indicates whether specific coverage enhancement processing is supported in a cell (130) of the base station (13) in which the M2M terminal (11) is located. The second notification indicates that the specific coverage enhancement processing is required or being executed by the M2M terminal (11). It is thus possible to provide an improvement to allow the M2M terminal to determine necessity of special coverage enhancement processing for M2M terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10341916
    Abstract: A Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal (11) comprises a radio communication unit (111) and a controller (112). The radio communication unit (111) is configured to communicate with a base station (13). The controller (112) is configured to change at least one of a cell selection operation, a cell reselection operation, and a handover operation according to whether a specific coverage enhancement processing is required or according to whether the specific coverage enhancement processing is supported by at least one of a cell (13) in which the M2M terminal (11) camps on and a neighboring cell (14) of the cell (13) which the M2M terminal (11) camps on. It is thus possible to provide an improved technique for allowing the M2M terminal that is supporting a special coverage enhancement processing for M2M terminals to camp on an appropriate cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10342016
    Abstract: A radio station (3) allocates a first plurality of time-frequency resources (430) and a second plurality of time-frequency resources (530) to at least one radio terminal (1, 2). The first plurality of time-frequency resources (430) are used to transmit or receive a first transport block (460) in accordance with a first transmission time interval (TTI). The first TTI is equal to a duration of one subframe (410, 510). The second plurality of time-frequency resources (530) are used to transmit or receive a second transport block (560) in accordance with a second TTI. The second TTI is shorter than the duration of the subframe (410, 510).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Publication number: 20190200237
    Abstract: A radio terminal (3) operates to perform a predetermined process regarding a first cell (Cell #2) on an unlicensed frequency (F2) based on a predetermined relationship between a frame timing of a first serving cell (Cell #1) using a licensed frequency (F1) and a frame timing of the first cell (Cell #2) using the unlicensed frequency (F2). This contributes, for example, to enabling a radio terminal to differentiate among two or more cells when these cells use the same cell identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi FUTAKI
  • Publication number: 20190191348
    Abstract: In response to receiving from a source RAN node (2), on a direct interface (101), a message requesting a handover of a radio terminal (1) from a first network to a second network, a target RAN node (3) receives at least one of slice information and flow information from a core network (5), and controls communication of the radio terminal (1) based on at least one of the slice information and the flow information. The slice information relates to a network slice in the second network. The flow information relates to at least one session to be established in the second network, serving as a bearer-less network, in order to transfer at least one packet flow of the radio terminal (1). It is thus possible, for example, to provide an Inter-RAT handover procedure involving transfer of handover signaling messages on a direct inter-base-station interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi FUTAKI, Sadafuku HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190182000
    Abstract: A radio terminal (12) transmits, to a radio access network (RAN) node (11) in a radio access network (RAN), an indication indicating whether a measurement gap for inter-bandwidth part (BWP) measurement among BWPs included in a plurality of downlink BWPs is required. The downlink BWPs are included within one system bandwidth. Further, the radio terminal (12) receives, from the RAN node (11), a measurement configuration including a measurement gap configuration for one or more BWPs included in the downlink BWPs. It is thus, for example, possible to allow a radio terminal to be configured with a proper measurement gap for inter-BWP measurement within one carrier bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi FUTAKI
  • Publication number: 20190182737
    Abstract: A target RAN node (3) is configured to: receive, directly from a core network (5), core network context information about a handover of a radio terminal (1) from a first network to the second network; and control communication of the radio terminal (1) based on the core network context information. The target RAN node (3) is further configured to transfer a handover signaling message to a source RAN node on a direct interface (101) in response to receiving the core network context information. The core network context information includes at least one of flow information, slice information, and security-related information. It is thus possible, for example, to provide an inter-RAT handover procedure involving transfer of handover signaling messages on a direct inter-base-station interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi FUTAKI, Sadafuku HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190182716
    Abstract: A radio access network (RAN) node (11) is configured to send, to another RAN node (12), first control information regarding at least one of one or more bandwidth parts (BWPs) configured in a system bandwidth. It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to inter-radio access network (RAN) node (e.g., inter-gNB) signaling enhanced to handle bandwidth parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi FUTAKI, Sadafuku HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10321396
    Abstract: The present invention provides a DRX control method and system in which power consumption of a mobile station can be reduced and an increase in the load of a network can be suppressed. A source base station forwards Dormancy Context, which is information for controlling the activity level of a mobile station that performs inter base station handover, to a target base station and, immediately after the mobile station completes handover, the target base station performs DRX control of the mobile station using the Dormancy Context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Jinsock Lee
  • Publication number: 20190174311
    Abstract: To enable security enhancement in the case of employing beamforming. A first apparatus according to the present invention includes: an information obtaining unit configured to obtain information related to beam selection; and a key generating unit configured to generate a security key for radio communication between a base station and a terminal apparatus based on the information related to the beam selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sadafuku HAYASHI, Hisashi FUTAKI, Anand PRASAD