Patents by Inventor Martin Beale

Martin Beale 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: 20220385416
    Abstract: A network element for use in a mobile communications system and a method of using a network element for communicating data to/from mobile communications devices in a mobile communications system. The network element can provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to/from the mobile communications devices, the wireless access interface including: on a downlink a host carrier, the host carrier providing plural resource elements across a first frequency range; transmit data for a first group of mobile communications devices, wherein the data is distributed within the plural resource elements across the first frequency range; a virtual carrier via the wireless access interface, the virtual carrier providing one or more resource elements within a second frequency range which is within and smaller than the first frequency range; and transmit data for a second group of mobile communications devices via the virtual carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Darren MCNAMARA, Andrew LILLIE, Peter DARWOOD, Martin BEALE
  • Patent number: 11457463
    Abstract: A method includes receiving scheduling information for a transmission on a plurality of resource blocks. The method also includes, based on control information on at least one invalid resource block included in the plurality of resource blocks, blocking the transmission on the at least one invalid resource block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 11457457
    Abstract: Method for allocating resources (44) within a grid (40) of time and frequency for communication in a radio communications system under a first protocol, comprising determining an indication of a frequency resource range (43) to be allocated for data communication between a base station and a device within the first radio protocol; determining that a predetermined frequency resource (42) within said range is pre-allocated to communication under a second radio protocol; allocating a frequency resource (44) for the communication in the first radio protocol which overlaps and excludes said predetermined frequency resource for that data communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Rickard Ljung, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Beale
  • Publication number: 20220294596
    Abstract: A base station communicating data to/from plural mobile terminals over a plural OFDM sub-carriers within a coverage area. The base station allocates transmission resources provided by a first group of the plural OFDM sub-carriers within a first frequency band to mobile terminals of a first type and to allocates transmission resources provided by a second group of the plural OFDM sub-carriers within a second frequency band to terminals of a second type, the second group being smaller than the first group and the second frequency band being selected from within the first frequency band. The base station transmits control information including resource allocation information for terminals of the first type over a first bandwidth corresponding to the combined first and second groups of OFDM sub-carriers and transmits control information including resource allocation information for terminals of the second type over a second bandwidth corresponding to the second group of OFDM sub-carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Darren MCNAMARA, Andrew LILLIE, Peter DARWOOD, Martin BEALE
  • Patent number: 11418917
    Abstract: A device receives, in a first sequence (501) of transmission frames (202) of a wireless channel, first positioning reference signals (151, 152) from a first base station. The device receives, in a second sequence (502) of transmission frames (202) which is at least partly different from the first sequence (501), second positioning reference signals (153, 154) from a second base station. A time-difference of arrival (TDOA) is determined based on the first positioning reference signals (151, 152) and the second positioning reference signals (153, 154).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 11412515
    Abstract: A network element for use in a mobile communications system and a method of using a network element for communicating data to/from mobile communications devices in a mobile communications system. The network element can provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to/from the mobile communications devices, the wireless access interface including: on a downlink a host carrier, the host carrier providing plural resource elements across a first frequency range; transmit data for a first group of mobile communications devices, wherein the data is distributed within the plural resource elements across the first frequency range; a virtual carrier via the wireless access interface, the virtual carrier providing one or more resource elements within a second frequency range which is within and smaller than the first frequency range; and transmit data for a second group of mobile communications devices via the virtual carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Darren McNamara, Andrew Lillie, Peter Darwood, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 11399353
    Abstract: A telecommunications system communicating data to/from one or more terminals, including one or more transmitters to transmit first and second carriers over respective first and second frequency bandwidths. During a first time period the transmitters can transmit data receivable by first and second classes of terminal on the first and second carriers. During a second different time period, the transmitters can transmit data to the second class of terminal on the first and second carriers in combination. A data transmission format on the first carrier in the first time period is incompatible with a user data transmission format on the second carrier during the first time period. The transmitters can transmit control data on the first carrier in the first time period which is receivable by the second class of terminal to enable the second class of terminal to maintain synchronisation with the first carrier during the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Peter Darwood, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 11349629
    Abstract: A base station communicating data to/from plural mobile terminals over plural OFDM sub-carriers within a coverage area. The base station allocates transmission resources provided by a first group of the plural OFDM sub-carriers within a first frequency band to mobile terminals of a first type and allocates transmission resources provided by a second group of the plural OFDM sub-carriers within a second frequency band to terminals of a second type, the second group being smaller than the first group and the second frequency band selected from within the first frequency band. The base station transmits control information including resource allocation information for terminals of the first type over a first bandwidth corresponding to the combined first and second groups of OFDM sub-carriers and transmits control information including resource allocation information for terminals of the second type over a second bandwidth corresponding to the second group of OFDM sub-carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Darren McNamara, Andrew Lillie, Peter Darwood, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 11240818
    Abstract: Method carried out in a radio communications network for communicating with a user equipment, comprising transmitting resource allocation information addressed to the user equipment, wherein said resource allocation information comprises an indication of frequency domain repetition, and wherein said frequency domain repetition is associated with a predetermined mapping of repetitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Beale, Rickard Ljung, Basuki Priyanto, Shin Horng Wong
  • Patent number: 11129153
    Abstract: A method for communicating data between a base station and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system, for example an LTE-based system. The wireless communication system uses plural frequency sub-carriers spanning a system frequency band. Physical-layer control information for the terminal device is transmitted from the base station using sub-carriers selected from across the system frequency band, for example to provide frequency diversity. However, higher-layer data for the terminal device is transmitted using only sub-carriers selected from within a restricted frequency band which is smaller than and within the system frequency band. The terminal device is aware of the restricted frequency band, and as such need only buffer and process data within this restricted frequency band during periods where higher-layer data is being transmitted. The terminal device buffers and processes the full system frequency band during periods when physical-layer control information is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Martin Beale
  • Publication number: 20210281370
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system including mobile terminals of first type and second type configured to transmit uplink data to a network over a radio interface using plural sub-carriers. The mobile terminals of first type configured to transmit uplink data on a first group of the sub-carriers over a first bandwidth and the mobile terminals of second type configured to transmit uplink data on a second group of the sub-carriers within the first group of sub-carrier over a second bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth. The mobile terminals of first type transmit random access request messages to a base station of the network requesting uplink radio resources on a first random access channel. The mobile terminals of second type transmit random access request messages to the base station of the network requesting uplink radio resources on a second random access channel on sub-carriers within the second sub-carrier group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Darren MCNAMARA, Andrew LILLIE, Peter DARWOOD, Martin BEALE
  • Patent number: 11112485
    Abstract: Positioning reference signals are transmitted in a downlink direction from base stations (200) of a wireless communication network to a wireless communication device (100) or in an uplink direction from the wireless communication device (100) to base stations (200) of the wireless communication network. According to a frequency hop pattern, a radio interface of the wireless communication device is switched between multiple different frequency ranges. In this way, the wireless communication device (100) can receive the downlink positioning reference signals on multiple different frequencies defined by the frequency hop pattern or send the uplink positioning reference signals on multiple different frequencies defined by the frequency hop pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Beale
  • Publication number: 20210258933
    Abstract: A method communicating data between a base station and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system, for example an LTE-based system. The wireless communication system uses plural frequency sub-carriers spanning a system frequency band. Physical-layer control information for the terminal device is transmitted from the base station using sub-carriers selected from across the system frequency band, for example to provide frequency diversity. However, higher-layer data for the terminal device is transmitted using only sub-carriers selected from within a restricted frequency band which is smaller than and within the system frequency band. The terminal device is aware of the restricted frequency band, and as such need only buffer and process data within this restricted frequency band during periods where higher-layer data is being transmitted. The terminal device buffers and processes the full system frequency band during periods when physical-layer control information is being transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Martin BEALE
  • Publication number: 20210243760
    Abstract: A network element for use in a mobile communications system and a method of using a network element for communicating data to/from mobile communications devices in a mobile communications system. The network element can provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to/from the mobile communications devices, the wireless access interface including: on a downlink a host carrier, the host carrier providing plural resource elements across a first frequency range; transmit data for a first group of mobile communications devices, wherein the data is distributed within the plural resource elements across the first frequency range; a virtual carrier via the wireless access interface, the virtual carrier providing one or more resource elements within a second frequency range which is within and smaller than the first frequency range; and transmit data for a second group of mobile communications devices via the virtual carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Darren MCNAMARA, Andrew LILLIE, Peter DARWOOD, Martin BEALE
  • Patent number: 11076377
    Abstract: A base station transmits, in a repetitive first sequence of transmission frames of a wireless channel, first positioning reference signals. The base station transmits, in a repetitive second sequence of transmission frames of the wireless channel, second positioning reference signals. The first positioning reference signals and the second positioning reference signals each facilitate determining a time of arrival of signals communicated on the wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Beale
  • Publication number: 20210195458
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless communication device (102) includes performing a channel measurement of a wireless link (111) between the wireless communication device (102) and a network node (101) of a communication network (90). The method also includes transmitting, as part of a random access procedure (6000) for accessing the communication network (90), an uplink message (6003) to the network node (101), the uplink message (6003) carrying a measurement report (160) of the channel measurement. The method also includes providing, to the network node (101), an indication (190) related to whether the uplink message (6003) carries the measurement report (160).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Basuki PRIYANTO, Martin BEALE, Shin Horng WONG
  • Patent number: 11018814
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system including mobile terminals of first type and second type configured to transmit uplink data to a network over a radio interface using plural sub-carriers. The mobile terminals of first type configured to transmit uplink data on a first group of the sub-carriers over a first bandwidth and the mobile terminals of second type configured to transmit uplink data on a second group of the sub-carriers within the first group of sub-carrier over a second bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth. The mobile terminals of first type transmit random access request messages to a base station of the network requesting uplink radio resources on a first random access channel. The mobile terminals of second type transmit random access request messages to the base station of the network requesting uplink radio resources on a second random access channel on sub-carriers within the second sub-carrier group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC
    Inventors: Darren Mcnamara, Andrew Lillie, Peter Darwood, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 10999833
    Abstract: A method communicating data between a base station and a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications system, for example an LTE-based system. The wireless communication system uses plural frequency sub-carriers spanning a system frequency band. Physical-layer control information for the terminal device is transmitted from the base station using sub-carriers selected from across the system frequency band, for example to provide frequency diversity. However, higher-layer data for the terminal device is transmitted using only sub-carriers selected from within a restricted frequency band which is smaller than and within the system frequency band. The terminal device is aware of the restricted frequency band, and as such need only buffer and process data within this restricted frequency band during periods where higher-layer data is being transmitted. The terminal device buffers and processes the full system frequency band during periods when physical-layer control information is being transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SCA IPLA Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 10993233
    Abstract: A network element for use in a mobile communications system and a method of using a network element for communicating data to/from mobile communications devices in a mobile communications system. The network element can provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to/from the mobile communications devices, the wireless access interface including: on a downlink a host carrier, the host carrier providing plural resource elements across a first frequency range; transmit data for a first group of mobile communications devices, wherein the data is distributed within the plural resource elements across the first frequency range; a virtual carrier via the wireless access interface, the virtual carrier providing one or more resource elements within a second frequency range which is within and smaller than the first frequency range; and transmit data for a second group of mobile communications devices via the virtual carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Darren McNamara, Andrew Lillie, Peter Darwood, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 10958387
    Abstract: A method of allocating transmission resources in an OFDM wireless telecommunication system arranged to communicate data using a plurality of OFDM sub-carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Darren McNamara, Andrew Lillie, Peter Darwood, Martin Beale