Patents by Inventor Kazuyuki Shimezawa

Kazuyuki Shimezawa 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).

  • Patent number: 12035306
    Abstract: A communications device comprising a transmitter configured to transmit signals on communications resources of a wireless access interface of the wireless communications network, a receiver configured to receive signals transmitted on the communications resources of the wireless access interface, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit data representing the signals. The controller is configured to determine communications resources of the wireless access interface to be used to transmit the signals representing the data to be transmitted, and to determine a schedule for monitoring the wireless access interface to receive control information, wherein the monitoring schedule is based on the determined communications resources to be used to transmit the data, and the control information is monitored for a pre-emption indication that at least a portion of the determined communications resources are allocated for transmitting signals by another communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale, Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Publication number: 20240224359
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a communication device, a communication method, and a vehicle that allow an improvement in data transmission efficiency in the vehicle. The communication device includes a first communication unit configured to perform communication over a first network that interconnects a plurality of zones in a vehicle, and a second communication unit configured to perform wireless communication over a second network formed in a first zone that is one of the plurality of zones. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a communication system provided in a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru SUGAYA, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Ken TANAKA, Kosuke AIO
  • Patent number: 12028259
    Abstract: A method of operating an infrastructure equipment forming part of a wireless communications network comprises establishing a radio bearer in accordance with a radio resource connection procedure for transmitting data via a wireless access interface to the wireless communications network, the radio bearer including one or more quality of service flows. Each of the quality of service flows is associated with a communications service provided to the communications device and each of the quality of service flows is defined by parameters for communicating the data for the communications service. The parameters include a relative priority indicator providing an indication of a relative priority level for transmitting from the communications device the data with respect to other quality of service flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Publication number: 20240215055
    Abstract: To improve frequency utilization efficiency of communication between communication devices. A communication device of the present disclosure is a communication device that performs sidelink communication with a transmission device, and includes: a control unit that performs a setting related to a configured grant on the basis of first setting information; and a reception unit that receives transmission data transmitted from the transmission device through the sidelink communication on the basis of the setting related to the configured grant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Naoki KUSASHIMA
  • Patent number: 12022438
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data by a communications device, the method comprising determining that a plurality of communications resources overlap, the communications resources being configured for the transmission of data by the communications device, in response to determining that the plurality of communications resources overlap, selecting communications resources comprising at least a portion of one or more of the plurality of communications resources, selecting data to be transmitted using the selected communications resources, and transmitting the selected data using the selected communications resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yassin Aden Awad, Vivek Sharma, Shin Horng Wong, Yuxin Wei, Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Patent number: 12010046
    Abstract: Communications devices for communicating via a wireless access interface are provided. In one embodiment, a communications device comprises transceiver circuitry and controller circuitry configured in combination to receive signals using at least two of a plurality of bandwidth parts of the wireless access interface, each of the bandwidth parts being smaller than and within a carrier bandwidth of the wireless access interface, wherein the at least two of the bandwidth parts at least partially overlap in frequency resources of the carrier bandwidth and time resources of the wireless access interface, to receive the signals via both of the at least two bandwidth parts, and to decode the signals received via each of the at least two bandwidth parts separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yassin Aden Awad, Shin Horng Wong, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Vivek Sharma, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Patent number: 12009908
    Abstract: Provided is a mechanism which is capable of improving wireless link quality regarding transmission from a terminal device on the ground to a non-ground station device. A terminal device including a control unit configured to acquire information regarding a type of a base station device and control a transmission timing of a signal to the base station device on the basis of the information regarding the type of the base station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Kusashima, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Hiromasa Uchiyama, Hiroki Matsuda, Ryota Kimura, Yifu Tang
  • Publication number: 20240187915
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data by a communications device, the method comprising receiving a plurality of service data units including a first service data unit and a second service data unit at a Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP), service access point (SAP) according to one or more quality of service (QoS) flows, each of the QoS flows defining a quality of service for the data received from the service data units, mapping the service data units received according to the one or more QoS flows on to one or more radio bearers, each of the one or more radio bearers being defined by a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity within a PDCP layer, forming the service data units into protocol data units for transmission via the radio bearer to which the corresponding QoS flow has been mapped, and transmitting the protocol data units via the corresponding radio bearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SHARMA, Samuel Asangbeng ATUNGSIRI, Shin Horng WONG, Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Hideji WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20240187165
    Abstract: A method of operating a communications device for transmitting data to or receiving data from an infrastructure equipment forming part of a wireless communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Horng WONG, Martin Warwick BEALE, Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20240171949
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication device includes a wired communication unit, a wireless communication unit, and a control unit. The wired communication unit performs wired communication via a wired communication network constructed among a plurality of devices mounted on a vehicle. The wireless communication unit performs wireless communication via a wireless communication network constructed among the plurality of devices. The control unit transmits first data corresponding to transmission data via the wired communication unit and transmits second data corresponding to the transmission data via the wireless communication unit according to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Shigeru SUGAYA
  • Patent number: 11991666
    Abstract: A method of operating a communications device to transmit data to a wireless communications network comprises processing uplink data for transmission on grant free resources of a physical uplink shared channel of a wireless access interface provided by the wireless communications network to form one or more transport blocks of the uplink data for transmission. The method comprises selecting one of a plurality of configurations for transmitting the uplink data in the grant free resources, and transmitting the uplink data in the grant free resources according to the selected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Publication number: 20240163175
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication device includes a wired communication unit, a wireless communication unit, and a control unit. The wired communication unit performs wired communication via a wired communication network constructed between a plurality of pieces of equipment mounted on a vehicle. The wireless communication unit performs wireless communication via a wireless communication network constructed between the plurality of pieces of equipment. The control unit transmits first data via the wired communication unit and transmits second data via the wireless communication unit according to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Shigeru SUGAYA
  • Publication number: 20240163864
    Abstract: A mobile device including circuitry configured to: receive one or more synchronization signal blocks periodically transmitted from a base station, each synchronization signal block containing Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS), Secondary Synchronization Signal (SSS) and Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH), wherein the PBCH carries a Master Information Block (MIB) which contains information of subcarrier interval for System Information Block type 1 (SIB 1); identify an index of a first synchronization signal block among the one or more synchronization signal blocks; and receive Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) being located in a common search space and including an added Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) which is scrambled by System Information Radio Network Temporary Identifier (SI-RNTI), and Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) carrying the SIB 1, the PDSCH being scheduled by the PDCCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki KUSASHIMA, Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Hiroki MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20240163890
    Abstract: A terminal device that performs communication with a base station, including: a wireless transmitter that transmits an uplink channel using a first signal waveform or a second signal waveform, the first signal waveform is a signal generated without performing a predetermined conversion process, and the second signal waveform is a signal generated by performing the predetermined conversion process, in a case where the uplink channel is a predetermined control channel, the second signal waveform is used for transmitting the uplink channel, and in a case where the uplink channel is a predetermined shared channel, either the first signal waveform or the second signal waveform is used for transmitting the uplink channel based on control information uniquely notified from the base station to the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Naoki KUSASHIMA, Hiromasa UCHIYAMA, Hiroki MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20240154678
    Abstract: A communications device for use in a wireless communications network providing a wireless access interface within a system bandwidth, the system bandwidth comprising a plurality of bandwidth parts, the communications device comprising a transmitter configured to transmit signals using a plurality of activated bandwidth parts, a receiver configured to receive signals using the plurality of activated bandwidth parts, the received signals being signals transmitted using a plurality of activated beams, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver so that the communications device is operable: to determine that an activated beam associated with a first bandwidth part satisfies beam failure criteria; to select from the plurality of activated bandwidth parts a second bandwidth part; and to transmit using communications resources associated with the selected second bandwidth part a beam failure indication indicating that the activated beam associated with the first bandwidth part satisfies
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yassin Aden AWAD, Shin Horng WONG, Kazuyuki SHIMEZAWA, Vivek SHARMA, Martin Warwick BEALE
  • Patent number: 11979774
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment of a wireless communications network is configured to act as a first relay node by determining an allocation of a first set of communications resources by the infrastructure equipment acting as a first relay node for another infrastructure equipment acting as a second relay node, the communications resources for transmitting uplink data from a first communications device to an infrastructure equipment connected to a core network part of the wireless communications network acting as a donor node, the allocation of the first set of communications resources for the other infrastructure equipment acting as the second relay node being based upon a donor set of communications resources allocated by the donor node for communicating the uplink data from the first communications device to the donor node via the infrastructure equipment acting as the first relay node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri
  • Patent number: 11979948
    Abstract: A method of controlling communications within a wireless communications network is provided. The method comprises receiving, at a first infrastructure equipment acting as a donor node connected to a core network part of a wireless communications network, signals representing data from one or more others of infrastructure equipment, the data having been received at the one or more others of the infrastructure equipment from one or more communications devices or from other infrastructure equipment, and transmitting, by the first infrastructure equipment, the data from the one or more others of the infrastructure equipment to the core network part of the wireless communications network. At least one of the infrastructure equipment uses at least one spectral efficiency enhancing technique to receive the signals, the at least one spectral efficiency enhancing technique allowing the at least one infrastructure equipment to receive the signals in the backhaul communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Publication number: 20240147503
    Abstract: A terminal device (200) performs sidelink communication with another terminal device. The terminal device (200) includes a control unit (240). The control unit (240) acquires resource pool information regarding a resource pool allocated by a base station device (100) for sidelink communication with another terminal device. The control unit (240) transmits control information to another terminal device by using at least one of a plurality of sidelink control channels allocated to a slot included in the resource pool in a time axis direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: KAZUYUKI SHIMEZAWA, HIROMASA UCHIYAMA, NAOKI KUSASHIMA
  • Patent number: 11974268
    Abstract: A mobile device including circuitry configured to: receive one or more synchronization signal blocks periodically transmitted from a base station, each synchronization signal block containing Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS), Secondary Synchronization Signal (SSS) and Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH), wherein the PBCH carries a Master Information Block (MIB) which contains information of subcarrier interval for System Information Block type 1 (SIB1); identify an index of a first synchronization signal block among the one or more synchronization signal blocks; and receive Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) being located in a common search space and including an added Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) which is scrambled by System Information Radio Network Temporary Identifier (SI-RNTI), and Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) carrying the SIB1, the PDSCH being scheduled by the PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Kusashima, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Hiroki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11950256
    Abstract: A wireless communication device including an acquisition unit that acquires an information set related to a transmission parameter when transmitting a resource arbitrarily selected from a predetermined resource pool to a transmission target (for example, performing grant-free transmission), and a setting unit that sets the transmission parameter using the information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuda, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Naoki Kusashima