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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10667263
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless communication base station device and a division number determination method that improve 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: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ogawa, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Masayuki Hoshino, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu, Kenichi Miyoshi, Yasuaki Yuda, Sadaki Futagi, Takashi Iwai
  • Patent number: 10651994
    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: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10644745
    Abstract: In order to reduce interference between cells through hopping and use frequencies in a good propagation situation, a scheduler section carries out scheduling for determining to which user data should be sent using CQI from each communication terminal apparatus, selects a user signal to be sent in the next frame and determines in which subcarrier block the data should be sent. An MCS decision section selects a modulation scheme and coding method from the CQI of the selected user signal. A subcarrier block selection section selects a subcarrier block instructed by the scheduler section 102 for each user signal. For the respective subcarrier blocks, FH sequence selection sections select hopping patterns. A subcarrier mapping section maps the user signal and control data to subcarriers according to the selected hopping pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu, Isamu Yoshii
  • Publication number: 20200077399
    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: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20200067558
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi MIYOSHI, Hidetoshi SUZUKI, Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU, Christian WENGERTER, Alexander GOLITSCHEK EDLER VON ELBWART
  • Publication number: 20190386799
    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: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10511343
    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: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Miyoshi, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu, Christian Wengerter, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart
  • Patent number: 10506599
    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: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10439778
    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: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Masayuki Hoshino, Atsushi Sumasu, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20190246401
    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: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20190238173
    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: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi MIYOSHI, Hidetoshi SUZUKI, Katsuhiko HIRAMATSU, Christian WENGERTER, Alexander GOLITSCHEK EDLER VON ELBWART
  • Patent number: 10306644
    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 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Christian Wengerter, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10298286
    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 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Miyoshi, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu, Christian Wengerter, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart