Patents by Inventor Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz

Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz 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: 20230422145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (BSRs) are disclosed. A wireless device may transmit a first buffer status report (BSR) and a second BSR in a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) to a first base station. In an example, the first BSR may be associated with first data for transmission to the wireless device from at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). Also, the second BSR may be associated with second data for transmission to the first base station from the wireless device. Further, the wireless device may receive at least a portion of the first data from the at least one WTRU. Moreover, the wireless device may transmit at least a portion of the second data to the first base station. In a further example, the transmitting the first BSR and the second BSR may be based on a priority associated with the first BSR and a priority associated with the second BSR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Stephen E. Terry, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 11856437
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive first measurement indication information indicating an activation of measurement reporting. The WTRU may determine a first set of resource elements (REs) based on the first measurement indication information. Further, the first set of REs may be associated with measurement-related time and frequency resources. Also, the WTRU may receive one or more measurement-related signals in the indicated first set of REs. Additionally, the WTRU may perform a measurement of each measurement-related signal. The WTRU may transmit, based on the first measurement indication information, a measurement report based on the measurement of each measurement-related signal. Further, the WTRU may receive second measurement indication information indicating a deactivation of measurement reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pouriya Sadeghi, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee, J. Patrick Tooher, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11848811
    Abstract: A method performed by a base station may include transmitting a configuration message including at least information indicating a subset of a plurality of transmit beams to be used for transmitting a set of synchronization signals. The set of synchronization signals including a primary synchronization signal and a secondary synchronization signal may be transmitted. A random access channel (RACH) transmission may be received using a receive beam associated with one of the subset of the plurality of transmit beams used by the base station to transmit the set of synchronization signals. The transmitted set of synchronization signals transmitted may have a signal quality above a signal quality threshold. A reference signal may be transmitted along with a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) transmission. The reference signal may have a sequence derived from a beam index associated with the one of the subset of the plurality of transmit beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Steven Ferrante, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Yugeswar Deenoo, Daniel R. Cohen, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee, Mihaela C. Beluri
  • Patent number: 11844113
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are provided for performing a random access (RA) procedure. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured to receive RA resource sets, where each of the RA resource sets is associated with a node-B directional beam, select an RA resource set from among the RA resource sets, and initiate an RA procedure based on the selected RA resource set. The RA procedure may include selecting multiple preambles which include a preamble for each resource of a plurality of resources corresponding to the selected RA resource set. The WTRU may be configured to sequentially transmit the selected multiple preambles in sequential RA transmissions, and may be configured to receive, from a node-B, in response to the RA transmissions, at least one RA response (RAR), where each of the received at least one RAR corresponds to one of the transmitted multiple preambles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Philip J. Pietraski, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Yugeswar Deenoo, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan
  • Patent number: 11838938
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive configuration information for a first set of resources and a second set of resources for a grantless physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission. The WTRU may determine data for transmission using the grantless PUSCH transmission. Based on the data, the WTRU may select resources from the first set or the second set for the grantless PUSCH transmission. Further, the WTRU may send the grantless PUSCH transmission including the data using the selected resources. In an example, the sending of the grantless PUSCH transmission may be part of a random access procedure. The random access procedure may be a two-step random access procedure. The random access procedure may be a random access channel (RACH) procedure. The random access procedure may depend upon a double contention pool setting, and the setting may address at least one of a data pool or a control pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Rui Yang, Mihaela C. Beluri, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 11838136
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing for full-duplex (FD) operation in time division duplex (TDD) communications are disclosed herein. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive an indication of a first, UL heavy, TDD uplink (UL)/downlink (DL) configuration and an indication of a second, DL heavy, TDD UL/DL configuration. The WTRU may also receive a grant in a common DL subframe. The WTRU may apply the hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process timing associated with one of the TDD UL/DL configurations for DL HARQ feedback. Also, the WTRU may monitor a set of subframes for a UL or a DL grant. Further, the WTRU may receive a grant in a subframe which may include an indication of a reference TDD UL/DL configuration. The WTRU may then apply the HARQ process timing associated with the reference TDD UL/DL configuration for DL HARQ feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pouriya Sadeghi, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee
  • Publication number: 20230388903
    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: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Samian Kaur, Diana Pani
  • Publication number: 20230379910
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for bandwidth part (BWP) operation in 5G wireless systems. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured to receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmission on a first BWP associated with a first carrier. The PDCCH transmission may include scheduling information for receiving a physical shared downlink channel (PDSCH) transmission via a second BWP associated with a second carrier. The WTRU may be configured to determine one or more quasi co-located (QCL) parameters for the PDSCH transmission using a lowest transmission configuration indication (TCI) state associated with the second BWP associated with the second carrier based on a scheduling offset of the PDSCH transmission being less than a threshold and on the PDSCH transmission being received via the second BWP. The WTRU may be configured to receive the PDSCH transmission using the determined one or more QCL parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Virgil Comsa
  • Patent number: 11825444
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for paging procedures in wireless systems. For example, a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may monitor one or more physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) for paging resources associated with a first subset of synchronization signal (SS) blocks that corresponds to a first beam tracking area (BTA). On a condition that at least one measurement of at least one beam associated with the first subset of SS blocks is less than a predetermined threshold, the WTRU may transmit, to a base station (BS), a signal indicating a second BTA that is associated with a second subset of SS blocks. The signal includes a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource associated with a second group of SS blocks that corresponds to the second BTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 11818073
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and procedures to manage a multicast communication to a multicast group implemented by a respective wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) of WTRUs in the multicast group are disclosed. One representative method includes receiving, by the respective WTRU of the multicast group, a configuration, the configuration indicating a Random Access Channel (RACH) preamble to use for a negative acknowledgement (NACK) response to a multicast transmission to the respective WTRU, monitoring, by the respective WTRU, for data of the multicast transmission, determining, by the respective WTRU, whether the monitored for data was successfully received; and on condition that the monitored for data was not successfully received, sending, by the respective WTRU, the RACH preamble indicated by the received configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet A Stern-Berkowitz, Moon-il Lee
  • Publication number: 20230362701
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a first downlink control indicator (DCI) and a second DCI, determining a set of active aperiodic channel state information reference signals (A-CSI-RSs) based on the first DCI, and determining a subset of the set of active A-CSI-RSs based on the second DCI. A WTRU may perform resource element (RE) muting based on a set of active A-CSI-RSs. A WTRU may perform channel state information (CSI) measurement based on a subset of a set of active A-CSI-RSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-it Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20230353432
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for Uplink operation in LTE unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U). A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive licensed assisted access (LAA) configuration information, e.g., for a first cell from a second cell. The first cell may be associated with operation in an unlicensed band, and the second cell may be associated with operation in a licensed band. The WTRU may determine whether a first subframe is a sounding reference signal (SRS) subframe for the first cell. If the first subframe is an SRS subframe for the first cell, the WTRU may determine SRS resources for the first subframe and determine whether the WTRU is triggered to transmit an SRS transmission in the first subframe. If it is determined the WTRU is triggered to transmit the SRS transmission in the first subframe, the WTRU may transmit the SRS transmission on the SRS resources for the first subframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Pouriya Sadeghi, J. Patrick Tooher, Samian Kaur, Marian Rudolf, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Publication number: 20230353336
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for enabling interference avoidance, for example from self and neighboring interference are disclosed. In one representative method implemented in a Wireless Transmit/Receive Unit (WTRU) using time-frequency (TF) resources in first and second directions, the method includes comprising TF resource muting or symbol muting, by the WTRU, one or more TF resources for communication in the first direction based on information associated with a communication in the second direction or subframe shortening, by the WTRU, by one or more TF resources for communication in the first direction based on information associated with a communication in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, J. Patrick Tooher, Nobuyuki Tamaki
  • Patent number: 11804891
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive an identifier of a beam. The WTRU is configured to measure a downlink quality associated with at least one beam. The WTRU is configured to determine whether the measured downlink quality is below a threshold value. The WTRU is configured to receive at least one control channel transmission using the beam of the identifier in response to a determination that the measured downlink quality is below the threshold value, wherein the beam used to receive the at least one control channel transmission is a same beam used to receive an associated data channel transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Yugeswar Deenoo, Tao Deng, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Mihaela C. Beluri
  • Publication number: 20230345496
    Abstract: A method performed by a base station includes transmitting configuration information indicating a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) and one or more thresholds associated with a number of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) bits to be included in the UCI. Each of the plurality of PUCCH resources is associated with at least one PUCCH format and a respective number of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. The base station transmits a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmission indicating to transmit the UCI. The base station receives a PUCCH transmission that includes the UCI, using one of the PUCCH resources and an associated PUCCH format. The UCI includes a number of HARQ bits that satisfies one of the indicated thresholds, and the PUCCH transmission includes a number of OFDM symbols corresponding to the PUCCH format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern- Berkowitz, Erdem Bala, Afshin Haghighat, Mihaela C. Beluri
  • Publication number: 20230337203
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for downlink resource allocation associated with a shared frequency band. A WTRU may receive resource allocation information associated with a component carrier and at least one carrier segment. The component carrier and the least one carrier segment may each comprise a plurality of resource block groups (RBG). At least two bitmaps may be associated with the resource allocation information. A size of a resource block group (RBG) of the component carrier and the at least one carrier segment may be based on a combined number of resource blocks (RB) of the component carrier and the one or more carrier segments divided by a 3GPP Rel-8/Rel-10 RBG size of the component carrier. The WTRU may determine at least one RBG allocated to the WTRU using the resource allocation information and may receive and decode the at least one RBG allocated to the WTRU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Sung-Hyuk Shin, Chang-Soo Koo, Ghyslain Pelletier, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Marian Rudolf, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Allan Y. Tsai, Pouriya Sadeghi
  • Patent number: 11792772
    Abstract: ePDCCH may be provided. For example, a WTRU may receive a configuration for monitoring an ePDCCH resource. Based on the configuration, the WTRU may be configured to monitor and may monitor the ePDCCH resource on a particular subframe. Additionally, a WTRU may derive an aggregation level for a subframe associated with an aggregation level number NAL. The WTRU may transmit or monitor an ePDCCH using the aggregation level associated with the NAL for the subframe. A WTRU may also receive a reference signal. The WTRU may then determine the type of reference signal received. The WTRU may perform a demodulation of the PDSCH or ePDCCH using a demodulation timing based on the determined type. The ePDCCH or PDSCH may also be monitored or received by identifying a demodulation reference timing implicitly based on a location of one or more ePDCCH resources where the WTRU may receive DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Chang-Soo Koo, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Marian Rudolf, Fengjun Xi, Ananth Kini, Seyed Mohsen Hosseinian, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20230327934
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, etc., directed to performing a change of relay are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may transmit an information for requesting a peak reduction tone (PRT) configuration for reducing a peak to average power ratio (PAPR). In an embodiment, the WTRU may receive an indication of frequency resources to be used for transmitting a PRT signal based on the PRT configuration. In an embodiment, the WTRU may transmit the PRT signal in the frequency resources in addition to an uplink (UL) transmission, wherein the frequency resources for the PRT signal may be allocated based on a set of frequency resources allocated to the UL transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Aata El Hamss, Paul Marinier, Moon IL Lee, Janet Stern-Berkowitz, Virgil Comsa, Fumihiro Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11770759
    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 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Samian Kaur, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 11770220
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for physical (PHY) layer multiplexing of different types of traffic in 5G systems. A device may receive a communication. The communication may include a first traffic type. The device may monitor the communication for an indication that the communication includes a second traffic type that is multiplexed with and/or punctures the first traffic type. An indicator received in the communication and detected by the monitoring may indicate where the second traffic type is located in the communication. The first traffic type and the second traffic type may be multiplexed at a resource element (RE) level. For example, a first traffic type may be punctured by a second traffic type at the RE level. The device may decode one or more of the first or second traffic types in the communication based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Erdem Bala, Alphan Sahin, Moon-il Lee, Mihaela C. Beluri, Rui Yang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Fengjun Xi, Afshin Haghighat