Patents by Inventor John W. Haim

John W. Haim 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: 20220022163
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for a low cost machine-type-communication (LC-MTC) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to enhance coverage. An example method for physical broadcast channel (PBCH) enhancement includes receiving system information on an enhanced PBCH (ePBCH). The ePBCH is located in a set of radio frames which is a subset of available radio frames, where the subset includes fewer than all the available radio frames. The ePBCH is received in at least one radio frame of the set of radio frames. An example method for physical random access channel (PRACH) enhancement includes receiving configuration of legacy PRACH resources and enhanced PRACH (ePRACH) resources. The WTRU selects one of legacy PRACH resources or ePRACH resources based on a coverage capability. Another example method for PRACH enhancement includes receiving configuration of ePRACH resources. The ePRACH resources include multiple ePRACH resource types, each ePRACH resource type being associated with a coverage capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, John W. Haim, Pouriya Sadeghi, Marian Rudolf, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar
  • Patent number: 11109351
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for a low cost machine-type-communication (LC-MTC) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to enhance coverage. An example method for physical broadcast channel (PBCH) enhancement includes receiving system information on an enhanced PBCH (ePBCH). The ePBCH is located in a set of radio frames which is a subset of available radio frames, where the subset includes fewer than all the available radio frames. The ePBCH is received in at least one radio frame of the set of radio frames. An example method for physical random access channel (PRACH) enhancement includes receiving configuration of legacy PRACH resources and enhanced PRACH (ePRACH) resources. The WTRU selects one of legacy PRACH resources or ePRACH resources based on a coverage capability. Another example method for PRACH enhancement includes receiving configuration of ePRACH resources. The ePRACH resources include multiple ePRACH resource types, each ePRACH resource type being associated with a coverage capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-Il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, John W. Haim, Pouriya Sadeghi, Marian Rudolf, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar
  • Publication number: 20210099960
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for power control for wireless transmissions are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may reduce transmission power to channels for carrier aggregation such that a total transmit power of the WTRU is smaller than or equal to a maximum transmission power level in all symbols of a transmission. Further, transmission power may be allocated to the channels for carrier aggregation based on priority. Also, transmission power may be allocated to a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) with uplink control information over a PUSCH without uplink control information. Moreover, transmission power may be allocated to a PUCCH or a PUSCH over a sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission. Additionally, the WTRU may transmit data over one or more channels, of the channels for carrier aggregation, at the respective transmission power allocated to the one or more channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Stephen E. Terry, Virgil Comsa
  • Publication number: 20210014798
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom is disclosed. Power headroom may be reported across all carriers (wideband), for a specific carrier, or for a carrier group. The formula used to calculate the power headroom depends on whether the carrier (or a carrier in the carrier group) has a valid uplink grant. If the carrier or carrier group does not have a valid uplink grant, the power headroom may be calculated based on a reference grant. The power headroom is calculated by a wireless transmit/receive unit and is reported to an eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Erdem Bala, Philip J. Pietraski, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Joseph S. Levy, Jin Wang, Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, John W. Haim
  • Patent number: 10869278
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for power control for wireless transmissions are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may determine a first transmit power for a first physical channel for a first serving cell in a first timing advanced group (TAG) and a second transmit power for a second physical channel for a second serving cell in a second TAG. The first TAG may be associated with a first timing advance value and the second TAG may be associated with a second timing advance value. The WTRU may determine a WTRU configured maximum output power (PC MAX) for an overlapping portion, which may be a portion of a transmission of the first channel in a first slot that overlaps in time with a portion of a transmission of the second channel in a next slot. The WTRU may adjust at least one of the first physical channel and the second physical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Stephen E. Terry, Virgil Comsa
  • Patent number: 10794985
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive a reference signal of a first type. The first type is other than a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS). Reference signals of the first type are received in resource elements other than resource elements used for a primary synchronization signal or a secondary synchronization signal. The WTRU is configured to receive a radio resource control message indicating a subframe position in which the reference signal of the first type is transmitted and a periodicity of a transmission of the reference signal of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Joseph S. Levy, Philip J. Pietraski, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Charles A. Dennean, Marian Rudolf, John W. Haim
  • Patent number: 10798663
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom is disclosed. Power headroom may be reported across all carriers (wideband), for a specific carrier, or for a carrier group. The formula used to calculate the power headroom depends on whether the carrier (or a carrier in the carrier group) has a valid uplink grant. If the carrier or carrier group does not have a valid uplink grant, the power headroom may be calculated based on a reference grant. The power headroom is calculated by a wireless transmit/receive unit and is reported to an eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Erdem Bala, Philip J. Pietraski, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Joseph S. Levy, Jin Wang, Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, John W. Haim
  • Publication number: 20200296720
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) for Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) using carrier aggregation is disclosed. Methods for UCI transmission in the uplink control channel, uplink shared channel or uplink data channel are disclosed. The methods include transmitting channel quality indicators (CQI), precoding matrix indicators (PMI), rank indicators (RI), hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK), channel status reports (CQI/PMI/RI), source routing (SR) and sounding reference signals (SRS). In addition, methods for providing flexible configuration in signaling UCI, efficient resource utilization, and support for high volume UCI overhead in LTE-A are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Erdem Bala, Philip J. Pietraski, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Guodong Zhang, Allan Y. Tsai, Joseph S. Levy, Pascal M. Adjakple, John W. Haim, Robert L. Olesen, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan
  • Publication number: 20200260388
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive a WTRU-specific configuration of WTRU-specific sounding reference signal (SRS) subframes for performing SRS transmissions. The WTRU is configured to receive a trigger in a subframe to transmit a first SRS. The WTRU is configured to select a first subframe. The WTRU is configured to determine that a maximum power would be exceeded in a symbol in the selected first subframe. The WTRU is configured to, on a condition that transmission of at least one other SRS would at least partially overlap in the symbol in the selected first subframe, scale transmission powers of the first SRS and the at least one other SRS equally to comply with the maximum power. The WTRU is configured to transmit, in accordance with the scaled transmission powers, the first SRS in the selected subframe and the at least one other SRS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Chang-Soo Koo, Peter S. Wang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, John W. Haim, Stephen G. Dick, Mihaela C. Beluri
  • Publication number: 20200245220
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for providing compatible mapping for backhaul control channels, frequency first mapping of control channel elements (CCEs) to avoid relay-physical control format indicator channel (R-PCFICH) and a tree based relay resource allocation to minimize the resource allocation map bits. Methods and apparatus (e.g., relay node (RN)/evolved Node-B (eNB)) for mapping of the Un downlink (DL) control signals, Un DL positive acknowledgement (ACK)/negative acknowledgement (NACK), and/or relay-physical downlink control channel (R-PDCCH) (or similar) in the eNB to RN (Un interface) DL direction are described. This includes time/frequency mapping of abovementioned control signals into resource blocks (RBs) of multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) single frequency network (MBSFN)-reserved sub-frames in the RN cell and encoding procedures for these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kalpendu R. Pasad, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Mihaela C. Beluri, Marian Rudolf, Pascal M. Adjakple, John W. Haim
  • Patent number: 10716101
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) for Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) using carrier aggregation is disclosed. Methods for UCI transmission in the uplink control channel, uplink shared channel or uplink data channel are disclosed. The methods include transmitting channel quality indicators (CQI), precoding matrix indicators (PMI), rank indicators (RI), hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK), channel status reports (CQI/PMI/RI), source routing (SR) and sounding reference signals (SRS). In addition, methods for providing flexible configuration in signaling UCI, efficient resource utilization, and support for high volume UCI overhead in LTE-A are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Erdem Bala, Philip J. Pietraski, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Guodong Zhang, Allan Y. Tsai, Joseph S. Levy, Pascal M. Adjakple, John W. Haim, Robert L. Olesen, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan
  • Patent number: 10660011
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for providing compatible mapping for backhaul control channels, frequency first mapping of control channel elements (CCEs) to avoid relay-physical control format indicator channel (R-PCFICH) and a tree based relay resource allocation to minimize the resource allocation map bits. Methods and apparatus (e.g., relay node (RN)/evolved Node-B (eNB)) for mapping of the Un downlink (DL) control signals, Un DL positive acknowledgement (ACK)/negative acknowledgement (NACK), and/or relay-physical downlink control channel (R-PDCCH) (or similar) in the eNB to RN (Un interface) DL direction are described. This includes time/frequency mapping of above-mentioned control signals into resource blocks (RBs) of multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) single frequency network (MBSFN)-reserved sub-frames in the RN cell and encoding procedures for these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kalpendu R. Pasad, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Mihaela C. Beluri, Marian Rudolf, Pascal M. Adjakple, John W. Haim
  • Patent number: 10568048
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for uplink sounding reference signals (SRS) transmissions are disclosed. A WTRU-specific configuration of WTRU-specific SRS subframes for performing SRS transmissions is received. A trigger is received in a subframe from a base station to transmit a first SRS. A first subframe is selected after the subframe in which the trigger is received which is both a WTRU-specific subframe and at least four subframes after the subframe in which the trigger is received. A determination if a maximum power is exceeded in a symbol in the selected first subframe is made. On a condition that the maximum power is not exceeded in the symbol in the selected first subframe, the first SRS is transmitted in the selected first subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Chang-Soo Koo, Peter S. Wang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, John W. Haim, Stephen G. Dick, Mihaela C. Beluri
  • Publication number: 20200011957
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting reference signals are disclosed. A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive a reference signal of a first type. The first type is other than a cell specific reference signal (CRS), an Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) reference signal or a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS). Reference signals of the first type are received in resource elements other than resource elements used for a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), a primary synchronization signal or a secondary synchronization signal. The WTRU is configured to receive a radio resource control message indicating a subframe position in which the reference signal of the first type is transmitted and a periodicity of a transmission of the reference signal of the first type, and a number of antenna ports for a transmission of the reference signal of the first type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Joseph S. Levy, Philip J. Pietraski, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Charles A. Dennean, Marian Rudolf, John W. Haim
  • Publication number: 20190246361
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom is disclosed. Power headroom may be reported across all carriers (wideband), for a specific carrier, or for a carrier group. The formula used to calculate the power headroom depends on whether the carrier (or a carrier in the carrier group) has a valid uplink grant. If the carrier or carrier group does not have a valid uplink grant, the power headroom may be calculated based on a reference grant. The power headroom is calculated by a wireless transmit/receive unit and is reported to an eNodeB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Erdem Bala, Philip J. Pietraski, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Joseph S. Levy, Jin Wang, Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, John W. Haim
  • Patent number: 10359499
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive a reference signal of a first type. The reference signal of the first type is other than a cell specific reference signal (CRS), an Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) reference signal or a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS). Reference signals of the first type are received in resource elements other than resource elements used for a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), a primary synchronization signal or a secondary synchronization signal. The WTRU is configured to receive a radio resource control message indicating a subframe position in which the reference signal of the first type is transmitted and a periodicity of a transmission of the reference signal of the first type, and a number of antenna ports for a transmission of the reference signal of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Joseph S Levy, Philip J Pietraski, Janet A Stern-Berkowitz, Charles A Dennean, Marian Rudolf, John W Haim
  • Patent number: 10292117
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power control are described. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data to support multiple component carriers (CCs) for which transmission may be accomplished with one or more WTRU power amplifiers (PAs). Methods are included for calculating and signaling one or more of CC-specific power control related data and PA-specific power control related data. The power control related data may include one or more of maximum power, power headroom, and transmit power. Methods for selecting which power control related data to exchange are included. Methods are included for calculating and signaling power control related data for physical UL shared channel (PUSCH), physical UL control channel (PUCCH), and simultaneous PUSCH and PUCCH transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Patent number: 10271291
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom is disclosed. Power headroom may be reported across all carriers (wideband), for a specific carrier, or for a carrier group. The formula used to calculate the power headroom depends on whether the carrier (or a carrier in the carrier group) has a valid uplink grant. If the carrier or carrier group does not have a valid uplink grant, the power headroom may be calculated based on a reference grant. The power headroom is calculated by a wireless transmit/receive unit and is reported to an eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Erdem Bala, Philip J. Pietraski, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Kyle Jung-Lin Pan, Joseph S. Levy, Jin Wang, Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, John W. Haim
  • Publication number: 20190110255
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for power control for wireless transmissions are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may determine a first transmit power for a first physical channel for a first serving cell in a first timing advanced group (TAG) and a second transmit power for a second physical channel for a second serving cell in a second TAG. The first TAG may be associated with a first timing advance value and the second TAG may be associated with a second timing advance value. The WTRU may determine a WTRU configured maximum output power (PCMAX) for an overlapping portion, which may be a portion of a transmission of the first channel in a first slot that overlaps in time with a portion of a transmission of the second channel in a next slot. The WTRU may adjust at least one of the first physical channel and the second physical channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Haim, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Stephen E. Terry, Virgil Comsa
  • Publication number: 20190090219
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for a low cost machine-type-communication (LC-MTC) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) to enhance coverage. An example method for physical broadcast channel (PBCH) enhancement includes receiving system information on an enhanced PBCH (ePBCH). The ePBCH is located in a set of radio frames which is a subset of available radio frames, where the subset includes fewer than all the available radio frames. The ePBCH is received in at least one radio frame of the set of radio frames. An example method for physical random access channel (PRACH) enhancement includes receiving configuration of legacy PRACH resources and enhanced PRACH (ePRACH) resources. The WTRU selects one of legacy PRACH resources or ePRACH resources based on a coverage capability. Another example method for PRACH enhancement includes receiving configuration of ePRACH resources. The ePRACH resources include multiple ePRACH resource types, each ePRACH resource type being associated with a coverage capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, John W. Haim, Pouriya Sadeghi, Marian Rudolf, Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar