Patents by Inventor Martino M. Freda

Martino M. Freda 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: 10912007
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a WTRU to act as a mobile relay, the method comprising the WTRU connecting to the network, the WTRU receiving a message from the network indicating that the WTRU is to act as a mobile relay for one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, the WTRU discovering one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, and the WTRU receiving a message from the out-of-coverage device that indicates that the out-of-coverage device has selected the WTRU to act as a mobile relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier
  • Publication number: 20210014791
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power saving in a wireless network are disclosed. A Wireless Transmit/Receive Unit (WTRU) may comprise a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The processor may determine a processing state pertaining to behavior of the WTRU and determine a minimum amount of resources to be processed for one or more sets of physical resources based on the determined processing state. Each respective set of physical resources may comprise resources in time, and any of frequency or space. For each respective set of physical resources, the time may comprise a frame structure associated with a numerology applicable to the respective set of physical resources, the frequency may comprise any of a frequency location, a bandwidth, or the numerology, and the space may comprise one or more beams. The processor may process the determined minimum amount of resources of the one of more sets of physical resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Martino M Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Tao Deng, Paul Marinier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Aata El Hamss
  • Publication number: 20200396654
    Abstract: Supplementary uplink (SUL) may be used in wireless systems. Cell suitability criteria may be provided for cells configured with SUL. A Wireless Transmit/Receive Unit (WTRU) may receive paging with an indication of a carrier (e.g., SUL or regular uplink (RUL)) in which to initiate part or all of an initial access. A WTRU that may be performing response-driven paging may provide (e.g. explicit) beam information for beamforming of a paging message on a non-beamformed SUL. A handover (HO) procedure (e.g., carrier selection, configuration handling, HO failure, etc.) may be provided for a WTRU with a configured SUL. A WTRU may request a change of a configured UL. A WTRU may (e.g., autonomously) perform a switch to a different (e.g., configured) uplink, for example, when one or more conditions may be met (e.g., conditional switch). Semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) resources/configuration may be relocated from a first UL to a second UL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Mouna Hajir, Yugeswar Deenoo, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10856221
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive at least three sets of parameters associated with power saving. A first set of the parameters is associated with an idle state. A second set of the parameters is associated with a connected state. A third set of the parameters is associated with not being in a connected state and remains registered with a network and maintains a packet data network (PDN) connection. The WTRU is configured to enter active times based on the third set of parameters on a condition that the WTRU is not in the connected state and remains registered with the network. During the active times, the WTRU is configured to monitor physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) for paging messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad, Behrouz Aghili, Martino M. Freda, Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Pascal M. Adjakple
  • Publication number: 20200374960
    Abstract: A system and methods for beam failure recovery and management for multi-carrier communications with beamforming are disclosed herein. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may monitor for and detect a beam failure of a beam associated with a secondary cell (Scell). The WTRU may select an Scell candidate beam. The WTRU may transmit using a selected uplink (UL) resource in a primary cell (SpCell) a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) including an indication of Scell beam failure and identifying the selected candidate beam. The WTRU may receive an Scell beam failure indication response on the SpCell indicating an SCell index and a downlink (DL) quasi co-location (QCL) reference associated with the Scell. The WTRU may verify that the DL QCL reference matches with the candidate beam. The WTRU may perform random access on the SCell using the selected QCL reference and the selected candidate beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yugeswar Deenoo, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Faris Alfarhan
  • Patent number: 10849161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Publication number: 20200305038
    Abstract: Methods to perform, maintain and report measurements on a transmission-reception point (TRP) using limited reference signal transmission are described herein. The mobility measurement reports may utilize physical channels. Methods to obtain measurements on neighbor TRPs using limited RS transmissions are also described herein. Random-Access procedures to enable the addition of a neighbor TRP or handover without requiring higher layer signaling (and possibly without an interface between source and target TRP) are also described herein. New triggers to perform RA in order to decrease handover latency are also described herein. Wireless Transmit/Receive Unit (WTRU) behavior upon receiving RAR from multiple possible TRPs are also described herein. For example, a WTRU may store RAR information and use it later in an interrupted RA procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20200305167
    Abstract: A method for operation in a WTRU may comprise transmitting, from the WTRU to an eNB, a request for SPS resources including a periodicity of the requested SPS resources and a time offset indicative of a time in which the WTRU expects have an SPS resource allocated. The method may further comprise receiving, by the WTRU from the eNB, in response to the transmitted request for SPS resources, an SPS configuration. The time offset of the transmitted request may include a subframe number (SFN) offset with respect to SFN 0 of the WTRU. The received SPS configuration may correspond to a PC5 interface and the SPS configuration may be received over a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200305186
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for uplink (UL) transmissions in wireless systems. The systems, methods and instrumentalities may include a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) with a receiver configured to receive one or more uplink (UL) grants that may include allocations associated with a regular UL (RUL) carrier and a supplementary UL (SUL) carrier. The RUL and SUL carriers may be associated with a common downlink (DL) carrier of a serving cell. The WTRU may include a processor configured to select data from one or more logical channels for transmission in accordance with the allocations. The WTRU may include a transmitter configured to transmit data from one logical channel on the RUL carrier and to transmit data from another logical channel on the SUL carrier in accordance with the allocations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Faris Alfarhan, Mouna Hajir, Ghyslain Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20200296749
    Abstract: Systems, methods and instrumentalities may be provided for handling a user plane in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system may be characterized by a flexible air interface. One aspect of the flexible air interface is that transmissions by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in the system may have different quality of service (QoS) requirements, such as different latency requirements. The WTRU may adjust its behaviors based on the QoS requirements, e.g., by utilizing preconfigured resources, resource requests, self-scheduling, and/or the like, such that the transmissions may be performed in accordance with their respective QoS requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200288338
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may operate in a dual connectivity (DC) context. While in a RRC_INACTIVE state, the WTRU may receive a paging message from a first cell, which may be associated with a master cell group (MCG). The paging message may indicate that the WTRU is to respond to the paging message on another cell. Also, or alternatively, the paging message may indicate that data for the WTRU is available on an SCG bearer. The WTRU may select a second cell (e.g., a cell other than the first cell) from a secondary cell group (SCG) list, which may include one or more secondary cells. The WTRU may initiate a random access channel procedure with the second cell based on receiving the paging message from the first cell. The WTRU may receive data from the second cell via the SCG bearer while in the RRC_INACTIVE state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Yugeswar Deenoo, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200281022
    Abstract: A method performed by a WTRU may comprise transmitting, to a gNB, a first random access preamble on a first physical random access channel (PRACH) resource of a first uplink (UL) carrier and determining that the transmission on the first PRACH resource is unsuccessful. The method may further comprise determining that a maximum number of random access retransmissions on the first UL carrier is met and in response, the WTRU may transmit, to the gNB on a second UL carrier, a third random access preamble on a third PRACH resource. The WTRU may determine an RA-RNTI for a second UL carrier at least in part by a carrier offset. The WTRU may monitor for a random access response (RAR) based on the RA-RNTI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Mouna Hajir, Faris Alfarhan, J. Patrick Tooher, Paul Marinier, Martino M. Freda
  • Patent number: 10764906
    Abstract: Described herein is a silent period method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum management. The methods include configuration and coordination of silent periods across an aggregated channel in a wireless communication system. A silent period management entity (SPME) dynamically determines silent period schedules for channels based on system and device information and assigns a silent period duration and periodicity for each silent period. The SPME may reconfigure the silent period schedule based on system delay, system throughput, channel quality or channel management events. A silent period interpretation entity (SPIE) receives and implements the silent period schedule. The silent periods for the channels may be synchronized, independent, or set-synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Liangping Ma, Saad Ahmad, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Alpaslan Demir, Chunxuan Ye
  • Patent number: 10743293
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to determine access control and channel and signaling priority. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may comprise a processor configured, at least in part, to determine device-to-device (D2D) data to be transmitted. The WTRU may determine if the D2D data may be transmitted. The WTRU may determine available scheduling assignment (SA) resources used for priority based D2D data signals. The WTRU may select one or more available SA resources used for priority based D2D data signals. The WTRU may transmit the D2D data, wherein the D2D data may be transmitted on the selected SA resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Benoit Pelletier, Diana Pani, Paul Marinier, Samian Kaur, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20200107381
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and system for establishing and conducting device to device communications in a radio network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Martino M Freda
  • Publication number: 20200092846
    Abstract: One or more techniques for beamformed paging are disclosed. A transmission/reception point (TRP) may transmit a paging inquiry signal using beam sweeping in a paging inquiry (PI) block with a different time, frequency resource set and/or sequence configuration associated with the same paging occasion (PO), for example, to randomize and/or distribute WTRUs into different monitoring groups. A WTRU may transmit an uplink paging inquiry response indicating a downlink beam for a paging data transmission and/or a WTRU ID. A downlink control and/or a data channel transmission may be triggered by a paging inquiry response transmission. Paging downlink control information may be transmitted in a WTRU-specific control channel, which may contain CRC bits masked by a temporary paging identity, e.g., based on a WTRU ID that may be reported in a paging inquiry response transmission. A WTRU paging procedure may be based on a paging inquiry signal and/or response transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Yugeswar Deenoo, Martino M. Freda
  • Publication number: 20190357253
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using a communication system in a spectrum are provided. For example, a random access or RACH procedure may be performed where the random access or RACH procedure may be configured to reduce secondary interference and/or to be used in a pixel-based environment. The random access or RACH procedure may include selecting a RACH preamble; sending a RACH preamble and/or format information; determining a transmission power of the RACH preamble and/or the format information; determining a random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) and preamble ID associated with the RACH preamble; and/or selecting a physical RACH (PRACH).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Scott Laughlin, Debashish Purkayastha
  • Patent number: 10462674
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for spectrum coordination are described. A method of spectrum coordination includes a spectrum coordinator receiving a request for shared spectrum from a CRS that the spectrum coordinator supports. The request includes at least one minimum protection requirement. The spectrum coordinator determines protection criteria for the CRS based on the at least one minimum protection requirement received from the CRS. The spectrum coordinator sends the protection criteria for the CRS to a geo-location database for use in assigning shared spectrum to other CRSs that the spectrum coordinator does not support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Jean-Louis Gauvreau, Mihaela C. Beluri, Scott Laughlin, Pekka Ojanen, Amith V. Chincholi
  • Publication number: 20190306835
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) operating in an autonomous-scheduled mode may select a first resource from a resource pool. The WTRU may determine that the first resource is reserved for at least one sidelink transmission scheduled via a network-scheduled mode. The WTRU may evaluate the availability of resources in the resource pool based on determining that the first resource is reserved for the sidelink transmission. The WTRU may determine that a resource is available based on a measurement comparison to one or more thresholds. For example, there may be a first threshold for resources reserved by WTRUs operating using the network-scheduled mode and a second threshold for resources reserved by WTRUs operating using the autonomous-scheduled mode. The first threshold may be determined based on the second threshold and an offset value. The WTRU may reselect to a second resource in the resource pool based on the evaluated resource availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tuong Duc Hoang, Tao Deng, Martino M. Freda, Aata El Hamss, Benoit Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20190281526
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a WTRU to act as a mobile relay, the method comprising the WTRU connecting to the network, the WTRU receiving a message from the network indicating that the WTRU is to act as a mobile relay for one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, the WTRU discovering one or more devices outside of the coverage of the network, and the WTRU receiving a message from the out-of-coverage device that indicates that the out-of-coverage device has selected the WTRU to act as a mobile relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Paul Marinier