Patents by Inventor Katsuhiko Hiramatsu

Katsuhiko Hiramatsu 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: 20210194653
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can separate propagation paths of antenna ports and improve a channel estimation accuracy even when using virtual antennas. The device includes: a mapping unit which maps a data signal after modulation to a virtual antenna and a virtual antenna; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S0 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit between the odd-number slot and the even-number slot; the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R0 transmitted from the antenna port; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S1 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit; and the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R1 transmitted from an antenna port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10972243
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can separate propagation paths of antenna ports and improve a channel estimation accuracy even when using virtual antennas. The device includes: a mapping unit which maps a data signal after modulation to a virtual antenna and a virtual antenna; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S0 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit between the odd-number slot and the even-number slot; the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R0 transmitted from the antenna port; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S1 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit; and the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R1 transmitted from an antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210013982
    Abstract: A radio communication device capable of randomizing both inter-cell interference and intra-cell interference. In this device, a spreading section primarily spreads a response signal in a ZAC sequence set by a control unit. A spreading section secondarily spreads the primarily spread response signal in a block-wise spreading code sequence set by the control unit. The control unit controls the cyclic shift amount of the ZAC sequence used for the primary spreading in the spreading section and the block-wise spreading code sequence used for the secondary spreading in the spreading section according to a set hopping pattern. The hopping pattern set by the control unit is made up of two hierarchies. An LB-based hopping pattern different for each cell is defined in the first hierarchy in order to randomize the inter-cell interference. A hopping pattern different for each mobile station is defined in the second hierarchy to randomize the intra-cell interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210014031
    Abstract: It is possible to improve the CQI reception performance even when a delay is caused in a propagation path, a transmission timing error is caused, or a residual interference is generated between cyclic shift amounts of different ZC sequences. For the second symbol and the sixth symbol of the ACK/NACK signal which are multiplexed by RS of CQI, (+, +) or (?, ?) is applied to a partial sequence of the Walsh sequence. For RS of CQI transmitted from a mobile station, + is added as an RS phase of the second symbol and ? is added as an RS phase of the sixth symbol. A base station (100) receives multiplexed signals of ACK/NACK signals and CQI signals transmitted from a plurality of mobile stations. An RS synthesis unit (119) performs synthesis by aligning the RS phase of CQI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Atsushi Matsumoto, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210014030
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can prevent interference between SRS and PUCCH when the PUCCH transmission bandwidth fluctuates and suppress degradation of CQI estimation accuracy by the band where no SRS is transmitted. The device includes: an SRS code generation unit (201) which generates an SRS (Sounding Reference Signal) for measuring uplink line data channel quality; an SRS arrangement unit (202) which frequency-multiplexes the SRS on the SR transmission band and arranges it; and an SRS arrangement control unit (208) which controls SRS frequency multiplex so as to be uniform in frequency without modifying the bandwidth of one SRS multiplex unit in accordance with the fluctuation of the reference signal transmission bandwidth according to the SRS arrangement information transmitted from the base station and furthermore controls the transmission interval of the frequency-multiplexed SRS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsumoto, Daichi Imamura, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Tomofumi Takata, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20210014863
    Abstract: In a wireless communication base station device, a modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Dch data after coding to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Lch data after coding to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol and Lch data symbol to each sub-carrier composing an OFDM symbol and outputs the allocated sub-carrier to a multiplex unit. In this case, the allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol to a plurality of resource blocks where one Dch is arranged at an interval equal to integral multiples of the number of resource blocks composing a resource block group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20200389851
    Abstract: The communication apparatus installed in an aircraft can communicate wirelessly with another communication apparatus. The communication apparatus comprises a controller (110) and a transmitter (106). The controller (110) acquires altitude information of the aircraft and determines transmission power according to the altitude information. The transmitter (106) transmits transmission data to another communication apparatus using the determined transmission power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shutai OKAMURA, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Takayuki SOTOYAMA, Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU
  • Patent number: 10826637
    Abstract: A radio communication device capable of randomizing both inter-cell interference and intra-cell interference. In this device, a spreading section primarily spreads a response signal in a ZAC sequence set by a control unit. A spreading section secondarily spreads the primarily spread response signal in a block-wise spreading code sequence set by the control unit. The control unit controls the cyclic shift amount of the ZAC sequence used for the primary spreading in the spreading section and the block-wise spreading code sequence used for the secondary spreading in the spreading section according to a set hopping pattern. The hopping pattern set by the control unit is made up of two hierarchies. An LB-based hopping pattern different for each cell is defined in the first hierarchy in order to randomize the inter-cell interference. A hopping pattern different for each mobile station is defined in the second hierarchy to randomize the intra-cell interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10826668
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can prevent interference between SRS and PUCCH when the PUCCH transmission bandwidth fluctuates and suppress degradation of CQI estimation accuracy by the band where no SRS is transmitted. The device includes: an SRS code generation unit (201) which generates an SRS (Sounding Reference Signal) for measuring uplink line data channel quality; an SRS arrangement unit (202) which frequency-multiplexes the SRS on the SR transmission band and arranges it; and an SRS arrangement control unit (208) which controls SRS frequency multiplex so as to be uniform in frequency without modifying the bandwidth of one SRS multiplex unit in accordance with the fluctuation of the reference signal transmission bandwidth according to the SRS arrangement information transmitted from the base station and furthermore controls the transmission interval of the frequency-multiplexed SRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsumoto, Daichi Imamura, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Tomofumi Takata, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10827494
    Abstract: In a wireless communication base station device, a modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Dch data after coding to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Lch data after coding to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol and Lch data symbol to each sub-carrier composing an OFDM symbol and outputs the allocated sub-carrier to a multiplex unit. In this case, the allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol to a plurality of resource blocks where one Dch is arranged at an interval equal to integral multiples of the number of resource blocks composing a resource block group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10826669
    Abstract: It is possible to improve the CQI reception performance even when a delay is caused in a propagation path, a transmission timing error is caused, or a residual interference is generated between cyclic shift amounts of different ZC sequences. For the second symbol and the sixth symbol of the ACK/NACK signal which are multiplexed by RS of CQI, (+, +) or (?, ?) is applied to a partial sequence of the Walsh sequence. For RS of CQI transmitted from a mobile station, + is added as an RS phase of the second symbol and ? is added as an RS phase of the sixth symbol. A base station (100) receives multiplexed signals of ACK/NACK signals and CQI signals transmitted from a plurality of mobile stations. An RS synthesis unit (119) performs synthesis by aligning the RS phase of CQI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Atsushi Matsumoto, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10772082
    Abstract: New control signaling is associated to a protocol data unit conveying user data in a mobile communication system and to the control channel signal. A mobile station and a base station and their respective operation are described in view of the newly defined control channel signals. To reduce the control channel overhead, a common field is defined for the transport format and redundancy version in the control channel information format. According to one approach, the common field is used to jointly encode transport format and redundancy version therein. According to another aspect, one shared field is provided on the control channel signal that indicates either a transport format or a redundancy version depending on whether the control channel signal relates to an initial transmission or a retransmission. In another embodiment, further enhancements to an HARQ protocol address certain error cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Optis Wireless Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Wengerter, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Joachim Löhr, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20200267716
    Abstract: To improve throughput by reducing the resource used for transmitting a parameter relating to retransmission control and decreasing the overhead of retransmission control signaling. In a case where a retransmission control method is employed in consideration of adaptive MCS control in which the encoding rate can be changed, the scheduling section sets the MCS in accordance with CQI notified from the communication counterpart apparatus. When transmission data is encoded, the RV parameter bit-number setting section sets the number of bits used for signaling the RV parameter to decrease as the encoding rate of the first transmission is decreased and sets the RV parameter based on the number of bits. For example, in a case where the encoding rate R is R>2/3, two bits are set. In a case where the encoding rate 1/3<R?2/3, one bit is set. On the other hand, in a case where R?1/3, zero bits is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki HOSHINO, Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU, Yasuaki YUDA
  • Publication number: 20200252099
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication apparatus wherein channel estimation accuracy is improved while keeping the position of each bit in a frame, even when a modulation system having a large modulation multiple value is used for a data symbol. In the wireless communication apparatus, an encoding section encodes and outputs transmitting data to a bit converting section, and the bit converting section converts at least one bit of a plurality of bits constituting a data symbol to be used for channel estimation, among the encoded bit strings, into ‘1’ or ‘0’ and outputs it to a modulating section. The modulating section modulates the bit string inputted from the bit converting section by using a single modulation mapper and a plurality of data symbols are generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi MIYOSHI, Hidetoshi SUZUKI, Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU, Christian WENGERTER, Alexander GOLITSCHEK EDLER VON ELBWART
  • Publication number: 20200252935
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless communication base station device and a division number determination method that improves the frequency diversity effect while maintaining channel estimation accuracy regardless of the number of divisions in the frequency domain of a transmission signal from a wireless communication terminal device. A determination unit determines the number of divisions in the frequency domain of a transmission signal from a wireless communication terminal device. Here, the determination unit increases the number of divisions in the frequency domain of the transmission signal from the wireless communication terminal device as the number of pilot blocks included in the transmission signal increases. In addition, a scheduling unit schedules allocation to the frequency resources of the divided transmission signal according to the number of divisions determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshihiko OGAWA, Seigo NAKAO, Daichi IMAMURA, Akihiko NISHIO, Masayuki HOSHINO, Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU, Kenichi MIYOSHI, Yasuaki YUDA, Sadaki FUTAGI, Takashi IWAI
  • Publication number: 20200235880
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can separate propagation paths of antenna ports and improve a channel estimation accuracy even when using virtual antennas. The device includes: a mapping unit which maps a data signal after modulation to a virtual antenna and a virtual antenna; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S0 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit between the odd-number slot and the even-number slot; the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R0 transmitted from the antenna port; a phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of S1 transmitted from an antenna port in synchronization with a phase inversion unit; and the phase inversion unit which inverts the phase of R1 transmitted from an antenna port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20200229203
    Abstract: A transmitter communicates with a receiver via a satellite station that transmits a signal by a multibeam system. The transmitter includes a scheduler and a transmission unit. The scheduler performs scheduling to determine a time and a wireless channel to transmit data addressed to the receiver based on an area where the receiver is present. The transmission unit transmits a signal of the data addressed to the receiver to the satellite station by the wireless channel determined by the scheduler and at the time determined by the scheduler. The signal transmitted from the transmission unit by an i-th (i is an integer of 1 or larger) wireless channel is transmitted from the satellite station to the receiver by an i-th beam. Frequencies of signals transmitted from the satellite station by respective beams are same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU, Takayuki SOTOYAMA, Shutai OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200221454
    Abstract: A radio terminal in a radio communication system receives a physical downlink control signal comprising a control field and a new data indicator (NDI) field and determines that a value of the NDI field is one of a first value and a second value. A physical uplink shared channel signal is generated according to both a specific transport format and a specific redundancy version. The control field is used to determine the specific transport format when the NDI field is determined to be the first value, and the control field is used to determine the specific redundancy version when the NDI field is determined to be the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Wengerter, Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Joachim Löhr, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10694506
    Abstract: To improve throughput by reducing the resource used for transmitting a parameter relating to retransmission control and decreasing overhead of retransmission control signaling. Where a retransmission control method is employed with adaptive MCS control in which the encoding rate can be changed, the scheduling section sets the MCS in accordance with CQI notified from the communication counterpart apparatus. When transmission data is encoded, the RV parameter bit-number setting section sets the number of bits used for signaling the RV parameter to decrease as the encoding rate of the first transmission is decreased and sets the RV parameter based on the number of bits. For example, in a case where the encoding rate R is R>?, two bits are set. In a case where the encoding rate ?<R??, one bit is set. On the other hand, in a case where R??, zero bits is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu, Yasuaki Yuda
  • Patent number: 10673483
    Abstract: Wireless communication wherein channel estimation accuracy is improved while keeping the position of each bit in a frame, even when a modulation system having a large modulation multiple value is used for a data symbol. An encoding operation encodes and outputs transmitting data (bit string) and a bit converting operation converts at least one bit of a plurality of bits constituting a data symbol to be used for channel estimation, among the encoded bit strings, into ‘1’ or ‘0’. A modulating operation modulates the bit string inputted from the bit converting operation by using a single modulation mapper and a plurality of data symbols are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Miyoshi, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu, Christian Wengerter, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart