Patents by Inventor John Michael Kowalski

John Michael Kowalski 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: 20240053483
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE), having Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities and capable of estimating a signal propagation delay between a non-terrestrial network (NTN) node and the UE based on Doppler frequency shift, is disclosed. The UE includes one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon, and at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to: transmit a GNSSOutageUE indication of a GNSS outage of the UE to a ground-based base station communicatively coupled to the NTN node; wherein the GNSSOutageUE indication is transmitted in at least one of: uplink control information (UCI); a periodic Channel State Information (CSI) report with CSI information; a Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE); and a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, Thomas Glenn MCGIFFEN, ZHANPING YIN, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20240008123
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) for uplink transmission with uplink support of non-terrestrial network (NTN). The DCI includes a time domain resource assignment field The UE also includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine a resource allocation based on the DCI with the time domain resource assignment field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: KAI YING, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230421310
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising first information used for indicating a maximum number of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) processes for reduced capability, the maximum number being no more than 8. The receiving circuitry receives an RRC message comprising second information used for indicating limited buffer rate matching is applied to Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission for reduced capability. The receiving circuitry also receives an RRC message comprising third information used for indicating a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) limitation for reduced capability. The receiving circuitry receives an RRC message comprising fourth information used for indicating a MCS table for reduced capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: KAI YING, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230389040
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. Higher layer circuitry is configured to receive first information, second information, and third information. Receiving circuitry is configured to receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) and a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH). Transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The first information indicates one or more combinations, each combination including a downlink transmission configuration indication (TCI) and an uplink TCI. The second information indicates whether to configure a presence of a TCI field in downlink control information (DCI) carried by the PDCCH. The third information indicates a time duration threshold between the PDCCH and the PDSCH. The transmitting circuitry transmits the PUCCH based on a first combination, a second combination, or a third combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, ZHANPING YIN, KAI YING, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI
  • Publication number: 20230389008
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. Higher layer circuitry is configured to receive information to configure a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) repetition. Receiving circuitry is configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). Transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit a PUSCH. A redundancy version field in the DCI indicates a pattern of redundancy versions for each repetition. A sounding reference signal index (SRI) field indicates a pattern of sounding reference signal indexes for each repetition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, ZHANPING YIN, KAI YING, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI
  • Publication number: 20230388076
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. Higher layer circuitry is configured to receive information to configure more than one sounding reference signal (SRS) resource set for aperiodic SRS transmission. Medium access control (MAC) circuitry is configured to receive a MAC control element (MAC CE) to activate one or more of the SRS resource sets. Receiving circuitry is configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) carried by a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). Transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit an SRS. A configuration of each of the configured SRS resource sets includes a slot offset for the aperiodic SRS transmission. An SRS request field in the DCI indicates one from the activated SRS resource set. The transmitting circuitry transmits the SRS based on the indicated SRS resource set and the slot offset included in the indicated SRS resource set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, ZHANPING YIN, KAI YING, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI
  • Publication number: 20230379090
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) for uplink transmission with downlink support of a non-terrestrial network (NTN). The DCI includes a time domain resource assignment field The UE also includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine a resource allocation based on the DCI with the time domain resource assignment field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: KAI YING, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230319911
    Abstract: A method by a User Equipment (UE) for sidelink (SL) communication with another UE is disclosed. The method comprises establishing a first SL connection from the UE to the another UE using a first resource set, the first resource set including an identifier (ID) of the first resource set, parameters for configuring a first Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Resource Pool, and Beam Management (BM) parameters associated with the first V2X Resource Pool for enabling a first set of directional transmission beams; receiving, from the another UE, a Quality of Service (QoS) value associated with a first beam of the first set of directional transmission beams used for establishing the first SL connection; and reporting, to a New Radio (NR) V2X Control Function, the ID of the first resource set, a first beam index identifying the first beam, and the QoS value associated with the first beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Kenneth James Park, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI
  • Publication number: 20230309156
    Abstract: A method by a User Equipment (UE) for sidelink (SL) communication with another UE is disclosed. The method comprises establishing a first SL connection from the UE to the another UE using a first resource set of a plurality of resource sets stored in the UE, the first resource set including an identifier of the first resource set, parameters for configuring a first Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Resource Pool, and Beam Management parameters associated with the first V2X Resource Pool for enabling a first set of directional transmission beams; receiving, by the UE from the another UE, a Quality of Service value associated with a first beam used for establishing the first SL connection; and determining whether to select a second resource set of the plurality of resource sets to establish a second SL connection from the UE to the another UE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kenneth James Park, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI
  • Publication number: 20230300827
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE receives an RRC message comprising first information used for indicating a reduced UE processing capability from a set of multiple reduced UE processing capabilities. The UE receives an RRC message comprising second information used for indicating a numerology for a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission. The UE receives an RRC message comprising third information used for indicating a scaling factor for reduced UE PUSCH preparation time. The UE receives an RRC message comprising fourth information used for indicating an offset for reduced UE PUSCH preparation time. The UE transmits, to the base station apparatus, a transport block if the first uplink symbol in the PUSCH allocation for a transport block including a Demodulation Reference Signal (DM-RS) is no earlier than at symbol X.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: KAI YING, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Patent number: 11757572
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuity configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising a first parameter used for configuring a periodicity. The receiving circuitry is also configured to receive a RRC message comprising a second parameter used for configuring a number of repetitions. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on the first parameter and the second parameter, repetitions of transmissions of a transport block. The UE is not expected to be configured with the number of repetitions larger than the number of slots within the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kai Ying, Tatsushi Aiba, John Michael Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20230262449
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE receives an RRC message comprising first information used for indicating a reduced UE processing capability from a set of multiple reduced UE processing capabilities; receives an RRC message comprising second information used for indicating a numerology for a PDSCH transmission; receives an RRC message comprising third information used for indicating a scaling factor for reduced UE PDSCH decoding time; and receives an RRC message comprising fourth information used for indicating an offset for reduced UE PDSCH decoding time. The UE also transmits, to the base station, a valid HARQ-ACK message if the first uplink symbol of a PUCCH which carries the HARQ-ACK information starts no earlier than at symbol X, the symbol X being defined as the next uplink symbol with its CP starting after Tproc,1, relaxed after the end of the last symbol of the PDSCH carrying a TB being acknowledged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: KAI YING, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230239768
    Abstract: A repeater node of a telecommunications network wirelessly communicates with a parent node and another node. The repeater node comprises receiver circuitry, processor circuitry, and transmitter circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive a frame of information from the parent node. The processor circuitry is configured to include a customized control signal in the frame of information received from the parent node. The customized control signal is customized for the repeater node. The transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit the frame of information which includes the customized control signal to the other node which may be a wireless terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: John Michael KOWALSKI, Atsushi ISHII, Zhanping YIN
  • Publication number: 20230217244
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes transmitting circuitry configured to send a low-capability indication that indicates reduced capabilities of the UE to a 5G New Radio (NR) network. In some examples, multiple low-capability indications may be sent to indicate capabilities of the UE to the 5G NR network. In other examples, a single low-capability indication may be sent in an attach request. The 5G NR network may request the reduced capabilities of the UE in a capability request update. In yet other examples, a single low-capability indication may be sent in a radio resource control (RRC) establishment cause.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Kamel M. SHAHEEN, KAI YING, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI
  • Publication number: 20230209511
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) for uplink transmission with reduced capability. The DCI includes a time domain resource assignment field The UE also includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine a resource allocation based on the DCI with the time domain resource assignment field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: KAI YING, TATSUSHI AIBA, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230199891
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive downlink control information (DCI) for downlink transmission with reduced capability. The DCI includes a time domain resource assignment field The UE also includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine a resource allocation based on the DCI with the time domain resource assignment field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: KAI YING, TATSUSHI AIBA, ZHANPING YIN, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230180147
    Abstract: An Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) node comprises a set of plural communication circuitries. Each communication circuitry of the set is configured to perform wireless communications with at one or plural other IAB nodes. The IAB node comprises processor circuitry and transmitter circuitry. The processor circuitry is configured to obtain, from a configuration command, an indication whether to generate a power report pertaining to all communication circuitries of the set or a subset of the plural communication circuitries, and to generate the power report in accordance with the indication. The transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit the power report to the parent IAB node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230156735
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes processing circuitry configured to determine slot aggregation scheduling for a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) based on received slot aggregation configuration signaling. The UE also includes receiving circuitry configured to receive signaling in at least one aggregated slot of the PDSCH based on the slot aggregation scheduling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: KAI YING, TATSUSHI AIBA, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Patent number: 11647513
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes receiving circuitry configured to receive system information comprising first information of first time domain resource assignment for a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH). The receiving circuitry is also configured to receive a UE-specific radio resource control (RRC) signal comprising second information of second time domain resource assignment for a PDSCH. The receiving circuitry is also configured to perform, based on a detection of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), the PDSCH reception according to either the first information of the first time domain resource assignment or the second information of the second time domain resource assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Sharp Corporation
    Inventors: Kai Ying, Tatsushi Aiba, John Michael Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20230071471
    Abstract: A node of an Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) network comprises processor circuitry and interface circuitry. The processor circuitry is configured to make a determination concerning crosslink interference (CLI) between (a) abeam transmitted from a parent node to the IAB node and (b) a beam transmitted from the IBA node to a child node of the IAB node; and in accordance with the determination, and to generate a command configured to modify a property of the beam transmitted from the parent node to the IAB node. The interface circuitry is configured to transmit the command to a beam controller of the parent node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Kenneth PARK, JOHN MICHAEL KOWALSKI, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA