Patents by Inventor Kazunari Yokomakura

Kazunari Yokomakura 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: 20240063951
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor configured to determine whether scheduling request (SR) reporting with hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) with different priorities is supported. The processor is also configured to generate SR bits for multiplexing HARQ-ACK, wherein the HARQ-ACK having different priorities. The processor is further configured to multiplex the HARQ-ACK and the SR bits. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the multiplexed HARQ-ACK and SR bits on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, KAI YING
  • 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: 20240049117
    Abstract: A wireless terminal that communicates over a radio interface with a radio access node of a radio access network (RAN). The wireless terminal comprises receiver circuitry, transmitter circuitry, and processor circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive, in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state, one or more configuration messages via dedicated signaling(s). The one or more configuration messages may comprise a timer configuration for a timer and a configuration for Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) monitoring. The transmitter circuitry is configured to transmit, in the RRC connected state, a system information (SI) request message to request at least one system information block (SIB). The processor circuitry is configured to start the timer based on the timer configuration and to perform an SI acquisition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Atsushi ISHII, TATSUSHI AIBA, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Patent number: 11889324
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is provided. The UE includes higher layer circuitry configured to receive first information to configure a sidelink bandwidth part (BWP) and second information to configure one or more resource pools for sidelink transmission and/or reception. The UE further includes transmission circuitry configured to transmit a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH) and a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH). The first information includes a configuration of numerologies for the PSCCH and PSSCH and the second information includes a configuration of one or more resource pools for the PSCCH and PSSCH within the sidelink BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Tatsushi Aiba, Jia Sheng
  • Publication number: 20240015754
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. Receiving circuitry receives first information and second information. Monitoring circuitry monitors downlink control information (DCI) carried by a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). The first information indicates information to configure a first control resource set (CORESET) pool and a second CORESET pool. The second information indicates information on a first transmission configuration indication (TCI) state for CORESETs associated with the first CORESET pool and a TCI state for CORESETs associated the second CORESET pool. The DCI carried by a first PDCCH is monitored by a CORESET associated with the first CORESET pool. The DCI carried by a second PDCCH is monitored by a CORESET associated with the second CORESET pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, ZHANPING YIN, KAI YING
  • 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: 20230396370
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor configured to determine that joint reporting of uplink control information (UCI) with different priorities is configured and a multiplexing timeline is satisfied. The processor is also configured to multiplex a low priority hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and a high priority scheduling request (SR) with a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 0 or a PUCCH format 1. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the multiplexed HARQ-ACK and SR on a PUCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, KAI YING
  • 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: 20230379916
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE determines a joint coding for more than two bits of total payload for low priority hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and high priority HARQ-ACK on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The UE also determines a PUCCH resource based on the total HARQ-ACK payload from sets of high priority PUCCH resources. The UE further determines a number of physical resource blocks (PRBs) for a PUCCH transmission based on the total HARQ-ACK payload and a maxCodeRate on the selected PUCCH resource. The UE also multiplexes the low priority HARQ-ACK and the high priority HARQ-ACK based on the determined joint coding. The UE further transmits the multiplexed HARQ-ACK on the PUCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAI YING, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20230379096
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor configured to determine that joint reporting of uplink control information (UCI) with different priorities is configured and a multiplexing timeline is satisfied. The processor is also configured to multiplex a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and a scheduling request (SR), the HARQ-ACK comprising a low priority HARQ-ACK with a PUCCH format 0 or a PUCCH format 1, and the SR comprising a high priority SR with a PUCCH format 1. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the multiplexed HARQ-ACK and SR by transmitting the low priority HARQ-ACK on a PUCCH resource for a positive high priority SR using PUCCH format 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, KAI YING
  • Publication number: 20230379917
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor configured to determine that joint reporting of uplink control information (UCI) with different priorities is configured and a multiplexing timeline is satisfied. The processor is also configured to multiplex more than two bits of a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and a scheduling request (SR) using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 2, PUCCH format 3 or PUCCH format 4. The HARQ-ACK and the SR have different priorities. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the multiplexed HARQ-ACK and SR on a PUCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, KAI YING
  • 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: 20230379094
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor configured to determine a joint coding for up to two bits of low priority hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and high priority HARQ-ACK on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The processor is also configured to multiplex the low priority HARQ-ACK and the high priority HARQ-ACK based on the determined joint coding. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the multiplexed HARQ-ACK on the PUCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAI YING, 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: 20230318748
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor configured to determine a maximum code rate for a low priority hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) that is multiplexed with a high priority HARQ-ACK on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). The low priority HARQ-ACK has a separate code rate than the high priority HARQ-ACK. The processor is also configured to multiplex the low priority HARQ-ACK and the high priority HARQ-ACK based on the determined maximum code rate for the low priority HARQ-ACK. The UE also includes transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the multiplexed HARQ-ACK on the PUCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: ZHANPING YIN, KAZUNARI YOKOMAKURA, KAI YING
  • Publication number: 20230308152
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE may include memory configured to store a first quantity value for a channel state information (CSI) quantity type. The UE may also include receiving circuitry configured to calculate a second quantity value for the CSI quantity type based on a CSI measurement event. The UE may also include transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a CSI report including the second quantity value in a physical uplink channel. The transmitting circuitry may also be configured to determine whether to drop the second quantity value from the CSI report by comparing a threshold and a delta value. The transmitting circuitry may also be configured to calculate the delta value by comparing the first quantity value and the second quantity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Zhanping Yin, Tomoki Yoshimura, Kai Ying
  • Publication number: 20230308151
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE may include memory configured to store a first quantity value for a channel state information (CSI) quantity type. The UE may include receiving circuitry configured to calculate a second quantity value for the CSI quantity type based on a CSI measurement event. The UE may also include transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a CSI report including the second quantity value in a physical uplink channel. The transmitting circuitry may be configured to determine a priority index by comparing a threshold and a delta value. The transmitting circuitry may also be configured to calculate the delta value by comparing the first quantity value and the second quantity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Zhanping Yin, Tomoki Yoshimura, Kai Ying